Posts Tagged ‘ Handmade ’

Southern Sartorial Elegance

July 8, 2009
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by Anita in the South I am Southern, born and bred. Growing up, my grandmothers made many of my outfits and by age ten, I was sewing in 4-H. I know the hours of work that go into the touches, the details, that make an ensemble not only look perfect but FEEL perfect. I...

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NYC in Ivey Abitz and Memories of a Fashionable Great-Grandmother

June 25, 2009
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by Deborah in Rhode Island Travels with my new Solomon Skirt: My VW Bug and I made it to Brooklyn by early evening on Saturday. A 9 p.m. dinner at Luz with friends and I'm still wearing my lovely Solomon Skirt. I feel luxurious in it - designed by Cynthia Ivey Abitz and made perfectly...

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The Phrase Vintage Inspired Clothes

February 12, 2009
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The Phrase Vintage Inspired Clothes

In 2008, I made a pledge to wear as little mass-produced clothing as possible and started to seek out individual designers and websites that featured handmade items. Little did I know that by innocently Googling the phrase “vintage inspired clothes” one day last summer would cause me to become an addict.

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Ivey Abitz from the Inside Out

March 5, 2008
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More than any of the compliments, though, it felt so good to wear, and instantly elevated my mood and reminded me of the transformative power of a well-conceived, beautifully handcrafted article of clothing that was literally made just for me. I was reminded of my powerful desire to both create and be surrounded by...

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