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Chanel Fashion Show without Karl Lagerfeld

Hi everyone, welcome back to Aurora’s Fashion and Lifestyle. Finished up the last series, starting from this week, I will provide a new series on World-Class fashion brands or fashion shows critics. This week, I will offer reviews on one of my favorite brand’s latest fashion show. The brand is Chanel.

Chanel – Vincent Van Gogh of Fashion

I was fascinated by Chanel logo since I was ten or twelve. I start more and more enjoying Chanel’s concepts and designs. All happened from nowhere. However, I remember that I was buying fashion magazines since I was ten from bus stops, bookstores on my way home, and grocery stores. I developed my fashion sense since then by looking through all designs in various tastes and styles. Hopefully, you will enjoy my fashion critics on these world-class, extraordinary, and luxury fashion brands. If you like my blogs and want to know more about fashion and lifestyle, follow my Instagram at the bottom of the page.

Chanel with Karl Lagerfeld

After Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February this year, Fashion World lost a prestigious fashion designer. Recently, I came across a documentary done by Netflix called 7 Days Out Karl Lagerfeld. Karl was strict and precise about every aspect of the fashion show. Some unbeatable fashion shows created by Karl are Couture autumn/winter 2017, which he recreated Eiffel Tower with a center-opened glass roof, Couture autumn/winter 2015, which was in a casino setting, and Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Ready‑to‑Wear show, with a rocket in the middle of the catwalk. He was not just trying to provide an amazing show to the audiences but also take them out from fashion show with incredible settings and environments.

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Couture autumn/winter 2017

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Couture autumn/winter 2015

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Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Ready‑to‑Wear show

Who Is Virginie Viard?

Virginie Viard takes over Chanel this year. It seems like we never heard of this name before. However, we have seen her many times in Chanel fashion shows also she working at the backstages. Virginie has been working with Karl for more than 30 years. She was passionate about fashion, and her family had some sort of connection with fashion. She enjoyed making the costume for the early years. She started in Chanel as an intern at haute couture embroidery department, becoming a trusted protege of Karl. If you don’t see them together, they must be on the phone calling each other. Therefore, from all the points, we call tell Virginie is a major role for Karl and Chanel in the last 30 years.

Chanel Cruise 2019/20 Review

The first fashion show led by Virginie Viard was on May 2019, and it was hosted in The Grand Palais in Paris. I definitely can tell that it tried to target younger generations. Compared to previous years, there were more accessories on each model. The designs of these accessories are more modern and creative. The whole collection’s idea came from the train station from the late 20th century. It has a fictional train station as a catwalk. When you first walked inside of the Grand Palais, a scene mimics Le Train Bleu showed in front of you. (shown below) I will say the setting is pretty fancy and also chic. All models makeup and hairstyles have recreated the styles in the 1970s. Some of the models with black lipstick color. All the clothing are powerful with a sense of ultra-feminine. The collections include so many bold and youthful colors, which could be hard to handle in one show. However, Virginie made it happened. From this show, we can tell Virginie, the artistic director, tries to convey that Chanel will learn and keep some amazing parts from the past and look forward to the future.

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Chanel Cruise 2019/20

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a scene mimics Le Train Bleu

Summary

Overall, I selected a few pieces I preferred from the whole collection. I enjoyed most of the clothing and accessories. Few items standing out are list below:

  • Cashmere jacket with white oversized shirt & Cashmere cardigan dress with white bow in front of it
Cashmere jacket and cashmere cardigan dress
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  • Colorful shoulder cross bag
  • I also like the matching colors of the entire outfit
  • The color could be a popular color for next year, a sense of vitality
  • big fun of this pattern

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Top Men’s Fashion Looks and Fashion Brands

This weekend, we will continue to discuss men’s fashion and a few stores you can shop for specific fashion styles or looks. Grew up in Asian, and moved to the United State for study and work about 4 years ago, I have seen so many different men’s fashion looks in Asia, U.S, and Europe. Based on my observation, I summarize with the top fashion look for each of these countries.

Asia Men’s Fashion Style

Grew up in Asia, I feel men in South Korea know the best on how to dress up themselves. My assumption for the reason behind that is their K-Pop culture. Most of the time, we learn how to dress by looking at others’ fashion styles. With these positive influences, men in South Korea improve their fashion sense better and better. I would like to describe their fashion type or fashion style mostly in between chic & sophisticated and casual look. Few street photos are here for you to consider.

