I feel sorry for Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries. All he did was say out loud what the vast majority of clothing lines already seem to be thinking and practicing. We can, and should, help young people to realize that there are many profound satisfactions to be had in life that do not rely on achieving a certain appearance or level of popularity (a fact that becomes comfortingly obvious as we age, yet is often difficult to grasp in high school). But we shouldn't blame A&F for being honest enough to articulate an omnipresent elitist marketing strategy no one else wants to own up to. We are, after all, the ones that make such strategies pay off.
Boundaries are breaking down all around us. And this new wave of feminism we're experiencing has impacted many of the boundaries in the world of fashion too; the idea that there are standards of beauty that we must conform to, that being beautiful is a feeling that should be available to only a few privileged few, rather than something every woman should feel, from both inside and out.
As a wardrobe stylist, the best part of lining up looks for my post-50 clients is that they already know they have arrived and have nothing to prove... You should never lose your sense of style just because you think it's the only way to be practical and comfortable.
Some of our best friends, you see, are straight. And some of them, we should report, are very stylish. The following epistle, therefore, is simply a quick fix master class for those who feel their style gene is somewhat compromised. Think of us as wing men. Fabulous -- if often fey -- fixers.
In Mexico City, they showcased their fashionable best on the ramps of their Fall/Winter 2013-14. Check out the ones that caught our eye!
What seems to be an impenetrable and immutable industry actually isn't. Granted that changing mindsets might be hard -- and you might have to strip down to your bra and panties for the occasion -- but character, confidence and fortitude always shine through.
Being organized is not everybody's strong-suit. Some find it more difficult than others to constantly clean and organize a closet. It becomes even more difficult when you have a small house and limited closet space. Here are tips to help you have that neat and perfect closet which draws everyone's attention.
Spring fever has many Canadians ready to spruce up their dwellings. While magazine spreads and blogs can provide great inspiration for home décor ideas, finding the perfect look for your home from local retailers can often prove to be a challenge. So how do we get that picture-perfect, on-trend look without spending a fortune?
Few industries have, or stand to gain more from Schumpter's theory of "creative destruction" (tendency for industrial change to come from within) than in fashion retail, where e-commerce has birthed a veritable entrepreneurial explosion.
"All guys should dress like you," she said. "That's a really great blazer." I realized I was the only guy there who even bothered to toss on a blazer that brisk early winter evening. Here's what you need to know about buying and wearing a blazer.
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.
After a decade of battling breakouts and another helping clients battle adult acne, I've found that the best weapon against blemishes is oil. Yes, you read that right: oil. Precisely what many of us presume causes acne, actually prevents and treats it.
Last weekend, renewed demonstrations calling for better pay and working conditions broke out and are continuing. Because the garment industry makes up the core of the Bangladeshi economy, its leaders and business class cannot afford to ignore the internal calls for change. In fact, whether they listen depends on the demand for clothes made in Bangladesh being sustained. A boycott would work against this outcome.
My 11-year-old daughter Annabelle's had an opinion on every single one of her (and my) outfit's since I can remember. And as a result, the most amazing thing happened. I have learned so many lessons from this little girl -- especially when it comes to style and being true to yourself.
When shopping for the perfect wedding guest dress, it's important to think about the type of wedding it will be, and who will be there, and then choose accordingly. Here are a few rules to help you impress a crowd while not taking the spotlight off the bride herself.
Whether it's defined as slightly tribal, a cousin of chevron, or totally tie-dye, we can say one thing: we love ikat.