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#BoycottDollsKill: 13 Ethical Alternatives to Dolls Kill
I've been a fan of Dolls Kill for about five years. It's been my go-to for clothing for as long as I've known about them. They have it all—rave clothes, goth boots, festival pants...You name it.
Zero Waste: Getting Started.
Let me start off by saying that 'zero waste' will be a coniunous journey. In our consumerist culture nothing comes without some kind of waste attatched to it. Alas, that should not stop us from trying our hardest to minimise our impact on this poor little earth. Here is the beginning of my journey - about a year of being conscious of what I'm buying. Read for some useful tips, some interesting stories, and what I've learned.
No, you don't need more loungewear
I love fashion. I've always used it as a chance to express myself. University was the time I really got to explore this avenue. Every lecture or library trip became a fashion show for me.
The Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic On The Fashion Industry
The COVID-19 Pandemic has spurred the biggest economic and humanitarian crises around the world. No matter how stable the economy is it's getting shaken with every passing hour. Effecting thousands of industries and sectors, the pandemic is leaving its drastic influences on the fashion industry which is of its discretionary nature is showing a gradual downward graph and a stressful future awaits.
Cool Girl Connection
Cool Girl Connection was founded by myself, Nicole Kay Clark and photographer/videographer, Ricardo De Jesus in June of 2017. After working as a model for over a decade, I felt that the industry truly needed a change. Upon meeting Ricardo while on a business trip to Puerto Rico and realizing that we shared the similar interest of initiating a creative shift, we joined together in San Diego, CA and Cool Girl Connection was born.
Dye For Ru
Creativity I have always been artistic in many ways. Growing up playing piano, drums and guitar. From drawing outside the lines to at home fashion shows and making silly videos with my little sister. I believe my fun upbringing has allowed me to blossom into the individual I am today. I spent the past four years as a makeup artist. Our modern world of technology has given me the chance to create content for brands, Instagram has provided me a place to showcase my brand and I look forward to developing a website very soon. You all can find my work on my Instagram platform: @itsmolls
Top 5 Vogue Italia Covers that were more than just Fashion.
Franca Sozzani was the editor of Vogue Italia from 1988 up until her tragic death in 2016. Her work was considered controversial and she received constant backlash from critics about her Vogue Italia covers. Unfazed by the critics, she continued to create the most talked about magazine issues.
- First Place in Unpopular Opinion Challenge
Unpopular Opinion: Golden Goose Footwear Aestheticize Class and Erase Labor
As the world reached its second millennium twenty years ago, the West was in the midst of an unprecedented and exponentially increasing gulf between producer and consumer. As most assemblage and creation of clothing continue to move in large swathes from the domestic to the international sphere, customers purchasing garments experience a distance between these textiles and their own lives. This results in a desire for an individual story attached to these mass-produced clothes at the level of aesthetics in high fashion and materiality of ready-to-wear apparel. As we transition further into the 21st century, internet platforms widen this interaction between producer and consumer. Coupled with individual story-based digital architecture as well and a push towards secondhand buying due to climate anxieties, having a story behind the garments you’re wearing seems more important than ever, even if that story isn’t yours.
It's finally February 2020. It really seemed as though January was two months long to be completely honest. With the transition of the holiday chaos and things just winding down I never thought February would get here.
How to Op Shop
Op shopping is a wonderful way to find new, unique clothes on a budget. It’s also great for the environment, as it extends the life of garments that might otherwise end up in the bin. Most are run by charities, where the profits go to a good cause. But while some people seem to find wonderful pieces with little effort, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here’s how I go about it:
Trends to Watch out For in 2020
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.
Make the top of every "Best Dressed List" this Holiday Season!
Wether it's the office party, Family function, girls night out or a romantic evening, you always want to look your best (even if it's just to show that one relative you don't really like that your doing just fine). There is no better way to do this then to walk in with a killer outfit! Having a few holiday staple outfits ready to wear day or night will make sure your prepared for any events that come your way this holiday season!