Mom Jeans are Back

Jeans are the perennial classic, both vintage and contemporary at the same time. Silhouettes and styles may change, but jeans themselves will never go out of fashion.

 

The one type of jeans that seemed universally hated was the dreaded “mom jeans.” These jeans had very high waistlines and somewhat shapeless legs. They were purely utilitarian. Many of us breathed sighs of relief when they fell out of style in the ’90s. This is when lower-waisted jeans with a slimmer fit through the thighs emerged as a more flattering cut, and mom jeans were virtually forgotten for about 20 years.

 

Something curious has happened recently, however. The editorial push toward effortless beauty dragged mom jeans back into the spotlight. Suddenly beautiful girls with perfect figures were photographed in baggy, high-waisted jeans, lit and positioned to convey the sense that they didn’t care about wearing flattering clothing. This overlaps with the enduring hipster trend, which favors clothing that is often adamantly unflattering. Fans of vintage styles are also wearing mom jeans, as high waists were the norm until relatively recently. This is underscored by the persistent interest in the fashion of the ’90s, when jeans were looser and baggy layers were popular.

 

High-waisted pants are a great way for thin women to show off their bodies, as one must be in pretty good shape to look in mom jeans. If you want to try this trend on for size, wear your mom jeans with a crop top and some short ankle boots.

 

Leslie Jones Gets a Dress

Leslie Jones is one of the biggest names in comedy right now. She currently appears on Saturday Night Live, and she stars in the upcoming Ghostbusters film. She is known for her big personality and fearless flamboyance. Despite her success and visibility, there is one arena she is struggling to break into: fashion.

Jones recently updated her Twitter account to report that no couture designers are willing to loan her a dress to wear to the Ghostbusters premier. The red carpet event should be a great opportunity for a label to promote its latest designs, yet no one wants to put his or her creations on Leslie. She speculates that designers don’t want to be associated with a black woman over 40 who is not a runway sample size. Some designers have spoken to the press regarding sizing in the fashion world. They claim that Jones should have known ahead of time that no one would have dresses in her size to loan out for events. They seem satisfied with this conclusion, but Jones is not.

It is true that Jones does not conform to the Hollywood ideal, and that is one of the many reasons why she has gained so many fans. Her fans want to see her enjoying her red carpet moment in a dress just as glamorous as the ones worn by her thin white costars. One of these fans is Christian Siriano, who has responded to Jones’ tweets by offering to make her a dress. He has refused to accept praise for doing something that he perceives as being a normal part of his job.

Kendall Jenner Still Dealing With Anxiety As She Stars In Paris Fashion Week

If you look closely at model Kendall Jenner walking the runway for Alexandre Vauthier at Paris Fashion Week show, you would never know the dark-haired beauty suffers from anxiety problems. In fact, she and fellow runway star Bella Hadid wowed the masses, displaying Alexandre Vauthier’s Spring/Summer 17 creations with a-list composure.

 

Kendall Jenner has been quite forthcoming to her fans about her anxiety issues and is learning breathing exercises that have helped her cope with the condition. She mentions all of her achievements of the last year at her website KendallJ.com.

 

With the start of 2017, Kendall Jenner appears to be very comfortable as a sought after model at age 21. She also walked for Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2017 recently, joining Lily Rose Depp and Bella Hadid. All three women wore frou-frou fashion with lots of delicate and frilly layers, resembling beautiful, elegant cupcakes.

 

Kendall Jenner has many fans located around the globe, and they watch her every move, both fashion and beauty-wise. The model has been sporting shoulder length dark brunette locks for a while now, and it appeared that she had made a major hairstyle change with blunt baby bangs and red hot lipstick.

 

Faux or real, no one is sure, but most are betting that Kendall is just playing around with faux bangs or extensions. The bangs are reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s but with a modern twist. By the way, Kendall Jenner idolizes the late Audrey Hepburn and even mentioned recently, that if it were possible, would have liked for the actress to play her in a movie.

 

Kendall Jenner made those comments at her KendallJ.com website. She admires the late actress, not only for her fine beauty, but because Hepburn was “so chic and talented.”

 

Women in Politics have Become Forceful Fashion Models

Fashion and clothing has taken its place of pride in political parlance, going by the recent developments in American politics. The women in politics or those close to the men in politics have become automatic fashion models. The dressing they have chosen to wear to occasions both private and public, the people that design it, and its label have become the points of discussion, creating both protests and tensions.

 

Sources of Fashion Models

 

The white pantsuits that Hillary Clinton adorned during campaign evoked the memory of suffragettes. Besides, the rainbow of matching ensembles that she dressed also inspired her fans into flashy mob dances. Her arch supporter, Mitchell Obama has also played the role of the First Model during her time at the White House, often drawing curious eyes to her designers and what they meant to portray through her dressing. Talk of what cloth her dresses were made of and how it suited her build and persona have been a point of discourse amongst many fashion conscious analysts.

