I Work in Fashion and Always Save on These 4 Items (But Splurge on These 3)

Mark A. Carlson

I’ve been following San Francisco–based stylist and designer Amber Richele or a while now. Her inspiring Instagram feed is a master class in high-low style. It’s really no surprise that she just gets it when you consider she has cool personal style mixed with the fact that she also works in the fashion industry. Fun fact: She’s a visual merchandiser for J.Crew and the owner and designer of her own namesake label.

Given her heightened sartorial point of view with high-low styling, I thought it could be intriguing to tap her for insights into the items she thinks are worth saving on, along with the pieces she’s okay with splurging on from time to time thanks to their timelessness and cost per wear. Of course, the items in question are all based on her own preferences, and your clothing mix should always be based on what works

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The Amazon Summer Sale Is Like Prime Day for Fashion and Clothing: Top Deals So Far

Mark A. Carlson

Clear your schedule for the Amazon Summer Sale, also called The Big Style Sale, which focuses on discount summer fashions. Amazon’s Big Style Sale, Amazon’s biggest sale in fashion to date, kicks off Monday, June 22.

Not only does the sale include Amazon brands, but it also features luxury brand markdowns within Shopbop, which Amazon acquired in 2006. That means shoppers will see deep discounts on brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, Tumi, and many more.

According to CNBC, the online retail giant intends to jumpstart sales to sellers and retailers whose sales were drastically affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as the postponement of the annual Amazon Prime Day, which is usually held in July. The Amazon Fashion Summer Sale also serves as an opportunity for shoppers who have been hit financially in recent months

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This New Size-Inclusive Swimwear Line Is Going to Be Everywhere

Mark A. Carlson

Confession time: For an industry that’s so creative, I’m always a little dismayed by the lack of inclusive-sizing. Sure, there are designers that are revolutionizing sizing with the industry, and more recently, 11 Honoré launched its high-end private label catered to creating clothing for women of all sizes, but when it comes to creating plus-size clothing at all price ranges, the industry still has some work to do. As if it weren’t already hard enough to find great plus-size brands to shop for regular clothing, shopping for a swimsuit can feel like an impossible feat. 

Luckily for women everywhere, the brand Good American is back at it. Launched in 2016 by Emma Grede and Khloé Kardashian, the brand became the place to shop for plus-size denim and was picked up by all our favorite retailers. This past June, the brand has decided to take it to the next level

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The Black-owned fashion brand lighting up country music

Mark A. Carlson
Neon Cowboys: The Black-owned fashion brand lighting up country music

Asia Hall got the idea for Neon Cowboys at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California one year. Each time she’d attended the festival prior to that moment, Hall had reveled in watching the Coachella and country music kids come together around something they loved, welcoming each other with open arms. Hall wanted to make something for them that was unique; something that would stand out and signal the beginning of a more inclusive country music culture.

So, she got some neon wire and some cowboy hats, and made 13 prototypes for what would eventually become the wildly popular light-up cowboy hats that have taken the internet by storm. She and some friends wore the prototypes to Stagecoach the following year and got an enormous amount of attention; that’s when Hall knew she was onto something. “Because I’m also a

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Can You Be Addicted To Food?

Mark A. Carlson

Food addiction is real, and it can be treated like any other addiction.

We all need food for survival, but could we become addicted to it? According to experts, food addiction is very real. Here is some information on why.

Food can affect the brain in the same way as other addictive substances.

Despite that food helps us survive, research indicates that excessive consumption of food or consuming the wrong foods – like foods high in fat or sugar – can affect humans the way drugs or alcohol can.

The symptoms of addiction include:

  • preoccupation with a substance
  • experiencing withdrawal symptoms
  • facing social consequences as a result of the addiction
  • engaging in “risky use”
  • consuming the substance at a dangerous level

According to Jagdish Khubchandani, Associate Chair and Professor of Health Science at Ball State University in Indiana, while food addiction is not defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

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Weight problems about food stuff ‘ignorance,’ Full Food items CEO John Mackey says

Mark A. Carlson

Some took umbrage with John Mackey’s opinions, noting that just for the reason that men and women have accessibility to healthy foods would not necessarily mean they can pay for it.

The co-founder and CEO of Complete Foodstuff is boosting eyebrows for stating that element of America’s obesity issue is people’s foodstuff decisions owing predominantly to “ignorance,” not access to healthy foodstuff. Critics fired back again, stating healthful food stuff selections may well not be reasonably priced.

In an job interview with the New York Situations, John Mackey said Full Meals, regarded for its health and fitness-aware selections, has opened up stores in significantly less affluent parts. But he indicated individuals are still selecting to try to eat increased-calorie, less-balanced foodstuff. 

