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Take Flight


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.

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A Bittersweet Farewell


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


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!


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!

The Trend is Jeggings


Right now, the hot trend in fashion is the Jegging. An alternative to skinny jeans, jeggings look like denim, but are much softer and have more stretch. Thinking about making a pair of your own? Try BurdaStyle’s Carol legging, Jalie 2920, or Kwik Sew’s latest pattern, 3807.

Additional images via Oli and Warehouse

Featured Member: laurwyn


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I am a European girl. I come from Belgium and after a while spent in Ireland, I now live in The Netherlands, in Tilburg.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
I have three first things… Does that count?

My first hand sewing happened when I was 4 or 5. My Grand Ma’ was a seamstress, and when she looked after me, I would look at her too. She taught me the basic hanstitch and I made basic Barbie dolls tube dresses (no hem, and a belt in old nylon from broken tights)

For 20 years, nothing. Then, last Halloween, I decided to make my Fiona dress (from Shreck) with green IKEA curtain fabric. I did two huge rectangles, sew them together, and then I pinched uneven darts on myself.

For a few months, nothing! After receiving my first sewing machine, I started my first project this April 2010. It is on this website. After ripping way too many stitches, I was really proud of the end result. And I still enjoy wearing that dress.

Are You Mad?


Are you obsessed with the TV series Mad Men? I have to admit I have never seen the show, but I cannot escape the reality of TV shows infiltrating my psyche in this day and age. In short, I have indeed swooned over the Emmy Award winning, madly cool costume design from Mad Men and want to highlight the celebrated style this week.

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All That Jazz


Twice a year Governor’s Island in New York plays host to cool cats and jazz babies from all over the city for it’s bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. From ladies in drop waist dresses and fascinators to guys rocking fedoras and three piece suits, it’s a scene straight out of a Fitzgerald classic and a wealth of fashion inspiration.

Liesl Gibson on: Designing a Fabric Collection


The first Oliver + S fabric collection will be arriving in stores next month. When people hear that I’ve designed a collection of fabrics, they often ask how it’s done.
To create a coherent group of approximately 10 designs, each printed in three or more colorways, it’s helpful to start a collection from a single source of inspiration. I wanted this collection to feel urban and contemporary, yet clean and serene—not cute or nostalgic, or bold and loud, or overpowering.

FashionStake Launches


Fashion enthusiasts now have a whole new way to support up and coming talent. The recently launched FashionStake brings consumers that much closer to the designers by allowing them to not only purchase pieces from their collections, but also to help fund them in the process.

Featured Member: KateXXXXXX


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
My parents were both Scots, and while as a child I followed my father round with the RAF, I consider myself still a Scot. I now live far from home as a ex-patriot, in the South of England, perched almost on top of the North Downs in Kent, opposite a cherry orchard half way between London and Dover.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
I have no idea! Lost in the mists of time… The oldest surviving bit of my sewing is an embroidery made for may grandmother when I was about five. I first ‘sewed’ with my maternal grandmother, standing between her feet at her grandmother’s treadle machine in the kitchen in Kirkcaldy, pumping the treadle with one foot and being steered by Granny’s hands on top of my own.

En Plus


Four cool patterns for Fall and how you could style them— for sizes 44-52 (US 12- 20)!

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