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.

DIY Til I Die: Oversized T-Shirt to Fitted Muscle Tee. 

 In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to revamp an oversized t-shirt into a fitted muscle-tee.  I’ve begun upcycling, fitting, and editing clothes that don’t fit me well: it’s a great alternative to throwing out the ill-fitting and buying unnecessarily- it’s also a way to be environmentally and fashion conscious given fast fashion piles up…

Fashion and Beauty Ethics: Fair-Trade, Fair-mined, Cruelty Free

In my posts, Ethics in Fashion: Labor and Environmental Concerns and Ethics in Beauty and Fashion, I discuss several concerns regarding the fashion and beauty industries including pollution, waste, and labor.  In terms of pollution, contaminating water sources, dumping, and the chemicals involved in manufacturing and dying fabrics and garments caused for birth defects and…

Dressing for Your Lover

We all know there are aspects of fashion and beauty each sex finds attractive- and you may have heard women say they’re dressing for men or women.  When discussing womenswear, there are “guy shoes,” maybe sexy vixen stilettos, and there are dresses that are a girl’s girl, something men might find too something or other……

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…

What the Literal Fuck? Models Have Sex in Eckhaus Latta Ad Campaign

Certain taboos seem outmoded- Free the damn nipple people, they’re baby bottles for Christ’s sake. Nudity? Not a major issue if it’s artful- I think America is a bit too conservative in regards to nudity and sexuality.  Hardcore pornography, censored or not- we can still see the D- may be a different case. I’m not…

Resort 2017 Fashion Shows

Helmut Lang Altuzarra Boss Isa Arfen Givenchy: youthful yet mature, edgy and ethereally feminine, the Givenchy Resort ’17 collection was beautiful, fun, chic and wearable. Norma Kamali Marchesa is known and renowned for its carpet-worthy gowns. The Resort ’17 collection was full of beautiful dresses and gowns, embellished with feathers, beading, and floral embroidery. I…

Fashion and Beauty Trends From Fashion Weeks Fall/Winter 2016 FW16

Fashion Weeks typically follow certain trends globally, with each city having things in common with and differing from the other parts of the globe. In the videos below I discuss trends we’ve seen in fashion and beauty from Paris, London, Milan, and New York Fashion Week. Fashion Trends: As we move from the 90’s and…

Giamba Fall/Winter 2016 Milan Fashion Week MFW FW16 AH16

The Giamba Fall/Winter 2016 Milan Fashion Week was full of hard edged versus soft and frilly: leather, lace, tulle, ruffles and frill, the cropped mini Moto jacket we’re seeing everywhere, and platforms shoes and boots.  Animal prints, florals, and lip and hand prints complimented the white, black, and pink color palette.