Category Archives: Style shakers

RBG and the lace collar

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week I didn’t memorialize her on this blog because i didn’t consider her a fashion influencer or icon. However, in the week since her death, her collars have become a symbol of feminism, justice, … Continue reading

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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – Max Raab

Max Louis Raab was born in Philadelphia on June 9, 1927 to Herman and Fanny Raab, who owned a family-operated apparel company that specialized in making shirtwaists – affordable blouses worn with skirts by women of all classes for a … Continue reading

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Fashion in the 1990s – posted on 19/9/9!

I found links to three fascinating hour long documentaries that look at the creative fashions and fashion industry of the 1990s. The first film done in 1992 is by Henry Stein and looks at the origins of an avant-garde fashion … Continue reading

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Glamour Magazine, 1939 – 2019

Glamour magazine is packing it in after 80 years. Founded by Condé Nast in 1939, Glamour is the latest women’s/fashion magazine to come to an end. Condé Nast pulled the plug on Teen Vogue last year, and Hearst publishing announced last … Continue reading

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Was there ever a summer without a tennis fashion scandal?

This year the big tennis fashion todo is over Serena Williams’ black catsuit at the French Open. I think she made a mistake by suggesting it was for health reasons since there are plenty of options for loose clothing and … Continue reading

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Message in a Battle

Probably this year’s biggest fashion faux pas (akin to Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl pasties incident of 2004) just hit the fan two days ago. On her way to meet migrant Mexican children separated from their parents at the Texas border, … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Fashion Prosthetics

In 2013, Ryan Palibroda and McMauley Wanner, who had met at the University of Calgary two years previously, formed the Alleles design studio. Their goal was to create affordable and accessible fashionable options for lower limb amputees using their skills in … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Canada’s Top Models

Canada has produced a number of famous fashion models, but until the 1980s Canadian models worked almost exclusively within Canada. As fashion became more international in the 1980s, so did the reputation of Canada’s models. Canadian-born Linda Evangelista, with her … Continue reading

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Style icon Mary Tyler Moore, 1936 – 2017

Sad news today to hear Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. Unbelievably, she is only the second major cast member from the Mary Tyler Moore show to pass; Ted Knight died in 1986 but everyone else is still with us! … Continue reading

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Look familiar?

I have been watching The Crown, and thought I would see if I could find some of the real garments worn by HM in the early 1950s when I came across this image of her wearing a black dress that … Continue reading

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