Halving Your Wardrobe Can Leave You Rich In More Ways Than One

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When it comes to our most significant monthly expenditures, most of us would say that clothes are right up there. An obsession with stocking our wardrobes is one of those expensive adulting behaviors which we’re all guilty of. As soon as our pay packets hit our bank accounts, many of us head out to stock up on the latest fashions. We convince ourselves that new clothes will help us look and feel better. And, that in turn can increase our opportunities for earning. You could say, then, that this is a must for making money, rather than wasting it. Couldn’t you?

Not at all. In reality, there are a few key reasons to approach your wardrobe more minimally. If you’re reading this, the chances are that you already know about the benefits of stripping back your life. And, your clothes are no different. To prove that, let’s consider three benefits of cutting your wardrobe by at least half.

You’ll drastically reduce your expenses

As we mentioned, clothes form a hefty sum of our monthly expenses. A large clothes shop is so ingrained for many that we don’t even notice it. As soon as you stop buying clothes every month, you’re sure to notice the reduction in your expenses. In extreme cases, you may find that this frees you with over $100 extra spending money. Throughout the year, an amount like that adds up. That’s not to say, of course, that you can’t spend a cent on clothes. But, cutting back to just one item every few months is sure to make a real difference to your bank account.

You’ll discover the joys of accessories

When you aren’t buying clothes, you’re more liable to play around with what you do have. And, when you start to accessorize items, you open yourself for endless benefits. For one, you’ll find that accessories are both cheaper and easier to store than brand new clothes would be. That’s a benefit on both counts, especially if you’re embarking on van life. You may also find that accessories can satisfy you in a way clothes alone never could. You don’t need ten shirts, for example. You need only alternate between blue, green, and red ties throughout the week. For barely any cost, you’ll soon learn to create a new outfit each day. We would argue that’s a benefit worth cutting back for.

You’ll treasure clothes like you never have before

You may assume that halving your budget here would leave you loving your wardrobe less, but the opposite is true. In reality, owning less stuff always makes you value what you have more. And, the same is true for your clothes. Fast fashion is a pretty heartless affair. The focus is on new things all the time, not old things which mean a lot to you. The moment you stop looking for new clothing, then, you’ll come to appreciate the items you do have. As a result, your life is sure to be richer in every way...

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You're Invited to the 'Back From The Stars' Holiday Soiree at UNOde50

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UNOde50 is #BackFromTheStars and ready to sparkle some holiday cheer…

Please join UNOde50, unique handmade jewelry brand from Spain, as they celebrate the season of giving. Discover their Back From The Stars collection and shop for a cause as they donate 10% of all shopping proceeds to the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation (DotC)! This is an exclusive event hosted by fashionado’s / DotC’s E. Vincent Martinez, Veronica Flam of Veronica Flam Interiors and Rich Valladares. Enjoy sips, bites, and holiday cheer.

UNOde50, a Spanish jewelry brand, was founded in the late 90’s with a design concept that offered a different point of view. One that was exclusive, unique and limitless. The brand set out to unveil a revolution in which the techniques and processes of traditional jewelry-making would be used in the name of creativity.

Today, UNOde50 is present in over 42 countries with more than 100 stores in main cities around the world, including: Toronto, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris, keeping its philosophy of exclusiveness through a highly crafted production process.

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Études x The New York Times

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The many histories of a city are documented within all its existent details—the animate, as well as the inanimate—yet, it’s the press that forever immortalizes a city’s biography. Here, our stories are still the stories of everyone; archived and remembered, and forever surviving.

With this season’s arrival, Études is excited to announce their newest collaboration featuring the renowned New York Times logo, centralizing around the general theme of history versus daily information.

Since 1851, the US news organization has influenced and shaped minds beyond its own audience. Throughout this special project, Études appropriates The Times’s logo that in the past centuries and decades has become one of the most recognized symbols.

By translating the news organization’s image onto Études’ new collection— with the inclusion of shirts, caps, scarves, jackets—the continual existence of stories is physically recalled into the everyday, making us remember that our generations are also there to be echoed in those to come.

This collaboration is composed of:

WERNER Cape

WEEGEE Reporter 

Jacket MUNDO 

Hoodie (Women) STREAM 

Hoodie (Men) AWAY 

Shirt (Women) PORTRAIT 

Shirt (Men) UNITY T-Shirts

+ Accessories: 

ZONE Cap

MAGNOLIA Scarf

TUNNEL Socks

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Alice + Olivia's "Wonderland" Spring 2019 NYFW

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Globe-trotting trend-setters were treated to a jet-setting fashion show around the world at this season’s Alice + Olivia Spring 2019 NYFW presentation. The label’s creative director and founder, Stacey Bendet partnered with Booking.com and gave way to your international passport of the glamorous kind. Paris, Provence, Marrakech, Positano, Careyes, Tokyo and a make-believe utopian called “Wonderland” were all featured destinations presented as elaborately patterned vignettes.

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Alice + Olivia signature patterns, sequins and overall glam prevailed. A ball skirt with an image of the Eiffel Tower reigned supreme - it was exquisite. The collection is vibrant in every sense of the word and is comprised of must-have separates - from palazzo pants, bomber jackets, blazers and full skirts - there is something for everyone. There (as usual) was an abundance of florals and intricate pattern, on almost everything, to keep the A+O girl happy.

