Women fashion – Soutiens http://soutiens.org/ Wed, 18 May 2022 03:40:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://soutiens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png Women fashion – Soutiens http://soutiens.org/ 32 32 Cannes Film Festival 2022 red carpet https://soutiens.org/cannes-film-festival-2022-red-carpet/ Wed, 18 May 2022 00:30:03 +0000 https://soutiens.org/cannes-film-festival-2022-red-carpet/ Resuming its usual May schedule, the 2022 Cannes Film Festival is back with its annual celebration of fashion and film. The event usually draws a glamorous crowd of A-list celebrities, who will dress to perfection for their appearance on the red steps. After a cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, the festival returns in […]]]>

Resuming its usual May schedule, the 2022 Cannes Film Festival is back with its annual celebration of fashion and film. The event usually draws a glamorous crowd of A-list celebrities, who will dress to perfection for their appearance on the red steps. After a cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, the festival returns in all its fashionable glory, and the looks are sure to reflect that.

With judging stars like Deepika Padukone, Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace and Jasmine Trinca, as well as an impressive line-up of films, the two-week festival will be thrilling for movie buffs and style lovers alike. Last year, Bella Hadid stole the show in a Schiaparelli couture gown that featured a gold necklace shaped like lungs. And we’re expecting a similar adrenaline rush from this year’s styling moments. In fact, Lori Harvey already provided that in a jaw-dropping buttery yellow strapless ballgown she donned for the opening ceremony. Another highlight is the sparkly one-shoulder sari dress that Padukone wore on day one, which is adorned with gold and black sequined stripes. Hall also stunned in a custom-made, crystal-embellished red and pink Gucci dress.

Ahead, see the looks we’re already smitten with and check back here for daily updates as Cannes progresses (ending May 28). As more red carpet looks are unveiled, we promise these style moments are worth a double take.

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Get Great Deals on Yoga Pants, Sarees, Kurtis https://soutiens.org/get-great-deals-on-yoga-pants-sarees-kurtis/ Mon, 16 May 2022 10:42:00 +0000 https://soutiens.org/get-great-deals-on-yoga-pants-sarees-kurtis/ The Amazon sale on women’s clothing features a number of items including sarees, tops and more. It’s always a good time to binge on clothes, provided you don’t end up spending a large amount of money. And the best way to do that is to keep an eye out for sale offers. Online platforms are […]]]>

The Amazon sale on women’s clothing features a number of items including sarees, tops and more.

It’s always a good time to binge on clothes, provided you don’t end up spending a large amount of money. And the best way to do that is to keep an eye out for sale offers. Online platforms are a great place to search for them these days. Come to think of it, the clothes we wear every day – our usual office and home clothes – go through a lot of wear and tear and need to be replaced with new clothes from time to time. Also, clothes are a great indulgence and buying them is a great stress reliever. So don’t hold back and go shopping for yourself and your family without worrying about the world.

The good news is that the offers on online platforms like Amazon are very attractive with some clothes available at an 80-90% discount. On sale are a host of items – kurtis, palazzos, yoga pants, sarees – you name it and it’s there for sale. We have compiled a list of such products for you to check out.

Amazon Brand – Symactive Women’s Casual Yoga Pants

This pair of relaxed fit yoga pants is an ideal garment for fitness enthusiasts and those of you who like to live in casual clothes. This pair of short joggers is available in solid colors. There are two colors listed on Amazon – Alpine Green and Blueprint. It is made of cotton (55%), polyester (40%) and spandex (5%). Sizes start from XS and go all the way up to M. It should ideally be machine washed.

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Amazon Brand – Symactive Women’s Casual Yoga Pants (AW19-SA-TR-03-C_Alpine Green_Small

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1 Stop Fashion Women’s Straight Crepe Kurti

There are no everyday office clothes like a pair of kurtis and straight leggings. These kurtis come in a mesmerizing mix of prints and colors and will definitely add variety to your wardrobe. It is made from 100% American crepe and is soft on the skin. As the name suggests, it has a straight cut and is therefore designed to make you look slim. It is knee length and can be washed by hand.

