• The Micro-Trends of 2022 that I Loved

    The Micro-Trends of 2022 that I Loved

    I ‘aught’ to tell you: some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. I wear mine all over my body. It’s a canvas of things I love, from people I love, and a time I bittersweetly, have feelings for: the early 2000s. I grew up in the early and late aughts, trying to figure out […] Read more

  • Inside the Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray Exhibition in Sacramento, CA

    Inside the Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray Exhibition in Sacramento, CA

    Ann Ray (French, born 1969), Flesh and Blood,2008. Archival chromogenic print. Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects When friendship and fashion merge, the creative process becomes poetry. The stanzas are steeped in soul. The verses stitch together hearts. The Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendezvous exhibition is a love letter to this kind of collaboration […] Read more

  • Ganni and Cowboy Boots at Stanford Mansion

    Ganni and Cowboy Boots at Stanford Mansion

    Photos by Anaya Salcedo These boots were made for strutting across a runway, and that’s just what they did this past year. From Copenhagen Fashion Week on a boardwalk that became Ganni’s makeshift catwalk, to fall fashion month at the Ralph Lauren runway show. That’s where cowboy boots were showcased at the home of the […] Read more

  • Low-rise jeans: a personal history with the crop

    Low-rise jeans: a personal history with the crop

    I have high standards for my low-rise jeans. And when my mother has already test-driven a pair from back and the day, I know that they are going to be of a clothing caliber worth my wear. I tend to look at different eras of fashion coming back in style…through the Jinous Vartan lens: especially […] Read more

  • Inside Ralph Lauren First Runway Show on the West Coast

    Inside Ralph Lauren First Runway Show on the West Coast

    The Ralph Lauren Spring 2023 show was a love letter to California, written in a different font than you may have imagined for the brand’s first West Coast Show “I have always been inspired by the natural beauty, the heritage, and glamour of the West Coast of America. California has always been a land of […] Read more

  • Top Trend on the SS23 Runways: The Denim Bustier

    Top Trend on the SS23 Runways: The Denim Bustier

    American fashion is having a moment—and it’s living in the form of a denim bustier. Let us be real for a second: jeans are so associated with Americana that I sometimes picture the navy corner of our star-spangled banner, as being made of denim. I can practically hear a young Bruce Springsteen singing “Born in […] Read more

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