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U.S Men’s Fashion Style

However, in the United States, more people pay attention to comfort while it comes to clothing. Therefore, you can see people would like to dress pretty simple like hoodies, sweat pants, sneakers, or even slippers to walk outside. There is nothing wrong with casual style in fashion, but you can still make your fashion style appealing with simple outfits to give people an impression of clean and fresh. Here are a few movie stars’ photos that I like with their casual outfits.

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ryan reynolds fashion style

Europe Men’s Fashion Style

In Europe, few countries are well-known for their fashion, such as the British, France, and Italy. Many famous designer brands were born in Europe too. It is not surprising to see many people would like to dress up themselves nicely. Men’s fashion styles in Europe are the most likely chic and sophisticated styles. Few fashion looks are listed below.

David Beckham fashion style
Eddie Redmayne fashion look

Must Have Items for Different Men’s Fashion Styles

Asian Men’s Fashion Style:

  • skinny jeans for daily
  • ripped jeans 
  • long sleeve pullover knit sweater / knit men’s crew neck sweater
  • long wool winter coat
  • white sneaker/vans
  • basic t-shirt
  • black boots
  • baseball hats

Color Preference: 

  • white
  • navy blue
  • beige
  • dark moss green

U.S Men’s Casual Fashion Style:

  • plaid overshirt
  • bomber jacket
  • basic t-shirt
  • pullover hoodies/crewneck sweatshirt
  • denim jacket
  • skinny/slim/flex jeans
  • Canvas shoes

Color Preference: 

  • white
  • navy blue
  • black
  • red plaid

Europe Men’s Fashion Style:

  • sports coats
  • slim fit wool coat
  • suits
  • polo shirts
  • loafer/oxford shoes
  • chelsea boots

Color Preference: 

  • dark blue
  • navy blue
  • black
  • white
  • beige

Men’s Clothing Websites 

Brands for Asian Men’s Style: 


Brands for U.S. Men’s Casual Style:


Brands for European Men’s Style:

Overall, everyone should find out their preferred clothing styles. We should wear clothing based on where we go. We don’t want people to think of us overdressing or underdressing. If you still have questions about how to dress up in general or some tips on men’s fashion. Read my previous blog on 8 Top Fashion Tips for Men. Let me know your opinions. 

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8 Top Fashion Tips for Men

Hi everyone, it has been a long time haven’t written anything. A full-time position already keeps me busy every weekday. In the future, I will try to publish a new blog every weekend. For this week, we are going to discuss the top fashion tips for men and men’s clothing brands. Comment below and follow my Instagram if you do like my post. Let’s get started. 

Knowing how to dress up yourself is a kind of art. That means you know how to hide your body flaws and enhance your positive attributes but also understanding how to appreciate clothing and fashion. If you are on the path to learning about all these, you should learn more about your body shape or type and getting constructive comments from your friends or fashion experts. In this blog, I will provide you with some basic top fashion tips for men and in my next blog, I will cover different regions guys’ wearing styles and top brands to shop from. 

Everyone Can Dress Better

Don’t let your past or people’s words affect you from improving your dress style or fashion looks. If you have the mindset or motivation for improving your fashion looks, there is a way to get better.

Understand Your Body Shape

Everyone should learn about their body shapes or types because no one has a perfect body shape. For those who dress better than you, they just know their body shape better. We should learn how to hide our body flaws and to enhance positive attributes. For example, I am not too tall but I have a pair of relatively longer legs than people who have a similar height to me. When I pick my outfit I would usually choose shorter tops to show my longer pair of legs. Thus, people will think I am even taller because of the ratio of legs and upper body parts. The perfect ratio is also called the golden ratio, which is about 1.62: 1.0.  

Learn by Looking

Any skill set can not be built in one night. The same does dressing better. What you can do is first observing other clothing styles. By observing others, you will understand what looks good on one person and what does not look good on that person. The other way to learn dressing better is to read magazines. You can subscribe to a men’s fashion magazine. Few well-known fashion magazines are GQ, Men’s Vogue, and Men’s Journal. Magazines help you getting a better understanding of what is trendy at the moment.  

Learn by Practicing

The more you practice, the better you get. It’s the same for fashion. You improve while you practice. Every single store or brand has its style. First, find a few stores that match your preference or your style. Know your budget and shop smarter. For every clothing brand, it has sales or occasionally special deals. Know better about those occasions and better deals. Also, when you should for every single piece of clothing, think about how to match it with your existing clothing. For example, when I shop for a tee, tops, or a t-shirt, I would like to think about what bottoms I have at home can match with it. Otherwise, when you buy a top, you find that there is no single bottom piece that can go with the top. That will be a waste of money, the new clothing will just sit in the closet. 

