A demure Erdem blouse ($315, at TheCorner.com) coordinates well over Yigal Azrouel stretch pants with pocket detail ($354, at Shopbop.com). Superga sneakers and Tory Burch espadrille wedges ($117, ToryBurch.com) are the ideal off-duty shoes. Related FASHION-BEACH _ Right, a Sahara cap-sleeve tunic ($52.50) and straw tote ($48.50, both from South Moon Under stores and southmoonunder.com) complement a Robin Piccone crochet swimsuit ($130, Shop.nordstrom.com). On the opposite side of the black-white spectrum is a Theory linen-blend cardigan ($295) and a pair of Becca crochet cover-up pants ($72); adding a dash of color is a Sperry Top-Sider Hawaiian underwire bikini top and boy shorts ($58 and 39; all from Shop.nordstrom.com). Completing the look is a Jonathan Adler sunny striped tote ($198, from Zappos.com). The Kate Spade turquoise mirrored sunglasses are $138 at South Moon Under and Southmoonunder.com. To keep heads stylishly cool, try a Helen Kaminski Marina sun visor ($75, from Shop.nordstrom.com) or a metallic-thread baseball cap ($26, Southmoonunder.com).
This competition will also allow me the wonderful opportunity to travel, which will only expand my knowledge and inspiration for fashion. And lastly, I get to show my daughter that success is only measured by the steps you take to get there and achievement is possible for anyone who tries. HFR: Why do you think it’s important to have these types of competitions for HBCU students? TW: I truly http://www.chicemma.com/ appreciate Harlem’s Fashion Row and McCafe for this opportunity. It is important to have these types of competitions available for HBCU students because it gives us a chance to be seen. There aren’t many HBCU students exposed to different opportunities, which can greatly limit how far we see ourselves going in the future. With these opportunities, we are allowed chances and that’s truly all we need.
Photography: Dan Kullberg 1 / 12 Sven Harry’s Art Museum in Stockholm is examining the transformation of Sweden’s fashion scene in a new exhibition, stretching from the dawn of the Noughties to now. Functional and affordable fashion are two of the key forces driving this change, with denim by Cheap Monday, Acne Studios and Tiger of Sweden, playing a prominent role. By the end of the 1990s, when international designers were still putting large logos on their products, Swedish designers were focusing on creating functional clothes that you could move in – a development to do with Swedish society at large, explains one of the exhibition’s curators, Cia Jansson, who is also creative director of Swedish Elle. ‘We began to be pretty comfortable and our choice of fashion has to fit with picking up and leaving the kids from day care, and then going out for drinks,’ she explains. This change was part of a larger creative development that took place in Sweden around the millennia. The new generation of architects, chefs and designers no longer flirted with countries abroad.
After a brief step away from the red carpet scene, our fave BFF (in our minds, at least) has returned to our fashion radar. Jennifer Lawrence has been racking up some major fashion miles the past few weeks promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past, but this week she took a break from her hectic schedule to step out in style for the Cannes Film Festival Vanity Fair And Armani Party. Photo credit: Dave M. Benett/VF14/WireImage/Getty Images You all know my feelings on jumpsuits and I’m utterly excited to see one of my fashion idols, JLaw, rocking such a sleek black version. Hers featured a plunging neckline, a loose fit and a cinched waist (thanks to a wide metallic gold belt), but the excitement didn’t end there. Jen continued the black and gold theme with a matching clutch, patterned pumps and some gold jewelry. The final verdict?