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Men, It’s Time to Borrow From the Girls (Don’t Worry You’ll Still Look Masculine)

Women are familiar with “Borrowing from the boys” when it comes to style. We’ve got “boyfriend jeans”, “boyfriend blazers”, and oversized menswear inspired shirts. In the age of defying gender norms, it’s now becoming more mainstream for guys to borrow from the girls (about time!). Men, especially heterosexual men, often complain there’s not a lot of options for them when it comes to fashion, but in reality, they may just need to expand their view. So, men– here’s how to incorporate “traditional womenswear” into your wardrobe in an effort to take your style to the next level. WAIT. Don’t click out of this post just yet! Keep an open mind… I promise you’ll still look masculine. 1. Grandma’s Shawl Yes, the model looks like he’s wearing a blanket he grabbed from the couch or perhaps his grandmother’s shawl. BUT, doesn’t he look good? Well, I mean the outfit. The look reads as fashion forward. What makes it particular successful is the monochromatic element. Imagine him without the shawl. Eh… Now with he shawl? FIRE 🔥 …

Ceci ne pas une Fashionista: A Collaborative Review of the S/S 17 Shows

T-minus five minutes to leaving time and I have just about hauled myself out of bed; making camp by the sink, solemnly brushing my teeth and begrudgingly yanking on the closest baggy, black-coloured garments to hand. A hearty congratulations is in order if it’s a day where I decide to forgo the sports leggings (it’s comfy-chic, right?). Therefore, it can be safely assumed that I am not a fashionista, I don’t claim to be and doubt I ever will. But that’s not to say I turn a blind eye to dresses with pockets nor appreciate a guy in a well-cut suit… During my time in New York, I was lucky enough to accompany Niyah to a number of fashion week’s most exciting shows and able to witness the forefront of pioneering and flamboyant fashions. I can completely sympathise for the blood, sweat and tears that went into these works of art, despite feeling hideously out of my depth and ignorant to the importance of these ‘hip’ and ‘funky’ clothes. So I was completely shocked when …

After Work Art, Drinks, and Fashion

A couple of weeks ago on Tuesday September 13th, my friend Neha and I met after work at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Event Space. I had been invited to the Art Hearts Fashion NYFW The Shows. For a full week, dozens of brands showcased their collections at this space. Neha and I saw three of them. I was really impressed with the venue of the event. Compared to the previous NYFW show I was invited to (click here), it was a lot more elegant and fancy. There was good music, an open bar, art on the walls, well dressed people (an older crowd, more like 25-45), and the lights were dim which set the mood. I had high expectations for the fashion we’d be seeing. Here are a few video clips that give you a better idea of the atmosphere. And now for my review of the collections we saw… Marta Zampolini This was the first brand we saw go down the runway, and I wasn’t impressed. The looks reminded me of something K-mart would …

Proenza Schouler NYFW S/S 17 Review

Proenza Schouler came about in 2002 when two Parson School of Design seniors, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, decided to work together on their senior thesis. The project ended up becoming their first collection for the womenswear brand. The line was bought in its entirety by Barney’s New York. Since then it has evolved into carrying accessories, opening several Brick and Mortar stores across the world, is sold in 100 exclusive retail outlets, and has won 5 CFDA awards. “Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed fabrics.” [Source] This is a snippet of the report I did on the brand for my fashion history class last semester… but I thought it was the perfect intro to this post about Proenza Schouler’s S/S 17 collection. There’s a lot Jack and Lazaro have done well here. First is their in-your-face color and cutouts. The …

3 Aspiring American Fashion Designers to Look Out For

Starting my second year of starting this blog in 2011, I started to receive invites to New York Fashion Week. While it was flattering, I was unable to attend due to the fact that I was 1,000 miles away from the Big Apple, and the times conflicted with my school schedule. This time around, I was delighted to be able to RSVP: YES, and attend some of the shows! The first set of shows I attended was this past Sunday. As far as transportation? I walked 10 blocks, and arrived at the scene. The CAAFD (Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers), put on a fabulous showcase of three up-and-coming designers at a packed venue. Before I’d even arrived at the location, there was a huge line of at least a hundred people waiting to be let in. There were photographers taking photos of people’s outfits in line, interviews happening for news outlets, the whole shebang. I assumed most of the people invited were like me, bloggers of some sort, perhaps instagram “celebs,” I didn’t recognize …

