Fashion – Lotts Photo http://lottsphoto.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 11:27:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lottsphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/default-130x130.png Fashion – Lotts Photo http://lottsphoto.com/ 32 32 Kate Middleton continues to wear fashion from this dramatic royal year https://lottsphoto.com/kate-middleton-continues-to-wear-fashion-from-this-dramatic-royal-year/ Wed, 11 May 2022 11:27:52 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/kate-middleton-continues-to-wear-fashion-from-this-dramatic-royal-year/ Kate Middleton has worn three outfits in the past two months that haven’t been seen since 2017, a year filled with royal ups and downs. Kate, who married Prince William in 2011 and became the Duchess of Cambridge, has become well known for her sense of regal style and has wardrobes full of stunning pieces […]]]>

Kate Middleton has worn three outfits in the past two months that haven’t been seen since 2017, a year filled with royal ups and downs.

Kate, who married Prince William in 2011 and became the Duchess of Cambridge, has become well known for her sense of regal style and has wardrobes full of stunning pieces that are neatly put away after each use.

The Duchess, like her husband William, is known for her eco-conscious nature, with fashion being one of the main ways she can exemplify this publicly.

While in the 1980s and 1990s Princess Diana tended to her overflowing wardrobes, filled with pieces she would only wear once or twice, by donating dresses and clothes, Kate developed its own method of simply wearing and re-wearing pieces sometimes decades old. a part.

Over the past two months, Kate Middleton has re-worn many outfits last seen in 2017, a royal year filled with ups and downs. Photographed (L) April 17, 2022. (C) April 25, 2022. (R) May 10, 2022.
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This practice is not unknown in royal circles. Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, is known for using pieces in her wardrobes more than thirty years after she first wore them, out of economy and an aversion to waste.

Kate however, seems more deliberate in her motivation.

In 2022, the wardrobe requirements placed on Kate have been increased, not only because of the week-long Caribbean tour the royal embarked on in March, but also because the Queen’s platinum jubilee led to an increase in public appearances and functions.

In perhaps what is a public display of environmental concern and economy, Kate has, for important royal occasions over the past two months, worn pieces from her wardrobe again with the odd connection that the last time they were all worn publicly was the year 2017.

For the Royal Easter Sunday Service at Windsor Castle in April, Kate wore a pale blue coat dress by designer Emilia Wickstead. It was last worn during the Duchess’ visit to Luxembourg in 2017.

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Kate Middleton wore a blue Emilia Wickstead coat dress to the annual Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle in 2022, unworn since 2017 during a visit to Luxembourg. Photographed (L) April 17, 2022. And (R) May 11, 2017.
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For the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey in May, Kate wore a white Alexander McQueen coat dress which was last worn during a visit to Belgium to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in 2017.

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Kate Middleton wore a white Alexander McQueen coat-dress to the Anzac Day service in 2022 which she last wore in Belgium in 2017. Pictured (L) April 25, 2022. And (R) July 30, 2017.
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Most recently, the Duchess wore a blue Michael Kors coat dress while visiting Manchester to officially open a memorial garden for the victims of the 2017 Ariana Grande concert bombing.

The last time the coat dress was worn was to unveil the Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial in London in 2017.

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Kate Middleton wore a blue Michael Kors coat dress to the opening of the Glade of Light Memorial Garden in Manchester in 2022, which she last wore at the unveiling of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial in 2017 Photographed (L) May 10, 2022. And (R) March 9, 2017.
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2017: a year of royal ups and downs

2017 was a particularly busy year for Kate and significant in terms of wider royal history.

For Kate, visits to Paris, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany and Poland with William have all been undertaken, as well as a number of joint engagements with Prince Harry as part of the mental health initiative of the Heads Together trio.

Alongside this program, wider royal milestones such as Prince Philip’s retirement from royal duties, the Queen’s platinum wedding anniversary and a state visit to London by the King and Queen of Spain have occurred.

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombing marked times of national shock and mourning in 2017, with Kate and other members of the Royal Family meeting those affected and thanking the first responders.

Perhaps the most poignant event of the year for William and Harry, as well as Kate, was the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in a tragic car accident in Paris in 1997. The event was been marked by a series of television interviews carried out by the princes.

The anniversary was lightened somewhat by the announcement that Kate was also expecting her third child. The first engagement since the announcement was the opening of the Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace where a statue was later unveiled in 2021.

The garden would play a central role in one of the main royal events of 2017: the announcement of the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Kate is known to have a keen awareness of the importance placed on the clothing worn by members of the Royal Family and has, over the past eleven years, demonstrated through special tributes and sartorial messages to honor the events she attends.

Whether the Duchess’s 2017 fashion revival was a conscious choice or not, the events of this royal year resonate today and for Kate, weeks away from the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, her wardrobe is analyzed from closer than ever.

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Viral TikTok accessories: beauty, fashion and more https://lottsphoto.com/viral-tiktok-accessories-beauty-fashion-and-more/ Mon, 09 May 2022 19:49:00 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/viral-tiktok-accessories-beauty-fashion-and-more/ Forget the renegade dance, forget the salmon rice bowl, and don’t bother with the filters. Viral TikToks are here for now and disappear the next day. Not everything is here to stay, but there are a few viral trends that have made their way into daily routines. Whether you’re into fashion, beauty, or home accessories, […]]]>

Forget the renegade dance, forget the salmon rice bowl, and don’t bother with the filters. Viral TikToks are here for now and disappear the next day.

Not everything is here to stay, but there are a few viral trends that have made their way into daily routines. Whether you’re into fashion, beauty, or home accessories, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites here:

Beauty

Powerful patch | Amazon

Acne gets the best of us. It comes during the worst times, never the good ones. Luckily, Might Patch is here to save the day. This cosmetic hero covers pimples and blemishes, helping you look your best. The award-winning acne patch is $12.99 for a 36-pack. Put the patch on the head of the pimple, sleep peacefully, and wake up to a fresh, acne-free face. It also melts into your skin if you have to wear it out.

