Fashion is just an extension of a person. Everyone seems to be getting into it. Citizens and Celebrities alike are sticking their feet into the world of fashion. Why not? The fashion industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that covers everything that can be worn. Designers are making everything and they are doing it with style.
House of Dereon
House of Dereon is the brainchild of three wonderful women. Agnez, Tina and Beyonce. The brand started over 80 years ago when Tina’s mom and Beyonce’s grandmother created clothing for well to do clients and her children. The love for fashion has been passed down to Tina and Beyonce. The House of Dereon is a design house that features items from head to toe. If I had the money, I could really see myself pairing a sexy banded halter with a pair of basic boot cut jeans and topping it all of with some amazing looking bohemian jewelry. I would finish off with a pair of Verlille boots. House of Dereon has been featured in Celebrity Living, Ebony, and Life magazine. Beyonce is so confident with her own designs that she wore them to the 2007 Golden Globe Awards.
Igigi and designer Yuliya Zeltser are proudly saying that you can be a size 16-32 and still look faboulous. Designer Yuliya Zeltser relized her calling when she would shop for clothing with her mother. She was amazed at the lack of style for large sized women. When asked why she designs these styles, she responded with “When designing, I always imagine how a woman will feel in the garment,” comments Yuliya, “I try to determine if the clothes will make her more excited about where she is going. Will she feel more feminine, sensual and seductive?” she continues. “Many customers write to say my clothes make them feel virtually invincible, like a goddess. That’s what makes it all worthwhile to me.” I’m not the only one that loves Igigi designs. Igigi has been featured in Weight Watchers, Latina, Essence, and Bestylish magazine.
Trina Turk has been in the spotlight with the latest episode of “The Apprentice.” Trina started designing clothes at an early age. She knew what she wanted to do from childhood. Trina comments that luck favors the prepared. This is true when you look at the fact that Trina Turk has a store in every major metropolis. Her clothing designs have been featured in twenty-two major fashion magazines. Trina Turk designs are simple and comfortable. It looks like the 70’s fashion styles are back. Trina Turk features many designs from that era and puts a modern twist on it with color and flair. One of my favorite designs is a simple blouse found on her website that has a 70’s gypsy influence. A lot of the blouse designs have the classic yoke strap and many of the fashions would make First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy proud.
Let’s not forget about the men, they can be fashionable too!
Brooks Brothers is the talk of the town for men’s fashion designs. They are Esquire magazine’s style obsession of the month. Brooks Brothers is not only about modern day ready to wear fashions, they’re also about heritage. Brooks Bothers have been producing great fashion since 1818. Presidents love Brooks Brothers. Former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton wore Brooks Brothers fashions. Celebrities love Brooks Brothers. Classic actors like Cary Grant and John Barrymore were Brooks Brothers customers. Katharine Hepburn was the first female star to don Brooks Brothers trousers. Current stars like Will Smith, Queen Latifah, and Kevin Bacon are all known to favor Brooks Brothers fashions. It doesn’t matter if you choose a suit from Brooks Brothers, a swimsuit from Trina Turk, a blouse from Igigi, or something from the House of Dereon. I have to agree with Tyra Banks when she states “Fashion is a beautiful thing”.