The Argument for Forgiving Student Debt

I was a student for many years and unlike many I saw around me, I had to work full time while going to school. I didn’t have parents to live with, or any family at all actually, no one to ask for assistance, advice, or anything else people naturally take for granted. I don’t want to make the story too long… but I grew up believing I would never go to college at all so taking that risk was a big deal for me and I had to do it alone. It was harder for me to even apply for…

Banned Books Week Brings Style and Much Needed Help Thanks to Out Of Print Clothing!

Via Mediaphilebooks.com I don’t know if you’v ever read a book that was once banned, but some of my favorite books have had a sorted past and it means so much to be able to enjoy them still. It’s actually “Banned Books Week” and one of my favorite clothing companies, Out of Print Clothing, is not only having a big sale on their Banned Books collection where you can get socks, a tote bag a a note book for just $25, but they’re also giving 10% of the proceeds of each sale is going to The Uprise Books Project. On just an…

American Apparel Finds Retro Gold with Thermochromatic Tops

Back in the heyday of slap bracelets, sideways ponytails and neon, was the king of cool, Hyper Color tees. They were on every kids wishlist but unfortunately expensive and some of us could only dream, while others thought they were a myth entirely. Now, with the arise of Neon to main stream fashion’s forefront, with it comes reminders for those of us from a time of the Hypercolor Tee. The designers at American Apparel were so ready for this. If you aren’t sure what Hypercolor or Thermochromatic is, it’s basically a top that has temperature activated pigment. When you put…

Lumi Printing: Print Tees or Art at Home, With the Power of the Sun

I couldn’t be more excited about this. I have always wanted to, and tried to, silk screen my own tees with little to no success and pretty much no interest in really investing in some of the expensive equipment needed to do it right. I was always fine with one or two color prints, using a screen, ink and light in my closet, but as I started to travel around more, this became unrealistic and messy to even consider. Then I heard about Lumi, and although I don’t own a kit of my own yet, I know I have found…

Barneys New York Spring 2012 Model Talk

Barneys New York has come up with a pretty cool idea this Spring to showcase some of their newest collections. A video with a fun and interesting dialogue with the models wearing said collection on the set of the photoshoot. I’m not one to spend too much time on a high fashion website, fawning over things I can’t afford but I sat and watched all the clips and it made me feel a little less put off by the models and the store itself. Most of them are fun, fairly normal individuals and the videos feature each of them telling…

Don’t Let a Designer Name Fool You

Recently I was a surprised by an email I received about a new jewelry line, by a well known existing company – an fairly expensive company normally, and in the email was jewelry that looked exactly like a much more affordable company from the U.K. The jewelry in the email is Wildfox, a company who’s stuff I always like – and although I usually refuse to pay $90 for a tee shirt and $198 for a sweater, I do own one Wildfox sweater, bought I got at an awesome discount of course.  I’m not sure why they decided to get into jewelry but I’m…

Love Mobile Photography? Photo Hack Day is here!

If you love mobile photography you should check out my favorite app, EyeEm (iPhone and Android apps available), if you havn’t already, and if you have (or once you have checked it out), you can now join the mobile photography movement and learn about Photo Hack Day! Photo Hack Day is a designer and developer mobile photography convention happening February 25th & 26th in Berlin and New York City!  Some of the sponsors and supporters include companies like Nokia Developer, Foursquare, Lomography, Shutterstock, iStock Photography and Flickr. Hosting parties in Berlin and New York , Photo Hack Day will “bring the most…