If you’re on beautytok, you’ve definitely heard of Revlon’s Volumizer hair dryer. For 42% off, you can snag this catch for $34.88. Get voluminous hair in just one step. With less frizz and reduced hair damage, there’s a reason this dyer got his standing ovation from TikTok.

Forget dipping brows and ditch that brow pencil! It’s all about the rolling eyebrow now. At $6.93, the NYX Professional Makeup Brow Glue does its trick on the application. Beauty TikTokers can’t get enough of this product and for good reason too! This sheer, non-sticky brow glue holds brows for up to 16 hours.

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Spray |  Amazon

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Spray | Amazon

Charlotte Tilbury is THE makeup brand everyone is talking about. If you haven’t heard it already, their Flawless Finish Setting Spray is the perfect spray to set your makeup in place. For $28.48, beat summer sweat with makeup that lasts up to 16 hours. It’s been called magical, unique and spectacular for good reason, be sure to put it in your basket before it’s gone!

A good concealer is hard to find, but look no further because LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer is here. For $4.42, cover your dark eyes with their 19 color options. This product conceals skin imperfections and unifies the complexion. Minimizing fine lines and covering dark circles is something we beauty professionals strive for.

Have you seen that TikTok with Cotton Swab Lipstick? Well, we found it and it’s all yours for $5.99. The long-lasting gloss has a matte finish and keeps your lips hydrated. The waterproof component is also a plus as it does not fade easily. Wear it for special occasions or to the grocery store. Either way, it’s the perfect companion to complete your beauty routine.

Fashion

Rectangular Sunglasses |  Amazon

Rectangular Sunglasses | Amazon

Rectangular glasses are IN and we have an offer for you. They are beautiful, trendy and cute. The best part? You can get two for $12.70. Tell the whole neighborhood that the 90s are back.

If you’re an Ariana Grande fan, you’ve probably seen her wearing those chunky heels. THESHY platform heels are the dream shoes every fashionista needs in their wardrobe. For $48.88 get these cute heels in any of their 10 colors. Look at them, they are beautiful.

Fur totes are the new designer bags. The YFGBCX Plush Underarm Bag screams Gen-Z and it’s like carrying a furry friend with you everywhere. For over $13.99 the bag is available in many different styles and patterns, we are currently keeping an eye out for the cow print handbag.

Trendy Earring Set |  Amazon

Trendy Earring Set | Amazon

Your outfit isn’t complete without a statement piece this summer. For $18.99, check out the Boho Colorful Earring Set. The set includes 55 pairs of earrings. Each pair is lightweight and hypoallergenic.

If you’ve seen teens and young adults wearing baggy jeans, it’s because skinny jeans are now considered unbearable. SOLY HUX has you covered for $25.99 with their denim high waist wide leg jeans. With 21 options to choose from, catch the latest fashion trends as soon as possible!

Home accessories

InstaGLO Toaster |  Amazon

InstaGLO Toaster | Amazon

Repeat after me, HomeTok is the best Tok. If you’re looking to modernize your kitchen, why not invest in an innovative toaster. Save 15% when you buy the most wanted InstaGLO toaster. The product lets you choose the toast settings for the perfect breakfast. Did I mention it’s also a touchscreen?

If you haven’t seen the viral asymmetrical mirrors on your For You page, are you even on TikTok? The Irregular Body Mirror Wall Decor costs $79.00 and is a great way to update your home.

AGS Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Keyboard |  Amazon

AGS Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Keyboard | Amazon

It’s all about technology these days, so feast your eyes on the AGS Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard. For $45.99, this product pairs easily with phones, laptops, and tablets. It is easy to carry and small enough to carry in a bag.

Remove grime from your car seats, dirt from your kitchen floors and pet stains from your coaches with BISSELL Little Green Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. This little green friend gained popularity on the app after many TikTokers used it to remove old stains from car seats. This has been a key item to include for your Sunday resets.

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Is teal the new black at Fashion Week for Allegra Spender? https://lottsphoto.com/is-teal-the-new-black-at-fashion-week-for-allegra-spender/ Sat, 07 May 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/is-teal-the-new-black-at-fashion-week-for-allegra-spender/ All eyes on the FROW, not the track Interest in attending Fashion Week‘s legendary frow at Carriageworks won’t be limited to Allegra Spender. Designers, editors, celebrities, influencers and aspirants from around the world are flying in to check out the latest offerings from local designers who decide what comes in and goes out for the […]]]>

All eyes on the FROW, not the track

Interest in attending Fashion Week‘s legendary frow at Carriageworks won’t be limited to Allegra Spender.

Designers, editors, celebrities, influencers and aspirants from around the world are flying in to check out the latest offerings from local designers who decide what comes in and goes out for the following seasons. As always, the frown hierarchy is as much talked about as clothing as a very public display of where you stand in the social hierarchy of Australian fashion.

All in a row… fashion stars take their place at the forefront of Fashion Week.Credit:

Monday will see a return to the catwalks after a six-year hiatus for the eponymous label Gary Bigeni. The highly anticipated Resort 22 show titled Redivivus would showcase a gender-neutral, diverse and sustainable collection of 30 pieces. The show is also a celebration for Bigeni after being diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017.

The Dyspea label, known for its glitz and sparkle, is rumored to be pushing the boundaries of its showcase. Emerald City is told that the body and gender positive brand will celebrate both able and invalid bodies on the catwalk.

Of course, fashion week wouldn’t be complete without the gatecrashers and nothing more than the most exclusive runway shows on the list.

