Didnnt get your custom JOMA’ by John Mack biini this summer? Well, there’s still a few weeks before summer official ends and Poshly is giving one away. Hurry though, there’s only 4 days left!
Check out Poshly coverage of the Summer Solstice celebrations around New York City. Yoga for beauty? You betcha. And Nivea…that’s a no brainer!
If nothing else will get me out of bed at some unseemly hour a gorgeous 53-piece collection all under $60 at Target will. Jason Wu, whose career skyrocketed after he designed the First Lady’s gorgeous inaugural ball gown, has struck again, and this time he’s doing it for the little guy. Well, maybe not so little, but certainly the fiscally challeged sartorialist who still values her chic. The collection debuts on February 5, mere days before Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week fall collections. Perfect timing—when opulence is shameful but people still want to look dazzling. Trends last longer than a season and well made classic pieces have become more accessible as high end designers regularly collaborate with affordable retailers.
“American women want something they can wear for more than one season,” Wu told the Today Show, also commenting that the collection’s inspiration is French New Wave cinema, which—in a word—translates to mischievous. Come rain, hail, snow, earthquake, sleet, terrorism, or shine, I’ll be at Atlantic Center waiting for the doors to swing open. There’s no doubt that the website will indeed crash, and stores will be sold out within hours. So I’m planning ahead. Now I wonder which Target the First Lady will flock to.
Oh yeah…and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ommercials. he’s adorable!
Someone in the landromat gave me a Lena Horne calendar, and even though I’m going to pass it along to someone else (ummm, note to laundromat guy: it’s 2012, everything is digital, even calendars—why do people still think calendars are a good idea, they’re not) I looked at all the lovely pictures of Ms. Horne. She really was a gorgeous woman with a gorgeous smile. As an actress, singer, entertainer and civil rights activist she changed the game in many ways. She was also a fashion icon. Before there was Be and Ri, there was Le. Kudos to her and her tremendous accolades, may she rest in peace!
Jeans have been a style staple for several decades now. In the 1960’s and 70’s patchwork denim and flared jeans embroidered with peace symbols and interesting details became commonplace. In the 1980’s acid wash, Z. Cavaricci, and the now popular skinny jeans were faves amongst the fashionable crowd. In the 90’s Urban streetwear made its splash on the fashion map by labels like Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, Sean John, and J.Lo. Though many of these styles have lived their fashion life and died a tragic fashion death, the best of the styles made their way back into our closets today.
Said to have been popularized in the 21st century by bite-size supe Kate Moss, skinny jeans grew from a daring style plunge to everyday uniform for many. A departure from the previously popular baggy jeans, they began to show up on the runways of Balmain and Dolce and Gabbana, and eventually trickled down to stores like Guess, Levi’s and even Target.
This fall/winter wide leg trousers and flare legs are absolutely everywhere. With the sought after effect of elongating ones legs (most likely because they’re best worn with heels) flares and wide legs are two of this season’s biggest trends.
But no matter the style or the longevity of the trend, women are looking for one major thing when it comes to buyng jeans—the butt effect. No one stares at themself in the mirror and asks, how do these jeans make my calves look. It’s all about how nice the jeans are on the butt. Pockets should be simple, free from too many bells and whistles. That way you can really see the shape of the butt, the lift that the jeans give, and whether or not the jeans round out the bottom nicely. Flap pockets do a good job of creating curves for less ample bottoms. Express makes great jeans for women of all sizes, and styles with spandex, which are especially flattering for women of color (who often tend to have small waists with larger butts and hips).
It’s not unusual these days that some people wear jeans every single day of their life. They’re simple, easy, comfortable (usually), and can go with almost anything. So it’s important that women find ones that are flattering for their bodies. When new trends emerge, or re-emerge, a frenzy of Missoni for Target proportions can ensue; but trying out new trends can be tricky. The best way to try out the trend without busting the bank is to buy cheap—go to stores like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, H&M. There are two bonuses to this method: 1. If the trend doesn’t last past a season or two you can sleep tight knowing that you didn’t invest a ton of money into something you won’t get any more use out of. 2. You have the benefit of finding a pair of jeans that fits through the leg and then you can tailor to fit the butt and waist. The latter ensures that for less than a high end brand you can have a pair of jeans that look so great on the butt that they resemble an expensive bespoke label.
Is it sad that I’m actually going to scour the Target stores for young teen clothes that will fit me when Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini hits Target stores? Perhaps it is. And on that note I only have one thing to say to my dear Gwen…..VANITY SIZING!