Archive for ‘Fashion’

July 24, 2012

Ameila Earheart: Well-Dressed Feminist

Today on Ameila Earhart’s birthday, we celebrate the accomplishments of  an inspiring woman who made history.  As a pilot and author, her journeys set records and won her distinguished awards. She helped women achieve their dreams of entering the aviation field by helping establish The Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots and as a counselor at Purdue University. Amelia was able to break the barriers of gender and gain the respect she deserved in a male dominated field.

Here’s how you can recreate the look of the “queen of the air,” who has become such an American icon.

(Haute Hippie Pants, The Row Jacket, Topshop Scarf, Rag & Bone Shirt, MICHAEL KORS belt, LeBunny Bleu Oxfords, Belstaff Jacket)

May 31, 2012

Wisharawish Akarasantisook– Your New Favorite Designer

The Mango Fashion Awards chose it’s winner, Wisharawish Akarasantisook, yesterday at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in Barcelona after narrowing finalists down from over 250 entries from allover the world. The most recent 4th edition of the prestigious contest, occurs now every 18 months, seeking out the newest designers in fashion under 35 and  awarding them €300,000 to live their dream.

Wisharawish, is a designer from Bangkok, Thailand. I watched the video of his pieces and it pretty much blew my mind, the guy is a genius. In the video he speaks of incorporating an animal motif onto human bodies.  I really can’t wait to see what he does in the future. See for yourself…

May 1, 2012

Thursday Friday Bags for Everyday of the Week

Living in New York means that you pretty much automatically become a bag lady (or man). I truly feel that I am constantly lugging around totes full of groceries, laundry etc. etc. and it is only a matter of time before I must adopt an abandoned shopping cart to transport my belongings. Well, as I was shopping around in SoHo this weekend I stumbled upon a little ray of sunshine called the Together bag by Thursday Friday. This bag is a flexible and roomy tote that has the print of what appears to be a designer purse, what the designers refer to as an “anti-status status symbol.”  

Not to mention, Thursday Friday is run by two smart and awesome ladies, Roni Brunn and Olena Sholomytska.  The trend for spring is bright bags so you can really kill two birds with one stone, functional and fashionable. Love it! The bags run about $65, but it’s a small price to pay when you can feel chic toting bags around the city. They also have a pretty cool blog, check it out here.

May 1, 2012

HELMUT by Helmut Lang

So, I don’t know about you, but Helmut Lang’s asymmetrical cuts and drapey fabrics are enough to make me drool. The only downside to Helmut Lang is that the pieces are usually pretty pricey, but good news, there is now going to be a capsule collection called HELMUT where T-shirts are more like $90 instead of $150. No, I don’t have $90 to spend on a T-shirt, but lower prices means lower sales prices and what’s not to love about that! Yay. Here’s a few pieces that you can purchase here before the line is even released in stores .

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April 19, 2012

Travel Style

Over the years I have found myself traveling more than ever and making a lot of mistakes when it comes to picking my en route outfit. Although going on a trip can sometimes be stressful, picking out what you are going to wear can be very fun! I always try to look my best when traveling, but also stay comfortable. I never know where I am going to get swept off to once I arrive, so I have to be prepared.

No matter what season I am traveling, I always find that I am freezing on the way to my destination. In order to combat any extreme temperatures, I plan my outfit in layers. This can also be helpful if the weather at your destination is warmer or cooler.

 Shoes are very important decisions. They must be cute but practical. I have tried to travel in heels, but I have learned the hard way that this is not the best choice. A ballet flat or loafer will due the trick.

It is also important to pick fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily, you don’t want to arrive looking all crumpled. This is why I usually stick to a chic skinny jean instead of a skirt. As far as make-up goes, I usually try to keep it simple, but reapplying a fresh coat of lipstick can really liven up your look and keep you fresh.

 Overall, color choice should be neutral because you may be transitioning from day to night during your travels.

April 17, 2012

Summer Festival Chic

Coachella opened this past weekend, providing us with an array of fashion dos and don’ts for music festival season. This is a time of year that I look forward to not only for the amazing performances, but also to see what everyone else is wearing! It is very important to keep comfortable, cool and chic.  Check out these outfits I put together for looking summer festival fashionable.

This outfit is for total comfort. Shorts are great because you have a lot of flexibility and less worry when it comes to sitting and moving around.  A tank will keep you cool when those temperatures are scorching and a headband can keep the hair out of your face!

This look is a little less laid back, but still comfortable. The backpack is a great item because their tends to be a lot of vendors and handouts at festivals. A short floral dress is always a go-to when the weather gets warm and it looks super cute! Jazz it up with an ankle boot and some earrings and you can look simple chic.

This outfit is definitely cute for a day at a festival. The long maxi is cozy, but if you have plans for night it can be a great transitional piece. The floppy hat will shield you from the suns rays and the wedge sandal can also transition great for your plans after the show.

 

April 16, 2012

Short Shorts

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Short shorts have definitely made their way back on and off the runway. Although I love this look, because for one thing it reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw, I am very weary to sport the booty short. How short is too short? I have experimented over the years with different short lengths and well most of the time, as cute as they can be, shorts can be extremely uncomfortable and unpractical for wearing in public, especially if you have a little junk in the trunk.

Thinking back, I haven’t ever really seen anyone sporting this look, except for the scantily clad American Apparel girls and celebrities, but it never looks quite as classy as the runway. I am definitely not the conservative type, but when is it okay to show a little cheek? I mean I am not planning on going to a roller rink or disco anytime soon. Anyway to anyone daring to rock the hot pant, I say, “You go girl.”

March 17, 2012

St.Patty’s Green

So, I probably only wear green on one day out of the year and that day is always St.Patrick’s Day.  This holiday was created to honor the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, but for me it’s a celebration of all things fabulously green. If you are going out to celebrate, check out some of these ways to sport pieces without looking like a leprechaun.

February 22, 2012

Asymmetrical Maxi Must-Have

So, as I have mentioned in previous posts, I love anything asymmetrical. I think having a difference in lengths really spices up the silhouette of an outfit. When I saw asymmetrical maxi skirts and dresses trending for spring, I was so excited. I absolutely love the look! It shows a little bit of leg, but still gives the comfort of a long maxi skirt. Gotta have it.

This Funktional Doppler Skirt is so cute with a floral print . $145 at Revolve Clothing

I actually own this one, it looks best rocked with a striped tank. $19.80 at Forever 21

February 21, 2012

Jane Fonda: Well-Dressed Feminist

To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.

Most people who think about Jane Fonda, probably recall the 1980s image of the fitness video guru in a unitard that left little to the imagination.  But, before becoming a workout icon, her early acting career was launched by movies like Barberella, which worked to, in a very interesting way, change the way women were viewed. Forty years later, Fonda co-founded the Women’s Media Center and has spoke out against female genital mutilation. In 2001, she even established her own organization called the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health.

During her many efforts to fight against patriarchy and improve the plight of women all over the world, it is no secret that Jane Fonda has also continued to have a great personal style. Making her obviously, a well-dressed feminist. Check out this interview with Fonda on feminist.com and this timeline of her iconic looks.