30 mai 2015

15 THINGS EVERY FASHION GIRL SHOULD DO THIS SUMMER

1) Sunbathe poolside at one of New York's chicest rooftop pools. Enjoy cocktails and poolside bites for those of us who are over the Hamptons. 2) Visit The Met Gala's 2015 exhibition, "China Through The Looking Glass" at the Met Museum. Bonus points if you show up in the same look Rihanna wore to this year's Met Gala. 3) Take a weekend-long beach trip to debut the best swimwear of the season. Whether you're reaching for a chic one-piece or a high-waisted bikini, use this as your opportunity to make a style statement. 4) Keep up... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2015

Grant Fell's greatest challenge yet

Former Headless Chicken, fashion icon and creative visionary – Grant Fell is a man of many impressive talents. But his biggest challenge yet, reports Jeremy Olds, may be the one he's facing now. When he played on stage to thousands of people, he always felt a little uncomfortable. Once the music started he'd relax, but he had no lust to be famous, and he found organising the shows to be just as satisfying as performing. At Fashion Week he always has a front-row seat, and he mingles and smiles for the social pages, but he'd prefer to... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2015

The voice of a fashion novice

LAHORE: A host of designers have recently forayed into the fashion world with real gusto, offering a myriad of sartorial options. A few of these novices seem to have struck the balance between delivering visual appeal with a high quotient of wearability, and even fewer have risen to the fore over a short span of time. Among these is Ansab Jahangir, who, after having begun designing for her friends and family seven years ago, formally launched her studio and Eid collection in Defense, Karachi on May 16. Designing clothes, Jahangir... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2015

WHEN YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE FASHION YOU REALLY WANT TO WEAR

There is currently $12,861 worth of shoes, bags and clothes sitting in my Net-A-Porter shopping cart. $12,861 worth of Chloe, Givenchy, The Row and more designers that I can't afford to welcome into my closet—and none of which I actually plan to buy this season. File this under: designer-taste-on-a-fast-fashion-budget problems. This is not "confessions of an online shopping addict." This is a tale much worse and much more pathetic—confessions of a wannabe online shopping addict. I have this habit where I spend an embarrassing amount... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2015

Fashion Industry Can Sell More Clothes With Average-Sized Models

Fashion designers and retailers looking to make a name for themselves might want to take this piece of advice: you'll sell more clothes to women if you use average-sized models in your advertisements. This suggestion comes courtesy of several new studies conducted by the University of Kent, which found that women were more likely to buy clothes from a new clothing brand if the company used "normal" women in their promotions. In three separate studies, researchers asked women between the ages of 18 and 25 to look at marketing... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2015

How American Indian Fashion Looks Without Cultural Appropriation

It's bigger than fashion. That's the first thing to know about Bethany Yellowtail's work, a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing. Elk teeth line the sleeves of one gown, drawn with intricate floral beadwork, that drapes, glistening black, on the body of Jade Willoughby, an Ojibwe model from the Whitesands First Nation in Northern Ontario, Canada. All of Yellowtail's collaborators are indigenous: Thosh Collins, the photographer, is Onk Akimel O'Odham, Wah-Zah-Zi and Haudenosaunee. Martin... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2015

The Met exhibition looks at Chinese influences on Western fashion

The Costume Institute is housed within the Metropolitan Museum of Art but exists in a separate universe, one with its own galleries, budget, press representative and aesthetic protocols. To some this fashion-world apart is a Martian oddity; to others it is a vital preserve of Venusian luxe. Either way — and for better and worse — it has never been as fully integrated with the Met as it is in the exhibition that opened this week called “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Designed to illustrate the influence of Chinese culture on... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2015

Aliza Licht's Tips For Finding Your Style and Dressing For a Fashion Job

Aliza Licht — better known as DKNY PR Girl — has built an entire side career off of dishing out advice for those looking to advance both inside the fashion industry and outside. The product of that work? "Leave Your Mark," in which Licht expands her 140-character quips into a 288-page guide to getting where you want in your chosen field. It covers everything from handling social media gaffes to negotiating the different personality types you're likely encounter in your career. But of course, as a fashion PR maven, Licht also has... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2015

Stuff's wedding of the week

They met at school before separating for university - but thanks to a mutual friend they reunited years later, resulting in a riverside Adelaide proposal, and a wedding on a cliff overlooking the Cook Strait. But we'll let Laura-Alice fill you in on all the romantic details . . . How did you meet? James and I met at a co-ed drama class between Nelson College for Girls and Nelson College for Boys. We dated for a while before breaking up to go to university, but we were reunited when a mutual friend told us that we had ended up living... [Lire la suite]
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