Fast fashion talk

The planet is paying a shockingly high cost for cheap disposable fashion and travellers contribute quite a bit to it I recently discovered how foolish it is to assume that all long-term travellers are environmentally conscious people. It is ideal to assume that that is the case because they carry and own less, they also generate less trash. But that myth was shattered when I heard from one of them, their tactics on how to manage clothes during long-term travel. Buy cheap clothes that could be discarded after three months…

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Fashion: These are summer’s hottest sunglasses trends

SUNGLASSES are an essential part of every summer wardrobe, and not just for eye protection purposes. The right pair of sunnies can turn an average outfit into a triumph, especially if they’re one of the latest crop of celeb-approved shades. Take the shortcut to stellar summer style with these fashionable frames… 1. Nineties cat-eye sunglasses Beloved of Bella and Gigi Hadid, Sofia Richie et al, Le Specs’ narrow, Nineties-esque cat-eye sunglasses have become ubiquitous in paparazzi shots of fashion’s hot young things of late. The good news is that these…

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Designer duo Spunky Bruiser turning fast fashion on its head

PHOTO: Designer Christian Olea collecting pieces for Spunky Bruiser’s custom order. (ABC News: Claudia Chiu) RELATED STORY: Australia’s obsession with new clothes hurting the environment RELATED STORY: The home sewers saying no to fast fashion MAP: Sydney 2000 Designers Bex Frost and Christian Olea turn discarded tapestries and other recycled materials into stylish, tailored streetwear for their sustainable clothing label Spunky Bruiser. They trawl Sydney’s op shops picking out pieces to use for their custom-made clothing. “Rather than buying things in bulk, we actually select each piece with purpose,” Bex says. “We try to do everything…

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Giving fashion a second chance for just $1

The words thrift store and boutique don’t always go together, but in Tomball many say they do. Julia Bellaflores Blake worked in the fashion industry for many years as an expert tailor. She noticed that there are so many thrift stores and so many good, quality clothing items being thrown away, because they were missing a button or just needed a small alteration. Blake decided to start refurbishing clothing. She opened Fashion Revisited as a way to keep useable clothes from ending up in a landfill. Blake fixes up each item and…

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‘Fashionista’ exhibition explores the art of fashion

RACINE — Vintage fashion, from the classically elegant styles of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn to those with a 1980s vibe, is the inspiration for an art exhibition opening Friday at the Racine Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 409 Sixth St. “Fashionista: Fashion as Art & Art as Fashion” features the work of local artists Kelly Witte and Samira Gdisis, who share a fondness for vintage fashion and imagery. Together they have created a collection of artwork that explores that interest in media ranging from linoleum-relief prints and drawings to full-sized,…

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A Titanic moment: how Celine Dion became the fashion icon 2017 needs

Céline Dion: Canadian, excessively enthusiastic, big warbling voice. This much we know. But are you aware that the voice of the 90s has latterly become the poster girl for avant-garde fashion label Vetements? Riding high after her first appearance at the Met Gala this year, to which she wore a deconstructed Versace gown with a higher-than-thigh-high slit, this week Dion has been fraternising with Anna Wintour on the frows in Paris, given the Giambattista Valli’s haute couture show a standing ovation and been photographed naked for US Vogue’s Instagram account.  Chic credentials … Céline…

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IN PICTURES: Fashion dominates Durban July

A woman presents a creation of a local designer during a fashion show at the 2017 edition of the Durban July horse race in Durban, on July 1, 2017. Photo: RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP A woman presents a creation of a local designer during a fashion show at the 2017 edition of the Durban July horse race in Durban, on July 1, 2017. Photo: RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP A woman stands as members of the public and models present creations by local designers during a fashion show at the 2017…

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Fashion that unites: Our Eid shoot showcases the beautiful diversity of India

Fashion is a great unifier. It has an amazing ability to trump hatred and foster love and harmony. This shoot is a tribute to this very quality of fashion that binds people across cultures and creates compelling images of unity in diversity that remain unscathed even in the wildest of storms. On the occasion of Eid, we present to you fashion that refuses to conform, fashion that rebels to transcend all man-made boundaries. Shubh Eid, everyone! Model Arnela Zekovic’s white tussar silk sari with tiny heart motifs has been draped…

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OnePlus 5 Seen Defeating iPhone 7 Plus in New Speed Test Video

After the launch of OnePlus 5 earlier this month, a third-party speed test showed that the latest flagship from the company not only boasts capable hardware but comfortably defeats other Android flagships in terms of speed of launching apps. Now, the latest speed test has revealed that OnePlus 5 does not only beat its Android competition but also trumps iPhone in the same aspect. In a video speed test performed by popular YouTube channel PhoneBuff, David Brahimi put up the OnePlus 5 against iPhone 7 Plus in a speed test that involved two laps of launching certain apps…

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Kristyan combines her love of fashion with passion for sustainability

WATCHING a Kenyan man make jewellery from coconuts and toys from thongs was enough to bring Kristyan Evele back to Adelaide a changed woman. She admits it’s a cliche, but the culture shock stirred an internal shift. The resourcefulness of the locals and their connection to the land was inspiring. “There was a man who used all the rubber from thongs that had washed on the beach and he would melt them down and make shapes and toys and then they were sold at the markets,” says Evele, who travelled…

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