WRITTEN BY Sara Cottle
Today’s Inspiration Polyvore board is perfect for this weather. This week has been inspired from gothic roses, dark forests,
dimly light candles with textures, black lips, velvet, and emeralds.
Emerald is going to be a hot color this year and this black
maxi dress is a perfect winter time alternative to long pants. If you were ever wondering what to wear a fashion forward
shag jacket with, this is it.
Keep this gothic chic look in mind for the week when you just want to feel cozy as you’re trying to make it through this weather, and you’ll be sure to keep your edge.
As you all know, Spring is around the corner, and we’ve already been experiencing the bipolar weather of Morgantown. One hour you’re sweating and the next hour you’re freezing. Luckily, there is help to get you through the day comfortably when deciding what to wear on days like described above, and this help is called layering. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when layering so that you can stand out, look fashionable, and make it through whatever weather the day brings.
1.) Don’t be afraid to mix patterns.
2.) The longer the article of clothing the closer it should be to your body when arranging layers.
3.) The thinner the article of clothing the closer it should be to your body (this applies before tip 2).
4.) Use a scarf and blazer instead of an giant jacket.
5.) Mix long dresses with a stylish jacket.
6.) Combine leathers/pleathers with soft sweater material.
7.) Don’t forget about hats
RECAP OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Last week was New York Fashion Week, here are four designers that you should take an extra look at:
The brilliant costume designer behind this run of the show is Mary McClung, WVU’s very own Associate Director of Costume Design and Costume Director. Professor McClung has great experience in her field that includes working with immaculate companies such as Disney and Universal Studios.
I was given the amazing opportunity to work as a member of the costume crew for Carmen, which allowed me to not only get personal with the costumes and actors themselves, but also take a few photos and capture the behind the scenes magic.
It is magnificently apparent that the designs truly capture the personality and story schemes of each character, bringing the opera to life on the stage. From the cigarette girls scantily clad in their linens, to the ladies dressed to the nines with cat-eye glasses and straw purses, the cast of Carmen is delightfully saturated.
McClung’s amazing work with color scheme, especially showcased in the scarlet reds of Carmen’s wardrobe, helps liven the storyline and personify the tragedy. Other common motifs found within the costuming of the show include vibrant florals and bold colors, as seen in the following gallery. The costumes were by Mary McClung.
Hello, there! We’re Madii and Sara, students at West Virginia University and the new fashion bloggers for The DailyAE!
We’re here to bring you news, street style, trends, and other fashion related topics happening not only in the industry, but right here in Morgantown. We’re excited to be able to bring attention and a little zest to the local fashion community by involving and uniting all our readers with what we’re passionate about.
We’ll be posting Monday and Friday of every week with the following:
-Fashion and Style Related News
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Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our first official post this Monday, 2/11.