Getting Personal: A New Chapter for Fashion Retail

Understanding the Fashion Retail Landscape Many department stores and big brands have announced hundreds of closures happening in 2017. If we’re going to be honest, most of the closures were not terribly surprising. Some companies include inexpensive, fast-fashion brands (rue21 and Wet Seal); classic shopping mall retailers that were once popular in the 1990s-early 2000s (GUESS, American Apparel); and department stores (Macy’s, Sears, Kmart). When … Continue reading Getting Personal: A New Chapter for Fashion Retail

The Museum at FIT’s Paris Refashioned Exhibit

A few highlights from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s recent Spring 2017 exhibit It’s easy for the general public to get excited over seeing Chanel or Christian Dior, but other fashion houses and emerging designers also shaped the Swinging Sixties and contributed plenty ideas that are still relevant in the industry in 2017. The Museum at FIT’s exhibit Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 highlighted a crucial point … Continue reading The Museum at FIT’s Paris Refashioned Exhibit

Meet FASHIONABLE, Fair Trade and Fashion-Forward

  Meet the American, Fair Trade brand empowers women with style and grace I want to support brands that engage in eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices—the problem is that most of products in this market fail to balance both style and ethical consciousness. European eco-fashion brands have been able to adapt to the needs of the Fair Trade Fashionista, but as an American, it’s a nightmare … Continue reading Meet FASHIONABLE, Fair Trade and Fashion-Forward

7 Instagram Accounts to Follow | Paris, France

It’s hard to choose which Instagram accounts are my favorite, because I want to love everything. I went through the “Photos You’ve Liked” in settings and found that I liked artfully arranged cocktails, exotic beaches, oceans, cherry blossoms, Paris, New York City, a lot of my friends’ travel photos and a ton of Newport photos. Through my brief research—scrolling my history for 5 minutes—I was … Continue reading 7 Instagram Accounts to Follow | Paris, France

No Promises by CHEAT CODES (feat. Demi Lovato)

I found a remix of Turn Me On by CHEAT CODES last summer, so I was happy to hear them on the radio this spring with Demi Lovato. This single won’t be the phenomenon that The Chainsmokers had produced with Closer, but it will definitely be a great single to listen for on a night out. Can’t Fight It was the first song I heard from … Continue reading No Promises by CHEAT CODES (feat. Demi Lovato)

Making Moves from New England

My “weekends” from my full-time job typically fall during weekdays, since retail work hours are not like traditional 9-to-5s. You’ll find me in the corner, hunched over my laptop clicking between 15 open tabs, occasionally pausing to sip a small mint mocha. I lost my headphones during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Newport, so depending who sits next to me, I learn how to deal … Continue reading Making Moves from New England

Find of the Week | 49

I have made a serious effort to downsize my closet over the past month. Five Goodwill drop-offs and two consignment shop appointments have amounted to bags of naked black felt hangers and vacant storage containers piled in the corner, yet I am still still sorting, consigning and donating clothes, handbags and accessories. The Great Closet Purge of  2017 has been an emotionally cathartic experience—I’ve learned to … Continue reading Find of the Week | 49