If I were to mention the name Charles James to a person on the street, I might be greeted with a look of vague recollection or utter confusion. The man credited with inspiring Dior's New Look and revolutionizing dress construction by incorporating sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches exists in the shadows of fashion history, until now. America's Balenciaga will be the center of attention this May as his work is spotlighted in both New York City and here in Houston.
Photo Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Beaton / Vogue / Condé Nast WOW!
I took a stroll through one of our friendly neighborhood malls this past weekend - something I don't do very often since I'm addicted to indie boutiques - and felt like I had been transported 20 years in the past. The H&M looked like the wardrobe trailer from the first season of Friends and floral reigned supreme. I knew '90s was trending, but had no idea how hard people were rocking the look.
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Downtown Houston is the destination for evening and weekend events, but lately it has become the spot for weekday excursions as well.
Photo by WhisperToMe via Wikimedia Commons Now imagine a fashion truck...
A new addition to the growing list of attractions filling up lunch schedules comes courtesy of Greenstreet - formerly Houston Pavilions. The three-block "shopping, dining and entertainment destination" will now play hosts to fashion trucks as part of their weekday events calendar.
You read it right ladies and gents. A fashion magazine dedicated to cats is in the works. I'm not sure if this will be a cat-astrophe or if I'm secretly fe-line it. (See what I did there.)
Photo by Jon Gorrigan via pusspussmagazine.com Model Anja Konstantinova showing off her cat love.
Puss Puss magazine, the brainchild of Royal Academy of Art graduate Maria Joudina, will finally bring together the worlds of culture, fashion, music, and... cats.More »
If you think rave culture is about the music or drugs, you're so very wrong. Above all, it's about the look. And at a rave: the freakier, the finer.
Our girl's the one on the left.
Year after year, fans of EDM and friends of Molly help the culture evolve with their fashion choices at Miami's Ultra Music Festival. Even though they come from all over the damn place, certain trends emerge as dominant. Styles from the '90s have returned in the 2010s, but tweaked by a millennial crowd. Muscles are back, as are Native American headdresses, and Manic Panic hair; the same but different.
We spoke with ten folks who sported the biggest fashion trends to emerge at Ultra 2014. They gave us a peek into the mind (and closet) of the freaky fine raver.More »
Lots of breaking fashion news hits the interwebs and I don't want you to miss one bit of it. So, I present some of the biggest headlines each week for your reading pleasure. Click and enjoy!
Photo by By David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons Diane von Furstenberg is coming to a TV near you.
New York and Los Angeles may have a lock on the fashion industry in America, but they do not have the monopoly on designers (or fashion staples for that matter). Texas has produced some of the most successful designers to date and, while some may have moved out of state, they are proud of their Texas roots.
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