In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, UNIQLO is reaching out to those affected and spreading some warmth with a volunteer and donation program that will distribute 100,000 Heattech items and 10,000 Ultra Light Down jackets to those living in the areas of New York and New Jersey hardest hit by the storm.
Here’s to a befitting launch to the Memorial Day weekend! Check out Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover 2 (in theaters today) as he rocks Republica Eyewear’s Mr. Hayes limited edition frames a Republica x Peralta Project x SOA collabo.
From the hills of Washington Heights to Hollywod via Thailand, only in America people! Have a great holiday weekend!!
I spend many of my Saturday nights in front of a computer scouring the internet for images and creating galleries for a website that hires me for 6 months at a time. This seasonal work has allowed me to have a bit of a safety net financially, work with some amazing people I never would have met otherwise and come into the office nights and weekends in any semblance of fashion or level of hygienic state I deem fit. Saturday was no exception.
I had a very close friend in town this past weekend and as I was walking her to Grand Central station to catch the bus to LGA, I told her the story of my prom dress. My senior year in high school I found the perfect dress. It was just what I had envisioned: simple, elegant, lavender with some beading, but it most certainly didn’t look like all of the other horrendous Jessica McClintock frocks my fellow senior girls would be rocking and regretting for years to come. I could not have designed a better dress myself if I had commissioned the work. So, I did what any redblooded American girl would do when finding the perfect ensemble I bought another dress. I pickedup a little spaghetti strapped black number that yes, was much more flattering on my then curvy girl figure, but I still think of the lavender gown that I fell in love with, and proceeded to walk away from.
I am a girl who has spent the majority of her existence fighting against all that is conventional and expected from said gender, but I’ll admit: I like shoes. I own 2 or 3 pairs that have been worn enough to justify the expense of their purchase. In more recent years I have become a big fan of the ankle boot. Slightly more secure on my foot than a stiletto coupled with the comfort of knowing I need not worry as to whether my ample calf can fit, as is the case with the knee high boot.
Check out República’s Brooklyn opthalmic frames as profiled in a retroinspired trend style story in the Fort Worth StarTelegram.
In this day and age of outsourcing and global economics it’s become increasingly difficult for American brands to remain true to their craftsmanship roots. That is, unless you’re Quoddy of Maine, moccasin makers since 1909. The company owes its name and extraordinary product formula from the Passamaquoddy tribe of eastern Maine, whose artistry and building skills provided some of the best protection from the elements known to The East.
Parisian fashion house, Louis Vuitton, celebrates 150 years of history and influence with an exhibition and book. The exhibit, Voyage En Capitale, at the Musée Carnavalet, explores the connection between the brand and Paris’ cultural history. The book, 100 Legendary Trunks, explores the composition and “travels” of their infamous luggage.
Seems like everyone is getting into jewelry making nowadays, especially pendant work. And yes, we’ve seen it all. From wooden pieces to black diamonds. And just when you thought the pendant world was done and over with, leave it to two Parisian homies to cleverly reinterpret the craft. Nous Sommes prides itself on popculture pendants. We’re talking 80’s Grace Jones, Jheri Curlera Michael Jackson, Mars Blackmon, Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, and a most recent collab with photographer, Terry Richardson.