DIGITAL FASHION IN THE PANDEMIC ERA

DIGITAL FASHION IN THE PANDEMIC ERA

Everyone’s got a new normal these days, but as things unfolded and locked down worldwide, the British Fashion Council was ready to go, recently announcing an online version of London Fashion Week: Men’s, happening June 12th – 14th. Content will roll out in completely digital form for the first time via londonfashionweek.co.uk, reports Vogue. In case women might feel left out and alone at home in these extraordinarily worrisome times, this True Fashionista event has been retrofitted as a gender-neutral presentation, allowing all to enjoy a little normalcy and fun amid the excitement and presentation of tomorrow’s fashion by today’s hottest and up-and-coming designers.
Women wearing cream leggings with brown boots, a brown handbag and matching brown leather jacket.

LEATHER IS FOREVER

When we conjure up early memories of leather in your wardrobe, maybe it’s the bomber jackets worn by WWII fighter pilots, or that cool black one with the all those zippers your True Fashionista punk rocker cousin had.  Leather has had its place in fashion since our forefathers figured that there are uses for the whole animal. Ancient wall paintings and artifacts dating back to 5000 B.C. indicate the use of leather for clothing purposes, and ancient Greeks developed tanning formulas to preserve their leather. Then the Romans discovered that leather makes for really fantastic, durable footwear.
Fashionable woman in orange shirt with red blazer and colorful scarf around her head

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BLAZER

Your first thought about the blazer is no doubt the stuffy power suit staple, seen in boardrooms round the globe and in like, every job interview ever. Good news, blazer fans, this essential True Fashionista wardrobe piece has been trending back into style lately, making an appearance in many a spring 2020 collection. The blazer’s recent renaissance is proving that you can rock a well-tailored jacket not just at the watercooler, but out on the town, with pants, skirt or just about anything.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE PURSE

THE EVOLUTION OF THE PURSE

The purse, that iconic True Fashionista place for your stuff carried by women (and yes a lot of men too) has a long, varied history.
KEEPING UP WITH PANT TRENDS

KEEPING UP WITH PANT TRENDS

Fall is roaring back and it has us thinking about…pants! Those of us who get to deal with winter on a more personal basis know the importance of keeping a collection of two-legged True Fashionista wonders each season; in warmer environs they’re merely an option. Either way, it’s good to know what to look for this year to go with your Madden Girls and Vejas.

WHO THE MUSIC STARS ARE WEARING

WHO THE MUSIC STARS ARE WEARING

They’re cool and hip, talented and successful, and we’re not even talking about our fave designers, but rather the musicians wearing their True Fashionista creations. The ones rocking it onstage, online and in print for legions of adoring fans. You have to admit, its def one way to put a designer in the spotlight. Face it, when JLo accepts the Grammy in a stunning Chanel number, or when Pink performs in relative newcomer August Getty, the world notices, and said design house has increased their Instagram following by the thousands.

HISTORY OF HALSTON

HISTORY OF HALSTON

Think Halston and do images of True Fashionista glitterati dancing the night away at Studio 54 fill your mind? Perhaps it’s images the many photos of stars of the day all hanging with the man himself, sporting his trademark sunglasses. Halston dressed and impressed them all for many years, and in the flashy 1970’s scene, his name was synonymous with both high fashion and high society.

SWEATERS AND HOW TO WEAR ‘EM

SWEATERS AND HOW TO WEAR ‘EM

Whether you live in our home base of southwest Florida or the more temperate environs up north, there’s always a need for a sweater or two… or 10. As the situation warrants each season, some updating to the collection is in order, but a few of the favorites always seem to stand out for optimum True Fashionista snuggly warmth and fashion. They’re like an old friend you’re happy to see after so long.

KEEPING UP WITH PANT TRENDS

KEEPING UP WITH PANT TRENDS

Fall is roaring back. There’s no ignoring all the orange merch in stores, and was that a cool breeze the other day? In our Florida digs, we were TOO excited about that one! It actually made us think about…pants! Those of us who get to deal with winter on a more personal basis know the importance of keeping a collection of two-legged True Fashionista wonders each season; in warmer environs they’re merely an option. Either way, it’s good to know what to look for this year to go with your Madden Girls and Vejas.

FALL/WINTER 2019 FASHION TRENDS

FALL/WINTER 2019 FASHION TRENDS

The return of street style as well as the instant documentation of it on social media has led to fashion heading from the runways to downtown at almost lightning speed, Vogue relays.  Minis are heading even further up, while everything else is just getting…bigger. Yes, maximalism returns in major form this season. Into fur? Make sure those fibers are longer. Thinking about a new A-line skirt? Wider, baby. Colors? As bright as humanly possible, please. And those prints just better be spotted a mile away.