- "You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." —Christian Dior
- "Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see" —Manolo Blahnik
- A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman. Christian Louboutin
- I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. Bette Midler
- “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” Marilyn Monroe
- I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. Oprah Winfrey
- “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” Coco Chanel
- "A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes." Christian Louboutin
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
WhoWhatWear: 12 fashion hacks you haven't heard before
Career Girl Daily: The smart girl's guide to super foods
The Cut: TSA to stop searching Black Women's natural hair
Apartment Therapy: Short on cash? Save big on these lovely home decor swaps
Relevant Mag: So, what is this Tidal thingy?
Career Girl Daily: 5 tips on when it's ime to part with your clothes
Refinery 29: Are you a working millennial? See where your annual income falls
Monday, March 30, 2015
Dappered: Men's summer shoe matrix
Menswear Style: Spring coat dilemma
Domaine Home: The lazy person's guide to spring cleaning
Suit Up Weird: Weekly outfit inspiration
He Spoke Style: Keys to getting to the top
Style Girlfriend: Slay those ingrown hairs for good
Apartment Therapy: 10 things you can do in 10 minutes before work to make coming home nicer
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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$68 - nastygal.com
$24 - next.co.uk
Friday, March 27, 2015
Domaine Home: How to save for your first house
Byrdie: What food expiration dates really mean
WhoWhatWear: The broke girl's guide to spring trend shopping
Refinery 29: What one women did with her disillusionment
Relevant Mag: What you should do with yours
Byrdie: Curling iron mistakes almost every woman makes
Career Girl Daily: Set and achieve those goals
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Born in New York on June 23rd, 1952, Clevland was spotted early on for her lovely looks, long and lanky limbs and vibrant personality.
After working with Ebony, Cleveland began to attract the attention of the major fashion playmakers and designers of the time including Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol.
Despite her early success, Pat, like many other black talented individuals, became very frustrated with the prolific racism of her home country. She soon found herself in Paris in 1970, famously promising not to return to the U.S. until Vogue printed its first African American cover.
Paris was very kind to Pat. She had opportunities to model for Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler and Christian Dior. She became one of Halston’s favorite models.
But it was on the runway that Cleveland established herself, bringing a unique theatrical style to the catwalk making her appearances more like performance art pieces and less like fashion shows. On November 28, 1973, Pat and 30 other black models to participate in a special runway event at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Five famous American fashion designers lined up in a face-off with five of France’s best, in front of 800 guests.
Pat finally returned to United States in 1974 (the same year of US Vogue’s first black cover model), and continued modelling into the 1980s. She went into semi-retirement after getting married and giving birth to two children, Anna and Noel. Today she still makes intermittent appearances on television and on the runway. In 2014, she made waves resurfacing as a model for a Zac Posen campaign.
Byrdie: 15 beauty products to have at work
Refinery 29: Your perfect spring dresses based upon your body shape
Apartment Therapy: 9 tips to tackling that junk drawer
Huff Post Style: This funny fashion video has something to say about the industry
Garner Style: Curvy girl tips on wearing all white (yes you can!)
Refinery 29: 3 beauty gurus on their top products
WhoWhatWear: 11 packing hacks for that impending trip
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
WhoWhatWear: Take better pics with your phone now
Domaine Home: 10 habits of the insanely organized
Career Girl Daily: At home beauty treatments good enough to eat
Apartment Therapy: Pattern mixing at home
Refinery 29: Be more assertive at work
WhoWhatWear: 9 timeless transitional pieces
Byrdie: 7 sleep myths debunked
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Domaine Home: Trick yourself into being a morning person
Huff Post Style: Spring styles these editors are craving
WhoWhatWear: 12 next level outfit ideas
Honestly WTF: DIY Tassel Heels
The Cut: How Vogue nailed its April cover
Refinery 29: How to declutter your beauty stash
Apartment Therapy: 7 painting projects for the incredibly lazy
Monday, March 23, 2015
"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." —Marc Jacobs
"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." —Gianni Versace
"Looking good isn't self-importance; it's self-respect."
—Charles Hix, Author
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.-Orson Welles
"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose." —Lauren Hutton
"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." —Edith Head
"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." —Bill Cunningham
"Do the clothes suit you? Do the clothes suit the occasion? Do the clothes suit each other?”- Richard Plourde
“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and grey flannel pants, a grey flannel suit, and black tie.” Pierre Cardin
"Dressing well is a form of good manners."-Tom Ford, Fashion Designer
Suit Up Weird: Early spring suit inspiration
He Spoke Style: The Art of creating a look
Dappered: Why most women like facial hair
Huff Post Style: 8 men's grooming spots you should know
Put This On: An affordable great leather jacket is easier to find than you think
Apartment Therapy: 15 clever things you never knew your kitchen needed
The Fashionisto: The most stylish dudes of the week
Sunday, March 22, 2015
A sad reality: Fashion can be so expensive.
A happier reality: Style doesn't have to be.
Real style doesn't take big bucks, one thing I've tried to exemplify here. It's all about knowing what to wear and how to find pieces that look expensive. Just because something is cheap doesn't mean it has to look cheap.
Here are a few examples of gorgeous style that doesn't have to break the bank.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
But to be transparent, it's more than that. I've been so disappointed with the artistic direction the market is moving. My heart was broken when overalls were being forced on me as something high fashion. (My name is certainly not old McDonald.) When heel-less high heels came out, the still clumsy girl in me burst into tears. Bleached eyebrows made me raise my bushy brows in horror.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Huff Post Style: Take care of your skin at night
Relevant Mag: Signs your job is better than you think
Career Girl Daily: Make your clothes look more expensive
The Coveteur: How to use that beauty blender thingy
Fashion Bomb Daily: Giuseppe Zanotti and Beyoncé teaming up for a shoe line
The Cut: 13 runway trends you'll probably be wearing next fall
WhoWhatWear: The best jeans to solve your body concerns
Thursday, March 19, 2015
WhoWhatWear: Every trend and noteworthy moment of fashion month in 5 minutes
Career Girl Daily: 5 of the best beauty tutorials on YouTube right now
Refinery 29: How Winnie Harlow is changing the style industry
The Cut: The best dressed humans of fashion month
Domaine Home: 7 steps every young person needs to take to kill debt
The Coveteur: A broke girl's guide to working out
Huff Post Style: 7 life lessons you can learn from fashion