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  • Roni's Stylish column

    The Movies and Fashion dialog

    Fashion is a relatively modern word. Fashion did not exist before the Industrial Revolution. If Queen Victoria had a new gown, it did not inspire a world industry of fashion. Maybe a few ladies at court took inspiration from it and whispered it to their seamstress – not a powerful designer who gave inspiration and …

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    Fashion from Japan- Sweet & Severe

    When Rei Kawakubo established her Fashion brand ‘Comme des Garcons’, and Yoji Yamamoto exposed his avant-guard styles, everybody raised a brow. These were the 1980’s and the fashion world was not ready for the big revolution that was already pouring  out of Japan into the West. “The creative adult is the child who survived” (Ursule …

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    Are the 90’s back?

    The 90’s fashion, with synthetic fabrics; pleather; machine sewn sequins & machine made lace; animal prints & harsh color combinations, looked trashy then & it does now! This trash was given some interesting interpretations by current designers. As a matter of fact, it can actually look right. Chic post 90’s. One of the elements that …

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    Zen outlook on the change of seasons

    By Roni Rabl Japanese aesthetics are infiltrating the main stream since the early 90’s. Japanese movies are filling movie theaters more than ever, Sushi is practically the upgraded Pizza, babies are using chop sticks, and why stop there? Japanese designers such as Comme de Garcon’s Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miaki & Kenzo, succeeded in turning fashion …

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    The Scarf – a must for all seasons

    When Nora Efron passed away from Leukemia in 2012, she was the wet dream of thousands of Nebraska girls who live there but dream of NY. She was not only original, sharp & witty,  but she also left us a legacy: the Turtleneck! I certainly love this look and admire everybody who wears it, yet …

  • Thought of the week

    Giving Thanks

    November has arrived again. Always faster then we expect it. It feels like we just started working on our 2016 goals and intentions and now it’s almost Christmas! Wrapping up another season of shipping and selling, our industry can be challenging in staying in the present moment as we always think ahead. So now I …

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    Goodbye Leonard

    ” I want my songs to be direct and immediate, nothing that should stay forever. I do not want a life insurance on my work” – this was said by Leonard Cohen in 1966. He was then a young Jewish-Canadian poet who has won a $2000 prize for his talents. With this money he kept …

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    Show some Leggings

    By Roni Rabl Leggings are over, said all Trend Forecast Gurus. I believed them. It is over! Not only are leggings alive and kicking, they came out from their hiding place under the long tunic & are not afraid to play a prominent part in our dress code. leggings From Athleisure to Evening wear; from …