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Sharing 10 Fashon Websites – with permission

My favorite fashion newsletter (free) is that by former model, Diane Pemberton-Sikes called Fashion For Real Women.Here is a link to her GREAT website where you can read about her amazing fashion e-books…which I can personally attest to are absolutely WONDERFUL! click HERE . Diane is a wardrobe and image consultant and author or WARDROBE MAGIC, an ebook that teaches women how to transform their unruly closets into workable, wearable wardrobes. Visit her online here. She gave me permission to share her last free newsletter with you, so read it below. It is chuck full of wonderful fashion websites for your enjoyment! After reading it, I’m sure you’ll get the idea why I enjoy Diane’s newsletters so much, and subscribe yourself! Enjoy reading – & Shopping – remember this is the LAST DAY for many of these items at these give-away prices. My fabrics are down to just 2 bins – sew my heart is already pumping at the idea of hounding warehouses this fall to buy more!!! Creatively yours,PS. Just got in a NEW book on Needle Felting – by Griepentrog & Richards – really the best one so far! I have a good stock and it is on both sites above – just put Needle Felting into the search tool and it will come up…Fashion Club Members…remember you get 15% off all rovings at Londa’s Artsy Sewing Stuff all during August!!! My newsletter is sent to those who request it, or have ordered from me. To unsubscribe, just put ‘unsubscribe please’ in an email to me at >> FEATURE ARTICLE 10 Great Fashion Websites Where can you go to learn about the latest trends? The history of fashion? Clothing care and maintenance? Online, of course! There are lots of great sites out there that you can get lost in, reading about everything from celebrity fashion to haute couture. Here are a few of my favorites: The home of W and Vogue on the web, has made many of my fashion magazines subscriptions obsolete. You can learn about trends, runway reports, fashion icons, fashion designers and more just by perusing this site. Take a look.First View Wish you could have a front row seat to all the best fashion shows in the world? Well, here’s the next best thing. Look at the current and past collections from famous designers from all over the world, and see the “who, what, where, when” of upcoming fashion shows. Mode à Paris Want to “dive right in” to the world of French fashion to learn about fashion history, designers, and upcoming shows? Then this site is for you! Find out which fashion houses meet the rigorous standards of the Chambre Syndical de la Haute Couture, and learn where you can study for a career in French fashion. The Sartorialist Scott Schuman is a former fashion marketer and retail store owner who combined his love of great tailoring with fashion photography to create “The Sartorialist” blog. Sartorial, which is a term used to describe tailoring and the tailoring trade, is the main focus of Scott’s quest as he seeks to photograph well-dressed people on the street. What began as a fun way to share his photos just two years ago has turned into a fast-paced fashion career that sends him all over the globe as a reporter for and as a speaker to fashion and tailoring groups. MSN Beauty and Fashion MSN has lots of in-depth channels, like finance, food, gardening, and health. Their fashion channel is excellent, offering behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, and articles that you don’t see anywhere else. If you like snarky celebrity fashion reviews, then MSN entertainment writer/fashion critic Kat Giantis will have you laughing out loud. Her reports are not kind, but they do show how celebrities can still stumble fashion-wise even when they have an army of stylists at their disposal. Check out her “Undressed” reports here: Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer are “Undressed” by Kat Giantis Instyle INSTYLE Magazine’s website has come a long way from the days when you could just go there to subscribe to their magazine. You can still do that, but you can also look at trends, get ideas for entertaining, vote on you favorite celebrity looks, and even learn where to copy those looks for less. It’s a fun site, especially if you’re into celebrity fashion. Ralph Lauren One of the things I like about the Ralph Lauren site is that it understands what people are looking for online. While many other designer sites take a long to time to load, are bloated with graphics, and don’t sell directly from their site, loads relatively quickly and is easy to navigate. You can buy clothes, subscribe to the ezine, and get TONS of styling ideas from the gorgeous pictures. They also have a style section to show you how to put things together. Awesome! Would that other designers would take some notes from Ralph . . . Get great fashion styling ideas at Fashion Era Love fashion history? Want to see which trend-setters have influenced fashion over the centuries? Need to do research on what people wore in 1800? 1900? 2000? Then this is THE place to find out. This comprehensive site is one of the most popular on the web, with good reason: it has TONS of information! Fabric Link Want to learn more about different types of fabrics? Need to know how to maintain the fabrics you have? Fabric Link can help. Take a good look around their “Fabric University,” and you’ll learn everything you need to know about taking care of most fabrics. Biz Rate Looking for something in particular, like a black cocktail dress or sweet deals on Christian Louboutin shoes? Just go to, type in your item, and it will find places on the web that are selling what you seek. It also lists price and costumer reviews. What a time saver! So there you have it. Take some time to click around to these sites when you have some time, and either bookmark them or keep this list handy for future reference. You never know when these sites will come in handy. ********* Until next time,Diana Pemberton-Sikes ===================== Published by: Top Drawer Publications, LLC 256 S. College Ave. Newark, DE 19711 USA Copyright © 2007 by Diana Pemberton-Sikes All rights reserved Diane’s Newsletter shared here with her permission. ##TrackImpression##

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