Whenever I go to my local Goodwill store, I always check out the area where they put sewing patterns, scrapbooking and craft supplies. You just never know what you’ll find there to inspire you! Recently I ran across some colorful iron-on repair patches in different colors which were in a bin with other sewing items. Then I noticed some paper punches for scrapbooking. I got the idea that I could use a punch to cut out some designs from the iron on patches! Now, I just happened to have a star punch at home already, so I decided to use that. Stars are a great design because they transcend age and gender, and I thought they’d look great on a variety of items.
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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What is the future of fashion? To answer that question, we would have to look at many factors including social attitudes, globalism and, most importantly, new up-and-coming designers who can interpret the changes happening in the world every day while reflect those ideas in their fashions. I recently attended the “Transcend” fashion show, put on by Mount Mary University and held in downtown Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom. It’s always interesting to see what student designers have up their sleeves. (Pun intended!) What’s exciting about seeing their work on the runway is that it all came from the same place—an idea. Just like I always say about utilizing the resources of your local Goodwill store to polish your own style, fashion always starts with new and fresh ideas.
Everybody loves denim. I don’t think that there is any man, woman or child who does not have a pair of jeans is there? There are classic denim jackets of course, but there are other ways to incorporate denim into your everyday looks. This week I collaborated with local Milwaukee fashion blogger Riva Treasure.
If you enjoy James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, then you'll love our new web series, Goodwill Carpool with Bjorn! Ride along with our knowledgeable fashion expert, Bjorn Nasett as he takes everyday shoppers, local celebrities and more on a personal shopping experience to Goodwill. Bjorn explains how to spot trendy and chic fashion and what to look for when shopping at Goodwill—all while saving money and supporting our mission!
Over the years I’ve taken notice that the style I see on the street OUTSIDE of the New York Fashion Week shows is often more chic and wearable than what is being shown INSIDE on the runway! The people who actually attend the shows pull together looks representing what’s in style for THEM.
For the spring and summer fashion of 2017, we have been noticing the vast amount of exposure that the gauzy trend is bringing to the style table. (Pun intended.) If cutouts and sheer panels scare you a little bit, that’s okay, because there are ways to make this fit for a more refined sensibility.
Some people just have an eye for turning trash into treasure, as they say. My friend model, make-up artist and actress, Neda Stevic does just that with her Shady Lady accessories. Fashion is about being unique, and nothing is better than a one-of-a-kind piece! She has shown her wares at New Orleans Fashion Week, and often auctions off pieces and donates the proceeds to charity. You can check out her Facebook page here.
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.
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.