what to wear to work.

June 15th, 2014 by Lizz

like, regular work.

When I graduated from college, all my friends’ parents bought their kids suits for interviews. I asked my parents….”Do I need a suit?” and they laughed at me and said”You are probably never going to need a suit.”

I never have needed a suit.

At every job I’ve had, since they’ve been in the fashion industry, I’ve worn whatever I wanted…and in fashion: expressing yourself, or even pushing the envelope thru experimentation and trying….well, trying everything, is not just okay, it’s expected.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working either on popomomo or consulting for other companies. While consulting, going to different companies, stepping in for different types on lines (and also just growing up): I’ve simplified the way I dress. But, there are still no suits; and everything is still laid back.

But tomorrow, I start a new job: outside my “fashion bubble.” It’s an awesome and challenging role where I get to use everything I’ve learned in the past couple years. I don’t need a suit, but I’ll be riding an elevator with people who wear a suit (but to the creative floor). I need to change the game up a little bit.

Now, I have to figure out what tons of women have to figure out: how do you express yourself, look polished, and deal with a dress code. And I need to think about how I’d like to present myself, and how to make sure I feel like myself, no matter where I am.

It’s going to be a somewhat longer thought process…but I’ll be starting with something along these lines….all credits on my pinterest.



It’s a Mod, Mod World

June 9th, 2014 by Lizz

This is Ground’s MOD launches today. I’ve been carrying this organizer-meets-lifestyle-changer for a couple weeks now and I love it.

It carries all my stuff (phone, keys, notebook, cards, pens, receipts, cash, random pieces of paper I need to carry around) and is so much better than rummaging around in a bag. That having been said, it also tosses into most of my bags pretty easily when I need to carry more.

Even more than the item itself, I love how it’s imagined: you can swap out the interior organizers (and their colors) to change it up and organize yourself and your stuff a different way.

get it here!

Woolmark sounds

June 3rd, 2014 by Lizz

my brother composed the score for this Woolmark award doc about the awesome Christian Wijnants.

Unfortunately, you can’t watch it on Material Concern: but you can see it here:¬†International Woolmark Prize – Christian Wijnants – European Finalist 2012 from The Woolmark Company on Vimeo.


May 28th, 2014 by Lizz

If I was in a band, I would name my band Gerda Taro.

Since I’m not….I’ll just link to her wiki here.


May 28th, 2014 by Lizz

things are getting real

May 14th, 2014 by Lizz

we’ve f-ed Antarctica.

it breaks my heart and makes me angry when I read

Climate change skeptics, many backed by a huge campaign funded by the fossil fuels industry, seek to undermine research findings on the impacts of what is popularly referred to as global warming. They challenge the scientific validity of climate change, as well as the role of human-produced pollution in contributing to it.


$10 Tomboy bench

May 13th, 2014 by Lizz

Lizzie at Tomboy Style made one of Project Room’s $10 benches yesterday, and made it look oh-so-great on her blog.

meta friday

May 9th, 2014 by Lizz

Hey look, it’s James Franco in the James Tee I did for Clashist!

Clashist is really killing it, check out all their new stuff here.

Crazy shit from the world of fashion

May 1st, 2014 by Lizz

Two articles of note: please feel free to draw your own connections.

1. A Saks customer found a note from a forced-labor prisoner in China in her bag.

2. Forever21 has a new store concept where camis are $1.80 (yes, one dollar and eighty cents) and jeans are $7.80 (yes, for realz), for the bargain customer. It’s opening on the 3rd. I wish it opened today because that would just be too ironic.



April 21st, 2014 by Lizz

in Chanel.