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Simple, but Brilliant By Yin Qin Tired of your gaudy apparel, high heels and heavy jewelries? Many people realize that they need to breath some fresh air and wear simple and comfortable garments and accessories. The simplicity design concept is always a refreshing line from the companies like Muji, and Zara that stands out from the crowds. They eliminate the distracting noises in the design like using one bold/transparent color, materials with clean-cut and smooth surface, and often that evokes a really pleasant tranquil and peaceful little atmosphere around you. As for those who donâ€™t really wear jewelries and think they are an extra for their daily attire, the simple and lightweight jewelries suits even better for them. One of the American jewelry designers, Alzerina Gomes has played her simple and elegant concepts to the ultimate. You may try her The City, Alzi Bracelets collections if you are intended for a simple and high-end style. All of her brilliant jewelries are meticulously handmade to show the beauty of women and will definitely light up your eye. They go well with the sophiscated, elegant evenings dresses or some can match well with your casual outfit to add some clean, smart and prudent personality into your style. Wearing her jewelries, it feels like the jewelry and the body are a uniform and the unlimited comfort and glamorous look it creates will make you love jewelries more than you should.
CUFFS Trend or Necessity?
by Jude Beauduy
think they are a trend, and an iconic statement of style. But, cuffs started as a necessity. How did cuffs jump from being a necessity to being a trend that is part of our everyday style?
According to Gagnon, certain trends do not work on everyone, and cuffs is one of them. Cuffs take a certain personality or a sense of presence to pull off. Maybe that’s what makes cuffs special and iconic.
Cuffs are one of those rare items that jumped from being a necessity to a trend. Another is riveted denim jeans, which journeyed from a San Francisco gold miner’s work gear to be part of American history.
I asked Gagnon why he thinks so many people feel that they have to be part of a trend when according to him, not everyone can pull it off. Ganon says that’s because some don’t have sense of style of their own. Some people like to be part of a group and some people like to be outside of the group. He says that you can’t learn to be stylish. Stylish is being yourself, not following a group. In that way, cuffs are for those who are themselves, or in other words, have a sense of personal presence.
Cuffs have been around long before men started wearing the modern cut of pants. In fact, some say that King Edward VII created the cuffs in the 1890s to be worn on poor weather days to avoid muddying the trouser bottoms. They first appeared in the modern cut in British films in the 1920s and 1950s. Then there is James Dean who made both denim and cuffs iconic in his white tee shirt. Cuffs took a long journey from the England of King Edward VII to our streets today. To find out more about the journey that cuffs have taken, I sat down with Jay Gagnon who is Senior Director of Visual Merchandising at Ermenegildo Zegna at Zegna’s corporate offices In New York. According to Gagnon everything comes back to fashion, and there is no such thing as a mere necessity. What he means is that nothing is original. Everything flows from something, and cuffs flowed from a necessity. In his view cuffs are not unique in that way, but are unique because people see them as something that they can mold into a trend that differentiates them from others.
I asked Gagnon if he thinks cuffs would ever go away as a trend given it has been around for a long time. He thinks it will go away but like other iconic rends, it will never die. He reminded me about the trends of the past. The wide leg pants that flowed easily, Tom Brown’s excessive short pants and the skinny pants popularized by Levi’s. It’s the same for men and women. There were the miniskirts in the 1970s and then there were pencil skirts. The point in all this is that cuffs are a trend but is not a trend for everyone unless you do it correctly. But that in itself is a challenge to all of us to be ourselves and do our own thing. If we do, then the cuffs can be part of us. That’s what makes a trend.
JENNY OH Jenny Oh is a Korean designer raised in Hong Kong with a degree in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design. The eldest of the three sisters, she is very independent and is very driven and passionate about delicate and methodological designs. Her other interests are traveling to search for delicious food and beautiful objects. During her time in RISD and experience in other design firms after graduation, she has fallen in love particularly with packaging design and hopes to excel in specifically beauty packaging and open her own studio with her fellow classmates in the future. She is currently living in East Village and works as a packaging designer.
Photo by Angel Ho
ANGEL HO Fascinated by the intimate relationship between art, fashion, and human body, Angel Ho is dedicated to creating timeless living sculptures. Being raised by her grandparents who were both traditional Chinese painters and calligraphers has instilled in her the ideal of bold, controlled, and effortless expression that has become spirit of her work. In 2008, she moved to New York to pursue her Fashion Design degree at Pratt Institute. With a keen passion for fashion illustration, Angel aspires to complement a poetic edge to her sensual design with her artwork. She is currently working as a Fashion Illustrator at Ralph Lauren.
Photo by Jenny Oh
JUDE BEAUDUY Jude J’en Beauduy is a great stylus” and works at Visual merchandise in the luxury brand industry. He had style for amazing designers, Giorgio Armani, St. John that’s, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Tom Brown. Zadig & voltaire. He also has put together some great window presentation at fifth Avenue in United States and Canada. One of the things that he’s best known for is his DJ skills, performing at amazing fashion shows and high-end fashion event. In 2011 he was given the opportunity to style for a overseas magazine in Mexico. As a student at Pratt University studying New fashion media to have the ability Enhance his career and connect with social media and Launch his own Brand While still be a big part of visual merchandising industry as Creative social service director for fashion brand.
Photo by Yin Qin
ANNETTE FERRARA Nettie Ferrara is a Writer/Producer for Nickelodeon, a childrenâ€™s cable television network. She is responsible for conceptualizing; writing and directing creative content for numerous on-air promotions that air on Nickelodeon Preschool and Nick Jr. Â Nettie has been honored with multiple awards from AIGA, The Art Directors Club and Promax BDA for promoting hit shows Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi and Peter Rabbit. She recently won a daytime Emmy award for launching The Bubble Guppies. Nettie is married to a musician and is raising a son. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, following fashion and pop culture.