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Lanvin for H&M

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Ladies…hold on to your wallets. Lanvin for H&M launches in select stores this weekend and in the worlds of fashion blog darling Bryan Boy, “It’s going to be a bloodbath”. What do you think about Alber’s collection for the high-street chain? Will you be camped outside your local H&M waiting to get your hands on an affordable Lanvin frock?

Inspired by: CFDA Fashion Fund Nominees

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Since 2004, Vogue and the CFDA have paired up to offer financial funding to up-and-coming American designers through their Fashion Fund awards. With an illustrious list of past nominees including Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Isabel Toledo, Michael Bastian, Jason Wu and Doo.Ri, just to name a few, the pool from which the council chooses their winners is as talented as they are varied.

Opening Ceremony's Legacy

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As a child some of my favorite movies were (in no particular order): E.T., The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal and of course TRON. Suffice to say my leanings toward sci-fi and futuristic dystopian theorizing has followed me well into adulthood, so imagine how amped I was to hear that Disney was coming out with a follow-up to the cult classic TRON called Tron: Legacy. My impending excitement was turned up another notch when it was announced that Daft Punk would be the masters of audio for the film and then my mind was totally blown when I saw this Tron Legacy Opening Ceremony capsule collection.

BurdaStyle <3's Pendleton

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A few weeks ago, we reached out to one of our favorite wool companies, Pendleton to see if they would provide us with some of their amazing fabrics to do some great projects with. Today our mailbox was full of yards and yards of wonderful wool!

Exploring Vintage Fabric: Cotton Sateen

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Quick – what fabric comes in many different weights, is easy to sew, luxurious to hold, resistant to wrinkles and sensibly machine washable?

Why, cotton sateen, of course.

Cotton sateen feels and looks like satin but stands up to everyday washing machine abuse like cotton. Cotton sateen is easy to handle in the sewing room – it feeds evenly and stays put when you want it to – but unlike many cotton fabrics, it also has a yummy drape to it. Printed or solid, cotton sateen is made in many different weights, making it a good choice for nighties AND upholstery. Now, how many other fabrics can do that?

Featured Member: magdamagda

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

I’m from Lasi, the Romanian cultural hub city of 7 hills and from there I landed in the sunny temple state of Tamil Nadu, India.

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

I inherited sewing genes from my grandmothers, so it was just a matter of time till I started sewing. One of my grandmothers taught me how to knit by the age of 4 and that’s also when i started to fervently fill notebooks with dress designs. In primary school I was filling my spare time with a bit of everything – fashion sketches, knitting with brushes (coz my mother used to hide the knitting needles from me – yes, I was the ultimate threat to useful thread, and yes I was that determined!). Also curtains were transformed into skirts, skirts into tops thanks to my voracious and obsessive talent:)).

POP

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It’s all about the color of the fabric you use if you want your look to POP! Check out these 4 bold colored projects to make!

Better Than the Boys

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There is something so subtly seductive about a woman in a man’s jacket, an ease and sensuality that isn’t as overt as a plunging neckline or high hemline but if done in the right fashion can be just as effective.

Party Frocks: Make It!

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Refinery29 continually has it’s finger on the pulse of what is going on in the fashion world, and their 10 Party Dresses To Grab Now post is rocking as usual— especially if you’d like to take a stab at making your own (for our “Decades” competition perhaps?). Check out these looks & get the patterns!

Join ELLE and Swarovski for a Night with Designer Rodrigo Otazu

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This Tuesday join ELLE Magazine and Swarovski at their amazing CRYSTALLIZED concept store in New York for an event celebrating the work of jewelry designer Rodrigo Otazu. From 6-8:30 PM you can browse some of Otazu’s amazing pieces and purchase special items available for one night only during the event. Also take advantage of discounts on all New York designer collections and waltz home with your very own gift bag full of fun Swarovski baubles. Make sure you get your name on the list for this event by sending your RSVP to rsvp.NY[at]crystallized[dot]com or stop by the store and register in person:

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™ SOHO
499 Broadway (Between Spring and Broome)
+1 212 966 3322

Tell Us How You Do More With Less and You Could Win a Brand New Windows 7 Phone! (U.S. Only)

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One of the things that’s so great about living in our modern society is the range of technological advances through the past few decades that have enabled us to streamline many of our crafting processes and ultimately achieve more in less time with less effort. From software that aides us in design to machines that help to execute what our hands alone may not, to the vast expanse of Internet platforms allowing us to share and learn, it’s now easier than ever for us to not only create but to engage and share our creativity with the rest of the world.

1 Week to Submit: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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Hey party people, it’s crunch time on those frocks! We can’t wait to see your skills on those finished garments and learn the inspiration behind your work for our Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA!

'Party Through the Decades' Inspiration: Marvel at the Musicals, the 1930’s - 50’s

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In was in the late 1920s when a new art form ‘Musical Film’ came about. The public found the collaboration between sound and film was so new and exhilarating that it created a new revolution for the Hollywood and film industries.

Creative Fuel: Check Out BurdaStyle's Inspiration Page!

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Have you heard? BurdaStyle is on Tumblr! Check it daily for new inspirational images caught in our net. Take a look and get hooked! Do you have an inspirational Tumblr page? We want to follow you!

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Check out these gems…

Empowering Women and Fair Trade with Proxy Apparel and BurdaStyle

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The brainchild of HeatherJean MacNeil, Proxy Apparel was founded with the mission of creating sustainable fashion while empowering women through sweat-shop free and fair trade labor practices. MacNeil’s company now works with worker-owned cooperatives in Peru, Guatemala and Nicaragua, crafting cool, socially responsible apparel and accessories and helping the women in those areas to expand their businesses and strengthen their communities.

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