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A Quest for Unique Patterns and Prints

I Am a change manager, in the process of change. I Am going through a transition, my preferences in prints and colors even textures has drastically, is drastically, changing I recently started exploring and experimenting with prints that spoke to a Pan African as well as Caribbean aesthetic. Prints, patterns, colors that spoke of my … Continue reading

I Don’t do African Print

I do not use “African” prints.  I am over apologizing for it… I do NOT CONNECT with the fabric.  Too often the pattern is directionally printed on the wrong grain.  The color range disturbs my soul. I find it to bright and garish it does not calm. It’s not my narrative. If you’re serious about a … Continue reading

Great Fit Start with Correct Measurements!

Most consumers do not know their correct body measurement. Fewer know how to use these in selecting clothing! Ladies what’s your full chest and under chest, what’s your waist, chest hip, your inseam! Measurement , one of the most  important bits of information in selecting  correct  sized clothing, is the bane of the fashion and apparel e-commerce … Continue reading

2 Learn for Joy Or Money – Part 1

I just marked the first year teaching sewing to complete beginners at a volunteer program at a transitional housing facility for women. I usually work with advanced professional sewers so its a new experience introducing the craft of sewing to newbies.  During the course of our sewing circles it surprised me how strongly many felt … Continue reading

Convincing Community To Invest In Tech Spaces

we need to increase technology in Black and urban  communities if our kids are to  compete. Tech cluster bring a community of support and resources! as witnessed in Dumbo and Williamsburg. However it is especially important in areas where women are the heads of households and Entrepreneurs! Take a good look at the map above. … Continue reading

The Fashion Film from a Company That makes Victoria Secret Look Second Rate

One more Hour for your pleasure! Compare the videos from Agent Provacateur and Victoria Secrets!  In reverse order from from  Fall 2010 to the fall 2012 Campaign! Warning not  for you’ll have a hard time explaining this to the boss! Seriously though look at the progression in story telling and getting a brand’s distinctive voice … Continue reading

MOOCs – Raising the Question- “Is Value Always Tied To Purpose or Profit Lines?”!

If you were called a “Moocs ” when I was growing up it  meant you were deliberately  Not Brilliant! Today the world over MOOCs are massive open online courses,  given by top  universities. I  still prefer OCW open coursewear… but hey! You’ll find an extensive list of Mooc’s in this post  to which we’d add edX https://www.edx.org/ which we picked up in this You … Continue reading


 

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