After a stellar opening show in 2021, Romance Was Born returns to the catwalk with their highly anticipated Done Zone collection – a collaboration with an inimitable and iconic Australian artist Ken does. Around 30 carefully selected guests were invited to view the Done Gallery collection at The Rocks.

Fashion designer Michael Lo Sordo

Fashion designer Michael Lo SordoCredit:Steven Siewert

Michael Lo Sordo will showcase its latest collection 88 stories above the Sydney skyline at the world-class Villa 88 located at Crown Residences – One Barangaroo. Styled by the fashion giant Caroline Tranthe celebrity-favorite brand will see the likes of Lou O’Neil (née Hay), Rozalia Russian and Sarah Ellen at the show.

Always pushing the boundaries, AJE would work with internationally acclaimed creative agency Studio Boum to create an immersive space aligned with the brand’s ties to art, body and nature to perfectly encapsulate and showcase the collection. Resort 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Emerald City is told that the brand’s guest list includes both international faces and local celebrities.

Other headliners include Indigenous Fashion Projects, Bondi Born and other returning favorites St. Agni, bassike and Woolmark Prize finalist Jordan Dalah.

The fashion giant expands its activities

Back in Australia for the first time in three years, it’s undeniable Desiree Deravifounder and designer of S/W/F Boutique has been keeping busy during the pandemic.

The former Melbourne designer who has spent the last decade living between Bali and Los Angeles hosted a select group of influencers and media for lunch at Sean’s Panorama in North Bondi to showcase her latest brand collection and announce her next move career in bridal as well as home interiors.

Madelieine Holtznagel snubs Fashion Week for international travel.

Madelieine Holtznagel snubs Fashion Week for international travel.Credit:Chloe Paul

Olympian’s girlfriend ex-girlfriend Michael Klim clearly has an eye for detail, showing images of Emerald City from his posh Umalas home in Bali.

Guests including artist Dina Broadhurstinfluencer Nathalie Roser and model and reality TV star Simone Holtznagel were treated to outfits from the collection. Model Madeleine Holtznagelhotel tycoon girlfriend Justin Hemmes, appeared in her chic trouser, bralette and cardigan ensemble paired with the latest Fendi arm-candy. But don’t expect to see the social butterfly at Fashion Week next week, revealing instead that she and her billionaire boyfriend will be vacationing in Noumea. Emerald City spied on an unlikely guest, influencer Jade Tuncdoruk (aka Jade Tunchy)who has kept a very low profile in recent months.

Tuncdoruk found herself in hot water in January after she accused a small business owner of ‘theft’ and threatened to take her to Fair Trading when he refused to offer her a full refund for her honeymoon stay . At the time, she was publicly challenged by the Celeb influencer’s anonymous monitoring account Spellcheck. Days later, things went from bad to worse when racist comments she made about UberEats drivers resurfaced on Instagram. She quickly apologized for her “hurtful comments”, in which she complained about UberEats’ “annoying non-English speaking delivery drivers”.

Meanwhile, Deravi is not the only designer to expand his business prospects, the famous diamond Zena and Tarik K’Dor of House Of K’Dor in Double Bay are also expanding their business into real estate. Wednesday night aaw the opening night of their official home launch in Dover Heights which was hosted by Ray White Double Bay’s Alain Fette and Elliott Placksunveiling a sprawling mansion that is expected to sell for over $9 million.

Bondi hotspot gets a makeover

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Celebrity hotspot Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is on hiatus as it marks its 20th year in business. Last week, the hospitality guru Maurice Terzini closed the doors of its iconic Italian restaurant until September.

“As we look forward to the next 20 years, this will be our last week of service before closing the doors to modernize our beloved dining room and bar with Roman architect Lazzarini Pickering,” he said. shared on Instagram.

Terzini currently lives between Byron Bay and Sydney where he opened Italian trattoria Belongil Beach last December.

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Kate Ferdinand showcases her taut abs and incredible figure in her latest Zara fashion collection https://lottsphoto.com/kate-ferdinand-showcases-her-taut-abs-and-incredible-figure-in-her-latest-zara-fashion-collection/ Thu, 05 May 2022 10:11:03 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/kate-ferdinand-showcases-her-taut-abs-and-incredible-figure-in-her-latest-zara-fashion-collection/ She is known for her fantastic sense of style. And Kate Ferdinand didn’t disappoint on Wednesday as she left fans swooning over her latest fashion collection from Zara. The former TOWIE star, 30, showed off her tight abs and incredible figure as she continued to experiment with her rollers on her Instagram account. Gorgeous: Kate […]]]>

She is known for her fantastic sense of style.

And Kate Ferdinand didn’t disappoint on Wednesday as she left fans swooning over her latest fashion collection from Zara.

The former TOWIE star, 30, showed off her tight abs and incredible figure as she continued to experiment with her rollers on her Instagram account.

Gorgeous: Kate Ferdinand, 30, showed off her fantastic figure in a strappy pink dress on Wednesday as she continued to experiment with fashion bobs on her Instagram account

The blonde beauty looked radiant in a pastel pink dress with a straight neckline and pleated hem.

Playing dress up in her luxurious wardrobe, Kate treated her followers to their own exclusive fashion show as she twirled around in the dress while showing off her arms and shoulders.

Kate wowed in the ensemble which featured a hook-and-eye closure at the back which she paired with a pair of heels.

Ab-flashing: Kate looked lovely in a semi-sheer long-sleeved knit jumper while adding her personal touch by turning it into a cropped top

Ab-flashing: Kate looked lovely in a semi-sheer long-sleeved knit jumper while adding her personal touch by turning it into a cropped top

Known for her grueling fitness regimen, the TV personality showed off her best assets by showing off her taut belly in her next stunning look.

