A lot of divisive sandals have become mainstream this summer, such as velcro Tevas and low wedge sandals, however the one that I really struggle to get my head around is heeled flip flops. Scandi influencers have been wearing colourful Havaiana flip flops with floral midi dresses for several years, turning them from a beach staple into a surprising fashion buy. However this year designers like Simon Miller, Cult Gaia and Gianvito Rossi have taken this one step further and created a flip flop and stiletto hybrid. They have the classic strap falling in between the big toe and second toe that you’d expect from a flip flop, but then have a mini heel, often with a curve making them look even edgier. Like any divisive trend, the fashion crowd has got behind these upgraded flip flops—what is more surprising however is how quickly these are selling out. It was a challenge for me to find heeled flip flops that are actually still in stock.
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Naturally progressive: You’re curious and always thinking about how to improve your and your community’s future. You value a forward-thinking space that encourages you to move the needle and take risks.
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This week Who What Wear UK columnist Marissa Cox posted a picture on Instagram of her in the French Riviera in the perfect black swimsuit. It has thick straps, a scoop neckline and a high cut on the leg (but not overly so in a Love Island way). Despite its simplicity, I had assumed that this would be a luxury find—however, this swimsuit is actually only £20 from H&M.
Swimwear experts have been telling me for several years that H&M and & Other Stories is the best place to find quality, expensive-looking bikinis and one-pieces on a tighter budget. Marisa’s one-piece doesn’t only come in black—it’s also available in a yellow-and-white stripe (very Amalfi coast) and a black-and-white stripe print.
Swimwear trends come and go each year, however the one constant is a black swimsuit—as these are always an elegant choice. Keep scrolling to see—and shop—the H&M swimsuit.
So Short Girl with bag (Γυναικεία Τσάντα) in Fashion has always been based on the obvious. The small girl. The actual smallest girl in my year – I know this because when they lined us up on our photo day in year 11, I was right at the end. Being short has its pros and cons. But today, I’m feeling like a positive-prin whilst writing this on my lunch in work.
I was never going to be tall. My gorgeous parental’s are small too, so the genes were never there for me to have long legs like a gazelle. My middle sister – there’s 3 of us – is the tallest, and her body to legs ratio makes me SUPER jealous. She has the legs of the family. Me and the oldest sis, we’re just tiny and always will be. But getting this list together was surprisingly easy for me…
Over the years I’ve loved and hated being “the small one” – but more often than not, it’s been positive. And I want to share with you WHY I think being a petite gal is a trait that I can be proud of… I mean I’m going to have to face up to it – I ain’t changing any time soon!
1. Most boys are taller than you
This is true. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 6 years, and yes I’m only 22. Gasp, do whatever – but we’re still together guys! And he is WELL taller than me, and that’s one thing that I love! Being small means your fella is more than likely going to be taller. Being a tall girl, and a small lad… okay, it works for some people and sorry to offend – but that ain’t for me.
2. You can buy kids trainees
I have bought Converse, Nike, Adidas – you name it. All around half the price of the adults because I have itty-bitty feet that match my small body. I always get, “Ahhh your feet are tiny!” But I don’t think huge clown feet would suit me, do you? The same goes with my bags! I prefer backpacksand not big handbags.
3. Lots of leg room and get comfy in small spaces
When I go on holiday with the family, or driving and I’m the passenger, curling up in a ball is always my favourite thing. I can get comfy in some of the most bizarre positions, while people with longs legs argue with their limbs.
4. You look younger – which will always work better when you’re thrifty at fifty
How many times have I been stopped going into town… too many to count. But this young face of mine is going to look young even when I’m older. I might hate it now – YES I’M 22 – but when I’m 50, by GOD I’m going to look a right sight better. So this is my response when people do a shocked face at my age – “Well, when you’ve got wrinkles, I’ll still have my baby face” … along with a smug smile that usually changes the topic.
5. You can wear heels and still not be taller than your fella
I know this is sort of mentioned above, but this is a different matter. Some girls are happy because every day, they are right height ratio in a couple. Bravo! BUT, when it comes to a night out and you’ve gotta’ decide whether to wear your platformsor not, it’s a decision that needs to be made for two people. I don’t have that problem!
6. Cute by default
It’s just a given. And you can get away with MURDER, especially being the youngest and the smallest in my family. Winning!
7. Can be lazy and get people to grab things off tall shelves
I worked in a shop that was quite tall, so when those bags (Γυναικεία Τσάντα) needed filling up and the cards needed a quick shuffle, there would always be friendly chap or gal to help me with the short girl problems. But this makes me happy, thanks guys!
8. Last to know when it rains
It’s just a cute one. Last to know when it rains, and can easily fit under an umbrella with whoever is holding it. It’s the little things!
