Self-proclaimed Eco-Fashionista Daisy Miclat comes from a big Filipino family, including a niece and sister who contribute to her eco-fashion blog, Unfshnable. As an eco-fashion journalist and stylist, Daisy works on photo shoots where she uses nothing but vintage clothing to showcase upcoming trends. She’s all about being eco-friendly at an affordable price. Here, Daisy continues her series on the greening of your wardrobe.
To begin your Eco-Fashion journey, you gotta start with the basics: your undies! Now more than ever, there are many labels within the industry promoting eco-conscious underwear and lounge wear. Before, it was a bland mix of neutral colors and hardly a selection. Now, Eco-Fashion has become popular and you can find all kinds of style within the lounge wear and intimates collections. Don’t know where to look? Here are my top three favorites to keeping it eco-friendly and stylish.
Admit it, we all love fashion magazines. Something about flipping through those glossy pictures and looking through incredible fashion finds just brightens up our day and makes time go by faster. But then there’s a problem. No, more than just one. You see something amazing listed, but then you realize it costs $25,000. You spot something affordable, but you don’t know if it’s available in all stores, select stores, or whether or not you can just get it online. Oh, and there’s also the issue that magazines are not issued very often. That’s where a blogazine comes in. The Pleat, started by Julie Chen, Samara D’auria, Desiree Marr and Tiffanie Graham, is a site that covers all aspects you’d want to know about fashion: What’s hot now? Where can we get these items at an affordable price? What celebrity looks are they digging? What designers should we be on the lookout for? What are some deals we should take advantage of? The best part is that it’s updated often, so you’ll always know the latest information.
We got a chance to get the inside scoop from Julie Chen, co-founder and managing editor of The Pleat, to get some fashion advice and learn more about this exciting new website you should all be following!
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In a world full of change, it seems like nowadays everyone is finally doing their part to help one another. Among the trends, restoring Mother Nature to her former glory is one of the biggest sought after changes. I think Al Gore’s Global Warming speech scared us just a tad bit. Now we have canvas shopping bags, electronic cars and organic foods. Among the many influences, the fashion industry is one of the most influential in pushing eco-consciousness into the mainstream; it’s even created the subcategory of Eco-Fashion. (Check out the Eco Fashion Week video at the end of the post.) Eco-Fashion, in short, means earth-conscious fashion labels that use sustainable, recycled and organic materials. Many of these fashion labels not only create eco-friendly garments and shoes, but they also donate proceeds to various non-profit organizations.
Is your closet ready for spring? ‘Cause if you’re on the West Coast, you’ve got a bunch of reasons to get your shop on.
Kicking off in about 10 days in San Diego, THREAD Show, the multi-city shopping event now in its eighth year, will be promoting emerging designers and artists up and down the West Coast. At each show, THREAD showcases 100 of the top independent designers in each market, as well as cool music, art, food and entertainment from local talent.
And newly added for 2011 are new interactive spaces like the DIY Lounge, Pop-Up Nail Bar, Live Blogger Style-Off Series, THREAD Wellness Lounge and, yes, even a Man Cave so you can shop with your hunnee. Of course, they’ll still have their usual gift bags, photo booths, giveaways and trend showcases throughout the event.
(Keep reading to find out how you can win free tickets!)
A showroom for me to try whatever clothes and accessories I want? Don’t mind if I do! This week, Jenny Dayco, Filipina jewelry designer, paired with the Penthouse Showroom to host a bloggers event where fashion bloggers can dress up in anything they wish in this huge closet and take pictures. It’s a chance for people to try on what they normally won’t without the pressure to purchase anything. You know that feeling: you want to try something that you know you probably won’t buy but you’re curious to see how it looks on you, yet you can’t think of a good excuse to tell the sales you don’t want it or at least you feel bad for doing so. So here I am faced with all these clothing and jewelry ready to experiment with different looks! Click ‘read more’ to see the outfits.
This past weekend, Thai Nguyen had his debut runway fashion show at Concept Los Angeles Fashion Week to showcase his Fall/Winter 2011 collection: The Last Falling Leaf. Connecting back to his Vietnamese roots, he draws inspiration from a Vietnamese song to create this collection that consists of 35 dresses. For this collection, he wanted to celebrate the elegant body of a woman in a variety of soft, flowing dresses that are suitable for different occasions, from casual day wear to fancy red carpet events. And his collection isn’t short on color either; it is created using silk materials in muted tones of cream, sienna, teal, royal blue, and ruby red. (Stay tuned for a post-show review!)
I’m a sucker for fast fashion, especially designer collaboration fast fashion (Lanvin for H&M anyone?). There’s something poetic to me about mixing a ’90s Dries van Noten jacket with Isabel Toledo for Payless platforms and my mother’s chunky gold jewelry from the ’70s. So I’ve got a giant red circle on my desk calendar around March 13, the day Target releases its GO International Designer Collective. It’s a retrospective of sorts, a re-release of 34 of the best dresses from 17 past GO International collaborations, in honor of the five year anniversary of Target’s GO International program. The limited-edition collective features dresses from Asian American designers Thakoon and Richard Chai, as well as Luella Bartley, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jonathan Saunders, Rodarte, and Zac Posen, among others.
If you missed out the first time, now’s your chance. The funny thing is these dresses are so on trend for spring — yet another testament to the cyclical nature of fashion. Thakoon’s tie-dye print dress and Rodarte’s lace prints are spot on for spring. I’ll be wearing mine with Jonathan Saunders’ neoprene yellow belt from his collaboration with Target a few years back and my floral fedora Eugenia Kim designed for the retailer.
More styles after the jump.
It was just last month when Ford Models declared Filipina Danica Magpantay its new face. But even a month before the competition, Malaysia had already been narrowing down its search to find the top contender to participate in the 30th anniversary of New York’s Ford Supermodel of the World 2011 competition this August.
Malaysia’s 12 finalists, ranging from ages 16 to 23, are of diverse origins including Bajau, Malay, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Kelabit, English and Punjabi. And for most of the girls, this is their first modeling industry foray.
The inspiring documentary Dressed showcases a deeper side to the often shallow world of fashion. The movie is a compelling story of a young Asian American fashion designer, Nary Manivong, who defied the odds of a broken childhood and homelessness to reach his ultimate dream, a show of his collection during New York Fashion Week. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Imagine this scenario: you’re getting ready for a hot date. You decide to put on your sexiest dress — the one that hugs all your curves — and (unfortunately) all your … not so smooth areas.
It’s unfortunate that just because you put on a little winter weight, you have to look less than stellar in your sexy dress. But this is where Sassybax Bras come in.