Kate looked lovely in a medium blue long-sleeved knit jumper while adding her personal touch by turning it into a cropped top.

She provided the look with a matching high waisted midi skirt and a pair of gold sandals.

While the chic ensemble was unlined, Kate made sure there was no wardrobe malfunction as she wore white lingerie underneath.

Ab-tastic: Her third look featured a cropped collar shirt with a v-neckline with metal hooks

Ab-tastic: Her third look featured a cropped collar shirt with a v-neckline with metal hooks

Her third look included a cropped collar shirt with a v-neckline with metal hooks.

Kate wowed in the revealing garment which featured an open back.

She paired the look with orange pants while adding designer accessories with one of her beloved Chanel quilted bags.

Pretty in pink: disguising herself in her luxurious dressing room, Kate treated her subscribers to their own exclusive fashion show

Dress up: She twirled around in the dress while showing off her arms and shoulders

Pretty in pink: disguising herself in her luxurious dressing room, Kate treated her subscribers to their own exclusive fashion show

TV star fans flocked to her account swooning over her latest fashion reel.

One fan gushed: “I love love love!!! You in pink is just perfect.

Another said: ‘Oh wow that first dress on you, ‘beautiful Kate gorgeous’ said another.

A fourth wrote: “The turquoise outfit looks great on you.”

“You are seriously unreal,” another follower wrote.

Safety first!  While the chic ensemble was unlined, Kate made sure there was no wardrobe malfunction as she wore white lingerie underneath.

Safety first! While the chic ensemble was unlined, Kate made sure there was no wardrobe malfunction as she wore white lingerie underneath.

Style queen: She paired the look with orange pants while adding designer accessories with one of her beloved Chanel quilted bags

Style queen: She paired the look with orange pants while adding designer accessories with one of her beloved Chanel quilted bags

Impressed: TV star fans flocked to her account swooning over her latest fashion reel

Impressed: TV star fans flocked to her account swooning over her latest fashion reel

Kate recently showed off her toned figure and impressive stamina as she shared an ab-bust workout in an Instagram video.

She filmed herself working out in an all-black skintight ensemble as she motivated followers with a series of crunches, leg kicks and sit-ups, using a slam ball for an extra challenge in the clip.

Sharing the post – along with personal trainer Michael Evans – with her 1.4 million followers, Kate said: “You voted yes, so here it is… AB Blast. The advice from @michaelevansfitness is: aim for 20 reps for each exercise and repeat. If it’s too much, reduce it to 10 or 15.

Workout: The former TOWIE star filmed herself working out in an all-black skintight ensemble

Goals: Gorgeous Kate showed off her incredible stamina in training

Workout: The former TOWIE star filmed herself working out in an athletic all-black ensemble

‘Tell me how you’re doing.’

The reality star kept her gorgeous blonde hair out of her face in an athletic ponytail as she propelled herself through the body sculpting workout on exercise mats.

Kate has shared her ab-toning tips after recently showing off her fantastic physique as she filmed herself getting dressed on Instagram.

Sweaty: Sharing the post, with personal trainer Michael Evans, with her 1.4 million followers, Kate said:

Sweaty: Sharing the post, with personal trainer Michael Evans, with her 1.4million followers, Kate said: ‘You voted yes, so here it is… AB Blast’

Beaming towards the camera, Kate playfully grabbed clothes as they were thrown at her and with the help of video trickery the objects then magically appeared on her body.

The reality star showed off her toned midriff in the clip before donning a form-fitting white crop top.

Next, the TV personality opted for an oversized blush blazer which she paired with a pair of sleek New Balance sneakers.

Power: The reality TV star kept her gorgeous blonde hair out of her face in an athletic ponytail as she propelled herself through the body sculpting workout on exercise mats

Power: The reality TV star kept her gorgeous blonde hair out of her face in an athletic ponytail as she propelled herself through the body sculpting workout on exercise mats

Keeping fit: Kate shared an ab-bust workout in an Instagram video she posted to her followers

Crunches: The athletic celeb kept in shape by filming a series of exercises

Keeping fit: Kate shared an ab-bust workout in an Instagram video she posted to her followers

She finally completed the look with a highly sought-after £3,000 quilted Chanel bag with a silver chain.

Kate – who shares son Cree, 16 months, with footballer Rio Ferdinand, 43 – is also stepmother to his children Lorenz, 15, Tate, 13 and Tia, 10, with his late wife Rebecca Ellison died in 2015 of breast cancer.

She recently opened up about feeling she had to “earn” her title as stepmom to her husband Rio’s three eldest children.

Tone up: Kate motivated her followers with a series of crunches, leg kicks and sit-ups, using a slam ball for an extra challenge in the clip

Tone up: Kate motivated her followers with a series of crunches, leg kicks and sit-ups, using a slam ball for an extra challenge in the clip

Speaking on her Blended podcast, Kate had a chat with BBC journalist Ashley John-Baptiste who starred in the BBC Three documentary Split Up in Care: Life Without Siblings.

The couple discussed Ashley’s childhood in foster care and rebuilding a relationship with her birth family.

At one point they talked about the meaning of the term ‘mom’, with Kate saying she felt she had to earn her title when she joined the Rio family in 2017.

She told Ashley: “After watching the documentary, I know you met your mom when you were about 10.

“What did it do to you, because the label ‘mom’ to me…you know, I’m a stepmother – my name is Kate in our house – and I feel like that I had to earn my title of mother-in-law, and even deserve my title of Kate, because I have to give love to be that person.

