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Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a Singer Sewing Machine and Dress Form!


Welcome to day 13 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a SINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 sewing machine and SINGER® Adjustable Dressform! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 20th (that’s a full week!) to be entered to win!

Holiday Giveaway: Day 12 - Win the Ultimate Stitch Kit from Sublime Stitching!


Welcome to day 12 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 13th to be entered to win!

Holiday Giveaway: Day 11 - Win a DVD Package from Threads


Welcome to day 11 of our Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win 3 amazing DVD sets from Threads Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Sunday, December 12th to be entered to win!

Balenciaga: A Spaniard in Paris, Master of Us All


After shooting BurdaStyle’s project of the week in Central Park last Thursday, I skipped across town to Park Avenue for the Balenciaga exhibition at the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute. Curated by Vogue European Editor at Large Hamish Bowles, “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” showcases over seventy of the couturier’s much-lauded designs, distinguishing itself as the first exhibition to consider the influence of Spain’s culture, history, and art on native son Cristóbal Balenciaga.

What We Wore: Winter Coats


What’s the first sign that winter is coming? Snow? Nope. Christmas lights? No, no — I declare that winter has arrived when the BurdaStyle staff starts to wear winter coats! Winter in NYC not as cold in upstate Buffalo, NY or as sunny in Puerto Rico, but we do need to pile up some layers to keep us warm in the cold, windy and snowy days ahead.

Insights from Parsons The New School for Design - Hollywood's Bad Boy Designer: The Raymond Driscoll Collection


Home to a wealth of records that help to document the history of design, The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives offer great insight into the lives and works of the famous and the unsung. Insights will regularly cover collections or items from the Archives that relate to research areas, events, or exhibits taking place throughout Parsons’ School of Art and Design History and Theory.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 10 - Win a goodie bag from Blumenthal Lansing!


Welcome to day 10 of our Holiday Giveaway! Today, enter to win a fantastic goodie bag from Blumenthal Lansing! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Saturday, December 11th to be entered to win!

English Countryside Cool


Ahhh the windswept romance of the English countryside.

I am indeed a sucker for English heritage style – nubby tweeds, heavy plaided wools, thick knitted socks and a pair of rubber wellies, maybe a couple of Welsh corgis in the yard. For centuries these classic pieces have been standbys of the traditional English wardrobe and inspiration for many a born-and-bred Brit designer (ie: Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Luella Bartley, John Galliano et al). Despite their occasional presence on the runway, these staples are anything but trends, burned into the consciousness of the English people and adopted by those wishing to mimic the lush yet simple lifestyle they often connote.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 9 - Win ModCloth Accessories!


Welcome to day nine of our Holiday Giveaway! Today, enter to win a set of two fantastic prizes from ModCloth.com! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 10th to be entered to win!

Featured Member: kelepso


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

I was born and raised in Miami, Fl. Currently, I live minutes away from Downtown Miami in a very progressive neighborhood, called Morningside. It is filled with lots of art, design, culture, food and fashion. It’s a fun place to be.

Vintage in Detail: Braided Rickrack


What in the world did we do before there was rickrack? The myriad uses of this notion made it a fabric
store staple before your grandmother was big enough to even sit at the sewing table. You probably
already know that you can applique a skirt with it, gather it into flowers for a crazy quilt, use it as
an edging on a pincushion or pillow, crochet around it and even incorporate it into nifty embroidery

But, did you know you can braid rickrack?

Holiday Giveaway: Day 8 - Win Spoonflower $100 Credit - Two Winners!


Welcome to day eight of our Holiday Giveaway! Spoonflower is giving away two $100 credits for custom fabric printed fabric! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 9th to be entered to win!

To Lee, With Love

To Lee, With Love, Nick - A Tribute to Alexander McQueen By Nick Knight from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.

At today’s British Fashion Awards in London, photographer/videographer Nick Knight showcased a short tribute video to his late friend, Alexander McQueen, in honor of the designer’s posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. Complete with an exclusive track by Bjork, the short film is beautiful, haunting, and truly moving. I think McQueen would have approved.

How To Become A Star Style Blogger


This week, Refinery29 sheds a humorous light on becoming the next biggest blogger. From dressing the part to choosing your blog self-portrait pose— this guide is sure to make you giggle, if not give you the gumption to start blogging.

Fashionista.com's Panel "How I'm Making It: What It Takes To Be Successful In Fashion"


Last night I trekked over to the Cantor Film Center at NYU in near freezing temperatures and gusty winds to hear a pretty awesome panel of up-and-coming designers and retailers give their advice on how to get started and survive in the often cut-throat and unpredictable industry that is fashion. Timo Weiland, Rebecca Minkoff, Jeff Halmos from Shipley & Halmos, Nellie Partow, Michael Mente from FarFetch.com and Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai from Odin shared their backgrounds, how they found their passions and what they’ve learned along the way. I took notes to break down a few of the more reiterated topics which I hope may help inspire some of you to be fearless and go after your dreams!


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