Fashion – Nia Style http://niastyle.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:13:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://niastyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Fashion – Nia Style http://niastyle.com/ 32 32 Fashion from the Crown to Couture exhibition at Kensington Palace https://niastyle.com/2022/11/23/fashion-from-the-crown-to-couture-exhibition-at-kensington-palace/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:13:54 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/11/23/fashion-from-the-crown-to-couture-exhibition-at-kensington-palace/

Red carpet couture and historic royal fashion will collide next spring in a fascinating new exhibition at Kensington Palace. Entitled Sewing Crownthe installation will feature everything from a Met Gala dress worn by Lizzo to shimmering royal gowns worn at the 18th century Georgian court.

The palace, itself a famous scene of historic royal fashion, will open the doors to its magnificent state apartments, in which visitors will find more than 200 exhibits, including a multitude of dazzling dresses and golden dresses. The exhibition will track everything from the preparation and style required for certain events, as well as the “rules of fashion” that must be followed, to the grand final arrivals both at the royal court and on the red carpet. Ticket holders will learn how far stars and royals go to get noticed, as well as the more subtle messages clothes can convey, and discover sources of design inspiration for designers and couturiers .

Lizzo wearing Thom Browne at the 2022 Met Gala

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The experience will be created by Historic Royal Palaces – the charity that looks after Kensington Palace, among other royal residences – in collaboration with Emmy-winning production designer Joseph Bennett, known for his work on Alexander McQueen’s fashion shows.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with a wide variety of well-known fashion houses and emerging designers to showcase some of the most iconic red carpet looks of recent years and celebrate the wonderful diversity and creativity we see there today. “said Claudia Acott. Williams, curator at Historic Royal Palaces (HRP). “By bringing these familiar looks into the palace and bringing them into conversation with the spectacular 18e court dress of the century, we hope to offer a new perspective on these historic spaces and the seemingly distant customs of the Georgian court, and allow visitors to experience the palace as it was meant to be experienced: filled to the brim with the most to fashionable and influential names of the day.”

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Lady Gaga wearing Christopher John Rogers at the 2020 MTV VMAs

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Specific pieces that will be featured include the dramatic Thom Browne gown that Lizzo wore to the 2022 Met Gala, as well as the voluminous green Christopher John Rogers gown worn by Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV VMAs. The scale and silhouette of these two models are not no different in size and style from the robes that would have adorned the state apartments of Kensington Palace centuries before.

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The Rockingham Mantua

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Along with contemporary looks created by today’s designers, the exhibition will pay homage to the intricate design of the Georgian era, from the distinctive mantua to the delicately embroidered court costume, with pieces donated from the Royal Ceremonial Dress collection of the HRP – including a fabulous range of accessories such as fans, dress up swords, hats and even a wig curler. A particular highlight is the famous silver cloth dress, on loan from the Fashion Museum Bath, which will open the exhibition and is an example of the type of royal fashion worn at the court of King Charles II. The fine silk robe, hand-woven with silver thread, is considered one of the very few remaining full robes from the 17th century.

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The silver fabric dress

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“Just as today’s designers dress celebrity royalty for important public events, Kensington Palace was home to the original Georgian court red carpet,” said Polly Putnam, curator of historic royal palaces. “Sewing Crown demonstrate the similarities in fashion “rules” set by high-society designers, drawing fascinating comparisons between the present and the 18ecentury, when the palace was at its busiest, most exciting, and politically and culturally significant.”

Sewing Crown opens to the public on April 5, 2023 and is included with admission to the palace.

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“What better way to contribute to this amazing cause than with fashion”: Varun Bahl on draping cancer survivors for a show https://niastyle.com/2022/11/21/what-better-way-to-contribute-to-this-amazing-cause-than-with-fashion-varun-bahl-on-draping-cancer-survivors-for-a-show/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 07:00:42 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/11/21/what-better-way-to-contribute-to-this-amazing-cause-than-with-fashion-varun-bahl-on-draping-cancer-survivors-for-a-show/ Pukhraj Singh, a 50-year-old, was diagnosed with groin cancer earlier this year – a battle that took him nearly seven months of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to win. But, despite the physical, mental and emotional trauma, Singh said “I didn’t mind the fear of illness” because not only was he comfortable with himself, but “thousands of people were praying for me. “.

