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1303 posts categorized "Fashion"

April 17, 2014

Career Girl Answers: How Can I Learn Fashion Styling In High School?

Career Girl

Dear Career Girl:

How can I learn fashion styling on my own while I'm in high school? Thanks!

—Lydia S.

Dear Lydia,

Fashion styling is an exciting career to get into. There are quite a few career paths you could pursue as such.

In Los Angeles, it's all about celebs. Whether it's red carpet, magazine editorial, or public appearances, celebs often hire fashion stylists to put their looks together.

In New York, it's much more about magazine editorial. Fashion stylists pull samples from showrooms and top designers, before the looks even go into production, so that magazines can shoot their editorials in advance of the season.

If you want to learn fashion styling while you're in high school, the best thing is to start styling your friends. Visit their closets and put together looks, mixing accessories and layers they might not have thought of.

Another great way to get experience is to start a fashion blog so that you get used to talking about clothes as style, crediting the designers and labels you wear. Once you begin to establish yourself as a fashion professional, reach out to retailers and ask them if you can borrow their clothes for photoshoots. Often department stores will work with credentialed stylists, charging a restocking fee.

For summer, you may want to consider working in retail. It's excellent experience for someone getting in to the fashion industry. 

Also, keep in mind that when you're ready for college, FIDM offers a Visual Communications degree that prepares grads for careers as stylists—so that's always an option, too. 

Good luck to you, Lydia! 

—Career Girl

Do you have a question for Career Girl? Please send an email with your career related questions to fashionclub@fidm.com. Be sure to read questions answered from other readers, too!

April 16, 2014

Adidas to Collab With Mary Kantrantzou This November

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2014

Famous for her prints (see Photorealism on FashionClub.com), fashion designer Mary Katrantzou will be collaborating with Adidas this November!

The famed athletic brand approached the London-based designer while she was working on her spring collection which was coincidentally very inspired by athletic wear, so the timing couldn't be better. The Kantrantzou look pictured above has images of shoelaces, breathable fabric, and tred designed into the print.

“[The collection] was based on shoes and a big part of it was based on sneakers, so I felt it was a sign,” WWD reported Katrantzou saying. “When Adidas first approached me, I really took time to think about what I could offer that’s different, what I could say through the collection that they haven’t said before. I grew up, like so many other kids around the world, wearing Adidas sneakers, and bringing my vision to such a global brand was a great challenge.”

"We went into the archives and took the running shoe as inspiration, which I then filtered through my own aesthetic and references. I think what we created has a strong identity within the Adidas offering. Seeing what’s possible allowed me to really push the boundaries of what can be achieved technically.”

Oh, and FYI—Pharrell is going to be doing a capsule collection with Adidas. More to come on that!

The original story can be found on WWD.com.

April 11, 2014

FC Link Love -- April 11, 2014

Keiko LynnCheck out Keiko Lynn's tutorial for the Urban Decay Electric palette.

VMac + Cheese rounded up some really cute backpacks.

If you're feeling crafty this weekend, make this brushed gold vase from Kristi Murphy and give it to your mom for Mother's Day.

Or check out this Mother's Day gift guide on The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life.

Design Darling has ten fabulous buys under $100.

We're loving these so-pretty pale pink picks on What I Wore.

These Paper Fashion sketches of  Lucky EIC Eva Chen's Instagram pics are spot on.

Neckerchiefs could be the hottest spring accessory. See Honestly WTF for proof.

InStyle has chic rainy day finds, 'cause, you know, April showers and all that.

If you're short on time, Cupcakes and Cashmere can show you how to make up your face in three minutes.

April 04, 2014

FC Link Love -- April 4, 2014

Dream-closet-organization-inspirationSpring cleaning your closet may actually be a lot easier this year, thanks to these tips from Ruche.

Cupcakes and Cashmere really had us going with this April Fool's joke.

We all have our beauty must haves; The Blissful Blog  has got some really good ones.

Woohoo! Sincerly Jules has new merchandise and a gorgeous lookbook to go with.

Style.com has rounded up the best nail polishes for spring.

It's all about summer shoe trends on Shop Talk. And yes, gladiator sandals are still a must.

We are beyond obsessed with these IRO sandals on Luella & June.

Design Darling rounded up the most adorable hot pink picks.

Make your phone even cuter with free wallpaper downloads from Design Love Fest.

The Style and Beauty Doctor has the scoop on the Nars Summer 2014 collection, and it is good!

March 28, 2014

5 Pretty Prom Dresses Under $50

Prom dresses under $50
Looking for the perfect prom dress? How about one that costs less than $50? Yeah, we thought you'd like the sound of that. Happy Friday, Fashion Clubbers!

