Currently Browsing: Style

Grim Changes May Morph into Something Better. My Thoughts on The Future of Fashion

AAB578FC-4D06-4AB8-9C95-6454FF6CA278

This is my opinion. Fashion as we know it is gone forever and it’s not coming back. The industry was a giant bubble ready to explode, and the pandemic has just sped things up and popped it.  But that doesn’t mean there still won’t be new clothes to wear, but what we wear and how […]

CONTINUE READING

I am trying to provide Dignity to our Communities through Tie-Dye

D20ACA64-FFD3-4D5D-A129-E6DF2DC22C45

No person should be hungry and go without food. Yet our current economic and public health crises are leaving millions of people at risk of food insecurity. Food banks cannot keep up with the demand. They need help. People are finding themselves in situations they never believed possible, and having to line up at food […]

CONTINUE READING

Sustainable Brand: Lev Apparel

DA8708F9-F7EE-4488-89CE-FE04882E5B0D

Here is a company that has everything to like about it. The clothing, their mission, the makers and the founders; are all things you will fall in love with. Lev is based out of my former hometown Madison, WI, started a few years ago by founder Krystle Marks. I met Krystle at my boutique iona, […]

CONTINUE READING

How I styled my side tie dye tank

6B098A0D-12E8-438E-9F07-79AD74F4C64A

I just finished dying a white tank into this teal and grey creation, and I do like it. The colours work well with my wardrobe. I wanted to show you that tie dye doesn’t have to just be for the beach or the house. I styled it with a very fancy blazer I have with […]

CONTINUE READING

DIY: 2 Colour Side Tie Dye

762CD3E8-A549-4103-8ABF-57159E1A8C3C

I posted this fuschia & tangerine tee-shirt that I created on Instagram and lots of people liked it. I was asked to share how I made it so I created this this step-by-step ‘how to’. If you want to add some life to a plain white tee, this is an easy way to do it. […]

CONTINUE READING

It’s official: Pre-Owned Clothing is Cool

2410768F-1F6F-4183-BBD4-21B0C6413CC6

WWD says so. Hypebae says so. Virgil Abloh (patron saint of streetwear, Off-White founder and creative director of men’s at Louis Vuitton) says so. And my super fashion forward friend Susanne in NYC says so too. So therefore it’s official: Whether you buy, resell, upcycle, rent, consign or swap; pre-loved clothing is cool. Pre-loved Cool factors: […]

CONTINUE READING

DIY: Cargo Jacket Re-imagined

842D5447-E5DF-491C-8B91-136CDF208199

From frumpy to pretty damn pretty for under $20 I have been keeping my eye out for a green cargo jacket. I wanted just a lightweight, dark green, easy to wear layering piece. I found this jacket at the thrift store for $3. It was okay, fairly pre-loved and missing the belt. But I liked […]

CONTINUE READING

Hey I’m back! And PdubXO is too.

EDC7997D-3530-4318-B414-1513796E63F3

Here is what has been happening… The last time I updated all of you was over a year ago. Can you believe it? We survived 2019 only to be smacked in the face by 2020. The pandemic is affecting all of us. It is a difficult time at minimum for some of us, and a […]

CONTINUE READING

The Essential Luxury Tote by Strathberry

close

I feel like such a lady carrying my red tote from Strathberry. Their products are handcrafted in Spain, taking up to 20 hours of workmanship for each bag. Strathberry is known for their clean lines and signature bar closure with their beautiful products ranging in shapes and sizes. From totes to the MC series based […]

CONTINUE READING

Pretty Printed Shirtdress

pps6

I have been wearing a lot more dresses lately. They are easy, comfortable, and feminine. I like to style mine with just a little edge to be in keeping with my personal style. I love the nature inspired print and bold colors of this dress. I’m looking forward to transitioning it into fall with some […]

CONTINUE READING

LA Costume Designer Danielle King talks Fashion

LA

I am happy to introduce my first guest contributor to PdubXO: LA Costume Designer & Stylist Danielle King.  Danielle’s work has included editorial styling for major magazines, personal styling for the LA celebrity community, and a long resume of costume design in the film & TV industry. Her Costume Design work earned her a 2013 Emmy […]

CONTINUE READING

Why I am closing iona…

closing sign

Many have been wondering why I am closing iona. In early March, upon returning from New York Fall Markets, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. At that time, my husband Monty & I decided no matter what the treatment path, we would close the store. I already have an underlying rare disease called GBS (Guillain Barre […]

CONTINUE READING

When Should I Shop? Fashion Delivery Schedule

It’s March and spring styles are just hitting the store, but fall 2015/16 runway shows are going on too? The fashion timeline/schedule is confusing so let’s shed some light on it. I remember when I first began learning about the fashion timeline in school. I remember thinking to myself, ‘Yeah, I’m not going to remember that.’ As […]

CONTINUE READING

How do I Pick Brands?

One of the questions I am asked most often is “How do you pick your brands?” There are hundreds, probably thousands of designer/brand names. They are made by different designers, and creative directors, often moving around each year. So with all these brand names and emerging designers how do I make my choices? Before I Opened Iona I opened the doors to […]

CONTINUE READING

Social Profiles