You weren’t there getting dirt in your sandals, confetti in your hair, or fanning away the massive clouds of smoke. (some even from *Le Gasp* smoke machines!) But who cares? That doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy the festivities and live the boho-chic life vicariously through pictures. (Plus it’s alot cheaper…i dunno about YOU, but I need my coins!)
…and it don’t stop.
Want to look good while DOING good? H&M’s Conscious Collection covers all bases!
It’s commitment to utilizing organic materials and making less of an environmental impact is great…but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be running around in a potato sack! Think you have to choose between going green and being gorgeous? I don’t think so!
Has a certain desert rose/exotic vacay feel, doesn’t it? Well the weather is certainly warming up, so make sure you snatch up these pieces before they’re gone! (P.S. the orange dress is already sold out online!)
There is also a higher-end collection called Conscious Exclusive, where the spotlight is on more handcrafted designs and organic leather with ornate embellishments. These pieces are in certain stores, so let their customer service assist you in locating those hard-to-find goodies!
Check out more Conscious Style:
All roads lead to Salon de Lafayette for the bday celebration of Miss funky fresh DJ QUIANA PARKS!
I live for American Horror Story: Coven as much as the next witch trying to conquer the Seven Wonders. But no one can conjure more supernatural magic on stage, screen and music than the almighty Diana Ross. Served Fresh captured this wonderfully with their latest addition, “Reign Supreme”.
Can’t wait get a hold of this! Check out the rest of the hot goods from Served Fresh:
Bold earrings. Dope chains. Haute nail wraps. Her sold-out kicks. There’s nothing that funky accessories designer Melody Ehsani can’t do! Now she’s adding another big piece to her ever-growing Eh-mpire: introducing her first apparel line, “M.E” for Spring ’14!
The World of Melody Ehsani:
Aida from Barcelona shows off her plaid-fit.
You think Pharrell Williams is ever going to stop winning? GQ certainly doesn’t think so — Mr. Happy himself dons the April 2014 “Style Bible” cover in a look that can only be described as “oh, that’s sooo Pharrell!” Throughout his feature he’s seen rocking Chanel chains, pastel hues as an ode to Spring, and his newest signature: his Vivienne Westwood chapeaux.(that happens to have it’s own Twitter and Instagram!)
Ah, the mighty power of The Logo. Whether negative or positive, it can evoke a feeling that compels us to “just shut up and buy”. For most of us, it’s the main reason why we gravitate toward certain foods, restaurants and stores (my mom told me my first word ever was “Macy’s”. Sad, I know.) But what if the labels that you’ve grown to love were replaced with one entity; a Super-Brand, the Mutha of All Logos? That’s the idea Italian film and art director Davide Bedoni played around with, letting Prada be the Grand Puba of them all.
To see more Prada-oriented logos by Davide Bedoni, and to check out his other works:
The wide world of Instagram has introduced me to so many amazing and talented people. Everyday I’m exposed to a new kind of art form that makes me want to get to know the actual person behind the creative pieces. That couldn’t be more relevant regarding Mississippi-bred graphic artist AVERY NEJAM. Her bright hues will make you smile, her humor and pop art aesthetic will make you laugh, but her story will make you stand up and cheer. I’m on Team Nejam, and after hearing what drives her, you may want to reach for some pom-poms:
When did you discover your love for creating visual art?
Skateboarding is where it all started. It’s the root of everything I do. I started skateboarding when I was 5 years old, so you can say somewhere between then and now(I’m 22), a spark of creativity was lit.
What’s your mindset before you start a new piece?
Stay awake. Stay informed. I like to try and keep four eyes open at all times (do my red glasses count as an extra set of eyes?). I never know where that next piece of the inspiration puzzle might come from. Keeping my mindset open to anyone, anything, anywhere is a vital mantra to nurture my creativity.
The music that you surround yourself with, do you find that it reflects in your work?
Music is the driving force in my workflow; it encompasses the mood and feel of each individual piece I create. It allows me to visually taste colors and shapes through whatever I may be listening to at the time. It’s safe to say my taste in music is wide and far, crossing over many genres, which I think can be picked up on through my body of work as a whole and some of the music artists I’ve created work around.
“If you’re a creative in any business, think of yourself as a doctor giving a patient medicine that will save his life. I’m dead serious.”
“To me, a true creative spirit means to fight the good fight, always rejecting Con…and creating Icon.”
I feel artists in any field “create to relate” most prominently through music, but if I can create that experience visually…I’ve done my job.