 

Sources of Fashion Protests

 

Fashion analysts have closely followed the accessory and clothing that Melania Trump and her step-daughter Ivanka Trump have adorned. Their clothing inspired the distaste amongst the minorities, immigrants and women who have been the subjects of derogatory statements that Donald Trump issued during the recent campaigns. But the same clothing have been fully embraced by Trump supporters who have seen him as the champion of their voices.

 

The women in power have turned the red carpet as their moment of fashion show. Their dressing is currently given political undertones, serving as both the point of inspiration or derision based on the side of the political divide that the fashion analyst belongs. What cannot be taken away from these women in power is the new significant role that they are playing to promote fashion ideas not just in America but also around the world.

 

Should Leather Evolve?

In the United States, cattle farming presents a heady amalgamation of ecological concerns. Cattle have been farmed for generations and continue to be an important cultural staple in many societies across the world. Herd animals can be conducive to healthy living on a small scale, but larger industrial farms have put quite a strain on the modern world.

 

While cattle farming has become more ethical over the decades, it still raises many flags for animal lovers. A large problem is that cattle farms are overcrowded, and that cows often don’t experience the chance to flourish in the outdoors. Injections of hormones and antibiotic treatments have manipulated cattle on a biological level, and the waste they excrete generates a hazardous quantity of methane emissions.

 

While some people are hard-pressed to eat veal, they may still be seduced by a fine leather jacket or supple purse, yet the leather industry is far from being ethically pure. The creation of leather itself is a very toxic process, producing carcinogenic chromium which can leach into the water supply.

 

Many people think of leather as being a by-product of the meat industry, but the truth is that a great deal of leather, especially high end varieties, are shipped from overseas. The animals used are often not a product of American slaughterhouses, and can be subject to cruelty. Calves are often used to create the most luxurious forms of leather, and cattle shipped from India are forced to forgo their sacred status to be processed for consumers in the West.

 

However, there are some creative fashion designers who are eager to use materials that aren’t animal-based at all. Phil Ross is an artist who created a novel line of products designed to mimic the texture and appearance of leather. The substitute is actually made from mycelium, which is harvested from mushrooms.

 

This mushroom skin is a part of the Mycoworks line, and Ross hopes to perfect the material so that it reaches a durability consistent with tanned leather. By experimenting with products and inventive ways of envisioning fabric, fashion designers may pave the future for both high-end clothing and animal welfare.

 

 

VillageLuxe Transforming the High-End Fashion Industry

Julia Gudish Krieger is the brilliant mind behind VillageLuxe, an Airbnb of sorts, only this time it has clothes, accessories and shoes that are for rent and not houses. It is based in New York and women gladly welcomed this brilliant idea. VillageLuxe deals with designer fashion items and the application and site enable women to borrow these items from other women at a small fee.

 

It is an invite-only affair and therefore not everyone gets to enjoy these services. Many women would like to be part of the network and many have signed up and are hoping to be accepted to join the network. These include the likes of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Leandra Medine, who are big names in the fashion industry.

 

Julia has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and investment. What inspired her to start VillageLuxe was the realization that renting fashion items is an untapped business opportunity as it would be a cheaper option for women and they would therefore gladly embrace the concept. She got the idea from what Uber and Airbnb are already doing with taxis and houses respectively.

 

Julia had no prior experience running a business and therefore faced a few challenges along the way. Her biggest challenge has been being responsible for the wellbeing of the people working for her and ensuring that they are working in good conditions and being compensated well enough for their services. But all in all, the experience has been a rewarding one and she would not have it any other way.

 

Julia is proud of herself and is very impressed with how far she has come with VillageLuxe. She is a hardworking lady who is committed to excellence and looks forward to a successful future for VillageLuxe. Her love for fashion drove her to do what she loves and she has no regrets whatsoever.

 

The Best Tips for Looking Super Fashionable as a Pregnant Woman

There’s no reason to give up looking gorgeous just because you’re pregnant. Similarly, there’s no reason to feel that you have to constantly look amazing when you’re pregnant. You have an extremely difficult job, and it can be a real challenge to figure out fashion and beauty looks day in and day out. That’s what the advice below is all about. Use it to strike the right balance for you and help you find a fashion look that’s relatively fuss-free and makes you feel amazing!

 

Dressing for your changing body

 

As a pregnant woman, you’re in a bit of a bind where fashion is concerned. You have a protruding belly that will likely make it difficult to find anything too slimming or flattering in the way that you used to wear before you were pregnant. That’s naturally the biggest issue at hand.

 

To counter this, just go with the flow, and by this, we mean that you should go head first into maternity wear. As soon as you start showing, head to your local maternity shop and pick out some new outfits. The great thing about maternity clothes is that they will grow with you. They often have elastic ruching on the sides so that you can wear the same maternity clothes as your belly grows.

