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May Erlewine: an Interview

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May Erlewine: an Interview

A: So I wanted to ask you, who or what inspires your choice in clothing? 

M: I like a lot of vintage stuff. I’m always trying to find things that are between the ‘40’s and ‘70s eras. I’m always looking at vintage clothing and getting ideas from what people used to wear, and then I mix that with the now trendy stuff. I like looking at the new clothes that people are making, to see what young people are wearing. So I feel like I end up doing some weird combo of what people used to do, and what people are doing now. And it's fun. I just love clothes. And I love colors, and thinking about putting stuff together. I don’t have a main influence, though. I think [my style] mostly just comes from really liking clothes.

A: Where are a few of your favorite places to get clothes from?

M: I like to thrift. That’s my favorite thing to do, and vintage shops, that’s the place I go the most. I love going to Yana Dee, of course! It is really cool to see what you are doing here, because it is so ethical and the fabrics are so beautiful. And [Yana Dee] was one of the first people I knew that did the re-fab stuff, with vintage fabrics and newer styles, which I’ve always admired and loved. I shop on Etsy, I go to Goodwill. I like getting the deals. 

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That's a Wrap! (Dress)

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That's a Wrap! (Dress)

Even though they are highly versatile, not every wrap dress is suited to every occasion. If you are thinking about investing in a new handmade wrap dress from Yana Dee, read on to learn about the different styles we offer, and where to wear each one.

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Top Yana Dee Styles for Maternity

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Top Yana Dee Styles for Maternity

Maternity fashion can either emphasize and celebrate your growing bellyor, it can work to hide, disguise, or minimize the changes to your body that happen during pregnancy. You will probably feel a time and place for both strategies throughout your pregnancy. Whether a garment emphasizes or disguises the fact that you are pregnant will depend on the design of the piece, your body’s unique proportions, and how you style the garment.

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Ethical Fashion Advise : A Blog Series Introduction

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Ethical Fashion Advise : A Blog Series Introduction

The internet needs better ethical fashion advice. There are some good resourced out there, but it is hard to find them amidst the barrage of content sponsored by megacorporations. So, I’m going to take your ethical fashion questions, and answer them on the Yana Dee blog. You can submit questions to me by leaving a comment below! To start this blog series off, I’ll answer questions posted to a minimalist fashion online community I am a part of. The first question I will answer is about maternity clothing.

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Top 10 Ways to Have an Environmentalist Wardrobe

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Top 10 Ways to Have an Environmentalist Wardrobe

Once you have learned about the damage the fashion industry is having on the planet, you may be inspired to change your shopping habits.Here is a list of 10 important things to do if you want to have an environmentalist wardrobe.

how to have an environmentalist wardrobe

1. Wear the clothes you have

When you learn how damaging the fast fashion industry is, you may be tempted to...

2. Care for what you wear

By caring for what you have, you can extend the life...

3. Invest in ethically made products

Clothes, jewelry, bags, shoes, and any other accessory will last longer if you invest in a single well constructed piece...

 4. Think about water when you wash your clothes

Minimize the environmental impact when you wash and dry clothing...

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