Get Constructive Fashion Advice or Recommendations from Fashion Experts

Among all your friends, there is a friend who knows the most about fashion and knows how to style himself. I would recommend you having more conversations with that person and getting some constructive fashion advice or comments from him or her. Here, I am talking about constructive advice or recommendations. If there is no one in your life can help you in fashion, I guess you can reach out to fashion consultant, fashion stylist, and online resources. 

Keep Yourself Fit 

If you have a hard time finding the ideal clothing that you can put on, you might need to reconsider where is the issue. If the problem comes from your body shape, like obesity, you should think do you want to keep yourself fit through working out. I have to say it is a lot easier to find clothing when you are in fit body shape than chubby body shape. If that is the case, you should lose some weight and keep your body fit before purchasing a lot of clothing to improve your fashion style. I recommend eating healthier and doing more fitness to keep fit, which prevents from rebounding. 

Most Common Colors for Men

Black – sophistication

Gray – moody but also sophistication

White – cleanliness and perfection

Navy blue – confidence

Must Have Men’s Essential

  • White shirt
  • White/black/gray tee
  • Denim jeans (Skinny/straight jeans)
  • Fleece vest/pull-over/jacket
  • Tailored Suit
  • Casual shirts (flannel shirt)
  • Polo shirts
  • crewneck sweatshirt
  • Graphic tees with simple logos
  • A pair of oxford shoes
  • A pair of canvas shoes (Vans shoes) 

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Valentino with Pierpaolo Piccioli

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to my fashion blog. Today we will continue on Valentino, but the main character is Pierpaolo Piccioli for this time. You might want to say who is Pierpaolo Piccioli? After today’s blog, you will know who is he, his contributions to Valentino, and the two recent Valentino Haute Couture reviews. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram and get the notifications for the new blog posts.

Who is Pierpaolo Piccioli?

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If every girl has a dream to be a princess, Valentino, the fashion brand, helps girls to make the dream come true in real life. The person behind the scenes of Valentino’s Haute Couture shows is Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Valentino since 2008. At first, he and Maria Grazia Chiuri were the co-creative directors of Valentino. In 2016, he started a new position as the sole creative director at Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli loves filming and cameras. He wanted to be a movie director when he was young. However, when he found how fashion can also elaborate on people’s thoughts and ideas as filming, he decided to study fashion and become a great storyteller in the fashion world. He finished his school at Rome’s Istituto Europeo di Design.

For Pierpaolo Piccioli, he really loves the fashion concept of Punk. For Punk culture, it emphasizes individualism and contemporary freedom. He also loves Valentino’s symbol color, red, but he wants to express red with different meanings.

Pierpaolo Piccioli Contributions

  • He helps Valentino become a more international brand.
  • Widely successful Rockstud shoes
  • Understand what confident women want to wear today (over-sized, casual, streetwear)
  • Making Valentino towards more everyday wear clothing brand

Review on Two Recent Valentino Haute Couture Shows

Haute Couture Fall Winter 2019/2020

The first opinion came to my mind is too wild. Most of the clothes are so wild and bold, which are not something normal people would like to wear them and go out. So unrealistic.

Love:

  • Diversity and inclusive
    • For this time, more than half of the models are black women and Asian models. Valentino also included an elder model. 
  • Using various colors, texture, and floral like small details and patterns

Hate:

  • Few designs are like the mopping that uses to clean the floor
Valentino Fall Winter 2019/2020 Look 1
Valentino Fall Winter 2019/2020 Look 13

Highlight Designs

Valentino is always good at designing dresses for daywear and nightwear. Here are three dresses from this time that I really prefer.

Valentino Fall Winter 2019/2020 Look 48
Valentino Fall Winter 2019/2020 Look 45
Valentino Fall Winter 2019/2020 Look 62

Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 20

This time, Valentino introduced ROCKSTUD SPIKE FLUO, trying to recreate the brilliant history of Rockstud shoes. Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 20 took place on September 30, 2019. The whole fashion showed people the design team wisely using white and fluorescence colors. Fluorescent color is a trendy color for this year and next year. Valentino also knows how to attract the Asian market. For women in Asia, they love the concept of oversized clothing, including jumpsuits. Overall, I really enjoy the ready to wear spring/summer 2020 fashion show. I love the color, the modern daywear, and streetwear.