Saluting this unwavering spirit of cancer survivors, the Festival of Hope Foundation hosted a fashion show — an annual event conceptualized by Shalini Vig — in collaboration with designer Varun Bahl as part of which Singh walked down the ramp looking dapper in a designer flower-embroidered jacket. Admitting to being “a little hesitant” to wear the elaborate jacket, Singh beamed with confidence as he walked down the ramp wearing the exquisite creation. “It gave me a lot of confidence. I loved the experience of walking down the ramp with that nice jacket on,” he said. indianexpress.com.

Pukhraj Singh. (Credit: PR document)

Like Singh, Kavita Bagga, director of Kara Organics Pvt Ltd, who was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma (thyroid cancer) in September last year and underwent a thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid) followed by a radioactive iodine treatment to remove any residual cancer cells – looked adorable in a red satin dress. “Cancer teaches you the value of every breathing moment that we oddly tend to forget or take for granted, even though we know death is inevitable,” she said.

Speaking of his fighting muses, Varun said, “I’ve always tried to find different ways to give back to society, and that’s always been the main reason why I keep doing what I do, and what better way to contribute to their incredible cause only with fashion. Along the same lines, the designer talked about draping the survivors, his collection, coming soon. wedding dress trendsand more in this exclusive email interview with indianexpress.com. Excerpts edited below:

Kavita Bagga. (Credit: PR document)

Tell us about the special collection.

This show was very special to me as I featured a curated selection of pieces from my latest Pret collection as well as my latest couture collection, New Leaf. All of these pieces are very close to me and were handpicked for the ‘Leaders of Hope’, who put on the show. I am so happy to have been able to contribute to this wonderful cause and event by doing my part for the show. Three cancer warriors walked the ramp. There is absolutely no difference in their appearance from others.

Tell us about your flagship creation.

Sanjana Sanghi wore a delicate and intricate dress embellished blouse and recycled patchwork lehenga from ‘New Leaf’. This collection has been very close to me, as with this collection I aimed to stylize couture in a newer way, moving towards catering to younger generations, and therefore, completely reinventing the idea of ​​couture, which I think is definitely the need of the hour.

What is more important when presenting a collection to the public – the brand values, the concept or is it pure wearability?

I think when it comes to designing a couture or even a ready-to-wear collection, each piece should include all three. It should reflect your brand values, each piece should have a concept, a story and of course the piece itself should be wearable and a valuable addition to its own image. wardrobe.

How would you describe your experience working with B-Town?

It’s always a great experience to style celebrities as they become style icons on the big screen. It is a rewarding feeling as a designer to see them put on our couture sets and integrate them into their daily lives.

How does your bridal ensemble combine tradition and contemporary style?

When it comes to styling the Varun Bahl bride, I feel that contemporary eccentricity and traditional elegance go hand in hand. I like to play with bright quirky colors with a lot of work on them, and I want my wives to breathe, eat and sleep in my seam. For me comfort is style and style is comfort. Varun Bahl wives want to be contemporary in a traditional way. My wives are Gen Z and cool, which is exactly what I represent.

How is it different to design for women and men?

I think it was different before, but now that the grooms are also looking for more intricate, delicate and contemporary pieces with a hint of tradition, the difference has become less and less.

Your take on the evolution of bridal wear in India.

Modern brides now want a fusion between the contemporary and the traditional. They want to strike a balance between the two, and yes, there are so many options for brides these days that they’re not even looking at conventional colors and silhouettes these days. Used to be just a classic red lehenga for the bride and a sherwani for the groom. Now brides are opting for different styles, like an unconventional but comfortable pantsuit and even different colors, and I totally agree.

As wedding season approaches, what anti-wedding trends do you foresee?

I think ivories, blacks, sage greens and blushing pinks are refreshing and ideal for the upcoming wedding season no matter where in the world you are. I would suggest opting for high collars and contemporary lehengarather than opting for conventional styles.

Share styling tips for brides-to-be for the perfect wedding look.

I believe all brides should be able to enjoy their wedding as much as their guests and that’s why I truly believe in transformative outfits. I also believe in having something comfortable for the wedding so that there is no transformation.

