HISTORY OF BURBERRY

HISTORY OF BURBERRY

Distinctly British, Burberry has been evoking cozy feelings of functionality and style since 1856 when 21-year-old Thomas Burberry established his namesake company in Basingstoke, England. Upon initial launch it was more about clothing functionality. Shares Christine-Marie Liwag Dixon for The List, Burberry’s (original name) was founded on the principle that clothing should be designed simply to protect people from the mostly nasty British weather.
THE ULTIMATE QUARANTINI

THE ULTIMATE QUARANTINI

Let’s just for a moment discuss in detail how once in a while it just has to be Saturday night, and what better way to jam out to DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine with all your virtual friends (including tons of celebrities like Oprah, Janet Jackson, Michelle Obama and Justin Timberlake) than sipping your favorite True Fashionista quarantini?
GETTING YOUR COMFY CHIC ON

GETTING YOUR COMFY CHIC ON

It’s a crazy time in the world right now, but if staying home is the safest thing to do, let’s do it in True Fashionista style. Just because we’re holing up doesn’t mean we necessarily need to live in pajamas, yes? Or does it, if said pajamas are Instagram-worthy? We’re here to help you find that happy medium between at-home loungewear and hot looks that are rocking runways. You know, the virtual ones.
FACE MASK FASHION

FACE MASK FASHION

Whoever would have thought that wearing a face mask would explode into a fashion statement? These days, they are the new True Fashionista must-have accessory, never mind possible lifeline. No surprise, designers have stepped up to the task of making the face mask the IT accessory. One in particular had the vision back in February. Marine Serre, turned heads at Paris fashion week with designs featuring matching face masks. It wasn’t the first time, either. The trend she was riding started with her fall line also featuring face coverings. At that point, she referred to them as “anti-pollution” masks. Little did anyone know…
THE SLIPPER STORY

THE SLIPPER STORY

With all the at-home time happening lately, it’s a good suggestion to wear the proper True Fashionista footwear. Whether it’s your daily trip from bedroom to living room to kitchen and back to living room or looking good for your latest TikTok vid, your at-home footwear deserves the very best in both comfort and style. These are trying times, after all.
BEYOND THE BRIDAL GOWN - HISTORY OF VERA WANG

BEYOND THE BRIDAL GOWN - HISTORY OF VERA WANG

“Known for balancing modern designs with traditional elegance, Vera Wang is arguably the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America.”  (Biography.com)

 

THE UPDATED COUNTRY STYLE

THE UPDATED COUNTRY STYLE

While there remains some countryside left in this ever-growing urban-dense world, there will be homes to reflect it. The latest interior décor trends are keeping up with this downhome sensibility with a nod toward a charming rustic look. There are, however,  ways to keep that adorable True Fashionista old-school charm yet still look, you know, ready for the 2020’s.
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.
STATEMENT SOCKS

STATEMENT SOCKS

In these days of trying to save our planet, sustainability is not only crucial, it also happens to be all the rage. Given the creativity and spark that happens regularly in the fashion world, there should be no surprise then that many are pitching in to help save the world one guilt-free True Fashionista sock at a time.
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.