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Monday, April 25, 2011

When is it the best time to redesign your clothes?

Normally, you feel that your old clothes are just taking up space in your closet. An easy fix is either donating them, throwing them away, or cutting them up. When cutting something up, keep these questions in mind:
  • How old is this?
  • Why should I cut this?
  • What can I make?
  • Where would I wear this?
How old is this?
Whenever you run into this dilemma, think to when you bought the item. How long ago was that time? The best time to cut something is around a year. If you feel as if the time should be much sooner, think of question two.

Why should I cut this?
If there's an imposible stain that won't come out of the item, this is the time to shread it up and create something new. Sweat marks on the armpits of sleeves is one prime example. An easy way to take care of this problem is by simply cutting the sleeve off. You would have a brand new sleeveless top, which you can decorate uing fabric paint, studs, or buttons.

What should I make?
Don't just cut something unless you know what you're going to make. I like making hand gloves and leg warmers with the sleeves of my old tops. As for pants and jeans, I would make capris and sometimes shorts. Other things you can make are:
  • Scarves
  • Patches
  • A cute tank-top
  • A skirt
  • A crop top
Where would I wear this?
Now is the hard part of this assignment. The clothes you make must be wearable, as well as comfortable for the outside world. After completing your task, brainstorm many ideas on to where you would wear this item. If you're unsure yourself, call up a friend and have them help you.

Send in your photos of your creations to The Fashion...?'s email.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Simon Fashion Now at Lenox Square

Talk about fun and exciting! On April 2, my mom and i went to Lenox Square to see the "Simon Fashion Now" show. I have to say, it was one of my first fashion shows where I was in the audience. People who attended got free coupons and prizes for many different stores like The Limited, Lens Crafters, Rockport, Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works, and so much more. Many people attended the event, plus the show was ah-mazing!

I took many pictures of the event where models were modoling styles from various stores. Unfortunatly, I deleted the video of the childron modeling clothes and accessories from Gymboree (I was trying to create more space on my memory card.) Luckily, you would be able to see some of the children at the end of this post.

Now, the various stores seen in the show were Gymboree, Janie and Jack, The Limited, Johnston & Murphy, Swim 'N Sport, Brahmin, Cache, and MW Tux.

Janie and Jack



The Limited

MW Tux

And the Grand Finale

Of course, during the show, the audience was able to win cool prizes and participate and cute little fashion challenges. One challenge is to accessorize one of the models who are wear plain jeans and a tank-top. Congratulations to the winning model and designers.
Team1 and Team2 has finished their accessorizing.

The models model the outfits.

Team1, the Bohemian outfit, has won!