It doesn’t get more depressing than this: Like everything else this crazy year, the 2020 Met Gala was canceled, or as they say, “postponed indefinitely”. The classic flurry of fashion, photographers and A-listers dressed to the True Fashionista nines was a non-entity, as the iconic First Monday in May came and went with eerie silence at New York’s currently shuttered Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.