Tag Archives: Universal Standard

mannequins and self-portraits, seeing me

Mannequins If we think of mannequins at all, we think of the ubiquitous figures we see standing in store windows everywhere. But the development and history of mannequins is fascinating. The term mannequin is from a French word, coming from the Flemish word meaning “little man.” The very first mannequins were dressed up dolls. But […]

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a beautiful mess

Earring of the Day This single ear pendant, from Luiny, answers to my love of, what should we call it, quirkiness? Just imagine wearing this, just this one piece of jewelry, with a black dress and red or pink lipstick. Minimalism anyone? A Beautiful Mess My “slow fashion shop” is a mess, and it has […]

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better cotton, better clothes

“Recycling vintage denim, sourcing sustainable cotton, and improving wash processes from start to finish, are just some of the ways that Gap is working to make denim that looks good and feels good, inside and out.” The Good News Right next door to the Gap store on Fifth Avenue, is a small pop-up shop also […]

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there is nothing like a dame

Dame  Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for L’Oreal Paris Universal Standard This dress is from Universal Standard, mentioned before, here. They continue to surprise me with some of their really smart designs. Look at the cool angles in this aubergine colored dress. They’re subtle but important; they make what would otherwise be a simple dress “evening […]

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