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When, singer, Florence Welch hit the scene in the early 2010’s with her band, The Machine, the fashion world collectively breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Florence Welch fashion crush

There had been almost a starvation for a band with a beautiful, yet fashion forward front woman reminiscent of the days of No Doubt and Blondie. Practically overnight, the fiery red head, who hails from Camberwell, London, England, was scooped up by almost every major fashion house, having performed at the Chanel runway show in 2012 as well as having Gucci design the wardrobe for her 2011 summer tour.  This would subsequently result in a long relationship with the house of Gucci as she has become a muse for Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele.

Florence Welch fashion crush

Despite all of the fashion press, Florence Welch + The Machine were still relatively unknown. Welch had had somewhat of a turbulent childhood, having had the traumatic experience of watching her grandmother commit suicide. By age fourteen she picked up a drinking habit and was known to frequent wild parties. Fortunately, Welch was able to kick the habit, and despite being diagnosed with dyslexia, was able to do well in school.  She would later drop out of the Camberwell College of Arts to focus on her music career. In 2009, Florence and her band, The Machine released their debut album, Lungs, which debuted at number seventeen on the UK charts.  By 2011, they were already creating a buzz in the music world, having had two successful albums.   The latter of which debuted at number one on the UK albums chart.  A song from this album would eventually be used in the soundtrack for Snow White and the Huntsman.  After releasing the single Sweet Nothing with Calvin Harris, Welch would receive her first Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

Florence Welch fashion crush

In recent years, Welch has had much success apart from her band.  She’s collaborated with Lady Gaga on a song for Gaga’s latest album, and also put her vocals to use on the Wonder Woman soundtrack. You can still find her beasting every red carpet event she attends and as the brand ambassador for Gucci, you can be assured she’ll most likely be the best dressed.

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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[PHOTOS] LIT! New York Fashion Week Highlights!

The New York designers brought their A-game for the spring 2019 fashion week season.
The best thing about New York fashion week is it’s eclectic group of designers that offer up variety for the fashion elite. The more over the top designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with their use of color and decadence. Others like Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row were more on the minimal side favoring impeccable tailoring and luxe fabric

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New York fashion week spring 2019

The New York designers brought their A-game for the spring 2019 fashion week season.

The best thing about New York fashion week is it’s eclectic group of designers that offer up variety for the fashion elite. The more over the top designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with their use of color and decadence. Others like Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row were more on the minimal side favoring impeccable tailoring and luxe fabrics.

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Marc Jacobs

Mary Katrantzou

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

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Wild Thoughts–Fall 2018’s Printed Accessories!

As Fall approaches ever so quickly, it’s normal to begin taking a census of your fall wardrobe.

One thing that shouldn’t be left out are the accessories. Something so seemingly minor is the one thing that deserves a scrutinizing eye. For fall, many designers accessorized their looks with wild prints and colors. I’ve comprised a few options that will lighten up your fall wardrobe indefinitely. This will surely stop traffic on even the most dreary of days.

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Printed accessories

As Fall approaches ever so quickly, it’s normal to begin taking a census of your fall wardrobe.

Printed accessories

One thing that shouldn’t be left out are the accessories. Something so seemingly minor is the one thing that deserves a scrutinizing eye. For fall, many designers accessorized their looks with wild prints and colors. I’ve comprised a few options that will lighten up your fall wardrobe indefinitely. This will surely stop traffic on even the most dreary of days.

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                         Versace                                   Burberry                                Dior

Shoes

Printed accessories

                                                Burberry                                 Dior

That being said, don’t be afraid to have a bold attitude with all of your wardrobe. A printed dress hat or even wildly colored jewelry can take your look from drab to fierce.

Printed accessories

                         Balenciaga                             Versace                                   Balenciaga

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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How to Grieve Stylishly

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Funeral fashion

Like many others I woke up Wednesday morning to the incredibly sad news of the passing of music icon Aretha Franklin.

It’s funny how you get so used to a certain presence that you never imagine what it would be like if they were no longer here.  As I began to reflect on all of my memories of Miss Franklin, another memory crept into my mind. Back in 2010, the world was saddened by the sudden suicide of legendary designer Alexander McQueen.  This sad occasion was memorialized at one of the most stylish and over the top funerals that I had ever seen. One by one, fashion icons like Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker and Daphne Guiness strutted past photographers and thousands of grieving fans decked out in the latest McQueen designs.  It made such an impact on my psyche that I couldn’t help but fantasize about how i would style for a funeral. With the collections for fall 2018, there was no shortage of options.

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                          Miu Miu                                 Chanel                                  Alexander McQueen

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t be too sexy or flashy for a funeral.  Meaning anything that shows too much skin or over embellished with colorful sequins is completely out.

Funeral Attire

                         Carolina Herrera                     Oscar de la Renta                  Valentino

Now I’m not saying you can’t have a few accents. A subtle embroidery or print that isn’t too distracting is fine. After all, a true fashion lover isn’t going to change their whole style simply because of a sad occasion.

Funeral Attire

                         Dior                                        Bottega Veneta                      Balenciaga

Any accessories should be minimal, however, they can still have some pizzazz. Nothing too over powering but with just enough detail to set yourself apart from the rest.

Something as sad as a funeral is stressful in itself, but maybe a stylish outlook will be a stepping stone to putting the pieces back together.

RIP Aretha Franklin

Written by Dominique Bedell

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