 

You’ll also want to make sure that your own true style shines through in whatever clothing that you choose. For example, if you like wearing dresses when you’re not pregnant, continue to wear maternity dresses. You can even wear pencil skirts and button up tops if you get them at maternity shops. Flared skirts, horizontal stripes and thick fabrics always look great on pregnant women as well. If you’re up for it, you can even wear your favorite pair of stiletto heels.

 

Glamorizing The Winter Parka: Wardrobe Staple We All Need

The glam winter parka is a hot trend this year, and we all knew that fashion news was coming down the pike last August. In fact, Elle.com was reporting about couture parkas in over-sized street wear with lots of quilted padding and wonderful chic detailing.

 

If you live anywhere with dipping temperatures, biting winds, sleet snow or icy rain, then you need this winter fashion staple when the weather turns nasty.

 

Some women get bored wearing their winter parka, because it’s usually not too shapely a coat, can be bulky and simple-looking with a hood. You can, however, glam up this classic winter garment with some imagination.

 

On-trend celebrities like Angelina Jolie was recently photographed in Colorado on a vacation with her kids and staying cozy in a parka. The sexy star kept her ensemble all black, beginning with her $500 Burton Wiley Gore-Tex parka. She accessorized with trademark aviator shades, kept the shearling hood on and wore puffy pants and quilted boots. Underneath those layers, was a black lacy tank top peeking through.

 

You don’t have to have huge movie star status to make a winter parka come alive. These coats also look amazing with a dress and booties, a la Alexa Chung style. It works, although most women are used to wearing their parka with pants.

 

A lot of women around NYC enjoy wearing a cute beanie, instead of the hood on their parka. Keeping it casual means, jeans and a pair of Nikes, too.

 

The winter parka looks superb in over-the-knee boots or a pair of pumps. Footwear of many kinds is compatible with the parka.

 

To add another layer of warmth and sophisticated style, slip on a fur vest over your parka, faux fur, of course.

 

Baby, it’s cold outside, but you’re good to go.

 

Finding the Perfect Clothes as an Apple Shape

If you have an apple shaped body, you probably like to dress slightly differently than other people with differently shaped bodies. Apple shaped bodies tend to have their weight in the middle just like the shape of an apple. If you have an apple shaped body, you might also notice that you have small legs and even a small behind. Small or large shoulders can come with an apple shaped body, but many people with this body shape have large chests.

 

Knowing how to dress with an apple shaped body can be tough, but there are a few easy guidelines that you can follow for starters. First, make sure that you aren’t accentuating your waist. You’ll want to put the focus on other parts of your body, like your chest or your legs. This can be easy to do with shorter skirts or dresses. You’ll want to show off those legs, so don’t hide them with long, baggy pants or long dresses. Similarly, you should wear high heels whenever you can. High heels help the legs of a person with an apple shaped body to look longer and more toned. This is a great trick that not many women know about.

 

In a similar vein, you should look for clothing that is looser. Don’t wear anything that is too tight against your body as this will actually make you look bigger than you really are. You might also consider trying to find fabrics that are thicker instead of sheer and thin. This can help you look more structured.

 

Finally, if you want to look extra stunning in a dress or outfit, try body shapers. There are a number of shapers out there that are comfortable and affordable, and they make your body shape look stellar in any kind of outfit.

 

Ivanka Trump’s Fashionable Presidential Style Wows Many

The daughter of President Donald Trump is certainly turning heads around the world, every time she steps out in a new stylish ensemble.

 

The only faux pas Ivanka Trump seemed to make, was back in November during a family TV interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes. The mother of three young children wore a pricey gold bracelet from her own jewelry line. Sharp-eyed television viewers called her out on it, accusing Ivanka of trying to profit from her father’s presidential campaign’s frequent media attention. The bracelet cost $10,000, and the daughter of President Trump has since apologized for sending journalists a “style alert” promoting the gold bangle.

 

All seems to be forgotten, because Ivanka has hit her stride when it comes to a polished, sophisticated style. She was recognized for hitting the mark during the busy presidential inauguration program by many fashion publications, including Vogue.com, who gave Ivanka Trump props for her dedication to fashion. The fashion Bible adores Ivanka’s style, claiming the First Daughter sends out a modern vibe.

 

Some fashion experts are calling Ivanka’s style an ode to the former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. When Ivanka arrived in Washington, D.C. pre-inauguration day, she wore a bold green Oscar de la Renta waterfall coat and matching green dress with nude pumps and cat-eye sunglasses. Her long blonde hair tumbled down in soft waves. She looked flawless.

 

The HollywoodReporter.com thought the waterfall coat and shades she was wearing, go back to the 1960s photos of Jackie in the Ron Galella paparazzi shots.

 

It will be interesting to see how much of an impact Ivanka Trump’s fashion choices have on the nation, as well as the world. Of course, people are also watching very closely how First Lady Melania Trump will continue to dress, once she’s in the White House.