Celebrity stylist Jill Jacobs has a knack for putting together some of the most captivating outfits, just look at one of her biggest clients, Kylie Jenner. (Have you seen all of the vintage pieces Kylie has been wearing lately?! That’s all thanks to Jill.) Jill started out with Revolve in 2008 and brought her styling, merchandising, branding, and creative direction skills into the celebrity styling and personal shopping world shortly after. Her roster includes heavyweights like Kylie Jenner, Sofia Richie, Jasmine Sanders, and Desi Perkins, to name a few. We chatted with Jill to learn more about her styling process and how she’s been creating look one amazing after another, especially during the pandemic.

“I always tell clients that clothing is based on samples designed on a sample size body. Never be afraid to work with a tailor to tweak clothing so it works best for your body type.”

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British textile and fashion designer Zandra Rhodes is celebrated for her artistic prints, electric hues and floating chiffon designs that span her career of over 50 years, and her name is etched in fashion history. The same could very well be said about her neon-pink bob and rainbow-hued makeup — two longtime signatures that make her immediately recognizable and mirror the vibrancy of her fantastical collections.

“Pink is a very happy colour,” Rhodes says about her trademark hair shade over Zoom, her computer screen offering a glimpse inside her hot-pink London apartment. It’s located above the bright orange and (yes, you guessed it) pink Fashion and Textile Museum, which she founded in 2003. The vivid paintings, ceramics and furnishings that surround her are proof that her personal lifestyle is as glamorous and extroverted as her designs.

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There’s nothing more exciting for a new brand than having a big-name star wear your clothes. Just one street style snap is capable of catapulting a little-known emerging designer to new heights of success. Fortunately, celebrity stylists often look to outside sources for the freshest, soon-to-be-big-deal labels, and for those who work with style-setters like Zendaya, Dua Lipa, and Cardi B, Up Next Designer appears to be one of the most trusted sources.

With a following upwards of 40,000, the Instagram account, which bills itself as “a curated space of young and innovative designers,” has already helped launch a number of small brands into the collective consciousness. Kylie Jenner recently donned a shimmery beaded two-piece by LA-based designer Erika Maish while vacationing in Utah, and English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith wore a printed bodysuit and pants set by Swedish designer Jade Cropper in her latest music video, both of which were … Read the rest

It’s been nearly a year since Aurora James, the Canadian-born creative director and founder of Brother Vellies and activist added another significant title to her resume — founder of the 15 Percent Pledge. Started in May 2020 “in direct response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor” at the hands of law enforcement, James tells FASHION, the Pledge calls on major retailers to commit at least 15 percent of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses. In the intervening months, brands like Sephora, Gap Inc. and Moda Operandi, not to mention Canadian mega-brand Indigo, have all taken the Pledge.

 

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After working with Gap on their commitment to the Pledge, the New York-based multi-hyphenate appeared in the brand’s new Spring 2021 “Generation Good” campaign, described in a press release from the iconic American brand … Read the rest

How do we love Demi Lovato? Let us count the ways.

When we don’t have her mood-boosting singles on repeat, you can find us waxing poetic over her unfiltered honesty, her remarkable strength, and the impeccable manner in which she expresses herself through her personal style – all of which are on full display in the singer’s new YouTube docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.

The four-episode doc shines a light on Lovato’s life over the past three years, holding nothing back as she bravely sets the record straight on topics relating to substance abuse, eating disorders, her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018, and her road to recovery. Each episode is raw and incredibly vulnerable, with members of Lovato’s family and team also providing their own candid accounts.

Admittedly, Lovato’s style is far from the biggest takeaway of the series, but is nevertheless worth revisiting. The eclectic mix … Read the rest

Chrissy Teigen and Kris Jenner want to help keep your home clean.

The cookbook author and Kardashian-Jenner matriarch have teamed up for a new line of plant-powered cleaning and self-care products called Safely, People revealed yesterday. Starting at $6 USD, the collection includes a range of gentle products like glass cleaner, hand sanitizer, hand soap and a universal cleaner, all scented with natural aromatherapy oils. According to the brand’s Instagram, the minimalist green and white containers are meant to be reused thanks to refill kits that will also be available.

According to People, Teigen and Jenner have partnered with Emma Grede, the co-founder of Khloé Kardashian’s fashion line Good American, to launch the line.

 

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To announce their new project, the duo released a hilarious Insta video. “I want my own product line because, honestly, everyone

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Few products capture the spirit of conscious shopping like AAKS’s delicately handcrafted bags. Made by women in Ghana, the bags are designed in a joyful range of colors using expert weaving techniques that speak to a strong cultural heritage. The founder, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, built a sustainable brand that is rooted in empowering women artisans and promoting African craftsmanship.

“Providing opportunities for other women in my workplace is inspirational to me.”

When asked what being the woman founder of a successful business means to her, Akosua told POPSUGAR, “I love the freedom of creativity that comes with owning my own business and incorporating my passion into my day-to day-activities, plus providing opportunities for other women in my workplace is inspirational to me.”

It only felt right to highlight this brilliant entrepreneur and her impact during Women’s History Month.

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For many young female-identifying shoppers, the experience of buying a first bra is daunting. Not only is it an unfamiliar product category to explore, but the messaging around such items — either hyper-sexualized à la Victoria’s Secret, or woefully juvenile — can be a turn-off to anyone who already feels caught between the identities of adolescent and adult.

Two recent Western University grads, Chloe Beaudoin and Jessica Miao, had their own struggles as tweens while trying to find undergarments that were relevant to both their needs and tastes, and more recently, Jessica’s sister was also finding it difficult to seek out a bra that spoke to her. And it prompted them to launch Apricotton, a forward-thinking brand that puts the wants of its young customers first.

“We were discussing it one day [and realized] there hadn’t been any innovation in the bra industry in decades,” recalls Beaudoin of the ideation … Read the rest

With the ubiquity of fleece in all its forms – oversize hoodies, mixed-print jackets, half-zip pullovers (the unofficial uniform of tech bros) – it’s almost hard to believe how unbelievably uncool it was when the fabric was first conceived 40 years ago. What was originally considered merely a practical solution to scratchy textiles has been reincarnated over and over again to become the latest street style staple.

The story of the humble fleece officially begins in 1981, though it actually dates back a decade earlier when a man named Yvon Chouinard, known as the “father of fleece” and founder of a then-little-known mountaineering apparel store called Patagonia, went searching for a synthetic “miracle fabric” that offered the same level of warmth and durability as wool, but was also lightweight, easy to clean, and quick to dry. His wife, Malinda Chouinard, discovered something that held promise: a polyester that was, surprisingly, … Read the rest

With Earth Month on its way, there are several mindfully made collections to know right now including a new collaboration between sustainability-focused jewellery designer Sandy Leong and Gemfields. Read on to get the goods on what’s new in the world of fashion.

Sandy Leong and Gemfields introduce the Sol collection

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With nearly ten years behind her as a sustainability-focused jewellery designer, Sandy Leong chose to collaborate with gemstone supplier Gemfields on an offering of pieces that are made with “responsibly sourced emeralds, 18 karat recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds,” as noted in a press release. Running the gamut in featuring everything from petite diamond pavé earrings to extravagant cuffs, 10 percent of sales of the Sol collection will go towards benefitting children and education-focused initiatives via the Gemfields Foundation. The assortment goes on sale on World Water Day — Monday, March 22 — in an effort … Read the rest