A Word From Tim Gunn…..

I originally wrote this post back in 2008. I found it today and it’s relevance still holds true. Hope this advice helps!

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I think Tim Gunn is a fashion genius, the man knows his stuff and speaks in a way that is appealing to all people. If you look a hot mess he knows how to tell you in the nicest, most intelligent way. The other day I was reading his book, Tim Gunn: A Guide To Quality, Taste & Style and in the beginning he talks about ways to express your like or dislike for an article or collection of clothing. He explains that if you are going to critique something use words that will help you make the distinction between why it appeals to you or why it doesn’t. This is helpful on the journey to discovering what works for you and what doesn’t.

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SURFBOARD!: Want Beyonce Merch?

You can get some! Beyonce is selling new merchandise for her self titled album. Some of the crewnecks and t-shirts have some of her most popular song titles and catchphrases from her album. They retail for $65 (damn Bey!) Check out my favorites below and cop at her shop HERE.

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Mercy….

The Mercy video is still fly in every way possible to me. On my “All Black Everything” days I try to channel this vibe. We know black is slimming and versatile (and also conveys a silent seriousness a la Wednesday Addams) Mondays are always a challenging day for me so all black is easy and effortless.

You can always mix textures when wearing all black to give your look depth and versatility. Especially when you are used to wearing color. So when shopping for black look for embellishments like fringe, tassles, embossing etc. These items will add interest and depth to your all black looks.