10 Influential Fashion Designers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It’s curious to wonder why some designer’s legacies are preserved and others fall to the wayside. Is it the lack of PR, no heir to the design house or were they just bad designers? While certain designers of the past are remembered today for their ingenuity or are attributed with the "invention" of a particular garment, such as Mary Quant and the miniskirt, scores of designers--like Redfern, Lucile or Mainbocher--who were widely influential in their time have seemingly been forgotten. The task of resurrecting these legacies thus falls upon the fashion historian, so sit back for a mini fashion history lesson of 10 fashion designers you've probably never heard of but should definitely know. For more fashion history by Part Nouveau, click here.
diy When I was in China last summer, I remember noticing that most girls had ponytails tied with a scrunchie with bunny ears. I could never pull this off, but thought it was adorable, and kept it in mind for an Easter DIY. It's a great way to use fabric scraps, a simple accessory to wear at an Easter party, and a sweet Easter gift for a little girl. When I was done with the DIY, I saw that there was a similar one on YouTube. Since it's done, I'm still posting my version, but if you would rather follow video instructions, then just hop on over to Ann Le's video tutorial. Also, I wanted to take a picture on myself to show the final result, but I really REALLY look awful these days, as a result of that never-ending sickness and tiredness.
Can Feminists Like Fashion? - Forbes Céline 2012 Runway Feminism and fashion have always had a rocky relationship, a point hammered home in an article in Ms. magazine’s January issue, “If The Clothes Fit: A Feminist Take On Fashion.” The piece explores the tumultuous role that fashion has historically played in gender politics—both serving as a medium for the advancement of women, and as a weapon of restraint. It’s hard to deny the key role that fashion has played in the women’s movement. The Ms. article points to New York City women garment workers in the early 20th century who wore hats to signify that they were earning their own money, and thus financially independent. Women in the 1980s adopted a male style of dress (ties, tailored skirt suits, shoulder pads) in order to gain a foothold in the male dominated world of business.
Boutique Sweaters at Free People Women's Sweaters When it’s cold outside, a women’s sweater in a cool shape is the perfect alternative to dressing frumpy and down. Free People has a wide variety of women’s sweater to choose from that don’t sacrifice style for warmth. H&M: Product Strategy Product H&M proves to be good at producing cheap products of reasonable quality, inspired by the latest catwalk trends. With daily new products in store, the H&M has a unique selling proposition, competing with – as H&M states- every other fashion company. Offering a broad range of product for a broad range of people, H&M seems to be doing well. Innovation H&M is very innovative and has extremely fast and numerous NPD cycles. I Heart Wedding Dress: Lace Back Wedding Dresses A selection of gorgeous lace details on wedding dresses that cause major wedding dress envy! Beautiful lace detail on the back of this vintage ivory wedding dress. A floral patterned lace back. Mermaid wedding dress with a lace back:
H&M's latest campaign features the hijab, a transgender model and an amputee ... H&M has added to its global status with the introduction of an impressive new video for its latest campaign. In a bid to combat the brand's reputation as a waste-producing giant, the Close The Loop campaign advocates the importance of recycling your clothing. It even goes so far as to dub it the only rule of fashion. BIG call.
Give Your Shampoo a Lift with a Little Baking Soda » Eco Baking soda is most often used for deodorizing refrigerators and, of course, baking. This multi-tasker also has medicinal uses, can scrub your tub and – surprise! – can be used to green up your beauty routine. While some people swear by ditching the shampoo all together and using baking soda instead, my trial of that last year didn’t go so well. I so wanted it to work, so I could really simplify my routine and pare down the number of products I use. Unfortunately, my scalp’s just plain too oily for that.
New pics have been released of the Balmain x H&M collab If you, like everyone else, have been waiting for another look into the Balmain x H&M collaboration, drop everything. Since the news of the collaboration broke at the Billboard Music Awards, flanked by Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn, we haven't seen another peek since. But now, the first photos of the collection have been released via Elle UK. If the rest of the collection is like this, we might just start lining up outside H&M now. How to Prevent Dandruff and Itchy Scalp with Natural DIY Treatments There are several big name commercial treatments for itchy scalp and dandruff, but most of them are made with harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment and your health. It is understandable that folks who suffer from itchy scalp or dandruff would be willing to try just about anything to make the itching go away and to avoid embarrassing flakes in their hair or on their clothes. But before you reach for that expensive dandruff shampoo or that chemical-laden scalp treatment, check out these natural, do-it-yourself itchy scalp and dandruff treatments that are inexpensive and much eco-friendlier.