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Another lovely bed jacket to make relaxing at home a pleasure...............

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Exquisite venise lace embellishments atop the softest, silkiest cotton interlock;  handsewn details complete the couture appeal. http://www.shop4simplepleasures.com http://www.simplepleasuressleepwear.com

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VINTAGE FASHION INSPIRATION............The Peignoir Set

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VINTAGE FASHION INSPIRATION............The Peignoir Set

Oh to be dressed in such feminine finery as one retires to her dressing room.......having luxuriated in a fragrant bath, powdered and perfumed, and now ready for a favorite novel to lull her into a relaxing stupor.  Ahhhhh..........this is so me.  

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Words of wisdom . . .

blot posts journal news from the designer words of wisdom worth remembering

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Does what we collect reveal who we really are?

When I start "digging through my drawers" it is like Christmas morning all over again!  Every nook and cranny in my home, my studio, and my office is literally stuffed with goodies that are sort of like my autobiography....just not put into words yet.   Let's take for example one of my several thread cabinets now living a new life as a lovely storage piece...full of all things vintage. Yes, I have a bazillion old spools of thread, which I often use for hand sewing..,,thousands of buttons....miles and miles of lace trim....and boxes and boxes of vintage patterns that are both...

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Texture inspiration . . . Chanel tweeds

At the close of WWII, the classic Chanel suit was born.  More often than not it was meticulously constructed of hand-woven bespoke tweeds and featured high-quality couture details such as chain hand-stitched into the hem to add weight and ensure that it hung properly.  The suits were and still are totally made by hand with construction techniques that utterly fascinate me.  While that in itself has been the inspiration for countless books by professionals such as Claire Schaeffer, today I want to focus on the lovely tweed fabrics that the House of Chanel is recognized for. Tweed in general refers...

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