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Trendcast: We Need to Talk About Your Flair

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Flair: stylishness and originality. These character attributes are the ultimate goals in fashion, and can hardly be called a trend. Flair as a trend, however, is the physical decoration of oneself to express that stylishness and originality, oftentimes represented in a graphic or cartoony illustration… Kind of like emojis in physical form. Remember in the movie Office Space when Jennifer Aniston plays a waitress at that …

Trendcast: The One Piece Swimsuit Will Rule Them All

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Back when swimwear was referred to as a “bathing costume,” cumbersome fabric clinged down to the shins, and beach days could only be photographed in black and white, the one piece swimsuit ruled. Then the bikini was invented in the 1940s, and it eventually became the spring break standard. Since today’s one pieces have evolved so much, we’re due for a little Baywatch revival. It’s time …

Trendcast: Make Ruffles Your Power Suit

Trendcast: Make Ruffles Your Power Suit

Ruffles don’t immediately conjure up the best examples of fashion triumphs. Potato chips? Yes. Little House On The Prairie? Yes. Epically bad 80s prom dresses? Totally. In the age of the saucily ruffled salsa dancer emoji, the time for ruffles is now. 💃🏻 The trend fits seamlessly within the “girl squad” storyline told in the social and fashion realms: own your girliness and harness power from …

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 …