Sunday, January 29, 2023

Fashion Link

Life, Refashioned

How Judaism got an ex-Catholic prospective convert to love clothes—and enjoy life.

When I was a child, I was all dolled up, my hair put up in ponytails or woven into braids. I wore the pretty little-girl dresses my mother bought.

When I reached my


Think Pink for Any Season

Whenever I buy flowers for my home or as a gift, I usually choose lots of pink. This year, fashion experts say pink belongs in our closets as well as our vases.

A wide variety of shades and names of pink are popping up on virtual runways and Instagram pages. Fun, bright Bubblegum pink,


By Sari Friedbauer

Part II

Last year, around Chanukah time, I wrote about how I got involved in collecting wigs for a very important and much-needed sheitel gemach, otherwise known as the “Sheitel Shuffle.” I was sitting at a Shabbat table last year, and a friend of mine connected me with Staci Segal,


Beanies Are Hot Items for the Cold Months

Once upon a time, a cap was something you threw on your head to go out into the cold without much thought. In the last few years, the cap has evolved into the beanie, a must-have fashion statement with many nuances in style, texture and fit.


Hair and Wig Salons Are Booming; Makeup Sales Are Down

Women’s fashion embraced the new current reality, that hair and wig salons are seeing tremendous business, while makeup sales are down, and sales reports are proving it. While makeup, especially foundations and lipstick sales are at an all time low, hair color, hair accessories and salons


Should You Lob or Bob It?

Should you lob or bob? A guide to help you pick the best cut based on your face shape… And other practical advantages to going shorter this season…

More and more celebrities are snipping off their locks and favoring the trendy variations of the bob/lob


Men’s Fashion at Emporio Adds Comfort to Style

With the schoolroom and the office moving into our homes full- or part-time during the pandemic and minyanim in the backyard, comfort has become the biggest fashion innovation. The newest styles for boys and men have a little stretch in them for a relaxed feel but formal look.


Israeli Designer Impacts the Future Of Fashion With 3D Printing and Virtual Reality

Ganit Goldstein envisions a world in which fashion is more custom and less mass produced. She wants to see women wear fewer outfits with better, lasting quality. She’s on her way to making it happen, with 3D printing and virtual reality to scan body measurements for a perfect fit. In her paradigm, the


Transcendent Active: A New Athleisure Brand Revolutionizing the Modest Fashion Industry

Transcendent Active is an American-made modest athleisure brand that utilizes recycled and dead-stock fabric to “repair the [fashion] industry,” by prioritizing environmental sustainability. Guided by her Jewish values of modesty, Aja Cohen, the founder of Transcendent Active, launched her versatile “all day


From Head to Hose Rocks Women’s Fashions and Accessories

From Head to Hose, a 30-year institution in Brooklyn, is known for its large selection of exclusive designer and brand-name hosiery, accessories and clothing. With the days and nights getting colder, it’s time to say goodbye to sheer or bare legs, and hello to opaque tights, footless


The ‘Shag’ and Other Hair Trends for Fall 2020

I want to thank my readers and clients for their tremendous outpouring of support from my last article, “A Call to Unite and Strengthen All Women.” It took me time to build up the strength and courage to write it. The second I submitted it, I had a moment of fear and regret of putting myself out there


Shabbos Robes and Maxi Dresses Meet on Social Media

In the fashion world, there’s a sweet spot for designers somewhere between being outdated, too far ahead of a trend or too late jumping in. Beverly Luchfeld, a Teaneck-based designer of women’s Shabbos robes, is finding her niche, creating dresses that appeal to both longtime fans and a younger crowd

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