ICYMI: Five things we loved this week
Below are five moments of fashion from across the internet that we loved this week.
(Role) model: Plus size doesn’t mean the same thing in the modeling world as it does in the real world. Many plus-size models don’t wear plus sizes at all, falling somewhere between sizes 8 and 12. Larger women may never see anyone who looks like them in the fashion media. Tess Holliday is helping to change that. She’s a size 22, completely gorgeous, and just got signed to MiLK Model Management, the first model of her size to be represented by a major agency. She’s also the ringleader of the successful #effyourbeautystandards campaign.
Quirky couture: The Cut rounded up the most insane (in the best way) accessories from the recent spring 2015 couture fashion week. Think toques with veils at Chanel, thigh-high latex boots at Christian Dior and a giant python choker at Alexandre Vauthier. As wacky as the accessories are, we want all of them!
Cray for Tay: Our Woman Crush Wednesday this week was Taylor Swift. Not only can she pull of vintage-inspired Oscar de la Renta like nobody’s business, but she survived a high-profile hacking this week with her reputation intact. Talk about an icon!
Thrift-store find: Finding out that piece of bling you picked up at Goodwill is actually worth tons of money is totally the dream, and that dream came true for one man. Zach Norris (we can’t help but think of this guy when we hear his name!) was in a Phoenix Goodwill when he discovered a 1959 LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm watch for $5.99. Norris promptly sold the watch to a collector for $35,000 (plus another watch). That’s about 6,000 times what he paid for it!
Stellar selfie: The fashionable folks at Refinery29 schooled us all on the secret tricks that will help you take a better fashion Instagram shot. For instance, did you know that if you use the panoramic function on your iPhone while staying relatively still, you can take a cool time lapse shot of a runway walk? So cool!