ROCKSTUD SPIKE FLUO

Highlight Designs

Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 Look 1
Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 Look 3
Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 Look 9
Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 Look 16
Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 Look 14
Valentino Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2020 Look 19

Overall, Valentino is doing great with the lead of Pierpaolo Piccioli. We hope Valentino has more hitting designs like Rockstud shoes in the next few years.

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Valentino -The Legend Brand in the Fashion Industry

Valentino

When I think about Valentino, the first came to my mind is Valentino Garavani Shoes (high heels and flats, see below) the iconic shoes with spiky rockstuds. I think, when you mention them, everyone who knows them loves how they look. Some fashion bloggers say these shoes are their go-to shoes for dates. From my perspective, I also love their designs and colors. They can go with dresses, slim pants, mostly everything I can think of. Except for the shoes, I have no idea about the Valentino brand. However, I spent hours to do my research on this brand. Today, I will go over some topics about Valentino. I will mainly emphasize on the history of the brand, slightly on comparisons between two major creative directors in charge of Valentino in the past history.

Valentino Garavani rockstuds flats
Valentino Garavani rockstuds high-heels

Who is Valentino Garavani?

If wasn’t Valentino Garavani, we won’t have the fashion brand Valentino nowadays. Valentino Garavani was born in Italy. We have some stereotypes of Italian people, such as their temper. Valentino Garavani is a straightforward person. If he disagrees with you, he just points out directly. Everyone has to learn how to work with him because of his temper. However, he is a genius in fashion. He dreamt a lot when he was young. He always knows his passion for designer clothing for women, even when he was young. In the documentary, Valentino: The Last Emperor, he mentioned he knows what women want, which is to be beautiful. Well, I won’t deny it. I believe that’s true for at least 80%. Women want to be beautiful and dress up themselves. Some well-known ladies around the world are big fans of his design, including the former first lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

When we compare designers from France and Italy. Their concepts are different. For example, in the previous few posts, we talked about Chanel. France designers think about how to dress women to become powerful. There was a trend of skirts and suits for women. However, for Italian designers try to design more dresses and gowns that are glamour and beautiful, like clothing for princesses or goddess. I believe this is because Italian people are deeply influenced by their architecture and ancient greek sculptures. All the factors affect their concepts and demonstration of beauty.

What is the signature color of Valentino?

Red. When Valentino Garavani was in charge of Valentino, he wanted to deliver the powers, glamour of women. After taking over by Pier paolo Piccioli, current creative director of Valentino, Valentino tries to deliver not just simple red, red with different tones and shades. He does not want red becoming just a symbol of power, of glamour. He wants to narrate color red as something personal and romantic.

Remarkable Designs from 1960 – 2008

Valentino Garavani retired in 2008. Jan 23rd, 2008 Valentino Fashion show was his last fashion show for Valentino brand. Currently, Pier Paolo Piccioli is the creative director and designer for Valentino. Valentino ready-to-wear and bridal collections are known for its elegant and boldly adorned with lace and embroidery. Here are a few extraordinary designs done from 1960 to 2008. The first one is my favorite, and this piece also appeared in the documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor. Anne Hathaway wore this piece of the white gown before.

Anne Hathaway wore the white gown
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See more Valentino Garavani Haute Couture 1960-2012

New Era for Valentino

After Valentino Garavani retired in 2008. Few took over the brand. Currently, Pier Paolo Piccioli starts in charge of Valentino. In the past few years, he and the other female designers were dual creative directors for Valentino. They preserved many concepts of the founder. Most dresses or ready-to-wear are alike the era of Valentino Garavani, conveying the extent of glamour and elegance of women clothing can be. Some examples are listed below:

However, on the latest Fall 2019 Haute Couture, some of the designs are just too overwhelming. After taking over, there are many improvements done for the brand such as diversified the products, including ready-to-wear for women, men, accessories and inclusive and diversity of models.

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Chanel Fall Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture Review

Hi everyone, welcome back to Aurora’s Fashion and Lifestyle. After last week’s blog post on the Chanel Fashion Show without Karl Lagerfeld, I received a lot of attention on the content and my Instagram, so I decide to continue Chanel this week. This week, I will provide a review of Chanel’s latest fashion show which is Chanel Fall-Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture.

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Chanel Fall Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture


Highlights of Chanel Fall Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture

Chanel Fashion Show – Library Setting

I do not know how you react to this fashion show. For me, it reminded me of a few scenes or places I have seen before. The first one is from a Korean TV show called My Love from the Star. In the show, the main character has his library room or study room in the house. Look like this (See the image below). 

