Sunday, February 16, 2014

What is a pervasive fashion trend?

A pervasive fashion trend is an element of popular fashion that transcends product lines and categories. It may be details, colors, prints or patterns, textures, lines or shapes, or any other characteristic. A pervasive fashion trend is found in many products, including clothing, accessories and home fashions. Recent examples of pervasive fashion trends include animal prints, geometric patterns (such as chevrons), specific color or palettes, such as bright colors (a la Skittles). Past pervasive fashion trends have included lacing, neon colors, polka dots, and tie-dye.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Why Would Anyone Wear That? Fascinating Fashion Facts by Celia Stall-Meadows, illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener. Published by Intellect Books, 2013. A second volume is in the works.

Recent book presentations and signings:
92Y-Tribeca in NYC on July 10, 2013
Diggin It in McKinney, TX on May 11, 2013
Saks 5th Avenue, Tulsa, OK, Spring 2013

Below are links to an excerpt from the book (pp. 4-5) and a television interview with the author.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Available Now: Nonfiction book, "Why Would Anyone Wear That?"

I've authored a new nonfiction book entitled "Why Would Anyone Wear That? Fascinating Fashion Facts" published by Intellect Press (2013). The beautifully illustrated book explores extreme fashions from head to toe, including the high pointed hennin hat, the codpiece, a corset, and chopine shoes. The fashion's popularity is discussed in terms of the social, political, and economic characteristics of the time (the Zeitgeist). I've attached the URL for a local television interview about the book on Fox 23 Good Day Green Country show:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Need help with resumes, cover letters, and interview questions?

A few years ago, I created a tutorial with several sample resumes, sample cover letters, and a list of commonly asked interview questions. It is still available online at