While this was a boring red carpet, it was also a good one. Very few distressing outfits here, most people looked pretty decent, which is a good thing since it takes them months to prepare for this. And in case you are wondering, Versace won.
MORE RED CARPET
Kate Hudson in Versace. If anyone can get away with a slutty dress like this, its her.
I’m not a huge fan of New Years Resolutions because I figure if you need to do something, you should just do it regardless of what time of year it is. However, I do like the idea of reflecting on things and using the new year as a time to figure out what you need to do. It has been a few years now since I have embraced minimalism, and it has defined the way I shop and dress. I’ve got trips planned to New York, Paris, and London in the next two months and I know I’ll be doing a lot of shopping for work (it’s called “research” because you don’t actually get to buy anything…) and I feel I must have a plan for the year so that I don’t buy anything silly (and so I don’t deprive myself.) Here are 5 wardrobe resolutions I hope to follow in 2015, what are yours?
1. Do a clear out at least twice a year. In December I did a modified version of The Minimalists’ Game where I tried to get rid of one item of clothing for every day of the month (underwear or socks counted for 1/3 of a day, shoes were one day each.) I failed as I didn’t manage to get past day 24, but I’m not beating myself up about it as I moved to Sweden with an already massively reduced wardrobe. The point is, I got rid of a bunch of stuff I didn’t wear anymore, and I will most definitely do it again! I plan to do this twice a year. And if I hesitate on something, I put it into a bag in my storage room for a few months, and if I don’t notice it missing or need it, it goes to charity.
READ THE RESt OF MY WARDROBE RESOLUTIONS
Here is part 2 of the best of Searching for Style 2014.
Unsurprisingly, the usual things annoyed me in 2014: sweatpants, crop tops, and Coachella:
No, You Can’t Wear Sweatpants to Work
Press Release of the Month: Crop Topping for Coachella
Meanwhile some brands pleasantly surprised me: Love: The Gap.
I reminisced on the best visual merchandising I have ever seen in my life: Fashion Moments: Jamie Reid’s Dover Street Market Windows and I dispelled some myths about French women: 5 Myths About French Women.
I realized that Anna Wintour is sometimes right: Fashion Quote: Anna Wintour on Resort and I realized that Saint Laurent is just plain wrong: Saint Laurent vs Topshop.
And I reminded my readers that it takes more than just a good idea to start a fashion company: 10 Things You Need to Start a Fashion Brand.
And on that note I should share with you all that thanks to a very successful 2014 for The Sleep Shirt, I won’t be dedicating much time to the blog over the next few months. Of course I’ll be here when I have something to say, but that may be twice or week, or twice a month. I’m only going to be posting about things I really love, loathe, or want to write about, so expect to hear about leggings, celebrity fashion designers, and Hermes – along with whatever else is worth mentioning in this wonderful industry.
Happy New Year and I wish you all a prosperous 2015.
Garland image found here.
It has been an eventful year! I moved to Sweden and grew my business significantly. While the blog has been updated less frequently, work has been exciting and it has been a fun and busy year. Over the holidays I’m posting some of the best pieces from 2014, part 1 is here and part 2 will be posted sometime next week.
The year started with preparations for and the move to Sweden. Here is why I moved: 5 Reasons Why I am Moving to Sweden.
Then the Fall 2014 collections started and I actually like the Balmain show – for the first time ever!! Read the review: Balmain Fall 2014. Meanwhile Chanel was far from impressive… I’m not a fan of luxury jogging suits: Chanel Fall 2014.
I wrote to a fashion student who was suffering from mental health problems: Ask Alexandra: How do I Survive Fashion School? and I also advised a woman who had visions of fashion: Ask Alexandra: Visions of Fashion.
Some really important fashion people died, and I wrote about them:
Love: Louise Wilson
5 Thoughts on L’Wren Scott’s Death.
I complained about the fashion industry internationally: 5 Reasons the Fashion Industry is a Playground for the Rich and at home in Canada: 5 Reasons Why the Canadian Fashion Industry Isn’t Thriving.
Merry Christmas and check back next week for Part 2!
Wreath image from Oh So Pretty.
This is the new creative director at Puma. WTF are you doing Puma?
You may have heard that Rihanna has been named creative director at Puma. You might be confused, I know I am. Apparently “Rihanna ‘will work with Puma to design and customise classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,’ Puma said in a statement today.” (Vogue) Wow, I didn’t know that Rihanna knew how to design…wait…she doesn’t. Here are 5 reasons why Rihanna shouldn’t be creative director at Puma.
1. She is not a fashion designer.
2. She has no formal fashion training.
3. She has no training in any sort of design field.
4. She has no real link to the world of sports or exercise.
5. Did I mention she is not a fashion designer?
THAT IS ALL.
Image from here.