Velvet Score

Velvet Score

A few years ago, J.Crew's tall assortment put this year's to shame. It did not help that the collections from 2008 to 2013 were chock full with my favorite styles, fabrics, and colors: hacking jackets, tipped blazers, tweed sets, matchstick pants in 36 inch inseams...herringbone, madras, seersucker, corduroy...acid brights, pastels, jewel tones. I stand by [...]

Sartorial Sustainability Sunday: Stories from the Past Two Weeks

last week... This week, a round up of articles regarding sustainability in style: “Your Ultimate Guide to Buying Ethical and Sustainable Fashion” by Sierra Bergman via The Independent, February 7, 2019, accessed online February 23, 2019 “Rank & Style Announces 1M Monthly Users and Sustainable Online Retail Efforts for 2019” via Business Wire, February 12, 2019, [...]

With Her, Part II

for part I... Last week, I wrote about a bright pink suit reminiscent of season three Samantha Jones power dressing. I would love to break out that acid hibiscus shade, especially as the fiber content is a non-synthetic blend. Lately, I have been much more cognizant of polyester crepe masquerading as upscale wool crepe. Brands [...]

Sartorial Sustainability Sunday: Must-Listen Podcasts

last week... For the past six months, I been a subscriber to the Glossy podcasts. Each of these podcasts last thirty minutes and has a heavy hitter guest from the retail, brand, or tech sectors. Usually some sort of combination of the above. Per the website: The Glossy Podcast is a half-hour, no-holds-barred conversation about [...]

Don’t Book Back // Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by @hollymadison

last read... Over the past two weeks, I read Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison while on the elliptical. Thinspiration, amirite? Y'all, that was actually a sarcastic remark. Throughout the book, Holly discusses the body dysmorphia she experienced. As someone who thought she was [...]