Size Zero to Plus-Size: what's wrong with sizing in fashion? | Justine Leconte

Marilyn Monroe was said to be a size 12. Amy Schumer says she is a size 8. Yet they have similar measurements… Why do we have a size 0 and a size 000 in stores today?… Why is size 12 already called plus-size?… Why is your size always different depending on the brand and the … Continue reading “Size Zero to Plus-Size: what's wrong with sizing in fashion? | Justine Leconte”

7 great books to learn fashion | Justine Leconte

Here are my favorite books to learn about fashion history, fashion design and to get some inspiration. I also flip through the pages so you can see inside. Share your own favorite fashion books in the comments: THANK YOU! I’m wearing: Black kimono sweater in 3D houndstooth jacquard from my collection: https://goo.gl/me4w86 Books mentioned: – … Continue reading “7 great books to learn fashion | Justine Leconte”

How to draw the fashion figure – side view | Fashion drawing for beginners #4 | Justine Leconte

This fashion tutorial shows you how to draw the fashion figure from the side view, with the 10 heads technique. I explain the proportions and the balance of the body in front of and behind the plomb line. Let me know in the comments if you have questions or wishes for future drawing tutorials! Thumb … Continue reading “How to draw the fashion figure – side view | Fashion drawing for beginners #4 | Justine Leconte”

MET gala 2019: the theme & the best-dressed ǀ Camp: notes on fashion ǀ Justine Leconte

The first Monday in May: the MET gala takes place every year at the museum, in New York. It is arguably one of the most important red carpet events of the year in terms of fashion. There is always a theme according to which the guests are expected to dress (this time: “Camp, notes on … Continue reading “MET gala 2019: the theme & the best-dressed ǀ Camp: notes on fashion ǀ Justine Leconte”

How to dress well on a budget (without fast fashion) | Justine Leconte

How do some women always always look stylish? You don’t need a lot of money to look stylish and dress well, even if you are on a budget. In this video, I give you 8 shopping and dressing tips that will help you optimize your wardrobe. Enjoy! Thumbs up if you liked this video! New … Continue reading “How to dress well on a budget (without fast fashion) | Justine Leconte”

How to shop for sustainable fashion | Justine Leconte

This video answers your questions from 3 weeks ago: How to know which fashion brands are ethical and sustainable? Where to shop for sustainable clothes? My 5 tips: 1. Visit the brand’s ABOUT section: are they being transparent about their process and about where the fabrics come from? 2. Google the brand: were there sourcing … Continue reading “How to shop for sustainable fashion | Justine Leconte”

Vegan fashion = ethical & fair fashion? What are the alternatives? ǀ Justine Leconte

You hear words like fair fashion vs. fast fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable fashion: when you buy vegan clothing, where are you standing in terms of sustainability? In this video, I discuss the vegan alternatives to animal-based materials used in the apparel industry. Are they sustainable and ethical? Thumbs up if you liked this video 🙂 … Continue reading “Vegan fashion = ethical & fair fashion? What are the alternatives? ǀ Justine Leconte”

Why are fashion models so thin ? ǀ Justine Leconte

In the fashion industry, models are currently very thin… In this video, I discuss where today’s beauty standard is coming from, why it won’t last and what WE can do to influence what is considered beautiful. It is an attempt to bring things into perspective, from the point of view of the (a) fashion designer. … Continue reading “Why are fashion models so thin ? ǀ Justine Leconte”

Business fashion: how a woman’s suit should fit + CHECKLIST ǀ Justine Leconte

This video is about business fashion or office style. About how a classic suit should fit you in order to look stylish but also feel comfortable. Here I show you what to pay attention to when shopping for a women’s suit, including tailored jacket and fitted pants. Note: the advice on jackets applies to blazer … Continue reading “Business fashion: how a woman’s suit should fit + CHECKLIST ǀ Justine Leconte”

FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2019 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte

The new fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2019 are more wearable than in previous seasons. Here I present 6 trend boards + how to tune down a trend in order to make it more wearable in practice, in daily life. Thumbs up if you liked this video 🙂 If you subscribe to this channel and click … Continue reading “FASHION TRENDS Spring/Summer 2019 + How to Wear Them ǀ Justine Leconte”