Those who take an idea and risk everything to make it work are often fascinating individuals. In this blog, I’d like to take a look at five companies that began with modest resources and ultimately found great success.

 

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Last week’s blog described the origins of blue denim jeans. Now, let’s take a closer look and see what’s involved in the various types of jeans being offered.

Basically, jeans for women can be described according to their cut, fit, rise and wash.

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One of my favorite parts about fashion is the industry itself because there is so much more than meets the eye.

Before getting into the industry, I thought it seemed quite simple. You design clothes. You make the clothes. You sell the clothes. Yet, as I quickly learned, there is so much more to it than that.

 

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In October of last year, I set about writing a blog for Adea entitled, “What’s New for Fall 2014”. I intended to comment on the new fashion trends for the upcoming season. Guess what? I couldn’t find any true, nailed-down trends for the coming months.

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We've got a new look! Take a few minutes to click around and you'll see we've made a few changes to improve the look, feel and navigation of our website.

First, you'll notice the scrolling homepage. Now we can show off more images and give you more pertinent information about our gorgeous tops

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Back in the day, one had pop quizzes in high school. And now, according to the Internet they’re still considered a useful teaching tool.

True to form, a teacher strides into a room and says, “It’s a pop quiz day.” This is met with loud groans and gnashing of teeth because if one hasn’t completed the assigned reading – it’s thumbs down.

 

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One of my favorite hobbies is touring historic homes. There is something special about hearing the history and seeing it come to life through the furnishings and sometimes the clothing that are on display. In fact, after moving from the West Coast to the East Coast, I was delighted to find so many mansions and estates open for tours.

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Let’s take a close look at the word “creativity”. Generally, it’s described as “taking two disparate thoughts or ideas and forming a brand new one, preferably with a WOW factor." Another way of saying this is: the ability to illustrate what is outside the box from within the box.

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A Roundup of 10 Turning Points

A GAME CHANGER – Back in the day, the front row seats at fashion shows were reserved for high-powered editors from Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar and buyers from Bergdorf Goodman or A-list celebrities.

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Tees are a wardrobe staple. They can be dressed up or down and can be worn to the office or out on the town. The key in making them so versatile is how they are styled. With Adea launching their own line of modal tees in May, which you can read about here, I thought I'd take this opportunity to offer some options on what to wear with one of my favorite wardrobe pieces- the tee.

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