Reviews

NYFW: Anna Sui Show

Stephanie Boho Dress

In honor of Anna Sui’s event I wore a boho look to the show.

I have to agree with my designer, Tiffany.  I am not a fan of the new venue.  It just seems blah compared to the character of Bryant Park.  My offices are right next to Bryant Park and I used to love walking home from work and running into models and celebrities dashing in and out of the tents.

Anna Sui and the Runway

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Reviews

NYFW: Carmen Marc Valvo Show

New York Fashion Week was a little bit different this year.  The event was hosted for the first time ever at Moynihan Station which is quite a departure from previous venues at the Lincoln Center and Bryant Park.

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The tents of NYFW Bryant Park.

The event moved from Bryant Park because of the popularity and sheer volume of people wanting to attend shows.  If you are a local New Yorker, you may recall when the event was hosted at Bryant Park, there would be a host of temporary tents that looked anything but fashionable.

Supposedly, the event moved from the Lincoln Center venue because of a dispute/lawsuit with residents over the private nature of the event on public park land.

Not a VIP? Get in line!

Not a VIP? Get in line!

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Editorial

Necklace of the Week

At 10PM Fashion, we believe that the necklace should compliment the outfit and sometimes even complete the outfit. To illustrate our point, we are going to take a picture once a day of a different outfit….with the same necklace.

Pick your poison: workwear, night out, casual Sunday, and everydaywear.

This week’s necklace was one of 10PM’s statement necklaces featuring small white flower petals made from stones.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

This will be a weekly event and we hope you will follow along as we do it on our Instagram account: @itstenpm

Editorial

Boho and Boho Glam

What is boho?  What is boho glam?  Is it an actual trend or just fashionista babble?  Hmmmmm….  Surprisingly this is a question I get quite often in my inbox.  I think some of the challenge in defining these styles is that you have to see it to define it; not to mention there is a lot of crossover in the style.  That being said, I am going to take a stab at it.

 

Boho

Boho derives from the term bohemian which was a word that was commonly used to describe people from Bohemia, a region of Europe which in turn became known for traveling wanderers (i.e. gypsies).  The people from the region traditional garb would be colorful and bright.  In later years, the fashion term was shortened to boho and was used to describe a hippie type of style: think the fashionable hippie who is free spirited and wears fringe skirts, layered flowing outfits, and warm colors.  This is the styling you would see at Coachella.  Since this needs to be visualized, here are some results from a quick Google image search for the term boho.

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Interviews

Our Top 50 Fashion Bloggers Of 2015, Part 2

This list is Part 2 of some awesome fashion bloggers we have noticed who are putting in tremendous effort to look their best and share it with their readers (see Part 1 here). At 10PM Fashion we think that if you’re taking the initiative to start a website, learn photography, put together outfits, and share your looks with people – you’re doing something amazing and deserve recognition. It takes a lot of courage, discipline, and hard work to start and maintain a fashion blog.

Ring My Bell

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Ashley Madekwe is the founder behind Ring My Bell. Born in London and now living in LA, she works as an actress on big shows such as ABC’s Revenge and the sitcom Salem. Her blog is a mix of personal snapshots along with her daily life in California. High quality photography is very important to her, and you can see the effort that both husband (photographer) and wife put into this blog!      

Ellen Claesson

Based in Sweden, Ellen Claesson is the brains behind her blog that offers a unique Nordic twist to the style blogging space. Her instagram account is a mix of daily life along with the work she does at a Swedish fashion retailer Gina Tricot.

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The True Cost – Movie Review

Before I jump into this movie review, I want to say that this movie was disturbing.  I work in the fashion industry and this movie sheds light into the dark parts of the industry that are rarely spoken about.  Since I do work closely with my supply chain, I travel quite a bit to Asia but even I didn’t know the extent of exploitation that is going on until I saw this film.  That being said, I am going to try and leave the social commentary out and do a straight up review of this documentary.  Onwards!

