Weekend Reading: The Modernist Years

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When I came across this book Imogen Cunningham: The Modernist Years, the images looked so current, I couldn’t believe they were taken in the 1920s. Who knew that her affinity for capturing tropical plants would be trending today. The black and white imagery highlighting the similarities between the curves of a woman’s body and the stripes of a zebra reminded me of how similar we are to animals and reinforced my view of why we should treat animals humanly. Cunningham’s obsession for purity of image and clarity of detail became increasingly important during the 1920s when she took these images. It is clear that she is focused on the subject and nothing else.

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Beauty Supply: JINsoon ‘Doux’

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No matter what your style is: from minimal and simple or classic and preppy to playful with a punk edge, there is no denying that you wear a nude/pink nail color sometime throughout the year. For me, JINsoon ‘Doux’ is the color you will find me wearing on most days. I even wore it when I got married last year. With only two coats to get full coverage and a quick dry formula, I have nothing bad to say about this polish. Not only is it 5-free*, but it is vegan friendly and not tested on animals. What is your favorite nude/pink nail color?

*5-free: means there are no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, camphor, and formaldehyde resin.

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Editorial Eclipse: Fashion Revolution

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SUITED Magazine shows how fashionable sustainability actually is in this month’s editorial entitled Fashioning a Movement. Stylist Renata Gar piles on layers of clothing from sustainable designers including Kowtow, Lauren Manoogian, Paris Georgia Basics and shoes by Suzanne Rae. Does the nomadic feeling of the imagery hint at a lifestyle we may have to adopt because of environmental impacts of the fashion industry? In a world where fast fashion prevails and stores introducing new styles weekly, sustainable fashion can often sound like a dirty word.
What most consumers don’t realize is the power they hold with their dollar. You vote for change through every dollar you put into the fashion industry. If you continue to spend your money at fast fashion retailers, they will continue to over produce more clothing that end up in landfills. Choosing to invest in clothing made by workers who make a living wage, shows your support for a growing, sustainable fashion industry. SUITED sat down with Shivam Punjya, US ambassador of Fashion Revolution (a global movement and non-profit organization who believes in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure) to discuss the importance of sustainability in fashion. Read the full article here.

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Spring Mood

CATZORANGE-STUDIO-executive-suite-glasses-the-row-lisa-jahovic-sicky-magazine-Elsa-Peretti-bottle-pendant-necklace-for-Halston-1970s-desmittenWith Spring in full swing, my mind is on textured whites, geometric round bags in organic materials, new frames, vintage statement jewelry and simple flora reflections. What are you looking forward to for Spring?

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Bibi Cornejo Borthwick for Joseph Fall 2017

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During fashion month, the runway shows are aw-inspiring, but my favorite images come from behind the scenes and street style. For Fall 2017, Bibi Cornejo Borthwick (yes the daughter of one of my favorite New York designers, Maria Cornejo and famed photographer Mark Borthwick) captured the subtle nuances of the Joseph collection. A creative in her own right, her images are both simple but stunning. From extended plackets and spherical buttons to monochrome looks and barely-there beauty, here are some of my favorite images.

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For more behind the scenes photos of the Joseph Fall 2017 collection, click here.

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