An emotional connection of color has resonated since the days of elementary school. A teacher wanted you to present your name, possibly what you want to be when you grew up and what your favorite color was. Whether it is a standardized hue of red or an abstract magenta, there is something that attracts you to these shades. For example red is associated with love, desire, and rage. Whereas magenta represents harmony, being optimistic and happiness. Understanding the emotional response is huge for fashion designers in the process of correlating their up and coming collections. Kesi Gibson is no different, she strategizes her collections heavily on color and has a keen knowledge of diversity. She studies language, religion, cuisine, social habits and surroundings in her nomad journey.
It’s not the Big Apple, New York or even the acronym, NYC. Us locals call it “the city.” Now here I am in the city, singing along to Big Sean, “I’m way up I feel blessed, way up I feel blessed.” I connect to this song in a way that I’m lucky and fortunate enough to be raised and still live in this melting pot. Unfortunately, I can’t give out free dim sum after reading this article. All jokes aside, being a fashion addict and experiencing living almost each borough, let’s exclude Staten Island is an amazing adventure. I can quickly take a look out of my apartment window and get inspired. Whether it’s the scenery or the person: right now it’s a guy walking efficiently on the cracked sidewalk. He is wearing an oversize leather tote, a pair of black cat-eye frames and wrapped with an infinity scarf.
The right of suffrage to women, May 19, 1919, might be the 19th Amendment that trigger in your head and not the shop located on 13 West 38th street.Of course is still a positive amendment. The nineteenth amendment retailer helps distribute the finest accessories and apparel from emerging fashion designers from around the world all in one place.
Italy is notorious for high-end value products in the apparel industry. The eye is commonly geared to detail. Just think of the famous fashion houses “Prada, Miu Miu and Armani” just to name a few. In September 2015, Elle Magazine called out:
“Italy’s has remained surprisingly unchanged. Part of the problem, says Arthur Arbesser, one of the few young designers garnering international attention right now, is that—unlike in London or New York— Milan has no organization to help foster new talent.”
Ostrich feather fans, Satin long gloves, Back seemed stockings, Sequin pasties, Glitter on stage.What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read all the items ? OK, I’ll wait for 1…2…3… You most likely guessed Burlesque and if you did that correct.If you haven’t been to a burlesque show, you should take the time and treat yourself to one.(or go on a date, better yet have a girls night out)
Absorbing a light into the world of art and fashion for someone who had so many dark times I got to experience her exhibit yesterday at the Botanical Garden. Frida Kahlo a world renowned Mexican artist whose troubles didn’t wear her down.Not only did she physically had a commanding presence she lived her life to her rules, fighting each obstacle that came her way.In her words
This is a man’s world… but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman
Lyrics sung by James Brown is a perfect way to express how women are viewed in our society. An exploration of the genesis of pin-up girls, and the history of the movement that started from the 1920’s.It wasn’t until the 1950’s where society learn how the pin-up style let the repressed woman feel good about them. Bettie Page is a great example of a leader who empowers women everywhere for freedom within their own skin. In her days of fame I believe she was the face of female empowerment.I was honored to attend the 13th annual New York burlesque festival a couple weeks ago.It was at The Tippler, a bar that been running 123 years(inserts shock face emoji here) and it was a sight to see with different vendors, a panel with real burlesque dancers discussing their years of experience and a delightful live show.
What do you think of when someone mentions New York Fashion Week? Is it the usual high-end designers? Or does Kanye West still having a clothing line bewilder you? How about being optimistic and wishing the Statue of Liberty had a makeover just for tourists sake. Overall no matter what you think NYFW2015 has generated about $900 million according to CNN Style. Jaw-dropping numbers and luckily I got in on the action yet on a more realistic level. Continue reading