In 1903, French couturier Paul Poiret made his first loose dress with hints of the kimono shape, and by 1906 he had presented his first collection to be worn without a corset. Poiret’s self-confessed lack of sewing skills pushed him to experiment with sculpting fluid garments directly on the body. Continue reading Eye On Design: Paris Opera Coat By Paul Poiret
Have you heard of Beach Pajamas? I never had until I visited The Met this past weekend and found myself in This Exhibit, which explores the influence of the Japanese Kimono on modern fashion.
Spotted at the DSW store in Union Square, these Pink Rhinestone Embellished Block Heel Booties (from designer Betsey Johnson) were made for kicking some ass! Johnson has built her long-standing career in fashion by following her own set of rules, and these boots are no exception.
Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Betsey Johnson Pink Bling Ankle Boots
Bill Blass (1922 – 2001) began his career as a designer f in the 1960s before establishing his own label in 1970. His early preference for bold stripes, checks, and plaids in allover patterns carried through his career in the 1990s. The varied scale of soft Pink and White Gingham silk shantung in this ensemble from the latter period adds dimension to its asymmetrical shape. The color and pattern combined with the apron-like silhouette present an idyllic image of motherhood.
Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Exhibit In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.
In recent years, interest in cannabis and its consumption has grown exponentially. While smoking a joint is the most common way to consume cannabis, different devices such as vaporizers, dabs, and water pipes are becoming popular. Some people use it for recreational purposes only, but others find that it provides relief for certain ailments. Cannabis is becoming a part of every industry out there, and that includes fashion.