Tuesday, June 28, 2016

♥ todd oldham all of everything exhibit at risd.

last week my visual manager took our team on a field trip to the RISD museum 
to see todd oldham's exhibit, all of everything.  for the first time ever, this quirky
and colorful collection of clothes from oldham's ten year stint as a fashion designer
in the 90's is on display for all to come and admire and draw inspiration from.

the large room is white and simple, with lime green uplighting at the base of the platforms
to be reminiscent of walking through a garden. the mannequins are arranged in thoughtful
color stories that defy chronological order, and instead seem to highlight and accentuate
as you move from one visually arresting look to the next.

one of my biggest take aways from the exhibit was definitely that fashion can be made 
from anything and everything-- from garbage collected in the city streets, to pantone color 
swatches torn out of a book, to vintage prints embellished over and given new life and color 
by the hand of a skilled artisan- oldham's show proves that no beginning is too humble 
to create something of real and lasting beauty. (not to mention 90's realness!!)

the exhibit is here until september 11th, 2016-
you do not want to miss it ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

♥ gucci is love.

i am head over block heels in love with all things gucci these days-
and this gia coppola-directed mini film, the myth of orpheus and eurydice,
is no exception. featuring quirky looks from the pre-fall 2016 collection,
and starring lou doillon,  the costumes, the imagery, the music, the jewelry,
the cool looking people, the modern take on a greek myth, the clothing, 
gah! the clothing!!!-it all paints a very embroidered picture of the new
 look of gucci.... and what a good look it is!

♥ meet CORA. fearless.period.

we live in an age where the curtains are being lifted-and the ingredients that go into
everything from the food we are consuming, to the makeup we are wearing and
the tampons we are using are being exposed and made plain for all to see.

for the most part, this knowledge grants consumers the power of choice. but what if
 there is no choice? what frustrates me to no end with regard to organic products, from clothing
 to food, is that the fact that they are undoubtedly better for you, but also more expensive.
 and while many young women out there would consider themselves lucky to have 
any period protection at all, only the privileged few have access to the sort
that are chemical free and organic.


here is a bit of cora creator, molly's, inspiring story:

" while travelling throughout developing countries, i saw how menstruation negatively
affects girls and women who are poor. unable to afford menstrual products, they
resort to using old rags, newspaper, animal dung, and tree bark- even pieces of
old mattress- all of which can cause infections and reproductive health problems,
not to mention humiliating leaks. 

later, when i learned that many feminine products sold in the US contain substances
that are potentially harmful to our health, like synthetics and pesticides linked to
endocrine disruption, cancer, and other devastating illnesses, i became afraid of
my own health and the well-being of my sisters, friend and the women i love.

i knew there had to be a better future of all women, in every part of the world.
and that's what we're creating through cora."

*i was provided cora samples for review, but all opinions expressed are my own*

cora has been created to modernize women's periods. offering tampons that are 100% organic 
cotton that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic with bpa-free plastic applicators, 
vegan leather goods with which to transport them and easy, fast deliveries-
these tampons are EVERYTHING... and the cherry on top is for every box sold,
 a box is donated to young girls in need. 


Every woman and girl on the planet had a safe and effective way to manage her period?

WHAT IF you could do something about it?

for $5 off your first order, use the code: CORA5SAMANTHA 
*good from now until july 15*