1. Glamorous Lace Prom Dress, $41.40, asos.com
2. Royal Blue Chunky Stone Keyhole Neckline, $19.99, depshops.com
3. Clarisse Short Babydoll Prom Dress, $45, amazon.com
4. Navy and Silver Short Prom Dress, $49, windsorstore.com
5. Spaghetti Strap Sequin Top Prom Dress, $49.90, delias.com

FC Link Love -- March 28, 2014

Calm Clothing NYThese pics from the Calm Clothing NY lookbook are just to crazy to describe. See more on Fashion Goggled.

The Budget Babe found an exact look-a-like of the must have Club Monaco Pink Moto Jacket for way less. Way less!

Also, Target Addict compares a cute side table from Tar-jay to an identical albeit pricier one from Jayson Home.

Learn how to layer scents like a pro on Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Check out how Kimberly of Eat Sleep Wear styled a denim vest. This look is so fresh for spring, no?

Orange is a pretty tricky color to wear, so we're thankful to Second City Style for showing us how to pull it off.

Eye 4 Style has pictures from the DVF The Journey of a Dress exhibition at LACMA.

Emoji shoes, yes, emoji shoes! Stripes & Sequins found 'em.

Another fabulous 'Looks from Books' from College Fashion, this time it's Divergent.

We're loving this camo and citron look on My Style Pill. Such a fun combo!

March 21, 2014

FC Link Love -- March 21, 2014

Elle-chanel-00-hElle has the story behind Chanel's famous tweed.

Did you know that a discounted version of Zara exists?? Racked has the deets.

If you've got some free time this weekend, make these cool hair cuffs on Brit + Co.

And Design Crush has twelve more DIYs you'll love.

This That Beauty is sharing five ways you can channel spring, no matter what the weather situation.

We can't thank InStyle enough for putting together the perfect bag/shoe combos for spring.

If you're looking for the best blowdryer for your hair, The Beauty Department has a break down.

The Glamourai has the most gorgeous shots of model Selita Ebanks.

Ok, this is great: 8 awesome ways to spend $5 or less on Hello Giggles. And they really are awesome!

It's all about the scalloped details on Design Darling.

March 14, 2014

FC Link Love -- March 14, 2014

Russian photographerStyle Pantry has the scoop on the coolest and most colorful photo series ever. 

A Miss Piggy lifestyle brand is in the works, according to Fab Sugar. We couldn't be happier.

Who What Wear knows how to actually look pulled together in ripped jeans.

We spotted the most clever candles on Little White Whale. Your inner bookworm will be overjoyed!

Sometimes we just like to look at pretty pictures, and Design Darling has plenty.

The Everygirl has tips for styling three of spring's hard-to-style (but must have) shoes.

We're kind of digging this tomboy situation happening on Love, Blair.

A cool, and super simple, magazine holder DIY on Design Sponge.

Cupcakes and Cashmere tried on a ton of boyfriend jeans and has reviews of them all.

Make sure you check out this perfect-for-your-next-road-trip playlist from Shop Talk.

March 07, 2014

FC Link Love -- March 7, 2014

Paris Fashion WeekProps to Refinery 29 for a peek into Paris Fashion Week with forty exquisite photos.

Sage + Sparkle styled a cute orange dress in three very different, but super adorable ways.

We're loving all the pretty pastels The Peak of Tres Chic rounded up for spring.

The Glitter Guide has five ways to wear stripes this spring. You're gonna want to bookmark this.

We could look at these behind-the-scene images from the Ruche spring lookbook for hours...and we actually have.

Bag Snob knows the way to our hearts--a rattan bag from Dolce & Gabbana. It's beyond our budget, but a girl can dream!

You'll never believe it--Glitter Inc. found a pair of Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes and they cost way less!

We're totally into the two-toned lip trend we spotted on Made By Girl.

 Want to create a gallery wall in your room? A Fab Life shows you the easy way to do it.

Since everyone is pretty much obsessed with Jared Leto's hair from the Oscars, InStyle is letting us all try out the look.

February 28, 2014

See Every Best Actress Oscars Dress Since 1929

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Gearing up for an amazing Oscars weekend! I don't know about you, but half of the fun of watching the red carpet coverage is seeing what they're wearing, right?! Well, I found this infographic on Cosmopolitan's UK site, and had to share it with you. LOVE it! It's crazy that there was a time when there was not an emphasis on the designer of the dress. Notice all the "unknown" designers. That's just cray-cray.

Happy Oscars viewing, everyone!