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Vintage fashion and memorabilia come to downtown Jacksonville with a retro boutique https://niastyle.com/2022/11/18/vintage-fashion-and-memorabilia-come-to-downtown-jacksonville-with-a-retro-boutique/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:44:13 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/11/18/vintage-fashion-and-memorabilia-come-to-downtown-jacksonville-with-a-retro-boutique/ Mona Lisa Agans describes herself as an “organized hoarder,” and not without reason. Everything in her vintage store, Mona Lisa’s Troves of Treasures, comes from her home.

“I had two carports that I had blocked off,” she said. “I had a lot in my basement.”

The store at 303 W. State St. has everything from rolling pins and singles to dolls and fashion from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

“She’s always had a good eye for unique finds,” said Angela Brannan-Pratt, a friend of Agans for 25 years. “That’s what you’ll find here. There’s something for everyone here.”

Brannan-Pratt helps Agans run the store. She said that the majority of things inside Troves of Treasures cannot be found anywhere else.

A lifelong collector, Agans said she always wanted to own an antique shop. She originally took her treasure on the road with her to various markets and festivals in and out of state before deciding to find a space in Jacksonville, she said.

“Everything was going really well on that,” she said, “but it’s a lot of hard work. Loading, unloading. Setting up, taking down, especially if you’re on your own.”

Agans was also robbed shortly before opening Troves of Treasures by someone who helped her at a festival, which she claims helped her open the store.

“I thought if they stole my stuff from my house (and) my flea markets, it was time to find a place,” she said.

The Jacksonville market was difficult to assess, they said. Agans said some people who walk into the store treat it as if it’s a thrift store when it’s not.

“It’s not goodwill,” she said. “The few people I had had a fit.”

“There (are) thrifty things here,” Brannan-Pratt said. “You can find old trinkets and such, and maybe a shirt for five bucks. But you can also find a fur coat for 100 bucks.”

However, Agans and Brannan-Pratt said young people were drawn to the store’s vintage fashion. Agans continued to collect ’60s and ’70s items to sell, but “my clothes (are) what (are) selling. And the kids (follow me) from state to state,” he said. she stated.

“I love it when kids come in and say, ‘Ooh! ‘Ah!’ ‘Oh I love you!’ I feel so good,” Agans said.

The store was working to raise awareness in Jacksonville, both by establishing its social media presence and by participating in events like the Santa Stroll in December. Previous town center events and the opening of Gillham House also helped drive foot traffic to the store, Brannan-Pratt said.

For now, Agans said she is focused on keeping the lights on. Brannan-Pratt said Agans wanted to become a “long-term staple” of the city.

“I wish it would support me, but I don’t know if it will,” Agans said. “Time will tell us.”

The shop is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday or by appointment.

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Texans win home opener over Kansas Christian in spectacular fashion https://niastyle.com/2022/11/11/texans-win-home-opener-over-kansas-christian-in-spectacular-fashion/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 05:46:06 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/11/11/texans-win-home-opener-over-kansas-christian-in-spectacular-fashion/

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Texans won big Thursday night in their home opener of the 2022-23 season against first-time opponent Kansas Christian.

Tarleton hosted Kansas Christian for the first time in either school’s history, earning a decisive 95-49 victory over the Falcons. The 46-point margin of victory was the first time the Texans had beaten an opponent by 25 points or more since last year’s home opener against Paul Quinn on Nov. 19, 2021.

After one half of play, the Texans only led Kansas Christian by nine points before heading into the locker room. Everything head coach Billy Gillispie had to say to the team worked, as the Texans outscored the Falcons 56-19 in the second half. Tarleton started the half with a 26-2 run in the first nine minutes.

Two of the 12 newcomers to the team, Tydan Archibald and Garry Clark, found themselves leading the stats while starting the competition. Archibald scored a team-high 15 points, taking only shots from beyond the arc, with 5 of 9. He also had three steals and two assists in 23 minutes of play. Clark showed his ability to move in the paint and create chances for himself and his teammates. The 6-7 forward collected his first 14 points of the season, shooting 7 of 9 from the field and caught five boards in total.

Tarleton forced 28 turnovers in the game, the second time in two games they have forced 20 or more turnovers. The Texans also recorded 41 rebounds over the Falcons 19, the first time since Dec. 7, 2021, that they have rebounded their opponents by a margin greater than 20. Tarleton’s 19 rebounds are the fewest in a game since that they surrendered 22 to the Air Force on Dec. 21, 2021. Tarleton has now recorded consecutive games with 12 or more interceptions, collecting 19 interceptions in tonight’s contest.

