We were proud to send Gwynnie Bee members Sarah Chiwaya, Margit Detweiler, and Alison Davis to the 5th annual Women in the World summit at Lincoln Center where they reported on conversations concerning women’s issues led by some of today’s greatest thinkers and activists. Empowering women is central to our mission; we share the Women in the World’s belief in knowledge as power and are delighted to share our three corespondents’ inspiring experiences with the rest of the GB community. Read their thoughtful, inspired accounts of the event below.
Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen shares her tips and tricks for mixing prints.
When it comes to current fashion trends, rules are meant to be broken! Most old rules have been thrown out the window with the latest runway looks and I couldn’t be more excited. One of my favorite ways to break the rules is pattern mixing. Here are a few of my favorite ways to mix prints, featuring looks from Gwynnie Bee!
What is more style-celebratory than a gorgeous print? Prints are an easy way to add a touch of intrigue to any ensemble – and with minimal effort too. They can be expressive, vibrant, attention-grabbing, and bold, soft, feminine, flirty, and fun. And with an endless and varied offering there’s certainly something for everyone. Nevertheless, one fashion rule decries prints for being loud and unflattering. It’s no secret that we at Gwynnie Bee believe that this rule is utter nonsense – just look at all the fantastic prints we carry!
Halogen Crewneck Sweater with Face Print, sizes M-3X
Our love for blogger Kirstin Marie’s style is well documented. Not only does Kirstin know how to put a unique spin on every Gwynnie Bee outfit she rocks on her blog, she also knows how to complete the look with the perfect accessory. We spent a sunny fall afternoon in Kirstin in Fort Greene strolling through the park and browsing the Brooklyn Flea Market.
When it comes to fashion advice, these are the girls to call on. Chastity Garner of Garner Style and Emily Sandford of Authentically Emmie have cut their teeth in the world of plus fashion, so when we learned they’d be in town for Lucky Magazine‘s LuckyFabb blogger conference, we were eager to arrange a visit. Emily and Chastity tried on some of our most anticipated looks for the fall and winter seasons, swapping advice in between looks.
Some believe that great style is defined by a particular set of rules. We’re all familiar with them – they’ve been around for as long as any of us can remember. For the most part, these rules have passed as law, but a few brave women among us have begun to question them. As it turns out, under even the slightest interrogation these so-called pillars of fashion crack and crumble and are exposed for what they really are: basically bogus, absolutely arbitrary, sartorial silliness.