BY Teresa Lu
on Mar 22, 2013
My little sister, who is graduating high school this year, has been trying out new styles of makeup and also wants to dye her hair blue. She says that this is all in preparation for college. In a more brooding tone, she confesses "I feel like I care a lot about how I look... Is that bad?" In high school, clothes and style seem to be indispensable to one's self-worth, from the hairstyle to the shoes. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Mar 06, 2013
How freaking SWEET does this woman look? Tesnim Sayar, 21, is an art student in Denmark who started designing her own rebellious Muslim clothing and accessories after she bought a spiked bracelet when she was 12. Since then, she’s combined her religious garments with her goth-punk style and rocks handmade headscarf mohawks as well as plaid, piercings, and chains.
Her creative take on traditional garb could be controversial to more orthodox Muslims, but Sayar doesn't see any conflict between her style and beliefs. “I am Muslim. I like my religion, I like my scarf. Read More
Andrea Diodati’s Fall 2013 collection, titled The White Fall, is a collection made up of cotton candy separates and sugary sweet styling. In NYC’s lovely All Souls Chapel, the scene was set with sparkling lemonade, pink cotton candy via Handsome Dan’s and a live performance by songstress and pianist, Nibia. The styling of the models and overall vibe of the show were initially reminiscent of Meadham Kirchhoff S/S’12, but the show soon took on a life of its own. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Jan 09, 2013
The aesthetics of the New York Punk scene have inspired fashion for decades. Dirty hair, unnecessary sunglasses, and leather jackets never go out of style…plus you can validate your disheveled appearance when there’s no time for a shower.
London designer SIBLING has taken that punk inspiration to a whole different place for their collection of men’s knitwear. Read More
My boyfriend and I recently took a leap of faith, quit our jobs, and took a much needed vacation from New York City across the border to Canada! We chose three cities and took our first train ride to Montreal. We spent most of our time there and then headed for a brief visit to Quebec City and Toronto.
We both invested in new cameras right before we left and were staying with seasoned photographer Mary Elam so we were all a bunch of photo-happy campers. We even created this short travel film of our adventures in Montreal. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 10, 2012
Ari Seth Cohen, creator of Advanced Style--a fashion blog that features older people in amazing outfits--has partnered with Australian band Van She to create a series of videos that explore what happiness means. (Van She’s latest album is fittingly titled Idea of Happiness.)
Jean (L) and Valerie (R)
For the first video, Cohen picked two of the fabulous ladies from Advanced Style, Valerie and Jean (aka The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas), to talk about what happiness means to them. Read More
BY Lan Truong
on Oct 04, 2012
Keep your toes toasty this fall with a pair of Rockford Red Heel Monkey socks--adorable and classy socks that'll make you smile when you kick off your shoes. For a fun, layered look, wear them over tights with a skirt and ankle boots.
Rockford Red Heel Monkey Socks in Brown, $7.00, woodlandsshop. Read More
BY Lan Truong
on Sep 27, 2012
Gawd, I love colored cords. They're so much more fun than blue jeans.
When wearing colored cords, I usually like to keep the rest of my outfit simple; a grey sweater looks great with cords of any color, and you can never go wrong with a pair of black flats.
Corduroy Pant, $22.99, target. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 20, 2012
Designer Tara Subkoff is creating fashion for thrifty cool girls while simultaneously challenging narrow beauty and style ideals. She put on an exceptional show for her Spring 2013 line for her label, Imitation of Christ. The aptly titled "This Is Not a Fashion Show" moved away from the idea that fashion has to be flawless and fall into the weird notions of what's considered beautiful or desirable. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 11, 2012
Vaute Couture, the super stylish coat maker, has unveiled its new coats for this winter: a collection of vegan and fair trade coats that are made of eco-friendly and sometimes recycled materials. Even better, they're made in the U.S.A. Founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart created Vaute in 2008 in order to offer coats that were warm enough for harsh winters without containing any animal products or compromising on aesthetics. Read More