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3 Sep

Ask A Fashion Blogger: How Do I Get More Followers On Social Media?

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Our column, Ask A Blogger, with Marianna Hewitt of LifeWithMe.com, explores the fascinating world of fashion bloggers—from behind-the-scenes of picture-perfect Instagrams to how to make money as a blogger and more. This week, Hewitt shares her tips and tricks to growing your social media count.  In the business of blogging, it's a numbers game. Growing your social media followers should be a top priority, as it often translates directly to more opportunities as a blogger. There are a few ways to grow on each channel and network, so the tips are a little different for each separate platform. Below, I broke up the go-to tricks that most bloggers use to boost their counts on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. INSTAGRAM First and foremost is quality content. Having an overall visually-appealing feed will...
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3 Sep

Watch Zoe Saldana In Sexual Assault Campaign

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  Zoe Saldana, Haim, Josh Hutcherson and others have come out to front a new campaign video #ItsOnUs, this week, to raise awareness and help combat rape.President Obama's office launched the It’s On Us campaign last September, and since 220,000 people have taken the pledge to end sexual assault on campases."We've encouraged every college campus to come up with their own campaigns," says Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama." As they're coming onto college campuses, we want to use that to highlight awareness of this issue," Jarrett said.The celebrity-packed It’s On Us initiative reminds students about consent as they head back to school this month. With powerful words to highlight “there’s one thing you can never have sex...
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2 Sep

Here’s The Problem With Fashion’s Androgyny Obsession

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Like a night of bad sex, it's all about the guy. GETTYEveryone's talking about the new Acne Studios campaign. They should be.The coat in the ad—mauve wool with black ripcord—is achingly cool, the kind of thing Rachel Zoe would call ba-na-nas in a breathless rasp.VIVIANE SASSENBut the Internet buzz isn't about the coat. Instead it's about the model, a 12-year-old boy in giant shades and teetering heels. "The cut, the shape, and the character of the garment is the crucial thing," Acne's creative director Jonny Johansson told WWD, "rather than seeking approval from society or to follow set norms."But that can't be the whole story. If the garment were "the crucial thing," it would be photographed on a hanger, or maybe...
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1 Sep

Kylie Jenner Is Launching An Anti-bullying Campaign

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Kylie Jenner is no stranger to the spotlight. She's rich and famous and just 18 years old. To some, these benefits will always be worth whatever grief you get from the public. In Jenner's case, however, the swirling media storm has become caustic; from her overexposed family to questions of her relationshipto her changing physical appearance, she’s turned into a prime target for headlines—and for bullies.Now, Jenner’s clapping back with an anti-bullying campaign, #IAmMoreThan, to highlight those who have overcome experiences with bullies. “For the next six days, I will be sharing stories of six incredible people who have become heroes in their own way by taking #bullying and turning it into something positive,” she posted on Instagram Monday. “I’ve gotten to talk and bond...
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27 Aug

MARC JACOBS Shares Rare Footage From His Perry Ellis Grunge Show

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Baby Naomi, Kate, and a whole bunch of flannel.It was the show that almost cost Marc Jacobs his career. On November 2, 1992 the then-newbie designer presented the spring/summer 1993 collection for Perry Ellis​ which, as we all know by now, paid homage to the bourgeoning grunge scene in Seattle. Footage of the legendary show is out there but not often seen—remember this is pre-Style.com, Instagram, Periscope, and a bajillion other social media platforms—but today, Marc Jacobs is taking us on a little trip down memory lane with three Instagram videos featuring moments from the ​seminal show. All I can say is, yaaaassssssssss.  Perry Ellis GRUNGE show. Kate and Kristen in beaded Robert Crumb t shirts. Early gay marriage reference. #goodolddays #flannelwasthenewblackMarc Jacobs(@themarcjacobs)님이 게시한 동영상님, 2015 8월 27...
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27 Aug

The Fashion Crowd Celebrates National Dog Day on Instagram

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The dog days of summer continue. August 26, aka National Dog Day, provided the perfect opportunity for social media users to share photos of their favorite canines. A mix of fashion retailers, brands, models, and designers took to Instagram to document their furry pets in action, give a shout-out to adoption agencies, and of course, promote some product as well. Written by Kristen Tauer, writer for wwd.comSource - http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/national-dog-day-instagram-fashion-10206828/Main image source - pinterest.com...
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26 Aug

The Swedish Teen Model Deemed ‘Too Big’ For Modelling

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Agnes Hedengård admits she's been branded 'too big' for modelling Swedish model Agnes Hedengård has made a video (that's gone viral) to highlight the unrealistic body standards of the modelling industry. The 19-year-old (who, incidentally, is totally stunning), stands in her underwear in the mirror as she explains how she has had to quit modelling after continously being called 'too big'. 'I don't get any more jobs since the industry thinks I'm too big', she says in the video posted on her YouTube channel. 'They think this is too big. They think my butt is too big, and they thinks my hips are too wide. 'According to the modelling industry, you cannot look like this. You need to be thinner.' It's...
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24 Aug

Artist James Merry’s Embroidered Everyday Clothes

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Artist James Merry is taking already cool clothes and transforming them into something truly incredible. The New York- and Iceland-based embroidery whiz is whipping up designs on everything from sweatshirts to baseball caps — and we're totally mesmerized by it all.While his designs may be easy to miss due to their small size or inconspicuous placement, once you take notice, you will find yourself enthralled by the rich detail. Not surprisingly, custom sewing is James's speciality; he also has a pretty awesome side gig designing custom masks and other embroidered pieces for singer Björk. Check out his amazing creations here. Written by Aemilia Madden, writer for popsugar.comSource - http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Embroidery-Artist-InstagramImage Source - Instagram user j.t.merry...
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19 Aug

The 10 Designers To Add To Your Vintage Collection

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Cherie Federau launched Shrimpton Couture in 2006 and now is one of the preeminent online vintage dealers in the world. Here, she counts down the labels to look for. The vintage market is incredibly vigorous at the moment, with no signs of slowing down. If a piece is really good, in museum quality condition, an early or pivotal example of a designer's career and has the potential to be worn, it sells and sells fast. Part of the reason vintage is so appealing, and remains so, is that it is truly a finite supply. Perhaps 30 or more years ago, only the eccentric and occasional collector would actively hunt down pieces—but now there is great demand and competition to acquire pieces...
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18 Aug

13 Rarely Seen Photos Of Marilyn MONROE

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Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the '50s and '60s, becoming one of America's most favorite actresses and most beloved blondes. Today, on what would've been her 89th birthday, we've rounded up some images of her that aren't as widely known as the iconic ones (Marilyn in the white dress blowing up over the grate, or posing in the pink Gentlemen Prefer Blondes gown). Here, click through to see 13 of our favorite photos of the legendary screen siren that you haven't...
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