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The Uniform Project

Friday, July 30th, 2010 , 1 Comment

We can all learn more about sustainable fashion so when Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress every day for a year to raise funds for the Akanksha Foundation, an organisation helping Indian children through education, we took note. Hoping to continue the success of last year’s project, Sheena has selected fellow fashionistas to take part in The Uniform Project’s second [...]

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Friday, July 30th, 2010 , No Comments

Yippee! It’s the last Friday of the month which can only mean the V&A Friday Late series is back! Performances, workshops and talks will take place as part of the Summer Camp theme with top-notch designers, artists and makers on hand to celebrate creativity. Live music, cocktails or a fantastic backdrop all present and correct [...]

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Living the dream…

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 , No Comments

This week we have immersed ourselves in American Style’s playful photography. Author Kelly Killoren Bensimon describes the book as ‘an exploration of America through its fashion designers, celebrity icons, and social history.’ Barbie, baseball and the Beatniks are all featured with a short history of their style and influence. Fantastic variety… and that’s just the [...]

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Elsa Schiaparelli

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 , 2 Comments

If reading ‘Shocking Life’ taught us anything it is that you don’t have to accept the unacceptable. Elsa Schiaparelli certainly had a flair for circumnavigating obstacles… At the Paris Exhibition of 1937 she refused to use the ‘hideous’ mannequins, suggesting instead a simple wooden figure. Denied on the grounds that it would ‘be conspicuous’ she [...]

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On your marks…

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 , 1 Comment

Acorn and Will‘s Daniella was taught by her father ‘that it is sacrilege to bend the corner of a page in a book.’ So she created the Mrs Moon fabric bookmark to prevent her book looking like she had been practicing origami and they’re ‘so much nicer than using an old receipt!’ To celebrate the [...]

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