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1 Stop Fashion Women’s Crepe Straight Kurti (6 Pack)

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Women’s Harpa Top

A women’s top is a versatile piece of clothing that you can wear with jeans, pants, a palazzo, or any other type of bottom. This top is made from 100% polyester – while it’s not the ideal fabric for summer, its loose fit ensures enough airflow to keep you cool. This garment has long sleeves and comes with a v-neck. It has a zipper closure. It is available in four colors – brown, black, mustard and pink. Sizes start from small and go up to XL. It can be washed by hand.

GoSriKi Cotton Saree for Women

Sarees have an everlasting charm. Although it is undeniable that today it is considered a ceremonial garment, the truth is that for centuries it has been an option of daily wear because it is in tune with the climatic conditions widely hot from India. Sarees are a graceful outfit and a staple in every woman’s closet. This sari in yellow and brown, is a mixture of cotton and silk (65% cotton and 35% silk). It comes with a blouse piece. It can be washed by hand.

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GoSriKi Cotton Saree for Women (BM-G2FZ-NKC0_Yellow)

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Pluss Georgette Swing Dress

This charming yellow print A-line dress is a perfect summer outfit. Soft and airy, the maxi dress is made from Georgette fabric, but its fit and design make it ideal for summer. It is available in two colors – dark blue and mustard. You can also wear it with a belt. Its fluttering short sleeves ensure good air circulation in the armpits. Sizes start from small and go up to 4XL.

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Amazon Brand – Myx Cotton Palazzos

Nothing can be cozier than a pair of comfy, loose palazzos. Made from cotton fabric, this palazzo is available in a number of colors and prints. Some names include Indigo/White, Fuschia Dots, Pink Floral, Mustard Booti among many others. Sizes start from XS and go up to 4XL.

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Amazon Brand – Women’s Myx Loose Palazzo (AW17NITIND07C_Indigo/White_M)

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San Diego Fashion Week held its Spring Showcase https://soutiens.org/san-diego-fashion-week-held-its-spring-showcase/ Sat, 14 May 2022 18:19:59 +0000 https://soutiens.org/san-diego-fashion-week-held-its-spring-showcase/ San Diego Fashion Week presented a spring showcase to announce the designers of FWSD2022 on April 23 at the Republic Hotel. First, they introduced a new Community Sponsors Night featuring established fashion brand sponsors. Sierra Mitchell, who is the top current designer, showed off and Territa Torres, who won first and second place in previous […]]]>

San Diego Fashion Week presented a spring showcase to announce the designers of FWSD2022 on April 23 at the Republic Hotel. First, they introduced a new Community Sponsors Night featuring established fashion brand sponsors.

Sierra Mitchell, who is the top current designer, showed off and Territa Torres, who won first and second place in previous years, also showcased designs from their current inventory. Additional designers announced were womenswear brand called ODD Bird Designs by Brittany Arriola, Dorothea by Janelle Arnold, MOTIV by Marco Champion, Needles & Spines by Grace Spath, designer Nina Cicolo, Elegantique by Farah Shamoun, Jumpball Apparel by Danny Essix and Bliss and Bles Clothing by Lindsey Bles.

Look for these designers at the FWSD22 designer shows. The event will take place on October 8 at the Andaz where each designer will launch a collection of 10 pieces. FWSD2022 will feature a Knobbe Martens Legal Workshop on July 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event will cover intellectual property law issues.

Hosts for the evening were NBC 7 San Diego meteorologist Jodi Kodesh and longtime commentator Jonathan Harris. The fun started with Kevin DelMaestro of Saxophone Music SD. He wowed the crowd and at one point was playing his tenor saxophone on the floor.

SD Stylist Angel Tan was part of the Community Night to make the spring showcase more interactive and bring in sponsorships/partnerships with FWSD. She is a wedding stylist who was featured on E Entertainment and worked as an event stylist and coordinator for famous WWE wrestler John Cena.

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Guests have enjoyed the Hotel Republic’s Topside Kitchen Bar and Grill as well as the refreshing Koozies at Cutwater. Sweet desserts were provided by Topside Kitchen Bar.

