Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How To Be A Fashion Designer

Some of us are blessed with an eye for vintage. Some of us are blessed with an eye for re-constructing vintage. Some of us are neither.

Whichever category you fall into, this new book by Bridgett Artise and Jen Karetnick is something to add the the vintage library. The two ladies are vintage lovers and Artise has her own fashion label, B-Artise. Jen Karetnick is a writer and poet with work published in the New York Times and Women's Health.

The difference with this book is it actually teaches you how to buy dated, often irrelevant pieces and transform them into something up-cycled and modern. It contains a do-it-yourself guide as well as smart tips for the clothes you already have hanging in your closet. There are step-by-step instructions for taking apart items and combining them with other un-used pieces to create something fabulous and 'new'. Bring forth your inner fashion designer! Now available at and other book stores.

1 comment:

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Sounds like a fun book!
I've reworked a couple of vintage pieces (a sweater and the gorgeous brocade skirt of a seriously ugly dress)and loved the result.

Kimberly :)