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Check out the website of Volksfaden for ordering stylin' patterns online. They offer organic cotton fabrics, which are made without the use of pesticides or fungicides; these are healthy for the people farming the production of cotton, as well as for the rest of the world.

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Fashionable type

Sweet typographical scarf by Little Factory. They also have a lowercase and a numeric version.


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Made in, where?

Yes people, it used to be a day when all countries could produce.


Here you can find a pretty big and diverse collection of clothing labels that can testify that.

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Herr von Eden

What happened to those glorious days when suits were fitting and everything was just dandy?


Bent A. Jensen is a lover of the suit, and is dedicating himself to it's heyday. He spent his formative years foraging and working in second-hand stores, where he collected those of the 1920's - 70s. He began by renting and selling his collection, and now tailors his own. His label is 'Herr von Eden', and his boutiques are in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Copenhagen.

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Vintage Fabric


Here you will find a beautiful and inspiring vintage fabric set on Flickr.

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HeadHoods is an idea that started from a good coffee buzz and the thought that the hood is such an unutialized piece of fabric.


Wearing one is almost like putting on another identity.

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Ode to the sock


Because a single sock can save your dignity.

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Newbee 4

Oh this thursdays tip is top notch. As you know we are at Fabrica related to a certain company working almost primarly with knitwear and this country we spend our time in is known for high quality knitwear and are very proud of it, which they of course have a reason to be. Still, I think it's important for them to see that there are countries making it even better, and also I want to give them some inspiration for their future collections.
And for the people of Treviso that are bound to freezing humidity all winter, they should reconsider their posh cashmere lifestyle and see how the professionals keep warm.
All respect to Italy, but Bulgarians do it better.
Look for more inspiration here:

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This morning was not a wonderful start so sadly I did not suceed to dress as todays tip. So these drawings are to illustrate how you can make everyday life nicer just by dressing according to this. So, from now on, what I warmly recommend is to by clothes in the same colorscale and try to dress gradient. By doing this you will certainly feel more harmonious or at least make your collegues, friend and family feel more harmonious when they lay their eyes on you. Dressing gradient is also a way of expressing where your focus is that day, if your head is heavy, start with the darker colors there. If your stomach feels strange you can start from the middle and light up everything around. It's not only beautiful, it's a perfect way of communicating through clothing!

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In the strive of finding style in the jungle of Treviso this post and and more to come will try to give you suggestions, tricks and help you when you feel lost in the world of fashion, style and trends.
With an unpretentious starting point, even if some of you surely think that there is no way of being unpretentious in these matters, thursdays further on will be dedicaded to an easy styletip, which hopefully will enrich your weekend.
I lived with an old couple once, named Ulla and Kurt. Kurt had mintgreen jeans and smoked very strong cigarettes trying to avoid his wife to see it. Kurt did not have a hairdryer but he had another tip which I will now share with you. Every time after cleaning his hair he draped a t-shirt bandanastyle round his head and left it until the hair was dry, this gave him a perfectly flat coiffure. With this and also with the by Benetton copied Bohostyle that was shown at the fashionshow, we now have a perfect way of using the Fabrica sweater.
Since Treviso is getting colder, and it' s always a nice style to wear all your clothes at the same time.

Also some tips on where to travel this autumn: http://www.thepurplelist.com/

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Vogue Italia gets in with war on terror

We gotta hand it to the Italians for turning anything into high fashion

The newest issue of Vogue Italia presents "State of Emergency" fashion shots by Steven Miesel, check out the flash move from Vogue Italia site (warning: cheesy) or have a better look at these page scans.

As disturbing as they might seem to some, these are really great photos and I couldn't help but reposting them here:





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Just in time for the 5th anniversary of Sept. 11 -- what, is Vogue making some sort of political statement?

via Boing Boing

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Islamic fashion


From La Repubblica

It might seem the hejab doesn't leave much room for creativity — but it does. The Teheran government has even organized a fashion show aiming at proving that Iranian women could wear elegant and smart dresses without being corrupted by the Western culture.

Have a look at La Repubblica's photos gallery

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Bread & Butter Berlin

From 14th until 16 th July 2006
From their website: Pioneers who revolutionised the traditional tradeshow landscape thanks to a new concept: No generalists, but specialists with a clear definition of their segments, who are resolved to present progressive, contemporary clothing culture right through to the top. Visionaries, who recognise market needs and put them into action. Courageous to come up with unorthodox solutions. Professing sensitivity and passion for the culture in which they are at home.

Read more about Berlin as fashion city

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Last supper

I usually have zero interest in fashion shows. Except when it comes to the graduation show of the Fashion Department at the Antwerp Royal Academy.

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Big favourite is Koji Arai's "Last Supper" collection (images above). The young designer's graduation work is on show at the MOMU, the Mode Museum in Antwerp (Belgium) until August 13.

But i still had eyes for: "Save a horse, ride a cowboy" by Berivan Meyer, Mikio Sakabe's "20XX A/W", and Johanna Trudzinski's "With my own two hands."

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extreme fashion!

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Soft Electric


At the ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) Spring Show there were plenty of lovely girl-gadgets on display. This capelet, titled Soft Electric by Grace Kim was among them. From Grace's site:

"The capelet was knitted and felted by hand. It is embroidered with conductive thread. The thread carries electric current to LEDs that are beaded into the embroidery, making the electronic current part of the garment's adornment. The LED beads flicker, acting like a sequin in the light."

There are links to video of the garment in action at the project site. I saw the piece on display and can attest to the lovely craft-conscious approach taken by the creator. So don't think blinkie lights, think blendie lights which sparkle prettily like little jewels.

more from ITP!

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Inflatable Breasts Dress

Remember the Bikini lifejackets or the Nipple enhancers Samantha and Miranda were wearing in Sex & the City?

Well, Doria Fan has something better for you (unless you'd rather go for drastic solutions.)


Her Inflatable Breasts Dress allows you pump up your breasts to whatever size you want, and adjust them on the fly. Because of the location of the valves, you can inflate your breasts before you put on the dress, or have someone else blow them up for you while you wear it.

One wearer said the dress was very comfortable and also gave her a different sense of personal space. With large inflated breasts, she felt like she had a protective zone.

More inflatable garments: the Fat Suits, the irresistible Uniblow outfits, inflatable robot suit, Modes for urban moods and inflatable wedding dress (new link), Moreno Ferrari, Wearable crisis management, Aeolian rides.

I proudly announce that this project is from my school! Though that nipple effect is a little weird, and you *blow* into the brests?? Little perv!

Via we make money not art

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Accidental FSM couture?

Xeni Jardin: I'm fairly confident that this outfit from designer Jeremy Scott's fall 2006 collection is not an homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster's meatballs and noodly appendages. Still, stranger things have fannied down the runway before. Link to photoset in the online magazine ZOOZOOM (gag, ack, horrible unlinkable Flash interface!), click on "Jeremy Scott," it's the first photo. (thanks Susannah Breslin!)

Italian designers probably squirm in horror for this... \"ugh, how american!\"

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Stella for H&M launch on flickr


The Stella McCartney for H&M collection launched worldwide today. Since there's no H&M storefront in Los Angeles, I've been watching it go down on flickr. West Coast stores haven't opened at the time of this entry but I'm hoping Bay Area fashionistas represent as the day progresses. For now, check stella and HM tags for a few cellphone self-portraits of bargain hunters in H&M dressing rooms 'round the world.

[photo: Anna Fashionista]

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