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Phoenix Fashion Week 2015: Introduction

In awesome news, I'm 1 of the 13 emerging designers competing for the Designer of the Year award at Phoenix Fashion Week 2015! If you know my work, then you know it's fitting of all those empowered Strange Birds out there. If you don't know my work, then welcome! You've probably landed here from some exotic world adventure and perched your Strange Bird talons on my page.  CMH Fashion Week, image by @kdbeckett I'll be documenting my process, and here's why! Creating a fashion line is a lot of work with lots of moving parts. For myself, this documentation will help me keep it all straight. For all you aspiring designers, it will be a great resource of things to consider, to do, not to do. For all...

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Coachella Fashion: The 10 Looks & How to Get Them

Festival season is here! Get out your hybrid 1990s grunge/1970s hippie ensembles and stunt like your daddy! Here are the 10 looks of Coachella and how to get them. Everyone knows you need to be seen on at least 1 street style blog to be relevant.   Look 1: Strung-Out Gaia Gaia, Mother Earth, is a strong omnipresent force. To dress like her, you must have the posture of a ballerina, unfettered hair, nature or animal print, thick messy brows, and some flowy clothes...oh and FLOWERS. But- you're at a festival so dress like Gaia is having a full blown natural disaster! How to Get It: Etsy has all the flower head bands! 2. Look 2: Manic Pixie Baby Woman Dress like a...

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, LA: 5 Reasons It's the Best Decision You'll Ever Make

I attended the opening night party on March 20, 2015 in Los Feliz, a date and location that will live on in the hearts of the hundreds (if not millions) who stood in line to get free scoops. attended the opening night party on March 20, 2015 in Los Feliz, a date and location that will live on in the hearts of the hundreds (if not millions) who stood in line to get free scoops. If you haven't had the Jeni's experience yet, here are 5 reasons why eating Jeni's will be the best decision you'll ever make. 1. Jeni Britton Bauer is a BOSS. Jeni is an artist and a mad scientist. Her technical knowledge of flavor chemistry paired...

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FKA Twigs at the Savage Beauty Premier: Strange Bird of the Week

What do you were to the posthumous revival of Alexander McQueen's exhibit, Savage Beauty? You literally dress as a strange bird. To honor the fashion legend FKA Twigs wore McQueen's 2008 multi colored bird gown, and she looked stunning!! It was super fitting (in all senses of the word) considering McQueen's love and use of bird references in his designs.    I was on the fence about FKA Twigs until now. She might be my FAVORITE strange bird of all time.   

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How a Dude Judges Fashion Week

Fashion week just wrapped up so my dude-cousin, Naty, and I are going to judge some lines from the most abstract shows in Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week to see if men and women can actually agree on women's fashion. The blogger of Manrepeller has her take on it. Basically, her theory is that women's high fashion in all it's bizarre and artful beauty actually repels men. I'm testing her theory with this highly scientific judging between two people who represent ALL men and ALL women. Here are the results. The judging break down is as follows: Overall Concept Innovation Set Design Percentage of Models Who Don't Look a Hotness in the Clothes Percentage of Looks You Would Buy for a Woman/I'd Wear Styling Music Percentage of...

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