FWSD2022 was lucky enough to book award-winning comedian Jason Stuart for this kickoff. He has starred in over 250 movies and TV shows, including “GOLIATH” with Billy Bob Thornton. He just won Best Actor in an Independent Series with his hit show on Amazon Prime, titled “Smothered.” Stuart performed a comedy as part of the community night ahead of the 2022 creator announcements.

Additionally, FWSD will showcase Haute STEAM. This is a youth fashion sustainability workshop on July 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This summer program will allow students under the age of 18 to find out what part of fashion they want to specialize in before applying to a fashion school. For updates, visit fashionweeksd.com.

EVENTS TO COME

April 8-Oct. 2: “Fold, twist, tie” – This is an exhibit on Moses’ paper hats at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to Friday. At the same time, there will be a lecture by Diana Cavagnaro on Hats at Coffee and Conversation, which will take place on June 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Frances Hamilton White Art Library.

Friday, May 20: 41st Annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show presented by the San Diego Mesa College Fashion Department at 7 p.m. Register to view this screening online using this link:

bit.ly/GSRebirth.

Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally acclaimed couture milliner based in the San Diego area. Learn more about our hat designer, teacher and blogger at www.DianaCavagnaro.com.

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Proud moment for the fashion designer as an Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban on the runway at Australian Fashion Week https://soutiens.org/proud-moment-for-the-fashion-designer-as-an-afghan-refugee-who-fled-the-taliban-on-the-runway-at-australian-fashion-week/ Thu, 12 May 2022 19:15:02 +0000 https://soutiens.org/proud-moment-for-the-fashion-designer-as-an-afghan-refugee-who-fled-the-taliban-on-the-runway-at-australian-fashion-week/ Glancing down the runway from backstage at Australian Fashion Week, Afghan-Australian designer Mariam Seddiq could hardly believe what she was seeing. Nazdana Bakhtiari, 24, fled Afghanistan with her mother just eight months ago, escaping a Taliban takeover. “It was amazing. I was like, ‘how’s it going?'” the Western Sydney-based designer said. “At this time last […]]]>

Glancing down the runway from backstage at Australian Fashion Week, Afghan-Australian designer Mariam Seddiq could hardly believe what she was seeing.

Nazdana Bakhtiari, 24, fled Afghanistan with her mother just eight months ago, escaping a Taliban takeover.

“It was amazing. I was like, ‘how’s it going?'” the Western Sydney-based designer said.

“At this time last year, she was there (in Afghanistan). She never thought she would do something like this.

“A woman can’t even walk out the front door right now.”

The pair first met when Ms Seddiq was looking for women skilled in traditional Afghan beadwork, known as mora doozi, to use in her clothing.

Nazdana Bakhtiari (center) with her mother and a friend backstage. (Provided: Jack Evstigneev)

A local contact in Fairfield, Sydney’s west, put her in touch with Ms Bakhtiari, her mother Zakia and a friend, who had recently arrived in the country, after leaving Kabul airport for an evacuation flight military.

“I went to their apartment and saw their work and I knew I had to bring beadwork back into my designs, so they would have work, but in an artistic way,” she said.

It was during their collaboration that the idea that Ms. Bakhtiari could come out of the shadows to exhibit her work was born.

“While they were working outside, hand sewing, (Nazdana) mentioned that she might want to model for me, so she’s been training for three weeks,” Ms Seddiq said.

“It seemed like a dream to go further.”

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Designer Mariam Seddiq surrounded by models backstage.(Provided: Jack Evstigneev)

Ms Seddiq sees her designs, a mix of couture dresses, suits and jewelry as a way to empower women.

“It’s not just because of this Afghanistan thing. A lot of women forget how strong they are and what they are capable of. So it’s really important to bring it out from all walks of life,” said she declared.

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Her show at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney featured various models of varying ages, sizes, genders and ethnic backgrounds.

“It looked more like a real show than a really curated show of skinny models,” Ms Seddiq said.

The Bankstown Girls High School alum has achieved stardom, with her designs worn by Orange is New Black actor Diane Guerrero, as well as Australian music stars Iggy Azalea and Delta Goodrem.

