HOW WE LOVE JEANS

HOW WE LOVE JEANS

"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes." 
-Yves Saint-Laurent
FALL/WINTER TRENDS – 2020

FALL/WINTER TRENDS – 2020

We’re taking our educated guess to predict what is going to be on your back, and our racks, through the new year. Maybe by One One Twenty-One (We said it first, mark that!) we won’t even have to match the mask to the ensemble. It could also be said that all this mega-quarantining may have inspired designers to come up with this year’s fresh looks.
LEGGINGS – THE OFFICIAL WFH UNIFORM

LEGGINGS – THE OFFICIAL WFH UNIFORM

We’re going to close our eyes, look deep into your True Fashionista socially-distanced life, and see LEGGINGS. You’re wearing them right now, aren’t you? Yeah, we thought so. Since working from home became the norm, living and working in comfortable clothing have become synonymous, and the fashion-conscious multitudes agree: leggings are at the top of the list of clothing necessities.
OUR NEW FAVORITE FACE MASKS

OUR NEW FAVORITE FACE MASKS

Face it, they’re here to stay for a long time. OMG out of the gate did we make a pandemic funny? We’ve been cooped up way too long. Yes, we’re talking about that hotly debated grim necessity, the face mask. Wouldn’t it just like the fashion world, though, to make the most of it and offer us some swank, True Fashionista choices? As it goes, in between the last time we discussed face masks and this moment, designers have been making the most of their quarantine time to come up with some pretty fashion-forward versions of that cloth covering we all have to deal with if we want to, you know, live healthy. At least now we can enjoy it just a smidge.
HISTORY OF LILLY PULITZER

HISTORY OF LILLY PULITZER

Let’s bring it on home to our roots here in Florida for one of our own, True Fashionista Palm Beach socialite and fashion trendsetter, Lilly Pulitzer. It was around 1959 when Ms. Lilly, the wife of Peter Pulitzer, an owner of numerous citrus groves and member of THAT family, desired a business of her own. At this point, we should fill you in on the backstory.
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.