Category Archives: Fashion

Victoria’s Secrets are out! VS Fashion Show 2016

The Victorias Secret Fashion Show

It’s that time of year again, the VS Fashion Show premieres tonight. Although I’m sure most of us have seen photos from the show on our Instagram feed. Kendall Jenner wearing her first pair of wings, three African-American girls wearing their natural hair and Jasmine Tookes wearing the $3 million dollar 450-carat Fantasy Bra. Not to mention the performances from Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. Though I know basically everything that happens at the fashion show, there’s something about watching it anyway.

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I’m so excited. It’s been a tradition for years. My friends and I watch the show and rave about the models, outfits and performances. This year VS Pink will be hosting give aways and a watch party on campus!

 

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Hartford Fashion Week 2016

This year I had the opportunity to attend Hartford Fashion Week (HFW) as press for Project Fashion; the only fashion club on my college campus. Shoutout to Katrina from HFW for getting us passes! Walking in the Union Station and seeing a room full of people who share the same love I have for fashion was an amazing feeling.

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I want to start off by saying, this is a beautiful thing going on. There are so many talented people in Connecticut who are amazing designers, creative directors, photographers and models. Although Hartford is merely 117miles and a 2hr drive a way, it is definitely overlooked when it’s compared to a fashion capital such as NYC.

This year HFW ran from Thursday, October 13-Sunday, October 16. I attended the show on Saturday with the designer lineup of: FasChinn, Zoe Ilana Grinfeld, LáMoo Designs, EKBallroom and Matthew Reisman. Each show had a completely different aesthetic.

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There is so much talent within fashion in Connecticut, I cannot wait for CT to get on the map.

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Rihanna Ditches the Grammy’s?

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Where you at RiRi?

I know I cannot be the only one who was looking forward to RiRi’s performance tonight at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. I sat through two hours of red carpet waiting for Rihanna to come out 2 minutes before the awards began but, she was no where to be found. Where you at Ri? Rumors have it, she is sick and unable to attend this year’s Grammys. Get well soon boo and while you’re at it, show us what you would have worn to the awards. Just kidding…

A few days ago Rihanna debut her FENTYxPuma line at New York’s Fashion Week.

The line was typical Rihanna, classic oversized streetwear. The line consisted of white and black but yet each outfit brought a different dynamic of the new line. I am excited for future Fenty. Hopefully Rihanna has a rerelease for her Fenty Puma creepers. I’ll have to take a few extra shifts but, my paychecks will be ready.

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Yeezy Season 3: The Truth Behind the Show

Can we all please have a moment of silence for this collection.

*Silence*

This is not a good moment of silence.

The secret behind Kanye’s debut during Fashion Week is revealed.  Kanye casted over 1200 models who were primarily black with legendary guest models such as Naomi Campbell. The extra models in the show were not all paid for their long hours and difficult work with Kanye.

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The model’s had the hardest task in all of Fashion Week, they had to stand still. Now Im not talking about mannequin modeling for max 10 minutes. These models held their stance for over 90 minutes, the duration of Kanye’s entire new album. The 1200 models each dressed differently but in Kanye’s signature neutral tones.

Here’s a list of rules for the models

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“Loosen up no stiffness, Do not be casual” “No slow movements, no fast movements””Hold your position, no sitting down all at the same time”… What does that mean Kanye?

Although Kanye contradicts himself in the rules, the models did their job beautifully. He instructed a few to raise their fist as a sign of black pride. It’s such a shame not all of the clothes in the show were actually from the Yeezy Season 3 line.

Many of the models wore clothes from Salvation Army that was dyed to match the colors in the show… Talk about plagiarism.

Although putting you’ve modeled for Yeezy Season 3 during New York Fashion Week is a huge resume booster, these models definitely deserved better treatment.

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Le Sac Noir Under $80!

French for; The Black Bag. Is it bad I own multicolored bags, blue, red and brown bags but no black? Thus positioning Le Sac Noir  at the top of my Christmas list, right underneath a DSLR. There are affordable black bags and then sky rocketing prices from brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Channel or Fendi. All designers I pledge to own before I die, but until then I will settle for the cheaper alternatives.

Being a college student with more debt than money to my name, I definitely have to spend money within a budget. Whether you’re a student yourself or out of school maybe even working, budgeting is still a good tool when shopping. Here are a few black bags that are within a $80 budget.

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Zip Top Tote Bag, $45, available at ASOS

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Alexa Mini Crossbody, $78, available at Danielle Nicole

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How to wear a denim skirt

Skirt- Romwe, Sandals- Coggles, Bag- West LA Boutique, Ring- Maurices

Skirt- Romwe, Sandals- Coggles, Bag- West LA Boutique, Ring- Maurices

Denim skirts are truly making their comeback. Growing up my mom found an excuse to force me into a denim skirt whether it was going to school, visiting family, she even made me wear a denim skirt to camp once! Hence why I have so many scars on my knees.  Truthfully, I hated denim skirt. Maybe the early 2000’s wasn’t the right time for me to accept them. But they are truly making a comeback and fast. Stores like H&M, Newlook, Zara and Topshop seem to approve of of this denim resurrection by releasing cute affordable denim skirts back on the market.

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Summer BBQ

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Top- Zara, Shorts- Zara, Sandals- Zara (This was not on purpose I promise), Watch- Michael Kors, Necklace- Neiman Marcus

So of course as we all know, it is summer! Summer is the time for freedom and new excursions with friends and family. Or a time to kickback and relax before the next school year arrives. But even in between that relaxation time we find some way to have fun. A nice way to have fun and hangout with family, friends AND relax (best of all three) is to go to or host your own cookout. Cookouts could be just a kickback or an actual party. Whatever cookout you decide to attend be sure to look cute for social media. We all have that one friend who feels the need to vlog their life on Snapchat and Instagram.

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