While this might be seen as an odd collaboration, fashion label Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet (known for her feminine gowns) and artist David Choe (known for his racy art pieces) have joined forces to create a striking capsule collection for spring 2014.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Michelle Lowden is the owner of Milo Creations, an accessories store that specializes in hand-painted geometric shaped brasswood earrings. With a steady hand, Lowden paints her designs with a fine detail, that expresses her own cool sense of style, and her Pueblo heritage. As Lowden says, her work is a blend of "modern trends with elements of our ancestors."
With an ever expanding business I'm grateful Lowden took the time out to do an interview.
I am the owner and founder of Milo Creations. I reside on the Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico as a full-blooded Native American. I always wanted to own my own business, even while growing up. Although I wasn't sure the type of business I wanted until 2009 when I began creating jewelry at age 20.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Celebrities, hippies, and hipsters are all heading out tonight to the Coachella Music Festival. From what I saw last year, the amount of racist "Native American inspired" fashion was ridiculous, and according to Alessandra Ambrosio's instagram that style isn't ending any time soon. To prevent any more insults, Beyond Buckskins Dr. Jessica Metcalfe wrote a great article on how to do Native inspired fashion right.
Fest Fashion Sans Headdress: How to do Coachella/Native-Inspired Fashion Right
We are kicking off the music festival season, and I want to do all I can to ensure that we do not continue to witness the tacky headdress outbreak that we've experienced in the past several years (just say no to fashion mistakes like Alessandra Ambrosio, left). So, to help out, we've got some non-offensive, super hot, festival-chic Native American fashion options for you music fest lovers out there. These items are made by Native artists and designers, and they are meant to be appreciated by people of all backgrounds, and, the items start at only $22.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
"As an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don't mean much to me. They're beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they're ultimately not important." ~ Tom Ford
Friday, March 7, 2014
As part of a project for SHOWstudio, Jenifer Corker embroidered some classic outfits from this past A/W'14 Paris Fashion Week. Born in England, Jenifer Corker is a multi-disciplinary artist with a BA in textile designs. Her work is phenomenal and I just had to share.
Chanel depicted by Jenifer Corker