Episode 151: RIP American Apparel, LeBron James Sneakers, Disappearing Luxury Handbags   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We catch up on the end of  American Apparel , the  Carolina Herrera vs. Oscar de la Renta  drama, and figure out that  Schiaparelli’s  couture status got taken away but it’s back now.  Pharrell Williams  is modeling handbags, LeBron James’ 14s are getting some extra fanfare, and  Neiman Marcus  said “wait, nevermind” about its IPO plans. A boot company has major regrets about a  design flaw , and big-name companies are  skimping on new handbag stock . What gives? And Kaarin gives an amazing review of the  Prada  men’s show — but it’s not about the fashion. Come hang out!

Episode 151: RIP American Apparel, LeBron James Sneakers, Disappearing Luxury Handbags

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We catch up on the end of American Apparel, the Carolina Herrera vs. Oscar de la Renta drama, and figure out that Schiaparelli’s couture status got taken away but it’s back now. Pharrell Williams is modeling handbags, LeBron James’ 14s are getting some extra fanfare, and Neiman Marcus said “wait, nevermind” about its IPO plans. A boot company has major regrets about a design flaw, and big-name companies are skimping on new handbag stock. What gives? And Kaarin gives an amazing review of the Prada men’s show — but it’s not about the fashion. Come hang out!

Episode 148: Holiday Q&A Extravaganza!   Welcome to our holiday Q&A episode! We’re off this week, but you sent us plenty of questions to answer while we’re gone. Among the many points discussed: winter coats, spring trends, bunions, career choices, bralettes, our favorite foods, the Made in America movement, Ipsy, and ethical shopping choices. And more! Come hang out — there may be singing.  It’s got snowflakes and suns because we’re in two different places now. Get it? GET IT? 

Episode 148: Holiday Q&A Extravaganza!

Welcome to our holiday Q&A episode! We’re off this week, but you sent us plenty of questions to answer while we’re gone. Among the many points discussed: winter coats, spring trends, bunions, career choices, bralettes, our favorite foods, the Made in America movement, Ipsy, and ethical shopping choices. And more! Come hang out — there may be singing.

It’s got snowflakes and suns because we’re in two different places now. Get it? GET IT? 

Episode 110: Beyonce Launches Ivy Park, Romper Fashion Instructions, Defeating Distraction  Hey, here are some links! Still working out the details of being able to post an audio player on this newfangled blog thing, but thanks for bearing with us.  Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we go crazy over Beyonce’s new athletic apparel brand,  Ivy Park . We review the potential for a U.S.  textile industry  revival and gawk at the  Elle  writer meltdown the internet’s been buzzing about. Why are women spending more on  beauty products ?  Christian Louboutin  reveals a new shoe line that includes variations of the color nude. And we try to figure out how to use the bathroom when you’re wearing a  romper . Our main topic this week is  distraction . How can you move past a constant state of distraction and focus on work that’s meaningful? Come hang out!

Episode 110: Beyonce Launches Ivy Park, Romper Fashion Instructions, Defeating Distraction

Hey, here are some links! Still working out the details of being able to post an audio player on this newfangled blog thing, but thanks for bearing with us.

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we go crazy over Beyonce’s new athletic apparel brand, Ivy Park. We review the potential for a U.S. textile industry revival and gawk at the Elle writer meltdown the internet’s been buzzing about. Why are women spending more on beauty products? Christian Louboutin reveals a new shoe line that includes variations of the color nude. And we try to figure out how to use the bathroom when you’re wearing a romper. Our main topic this week is distraction. How can you move past a constant state of distraction and focus on work that’s meaningful? Come hang out!

Taylor Swift’s Jumpsuit, Band of Ballers, Protecting Your Time - Episode 65   Welcome to the week of crazy social media mishaps with fashion brands!  Nasty Gal accidentally admitted they were copycats  after tweeting about Taylor Swift at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards,  Under Armour managed to irritate the entire military  (and Facebook) with a t-shirt, and  Pacific Sunwear is pulling one of their offensive t-shirts , too. In other news,  Coach is going through a round of layoffs  in Canada and  Ann Taylor just sold to a retail group for over $2 billion.  The Cannes Film Festival made waves this year for  their (alleged!) rules on footwear . Also, sapphires from Kashmir are currently being sold for astronomical prices. But, these gemstones have a fascinating history and political reasons for their heavy price tags.   Our main topic is about time! This week we discuss the philosopher  Seneca.  Two thousand years ago he wrote about  time management, being busy as an addiction, and saying no to people who steal your time.  Surprise! All of our time problems aren’t new. Come hang out as we look to history to give us insight(s) to our hectic schedules.   Additional Links:    Shoes That Put Women in Their Place     Managing Your Most Precious Resource: Time    How We Spend Our Leisure Time    ALL THE COOL KIDS LISTEN TO THE PODCAST  here 

Taylor Swift’s Jumpsuit, Band of Ballers, Protecting Your Time - Episode 65

Welcome to the week of crazy social media mishaps with fashion brands! Nasty Gal accidentally admitted they were copycats after tweeting about Taylor Swift at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Under Armour managed to irritate the entire military (and Facebook) with a t-shirt, and Pacific Sunwear is pulling one of their offensive t-shirts, too. In other news, Coach is going through a round of layoffs in Canada and Ann Taylor just sold to a retail group for over $2 billion. The Cannes Film Festival made waves this year for their (alleged!) rules on footwear. Also, sapphires from Kashmir are currently being sold for astronomical prices. But, these gemstones have a fascinating history and political reasons for their heavy price tags. 

Our main topic is about time! This week we discuss the philosopher Seneca. Two thousand years ago he wrote about time management, being busy as an addiction, and saying no to people who steal your time. Surprise! All of our time problems aren’t new. Come hang out as we look to history to give us insight(s) to our hectic schedules. 

Additional Links: 

Shoes That Put Women in Their Place 

Managing Your Most Precious Resource: Time

How We Spend Our Leisure Time 

ALL THE COOL KIDS LISTEN TO THE PODCAST here 

Reese Witherspoon’s Southern Style, Manolo Madness, Self-Defeating Behavior - Episode #64  Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion podcast! The  square-toe shoe  is making a comeback, Reese Witherspoon launched a new  Southern style website , and fashion designers are finding funding through partnerships with warehouses. In other news,  sample sales  are now being described as a full contact sport after the latest  Manolo Blahnik event . Also, a  factory fire that killed 72 workers  is being investigated by the Philippine government.  H&M is debuting a new beauty line  with 700 skincare, haircare, and beauty items. Our main topic this week is about self-defeating behavior. What exactly is self-defeating behavior? How do we get in our own way, and  what can we do  to stop holding ourselves back? Come hang out! 

Reese Witherspoon’s Southern Style, Manolo Madness, Self-Defeating Behavior - Episode #64

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion podcast! The square-toe shoe is making a comeback, Reese Witherspoon launched a new Southern style website, and fashion designers are finding funding through partnerships with warehouses. In other news, sample sales are now being described as a full contact sport after the latest Manolo Blahnik event. Also, a factory fire that killed 72 workers is being investigated by the Philippine government. H&M is debuting a new beauty line with 700 skincare, haircare, and beauty items. Our main topic this week is about self-defeating behavior. What exactly is self-defeating behavior? How do we get in our own way, and what can we do to stop holding ourselves back? Come hang out!