Amanda Johnson

Trendcast: Whimsy is Not Just for Pirates and Princesses

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It’s one of those days when you don’t want to wake up and everything basically sucks. You don’t have the closet from the movie Clueless, unlimited funds, and time to build the wardrobe of your dreams. Welcome to this morning, princess! Welcome to a magical place called fashion where you can be anyone you want today no matter what anyone says. Making a game out …

Trendcast: I Never Had Army Barbie

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When I was growing up, I never had Army Barbie. I always had the Barbie with the hair that grew back, to go with her LA Looks glitter styling gel. I had the Barbie that was getting married, or Barbie’s younger sister, or schoolteacher Barbie. Barbie’s different looks and themes encompassed many lifestyles, which isn’t surprising considering that she spent 50 years with a man …

Trendcast: Fur and Screams Galore

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I could write about Art School Confidential the movie and the looks in it for a million years, since I went to art school. But this post is not about that film… “Looks like the bitch apple doesn’t fall far from the bitch tree… ” – Chanel Oberlin, President, Kappa Kappa Tau Yes, this post is about Scream Queens and that is one of many …

Trendcast: Wearing Brands, Bees, Flowers, and Trees

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Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees. It’s interesting how marks and symbols work their way into designs and branding and how we connect to them. Or the lack of them, as seen with J Brand jeans (that fit so many different body types, have great colors, and as many styles). Those jeans are wonderfully devoid …

Trendcast: Rompers Have Jumped the Shark

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that there is a fashion faux pas happening every day around us and no one is bothering to really say anything about it. Friends are letting friends leave the house looking ridiculous and men are cowering in fear of women. This look, my friends, is the romper.  Although I feel like it’s ubiquitous with summer as …

Vacation Packing List: The Week in Paris

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Starting out with what to wear on the airplane, my favorite traveling outfit right now is the Do The Extraordinary oversized hoodie sleeveless dress, the American Apparel mesh dress, American Apparel spandex leggings, and either over-the-knee boots or Frye harness boots. Lets see how it does on a six hour flight… So far a bit sweaty. Maybe a cotton long sleeve would have been better. So …