When it comes to summer fashion trends there are more ways to stay stylish than the obvious florals—I’m talking about transparent accessories.
I know I’m not the only person who has noticed floating heels and disappearing handbags.
This particular summer trend feels the most fresh and modern. Sure, you may have seen something similar in your shower this morning but it’s transformed into an easy-to-wear style in day-to- day life.
Transparent accessories allow trends within trends to happen—
like a trendception.
If you throw on a transparent jacket with a striped shirt underneath, now you’re covering all your summer fashion bases.
You can even argue the PVC works for the fashionably lazy, giving an option that will match everything and anything in your closet.
High fashion designers like Burberry, Givenchy and Valentino have taken a shot at making a statement with plastic on the catwalk. But their take on the trend was hard and futuristic, something most people could never pull off. Now affordable brands have brought it to a store near you.
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Not knowing what to expect, I introduced myself to Kat and was greeted with a huge hug. I decided to ask Kat what her favorite part of the book tour was, since Boston was her final stop.
“I always say my fans could kick your fans’ ass.”
“They always show up wearing the most obscure band t-shirts, they bring me artwork, and they know I love hand-written letters. I get those and I read them every night after. So really my favorite part is my fans.”
Halfway through our conversation she interrupted herself to apologize for talking so much, which I insisted was more than okay.Read the whole article at DigBoston.com
This past Sunday I walked the runway for Ashley Rose Couture Designs
for the third time. RAW: Natural Born Artists held their monthly event at club
Rumor where Ashley's designs were featured.
Everyone arrived at the venue at 2 pm for the moment we went on at 10:30 that night. All the models were ready almost two hours early – a rare event - and had time to enjoy the party before we walked.
Along with Priceless the RAW makeup artist and a team from Bei Capelli salon all ten models had unique and put together looks. I was able to capture every moment from getting ready to walking the runway and create the video below.
Although the time on the actual runway is brief, maybe as long as this video, it's one of my favorite things to do with a great group of girls.
Ever since Lana Del Rey released her music video for Born To Die in 2011 the floral crown that she dawns in the video has blossomed (haha) into one of the biggest trends for spring/summer.
The romantic boho accessory has appeared all over. From high fashion editorial spreads to every rich girl who wants to be grungy at Coachella.
What should be an easy DIY project – about 25,500 results pop up for DIY floral crown on YouTube – has turned into an extremely pricey must-have. Crowns range in obscene prices upwards of $100.00.
To me, the clear answer is to just make one yourself. But I am sensitive to those who are less crafty, so I went on a hunt via Internet for the best quality and priced floral crowns.
What I stumbled across was Stoned Foxx, an online store run by two girls in LA. As far as floral crowns go, theirs are quality. No sad little silk flowers here. They even do custom crowns if you’re feeling crazy.
Stoned Foxx’s headpieces are around $25.00 and if you follow the websites Instagram you can often find yourself with a discount code. Sounds like the hipster dream to me.
Photo: Skyremix Photos/ Fickr CC
Fashion magazines bombard you with spring trends, fall trends and what you should be wearing now. My advice: don’t listen.
Staying on trend is, first and foremost, time consuming. Remembering if bodycon dresses are in this month – or is it maxi dresses – takes a lot more time studying glossies than any person should.
I remember when I first became fashion obsessed and had no idea how to build my personal style. I would literally go through a checklist of trendy items I needed to have in my closet whenever I went shopping.
But was I wearing that white faux fur vest that all the magazines told me to wear 3 months later? No.
I’ve found it’s best to ignore what’s trendy and spend your money on pieces that will continue through the seasons. If you can see yourself wearing a piece in the summer then layering into cooler seasons, then it’s worth it.
Adding timeless pieces to your wardrobe that speak to your style should be the goal. So when you start shopping for this spring and summer 2013 ignore the Bermuda shorts (please, I’m begging you) and pick up pieces that will last.
With all the emails, tweets and texts I send in a day I always find my cell battery falling short of fifth coffee. When your battery hits red the only option left is to find a free wall socket but who really has time to stand around and wait for their phone to charge?
That’s when I stumbled across Everpurse, an invention so clever it hurts. I never knew how much I needed one until now, which is a clear sign of a badass invention.
The Everpurse is a clutch-sized bag that has a charging pocket with a hidden dock connecter at the bottom for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. (They are currently working on adding a wider selection of compatible phones.)
At night, you place your Everpurse onto a mat that is included in your purchase to wirelessly recharge the bag and you have limitless phone battery for the day. It’s seriously that easy.
Ingenious! Until I realize I’m a broke college student and the more stylish leather clutches will set me back a $249 I don’t have.
Fashion-forward ladies on the go of the world, we must pray to the style gods that this purse becomes popular enough for it to be affordable.
In the meantime I’ll admire their Spring 2013 collection and file the Everpurse under “need.”
RAW: natural born artists held another Boston event Sunday March 24, which they named “Generation.”
Known for their dramatically titled showcases and numerous photographers, visual artists, fashion designers, musicians and more who get to call themselves RAW artists, the eclectic events never bore.
This event was no different.
Whenever I attend a RAW showcase I usually go to support one artist in particular and am pleasantly surprised when I run into a handful of other acquaintances. The independent organization seems to draw in the whose-who of the Boston arts scene.
I was also pleased to avoid the $15 cover charge but was disappointed to pay almost the same amount for a single drink (plus tip).
Highlights of the night for me included MUAs Marissa Saparnis and Lesli Patrock whose horror inspired makeups were both beautiful and grotesque as the models done up in them walked around the club and socialized.
I wondered to myself through the pain of my 6” heels, just how likely could it be for the artists to sell prints when most of the party-goers were just there for a fun night out.
Turns out – pretty likely. Almost everyone I asked sold more and more pieces as the night went on.
With over 77 locations worldwide, RAW: natural born artists is becoming both a vital part in Boston’s art scene and a very enjoyable monthly party.