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Fashion Dialogue: Fashion Statement or Political Mistake?

I'm excited to introduce a new series of posts called "Fashion Dialogue"! Our bloggers will give their two cents on certain topics that we find interesting or controversial, and we'll share them here on the blog to get you all updated and thinking about happenings in the fashion world. Please feel free to comment your thoughts and opinions below, on our Facebook, or by email at 6100mainfashion@gmail.com !
Fast fashion brands such as Forever21, Urban Outfitters, and Zara have seen a great increase in popularity the past few years. Their clothing and accessories closely follow runway trends, essentially making it affordable for the middle and lower class to look like they just stepped out of Barney's or Vogue. These companies market to such a wide range of fashion styles, economic classes, and age groups (ages 5 years and up, basically) that they are able to put almost any sort of item on the market and expect to make sales. Naturally, there is bound to be at least …

BCL: Last Minute Guide

You wake up and check your phone only to notice that Facebook has reminded you that Baker College Limits is happening today and you totally forgot. You already promised that you'd go so now you're in a bit of a mess. What do you wear? Is it more like a public party with live music a la Sid 80s or a chill event unworthy of anything more than sweats and a free t-shirt?
That's were we come in! Read this quick guide to give you some ideas on what to wear to add to your (awesome) Baker College Limits experience!
Luckily today is going to be a warm one, a nice 71 degrees, unfortunately shadowed by the call for thunderstorms throughout the day.
With this in mind here are a few ideas to inspire you for BCL~!
Keep it Simple Grunge: This look consists of a combination of different hues for a simple but edgy look. Stick to blacks, whites, and greys in plain jeans, shirts, and flannels to channel your inner grunge!
Inspiration: Keep it comfy This look is all about freedom to move and…

NAILED IT!

Ok, so on a college student budget purchasing Louboutin heels may not be a priority right now, however you can have the next best thing with Christian Louboutin's first nail polish line! 
These electric hues will still turn heads, especially with a sensational bottle to match. The sharp shape is inspired by Mr. Louboutin's Ballerina Ultima 8-inch (yes-EIGHT INCH) heels! At about $50 a pop, it's a much friendlier price than the shoes ;) Add this to your wish list! 



Queen Bey even dares to wear the Ballerina Ultima's in her Green Light video: 





Where to buy: Sephora, Christian Louboutin e-store, Nordstorm, Neiman Marcus  by Mary Anderson 

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014) by Mary A. 
        Rising through the competitive fashion ranks, Oscar de la Renta’s story is truly noteworthy. From dressing First Ladies' Michelle and Jackie O to making the everyday girl look regal, de la Renta has done it all !



                Born in the Dominican Republic in an elite family, he focused on painting at Madrid’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts.His full skirts are evidence of his time at Balenciaga (an iconic and formerly haute couture brand) while his focus on femininity and strength of the woman is shown through his time being an assistant at Lanvin and also working at Elizabeth Arden. A Life Magazine cover kick started his career, making him a household name in the late 60’s.




He broke racial barriers by designing for Balmain’s haute couture collections in the early 90’s. De la Renta has also been President twice (twice !) for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (basically Olympic gold for fashion designers) amongst oth…

Cleopatra, Butterflies and Easter Eggs: Esperanza 2014 Guide Part III

So traditionally (can I say traditionally if it's only been done once?), our guides go along with the Esperanza theme... But is the "Night at the Museum" really just one theme?

Our answer to that is... nope! It's many themes, and in this guide, we'll be styling to the Hall of Ancient Egypt, Butterfly, and Faberge exhibits.

The Cleopatra look is one of the most classic styles that iconic women through time have recreated for their own tastes. This gives us a wide range of looks to work with, but it all narrows down to three aspects: the eyeliner, the jewelry, and the tunic dress (or similar.) The Butterfly and Faberge exhibits kind of lend themselves to their own themes: flowery and bejeweled. Dresses for those two fall under many categories, so you can coordinate your makeup and accessories accordingly once you pick your dress.

The theme colors for Esperanza this year are black and gold, but this season's runway palette has consisted of all pastels colors, black…

Esperanza on a Dime: Esperanza 2014 Guide Pt II

Welcome to our low-cost Esperanza guide! 
Whether you refuse to spend a lot of money on Esperanza
or you don't have a large budget
whatever your reason to be reading this post, 6100main will give you tips and ideas to maximize your dollar and resources to feel like this:

or like this:

Grab a paper and pen and get ready to take some notes!
Option 1: Closet Raiding Friends: Sometimes raiding a friend's closet is a great way to mix up your outfits. Maybe your friend shares your shoe size and has the perfect heel to match your dress. Maybe they aren't going to Esperanza (and aren't bitter about not going) and have a dress you can borrow. Talk to your friends about something they have. You can make it a trade and promise to let them borrow something of your's! College: Maybe you're feeling bold and you can suggest a college swap where people bring down their unwanted Esperanza ready items (jewelry, shoes, dresses, dress alternatives) and trade items!
Option 2: Thrifting

Alternative Esperanza: Esperanza 2014 Guide Pt I

Here's a guide for Esperanza alternatives! There are different reasons to show up to Esperanza dressed differently, maybe you don't like dresses, aren't willing to spend money, or just feel funky fresh for the day. No matter your mood, 6100main has your back!
This guide will be divided into sections based on option.

Part one is all about dress alternatives! We'll cover low cost options in part two!
As always don't feel afraid to share your ideas or ask our staff your burning fashion questions! You can ask questions through our Facebook page or use the #wwrw (what would Rice wear) tag/mention +6100Main  on twitter!

Get ready because this is a pretty long post~!

Part 1: Dress Alternatives
Option 1: The Two Part "Dress"

This outfit is a skirt and top combo. 
What makes this look so great is its versatility, sizing options, and comfort!
Many people complain about not being able to find dresses that fit them perfectly. With a top/skirt combo you can ensure that b…