When your teenage daughter declares ‘ Mum, I have something to tell you”, one usually thinks the worst. When Hannah said this to me six years ago, I knew she wasn’t about to tell me something dire, and I had an inkling what she was going to declare. “ Mum, tomorrow I am shaving all my hair off’. Her beautiful hair! The locks that I had so lovingly braided from the time it was long enough to - and she could sit still for more than two minutes. Those natural curls that were often tamed straight or worn like Princess Lea.
Fashion trends come and go with time but they always seem to come back around again in some shape or form. May it be gogo boots from the 60's or 90's denim. Looking at what's all the rage I feel it's safe to say we're on a 90's-rewind. That wouldn't be so bad if we were digging through our parent's closets and reliving the past but it really isn't so. Faux vintage is what's in and with that comes a price not attached to the top. Looking at other aspects of our "trend landscape" concerns seem to arise. So instead of discussing how dreadful cheetah print is or flared denim, I want to bring your attention to fashion fails we face as a society and what we can do to change them.
Death to Denim
My grandmother grew up in a small town in Sonora, Mexico, living with 10 siblings. She was the eldest daughter, so she was in charge of ironing her brothers’ jeans. (Exhibit 478 to answer the call: Unionize Eldest Daughters. I’m getting it tattooed under my left buttcheek. If all you who know the eldest-daughter-experience want to get a matching one, truly, let me know.) The iron was made of iron, heated over coals, to flatten the rough, coarse material of small-town Mexican denim. She hated ironing all those tough jeans. As soon as her own Mexican-American daughters were old enough to iron, and the iron itself was modern enough to not be made of iron, she taught them and left them to iron their father’s clothes.
Make Red Hats Wearable Again.
I love hats. Big hats. Tiny hats. Knit hats. Hats with a wide brim. Berets and bucket hats. My mother's always told me I look good in them, and her praise encouraged me to start a hat collection from a young age. Name a kind of hat, and I've got it in a bin inside my closet.
Creating A Capsule Wardrobe
Everything is so hectic these days. We’re pushed to be our most productive selves all the time, to HUSTLE. We’re pushed to make so many decisions in our work life, our home life, and our social life. We’re just trying to balance it all! It’s so easy to get burned out though, and even having to make small creative decisions can take away from the energy we have to complete larger, more creative projects. That’s where the capsule wardrobe comes in. It’s a simple concept. You create a wardrobe of carefully curated items that not only “spark joy” as Marie Kondo would say, but are easily put together to create simple, yet stylish outfits in no time.
SWAY TV On Amazon Live
SWAY TV, with its founding hosts, Jezlan Moyet, Laura Odegard, Ellie Rivers, Tambi Saffran, Natasha Phillips, Tanya Memme and Shayla Hess has become a leading digital network on the Amazon Live Shopping video platform. Streaming multiple times a day, SWAY TV is providing what has come to be known as “Shopatainment TV”. With its mission to inspire, educate and entertain viewers that come to the site seeking shopping inspiration and in many cases looking for deals to fuel their passion to discover great items to buy from Amazon. Replays are available on their site http://shopswaytv.com where viewers can Shop The Show with all the confidence they get from being a customer of Amazon.
Have Yourself an Upcycled Little Christmas
Sustainable, or ethical, fashion continues to rise in popularity, garnering widespread chatter in the fashion world & popular culture. Seeing as how sustainable fashion is better for both your budget & the environment, what better year than 2020, amidst a global pandemic, to make upcycled clothing your gift of choice this holiday season.
Manly men always wore dresses.
So recently the biggest argument besides why masks have to be worn in covid hot spots involves Harry Styles snd his vogue cover shoot shoot. For those of you who have managed to avoid Twitter during the pandemic, Harry Styles killed it when he wore a dress in vogue magazine.This has of course led to several right wing tweeters to create the “bring back manly men” movement.
Spring 2021 Fashion Trends Inspired by Media and Entertainment
Pop culture and social media are determining factors on what's trending. The media reports celebrity news daily, capturing every fashion look and latest whereabouts. Watching television shows and movies often double as window shopping for viewers as each characters' wardrobes are carefully curated.
(Disclaimer: this article was originally posted at wessexscene.com on February 13th 2020. I am the original author). For myself and many others, the turn of the decade has motivated a desire to try and have a more sustainable lifestyle, and one of the easiest ways to do that – if you aren’t compelled to adopt a plant-based diet – is to buy less clothing. The fashion industry alone is responsible for about 8% of global greenhouse emissions, outweighing the carbon footprint of international flights and shipping combined. For some, cutting down on shopping habits and sourcing your latest garms from a sustainable brand can be a tricky task, but sustainable shopping doesn’t have to be an arduous process.
She couldn’t help but frown at the conundrum. “There’s no way Samantha Townsend, part-time college student, part-time office secretary, can afford that luxury outfit she’s wearing!”
My Love of Al Wissam Leather Jackets
Al Wissam is a clothing designer brand based in Detroit that has some of the most beautiful jackets you’ll ever see in your life. Though mostly only Detroiters wear them they can be purchased online by anybody that wants to buy one. Al Wissam is the Rolls Royce of leather jackets from the slick one-of-one designs to the multi-colored stitching and exclusive price tag. This kind of quality doesn’t come cheap and you get what you pay for in life and leather jackets are no different. I started my journey with the brand in 2003 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Women in particular love these jackets they can’t help but touch them in admiration it’s like they have a love spell on them or something.
A Comprehensive Guide on Choosing The Men's Summer Suit!
In summer, you want to dress in light and comfortable clothes. But many have to go to work. And no one prefers to attend office in shorts and a T-shirt. Therefore, it is worth choosing a comfortable summer suit. This clothing option can be done in a classic style, but there are also more relaxed options.
Little Black Book of Dreams
“Why must it always be Moleskine, Toni?” Khadija asks, “You’re always complaining about how you can barely afford buttons for the next collection yet every month there’s a new delivery of five black Moleskine notebooks. And leather-bound, no less! Aren’t you so-called creatives supposed to draw in unlined sketchbooks that you then fill with random bits of fabric?”
"I feel like every other culture is celebrated, except for black people." -Daniela Tabois
For the 21 years I've been on earth, not once have I doubted or lost my interest and curiosity in the everchanging industry of the fashion world. I have always been interested in fashion. Don’t ask me when- all I remember, is that a once young girls dream, has now become a reality. And through the influence of good people I've come across, my love and passion for pursuing a career in fashion, has only been skyrocketting, and I can say it has and still is the only thing that keeps me motivated until this day.
The excesses of the rich and famous
Meghan Markle spent $265,000 on her wedding dress by Givenchy, $157,000 on a Stella McCartney reception dress, and $12,000 for a ball gown. This is a total of $434,000 on 3 outfits. The average working American could have done the following with that money. Purchased a decent home and furnished it and bought a really nice vehicle and had money left over to save. This is not an indictment on Markle but using her as an example of the extravagance of those who live lives of privilege.
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