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It seems as though the fashion world may have shot itself in the foot through its commitment to instant internet access, whether it be through online discussion or instantly posted photos and videos.

In a recent article for the New York Times, fashion and style reporter Vanessa Friedman ruminated on the outcomes of the recently concluded 2016 fashion month ( . The high-end shows, displaying the items that international fashion houses expect to see trending in Spring 2017, went off smoothly enough. The problem was the ensuing confusion and erratic behavior that seemed to be the result of too much instant internet coverage.

Take the brightly colored yarn dreadlocks seen on Marc Jacobs’ models, which almost instantly provoked a storm of Twitter and Instagram attacks on the designer for what was seen as cultural appropriation. No one seemed to interpret the dreadlocks in the aesthetic context of the show: the fashion world came off looking irresponsible and elitist.

The incident involving model Gigi Hadid at this year’s Milan show brings up similar issues. An independent journalist addicted to posting his escapades on Instagram grabbed and fondled Ms Hadid as she was leaving the show, then reveled in the loads of posts on the internet criticizing his unseemly actions.

And would Kim Kardashian West have been robbed of her jewelry at her hotel immediately following the Paris fashion week if she hadn’t been posting non-stop about her jewels and her own activities at the time?

According to Ms. Friedman’s New York Times article, the internet has facilitated far too much transparency in the fashion world. Because it’s now possible to provide instant access to the latest product by posting photos on any number of internet sites, consumers have become more demanding and the fashion industry has rushed in to meet that demand.

The problem is, once substance has been displayed, with what else can viewers be provided? Fashion’s elegant elitism is being threatened by the constant flood of meaningless and trite content. Those in whose care the latest fashion trends lie need to become much more selective and discriminating in what they post on the internet.

Six Cheap Purses Perfect for Faking Out the Crowd

Purses are an essential portion of life. Aside from adding some pizzazz to every outfit, the right purse can hold all of the things you never knew you needed to take from your home and put on the go. Unfortunately, though, purses are pretty expensive. Contrary to popular belief, an inexpensive purse will not necessarily burst at the seams the second you place your favorite lipstick in it, so why not appreciate something cheap once in a while? Of course, some handbags take the prize when it comes to looking like a designer purse on a thrift store budget. These accessories are cost effective, absolutely gorgeous, and easily found at popular retailers:


Faux Leather Shoulder Bag with Metal Handles


Forever 21 will forever be great, especially because of this piece. For only $25, you can own this perfect purse that looks like it belongs in a fancy boutique. Faux or not, it looks expensive and the metal handles add an interesting dynamic that has rarely been seen before.


Navy Blue Clutch


Face it–you need a clutch. The perfect size for a multitude of occasions, clutches are as sweet as they are practical. This navy blue one from Maykoo is only $17, is durable, and will get you through any event.


Envelope Cross-Bag


The opening of this bag resembles an envelope, hence the name. Stylish, professional, and somewhat zany, this bag is only $39 from Nordstrom.


Classic Tote


Perhaps one of the most popular purses of all time, totes are fashionable, pretty massive, and comfortable to carry and search through. This one from Mango is only $40 and is accented with a fancy tassel.


Bucket Bag


This bag is incredibly interesting, especially because of its pattern. Multiple straps allow this piece to be carried or thrown over your shoulder, which is ideal when considering versatility. For only $20 at Steve Madden, you can be the talk of the town.




If you have not figured it out by now, wearing animal skin is not exactly in anymore. Because of this, designers craft stunning faux pieces, which is the case for this $35 bag from Nordstrom.

Clothing: You Have Been Doing It Wrong

Clothing and fashion are not always great. New outfits lose their appeal before they are even worn, laundry days are few and far between, pieces become too tight, and fabric stains, unfortunate burdens in the world of fashion. Thankfully, there are countless hacks to make dressing yourself easier by saving you time, money, and a whole lot of patience.


