A trench coat is one of those classic wardrobe staples that every adult, male or female, should own. There are countless ways to wear it such as open to reveal what your're wearing underneath, open with the belt tied in the back to give you more of a cinched
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is Carrie Parry.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carrie Parry is a Brooklyn-based designer of an eponymous womenswear label.
I've talked aboutmy issues with acne before on the blog and over the years I've tried many products in an attempt to control the problem. As a teen,even though that's when my acne was at its worst, I didn't see the point in investing much time or effort in solving the problem since I'd seen my older sister spend thousands on expensive medications with no results.
Diane von Furstenberg founded her fashion empire on the wrap dress but I've never been a huge fan of the style. I always find myself checking to see that I'm not exposing too much cleavage or even worse my underwear as the slit gapes open as I walk to sit down.
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is Edun.
Ali Hewson launched Edun with her husband Bono in 2005, determined to “bring more trade into Africa”, after first visiting the continent in 1985, when she spent five weeks in Ethiopia witnessing the devastation of the recent famine first hand.
I'm the farthest thing to a makeup guru that you'll find as I've mentioned before on theblog but over time, I've learned to embrace the fact that a little makeup goes a long way to making me look polished -it wouldn't do to only look put together from the neck down.
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is Industry of All Nations.Launched in 2010 with a commitmentto rethink methods of production for consumer goods, Industry of All Nations takes manufacturing back to the regions where products and materials originate, bringing unique local businesses to an international market.
I've been working out for years and while I've improved my overall fitness, strength and muscle tone, there is one goal that has proved elusive. I aspire to have a six pack not only because I like the way it looks but because attaining the level of body fat that is required to have a six pack means I'll have a little bit more leeway when I overindulge. Life just isn't worth living if I can't eat whatever I want once in a while.
Sometimes I like to go for the preppy look and when I do, I typically reach for this J.Crew Schoolboy blazer. I love the tweed material, close fit, multiple functional pockets and the dash on color on the upturned collar but most of all, I love how much more chic it isthan the blazers the boys used to wear to school in Kenya.
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is Organic by John Patrick.
Twenty years after launching his career in fashion, John Patrick moved from Seventh Avenue to an abandoned warehouse in Upstate New York.
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is A Peace Treaty.
Founded in 2008, A Peace Treaty believes that things made by human hands, imbued with the story of their maker, are the most beautiful and luxurious in the world.
When I grow up I want to be like Helen Mirren. The British dame may be 70 years old but you won't find any matronly dresses in her closet. Rather, she proves that there is no age limit when it comes to style and glamour both on the red carpet and in her everyday life.
The only good thing about the colder seasons of the year is that I get to wear things like this cozy sweater dress. When I used to live in Las Vegas which is about a million degrees in the summer and drops to the thirties in the winter, there weren't too many days in the yearwhere I could get away with this outfit. I'm not sure it's a fair trade off though...
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is Nudie Jeans.
While Nudie Jeans technically doesn't make clothing for women, I'd argue that the apparel industry has become increasingly androgynous. Just last week, Jaden Smith (son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) wasfeatured in anew ad for Louis Vuitton modelling a skirt.
I've already documentedmy crush with the brand Dolce & Gabbana on the blog before and they've given me yet another reason to love them even more. Last week, they launched their firstabaya collection onStyle Arabia. While some might consider this move controversial due to the current anti-Muslim sentiment in many parts of the world, it is a savvy business move for the brand.
Another day, another cape. What I love about this one is that I can keep my arms warmly ensconced in within the depths of the cape with my hands slipped in the hidden internal pockets. Like many women, I've had my moments when it comes to sacrificing comfort for style but when it gets cold out, the pendulum tends to swing in favor of comfort.
Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand is Loomstate.
What began in 2004 as a pioneering design house specializing in 100% certified organic cotton apparel is now shifting to a new challenge, creating a garment that truly benefits the entire supply chain.
Not everyone believes in the effectiveness of new year resolutions but for me, they've worked well. I don't think that it's because of the clean slate of a new year, rather once I resolve to do something I usually follow through. When it comes to my fashion choices, I've continued to evolve over the years, becoming much more confident in what I'm willing to wear as well as more crisp with regard to my look.
I call this coat my technicolor dreamcoat, named after the legendary Andrew Lloyd Weber musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' which is in turn based on the coat of many colors story of Joseph from the bible. If there's one story that stands out for me from the bible, it's the story of Joseph and how he was able to overcome all the challenges in his life with grace.
It's amazing how quickly time flies by. I can't believe it's already time to welcome another new year but it's also a time to look forward to all the great things to come. 2015 had it's share of successes chief among them the launch of Dalasini, a dream I've had for many years that I was finally able to bring to fruition.
"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" remarked Kate Moss at the height of her career and it doesn't seem like much has changed in the fashion industry since then. Extremely slim, some might even say skeletal, women have long been romanticized in the west,largely thanks to the fashion industry that has saturated the media with images of rail thin women.
Finding clothes that fit our natural curves is not always easy and it's the same when it comes to boots. If you have anything other than 'average' size calves, you'll have a devil of a time finding knee high and over the knee boots that flatter what your mama gave you. So you can imagine how overjoyed I was when I came across these boots during a trip to New York several years ago.
It's that time of the year again when we give thanks for everything that has come before and everything that is yet to come. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to what the new year brings.
Ever since Joan Rivers tragically passed away on September 4, 2014, the fate of her highly rated show on E 'Fashion Police', has hung in the balance. Like many other 'Joan Rangers' I tuned in to watch Joan's unique brand of humor, relishing how she would tear apart the top names in the business without fear of the consequences all in the name of a good laugh.