Fenty X Puma Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Barbie met Tomb Raider in Fenty X Puma’s Spring/Summer 2018 runway show. The collection played on athleisure with a retro take on athleticwear: wind-breakers, track suits and shorts layered over cycling shorts, neoprine and diving suits turned catsuits, trendy off the shoulder dresses with long sleeves. The bad looks included the unflattering monokini- a maxi…

Fashion Adulting: Closet Curation, Spend or Save

When you’re young, you buy what appeals to you, what you think will make you stand out and seem different- paying little attention to fit, silhouette, print and color, or whether or not the garment wears you.  As you mature and grow into your style, you learn what to splurge and save on, what flatters…

Versace Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear

The Versace Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear collection started off with a monochrome look composed Capri meggings (men’s leggings), socks and sandals, and a windbreaker coat, then came suiting, a leather blazer with notched lapels, a leather three quarter length coat and a cream jacket version, long-line shirts, flowing nylon coats, and a tuxedo bib shirt? I…

Prada Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear

The Prada Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear collection was, similarly to Gucci’s, inspired by travel, although with a more modern take- packers geared up in gray button ups, straight leg pants, turtle necks, and sandals.  Three quarter length coats, windbreakers- “one thing’s for certain Dorothy- we’re not in Kansas and this ain’t Glamping hunty” (No wonder she…

Converse-ation

Let’s have the Converse-ation about Converse…you may hate them, you may love them, and yes, they may be on-trend for a while longer.  Fashion is just about ready to move from the 90’s into the 70’s, and that means that you can expect to continue to see 90’s influenced fashion for 3-6 months past that…

Celebrity Fitness: Star Quality

Celebs cover fitness mags accross the board: Ryan Reynolds on Men’s Health, Kate Hudson on Self, and Jaimie Alexander on Shape.  Stars known for their bodies, fitness, health and diet often cover fitness magazines more than fitness gurus and models.  Studies show people trust attractive people, and because these are familiar faces of presumed healthy…

Joie De Vivre

The things which bring us joy and ecstasy in life must be the things we pursue to the ends of the earth.  Whether they be the small things, or the grandiose- they are what gives life it’s zest, flavor, the joie de vivre. I am enjoying the Parsons Teen Vogue Fashion Industry Essentials Certification, and…

Sportif: Athletic Inspired

For my Parsons Teen Vogue Fashion Industry Essentials Certification Program, I decided to take inspiration from the shift away from purely athletic workout clothing, to the more fashionable look men workout in nowadays…well, the stylish guys anyways. I’m wearing my own graphic t-shirt design, Phillip Lim 3.1 French Terry Joggers, White Black and Silver Nike’s, a…

Ethics in Fashion: Labor and Environmental Concerns

The True Cost of Labor: In the past few years, we’ve heard of several buildings collapsing in India, as well as stories of workers being burned alive after having been locked inside factories that caught fire.  Underpaid, beaten, and forced to work in terrible conditions within dilapidated or unstructurally sound buildings, factory workers toil away…

Movado: Too Little Too Late

Movado adds pedometers to its Movado Movement “Smart” watches. A step behind, this venture into tech-style preludes a leap ahead…we assume.  I don’t think it’s enough, but we shall see how Movado and other watch brands try to catch up to Apple and Samsung in the smart-watch movement.        

Palm Beach Swim Week 2015 Preview

Above, models wear bikinis and swimwear as a preview of what’s to be presented at Palm Beach Swim Week 2015- the event was hosted by President of PBSW, Lilyana Eisele, wearing yellow above. Standing with several of the designers presenting at Palm Beach Swim Week, President Lilyana Eisele spoke on the coming events, including the Live Absolute Art…