Each moment a treasure

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December 7, 2018 · 11:53 AM

Made 2 Measure

M2M offers the world of fashion to anyone who can click. Their About page says, “Fashion Now Streaming

Made to Measure (M2M) is a new fashion video network. M2M covers the world of fashion and style – past, present and future – through fresh and culturally relevant storytelling. M2M features original programming, classic fashion films and runway shows from the world’s top designers. M2M’s original series and documentaries highlight the people, issues, trends and events that have defined and transformed the fashion landscape.”

The Tabs – Explore, Runway, Films, Series and Favorites give you an idea of what you may find.

Here are some samples…

Dior Fall 2018 Couture

Chanel Spring 2019 from Paris

Face to Grace – celebrated fashion editor Grace Coddington interviews photographers, fashion designers and more.

But if you have 2 hours 19 minutes and 05 seconds, spend it with David Bowie and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

David Bowie Man Who Fell to Earth

Now we are off to explore the great outdoors. Enjoy.

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Gene designs from fabulous, young fashion designers in El Paso, Texas

Love in Louisville and Love in Bloom did not come first in our story but this photo is ready to welcome you to read more about the great designers “Out in the West Texas town of El Paso…”

You can see why “I (we) fell in love with a Mexican girl”.

These photos are from other Gene collectors. We are working to learn who so we can give credit for the photos and styling.

We present from left to right, Love in Louisville and Love in Bloom. Regina’s original design was in black and the black version is very limited because it was done for the Sandra Stillwell and Ashton Drake Gene Convention in Louisville as a special event. Love in Bloom was an Ashton Drake line doll. The pink color was styled by Joan Greene. Love in Bloom is the doll that was honored to be the Gene doll photographed to introduce the male doll, Trent Osborn, to the Gene Marshall line. We are looking for that photo to share.

Love in Louisville and Love in Bloom

Love in Bloom small pic

But, of course, Love in Bloom has its own Wiki page.


The same designer of Love in Bloom, Regina Ganem, also created The Perfect Gift when she was a Junior at the CCTE, Center for Career and Technology Education, a part of the EPISD – El Paso Independent School District.

The Perfect Gift is a boxed outfit. Here she is in the Ashton Drake catalog photo.


If you cannot get enough of these amazing fashions, go to the general Gene Marshall and Friends Pinterest page and enjoy photos from 20 years of fashion doll history.

Or read about this doll’s history at Gene Marshall Wiki

To be continued.

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Poster of the Week – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Today (2018) this cult classic makes such a great impact. TRHPS will play tonight (08/04/18) as one of the films being shown as part of the Plaza Classic Film Festival. A few thousand people will be there and it will be fabulous…. costumes, singing…. oh the joy!!


The Plaza Classic Film Festival runs August 2-12, 2018. It features more than 90 movies and special guest appearances by Ali MacGraw, Bruce Dern, and more. Go to plazaclassic.com for more information.

Sam Elliott will appear at the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival for the U.S. premiere of his much-buzzed about new movie The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot at 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 10 in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets are $10, on sale at the Plaza Theatre box office, Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

This will be the first U.S. premiere of a new feature film in the Plaza Classic’s 11-year history.”

But first…..let’s do the time warp again……

via Poster of the Week – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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August 4, 2018 · 8:37 AM

Welcome Atavist! A Groundbreaking Publishing Platform Joins the WordPress.com Family

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July 12, 2018 · 1:03 PM

John Maxwell & 21 Irrefutable Laws

We hope you remember that this blog, Fashionnation1on1, is designed as a repository of links to information that has the potential to guide the interested and motivated learner to the how-to of the apparel world.

One way we get in a leadership role is to live leadership. John Maxwell wrote the book, so to speak. His 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is worthy of the time it takes to study and learn. Here is a brief summary.

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Surfing in the dark…

Although the hour is late, there are some things so wonderful they insist on being shared.

Have a good time with The Secret World of Haute Couture – BBC Documentary. It is 45 minutes of insider views of the world of the haute couture. We found this video after watching a nicely done video on Coco Chanel. We are sure you will find some wonderful videos as well.

How Vogue Got Modern could be an enlightening bit of reading. It is a good idea to track the historical movements that will be made as more people have a voice – even if only in dollars. We found this article at Racked.

The Business of Fashion has both a free but limited subscription and paid subscriptions for people with an industry “need to know”. We are playing on the free sub and found loads to read and watch.

And finally, before we leave, let us recommend a book that looks great for its take on draping and the fashion history that it pulls in to teach the concepts. So check out Draping – The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel (Author).

And remember, links may “go old” but the words of any post with a quick internet search will help you find what you are looking to find and more. Nitey-night.

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