The Texans bench came out strong in this game, contributing 48 of 95 total points against Kansas Christian. Leading the scoring charge from the bench was freshman guard Lajae Jones, with 13 points while shooting 6 of 8 from the field. Mareng Gatkuoth also scored in double digits with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

Although he didn’t have a high-scoring game, Memphis, Tennessee transfer graduate Rod Brown grabbed eight rebounds, four offensive and four defensive, and provided six assists.

Next up for Texan basketball is a trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to play in the Paradise Jam! First in line for Tarleton is Belmont on November 18, followed by George Mason or Boston College on November 19 or 20 and an undetermined opponent to be played on November 21.

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Mum-of-2 tried renting clothes, says fashion had fun for her again https://niastyle.com/2022/11/05/mum-of-2-tried-renting-clothes-says-fashion-had-fun-for-her-again/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 11:15:44 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/11/05/mum-of-2-tried-renting-clothes-says-fashion-had-fun-for-her-again/
  • When it comes to clothing, I’m more likely to consider function over fashion.
  • I tried a clothing rental service before a birthday trip.
  • Clothing rental inspired me with a love for fashion that I had never known before.

Where I live in rural New Hampshire, function trumps fashion.

Rural life is great fun, but it’s also cold, dirty and muddy. A typical day might include a morning hike, a trip to the gym, or a visit to my mother’s horses. Add two small children and stains, stains and tears are inevitable.

So I don’t pay too much attention to my clothes. If I’m trying to be fashionable, I might dress in jeans, riding boots, and a chunky sweater.

This routine doesn’t bother me, because I’ve never been particularly fond of fashion. As a plus-sized kid in the early 2000s, I had a wardrobe of items that suited me, rather than clothes that inspired me. Once I became a mother, I focused on practice. I loved dressing up for dates or special events, but even those outfits were New Hampshire chic.

A trip inspired me to reassess my fashion

This was fine with me until my husband and I booked a birthday trip. We were going to Miami for the weekend, then on a Virgin cruise. We chose this route because it was fun, sexy and fashionable – everything our everyday life was not.

Almost immediately after booking the trip, I started worrying about what I would be wearing. Even I knew New Hampshire fashion wouldn’t hold up in Miami. At the same time, I didn’t want to buy new clothes for the trip, knowing that my opportunities to wear them here at home would be limited at best.

Kelly Burch posing with a dress

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Then my little sister had an idea: renting clothes. I had heard of services like Rent the Runway and was intrigued. But I told myself that I would never be dressed enough to need fancy clothes.

Just picking out items was fun

Now I had the perfect excuse to try.

One night, after putting the kids to bed, I quit Rent the Runway. Unfortunately, I found the platform frustrating: it kept showing me items that weren’t available.

Then I looked at Gwynnie Bee, which has a great plus size collection, but the items didn’t speak to me.

Eventually I found myself on Nuuly, which I had never heard of until that night. I sorted by size and browsed through the selection, clicking on clothes I would never wear in my “real life”: a sequin skirt, a silk wrap dress with a high slit, and a crop top with a plunging neckline.

That night I changed my thinking from “I wish I could do this” to “I a m I will achieve this. Shopping online is always a risk, so I had no idea if anything would go, let alone look good. But I was already having fun.

The clothes I rented boosted my confidence

A few days later, my Nuuly package arrived. I was shocked when everything was fine. The only miss was a silky dress that left too little for the imagination, even for Miami. But with five great items, I was suddenly ready for my five night cruise. I packed up the rented clothes and left.

Every vacation day felt like I was playing disguise. My husband loved the novelty of each new item, and my confidence skyrocketed when a fashionable couple complimented my outfit while we were having dinner.

For the first time in my life, I was able to play with fashion. I experimented by putting the items together in different arrangements and finding accessories that would work with each. Since the clothes were rented, I didn’t feel compelled to choose something that I would wear often enough to justify the price – I could choose something that I would love once and never wear again.

I’m now back in the cold New Hampshire fall, but I’m already looking forward to the arrival of my next batch of clothes. I decided the price per month was worth it, not just for the clothes, but for the playful inspiration and confidence boost that comes with them.

