Monday, March 10, 2014
Radiant Orchid, this year's hot color, may seem too sweet for some but I found it popping with other tropical colors in a 1960's cotton print dress from a well known California boutique. Like new, it's straight from a time warp complete with original hang tags, HERE. The perfect look for a modern girl.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
How was color theory, or harmony used in vintage fashion? During the flapper era in 1928, this charming booklet was published to show women how to select personal colors based on their hair and skin tones. This booklet has several wonderful color illustrations to show exactly what fashion colors a girl should choose to look her best.
This color wheel is the reverse side of that page shown above. By turning the color wheel, various dress colors appear in that illustration. Here on the back side, basic color theory is shown.
The final illustration shown here comes with the following description:
This page suggests ways in which the principles explained in the Color Dictionary herewith may be applied in planning color schemes for dress.
If your inner Flapper is wondering what to wear next, you can take a cue from this to know that color in fashion was bright, rich and varied by the late 1920's, and women had begun to realize what specific colors for them looked the best!
Monday, March 3, 2014
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Spring SALE on Vintage Dresses
Most listed here are only $20--a huge price reduction!
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Monday, February 24, 2014
If you love color the most, then you'll enjoy this J.Crew Youtube video on how color is created for their wool collection. This most watched video from the J.Crew video library, while brief and a bit of a fantasy, captures the imagination with color selection and the process of dying juicy colors.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
In less than a month, it seems like the Olympic sweaters from Ralph Lauren's collection have come and gone, yet the story behind those cotton knits is worth a closer look. From a knitting business in southern California that produces high quality knits, the Olympic sweaters were hand assembled by the "Ball of Cotton" company. A local company for more than 20 years, the owners Eddy and Elizabeth Park produce their own brand, along with private label jobs such as the Lauren label for the Olympics.
Eddy Park has developed a manufacturing process that keeps all of his production state side but still maintains a high capacity of 6,000 sweaters per month, so it's not a little mom and pop outfit, but rather an option for designers who want high quality knits made under local supervision and production. An interview with the couple can be seen HERE
While New York city would like the public to believe that the city is the center for US apparel, in fact it is southern California that leads the US in employing the most apparel manufacturing workers (43,000) in the nation.
What make the LA/Orange county region successful is that nearly 7,900 apparel contractors are in business (2011). Additional 'boutique' contractors are often so small as to not be counted along with the large businesses, yet they contribute towards regional success. The businesses In southern California are often geared towards higher production values, turnover and methods. This is something the less expensive off-shore manufacturing process often does not do successfully.
As more contractors build up manufacturing that is independent from offshore production, such as Eddy and Elizabeth Park have done, we will be able to find more apparel available to us that is made in the USA from concept through production.
Ball of Cotton Website
Additional information on the southern California industry: California Economy Predicted to Improve Next Year and Grow Modestly, By Deborah Belgum | Thursday, February 20, 2014 a recent economic forecast released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.