Happy Flannel Friday—a new series I’m starting in which I raid my boyfriend’s closet for flannels he sniped from his grandpa, a farmer who buys most of his flannels from the Bass Pro Shop, and then style them for you. Flannels, tied with wild abandon around the waist or pulled on under a leather jacket, are […]Read more "Outfit of the Day: Flannel Friday"
Trends are cyclical, and as the ’90s and ’70s come to a rise in 2015, your local thrift store is an ode to those eras. It’s aisles are the ideal (and cheapest) hangout for the human who has no patience for the typical. Mix thrifted with modern pieces for a wardrobe no one can replicate. I […]Read more "Winter Thrift Haul Video"
This holiday season support emerging artists—not sweat shops. Shangri-La Bra in Silver Lining Gray $52 from Valentine NYC Meet the Makers: Whitney Brown and Paloma Jonas, the former models turned lace enthusiasts behind Valentine NYC, met at a photo shoot and realized the gap in the industry their cool, but comfortable lingerie could fill. To […]Read more "Gift Guide: 5 Gifts that Could Change the Fashion Industry"
Yes, that is a lunch box. Yes, for all technical purposes I’m an adult. Yes, sometimes I put snacks in it and feel extra cool. But these aren’t the only reasons I deemed it kosher to trapeze around New York City with my trusty lunch box holding my wallet, lipstick and the occasional sandwich. All […]Read more "ootd: rooftops and lunch boxes"
Before Velvet there was no print grunge fashion magazine. I thought this was grossly unfair to us ‘90s revival dressers — I was really into flannel at the time. So I created one. Came up with a business plan. Designed it. Unfortunately because of my McDonalds-for-lunch-and-dinner budget the only place I turned it in was for […]Read more "Introducing Velvet: The Grunge Fashion and Music Publication"
Fashion minion’s eyes are trained on Japan this season. So it’s no surprise Sarah Burton, who has always designed ahead of the trend, channeled Asia’s power island in Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2015 line. McQueen’s models, laced in leather, look more like samurai queens than modern beauties. Perhaps the best accessory to the McQueen garment is […]Read more "Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 at Paris Fashion Week"
Attica Indiana may not look like much. A historic main street, and maybe a Subway. What it lacks in standing buildings it makes up in decrepit, decaying structures. The vestige of the twice-burned building is left in brick walls, crumbling floors and doors to nowhere. Picking through the debris in asbestos-coated shoes, the abandoned halls of […]Read more "Photo Shoot in Indiana’s 3rd Most Haunted — Hotel Mudlavia"