Saturday, April 30, 2016

News | The Weekly Edit 4.30.16


FOR JOB SEEKERS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  Unfortunately this is going to be a recurring headline and we're going to closely monitor the situation here on TDH.  The American Apparel layoffs were 2 weeks ago.  Coach happened this week.  Sources tell me there is about to be another major U.S. designer primed for a big restructuring.

FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK TRUMP WILL BRING BACK JOBS:


FOR WEEKEND WARRIORS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  Can I just say 'Thank you for this and OY VEY!'  I totally agree with this snarky commentary and would LOVE to see a more modern vision for our amazing Olympians.

FOR DEPARTMENT STORE SHOPPERS:


FOR PINTEREST FANATICS:
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Weekend Shopping Splurge | Angel Wings

Dries Van Noten featured in Marie Claire Italia May 2016
Abaday
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TDH Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post.  All opinions and recommendations are completely my own based on my experience and research.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fashion Icon | Remembering Prince

Any fashion critic will tell you this: style can't be bought.  You're either born with an inherent "something-something" or you're not.  Style has nothing to do with runways or the windows of Barney's and it can't be found between the pages of a fat March issue of Vogue.  Style isn't necessarily current or copyable and it may only be cool on the person who owns it but damn, if we don't all wish we possessed that deep, all-knowing sense of self necessary to harness it.  I mean, you've gotta be dialed-in to some elite frequency to not only make ass-less pants look really good but to make people say, "Huh...maybe I should try that."

Prince loved sequins and lace.  He loved feather boas, velvet, and richly textured brocades.  His guitar straps were leopard and to quote Robin Givhan of The Washington Post, "He wore heels. High heels. And yes, they boosted his diminutive stature, but he also seemed aware that heels change the wearer’s posture. They make the tush more prominent..."

Prince embraced all colors but he owned Purple (with a capital P) like Ralph and Tommy own Red, White, and Blue.  If only Prince had a chance to come to Scarsdale, NY and see the house in which I grew-up; resplendent in all it's deeply hued glory with its purple shutters and purple front door.  With its leopard linoleum tiled kitchen and leopard upholstered chairs. The mystique of Purple "rained" supreme at the house shadowed by lavender wisteria trees from the paint on the walls to the carpets on the floor to the veins that ran through the marble in the bathroom.  Prince and my mother, the master behind this kooky homage to the color of royalty, were unlikely compatriots on many levels perhaps, but shared an inexplicable, other-wordly fascination for the color Purple.  If only he had known.

When I was young I used to wish we had a house with black shutters like everyone else.  At times I would ask to be dropped off at the top of the street so people wouldn't see it.  But "The Purple House" was a legend, known to all far and wide, enjoying a life of infamy beyond the family who inhabited it.  My childhood home was one-of-kind; impossible for someone else to recreate because it was so personally composed.  And while not for everyone, it had style.  It was authentic...just like Prince.  And ultimately, authenticity is the prism through which true style is filtered.

R.I.P Prince.  We will miss you!

Oh...and as a side note: my father is color blind.  He thought most things in the house were just shades of blue!

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Prince...he was just like us.  Courtside at a b-ball game decked out in head-to-toe purple.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

News | The Weekly Edit 4.23.16


FOR PURPLE LOVERS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  RIP Prince.  I think you single-handedly shaped mine and my friend's pre-teen and teenage years with your music, style, and politics.

FOR EVERYONE WHO SAYS: "I CAN DO THAT":

FOR PEOPLE WITH IDEAS:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Details | Flat Snaps

Continuing the fishing theme from last week's post, snap-shoulder sweaters are a long-standing classic whose origins are rooted in traditional mariner's shapes.

Flat, shiny snaps are a nice modern twist to what can too quickly be demoted to a sleepy staple.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

News | The Weekly Edit 4.16.16


FOR BUSINESS OWNERS & INDUSTRY WATCHERS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  Yes, more industry layoffs if you've been keeping track.

FOR PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT THE DECLINE OF PRINT MEDIA:

FOR CELEBRITY STALKERS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  UGH! Celebrities please stop engaging in vanity projects (unless you're serious like the Olsen twins of The Row or Victoria Beckham)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Gone Fishin'

Will Spring ever arrive here in NYC?  Much less the lazy days of Summer spent dangling your feet off the edge of some boat watching fish jump in and out of the water?

Fishnets are making a come back.  The trend started seeping into fashion's collective unconscious with the Fall 2016 shows and will be out in full force on the streets as soon as the weather cooperates.  Not to be worn like some 80's prostitute loitering around the West Side Highway though!  The new way is chic, sporty and cool!


Vogue UK Street Style
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

News | The Weekly Edit 4.9.16


FOR TRUTH SEEKERS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  Having worked for Coach under Reed's influence this piece simply exposes what most people thought but would not openly discuss.  I think for non-fashion insiders this could be quite revelatory.  I am curious to hear people's thoughts!


FOR HISTORY BUFFS:


FOR BUSINESS OWNERS & INDUSTRY WATCHERS:


FOR ENTREPRENEURS:
TDH EDITOR'S NOTE:  I'm inspired!


FOR ACADEMICS & TECHIES


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Normcore Knit

A little personal style goes a long way in making a fairly banal (and inexpensive) sweater look fabulous!





Sweater from H&M: HERE

All images courtesy of Collage Vintage