Have you ever wondered how we pull off all those Amazing Looks from Goodwill that we showcase on our website every month? Watch Goodwill Fashion Expert, Bjorn Nasett as he takes you behind the scenes of our two-day photo shoot with John Grant Photography.
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!
If you have specific questions send him an email at email@example.com.
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I’ve been a thrift shopper ever since I was a little kid, that’s why working with Goodwill all these years has been a blessing for me. I love sharing ideas on how items you can find at our stores, or elsewhere, can help develop and transform your personal style. For example, I have an enormous and unconventional bedroom without a traditional closet space, so I had to come up with a way to create an area where all my clothes and accessories can be stored.
A kimono is a loosely-used term for a robe with a square sleeve. In ancient times the Japanese immigrants from China adapted this traditional undergarment to be worn on its own with an Obi sash. From that moment on it became a fashion inspiration for centuries of designers and their devoted followers. I found an image from aliexpress.com, a fast fashion online retailer that reminded me of a look one of my coworkers had on one day. The outfit is compromised of a kimono, real, faux, or just a top with the kimono sleeve, a tank top, and a pair of Daisy Dukes (or distressed denim shorts).
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of covering the Nick Graham Spring and Summer Collection for 2018 during Men’s New York Fashion Week. I went backstage, and you’ll see from my photos in the slideshow below, that it’s not just the ladies who get primped before a runway show! You might not know his name, but Nick Graham is the founder of the Joe Boxer brand of underwear for men.
Follow Goodwill Fashion Expert, Bjorn as he selects the models and clothing for the annual Goodwill Amazing Looks Photo Shoot, photographed by fashion photographer, John Grant.
There are summer staples like knit t-shirts and tank tops of course, but this week I prefer to look at more stylish options for the discriminating fashionista. Goodwill is a great source for exploration in the world of fashion. At Goodwill everything is arranged by size, color and the type of garment it is. I decided to look for some cool summer tops, or sleeveless blouses that could dress up or down with just about anything you pair it with.
Fashion isn’t just about what we wear, but why we wear it. Clothing isn’t just something to keep us warm, but an indicator of how we live our lives. This summer the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin is featuring “A State of Fashion” now through September 17th. I was asked to do a fashion talk there last week and was so impressed with the museum that I wanted to share it with you through my photographs below in the slideshow.
Sometimes when I shop at Goodwill, although it’s very rare, I DON’T have an idea of what I’m looking for. But those are days when I’m looking to be inspired by color, texture or pattern for a recycling project. This week I decided to use my $5 Club Goodwill reward to shop. I thought it would be a challenge to spend ONLY the $5. While I was looking through the craft section I noted that there were plastic handles for tote bags for $1.99, and that got me thinking that I could make a tote out from the fabric of a garment, to utilize them.
We put together three great looks featuring Goodwill items. Like I always say, fashion isn’t a price tag, it’s an attitude, a feeling, a statement. We will let the photos speak for themselves.
Prints are always one of those things that people like to debate about. Some people love them, while others avoid them entirely. Print garments draw the eye and bring attention to the wearer for sure, but there are ways to make them work for everyone.
Choker necklaces have a long history in the fashion accessory world. They were worn as early as the First Century A.D. In the 19th Century, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom was said to have started a fashion trend for chokers when she wore one to cover a small scar she had on her neck. Since then they have drifted in and out of fashion like so many other accessories do. As of right now chokers are being featured prominently in stores and in fashion spreads in magazines.