“It is really less about access and extra about people building lousy selections, largely due to ignorance,” John Mackey stated. “It is like staying an alcoholic. People are

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10 top picks at up to 50% off

Mark A. Carlson

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Topshop has long been known for its affordable and on-trend pieces in the U.K., but it’s still a relative newcomer her in Canada. While The Bay does carry a selection of the British retailer’s best styles, you can actually find a much bigger assortment of their fun fashion and accessories by shopping directly from Topshop’s website. 

In addition to a bigger assortment, you’ll also often find better sales sitewide. The only downside? You’ll have to do your own price

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Here’s What Comes about If Your Foodstuff Addiction Goes Untreated

Mark A. Carlson

Foods addiction is a really serious issue that can damage your relationships, your feeling of self, and your overall health.

Tens of millions of People struggle with compulsive eating and food items addiction. For some, the problem manifests as a situation known as binge eating ailment, which will cause a human being to take in significant portions of food in a small period of time of time–generally in magic formula. For other people, consuming is a way to numb emotional agony, cope with boredom, or supply a reward at the conclude of a demanding working day.

Investigation demonstrates that behaviors like taking in can encourage the mind in very similar means to medication and alcohol. Delicious foodstuff lead to the brain to release dopamine and other chemicals that promote feelings of enjoyment and reward. Then, when a particular person feels down, they search for out those pleasurable feelings by having

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I Clean Out My Closet Twice a Month, But I Never Get Rid of These 8 Things

Mark A. Carlson

I’ve always been big on cleaning out my closet and decluttering my space in general, but as we recently discussed, I’ve been on even more of a kick lately due to the extensive amount of time I’ve been spending at home. However, sharing some of the items we have purged from our wardrobes actually got me thinking about those pieces which I rarely, if ever, give the boot—and why.

I didn’t notice it at first, but once I made a list, it became painfully clear that among the eight categories you’re about to read about below, there’s actually one common theme: They always come back (or never go out of style in the first place). That’s right. While items such as belts and eveningwear may seem more or less relevant over time, when you do need them, the versions you already own should typically do the trick. In

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Total Foodstuff CEO and Try to eat Just CEO converse the foreseeable future of foods and value of innovation

Mark A. Carlson

Talking on a panel​ also showcasing USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and CEO of Take in Just Josh Tetrick, Mackey mentioned:“Tofu was a revolution again in the late ’70s and ’80s in The united states. Now, when I attempt Past or Extremely hard to me, they flavor remarkably similar to how I try to remember meat,”​ said Mackey, a vegan of seventeen many years. 

“These are finished by business people that are essentially transforming the sort of food items we can take in.”

It’s important to produce an environment in which innovation can prosper, included Tetrick.

“What gives me a lot of hope, is there’s these types of a hearth of entrepreneurship ideal now. From my point of view, the much more that the authorities can not be a restricting step, that’s step one particular,.”

Talking about its most recent plant-dependent foodstuff innovation, Tetrick uncovered

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The Trendsetter for Higher Vogue in the Streetwear Tradition

Mark A. Carlson

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2020 / Catching the general public eye for its exceptional vogue craze is the mounting life style model Kloth Journal. With its extensive network of clothing manufacturers, fashion models, and influencers flaunting new kinds, several style lovers have turned to this manufacturer for their day-to-day dose of style thoughts.

Kloth Magazine is a model advertising and marketing high manner in the streetwear lifestyle. It is a trend hub “where culture lives” as it flaunts distinct styles and trends in the high style earth. From flaunting large-conclude garments and kicks to displaying other angles of luxurious dwelling, the brand name really sets the craze in the manner group. “Living out that sought out magnificent way of living is what we signify and base our content on,” states the founder of the manufacturer Abrahim Harb.

Behind the achievement of Kloth Journal is its founder,

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Paris (Digital) Fashion Week: Kolor’s Junichi Abe

Mark A. Carlson
Photo credit: Kolor

From Esquire

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of show season going all-digital, the key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.

What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

For this unusual season, we are using a special camera system to present a video. Even though I was not the one actually making it, this kind of production was the biggest challenge for us during lockdown.

What’s been the biggest opportunity?

We needed to show our collection in an unusual way and a video for Paris Fashion Week was exactly that. Being able to create new projects – and create something we’ve never done before – became our biggest opportunity.

What non-fashion skills have you picked up during lockdown?

Since the

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‘We Live In A Two Storey Underground Bunker’

Mark A. Carlson

Way back in 1983 I came upon an unusual property here in Dover, Kansas and I was eager to see it. I have a degree in history and this site is certainly of historic significance. What is now a three storey home, two of which are underground, was originally an Atlas E Missile site.



A view of the 150 feet of entry tunnels at Subterra Castle.


© Courtesy of Edward and Dianna Peden
A view of the 150 feet of entry tunnels at Subterra Castle.

