Sunday, December 21, 2008

HC Modeling Contest


Ok Ladies-- Time for another model challenge!

PLEASE read all of the rules carefully!

The theme for this challenge is Spring Into ACTION!

We want to see those action shots!

You are allowed to submit ONE picture per model!

These pictures MUST MUST be new! This means you need to get those cameras out and have some fun!

You will post your photo submissions here on THIS thread!

On January 3rd-- This thread will be LOCKED-- From there the prize donators will chose the top 10 and a poll will be opened~

All members of the group are encouraged to vote on the poll-- including the members who submitted pics!

On Jan 21st the polls will end and the winner will be announced!

The winner of the challenge will be dressed AND accessorized in a fashionable ensemble by:

george*gabrielle*couture and boutique*layceeloo

The winner will also be featured on the magazine cover photo in The Haute Couture for Kids BLOG!

OK ladies-- break out those cameras and have some fun! Get creative-- can't wait to see!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Spring Summer 2009 Children's Fashion From Spain

Pay attention to the silhouettes, layers, colors, prints, accessories (hair's, necklaces, bags, etc)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2009 Spring Fashion Color Forecast

Great Deals on Last Minute Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

Here are just some of the great deals on gifts and stocking stuffers that our members offer. You can see more items in our forum:

Clippies and bows lot at $0.99 and no reserve.

Ribbon woven headbands 1", only $5.

Skirt with tulle underlayer, only $20 shipped.

Clippies, $3.99 per set shipped.
Stop by our forums to find those great deals. Perfect for gifts and stocking stuffers!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Here are the donations we received from our generous designers.

First is 8 super gorgeous headbands from my fellow Anthology Inc.'s member, Katarina of Like Flowers and Butterflies. Thank you so much Katarina! Her ebay id is flowers*and*butterflies. Check her stuff out, they are stunning!

The second one is from Becky and Maiken. They donated 10 super adorable hats and 4 bandanas. Go to their website to find more awesome boutique items.

And I made these headbands and bandanas. I really wish I could make more. It's a bit hard to find times lately. But I am glad I can still manage to make these.

Tital items that are going to be shipped is 47. This will be shipped to ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital this weekend. We'll have 2nd wave of shipment on February, the deadline is January 31st if you want to donate. My goal is to have 100 items. 50 to send to ST. Jude and 50 to send to Littlest Heroes Project.
Thank you for everyone's support. This drive will be impossible without all of your help. A special thank you to Amy Butler, Westminsters Fabric,, Katarina of flowers*and*butterflies, and Becky and Maiken of Unique Boutique.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Girl's Costume History

Early 1800s

Dresses made out of muslin, dotted Swiss, white percale, lawn and nankeen - a yellow buff coloured fabric from China. High cut empire line bodice seam of the early 1800s were worn with a slip.

After 1825

Profuse decoration in the form of ruffles, flounces. Gigot sleeves fur trims with the waistline moving down in the same ways as adult dress had, was topped by ornate hats and bonnets.

Skirt Lengths and Hoop Styles

In the C18th all girls wore floor length gowns. In the early 1800s young girls began to have their skirts shortened. By the 1840s those skirts were true crinoline style. They were pushed out with stiff starched petticoats and horsehair crin fabric petticoats in layers. Later a wire hoop cage crinoline, a mini version of adult crinolines.

Pantaloons and Pantelettes

Full length pantaloons beneath skirts. Lace white frill peeping beneath hemlines. a simpler leg covering of white linen or cotton frilled tubes were called pantelettes.
Other undergarments meant to be seen included drawers with attachment legs for easy laundering and to accommodate lengthening.

Polonaise Styles

Crinoline on little girl's dresses moved toward the garment back. Long waisted dresses atop a false pleated skirt. The dress followed the slimmer styles of the early 1880s. As time passed this style continued but with the top part of the dress often bloused over a deep dropped waist sash. By the time of the second bustle girls sometimes wore a softer less restrictive polonaise lighter weight version.

Tartan and Sailor Looks

Sailor styles in various forms were especially popular once the seaside visit became the norm. Large sailor style collars and contrast rows of braiding decorated both girls and boys clothing through the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Quartermaster jackets were also worn over a plastron dickey false front instead of over a complete blouse. These last two illustrations show the large collars and jabots.

Early C20th Edwardian Fashions

Ornate frilled dresses. Often the dresses had a heavily frilled yoke and either a flowing smock skirt, which ended in a frill, or a bloused bodice. The dress might be either loosely bloused, or bunched with a sash into a blouson low waist effect. Flounces were popular too as skirts layers or as a decorative trim.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

HC Editor Picks

I LOVE this Hoot lounge set by designer the_posh_piggy_couture. How pretty is this! The pink is very soft and sweet, kind of reminds me of cotton candy. The long sleeve tee features an owl sitting on a branch applique. The pants are made out of flannel. Super comfy and cozy and very exquisitely made. This set will be custom made from size 2 - 5.

Click here to get yours made:

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