Fashion Undressed | Eyes Wide Open: The Reality of a Fashion Spread
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Fashion Undressed | Eyes Wide Open: The Reality of a Fashion Spread

Growing up, I devoured Seventeen, Young Miss/YM, and dabbled in the occasional Vogue. I trusted them to show me – a middle schooler in southeastern Pennsylvania, where, even 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, we still had 2 days off of school for the Unionville Community Fair and its Harvest Queen…

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Fashion Undressed | A Womanly Figure: Considering the Dress Form
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Fashion Undressed | A Womanly Figure: Considering the Dress Form

This morning I pulled out a favorite dress for the first time in ages. It’s a loose, straight piece, nearly “shapeless.” To render it office-appropriate and add definition mimicking my body shape, I belted it. As I saw my now cinched waist in the mirror, I considered the female form,…

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Fashion Undressed: Plagiarism as Design Inspiration?
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Fashion Undressed: Plagiarism as Design Inspiration?

“It’s been done before.” If you’ve watched any of the ubiquitous fashion design shows, you’ve heard coaches, mentors, and judges critique rising courtiers, telling them that their designs aren’t new. “What goes around, comes around.” Not just life advice, those of us who’ve been around tend to roll our eyes…

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Fashion Undressed: Executive Style
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Fashion Undressed: Executive Style

I never consider my age in my wardrobe. I sit squarely in the “if you love it, work it” camp. For heaven’s sake, I own and wear a peach crop top with a crocheted elephant. Heck, I never consider my age in anything. I have to pause when I’m in…

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Fashion Undressed: Three Designers You Didn’t Know You Knew
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Fashion Undressed: Three Designers You Didn’t Know You Knew

Winnie Beale had on a worker’s peaked cap, properly tilted over one eye, and the squarish, broad-shouldered suit offered by Schiaparelli that was popular for communist events. Elsa Schiaparelli had journeyed to Moscow in 1935 to observe the workers’ styles that would, it was felt, now take precedence in the…

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