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Designer Mariam Seddiq wins applause for her show in Sydney. (Provided: Mariam Seddiq)

Ms Seddiq said Australia had been slow to appreciate the work of its culturally diverse designers.

“I started in Los Angeles and got noticed in the States before I started getting attention at home.

“It’s time for Australia to embrace its brown people. And hopefully that will lead to more female breadwinners, more female bosses because it’s more than fashion.”

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Fashion Art Design returns to CityPlace Doral – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports https://soutiens.org/fashion-art-design-returns-to-cityplace-doral-wsvn-7news-miami-news-weather-sports/ Wed, 11 May 2022 00:58:23 +0000 https://soutiens.org/fashion-art-design-returns-to-cityplace-doral-wsvn-7news-miami-news-weather-sports/ Due to his shrewd negotiation tactics, Deco Drive is contractually obligated to give Alex Miranda first notice on all stories. Alex really wanted this one. A modern convergence of art and fashion in Doral. I heard he fought passionately for this story, and even made a few people cry in the Deco office. Move over […]]]>

Due to his shrewd negotiation tactics, Deco Drive is contractually obligated to give Alex Miranda first notice on all stories. Alex really wanted this one. A modern convergence of art and fashion in Doral. I heard he fought passionately for this story, and even made a few people cry in the Deco office.

Move over New York and Milan, and move over Lynn and Shireen, the city of Doral is ready to conquer the worlds of fashion and art. Their annual Fashion Art and Design event is back, and Deco has had a ringside seat.

Art is all the rage at CityPlace Doral.

Mauro Olivieri: “Fashion Art Design is a week-long event in the city of Doral, and it is kicked off by the fashion show and pop-up art exhibits at CityPlace Doral.”

Watch attentively. Clothes on the runway are not what you imagine.

Mauro Olivieri: “There are six designers in total at this fashion show. Some of the pieces are actually made from different materials, plastics, straw, things you wouldn’t usually see on a catwalk.

Forget the fabric, Celia Ledón’s creations are durable.

Celia Ledón: “It will all be about avant-garde and industrial materials.

The designer showed her creativity last year, and she’s ready to bring it again.

Celia Ledón: “I present two pieces. One of them is made of placemats and the other is made of plastic pipes.

From real-life models to those in cyberspace, avatar fashionistas are a thing, thanks to 3D designs by Baker’s Karina Ochoa.

Karina Ochoa of Baker: “I do digital fashion, which means I use technology to support the design and creation process of my clothes. Either they will live in the real world or they will stay in the digital environment.

His digital creations are both fashion and film and will be shown on the screens of CityPlace.

Karina Ochoa of Baker: “This fashion film was created 100% digitally. Not all models exist in real life. All clothes are digital clothes only.

Off the rack is now from the Metaverse.

Karina Ochoa from Baker: “The clothes I show are ready-to-wear. They are inspired by streetwear and are intended for men and women.

Fashion Art Design is this Thursday.

For more information on timetables and ticket prices, click here.

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Anya by Vivien Brings Custom Bridal Fashion to Montgomery County, MD https://soutiens.org/anya-by-vivien-brings-custom-bridal-fashion-to-montgomery-county-md/ Mon, 09 May 2022 10:48:29 +0000 https://soutiens.org/anya-by-vivien-brings-custom-bridal-fashion-to-montgomery-county-md/ Photo by Joseph Tran The Real Housewives of the Potomac Karen Huger renewed her vows in 2021 in a dress embellished with hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, cascading ruffles and a bodice that fit her like a glove. The designer of her $10,000 dress is also based in Montgomery County. It was Vivien Agbakoba, 53, who opened […]]]>
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The Real Housewives of the Potomac Karen Huger renewed her vows in 2021 in a dress embellished with hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, cascading ruffles and a bodice that fit her like a glove. The designer of her $10,000 dress is also based in Montgomery County. It was Vivien Agbakoba, 53, who opened Anya by Vivien, a bridal and evening wear boutique, at Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery mall in November.

