‘Rare Birds Of Fashion’

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BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE, NO MATTER YOUR SIZE

 

‘Rare Birds of Fashion’ is a new digital comedy written and directed by Lily Hayes Kaufman, co-created with Jackie Schwartz. BRENDA (Jackie Zebrowski) an ambitious, stylish, confident and plus sized woman living in NYC who launches a plus size fashion line with her best friend ALIX (Haley Rawson).
 

A breath of fresh air, the show’s story is centered around serving the underserved — the plus size community within the fashion industry, which makes up 75% of American women, but only 20% of the market’s stocked shelves.
 

Beneath the witty writing and sharp tongued humor, co-creators Jackie Schwartz and Lily Hayes Kaufman tell an empowering message of what it means to stand up against the odds. We caught up with Jackie and Lily to learn more about the show + talk grit, promiscuous protagonism and strong women in new media.

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Black Crane

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DISCOVER NEW WEEKLY INSPIRATIONS

 

Black Crane represents pure deep black as Alexander and Momoko are deeply interested in their Japanese roots as well as ancient Japanese culture and civilization. Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, their collection is characterized as minimal and edgy.

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wellROUNDED// no.10

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THIS WEEK IN FASHION, CULTURE AND ETHICS

 

Ever since Joan Didion’s Celine ad fixed the internet, a cascade of attention has been shown on her work. And hallelujah. She’s a brilliant, creative and strong older female — what woman wouldn’t want to hold her as a role model?! So if you haven’t, I highly recommend reading her essay, “On Self-Respect”. (There’s a clip of the piece published in Vogue linked in this post). In other news, Netflix is competing with Popcorn Time. NYC restaurants are scrambling post-styrofoam ban. And drones are painting paintings.

 

Happy Friday Readers!

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Global Fashion + Its Interconnectedness

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DISCUSSIONS ON FASHION

 

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to speak side by side with author, teacher and ethical fashion advocate Sass Brown on the American Fashion Podcast. Sass’s intelligence, wit and vibrant passion is contagious! Have a listen

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16 Essentials

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THE NOTEPASSER’S GUIDE TO AN ESSENTIAL WARDROBE

 

Ever since I completed the Six Items Challenge and waxed poetic about a forever wardrobe, I’ve been thinking about fashion trends and history. Styles come and go and return again. That’s how it works. Sometimes, styles are tweaked to make them more modern, but there are some that hold steady over time. I’d like to get some data on colors, styles, shapes, etc, but I was also eager to get a designer’s perspective. I’ve asked Christina DeSmet, fashion designer, friend, and fellow blogger, to guide us through some essentials for a more trend-proof wardrobe. —Elizabeth

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wellROUNDED// no.9

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS ROUNDUP

 

What’s the deal with fashion trends?, Edun’s Ali Hewson Interview, Scientific Ranking of Creativity, Google’s loosing female employees , Discarded glasses become a plant’s biosphere + more

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