Fashion Secrets From Celebrity Stylists: Tara Swennen - Stylebistro Q&a - Stylebistro

February 11, 2015

. . . (Source: Getty Images) After beginning her career at ultra-chic retailer, Barney's, and assisting fashion iconssuch as Rachel Zoe andAndrea Lieberman, Tara Swennenhas become a fashion force in her own right.Swennenhas worked with celebs including Kristen Stewart , Julie Bowen , Connie Britton and Kaley Cuoco and today she's lending us some style know how. What is your go-to, no-fail outfit?

When chemistry meets couture: Clothes that change color with the climate -

A bejeweled headdress, created with Swarovski's gemstones division , changes color based on the heat generated by the wearer's neural activity, thanks to hyper-conductive stones and heat-sensitive ink. The three sculptural leather jackets are infused with dye formulas that change color in response to different stimuli: friction, the temperature and humidity of the room, and intense heat. In its own room is a fragile ceramic dress called Eighthsense, covered with hand-painted pixels that reflect brain activity detected by an accompanying EEG headset. This was the public's formal introduction to The Unseen , a trio of London fashion designers using chemistry, digital technology and exquisite tailoring to create fashion magic. Creating wearable magic Last October, The Unseen's designers -- founder Lauren Bowker, Christa Leask and Jess Smith -- moved base from a cluttered studio in the vaults under Somerset House to a room in the building's new wing.

Inditex bans angora wool products - Feb. 10, 2015

The fashion show will feature Traffic Jam Boutique styles. The evening will include a silent auction and raffles. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., and the fashion show will begin at 7. Tickets, which are $35 per person, include dinner and the show.

Fashion show to benefit Soroptimist programs, Vista Maria -

One of the world's biggest fashion firms has banned the sale of angora wool after activists highlighted the cruel treatment of rabbits by farms in China. Inditex, which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, said it would stop selling angora garments in all of its 6,400 shops after facing months of pressure from animal rights campaigners. One campaign against angora wool showed videos of live rabbits screaming while fur is pulled from their skins on Chinese farms. The footage, obtained by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) at 10 farms in China, also showed rabbits being stretched on boards and cut as their fur is hacked off.

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