Electro Shock Therapy: Micro-current in Beauty Crazed Anti-aging

We’ve discussed peeling faces off with acid and jabbing them with dozens of needles, in my micro-needling post for example, here on my blog and YouTube Channel SubversiveStyle, but now we shall dive into a different type of current…the electrical kind! Electrocution may seem like a step above or below micro-needling, depending on your perspective,…

Fabulous Fashion: Dior’s New Look To Now Exhibit

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit was certainly titled appropriately, abounding with fabulous fashion from post war era to modern times. Upon entering, I was greeted with Dior’s New Look, the inspiration for the exhibition, which changed the silhouette and hemline of wartime garments back to full skirts, cinched waists, and floor lengths as a…

DIY Halloween Costumes From Scratch

I wanted to create our Halloween costumes from scratch, and decided to sew Pirate Vampire looks inspired by the victorian trend we saw hit the runway. I used Simplicity pattern 4059 to create bishop-sleeved frill-collared shirts and Vitorian knickers to match, and hacked the pattern to add a button fly, draw string waistband, and differentiated…

Trend Alert- Mini Low Down: Bitty Bags Pre-Fall 2018 Spring/Summer 2019

Small bags have been hitting the runways hard since LV showed it’s small boxy trunks and Moschino caused a sensation with quirky bags made to look like (extra)ordinary objects. From Balmain to Chanel, houses have begun putting out alternatives to the classic clutch and small handbag or pocket-book. We’ve seen menswear shift to accommodate men’s…

Labyrinth: 3D Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2019 SS18

3D fashion show inspired by the 50’s, unrequited love and yellow flowers (tabebuia), love and heartbreak. Butterflies and Moths translated into literal and abstract prints, with some pattern pieces and garments mirroring the shapes of the wings, as well as appliques. I chose to embody the different styles that came out of the fifties, the sock hoppers, greasers, beatniks and the glamour evoked by old Hollywood.I chose to embody the different styles that came out of the fifties, the sock hoppers, greasers, beatniks and the glamour evoked by old Hollywood.

Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018

Vibrant prints, embroidery, and appliques make Elie Saab Pre-fall 2018 a standout collection. Studded fringe leather moto jackets, lace-up and grommet detail dresses, a metallic black and burgundy striped knit dress, a gold studded red and black tweed jacket, a sequin and embroidered bomber jacket and thigh high boots, and studded tuxedo pants, all paired…

Fendi Pre-Fall 2018

A witchy western vibe resonates with fifties glamour throughout the Fendi Pre-Fall 2018 collection, which features sheer black chiffon tops with Bishop sleeves; scooped, plunging, boat, and bishop necklines; velvet and leather skirts; pleated floral print and golden rod skirts; raspberry gingham suiting; raspberry mint and black plaid fur-collared trench; and laser-cut notched-lapel black leather…

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018

The Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018 collection marks a shift in the brand’s visual style.  It seems that Paul Surridge, the new creative director (Vogue ’18), succeeds in taming the wild animal that is Cavalli and its prints- almost everything is salable, marketable, wearable.  There is a marked difference between this and recent Cavalli collections which really…

Re-Weave Relief: I’m Sew In!

After my previous post, “Post Extension Blues,” I heeded my colorist’s warning not to install extensions or weave my hair for at least THREE WEEKS! I turned to wide brim hats, fedoras, and caps after experiencing hair-loss from wearing other people’s hair and processing my own from darkest brown to platinum blonde repeatedly…both DIY and…

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018 featured striped chevron print off-the-shoulder dresses, a continuation of the bag and bag-accessory evolution with unique strap details including prints and frimge, cut-outs, sheared fur in intricate prints and textures, and an interesting use of fabric selection. Pointed and peep-toe heels were paired with plaid and striped stockings. Models were given blue…