All posts tagged: fashion speaks

Anndra Neen: Modern Jewelry for the Next Generation

Most people can describe in detail their “aha moment” of finally discovering what it is they want to pursue in life. Sometimes a simple moment from their childhood is the exact instruction or motivation they need to take on the world. Annette and Phoebe Stephens are on a nostalgic journey—following in the creative and stylish footsteps of their father and grandmother—Annette and Phoebe launched Anndra Neen, an haute accessory line in April 2009. Their collection has become a serious game-changer for heirloom jewelry and wearable-tech. After traveling to Japan in 2009, Annette and Phoebe were inspired by the country’s sensibility and storytelling in style and culture. They immediately began fulfilling their artistic calling in jewelry design after this trip. “It chose us. It happened so organically. We knew we wanted to do creative work and be in fashion,” Annette said. Once they returned home to Mexico City, Mexico, the sisters connected with local artisans who shared their vision of designing organically. Anndra Neen is a culturally diverse brand. The sisters draw inspiration from their artistic …

Toni & Katrina of Under The Sweater Talk Goals, Blogging & Feminism

Throughout the years, I’ve learned that women supporting other women is one of the greatest things to ever occur. When we go through adolescence, we see girls fighting each other rather than standing next to each other. As we get older and grow more confident with ourselves, we realize that pitting ourselves against other women is a waste of time and energy. With March being Women’s History Month, I hope we can appreciate and value ourselves and also the friendships we’ve made with other women. Don’t pay attention to those glossy magazines that say only one actress can look good in a designer dress. And forget about the “Squad goals”, which ultimately exclude others. It’s 2016 and I say it’s time we join forces with one another. That should be the ultimate goal. On that same note, we’re happy to introduce two amazing women, Toni Esteban and Katrina Bartolome. They are co-founders and writers of the blog, Under The Sweater. They were happy to speak about women’s issues, share their goals, and describe their ideal …

11 Dresses to Ring in the New Year!

One moment it feels like spring then not so much. Now, snow is a possibility for us Northeast folks. If you’re ready to dine, dance, and celebrate no matter what the weather throws your way or where you are, check out these sexy silhouettes to slip into — hurry because the ball is dropping soon! Comfort is everything and Joe Fresh and PacSun has got you covered with soft knits to loose fits. If short and fringe is your game you’re going to love H & M’s v-neck mini with zigzag cuts. Have fun counting down to 2016 in style and comfort! Share your stories with us here. H & M, $49.99 Adelyn Rae, $59.40 | Topshop, $95 | Express, $88 Mango, $59.99 Y Yigal X Design Lab, $46.80 | PacSun, $52.50| Forever 21, $29.90 Joe Fresh, $14.94 Urban Outfitters, $210 | Nasty Gal, $88   By Leslie Tanner | Photos: Company website

Is No Makeup the New Beauty Trend?

Today many women are leaving their lip liners and mascaras at home to achieve a more natural look. Less beauty coverage on the face is becoming a trendy and appealing approach. But, that did not stop Kylie Jenner’s much-anticipated-and-pricey Lip Kit to cause an overwhelming praise to those obsessed with wearing a lipstick in a nude shade. That’s still consider a natural look right? Are young women following beauty trends by going out barefaced or is it a matter of convenience? There is no doubt it can be an easy and quick routine to rinse, lather, and be on your way in the morning, but how much effort are young women putting into a healthy glow? We asked three ladies about their beauty history and keeping things natural: Samantha, 21 I love the natural look. I’ve never been a big fan of wearing a whole bunch of makeup. Usually I wear foundation and concealer before starting my day. But I never felt like I was following a beauty trend or doing it to impress anyone. I spend most of my days going to class and …

The Fashion Guitar: Real Talk with Charlotte Groeneveld

We love a candid talk here at YHM and Charlotte Groeneveld of the popular travel and style blog, The Fashion Guitar, opens up about her ever budding business and the “real-factor” of being a social influencer. Since 2010, Groeneveld has digitally captured her lifestyle and her 485k+ social followers have taken a personal ride with the blogger turned fashion designer and so much more. Her Donsje Amsterdam and Fab. By Fabienne fashion collections are just two of the many highlights Groeneveld has shared with us all. She admits the design world was not for her, but doesn’t rule it out completely. What’s her dream collaboration? “I’m living my dream right now!” YHM Magazine: You’re originally from The Netherlands, but you lived in other major fashion areas. What are some of the fashion differences of living in New York City and London versus back home? Charlotte Groeneveld: Biggest difference is that in London and New York fashion actually lives. People do dress in the latest collections, and there are more fashionable women out there than I …

Eda Semana; The California, Leather-and-Denim-loving, Grungy Hippie.

We are California dreaming with one of our favorite new style influencers. Eda Semana, of Luxe & Linen, began her college career like so many young people – full of hope, but conflicted about the right path to take to be successful. She revealed that her grades suffered while pursuing a major she found no joy in. However, her quirky meets chic blog helped her redeem her creative roots. “My most memorable moment [in fashion] was when I attended my first show for MBFW at the Lincoln Center in New York City. I walked in in complete awe admiring the entire venue and found myself surrounded by so many like-minded and inspiring people. From then on, I knew that this industry and this world was where I wanted to be,” explains Semana. We dug a little deeper to get to know this West Coast babe after frequently obsessing over her Instagram feed. YHM: What is one of your most memorable fashion try? What would you change? ES: In high school, everyone has their own style phases: …