The Kampala: A Well Connected Bag

The Kampala: A Well Connected Bag

A bag can be utilitarian, a status symbol, the “it” item of the year, a work of art, a connection to someone or the past....I am sure I'm leaving something out. And of course, bags are just things. They do not live, breathe or have a heart and soul. But some bags can connect us [...]

Advertisements

Something New in Bamboo + Cydney Ross

Something New in Bamboo + Cydney Ross

I had trouble coming up with an opening for this post. That doesn’t surprise since, until recently, I had a creative block on what to do with this gorgeous piece of bamboo fabric. For over six years, this fabric was in my stash. When I first saw this coral woven bamboo at a Sew Expo, [...]

The Timeless Flattering Draped Neckline

The Timeless Flattering Draped Neckline

One of my favorite neckline styles has always been draped. Draped necklines can take on so many different vibes, from casual, romantic, classic day wear, and just down right sexy. The irony is that I’ve never worn one. Two weeks ago, I fixed that problem and made a draped top for myself. Finally, I got one of [...]

40/60=100% Focus on Style

40/60=100% Focus on Style

Just a reminder: April 7th, will be the first 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup! You may wonder what the title means. Well, my oldest daughter, Michelle, is in her early 40's, and I am in my mid 60's. We thought it was cool that our decades added up to 100 and so... a new series [...]

From Art To Fashion

From Art To Fashion

Persistence, tenaciousness, and just being plain stubborn are handy traits for creatives whose passion is to share their art with the world.  ArtsKC  gives this areas artists and art focused endeavors a very big helping hand with this. ArtsKC is the regional art council for the greater Kansas City area and through programming, advocacy, grants and leadership strives to [...]

Repeat and Variation

Repeat and Variation

For decades, Gloria Everhart's Act II consignment shop offered high end fashion to women and men in the Kansas City area. At age 90, Gloria retired and Act II closed its doors. I am sad (like a host of others) to see this iconic boutique go and will miss it. At my last visit, I [...]