Stretch Your Flats in a Flash


Though often cheap, new flats are difficult to break in. Chances are, you need these shoes the next day and do not want to deal with the pain that will come with wearing them so soon. The night before you plan on wearing them, put on your thickest socks, slip on the flats, and use a hairdryer to seal the deal.


Remove Pen Stains with Hairspray


If you have ever used a pen, you have gotten that pen on your clothing at one point or another. Instead of setting the stain in with water, pull out your hairspray.


Why Put Your Jeans in the Freezer?


Fashion gurus say that you should not wash your jeans after every use because they fade faster and the fabrics loosen. However, the thickness of the material results in some horrid odors being trapped in there from time to time. To put a stop to this nonsense, put your jeans into a ziplock bag and place them in the freezer overnight.


Save Your Old Tights


Have a deodorant stain? Use a pair of old tights to rub it away.


Add Something; Lose Something


Anytime you buy something new, consider donating something old. Chances are, you purchased this new piece to replace an old one and to spruce up your wardrobe, right?


Roll ‘Em Up


Rather than folding clothes, roll them before putting them into your drawers.


Vodka for Clothes


Again, laundry days are too far apart. If you need to pull something out of the hamper, spray it with vodka. This will destroy any odors and the vodka smell will not linger.

Robert Geller Spring Summer 2017

Robert Geller has recently rolled out his spring summer 2017 menswear collection, which can be viewed here . The collection continues to develop themes familiar to Geller fans, including his signature obsessions with youth culture of days gone by. He places less emphasis on his normally broody color palette, instead choosing to play up the optimism of the 1980’s german music scene and lifestyle. Bold splashes of blue, yellow, and other bright accents harken back to the youthful bliss of young German squatters living the authentic punk lifestyle.


Geller continues to explore elegant, draping fabrics, and several eye catching velvet pieces are sure to be popular this season. He features a variety of jumpsuits and other work-wear inspired pieces, reimagined in a more luxurious fabric and cut. There are a variety of animal prints in the collection, done up in a variety of tonal patterns. In this sense, the black-on-black leopard print is a a more toned down piece in the collection.


Some of the suiting looks are also heavily retro-inspired, with the wide structured shoulders and bare chests harkening back to the 1980s appropriation of tailoring by European youth. Icons like David Bowie and others are famous for taking this highly masculine cut of suit and contrasting it with more feminine silhouettes and details.


Geller is often renowned for his eclectic and historical references, and this collection is no different. Fans of Geller will be pleased, and his outerwear and denim is sure to be a staple in fashionable circles for years to come.

Fall Up with These Autumn Fashion Statements

Fall is a time for intense foliage, cooler weather, pumpkins, apple picking, baking, and fashion. Most will confess that they dress one million times better in the fall than they do in the summer, but this can be attributed to being comfortable, not too hot, and not too cold. Like anything, though, there are tips to elevate the style of fall that are inexpensive and totally stellar.


Tassel Earrings


These fairly daring accessories are stylish without being too over the top. Doubling as both a casual and dressy element, tassel earrings come in a plethora of colors, lengths, and volumes. Wear them with your favorite sweater and jeans or fall dress and scarf.


Fleece Tops


Designed to keep you warm but not too warm, these tops should be worn often. Coming in every pattern and color, these tops are ideal for any fall festivity.


Faux-Shearling Vest


Sometimes, an outfit is missing something. If you are wearing a plain sweater and slacks and do not want to overdo it with the jewelry, throw one of these vests on to add some sophistication to an otherwise dull outfit.


Graphic Tees


Though these can be worn at all times of the year, few things are greater than t-shirts full of pumpkins, witches, and catchy autumn sayings like “Fall into fall.”


Metallic Blouses


Metallic is huge this year and works well to add that glimmer to the season that is punctuated with some fairly dreary points.




Though once popular in the 90s, this piece of jewelry has made a huge comeback in 2016. Consider a black, red, brown, or burnt orange choker to add some flair to your seasonal ensemble.


