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Green is the New Black: Discard Avant Garb 2011 Fashion Show

Discard Avant Garb 2011. Photo by Aubree Cutkomp
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Discard Avant Garb Fashion Show 2011 at Grand Street Community Arts, Review Albany’s Annual Discard Avant Garb Brings Fun and Innovative Fashion to the Forefront Being green is in. While the designs on the 11th Discard Avant Garb runway were not all necessarily the color green, they were all recycled materials transformed into pieces of [...]

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Interview with Local Fashion Designer Joleen Button

Electric City Couture by Jolene Button
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Albany-based Fashion Designer, Joleen Button, Interview By Jessica Nicosia If you had to guess what career Joleen Button had, her name could give you a hint. She is in fact a fashion designer, living and working in the Capital Region, but her artistic enterprising doesn’t stop there. Button is a creative powerhouse with her hand [...]

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The Free George 2011 Spring Fashion Guide

Lace, Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, Alberta Ferretti
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2011 Spring Fashion & Style Guide It’s finally spring and time to put away the wooly sweaters and winter boots and start thinking about being outdoors as much as possible. And with this new mindset comes a new wardrobe. Warm weather invites us to be out and about, the perfect time to show off our [...]

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A Fashion Show that Won’t Blow Your Bundle: Finders Keepers Fashion Show in Glens Falls

Finders Keepers Fashion Show, Glens Falls
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On Saturday, January 22nd, fashionistas looking for something to do (and wear) can take in an afternoon fashion show and luncheon at Samantha’s Café and Catering in Glens Falls from 1pm to 3pm with the Finders Keepers Fashion Show. Finders Keepers is a unique women’s consignment shop, located in the same building as Samantha’s Café [...]

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Get Ready for the Holidays: The Winter 2010 Fashion Guide

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Winter is on its way and even though it isn’t really in full swing yet you still have time to put a stellar winter wardrobe together. Instead of bundling yourself in your old body warmer and cable knitted favorites think about some of winters most wearable (and quite affordable) trends: Shearling Key items: Jacket, chiffon [...]

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Shoes Get Their Due in The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories Exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art

Marina Dempster Ebullient
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What just may be one of the most fun and funkiest exhibits around is currently making its way to the Albany Institute of History & Art this fall. Opening October 16th is The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories. The exhibit, which runs through January 2, 2011, offers visitors the chance to view over 120 examples [...]

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The Free George 2010 Fall Fashion Guide

Fall Fashion 2010
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As summer rounds its final corner and fall slides in, the days of skin-baring and flip-flops give way to a new season’s trends. Sporting a functional return to stylish layers and the juxtaposition of girlish frills against masculine inspired pieces, fall 2010 rolls in with a covet-worthy set of styles that’s bound to offer something [...]

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Milliner Nancy Matt Talks Hats

Nancy Matt, hat designer
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By Jessica Nicosia Hat designer Nancy Matt began her career in millinery design in 1994, and has been making hats for prominent women ever since. Her hats have been worn at horse races throughout the US, as well as in countries throughout the world. Last year, Nancy’s hats were part of an Oscar de la [...]

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Fashion Heats Up the Runway in Saratoga

THEIA Don ONeill
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When you think of runway shows, you probably think of crowded catwalks in New York City, Paris, or Milan. But on Thursday, August 26th, Saratoga will present its own 12th Annual Fashion Show at the Saratoga Race Course. The Saratoga Fashion Show is presented by Natalie Sillery of Saratoga Trunk, with all proceeds going to [...]

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Art and Fashion Await You at the Saratoga Trunk Show

Trunk Show, Sorelle Gallery
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On Thursdays during track season in Saratoga Springs, Sorelle Gallery will hold Trunk Shows featuring the work of local designers and artisans. In addition to their usual selection of fine art, guests can peruse the elaborate hats and hairpieces of milliner Nancy Matt or the delicate gold jewelry of designer Anne Sportun. The Trunk Show [...]

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