Fashionably Forward Video Episode 2

This is the second episode of Fashionably Forwards video segments.  I interviewed Katie Carter, a senior Graphic design major to see what inspires her style.  As a fashion risk-taker, Carter says she loves the eighties and considers it her go to fashion era. She enjoys wearing bright colors and heels.  A collective of fashions from the 1950’s to the 1980’s inspires her “mod” minimalist chic look.  Her closet serves as a sort of time machine cataloging all the fashion decades that inspire Carter. As a kid in middle school, Carter says she was addicted to Nick at Nite, watching all the reruns of many classic television series and slowly constructing her retro style.  Carter’s look is an ode feminine fashion through pop culture.  Her ultimate style Icon is Lucile ball From the I love Lucy show.  Katie says that Lucy shows a fun quirky side of fashion; wearing polka dots and puffy doll dresses. The comedic style of the I love Lucy show is reflected in, Lucy’s flirty, fun, and chic wardrobe choices.  The bright red lipsticks from the fifties and the futuristic shoulder pads of the eighties inspire Carter to create a fusion of multi-generational clothing.

Be inspired

Peace. Love. and Fashion



Originality Still Exists

This is the first video episode of Fashionably Forward. In this new video segment, I will spotlight graphic designers, fashion designers, d-j’s , photographers and other creative people with style.  This series of short 2 min clips highlight the true reflection of individual style that surrounds us everyday.

Heather Mangin is a Senior Graphic Design Major with a fun sense of fashion. This year has been extremely hectic for Mangin Between creating portfolios for job interviews, and designing and marking intern for the Miami Rec center, Heather still finds time to fit in a visit to her favorite stores Anthropology and BCBG MaxAriza.  According to Heather, fashion does not have to make sense, in actuality that is the point.  She is most adamant about originality. She assures her look is feminine, flowy, and uses practical layers but not cookie-cutter. Mangin also uses fashion as a self expression and a reflection of her inner growth from an unsure and loungey style phase to confident, comfortable, and polished.  Style is a sense of individually. It is a collective movement that is constantly growing and changing with trends and personal growth. Heather’s motivation and bubbly personality are best reflected in her graphic design work and wardrobe. Get inspired.

Peace. Love and Fashion. – AB