Category: Trends

color pop

When you wear mostly black, when it’s your “base layer” so to speak, what do you do if you want to splash around with a bit of color? You go for the pop. You can do it with almost any article of clothing.

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Scarves are a common way of adding color to any basic outfit, but you can also use tights, like I did here.

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lush, plush, feels good

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I love velvet. It’s lush, it’s plush, it feels good. Once upon a time, I thought of velvet as something for old ladies who wore gowns to the opera. Then, about five years ago, I bought a velvet dress from Nili Lotan and fell in love with this amazing, versatile fabric. I wear the dress at night and during the day, I wear it with tights and I wear it over slim pants. 

I so need to feel comfortable, competent, and ready for anything these days. Velvet makes me feel that way.

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La fille Colette, body and soul

 

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Colette Chretien

 

So, you like femininity, versatility, and slow fashion? I wrote about Colette Chretien, of La fille Colettehere. Well, Colette has done it again, created more beautiful dresses for her summer “desk-to-dinner” collection.

I love the way these dresses look both sporty and feminine—and they somehow manage not to provoke my extreme fear of color. The bare shoulders and backs of the long dress are a perfect way to show some skin without overdoing it. Shoulders don’t age!

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why you should care about fast fashion

Rana Plaza

02Bangladesh-web-master675DHAKA, Bangladesh — The police in Bangladesh filed formal murder charges on Monday against 41 people accused of involvement in the 2013 collapse of a building that housed several clothing factories, leaving more than 1,100 people dead in the worst disaster in garment industry history. (New York Times, June 1, 2015) See this short video to learn more.

 

Some of the companies that the factories at Rana Plaza manufactured apparel for were: Benetton, The Children’s Place, Mango, Joe Fresh, and Walmart.  

 

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