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The best of modern men’s fashion https://niastyle.com/2022/11/02/the-best-of-modern-mens-fashion/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 21:46:16 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/11/02/the-best-of-modern-mens-fashion/

If you ask my dad, a collared shirt is the minimum dress code required (for a man) to leave the house. Even to walk the dog. He grew up as a member of the silent generation, when expressing discomfort of any kind was simply not tolerated; even less clothes that you were lucky enough to have on your back. So he can’t begin to imagine a world where young men care about such insignificant things as the comfort of their clothes. Yet here we are. Comfort and opinions on these matters rule. Much to my dad’s chagrin, the comfy togs favored by Millennials and Gen Z shoppers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. No tie, no problem! Today’s younger, modern consumers hail comfort as king. There’s no need for a tie when you’re working from home, having a side hustle, and having meetings in a coffee shop.

But fear not, all the glitz is not lost. Younger generations have found ways to help us relax our wardrobes a bit while still maintaining a sense of social decorum. Enter the shirt jacket, colloquially known as the Shacket. It’s been around for a few seasons but has become a real staple lately, combining a hint of formality with the cut and fit and/or fabric of a favorite shirt. The ceremonial is always respected while leaving the possibility of strolling in his home office between meetings. My dad may have lost his battle over the collared shirts, but not the war. Today’s casual looks are still respectable and fashion-forward and there are still plenty of gentlemen among us.

**Favorites include this sporty wool coat from Billy Reid. It looks like a soft cardigan but is formal enough to wear to dinner. This knit coat from Marine Layer also does the trick!**

L to R:
Stretch wool jacket by Atelier Munro, Rubenstein’s
Safari jacket in cotton and cashmere, by Atelier Munro, Rubenstein’s,

L to R:
Barracuda jacket, Q Clothiers
Quilted jacket, Billy Reid
Wool and cotton jacket, custom options at Rubensteins (free valet parking)

L to R:
Soft sports coat, Billy Reid
Soft wool jacket, Q Clothiers

Image 4: From left to right

L to R:
Suede and cashmere jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue
Suede jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue

Events this week:

Thursday, November 3: Display of Piranesi jewelery trunks at Saks Canal Place

Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5: (10h) Large estate auction from Crescent City Auction (highlights include a French cherry wood rocker and emerald earrings)

Friday, November 4 and saturday november 5: (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Offsite Holiday pop-ups for a French decoration store To Beautiful Things (#11 Place Trianon)

November 5: (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Freret Market – a pop up of local art, craftsmanship of gastronomy

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Sexy Eagles Gear: Women Small Business Owners Turn Savings Into Fashion https://niastyle.com/2022/10/30/sexy-eagles-gear-women-small-business-owners-turn-savings-into-fashion/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 10:30:04 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/10/30/sexy-eagles-gear-women-small-business-owners-turn-savings-into-fashion/

From kelly green sweatshirts with elastic hems to leather jackets adorned with Eagles patches, “hot girl” sportswear began to move beyond the standard NFL jersey to Birds tailgates.

For many women who frequent Lincoln Financial Field and its adjacent parking lots, the new selection of fashionable Eagles merchandise marks a welcome departure from the oversized Pro Shop pieces that have been marketed to them in past seasons.

Frustrated by the lack of stylish clothing options, a few local creatives have made sure companies don’t turn standard gear into models that allow fans to flaunt a more personal style.

“I’m a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan, and I found that every time I went to games, I saw women wearing baggy sweatshirts and jerseys,” says Devon Mellul, who runs DevineSportsWear, a Philadelphia-based online clothing store. shop. “I just thought, ‘There has to be something that can make women feel empowered and sexy in sportswear.'”

Mellul is one of many Philadelphia-area designers who hijack old Eagles merchandise and upcycle them, or rework them into statement pieces you can wear at the club and in the stands. And because so many of these Instagram-worthy outfits are reworked from second-hand finds, they have the added appeal of being unlike anything you can buy off the shelf.

“Everyone wants something unique,” said Ellie Rosen, owner of upcycled clothing brand Snipteez. “People want to be different, no one wants to wear the same as everyone else.”

A look back at three designers merging fashion and football, one sweatshirt at a time.

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Isabella Dahrouch, founder of 215 Upcycle and student at Temple University, began her career in second-hand fashion by revamping the standard tailgate outfit for her friends.

