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New Fair Trade Conversation Starter Opening in Nyack, NY

Maria Luisa Boutique, Nyack’s eclectic mix of fair trade and ethically sourced fashion products, is converting its next-door accessory shop to an experiential location for workshops and conversations. Maria Luisa Whittingham has owned her boutique for 32 years, and while today she is encouraging customers to ask questions about her products, she didn’t always have…

Eating Disorders In the Modeling Industry (what a surprise)

On April 1, 16-year-old model Amelia Gray with IMG compared two pictures of herself on Instagram. Both were in a bikini, and one was current and one from a year ago. She did this to address her struggle with an eating disorder. The fact that she was able to address this early on in her…

The Time I Was On a Shoot With a Pervy Photographer

A widely-discussed topic lately has been sexual harassment in the workplace, specifically in the movie business. As I keep hearing more and more stories on the subject, another industry that I know first-hand this is an issue in is the fashion industry. In 2016, I was working as a model in New York and was…

The Power Of The Consumer In Fashion

Fashion is one of the most personal forms of art, since we place it over our bodies everyday. If the average consumer could connect more to the unique styles on the runway, they would be more likely to be comfortable wearing them. The Vetements Spring 2018 lookbook was so inspiring because it showed the average…