Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. – Chanel

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” This seems like a perfect quote from the fabulous Chanel. It can awaken us to the true point of apparel – improvement.  Knowing how to improve is something that Chanel mastered early in life.  She had to master it to survive.  Yet she mastered it so thoroughly that a century later, we still adore her and her fashions.

Get to know her better. So many fabulous books have been written about Chanel. You can find her on YouTube and if you speak French you can listen first hand to many more quotes.
Here is a page of Chanel quotes on BrainyQuote.   To keep current, remember to refresh pages when you click on from an old link.
It seems that this quote, “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity”, from Chanel speaks again to our world today. “Authenticity” is a word and concept that is driving much of the fashion world today.
For example, “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

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Networking by the book… Be visible

Originally posted on Fashionnation1on1:

What does the best strategy for networking boil down to? Building real relationships, actively maintaining them, and giving as much as you take.

Take a look.

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You say millimetre…I say millimeter…

You say millimetre; I say millimeter, let’s call the whole thing off!

The ancients among us just heard a tune. (“Shall We Dance: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” by George Gershwin (eMusic) or listen at SongLyrics.

You say either and I say either,
You say neither and I say neither
Either, either Neither, neither
Let’s call the whole thing off.

Why on earth does the United States of America still use the imperial system?

We want the USA to be exceptional but not in this sense.

On we find this Definition: The millimetre is a unit of length in the metric system, equivalent to one thousandth of a metre.” In terms of worldwide use of the metric system this is said, “The millimetre, as part of the metric system, is used as a measure of length across the globe. The most notable exception is the United States, where the imperial system is still used for most purposes.”

And “The metric system originated in France in 1799 following the French Revolution although decimal units had been used in many other countries and cultures previously. Although there have been many different measurements and the definitions of the units have been revised, the official system of measurements of most countries is the modern form of the metric system which is known as the “International System of Units“.

The USA was planning to adopt the metric system in the 1970s. What happened? The matter of fact is metric is base ten. There we go, not so hard.

The “American” method of thinking about the metric system is overcomplicated. We do not need people to think about “converting” from inches to centimeters, celsius to fahrenheit, or quarts to litres. If we just use the metric system, we do not have to convert!

Our recommendation: Use metric.

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The Couture Touch

As you may know, some of us here in the fashionnation love dolls. We see them as scaled mannequins. And yes, we may give them story lines to create the eras in which the mannequin stands. Call us crazy, but you can never underestimate the reality that fashion dolls do not change weights or slouch. In fact, their silent nature lends itself to your creative talents.

Melissa at The Couture Touch is obviously under the spell of a fabulous muse. To us, fit and finish is equal to design inspiration. You may want to wander over to Melissa’s blog to see first hand some of the beauty that was demanded by her quarter-scale divas.

The Couture Touch - Key Lime Delight

The Couture Touch – Key Lime Delight

And please take the time to see how Melissa uses history to inspire her work. This post on 1950’s Fashion Photography – A Study in Black and White could inspire any budding artist to take on the era in any scale.

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What a treat…

Can you imagine what you would carry in this Chanel bag?  You can get a close up view of it on 1stdibs.  See it now because this link will not last. 1980s Clear Chanel Quilt Pattern Shoulder Case.

It can be yours for $7250

It can be yours for $7250

How would you like this Jean Paul Gaultier Diety dress?  Could you see yourself wearing this to your next party?

GaultierGaultier2You can shop for furniture, fine art, fashion, and more at 1stdibs.  You can shop fashion by fashion house, too!! Happy shopping!

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Tools to Promote Your Events


More on the great tools available to promote your event.

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Party planning for the holidays? Scheming up a New Year’s Eve 2013 bash? Or, maybe you host regular gatherings, like a weekly book-swap-and-wine-tasting night, or are planning “NaNoWriMoNowWhat?” writing support sessions in November and beyond. No matter your type of event, we hope you’re using the tools available to promote it!

Here’s a rundown of features you can use, right in your dashboard:

Themes to showcase your one-time and recurring events

Eventbrite themes

This fall, we launched a pair of nifty themes specifically to promote one-time or recurring events. On these Eventbrite themes, you can:

  • Make a page to allow attendees to register and buy tickets.
  • Create a page for blog posts to publish updates for your attendees.
  • Feature your events in a carousel.
  • Activate widgets for registration or message customization, which you can add to your sidebar.

Don’t want to use an Eventbrite theme? You can promote your event on another theme…

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May 26, 2015 · 11:13 AM

Tommydoll Commission Requests – an open and shut case – but there is a wait list!

Commission Requests.

If you need an example of a clear commission presentation, click and read. If time permits, click around this blog to learn more.

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