Hor-ri-ble Lines

So of course, we are pinning along on Pinterest, minding our own business when, all of a sudden we pin, pin and look at our feed. Within seconds we had pined a black and white horizontal striped  chair, and separately pinned a photo of a trendy weekend look, featuring a gal wearing… you guessed it… a horizontal striped shirt.

What’s up with that? Are we secretly obsessed with this look?

A came across a website  that does exactly this sort of thing. It translates decorated rooms into a complete outfits with the same exact look and feel.

Inspired to Share also did it below.

And a Newfound Treasure did it too…

 

 

Kate Hudson’s Mermaid Beauty

 

It’s not just baby season in Hollywood. Yesterday we reported our fashion fav mom Victoria Beckham gave birth, and today its bohemian goddess, Kate Hudson. Congrats Kate, on your baby boy!

Kate’s soft mermaid- whimsical like style has been a fan favorite of RT for a while now. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite Kate Hudson style choices.

Fashion Icon Victoria Beckham gives birth to baby number 4!

“Being a Mommy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your own personal style. Wear pumps, and little black dresses to the supermarket with your 3 kids”- RT

We love fashionable mommies! In fact, we’ve covered the amazing fashion of our fav posh mommy Victoria Beckham. Today we are overjoyed to congratulate her on baby # 4!! Lets hear what our editor, has to say about Maternity/ Fashion when you’re a mommy of multiples.

Like Victoria, our very own Briana Iwuji, is a bussines savvy mom, and soon to be mother of three.

RT: What’s the secret to getting the Victoria Beckham style?

BI: I think its all about confidence, and of course adding professional pieces to your wardrobe.

RT: Do you have style advice for moms or soon to be moms?

BI: One thing I’m not going to advocate is for moms to wear baggy or “comfy” clothes once they make the plunge into motherhood.

I think as moms, we sacrifice alot for others. The key to maintining that Beckham style after your little ones are born is to just stay true to yourself. Follow fashion trends and blogs, but that does not mean that you have to follow them. Adjust trends to meet your personal style and everyday life.

RT: What happens to mom’s fashion when there’s multiples involved?

BI: Its just a factor of time really. The best advice I can give is for mom to learn how to plan and manage her time wisely. Dressing up is supposed to be fun in every stage of a woman’s life.

The Science of Your Red Sole

Did you pay attention in physics class? According to a recent CNN article Christian Louboutin says the magic behind his amazingly beautifully designed shoe is in the science of the heel.

I mean think about— how can a 6 inch heel hold all women of all sizes with breaking?

 According to Louboutin, if it is not exactly inside the center of gravity position, inside the gravity line, the weight would make you flip out behind, or the weight would make you break the heel and fall forwards. Who’d a thunk it— science meets fashion, it’s like Einstein meets eh— Anna Wintor.

There’s truly unique engineering work that goes into creating the heel of a shoe. Aspect rations, the curvature— I mean we’re no scientist, but that’s pretty amazing.

Rebecca Black Thia Megia and Everyone in Between?

We’re all fans of American Idol here at Rag Trade Disciples. So much, in fact that we jumped for joy when this season’s Idol lowered the age bar for auditions and allowed 15 year olds to compete. This season had tons of great youngsters on its roster that at one point included tons of 90s babies including 16-year olds Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Brett Loewenstern and tons others that didn’t even make it to the top 24 :: sigh::

So with all this 16-year old success, we are wondering are the Rebecca Black’s and Justin Bieber’s of the world the new dawn of pop music?

Chime in below.

1930’s Vintage Fashion, Nostalgia will follow

An Era to Remember

Creating a blockbuster hit is only half the battle. Costume design and wardrobe can play such a major impact in the success of a film, of course when all other important factors are in place.

It looks like the roaring 20’s will have to take a backseat, because there’s a new sheriff in town.

Forget the flapper girls and zoot suits for a moment. Beautifully designed and constructed garments in such films as Atonement and The Purple Rose of Cairo are great examples of how structured garments can transform into soft and romantic pieces with the help of beautiful and romantic backdrops and cinematography that’s just right. Cue any romantic scene in Life is Beautiful.

According to this recent Wall Street Journal Article the 1930s look is dominating as a fan favorite on recent runways.

Both Balenciaga and Miu Miu featured 30s inspired clothing in their dazzling fall runways. Ahh the 30s makes us all want to make a trip to our nearest vintage store in search of treasure. What about the cinematography and musical backdrop you ask? It will all come into play once you step outside wearing your vintage 1930s yellow peacoat. Viva la 30s.

Tell us, what’s your favorite movie of the 1930’s era?

Google Launches Fashion Website

Google announced, the launch of their fashion website Boutiques.com. The website allows shoppers to create profiles of their personal style, likes and dislikes. The site then categorizes each shopper’s style based on these results.

If you are wondering where and how a site like this could be of interest to Google, it’s probably because Boutiques.com uses the same smart algorithms as Google to enrich SEO. For instance, a shopper can scroll though “boutiques” of other users, and “like” articles of clothing within a collection. This information is used to create and predict shoppers preferences, to suggest items of clothing they might be interested in from retailers from around the world.

The website also creates a collection of inspiration looks to support each clothing category. If you are searching for skinny jeans, the site will gather inspiration looks from sites like lookbook.nu, polyvore, and weardrobe.com to help you find the perfect look.

This site is nothing less than the Google equivalent to the uber fashionista. Leave a comment below– is this new Google site a “like” or a major “dislike”?