TRENDING | SHEARLING MOTO JACKET

Today my roommate Miranda and I finally had some free time and got to walk through central park, which we have now discovered is the only place in the city where you can breath fresh air. During our walk I wore one of the top trending jackets from this fall season, the shearling moto jacket. Now you may be wondering how to pull off this trend, where to buy a shearling moto jacket, or just wondering what moto means? Fear not because I’m going to break it all down for you step by step below.

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70s STYLE | WILD WEST

After completing a class project on the 1930’s, and listening to other classmates talk about the decades of fashion past, I decided to bring this knowledge to The Garment Garden! I have always identified most with the 1970’s hippie style so, first I want to dive into the 70’s and talk about some key trends. The first trend I want to discuss is the influence of the wild west style on the 70’s as well as today.

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E-HOOKED TO FASHION | TEXTURE APP

(Glamour November 2017 Cover, Screenshot from Texture App)

This week I downloaded and signed up for the texture app. I have heard of magazine viewing applications, but I have never actually downloaded and used one before. Texture is great for viewing magazines at only $10/month you get access to tons of top titles such as: Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, or Nylon. While I would still prefer to hold the physical magazine this app is great because it allows you to access so many different magazines for the price of one magazine each month. It also allows for more interaction than print magazines do. These digital magazine allow you to click on certain parts and it directs you to a website or other extra content. 

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FASHION ETHICS | PICTURE ME DOCUMENTARY

(Sarah Ziff at Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2004)

This past week I watched the Picture Me documentary byOle Schell and model, Sarah Ziff. This documentary gives an inside look into modeling in the early 2000’s, and begs the question, has anything changed since then? The opening scenes start with Ziff as a new model landing her first job and receiving her first pay check, but as time goes on she experiences the ups and downs of the industry.

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PLAYING THE PART | ART / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

An art or creative director at a magazine is responsible for telling the story of the magazine through the visuals and design layout. While others may produce the content, the art or creative director has the final say on what makes the cut and how it is laid out throughout the magazine to tell an accurate story of the magazine’s aesthetic. An interesting article from Who What Wear, interviews Mariya Ivankovitser, the current Art director at InStyle.

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GLOBAL FASHION MONTH CYBER EXPERIENCE

(Spring Summer 2018 Trends)

Fashion month took place in all the major cities of New York, Paris, Milan, and London has come to a close leaving us with photos upon photos of street style and runway inspiration. Looking back at all of the trends shown during this time I would easily say my favorite SS18 trend was sheer fabrics. This trend was seen from different designers from all four of the major fashion capitals. Dior has been using sheer fabrics in their collections for some time now, and their most recent collection is no exception.

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AMERICAN VS. GLOBAL FASHION PRINT MEDIA

Often times, when reading American fashion print media such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour or Elle, it all seems to blend together into one magazine covering the same topics, in the same way, with the same text, models and photographers. The similarities between these magazines are endless. Today I analyzed an American fashion/lifestyle magazine as well as a French fashion/lifestyle magazine to look at the similarities and differences between our print media here vs. print media outside of the U.S.

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5 DAY STLYE DIARY | TRENDS, EVENTS, AND NEWS

DAY 1:TREND

Hi everyone and Happy October!! This week I was challenged to complete a 5 day style diary detailing fashion trends, fashion news, and lifestyle events. First, I’d like to share with you a fashion trend I’ve been spotting on the street and the runways alike – sheer. Anything and everything sheer can be worn on its own with nothing underneath or can be layered to create a more modest look while still following the latest trend.

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RUNWAY REVIEW | TRENDS OF THE PAST

Look 1 (Vogue)

In the digital age we now live in the exclusivity of the runway experience no longer exists. With live shows broadcast on Facebook or Instagram, and Vogue Runway uploading images of full collections on their website just hours after the show anyone can now take part. However, these shows of the future seem to be referencing only the past.

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STYLE TIP | FASHIONABLE PROFESSIONAL WEAR

Last week I had to attend an event for school where we needed to dress professional; however, I wanted my unique style to shine through. This is something I aim to achieve every time I get dressed for my internship or a professional school event, but it can be hard to find the balance between being yourself and staying within the bounds of professional wear.

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