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Event + Runway Recap Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2018

26th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares - An Unforgettable Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Co-Chairs: (l-r) Louise Sams, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy /   Photo: Ben Rose Photography

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Co-Chairs: (l-r) Louise Sams, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy / Photo: Ben Rose Photography

The 26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefitted Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than 15 million dollars for its beneficiaries.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.  

A special thank you to the 2018 sponsors including: Host of the Night - Phipps Plaza; Toast of the Night - Nordstrom; and Presenting – Blue Sky Agency, eventologie, Jeffrey Atlanta | New York, MAGNUM Co., and The Tavern at Phipps. 

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast: 

If there is one bold font message from the Fall 2018 shows, it’s that fashion is forever changing. In a world where bothmenswear and womenswear are being presented together, brands are evolving from the notion of seasonal collections.

If we had to choose one word to describe the season, it is #EMPOWERMENT. The expression of femininity came in many differentshapes and sizes. From sharp shoulder outerwear, to an array of shine and iridescent colors, Fall 18 was anything but safe.  

Other notable trends we noticed on the runways:

Sparkle:  Traditional sequins just don’t cut it! Your favorite knits, dresses, and coats have been transformed into exploded novelty items. The whirl of paillettes storming down the runway was hard to miss and the most shimmering jumpsuits were sent down the cat walk.

Oversize:  Enormous fashion, anyone? Don’t be afraid to layer up with 2-in-1 pieces or oversized strong shoulder outerwear reminiscent of the 80’s. Designers are delivering exciting collaborations with this trend. 

Sports:  Go team go! Many designers took to the sports culture, each creating their own athletic inspired merchandise.

Neon:  Not afraid of color! Fall 2018 brings you iridescent dresses that can be seen from a mile away.  On the runway, there were eye-popping neons (pink, green, and orange) in every type of fabric imaginable, including florescent infused knits.

Plaid:  Plaid looked richer than ever this season. We saw perfect tailoring to strong outerwear, all featuring plaid or plaid prints.

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FASHION NEWS: BURBERRY COLLABORATES WITH VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci

Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci

Iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood is collaborating with Burberry on a collection of re-imagined iconic styles, in celebration of British style and heritage. 

The limited edition collection, which will be the first collaboration for Burberry under Riccardo Tisci, will launch in December 2018. 

Riccardo Tisci said: “Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivaled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.” 

The collaboration will support rainforest charity http://www.coolearth.org

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Carlos Campos SS19 Menswear

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For Carlos Campos’s SS19 show for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the designer returned to the DNA of his brand. The collection featured expert hand tailoring, architectural silhouettes, and bold colors. Though the collection had a classic Carlos Campos feel, it was fun and fresh, rather than a rehash of something that had already been done. As key makeup artist, Dana Arcidy of Metro Look created a look with the same vibe—in line with past seasons, but updated and remixed.

Arcidy explained that the focus of makeup at a Carlos Campos show is always on great skin. A lot of the models came directly from other shows, so Arcidy and her team started with removing models’ makeup as necessary. The team partnered up with A’PIEU, a Korean line known for its mild ingredients. They used All Clean Lip & Eye Remover, which gently removed all traces of makeup while soothing the models’ skin with calendula extract. Next, they applied antioxidant-rich Waterful Bamboo Soothing Gel.

The team then buffed in foundation using brushes from Artis. The brushes are distinctively different in appearance from other makeup brushes, with some looking like gorgeously designed space-age toothbrushes. As Arcidy explained, the densely packed fibers taper to a microscopic level for superior blending. “It’s like airbrushing without the airbrush,” she said. The brushes enabled her team to achieve greater coverage out of a smaller amount of product, which also meant natural looking skin, a “must” on male models.

Next, the artists moved on to eyes. Brows were filled in, and then, in a change from her previous seasons with the designer, Arcidy instructed her artists to apply mascara to their male models’ lashes. “We’re putting on a bit more makeup this season and doing something a little prettier, because we want to call attention to the eyes,” she said. They finished with lip balm that left a soft sheen on the lips.

While up-close the makeup may have been noticeable, as the models walked the runway, the effect was subtle. It was a small update to the ever-evolving Carlos Campos man.

About A’PIEU

A'PIEU is the sister brand of the K-beauty behemoth MISSHA.  The brand is young, fresh, fun, innovative K-beauty.  Products are formulated to be gentle yet effective on even sensitive skin.  Everything is packaged colorfully and playfully.  

About Artis

Created by Matthew Waitesmith, an accomplished artist, photographer, and lifelong innovator. Matthew’s inspiration for Artis came from training tens of thousands of makeup artists over 30 years. He brought his perspective to the process of makeup self-application, to design and create a new category of beauty tools which enable a more natural and ergonomic experience. Today, Artis designs and offers instruments that are both beautiful to see and handle, and functionally superior to use for perfected blending and more flawless results.

About Metro Look

Metro Look was founded by makeup artists and hair stylists Dana Arcidy and T. Cooper. The two artists and their talented team collaborate on a variety of projects in the world of fashion and beyond.

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