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compare the upper one is from Chanel fashion show and the one below is from the Korean TV show

The other one is from Harry Potter. It reminded me professor Albus Dumbledore’s office. The last one is in real life. It is a photo from a library in Seoul, South Korea. I am more curious about the inspiration for the setting for the Chanel Fall show. For me, it seems like Virginie Viard had few trips to Asia, and she found the interesting and got fascinated by all these together. Anyway, the setting is distinguished from the setting created by Karl Lagerfeld. For Karl, he would like to bring renowned architectures or world-leading technologies or skills which have no direct connection with fashion to the fashion world. However, for Virginie, she likes to bring more everyday scenes to the extent of astonishing and amazing.

Well, the actual inspiration for the setting is from 31 Rue Cambon owned by Gabrielle Chanel, her apartment.

Chanel Fashion Show – Powerful, sophisticated, and formal clothing style

This time, Virginie Viard showed us with more clothing styles conveying the powerful and formal of women’s clothing. The whole shows mostly in two color tones, white and black. For Look 1, purple, burgundy and black chevron tweed straight coat has something in common with Cheongsam, also called qipao, worn by upper-class Chinese women back in middle 20th Century.

Look 10 – Green, black and white tweed belted jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are brought back this year. It becomes viral in fashion. Chanel on the fall fashion show also has a design with a hitting green color this year. The belt also helps make sure it is not too loosey.


Disappointing Points of Chanel Fall Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture

Look 4 – Black Wool Flared Coat

From the Gif, I can tell the model does not feel comfortable wearing this coat. However, I also saw a lot of comments under the design, and people are loving the design. C’est Magnifique. However, I can see the model’s top thigh from just walking by her. Maybe I am just overthinking it.

Look 11 – Embroidered grey tweed effect blouse and black and grey houndstooth wide-leg pants

When I first saw this combination or matching of grid blouse and also grid pattern pants, I feel having the two pieces together was just bizarre. However, these two pieces by themselves showing the powerful, chic, and magnifique of the clothing. You can comment below if you have different perspectives. (Always Welcome for Comments!)

Overall, there are positive and negative criticisms about this show. For the future, I look forward to more clothing and accessories targeting younger generations with bold and more colorful styles.

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Trendy Apparel & Accessories Brands for College Students Part 4

Uniqlo – Trendy Asian Clothing Brand

It’s Wednesday, time for my fashion insights. This week will be the last blog post on the trendy brands for college students series, so the last top fashion and affordable brand I will recommend today is Uniqlo. Maybe you have heard of it and walked by the store before, but today I will bring fresh and the latest perspectives on this brand.

I am really familiar with this brand. From the day I knew about this brand until now, its concepts are mostly consistent with its simplicity, high-quality, and lightweight. These concepts have not changed but improved in the past 10 to 15 year. Recently, minimalism is becoming popular. It is not just an art movement anymore abut also turning into a lifestyle. This brand’s style and the concept is really close to minimalism. Since the brand was born in Japan, Uniqlo keeps with Japanese roots. Japanese people enjoy small size or compacted products. For their food, the portion is tiny and mostly can not compare with European or North American countries’ portion. Brought the lifestyle into designs, Uniqlo clothing mostly can be packed into a room, a tiny space, even a small bag for travel.

The jumpsuit is one piece of clothing I recently got from Uniqlo when I was in San Francisco.

Uniqlo Jumpsuit

In the past few years, there are more and more partnerships between Uniqlo and designers to create a series of Graphic Tees or clothing. The Graphic Paint Collection is done by individuals designers to bring brands, franchises, and pop culture to T-shirt graphic designs. Among current graphic tees collections, I love VOLKSWAGEN, Mickey Stands, KAWS: SUMMER, MINIONS collections.Even though the price per shirt is relatively low, I believe the volume sold out for every collection is huge. In the meantime, the quality of the t-shirts is super comfortable. It’s worth to buy some graphic tees for the summer.

Amazing Marketing Approaches:

Uniqlo came up with a global advertising campaign on topic: Why we get dressed advertising campaign?

  • We pick what we want to dress based on weather or mood. Your favorite color can make you happy. Do you dress to protect yourself? Something soft makes your feel secure. Why do we get dressed? There is no one answer.

