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Less is More: The New Minimalism

By The Ithacan | Oct 23, 2012

After seasons of embellishment, pastels and brights and funky silhouettes, it’s no surprise that the fashion world is welcoming a new reinterpretation of the minimalist movement. We can draw inspiration from the past with references to Helmut Newton’s sleek contemporary looks and tough 80s/90s minimalistic style: A fresh interpretation of minimalism can be in clean…

Is that jacket Margiela?

By | Oct 15, 2012

“Is that jacket Margiela?” is what Kanye wants to know and now with Maison Martin Margiela’s collaboration with H&M, you can have a little bit of the Margiela  cult status. MMM, a Belgian brand, is known for its minimalist style. The choice to feature MMM is an interesting one, as the brand is not well-known outside…

Catwalk Coffee: Starbucks + Rodarte holiday collaboration

By | Oct 14, 2012

  Starbucks is getting a double shot of style this holiday season with their collaboration with Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters. Featuring pixellated and deconstructed Starbucks logos, it’s dizzy caffeinated chic at its best with a reusable tote, reusable cup sleeve, travel mug and gift card. The collection will be available online.

That’s so Clutch

By | Oct 6, 2012

The “It” purse of the season is the clutch, an obvious homage to the return to minimalism in recent trends. Downsize your purse to a sleek and chic clutch – with the plethora of styles available, you’ll say “adieu” to huge hobos and extraneous totes in no time: The hard case clutch: The envelope clutch:…

Emmys 2012 Fashion: Red Carpet Recap

By | Sep 26, 2012

Fearless fashion and long lengths were the style themes for television’s biggest night; here’s a recap of the best and worst of Emmy fashion. I love newcomer Lena Dunham’s Emmy look and that has nothing to do with the fact that I’m obsessed with Girls; with a new pixie hair cut and dramatic, smoky eye…

Entrepreneurial duo begins artful foundation

By | Sep 18, 2012

Local artists Olivia Royale and Heidi Brown open the doors to their new sustainable boutique in Center Ithaca.

The Babies of #NYFW

By | Sep 14, 2012

This New York Fashion Week, the fashion crowd was abuzz with praises for the latest occupants of the front row. But unlike the bevy of fashion bloggers, “it” girls, models, and socialites that usually fill front row seats, these newcomers were decidedly fresh-faced.   Welcome to the baby fashionistas of NYFW. Aila Wang, niece of…


By | Sep 9, 2012

New York Fashion Week is here and fashion blogger the Man Repeller, designer Rebecca Minkoff and model Hilary Rhoda are here to prep you mentally, physically and sartorially for the challenges of this NYFW. It’s survival of the fittest and the most stylish. Bring on the stilettos and work on your street style strategy with…

Election 2012: Democratic versus Republican convention fashion

By | Sep 7, 2012

A look at the women on the politics scene and their recent outfits on the campaign trail.

Fashion’s Night Out

By | Sep 6, 2012

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly four years since the first Fashion’s Night Out. It all started in 2009; Obama was in his newbie stages of his presidency and it had been nearly a year since the recession hit. Anna Wintour, queen  EIC of Vogue, began Fashion’s Night Out in NYC. The premise was…

British Invasion: A Fall 2012 Fashion Preview

By | Aug 29, 2012

This season’s fall trends have a wonderfully snazzy British touch. Find out how to get dapper and dandy this season.