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Almost Heaven in NYC

Alabama Chanin designs are gorgeous works of wearable art and as individual as the people who make them! Continue reading

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Fortuny and Venitian fabrics

Ever since I was twenty I have been interested in visiting Venice.  In particular I’ve wanted to visit the Fortuny Museum!  I have been especially fascinated by the delicately pleated silk that defines a Fortuny fabric.  Thus my interest in this leg of … Continue reading

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Will you sign my guest book?

Prior to leaving the states, I did some homework before we left on our journey and had marked one place in particular that would be a destination in Florence — Casa Dei Tessuti.  We have been having quite the luck finding our destinations without … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday

Hello from the Eternal City. This year we are on Holiday in Italy and I am looking forward to stimulating my senses and hopefully yours as well. We’ve been planning our trip for some time and during the weeks prior … Continue reading

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Classes for the Teacher

Do we ever know everything there is to know about our specialty?  Are we ever to old to learn? I don’t think so.  As long as we are living there is always room to learn more!  And, that is just what I did a … Continue reading

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Diary of an uncommon wedding dress — Part II

This blog continues the previous entry… Armed with beautiful fabric and trim I had picked up in NYC, it was time to get going on the dress pattern.  I designed the dress and began planning my work in three main pieces… bodice, skirt and … Continue reading

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Diary of an uncommon wedding dress – Part I

Six days before my wedding and my dress is a work in progress.  Am I stressed?  No, I know I can finish it in time for this Saturday’s event!  So in honor of this event I would like to chronicle … Continue reading

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