History of Uniqlo

Uniqlo was founded in Yamaguchi, Japan in 1949. It expands business since then with more than 1000 stores globally nowadays. One of the most significant reasons made Uniqlo so successful today is its highly vertical integrated, from planning and design through production, distribution, and retail. Uniqlo offers innovative clothing and fabric solutions to deliver comfortable and long-lasting appeals.

Tips for Uniqlo

  1. Normally Uniqlo has free shipping for purchases over $ 75. However, every season, it has free shipping for any amount of purchase, so you do not have to worry about the shipping fee. 
  2. It will constantly have sales going on. 
  3. Recommend to shop in-store if possible because there are more clothing on sales available in the store even sometimes with cheaper price.

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Trendy Apparel & Accessories Brands for College Students Part 3

& other stories – trendy and top clothing brand

Hi everyone, sorry about last Wednesday, so many things were going on. This week, we are going to keep talking about the top fashion brand for college students. This week’s brand is & other stories.

My first time shopping in this store was about one year ago. It was during a trip to Washington D.C. My friend recommended me this store, and we got the same T-shirt with French words on it. When I got into the store, I was attracted by mostly all the dresses. I will think the store – & other stories has more dresses than for any other categories. The brand is also famous for its midi dresses or long dresses. If that’s what you are looking for, go for it.

Currently, there are only five stores in the United States. Mostly, if you are not living in Washington D.C, New York, or California, it’s not possible for you shopping in-store. However, & other stories offers free shipping and free returns in the United State, which will benefit a lot of customers.

History of & other stories

& other stories was launched in 2013. This brand is currently owned by H&M, fast-fashion clothing retail. & other stories offers high-quality clothing, shoes, accessories, and beauty products. Its target group is different from H&M’s. Even though & other stories has a broad range of prices, it charges way higher than H&M.

Tips for & other stories

  • & other stories has not only apparel products but also beauty products, including body and skincare and makeup.
  • Occasional, mostly seasonal, sales are going on. For recently, I browsed the website, and I found there is a sale. However, there are so many people deicide purchasing while there is a sale. You must be quick; otherwise, there won’t be available for your size.

These are the only tips I can come up with, but if you know more about & other stories, email your recommendation to my email or directly reply to this blog.

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Trendy Apparel & Accessories Brands for College Students Part 2

Hi everyone, sorry about last week. In the future, every Wednesday, I will publish a new blog. Please follow my blog and my Instagram which you can find the link down below. Enjoy reading and feel free to reach out to me through email or contact page!

This week we will continue talking about trendy and affordable brands for college students. The second trendy brand I would like to recommend here is J.Crew.

No. 2 Fashion brand for college student : J.Crew

Some people would like to say this brand’s clothing tends to be mature, so it does not fit college students. However, based on my observation, maybe I’m not completely right. While we are students we tend to make us look professional and mature. While we start working and stepping into the society we tend to wear and do makeup to look younger. J.Crew’s clothing helps you look professional especially if you study business.

Something good about this brand is that it offers not only clothing and accessories for women but also for men and kids. If you want to buy clothing for your boyfriend or husband maybe your father, J.Crew is a pretty good choice. For the quality of its clothing, I feel it uses high-quality materials, such as cashmere, cotton, and other comfortable fabrics.


History of J.Crew Brand

J.Crew is an American brand, and its first retail store was opened in 1989 in Manhattan. It also owns Madewell and J.Crew Factory. Well, I will say J.Crew Factory does not look like their normal store. The factory store carries clothing like for your grandma, LOL. Sometimes, I also notice that Madewell and J.Crew have stores next to each other. I am not sure is that on purpose or not, but I feel they are targeting to different demographic groups. From my perspective, Madewell targets to denim lovers, and it towards more to lifestyle and casual clothing. On the other hand, J.Crew targets white-collar. They might think that opening stores close to each other can not cause cannibalization, but who knows, only when they see the revenue, they will know.


Tips for Shopping J.Crew

To be honest, I do not own a single piece of J.Crew clothing. The major reason is the price. J.Crew brand can be categorized as an affordable luxury brand. Normally, a piece of dress or an outfit can easily be over 100 dollars or 150 dollars. However, the fabric made for its clothing is the best quality for the price you can get. I will say it is worth and the clothing is long-lasting.

  • J.Crew reward program: you can sign up for the free reward program and get 5 dollar reward for every 200 dollars you spend.
  • Seasonal sale up to 40% OFF
  • If you are a big fan of informal or formal dresses and jumpsuit, check this brand out recently because there are so many cute pieces on sale.
  • If you are also interested in fashion and style tips, check out their YouTube Channel Style Hack Series!

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