Gucci Resort 2018: The Sloppy Copy

I took a moment to reflect on Gucci’s recent collections, and honestly feel like I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the librarian look, the 70’s has been great to Gucci and I likewise will adore many of the on-trend looks and grimace at others.    The look that stood out from the collection was the…

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…

Vicuña: Wealth in Wool

In modern history, the animals rightfully owning the en vogue skins and furs have literally been hunted to the brink extinction; and in at least 13 cases, made extinct!!!  That’s right, we totally wiped out a species- the Steller’s Sea Cow, which is similar to dugongs and manatees.   Whenever a species is targeted for its…

Trump’s Trade Policy’s Affect on Beauty and Fashion Industries

From NAFTA to Protectionism, what might Trump’s trade policy’s impact on the American fashion and beauty industries be? Issues with Trump’s Trade Policy in Regards to the Fashion Industry: Government, Economy, Trade and Fashion: Currently, we as a capitalistic country do not enforce protectionism; government lets business do what it pleases, this is called “laissez-fairee,”…

ParsonsXTeenVogue Fashion Industry Certification Program

Day 1 was a fail: They didn’t give me my login info. Day 2: Overview of the Program, features, 1st course Intro to Visual Style Day 3: Assignments  I’ve just started the Parsons Teen Vogue Fashion Indistry Essentials Certification, which is a five course program. How it’s laid out: Online Video. The Teen Vogue Handbook….

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…