I cannot stress this enough: If a trend doesn't feel like 'you' then don't push it. That's what gives us each our own individual style and voice. As Yves Saint Laurent put it, 'Fashion fades, style is eternal.' Pick and choose carefully.
I catch up with fashion designer Bradon McDonald, a finalist on Season 12 of Project Runway, about his experience on the reality competition show. Some life lessons learned: be careful what you wish for, and be ready to step up to the pressure of big opportunities.
"Charming" and "delightful" are the two words that best describe The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s by Marsha Hunt, a well-respected star of the golden age of Hollywood movies.
Fashion is not my career. Fashion is a way of life and clothing is one way to express and present YOU every day. It's the business of fashion that has kept the industry alive and influential for centuries.
The edgy, snarly yet bombastic Mercedes Benz Fashion Week downed curtains for the season with a lot of pomp and show.
Taking a few minutes off from his celebrations and preparations for New York Fashion Week, Elie Tahari talks about his life's mission and legacy and how despite his fame and the ubiquity of his line, he is still being mistaken for a woman.
Upon entering Swing, you become overwhelmed by the eclectic and gorgeous decor, clothing, smells and the contagious smile of Swing's owner, Helena Greene. Swing is a high-end concept shop in the heart of Harlem, housing up-and-coming, high-end designers from around the world.
I love the studded embellishments and have a few pieces of my own, as it suits me. On my leather booties, the studded motifs are for me a Goldilocks, just-right bit of fashion fun. But spikes? Pointy, sharp protrusions?
The fashion industry is broken not because fast fashion exists; it's suffering because designers are beginning to think like they are fast fashion outlets. It's not an easy problem to fix, but the first step is to understand that we are perpetuating our own problems.
The fashion designer and television personality Michael Kors is on a mission to help prevent world hunger. He recently partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme to help raise funds to feed children in hunger-stricken countries.
I remember growing up as a little girl in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, and having no access to books or magazines that portrayed and highlighted African beauty. Sadly, 46 years later, this is still the case.
Everything began with a handbag, silk scarf and a pair of boots graciously given as a birthday gift. From that moment on the rest became history. The two sisters combined experience, as a fashion stylist and artist, made their collaboration a no brainer.
Recently I was invited to a brunch to meet fashion Dallas fashion designer Nha Khanh. Truthfully, her name did not ring a bell but I knew she must be someone I "needed to know" if I was being invited to this private meet and greet.
The stage was set for high drama at Carolina Herrera with classical music softly filling the grand tent of Lincoln Center and bright red backdrops drawing your eye to the runway entrance.
With the Super Bowl in full swing, we were all eagerly anticipating the big half-time show! Not only to hear the great singing, but also to see what she would be wearing... I feel fortunate to have known ahead of time that it would be, up and coming designer, Rubin Singer.
If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then shoes are her close bffs. And like finding your bffs in real life, you have to find one that is a perfect fit. But how can one decide when there are so many to choose from?