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.
This past Thursday my study tour class had the amazing opportunity to go visit Material Connexion’s Library in Midtown, Manhattan. Material Connexion is the leading material sources for companies around the world. They specialize in special fabrics and materials that are new and cutting edge.
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.
While living in New York City one of the many things I never fail to spend money on is food. The number of cute little café’s or trendy vegan spots is endless, and I plan to eat at as many as I can until I leave in December. This post will always be growing with my new favorite places and foods so be sure to check back often!
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.
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.
September 14, 2017
This past Thursday, my roommates and I, along with the rest of our study tour class, went to the taping of The Harry Show. We were part of the live audience and even got to hug Harry at the beginning of the show. It was weird to see the taping of a show right in front of you, with people running around to make sure cameras were working and fixing hair/makeup. I have never watched a talk show before, let alone gone to the taping of one, so the whole experience was new for me.
New York Fashion Week is well underway with only two days left of shows, but already some major spring trends have emerged. I was fortunate enough to attend my first show ever (yay!!) at Skylight Clarkson Square on Sunday morning to see Francesca Liberatore on behalf of Halfstack magazine, read my show review HERE. The show was amazing; full of muted colors, classic plaid, and sheer lace embellishments – just some of the amazing, upcoming spring trends.
September 8, 2017
This past week for our study tour class we went to check out the Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho, NYC. At Minkoff’s store in Soho they have all the latest retail technology in place. When a customer enters the store they are greeted by a large touch screen mirror where they can order a complementary beverage to sip on while they shop.
During our first Fashion in the Media class, we watched The September Issue which gives an inside look to the publishing of Vogue’s highly anticipated September issue. This documentary follows Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington closely, showing their work relationship and creative process. It even gives an inside look at Anna Wintour’s personal life with her daughter making appearances in the documentary.