In today’s world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat?
To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coat’s provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear vicunas (a rare animal known for its soft fleece); to the fabulous Florence headquarters of Stefano Ricci, the world’s greatest silk designer; to the esteemed French textile company Dormeuil; to the English button factory that makes products out of Indian buffalo horn; and to the workshop of the engraver who made the 18-carat gold plaque that sits inside the collar.
Hello, my name is Tera and I am the weirdo crafty horror lover behind Tera Sue. I spend most of my time trying to make people laugh, trying to create interesting things and trying to inspire and be inspired by other crafters and artists out there.
☞ The best advice I've ever heard is be yourself. If you spend too much time trying to be someone else you'll wear yourself out and annoy everyone with your phoniness.
My favourite post // Out Of Town Gift Bags
We are a creative couple who are also parents to a very active toddler. We love to travel, between the two of us we have been to 26 different countries and we love to experience new cultures, eat good food, enjoy the outdoors and indulge in our passion for fashion, vintage finds and crafty creations. We also include our little man in all our adventures and belive in a modern and natural parenting approach as living in an eco friendly way is also important to us.
☞ Be true to yourself and don't pretend to be something you are not, it's your uniqueness that will attract readers.
My favourite post // France On Film -- Travel TuesdaySide Street Style is offering 20% off ad space with the code SIDE20
Hello, I'm Aubin! I'm the owner and artist behind Unrehearsed Kickline, a new online vintage and handmade accessories store. At Unrehearsed Kickline you'll find pop culture inspired accessories celebrating everything from Twin Peaks to The Monkees as well as a fabulous collection of vintage clothing that's 15% off from now until the beginning of September. So click the shop link, stop on by, and join the Unrehearsed Kickline!
☞ The best advice I've ever heard is from Ms. Judy Garland: "Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of someone else." There are always people who have similar skills, but there's no one (yes, no one!) who can do exactly what you can do so don't be afraid to embrace your personality and creativity!
My favourite product // Twin Peaks Log Lady Brooch (!!!)You can currently score 15% off all vintage clothing in the Unrehearsed Kickline store.
Yep that's Uptights for you! Limited edition quirkily elegant leggings, bike shorts and skirts, designed and individually handmade in Australia (with love) in my Sydney based studio.
Uptights focuses on designing uniquely inspiring prints which extend the realms of reality into kaleidoscope birds, pac- man grandpa pajamas and floating green eyed cats, to name a few. Be sure, when you wear a pair of Uptights fashionable, yet immensely comfortable leggings you'll stand out!
☞ Life is too short, try something new everyday...(from a wise friend)
My favourite product // Tutti Frutti Leggings
You can currently score an amazing 20% off Uptights using the code MIDSEASONSALE
Hi, my name is Kelly Rae and I'm a blogger over at Foxes in the Graveyard. I blog about my illustrative artwork, our little family and things I love.
☞ There is so much advice out there and the only thing that I can think of is this: be kind to yourself. In a time when kindness isn't always the first reaction in our day it is good to slow down and enjoy the present.
My favourite post // Baby Photos of My Mother, 1953
Hola!! I am the girl behind Princes Corner, a little place that i love. I am living in Costa Rica, so you can know more about this part of the world, you can follow me. The things i share are mostly photography, beauty and personal style, music, recomendations, art and more.
☞ If you are a blogger, please have fun with the blog world, and if you feel pressure to be better or have a great place it's better to have a pause.
My favourite post // Decorative Plates of Fornasetti
My blog is based around fashion and personal style. I just graduated from fashion school in new york city, so come follow my adventures!
☞ Never let anyone control your happiness
My favourite post // A Blogging Manifesto -- Why Did I Start Blogging?
Love supporting small Australian businesses? Show your true colours by shopping with a small family run Australian business! Jessica T has fun and innovative new designs each month perfect for gifts or to simply treat yourself.
☞ “ Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ” - Norman Vincent Peale
My favourite product // Bulletproof Crystal Necklace
☞ Be Kind, For Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle
My favourite post // 10 Things You Might Not Know About Me
29 year-old self-proclaimed hippie living on the Canadian Pacific Coast. Expect lots of writing, crafting and self-discovery as I learn to live well and breathe.
☞ Just breathe!
My favourite product // Woodland Dream Catcher
Hi everyone! My name is Violet Short and I am a photographer, artist and blogger from the Indianapolis area. I am also a full time blogger and love sharing sweet things from life, crafts, recipes, and photography.
☞ I would say some of the best advice was this, "Don't allow the world to decide who you are what you're going to be." I am constantly reminded to continue being myself, regardless of what's cool or socially acceptable. ALWAYS be yourself!
My favourite post // My Little Plants
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