Dahrouch would scour thrift stores for Eagles, Phillies and Flyers gear in 2019 before laundering, distressing or cropping them “to make them more fun to wear,” she said.

As the demand for his work grew, Dahrouch turned his passion project into a full-fledged showcase bringing durable sportswear to more than his circle of college best friends.

Although Dahrouch also creates “going out” tops, custom jeans and Harley Davidson merchandise, his Eagles patchwork t-shirts and custom jackets account for a large portion of his sales.

Cost: Usually $25 to $50, price product by product

Online via Instagram

Mellul’s pieces are designed to instill confidence in women of all shapes and sizes, she said. They run the gamut, from vintage Eagles sweatshirts with tie-dye accents to fitted jerseys with elastic waistbands.

“I want women to feel like it’s all about the fit,” she said. “[My pieces] aren’t just small, medium or large – they fit your waistline and accentuate what God has given you.

Mellul strives to make each of its offerings different from the last – and from what’s already on the market. This season, the brand’s kelly green and black sweatshirts have sold particularly well, but it’s also branching out into apparel for the Flyers and Sixers.

“I don’t just rework certain parts, I rework the whole piece,” Mellul said. “And since vintage is one of a kind, I try never to do the same piece more than once.”

To purchase an original DevineSportsWear, potential customers can keep a close eye on the brand’s Instagram page, which Mellul regularly updates with available pieces, and DM them to buy it. All sales are final.

Price: Between $75 and $130 including shipping

Online via Instagram

Rosen began her recycling career as a sophomore at Penn State, where she dyed, cropped, bleached and bleached spirits for other Nittany Lions fans to wear on tailgates.

“I was cutting out t-shirts myself and getting a bunch of ideas on Pinterest,” she said. “Gradually people started complimenting me on tailgates, and they were like, ‘Oh, well, you should get me one! “”

Now based in Philadelphia, Rosen quit her corporate job to upcycle full-time, with sports still being her inspiration.

Currently, Rosen’s range of colorblock long sleeve t-shirts are in high demand among Eagles fans. Rosen said she added the sleeves from another find, so no two designs were the same.

Rosen recommends interested customers turn on post notifications for Snipteez’s Instagram page, where she lists new posts. Stock is limited, she says, and it’s selling out fast.

Price: $45 and up, depending on the vintage of the item

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Indigenous fashion designer struts at Paris Fashion Week https://niastyle.com/2022/10/26/indigenous-fashion-designer-struts-at-paris-fashion-week/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 23:01:26 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/10/26/indigenous-fashion-designer-struts-at-paris-fashion-week/

By Stephanie Muniz

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (KOAT) – An indigenous fashion designer showcases her designs on the world stage during Paris Fashion Week.

Sage Mountainflower has been making traditional pueblo attire for over 20 years. The designer hopes her styles will help showcase indigenous culture.

She says she started because of her children “to participate in Pueblo traditions and our ceremonies there, as well as powwows.”

Little by little, she learns sewing and beading. Today, his creations go around the world.

Mountainflower said, “We’ve been doing this for generations, you know, and we all have unique styles.”

Earlier this month, Mountainflower took its own models to experience fashion week.

“I was very in disbelief because I never thought I would go to Paris, not even on a trip, but to model there,” model Kaylynn Gallegos said.

One of the collections represents a specific pueblo in New Mexico.

Mountainflower said: “Phendi in our language, in the language of the table means black. So everything I did was black, but that’s like where I come from at Ohkay Owingeh and the Tewa in northern New Mexico.

Collections are a way to keep Pueblo culture alive.

“Who I Am as a Tewa Woman, as a Pueblo Woman”, Mountainflower.

Model Anistacia Aragon said, “I felt like people really liked her because Sage’s clothes are really traditional, but it’s also not traditional at the same time. And she has things from rags to beautiful dresses that are beaded.

The models say they are proud to be a representation of the culture.

Gallegos said, “I’m so proud to be where I’m from and proud to be from New Mexico.”

Aragon added, “It’s such an honor to be able to represent New Mexico and the indigenous peoples of New Mexico.”

