So, there’s this trend. It’s called every major magazine putting the same “it” dress on their covers at the same time. Last summer, it was the Miu Miu appliqué, square neck, flower dress, which to be fair, is absolutely gorgeous. Clearly, however, I’m not the only one who fell in love with it, because both the yellow and lilac versions starred in Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign, and the dress appeared on multiple magazines’ covers, including W, Vogue and not one, but two versions of Elle—UK Elle and Swedish Elle, all in the month of August.
So, I just got back from Charleston Fashion Week. And by just got back, I mean I got back when it ended… three weeks ago. I’ve been rather busy, what with my senior thesis being due, like, now, and all, so I haven’t had time to muse much on my time spent in The Holy City, or as I like to call it, Chucktown, The Holy Quasi-City Filled with Luxury Vehicles, See-and-be-Seen Restaurants and Successful Young Professionals with Hot Wives and Cute Kids.
I have a confession. I have sinned. I broke my cardinal fashion rule. I… wore… leggings… AS PANTS! In public! During the daylight! (Collective gasp; drawn-out ‘NOOO!’) Now, you may be asking yourselves in horrified suspense, “Did she go full out? Did she actually wear leggings-as-pants and Ugg boots?”
Disclaimer: You might say this is a hypocritical blog for me to write after just using multiple products from this particular company in our most recent style spread. And, you might be right…
Molly McNutt is one of G&B Style’s newest team members. She’s well-dressed, obviously, and studying fashion merchandising here at USC, also not surprising. More importantly, however, she rocks dreadlocks, gets kicked out of the T. Coop Library for blasting music and breaking into spontaneous dance moves in the Mac lab and she is one of 10 featured designers in the Columbia Museum of Art’s exhibit, “Meet the Designer: Runaway Runway.”
The past several years have been a series of fashion industry foreplay sessions leading up to an inevitable climax (ha!) in what some of us like to call (in a movie-preview-announcer-voice) the Great Weight Debate.
Now, you may wonder how I plan on doing this without actually getting a job. Simple. For me to quit going broke, I have to quit going shopping. Contrary to popular belief, I actually don’t spend all my money on food and alcohol. Instead, I starve myself, distill my own liquor and swipe my Visa for more practical things.
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After clicking with wide eyes and a dropped jaw through an absurd number of identical photos from my recent GDI Mountain Weekend trip, I came to several significant realizations.
Since the 1960s, when the Baby Boomers entered their teenage years, American kids have driven most of the nation’s cultural trends. From music, to film, and yes, to fashion, child moguls are by no means a recent phenomenon. However, the newest batch of style stars are so young that all of us ancient high school graduates hoping for a shot in fashion industry are actually getting gray hair from our nerves. In an attempt to quell my covetousness with congratulations, here’s a short list of a few of those trendsetting tykes.