Growing up in Nigeria with her father, a university professor, and her mother, an entrepreneur, Agbakoba was drawn to her mother’s sewing machine. “It was magical and I felt I had a gift,” says Agbakoba. After earning a bachelor’s degree in information science and nursing and a master’s degree in information technology, she moved to Rockville in 2012 with her husband and three children. She worked at the National Institutes of Health as a protocol manager in clinical research while making dresses for friends and family, and trying to learn as much as she could about procurement, materials and skills. needed to open a store.

Agbakoba left the NIH in 2017 to open a small warehouse in Sterling, Va. to design and sell bridal, evening and ready-to-wear designs. She named her line ‘Anya’, after her maiden name, part of which means ‘vision’ in her native Igbo language, and added ‘by Vivien’ when she moved her business to the center Westfield Montgomery mall.

“Social media has had a huge impact on brides. Everyone is trying to outdo themselves,” says Agbakoba. She believes this has shifted her business model from its initial focus on ready-to-wear dresses to selling more than 60% custom dresses. “Regularity is not enough; brides have all kinds of ideas, and I do everything I can to bring that to life.

Agbakoba often spends an hour or two one-on-one with a bride, discussing ideas, fabrics and embellishments, and sketching during the session. “I ask a lot of questions and pay close attention to the body in front of me,” she says. “I want every woman to shine.”

In 2019, Agbakoba launched Felicia’s Fund, a non-profit organization named after her mother that focuses on educating and empowering young people interested in fashion. The group operates school supply programs in Nigeria, and Agbakoba is currently implementing fashionable after-school education initiatives in DC and Montgomery County. She recently held a fundraiser at her store in partnership with the Tigerlily Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on breast cancer and the empowerment of girls and young women. The evening included a fashion show and reception filmed for Love & Marriage: DC, a series slated to begin airing on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, in May.

Agbakoba’s designs, from colorful ballgowns to trendy wedding dresses, get more exposure in the mall than was possible in his warehouse. “Last week a bride walked into the shop after seeing a ready-made dress in my window. She already had her wedding dress, but she bought mine and intended to sell the one she she already had,” says Agbakoba. “It’s a hell of a time.”

Anya by Vivien7101 Democracy Blvd., #2504, Bethesda, 301-469-4839, anyabyvivien.com

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Ashley Judd’s Skintight Red Carpet Looks Are Fashion Inspiration for Curvy Girls https://soutiens.org/ashley-judds-skintight-red-carpet-looks-are-fashion-inspiration-for-curvy-girls/ Sat, 07 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://soutiens.org/ashley-judds-skintight-red-carpet-looks-are-fashion-inspiration-for-curvy-girls/ by Ashley Judd style on the red carpet has become legendary over the past three decades of her acting career. Judd comes from a line of stars, including his late mother Naomi Judd and half-sister Wynonna Juddso it’s only natural that she also has a commanding presence. When it comes to curvy girl fashion, Ashley […]]]>

by Ashley Judd style on the red carpet has become legendary over the past three decades of her acting career. Judd comes from a line of stars, including his late mother Naomi Judd and half-sister Wynonna Juddso it’s only natural that she also has a commanding presence.

When it comes to curvy girl fashion, Ashley Judd’s style is the prototype. Actress and daughter of late country music legend Naomi Judd has been catching our attention since her first red carpet appearances. It’s no secret why we can’t help but watch. Ashley’s red carpet fashions are a key guide for curvy women looking to show off those curves in the best possible light.

Ashley Judd Rocks Always Flattering Sheath Dress

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Sheath dresses are a perfect choice for women with fuller figures, and the wrap-around patterns in this gorgeous teal number are the perfect way to accentuate every curve. The horizontal lines on the skirt give Ashley’s hips a beautifully curvaceous look, while the criss-crossing under her bust makes her waist appear even more pinched for that classic hourglass figure. No wonder Ashley is smiling so brightly, she’s wearing one hell of a dress!

Halter top meets sweetheart neckline

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Two secret weapons for curvy women: halter ties and sweetheart necklines. Both draw the eye upwards while the slightly flared skirt balances out the lower half. As a result, you can’t help but notice Ashley’s gorgeous figure or face. We also love the shimmering rose encrusted with jewels on the strap of her dress or the charming bow on the back of her neck.

