Fashion designer Marissa Webb’s Look Book is filled with models who mimic her. Many sport a classically structured design that borrows from elements in masculine tailoring, while still accented with traits of feminine color and whimsy. Considering the fact that she frequently tried to convince friends to call her "Mark" while growing up, this balance of masculine and feminine qualities in her clothes serves as a poignant example of when a self-proclaimed "tom-boy" falls into the world of fashion.
Many designers have a signature style. When you see a preppy look coming down the runway, it's probably Tommy Hilfiger. If an elegant gown appears, it's most likely Coco Chanel. Richard Chai's signature is his versatility. You see billowy, flowing material, then expertly tailored blazers and blouses next. He uses bright colors and muted tones to bring a little bit of everything to the table.
When you were a kid, did you want to wear Cinderella's glass slipper? Were you elated by Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the “Wizard of Oz?” Did you just want to feel and breeze through your day with no worries like a princess? Do you still have that yearning? If so, let me point you toward the Italian brand and luxury fashion designerRene Caovilla.
Every April when music festival season rolls around, I brace myself for hours of scrolling through Instagram as Coachella and Bonnaroo attendees show off their carefully coordinated outfits for the world to see. At least once a year, I run across a photo among the deluge that features a white girl wearing a Native American tribal headdress, also known as a war bonnet.
When we see the costumes and clothes in magazines, on TV or in interviews, it simply looks like someone got up and simply got dressed this morning. There's not much attention to detail. However, there are people like Wardrobe Stylist Atiba Newsome who live to make sure every shirt, button, and hat coordinate perfectly to match a person's style and vibe. What looks like another day of getting ready in the morning to us, is actually a very carefully planned out wardrobe that takes a lot of time and money to cultivate for Newsome.
When most people use the phrase “you are never too old,” they are usually referring to major life milestones, such as earning a degree or a high school diploma, but for seventy-two-year-old, Japanese-born, American-based, fashion mogul, Tadashi Shoji, fashion continues to be his life pursuit, regardless of his age.