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Currently Craving – Back-to-School Fashions

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Ahhh! It’s that time of year again; back-to-school! No more late nights, road trips and movie nights, it’s time to get back to the books, studying and forgetting that you ever had a social life. Summer came and went in the blink of an eye, and if you’re like me, you’d do anything to have another week or two of summer relaxation. Then again, a part of me, is ready to stand in front of my closet and pick out an outfit for the first day of school. Yes, even as a college senior, I still get excited about what to wear on the first day back. I know I’m not the only one out there.

The first day of class is always scary, especially if you have no idea where you are going. For those who may be starting their 2014-2015 school year starting for some next week, here are some outfits that will have you looking and feeling good on your way to class. You will definitely get an ‘A’ in style on the first day, even if you have no idea where you are going!

Outfit #1: Laid back and Comfy

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With this particular outfit, instead of wearing the sweater, you could wear the wear a white tee and have the sweater around your waist for when it gets cold. Unless you live in windy cites, like Chicago, then you should wear the sweater and a shirt underneath it so you won’t freeze to death.

Outfit #2: Preppy meets Boho

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Are you a Pretty Little Liars fan? If so, then you know this outfit has Spencer Hastings written all over it!

Outfit #3: Minimal Fashionista

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Outfit #4: The Girl Next Door:

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This is a girly, yet simplistic outfit for the girl who doesn’t go out of her way just to look cute. Keeping it simple with a watch and a pair of sparkly flats, she’s all set!

Outfit #5: California Glamour Girl

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It’s still summertime, so taking advantage of pastels and bright colors is the way to go whether it be with skirts or dresses. Accessorize with different kinds of jewelry, aqua would be my go to color with this coral look. If you aren’t looking to be a “California Glamour Girl”, try adding leather accessories to give this look some edge.

Outfit #6: Sporty Urban Chick

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This look is for a girl who loves her vans and isn’t that into shopping. If you love tribal prints, this look is for you! Keep the accessories to a minimum; all you need is a pair of skinny jeans, a tee, and your vans and you’re all set!

Outfit #7: Hanna Marin

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Another reference to Pretty Little Liars, this look has Hanna Marin written all over it; girly patterns and purses. Wanting to be comfortable during the day, a pair of white chucks will complete this outfit.

Which outfit is your favorite?

Thank you Ashley Goode, a Virginia based stylist, who helped me come up with the names for these outfits! All images in this post can be found on Pinterest.

Charleston Fashion Week 2012 Spring Bridal Show

During the last day of Charleston Fashion Week, I got up super early and headed out to Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show. I got to see a lot of bridal fashion from local boutiques. If you are planning a wedding, Charleston is definitely a great place to check out some fancy gowns for you or your bridesmaids. The trends seem to be the traditional white and cream, and the completely unconventional and daring pale pink and red. Watch the video from the Emerging Bridal Designer Contest winner Calvin James Bryant’s collection. It was fabulous. If I were getting married, he would definitely be someone I would be interested in working with. I hope you all enjoyed my Charleston Fashion Week coverage. As you can see I am still trying to recover and unpack from the week of events.

Former Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designers Get Featured

A few days ago former Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designers JLINSNIDER and Michael Wiernicki became featured designers and local retailers at this year’s Charleston Fashion Week. They have always been personal favorites of mine since I first saw them both present as emerging designers. I am so excited to see the progress that they have made since then. Both designers are graphic and experimental. I feel like their clothes are not for the faint at heart, but I will admit that JLINSNIDER’s designs were more wearable this year. Either way I am still a big fan and can’t wait to see their next collections.

Charleston Fashion Week Day Two

Charleston Fashion Week Day Two showed some very exciting new talent. Bob & Kris Galmarini showed some cutey patootey clothes for children inspired by their own children and Bob’s love of screenprinting. Jessica Patricia Krupa showed some lovely vintage inspired swimwear that really shows off a woman’s curves. Angela Sum, who gets to move on in the competition, showed a very light and airy Rodarte like collection. Many in attendance loved her collection. Ra Jang showed an interesting black and rainbow colored collection that also featured some graphic prints. Nina Awasum showed a very beautiful African inspired collection. I actually met Nina and Jessica last night. They are really nice, and I wish them and all of the other designers well.

Charleston Fashion Week 2012 Day One

Hey everybody! I’m back at Charleston Fashion Week again. Last night I went to see what the Emerging Designers Competition had to offer. The video below shows my personal faves out of the bunch. Samantha Michele Hyman showed a Downton Abbey type collection that was cute, practical, and very pretty. I met her after the show and she was pretty nice. She of the unpronounceable name, Tsvetelina Gerasimova McAuliffe, gets to move on in the design competition. Her clothes reminded me of a cool and sexy Gaga inspired Gucci collection. So I guess you can call is Gaga Gucci. Adrienne Antonson’s collection was prairie chic. If I were playing Oregon Trail, I would ford the heck out of that river in my chic felt bonnet! I can’t wait to see what the second batch of designers show tonight.

