It was another banner year for the Met Gala, fashion and fundraising’s True Fashionista hour. The theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion” was on display in full force. Quick review of the meaning, which in case you’re even questioning, is not a summer flashback to canoeing on a lake and popsicle stick arts ‘n crafts projects: Camp in this context refers to a term coined in a groundbreaking 1964 Susan Sontag essay, “Notes on Camp”,  where she argued how the love of the unnatural, displayed via artifice and exaggeration, can be summed up in that one word.


Let’s just clear something up first and foremost. It’s pronounced FUNG SHWAY. Next order of True Fashionista business… literally translated, feng means “wind” and shui means “water”, and in Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health. Therefore, since its introduction in China some 3,000 years ago, feng shui has evolved over the years into meaning the art and science of fortune; good feng shui is good fortune and vice versa.


What, the name Alexander McQueen isn’t familiar to you? He was the designer who made the plumber’s crack fashionable with his perilously low-cut jeans, a move which consequently spawned the resulting term, “muffin top”. Is the memory creeping back now? Yeah, it was him. Got a skull-imprinted clutch handbag or scarf lying around in your not-yet-Konmari’d-but-I’m-gonna-do-it-I-swear closet? McQueen. Or that timeless pencil skirt and gorgeous prints that seem to flawlessly work forever? That was Alexander McQueen as well.


Let’s be clear here. Blue jeans are the clothing item; denim is the fabric they’re made from. The two, however, are so inextricably linked that you’d be doing them both a disservice to discuss one without the other. In fact, when delving into the history of True Fashionista denim, the place that seems to know the most is the history department at Levi Strauss & Co., that all-American home of the now-classic blue jeans with the rivets worn by millions. 


GOING GREEN THE DESIGNER WAY Let’s face it, to be eco-conscious is not only good for the planet, it’s also become trés chic. It seems that every True Fashionista designer now features organic clothing, fabrics created sustainably using a variety of recycled items, all beautifully reimagined into stunning pieces found increasingly more often on runways everywhere. …

Karl Lagerfeld – A Retrospective

Known both as the “king of fashion” as well as the man who saved Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld made his indelible mark on the fashion world in immeasurable ways. His recent passing at age 85 brings an end to a celebrated, seven-decade career as fashion’s ultimate free agent. Beyond Chanel, shares Business of Fashion, Lagerfeld also created collections for the celebrated houses of Tommy Hilfiger and Fendi, in addition to his signature label, at a frenetic pace rivalling the constant flux in the luxury fashion industry. He was hailed by Vogueas the “unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment”.


By now, the holidays have (hopefully) long been packed away. Although you’ve vacuumed a hundred times, those last stray tinsel pieces and Christmas tree needles seem to forever escape suction but, no mind, it’s a new year and time to get your True Fashionista home refresh in motion! Our friends at Elle Décor have some great tips as far as what’s in and what’s gone the way of 2018.


Have you binged the hottest Netflix series at the moment, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”? Or lost yourself in her best-selling book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing…?If so, then you’ve probably taken a good, hard look at every piece of clothing in your True Fashionistacloset to decide if it really does spark joy or not. We’re hoping you followed Ms. Kondo’s advice to pile it all up on the floor and decide if that Louis Vuitton blouse is still spark-worthy, or your prized Prada bag remains as valued as it was, say, last year. (Well, of course it is, dahling! Prada doesn’t age. lol)


HISTORY OF PLAID Long before Burberry…make that looooong before Burberry, there was plaid. Besides Burberry, images of 90’s grunge fashion more than likely might pop into your head. No? How about that other iconic 90’s plaid moment, the movie Clueless? Alicia Silverstone and her True Fashionista gang pretty much vaulted plaid into high fashion with those short-skirted…

Caring for suede


So you were on a True Fashionista suede kick there for awhile, and mayyyybe you own plenty of your share of the smooth pat-able stuff. If your love of hey-at-least-its-not-leather-or-fur-gimme a break (cue eyeroll) has resulted in a flat out fear of wearing it ever should it rain or the piece gets dirty, then we can hopefully squash those terrors with some helpful hints on how to take care of your investment.

Iris Apfel Fashion Icon


Fashion icon Iris Apfel has had a lifetime of making her True Fashionista mark on the fashion industry. Her flair has been felt in numerous arenas, including designing interiors of the finest homes around the world, via the textile manufacturing company she founded with husband Carl called Old World Weavers, an eye-catching approach to accessorizing that effortlessly combines modern pieces with flea market finds.

History of High Heels

The History of High Heels. “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” – Marilyn Monroe
Ah, high heels. We can all use another pair of fabulous heels. They look so good, feel so sexy and, as millions of wearers will agree, elicit a feeling of empowerment. Gimme a pair of Chanels and red lipstick and I can conquer the world! Whether you’re chunkin’ it out on two-story platforms, or True Fashionista balancing on four-inch stilettos, high heels have firmly placed themselves in wardrobes and on runways since, oh I don’t know, the beginning of time?

Trends for Spring 2018

Oversized menswear – Larger proportions and mixed prints think wide leg trousers and boxy button down Strappy heels look great with everything Shoulder grazing earrings not big and bold but more delicate and demure Knee length aka Bermuda shorts pair with a blazer and wear to the office Graphic printed bags Glitter think disco –…

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