Check out this video by Expert Village with fashion stylist, Amy Salinger, on how to get the wrinkles out of your cotton clothes…
While we are still wrapping ourselves in jackets and coats we can rest assured that right around the corner spring awaits. Get your spring wardrobe ready and take a peak of what designers have in store..Although the spring lines debuted months ago….we love the nautical inspiration and the shoes are the heat!!
RS Pop Shop founded by Melissa Gonzalez and John Knowles is a fashion pop up store that showcases great up and coming designers. I had the pleasure of attending their Annual Holiday Fashon & Music Bazzar this week at the Roger Smith hotel and had a great time checking out hot New York designers and listening to the sounds of great musicians. Check the pictures and trailer video below to find out about this pop up shop that rocks!
Photos by Champion Eye Media.
by: Kathy Murdock
I’m glad to see fall fashions continue to incorporate beads, jewels, and adornments to classic pieces. Finding a great dress or top with added beading allows you to dress and go. No need for additional accessories when it’s all right there on the outfit.
Take a Look
Ruche is offering up this gorgeous sweater tank, perfect for an afternoon out. Charcoal gray and adorned with pearls, rhinestones, and ruffles, this tank can be paired with leggings or jeans. Pull on a simple bootie or black boot, and go. No need for a necklace, as the design offers up a perfect accessory all on its own.
Need a cute top for a casual day at work or a jaunt around town? The Gap is featuring this cotton cutie, adorned with jewels and falling below the waist. A great pair of booties and some skinny jeans would create the perfect casual weekend look.
But my favorite has to be . . .
Looking for something elegant and slightly exotic? Check out this gorgeous rounded neck dress from Macy’s, which pairs rhinestones with an exquisite applique pattern. Made of cotton and rayon, the dress is machine washable, hitting above the knee. This one would look fantastic with a great pair of heels.
by Mel F.
Our fearless leaders at FridayGirlTV tasked me with the question: What is Wearable Art? My own personal assumptions aside I ‘Wikied’ it first for the benefit of FGTV readers (Ok and me too): They say, wearable art or ‘art to wear’ refers to designed pieces of… clothing or jewelry created as fine or expressive art. In short, the work is intended to be accepted as a serious unique artistic creation. Ask the “everywoman” about wearable art and the first thing that comes to mind is jewelry. So ventured out, avoiding the indecently over-priced boutiques and caught a few women wearing it well.
Next stop, Madison Avenue home of the best of the best in stunning jeweled pieces in NYC and home to unique find Julie: Artisans’ Gallery at 687 Madison Avenue. Julie Schafler Dale wrote the book on wearable art, literally. Her book Art to Wear is a celebrated testament to this movement and remains the industry standard. Her shop captures the essence of every bit of it!
Opened in 1973, it was the first gallery devoted to handmade clothing as an art form. The owner was kind enough to let me profile them and feature their unique wears. I was so impressed with the shop I would recommend it to anyone who has ever had any interest in “art to wear”. I loved seeing all of the different clothes, jewelry and textiles. There your imagination can fly.
Shop Julie Artisans Gallery for wearable art. I look forward to seeing your examples ASAP.
Melanee Farrah (Mel) besides being a fashion and culture lover is also owner of SayWordMel Consultation, a freelance Creative Consultancy to small business and non-profit organizations focusing on operational management, strategy development, growth and long term planning. For more info on Mel check out her blog, www.chasingmonet.tumblr.com
When searching for my own Friday Girl style I always think back on style mavens who created their own sense of style by breaking the rules, creating new ones and giving the proverbial “middle finger” to those who said it couldn’t be done. With photos “borrowed” from www.Essence.com ‘s list of the Most Stylish Black Women in History here are a few of my style inspirations. Rebels, Change Agents and Scions of Sass..feast your eyes on DIVAS who helped lay the foundation of fashion….enjoy!