Articles by: Bonnie J Brown

Haute Historian: Cropping Up

Haute Historian: Cropping Up

0 by / on December 31, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, new resolutions (maybe this year they’ll actually stick!) and new trends. While I’m ready to kick my bad habits to the curb in order to adopt new ones, it may be fun to take a trend or two from 2012 into 2013 before we say “so long” for good. I’m alright […]

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Haute Historian: Blinged-out, Bejeweled and Bedazzled

Haute Historian: Blinged-out, Bejeweled and Bedazzled

0 by / on December 10, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright. And what better way to show-off bright than by donning a garment with a little bit of sparkle courtesy of jeweled and beaded clothing. While the look could be achieved by running to the craft store and adding the bling yourself with the use of a Bedazzler (that oh-so inventive gadget made in the […]

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Haute Historian: A Little Bit Country

Haute Historian: A Little Bit Country

0 by / on November 12, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

Chambray, plaid, skinny denim, pointy boots, and leather accessories; it’s a bit hard to pinpoint the exact trend that has city girls feel like saying, “I’m a little bit country” but with so many western-style fashions seen on the street lately, it might very well be all of the above. It’s not the most reoccurring trend in history, but the […]

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Haute Historian: Collar Me Happy – The Bib Necklace

Haute Historian: Collar Me Happy – The Bib Necklace

0 by / on October 9, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine, Second City Style Blog

If you haven’t already read about collar necklaces on Second City Style, we have had more than a few things to say about them, but simply put, we love ’um. They come in varying colors, styles and materials and make the perfect statement piece. They’re ideal for simple outfits, but once the necklace is donned, gone is the simplicity. They’re […]

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Haute Historian: Brocade – A Fabric of Richness

Haute Historian: Brocade – A Fabric of Richness

0 by / on September 17, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

Spring has sprung, or at least the spring 2013 ready-to-wear collections made their debut during last week’s New York Fashion Week. Among the bright colors and festive prints that graced the runways, a fresh take on brocade looks is an updated trend to look forward to next spring. Designers including Jill Stuart, Suno and Helmut Lang featured brocade-made garments in […]

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Project Runway Season 10 Episode 8: Starving Artist. Memorable Quotes From Last Night’s Episode

Project Runway Season 10 Episode 8: Starving Artist. Memorable Quotes From Last Night’s Episode

0 by / on September 7, 2012, 11:50 pm / in Second City Style Blog, Television

This week’s Project Runway began the same as last week, with nine designers. Since no one was sent home last week, Christopher, the winner of last week’s challenge, was quite irate, while Gunnar, the last man standing, so to speak, was quite relieved to be given a chance to redeem himself. The designers met with Heidi only to be given […]

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Haute Historian: Land Sharks

Haute Historian: Land Sharks

0 by / on August 20, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

The Discovery Channel just finished up commemorating its 25th anniversary of Shark Week. A week, much like its moniker suggests, that honors the king of the ocean – the shark – by airing a slew of television shows depicting anything and everything shark related, including clips from the movie Jaws and building a functioning, life-like and life-size, prehistoric shark robot […]

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Haute Historian: Your Gypsy

Haute Historian: Your Gypsy

0 by / on July 30, 2012, 11:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

The emergence of a trend is a mysterious thing. How one thing becomes widely accepted and coveted while another doesn’t may involve many factors or it could be based off a single idea or lack thereof. It could be prescribed to us from high fashion designers and editors, or it could come from what is seen on the streets or […]

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Haute Historian: American Preppy

Haute Historian: American Preppy

0 by / on July 9, 2012, 9:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

“I have always been inspired by the dream of America” is the beginning of a quote from Ralph Lauren that is posted on his web site. Lauren is the man and designer who is most recognized for creating clothing that reflects preppy American style. But while Lauren may be the most acknowledged name of America’s popular and enduring fashion trend, […]

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Haute Historian: A Page From The Fashion Comic Book – Phillip Lim

Haute Historian: A Page From The Fashion Comic Book – Phillip Lim

0 by / on June 11, 2012, 10:00 am / in Haute Historian, Magazine

Pow! Zoom! Whaam! If you haven’t already noticed, it’s the summer of the comic book superhero. The Avengers has been dominating the box office for many weeks now, because let’s face it, even if you’re not into action flicks you probably are into watching handsome, muscle-bound men flex their muscles. And that’s only the beginning of this summer’s movie season; […]

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