Bucks Designer House & Gardens Opens Sunday

“Some owners may have the choice to show their attic into a loft, main bedroom, or home workplace, with out having to cope with confusing zoning restrictions,” Cohen says. You might potentially double the square footage of your house in case your basement footprint mimics your one-story home, in a move that Cohen says will considerably impression the resale worth of your house. “From a resale standpoint, think about remodeling this area into a person cave, game room, or second lounge. We at all times suggest including a minimum of a half bathtub when refinishing your basement, despite the added value,” says Cohen. These are the 16 issues all smart householders do every year. Even if your own home is in southern California, and also you don’t want it for warmth, Dominguez says homes with fireplaces typically sell for 10 p.c more than related homes without one.

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Remembering Alber Elbaz, Visionary Designer, Generous Spirit, and Friend to All

Alber’s thoughts perhaps reflected his roiling disagreements with Mrs. Wang over the future direction for the brand that he had so powerfully reinvented. In 2015, soon after Alber received his Superstar award, his 14-year association with Lanvin came to a shockingly abrupt end. There was stupefaction in the fashion industry when he wasn’t snapped up by another powerful brand, but perhaps a wounded Alber was biding his time.

He collaborated on a fragrance with Frederic Malle; Alber wanted to replicate “the smell or perfume of a dress.” When I met with him to discuss it Alber had just returned from his legion d’honneur ceremony: his second, in fact he was getting an “upgrade” (he was now an Officier de la Legion D’Honneur).

“I’m taking the time,” Alber explained when I asked him his thoughts about reentering the fashion fray, “I’m really thinking about what it is that I want to

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Fashion designer Jessica McClintock dies age 90

Designer Jessica McClintock, known for concoctions of calico and lace that accompanied girls and women on the most important occasions of their lives, has died.

She was 90.

Dresses, handbags, watches, eyeglasses and jasmine-scented perfume – the ’70s and ’80s designer, and beyond, did it all, outfitting women and girls for Sweet Sixteen parties, Quinceaneras, Bat Mitzvahs, and proms, weddings and legit galas.

“I believe Romance is beauty that touches the emotional part of our being,” McClintock stated on her website.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home. (Roger Ressmeyer/)

Lace, ruching and cascading ruffles were her stock in trade. Last year she celebrated the half-century mark in the business, according to People.

The famous also donned

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A Designer Who Celebrates West Indian Elegance

Maximilian Davis grew up in Manchester, England, in a lively, close-knit family for whom fashion was a shared interest. His mother had modeled in the ’70s, and both his father and older sister studied clothing design before pursuing other careers. Davis himself was just 6 when his maternal grandmother taught him how to use a sewing machine. She also instilled in him the importance of “using clothes to represent who you are,” he says. “She always made an effort. She would wear the most colorful embroidered nightgown, spray herself with perfume before bed and say, ‘If I die in my sleep, I want to smell nice!’” Seeing her in her Sunday best for church also left an impression. “It was the one moment where the Black community in our area would really get dressed up,” Davis, now 25, recalls. “There was something joyous about that.” It was fitting, then, that

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