Teen Designer Makes His Mark In The Fashion Industry

  Breaking into fashion design can be an arduous undertaking, especially for young artists. Considering all of the knowledge and creativity the job requires, it can be a daunting prospect to those new to the game.  17-year old Kameron Pitts of Oak Park, Illinois, though, is committed to defying the odds.   An aspiring menswear designer, Pitts is the quintessential example of marching to the … Continue reading Teen Designer Makes His Mark In The Fashion Industry

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90’s CULTURE SHOCK

I wanted to try something new, once again, and implement fashion photography. So I got $60 went thrifting and styled my friends as models. I want theses pictures to not only represent my style but others as well. Lately I’ve be been interested with street fashion and photography which lies parallel with my Obey series. Majority of these clothes I’ll be selling in depop. Enjoy … Continue reading 90’s CULTURE SHOCK

Gianni, We Love You: A Versace Collection Review

It has been twenty years since Gianni Versace was murdered.This year, Donatella wanted to make the Spring/Summer 2018 show about honoring him and his dedication to women. With all the buzz surrounding FX’s American Crime Story covering his brutal death next year, Versace felt it important to honor the person and designer Gianni was. This has to be the best show of fashion month so … Continue reading Gianni, We Love You: A Versace Collection Review

New York Fashion Week Thus Far: A Recap

` Fashion month! We are in it! It is here! I don’t typically go for exclamation points, but September is worthy of them! I’m just gonna take the route of doing a rundown highlighting all the major things that have gone on since September 7th. It all began with Tom Ford. Because he is Tom Ford, and he likes to be first. His Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear … Continue reading New York Fashion Week Thus Far: A Recap

How To Become A Fashion Expert

Featured Image from The New York Times I don’t know everything. I didn’t know New Mexico was a state until yesterday. I also don’t know everything about the fashion industry, but I would say I know more than the average Joe. I also know that we are constantly bombarded with information from the fashion world and it can be hard to determine what is reliable. … Continue reading How To Become A Fashion Expert

Straight From The Bag

I sat down with my younger sister, Alissa Banks, as she took me on a tour through her makeup bags to discuss her top 15 favorite products she uses daily when she “beats” her face. Here’s what she has to say… Tarte “Rainforest of the Sea” Aquacealer concealer: “I really like it because it’s a really light concealer, but has a lot of coverage. It … Continue reading Straight From The Bag

A$AP Rocky’s Problematic Dior Shirt

In early June, the A$AP Mob released a video for the song “Wrong,” in which it features A$AP Rocky wearing Maria Grazia Chiuri’s t-shirt that says “We Should All Be Feminists.” Now, I enjoy A$AP Rocky’s face just as much as the next girl and even though this was a very evident brand deal, it was still a great concept. Rocky is no stranger to … Continue reading A$AP Rocky’s Problematic Dior Shirt

What’s Good? Gucci Is Thanks To Alessandro Michele

Featured Image from Harper’s Bazaar Ever since 2015, when Alessandro Michele challenged the boring minimalism that had taken over the runway, Gucci simply has been flourishing. People left his first show in awe of his use of maximalism solely because they actually liked it. This was a time where everything looked like Calvin Klein before Raf Simons, so nobody was expecting a newcomer like Alessandro … Continue reading What’s Good? Gucci Is Thanks To Alessandro Michele

Top Ten Multicultural Cruelty-Free Foundation Shades

We need to start by stating the obvious: there are so many different colors of people in this world. So why does it feel like most makeup companies only seem to offer the same few options for a foundation color: ivory, tan, medium and ebony? Well, my friends, I have compiled a list of the most diverse, cruelty-free brands for all of your skin covering … Continue reading Top Ten Multicultural Cruelty-Free Foundation Shades

The Hidden Truth Behind Vogue’s August Cover

Photo by Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably saw Vogue’s latest editorial with Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik. You also probably heard all the outrage that exploded regarding the cover, because the theme of the August cover story was gender fluidity. Naturally, everyone was confused as to why a famously straight couple would be representing the … Continue reading The Hidden Truth Behind Vogue’s August Cover

