The word fresh conjures up all things that seem crisp, clean, bright, happy, colorful, and modern in my opinion. To support this view, I went to my local Goodwill Store & Donation Center, and pulled together the items in this article, as a literal take on how “fresh” translates into style to me.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
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I was shopping in NYC a few years back and went into a thrift store on 3rd Avenue around 21st Street. Behind the counter was an old friend from Milwaukee, whom I hadn’t seen for quite a while, Ricky Becker. He’s the owner of The Spooky Boutique, a fabulous collection of vintage he sourced from thrift stores, flea markets and Goodwill. He has sold his vintage wares to the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Vanessa Hudgens, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, Adele, Kelly Rowland, Lisa Bonet, the late Patricia Neal and Erykah Badu during his career in “the rag trade.”He currently resides in Milwaukee. Here’s his “expert” take on shoppi
Plus size retailer Lane Bryant has partnered up with high-end designer Prabal Gurung to promote the inclusion of women of all shapes into the world of fashion. I saw this interview on CBS This Morning and found it to be quite a refreshing and eye-opening look into the subject. As someone who has navigated Fashion Week in NYC for over a decade, it’s about time we address a lot of the folks who don’t fit the fashion industries size 0 or 2 standards. You can check out the full interview here.
This week come with me while I shop for upcoming projects at my local Goodwill store! As a lifelong thrift shopper I want to share some professional advice, so here are my best tips for getting the most out of your Goodwill shopping experience!
An early spring prediction wasn’t to be on Groundhog Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to more light, longer days and fresh colors. American designer Dennis Basso served up soft tones mixed with high glamour details in this look back at his Spring and Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week Collection.
For many years, men’s fashions were shown alongside women’s fashions during the same hectic week in NYC. That all changed a few years ago when men got their own coverage at a different time. I want you to check out the menswear in the slideshow below featuring photos supplied by each designer’s PR people. For more information about the designers just follow the provided links.
Red can vary in hue from orange-red to violet-red, and for each hue there’s a wide variety of shades and tints ranging from very light pink to dark burgundy with names like scarlet, cardinal, vermillion, crimson, and ruby. In China, India and many other Asian countries red is the color that portrays happiness and good fortune.
The Persians were the first people to make coats. “Coat” is also one of the first clothing category words in the English language. Later, coats were divided into over coats and under coats. Today an over coat would be considered a winter coat, and worn as the outermost layer. An under coat might now be considered a jacket or blazer, or it may even be referred to as a sport coat in men’s clothing terminology. But, no matter what you call it, a coat is the easiest way to look pulled together in a flash!
With the end of winter still a few months away, our fashion thoughts start to turn towards shifting gears a little bit. In the midst of our cabin fever we start to dream of color, texture and other ways to help ease us through until springtime. Designer Ran Fan founded her label in London in 2009, and she definitely has her own ideas on what fashion should (and can be) if you just use your imagination.
New year, new intentions. I like that. I intend to keep editing my collections of clothing and accessories down to what I can really use at any given time. As a stylist for fashion, I have a collection of items used for photo shoots and other projects. While shopping at my local Goodwill store, I took a peek in the jewelry display case one day and came away with a haul of accessories! The items you see here will be used to style upcoming fashion stories.
John Bartlett is an American menswear designer who knows how to put a spin on classic masculine style. I attended a fashion presentation for his line, Consensus, a few seasons ago at Boston Store that really hit the mark when it came to easy-to-wear, fashion-forward men’s looks. You’ll see in my slideshow that it’s all about the mix. And, when you have the right ingredients, you can pull together similar looks by using his combinations as inspiration!
The best thing about winter dressing is that we can layer on our favorite cozy items of apparel. Consider the turtleneck sweater if you will. It is a wonderful winter basic. I’ll show you how you might wear it three different ways, depending on whom you are and where you’re going!