As the Milan Fashion Week takes place, we patiently wait to hear back from our trusty sources on all the new Spring 2012 trends. Our favorite part is getting to see all the amazing street fashion during these fashion weeks. Below are our favorite Ladies who walked the streets of Milan. As we narrow down our top 4 Lady Picks, we notice a common trend of fun, retro sunnies, & bold splashes of color. .
There aren’t many Disney classics that we love as much as “The Little Mermaid.” LadyWe recently checked out the newest ride at California Adventure and displayed Mermaid Tears by OPI for the occasion.
Homecoming. Why does this word still give us anxiety? We have not had to worry about the fears of homecoming for some time now, but upon hearing that word, anxiety builds up. We no longer have to worry about if Jason will ask us or not to the big homecoming dance. We do however, have to worry about what teenage girls are wearing these days to Homecoming. But in Teen Vogue, we trust.
We will admit that while it has been a while since we have fit into the “teen” age we still love Teen Vogue. Teen Vogue exposed us to H&M before it was available on the West Coast. Teen Vogue taught us about real issues happening around the world. Teen Vogue taught us what style was and that it didn’t have to come from a department store, that in fact, its hidden in thrift stores, your grandmother’s closet, and in finding yourself.
It’s nice to see that they’re still improving this idea. We love that they have eliminated the long, poofy, sparkly dresses that tend to fill up the high school dance editorial spreads. We only wish we had been so cool to choose these for our homecoming dresses.
To all the teens reading this, we do hope Jason asks you to the dance.
Happy Fall everyone! We are so excited that our favorite season kicks off today and we can’t wait to start sporting our peacoats, berets, and boots! First things first, we need a fresh new color coat for our nails in order to properly celebrate the beginning of the season and we look to Essie to guide us in this season’s faves! So far, we’ve tried “lady like” and WeLove!
We are all for adding more accessories to our everyday lives, especially when they serve a great function! Warby Parker was first introduced to us by our good friend who was browsing the web in search for a stylish pair of eye glasses. What they ended up finding was an honest brand who cared about offering their customer the best deal all while giving back to the community.
Warby Parker’s Concept in eyewear is to “create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.” Created by a group of close friends who went to school in Philadelphia and traveled the world together, these guys were able to offer quality eyewear at reasonable low price points by cutting out the middleman (Warby Parker at about $100 vs $300 for other brands). They create their own designs, thus cutting contracting licensing companies out of the equation who hike up prices. Also, they are an online business, who ship directly to the customer and avoid retailers who mark up the goods. Did we mention that their styles are amazing, quirky and unique? Would you believe that one of their signature styles is a monocle! Plus, they now have sun wear!
We think a reason they are a successful online retailer is their “Home Try-On” program and return policy. They’ll send you up to 5 pairs of glasses to try on at home for 5 days free, they’ll include a pre-paid return shipping label to send them back with no obligation to buy! Besides their free returns, for every pair of glasses they sell, they donate another pair to someone in need. Learn more about their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program here. Customers can also upload their photo to the site and engage in an interactive “try-on” session.
LadyWe loves Warby Parker because they partner with Vision Spring who’s model is to train low-income women to sell affordable glasses in their communities. We love their incentive to not only give back materialistic goods but also to give women the confidence, education and tools to be self sufficient.
Warby Parker has now been featured in the New York Times, GQ, Vogue, and the Daily Candy. For all of you out there in the blogosphere, you can check out their blog, Zagg Pepper.
Reasons we will continue to watch ”The New Girl”:
1. Zooey Deschanel is the cutest. We will continue to watch this show with hopes that somehow we will become as cute through her tv wave lengths.
2. We love the story line of 3 guys and 1 girl and their friendship. We have already seen them take her under their wing and come to her rescue. Girls love that stuff.
3. To watch the inevitable love connection develop between Jess and Nick (Jake Johnson). Once again, girls love that stuff.
Remember when you were younger and you just bought a new CD you would rush home to lock yourself in your room to listen to it? Reading along the CD jacket as you listened so that you make sure you don’t miss a single word? This is exactly how I feel when I get a new J.Crew catalog in the mail. I have a particular way that I like to read catalogs (and magazines and newspapers)- I have to look at every page before I commit myself to a section, only stopping on this first run-through for things that instantly captivate me. As I sit down to read the October 2011 J.Crew catalog, I have mixed emotions for I already know that everything will captivate me. I start thinking about what I want to look at first- shoes? wedding? skirts? purses? And I ultimately end up just diving in and spending time oogling the clothes- outfits put together so perfectly I am convinced I need everything in the catalog in my closet. If life could only be so nice.
First things first- I need some Spicy Gold in my October.
Just as we are passionate about what we wear everyday, we need to be equally dedicated to figuring out the life cycle of our garments. We are happy that society as a whole is more aware of the importance of recycling: our trash cans are labeled “trash” & “recycle”, we’ve gone paperless, our water bottles are made up of less plastic, and grocery stores are charging customers for shopping bags in efforts to get them to switch to re-usable bags. If we care so much about paper, plastic & water, then we should be aware of another element that makes up a large percentage of our landfills: textiles.
Thanks to affordable fast-fashion retailers such as H&M and Zara, who have showed their consumer that they care about the environment by using organic cotton and reusable hangers, it is easier for the consumer to contribute to the growing number of textiles in our landfills today. It’s important that as the consumer, we know that it takes about 2,000 liters of water to produce 2.2 pounds of cotton -enough to produce ONE pair of jeans and that it takes nylon fabric 30-40 years to decompose. By being aware of the life cycle of our garments, we can help reduce the existence of textile in the landfills.
The obvious alternative to throwing away clothes is donating or repurposing them for your personal re-use. Even though Zara and H&M aren’t using harsh chemicals in the making of textiles, or using pesticides for cotton, they should take note from companies such as Nike & the GAP, who have educated their customers on the importance of proper textile disposal. Nike has collected consumers’ old Nike products to send off to get properly disposed; the GAP has given their customer great deals on new jeans when they take in their old jeans. If we ever want to make a difference, we must start in our own homes.
About 95% of textiles thrown out are recyclable, and 85% of it still ends up in landfills. You research organization in your city that help recycle textiles or visit Charity Navigator to help you properly dispose of your unwanted textiles.
Leave it to the ladies of comedy to make the best presentation of the night at the 2011 Emmys. As the nominees for Lead Actress In A Comedy were named, each lined up on stage, recreating a beauty pageant formation with high school prom charm. Tina Fey from “30 Rock”, Edie Falco from “Nurse Jackie”, Melissa McCarthy from “Mike & Molly”, Martha Plimpton from “Raising Hope”, and Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation”, stood with sincere appreciation and support of each other to hear the announcement of McCarthy’s win. McCarthy who looked just as stunning as stunned at her award, reminded us just how good it is to be the underdog sometimes.