I've seen all of the pictures from Fourth of July BBQs and so many "wedding szn" pictures I'm surprised there's anyone left to be wed in this country. I won't lie to you and say I love summer as much as the next person, because I don't. When I walk outside and feel sweat beads … Continue reading I accidentally started shopping for fall already
We're taking a break from our regularly scheduled fashion programming to talk about me and moving to New York.
I know I'm always posting about my favorite vintage Levis or the best new top I got for $5 at a vintage store, but if any of you are wondering how I've come to hoard these pieces, this post is for you! There are few things quite as intimidating as a thrift store with piles … Continue reading Thrifted: A Guide
Losing a designer always breaks my heart in the worst way. They share art with us in a very different, more intimate way than other artists. Ever since I heard the news this morning about Kate Spade, I've been reflecting on how much she shaped my life without ever actually touching it. In middle school, … Continue reading The woman who never stopped playing dress up
Mom jeans, tiny sunglasses, sneakers with dresses... all of my favorite ugly clothes are returning. My instagram feed is full of trends that are actually fun to look at! Boring fashion is not normcore's fault; it really does have its place (think: Chloé, simple but chic). If you’re not sure what normcore is, it can … Continue reading Fashion is getting ugly (read: interesting) again
Breaking news: irresponsible fast fashion company is racially insensitive. The Swedish brand H&M has been under fire since Monday night, ever since they released a hoodie on a black model that reads, "Coolest monkey in the jungle." Celebrities like The Weeknd, Diddy, and LeBron James have all spoken out against the company. The Weeknd, who has … Continue reading H&M apologizes for racist sweatshirt, but what about their sweatshops?
Now that Christmas and New Year's have passed, it's time for my favorite holiday, award season! The Golden Globes kicked things off last night in a major way. Even if you don't pay close attention to these awards, I'm sure you were aware of the #TimesUp movement to support victims of sexual abuse. Celebrities came … Continue reading #TimesUp: a fashion statement, a political movement, or neither?
If you search "feminist" on Forever21's website, you will find a page full of women-promoting products. What you won't find is that workers were paid 12 cents a garment to make them. Feminism has become a marketing tool for designers and brands. However, they're not all practicing what they print. Fashion Pseudo-Feminists All fast fashion … Continue reading Fashion: A Feminist Issue
The Designer Spotlight is a monthly column that features one impactful designer and what they did for the industry. The story of a designer truly never ends, so long as their clothing lives on. The mark of making it as a designer is to be outlived by your creation. Elsa Schiaparelli, the divorced daughter of an orphan, … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Elsa Schiaparelli
Growing up, I always thought I was a confident person. This was due mostly to the fact that I was comfortable: comfortable in my town, with the people. I was established. For eighteen years I never had to worry about introducing myself to people, because in my town, everyone already knew everyone. I was successful … Continue reading How Fashion Saved My Self Confidence