After using the mandarin collar as our term of the day, I thought, why not explore it more for the week’s throwback thursday. If you’re looking to create something that is simple but still has some interest, this type of collar can give your garment an unexpected update. The mandarin collar is a short unfolded stand-up collar style on a shirt or jacket (as seen above). It has been known to have a number of precarious names such asRead More →

Today, we don’t even bat an eyelash whenever we see women’s trousers. But throughout most of Western History women mainly wore skirts. And not just any skirts either; they were multi-layered, floor length and often came with a cage crinoline or bustles (depending on the era). For hundreds of years wealthy and impoverished women alike had worn these heavy floor length dresses. Eventually, they became more of burden than luxury.Read More →

Denim is the classic staple every person needs (has) in their closet. Whether it’s blue jeans or a denim jacket, it works with anything and is always in style. That’s why for this throwback thursday we’re taking a look at where it all came from. Denim has been used since the late 18th century. It is said that the twill cotton fabric’s nameRead More →

With New York Fashion Week still flooding my senses, it was hard to choose what I wanted to take a look back at for Throwback Thursday. So I thought of something timeless, the wrap dress. We all know what it looks like: the deep v-neck, long sleeves and sitting just above the knee with the wrap tie placed right at the waist. What started out as a shirt and skirt turned into an iconic go-to style that flatters any woman.Read More →

It’s Throwback Thursday! Which means we’re taking a look back at an era we love and the prints that made the time. The 1960s saw the rise in television and media. New technologies made it possible for media images of the US Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War to be transmitted worldwide within hours, leading to greater political awareness. Active TV and media coverage provided the younger generation with a new way to look at celebrities creating a bigger buzz for people like Twiggy, Cathy McGowen, and The Beatles. Prints always reflect the zeitgeist of the time (the spirit of the time) and in theRead More →