This just in: Print Liberation has teamed up with the Save the Garment Center to create tees and totes, proceeds of which benefit STGC. Show your NYC fashion pride with these super affordable pieces:
STGC promotes fashion companies and brands who design and produce quality clothing in the Garment District and in New York City. There are 24,000 apparel manufacturing jobs in New York City that make this domestic clothing production possible, and STGC creates transparent access to all of these resources for the future designers of America. These resources enable new fashion entrepreneurs to start a business and a fashion line leading to the creation of American jobs.
I could go on for hours about Carrie Parry. Her line embodies sophistication and timelessness but combines them with innovative quirkiness and whole lotta sustainability. Carrie describes her style as: “Classics. Sophistication with a bit of whimsy. Clothes that are fashion-forward but not trendy. Pieces that you’ll keep coming back to year after year and will be passed down from generation to generation.”
Carrie’s background informs her designs in exciting and unusual ways, such as the injection of polka dots into her last season which I suspect have some connection to her years designing costumes for a traveling circus in England. The upcoming Fall/Winter season is called Leharia and has the combined inspirations of the geometric lines and shapes of Bauhaus design and prints and colors of India’s Festival of Colors.
I love that for the season’s look book she photographed Continue reading
It’s called Compassion Couture, and it is the brainchild of Jill and Tracey, two vegetarian/vegan sisters that decided to create a site to sell animal-free and extra-chic accessories online. Possessed of a clear sense of style, the sisters hand pick every item that is sold on their site, which includes an array of fashion-forward high quality shoes, bags, wallets, belts and other accessories. Continue reading
Ladies: Are you looking for a flattering dress that you can wear to work and out at night that will never go out of style? How about one that fits your do-gooder values? Look no further than ELSA AND ME. Inspired by an elegant, colorful and stylish grandma named Elsa, ELSA AND ME was founded to provide classy, sustainable business attire for women.
When founder Maja Svensson arrived in New York from Sweden 4 years ago, she found a city full of people with ideas. She had come for an internship with the Swedish consulate which quickly turned into Continue reading
I’m sitting on the train to NYC right now. I’m moving there, but to where exactly I don’t know. My plan is to bum around for a bit while I look for a place. That’s all very well and good, I thought to myself last night, I’ve got lots of friends and family in the city, so no problem…right?
Then I started packing. How the hell do I pack for 3 weeks in NY? I have to have stuff for business meetings, media interviews (conducted by me, of course – I haven’t yet reached my goal of becoming famous enough to be on Dancing with the Stars), nights out, nights in, warm weather and cool. There’s no way I’m going to get that all into a vessel that will enable me to be in the least bit mobile. And crashing on couches sort of necessitates mobility.
Ok! I thought. It’s a challenge, Azoff! See how few clothes you can get by on. Plan out lots of different outfits from ony a few pieces and blog about it! Brilliant. Continue reading