Valerie

DIY portable ironing pad

sewing

A solid 50% of my private sewing students do not own an iron or ironing board…true story! (I was shocked at first, until I realized that the only time I use MY iron is when I’m sewing…not to iron my actual clothes!) So I found myself toting an iron and mini ironing board to my […]

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new year’s resolution sewing

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This is the year you finally learn to sew! Don’t worry, I’m going to help you. Maybe learning to sew is your new year’s resolution, or maybe it’s finishing that one project, or learning to sew better. You’re going to be able to do all of the above with my expert guidance, so this is […]

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save the dates for 2018 events & promos!

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  I hope to see some of you locals at my upcoming events this holiday season! But don’t worry if you’re not from around here, you can always shop online. First up is the launch of my fall collection, which happens this Thursday! There will be new versions of everyone’s favorites, the 517 totes and […]

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the most wonderful time of the year: fall preview

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It’s that time…the best time of year for dressing well! I’m talking about fall, of course. You guys…I LOVE the summer and I LOVE warm weather, but there’s something about fall fashion that makes me swoon. It’s my favorite time to get dressed, and my favorite time to design for. Soon, you’ll see all my […]

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how will you wear the color of the year?

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The people at Pantone are obviously on my side…ultraviolet is the color of the year, and as you know purple is one of my favorites! I love to wear it, I love to look at it, and I love to design with it. But maybe you’re not so confident when it comes to wearing such […]

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25 outfit ideas for what to wear to the office

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Getting dressed is supposed to be fun! Given that most of us have to get dressed for work more than anything else, figuring out what to wear to the office should be especially fun. It’s usually not, though. Office outfits tend to be utilitarian, practical. But my friends, practical does not mean plain. Here are […]

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what are you wearing new year’s eve? here are six ideas for you!

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New Year’s Eve is sometimes one of those holidays that can be more trouble than it’s really worth…but only if you do it the hard way. The easy way is to not stress about what to wear on top of where to go (and how to get there, who to go with…et cetera). You can […]

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save the dates!

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  As always, there’s lots going on this holiday season, and I don’t want you to miss anything. If you’re already an Insider, just look out for emails from me and you’ll always be in the loop! First up, the Black Owned Small Business Expo is on Small Business Saturday this year, November 25. The […]

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three ways to wear the crossbody bag this weekend

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The crossbody bag is the newest addition to the Holland Cox family. I designed it to be big enough to use everyday, but not too big…it’s still quite compact and petite. So while it’s a stylish and hands-free way to carry your essentials during the day, it’s equally awesome at night…it’s actually the perfect day-to-night […]

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why a statement bag is the most practical bag in your closet

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Practical just means something that you can use and wear all the time…so how did we start thinking that practical has to mean plain? Here are six outfits I styled around the persephone 517 tote, to show you how a bold, bright, and unusual handbag might just be the most practical accessory in your closet! […]

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