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Introducing StyleTrek!

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“I have nothing to wear!” A common complaint amongst many of my friends, especially during uber-style conscious Fashion Week. However, there is a newly launched site that might very well erase that line from your vernacular. Enter StyleTrek, a socially-savvy new online shop offering the best in up-and-coming talent from all over the world and a platform to interact directly with the designers as well as other fashion lovers from all corners of the globe.

Textile Arts Center - Grand Opening

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BurdaStyle is proud to announce that starting in November, the Textile Arts Center will be teaching intermediate sewing classes using BurdaStyle patterns! This past Friday was the grand opening event for the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. With its curved felt-covered walls, custom-designed light grid, and plenty of worktables, the Center is designed to serve the established and emerging creative community of Brooklyn. We couldn’t be happier about such a great new center in our very own city!

The People Behind the Fashions

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It comes as no surprise that many of the jobs that were once performed for designers during fashion week are now being outsourced to companies overseas. Ever wonder who’s survived? I stumbled across this article early in the week and found it interesting to see what designers still look for at home – perfect embellishment, unique leathers, and precise patterns. Know of any other fabulous jobs that help out designers, we’d love to hear about them!

Spanish Scientist Creates Spray On Clothing

Spanish scientist/designer Manel Torres has created a new material that can be sprayed directly on to the body, forming a literal second-skin piece of clothing. Made from a suspension of minuscule cotton fibers and plastic, the material can be washed and re-worn as well as dissolved back into its liquid form to be reused as another garment! Check out the video from New Scientist and let us know what you think about this amazing new way to make clothing.

Featured Member: Bhs

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I am from Latvia, country near the Baltic sea. I live in city Jelgava.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

I have been big crafter from childhood. In childhood I dealt more with knitting. I was tempted to sewing too, because my cousin did a little sewing and I thought this is so cool to do clothing and accessories by myself, but I did not have sewing machine and our family couldn’t afford it at that time.

The first thing that I sewed was trouser skirts at school. Later I used to borrow sewing machine from my moms friend for sewing. First things were: skirts, dresses, trousers. At that time I was about 14-15 years old. I didn’t stop dreaming about my sewing machine, but unfortunately it didn’t come true. With borrowed sewing machine I sewed dresses for my sister, myself, my mom and little sister.

Then I left sewing for several years until I started to work and finally was able to buy my first sewing machine, which I am still using. I bought it five years ago.

Jackie O-La La

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Jackie-O has been influencing the world of fashion for years. Her iconic style will, for many years to come, be adored by people all over the world, and is regularly referenced and reinterpreted in fashion.

Comment to Win Tickets to Maker Faire New York!

Comment on this blog or follow us on Twitter to win one of two pairs of tickets to the upcoming Maker Faire in New York City!

Exposed Zippers: In or Out

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Exposed zippers have been seen on the international runways for the last few seasons, but I have more recently begun to contemplate their role in fashion. Zippers are not only a functional closure— today they are being used more widely as accessories (necklaces, bracelets, embellishments) and can be super-exposed (on the outside of silk satin or down the front of a dress). What do you think about this exposure?

Quilt Your Colors

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I would venture to guess that most of us are garment, accessory, and crafty type sewers that rarely dabble in quilting. Oh sure, I’ve occasionally made a quilt – it’s a great way to use up scraps or put to use some fabulous fabrics that I would otherwise not know quite what to do with, but I’ve never made a quilt that can be considered a work of art. However, I might just have an excuse to make one… Quilt Your Colors contest sponsored by Joann’s. Grand prize not only includes a new sewing machine, but a $2,500 cash prize and plenty of sewing swag.

Project Runway Remake Challenge Presented by Rowenta

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BurdaStyle is incredibly excited to announce a partnership with Rowenta and Project Runway! On the first episode of this season’s Project Runway, contestants were asked to take an item of clothing from another designer’s wardrobe and refashion it into a brand new garment. We know our BurdaStyle members are just as creative and we’ve decided to give you the chance to show your stuff in our very own Project Runway competition.

Take Flight

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I think it started with the amazing shearling flight jackets Christopher Bailey sent down the Burberry runway for Fall 2010, but I’ve been having a bit of an Amelia Earhart moment. From her cool jumpsuits to her smart trousers and expertly knotted scarves, the first lady of flight was undeniably chic.

New Exclusive Dedicated Email Launching

Hey Everyone,
Just a little update: Next week we have a really awesome super secret competition launching! All of you who are signed up for our newsletter will be receiving our new, dedicated email with more details about this competition. In the future we will be sending more exclusive dedicated emails chock full of exclusive deals, awesome projects, and great savings. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to be the first get these exclusive deals available to BurdaStyle members only!

A Bittersweet Farewell

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Hey everyone,

After three amazing years I’m sad to say that today is my last day at BurdaStyle. In October I will be making the move from New York City to the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Working here has been amazing and so much of that has been because of you, the community! I have had so much fun coming up with competitions, seeing your incredible talent in the creations and getting to know all of you.

Katie Vardijan on: Millinery 101: Making a Top Hat, Part 2

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In the last installment we began making a top hat using buckram for the base and millinery wire along some of the edges. Now let’s finish the hat!

Fashion Week is Here!

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I can’t believe fashion week snuck up on me again! In New York, the tents are up at Lincoln Center and the excitement is intense. This season also sees another installment of Fashion’s Night Out, which now takes place in over 15 countries from France to Russia to South Korea!

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