Why is Eastern European Fashion on the Rise?

I’ve always had a kind of fascination with Eastern Europe. I’d like to think it’s because I like Swan Lake and the painfully emotive poetry of Anna Akhmatova, the cultured Woman (with a capital ‘W’) that I am. But while I do like those things, it may also be because I like eating caviar, and…

ISO Serenity with Lucia Zolea

Lucia Zolea ft. Na Nin If there is one thing Lucia Zolea wants to contribute to this world, it’s more romance. Zolea is a student, photographer, and freelance stylist based in Richmond, Virginia, and her starry-eyed aesthetic calls to mind the emotional tunnel-vision of first love. She has become the darling of daydreamers (more than…

Black Market Lace

Since the luxury clothing brand Rodarte made its debut on the 2005 cover of Women’s Wear Daily, founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy have put the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award, multiple years on Vogue’s Top 10 collections list, and the hearts of countless critics under their glittering belts. Even if you don’t know…

Designer spotlight: Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin is a designer who provokes a feeling of the surreal; firstly for her designs, but also for the level accessibility her career path has had. Assoulin only launched her brand in 2013, but she made an immediate impact, with Vogue having consistently kept their finger on her playful creations’ pulse, and her clothing…

Trend Trash

Somewhere in our minds, there is an understanding that many feats or goals in life are impossible to produce in an instant. There are countless proverbs that reflect this understanding: “Rome wasn’t built in one day.” “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” In Italian, there is “la gatta frettolosa ha fatto i gattini…

Don’t Tell Me to Culotte My Jets

Culottes are now without a doubt the most fetching thing to cover your butt with. While in Milan, a friend and I had recurring discussions about the usually wide-leg, knee-length trouser sweeping fashionable shins around the globe known as the culotte. Specifically, she had some, wanted to wear them, but wasn’t exactly sure how. We…

Celebrate Good Finds

The past few days in Milan have been rainy and cold, leaving my spirit feeling like the smushed tip of a banana that you grimace at before throwing in the trash. Bruised and lost in a sea of garbage. But yesterday the grey monochrome expanse formally known as the sky broke up to reveal the sun…