Fit and flare fit with a funky pattern

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There really is nothing better for a curvy figure than a fit and flare dress. We love the flirty hemline of this bird print dress as well as the fitted bodice that features a deep v-neck. Each of these elements help accentuate the curves, making this dress as a whole a curvy girl’s dream dress.

We also have to give credit to Ashley for her amazingly cute haircut. Her hair has changed in length endlessly over her public life, but we tend to like her best when her hair is about chin-level. It gives her face a bashful look that’s too cute to resist.

The essential silhouette

06/26/96/Los Angeles, California -Ashley Judd star of ‘A Time to Kill’ at the British Academy of Film and Television.

Creating that silhouette is the trickiest part of dressing for fuller silhouettes, but once it’s done, the difference it can make is almost unreal. We literally lost our breath at the sight of this 1996 photo of Ashley Judd in a silver sequin dress. It fits her like a glove down to her hips before falling in a straight line down her legs, making her look tall and elegant. She looks so young; she is almost unrecognizable except for that little smile that gives her identity.

It may be a while before we see a real smile from Ashley or her sister Wynonna as they and the rest of Naomi Judd’s family and loved ones mourn her passing. We offer the family our deepest condolences for their beloved Naomi.

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Shop spring fashion from women-owned brands on Amazon https://soutiens.org/shop-spring-fashion-from-women-owned-brands-on-amazon/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://soutiens.org/shop-spring-fashion-from-women-owned-brands-on-amazon/ Every product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the included links, we may earn a commission. The selection includes pieces from brands such as BB Dakota, Beyond Yoga, Spanx, Sweaty Betty and Staud. You’ll find everything from comfortable sportswear to summery dresses to […]]]>

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The selection includes pieces from brands such as BB Dakota, Beyond Yoga, Spanx, Sweaty Betty and Staud. You’ll find everything from comfortable sportswear to summery dresses to timeless jewelry. Keep scrolling for 12 of the best seasonal items to buy from Amazon’s new women-owned brands section:

Starting with an incredible deal from Beyond Yoga, you can get the high-waisted biker shorts on sale for $36, which is half the original price. Made from a buttery soft, moisture wicking polyester and lycra blend, the biker shorts have a 7 inch inseam, thick waistband and side pockets. Choose from five colors and sizes XS to XL.

For more formal occasions this summer, look no further than BB Dakota’s selection of dresses, like this sleeveless floral maxi. The loose ruffled dress features a high neckline with a fabric tie and a button closure at the back. Wear it with a pair of heeled sandals, oversized hoops and a clutch, and you’ll be ready wherever the night takes you.

Moving on to accessories, Humble Chic makes a $20 pendant necklace that “goes with everything and adds sparkle and pop to any neckline,” according to one shopper. It comes in both an oval and heart-shaped design, each on a delicate 16 inch gold chain with a 3 inch extender. Plus, it’s gift-boxed so you can treat yourself or a loved one to an affordable treat.

Also from Humble Chic, this $24 vegan leather bag can be worn as a crossbody, bracelet or clutch. It’s available in 13 colors and patterns, and it has multiple interior pockets to store your phone, keys, and everyday essentials. Plus, the bag even has slots for your cards, so you don’t need to add a bulky wallet. It’s the perfect versatile handbag to add to your wardrobe this spring.

And for shoes, Staud has a pair of simple flat sandals that are the perfect spring splurge. It’s made from smooth leather in dark beige and light cream and has two gathered straps at the top. The sandals also have a lightly padded footbed for added comfort and a rubber outsole. You can wear them with everything from denim shorts to a flowy dress – they’re just as versatile.

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Met Gala Golden Age theme: What did fashion look like back then? https://soutiens.org/met-gala-golden-age-theme-what-did-fashion-look-like-back-then/ Mon, 02 May 2022 19:36:00 +0000 https://soutiens.org/met-gala-golden-age-theme-what-did-fashion-look-like-back-then/ Tonight the MET Gala returns and the theme for the evening is “In America: A Fashion Anthology” with an emphasis on “golden glamour”. “Dust off Edith Wharton’s ‘Age of Innocence’ and ‘The House of Mirth’,” says vogue. “The 2022 Met Gala will ask its attendees to embody the greatness – and perhaps the dichotomy – […]]]>

Tonight the MET Gala returns and the theme for the evening is “In America: A Fashion Anthology” with an emphasis on “golden glamour”.

