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Passion for Fashion! Gathered Back Top and Tunic

Lately when browsing in stores, flipping through my favorite magazines and spending time on Pinterest (do you follow me on Pinterest? I’m at Pinterest.com/AmyBarickman) I’ve seen so many tops that remind me of my new Indygo Junction pattern, the Gathered Back Top & Tunic. The shirt itself is a classic style that is really flattering. […]

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The Indispensable Kimono

As the fall chill moves in it is time to have a robe by the bed, ready to throw on in the morning! Whether you prefer a light flannel or thick terry, having an attractive robe is a way to keep cozy and look stylish. I find after a season of wear, my robes can […]

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Style File: 1920’s Fashion with Lanvin

With the release of The Great Gatsby last month, interest in 1920’s fashion seems to have exploded. For years now, my research and interest in the life of Mary Brooks Picken has immersed me into the world of 1920’s fashion and home design, which I have found fascinating and so inspiring. Of course much of […]

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VOGUE: 916 pages, 120 Years of Style!

I could not resist grabbing Vogue at the grocery store last week, the sheer weight of the magazine(nearly 5 pounds) intrigued me, and once I realized it was the 120th Anniversary Issue I was sold. My usual process with a design magazine is to flip and RIP!! I pulled some of my favorite images and […]

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Coco Chanel: Dare to be Different

So often I use this blog to pay tribute to Mary Brooks Picken, an entrepreneur and one of America’s premier authorities on sewing and fashion in the 20th century. Today, I honor another fashion pioneer, one whom Mary herself deemed an “amazing woman, full of ideas, of energy, of genius.” She is the inventor of […]

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