Fur is an endless fashion trend that has been worn differently from generation to generation. Starting in the earliest days of history, fur was used as protective clothing but became popular in European fashion to show social stratification among royalty. The past two centuries in the United States and Europe, have thrown fashion designers and icons into a mad love affair with fur. The fur we come to appreciate now a days has ranged from classic Coco Chanel in her 1920s full-length mink coat to 1959 Marilyn Monroe in a white fur shawl to 2015 Kim Kardashian wearing a faux fur vest on the streets of LA. Fur is a classic that will likely never lose its touch. So whether you choose to go old school and whip out your vintage mink, or decide to be environmentally friendly with a faux alternative, fur vests will always have a place in the fashion industry.
If the history lesson on fur wasn’t enough to persuade you, then here are more reasons as to why fur is a closet essential:
1. There a million ways to wear it
Whether with boyfriend jeans, leather leggings, a shift dress, the possibilities are endless
2. They supply your closet with a more luxurious outerwear piece
3. Rachel Zoe wears them. I repeat RACHEL ZOE wears them
4. It doesn’t matter whether your style is bohemian, hipster, or classic. Fur can be worn by anyone
From Cruella Deville to North West, anyone can pull it off
5. You will look 10 times chicer (and put together) than you probably are
6. THEY KEEP YOU WARM
7. They can be inexpensive
Faux fur vests are featured in many fast fashion stores (Forever 21, H&M, Zara)
You now have zero excuses as to why you don’t own a fur vest.
I have been watching this season reliigiously and (as always) the cast, set and storyline as a whole is incredibly unique. I expected the costume design for Lady G to be incredibly outlandish, and trust me, it is. Her image as a whole is my favorite part of this season so far. AHS costume designer Lou Eyrich has collaborated with Gaga to create her timeless look.
The glove pictured above is designed by Michael Schmidt and made from Swarovski crystal.
The Countess is NOT Lady Gaga
"Most importantly, I want people to watch it and not feel like they're watching Lady Gaga, I'd like them to feel like they're watching The Countess. That's important to me, and I feel like I've spent a lot of time working on that"
Lady G has made it clear that her outfits are not to be provacative and are more than just shock value. "Thats my art".
Every fashion choice she makes, she is thinking about the storyline and what best conveys the message. For example, she has chosen white versus black to appear more motherly in some scenes. Or has opted out of certain accessories and jackets because she felt it did not fit the scene.
What's your opinion on her theatrical looks?
The fall season is finally here! The leaves have started to change color, the fields have filled with pumpkins, and the haunted houses have started to be built. Fall is one of the most popular seasons partially due to never ending traditions during the holiday season. Being a college student, it is sometime sad to be away from your home/family during these times. But have no fear! Tallahassee, FL actually houses many great fall activities to explore. From haunted houses to corn mazes, Tallahassee has some awesome local fall fun for every age group to enjoy.
Here are just a few of the many local events that will get anyone in the spirit this season:
Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church’s Annual Pumpkin Patch
· This Patch is open from 10 am- 3 pm.
· Proceeds end up going to various church missions.
Aunt Louise’s Farm/ Corn Maze
· Open weekends until November 21st.
· Saturdays: 10-6 and Sundays: 2-6
OK guys. Halloween is 17 days away. OK guys, I'm a little too excited.
I know I'm not the only one counting down the days so I thought now would be a good time to talk about costume ideas. So we have time to prepare, ya know?
This year I think I'm ditching the costume for something more fun. Makeup. Do you ever get bored and experiment with it? For example you decide on a cat-eye but that's not enough so you just keep adding to it? Before you know it you're a glitter covered raccoon with crazy cheekbones and over-lined lips. Well, October 31st is the one day of the year it's socially acceptable to do your makeup however you want. You best believe I'm going to take advantage of it.
Below is a slideshow of some really cool ideas along with the link that'll show you step by step how to achieve the look! I really love the AHS Asylum picture and 1960's Twiggy.
If you use any of these ideas or come up with your own crazy makeup DM me @GannonLong to be featured on our Facebook page and instagram account!
The Dynamic duo! We are obsessed with these black and white colored coordinated outfits. We love Kelly’s chic biker jacket she paired with a crop top and statement necklace. Nakedra looks effortless and confident in a form fitting black dress paired with a kimono. Going into fall never looked so good!
This week we had the amazing opportunity to partner with Gameday Goddess to bring you two looks for the upcoming FSU vs. UM game! Gameday Goddess is your one-stop shop for exclusive dresses, tops, and bottoms in your favorite team's colors.
We hope you come to love Gameday Goddess as much as we do!
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Shop Mia's Look
Dress: Ribbed Body-Con, $55.00
Shop Lauren's Look
Dress: Orange Colorblock, $49.00
I was a little skeptical of this trend when I first saw a real pair of shoes with tassels on them. My whole life I thought tassels were used on curtains or for graduation caps. Although, they may have gotten their start that way, that is definitely no longer the case. Many celebrities and fashionistas lately have been seen rocking this trend and I have to admit, I LOVE it! I never saw this trend coming but now that it is here, I hope it stays for a while.
Get Your Own Pair!
What do you think of the tassel shoe trend?
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