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Make Room For Mushrooms

Most of us remember Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress. If you don't, at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga wore a dress designed by Franc Fernandez that was made of RAW BEEF. It was one of the craziest fashion moments I have ever seen. To this day, it still ranks in the top 5. Interestingly, that moment was named by Time magazine as the top fashion statement of 2010. Needless to say, animal rights activists were not happy. (Source: Pinterest) It would be hard to find someone who would wear a dress made of raw beef. But would you wear one made of mushrooms? This could be a legit option very soon. Producing animal leather is very taxing on the environment, from...

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Meet the Models Series: Lindsay Slaughter (2 min read)

I met Lindsay at church. She probably doesn't know this but I had been admiring her from afar. Her style is dope. She wears cool glasses all the time and sports some amazing tattoos. And being an avid thrifter myself, I could tell right away that she was also a thrifter. I was immediately drown to her style and confidence. So I approached her one day and asked if she'd be interested in modeling for Pulchritude. I was so THRILLED when she said yes. She's an incredible wife and mom and has a heart for children in foster care.  Hometown? Knoxville, TN Occupation? Photographer Something you're working on. How can we support you? You can support me by supporting those involved in foster...

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Renters Wanted (2 min read)

We rent cars. We rent homes and apartments. We rent bikes. We rent boats. We rent office space. And now some of us are renting clothes. This trend of renting wardrobe items was popularized several years ago by Rent the Runway, an online service that allows customers to rent designer clothing and accessories for much less than the cost of purchasing these items. The success of RTR has inspired others to do the same and now we have many options for clothing rentals. Here are 5 benefits of renting clothing: 1. REDUCES TEXTILE WASTE So many garments that are produced each year end up in the trash and eventually the landfill. Renting can help reduce the waste. 2. SAVES MONEY  This is...

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Meet the Models Series: Shalyce Tyson (2-3 min read)

Shalyce is one of the models I've known the longest. She is an incredibly dynamic woman! She's a wife, mother of 2, HBCU grad (JCSU), entrepreneur, event planner, co-director of DMV Fab Wives, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and overall dope individual. And as you can see, when it comes to modeling she knows exactly what she's doing. She kills it every time! Hometown? PG County, Maryland What is your current occupation? HR Professional and Owner of Sensational Soirees, an event planning company What is something you're working on? How can we support you? 5 months ago I launched my lifestyle brand and blog, which is my namesake. Through my online and social spaces, I'm excited to be sharing inspiration for glow...

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Style Tip: Buy a Denim Jacket You'll LOVE (2 min read)

"Build a closet full of items you love to wear." (ejs) Ever have that one friend who is consistent through each season of your life, always there no matter the situation, who makes you feel good, is supportive and fun to be around? Hopefully your answer is YES! Well that's what your denim jacket should be! No matter your age or stage of life, a denim jacket that you'll love to wear is key. The more you love it, the more you'll wear it, and the longer you'll keep it! We actually suggest having two - a fitted denim jacket and a slightly oversized one. Here's why: it gives you more options and more versatility. Denim jackets can be worn...

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