Top Stories

image

The Modern Day Celtic Warrior, Ready to Face the World

By: Sam Russell

Since high school, I have struggled with sensitive skin. My hyper-sensitive shell has struggled for years to find balance and harmony. In the early years, it just felt safer to stay at home and not face the stares of my peers who seemed to—for the most part—not have the same issues.

image

Cool to be Coxy

By: Sam Russell

Look a little bit closer at our latest Truth Is Cool discovery to see what we mean. It’s more than lusty bags and visual stimuli at Coxy. My coffee date with the founder will give you more insight into exactly how big a heart fashion has...Without change, there can be no growth. Chiara Rodoni, founder of Coxy, proves just that.

image

Q & A with Accessory Designer Matthew Wolfhardt

By: Sam Russell

Is the founder Matthew Wolfhardt a true gentleman or not? Don’t let his pantie dropping accessories fool you….Meet the man behind WOLFHARDT and decide for yourself:

image

Q & A with Fashion Designer Galina Sobolev of Single Dress

By: Sam Russell

Q & A with Fashion Designer Galina Sobolev of Single Dress

image

Bold Steps to Solution: Giving Closet Isn't About Me

By: Sam Russell

The restless sighs of those who embrace inaction is something equivalent to the hash tag phenomenon taking over American culture—it solves nothing. All too familiar in the American landscape is yet another story of a woman living in chains. And when we hear of such a story, we must within our own means take bold steps toward being a part of the solution. The Giving Closet is a part of that solution.

image

Truth: He Takes From The Well-Heeled & Gives To Those That Are Strapped

By: Vicky Victoria

The Giving Closet is a daydream transformed into reality. After 12 productive years on the Hollywood landscape, celebrity wardrobe stylist Sam Russell gave birth to an idea—an idea that blossomed into a passion project that personalities in show business could not easily ignore.

image

Plus Sizes Won't Save A&F From Douchebaggy Reputation

By: Dana Ter

On November 20, amidst plummeting sales, in a last ditch effort to save their brand, Abercrombie & Fitch announced that they would be introducing plus-sized clothing. They currently do not sell women’s clothing above a size 10 or a large. It’s no secret that A&F is infamous for its discriminatory attitude. In fact, they openly embrace and promote this high-handedness as an integral part of their brand’s identity.

image

Unreal Fur: Wear Your Own Skin. Go Faux

By: Candy Washington

I’m all about the ethical treatment of animals, but don’t get me wrong, I would still rock an awesome chinchilla or minx (shh, don’t tell PETA) but vintage of course. However, when I want the hottest and most current styles in fashion and fur, my go-to is Unreal Fur. An awesome fashion line that launched on the scene in 2012 from Australia and made its UK debut during this year’s Autumn/Winter fashion season.

image

Get Naughty: Violent Lips

By: Reyne Hirsch

What’s the perfect stocking stuffer for the girl in your life this Christmas? Violent Lips of course!

image

Never too Late for a few Fall Fashion Tips

By: Candy Washington

The cold weather has finally arrived, our pastels and whites are gone, and we’ve whip out the hottest trends for this fall. For those of you still not sure, we’ve got you covered on how to stay warm and look hot this Fall – straight from the runways.

image

Since When Did Christmas Trees Become Couture

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

It sounds straight out of a science-fiction movie: Ying Gao, a designer from Montreal has managed to create two dresses that utilize eye-tracking technology, recognizing an admirer’s gaze. Each dress activates its minuscule motors that work to create wave-like movement on the special fabric. Once set off, the dresses continue to make flowing patterns that mimic jellyfish and DNA strands.

image

Wildfox CEO Accused of Forcing Minor to Trade Sex for Work

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Earlier this week, allegations were leveraged by Meghan Chereek against Jimmy Sommers, the 43-year-old CEO of Wildfox Couture, claiming that the executive promised the then seventeen-year-old aspiring model a contract and starring role in his Wildfox campaigns in exchange for coerced sexual favors.

image

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC Ahead of Tech Curve with Reel Code Media

By: Candy Washington

During the hustle and bustle that is the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak with Isaac Daniel, CEO of Reel Code Media and official sponsor of Fashion Week. When the lovely PR media maven, Christina Daigneault of Orchard Strategies, escorted me to their lounge I was greeted by a boisterous Isaac and I knew I was in for a treat fashion meets tech treat.

image

Cultural Appropriation Native American Edition

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

A number of big name fast fashion companies have come under fire in recent years for producing products that utilize racially insensitive Native American stereotypes. As The Guardian pointed out in an article a few weeks ago, despite the 565 historically, culturally and linguistically distinct tribes of Native Americans recognized in the United States, their culture as a whole tends to be broken down into the most simplistic, offensively inaccurate, terms. In other words, a culture based around headdresses, face paint, rain dances and fringe.

