Did 90's Fashion Ever Go Away?

November 20, 2017
I graduated from college in 1999 (you can now figure out my age. aahh :) ).
                                                                     91-95 (high school)
95-99 (college)

When I look back at the fashion of the 90's and what I wore I realize that what I wore then has really never gone away and my wardrobe has always included...
Slip Dresses
Oversized tees
Concert Tees ( i.e.; Nirvana & Pearl jam) 
Statement Tees
Crop Sweaters 
Turtlenecks
Metallic and Mesh

DOES ANY OF THIS RING A BELL?
WHAT IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN!
Photos above by Arthur Elgort





I am thrilled to announce my recent collaboration with 90's "Supermodel" Veronica Webb, photographed by Sophie Elgort. The Supermodel era of the 1990s was really a modern Golden Age of Fashion.  Personally, I was working for Elsa Klensch in the summer of 1998 and covered the runways with her, so I was able to watch the Supermodels own the runway up close and personally. Veronica Webb was the first black Supermodel with a major cosmetic deal.  Sophie Elgort was a young kid playing in her father Arthur Elgort’s studio during that time period. During the shoot shot at Arthur’s studio, we actually looked up old images of Veronica shot by Arthur. It was very nostalgic and cool.






This nostalgic BOY MEETS GIRL BLACK LABEL limited edition collection, has been exclusively released on www.boymeetsgirlusa.com today. Thank you to ELLE for this exclusive feature!

CREDITS:
story x @stacyigel
model @veronicawebb
photos of Veronica Webb in BOY MEETS GIRL BLACK LABEL x @sophieelgort
creative director/stylist @stacyigel
hair x @andreawilson
makeup x @marc_cornwall sweats x @veronciawebb x boymeetsgirlusa
BOY MEETS GIRL shoot coordinators x Jonna &Kendall
Studio x Arthur Elgort Studio

Statement Tees

October 27, 2017
Recently I was interviewed for a piece in Allure magazine titled, "Can Wearing a Political T-shirt Create Social Change?" This has been a debate with a lot of people and I think it is important to think about this question. So do let me know in the comments below or on any of the social platforms  (twitter, facebook, instagram) you engage with me on what you feel. 

In the interview I said the following, 
“Contributing to causes that can help make a stand or help one in need gives me a sense of hope that others will follow and continue to show their support,” she says. Every month, Igel releases a limited-edition collection with 10-15 percent of the sales dedicated to organizations that “impact communities in need in a positive way.” Her most recent cropped sweatshirts, which read, “Women Crush Everyday,” support Planned Parenthood, while her oversized “F*ck Racism” tees give back to the ACLU.


“The fashion industry is an extremely fast-paced environment where it’s a constant race to catch up,” says Igel. “Dedicating myself to other passions of mine allows me to take a step back and see the big picture. It allows me to slow down for a second to breathe and think, how can I make a difference today?” - Stacy Igel for Allure Magazine

So clearly, I do believe STATEMENT TEES are important in our world today. I believe they have always served a greater purpose and if we can join a larger group of people together who feel the same way it creates a positive movement and also gives back to help the world. So I hope you join me in doing the same.


CLIO AWARDS 2017


Photo credit: Getty Images

What I wore:


Boy Meets Girl® has donated to causes since inception, with bullying at the forefront. A percentage of the proceeds of this top will be donated to the National School Climate Center's BullyBust. With all that is going on in the world - take the time to take a stand, and make people listen. We must all come together to make a difference. Be involved, be BOLD.

Tulle Skirt  (c/o of Stylist Ida)
Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes c/o Boutique Kaarina K in Finland
Hair & Makeup Valerie at Caravan Stylist Studio


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH 10/25/17 EVENT IN NYC

Photo credit: HRW photographer Melanie Einzig

What I wore:


In partnership with Human Rights WatchBoy Meets Girl® is introducing a t-shirt that brings awareness to "defending the rights of people worldwide." We are working together to make the statement that IMMIGRANTS ARE US. We are all equal, and we must stand up for one another, regardless of where we come from. Join the movement. 15% of the proceeds from this top will go to the Human Rights Watch. Order this tee by 10/23 to receive by 11/3 to wear on 11/8 to stand in solidarity with immigrants around the country. Take a stand! #BMGxHRW #ImmigrantsAreUs  

Illustration on the back of the t-shirt was created by the talented Molly Crabapple.



Power Suit Zara , Hair & Makeup ME after 3 events that day can see all 3 links here:




MY REAL STORY. LIVE TO INSPIRE.

October 9, 2017
Over the course of building my brand Boy Meets Girl there have been many obstacles and road blocks, but with that I become a much stronger entrepreneur, leader, womenprenuer and mompreneur! Most recently I shared an Instagram post which sums up a lot of what my daily grind is about. To run a company you must be PERSISTENT and have PERSISTENCE. 
THIS IS MY REAL STORY.


I have also been so fortunate on this road and would never change the path that got me here. These experiences inspire me everyday to keep moving and doing what I love when I wake up every morning. 



I am thrilled to share with you today's news about Boy Meets Girl x Macy's as seen today in WWD. Boy Meets Girl is officially at Macy's and will be at 28 of their store locations (including Herald Square in NYC and my home sweet home Chicago as well as many more I will share with you) and online here. As a part of this launch I joined forces with fellow womenprenuer and amazing photographer, Sophie Elgort to cast "real people" via an Instagram contest called "Real Stories." We asked the models who entered the contest to share what they strive for and what they dream about. Entries were sent via Instagram and four "real people" were cast, two dancers (@nyc0lee, & @official_nightwing_), a videographer/photographer @carekettu and up-and-coming model @essence_the_model. Essence also had a friend on set who is a singer (@roselledae) and I asked her to sing for us on set. I loved her voice and Sophie and I agreed her music would work perfectly into the video made by @carekettu (see below). THIS IS THEIR REAL STORIES. I am thrilled to share their stories and to be able to have worked with such an amazing crew. Thank you again to hair and makeup artist Valerie and Claudine of  @caravannyc for being part of this campaign. Thank you to my team on this shoot (Jonna and Kendall) for being so amazing and just as excited to launch this with me. Follow along as we release this campaign on several channels with these hashtags #boymeetsgirl x #macys #realstories #boymeetsgirlinmacys #macyslove #livetoinspire




Thank you to WWD for this beautiful write-up!





THINK.SAY. DO