Say I choose to live my life as a (superficially) middle-class educated man from the late 1920's USA, but, you know, with internet and healthcare. What fashion magazines/articles/pictures/blogs do I model myself after? What interior design resources inspire me? What kind of accessories do I use? [more inside]
I want to learn about the cultural significance of clothing, as well as how clothes are made, but I want my process to be fun. What do you think are the best popular Hollywood-style movies, in which the characters discuss what clothes mean to them? What about movies in which the characters are involved with the sewing or designing of clothing? Do garments play a major part in the plot of any movies? Any suggestions for movies that have helped you to think about clothes would be most appreciated.
Can you point me to some (non-prosthetic) scifi/fantasy makeup looks? [more inside]
Looking for the creator of an intriguing tote bag (possible long shot here) [more inside]
Looking for a fashion label with a picture of a running dog (or similar looking animal) in it's logo - not Puma. [more inside]
Fashion and interior design experts: please help my friend put a name to this style/aesthetic sensibility. [more inside]
Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture? [more inside]
Who designed the dress Shalom Harlow is wearing in this
I am looking for examples of fashion designers/artists who found a second career (if at least temporarily) as textile designers. They do not have to have been successful for very long as textile designers. My focus is on textiles created after 1990.
I have so far identified Todd Oldham (who recently designed furniture for La-Z-Boy), and Rifat Ozbek with his new line of pillows. It is especially interesting if these designers continue to work within their same aesthetic.
It would also be interesting to hear about other examples of designers who found success in textile design after moving away from an earlier career focus.
Thanks for your help.
Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London [more inside]
Help me advise my sister-in-law on a creative career path! [more inside]
How do I file my oversize magazine tears? [more inside]
Is there a specific term/genre that defines bloggers such as Gala Darling
, Nubby Twiglet
, Queen Gilda
, Doe Deere
, This is Star
, and Agent Lover
? Has anyone tracked this? [more inside]
Project Runway is starting tonight (holla!) and I'm going to a viewing party at a friend's house. What are some pithy, funny, sarcastic comments I can make when an atrocious design decision is made? And what are some general comments I can make that make me sound like I know something about fashion design?
How do I get art back into my life? [more inside]
Why are shoes made out of hard, ouchy leather? [more inside]
My boyfriend wants to experiment with designing menswear - both casual and formal (he's had experience sewing wedding dresses). Looking for: [more inside]
I have a vector design that's plot printable at Spreadshirt. But should I just take it to Cafepress (which I think is cheaper)? [more inside]
Calling all fashionistas! Any one out there know of any good reference books for fashion designers? [more inside]
I have been looking for years for a pair of eyeglass frames like the ones Harry Caray used to wear, or the type Larry David's TV father wears. You know, the thick black boxy "television sets" that seem to be worn by older types in the entertainment business. I've come up empty handed, even after asking several eyeframe dealers. I suppose I could just fly down to Boca Raton and ask a wearer in person, but does anyone have a a name or manufacturer or style for these type of classes?