Category Archives: Couture

Fragile as Smoke

I spent the afternoon this past Friday researching for Spring 2011 at the St. Paul Library’s vast collection of Vogues.¬† I focused my research on the late 1970s to early 1980s for no particular reason other than not knowing a … Continue reading

Posted in 80's Fashion, American Fashion, Couture, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Designer, George Moskal, Mary McFadden, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Library, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Fashion Magazines, Vogue | Leave a comment

Paper and Cloth 2

Notes for my triangle seamed crop top. I have always loved a kimono sleeve, which is one of my signatures. It is just so simple, hangs beautifully, and eliminates fitting a separate sleeve which can be quite annoying. To sew … Continue reading

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MNfashion Holiday Boutique

I just got back from seeing the MNfashion Boutique and was excited to see so many of my pieces on the banners in the store windows! Star Tribune did a write up about the boutique and the opening reception next … Continue reading

Posted in Couture, Fashion Design, George Moskal, Hazel and Melvin's Room, MNfashion, MNfashion Holiday Boutique, Rebecca Yaker, Star Tribune | 1 Comment

Holiday ’09 Continued

With a little less than a week to finish my Holiday collection for the MNfashion pop-up boutique things are going mostly as planned. I feel like my speed has reached an all time peak, and I finally have the time … Continue reading

Posted in Couture, draping, Fashion, Fashion Design, George Moskal, MNfashion, pattern making, Pfaff | 1 Comment

NYC Fashion Week: Spring 2010

Day one of NYC Fashion Week and the beginning of the mad rush to see what the latest and greatest trends will be. Here are a few of my initial trend call-outs from day one. It will be interesting to … Continue reading

Posted in 1930's Fashion, BCBG, Couture, George Moskal, Jason Wu, Monique Lullier, NYC Fashion Week, Ports 1961, Rachel Comely, Spring 2010, Vena Cava | Leave a comment


I am sad that “Valentino: The Last Emperor” doesn’t appear to be coming to the Twin Cities anytime soon. To tide me over until it does on Netflix, I am posting a few of my favorite photos from “Valentino: Themes … Continue reading

Posted in Costume, Couture, Fashion, George Moskal, Haute Couture, Minneapolis, Netflix, The Last Emperor, Twin Cities, Valentino, Valentino: Themes and Variations | 1 Comment

Favorites From The Goldstein Museum

Geoffrey Beene wool/angora coat with zig zag pattern and CF cutout detailing. Close-up of coat. Geoffrey Beene’s Garment label Bill Blass paisley jacquard coat with front placket and decorative jewel buttons. The label says that this is for Maurice Rentner … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Blass, Couture, Dayton's Oval Room, Elsa Schiaparelli, Fashion, Geoffrey Beene, George Moskal, Goldstein Museum of Design, Maurice Rentner | Leave a comment

Fashion 2001

Fashion 2001 I was recently paging through an old book entitled “Fashion 2001″ by Lucille Khornak.” The book was published in 1982 and I bought it several years ago at a used book store on a whim. It was really … Continue reading

Posted in Alexis Carrington, Andy Warhol, APOC, Apple, Azzedine Alaia, Bill Gibb, Claude Montana, Couture, David Bowie, Devore, Dynasty, Fashion, Fashion 2001, George Moskal, Issey Miyake, Jean Claude De Luca, Jean Paul Gaultier, Joan Collins, Marc Jacobs, Mary McFadden, Nike, Thierry Mugler | 4 Comments

Goldstein Archives

I don’t believe very many people know that the Goldstein Museum on the U of M campus has such an amazing fashion collection in it’s archives. Or, that the archives are open to the public by appointment. I have made … Continue reading

Posted in Balenciaga, Charles James, Christian Dior, Costume, Couture, Fashion, George Moskal, Goldstein Museum, The Genius of Charles James, University of Minnesota | Leave a comment

Pre-Fall Collections 2009 (Part 2)

Reviewing the Pre-Fall Collections have been a good source of validation for my own line which I started working on this past Summer. You can check out my August blog post to see my collection for yourself. Currently, I have … Continue reading

Posted in Badgley Mischka, Calvin Klein, Couture, Design Collective, DKNY, Donna Karan, Fashion, George Moskal, Mood fabrics, Portland, Portland Mercury, Target, Vera Wang | Leave a comment