Oceana Lott reminds us that today, Fashion Revolution Day, marks the one year anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. I am joining others by wearing my shirt #insideout. It’s time for us to ask, “who made your clothes?” and challenge the apparel industry to follow fair trade agreements to protect workers and their work environments.
I have chosen to wear my EILEEN FISHER blouse #INSIDEOUT, because they have worked extensively to create ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable fashion production practices. And because I love this blouse!
Stand with me. #INSIDEOUT. TWEET IT, LINK IT, LIKE IT, SHARE IT, and LISTEN TO IT ON MY PODCAST.
Photo by Alexandra
“Acceptance. Who am I? Where am I in my life?” These are the words of my friend, Jillian Veran, who recorded this podcast last September. Jillian is a beauty authority and media spokesperson, and in this conversation we talked about what it means to age gracefully and how we can keep our inner and outer beauty alive. It remains one of my all-time favorite moments on Turning Fashion Inside Out.
I share it with you again today, because not only is it a special conversation, but because Jillian has been battling a very difficult personal issue: she is fighting cancer. At the end of our talk, Jillian says that she sees so many possibilities for herself. And as we listen today, I am hoping that we all create these infinite possibilities for wellness for Jillian. And when Jillian is up to it, she and I will meet again, and take our conversation further.
Alexandra Regazzoni, costume designer Photo Credit: Lisa Reznik
I hope you will join me tomorrow for my first filmed interview: a conversation with costume designer, Alexandra Regazzoni. Alexandra has been featured on the blog before, when we meet a year ago, but this is the first, of what I hope will be many, filmed discussions. Because when it comes to fashion, seeing is believing …
Phoebe is seventeen and a junior at Fiorello LaGuardia High School in New York City. She and I talked about some of the things on my mind recently: teenage girls and body image. It was refreshing to speak to Phoebe, an articulate young woman. I am reassured to know that our future is in such good hands. Join me for this week’s podcast!
Courtesy of The Face, Season Two: Naomi Campbell, Lydia Hearst, Anne V and Nigel Barker
My friend, Sarah, age 20, and a sophomore in college, knows one of the contestants on this season of the reality show, “The Face.” Sarah’s friend’s name is Felisa Wiley. As The Face kicks off its second season, Sarah and I are watching tonight’s episode together. For today’s podcast, we are talking about how Sarah met Felisa and what happens when we do a make-over, like the one’s on tonight’s episode; all of it leads us to ask ourselves, what is beauty, anyway?
Ana (left) and Dora (right)
Ana and Dora are two women living between two worlds. How they embrace the American culture while staying mindful of their Latin roots is inspiring. And a reminder that when we open the conversation, our own collective world gets bigger. Join me in today’s podcast with Ana and Dora …
Photo Credit: Niloofar Rezaee, Reuters
This week Lisa Daftari, Fox News contributor, shed light on a growing fashion movement in her feature: Women of Iran defy mullahs by embracing western fashions. Showing political dissent by violating the dress code, people who now have access to social media, are defying the powers that be. According to journalist and political activist Mansoureh Nasserchian, “Social media gave the courage to the new generation to break taboos and be open about political and social issues.”
It is another reminder of the important role that fashion plays in our lives and why the way one dresses is significant. In this week’s podcast I share this story of global self expression.
February is one of my favorite months: Valentine’s Day illuminates the soul; Fashion Week kicks off; The Winter Olympics arrives; and my blog, Turning Fashion Inside Out, turns two years old. In this podcast, I feel nothing but gratitude for the beauty that is February. xx Kisses!
Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong – Photo by Myriam Alvarez
From New Jersey to Hong Kong to Colombia, this week’s podcast explores fashion inspiration from around the world …
Fashion stylist, Kim Naci, shares her thoughts on how to ring in The New Year, fashionably. She begins by quoting Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you.”