Lady Gaga, chew on this: Meat dresses are so last year. All of those opposed to wearing carnage as clothing, say goodbye to the antics of 2010 and hello to a sharper, more stylish 2011. Make better style a top New Year’s resolution with the Avenue’s list of fashion dos and don’ts. With it, you’ll be sure to avoid a fashion faux pas and maybe even end up on 2011’s best dressed list.
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Tucked in a darling two-story corner building at 101 N. Main St., an area known for nightlife and local dives, the marriage of art and fashion is alive and thriving.
Sure, you’ve been going buck wild in all of autumn’s glory: breathing in sweet smells of cinnamon, indulging in candy corn, busting out the pumpkin spice candles. You may think you’ve got the fall feel down, but does your wardrobe?
Ellie Circhansky spent her high-school weekends digging. Sifting through mounds of clothing at thrift stores, she stretched her $20 allowance to its bare bones, salvaging the simplistic designer pieces others tossed form their closets and welcoming them into her own.
Seldom does the Devil do interviews. When she does, you better bet that she’s got a damned good reason — and that she’ll be dripping in designer. Earlier this month, Vogue magazine’s editor Anna Wintour was seen in a rare interview on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” For September is when she thrives. This month’s famed September issue of Vogue is bound with 532 astounding pages of fashion. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today. Yet Wintour was seated on Fallon’s scarlet couch cushions to, instead, promote the largest fashion party in history — and everyone is invited.
Those who know me knew this column was inevitable. However, I was not planning on writing it so soon. But something I saw in this very publication a week or two ago raised my ire to such a height that I could not help but offer my commentary on the situation.
Museums and monuments are kind of cool, but we fashionistas know the real reason to travel is to shop. For everyone studying abroad and traveling over summer, the Avenue has researched some of the top shopping meccas in the world.
As the flight attendant on the charcoal runway instructed-seat belts were securely fastened, seats were adjusted to their upright positions and the packed crowd at The Vault Thursday night was all set and ready for take off. Destination? Gainesville Fashion Week 2010's first runway event.
Change clothes and go. The sexy catwalk is all set for the fabulousness of the runway models who are about to stomp their heels into it. It’s Gainesville Fashion Week.
The jorts we made fun of and the denim jackets that we thought died with the ‘90s are back, and they’re better than ever. Dolce & Gabbana’s entire spring ready-to-wear collection donned models in different hues of denim from head to toe. Express is advertising its “denim leggings,” and Gap has brought back the denim button-up. So, dig up those old shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch, and don’t be scared to rock your parents’ old jean jackets.
Fashion has no limits. It’s daring, risky and of course, fabulous. Tuesday evening, Gainesville Fashion Week and CovetedList.com proved the absence of style’s boundaries with a fashion show that featured outfits fitting women of all colors, heights and body types.