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There is always an emotional element to anything that you make. I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

A-Cold-Wall* x Diesel: Strange Way Home

Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I’m attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. There is always an emotional element to anything that you make. I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

I don’t really know how to do casual clothes. Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I’m attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

Left Align Image

The difference between style and fashion is quality. Dressing is a way of life. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive! That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. Clothes can transform your mood and confidence. Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real. I am convinced that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a million. I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business. I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty. Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead.

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Ganni: I’m with the Brand

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

This “Boring” Dress Is Now Spring’s #1 Buy

Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Your Afternoon Man: Anthony Mackie

I didn’t want to be a fashion designer, and for a good half of my career I didn’t like it. I always wanted to do other things. It’s useless to send models out on the runway to cry. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Off White Opened and Closed with Hadids

The market is like a language, and you have to be able to understand what they’re saying. I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Renee Went Thighs High This Weekend

My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. If you cut a painter’s hands off, he’d still feel the urge to pick up a brush. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Outlander recap: The Ballad of the Blahs

Clothes can transform your mood and confidence. Doing collections, doing fashion is like a non-stop dialogue. I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Paris Fashion Week Started With A Bang

I’m very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want. My dresses are very reasonably priced, for dresses that are cut on the body. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.

Breaking Up With Fast Fashion Has Been Easier

I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know? We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018 Lookbook Has Arrived

Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”

If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.

Designing and Photography and Painting, Oh My!

Fashenhues | Translucent Ceramic Stains
I’m Not Messy. I’m Creative!

I don’t know of any “creative types” out there that limit their creativity to one media or craft.

And speaking personally, I would go crazy if I didn’t have the opportunity to dable in many, many, many (too many?) projects and means of expressing my creativity.  Which may be why I don’t think I could be called a master of any of them, but that’s another article for another time.

If I had no day-job, I could still easily fill my time with a number of craetive outlets:

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  • Designing & building wood projects
    I love taking something from pencil scratched ideas to a full-blown 3D mock-up on my computer to the finished piece – furniture, toys, gadgets, etc.
  • Learning new photography techniques
    I certainly didn’t recently buy a new studio lighting kit in addition to my table-top lightbox, build a backdrop frame and have plans on converting the guest room into our own little photo studio – oh wait, yes I did.  And of course learning the best methods and lighting for photographing finished ceramic pieces and Fashehues product images.
  • Painting
    I think I would get some raised eyebrows if I didn’t mention painting.  Ceramics & Fashenhues, oil & canvas, latex & walls – well, not so much on that last one.

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What are the means and methods you use to express yourself?

Fall, er… Autumn Is Here!

Craft FairFall. Autumn. Whatever you want to call this time of year, it’s still my favorite! The weather turns cooler, the days a little shorter and all of a sudden craft shows, street fairs and pumpkin patches start springing up everywhere!

And maybe it’s because we can see Christmas and the gift-giving season in the distance, but this time of year makes me want to make something!

I spend all year gathering a list of little knick knacks and gifts I want to make for my friends and family. Turned pens made from exotic woods. Desktop clocks with encouraging quotes. Tons of other items that, if history is an indication, will never be made.

I do hope to break that repeating historic pattern this year! It’s not too late – in fact the time is perfect! The time is now!

Do you like to give hand-made gifts? Do you sew, quilt, paint, woodwork, throw pottery or something completely different?

What will you be making for your loved ones this year?

The Creative Itch

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I usually come to realize the creative deficit when I start getting the “bug” again.  I’ll be sitting at my desk minding my own business (usually with my face in a hundred lines of code or my mind pondering a server error), when all of a sudden it hits me.  I’d rather be making SOMETHING.  I’d rather be painting or designing or building SOMETHING.

One of the benefits of Fashenhues is the fact that it’s a non-fired paint/stain.  A small piece could be painted within an hour from naked bisque to sealer spray coats and out the door!

How often do you get to flex your creative muscles?