Palazzos, Gauchos, Culottes: Murky world of Pant Names

I am NOT a fashion terminology expert or a historian; if you are one, please chime in. Please!  Palazzo pants are currently living in my brain. I’m obsessed.  That’s good, because after elastic-waisted, stretchy, close fitted, straight-leg, boot-leg or skinny-width pants, I’m ready for looseness in my wardrobe. As you can see below (and this… Read More Palazzos, Gauchos, Culottes: Murky world of Pant Names

Yellow Pear Pique Top (with Bonnie Cashin’s “Purse-Pocket”)

Hello, what is that appendage on the front of my pear shaped neon yellow top?  Why, it’s a vintage style coin purse (see last week’s post)!  The inspiration has been inhabiting my subconscious for at least 3 years since I saw this image of a tweed skirt on Pinterest (image is from the FIT archives)… Read More Yellow Pear Pique Top (with Bonnie Cashin’s “Purse-Pocket”)

Tory Burch’s Fine Handkerchief Aesthetic

Wearable art and other fashionistas in the sewing community have long used old handkerchiefs for fashioning their own fashion and accessories.   Hey, hanky couture enthusiasts, take a look at Tory Burch’s Spring 2020 collection!  What do you think? An enthusiast’s collection of vintage embroidered handkerchiefs are random, individually bought for their hand-embroidered beauty. But the TB collection’s… Read More Tory Burch’s Fine Handkerchief Aesthetic