Breaking News
Home » Fashion

Fashion

Front Office: Closet Staples That Get to Work

By Roxy Rowton In a city where every appearance is a stage, you don’t want to be seen in just any old thing. This fall the wardrobe lineup is anything but basic or back to work as usual. The closet cast features an array of base-layers and core garments of luxurious fabrics, innovative details and thoughtful designs. All these are tailor-made to update the fall …

Read More »

Time for A Wardrobe Sweep

By Roxy Rowton August is the ideal period for a sanctioned sojourn between the essence of summer and fall: the transitional juncture from recreational pursuits to occupational endeavors. While many accept the concept of a seasonal wardrobe sweep, fewer embrace the benefits from doing so. Here are five reasons to carry out a seasonal wardrobe sweep during the time between summer and fall: Purging fosters a …

Read More »

Just Add Summer: Essentials for Sun-Drenched Shores

By Roxy Rowton At the height of summer when the days are long and sundrenched, plan an escape to the beach. During the summer season, dress codes get scaled down in tone and mood, but for a getaway to the beach, dress yourself in style fundamentals suggestive of the geographical shores and terrain of the Atlantic coastline. Merely simplify your …

Read More »

Tiny House of Fashion: Local entrepreneur launches fashion boutique on wheels

By Roxy Rowton “Fashion is global, but the Tiny House of Fashion is mobile,” says Danelle Johnson, boutique owner of Virginia’s first tiny house of mobile fashion. While the term “mobile fashion on wheels” may conjure up images of bygone days when street peddlers hawked their goods and products from carts and wagons, Ms. Johnson is an object lesson in the …

Read More »

Bag Check: A Packing Guide for Your Summer Getaway

By Roxy Rowton The spirit of travel beckons fervidly during the summer. The first warm rays and the increasing sunlight stir a fresh yearning for adventure and travel both to familiar and off-the-beatentrack destinations. Taking a family vacation, a romantic escape for two or a getaway with friends to an exotic locale is a boon after a season of capricious …

Read More »

Of Mercer: Fashion That Works

By Roxy Rowton Interpreting contemporary dress standards and choosing what to wear for varied professional settings can be tricky business. With the breakdown of traditional business decorum and organizational practices no longer observing time-honored guidelines for appropriate workwear, universal dress standards for professional sartorial style have all but been discarded and abandoned. To successfully navigate the landmines and the misinterpretation …

Read More »

The Fashion Folder: Let’s Go Shopping

By Roxy Rowton The clothes in our closets are a reflection of the process by which we choose our clothing. When we make a clothing purchase, it is a selection often shaped by an editorial or advertisement that depicts “an idealized vision of fashion.” Unfortunately, this is the sphere in which most of us get snookered while choosing our clothes. …

Read More »

The Fashion Folder: Fresh from the Wash

By Roxy Rowton Like many rooms in today’s modern home, the laundry room has undergone a dramatic makeover. Not so long ago this pragmatic but vital household task was consigned to a small room or shared a compact space with other routine domestic chores. Today’s modern laundry room with its bright, airy space and equipment designed with up-to-the-minute conveniences, makes …

Read More »

The Shape of a New Season: Silhouettes of Spring

By Roxy Rowton Designers, literally, took their scissors to deconstruct and then to reconstruct, re-stitch and reshape spring foundation pieces into stunning silhouettes. They created a seamless intersection of simplicity and sophistication: loose layers, unrestrained silhouettes, fluid fabrics, textural touches, precision tailoring, artisanal details and masculine and feminine influences—relaxed or refined. It all depends on how you want to style …

Read More »