Thursday, August 9, 2018

Buy Local Designs & Reclaimed Clothing on Seamstress for the Band Store

If anyone asked me what I wanted to do when I was a teenager, it was design clothing. Well next month I'll be 50 years old, and that passion for clothing has never left. If anything I think I am a better designer now because I have the life experience to see what styles are timeless. 

This is not small undertaking. I have a lot of work to do to get things up ad running but the store is built and I am slowly adding stuff for sale. Please subscribe here and on our store site to receive monthly sales! 

I also hope to get more designers added on here, please email me of your a designer/ seamstress and have stuff ready to sell

 Siempre, Xana La Fuente 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Elton John Inspired Clothing by Raison De'Etre

What I have always loved about the 70's is the faded denim. Read the whole blog in your email January 1st

 I know that seems like forever away but it's not when your sewing at night in your few free hours of the day! And yes, I am making these jeans! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Behold the Tie Dye Wedding Dress!

I'll admit it. I've never been a big fan of tie dye. I just saw way too much of it in the 70's. Yes I'm that old I'm not a 20 something blogger who's doing this because I think I can get rich writing about clothes. I do however plan to make some of the stuff I have seen. Some of this is stuff you could buy at a thrift store and dye. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Trending Jewelry!~ Handmade Bangles Embedded with Flowers and Bark

Hand-made in Coos Bay, Oregon, these resin bangles are infused with plants, leaves, flowers, shells, and strips of bark. Much of what you see here is available through Faerie and dozens of additional pieces are available through Etsy. (via Crafty Allegieance)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Best Men's Style Blogs-Counting Down the Best 25-Say Goodbye to Your Savings Account Boys!

Mr. Porter is required reading for anyone looking to fall down a style rabbithole of, for example,-- a slick editorial shot in the Scottish Highlands, a video feature of the world's oldest ateliers, and the entry-level steps to dressing like notable historical style icons. And every feature links to product so you can easily "shop the story" while getting your learn on!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shopping in Seattle: West Seattle's Sneakery Boasts the Best Sock Selection in the City!

I say this with enthusiasm because like most people in Seattle I not only appreciate but need good quality socks for the often rainy weather here. I found this store while walking around the neighborhood and have tried to visit them to upgrade my sock collection which at the time was dwindling. My problems were solved and I'm now the proud owner of 12 pairs of socks without holes in them that are not only warm and comfortable but beautiful! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

History of the Feathered Hat

I've been researching hats lately, and came across some fascinating information concerning feathers.

We all know the iconic mega-feathered hats of the Edwardian era.  The Edwardians were particularly enamored with plumage, but unlike their be-feathered predecessors, the Victorians and the Georgians, many a fine species of bird was taken to the brink of extinction by the incredible demand for ladies be-feathered hats.