Non-Hoodie Sweatshirts


Few people can get away with wearing a hooded sweatshirt each day, despite how comfortable they are. Consider buying a sweatshirt that does not have the hood attached to make your snug outfit a little trendy and a bit more acceptable to wear every day.

Secret Style, Zero Actual Effort

Being stylish does not come easy for everybody, but this gloriously modern time makes that quite alright. With so many designers understanding the need to produce affordable attire and accessories and that they must conform to fitting all body types, fashion is made simple. Surely some people are still fashion-impaired and do not know the first thing about dressing for their body type nor how to properly amp up their outfits, but BuzzFeed has compiled a concise list describing how you can trick the public into thinking that you know the difference between New York Fashion Week and Star Magazine.


There’s No Shame in Borrowing


The new trend is a subscription service that will send you new clothes each month for a fee. When you wear the outfit and receive your fill of compliments for the day, simply package it up, send it back, and wait for the next one.


Find the Perfect Jacket


A trendy jacket can make the most ridiculous outfit fashionable, specifically if it is leather. For the sake of being animal-friendly, opt for faux-leather.


Learn Your Prints and Patterns


Mixing prints and patterns is in, but only if you know how. Sure, polka dots do not necessarily work well with stripes, but they can if you balance it out correctly. Once you learn these fashion rules, you will immediately become fashionable.


Plan Ahead


Picking out your outfits the night before will make for a more put together ensemble the following morning directly because you will not cut corners to save time and patience.


Check the Weather


Be ahead of the crowd by checking the weather. While everyone is bundled up in preparation for forty degree weather, you can lessen the layers because you understand that today will be in the sixties.


Remove the Wrinkles


Ironing is out, but bringing your clothes into the bathroom as you shower is in. Removing the wrinkles from your clothes without investing any actual effort will make people think that you actually care about your attire, even if you do not.


Roll Your Sleeves Up


Learning how to roll your sleeves up can transform a professional outfit to casual; dressy to semi-sexy, too.

Hair Care Products Designed to Target Specific Issues

Women do a lot of different things to their hair in an effort to make themselves look better. Unfortunately, regular use of curling irons, blow dryers and styling products can leave hair in a damaged state. There are products that claim to help repair and restore damaged hair, but not all of them perform the way they claim. Most of these products also cost a lot of money, which could become expensive when trying to find the right product to counter the particular issues someone has with their hair. The best way to repair damaged is hair is to look for products made with ingredients designed to address the issue a person has.

Hair Care Products Designed to Repair Damaged Hair

The products available from Wen by Chaz contain ingredients designed to address specific issues. Each variety contains its own special blend of natural plant extracts to help resolve whatever damage a person’s hair has incurred. The QVC advertised Sweet Almond Mint version of WEN contains a chamomile extract that helps calm frizzy or unruly hair. It also has wild cherry bark and rosemary extract to help soothe and condition hair to make it softer and more manageable.

In addition to the natural ingredients contained within each version of WEN by Chaz, these products are also designed to perform the tasks of both cleansing and conditioning. Made without the use of harsh sulfates, the cleansing action of WEN will not strip hair of its natural oils. This helps preserve the integrity of each individual hair so it actually becomes stronger. The conditioning action of WEN helps restore body, shine and manageability to damaged hair. This unique combination significantly improves the look and feel of dry, limp, dull or over-processed hair. The combination of cleanser and conditioner also helps save people money over the cost of purchasing multiple products. Visit the WEN Twitter account and Facebook page ( for more info.



Kyle Bass: The Genie That Turned Villain


Kyle Bass, the manager at Hedge Fund, has found himself at the receiving end of criticism, as financial institutions continue to rack in losses thanks to his ill-advised decisions and predictions.


The hard economic times experienced by Kyle Bass date back to March 2015. It’s believed that Bass sought advice from none other than the legendary Dallas-based energy guru T. Boone Pickens. It’s thought that Pickens told him that the capacity of energy storage would not be overtaken by the supply of oil domestically. Not to be the one to be outwitted, Bass decided to come up with his “own” price range something that backfired badly on him. Companies which believed him have felt the full force of his wrong predictions.