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Think (Faux) Mink!

Seriously $3000 for a fur vest? Get outta here. I’m a huge advocate for saving a buck or two, and I know I’m extremely positive when I say I’m not paying thousands of dollars to rock a piece of animal skin on my back. Especially knowing the harm it does to those poor animals. However, lately I’ve been seeing tons of fur (faux fur that is!) on racks all over the mall; ranging from jackets, hoodies and vests. What I’m digging most about this trend is that it’s so versatile and you can dress it up with a pair of black leggings and clogs or down with your favorite motorcycle boots and skinnys.

Kensie ‘Shaggy’ Faux Fur Vest

Natural Faux Fur Vest

Grey Leopard Spot Fur Collar Scarf

All Over Faux Fur Trapper Hat

-Ariel Twenty Two Couture

Fashion Week Proves Sexy Is Back In!

Dressing up like your boyfriend is soooooo last season people. Thank goodness, the masculinity meets femininity trend is fading and girls and starting to dress like girls again. What I discovered from viewing several fashion collections throughout the month is that many designers are bringin’ sexy back and I’m loving it. Derek Lam, Chloé and Nicolas Andreas Taralis are just a few  designers that have traded the ultra baggy looks for structured, feminine silhouettes with revealing necklines or human flesh. My personal favorite is structured, sexy tops and bottoms with a bit of flare and edge. So lets bring in the sexy for the spring next year. Who’s daring enough to pull it off?

Nicolas Andreas Taralis in Paris

Chloé in Paris

Derek Lam in NYC

 

Images via LATimes

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Washington Roberts-New Designer

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I met Washington Roberts at a nice little industry tweet-up (set up by Ope) at Taj in NYC . He showed me some pictures of his work and I was blown away. Washington is very young, yet his work is really mature and sophisticated. His pieces are made with lush fabrics for the women who has places to be. You can tell by his designs that he has a clear vision and already has his customer in mind. Even though the pieces look fancy, I saw a lot of basics for the women who needs to move between work during the day and the gala at night.
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My favorite piece is the silk creme tuxedo, but I love the dresses, top, and skirts too. I can just see people doing so many things with his recent collection. The colors are great too because they give you variety. There are some neutrals and some bright colors which make it great to mix or match. He is very talented, and I think we will be seeing more of him shortly.
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Pre-Fall/ Early Fall 2010 Top Trends and Ready To Wear Looks

Every new season I put together a little sketchbook full of the latest casual trends that are ready-to-wear and easy to attain. I usually use UO catalogs because I get 2 sent to my house everytime (so it’s a lot easier to cut them up and feel guilt free because I save EVERYTHING). Cliche as it may be UO has stepped up it’s game over the past few years and it becomes more and more refined as time goes on. (Too bad the prices become more refined as well). So here are a few pages describing some top trends, looks, and key pieces that everyone should look into for the fall season coming up.

Also I strongly recommend to anyone to make this a habit. Buy yourself some nice little sketchbooks and keep your ideas on hand at all times. It keeps you focused on what you really like and avoids those moments where you buy something and never end up wearing it because you weren’t as fond of it as you though you were. Only keep the things that really catch your attention and you fall in love with. And do it every season to keep up with the progression of trends and so you can notice the directions in which things are going. Even if you just write some comments do it. It’s incredibly useful and it’s fun!

-Angelena We Are Hipster Scum

It’s Shark Week!

It’s Shark Week, and I was browsing around looking for a new desktop background for this laptop because it was recently gifted to me by him and I haven’t “personalized it yet”. But as I was doing so I came across a pair of Miu Miu knockoffs on a very small supplier’s store and decided to post them up in dedication to the beginning of shark week. Too bad they’re sold out or I’d totally nab a pair just for funsies. I’ll probably do a DIY on them later… who knows. So without further chit chat here are those beautiful babies. Photo sources are listed below photos.



I later decided to add a few more things to this post. Once again none of these images are mine. Check out these lovely shark inspired pieces as well as novelty items!



I especially love Noir’s shark ring. I definitely want to rock that aggressive piece of ice.

-Angelena Hipster Scum

More Summer Trends!

 Happy Memorial Day!
Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes 8-20, L-3X! Every Clothing Item is $10 for Memorial Day!

