Lisa Frank Clothing is Riding on the Wave of Nineties Nostalgia

Lisa Frank Popularity in the Nineties
Lisa Frank was a hugely popular artist during the nineties. She created cutesy animals and brightly colored patterns and turned them into trapper keepers, notebooks, folders, backpacks and art supplies. These cutesy, colorful school supplies were everywhere during the decade of the nineties.

More recently the Lisa Frank brand became a RageOn! clothing line for those who are nostalgic for their trapper keepers from back in the nineties. The Lisa Frank clothing line includes shirts, leggings and dresses.

Lisa Frank Shirts
The Lisa Frank shirts come as either tees, sweatshirts or crop tops. So far unicorns, kitten, multi-animals, dolphins and cheetahs have been springing up on the Lisa Frank shirts. More could be on the way though! The Lisa Frank shirts are probably best suited for casual wear, although depending on your work place’s dress code you might be able to wear some of the sweatshirts with a professional skirt of professional dress pants.

Lisa Frank Leggings
The leggings from Lisa Frank come as either polka dots with brightly colored Lisa Frank decoration, dolphins, cheetah print, unicorns and kittens. The leggings are tons of fun and comfortable. These leggings are perfect for casual wear, work wear or evening out with friends wear.

Lisa Frank Dresses
The Lisa Frank dresses come in skater dress styles. One of the dress patterns is of multiple colorful lips all across it. The other dress pattern is the face of a smiling rainbow colored unicorn. Both dresses are just simple and excellently made for long lasting wear, These dresses would be perfect for casual wear or an evening out with friends wear if you’re going to a fun rock or pop concert.

Mushrooms Are the New Responsible Leather

For generations, people have searched for a biodegradable, responsible, natural, and vegan alternative to leather for fashion. A new alternative is going to be available in the industry with the creation of mycelium leather products. In the article, The Next Leather Jacket Will Be Made from Mushrooms, Phil Ross, artist and founder of Mycoworks, discusses how he is bringing the art of growing leather from mushrooms over to fashion.
Mycoworks is creating a leather-like product from the skin of mushrooms, called mycelium. Ross has been working with mycelium as a medium for his art for thirty years. Through his fascination with reichi mushrooms, which he originally used for medicine, he discovered that it is easy to manipulate and create texture and patterns in the skin of the plant by changing what you feed it or by altering the environment the plant is growing in.
He has been able to produce furniture and faux stone from mycelium and eventually realized that he could also grow a leather-like product from the mushrooms that was comparable to many of the leathers used in the fashion industry. He has produced leather with alligator, ostrich, and other luxury textures that are popular in modern fashions and hopes to make the mycelium leather an alternative to animal hide for health and ethical reasons.
The mycelium leather products are perfect for fashion because they can be manipulated as they grow to take on nearly any texture or shape. Mycoworks has also been able to add zippers and other hardware to the leather while it grows, in order to attach it naturally and permanently instead of sewing it on later. Ross also claims that it can be molded and shaped more easily than cow hide, but he is working on creating a mycelium leather product that is closer to the look and feel of cow hide since it is the most popular leather used.
Your next leather jacket may have a surprise up its sleeve. Just imagine the faces of people when they complement your jacket and you inform them that it’s made from mushrooms. You will feel great wearing it, knowing that it came from a sustainable, biodegradable, and responsible source that doesn’t involve cruelty or the mistreatment of animals.

Feeling Down? A Wardrobe Update Might Help

For those that are feeling down in the dumps, or struggling with their sense of self worth, there is some good news. There have been studies that have suggested that a simple change in wardrobe could have an effect on how on feels about himself. In fact, fashion in and of itself could affect the person’s own feelings about his life. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of outfits.

This doesn’t mean that one should run around and jump on the latest trends. For one thing, trends are always changing. It is impossible to keep up with trends. Instead, it is better for the person to find the clothes that he wants. It doesn’t matter what type of clothes that is. All that matters is that the person is able to express one’s own self. He or she could choose clothing from the 70s. After all, some of the trends that were popular in the 70s are making a comeback.

