Once again, the fashion world is trying to make over-the-knee socks and thigh-highs happen. But like over-the-knee boots, thigh-highs have a habit of looking trashy if not worn properly. There’s just something about inches of exposed flesh between a sock and a miniskirt that screams Catholic school girl gone wrong. I will say that I like the idea of layering over-the-knee socks over a pair of tights for a cozy knit legs look. Really, this is the only practical way to wear thigh-highs or over-the-knee socks because no one enjoys a cold kitty cat … if you feel what I’m saying. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Wearing white after Labor Day these days is as acceptable as wearing black to a wedding or skipping pantyhose at the office. It’s an old-school fashion rule that has not only been broken but practically rewritten.
“Not only can you wear white after Labor Day, you should wear white all year long, especially if you live in a seasonless climate,” Charla Krupp, fashion expert and author of How to Never Look Fat Again, tells StyleList. “White can be stunning in a dress, jacket, sweater or coat.”
Heather Kenny, a Chicago-based style expert, wardrobe adviser, and personal shopper agrees, but does have a few white-wearing caveats. Read more … Keep reading »
An arrow might be a deadly weapon, but this Miju Arrow Ring is all about being sweet. It’s made of copper dipped in rubber to give the arrowhead a candy-coated look. This ring is basic enough to wear daily, but also unique enough to get noticed.
This dress, made from old computer wires, is by designer Tina Sparkles for the Keep Austin Beautiful Recycled Fashion Show. The “Project Runway” enthusiast in me thinks it looks awesome. But the practical side of me thinks constructing clothing that’s unwearable in the real world from repurposed “e-waste” isn’t really that green, considering how you are using resources like electricity while you make it. Sparkles calls the dress an “art project” and says it took her all summer to build. But lucky for us, she also has a book called Little Green Dresses with 50 far more practical patterns for re-used/recycled apparel. And if you’re interested in cutting back on your own “e-waste,” Sparkles offers more info on her website.
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Harvard Business School student Vivian Weng has had first-hand frustration with the fashion industry both as a consumer who pays high prices for clothing and as someone who has worked with designers who struggle to reach their target audiences. In an attempt to “democratize fashion,” she’s just launched FashionStake, a website that allows users to put a “stake” into an up-and-coming designer. How it works: Pre-order an item from an exclusive collection, or pledge $50 or $150 to the designer’s target fund. Once the goal is met, the designer creates the collection for the users, who get a $125 store credit and a 40 percent discount. There are also some extremely special VIP perks for people who invest certain amounts, including tickets to NYC Fashion Week, freebies, and lunch with the designer. FashionStake already has some recognizable names on their roster: The first designer is Nicholas K, followed by Lewis Cho, Aira, and Yotam Solomon. Keep reading »