For me, fashion goes beyond just throwing a bunch of designer items on top of each other. Don’t get me wrong, I love my designer pieces, and I love to wear them with each other all the time. BUT, I think someone who is really fashion-forward can look great without any designer pieces especially byContinue reading “Playing Checkers (or should I say tartan) with Fashion?”
It’s finally time for that magical time of the year filled with great clothes, friends, and memories. YES! Its NYE! Obviously, going into the new year, we all like to look our best. But what do we wear to show that we are going to be our best ~most fashionable~ selves this year. Well, IContinue reading “New Year New Fashion? NYE Clothing Guide”
What preceded the bra? Before the bra was created, women were used to sporting corsets. Not only did corsets support their breasts, but they also slimmed the waist through their tight design. However, as time progressed women began to revolt against the corset. The corset created its own sense of medical problems for women whichContinue reading “How did the Bra come to be?”
Carrie Bradshaw sitting with Big in her pink Louboutin heels in the mesmerizing city lights of New York: Carrie and Big’s love story set the stage for Sex and the City. Sex and the City brought the opulent world of fashion to each house through a seemingly normal friend group. It is because of theseContinue reading “Sex and Fashion: The Tension Is Real”
Clothing has had a historical sense of pride in the human race. In Oriental China, systems of robe colors indicated social structure. The more ornate your robe the more wealthy you were considered. The Hausa community in Africa has used Turbans and layered clothing to portray wealth and status. In the western world, before theContinue reading “How classy are you?”
A big problem in the fashion industry is cultural appropriation. Where can we draw the line between borrowing fashion from different parts of the world and stealing cultural aspects without remorse? Fashion is derived from the location it exists in. For example, what is considered fashionable in Asia is different from what is fashionable inContinue reading “Commonplace Cultural Appropriation”
The history of style shows fashion’s support of minorities and expression of one’s identity. It is quite amazing to see how fashion has developed with time especially when looking at it from a bird’s eye view. Taking in the beauty that is the history of fashion, however, can only be truly appreciated when we breakContinue reading “The Evolution of Style”
Much like other industries, we see fashion expanding everyday. It grows in the scope of ideas, collections, and trends, but what about inclusivity? Fashion in the past and still to this day has tried its best to fit and cater to multiple body types– plus size, petite, etc. There is always still room to growContinue reading “Does Fashion Enable People living with a Disability? Maybe?”
I am a sucker for jewelry. I love, and I mean LOVE LOVE bracelets, necklaces, and especially rings. I day dream about my future Juste Un Clou ring from Cartier and constantly think about piercing my ears and buying Chanel huggy earrings. But the biggest turn off for me, is the price for designer jewelry!Continue reading “Do We Live for Repurposed Jewelry?”
The concepts of Religion, Fashion, and Gender are all explicitly related. We see society use concepts of Religion to push certain modes of dress. Society’s expectations from us to behave in a certain manner is commonly explained and defied in the world of fashion. But where are these expectations derived from? Let’s take a lookContinue reading “Religion, Fashion, and even Gender”
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