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]]> 10 menswear influencers to follow for style inspiration https://niastyle.com/2022/10/23/10-menswear-influencers-to-follow-for-style-inspiration/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 19:30:50 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/10/23/10-menswear-influencers-to-follow-for-style-inspiration/

Back to the office? Do you leave your home to go shopping? Simply putting on “any old suit” or stepping out in the same outfit you just trained in won’t suit the fashionable man.

However, you may find yourself in a massive style rut. Although menswear is often all about “just changing your tie”, you might like to be more creative with your look. Also, after two and a half years of navigating a pandemic (i.e. staying home most of the time), there is suddenly an increased need to dress head-to-toe and not not just put on a nice shirt for a Zoom call.

Enter fashion influencers. No, they are not just for women’s style. Many menswear influencers have amassed huge followings for their regular and accessible style inspiration. Going through a few of their snaps, you’ll realize that you, in fact, have something to wear.

Mariano Di Vaio

Username: @marianodivaio

The 33-year-old Italian blogger has served as a brand ambassador for a who’s who of designer brands, including Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss. His feed is curated with styles for multiple occasions, from casual monochromatic tracksuits with white sneakers to sharp yet stylish blue plaid suit jackets. He’s Italian, so you can see him sporting head-to-toe white after Labor Day carefree, much to the delight of his 6.7 million followers.

Phil Cohen

username: @thepacman82

Many of this male style influencer’s first shots were in trendy flat poses. These days, you can find Phil Cohen, a virtual creative director, making appearances in videos that have become must-sees for his nearly 860,000 subscribers. You might not be able to dress up while jumping in the air like he did in this video (although he shows you how), but you can copy many of his looks. Think reversible knits, tailored pants and all the Levi’s jeans your dresser can handle.

Justin Livingstone

Username: @justinliv

Justin Livingston moved to New York from Mississippi to pursue a career in fashion. Some two decades later, it’s clear he certainly stood out in a crowd full of other hopefuls. Livingston has over 296,000 followers and he shares photos of himself looking stylish and well-travelled. A recent article included Livingston mingling with locals in tapered pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a beret in front of the Eiffel Tower. Of course, he also got it all in New York street style. Leather trench coats, men’s handbags, faux leather pants, and graffiti layers that prove comfy season is also style season are all recent OOTDs.

Luka Sabbath

Username: @lukasabbat

Luke Sabbat, aka Mr. Fallback, even makes taking out the trash stylish. The influencer recently stepped out in Japan trash bagging in cream leather pants and a white three-quarter sleeve T-shirt. It was impressive. There are plenty more where this came from, and her feed is made for daring men willing to take fashion risks and make them stellar. He wore a long white fur coat over sweats, a bright blue Tommy Hilfiger hoodie over a collared shirt and combat boots with shorts and a men’s handbag.

Does Taylor

Username: @brightbazaar

Will Taylor is an interior design writer, but he also has 341,000 followers on Instagram for his personal style. He recently shared wetsuit style tips, looked fashionable serving as a pool boy in shorts and a t-shirt, and gave off some major (but comfy) western vibes while sitting by the fire in a cowboy tuxedo.

Johannes Huebl

Username: @johanneshuebl

One of the most followed fashion influencers with a number of 1 million, Johannes Huebl is a German model, photographer and designer. Her looks are generally classic and accessible. Relaxed jeans and a sweater, as he showed in a recent post taken on a walk in Berlin, are perfect for autumn days, while cuffed jeans and a blazer will make you look chic effortlessly.

Leo Mandella

Username: @gullyguyleo

Leo Mandella catches eyeballs when he steps out in bold styles that match his ice cream and serve as early Halloween inspiration. He also attracted more than 707,000 accounts on his Instagram page. Recent posts have included looks from Versace and Prada dungarees.

Brock + Chris Lin

Username: @yummertime

This account gives 273,000 followers two influencers for the price of one. Watch them make lounging in a hotel look cozy yet fashionable, look like urban cowboys brought up in crisp white shirts and pants and brown Banana Republic jackets, and prove that the personal care can always be stylish.

Blake Scott Silva

Username: @blakescott

This LatinX influencer gives a variety of looks. It shows the differences — or lack thereof — between the $2,700 and $500 suits. He also looks flawless in white and LA chic in an open-neck shirt and white t-shirt.

