Fall Trends 2019: Women's Edition

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

While everyone is winding down from their hot girl summer, Fall is right around the corner. According to many of my peers, this is the best season, especially for fashion. All the layers and earthly colors you get to play with is exciting. So what’s on trend for this season? Keep reading to find out.

Small/Micro bags

This is perfect for a night out when you don’t want to carry too much.

Feathers

Wearing this trend may make a statement or even just jazz up your ensemble.

Cape

Whether you choose to wear a blazer or coat, this style will add some sophistication to your wardrobe.

Prep School

Whenever I think of the preppy style, I always think of the movie Clueless. That would be my version of wearing this trend.

Animal Print

In my eyes, animal print is always on trend.

Asymmetrical Neckline

This is one of my favorite necklines. I feel it brings a bit of sass to your look.

Which trend will you be incorporating into your wardrobe this Fall? Comment below. Stay tuned tomorrow for the Fall trends for men. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @phashionphorward.

-Phyllis

VMAs Red Carpet looks

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

Did you all watch the VMAs last night? If not, I'll catch you up to speed on the red carpet looks. In my opinion, some of the outfit choices are a hit or miss for me. Let's check it out.

 
Cardi B is wearing Deviant La Vie

Cardi B is wearing Deviant La Vie

 
 
Lizzo is wearing Moschino.

Lizzo is wearing Moschino.

 
 
Safaree

Safaree

 
 
Camila Cabello is wearing Amwaj & Djula

Camila Cabello is wearing Amwaj & Djula

 
 
Terrence J

Terrence J

 
 
Remy Ma

Remy Ma

 
 
Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion

 
 
H.E.R.

H.E.R.

 
 
Black Chyna

Black Chyna

 
 
Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

 
 
Keke Palmer is wearing David Yurman

Keke Palmer is wearing David Yurman

 
 
Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X

 
 
Lil Kim is wearing The Blonds

Lil Kim is wearing The Blonds

 
 
Lance Bass

Lance Bass

 
 
Big Sean and 2 Chainz

Big Sean and 2 Chainz

 
 
Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

 
 
Taylor Swift is wearing Lorraine Schwartz

Taylor Swift is wearing Lorraine Schwartz

 
 
Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

 
 
Bebe Rexha is wearing Christian Siriano

Bebe Rexha is wearing Christian Siriano

 
 
Rick Ross is wearing Gucci

Rick Ross is wearing Gucci

 
 
DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled

 

As you can see, everyone has their own style and definitely came out in some eye-catching pieces. The celebrity looks I like the most are from Keke Palmer, Terrence J, Taylor Swift, and Remy Ma. Which celeb look is a hit or miss for you? Comment below.

Don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram @phashionphorward. Stay tuned for my upcoming post this week on the Fall trends this season!

-Phyllis

Photo Cred: Getty Images

I love Concerts

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

Anyone that knows me personally, knows that besides fashion, I'm a music fanatic. I love going to concerts. It's exciting to hear your favorite songs live. This past Monday night I attended Daniel Caesar’s Case Study 01 tour. I've always wanted to see him live since I discovered his music. He's a Canadian artist with a great soothing voice. I remember one time I described it as what falling in love sounds like lol. I could listen to him all day.

The concert opened with a Jamaican singer by the name of Koffee. I’ve never heard of her, but she had some nice songs. Then came out Daniel Caesar. He sang a few songs from his new album and other songs from his previous projects. I was excited to hear my favorites, such as Get You, Best Part, Open Up, and Japanese Denim. I wish he would have performed Entropy and Take Me Away, but I still enjoyed the concert.

Overall, I can check another artist I've wanted to see off my list. I always try to attend at least one concert a year. Last year it was three, so I wonder who will be next. Stay tuned and follow my Instagram page @phashionphorward.

- Phyllis ❤

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What does self-love mean to you?

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

Love is something that everyone yearns for whether they admit it or not. It makes you feel warm inside or makes you smile for no reason. It makes you feel like life isn't so bad as long as you have that person by your side. That sounds all good, but what about the love you give to yourself? Is it wholeheartedly there, or is it nonexistent? Do you give more love to others than you do to yourself? That's something to think about daily. Every day that you wake up is a new day to love yourself better than the previous day. It definitely contributes to how you view the person in the mirror and how you navigate through life.