“Dust off Edith Wharton’s ‘Age of Innocence’ and ‘The House of Mirth’,” says vogue. “The 2022 Met Gala will ask its attendees to embody the greatness – and perhaps the dichotomy – of Gilded Age New York.” What was fashion in the golden age? It’s a good question.

The Golden Age, as Mark Twain named it, was roughly between 1870 and 1900. It was a period of rapid economic growth, but also major corruption and the beginning of a major economic imbalance among Americans the richest and the poorest. Women in the Golden Age played an important role in social movements and as a result their clothing changed to reflect this. While the corset was still a part of women’s clothing, with a small waist still being a sign of beauty, there was more mobility in clothing as the era progressed.

When it came to haute couture, “hustle” was seen as the trend. Essentially the dressy version of a mullet, the style was looser in the back than the front. They would also contain several colors. If you watch HBO Golden age and wonders why these women wear such garish color combinations, it’s historically accurate.

Yes, women back then thought it was cute to walk around in orange, sky blue and stripes as a fit. (HBO)

Also, the more necklaces and the higher they are around the neck, the better. If you don’t look strangled, do you even do fashion?

For the men, it was all about the tuxedo. I wish I could say it was a lot more interesting back then than it is now, but unfortunately it was pretty much what you’d expect, with short hair, a pointy beard and a “mustache generous”. Later in the era, the style that became popular was less stuffy Victorian and simpler in design, lighter corset and beautiful material. It was known as the “artistic dress movement”. Oscar Wilde, the Lil Nas X of his time, was a huge fan of the style and made it popular in Europe.

Oscar Wilde in his aesthetic lecturer costume, 1882. (Photo by Napoleon Sarony. Public domain.)

As the world entered the 1900s, fashion would change again, impacted by the fact that upper-class women were more outdoors, and two-piece dresses would become more common. But more than anything, the period was about money, and given that the MET Gala is a place to raise money with expensive and intricate outfits, a gold theme is almost too good.

Especially as we face our own huge wealth gap, technological advancements leading to corruption and political strife. But you know, make it fashionable.

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Canada is our home, and from coast to coast, we love supporting our neighbors – spelled with a “u”.

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When it comes to Canadian businesses, we have great little family stores and international giants like Canada Goose. We’ve also recently discovered some great finds from companies that we didn’t even know were Canadian.

All this to say that it’s good to support the local in any way you can. Here are some of our favorite Canadian fashion brands, where you can find a gift for that special someone in your life.

Quick summary

Smash + Tess
Roots
environmentalist
Canada Goose
Kotn
Surrounded
Lesley Hampton
jenny bird
Numi
lululemon
Tempted
Knix
Monaco club
Joe Fresh
Sorel
Herschel
Etsy | Made in Canada
Amazon | Made in Canada

A handful of wonderful Canadian brands

Smash + Tess

On: Smash + Tess was founded by the classic mother-daughter-best friend trio. The brand focuses on sustainable materials like bamboo rayon and cotton blends. He makes “Everywear” pieces that are great for lounging around but can also be dressed up.

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Place of creation: Vancouver, BC. Made in North America.

Favorite Item: Romper. We love the brand’s styles, materials, and durability, but it’s definitely best known for its rompers.

Roots

On: Roots was founded by Michael Budman and Don Green, who met at summer camp in Algonquin Park, Ontario. The brand started out creating leather goods, which continue to be part of its personality, but is now best known for sweatpants and sweatshirts.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont. Leather goods are still made in Toronto, Ontario.

Favorite item: Salt and pepper sweatpants and sweatshirts

environmentalist

On: Ecologyst is all about buying less high quality items that will last. The brand uses natural and biodegradable materials like organic cotton and merino wool. The styles are simple and casual. The materials are high quality and comfortable.

