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Your Guide to Fashion on Cape Cod

Winter 2013



Letter from the Editor


s people have gotten to know The Current Quarterly over the past year,

many have asked where I got the inspiration to start this little purse-sized magazine. The truth is that the magazine was born out of frustration – frustration that consumers were not supporting local boutiques because of misperceptions about available styles and cost; when the reality here on Cape Cod is that we have a large number of locally owned clothing stores that are affordable and carry clothing for every woman’s aesthetic. Why is this important to know? Because the large majority of your money spent at a locally owned store stays right here on Cape Cod. Money spent at nationally owned chain stores – apart from wages paid to local residents – goes right over the bridge and does not recycle back into our community. It is particularly important to keep this in


mind as we enter into the biggest shopping season of the year. Shopping locally is the gift that keeps on giving! And for those of you who don’t have a favorite local store where you buy gifts, we have put together an extensive collection of products available locally to serve as your guide to shopping for everyone on your list. Dress Local,



Editor Amanda Converse amanda@lovelocalmedia.com Sales Director Todd Goyette todd@lovelocalmedia.com 774-487-1601 Graphic Design Timothy Graham timrgraham@gmail.com Photography Paul Blackmore Jen Villa (Product Shots) Editorial Intern Emma Childs Contributors Amy Szep & Samantha Welch

Published by Love Local Media Inc. thecurrentquarterly.com facebook.com/thecurrentquarterly Printed locally by Sunderland Printing on recycled content. On the Cover Devan Dress: Linda Burke, Dennis Coat: Shawl, Dennis Port Maggie Dress: Weekend, Orleans Coat: Savvy, Orleans Shailene Dress: Linda Burke, Dennis Coat: Ports & Co., Cotuit


Runway Rundown By Amanda Converse & Emma Childs Illustrations by Amy Szep

Ever hear a fashion buzz word and wonder what the heck the stylists are talking about? Here is your guide to the trends of the season.

Forest Green






Print: Plaid


Day to night, casual to fancy, either or any way, plaid, checkers and tartan patterns are more relevant this season than ever before. Plaid is still showing up in a classic 50s skirt or a 90s style flannel shirt tied around the waist. But the reason it deserves a spot in your wardrobe is because the geometric print can now be found in a sophisticated ankle length pant, a soft and drapey blouse, and even and evening gown.

Material: Tweed

Perhaps it is the popularity of the TV series Mad Men or the ever present influence of Chanel that has made tweed fabrics so popular this winter; but regardless of the reason, tweeds are showing on the runway and in your local boutique in a big way. Tweed is a rough, unfinished woolen fabric that is often used to create a chevron, striped pattern, herringbone pattern. Show it off in separates or rock a whole suit either way, you’ll turn heads.

Detail: Pleat

Pleats have been around for years, but now the trend goes further than schoolgirl image and enters the realm of femininity in a figure-flattering manner. They provide a new detail to skirts, and movement to a look while keeping it light. Knife, accordion, or superfine they show a different style. Pleats are so versatile that they can be worn heading to the office and then a girls’ night out showing off your style every step of the way.

Neckline: Funnel Neck

The upcoming winter trend of the funnel neck is a new take on the classic turtleneck. It follows the idea of a cowl neckline but has a little more structure to it. The neckline does not go up as high therefore it is not as drastic; however it still provides warmth. In big chunky sweaters or heavier coats to bundle up in, the funnel neck still provides a chic and stylish look that will become a new classic.




Shopping Local



If there was any doubt as to whether the perfect gift can be found on the Cape for everyone on your list, the following pages will put those questions to rest. From baby to brother, dog to daughter, and for every type of woman in your life, there is a gift for all of the above available at a shop right on your local Main Street.

