Ah corduroy, that warm, velvety soft fabric that’s versatile enough for wear in just about any clothing item, can be tied to many a retro childhood memory, yet remains an ongoing popularity item with lasting power even on today’s runways.
We can all agree that the late rocker David Bowie defined his career by bending the rules, both musically and in fashion. Even early in his career he experimented with True Fashionista theatrical makeup, dramatic hair and groundbreaking styles. His candid views on gender norms even trace back to a 1964 television interview where he appeared as a spokesperson for the group “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men,” defending his choice to style his hair long.
"Florals... for spring? Groundbreaking."
These words sarcastically, famously purred by Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada actually ring very true this year, minus the sarcasm, of course.
The driving force behind Gucci’s astronomical rise in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ford at one point studied to be an architect. That all changed while enrolled in the Parsons School of Design in New York, when he realized architecture was not his calling.
With the new year and decade falling swiftly upon us, its time to take a fresh perspective on your closet. One of the best ways to achieve an update while avoiding an overabundance of dated clothing is to invest in True Fashionista pieces that will survive trends and hang on through your Konmari purges as well.
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.
Dining while binging Netflix has finally had its backlash. The whole eat ‘n run thing centering around the kitchen island may still have its place, but these days interior designers are focusing on the family and bringing it all back to that spot in the house where memories used to happen around a good ol’ meal, the True Fashionista dining room.
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.
Our world is getting smarter and smarter, and by that we specifically mean our homes. What with Alexa, touchscreens, programmable water faucets and ovens that you can turn on from your phone from halfway around the world, the True Fashionista future is here. It should come as no shock then that interior design trends are looking to be warm, cozy and reflect the home as a place for refuge and coziness. What is so exciting about trend-seeking this year, confirms Aida Sniraite, interior designer and owner of Authentic Interior, is that we will be witnessing how materials, colors, and textures will cohabitate with humans during the years to come as well as adapting it to our needs now.
No sooner do we finish off Thanksgiving dinner then its time to kick into holiday shopping mode. If you have that friend who’s just GOT to have the hippest, latest stuff, then she goes and gets it, which leaves you out in the proverbial cold when it comes to choosing the right gift, well, we’ve got some True Fashionista ideas to compliment her perfecto style, and no worries, there’s enough here to snag a little something for yourself as well. Grab yourself a cup of dairy-free, non-GMO eggnog and read on…