Fashion Character Photo

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The Classic c. 1965-70.

That 70’s Style

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Fashion details- Saint Laurent floral printed silk dress, belt, boots and jewelry.

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Céline wool high-waisted trousers, Etro Boutiques medallion print shirt and Louis Vuitton ankle boots.

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Valentino suede skirt, Marc Jacobs ribbed turtleneck and Saint Laurent fringed bag.

(Photos-Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue Magazine, November 2014)

A Denim Story #2

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Two Pairs of Jeans Sewn Into A Skirt (Or Dress)

From- A Friend’s Closet

Age- 15+ Years

Fashion details- Petite Rachel wears the denim skirt as a dress with a vintage black felt hat and her own nose ring.

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Decorating@Nibs- More Fireplace Mantels

I enjoyed decorating a friend’s simple antique mantel sixteen different ways that I went hunting for one like it for myself. After months of searching, I came across a mantel that was perfect for my new series on color. Now let’s have some fun and decorate!

Fireplace Mantel #22- Fall’s Bounty

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I wanted this mantel to celebrate Fall and Thanksgiving without being too predictable. So I skipped the bright orange pumpkins, black paper crows and jars of candy corn.

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Instead, inspiration came from rural French decor with a few added surprises of my own.

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Process-

1. Prime and paint walls/trim & moulding warm beige (custom mix).

2. Prime and paint mantel dark brown (custom mix).

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3. On the mantel- Two wheat stacks, garden sickle, wire script ‘merci’, mercury glass pumpkin, antique bottles with corks, pottery, wooden spatula, vintage faux fruit, ink drawing c. 1900, clay figure and old books.

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4. Other- Linen cloth frill, printed log fabric (check Ikea for availability), country chair, hand carved walking stick, string of old keys and clay plate.

(Photos & Styling © 2014 Martha Browne)

Vera Wang Ad- Fall 2014

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10-18

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(iPhone 5c image- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Garden Note #89: Scarecrow

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Here’s a quick and easy way to make a scarecrow.

Materials

Push broom, old bathrobe, Shenandoah Switch Grass (or other type of grass) and rubber bands.

Instructions

1. Shove the broom handle end into the dirt. Make sure that it’s sturdy.

2. Slip the sleeves of the bathrobe onto the bristle part of the broom.

3. Tie fabric belt.

4. Cut grass and make three separate bundles. Secure each with a rubber band.

5. Tuck grass into neckline and sleeves.

(Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)