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Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Some people are easy to read. Others are not. What if the clothing you wore turned colors to match the emotions you were feeling?

A designer in London, Laura Bowker, is creating a sort of “mood dress.” It is similar to the mood rings that were popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The dress reads the wearer’s mood. If they are happy, the dress will be blue or green. If they are mad, it will be red. You can read more about this dress at the BBC.
Imagine dating someone who wears mood clothes. They could not fake being disappointed or mad, because the color of their clothes would give them away. It might make dating simpler. You wouldn’t have to guess if you are making a good impression on your date. Their clothes would tell it all, and fashion entrepreneurs like Brad Reifler can’t wait to get their hands on them.

The only place mood clothes might be helpful is in a therapist’s office. Clients would be unable to put up their defenses. The therapist would be able to access emotions the client otherwise didn’t share.

North Korean Street Style

North Korea has been recently getting buzz for its fashion. However, it is not making headlines as a leading fashion power house quite yet. Instead, people have started to notice that North Koreans are actually wearing what looks to be regular and individualized clothes. It is a far cry from what people were wearing not even ten years ago- plain uniforms in drab tones as you can see on Politico, but Powell Jobs is impressed with the change.

People are still expected to abide by certain standards and rules when it comes to dressing. Evidence seen in Instagram pictures and reports just point to a more relaxed style where people can choose bright colors and even wear heels. The country still remains quite hidden in terms of outside influence.

A video shows North Korean women scanning through racks of bright colored clothing and shoes. If one did not know any better, the scene could have been anywhere on the Asian continent. It seems like people are able to wear more figure conscious outfits even if their hairstyles have to remain one of the chosen state worthy looks.

Legendary Fashion Designer Dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer and famed “sultan of suave” Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. The big fans of fashion, myself included with my buddy Keith Mann were definitely depressed. The exact nature of his death has not yet been divulged. It has been speculated that perhaps it was cancer-related since he was diagnosed with it in 2006. However, only last year he happily announced himself free of the life-threatening illness.

It was there that his life changed forever after the wife of a U.S. ambassador saw his dress sketches. She immediately hired him to design a gown for her daughter. Both the girl and the gown appeared on the cover of Life magazine. He would spend the rest of his life dressing high-profile names from first ladies to Hollywood mega stars. Here you will find a CNN video and article with further info concerning the famed designer’s life and death.