A conversation needs to be had about the thigh-high boot parade that flooded this runway. Boots first, Balmain later. The shoe collection this year—which, by the way, took six months to design, per designer Brian Atwood—felt like a bigger deal than the lingerie. From the distressed denim wonder boots on Lily Aldridge, to the sleek yellow-green PINK thigh-highs on Alanna Arrington, to the sexy lace-up lady assassin-style killers on Adriana Lima, the Angels took the boot trend to an entirely new height—pun intended. (If I start seeing 5-inch heel boots at DSW, Angels, I blame you. Not everyone has wings to break the fall when they trip on a pavement crack.)
I decided to forego the VMA’s this year for the Game of Thrones season seven finale. I wasn’t about to miss out on ice dragons and badassery for petty celebrity drama and Katy Perry. This turned out to be a solid decision. As I recapped the event thoroughly the next morning, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the fashion or the show itself. Though, I can report that I was fascinated by Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” though I think the song itself is just average. The video is full of hidden nuances that make it so fun to watch. Another highlight was Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” performance. She’s really coming into her own. Her new rockabilly look has me reminiscing about the good old days of “Hannah Montana.” I’ll be honest—she almost made the list this year. Almost. Keep it up, Cyrus!
This time last year I was watching the Grammy Awards with my roommate, a sharp and talented fashion business major. We disagreed on every look, and when the red carpet coverage came to a close, she threw up her hands and said, “Taylor, it’s not about what you like, it’s about the fashion!” Read More
Political issues were a running theme as per usual, Dolly Parton appeared out of nowhere to thunderous applause, the Screen Actors Guild aired a tear-jerking tribute montage, Lily Tomlin with gave a hilarious and inspiring six minute and 22 second acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award, and Guild members selected “Stranger Things” in what should have been an impossible vote between the nominees for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Read More
We Chicagoans are kicking off 2017 with a series of whopping 17-degree days. Considering that it’s far above last year’s icy -2, we’re simply beside ourselves. As someone who has endured now five Chicago winters I feel as though I am in a position of authority to discuss skirts in January. It is a truth not universally acknowledged that locking your skirts away for the winter is not only a sad excuse to buy clothes you don’t need, but also a terrible misuse of beautiful fabric. Read More