The Guardian approached young fashion student types in Granary Square, London — the home of top fashion school Central Saint Martins — and asked whether last year's Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh changed the way they buy clothing. [The Guardian]
On a slightly lighter British-related note, the founders behind ASOS and Achica have launched a luxury e-commerce site for pets — "Think of it as Pup-a-Porter.com." [The Independent]
In honor of Earth Day, why not consider swapping some organic products into your skincare routine? [BellaSugar]
Or — depending on where your allegiances lie — maybe you'd prefer to prefer to sue your discretionary income to support the GOP? For a limited time only, a donation of $35 or more gets a pair of colorful limited-edition George H. W. Bush striped socks. [Racked]
This summer, wearing a full skirt will not have you mistaken for an Amish person. [FabSugar]
- Bonus: Brian Lehrer devotes his show today to Earth Day and talking about the state of the environment. Both the full episode and standalone segments are available on-demand on the WNYC website. [WNYC]
Over the years, Coco Rocha's proved herself to be more than just a pretty face. She's one of the most social media-savvy models out there and has buttressed her career with TV hosting, correspondent and activism gigs. Her latest effort is for BaubleBar, for which she is stepping in as a "Guest Bartender," or in layman's terms, co-collaborator.
Rocha's 20-piece collection with BaubleBar is meant, like any ideal fashion collaboration, to take the wearer from day to night at prices that won't melt your credit card. "I’m from a middle class family and I don’t think fashionable jewelry should always cost as much as a down payment on a house," she told People. The collection is full of statement pieces meant to take a simple look to the next, more fashion-y level. "Jewelry shouldn't be an accessory or an afterthought—it should be an integral part of a look," Rocha explained to Refinery 29. "We live in an age when we can switch out our jewelry as much as we want, and I think we should!"
It's fitting, then, that the collection offers so many options. Ear cuffs, look-at-me bib necklaces and stacked rings are the name of the game here. The pieces are certainly conversation starters, which is exactly what Rocha says she wanted. "You don't need an extravagant wardrobe to wear it." Works for us, since our wardrobes are certainly not as as extravagant as hers!
Take a look at some of our favorite pieces from the range, which you can shop right now at BaubleBar.
Today is the 44th annual Earth Day and here at tFS, we're all over it — but we're also gearing up to support another important occasion that's coming up later this week. Thursday, April 24 is Fashion Revolution Day, marking the one-year anniversary of last year's tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which left at least 1,133 people dead and 2,500 wounded.
In honor of all the workers around the world who make our clothing, the Fashion Revolution campaign asks supporters to wear their clothing inside out on Thursday, tagging photos of themselves with the hashtag #InsideOut. The project was founded by eco-designers Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, and has attracted ethical fashion activists from around the world, including high-profile supporters like model Amber Valletta, who shared a video in support of the #insideout campaign on Instagram earlier today. Watch it below:
High street giant River Island seems to continuously secure exciting collaborations, and we’re super pumped for the next two they have in the pipeline.