It’s no question that one of the most covetable denim collections around belongs to that of Leandra Medine, aka The Man Repeller. Whether we’re catching Leandra in a light wash or the deepest indigos, they’re a staple of both her front row and everyday style, as she slips easily from the enchanted Valentino boots to Paul Andrew heels and back again. This OG blogger has come out with her latest collab with none other than the team at denim Levi reviver Re/Done. She follows in the footsteps of fellow Re/Done collaborators such as model Elsa Hosk, jewelry designer Pamela Love, and model Alessandra Ambrosia.
Take the time to scan many fashion mags such as W Magazine’s April issue, and some how it seems like a high-fashion editorial yearbook of all the celeb teens you know and love including Willow Smith, Kiernan Shipka and Zendaya on its April issue. Move on to other luxury glossies and you can see Cindy Crawdford’s exact lush mini me, Kaia Gerber with rappers and models in a campaign that of Alexander Wang. Louis Vuitton has 17-year-old Jaden Smith who models for their women’s wear, as well as Lourdes “Lola” Leon and Amandla Stenberg for a new fragrance ad for Stella McCartney.
W chief Stefano Tonchi addresses the staggeringly young age of his cover stars. “The new generation, Gen Z, which spans current teenagers like the three on our cover and their peers in their early 20s, is in a hurry to be recognized, yes—but in a refreshingly thoughtful way,” he writes. “Unlike their predecessors, they are no slackers. Generally speaking, they are curious, determined, and hardworking. If there is anything they lack, it’s a sense of entitlement.”
Palm Springs and Joshua Tree use to be one of those places I considered sleepy town stop-overs whenever I was in town to attend the Coachella festivals back in the day. The Socal scenery since The Rat pack’s reign, has long kept its quiet slow-paced life style until recent years. In all its glorious revival, the desert landscape is now flourished with boutique hotels, stylized mid-century Air BNB homes to rent, bars, hip eateries, and vintage shop havens — it’s the perfect 2 hour get-away for local Angelenos whatever the agenda is.
I had the pleasure of being invited to go BTS on a creative trip with a group of kick-ass women doin’ their thang. All really dope creatives that have a great following and working on their own individual exciting projects. The inspiration for the trip was inspired by Gucci’s epic S/S 16′ Spring Presentation and all things 70s that’s currently trending. How could it not, it’s so so so good and never gets old in my book.
You may have seen this image of Bad Gal Riri circulating late last month. This photo was captioned, “Listening to Anti,” referring to her latest album release while pictured in her embellished Dolce & Gabanna gold crown headphones. Within less than 24 hours the $9,000 pair sold out. What’s with the $9,000 price tag? Well for starters it could be that they’re encrusted with Swarovski crystals and pearls, and bonus is that you can actually utilize them for your listening pleasure! What’s this about? Fashion that functions, holler.
With NYFW in tow, it’s no surprise that live streaming and social media has bridged the gap between brands and consumers— making the once elusive world of high fashion more accessible than it has ever been. Social Media as everyone knows, is a complete necessity in order for any business to thrive these days. Building brand awareness, persona, and showcasing BTS previews have become dependent on these social platforms in order to reach the masses. But just as social media has become a love/hate aspect in interpersonal relationships; it has also taken a toll between designer relationships and their all-consuming audience who vie to post their in-the-know snaps to be shared instantaneously with the rest of the world. Although that’s knowingly used as a major tactic for designers, it’s also become the necessary evil that has some taking a step back.
Kiani and I took to Haati Chai’s sample sale last Friday as I saw their Instagram feed in the AM and decided we had to go seeing that they had pieces starting from $5. We especially had to given the fact that we worked down the street from their showroom, so it was a no brainer. I have been dying to get my hands on the Cecil chain bra. Why it’s taken me so long to even purchase it, I have no idea. But scoring things at sample sales are just so much better, am I right? Supreme gloating rights to getting things on discount is always a fun past time.
CHECK OUR FIRST FASHION HAUL AFTER THE JUMP!
We all know that it’s a blogger influencer’s world right now. There’s countless shopping apps that are integrated with our instagram feeds, to agencies dedicated to influencer and brand relationships, to many designer + blogger collabs, and now a website that’s dedicated to shopping by your favorite influencer.
I was scrolling down Little Black Boots #OOTD in where she wears this amazing tasseled knit jacket by Salt Water Luxe. I clicked on the hyperlink which led me to FORAY COLLECTIVE, an online destination in discovering all those sought after trends you see on those very style bloggers you regularly stalk. Sadly, (but to no surprise) the jacket I wanted was sold out in my size. Boo, 2000-too late. That’s just the exact example of the power of bloggers have on buyers that are style-hungry like me.
Foray fuses emerging brands that have a unique story to tell along with their muses: A mix of bloggers, instagramers, celebrities and rule-breakers who think (and dress) outside the box, resulting in infectious personal style. What they ended up with is a shopping destination that gives women who are passionate about fashion direct access to emerging designer labels and today’s top style influencers.
Owners and best friends Kaitlynn Carter and Tiana Haraguchi started out as both women interested in doing business. Haraguchi comes from a finance background, and Kaitlynn (a successful blogger) decided to bring these two worlds together in a refreshing smart way. “The influencers on our collective align with our style — they are the cool girls, the trendsetters,” she says. “Their style is what helps shape and form the DNA of the company.”