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WRITER/DIRECTOR Ace Salisbury is at it again.
Do you ever wonder who makes your clothes? Buttons the Cat is back to explain how things work.
Fashion has always projected images of beauty for women to follow, but maybe it’s time to stop looking to fashion for what we think is ideal… Read more>>
Anne-Marie’s wearathon was so much fun, we invited some other ladies from the Black Rock City Department of Public Works (DPW) to join in.
DPW ladies are a rare breed: we can swing hammers and sew our own clothes and set things on fire and make art. We’re proud of our badassery, but (most of us) still like dressing up now and then.
After Anne-Marie and I had both left the desert, I still wanted to show off DPW ladies’ unique fashion. I asked KT to wrangle a few girls, and they all got together on their day off to do this photo shoot. For a group of tough chicks who’ve been living in the desert and doing manual labor for two months, you gotta admit, they make it look good. Read more>>
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
“If they’re making garments that quickly, the quality is completely lost” Eliza Starbuck says. “There’s no promising what quality will be like.”
“Designer Eliza Starbuck likens the new, cheaper clothing to candy wrappers. “It’s throwaway fashion or ‘trashion,’” she says. “If their prices are that cheap that people are throwing their disposable income at them—only to find that the clothes fall apart on the hangers and after a wash or two—they’re just creating garbage.”
“It takes such a huge amount of human energy and textile fibers, dyes, and chemicals to create even poor-quality clothes,” she says. “They may be offering fashions at a price anyone can afford in an economic crunch, but they’re being irresponsible about what happens to the goods after the consumers purchase them.”
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!
“It was great to feel special in conjunction with the diversity of lovely models that BYT designer, Eliza Starbuck, had hand-picked. In addition to a line up varying body types, ethnicities, and professional backgrounds, Eliza also included two women considerably older than your average runway nymph…” -Abigail Doan of Ecco Eco
In an ideal world, Eliza Starbuck would own a factory in her neighborhood, and train a team of workers to redesign garments out of used materials. Unlike robots, these factory workers would be highly trained DIY styled individuals that could cut up last season’s discarded fashions and create this season’s stunner. The world needs to be reprogrammed into thinking that they should buy only what they need, or simply what they plan to wear season after season. This mindset has leaked into the fashion world, with brands like Bright Young Things. Starbuck speaks sustainability. Read More>>
Each year for one month, over 50,000 people go out to the middle of the desert with only that which they can carry to work with, to build a 5 mile wide community of artists, crafters, performers, idealists, and performers to come together in a huge creative melting pot they call Burning Man. This group of people do not use or take money with them, but rather trade their skills, crafts, or items that they have brought for survival. When our friends over at Love & Trash first approached us about doing a Burning Man Wear-a-thon/style off, we were so thrilled. Where else could we get daily inside coverage on the world’s biggest “gifting” and sustainable trade community in the world? This is how Anne-Marie Goco, a.k.a. Sgt. Slaughter, got enlisted as our first Burning Man wear-a-thon. We wanted to know a little more about her before she started her challenge…
“People come–they stay for a while, they flourish, they build–and they go. It is their way”…..READ MORE >>
It’s Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s Birthday. And the Bright Young Things would like to pay tribute to her. So for one week only, starting on her birthday, Thursday, August 19th, we’re offering our little black dress to all for $150.
To celebrate, I thought I’d give her a ring. She doesn’t get out much these days, and most people seem to think she’s dead, but like Tupac and Elvis, she’s virtually immortal. She stays in and generally avoids society with the exception of only the closest of friends. She also has a rule to never celebrate birthdays, but I somehow convinced her to let me over for low key afternoon tea and some reminiscing about her 128 years of impeccable style. Naturally, I wanted to pick her brain on style, fashion, love, and her life philosophy. Her answers were uncannily current for someone who stays at home all the time. And once you get her going, she’s hard to stop. By the end of the visit we were playing dress up in her closet and posing for the camera. You should have seen her impersonation of today’s runway models! She had me cracking up while she coached me on how to pose for the camera to avoid regrettably bad angles for my face. She said knowing how to pose is a key skill to have if you are planning on being any sort of legend. Apparently no one gets famous if they don’t photograph well. Shortly after that Coco and I tried to vogue, but in the end I think we just looked rather smirky. I suppose we let our vanity get the best of us. However, I think we may have uncovered one of the greatest mysteries of the fashion world; why everyone in fashion photos always looks so catty. Chin insecurity… Read on>>
While I was out visiting the Bright Young Things’ sample maker in the garment district when I happened to meet this bright young thing who was dressed perfectly for the hot summer day. Talk about street smarts! And hanging on the neckline of her mesh top were these MAD HATTER worthy glasses which were hand made by her friends over at Mercura. I had to take a photo because they were so original!
One could speculate that Dylan Denault has more social lives than a cat, but I’m afraid she’s beginning to run short. The troubled tv starlet has found herself in all sorts of binds, for longer than her publicist would ever like to admit. The situation has reached a critical point; with being blacklisted from events, and the repeated substance abuse. She tends to be one of the more shamelessly embarrassing figures on the stage of reality-tv drama, if that’s even possible…READ MORE >>
Numberless crowded streets, high growths of iron, slender, strong,
light, splendidly uprising toward clear skies… READ MORE >>
Laundry Tutorial 101: An Intro to Why Traditional Laundry Detergent is Hazardous & Alternative Options
What is in traditional laundry detergent that is unhealthy to the environment and to us? Read More>>
Summer Rayne is an anomaly in the best sense possible. She’s a model with numerous ads and editorials under her belt, but get this: she’s also a Cornell graduate with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology (she’s a big fan of bugs). Think those two life tracks are mutually exclusive? Think again… Read More>>
The judges were all over the place, they couldn’t agree on all of our Honors. It was really hard to choose, but there was a clear winner for the Most Original, and the voters chose not one favorite but two in a tie between our Challengers for the Favorite Style Award. Check out the winners!