For a large amount of designers the motivation behind their dream is monetary. Yes, they must possess a genuine eye for fashion to be successful. But that doesn’t negate the reality that most brands are, likely, primarily interested in the monetary gain.
Then there’s Kikkit! A Richmond based clothing brand whose concept is quite the opposite. Don’t let me trick you by implying they’re not about the benjamins. They are! However, the owner’s motivation is slightly different.
When it comes to the world of fashion, there is no specific standard or structure. Your job, as a designer, is to make well made clothes that either make a statement, or appeal to a large enough audience to be worn. Occasionally, if you’re lucky, your design(s) will do both.
This brings me to Amanda Welch, a fashion designer from the DMV that toes the line between grunge and high fashion. Producing pants, bodysuits, capes, dresses and more, each with an individualized detai
Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than by watching a bunch of kickass, quirky women, kill it on stage. Not to mention, this particular show landed on International Women’s Day! So, yeah. The hype was real. Now, don’t let my statement mislead you. It wasn’t all girl bands. (Though that would’ve been sick) It was, however, mostly female singers. Which is good enough for me.
Let’s start with ING, an indie band from VA that absolutely fit
Every now and then, life presents you with amazing people. Ones that are not only driven and interested in their own personal endeavors, but also those of their peers. Designer Chanel Green and her manager, Sapora Carter, happen to be two of these people. In early December, Chanel decided to take a step in a new direction by putting together the STitch Dream Benefit Gala. An event that gave her the opportunity to give back to the hospital that she herself, has had heart surge
How Touche Amore ended up at The Camel is beyond me. A venue built to hold 300 people tops, was now hosting a show for one of the most relevant bands in underground hardcore.
Luckily, I was privileged enough to run into Jeremy Bolm. The man behind the mic and writer of the heart throbbing album, Stage Four. Despite being exhausted and fresh off the stage, he was awesome and agreed to an interview! For more from Touche Amore, follow them on IG at @toucheamore . Now, my inter
As summer comes to an end and fall begins, so do the old trends. Moving from bathing suites and all mesh attire to full coats, gowns, and at RVA Fashion Week, even quilts? This Fall, I was once again granted the honor of attending RVA Fashion Week, with hopes to get a glimpse of what we can expect to be “in” this fall and winter. Everything from the skyline view at the venue to the various types of vendors was stunning. But none of that compared to the amazingly talented desi
I used to pride myself on my active participation and support of the hardcore scene. Not realizing that the year I have spent covering hip hop has caused me to be de-sensitized and ill prepared for the world that is “hardcore shows”. Forgetting the basic rules like: don’t bring a bag in, don’t wear low cut tops, fake glasses will be lost or broken (most likely, while on your face), as will shoes if not double knotted, only idiots wear their hair down, and be aware of the mosh
Everyone has “that friend”. You know, the one who’s constantly busy taking over the world? Posting snaps and pictures that make you want to repost with the hashtag #goals. I now know first hand, that life is anything but simple. Rushing from photoshoot, to networking event, to interview. All while upholding the “image” associated with being an influential woman. It's not just a day job where the work stops when you walk out the door. It is a lifestyle, taking more than just i
The average person spends a large amount of their life wondering, is my dream worth chasing? However, this was not a concern of Maceo and his partner, Travis Payne. Jumping in head first after college with the confidence to know that they'd create the success they desire. Their journey thus far hasn't been black and white. Like other business owners, they've had to learn the art of balancing time management, marketing, and creating. The launch of their website, www.CollectWor