Thirteen years ago I was a teenager in a small coastal town having no idea what I want to do or be when I grew up. I remember watching a movie and afterwards I knew I wanted to work in magazines, I had no idea what I wanted to do in magazine I knew I just wanted to be there.
I was taught that wearing black to a funeral represented being in mourning and expressed respect for the grieving family. Truthfully all the funerals I attended were indeed very sad. In the early 2000’s however I was the member of a church where the pastor said the final service should be a celebration of life. Shortly after this a church member who was in his 50’s passed away. It was announced that his widow wanted everyone to dress in white and light colors to celebrate her deceased spouses life. Since that time, most everyone uses the term “celebration of life” service, yet feuneral goers continue to dress in black as if they are in mourning.
A new year has begun and that means its less than six weeks till Fashion Week for the 2020 season begins! New York Fashion Week launches the season beginning February 6, 2020 and runs through February 13, 2020. Fall styles will be on display as designers explore the year’s trends and create new ones. Venues vary, since venue has become just as important as the clothes featured. Several studios around the city including Spring Studios (https://www.springstudios.com/) and Pier 59 Studios (https://www.pier59studios.com/nyfw) will host shows but designers have been finding more and more unique locations to play host to their collections. See: Marc Jacobs in an abandoned subway or Zendaya X Tommy Hilfiger in Harlem at the Apollo (https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/nyfw-spring-2020-biggest-moments-tommy-zendaya-marc-jacobs-rihanna-1203279593/ )
With fashion trends changing so rapidly, it can be very easy to lose track of what's 'in' and what's 'out'. However you still should consider your personal taste before you fall down intro the traps that trends often set. Just because a specific style turns heads and becomes the norm on the runway, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll fit for you.
What is this preoccupation with wearing Black?
The tropical and summery escape never goes out of the date in any weather. For your next vacation, the random sightseeing, or any top to bottom exploration plan, all you need is the perfect pair of shoes with you. Vacationing with all the fancy footwear is not at all practical. The sleek and comfy tropical can be your perfect choice for the outdoor paradise.
Fall is FINALLY here, and if you're anything like me, you are ecstatic that you can step outside once again without having to worry about extreme temperatures and how that effects your outfit and makeup choices. The great thing about fall is that you can start wearing layers again, which allows you to start with some very basic pieces and add jackets and accessories to take the whole look to a new level of style. We are entering the seasons of experimentation, meaning now is the time to break out those eye shadow palettes, to mix and match patterns, and pair pieces that you might not have thought to pair before. To help you look at your closet with new eyes, or to make sure you get your wardrobe ready for autumn, be sure to brush up on some fall fashion tips you have to try so you're as excited about fall as you are for the summer months!
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Winter is here and it’s time to stash all your shorts, skirts, and sleeveless dresses back in the wardrobe. But what should you wear that can keep you stylish as usual, but also cozy? Nothing to worry about since we’ve got you covered! Below we have made a list of some outstanding outfits that you can wear this season. With these, you can stay warm in the cold season, without compromising on your looks. After all, you deserve to stay as cool as the temperature, especially when going out for an important occasion. So let’s take a look at some must-to-have outfits for this year’s winter.
The era of very brightly colored clothes which has held sway for some time now is gradually diminishing. Yes, we all liked the “summer” kind of dressing where the colors popped off everyone’s clothes.
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