Mario Rios

Username: @manurios

You cannot pin Mario Rios. The fashion influencer’s biography simply reads “moving around in different spaces.” His feed shows that, but you’ll never see him look offbeat, as his appearance is as varied as his travels. He recently wore a slim blazer and wide leg pants in Paris and combat boots, leather shorts and a sweater vest while filming for Interview review. A post with a sequined top racked up over a million likes.

Fashion influencers can offer inspirational and ambitious looks to help you figure out what to wear. Each men’s style influencer has their own personality that shines through on their grids. Some feature bold, bold looks that play with texture and color, like sequined tops and hoodies over workwear. Others stick to the classics – crew neck sweaters, denim and white sneakers. In other words, there’s probably an inspiring look for you. Ultimately, what makes these influencers fashionable is that their styles are personal. Consider taking a bit of each, but injecting your own life into your outfit for a look that’s authentically you.

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]]> Fashion designer Shamara Sahadeo is making waves in the industry | Way of life https://niastyle.com/2022/10/21/fashion-designer-shamara-sahadeo-is-making-waves-in-the-industry-way-of-life/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 05:07:04 +0000 https://niastyle.com/2022/10/21/fashion-designer-shamara-sahadeo-is-making-waves-in-the-industry-way-of-life/

Fashion designer and stylist Shamara Sahadeo is making a name for herself in the industry as she continues to impress with her ability to capture Caribbean culture and expression in her pieces.

Sahadeo’s interest in fashion began at the age of 17 and was inspired by her grandmother, who was a seamstress, and her mother, who designed clothes. With her growing love and passion for fashion, she started her own swimwear brand in 2017, which she later developed into a clothing brand called Seora Clothing.

Sahadeo, who goes by the nickname “Shampagne”, has designed and styled Jamaican artists such as Lila Iké, Kabaka Pyramid, Spice, Ding Dong, Protoje, Jesse Royal and Skillibeng. This month, she made her fashion show debut at the Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Session in Di Lot, designing six Johnnie Walker-themed pieces that drew inspiration from the brand’s personality.

“It was really exciting for me. I love being able to tell the story of what I think Johnnie Walker represents from my perspective. I decided to call the mini collection ‘Opulence’ because I feel like that’s what spoke to me about Johnnie Walker’s brand and presentation.The color palette was inspired by Johnnie Walker’s red and black bottles, and I did it in a context a bit couture, a bit streetwear, but entirely Caribbean,” Sahadeo explained.

One of the designer’s main challenges as an industry professional in Jamaica is her limited access to a wide variety of materials. However, she uses this limitation to push the boundaries of her creativity when it comes to using what is available. She said it’s one of the reasons her first fashion show with Johnnie Walker meant so much to her and proves she’s headed in the right direction. “I was very nervous, but I’m glad everyone loved it. I received many compliments from people who came to me. I also got to talk to quite a few people about what I do, so that was really, really good for me,” she said.

The mini collection featured a vintage floral print taffeta trench coat with reverse print cargo pants; a set of brown suede cargo jacket; a red tulle mini dress; black laced wide leg pants with a cropped blouse; a black satin cargo jacket with chained red velvet durga and red satin cape with faux fur, black ruffled faux leather pants and chained Monday wear from her “After 8 Monday Wear” collection.

Sahadeo mainly designs and creates custom clothing which she classifies as a cross between Caribbean tailoring and “yaad” streetwear. “I’m very influenced by African and European designers, but I’m very passionate about the Caribbean perspective. So while I’m very into fashion houses like Balmain and Dolce and Gabbana, I want everything I do to feel like Jamaica or the universal Caribbean experience.

As a stylist, Sahadeo’s business has also taken her to spend a lot of time in the dancehall and reggae space, allowing her to hone her craft and understanding of Jamaican culture through fashion. The first female artist she drew was Lila Iké in 2020, while her first male client was Protoje. “Whatever I style, I design it,” she said. “Because I primarily design and style for musicians, performers, and artists, my designs have been in music videos, magazine covers, commercials, and live performances internationally.”

In the future, Sahadeo hopes to launch her own gender-neutral fashion line and allow people to buy her designs in person or online. “I see design as creating a reality, and I love being able to tell stories through clothes. When my grandmother was alive, she made clothes, and she taught my mother how to do it. , and my mother taught me. I want to enlarge our heritage and also represent the Caribbean region [as] a whole so people can see us as a fashion superpower in the world,” Sahadeo shared.

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