For the Glamour Girl 1. Kit Heath Sterling Silver Art Deco Style Earrings Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans | $100 2. Ziggy Scarf Porter & Mags, Dennis Port | $140


3. How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles Titcombs, Sandwich | $12.95 4. Melie Bianco Clutch If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $58 5. Druzy Ring Mark August, Chatham | $165 6. Moda Spia Shift Dress Nicholas Harrison Gallery, Wellfleet | $200 7. Czech Glass Bead Necklace Fisherman’s Daughter, Chatham | $98 8. Girly Ear Muffs Shine, Harwich Port | $18






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Shopping Local For the Classic Woman 1 2

1. Sarah Oliver Handbag Vagabond, Falmouth | $185 2. PJ Luxe Rose Noir Bedroom I’s, Osterville | $146 3. Pia Rossini Fifi Hat Cape Chic, Falmouth | $44 4. Ugg Australia Gloves Mass Bay Co., Hyannis | $115



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5. Skagen Watch with Mother of Pearl Dial Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans | $110


6. Prana Ramona Sweater Mocean, Mashpee | $75 7. Lisette Black Polka Dot Pants Sundance Clothing | $115


Shopping Local For the Woman on the Go 2 1 1. Java Mitt The Spice Merchant, Mashpee | $6 2. Hollywood Fashion Secrets Products Bedroom I’s, Osterville | $16-$22 3. Yosi Samra Foldable Flats Frances Francis, Orleans | $72


4. Inzi two-in-one Bag Savvy on Main, Orleans | $110 5. Shag Wear Card Holder Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $14.95 6. Run Run Run Shopper Bag Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $12.95


7. iTouch Gloves Shine Boutique, Harwich Port | $18 8. To-Go Ware and Bamboo Utensils Farm Fare Market, Sandwich | $6-$12.95 9. Travel Mug & 12oz Bag of Coffee Cape Cod Coffee Roasters, Mashpee | $7.95, $9.95






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Shopping Local


For the Eclectic Woman 1

1. Cuff Mosees, Barnstable | $65 2. CPak Skull Scarf Ports & Co., Cotuit | $36 3. Homegrown Trades Scarf and Ella Tote Bag Adrift, Orleans | $32 - $48 4. Stud Earrings Adrift, Orleans | $55





7 5 5. Peg & Dick Clock The Little Beach Gallery, Hyannis | $120 6. Shiraleah Bag Sundance Clothing, Chatham | $110 7. Prairie Underground Hoodie Fisherman’s Daughter, Chatham | $228 8. Earrings Giving Tree Gallery, Sandwich | Call for Pricing



Shopping Local For the Nester



1. Pizza Book and Small Pizza Board Porter & Mags, Dennis Port | $30 - $65 2. Natural Leaf Lamp Blake & Co., Orleans | $125 3. Lobster Claw Bottle Opener Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $32 4. Stripe Fabric & Plaster Cup, Plate, Bowl Loport Arts, Hyannis | $48 ea 5. Barnacle Tumblers by A Creations The Little Beach Gallery, Hyannis | $35 ea 6. Drawer Handles Soho Arts Co., Hyannis | $5 - $9







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7. Roost Sapling Utensil Red Dun Salt & Pepper Set Mark August, Chatham | $8 and $28


8. Vase | Adrift, Orleans | $30 9. Polka Dot Blanket Blake & Co., Orleans | $170 10. Coasters Blake & Co., Orleans | $8 ea


11. Down-Filled Pillow Blake & Co., Orleans | $86




Shopping Local


For the Health Nut


2 1. Organic Hemp Seed, Coconut Sugar, Welfleet Sea Salt, Premium Organic Sesame Butter Farm Fare Market, Sandwich | $2.50 - $8


2. Blue Q Bag, Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $22 3. Body Mind and Sport Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Dennis Port | $14.95 4. Pro Lite Pulse Yoga Mat, Peace In Peace Out Cushion, Equa Yoga Mat Towel Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Dennis Port $78, $68, $42

7. TRX Home System Cape Cod Fitness, Hyannis | $189.85

5. Yoga Legging & Long Racerback Cami Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Dennis Port | $53 - $65

8. VGX Medicine Ball Cape Cod Fitness, Hyannis | $78

6. Spiritual Gangster Sweatshirt Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Dennis Port | $80

9. Polar Heart Rate Monitor Cape Cod Fitness, Hyannis | $89.95


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Shopping Local For the Traveler




