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Eye On Design: Féminité Silk Taffeta Dress, House of Worth

silk taffeta six zag dress photo by gail worley
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This lustrous Taffeta Silk Dress (1940) with a zigzag motif was created by Mme. Jacques Worth, the wife of Charles Frederic Worth’s grandson Jacques. In the 20th century, the House of Worth continued its founder’s reinterpretation of historical styles in textile pattern and cut, and commissioned custom-made textiles from Lyonnaise manufacturers such as F. Ducharne Silk Company (19251940).

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Steamed Hamzig: Simpsons / Danzig Mash Up T Shirt

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Don’t you love a good mash-up? I sure do. This T shirt makes the most sense if you are a hardcore fan of The Simpsons and recall episode 21 of season 7, entitled 22 Short Films About Springfield.  It’s in this episode that Principal Skinner utters a line about “Steamed Hams”  — thus the inclusion of Skinner-as-Glenn Danzig AKA Hamzig. Meta(l)!

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Eye On Design: Zero-Waste Scrub Set By Danielle Elsener

zero waste scrub set photo by gail worley
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Danielle Elsener (b, 1991) designs zero-waste fashion. She engineers her sewing pattern layouts to eliminate textile waste. Elsener designed her Zero-Waste Scrubs in the UK in the spring of 2020. Continue reading Eye On Design: Zero-Waste Scrub Set By Danielle Elsener

Eye On Design: Kabuki Bomber Jacket by Kansai Yamamoto

samurai bomber jacket by kansai yamamoto photo by gail worley
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Kansai Yamamoto (19442020)  established his business in Tokyo in 1971. His theatrical references and exuberant designs —  a Pop response to the West’s nineteenth century fascination with Japanese art —  quickly became a favorite with youthful subcultures in London and New York. Continue reading Eye On Design: Kabuki Bomber Jacket by Kansai Yamamoto

Pink Thing of The Day: Child’s Pink Puffy Coat

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It’s puffy coat season, again — at least for those of us living in the northeast — and I recently purchased a light-weight, puffy parka for an upcoming trip to Alaska that I am very much looking forward to wearing. While wasting time in Saks Off 5th — which is Saks’ Outlet Store on 57th Street (where Daffy’s used to be!) I came across this rack of discounted, child’s-sized puffy coats in a very Hot Hot Pink color. Sometimes, the Pink Things just come right to me.