Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fashion: Behind the Seams...

The glamour of the fashion industry is supported by a network of professionals working behind the scenes.  Let's take a peek at a few of these important pieces of the picture...

School of Style:

Picture Perfect:

Kiss and Make Up:

Hair Apparent:

Dress to imPRESS:

The Perfect Fit:

Location, Location, Location

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hanging out...

Hangtags are as unique as your company or designs! You can make tags from every type of paper imaginable and some unimaginable. Apparel hangtags can be made out of cork or plastic. They can be made as stickers or you could make tags that unfold into posters. See below for some imaginative examples:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Diversity: Always in Style

As our world becomes even more connected through technology, fashion designers must consider inspiration from wide range of sources.  Cultures, body types, skin colors, hair textures, and lifestyles are all elements to be included in the creative process.  Below is a slide show of high fashion imagery that features models of color: men and women from Africa, Asia, India, Europe, South America, and North America are represented.  What are some of your favorite images?  What about your least favorites?  Do these models look like anyone you know?  Discuss and explain your choices.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY (do it yourself) ethic, with many bands self-producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels.


Monday, November 30, 2009


Disco is a genre of dance music that had its roots in clubs that catered to African American, psychedelic and other communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s. While disco was a form of black commercial pop music and a craze among black gay men especially, it did not catch mainstream attention until it was picked up by the predominantly white gay clubs of New York. Latinos and women embraced disco as well, and the music eventually expanded to several other popular groups of the time.

Musical influences include funk and soul music. The disco sound has soaring, often reverberated vocals over a steady "four-on-the-floor" beat, an eighth note (quaver) or sixteenth note (semi-quaver) hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a prominent, syncopated electric bass line sometimes consisting of octaves. Strings, horns, electric pianos, and electric guitars create a lush background sound. Orchestral instruments such as the flute are often used for solo melodies, and unlike in rock, lead guitar is rarely used.