1. Bucky Comfort Slippers, Travel Pillow and Eye Mask Kensington’s, Mashpee | $15-$28 2. Tan Travel Bag, Loport Arts, Hyannis | $289 3. Travel Listography, Weekend, Orleans | $16.95 4. Coatology Packable Bomber Jacket Ports & Co., Cotuit | $264 5. Pablo Valencia- Mini Compass Ring Giving Tree Gallery, Sandwich | $160.00 6. Apple & Bee Travel Tags Vagabond, Falmouth, $20 ea







Shopping Local For the Tot to Teen Girl

2 1 1. Clay in Common Piggy Bank Mosees, Barnstable | $40 2. Honeydew Overknee Socks Bedroom I’s, Osterville | $15 ea 3. Thomas Paul iPad Covers TK Perry, Osterville | $55 4. Apple & Bee Lunch Boxes Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis | $34 ea 5. Kate Grenier Recycled Bottlecap Magnets Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis | $16 ea 6. ARTichoke Elephant Light Sweatshirt ARTichoke, Brewster | $32 7. Emilime Fingerless Gloves Weekend, Orleans | $48 8. My World of Fashion Weekend, Orleans | $19.95 9. Lenny + Eva Hope Bracelet Mass Bay Co., Hyannis | $46


4 5 10. Peppercorn Kids Fox Scarf Weekend, Orleans, $32 11. Kitsch Hair Ties | Weekend, Orleans | $12 12. Topozoo Unicorn 3D Puzzle Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $9.95 13. The String Doll Key Chains Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Dennis Port | $10 14. Be the Change Necklace & Blossom Necklace Swirls Jewelry, swirlsjewelry.com | $58 & $98



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Shopping Local


For the Tot to Teen Boy 1



3 1. Waters Edge Designs Decorative Pillow Mosees, Barnstable | $10 2. Barnstable Bat Company Bat Mosees, Barnstable | $31.95

5 7. Blanket | ARTichoke, Brewster | $28 8. Chain Wallet Cellar Leather, Hyannis | Call for Pricing

3. Buoy Bat | Mosees, Barnstable | $39.95

9. Carhartt for Kids’ Flannel Button Down & Overalls Mass Bay Co. | $21.99 - 31.99

4. Wooden Shark Puzzle Mosees, Barnstable | $24.99

10. Sperry Bahama Boot Mass Bay Co., Hyannis | $84.99

5. Tie T-Shirt | Mosees, Barnstable | $22

11. So Young Toddler Backpack, Loport Arts Co. | $66

6. Miyim Organic Stuffed Gorilla Shift Eco Boutique | $28

12. Funny Faces Magnetic Build It Sets Weekend, Orleans | $18




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Shopping Local For the Man in Your Life 4

1 3 1. Patch Votive Candles Vagabond, Falmouth | $15

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2. Hudson Saddle Corduroy, TK Perry, Osterville | $205 8. Man Cave Pillow, Porter & Mags, Dennis Port | $98 3. Josie Knit Scarf, TK Perry, Osterville | $110 9. Sock It to Me Socks 4. Bosca Dopp Kit, Kensington’s, Mashpee | $185

Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $12 ea

5. Expedition Lined Sweatshirt ARTichoke, Brewster | $50

10. Daniel Wellington Watch Loport Arts, Hyannis | $229

6. Nathaniel Cole Crown Cap Mass Bay Co., Mass Bay Co. | $16.99

11. Men’s Warrior T-Shirt & Yoga Shorts Power Yoga of Cape Cod, Dennisport | $39 - $45

7. Blundstone Stout Brown Boot Mass Bay Co. | $149.99

12. Frank Lloyd Write Collection Pen The Write Choice, Mashpee | $84




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Shopping Local


For the Wee One 1. Elegant Baby Onsie Vagabond, Falmouth | $40


2. Handmade Mobile Shine, Harwich Port | $35 3. Elegant Baby Nursery Bookend Set Vagabond, Falmouth | $25 4. Elegant Baby Photo Album Vagabond, Falmouth | $27 5. Only Little Once All Stars Mosees, Barnstable | $20 6. Wubba Nub Pacifier Red Fish Blue Fish, Hyannis | $17.95


