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.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett, has always had big dreams of making his mark in the world of fashion and style. With a career spanning over 30 years, he's done it all! His success as a writer, editorial stylist, vintage clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer, along with a knowledgeable eye for design and proportion, make him a sought after consultant in the field of fashion endeavors of all kinds. In a nutshell, his authentic take on how creativity and design fit into everyone's life comes from the heart. You can also check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com for more of his photographs and thoughts on fashion.
Be sure to read Bjorn's weekly column for great advice. If you have specific questions send him an email at email@example.com.
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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!
New Year’s fashion is always a little over the top isn’t it? Sparkly, shiny, and sometimes sheer! All these elements come into play in this fashion flashback to designer Ann Bowen’s collection for Autumn and Winter of 2012. Since starting her eponymous collection in 1999, Bowen has kept busy honing her aesthetic of ultra-feminine, yet not-too-girly couture. Expanding into the bridal world with a collection in 2009, she has definitely made her name in the New York fashion world. Her designs are currently sold at only the highest of the high-end retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, to name just a few.
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera is known for her classy, ladylike designs. While going through my archive of photos from New York Fashion Week, I came across her sumptuous winter collection from 2014. I couldn’t help but think of Jackie Kennedy during her years in the White House. The looks are reminiscent of the simple and classic lines created for that famous first lady by Oleg Cassini, and her hats by Halston. Ms.Herrara’s runway show covered the gamut from day suits and dresses, to outerwear and glamorous evening attire–all in one collection! There is quite a bit of inspiration to be taken from the dramatic, yet wearable pieces that came down the catwalk. They could easily be open to interpretation for the average person by pinpointing key elements of the designs. Take a look at my slideshow below and then get your winter chic ready by finding similar items with a similar look and feel.
Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, and you can bet he’s nipping at your pets too! As an animal lover, I started adopting senior dogs, as well as special needs dogs, many years ago. One thing I’ve found to be true with the miniature dogs I’ve taken in, is that they’re always looking to snuggle up in a blanket whenever they can. So this week I’ll show you how to make a super- simple DIY doggie sweater that your pets will LOVE! You could also make these as gifts for friends or family members with pets!
Home for the holidays conjures up happy meetings and greetings of family and friends in casual settings of all kinds. Visiting homes, seeing the holiday lights, Christmas shopping and all the rest helps bring the season of giving into focus for many of us at this time of year. Dressing the part has never been easier with the wealth of resources available to you at Goodwill! There are elements that make an outfit cozy, comfy, as well as winter wonderful, so let’s take a look.
When it comes to winter coats and sweaters, there’s nothing quite like that feeling of warmth and comfort during the sometimes harsh winter months. But, are you a Goodwill shopper that knows how to revive and refresh woolen sweaters, coats and outerwear? As we always say at Goodwill–reduce, reuse and recycle, but I always add REVIVE to our famous mantra.
There is nothing quite like putting on a warm and cozy sweater to make everything all right with the world isn’t there? It’s like being wrapped in comfort and security. My favorite is a gray cashmere v-neck pullover that I can layer over t-shirts and other items.
Did you know that Goodwill is one of the best places to look for fun, fashionable and functional sweaters? If you didn’t, you should head to one of our stores soon and check out the wide variety in our well-organized stores.
When you look at a picture of a model on the runway, what do you really see? What elements should you take away from the style and apply in your own fashion choices? When I look back on photographs I take during New York Fashion Week, I see more than just an outfit itself. Let me show you how to do the same thing …