BY Intern Jessica W.
on Apr 13, 2011
When wandering the seemingly endless world of Tumblr and fashion blogs there tends to be a never ending ocean of pictures displaying stick-thin, model looking girls and and an overall lack of diversity in size. Curve Appeal (http://curveappeal.tumblr.com) is a blog, which argues, curves are beautiful too! Many of the pictures are self-submitted by readers, along with their measurements or are found images that have made their way on to the site. These women are proud of their curves and it shows. Read More
Spring is in the air, which means so is prom season. In celebration, a few designers and models have released prom photos of themselves from back in the day. Amongst the adorableness is Betsey Johnson who, turns out, was prom queen in the frilliest, puffiest, pinkest dress imaginable. This picture just makes me so happy because, her hair might be kookier, but really not much has changed. Would you expect any less from Betsey?
[source: Teen Vogue. Read More
You might be surprised to know that one of the best street style blogs around doesn’t chronicle the style of models or fashion editors, but, in fact, the style of senior citizens! While some street stylers favor young, model-esque bloggers who basically look good in a potato sack, Advanced Style documents the colorfully chic over 60 crowd. Since 2008, this blog has offered "proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age."
When it comes to style, many senior citizens have a "no fear" attitude that you've just got to admire. Read More
BY Eileen Milman
on Apr 07, 2011
April Showers getting you down? Brighten up your spring, by wearing one of Dutch artist's, Sander Reijgers, new hoodies made from recycled sex toys! Using patches of rubber, from what seems to be mainly from blow up dolls, these hoodies are seriously weird. Seeing the dolls gaping mouths hanging out of the back of a hood is mildly disturbing, but also strangely, pop art like.
The entire effect is very colorful, and pretty silly. I could see some sneaker-heads rocking these hoodies with some brightly colored kicks. Read More
Tavi of Style Rookie’s newest post might come as a shock to some as she questions her passion for fashion, but surprisingly, I think it’ll make a lot of fashion lovers identify with her. Well maybe not in a “Can I have a normal conversation with Anna Wintour while wearing a Feminist sweater given to me by Kathleen Hanna?” kind of way, but in a growing up and finding that hardcore passion for something can come and go or wane in intensity. Over the past three years, her blog has really grown in popularity, but her excitement never seemed to wane..until now. Read More
on Mar 23, 2011
Ari Seth Cohen brings his blog, Advanced Style, to life today on Nowness.com. He has roamed the streets of New York City in search of the most stylish older women, speaking to “silver-haired confidence.” The short film features fashion icon Iris Apfel, “Off Broadway” owner Lynn Dell, and Alice Carey, fashion extraordinaire/writer. Filmmaker, Lina Plioplyte and Ari Cohen remind us to not be afraid of aging, proving that our personal styles will only advance in age...(hopefully). Read More
This past week I was able to catch some of the most stylish South by Southwesters walking to and from the massive amount of shows and parties going on. From 6th Street to Waterloo Records, spring style was popping up everywhere. While I hear it's still chilly where I live in NYC, my hometown, Austin, Tx, decided to skip spring altogether and head right for summer sunshine. While it's both a blessing and a curse, one thing's for sure: it sure is refreshing to see spring dresses, flowers, and sun hats after months of just mittens, sweaters, and overcoats. Read More
I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters. Read More
on Mar 11, 2011
Bill Cunningham New York is a wonderful documentary directed by Richard Press that explores the idiosyncratic street photographer, Bill Cunningham. The camera follows the octogenarian around on his bicycle as he zooms in and out of traffic, and as he stops frequently to shoot interesting looking fashions on the streets. He’s been working as a street shooter for the New York Times since 1978. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved looking at his pages in the Times, and it’s always a thrill to see him in his ubiquitous blue jacket. Read More
on Mar 10, 2011
A new collection is now available for Good Wood NYC, featuring Dia De Los Muertos necklaces with hand painted Mexican-style skulls. Designer, Kerri, and her team of creative wood sculptors are a favorite of ours and her newest work did not let us down! Good Wood also does custom orders that are made and directly shipped out of Brooklyn, New York. Check out their newest collection online including highly detailed necklaces, bracelets, and rings. www.goodwoodnyc. Read More