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I Really Care Don't You?

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I Really Care Don't You?

At this point we've all seen it.  As a friend on instagram pointed out, "it can't be unseen."  While we can all speculate on the true meaning behind Melania Trump's "I Really Don't Care Do You? jacket.  I find myself more interested in the jacket itself rather then the wearer. What fascinates me about this jacket is it's origin.  The jacket, a "sold out" design from fast-fashion retailer, Zara is said to have retailed for $39.  When I first saw the picture of the jacket I knew I had seen it before, but not from Zara. It should come as...

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How to identify a trend vs. a fad

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How to identify a trend vs. a fad

  How to identify a trend vs a fad is a topic I discuss at length during my Intro to Fashion Design class at Columbia College Chicago. However there is one cautionary tale that I usually tell during this lecture that pretty much sums it all up.   My story begins at the end of the summer of 2005. I was living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - the original hipster capital of the USA. The summer trend was Boho-Chic. Every good New York girl was outfitted with an oversized hobo bag, oversized sunglasses, and a skimpy floral sundress. There were three types of footwear available that...

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The secret emotional life of clothes

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The secret emotional life of clothes

  Still feeling transformed from your Halloween Costume?  Can your clothing really change who you are?  Listen to my favorite podcast on the secret emotional life of clothes.  In this series, the reporters investigate how wearing a white lab coat may actually make a person smarter, how sunglasses protected a young boy from bullying, and how a shirt may have saved a tailor's life.   Click here to listen   Photo:  My Family last night on Halloween      

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Beautifully crafted, impactful gifts

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Beautifully crafted, impactful gifts

The older I get, the less enchanted I am with the holiday season.  I love giving gifts and firmly believe that it is "better to give than to receive," yet in the digital era I find that gifts have less and less meaning.  In the search to find the perfect gift, I've started to look for gifts that have a larger impact on the global economy and individual lives of people with good intentions.  I figure if I'm going to participate in the holiday season, I should start doing so with more care and attention.  Here are three recent finds, all available a click away.   ...

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Three easy outfits ideas for Thanksgiving Day

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Three easy outfits ideas for Thanksgiving Day

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