Sure, graphic tees are the trend right now. BUT, there is a right and wrong way to wear them…especially when you’re trying to send a message. So, here’s a little tip…
Do wear a shirt that sends a positive message.
Don’t wear a shirt that is degrading….
“I’m here moving furniture, so I may be huffing and puffing a little!” says Eva Andersson-Dubin, M.D., when she answers the phone from the new Dubin Breast Center. Tomorrow, Dubin will oversee the ribbon cutting for the center, an extension of the Tisch Cancer Institute and the first home for comprehensive breast cancer treatment at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
As a breast cancer survivor herself, Dubin was very hands-on in every aspect of designing the space, which features the first 3-D mammography system in New York City (researchers believe it makes cancers easier to see and allows for earlier and more accurate diagnosis). “The most important thing to me was that all the specialties be under one roof, so you don’t have to bring your charts with you wherever you go,” she explains. “Let’s say you come here because you feel a lump in your breast, and you see the surgeon. She agrees that there’s a lump and it doesn’t feel like a cyst. She walks you five feet over to the radiologist and says, ‘Can you do a biopsy?’ You can have a biopsy and see the surgeon in the same day, and get the results the next day. It’s very easy.”
The striking 49-year-old blonde, a former Ford model who continued working to pay her way through medical school, was particular about the building’s aesthetic. “I wanted it to be a beautiful, serene, spa-like setting, so that you could actually enjoy the environment you were being treated in,” she explains. “I made it very Swedish—light wood, soft blues, greens, and beige. I’m also a very big believer in integrative medicine, so we are going to have a masseuse, we’re going to have hypnosis and biofeedback, as well as a lot of seminars. I see this as a place for women survivors to come and listen to speakers from all over the world.”
-Story by Molly Creeden, Photo by Stefan Andersson, Vogue
Harper’s Bazaar, April 2011
Who would have thought that in order to predict what was going to be hot in 2011 - you may need to go back as far as 13 years ago?? Crazy, right? Well, it’s true. So many styles that are hot today started with a style icon named Carrie Bradshaw. Sure, she may have been a fictional character - but her fashion was very real!
Take, for instance, the tutu that she wore in the opening credits. Maybe it seemed cute and silly 13 years ago, but now - a ton of spring and summer skirts you see on the racks are tutu inspired. Not to mention, she made trousers look better than most men did when she wore them! Other 2011 styles that Carrie saw ? Mixed prints, lace, and novelty sweatshirts (big for Fall 2011) to name a few.
It’s not all about the clothes though. She was sporting the Ombre color, before anyone even knew what Ombre was. And chignons were never out of style in Carrie’s book. She rocked at least a couple of different versions every season that Sex and the City aired. And none of us can deny…that woman knew how to accessorize her hair!
So, although our everyday styles may not be as bold as Carrie Bradshaw’s were, we can definitely take away some inspiration from her. And pay attention to what going on NOW in film characters…it may be the next big style trend.
We LOVE the doors that have opened thanks to the acceptance of multi-print ensembles. Be fearless, people. Just play around with different patterns and find out which ones you like together. TIP: Try to limit it to 2-3 prints/ensemble. At a certain point - you just start looking alike a big blur of movement!
*Photography: Pamela Reed + Matthew Rader and styling: Jessica Bobince
*Courtesy of V Magazine