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Month: July, 2012

1000 SHADES OF COMPROMISE

This morning, my head feels a little clouded and my eyes sizzled from staring too long at the three-headed monster that is the Craigslist apt/housing section. Pourquoi, you ask? Mr. Fish and I are taking the infinitely exciting and  somewhat insane leap across the river, moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The move is partially for [...]

BURDA BEACH BLANKET BIKINI BINGO

From this magical moving image, you might surmise that I have either spent too much time  in the sun lately, or (as a few of you warned (Oona!)) the effects of cheap beer have finally made me gravely ill. You see,  I’ve put my near naked self on the Internetz, not only here but over [...]

ON PROMISES, PINAFORES, AND POCKETS

Alas, I had promised a future dress tutorial this week, but the days and piles of work got the better of me. Next week (hopefully!) will be more manageable. In the meantime, how ’bout this bundle of sweetness sporting a pinafore I made her last summer? She’s minnow #3 of Sister Fish’s School for the Ridiculously Cute. [...]

THE FUTURE DRESS, PART 2

I have a new love affair, and it’s with this dress. If you caught my first post about Claire McCardell’s future dress you’ll know I was a bit hesitant to wear such a floofy gown outside of my apartment. But thanks to encouragement from some of you and a resounding two thumbs up from Mr. Fish, [...]

THE ROAD MOST TRAVELED

I clearly remember, when I was about 5, my Sunday school teacher explaining to me the difference between taking the high versus the low road. When I’m feeling lazy, I often remember the vivid mental picture he painted for us that day. The high road was winding, sometimes treacherous, but lead to so much virtue. [...]

MINI ME (OR: MY NEW DRESS RITE HALF-SCALE FORM)

There’s a new girl in town and even though she’s small, I think she’s destined for big things. You see, she and I (I hope!) are about to embark on a grand adventure called Teaching Myself to Drape. That’s right, I’m going old school (or school girl?) and learning to drape on a half-scale dress [...]

A SLICE OF HOME

Going home used to mean visiting my parents and sister in Washington state. That was back when I thought I was only passing through New York City, to get my big city experience (3 years, max!), after which I’d hoof it back to the best West coast. Of course, life intervened. Jobs intervened. Romance and [...]