Post from Steve:
Think fashion is different in the city you travel? I think most people would say yes, but at the same time not realize how drastically fashion can change just a few hundreds of miles away. Take for example my trip to Austin TX. Austin has always been known to be the “different” and “unique” city in Texas. Austin goes by the motto, “Keep Austin Weird” and they do honor their motto.
Being the State Capital as well as housing one of the largest universities in the country, there is a social economic mix there that is unique to just a few places in the U.S. You’ll likely see a billionaire and a student frequenting the same bar or restaurant. Talk about extremes, from high fashion to college grunge.
While some establishments would frown on this diversity, it’s actually embraced in Austin. I think they may have something going here….maybe other place should adopt.
Post from Julie
Post from Julie
I have been trying to find a fun new way to wear my hair for the summer – and so I did what everyone does – I did an online search – I found suggestions on Cosmo, elle, Harpers Bizarre and Hot Hairstyle Pro.com
Seems like there are quite a few trendy options to choose from:
A Single Fishtail Braid (my hair is not long enough – but really cute!)
A Sleek, voluminous pixie -good for anyone with a lot of natural hair texture – again – probably not for me either!
A French knot – who doesn’t like a quick & easy french knot?
Half up half down? – the perfect nonchalance style
How about long with layers – undone beach waves or pin back the front pieces – if only I could!
A low bun – a really chic, sophisticated classic!
There is always the high pony tail – never goes out of style
A tossled shoulder length bob – just the right cut for heart shaped faces who have lightly wavy, medium textured hair
Or a medium length, angled bob – for anyone with round or high cheek bones
AND finally – a slicked back, cropped cut – excellent for fine, short hair – probably the best option for me – wish me luck!
Just about anyone would recognize the fashion expert Tim Gunn from the long running “Project Runway” television show. Tim isn’t just a invented fashion celebrity, he’s been involved with fashion and it’s design for most of his life. It was only recently I heard him interviewed and was impressed with how knowledgeable, common sensed, and kind he was to everyone.
His trade mark saying, “Make it work” goes way back and is commonly used in his Fashion Project show. Tim’s who intent here is to steer the contestant to not just keep trying an idea, working a little on it, and then abandoning it to start a new design. It’s more of a life lesson to work with what you have, come up with solutions, and whatever the end result, make the best of it.
This is a lesson that I think all of us can use at times.