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Final Words from Fashion’s First Lady & the Magic you Missed

Final Words from Fashion’s First Lady & the Magic you Missed

Great advice is hard to come by. Great advice from an icon and a legend like say, the amazing Ms. Carolina Herrera-well, talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!  The thing about getting great advice is, since it’s not such a common occurrence, I like to take every opportunity I can, to share it. That’s why I’m […]

April 30, 2010 | By | 11 Replies More
How to be a Gracious Loser, and Other Things I Don’t Know

How to be a Gracious Loser, and Other Things I Don’t Know

Dear Sportswear Trackers, Where the f- did we go wrong? …..”I rather not be in the show with the rest of you guys than to be in the show without you”, I overhear one friend of mine sharing with some others.  That is loyalty. That is a friend. That is…complete and utter crap. We’re all […]

April 17, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
The Cape Saga Pt. III: Equal Opportunity Fabricator

The Cape Saga Pt. III: Equal Opportunity Fabricator

Ah Sportswear! My favorite thing about it is that it’s the “all-inclusive” specialization.  Wouldn’t  you agree? You can incorporate a bit of every other track, style-, technique-, construction- and fabrication-wise…and you’d better believe I take full advantage of this fact. Case in point: We last left off with my ongoing battle with chiffon (may it […]

April 14, 2010 | By | Reply More
The Cape Saga Pt. II: The Coolest Thing Ever Done With Chiffon…EVER*

The Cape Saga Pt. II: The Coolest Thing Ever Done With Chiffon…EVER*

The readers have spoken… and I have responded! Fasten your seat belts folks, it’s time for another installment of the juicy, the sexy, the riveting, the awe-inspiring, soon-to-be-bestseller-thanks-in-large-part-to-teenage-girls-everywhere…The Twilight Cape Saga! I’m sure you’ve all been waiting as eagerly as my new pal, Lil’ Humphrey. (more on him in a later post) so let me […]

April 8, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
The Cape Saga Pt. I: The Trouble with Chiffon

The Cape Saga Pt. I: The Trouble with Chiffon

Dear Chiffon, I hate you. -Yissel ********* Working with Chiffon is bittersweet. Yes, it looks beautiful in a garment, all flowing, layered, ruffled, gathered, maybe even fluted… A+ on the finished product every time, but boy…little does the average person know how much actual work is involved when you’re working with the stuff. I mean, […]

March 31, 2010 | By | 10 Replies More