7. In2Green Baby Blanket Loport Arts Co., Hyannis | $78 8. Eliza B’s Baby Gear Bib Adrift, Orleans | $19 ea 9. Organic Farm Buddies Rattle Fisherman’s Daughter, Chatham | $10.95 10. Jellycat Book and Stuffed Animals Soho Arts Co, Hyannis $13.99 and $19.99




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Shopping Local For Your Furry Friend


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1. Savvy Tabby Sea Shellies and Rockin’ Jabbers Hot Diggity, Mashpee & Dennis Port | Call for Pricing

5. Santa’s Lucky Dog Hand Towel & Cookie Cutter Hot Diggity, Mashpee & Dennis Port | $21.95 6. Pet Play Dog Bed | Pupcakes, Hyannis | $108

2. Dog Bow Ties Hot Diggity, Mashpee & Dennis Port | Call for Pricing

7. Happy Tails Herbal Remedies Pupcakes, Hyannis | $13 ea

3. Hot Diggity Ribbon Collar and Leash Hot Diggity, Mashpee & Dennis Port | $30

8. The Honest Kitchen Lithe Teas Pupcakes, Hyannis | $14.99 ea

4. Puzzle Plush Puppies Hot Diggity, Mashpee & Dennis Port | $28.95

9. The Waves Double Dish Pupcakes, Hyannis | $18.99



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ape Cod Broadcasting is a locally owned company that not only supports and connects the Cape Cod community through various approaches, but also entertains with its four exclusive, local radio formats. Erin Madden, Carolyn Hyman, Shailene Jackson, Devan Atanian and Maggie Mae Rosendale spend their time working for this great local company. They also all happen to be beautiful, powerful and remarkable local women who wore the fancy dresses and complementary winter coasts chosen from locally owned boutiques very well.

Stop Staring Love Dress If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $180 Vinestreet Faux Fur Coat Savvy on Main, Orleans | $98


TM Collection Black Cutout Dress Mulberry Corners, Osterville | $175 Silver and Black Coat Mulberry Corners, Osterville | $85


Amour Vert Black Dress Shift, Hyannis | $196 Black and White Houndstooth Port Cargo, Hyannis | $89.95

Photo Shoot Credits Photography: Paul Blackmore Hair: Heather Callachan | Salon 700 Bridal Team Makeup: Amanda Ferraz | Salon 700 Lead Salon Asst.


Tadashi Shoji Sequin Dress Wicked Thrift, W.Dennis & W.Yarmouth | $125

Nic + Zoe Black and Turqouise Shawl, Dennisport | $218

Groa Long Coat Ports & Co., Cotuit | $988

Studded Faux Leather Jacket Cape Chic, Falmouth | $92


Joseph Ribbkof LDS Dress Pour Dame Treasure Chest, Falmouth $219.00 Zelda Preston Jacket Ports & Co., Cotuit | $420

BB Dakota Black Trench Shawl, Dennisport | $114 Aidan Mattox Silk Woven Dress Green Eyed Daisy, Falmouth | $395


Aztec Lace Dress, Linda Burke, Dennis | $88

Ali Ro Rose Dress, Weekend, Orleans | $298

Knitted Dove Fall Coat If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $110

Joseph Ribbkof Flapper Jacket Treasure Chest, Falmouth | $292

Lily Black Tiered Dress Frances Francis, Orleans & Welfleet | $139 Knitted Dove Fall Coat, If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $110




Current Beauty

Cat Eye



by Emma Childs Makeup by Samantha Welch

he cat eye eyeliner style is the perfect blend of retro style with modern flair. With a simple flick of a brush you change your style into a chic and classic look. It’s magic in the form of make up! But this winter season not only is it a dressy look, it can be taken to everyday wear. By keeping the line on the thinner side and the wing closer to the eye, it can be worn for any occasion. For daytime, keep the rest of the makeup minimal and clean. If you are feeling a punk rock vibe that day, take a smudger brush and blend away to give an effortless smoky effect. Then when you are ready to go and have some fun at night, just extend the line, make it a little thicker, line your waterline and you’re ready for anything the night has to offer. Want to push the boundaries even more? Try substituting the usual black liquid eyeliner with bold colors to add a pop of fun to your makeup.


