Thank You Marie Claire + NRDC

Fashion a Better Future for the Planet

How I feel in a word: YASSSS

When large-scale influencers take a stand to highlight important topics such as sustainability, it goes a long way. The impact that this type of focus can generate is incalculable. It’s no secret that the fashion industry by design tends to be wasteful, however, taking steps to recognize that it is an issue and changing the systematic way of thinking from the inside out is the way the fashion industry will remain a force for good. I applaud the leadership of Marie Claire for bringing this important cause to their readership!

“The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is working every day to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC creates solutions for lasting environmental change, protecting natural resources in the United States and across the globe. Its Clean By Design initiative works with major apparel retailers and brands to use their buying power as leverage to clean up the factories in their supply chains. Experts study textile mills abroad and identify simple ways to reduce pollution and cut water, chemical, and energy use while saving money.”

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Virginine Courtine-Clarins Skincare Routine

Virginine Courtine-Clarins Skincare Routine

I am a big fan of Clarins! This Into The Gloss feature is very interesting! Enjoy 🙂
“My grandfather used to say makeup was amazing, but if you don’t treat the base, makeup doesn’t help you. You need to have a perfect skincare habit, and then the makeup can help you to improve, to show a little bit more of your eyes—just you, in a better way.” –My thoughts exactly!

 

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Gap’s ‘Lo-Fi’ Approach to Digital Marketing

Gap has been hiring individuals who have strong social media presences (i.e. Instagram used as a portfolio)

Also they are utilizing Vine, Tumblr, and other new popular tools to set themselves apart!

“Gap isn’t a brand that you’d expect to see at SXSW, but it’s making a splash during the music portion of the festival, partnering with Tumblr to bring Austin-goers tunes by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the Shout Out Louds and more.”

(Original article: http://mashable.com/2013/03/13/gap-retail-marketing/)

Gucci 2013 NYFW Review

Gucci 2013 NYFW Review

“This is a harder, darker, more eroticized approach to fashion that involves the likes of high-necked python tees under curvaceous jackets; super-covered-up dresses that could have gone demure but decided bad was better; and a ton—and I mean a ton—of leather.”

Dark hues, leather, not to mention the classic Gucci floral pattern, all come together seamlessly for the new Gucci line.

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Taylor Swift: Whole Lotta Love

Taylor Swift: Whole Lotta Love

“With multiple Grammys, more than 22 million Twitter followers, and sold-out shows for the tour that starts this month, not to mention a bevy of ridiculously handsome ex-boyfriends, Taylor Swift is the pop star that makes everyone swoon. She opens up about mean girls, fame, and all that love.”

Taylor is continuously reinventing her look; maintaining the ‘America’s Sweetheart’ title while investing in some couture looks!

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Racial Diversity at NYWF 2013: Is Color Coming into Fashion?

Racial Diversity at NYWF 2013: Is Color Coming into Fashion

This season proved to be the most racially diverse ever counted. Unfortunately, the numbers are still heavily skewed in the favor of white models. Way too often in fashion, looking “aspirational” is still considered synonymous with “having white skin.” I would challenge fashion enthusiasts to look at this as a problem that we can help influence by spreading awareness.

“It’s difficult to quantify a problem like high fashion’s demonstrated preference for white skin. Race is a social construct, not a fact. And our “categories” — black, Asian, non-white Latina, and what we for lack of a better term call “other” — are not (and probably cannot be) perfect.”

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Burberry Prorsum NYFW 2013

Burberry Prorsum NYFW 2013

Playing with the classic trench coats in the traditional color scheme black, white, camel, and wine red. The animal prints—jaguar, giraffe, leopard—also ran the gamut from brassy to classy and were especially chic.

“I liked the idea of this very established, classic heritage world meeting a sassy, sweet, sexy, subversive world,” – Christopher Bailey

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