28 September, 2010

Armchair Fashion

By Lisa Peck, ASID
I love fashion...as inspiration for new ideas for interiors. For years, I enjoyed watching Elsa Klensch deliver the latest video from the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York every Saturday morning. I still look at the magazines from Vogue to Harper's but Elsa Klensch hasn't been on the  air for years so I watch Style television and turn to the internet as well.
Here are some inspirational fashion sites you can enjoy from your favorite armchair...
i-D magazine online for London's take on things
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Fashion through fresh eyes at The Style Rookie.

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The Cut from New York magazine.

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Browse through fashion history at The Style Registry

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Around the world and New York The Satorialist

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The possibilities are endless...Why does an interior designer look at fashion? Color, fabric, techinques can inspire and be translated into interiors.  Yesterday's statement necklace is today's jewelry inspired tieback.  Smocking could be used on a bed covering....or the heading for a drapery panel... Just let your mind develop connections.

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