American Fashion Designer Thom Browne has made a name for himself in menswear and womenswear and uniform-esque designs; he has had celebrities and influential figures such as actress Kristen Stewartand former First Lady Michelle Obama wear his label to events from the red carpet to presidential inaugurations. Although he has been known for his lines for adults, he has recently come out with a new clothing line for children, composed of uniforms —not the usual choice for kids’ fashion.
For many of us, it got real this past weekend. Clubs and bars were forced to close, as groups of more than 10 people or more were seen as high-risk when it comes to contracting COVID-19. Some people were taking it more seriously than others. DJ D-Nice was at the forefront and he devised a plan to help people who normally would be out in the clubs looking to have a good time, to still be able to do so from the comfort of their own home. DJ D-Nice live-streamed an Instagram party during the week, and by the weekend he maxed out at over 100,000 live viewers.
“I’m really a forever-kind-of-gal. If everybody’s going this way, I’m going to figure out how to go that way.” Isabel Toledo, a Cuban-American fashion designer and artist, told Vogue Magazine. Todelo’s work will be held in the utmost regard as a beacon of fine craftsmanship and inspiration. Toledo lives up to this title, having created beautiful fashion that will live on as her legacy.
Have you ever wondered what preppiness, Yves Klein, Aaliyah's 'Rock the Boat,' and a Slim Aaron's photo of Katharine Hepburn in a Rolls-Royce at Montego Bay have in common? If you are like most people, including myself, these thoughts have probably never crossed your mind all at once. This laundry list of random nouns however, is nothing less than the self-described 2014 collection of one of fashion’s most popular new designers, Charles Harbison.
Weeks before graduating with a masters in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, Amy Sherald was told her heart was only functioning at 18%. But cardiomyopathy (a rare heart disease) didn’t stop her from painting. So she carried on, painting day and night while she waited tables five days a week to pay for treatment. That is, until a routine stop at Rite Aid for art supplies almost turned deadly. What seemed like an ordinary heart flutter caused Sherald to blackout in the aisle only to wake up in a pool of blood underneath her head. But even as she was rushed to John Hopkins Hospital in an ambulance, she held on to her dream. “I’m not going to be afraid, it’s all going to be okay,” she told herself. Even as her heart dropped to 5% functionality, she wanted to paint. But overcoming the heart transplant wasn’t so easy. Due to physical ailments and the depressing side-effects of the medication, she could not paint for a year. “I told my friends, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’ It felt stupid and selfish,” she explained in an interview with the Baltimore Sun. But as the effect of the anti-rejection heart transplant meds lessened, Sherald reconnected herself with her six-year old inner child that dreamed of becoming a painter.