I would like to thank all of my follows and everyone who enjoys reading my blog. After spending over two years in Paris studying Haute Couture, I have started another blog that highlights the couture industry and those that create the beautiful one of a kind pieces. From behind the scenes at the ateliers, to front row at Couture Week, I will bring you the latest in world of Haute Couture. Glimpse can be found at www.glimpsecreations.com
Glimpse is a website dedicated to showcasing craft, and the age old techniques used in couture fashion. Craft is a dying trade, and this website aims to bring light upon handmade items and the artisans who make them. Haute Couture fashion brings together many of the remaining Parisian atelier houses that still use the same craft techniques as when they first opened their doors. Many of these craft houses have been around for over 100 years, but are being threatened by retiring workers, a younger generation unwilling to learn the work, and cheaper work being available overseas. I intend to bring light on this little known world of artists and creators and give readers an inside view of the atelier houses that support the Couture industry. From beading and embroidery to millinery and shoe making, this website will showcase artists and ateliers and even share some DIY ideas.
The DIY section will offer patterns and projects for handmade items that range from beginner to advanced. Below is an example of a project that is on the site that you can find in the Crafts DIY section on the website.
I will continue to write this blog about my adventures in Paris, but you can now also find the same stories under "A Glimpse of Paris" on my new blog. I would really appreciate it if you took a minute to check out the new site and let me know what you think! It is still in start up phase, but I will be adding projects and articles daily!