Also, vintage clothing from older eras can give one a sense of uniqueness. This is one thing that could help with self worth. If a person buys some unique clothes, he will be more likely to feel like a unique and irreplaceable person. Fortunately, there are tons of stores that one could shop at that carry unique and impressive clothing. Also, they are very affordable. Therefore, one does not have to break the bank, go broke or bankrupt in order to buy the type of items that he wants. He will still manage to put together impressive outfits on a modest budget.

Finding A Staple When Shopping For Fashion And Finding A Style

When it comes to fashion and style, a large part of it is in the stores that one goes to. It is important for one to be willing to shop at various stores when she is new in the search for her style. However, at some point she is going to have a favorite store or a go to shop for most items that she wants. Her main store depends on the type of clothes that she likes. Often times, one is going to find a store that sells unique items that are exclusive to the store. The unique item that she wants could be any item. It could be a trending item, or something that has been off trend. Either way, what matters the most in style is what the person prefers.

A staple could be anything like a store or a piece of clothing. For people that have a certain type of staple that is sold at a wide variety of stores, they should consider themselves fortunate. All they have to do is find a store that sells the product at the lowest price so that she will get a good deal on the item. It also does help to have the item on sale.

For people that are limited to one store, the good news is that the store often has plenty of other unique items that can be found for those that are willing to look. These items could be vintage items from the 70s. This would be a good style to adopt because a lot of people are starting to love the 70s. At the same time, it is not just about what others want. It is about what the individual wants. In the end, the individual lives with one’s self for 24 hours a day. The individual’s own acceptance is what should be the most important.

How Some Trends Leave and Return

While some trends will leave, there are some that stay around. However, there are some trends that make a comeback. Perhaps it is some form of nostalgia. Either way, it is not uncommon to see something that was on trend about 30-40 years ago make its comeback in present day in some form. Often times, right before the comeback, these old trends are ridiculed. Either way, there are some trends that are making a comeback for a new generation to experience for themselves. Some of them may even like these bits of clothing that have once been deemed out of style.

Among the types of clothes that have been off trend for a while are the off-the-shoulder maxi dress, wide-leg pants, overalls, and some other items. Of course, they are not necessarily the same as the earlier items. There are a few differences in the fabrics, patterns and the overall design of the clothing. However, this is something that the people that are all about fashion are going to look at in order to stay up to date. However, a lot of these items have not gone out of style to some people. There are certain subcultures that have kept these items alive.

While there is nothing bad about keeping track of the trends, it is important to know that it is better for one to find her own style so that she can be totally satisfied with her own choices in clothing. Some of the more stylish people often know that what was once in style may likely come back in style. Either way, they don’t choose a product based on what is popular. They find a product that they like regardless of what someone else may think about it. In the end, each person lives with his or her own fashion choices.

Model Denis Bidot Is Proud of Her Plus-Size Body

A pls-size model named Denise Bidot is speaking out about her curves and her mother’s curves. Bidot is a Puerto Rican model who is 29 years old. You may have heard her classic mantra, “There’s no wrong way to be a woman” in reference to the body shaming that many women face on a daily basis. Of course, we all know that this shaming is often targeted at women’s size.

Bidot’s Mother’s Problem With Her Curvy Image

Bidot says that her mother often struggled with her weight, yet she was not as Zen about it. She says that her mother was unable to accept her curves and her body as it was. She knew that it was important to spread the message that her mother couldn’t, and now she is doing just that.

More About Denise Bidot

Bidot is famous for being a beautiful, glamorous woman, and more than that, she is a celebrated model. In fact, Bidot was one of the first models who was plus size to walk a runway for fashion week in New York. She loves this about herself, and she wants to continue the healthy trend she has started. One of the ways she does this is by becoming more widely seen in the media. Recently, Bidot was lucky enough to sign a partnership with Unilever for a personal care line that promotes the individuality and uniqueness of Latina women especially. Bidot is proud to be a large supporter of her Latina roots.

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.

Cuba’s High Brow Olympic Uniforms

You may have watched the torch carried to Rio de Janeiro. You may be following your favorite Olympic athletes. You may be hosting an Olympics party at house house. You may be the
Olympic super fan, but do you realize that Olympic uniforms have represented a veritable who’s who of fashion over the decades?

