Fashionating

Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on January 26th, 2021 by paularath

When my dear friend Darius Homayounpour, who often simplifies his name to Darius Homay, moved to the mainland, I was devastated. Darius is the man who introduced me to indigo dyeing, one of my passions. He was the primary enabler for my indigo habit. On many Sunday mornings he fed my habit, allowing me to
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Posted on January 22nd, 2021 by paularath

Note to readers: I totally get that most of my readers are women. So I’m writing this for you so you can pass it on to HIM in time for a thoughtful Valentine’s shopping excursion. And, hey, maybe I can help save a relationship with a little piece of advice about Valentine’s gift giving. Valentine’s
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Posted on January 13th, 2021 by paularath

After ten months of COVID-19 and the changes we have made to the way we are living, our closets probably look (or at least feel) quite different to us. We are undoubtedly doing a lot more shopping in our closets now, and when we do seek something fresh and new, I hope we are seeking
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Posted on January 6th, 2021 by paularath

Before shopping for a quality garment, there are a few helpful questions to ask yourself: How does it feel? If it feels rough or scratchy or it pokes, squishes or prods your body, don’t buy it. A wool sweater may itch. A sexy bra may cut into your shoulders or boobs. A polyester shirt may
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Posted on December 17th, 2020 by paularath

Shouldn’t they be praised for wearing the garment again, and again and again? It takes a lot more chic and fashion sensibility to wear it in several ways, accessorizing and styling with creativity. According to a U.K. study commissioned by Barclay, nine percent of shoppers in Britain admitted that they buy clothes simply to wear
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