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by Jessica Bozek These photos represent my literal take on the relationship between writing and fashion. I sew because I need a tangible craft; because preparing fabric, cutting out pattern pieces, stitching, pressing, and ripping out seams that go awry is a process that I'm not making up as I go along; because it takes more time to construct a placket than it does to write a poem and that makes me feel purposeful, somehow; because I can wear my mistakes or use them as rags.
Hey, did you guys see the movie “An Education?” It came out a little over a year ago and is about a girl named Jenny (played by the oh-so-talented Carey Mulligan) who excels at academics and studies constantly in order to realize her dream of going to Oxford. But, one day after her student orchestra group she meets “music lover” David who drives a fancy car and offers to give her a ride home since it’s raining. One thing leads to another, and eventually they wind up together.
Sewing a stylish shift dress is surprisingly simple with this how-to from Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of the Some Odd Rubies vintage store. Tools and Materials Long secondhand skirt with elastic waist Ruler Disappearing fabric marker or pencil Scissors or rotary cutter Seam ripper or small, sharp scissors Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread 3-4 yards of coordinating ribbon Safety pin DIY Shift Dress How-To 1. Cut elastic waist from skirt. Lay skirt flat, and cut top edge with scissors or a rotary cutter to make even.
(500) Days of Summer is a great love story with a twist. Our muse for fashion inspiration is Summer Finn (played by Zooey Deschanel). Men flock to Summer, whose mysterious ways and apathy towards relationships and love takes viewers (and her suitors) on an offbeat ride.
There is no such thing as “impossible” in Western Costume’s Womens Workroom, which is known for inventing methods to make even the most complicated design a reality. Under the guidance of Head Cutter/Fitter, Nancy Arroyo, the most intricate and imaginative designs are “given birth” on a daily basis. Nancy attended Instituto Oviedo in Ecuador, after arriving in the United States, she joined our staff in 1979. Nancy’s meticulous ways of executing her work has made her the go to person for producing Hollywood’s best garments as well as high fashion pieces that make it down the spring and fall fashion runways.