The cat eye is great at transforming not only your style but also the actual eye. For women with slightly down turned eyes, the wing of the cat eye style can help the eye appear more open. For women with smaller eyes, the extension of the lash line with the liner can make the eye appear fuller and longer. Not only can it alter the size and direction of the eye, it can also distract from any puffiness on the lower lash line if it remains clean. No matter what eye shape or type you have, the cat eyeliner can transform any look.


Wardrobe Want Winter Coat


winter coat is something you wear every day for four months, so choosing the right one that will last, reflects your style, and flatters your body is an important investment. Finding the right winter coat has gotten easier as innovative designs and more relaxed style rules have evolved so that it is possible to find one coat for all of your needs.


First, look for one that fits into your life. If you have a corporate job, a dress coat will serve you better. If you are a stay-at-home mom, look for one that is more casual and a darker color. As a general rule, look for a coat that fits correctly (not tight), but has enough weight to keep you warm (not oversized), and always try for clean lines at the shoulder, in the body, and at the sleeves. • Curvy? Try a belted coat to accentuate your shape, and avoid looking bigger than you are. • Petite? Choose a style that hits about an inch above the knee so you don’t get swallowed up in the coat. • Fuller Chest? Always go for a single breasted coat and avoid a belted style. • Small Chest or Boyish Figure? Create some curves with detailing on top or a belted waist. • Bottom Heavy? Consider an A-line style or a coat that is flared at the bottom. • Long Waist? Find a coat with an empire waist to shorten your waist and elongate the legs. • Short Waist? Many lengths will flatter, such as at the hipbone, below the hips or mid-calf.


OUR ADVERTISERS BARNSTABLE Clean Green Meryl Lefkovich Design Mosees BREWSTER ARTichoke CENTERVILLE Centerville Yoga & Wellness CHATHAM Chatham Clothing Bar Mark August COTUIT Ports & Company DENNIS DENNISPORT W. DENNIS Hot Diggity Dog Wash Linda Burke Porter & Mags Power Yoga of Cape Cod Shawl Wicked Thrift FALMOUTH Cape Chic Treasure Chest

The places to visit as you travel around the Cape.

MARSTONS MILLS Razzmatazz Salon ORLEANS Adrift Blake & Co Frances Francis If the Shoe Fits Image Makers Weekend



Hyannis Osterville Mashpee

MASHPEE Bleu Cape Cod Coffee Roasters Green Line by K. Hot Diggity Dog Boutique Inner Glow Yoga Mashpee Commons OSTERVILLE Bedroom I's Mulberry Corners YARMOUTH W. YARMOUTH S. YARMOUTH Picket Fence Wicked Thrift



ONLINE Ava Anderson Cabo Cado Cloud Earrings Green Line by K. Lucia Moon Designs Paul Blackmore Photo. Swirls Jewelry






HARWICH HARWICHPORT Consigning Women Power Yoga of Cape Cod Shine HYANNIS Cape Cod RTA Cellar Leather Emerald Physicians Green Lotus Cafe Little Beach Gallery Mass Bay Co. Naked Oyster Pain D'avignon Pizza Barbone Red Fish Blue Fish Rendevous Sass Shift Soho Arts Women's Workout Co.