A recent article in Remezcla details Cuba’s Olympic uniform this year, designed by Christian Louboutin. Did you think his designs stopped at red-soled stilettos? Think again! Cuba’s Olympic uniform features a fitted red or tan jacket, emblazoned with the Cuban flag with kitten heels or hi-top sneakers. The designer says he was inspired by Cuban athletes and athleisure trends.

This is not the first time a top designer has outfitted an Olympic team. In 1980, Levi Strauss designed Team USA’s suede and shearling jackets and white cowboy hats. Ralph Lauren designed the American team’s nautical-inspired skirts and hats in 2012. Georgio Armani dressed Italy’s 2012 team in seriously sleek black and white uniforms.

Who will Team USA be wearing this year? They went for Polo Ralph Lauren again. Debuted on The Today Show, each team member will wear a red, white or blue Polo button down shirt, khaki chinos and boat shoes for the quintessential American prep look.

Who knows whether Olympic team style gives an edge in the international competition? One thing is certain. The Olympic games have far more to offer than sweat and sports. It’s the fashion event of the year!

Christian Louboutin Designs Outfits for Cuba’s Olympic Athletes

As nations around the world gear for the highly-anticipated grand stage for athletes around the world, they are making an effort to ensure that their athletes portray an impressive picture to the world. Apart from ensuring that the athletes are adequately trained in their respective disciplines, countries like Cuba have called upon the support and expertise of world-leading fashion designers such as Christian Louboutin, a renowned French designer. This is in a bid to ensure that Cuba’s Olympic team looks the part during the Olympics’ Closing Ceremony.

The Designs for Cuba’s Olympic Team

The outfits designed for the closing ceremony were made through the collaboration of Christian Louboutin, who is known for his signature red-soled heels, and Sporty Henri. On his Website, Christian Louboutin asserted that he came up with the particular designs to welcome back the athletes to the human world after their performance. He likened the athletes to superheroes, as they are deemed to put on a special gear that allows them to defy various forces of nature such as time, laws of physics and gravity to outperform their competitors.

The team outfits boast of a fitted jacket characterized by a Cuban flag on top of the breast pocket. The designer also made sure that the clothes rhyme with the spectacular bodies of the athletes by tailor fitting them. He also included complementing shoes such as hi-top sneakers for men and kitten heels for the women.

Cuba, a Caribbean Island, appears to be drawing enormous interest from the fashion world with various designers heading to this island for inspiration. Similarly, Louboutin credited the island as his primary source of inspiration for the outfits.

McCall’s Continues to Serve the DIY Fashionista

As Paris, New York, London, and Milan get ready for this autumn’s Fashion Week, another branch of the fashion industry is on the alert for the latest trends: it’s McCall’s Pattern Company. In a recent article for the New York Times, columnist Steve Kurutz reminds readers that globe-hopping fashionistas aren’t the only ones interested in the lines of the international fashion houses. DIY sewists also insist upon being kept in the haute-couture loop. McCall’s has been publishing dressmaking patterns for them since 1870 (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/fashion/mccalls-pattern-company-sewing-do-it-yourself.html?_r=0).
McCall’s actually began as a lady’s magazine in 1863, eventually becoming one of the twentieth century’s most popular glossy periodicals for women. But while the magazine finally ceased publication in 2002, the dressmaking aspect of the company is still going strong. McCall’s creates patterns for home sewists, publishing an average of 700 new designs every year. McCall’s features four different lines of fashion: McCall’s, Butterick (targeting the vintage market), Kwik Sew, and Vogue Patterns. (The Vogue brand belongs to Conde Nast, but it has been licensed to McCall’s.) Over the decades Vogue Patterns has featured designs by Givenchy, Christian Dior, and Valentino, allowing the home sewist to wear couture style without having to pay exorbitant prices for it. About half of the patterns in this line are licensed from such well-known companies as Tracy Reese and Rachel Comey.
With the increasing resources available over the internet, McCall’s is now using sites like Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram, posting its most popular patterns from the past to emphasize its lasting legacy. McCall’s has also begun selling downloadable patterns, bypassing its traditional market in fabric stores.