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Cindy Lonnstrom

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1950s Fashion, Fashion Designers, Fashion History, Fashion Icons

The Little Black Jacket

First debuted in 1954 by French fashion designer, Coco Chanel, THE Little Black Jacket has evolved over the years but its signature features remain –> a boxy jacket made of bouclé (a fuzzy looped yarn wool) or tweed fabric, braided trim, two or four pockets, a gold chain placed along the inside bottom edge, fully lined and quilted with silk …

1970s Fashion, 1980s Fashion, Fashion Designers, Fashion History

Carolina Herrera

Designer:  Carolina Herrera (b. January 8, 1939) After 37-years as Creative Director of her eponymous fashion house, Carolina Herrera is taking on a new role, Global Brand Ambassador.  The House of Herrera has consistently shown her designs through nearly four decades of fashion: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and will continue to flourish in the 21st century.  It …

1920s Fashion, 1930s Fashion, 1940s Fashion, 1950s Fashion, 1960s Fashion, Fashion History, Fashion Icons

The Little Black Dress (LBD)

While the Little Black Dress (LBD) was widely publicized when Audrey Hepburn wore a black Givenchy dress in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, the history of the black dress has it roots with Chanel.  Coco believed wearing black was a sign of strength and freedom at a time when black was only worn to …

Dogs at weddings

A wedding dog dress? Yes, it’s a thing.

As you can imagine, dogs have become the inspiration for many things in life through their companionship, love and loyalty.  Since they represent so much good in the world, dogs attending weddings seemed like a natural thing to happen. Years ago, I wanted my dog to participate in my wedding, wearing a matching wedding dog …