ColumnEditor's note: This is the first installment of Natalie Chanin's new bi-weekly fashion column at EcoSalon. Material Witness will offer a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. As a designer and...

Natalie Chanin releases the third book in her sewing trilogy. It's no secret we have a thing for Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin here on EcoSalon. An entrepreneur, designer, author, lecturer and strong businesswoman who went back to her roots in Florence, Alabama to stimulate local...

Now what really sold me on the idea was a recent photo of Beyonce in New York wearing Alain Quilici's version of skate boots. His style seems more stable to walk on. I think the heels on these ice skating boots are a little intimidating. Well, I am on the mission to get some ice skating style...

Natalie Chanin is owner and designer of the American couture line Alabama Chanin and author of three books including Alabama Stitch Book (2008), Alabama Studio Style (2010) and the upcoming Alabama Studio Sewing + Design which comes out spring 2012. Look for her bi-weekly column, Material...

ColumnNatalie Chanin's bi-weekly column, Material Witness, offers a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. I found a letter that I wrote some years ago. It starts like this: First, I will start with my...

Ice skating in London is a wonderful experience, wether it's in the court of Somerset House or underneath the towering skyscrapers in Canary Wharf. It's an annual event, taking place around the capital, from October to February. Get ready to hit the ice together with family and friends with...

I mean seriously? Trust me, I was on the fence with these Ice Skate Boots. I like the concept and all but at the end of the day they are just to out there for my taste. And the real reason why I picked them as this week's fashion crime is practicality. Yes, they are statement worthy but you...

The ice skating dress should also be comfortable so that the girl's attention is not diverted even slightly when she performs her act. Many dresses have two or three layers to provide warmth. The material from which the girl's ice skating dress is made is tough and stretchable and hence it...

On this cloudy and grey Sunday we decided to go ice skating. I haven't done that is 13-14 years! But it's kind of like bicycling, when you have learned it you'll never forget. I can't brag about going really fast and doing pirouettes, but at least I didn't fall on my butt on that super hard...

ColumnEditor's note: This is the first installment of Natalie Chanin's new bi-weekly fashion column at EcoSalon. Material Witness will offer a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. As a designer and...

 

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