Athletic: Kate looked at the camera as she filmed herself doing abdominal toning exercises, wearing form-fitting workout gear

Athletic: Kate looked at the camera as she filmed herself doing abdominal toning exercises, wearing form-fitting workout gear

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Does the Met Gala promote Fast Fashion? Envirotech online https://lottsphoto.com/does-the-met-gala-promote-fast-fashion-envirotech-online/ Tue, 03 May 2022 15:27:45 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/does-the-met-gala-promote-fast-fashion-envirotech-online/ Beginning in the early 1950s, an annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Costume Institute of New York gradually developed into one of the premier events on the world’s cultural calendar, becoming a universal standard of relevance for artists, models and brands. For those working in the cultural field, success means […]]]>

Beginning in the early 1950s, an annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Costume Institute of New York gradually developed into one of the premier events on the world’s cultural calendar, becoming a universal standard of relevance for artists, models and brands. For those working in the cultural field, success means an invitation to the Met Gala, or vice versa.

The dinner itself is completely exclusive, prohibiting commercial photography. So, for the public and all other uninvited aspirants, their only glimpse of this enchanted world is on the red carpet outside the event, where attendees show off their gorgeous custom-made outfits from some of the fashion houses. most revered in the world. . Many of these costumes are, undeniably, huge works of art, so rivers of ink flow into the dissection of outfits and debates about the best-dressed contestants raging for weeks after the fact. But despite the glitz and the glamour, the exclusivity and the excess, Met Gala fashion standards strike an ominous chord with the worst of the high street.

Experienced obsolescence

When confronted with some of the outfits on the Met Gala red carpet, many punters will ask, “How do you eat in that thing?”

Take fashion icon Frederick Robertsson’s richly bizarre look from this year’s Gala, designed by Iris van Herpen. It veers into the abstract, but you can still make out oblique imitations of peacock feathers in black and white. Strangely, a small plume of “feathers” blazes in front of Robertsson’s mouth, completely sabotaging any possibility of enjoying the 100% plant-based Gala menu (a first for the event, by the way).

Like many other attendees, Robertsson will slip into something friendlier after stepping off the red carpet. And given that the vast majority of outfits worn on Gala night, as delicate, fitted and expensive as they are, will never be worn more than once, it seems that a good number will only be worn while it will take to walk from the limo to the dining room door. Before the night is over, most of these outfits will be obsolete.

Of course, in haute couture this is normal – these are “pieces”, not clothes. But this disposable culture must strike the contemporary observer as only the more successful and glamorous sister of the fashion industry‘s black sheep: fast fashion.

High Art or High Street?

Maybe this connection seems spurious to you, but it’s more than a passing resemblance. Since 2015, he has invited H&M, a brand widely known for engaging in fast fashion, to design for attendees.

Over seven years, H&M has dressed some of the biggest names at the Gala, including Olivia Munn, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicki Minaj and Joe Jonas. This year, Laura Harrier, the Marvel alum and former face of Cartier, took up the torch. In keeping with the Gala’s tribute to late 19th century fashion, Harrier glided along the red carpet in a black and silver corseted gown – but does it help clean up the image of a brand perpetuating a very 21st century problem?

H&M’s fast fashion history is long and complicated, so we’ll bore you with all that another time. For now, let’s focus on the final chapter: the release of the Conscious Collection in 2021.

Billing itself as H&M’s definitive break from fast fashion, the Conscious Collection actually contains 11% more synthetic (petroleum-based) materials than the brand’s main clothing line, materials that break down quickly. when washed into microplastics and thus contribute to plastic. pollution crisis. Indeed, a new report by the Changing Markets Foundation, which alleges that a number of fashion brands “regularly” mislead the public about their eco-credentials, ranks H&M among the least trustworthy companies, with 96% of company environmental statements. failing to comply with the transparency guidelines drawn up by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

It seems like so much else, Billie Eilish was way ahead of the game with her upcycled Gucci outfit at this year’s Met Gala. “I just wanted to be as eco-friendly as possible,” Eilish told Vogue.

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Black Bear Baseball extends winning streak to 13 in thrilling fashion https://lottsphoto.com/black-bear-baseball-extends-winning-streak-to-13-in-thrilling-fashion/ Sun, 01 May 2022 21:43:00 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/black-bear-baseball-extends-winning-streak-to-13-in-thrilling-fashion/ ORONO, Maine (WABI) – Is there a hotter college baseball team than the UMaine Black Bears? Going into Sunday’s game, the Orono club were riding a twelve-game winning streak, including a 15-2 victory in Saturday’s game. Skipper Nick Derba had Brett Erwin on the mound for Maine looking to get the series sweep and he […]]]>

ORONO, Maine (WABI) – Is there a hotter college baseball team than the UMaine Black Bears?

Going into Sunday’s game, the Orono club were riding a twelve-game winning streak, including a 15-2 victory in Saturday’s game.

Skipper Nick Derba had Brett Erwin on the mound for Maine looking to get the series sweep and he was dealing.

Thanks to 6 and a third, he had seven strikeouts while allowing three runs.

Behind him were soaring bats of the Black Bears.

At the end of the 5th, Jeremiah Jenkins went up to the plate and this ball could have landed on Caribou! His 7th home run of the year brings the score to 4-1.

The 6th was big for the Black Bears with three extra runs, one on wild pitch, making it 7-1.

Hartford would not go quietly, however. High drama came to the diamond in the final innings.

A few errors on Orono’s defense as well as two outbursts from Daniel Burnett tied the game at eight.

With two men down in the 8th, Jake Marquez chose left field to enter the lead race.

In the top 9, Hartford threatened with two on and two out and reliever Jordan Shulefand got the strikeout for the win.

The Black Bears win their 13th straight in thrilling fashion.

“Yeah, that was a really special race, you know? I was telling the guys before the game that it’s rare, it doesn’t happen too often. And it’s really exciting to be a part of something like that. I’m really excited to see how far we’re going,” said winning pitcher Jordan Shulefand, who is now 5-1 this year.

