Friday, July 24, 2009

The Bead Stylist: Leopard Print & Lilac What a Beautiful Combination….

…although I must admit that it is not an original thought.

I received an email from Ann Taylor this today and as soon as I saw the leopard & lilac combination I started coming thinking of the endless possibilities for this combination’s use in bead art jewelry design and bead mixes.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Bead Stylist: LA Fashion Show and No One Shows? Wall Street Journal

Is this the beginning of the end of fashion shows as we know them?  This article is an eye opener with lots of good bits of information; some things I never knew like in most countries the government sponsors their designers fashion shows.

Which is the basis for the article. Designers must rely on sponsorships to present their fashions, yet the major sponsors are backing out; it will be more than interesting to see how this looks for the 2010 / 2011 fashion season.

Viewing the fashion shows even just via slide shows or  on video from sites like the New York Times Fashion are such a source of inspiration and direction for those of us not even associated with the fashion industry; how devastating this could be for those totally dependant on the industry.

It was clear early in the economic down turn that there would be major changes in the fashion industry, which I blogged about previously.

Yet, the bright side is that these designers love designing and don't want to do anything else; and with passion like that there's no telling how they will assist in possibly redefining the fashion industry - stay tuned.