If you always wanted to be a fashion designer, consider designing clothing on a smaller scale. The wild and wacky job of designing fashions for toy dolls is big business.
A new season of Project Runway is here with a whole new crop of talented designers. This year, the show chose a large number of contestants who use fabric in unusual ways. Karen uses her photography skills to create her own fabrics, Justin sews pennies into his shirts and creates shoulder details out of straight pins, and Sandro turns a crochet fishnet into a dress.
The WeTV reality series House of Curves, follows full-figured fashion designer Kenyatta Jones on her journey from boutique biz to major player. Under her Bella Rene label, Kenyatta produces sexy dresses, fitted power suits and trendy casual clothes for younger, full-figured women.
In the 1970's, Betsey Johnson was on her way to becoming an American fashion icon. Known for her whimsical designs, mismatched fabrics and bright colors, her clothes were popular with the young rock stars of the era. From there, she jumped hurdle after hurdle, never giving up on her wild fashions and wilder behavior. Going to a Betsey fashion show was like going to the circus and they always ended with the designer doing her signature cartwheel on the runway.
Thoughts of Internet startups often bring to mind images of college students armed with Starbucks coffee cups and smart phones, lounging about in hoodies and Chuck Taylors. In fact, it is either this image or the image of Star Trek pajamas, that a lot of people would associate with anyone whose job has anything to do with the Internet. At Yahoo, however, the office gear is a little different.