The Black Bears will be looking to make 14 in a row when they take on the University of Massachusetts Lowell on May 6.

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When sustainable fashion becomes an act of revolution; here’s how to keep disposable consumerism at bay-Art-and-culture News, Firstpost https://lottsphoto.com/when-sustainable-fashion-becomes-an-act-of-revolution-heres-how-to-keep-disposable-consumerism-at-bay-art-and-culture-news-firstpost/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 03:56:07 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/when-sustainable-fashion-becomes-an-act-of-revolution-heres-how-to-keep-disposable-consumerism-at-bay-art-and-culture-news-firstpost/ Fashion Revolution Week offers four Rs for embracing and promoting sustainable fashion: Renewal, Revival, Responsibility and Revolution. Think of the legendary Danish butter cookie tins found in every home that the internet has memeed about never containing cookies, only sewing supplies. Where are they now? If you’ve still got yours and you’ve been dipping in […]]]>

Fashion Revolution Week offers four Rs for embracing and promoting sustainable fashion: Renewal, Revival, Responsibility and Revolution.

Think of the legendary Danish butter cookie tins found in every home that the internet has memeed about never containing cookies, only sewing supplies. Where are they now?

If you’ve still got yours and you’ve been dipping in it now and then to mend a hole in your socks or fix a loose button, you’re on the right track, says Fashion Revolution.

The global non-profit movement, founded after the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that claimed the lives of 1,134 garment workers, recently wrapped up its Global Fashion Revolution Week, which takes held annually in the week surrounding April 24, the anniversary of the cataclysmic event.

Under this year’s theme, “Money, Fashion, Power”, skilled practitioners in different parts of the world held mending sessions to socialize the message that mending is an act of recovery and revolution.

When you think of wresting power from the fashion bigwigs, the first thought isn’t of a bunch of seamstresses working to mend tears in clothes. However, when a person sews on a loose button, they invariably increase the number of wears on the garment and form an emotional bond with it, given the effort that goes into mending it.

As a result, when they wear more and buy less, they refuse to fall into the overconsumption trap set by retail companies and ultimately limit the number of their clothes that end up in landfill. There is power in there.

Renewal

As part of the Indian edition of Fashion Revolution Week, Sonika Khar and Ashish Dhaka led a workshop with students and fashion enthusiasts to present different mending techniques. They suggest fixing a hole, for example, by sewing a circle around it before filling it in with concentric band-like buttonhole stitches.

The act of mending essentially arose out of necessity – a tear, a frayed hem, a loose button – to increase the material longevity of the garment. “Except,” Dhaka rightly tells me, “we just don’t wear our clothes so badly that they need mending.” An overabundance of choice creates a large amount of underused clothing in many middle and upper class wardrobes. A 2018 survey of 1,800 households in 20 countries discovered that Belgians had the highest percentage of clothes they had not worn in the previous year, at 88%.

Passionate repairers like Khar and Dhaka believe that linking mending only to repair is a somewhat limited understanding. It’s also an aesthetic choice: we buy more because we get bored quickly, but ‘visible mending’ can prolong the appeal of a garment. Pulling out a white shirt embroidered with running stitches in circular ikat-like designs, they explained how mending could freshen up a faded plain garment. The two have incubated a brand centered around providing repair services and exclusively upcycled clothing for the past two years, and plan to host pop-ups soon.

The comeback

Visible mending has always been part of Indian craft culture – from Kantha tradition of Bengal, in which worn garments are layered with pieces of old cloth and fastened with running stitches, à la Kheta from Bihar, another quilting technique with distinct geometric patterns. A quick Google search of the phrase “visible mending” reveals the ancient Japanese traditions of Sashiko and Boro, which are enjoying a resurgence among mending enthusiasts around the world.

On the other hand, the very first exhibition of Kheta embroideries by the Shershabad, a migrant Bengali Muslim community, are in progress at the National Crafts Museum in New Delhi. Crowdfunding as the exposure has currently only managed to raise around 30% of the target on Milaap.

Rafoogarithe art of mending garments using threads drawn from the garment itself and replicating the weave, is the antithesis of “visible mending” and has been an integral part of South Asian communities for centuries.

The late textile designer and researcher Priya Ravish Mehra wrote about her childhood spent in Najibabad, Uttar Pradesh, a hub for Pashmina or Kani shawl trade. Come winter, she wrote, and rafoogars I went from door to door, exhausted Kani shawls and dresses.

As the flourishing shawl industry gradually declined in the late 19th century, according to Mehra, “the special skills of darning have (sic) been responsible for preserving these exquisite pieces and rescuing a significant number of these priceless shawls of destruction.Darning has kept them in circulation and in continuous use to this day in different circumstances in (sic) an interesting simultaneous transformation of product and market.

“Qualified rafoogars today are diminishing,” laments Dhaka. “A friend of mine desperately wanted to mend her pashmina shawl but couldn’t find anyone to do it,” he adds. COVID-19 has aggravated the already dwindling artisan population. The mass exodus of artisans from Indian cities to villages in 2020 cause 22 percent of the sector to lose 75 percent of their annual income.

Responsibility

The idea of ​​personally repairing or asking someone else to do it comes instinctively when the object in question is precious – say, a Benarasi sari passed down from generation to generation. But what happens when you have a regular t-shirt bought on sale and it costs more to repair than buying a replacement. Is it worth it?

“It’s this idea of ​​caring for all the things that we bring into your lives,” says Paris-based Jocelyn Whipple, founding member of Fashion Revolution, who has been instrumental in driving global initiatives to raise awareness of organizational repair. “When we choose to wear clothes, we become responsible for them. If you have a £3 (₹300) H&M t-shirt and you wear it three days a week, it’s worth fixing,” she adds.