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Place of creation: Victoria, BC Made in Canada and USA

Favorite item: The Henley Merino 195

Canada Goose

On: Sam Tick founded the company in 1957 as Metro Sportswear Ltd. The brand first started out producing wool vests, raincoats and snowmobile suits and evolved into the coat and outerwear brand we know today.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont. Down jackets are made in Canada.

Favorite item: Chilliwack Bomber Jacket (Women’s | Men’s)

Kotn

On: Kotn is all about organic Egyptian cotton. The brand focuses on simple, classic and comfortable cotton clothing. Kotn sources and manufactures its products in Egypt and supports the community in which it operates. You can find out more about its factories on the website.

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Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite item: Terry Hoodie

Surrounded

On: Encircled focuses on ethics, durability and comfort. Styles are mostly flowy and come in a range of sizes (from XS to 4X, varies by product). Encircled is certified B Corpmeaning it’s governed by the nonprofit that puts people, communities and the environment first.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont. Made in Canada.

Favorite item: Dressy track pants

Lesley Hampton

On: Lesley Hampton founded her eponymous brand in 2016. The brand is Indigenous-owned, women-led, and inclusive. Lesley Hampton is known for her luxury sports and evening wear.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite Item: Embroidered T dress

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jenny bird

On: Jenny Bird founded her eponymous brand in 2008. The brand offers simple and classic jewelry. Jenny Bird jewelry began in Canada and can be found on ears, necks and wrists around the world, including celebrities like Selena Gomez and Mindy Kaling.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite item: Slim Doune Hoop Earrings

Numi

On: Numi started out as a solution for sweat stains. The founder worked in finance and didn’t like wearing her favorite shirts because they were prone to sweat stains. They also needed a dry cleaning. The brand was launched with an undershirt to solve the problem of perspiration, but later expanded to create products that were easy to wash and wear.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite item: Essential undershirt

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lululemon

On: Although lululemon is now a globally recognized brand, the company is a Canadian success story. When the brand’s first store opened in Kitsilano, British Columbia, the company said it would provide a free outfit for those who came in naked, and it’s been a brand in the news ever since. The company is best known for its sportswear.

Place of creation: Vancouver, BC

Favorite item: Align leggings

Tempted

On: When you buy a product, the company plants 10 trees. The mission is in the name. Tentree is an Earth-first clothing manufacturer. It is B Corp certified and on a mission to plant a billion trees by 2030.

Place of creation: Regina, Sask.

Favorite item: Classic T-Shirt

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Knix

On: Joanna Griffiths founded Knix to solve the problem of period leakage. Although the brand started with waterproof underwear, it has expanded into other categories including activewear, swimwear and loungewear.

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Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite item: Underwear

Monaco club

On: Club Monaco was founded in 1985 to establish the concept of “best bases”. The brand strikes a happy medium between fast fashion and couture, accomplishing what it set out to do. Club Monaco styles are both contemporary and classic.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite item: wear to work (less an article, more a useful section)

Joe Fresh

On: Joe Fresh was founded by the same person who created Club Monaco, Joseph Mimran. The brand also offers basic clothing, but at a much more accessible price (and sold in grocery stores). Joe Fresh also offers a wide range of sizes.

Place of creation: Toronto, Ont.

Favorite Item: Packable jacket

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Sorel

On: Sorel was founded in 1962 and originally focused on winter and work boots. The brand was acquired by Columbia Sportswear and expanded its product offering to now offer a range of footwear including boots, walking shoes and sandals.

Place of creation: Kitchener, Ont.

Favorite Item: Lennox Women’s Street Boots

Herschel

On: Brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack founded Herschel Supply Co. in 2009, naming the company after their family’s hometown. The company makes bags and accessories and is probably best known for its backpack with the iconic Hershel patch.

Place of creation: Vancouver, BC

Favorite item: Herschel Classic Backpack

Etsy | Made in Canada

On: Etsy is a central platform for artisans. The site offers the possibility of selecting Canadian artisans and contractors. We love the platform because we can access smaller, more diverse artisans across Canada.

Amazon | Made in Canada

On: Amazon has pages dedicated to Canadian manufacturers. Double Homemade in Canadathe category also includes artisans from coast to coast.

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