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.
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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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!
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.