To fix, then, is to give clothes a sense of permanence, and to subvert the dizzying flow of today’s trends. Stitches, so to speak, concretely preserve the conditions that brought them about: whether it’s a spill of wine on a night of dancing or a quiet summer indulging in old hobbies .

Revolution

Whipple is the founder of repair assembly, a UK-based space with subsidiaries in France that focuses on local garment care practices as its primary business model, as opposed to retail. As part of her efforts to raise awareness about the entrenched habit of repair, she is also developing training programs for brands to increase accountability across the entire lifecycle of their garments. She thinks brands need to be repairability conscious from the start.

For example, they should consider whether a hard-to-repair zipper is needed. She adds: “Ultimately, we want brands to produce better and less, and we want to stop talking about circularity, which does not yet exist. In the meantime, we need clothes that we can take care of and that will have a long and useful life, not only for the first customer but also for the second and third. Whether they like it or not, clothes go into secondary and tertiary markets, and they have to be responsible for it.

Some brands have incorporated repair into their business models, perhaps the best example being the Swedish company John Nudie, which offers a lifetime free repair service with their jeans. When the brand’s repair shops are not accessible, customers can order a free repair kit on its website. In India, Péro frequently offers mending workshops and includes recycled clothing in its collections.

Khar and Dhaka echo Whipple’s call for mainstream brands to make repair part of their retail services, not just luxury and bespoke designers. “Brands can offer repair kiosks or digital advice to help customers increase the longevity of their garments through repair services or advice,” says Dhaka. “Another way brands can be aware of customers throwing clothes away is to implement creative practices for how clothes can rise and fall with body size. Maybe keep a few rolls of fabric handy of hand when customers have to adjust the measurements of clothes that no longer fit them,” he adds.

Another terrifying stat about clothing overproduction says that by 2030, all over the world we should be throwing away more 134 million tons of textiles per year. In this context, mending becomes a revolutionary act, as Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution, postulates in her book Last liked clothes. On why we fix, she fondly notes, “to counter disposable consumerism, the only way is to keep. Everything around us is telling us to throw, so we have to rise to the challenge and keep going.

All photos by Ashish Dhaka and Sonika Khar

Swareena Gurung is a freelance fashion and culture writer.

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KC artists hold a fashion show for medical aid in Ukraine https://lottsphoto.com/kc-artists-hold-a-fashion-show-for-medical-aid-in-ukraine/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/kc-artists-hold-a-fashion-show-for-medical-aid-in-ukraine/ KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A group of Kansas City artists are holding a benefit fashion show April 30 at Fire House KC. All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to Heart to Heart International for medical relief efforts in Ukraine. “When fundraising, especially for a fundraiser, people want to know […]]]>

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A group of Kansas City artists are holding a benefit fashion show April 30 at Fire House KC. All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to Heart to Heart International for medical relief efforts in Ukraine.

“When fundraising, especially for a fundraiser, people want to know exactly where those dollars are going and that they are going to a reputable organization. Heart to Heart International has boots on the ground in Moldova and Ukraine at the moment,” said event organizer and local fashion designer Christian Shuster.

Shuster says 20 local designers decided to participate and each created an outfit inspired by the Ukrainian flag for the show.

Jennifer Tierney, one of the participating local designers, says she wanted to get involved in any way she could. She says she felt a personal connection with Ukrainians after sharing the stage with many of them while she was a professional dancer.

“My company members are like my family members, so watching them suffer was immediately difficult for me,” Tierney said.

Tierney says this experience was about learning. Many of the pieces she makes for specific causes require hours of research. During her journey in creating a dress for this week’s show, she felt compelled to give a part of herself as well.

“The back is a knit that I brought back from Paris – so I have French heritage. And it’s my little part that I give of myself to this cause,” Tierney said.

Ukrainian-born classical cellist Elena Bosworth hopes this will be another way for her to give back to her homeland. She will perform traditional Ukrainian music as background music for the parade.

“Instead of singing, I will express myself through an instrument. It’s my voice,” Bosworth said. “If I was in Ukraine, I would just be in an air-raid shelter. Here, I can be the voice of my country. Maybe a small voice, but still a voice.

The fashion show is a ticketed event with 200 general admission tickets available at $25 each. The event will also feature a silent auction with items and services donated by local business owners.

Shuster says he’s grateful, but not surprised, at the influx of support he’s seen for his idea. In one weekend, he was able to recruit designers, create a website and donate a venue. Their goal is to raise $10,000.

“This town regularly amazes me with the generosity, eagerness and willingness to join a cause,” Shuster said.

He says he hopes others see the war in Ukraine as a personal war.

“As Americans, we really take for granted a lot of the freedoms that we enjoy every day,” Shuster said. “Ukraine seems far away, but I would almost guarantee you that each of us has someone in our inner circle who is connected to Ukraine in some way.”

Ticket purchase and additional event information can be found in line.

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Bio-inspired textiles promote sustainable fashion https://lottsphoto.com/bio-inspired-textiles-promote-sustainable-fashion/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 16:05:46 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/bio-inspired-textiles-promote-sustainable-fashion/ While color is one of the biggest indicators of sales success in the fashion industry, it’s also one of the biggest sources of water pollution in the world. In fact, textile mills often dump residual dyes and dangerous chemicals into canals, streams and rivers. At NC State, researchers from the College of Natural Resources and […]]]>

While color is one of the biggest indicators of sales success in the fashion industry, it’s also one of the biggest sources of water pollution in the world. In fact, textile mills often dump residual dyes and dangerous chemicals into canals, streams and rivers.

At NC State, researchers from the College of Natural Resources and Wilson College of Textiles have developed a process that could one day solve this problem — and it involves the use of nanoscopic particles extracted from wood.

