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Get the Look: Paris Haute Couture Week


Check out what the celebrities wore to the fashion shows during Haute Couture Week in Paris and how you can easily achieve a similar look!

Haute Couture Week: Highlights From Paris


Check out the highlights from Paris Haute Couture Week, where all eyes were on Dior as Raf Simons showed his first line as new creative director for the fashion house.

Cannes Film Festival: Get the Red Carpet Style


With the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival underway this past week, we took a look at what the stars are wearing on the red carpet and how you can get the look with our patterns!

New Year, New Color: Pantone's 2012 Pick, Tangerine Tango


Pantone has picked the official color of 2012: Tangerine Tango! Orange was a huge presence on the Spring 2012 runways and we pulled together a few of our favorite tangerine tinged fashion moments to get you inspired to try this shade in your future sewing and design projects.

Party On: All Dressed Up for New Year's Eve


If there is one time of year where you are free to pull out all the sparkles, fur, shine and 4 inch heels you’ve been stashing in the back of your closet, it’s New Year’s Eve. There are no rules on the last night of the year, so long as you feel and look your best. Are you making your ensemble to help you ring in 2012? We pulled together loads of suggestions to get you inspired to stitch up your dream party look.

Trend on Trend: Peplums


If you’re looking to update your wardrobe or add a trendy element to your sewing projects, look no further than the peplum. Designers like Jason Wu, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen and the girls from Cushnie et Ochs were putting a little extra oomph into their runway collections by adding peplums to jackets, dresses, skirts, and tops. Check out a few of our favorite designer interpretations from the spring 2012 shows and download great BurdaStyle patterns to try the trend yourself!

Winterize: All the Accessories You Need to Make for the Season


With temperatures dropping and winter (sort of) starting to sweep in – it’s time to think about how you’re going to stay cute while bundling up for the next few months. Sure bulky coats and a million layers seem like the best way to keep warm, but we pulled together a few other great ideas to make sure you stay both chic and toasty during winter’s chilly months.

1 Pattern, 3 Looks: The Pencil Skirt


A classic piece that can easily transition into just about any style, the pencil skirt is not only a great wardrobe staple but it’s also the perfect project for beginners. Check out one of our favorite pencil skirt patterns and 3 different ways you can create and style yours to make it truly your own!

Under the Influence: Cyberpunk Style


This may or may not come as a surprise to you – but I am a huge sci-fi fan. Books, television shows, movies…fashion. Yes, fashion – and I’m not just talking Star Trek costumes.

Books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and Neuromancer by William Gibson offered decidedly postmodern views of the future – dystopias full of pumped-up artificial intelligence, big-brother style law enforcement, vigilante justice and grand ideas of what the future of technology looked like. Film took these futuristic views a step further by creating solid visuals we could tie to all of these ideas, including amazing clothing and set design that is just as much anchored to the definition of Cyberpunk as the original writings from which the genre was born.

Dressing the Part: Holiday Party Attire


I don’t know about you, but this year has flown by, I can hardly believe it’s already November. Whether or not you’re ready, it’s time to start gearing up for the holiday season and that means planning your holiday party attire.

Here in the U.S. we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks – the rest of the holiday season just seems to snowball from there – and I thought I would pull together a few outfit ideas and BurdaStyle patterns to help get your wardrobe holiday ready, hopefully with some time to spare.

Happy Birthday to Two Icons of Style: Grace Kelly and Katharine Hepburn


November is a month full of stylish birthdays: Marie Antoinette, Vivienne Leigh, Hedy Lamarr and Lauren Hutton just to name a few. Two icons of style who would be celebrating birthdays this week as well are Katharine Hepburn (Nov. 8) and Grace Kelly (Nov. 12).

Visibly at opposite ends of the style spectrum, both ladies were – and still are – regarded as icons in their own right and continue to influence legions of stylish ladies and designers alike. Whether you’re keen on Grace’s ladylike charms or Katharine’s rebellious swagger, you’re sure to find loads of sartorial inspiration from these Hollywood stars.

Devil in the Details: The Style Evolution of Anna Wintour


This week Vogue‘s indomitable EIC Anna Wintour celebrated her 62nd birthday and more than a few fashion outlets took it upon themselves to dig through the archive of Wintour style and pull up her greatest hits and misses. I couldn’t help but get a laugh out of some of her ensembles (proof that the 80s wasn’t nice to anyone) and thought I would share some of my favorites.

Trend On Trend: Bra Tops


We’re just starting to feel the first bit of winter chill in New York and it already has me dreaming of spring’s warm return. Until then, I’m just going to stare longingly at all the beautiful spring collections and dream of what I want to make for myself once the temps start climbing again. For our Southern Hemisphere dwellers, you can get started on spring 2012 trends now – and the first one I’m bringing to you is (whether you love it or hate it) the bra top.

Around the World: Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week


With all of the hustle and bustle surrounding New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks – we can often forget that there are loads of other fantastic fashion week showcases all over the world. From Nashville to LA, Berlin to Moscow – fashion is an international language with each city putting it’s own unique spin on clothing and style. One of my favorite places to watch fashion unfold is Tokyo. Japanese designers and fashionistas are known the world over for their trendsetting (or trend bucking) creations – from the high-fashion, avant garde designs of Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo to street style trends like Lolita and Agejo, Japan is an amazingly artistic and unique environment that provides loads of inspiration for almost any sewing or DIY endeavor.

Under the Influence: Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Fashion


Last week we were given the opportunity to share the results of a fantastic collaboration between Urban Threads and KMKostumes. The product was an amazing Steampunk-inspired dress that got me thinking about how much Steampunk and Victorian-era style has influenced fashion over the last few years, and vice-versa. Not only that, but tons of our talented BurdaStyle members have uploaded amazing creations inspired by both romantic Victorian style and the Steampunk aesthetic (which draws a good amount of it’s influence from the former).


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