image

Back-to-school fashion trends with Teen Vogue and Candy Washington

By: Candy Washington

I remember when I was a young teenager growing up in Syracuse, New York, and the closest thing I had to guide me on what was “in style” was the cool clique of older girls and what was on display at Abercrombie at the local mall.

image

Tiffany Exec Confesses

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

It seems like everybody in fashion these days is breaking the law in one way or another. Could the next chic trend be being found guilty in the courtroom?

image

Party on. Angela Simmons and Fashion Director Alisha Crutchfield launch party of Angela I Am at Henr

By: Candy Washington

Wasn’t able to hit up the launch party of AngelaIAm.com, the new fashion brand and ecommerce website from Russell Simmon’s niece, Angela Simmons, and fashion director Alisha Crutchfield? Don’t worry, I party so you don’t have to.

image

An open letter to fashion editors looking for “volunteer” writers.

By: Candy Washington

We all know that climbing and clawing your way to the top in the fashion industry can be treacherous and you will have to go through dozens of pairs of stilettos and manicures. Not only do we have to look the part, pay our dues, and deal with egos the size of double venti lattes, but we usually only get paid mere pennies to endure to the “privilege” of working in fashion.

image

Dolce & Gabbana Go to Jail

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been under investigation for tax fraud since 2008, before they were finally indicted in November for failure to pay taxes owed on more than one billion dollars in income and standing trial on criminal charges just this past week.

image

The Devil Wears White Gold

By: Talia Aroshas

Being the unfortunate fact that I signed a nondisclosure agreement before taking the job, I will keep this brief anecdote completely anonymous as to protect the identity of my former asinine employer. Please do not confuse this with a genuine care for her character--abhor her and wish to do her only the upmost of disrespects, whilst wish upon her a life of pain and suffering.

image

Ship Finds Fashion Designer Vittorio Missoni’s Sunken Plane

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

After several months of continuous searching, the Missoni family released a statement yesterday saying that the small airplane that was carrying Vittorio Missoni has been located. The remains of the YV2615BN-2A aircraft were found north of Los Roques archipelago. Venezueluen officials are currently brainstorming

image

Being Fat in Fashion: The First Plus-Size Dress Form

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

A team of innovative Cornell apparel design students have made headlines this week with news of something that really shouldn’t be all that remarkable.

image

Pretty Vacant at The Met

By: Howie Pyro

I wasn't even going to bother with the Met’s Punk exhibit. After reading a bunch of typically whiny complaints, mostly from people that were NOT there.

image

Plus-Sized Model Forced to Gain Weight In Order to Be Successful

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Model Jennie Runk’s story may sound too bizarre to be the truth. While most models are asked to slim down, Runk’s agent encouraged her to gain weight...

image

Mother of Punk Muted at The Met

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

At the Met Gala in celebration of the new Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit, very little actual punk behavior was permitted to go on. Besides the serious lack...

image

Modesty Wars: Which Side Is the Right Side?

By: Candace Bryan

I recently read an article about a so-called “modesty war” taking place in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood.

image

Anthropologie Jumps on the Bandwagon and Unveils Its Latest Designer Collaboration Today

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Target and Isaac Mizra. H&M and Donatella. Kohl’s and Vera Wang. Today, a new superstore-designer collaboration will join the...

image

The Cold Hard Truth About Fashion Marketing

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

In case you haven’t heard, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has gotten himself in big trouble, particularly with the big community.

image

John Galliano’s Not So Warm Welcome Back

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Over the past few months, John Galliano has slowly, tentatively, been laying inroads towards a comeback in fashion.

image

The Shoddy Ethics of Abercrombie and Fitch

By: Candace Bryan

Abercrombie stores can be found in malls all over America selling preppie-style clothing to young teens who want to look “cool.”

image

Gucci Addiction: The Diaries of a Straight Male Shopaholic

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

In an article for GQ Magazine, Buzz Bissinger, the best-selling author of “Friday Night Lights”, chronicles, apparently for the first time ever, some of his more extravagant shopping habits.

image

Fast Fashions Dangerous Underside

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Fast Fashion retailers like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 may make trendy clothing more affordable and available to the public, but that massive, quick, cheap production comes with a hidden price tag...

image

Part Nouveau: How Innovative Is Modern Fashion?

By: Candace Bryan

The fashion world takes great pride in being creative and artistic. I'll admit even I'm impressed by its unique ability to make polka dots seem innovative every year, as though no one has ever worn them before.

image

Towards a More Diverse Runway

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Now matter how glamorous the world of fashion and modeling can look to outsiders, it unquestionably has its dark side.

hdr
hdr
hdr
hdr
Shop