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Battle of the Runway-II

ake it work are words that we are now very familiar with...And these emerging designers did just that! The Battle of the Runway took all on an international trip through the designs of designers native to Equador, Cuba, the Philippines and the United States itself. Follow us to the Seattle Center, a longtime cultural hub in Washington, for this premiere event bringing together fresh new looks from fresh new designers!
The judges were set back on their heels by the inclusion of not one but two crocheted lines. Dos Cubanas presented a resort wear line that brought down the house. The intricate and revealing swimwear, beachwear and dress line amazed viewers and judges alike with its quality design and craftsmanship. To top off their showy runway style, the designers included a crocheted parasol.

Twine Design, the three year old creation of Maisha Barnett, is a much different type of crochet-wear. Born out of a three hour lesson meant to while away time on a train ride, the line directly represents what the creator wants to wear each season. The creator began making items for herself in 2003, never following a pattern, and then launched the line after much demand in the late fall of 2005. Barrett creates each piece allowing her inspiration to drive the design. The line is very seasonal, focusing on headwear and scarves in the Fall and Winter and shirts, dresses, skirts and accessories, including handbags, belts, necklaces and bracelets in the Spring/Summer. Barnett's developing design philosophy follows her personal philosophy: to not follow trends, create things she loves and enjoys and focus on wearable clothing for real women. Twine's vibrant colors and nubby textures make crave crisp Fall days. Maisha believes that the ideal Twine customer is confident and fun-loving -- with these designs, agrees!

To view or purchase Twine Designs, visit their MyCloset closet.
"Make the world a little prettier; wear Twine."
– Maisha Barnett
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I loved Taraji P. Henson as well. She looked flawless from head to toe. I also liked Jaimie Alexander, it was different and fun. What was Heidi thinking? Her dress was definitely my least favorite.
Hey what was your favorite and least favorite dresses from the Emmy's? One of my favorites was Taraji P. Henson and I'm sorry but Heidi Klum's dress was a hot mess!
And if you really want to be dapper in your suit, match the tie to a handkerchief. Your shirt can also be a bold color or print. Have fun with your outfits!
I think the tie is the one place the man can show some individuality and style, so I would say go ahead an wear vibrant colors or fun, funky prints, whatever. I think it would be fun!

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