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Well suited

Watching Casablanca last weekend put me in the mood for a little suit action--but with a feminine touch. The lacy blouse is was a Gunne Sax-ish Little House on the Prairie dress I picked up at a thrift store a while ago, which wound up hanging out in my trunk (aka "storage") for the better part of a year. I finally dug it out and attacked the dress with a pair of scissors in a half-hearted

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How to create a simple text logo

Reading this post on Before&After reminded me of something that's been bugging me lately: bad logos. Look at number 5. Now look away quickly, then look again. Yep. Chalk it up to my typographic tendencies, but I've noticed that many solopreneurs and small business owners take one of two paths: Scenario 1: They get excited about their products and/or services and try to fit information about everything they can do into their logo, usually

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I can haz exploitation?

To quote Tavi's kick-ass post about Terry Richardson's pervasive perversity: And, let's clarify: you don't love women just because you have sex with them and like taking pictures of their ladyparts. I'm not saying that's all Richardson does, but "love" entails "respect" and also "the basic human decency to not use pictures of someone's lady parts for your photography show without her permission" and also "the basic human decency to not pressure a girl into giving

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Style Sample Magazine mentioned in WWD!

From the May 7, 2010 issue of Women's Wear Daily: "A free digital magazine focused on and written by fashion bloggers, Style Sample just released it's sixth issue [actually, it's the seventh issue]. While the base site is more of a boon for bloggers (it provides plenty of how-to info and technology tips), it also allows readers to click through to the issues. And that's where an overload of creativity lives. Although it's a bit meta

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Working Weekend

Even though I spent most of last weekend huddled over my computer working on the next issue of Style Sample and lamenting the neverending rain (it made me sleeeepyyy), I did manage to get out a bit on Friday evening. My new Nikkor 55-200 lens was waiting for me when I got home on Friday (woohoo!), so I hit Final Friday with Friendboy and tested it out a bit. Of course, my first subject was Beau the

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Captain’s Log: The future of design

Last week, I headed over to LPK (which is housed in a gorgeous historical building, by the way) for a talk called Memo from 2015: What the Future Wants from Designers. The event was sponsored by the Cincinnati AIGA and led by adorably baby-faced-but-apparently-brilliant LPK trend analyst Brian Meyers. Call me shallow (you'd be right), but I'm much more likely to listen to an analysis of future trends from someone who looks straight out of a

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