th century Swedish artist Anders Zorn painted his
Man In A Red Suit,
little did he know how prescient it would be. The fashion mavens have now declared
that the new color for menswear is orange. Taking inspiration from prison garb
and vintage looks, orange is now showing up on fashion runways. Although designers admit that few men can
wear the color, they are apparently ecstatic over the wow factor. It is highly
likely that they are the only ones who feel this way.
such as Lou Dalton, JW Anderson, Casely-Hayford are putting their male models
in an especially bright version of the color, calling to mind the orange that
hunters often use in the field for safety.
Who knew? In a masterful
understatement, designer Lou Dalton noted, “The color lends itself to more
sports or outerwear-orientated pieces.”
are that if you are inclined toward orange to pair it with other bold colors
such as blue or black. Avoid light neutrals.
Natural Decorating For The Holidays
How We Decorate Naturally for Holidays
In our rather sprawling 1750 colonial with its wide plank floors and beamed ceilings, simple decorations from nature are appropriate for the period of the house, smell good, are inexpensive, and provide a great opportunity to exercise some creativity.
To brighten up the dining room, we set [...]
Wrights Pkg. Bias On Sale
Wrights Pkg. Bias Quilt Binding Only $1.85 per package!
Wrights packaged quilt binding comes in a variety of gorgeous colors to compliment not only your quilt but also to add an attractive finished edge and color to wearable art, throws, blankets, and wall hangings. Each package contains 3 yards of bias tape, [...]
Wrights has introduced 5 new colors of blanket binding
Including 4 Bright Colors and one Camo
Each is 4-3/4 yards and they are charming. There's four new brights and camo for nature lovers and those who enjoy outdoor sports such as fishing and hunting.
My favorite is multi colored polka dots blanket binding which would be perfect on baby [...]
Create A Victorian Wreath
Dove Originals Details How To Create A Wonderful Victorian Wreath
I love both Victorian decor and wreaths, so it was perfectly natural to bring both together in a very large wreath that hangs on a door in my dining room. This wreath measures about 32 inches across and literally "grew" over time. By
A sleeve! A sleeve! My kingdom for a sleeve...
The sleet and snow are coming coming down here in Connecticut, the temperature is hovering at 20 degrees, and every dress in every major department store is sleeveless. Lovely wool fabrics, cashmere, and fine flannel abound,
but all lack even a token sleeve. Apparently, while women want dresses [...]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Dove Originals Trims
We wish you and your family the very best of Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
In the spirit of the season, I'd like to share with you some holiday decorating ideas from the Storrowton Village
Museum in Massachusetts. Storrowton Village is a collection of about [...]
Jumpsuits Are In
Jumpsuits are, apparently, in this year, and large retailers such as Neiman Marcus are offering dozens
of designs and styles
Not so long ago most women regarded the lowly jumpsuit as worthy only of babies, Ringling Brothers, and machine mechanics. But now the all-in-ones, as the jumpsuit is often called, have come into their own. [...]
Etiquette For The Humble HankyHandkerchief Etiquette from Dove OriginalsHandkerchiefs date back to ancient Greece, and in the late 1300s the humble hanky became fashionable in England during the reign of Richard II. And in the USA in the 1900s up to the 1950s, a man would have carried a sparkling white cotton or linen handkerchief [...]
Put Your Best Foot Forward This Party Season
Glamour this party season begins at the bottom with elegant party footwear setting the tone.
Embellished with bows, feathers, rhinestones, beading, and swingy suede,
the look is unique and festive. Be sure,
however, to pare colorful and dazzling shoes with simple apparel such as black
slacks, a mini skirt, or [...]