“Textile factories use dyes and other highly toxic coloring agents,” explains Nathalie Lavoine, assistant professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. “The use of nanocellulose is a route to sustainable treatment.”

Nanocellulose is a natural substance extracted from cellulose – the main substance of a plant’s cell walls. It is divided into two types: nanocrystals and nanofibrils, both of which are biodegradable and non-toxic. The former is also stronger than steel.

With funding from the Wilson College of Textiles Research Opportunity Seed Fund Program, Lavoine and his collaborators have developed a process that allows them to use nanocellulose to produce garments with iridescent characteristics resembling the rainbow shimmer that ‘we see on the scales of fish, the feathers of birds and the bodies of insects.

“The researchers were able to make iridescent films with these nanoparticles,” Lavoine said. “But until now, there was no way to apply these particles to textiles.”

Using nanocrystals extracted from wood, Lavoine and his collaborators can print iridescent patterns on clothing. Photo provided.

Researchers extract cellulose from wood chips and pulp used in papermaking and combine it with water, treating the resulting mixture with acid to uncover the nanocrystals. They then purify the mixture to remove unwanted components.

After the purification process is complete, the researchers add the mixture to the frames so it can solidify into plastic-like films. Then, using a computer-aided design table, they cut the films into shapes and patterns that can be printed on clothing.

Lavoine said the use of nanocellulose in textiles ensures the sustainable use of natural resources, paving the way for new uses of low-grade wood and traditional wood sources. It could also reduce dye pollution from the fashion industry.

The United Nations Environment Program has found that not only is the fabric dyeing process the second biggest source of water pollution, but the fashion industry alone produces 20% of wastewater. world.

While Lavoine and his collaborators have not figured out how to provide all the colors, they are currently working on it. They are also testing the application of nanocellulose to a variety of other items, including phone cases.

“We can extend this work to much more than textiles,” Lavoine said. “The only limit is our imagination.”

A group of North Carolina State researchers at the Smithsonian Museum - Bio-inspired textiles promote sustainable fashion - News from the College of Natural Resources - NC State University

Lavoine (third from right) and collaborators at the ACCelerate Festival in Washington, DC Photo provided.

Lavoine and his collaborators recently presented their work at the 2022 ACCelerate Festival in Washington, D.C. The three-day event, hosted at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, showcases “creative exploration and research at the intersection of science, engineering, arts and design” through the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Going forward, researchers will collaborate with NSF I-Corps to commercialize their work. The training program aims to help NC State researchers bring their ideas and inventions to market through customer discovery and market research.

“There’s still a lot of research to be done,” Lavoine said. “But ultimately, we’d like to find one or two industry partners who can bring commercial value to this project.”

This post originally appeared in College of Natural Resources News.

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UH Mānoa’s fashion show returns in person https://lottsphoto.com/uh-manoas-fashion-show-returns-in-person/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:24:38 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/uh-manoas-fashion-show-returns-in-person/ HONOLULU (KHON2) — After having to cancel two years ago due to the pandemic and then being forced to go virtual last year, UH Mānoa’s fashion design and merchandising program returns this year to an in-person fashion show they’re calling “Vogue 56” for their 56th edition. For more on that, we’re here with production team […]]]>

HONOLULU (KHON2) — After having to cancel two years ago due to the pandemic and then being forced to go virtual last year, UH Mānoa’s fashion design and merchandising program returns this year to an in-person fashion show they’re calling “Vogue 56” for their 56th edition.

For more on that, we’re here with production team lead Olivia Maguire.

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Tell us, what is this fashion show for and what can people expect this year?

“The purpose of the show is to showcase four collections from our student designers and the show is also created by our production team,” Maguire explains.

“So everything is student-run and created to show the passion, hard work, skill of all our designers and really give them that fashion show experience that they can take to the real world after they graduate. diploma. “

We have a lot of different designers to talk to and here we are with Cara Yoshimi.

Tell me a bit about your experience last year as a designer for a virtual show, but then what it means to you to be back in person this year.

“Last year we were virtual. It was just a necessity, something we had to do,” says Yoshimi.

“It all went well, but the atmosphere of it all, the live models, the music, the audience, really allows us to appreciate our craft and our blood, our sweat and our tears, and all the details of this that we do and spend so much time.

So what does it mean to be back? What impact does this have on you as a designer or even as a model?

“I feel so happy,” Yoshimi said.

“I think my family and friends will be there and a lot of other professionals will be there too. We can network, we can just have fun with each other and really enjoy being able to see everyone’s smiling faces without the masks and things like that.

We want to squeeze another designer, or a few designers, for their collection.

We are here with Kanani Sato and Jordan Casteen.

Let me ask you, Sato, if someone told you that you had to leave Hawaii to be successful in this industry, what would you say?

“When it comes to the arts, I think that’s what most people are going to think,” Sato says.

“But this year alone, we have seen Native Hawaiian and Hawaiian residents succeed not only in fashion, but also in the arts. We saw a Native Hawaiian director goes to Sundance, Every day in Kaimukiand we even saw Native Hawaiian at New York Fashion Week. So I guess the short answer was yes, but not quite.

And Jordan, tell us a bit about your collection.

“The collection is based on Japanese streetwear,” says Casteen.

“It’s a Lolita subculture. We tried to incorporate kimonos that were used by the JCCH, the Japanese Cultural Center. They allowed us to use kimonos and we recycle them and turn them into new pieces. This is a very exciting collection and we are very grateful that the JCCH allowed us to use old kimonos to make new items. It’s quite exciting.

Great, well thank you very much for your time.

Again, this will take place on May 1.

It’s a lot of work and I’m sure it takes sweat and tears.

You can get your tickets in person or by streaming online.

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