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As I was scouring the Vogue website this week I came across the Vintage Bowles web series. It’s an amazing journey of how Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue, travels around the world seeking pieces for his legendary couture collection. Season one is on the Vogue website and it features garments by Nina Ricci, Charles James, Geoffrey Beene and YSL. It’s such a personal view into Hamish Bowles’ passion for vintage collections.
One of my absolute favorite outfits to wear in the spring time is my wrap that I bought for less than $30. I got mine from a kiosk in the mall but you can find them just about anywhere. Below I am showing you my favorite way to tie mine. Its a strapless dress with a few twists in the front to embellish the neckline.
You begin by placing the wrap behind you and bringing the two tails together crossing them over one another. Next you pull it tight and twist it three times then wrap it around yourself and tie it (either behind or in front).
This makes for an adorable sundress. You can look up other ways to tie a wrap online or on youtube. Just type in wrap dress tutorials!
There are endless possibilities with this wrap dress ranging from dresses, skirts, and tops! Be creative and enjoy!
Okay, so it is officially music festival season. Whether you are going to one or not, social media will be completely taken over by the fashion, beauty and activities of these festivals. So you might as well prepare yourself. So if there is a music festival on your schedule, make sure you bring everything that you need to keep yourself somewhat clean and looking fresh.
Music Festival Checklist:
- Cleansing face/body wipes
- Spray on Sunscreen SPF 50
- Oil Blotting Papers
- Rollerball perfume
- Tinted lip balm
- Tinted Moisturizer
- Waterproof Mascara
- Face Powder
- Dry Shampoo
- Eye Shadow Palate
- Soothing Face Mist
- Refreshing Eye Cream
This past week I was lucky enough to go to New York on a study tour. While there Macy’s 40th Annual Flower Show was in full swing. The theme this year was: The Secret Garden. Macy’s in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Fransisco are participating, as well as Washington, D.C with their Cherry Blossom Show. Over all it was an excellent way to start the spring season!
Last week the class I’m in visited New York City for a week long fashion tour. One of the places we visited was designer Jordan Betten’s Lost Art showroom. With mainly exotic animal leathers like alligator, python, and calf skin, and some animal furs, he, his wife and his design assistant Fabiola hand weave and stitch the leather into capes, jackets, pants, belts, and bags. The craftsmanship and aesthetics of his work is absolutely incredible; it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. His pieces are regularly featured in Vogue and Elle and he works with musicians like Lenny Kravitz. Below are a few pictures of the show room and garments! Be sure to follow him on instagram at @lostartbetten to see more of his artwork and designs!