Self-love is a daily practice and something that may need a bit more effort depending on the person. It's all about doing things that make you feel good about yourself. Some of the things I do are reading affirmations, listening to affirmation podcast, and journaling from time to time. For others, self-love may consist of having your me-time, exercising, going to get a mani-pedi, or even going on a solo trip to clear your mind. The focus is to do things that put you in a positive mood and makes you feel good about yourself.

So, if you’re a person that always put people before yourself, try something new and love yourself more today and as the days go on. It will definitely make you value the way you treat yourself and how others treat you. Also, remember that the longest relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself, so nurture it every day.

 If you’re interested in the podcasts I listen to, check out Affirmation Pod by Josie Ong, and Optimal Living Daily by Justin Malik on Spotify. If you have any that you recommend comment below. Also, let me know what self-love means to you? Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @phashionphorward. Thank you!

- Phyllis 👑

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What have i been up to?

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

Long time, no post. I’ve been in a weird space the past year. Just figuring out life and my position in the fashion/film world. Not sure where I fit at the moment. The last film project I worked on was back in October for a series called The Future is Then.

 
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It made it into the Tribeca film festival this past April, so I’m happy to have been a part of that. It was my first experience working on a period piece. I was assistant wardrobe and I will say I did learn a lot.

Also, last November we finally had a screening for the short film I worked on titled Cecilia the Celibate. Definitely enjoyed this project. It turned out great and I was pleased with my work on the film. It also made it to the CineOdyssey film festival last month, so that was exciting.

 
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Fast forward to now, I’m happy with the career opportunities I have had, but there is so much more to be done. As of now, I’m currently back in Chicago. However, I’m focusing on my handbag line, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, I’m living, learning and nurturing the self-love aspect of my life right now. Can’t wait to see what the rest of 2019 will bring. Feel free to check out the rest of my website. Stick around and make sure to follow my Instagram @phashionphorward.

 
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My Top Five Emmy Red Carpet Looks!

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

Did you all catch the Emmy Awards last night? There were so many eye-catching looks on the red carpet this year. It was a kind of hard to choose, but I narrowed it down to my top five.

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Zuri Hall is wearing Roberto Cardenaz.

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Rocsi Diaz is wearing Walter Mendez.

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Tina Lifford is wearing Ese Azenabor Atelier.

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Angela Sarafyan is wearing Christian Siriano.

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Yvonne Orji is wearing George’s Chakra.

There were so many gowns on the red carpet, but these five definitely stole the show for me. If I had to choose only one from this group, it would have to be Zuri Hall. I absolutely love it and she looks gorgeous in it! Comment below what your favorite looks were.

To keep up with celebrity looks, make sure you follow my instagram @phashionphorward.

X0X0,

Phyllis

Meeting Ruth Carter

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

This past Thursday was the start of New York Fashion Week, and to kick it off there was an event at a place called Sonos where costume designer Ruth E. Carter was speaking. As soon as I found out about the event I knew I had to attend. She spoke about how she started out in the industry and how fearless she was when it came to pursuing her path. You're so much more than a costume designer; you're a historian. Especially when you're doing a period film. There's a lot of research involved to make sure it's authentic. Also, she talked about how she came on board for Black Panther and how there were some trials, but came through with the help of certain people. Her most recent work that she is known for is Black Panther, but she's been a part of so many other films such as Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, What's Love Got To Do With It, and many more. One thing I had taken from her conversation with us is that you have to really listen when figuring out the vision of the project and know that you're not on your own when creating the wardrobe. It's a collective effort. At the end, I was happy to get a picture with her and let her know that I admire her work as I go through my journey as an up and coming costume designer.

XOXO,

Phyllis 

New Website!

Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,

Welcome to my new website. This is a fresh start for my brand PS Evelena. Throughout the site you can check out a visual of my resume, and of course visit my blog Phashion Phorward. I started my journey with costume design for film last summer and it has been an experience. I've learned so much and I'm excited to learn even more. Stay tuned for upcoming post. Also, don't forget to follow my social media: Instagram @phashionphorward and Twitter @ps_evelena.

XOXO,

Phyllis