You don’t have to be a kid to play dress up. Get together with friends and try on some ridiculously fun looks on and get inspired! Having a friend with a large vintage collection is always great for borrowing but having them host a dress up event can be a fun way to hang out with friends and try on new looks. Pairing the vintage pieces with the Little Black Dress can take your look to the streets with flair and style and a nod to the environment that any Bright Young Thing would appreciate.
Check out our video of the Bright Young Thing street team playing dress up by Francesca Carendi
Bringing favorite fashion icons to meet your DIY skills can result in a more personalized item. Back in ancient Egypt, Cleopatra got to prance around in loud, gold jewelry. Here’s your chance to unleash your inner Egyptian royalty. These 6 easy steps will lead to ultimate Dynasty status!
Emma Grady is an environmental journalist, interviewer, and commentator who focuses on ethical fashion and sustainable beauty. When I first met her, my first thought at meeting her was “this is a young lady of distinguished and sophisticated tastes”…
Leah Chernikoff is the associate editor of Fashionista, where she reports, writes and edits fashion industry news, the talk about town, and analysis. What we love about Leah, is her innate ability to take haute fashion and make it accessible. She also has a pretty good sense of humor about it and herself in general… Read More>>
When we met Yuka at Cobblestones for her dress up session for the style challenge, we had no idea what we were in for. This girl takes play to the next level. She had us cracking up the entire time. “This is my gothic girl look… I feel like I need a butcher’s knife!” She would exclaim in the middle of her dress up session. She had all of us running about the shop looking for the most comically threatening items we could find. This stuffed glove, she decided, would suffice… Read More>>
Just another pretty face, hardly. Just because she’s a model doesn’t mean she doesn’t have an extremely sharp mind behind the facade. When she went into the modeling industry, she knew what she was about… Read More>>
Boy, talk about a sunny disposition, Pamela Castillo is one bright young thing! Pamela is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Market Publique the only marketplace online dedicated to vintage fashion. The website presents fashion-forward, wearable vintage with a curated marketplace in which sellers go through an application process, ensuring products and listings of the highest quality… Read More>>
When Tiffany enters a room, necks turn. Her commanding sense of personal style, color, and texture sets her apart in any scene. She waltzed in wearing a hot pink Comme des Garçons skirt-harim-pant-dress-whatchamacallit which had the whole store ogling for about an hour… Read More>>
I had a dream birthday! A concert was thrown in my honor and the whole gang showed up to perform. Ms. Ross, Grace Jones and Lady Gaga belted out the tunes wearing the most extravagant costumes they owned. Weird Al Yankovic blew up his fat suit from the archives and The Flaming Lips brought their crowd surfing bubble. Elvis, Iggy and David Lee Roth pulled themselves together for a night and they all formed together to sing me Happy Birthday.The entire night was a blast until Hello Kitty floated in from the parade and bulldozed all the performers offstage. Despite a rough encore, it was one amazing concert.
Last Saturday was the 10th annual Siren Music Festival at Coney Island, a free series of shows put on by The Village Voice. This year’s installment featured music by local-ish bands like Matt & Kim, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Early Greyhound, among other acts…. READ MORE >>
Part II of our Bright Young Things Archie Comic has an unusual origin. As soon as Bright Young Things launched on the scene so did one of our favorite readers and most loyal fans, RUN JDHP. His loyalty runs deep. He gave us so much love that when he offered to make us our very own Bright Young Things cartoon, we jumped at the chance! How could we resist?…..READ MORE>>
Elettra Wiedemann was born and raised in New York City. Her mother is international model and actress, Isabella Rossellini. Elettra’s father, John Wiedemann, who once modeled as well, now works for Microsoft…
There is a place where the sidewalk ends, and before the street begins… Read More>>
Day at the Park
Today I met up with the the BYT street team at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to catch a little greenary and sunshine.
One again, it was a hot, sticky day in New York, and I had to come up with a way to wear my dress that would allow for maximum air flow. I pulled a favorite jersey dress of mine, by H Fredriksson, and thought I would maximize the benefits of it’s backlessness by turning my little black dress into a skirt.
In order to make the dress into a skirt, I buttoned it up to my waist, belted it (with a thrift store belt) and folded the top down over the belt. I then tucked the back neck line into the center back of my belt so that it would hide the tag and drape nicely.
Indian hand painted silk scarf on my head was a gift from my friend Lisa Marie. And I’m once again wearing Arogonite, the stone of responsibility around my neck. Here I’m enjoying the way the grass feels between my toes, but I wore my Dr. Scholls sandals, shown in the photos above, the rest of the day.
Our resident DIY specialist Emily Perillo, gives step by step instructions on how to create your own woodland creature fantasy headband featured in one of our photo shoots! Read More>>
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Chicago fashion blogger and wardrobe maven, Whitney Middleton of Fauxshionable styles out the Little Black Dress and reveals to Bright Young Things where she gets all of her great accessories!!… Read More>>
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