Gossip Girl gave the world many gifts—Taylor Momsen’s music career, Blake Lively’s pop culture dominance, that one epic meme of Penn Badgley typing on a laptop—but the highlight of teen soap that ruled the 2000s was Leighton Meester. The actress, portraying the Upper East Side’s Queen B, Blair Waldorf, took what could have been a two-dimensional high school mean girl and made it her own. Blair’s quips, eccentrically feminine fashion, and ability to bring the drama are well remembered, but Meester, who turns 35 today, is as watchable off-screen. On the red carpet and at parties, she displays a
BELOIT — “I loved everything about it.”
That’s what Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) senior Martha Garduno said about her fashion design class with teacher Elizabeth Carpenter. Garduno has taken arts classes all through high school and fashion design did not disappoint.
“We watched a lot of runway shows and talked shop. It was super fun, creative and low stress,” Carpenter said.
As part of their class, students have dressed Barbie dolls in avant garde styles to practical looks in a variety of challenges. Not only is making Barbie clothes a growing trend right now, but it worked well in
It’s not easy to create an It bag, and it’s even harder for a burgeoning accessories brand. But designer Sade Mims has managed to cut through the noise of a nonstop fashion cycle with her sustainable accessories line, EDAS.
The brand, which debuted in 2013, produces eclectic jewelry, avant-garde hats, and sleek leather handbags, all of which have captured the attention of NYC’s influential creative community and even parts of Hollywood (actress Tessa Thompson purchased