ADEAM // NYFW S/S 17 Review

The time has come, we are in the midst of New York Fashion Week! Now that I live in NYC it’s a completely different experience being this up close than it has been in the past. Usually I just wait for the shows to pop up on Vogue.com and write about the photos I see, and the videos I can find online. This time, I am a part of the madness. My internship is at a PR firm, so we represent quite a few different designers, and I’ve been helping out with a couple of those shows. There’s also the general atmosphere. I see models everywhere, and even saw Kanye’s models for Yeezy Season 4 several hours before the show where they were getting ready, because I happened to be running an errand in the same building. It’s a crazy, not-so-fabulous, time in the fashion industry. People spend 6 months prepping for it, only to see a 5 minute show. Over the next month, I’ll be posting and reviewing my favorite collections from NYFW as …

Resort ’17 Review: Rosie Assoulin, Roberto Cavalli, Delpozo

Since the Resort 2017 shows are in full swing, check out some of my favorite shows of the season so far. Let me know in the comments what your favorite shows have been! Rosie Assoulin      In a word, Rosie Assoulin’s Resort show was fun! Filled with eccentric feminine details, a Cuban influence, and natural styling, every look is perfect for the warm weather. I especially loved the ruffled tiers featured on a few different dresses and skirts. There were also some really fun puffy sleeve detailing that Rosie named after mushrooms for their unique shape.   Roberto Cavalli      These clothes are crazy, but I love them. While I’m not always a huge fan of Cavalli, this collection really seemed to get it right. Peter Dundas described the collection’s inspiration as “She’s a rock goddess and a summer traveler.” It’s as simple as that. Each piece feels completely unique, like a one-of-a-kind flea market find from some faraway country. While these pieces aren’t exactly designed for everyday, the loose, effortless shapes echo the hopes …

Daap Fashion Show 2016

I look forward to the end of April every year. It’s around that time the DAAP Fashion Design Seniors are about to graduate, and I have the pleasure of modeling their beautiful collections on the runway. This year’s DAAP fashion show was this past Friday, April 29. What was different about this show than the past 3 years I’ve done it, is that every collection was on point. I seriously couldn’t decide what my favorite piece to wear was, where as in the past, there’s a clear winner. Take a look at what I wore below (shoutout to my father for being my personal photographer). I walked for 10 designers and wore a Macy’s outfit which is one of the sponsors for the show. There will be a video coming shortly that highlights the show, I’ll add it to this post once it’s live. I am already counting down the days until next year! 😥

Nail Looks from the Runway to Try Now

In need of a little nail inspiration? Check out some of my favorite spring looks from this year’s runway shows that are easy to do at home. Matte Crimson Try this twist on the classic nail staple by adding a matte coat to your favorite red polish. The modern addition definitely prevents it from going retro. Pearlized Nude Perfect for anyone who wants the fun of nail polish without the worry of a lot of upkeep, this sheer shade is an enhancement to your nails. The futuristic look of this color is cool, but not too far from your bare nail and will hide wear and tear. Only apply one coat to achieve this low-key look Big Bird Yellow Bring a little happy to your hands with some optimistic yellow. If you tend to wear a lot of neutrals this can be a great pop color that can really make your outfit say SPRING. Taupe If you can’t bear to step away from your favorite mannequin nails, make a subtle change by trying taupe. The slightly …

Test Drive Spring Shoe Trends for Under $40

It’s finally warm enough to pack away your boots and bring out the sandals! Check out some of my favorite runway spring shoe trends below, with my under $40 picks! Ankle-Tie Sandals These shoes are super versatile, and will match with everything in your closet. Try tying them high or scrunching them low for a completely new look!     Snakeskin Everything (Faux of Course) As the fashion world continues to be inspired by the seventies, it’s no surprise that snakeskin was everywhere this season. Test it out in a small dose by trying out this eye-catching print on your shoes.   Minimalist Sneakers Since this was definitely the year of maximalism, sometimes your outfit just needs a place to rest, and so do your feet. Try out one of these super clean and comfy pairs to modernize your look.   Chunky Strap Platform Heels The platform trend is still going strong! Move it from winter to spring with some platform sandals that will add edge and height to your look without the discomfort of …