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Music Makes Fashion Makes Music...


The connection between fashion and music is one of everlasting glory. Taking Londoners by storm in the early 1960s, fashion’s influence on music (and vice versa), became something incredibly meaningful and symbolic to a generation of young revolutionary minds. Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Mclaren dressed the Sex Pistols early in the decade in ripped up t-shirts with safety pins and bondage gear- which literally kick-started the “punk” fashion aesthetic. Mary Quant invented the mini skirt and hot pant which every hippy & freedom lover of the 60s adapted into their wardrobes. The bikini made it’s

The September Issue


If one is expecting a psychological breakdown of who Anna Wintour really is and why, one may be disappointed upon viewing R.J. Cutler’s documentary The September Issue. But if one is keen on witnessing the inner-workings and staunch editing that goes on behind the gilded doors of the fashion magazine American Vogue, one will be thoroughly enchanted.

How Do You Do Denim?


Denim has been around since the late 18th century- it’s origins residing in France, where the French once created a sturdy cloth called “serge” in the city of Nimes; hence denim’s original title “serge de Nimes”, which was soon thereafter shortened to Denim.

For Lovely Mothers-To-Be


Does “maternity fashion” sound like an oxymoron to you? Nora recently mentioned to me that many expectant mothers on BurdaStyle have been asking for maternity-wear tips and tutorials. This week, we bring to you (courtesy of Nikkishell’s pattern altering know-how) fashion tips & patterns to accommodate a swelling belly- whether it be your own or a loved one’s.

Fall Off The Runway Into Reality


Fall is coming- I know, I know, you don’t want to hear it, but I have pulled together a transitional outfit you can wear from now until the holiday season and look fresh & cool depending upon how you style it.

Spotlight On: Slow & Steady Wins the Race


Have you heard of the conceptual brand Slow and Steady Wins the Race? I am very late catching on to this label but while I was looking for shoes this Spring I kept stumbling upon these cute wedge heels and flats (which are literally labeled “ballet flat”) by a seemingly understated label. I began to dig for information on the brand. As you can see, the website is set up with chapters,

Amuse Me


The images above are photographs of a few of fashion’s extremely influential women. Beneath each photo are a few examples of how these iconic women’s styles have seeped into modern fashion consciousness. These women are certainly not your typical role models- they stood out for their idiosyncratic fashion style and legendary eccentricities; one paraded around Venice with a pair of leashed cheetahs while wearing live snakes as jewellery, one single-handedly pioneered the modern woman’s new look, one became a muse to some of the 20th century’s most distinguished writers and artists, including Wyndham Lewis, Aldous Huxley, Tristan Tzara, Ezra Pound, and Louis Aragon.

Do you know who they are? Whose fashion sense do you admire? Who (or what) is your muse?

The T-Shirt: How Do You Style It?


How many t-shirts do you own? Lately, and I don’t know if this is only in New York (nevermind- I think Tokyo wins), I have noticed more t-shirts on girls & boys than ever before.

Open Studio: Hammered Silk & Lace Wrap


I heart lace. Did you know that lace-making is an ancient craft? A true lace, or passement is created when a thread of flax, cotton, silk, gold or silver is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric.

The Look: How to Make it Yourself


I’ve been so excited for June to come as this month we’re focusing on folk, vintage and ethnic influences in fashion. Ever since my father had me singing Rolling Stones songs & playing his guitar I have romanticized living in the 70’s- from music to fashion, it was a wild time. This post explains what’s we’re channeling from decades past and how to make these looks yourself!

Editor's Pick: Open Studio, Let's Make a Clutch!


Don’t you love clutches? Have you ever made a clutch before? I have not, and during one of our Burdastyle editorial meetings we decided to offer you all a patternless How-to for a lovely clutch, complete with ruffles and an antique brooch. We’re in love. The steps are quite simple, the outcome shining elegance. This is the first in a series of 2, the next one to be unveiled in May.

Top Ten Sewing Patterns for Prom


It’s Springtime here in New York and it’s gotten us all giddy over our own prom and graduation memories. This month we are focusing on looks specifically for prom, graduation, evening and formal wear. We’re excited to offer some new gown designs and accessory ideas, but for now, we’ve rediscovered these simple dress options for you to make for yourselves relatively quickly and easily, to personalize your formal wardrobe.

Springtime Romanticism


The purpose of this new category is to inspire. I am excited to bring to you each week a piece of inspiration; a project, an idea, a glimmer of excitement to tickle the vivacity of your imagination and, optimistically, arouse your creativity.

March: Romanticism On The Runway


With March comes Springtime, and after the long cold winter we are so inspired to update our wardrobes with color, prints & touches of Romanticism. Hats, bows and ruffles graced the runways this season and we’re inspired to recreate these looks with our own personal touches. This month we’re focusing on combining the old with the new, pinching our pennies while creating certain must-haves in a bold, bright & beautifully accessorized manner.


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