West Dennis




West Dennis Yarmouth Port South Yarmouth

Harwich Harwich Port


Mystree Red Blazer

One Look, Three Ways Liberty House, Falmouth | $82 Citizens of Humanity Highrise Skinny TK Perry, Osterville | $235 Anallili Tie Neck Blouse Cape Chic, Falmouth | $159 Jane Tran Bobby Pins TK Perry, Osterville | $30 Corso Como Pump If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $125

SOFT Joie Verity Tunic TK Perry, Osterville | Call for Pricing Nikkibikki Leggings Shine, Harwich Port | $18 Jane Tran Beanie TK Perry, Osterville | Call for Pricing Steve Madden Boot If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $112

FX Dressed Shift Dress Shine, Harwichport | $64 Infinity Scarf Green Line by K, Mashpee | $29 Wide Striped Clutch Porter & Mags, Dennis Port | $55 Tom’s Nepal Boots If the Shoe Fits, Orleans | $122





STYLE PROFILE Alison Kelly Alison Kelly graduated from Barnstable High School in 1999, and went on to study jewelry design at an affiliate institute of Parsons abroad, and then fashion design in Florence, Italy. She ultimately graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from Mass College of Art and Design. Since college she has had a clothing line in some form, and in 2006 she was a contestant on Project Runway. Here’s what she has been up to since. CQ: You rebranded Dahl in 2012, can you tell me how that came about? AK: I was married in 2011 and designed my wedding gown and seven mismatched bridesmaids dresses in blush pink. This mini-collection literally became the catalyst for a new bridal and party dress line for Dahl. I hadn't wanted to touch the bridal industry before that, because I found it stale and full of clichÊs. I asked myself: why shouldn't the fabrics and silhouettes used in bridal be comparable to ready-to-wear or high-end fashion? Then all of a sudden, weddings were becoming much cooler, and people seemed to be having a lot of fun with them. Not all women fit into the traditional bridal molds of style and aesthetic, and I felt that I may have something valuable to offer them. CQ: Who/what would you say influences your work? How do you get inspiration for your designs?


AK: Vintage gowns and textiles, iconic pioneers in fashion like Isabella Blow, Vivienne Westwood, Grace Coddington, artists such as Erte, John Singer Sargent, Marilyn Minter, Shae DeTar, walking on Long Beach in Centerville, the Brewster flats. Aside from all of that, real women inspire my work. Working one on one with a client to create their ideal silhouette is very influential and an invaluable tool in terms of getting to know what women are wanting in a dress, what their idea of beauty is and how they want to celebrate it.

takes to produce at home, selling at extremely lower costs than what seems fair, creates a conundrum and a bit of a fast-fashion nightmare. CQ: And the most rewarding? AK: I was never one to fantasize about the perfect white wedding, so I was shocked by how much I enjoyed planning the artistic details of my own celebration. I get a charge out of working with clients on color schemes and fabric choices, to lend a hand in bringing their vision to life. The biggest gift is when I receive photos from a bride or client; to see my dresses come to life as characters in someone else’s story can be heartwarming and encouraging.

CQ: Who is your target customer? AK: A bohemian, a free spirit, a shameless romantic, a bride wanting to adorn her maids in mismatched dresses or vintage-inspired frocks, the CQ: What advice would you give people who are no-fuss bride, the non-bride bride... interested in getting into the field? CQ: In your opinion, what is the most challenging AK: I believe that experience is everything. If you're interested in becoming a fashion designer thing about being a fashion designer? take classes, learn to sew and draft patterns, intern AK: I am not your typical fashion designer for a designer. You can begin by getting the sewing seeing that I run a boutique business. I tend to book I wrote, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, work directly with my clients and produce on a relatively smaller scale; everything is sourced and which is full of projects for the novice to the produced domestically and fairly - which comes advanced sewer. I studied fashion in college and at a cost. I find the biggest challenge in the fashion my one regret was not taking business classes, industry is sustainability. The US makes only 2% which would have been extremely very helpful of it's consumer fashion, with most design houses now. Study many aspects of the field and see where producing overseas for a fraction of the cost it you end up.





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The Current Quarterly : Winter 2013  

Fancy dresses and coats along with a local gift buying guide fill the pages of the Winter Issue of Cape Cod's only fashion magazine.

The Current Quarterly : Winter 2013  

Fancy dresses and coats along with a local gift buying guide fill the pages of the Winter Issue of Cape Cod's only fashion magazine.