9. Hair to height ratio means longer hair
It’s just science!!! Small body, and short hair looks longer on me, just because I’m on the petite side of life. It’s logic!
10. A memorable trait
A memorable trait that my friends and family know me for. I’m the little one of the group, that stands at the end in photos because it just doesn’t work with my friends with me floating about in the middle. It’s something that comes and goes as good and bad – but today, being the Short Girl with the Bag (Γυναικεία Τσάντα) in Fashion makes me happy!
Victoria and David Beckham attended the wedding of footballer Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio in Seville, Spain this weekend. VB’s wedding guest outfit sounds like a bold rule-breaking choice, as she wore a white midi dress with a pair of neon shoes. White is traditionally considered a no-no for guests, however Victoria shows how you can wear it in a respectful way—as long as you opt for a silhouette and fabric that isn’t too bridal and wear a print, this colour is a viable option for guests.
Victoria wore a knot-print sleeved dress with a scarf detail at the neckline from her upcoming autumn winter 2019 collection. This knot motif was a key theme for her next collection, as everything from jumpers to blouses feature this nautical detail. Victoria paired her maritime dress with a pair of bright pink neon pumps, which she has been wearing non-stop this summer. The stilettos from her own label are available in both a neon green and pink, and she’s worn them to every event in her calendar from a football match at Old Trafford to a night with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Keep scrolling to see VB’s wedding guest outfit, and the other times she has worn neon shoes.
Rather than a wealth of great options for consumers, this explosion — which experts say has only just begun — has really only created more confusion around what CBD does, if anything, and whether or not it really belongs in every single thing we consume or put on our skin.
“You invest in founders, you invest in their vision,” Gavigan tells me over coffee with Assaf in Los Angeles, where Prima is based. “Their excitement for us and our vision and belief in the science, coupled with our brand-building expertise that we have, and then the consumer demand [for CBD] — all that triangulates into a lot of great possibility.”
It did take some convincing, though. “It really required us decoupling marijuana from hemp, because these investors, they didn’t know they could even legally invest in such a thing,” explains Assaf.
Like The Honest Company, Prima purports to only use “clean, safe, nontoxic” ingredients. Everything is claimed to be gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan, clinically and dermatologically tested and doctor-formulated. And in the interest of transparency — and also perhaps to reassure those who now associate The Honest Company with false ingredient claims — Prima has made third-party test results for all of its products available to the public. There’s even a QR code on the packaging that leads smartphone users to a batch report. “What we say on the label is really what’s inside,” assures Gavigan.
“We feel the responsibility to set new standards for the industry because there’s no regulatory body yet overseeing the safety, the potency, the purity of these products; you’re finding that when products are being taken off the shelf for third-party testing, they aren’t what they say they are,” adds Assaf. “Everything we’ve done is to be that trusted source.” Prima is also registered as a Public Benefit Corporation, which formally institutionalizes the brand’s commitment to drive social and environmental impact in addition to profit, and has pending B-Corp status.
Prima products use broad-spectrum hemp extract — meaning it contains CBD along with all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, except for THC — and a lot of the founders’ time and resources have been spent locating the best sources of hemp (they landed on a farm in Oregon) and delivery methods and quantities so that customers really feel the benefits. Assaf says that, with CBD at large, the factor that brands aren’t taking into consideration enough, and that consumers are largely misinformed about, is bioavailability — or the proportion of the substance that is actually absorbed into the bloodstream, and thus able to have an effect. According to her, with most CBD tinctures — one of the most common delivery methods for the ingredient — we can only absorb around 10% of the cannabinoids present, maximum.
“The efficacy depends on the surrounding ingredients and the carrier ingredient,” explains Assaf. “If you’re putting a carrier extract in oil and you’re charging all this money for it and [the customer is] only absorbing 10%, max, of the CBD, you’re not going to feel anything and you’re going to give up. That’s a huge risk for us. Because of the lack of innovation and sophistication, a lot of people aren’t absorbing what they think they are.”
But that does not answer the larger question of: Say it is in a bioavailable format with synergistic ingredients, what does that CBD in general, and specifically in supplements and topicals like those Prima is selling, actually do? The answer is…complex.
Fundamentally, the founders of Prima believe — and there is research that shows — that the body already has an endocannabinoid system that, for many of us, is depleted; and that ingesting or applying cannabinoids can return the body to something of a state of equilibrium — and that could apply to everything from your skin to your stress or pain level. (For more background, I’d recommend this New York Times Magazine article and this perhaps more digestible Bustle article.)
