Mind of Mine

November 20, 2016

Let's hope Zayn doesn't pull a Taylor Swift and sue me for taking the title of his album.

Sometimes I often think about how I got to this point in my life. I don't mean that in a "I'm in a such a low point in my life", because I truly don't feel that way. I just genuinely ponder how I got here. I blinked and now I'm in my second year of college stuck in between "I'm getting there" and "I've made it". For all my fellow musical theatre fans, I feel like Jamie and my life's moving too fast but I also feel like Cathy where I know I can do better than this.

As a dramatic perfectionist, I constantly feel that my life is over with the smallest setbacks to my academic career or my life overall. One of the greatest things about life is that it's truly personalized and no one's life is meant for someone else! Nothing is actually a "setback" as this is the pace I was meant to go at. It's so easy to look at others and what they've accomplished in their lives and think "well it's working for them so I'm going to do the same thing and expect the same results!" when that couldn't be further from the truth. Take your time and do what makes sense to you. Trust your instincts because they're generally right.

I feel that becoming a communication major was 100% the right decision for me to make. For those of you who don't know I went into college as a marketing major. I literally laugh at thinking about that now. That didn't work out for me and so instead of thinking of how that was the end of the world, I pursued something else. And if public relations hadn't worked out for me I would have pursued something else. The whole point is to find what truly speaks to you. This doesn't only apply to majors in college. If college doesn't work out for you, find something else that does.

I used to always jokingly say "I have no idea what I'm doing" but I've stopped saying that. You become what you think about and so now I remind myself that I've got this. Always work hard and better yourself as the dream comes free but the hustle is sold separately.



Ciao for now,
Sydney

Fashion Friday: Fashion News

November 18, 2016

Hi friends, I hope you're all doing well! For this week's Fashion Friday I'm going to talk about some of the major fashion news from this week.


American Apparel Files For Bankruptcy and is Set to be Bought be Gildan Activewear, Inc.
This is the second time AA has filed for bankruptcy in over a year. They've come under fire for provocative advertisements in the past and have also had a drop in sales as of recently.

Nasty Gal Files For Bankruptcy
A personal favorite of mine has recently filed for bankruptcy and investors do not think they will be able to recover from this. Founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso, stepped down from her CEO position in 2015.

Sophie Theallet Refuses to Dress Melania Trump and Encourages Others to Follow Pursuit
Theallet has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama for the past eight years and recently put out a statement claiming she will not dress Melania Trump. She claims that Melania's husband, president-elect Donald Trump, had his presidential campaign on everything her brand stands against.

Forever 21 Under Fire After Sweatshop Allegations
Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 has received more heat than usual lately due to recent allegations of their clothing being made in American Sweatshops. Workers are apparently being paid $4 an hour in Los Angeles, which is not only illegal but $6 less than the California state minimum wage.

Hugo Boss not Showing at NYFW
The Boss Womenswear line will not be showed at NYFW in February. The brand is currently under reconstruction under its head designer Jason Wu.

While obviously lots of fashion news and news in general happens everyday, these were the headlines that caught my eye. I mainly read The Fashion Law and Business of Fashion when it comes to receiving all my fashion news.

What are you opinions on these articles??

Ciao for Now,
Sydney

Fashion Friday: Fashion Movies

November 11, 2016

Hi friends!

Happy Friday, I hope you're all doing well. On this Fashion Friday, I'm going to discuss some of my favorite fashion movies. Nothing soothes my soul more than a good cup of coffee and a good fashion documentary or movie. For those of you who do not know, I study communication with a concentration in public relations in college with the hopes to become a fashion publicist. My school offers no fashion courses so all the research I do on the industry is done on my own time. Here are some of my favorite movies in no particular order:

1. Bill Cunningham New York

2. Dior and I


3. Iris


4. Yves Saint Laurent


5. Mademoiselle C



What are some of your favorite fashion movies?? Leave suggestions down below!

Ciao for now!
Sydney

Fashion Friday: Fave Style Icons

November 4, 2016

Hi friends, I hope you're all doing well!

Recently I've been thinking of new ways to spruce up the blog and to consistently put content out. After some thought, I've come up with a new series for the blog: Fashion Friday. Fashion Friday will be a weekly series where I discuss occurring events in the fashion world, my favorite brands, current trends, etc.. For the first post in the series I will be discussing some of my favorite style icons!!! I try to always take inspiration from everywhere and not limit myself to dressing one certain way. I feel that dressing myself is way more fun when I don't have to restrain from wearing certain things.

1. Miranda Kerr
My mom. The OG Queen. I've honestly been in love with Miranda since the seventh grade. I don't think there's been an outfit she's worn that I have disliked. I love how she can look so edgy and sexy and causal and classy ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to her :').




2. Alexa Chung
Isn't she on everyone's list let's be real??? No matter what she does, it's done effortlessly and cool. She has amazing street style. I highly recommend anyone interested in fashion in general should check out Alexa's series on British Vogue: The Future of Fashion.



3. Imaan Hammam
Not only is she drop dead gorgeous, but she constantly looks effortlessly chic. I love the versatility of her outfits and how freaking precious she is in general.




4. Harry Styles
Is anyone actually surprised by this? My ethereal angel face boy. I would literally leave my mans for Harry. Anyways, apart from the fact that I'm utterly obsessed with H, he actually has looks. From his band shirts to wild printed dress shirts to him wearing Saint Laurent. I'm in love with it all.




I definitely have other style icons and inspirations than this, including people I actually know personally!

Who or what is your fashion inspiration? What do you think of Fashion Friday? Let me know in the comments below!

Ciao for now!
Sydney