Seven Fashion Brands That Benefit the World and Not Just Your Wardrobe

We live in a world where people really care about keeping up with the latest trends, but sometimes, our favorite brands, have a more negative impact on our planet than we may think. There are, however, ways in which we can shop without worrying about the lasting effect it’ll have on our planet. There are plenty of really cool brands out there, truly upping their … Continue reading Seven Fashion Brands That Benefit the World and Not Just Your Wardrobe

Viktor & Rolf Accused of Stealing Intern Applicant’s Designs in PFW17

Paris Fashion Week 2017 was a whirlwind of different events. This was the first fashion week since Lucinda Chambers, former Fashion Director of British Vogue, was fired. The exposing interview with Chambers for Vestoj, a fashion news outlet, seemed to hang in the air all week. This caused a noisy silence within the walls of the couture shows. Chamber’s departure symbolizes a shift in the … Continue reading Viktor & Rolf Accused of Stealing Intern Applicant’s Designs in PFW17

I Left My Wig At The Met: Rei Kawakubo Exhibt Recap

I somehow ended up in New York City this week and the first thing on my agenda was to see the Comme des Garçons exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Walking around the exhibit gave me a feeling similar to a kid in a candy shop. It was amazing. For those of you who don’t know, Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer who … Continue reading I Left My Wig At The Met: Rei Kawakubo Exhibt Recap

What “Sex and the City” Taught Me

       I recently finished all six seasons of Sex and the City and as I was sitting in my room crying my eyes out as Carrie and Big finally united on the streets of Paris, I realized how many life lessons I have learned from the women on this show. I can credit Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha with teaching me the importance of sisterhood and … Continue reading What “Sex and the City” Taught Me

Alexa Chung Pre-Fall 2017 Review

The most interesting part of the fashion industry for me is the idea that you never know what to expect. Alexa Chung’s collection may have been very put together and Alexa-ish, but it didn’t have any element of surprise. I have always adored Alexa and the wit and originality she brought to the fashion industry, but the line is exactly what you would expect from … Continue reading Alexa Chung Pre-Fall 2017 Review

Come on, VOGUE! – Social Media’s Bludgeoning of Fashion

The word best suited to describe the fast-paced movement of the world of fashion is transformative. Fashion can allow for an entirely different persona through the zipping of a boot, and also decide what personas are best with the glossy images of a new editorial. However, as we continue through 2017, and reflect on the past years from 2014 to beyond, it can be assessed … Continue reading Come on, VOGUE! – Social Media’s Bludgeoning of Fashion

Why Anna Wintour Is And Always Will Be Everything

As you may know, Anna Wintour was recently made a Dame at Buckingham Palace for her contributions to the world of fashion and journalism. A dame is equivalent to a knight…if that doesn’t prove that she can do it all, I’m not sure what will. Anna Wintour has been one of the most influential voices in fashion for many years and continues to be. She … Continue reading Why Anna Wintour Is And Always Will Be Everything

Honoring Rei Kawakubo

Reticent and revolutionary. Those words aren’t often used to describe the same person, but Rei Kawakubo is an exception. RK radically changed the concept of avant-garde fashion by emphasizing the concept of fashion as art. Everyone knows Rei’s work as a revolutionary fashion designer is being honored at this year’s Met Gala. I can’t say I wasn’t surprised when I found out the theme for … Continue reading Honoring Rei Kawakubo

The Newest Neutral in Fashion: Gender

Fashion evolves with the times. The industry is always on top of trends and forecasting future ones. With the concept of gender slowly becoming more fluid in society, the fashion industry is gradually taking on the task of blurring the line between gender and clothing. With stars like Jaden Smith sporting fashion-forward skirts, Ruby Rose promoting the concept of gender fluidity, and many other celebrities … Continue reading The Newest Neutral in Fashion: Gender