When I was younger I used to watch the movie “Clueless” all the time. I loved the clothes, I loved Paul Rudd, and what I loved most was her computer that showed all of the possible outfits she could make with her clothes. I always wanted to be able to do that, and now I can, thanks to the MyStyle app on iPhone and iPod Touch.
Every time I watched that scene I really wanted the same to be able to do the same thing with my wardrobe, and now I can! I had seen a few Facebook apps for taking pictures of your clothes and being able to put outfits together. At first I thought “As if,” no way it was like the version in the movie, but it is.
There are a lot of variations of these types of apps, I bought the one called MyStyle. All you have to do is take a picture and upload your clothes. Then you choose which category it falls into like tops, bottoms and so on. It is really fun and although it may take a while it is worth the time and effort because it is a really fun way to spend time before class trying to see how many outfit combinations you can come up with using the clothes you already own.
Try it out and let me know what you think of MyStyle!
Sequins have taken over the world — the fashion world that is! Everyone always thinks it is going to be aliens that take over and invade earth, but nope, it’s sequins. And I couldn’t be happier!
I love sequins. They shine, sparkle, look fabulous and make any outfit more exciting. It’s funny that I love them so much since I am pretty shy and like to lie under the radar, but when it comes to fashion, I have almost an alter ego, like Beyonce’s “Sasha Fierce” (I know I am nowhere near that cool don’t worry).
Sequins just look so interesting. Every time I see them, I always think of a holiday party or New Years Eve. They just scream celebration, and who doesn’t like to celebrate?
If you haven’t noticed the shimmering, tiny sequins that have popped up in stores then you may want to have your eyes checked before you go shopping. From Jennifer Lopez’s collection at Kohl’s to Express and Free People, they are everywhere. Amazing sparkly dresses cute gold sequined skirts and purses to match.
I have a few (some may say a few too many) vintage sequined tops but I need some that are more modern and up to date. I need them to look less a part of a costume and more fashion forward.
This Friday fashion show fell on 11/11/11. The number 11 has been known as a time when people make a wish and tend to feel lucky. This feeling was no different for Kent State’s Fashion Student Organization. Its wish for a successful show came true. This show took two months and countless hours to put together and it did not disappoint.
This was the second annual “Art of Contrast” fashion show and this year’s theme was “The Elements.” The designers had to design garments that fell into the categories of earth, wind, fire and water. Although many stayed within these realms, there were a few different categories that were created, such as Abigail Lantz’s collection, “Clay,” Alex Marr’s collection, “Natural Impulse,” and “The Root of the Elements” by Maddie Winfield and Sarah Metzger.
Alyssa Nagel said she spent 18 hours in the workroom last week finishing her designs. She designed two looks, one for earth and one for wind.
“It’s a lot of what I do,” she said when asked why she chose those two elements. “It’s really my style. I’m a more natural designer — my friends joke and call me organic so I chose it.”
For many designers the nerves were in the air. Both Nagel and Kate Hatker had designed garments for a smaller show, “Soroptimist” — also hosted by the FSO — but this was their first big show.
It may not have been the first show for Hatker, but she was still feeling a little backstage jitters.
“I am nervous just because it is a lot of pressure, but I am excited, too,” she said.
For designer Zoe Hartman, this was her first runway show ever. The element she designed for was wind.
“I did a lingerie piece and it’s all fabric feathers,” Hartman said. “Wind was the element least chosen, and I wanted a challenge”.
While some designers were on the less experienced side of the spectrum — although you would never guess by their designs — model Brittany George has a few runway shows and catalog spreads under her belt.
“I have done Cleveland fashion week a couple of years ago, that was like my first real fashion show and I had a lot of fun with it,” she said.
As you walked into the Kent State Student Center Ballroom, the guests were welcomed with decorations that represented the elements. A billowy blue chiffon draping over the entry way demonstrated water; candles with floating rocks represented fire and earth; and a smoke machine was supposed to represent wind, but it was likely to set off the fire alarm so it couldn’t be used.
There was a wide range of designs, from Hartman’s lingerie pieces to a dress that resembled a Cinderalla-esque gown, not a single design disappointed the audience.
Winners taking home the night’s top prizes were Natalie Sullinger for best design, Michelle Milfort for best model and best collection went to Alex Marr. All three won a $100 Visa gift card.