The True Cost Movie Poster

The True Cost (2015)

Review

The True Cost is a 2015 documentary by up and coming director Andrew Morgan.
The film delves into the raw material sourcing and manufacturing within the fashion apparel industry to uncover the true cost of fashion.  If you are not into documentaries this description may sound dry.  However, let me just throw some eye popping numbers that came from the filmmaker:

  • 1 out of 6 people in the entire world work in the fashion industry in some shape or form
  • The fashion industry is the number 2 polluting industry (number 1 is oil)
  • In the 1960s, 90% of the apparel was made in the USA; in 2015, less than 3% of the apparel is made in the USA with most being outsourced to developing countries
  • As early as 20 years ago, fashion brands would buy for 2 seasons; now fashion brands buy for up to 52 “seasons”

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Interviews

Our Top 50 Fashion Bloggers Of 2015, Part 1

This is a list of awesome fashion bloggers we have noticed who are putting in tremendous effort to look their best and share it with their readers. At 10PM Fashion we think that if you’re taking the initiative to start a website, learn photography, put together outfits, and share your looks with people – you’re doing something amazing and deserve recognition. It takes a lot of courage, discipline, and hard work to start and maintain a fashion blog.

See Part 2 here.

 

We Wore What

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Danielle is the founder of We Wore What, a daily lookbook of inspiration from New York City. Originally started as a street style blog, it’s morphed into her own fashion diary and personal style blog. On her blog you can find great photos everyday, along with fashion brands she’s working with such as Tommy Hilfiger.     

Boho Market

Giovanna is the creator and writer of Boho Market. Inspired by all things bohemian, this blog is a reflection of her passion for flea markets and vintage finds. Boho Market isn’t just about fashion and trends, but it’s also a place where Giovanna showcases beautiful designs, fashion editorials, photography, art, and all things related to the boho lifestyle.      

Atlantic-Pacific

 

Blair is the founder of Atlantic Pacific. As a former East Coast girl she currently enjoys the sunny California life out of Los Angeles. This blog is a place where she shares daily inspiration to readers all over the world.  Her outfits are highly creative (for example, subway stripes) and you can tell she puts a lot of effort into each idea.
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What's Trending?

Septums: A Look at the Trend

One of the cool things about working in the fashion industry is seeing what is trending.  A lot of fashion bloggers identify trends by observing what is hot on the runway or what celebrities are donning.

After one whole quart of brandy, like a daisy im awake #artravetokyo SHOW 2 Stadium Style

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One of the advantages I have beyond observations is that I sell jewelry to retailers so I know what is trending mainstream and I have the sales data to back it up.  So yeah, Rihanna may be wearing faux septums in her 2014 tour across Europe or Lady Gaga may be posting her septum on Instagram, but I know that the trend didn’t start truly hitting across American malls until early 2015. Continue Reading

Editorial

10PM Fashion Launches in Medellin

 

Stephanie, Sandra, and Claudia rocking the statement necklaces on the red carpet.

Stephanie, Sandra, and Claudia rocking the statement necklaces on the red carpet.

The idea of 10PM Fashion was born in Medellin so Stephanie decided to officially launch it there. 10PM jewelry was the main attraction, but she also had a lot of other goodies on hand. This is the Straight Take and I’m a guest writer for 10PM Fashion. I attended the 10PM Fashion event and this is my take on the event!

10PM Fashion Cupcakes at Sinko Bar

10PM Fashion Cupcakes at Sinko Bar

The fashion event took place at Sinko Bar, a trendy lounge located in the hills of South Medellin with great vista views of the city. In attendance were celebrities ranging from TV hostess Vivi Osorio to an Internet sensation fitness instructor Marcela Rivas in addition to boutique owners and buyers from Exito. The guest of honor was Stephanie who wore a flowing white dress and the Oligarch Coin Statement Necklace. Andres Garzon, a renowned makeup artist and close friend of Stephanie’s, was the Master of Ceremonies. Statement Necklaces were the center piece of the night. Guests loved the big pieces that had dangling coins and fringe.

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