You've maybe heard the adage that people and their pets start to resemble each other over time Well, in these crazy COVID-19 days, it seems that some people's wardrobes and interiors are similarly morphing. Taking this matchy-matchy theme to wonderful extremes is Olivia Pudelko, who is making limited edition shoes out of rugs for those who really want to walk the walk.
As a symbol, the humble butterfly dates all the way back to the 18th century. There are examples of men's waistcoats that feature embroidered butterflies, says the fashion historian Raissa Bretaa. This was from the period immediately preceding the 'Great Renunciation' that took place at the beginning of the 19th century-which saw the elimination of such ornamentation in men's fashion.
The idea Ahluwalia pitched to Microsoft is up and running today: Circulate is a new digital platform designed to crowd-source clothing from the local community. Launching in a beta version, the experience is straightforward: Users upload images of a garment they'd like to donate, and Microsoft's Computer Vision API analyzes and sorts it into a database. Ahluwalia's team will check the submissions as well, and once the garment is accepted, a shipping label is sent to the user to mail it to their warehouse.
It's time to make room in our jewelry boxes for the silver jewelry trend. For the past couple of seasons, chunky gold chains have dominated every corner of the accessory world, from thick, in-your-face necklaces to shiny straps on shoulder bags. But statement silvery pieces are quietly taking center stage once again.