Below are five moments of fashion, from across the internet, that we loved this week.
The O.G. fashion blogger: Who do you think was the first personal style blogger? Tavi? Try going back a few hundred years. Sixteenth-century German accountant Matthäus Schwarz loved fashion so much that he reportedly dropped his whole salary on fancy clothes (sound familiar?) and then hired painters to create portraits of him in his favourite duds– for over 40 years. Now that’s dedication! He compiled his portraits together in a book called Trachtenbuch, which translates into “Book of Clothes.” (Which would actually be a pretty good blog name).
Time machine: Fashion polled eight top style bloggers on how they’re wearing everyone’s favourite spring trend – the 1970s revival. It’s so cool to see real women interpret the trend through their own lens, and the looks range from a sophisticated outfit with a fringed purse to a pink coat and flared jeans. Groovy, baby.
Style from the streets: We sifted through TONS of street-style photos from the fall 2015 fashion weeks to find the 25 absolute best looks, and we discovered that the streets can be even more inspiring than the runways. Just look at those purses below. Aren’t you obsessed?
Closet clear-out: With spring on its way, it’s time to clear some space in your closet for all those warm-weather essentials. Like a tropical-print dress. Or the perfect boho tank. Or the sweetest little flats. Need we go on? Decluttering can be a drag, but Elle’s put together some tips for making your closet purge fun and effective. Think a glass of wine (or two…) and a fun playlist.
Too skinny? French officials have proposed legislation mandating that fashion models have a BMI of at least 18 (meaning a 5’10” model would need to weigh at least 125 lbs). BMIs of 18.5 or lower are classed as underweight by most medical organizations. Under the proposed law, if a designer or publication hired a model whose BMI was south of 18, they could be penalized with a hefty fine and possible jail time. On the one hand, this law could unfairly penalize naturally stick-thin models, but on the other hand it could do great things for women’s and girls’ self-esteem. Tell us what you think in the comments.