There was a four megaton thermonuclear bomb stored here in the 1960s. It was an active site with a missile between 1961-65, including during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

When I saw the site I was perplexed by it because it was flooded and in ruin, but still very interesting. I just could not forget about it. We ended up buying the property from a salvage company who had already worked on stripping out anything directly

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Fashion Week Preview: Christopher Raeburn

Mark A. Carlson

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of LFWM going all-digital, the event’s key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.


What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Whilst the last months have had their challenges operationally, we’ve used our obligation as creatives to look for better systems and ways of doing things. It’s been a unique situation to test, experiment and react – taking those learnings to work towards a better future. ⁠Not only have we dug deeper into our material archives, we’ve actually truly brought Craft, Creativity and Community to the fore.

What non-fashion skills have you picked up during lockdown?

Lockdown has pushed us to optimise and adopt new digital tools and processes, accelerating our move to a more efficient way of

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In pandemic, underground insulin exchanges fill gaps for those who’ll die without it

Mark A. Carlson

DENVER — D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetic issues underneath handle till COVID’s financial upheaval charge her husband his resort servicing occupation and their health and fitness coverage. The 42-12 months-previous Denver woman instantly faced insulin’s exorbitant list price — wherever from $125 to $450 per vial — just as their home income shrank.

She scrounged additional insulin from good friends, and her health practitioner gave her a pair of samples. But as she rationed her provides, her blood sugar rose so large her glucose keep track of couldn’t even sign up a variety. In June, she was hospitalized.

“My blood was much too acidic. My system was shutting down. My digestive tract was paralyzed,” Mattern stated, after three months in the clinic. “I was virtually near dying.”

So she turned to a expanding underground network of people today with diabetic issues who share further insulin when they have

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Everything you need to pack for your next trip abroad as travel restrictions lift

Mark A. Carlson
Everything you need to pack for your next trip abroad as travel restrictions lift
Get prepared ahead of 6 July, when international travel to Europe will be allowed, with our holiday packing guide: iStock/The Independent

If you had grand plans for a sunny holiday this year that you’d given up on, a trip abroad may become a possibility sooner than you think.

From 6 July, British holidaymakers will once again be able to travel overseas in line with the easing of international travel restrictions across Europe, to nations where the risk of contracting coronavirus is regarded as low.

As part of a new traffic light system that will be imposed by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, if a country on the continent has low and declining rates of infection, it will receive an amber or green status. This will allow travellers to visit and return without needing to self-isolate for 14 days – a concept which has been named the “air bridges” scheme.

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SHEIN apologises and removes a swastika style necklace from its website following backlash online

Mark A. Carlson

Fashion brand SHEIN has apologised and removed a swastika style necklace from its website after receiving criticism about the product via social media.

Earlier this week customers headed to Twitter and Instagram to point out the discovery of a listing for a “metal pendant necklace” in the shape of a swastika.

“I am so disgusted by @sheinofficial’s sheer ignorance and blatant disrespect towards other cultures and religions,” activist and YouTuber Nabelor Noor wrote on Instagram.

Read more: I purchased Amazon’s viral £26 dress and it did not disappoint

Meanwhile, fashion influencer Marissa Casey Grossman, known as Fashion Ambitionist, also headed to social media to share her frustration and disappointment about the necklace.

Sharing a screenshot of the product, while it was still on sale, she called out the company’s decision to sell the necklace in the accompanying caption.

“HOLY F**K. I have zero words,” she wrote. “I will NEVER

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The Glorious Absurdity of Paris Style

Mark A. Carlson

It was the large floating dachshund spaceship that did it.

It drifted around an expansive Art Deco coliseum — internet site of the 2132 Lunar Online games, an intergalactic extravaganza supposedly getting location 239,000 miles from earth as guys and women in 50 shades of intricately worked sporting whites flew the flag of hope — to close Thom Browne’s present.

It was absurd and charming at when, as was the circumstance, which called to mind all kinds of factors (“The Starvation Online games,” the 1920s tennis star Suzanne Lenglen, “Chariots of Fire”). So as well had been the clothing: jackets and extended pleated skirts and tops transformed into bottoms and bottoms into tops, all elevated by handwork into some thing actively valuable. It took the postponed Tokyo Olympics and reimagined them not as a symbol of loss and stasis but as a image of probability.

And it crystallized the absurdity

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Best online clothes shops to bookmark as your go-to fashion destinations

Mark A. Carlson

Us Brits love to shop from the comfort of our sofas, and now we have even more of an excuse to do so, as we’re all stuck inside during lockdown.

Despite having more time to shop online, whether that’s for a new loungewear set for cosy days working from home, or a new outfit to wear on your first night out when this is all over, the plethora of choice can be overwhelming.

We’ve tested hundreds of online clothes shops – considering key factors such as delivery, garment quality, how user-friendly their website is and customer service – to give you the ultimate roundup of our fashion favourites.

Our roundup covers everything from vintage brands to sustainable clothing.

Use our handy quick links to jump to different categories below.

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