Ever heard of a designer doing a knockoff of knockoff of their own work? That’s exactly what happened at the Tom Ford Fall 2014 runway show during London Fashion Week:
The tee that Jay has been wearing during his Magna Carta tour is from BlackBoyPlace, and Tom Ford’s “version” is on the right. There may be talks that this was indeed a collab, but according to WWD.COM that doesn’t sound like the case:
..But the look that will send Twitter into overdrive is Ford’s sparkling dress bearing the number 61 — “My year of birth,” he said with a groan. It’s actually a riff on the $65 counterfeit Ford football jersey that Jay Z has been wearing to perform in stadiums. “I knocked off the knockoff — in sequins,” Ford deadpanned.
Can’t wait to see the social media coverage about this.
Old school horror v-day stickers by Norman Saunders in 1966.
They don’t make valentines like this anymore!
So by now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the popular game Flappy Bird flying the mobile app coop. Now you can commemorate the unforeseen demise of quite possibly one of the most addictive apps ever. You’ll soon be able to feed your need for the Bird, thanks to the collab by Nineteenth Letter Chicago x Joel Gonzalez:
Check them out to see what else these two have under their wings:
Talk about bringing your imagination to life!
At first glance this seems like your typical, quickly-executed illustration, but don’t be fooled; these aren’t your average doodles, people.
The basic white backdrop coupled with the ingenious maneuvering of colored wires takes your brain on a wild ride of perception. The functional furnishings were conjured up by Japanese student Daigo Fukawa for his Senior thesis at Tokyo University for the Arts.
This definitely reminds me of Harold and the Purple Crayon. (if you’re too young to know who that is, Google is your friend.)
If you’re looking for a more aggressive style of sketch furniture ideas, then South Korean designer Jinil Park has you covered:
On the opposite side of the 3D spectrum is Maya Selway, a British jewelry designer and contemporary artist that’s known for her elegant and more minimalist conceptions.
So the next time you decide to doodle on a sketch pad, just remember… it doesn’t always have to stay there!
I just love it when Sports and Fashion collide!
The NFL, in conjunction with mega-retailer Bloomingdales and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) have teamed up to create one-of-a-kind helmets to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII. The bedazzled, feathered and studded pieces from 48 design houses are up for auction, and it’s for a great cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports team charities and provides youth assistance in multiple communities. Sounds like a win-win!
Here’s a few of my favorites!
To see all 48 helmets and bid on your winning piece before the auction ends on Feb 4, go to NFL.COM/SUPERBOWLHELMETS!
Photographer Karim Sadli captured Ms. Badu for Purple Magazine. She was draped in Givenchy from 2008 – 2014.
Just breathe it all in.
There’s nothing I love more than an innovative individual, and Viviana Belle is no exception!
Owner of Philly’s Bitten Beauty Bar, this talented MUA (MakeUp Artist) not only gives her clients great face, but she really shines when her creative juices start flowing. This photo was my first introduction to her gifted artistry:
I love her use of different color combos and applications; she changes the whole mood of each look! Compare the light and sweet lily to this next dark and mysterious flower:
She also likes to showcase her love for sweets in a unique way!
She even finds inspiration in the wildest places…
…and from decadent accessories!
Viviana is also a pro at Halloween! Here she is as a Geisha, but don’t think she’s afraid to get down and dirty with special effects:
Keep up with all things VIVIANABELLE:
I stand by my belief that the 80s were the most influential era, EVER. Think about it: the movies, music, celebrities…and don’t get me started on the STYLE! The essence of that time period continues to remain relevant and inspirational to this day. I’m so glad Sergio Scott — the creative director behind clothing brand NINETEENTH LETTER CHICAGO – echoes those same feelings!
Be on the lookout for this crewneck and bomber jacket on NINETEENTH LETTER CHICAGO!
P.S. can we talk about these customized Sergio Scott timbs? He’s dubbed them “KAWS and EFFECT” giving tribute to the famous artist KAWS. Love them!
Check out more from Sergio Scott x NINETEENTH LETTER CHICAGO:
TWITTER: Sergio Scott
Sooo, apparently no one in the Fendi house was worried about offending anyone from PETA. Don’t know what I mean? Two words: Fur. Runway.
All animal rights aside, I enjoyed this collection. From the chunky knits to the winter-weight outerwear, this collection made me want to sit in front of a fireplace and drink a big cup of hot chamomile/ginger tea while I get ready for my snowy Sled Night out with my girls in Aspen. You know, the usual.
…and YES, they sent a Pokemon bag down the runway. It’s so random and I love it!
Nike wants you to celebrate the New Year in a flashy way, and since the Ball Drop already happened in Times Square, this is the next best thing!
These disco ball-esque kicks come in three popular Nike styles – (from L to R) the Air Max 1, the Blazer, and the Dunk Sky Hi.
I personally love these! There’s a look for every kind of chica: a dance choreographer, basketball lover, haute DJ, workout enthusiast, and every woman in between! You can pick your favorite style when Nike debuts them January 20th online and in select Nike Sportswear stores.