Specifically, they’re focusing on three categories: beauty, body and supplementation. To begin with, supplementation includes The Daily, a vegan softgel blend they see as a modern answer to the multivitamin. It is meant to be taken every day. It’s $45 for a 30-day supply. “I like taking it every day because I feel like it takes my edges off; it focuses me, it calms me, it brings me to a greater state of balance,” says Gavigan. Adds Assaf, “We believe that, with cannabinoids, the benefits are cumulative so we believe it is beneficial to take it every day.” In addition to helping with stress, pain and anxiety, the founders believe it can also boost the immune system when taken regularly.
“It was an opportunity for us to create what we think is the best facial oil in the market and then add cannabinoids to drive the efficacy,” says Gavigan.
Skin care is the area in which, at least for me, CBD is most confusing. The therapeutic claims brands put on their labels are often purposefully vague, in part because making specific ones could still violate FDA regulations. The issues Gavigan would recommend Prima’s products to treat are redness, irritation and dehydration.
“Skin issues are a function of the balance of the skin and so the underlying root cause is an imbalance at the cellular level; the CBD is coming in and balancing at the cellular level,” he explains. “If you balance the cells then the body can go in to heal and detoxify and really do its functions.”
“We want to open up the market; we want to reach the audience that doesn’t feel like cannabinoids are for them yet,” explains Gavigan. “So much of that is the normalization of product on shelves next to other brands they know and love and what that does from a validation and credibility perspective.”
He says he’s gotten inbound requests from retailers, and is in talks with them. As it expands, he and Assaf see Prima as sitting at the intersection of beauty, wellness and healthcare. “We’re taking this small misunderstood hemp category and move it into the health section — that’s what it is, combining beauty with the efficacy of health care and the allure of wellness,” says Assaf.
Promotional duties for films often require actresses to have multiple outfit changes in a day as they dart from premieres to photocalls to interviews. Jennifer Lawrence is currently doing the press rounds for her new release Dark Phoenix, and yesterday she wore three outfits which can only be described as phenomenal. Jennifer Lawrence often makes sexy choices for the red carpet, leaning on slinky silhouettes and plunging necklines. To the premiere last night she wore a black sleeved Dior gown with a full skirt, belt at the waist and wide sleeves, but the demure dress was spiced up with an open neckline down to her belly button. For the after party she wore a champagne-coloured sequin slip dress with an open back and 90s spaghetti straps so thin they look like floss. But the outfit that really got our attention was her white cropped T-shirt that she wore with a chilly-red leather midi skirt with a slight pleat. She paired it with a number of chain necklaces, her trusty circular Ray-Bans and a pair of ankle strap leather black sandals.
“Growing up, we’d joke that we’d wait nine months to spend three months of summer living the good life — time we’d spend boating, sailing and fishing — on Martha’s Vineyard with our family and friends,” says Shep of the Vineyard Vines ideology origins. This pursuit of happiness eventually led the brothers to quit their banking jobs in 1998 to sell neckties out of their Jeep instead. Before long, this summertime mentality became their full-time one, and they’ve never looked back.
“That ethos stuck with Vineyard Vines throughout the years and ‘every day should feel this good’ became our brand motto, our mantra, our way of life,” explains Ian. “That’s how we live our lives and that’s how we’ve built Vineyard Vines.”
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Why do some people have such a knee jerk reaction to preppy styles? There are a few reasons that go beyond personal preference. The first is the notion that “preppy” brands, ones that typically rely on bold colors and whimsical patterns, are neither chic nor sophisticated, and therefore should not be associated with the fashion world. This has been an ongoing debate for years (just look at this heated take and rebuttal). Beyond its affiliation with the one percent, the oversaturation of preppy style in the early- to mid- 2000s also lingers as a not-so-distant memory. This period of time still triggers unsettling, Tommy Girl-scented visions of ribbon belts, clashing patterns and layered Polo shirts (all with the collars popped, of course). The assumption that prep directly correlates to a garish way of dress — one that pairs loud bow-ties with a seersucker suit, a madras shirt and an equally obnoxious bro — remains a very real, frat-tastic stereotype today.
“For us, we like New England style, so we prefer those classics that are functional for going from to work to sailing to a family cookout,” adds Patrick. His and Vickers’s practical, yet photogenic eye for style is exactly why they’ve amassed over a million followers and launched a booming business selling these traditional wardrobe staples.
Patrick’s version of prep is close to the definition as a style that goes back to upper-class leisure activities (like tennis, sailing and squash) and private university-preparatory boarding schools across the Northeast and New England. And in case you missed Fashionista’s trend report, the prepster look is making a comeback this year. “Preppy today doesn’t necessarily have to be Brooks Brothers,” says MaryKate Boylan, fashion market editor at Town & Country. “The Celine Fall 2019 woman is the ultimate Upper East Side lady, but it’s cool because it’s Hedi Slimane.” But it doesn’t stop there, and goes beyond Ralph Lauren: “Thom Browne has made classic, preppy dressing cool by giving it a twist of shrunken fits and plays on proportion or unexpected prints and patterns,” adds Boylan, and “Loewe has its own version of the Patagonia fleece.”
