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This morning as I was driving into work this song by Baz Luhrmann came on the radio. I haven't heard it since high school and it instantly brought a smile to my tired face.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen, here's a little background: In 1997, columnist Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune giving much-needed life advice to youths. The advice from this famous essay serve as the lyrics to Luhrmann's song.
Take an extra five minutes out of your day to listen to this song. It's some of the best life advice I've ever heard. Of course, never take anything for granted. I hope this gets you through the rest of your workweek.
Happy Hump Day, everyone!
Summer has officially arrived in New York City. Everyone is breaking out their shorts, breezy fabrics and flirty dresses. This summer is the summer of prints and brights. Loud, fun, obnoxious, novelty prints and bold, saturated colors. Prints of all kinds including florals, animal, skulls, paisley, preppy, you name it. I myself love bold abstract and tribal statement prints. Itâ€™s a great way to stand out in NYC.
New Yorkers are all in an unspoken competition to see who can stand out the most and make a statement. Life here is about celebrating individuality and having others notice and acknowledge it. But in a place where the competition and ambition are high, no one will notice you if you donâ€™t give them a reason to. Â Incorporating a colorful print into your outfit is a simple eye catching way to spark interest. Â Check out the bright summer prints on these street stylers in Little Italy. (more…)
“Lively. Radiant. Lushâ€¦ A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” is the first quote you'll read off Pantone's homepage regarding the 2013 color of the year: Emerald.
â€œGreen is the most abundant hue in nature â€“ the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in todayâ€™s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors,â€ said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. (more…)
I LOVE vintage everything. The idea of a vintage piece that has stood the test of time and lived to tell a story about it fascinates me. The garments and accessories from past decades reflect the mood of the people, the advancement in technology, political drama and social standards. Through time loosened whale bone corsets, shorter hemlines, burned bras, acid wash jeans, and men with lipstick have become socially acceptable, though not without controversy and drama.
Why the constant push for change? Because fashion loves drama, drama is entertainment, and entertainment is money. After all, it's money that makes the world go â€˜round. And although past trends may resurface there is always a new modern twist. Fashion will continue to push social boundaries so long as people can be offended and technology advances.Â (more…)
I woke up this morning with the sun streaming in my window reviving my inner 70s bombshell wannabe (hello Brigitte Bardot) and a little of Carmen Sandiegoâ€™s catch-me-if-you-can mystery while trying to hide under the covers for some extra sleep. What better way to satisfy my style icon craving than with a floppy hat? The hat, might I add, is the ULTIMATE understated, attention grabbing accessory. Everyone always notices the girl in the hat before anyone else in the room. A Lovely Bird floppy hat is an excellent choice for a look similar to mine or a Civil Clothing snapback for those urban glamazon days.
Back to my icon cravings. (more…)
Last night marked the eleventh season of Project Runway, which premiered on Lifetime at 9pm. There's a new set of eager and talented designers ready to send their looks down the runway. However, in this season there's a twist. Every challenge is a team challenge…yikes.
We were excited to hear one of our models, Katrina, will be walking the runway! Last night, designer Stanley Hudson got paired with Katrina as his lovely model. Stanley is on Team Keeping It Real, who won last night's challenge to design a garment inspired by New York City. (more…)