Quinn showed you the latest summer fashion trends in her video last week. If you haven’t seen it, please watch it. One of the other trends I like this summer is LACE, LACE, LACE! Here are a few pictures that show many lace options. There are awesome dresses, shorts, leggings, and tops that are great for this summer.  Click them for info.


The Final V Mag Preview

I found out via twitter and Musings of a Fatshionista that the final V Magazine preview was out. Please check out Christina’s blog for the rest of the pictures from The Kaiser’s shoot, and check out her commentary on Karl Lagerfeld. I totally agree with her. It is extremely crazy for him to criticize fat people when “A” he was once fat and “B” he just shot this plus size editorial. Whatever!

You know they had to throw in the straight size model to finish the size issue and make it fair. I wanted to show you all of these pictures, but Iris Strubegger is completely naked in all of them except one, and i know some of my readers are reading this at work. I am trying to figure out a way to show NSFW fashion photos without getting people fired.

Also the cover features Gabby Sidibe, from Precious, and Dakota Fanning,who looks disheveled and blank stare worthy, as a dual cover issue.

Photos from Musings and V Mag/Models.com.

I LOVE This Editorial







Photos from Plus Model Mag.
Photo Credits
Photographer:
Velvet d’Amour

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Velvet-dAmour-Official-Fan-Page/353739560014
Model:
Chloe Elizabeth Marshall
http://www.chloemarshall.co.uk/

Hair and makeup:
Lorenzo Rosi
http://www.lorenzorosi.com using Dermalogica

Look One:
Dress http://www.evans.co.uk
Sweater model’s own
Shoes model’s own
Jewelery Velvet

Look Two:
Clothing http://www.evans.co.uk
Jewlery model’s own
Shoes model’s own

Look Three:
Top http://www.evans.co.uk
Lycra pants http://www.torrid.com
Shoes/necklace Velvet

Look Four:
Dress http://www.evans.co.uk
Robe thanks to Christopher Parry
Headdress Velvet
Shoes model’s own

UPDATE: Please Check out Christina from Musings of a Fatshionista’s epic plus size fashion post. I think every plus size blogger and then some, including me, sent in an outfit post!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!
I forgot where I got this picture from but enjoy the season, and don’t forget the real reason for celebrating Christmas.

Remember The Time…

I told you guys about the V magazine issue with plus size models in this post. Well…. we have a little sneak peak here.

They show two models of different builds but similiar looks. In this case you have Jacquelyn Jablonski: 5 ft, 9 in; 32/24/34 and Crystal Renn: 5 ft, 9 in; 36/31/41. They put them in the same clothes with the same styling and hair. Then they told them to do similar poses for photographer Terry Richardson. At first I wasn’t to keen on the idea of doing a skinny vs. not so skinny shoot, but I must say Crystal Renn fills the clothes out nicely. I really would like to see more of that on the runway. Not to say that skinny models should be banned all together now. I realize that people come in all shapes and sizes, therefore there should be a mix of sizes in stores and on the runway.

Photos from The Cut.

The Fat and Skinny Steals and Deals

Sorry I missed last week’s steals and deals. I was finishing up the semester. Happy shopping.

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Twitter Has Now Been Deemed Popular Culture


DUH!!!! Twitter is everywhere. It has popped up in some idiotic “song” called LOL smiley face. I hate that song. Spare yourselves now and try not to look it up. Now twitter has infiltrated fashion. There a ton of fashion people on twitter, so it makes a little sense to put a piece of Twitter into a fashion spread right!?!?!? Well Vogue Italia and Steven Meisel did just that for the December 2009 issue. The editorial is genius! Who would have thought to use the Twitpic as an editorial? I love it! All photos are from Fashionologie.

OH DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @THEFATANDSKINNY! I USE THAT AS MY MINIBLOG, SO I TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT MY LIFE THERE! :)

I Am So Excited

Photo from Chictopia.
I am so excited for this new collaboration. MNG by Mango is going to be sold at JC Penney’s. This is great for people who don’t live in a big city and can’t experience Mango. JCP’s has been doing a great job with American Living aka another Ralph Lauren side project, Charlotte Ronson’s I Heart Ronson, and the mini Sephora stores. I also forgot to mention a month ago that Mary-Kate and Ashlely Olsen’s new JCP’s line Olsenboye, is in stores now. So don’t forget to check that out.

Where The Wild Things Are

I have always loved leopard print. I think it is so pretty and makes any outfit pop. I have been looking for a leopard print coat and leopard print heels for the longest time. To fill that void, I have been styling clothes on Looklet that feature the use of leopard print.





Also Today is World AIDS Day! Whether you are gay,straight,black,white, or in a relationship, AIDS does not discriminate. What are YOUR excuses for not using a condom? Think about it…

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