The Hayman Capital Management Fund owned and managed by Kyle Bass has also fallen pretty badly when compared to the market in general. Financial experts believe that the overall capital fund of the company has hit rock bottom by around 7%. This decrease is well below the previous 1.3% gain in S&P 500 that the company had earlier recorded. If these figures are to be trusted, this will mark the third straight year that the company has recorded losses.


With all of these problems breathing around his neck, Kyle Bass has remained firm on his decision, and it’s not hard to see why. In 2008, Bass successfully made money to a good number of investors by buying credit default swaps during the subprime mortgage crisis. During this time, Brass had successfully predicted the shift in the mortgage market. So when this came to pass, many investors saw Bass as the genie when it came to predicting markets, little did they know what was coming next.


Apart from his wrong decisions based on the oil and energy sector, Kyle has been quoted as saying that the economy of Japan will crush. The funny thing about his “predictions” is the fact that he has been saying so since the year 2010. Six years down the line, the economy of Japan is still growing by ten-folds while his predictions keep turning on him. As time progress and the economic trends change, it will be fascinating to see just what comes of him.

Armani Switches To Fur-Free Fashion

Armani is a fashion icon across the world. They have long turned heads and made news when it comes to fashion. That’s because they are always the trendiest and are big on making the boldest moves. Often, their fashion lines shock people in the best way possible. It was recently that perhaps they made the biggest announcement yet. They have decided to stop using fur in their lines. He released a statement on Tuesday that basically said that using fur is cruel and unnecessary.

His announcement came with some shock value but overall there was positive feedback. The upcoming Autumn and Winter collection will be fur-free and many organizations were quick to chime in with their support. The Chairman for the Fur Free Alliance spoke of how this makes a statement that fashion icons can still make great clothing without resorting to using fur. The Humane Society International also chimed in saying that killing animals for their fur is never fashionable.

According to an article in Reddit, Armani is not the first to switch over to a fur-free fashion line. It’s actually a trend that has been catching on for a while. Although, it’s hard to say what brought this announcement about. It could be because other fashion icons have made the switch to synthetic long before and haven’t had much negative feedback. It could also be because of the countless protesters and letters that Armani received, asking them to switch. No matter what the reasoning, it seems that this is the way of the future for fashion tycoons. Now, it’s up to them to keep at this promise after the next two fashion lines debut.

2016: 1970’s Inspired Fashion

When it comes to fashion, staying current is very important to most women. Styles that were trends years ago may not always be so desirable, but when it comes down to it, many of today’s styles have stemmed from trends years ago. Surprisingly enough, most of the fashion trends this year originated in the seventies, when many of your mothers were your own age or growing up. They’re making a huge comeback, as read in one article.

Today, lace is all the rage. Tops accented with lace or mostly made of lace or very in right now. But they didn’t become popular suddenly- this was a fashion comeback from the seventies! In addition to lace, patterns have become increasingly popular. Vibrant zig-zags and floral patterns can be found in most retail stores but were likely found in your mothers closet first.

If you’ve seen off-the-shoulder maxi dresses on your shopping adventures, those certainly aren’t new either. That was a huge trend back in the nineteen seventies that came back to make a statement. Along with maxi dresses, are denim dresses which is a trend that seems to be timeless. This reoccurring fashion statement always comes back and is such a versatile look. Let’s not forget about high-waisted jeans being a huge trend right now. For example, Taylor Swift is seen sporting them often. Yet, it’s another trend that decided to make a comeback! To read more about articles of clothing that have reappeared in recent years visit:

Whether it’s dresses or tops, trends from the seventies have recently emerged thanks to the comfortable, carefree, feminine look they give. Maybe it’s time to check out your moms old clothes from the seventies hidden in the back of her closet!