Monthly Archives: April 2011

CIFF 2011 Spring Summer Color Trends

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Today’s review of the CIFF 2011 Spring-Summer Color Trends Report is actually our third and final color trend review on the 2011 spring-summer fashion season.  The thing that makes this palette different than the other 2011 spring summer reports that we’ve already reviewed is that although in the previous 2011 spring summer reports the designers (Lenzing and Le Cuir A Paris) are only predicting the colors for two seasons both reports used four season color palettes.  However, this report takes a departure from that trend by primarily using traditional spring and summer colors. Continue reading

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3 Craft Posts You May Have Missed

With the first quarter of 2011 behind us, we wanted to take a quick look back at some of our previous craft posts-which you might have missed. We had a lot of fun putting each of them together and hope that you’ll have just as much fun trying them out.

Fabric Paint Craft Post

T-Shirts and Fabric Paint

T-Shirts and Fabric Paint

Our first post is from March and this one provides a brief explanation on how to use fabric paint to spruce up your t-shirts. Here’s an excerpt: Continue reading

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How To Save Money On Clothing And Still Look Fashionable

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How To Save Money On Clothing And Still Look Fashionable by Gregg Hall

Are you one of those that desire to have the latest fashions? If so then you probably know that the price for staying fashionable is a light pocketbook! It costs money to keep up with the latest fashions but there are some things that you can do to lessen the pain. Sometimes it can be as simple as just making the choice of a few cheaper items that you can combine and mix to create your own look instead of spending all your money on one expensive outfit. Continue reading

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A Quick and Easy Rainy Day Craft

Make Your Own T-Shirt Bags

DIY T-Shirt Bags

April showers bring May flowers and that means parents are looking for something to do with their children on a rainy day.  Would you like to give your kids an introduction to crafting, but just don’t know where to start? If this sounds like you, then we’ve got the perfect craft for you-your very own handmade t-shirt bag! Continue reading

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Boutique Clothing Craft Series: Frills n’ Frogs

Welcome back to the Rock Bottom T-Shirts Boutique Clothing Craft Series.  Today marks our fourth installment of this series that recognizes the accomplishments of small businesses in the clothing craft industry.

In our last installment we profiled Mrs. Tara Burns of Create and Accentuate. Today we’re profiling Mrs. Gwen Davenport of Frills n’ Frogs.

Frills n' Frogs - Gwen Davenport

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Money Saving Tips for Easter

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Easter is right around the corner so hopefully you’ve already completed your shopping.  However, if you haven’t already done so, then don’t worry-because this post might help you save some money when you do go shopping.

According to the National Retail Federation the average American household will spend approximately $131 on Easter related purchases this year and while those figures may not sound like much they can certainly add up if you’re not careful. If you could save 25% of this figure or more that would amount to approximately $30 that you’d get to add to your rainy day fund…Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

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Le Cuir A Paris Spring-Summer Color Trend 2011 Review

Today’s color trend report comes from Le Cuir A Paris.  This is our second color trend review for the spring – summer 2011 season.  Just in case you’re not familiar with Le Cuir A Paris they’re a France based leather and fur trade fair that caters solely to textiles and fashion professionals.  Additionally, it’s probably also worth noting that Le Cuir A Paris is part of the Premiere Vision exhibition that we referenced in our fall winter 2010 color trend review.

Similar to the Lenzing’s Spring-Summer 2011 Color Trend report Le Cuir A Paris also uses five different color palettes in their 2011 Spring-Summer Color Trend Report.  But the similarities don’t end there; there are two more.  One is the idea of using both hot and cold colors in the same color palette.  The other is how similar Le Cuir A Paris’s 2011 spring and summer palettes look to Lenzing’s palettes.

For example, a comparison of Le Cuir A Paris’s Underwater Variation palette and Lenzing’s Abstractions palette reveals a striking level of resemblance between the types of colors found in the two palettes.

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