My friend and I were talking about how we are just not into fashion that much lately. For me, it has to do with not wanting to buy anything unless it is secondhand, or well-made by an independent designer (expensive). Also, as a library clerk, I can’t afford that much.
The world feels depressing lately so I decided to dive back into fashion blogs and see if I could get excited about anything. I stumbled upon Double3xposure, a fashion blogger, on Instagram. She is a 20-year-old college student living in Atlanta, Georgia. What I love about her style is how normal she looks.
Her hair is undone. She is wearing sensible shoes. Many of her outfits are just a t-shirt and cut off jeans. I particularly love that she embraces the off-the-shoulder trend by wearing a pajama top that she simply shimmies around her shoulders. #genius
Seeing her outfits got me thinking of normcore (think hardcore normal). I’d always heard about it but didn’t really know what it meant. I found this Vogue video where Alexa Chung interviews the people (K-Hole) who invented the term. This story is fascinating! You have to watch this. It’s like an art joke altering the fashion industry.
Wanting to always promote sustainable style is like always being on a diet. Occasionally, I just want junk food. Double3xposure has inspired me to keep eating healthy. I’m inspired to be creative with what I already have and make smart investments with pieces that I love.
I continue to be obsessed with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. I love learning about new talent. Last year when the finalists were announced I gathered together links and videos for each of the finalists on my blog. The finalists for 2015 were just recently announced and so, here again, I have gathered links and videos for each of the finalists. Enjoy!
It’s funny how many of them are men’s clothing designers. Right?
My top three four favorites are:
2. David Hart
3. Thaddeus O’Neil
4. Aurora James of Brother Vellies
Which ones are your favorites? Some of the videos I selected don’t really do the designers justice. You can learn more about them by clicking over to their website.
To see video clips of the 2014 Fashion Fund process click here.
Do you follow the CFDA awards? I’m obsessed. I first learned about them through a series of great video shorts that were posted on Hulu about the 2011 competition. You can now watch those videos on Vogue.com.
Since then I’ve kept my eyes peeled for more videos online. They are no longer posted on Hulu. Last year the video series was available on Ovation TV. What? Where is that? Needless to say — I missed those videos. I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to see the 2014 competition videos BEFORE I know who the winner is — not likely I suppose. As of now the Vogue site says — “The 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund process will once again be documented on the series The Fashion Fund which will air on Ovation TV in November 2014.” #BOOO #PUTTHEFASHIONFUNDONLINE
Vogue just recently announced the finalists for 2014 on their website. Vogue did not include any hyperlinks on their website — but I have! I have obsessively Googled all the finalists and found their websites and videos about them. Enjoy!
Click on the image below to be taken to an Orley Fashion Film on the Vogue site. These guys are my favorite so far. I LOVE their sense of color and I love that their fashion film includes two old dudes.
I also am loving what I see on the Ryan Roche website. Great styling. I also love a crazy-big fluffy sweater/coat. I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to it. Click on the image below to be taken to the Spring 2014 Ryan Roche fashion short.