Even when it isn’t splashed across the runways, preppy dress doesn’t disappear like a passing fad. That’s because its heart and soul is rooted in classic, iconic styles. Items like double-breasted blazers, chinos, tweed, loafers, polo shirts and trench coats will always be around, and “most people have some of these elements in their closet whether they consider their style preppy or not,” says Boylan. “Just look at the way John and Jackie Kennedy dressed, or many royals from the last eighty years. You could wear many of those outfits today.”
Carly Heitlinger, the popular blogger more commonly known as Carly The Prepster, echoes Boylan’s sentiments. “Almost everything I used to post about is still in style because it is a timeless look,” she says. “I love that sweaters I got in college are still [ones] I reach for today.”
Despite its timeless nature, being a “prep” still isn’t the coolest thing to be defined as, even after stripping away the stigma surrounding it. “You don’t see Bella, Gigi and Kylie wearing shift dresses with Jack Rogers [sandals] and a sweater around their neck,” Boylan explains. “You see them wearing these hip, young Instagram brands you haven’t heard of before and major fashion designers. They’re showing skin, wearing athleisure and never repeating an outfit.”
Preppy may not be “cool,” but that’s the thing some people don’t get about lifestyle-centric brands: it doesn’t matter to them. According to Shep and Ian, Vineyard Vines avoids chasing trends altogether and instead focuses on creating great products. “We’ve never considered ourselves a fashion brand,” they say. “What we’ve been doing is contemporizing preppy with not only fit, but also by fabrication. We take performance fabrics — stretch, polyester, wicking — and put them into classic styles, so you’re able to look preppy, but also relevant in today’s world.”
One lucrative way to do this is through partnerships that drum up hype and offer customers new ways to engage. “Fans of most brands go crazy when there are capsules at places like Target or H&M and they can get coveted pieces for a fraction of the cost,” explains Boylan of the fanfare surrounding these launches. “It just goes to show that these brands have an extremely loyal fan base as well as an admiring customer who maybe can’t afford the real thing, but can shell out $20 to $50 for something.”
Capsule collections are also designed with the hope to get products in front of the eyes — and hopefully into the hands — of new clientele. “Our partnership with Target provides a powerful opportunity to expand our reach and spread our message of ‘every day should feel this good’ far and wide,” explains Shep and Ian. With over 300 items, most of which are priced under $35, everything was designed “for creating the ultimate summer gathering with friends and family.” Vineyard Vines’s goal is to show people that they can make something as simple as a weeknight dinner feel like the good life, whether that’s through decorating with an island-inspired table runner, wearing a red, white and blue romper, or using a nautical serving tray.
Of course, it’s okay if not everyone shopping at Target wants to bring the happy pink whale logo home with them. But even if you’re in the anti-whale contingent, you can still recognize that it brings other people happiness. At the end of the day, everyone is looking for something to make them smile — which is exactly why feel-good brands like Vineyard Vines are here to stick around well beyond next summer, and are able to see consistent success in a largely trend-driven market.
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Why l liked Marghi Lo
l liked the conservative style and the good quality of its fabrics. Marghi Lo collections are mostly with earth like colours and for people with a modest dressing style.
Modest fashion is a new trend in clothing and in the fashion industry. Another fashion blog has a whole big article about modest fashion and the modest fashion designers from UK. Many of the outfits they have are for every day life, but l think that the prices are far high for me and l cannot pay 300 dollars or 300 euros, if you are in Europe for a modest outfit of a no name fashion designer.
So the two things l have done are:
To search on the internet for fashion outlets
To find fashion brands that are not in the high end in prices but they are in quality
As soon as it may concern, who wants her fancy, expensive clothes to wear out after a month? It happened to me several times, and believe me it was an awful feeling. l think every woman had passed the same situation to buy something really expensive and till she wear it for the first time it was for the recycle department.
Not to mention the tears and the alternative cost you have to pay to buy something similar and to renew your guard robe. Modest fashion for modest people that l liked in BrandsVice.
BrandsVice is a stock outlet that offers more than 50% discounts in every season of the year and that is why l use it for my casual shopping experience. l think that every woman deserves to shop high end brand at least once in her life, even if she is not in the high end income category.
The problem is that every clothe or apparel is unique and you have to be a little hasty to buy it. So if you find something that you like, you need to buy it right away, because as every stock outlet on the internet, they have only stock pieces and only limited sizes and styles.