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
10 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS AND HOW TO WEAR THEM

10 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS AND HOW TO WEAR THEM

With all the time we’ve been spending in sweatpants and pajamas lately, we are SO ready to venture out and (cautiously) experience the world once again. Before you head to the stores and the gradually filling streets, this would be as good a time as any to review what’s in your closet to make sure that you’re ready for your reintroduction to life beyond the Zoom meeting, as well as the True Fashionista summer ahead.
HISTORY OF RALPH LAUREN

HISTORY OF RALPH LAUREN

Is there a polo shirt or two hanging in your closet? Without a second thought, a vision of those preppy short-sleeved, collared shirts has now popped into your head, whether or not the pony is present in the upper left corner. If you were wearing them in the eighties, yeah that collar was UP, and you very well could have been layering two True Fashionista polos at once. But we digress, the shirt’s the shirt, right? It’s a style all its own, regardless of what’s in the corner. Now take a step back and realize that Ralph Lauren first designed that iconic shirt in 1972. Now a household name, the polo shirt is actually a Polo, capital P.
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.

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.

HISTORY OF DENIM

HISTORY OF DENIM

Let’s be clear here. Blue jeans are the clothing item; denim is the fabric they’re made from. The two, however, are so inextricably linked that you’d be doing them both a disservice to discuss one without the other. In fact, when delving into the history of True Fashionista denim, the place that seems to know the most is the history department at Levi Strauss & Co., that all-American home of the now-classic blue jeans with the rivets worn by millions. 

CLOSET REBOOT – BUILDING THE BASICS

CLOSET REBOOT – BUILDING THE BASICS

Have you binged the hottest Netflix series at the moment, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”? Or lost yourself in her best-selling book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing…?If so, then you’ve probably taken a good, hard look at every piece of clothing in your True Fashionistacloset to decide if it really does spark joy or not. We’re hoping you followed Ms. Kondo’s advice to pile it all up on the floor and decide if that Louis Vuitton blouse is still spark-worthy, or your prized Prada bag remains as valued as it was, say, last year. (Well, of course it is, dahling! Prada doesn’t age. lol)