Style Tribes | The Fashion of Subcultures

Before it hits the runways, and long before it makes it to your local retail racks, fashion grows in unusual places – in social subcultures, among artists, musicians, and other creative and marginalized communities around the world – communities dominated by youth who rely on resourcefulness, passion, joy and political and social outrage to express their identity.


Style Tribes: The Fashion of Subcultures explores the looks and ideologies of these movements over the past century, from the Harlem renaissance to riot grrrls and Harajuku – all gorgeously illustrated with archival and contemporary images.
Book Review:
Style Tribes (The Fashion of Subcultures) has an amazing book cover!  It’s the perfect combination between art, fashion, and cultural awareness.


We often see the hashtag #streetstyle but do we really understand the history or meaning of the term?  This book explains the beginning of fashion (as a movement) while going beyond the showcase of beautiful design pieces.  It captures the authentic style of “real people” with a historical flair; starting with the Flapper era and ending with Kogal.


Historic Costume was one of my favorite fashion courses and this book is now part of my couture library.  The content and photos are inspirational; perfect for any aspiring fashion influencer or professional.  To order click here:  Style Tribes – The Fashion of Subcultures

The Aginging Gracefully Cookbook: The Power of FOODTRIENTS Book Review


Everyone wants to age with as much poise and grace as possible. While there are many books about super foods and supplements, few provide at-a-glance guides in each recipe detailing key ingredients and how they increase health and longevity.

Delicious foods and rejuvenating nutrients combine in Grace O’s The Aging GRACEfully Cookbook: The Power of FOODTRIENTS To Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life, a collection of enticing, nourishing recipes that promote health and a joyful, sustainable life. The age-fighting recipes here are crafted based on a foundation of scientific research and many different cultures’ ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs and natural ingredients.

Grace O’s cookbook focuses on five categories of natural anti aging properties of food that are essential to healthful living:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Immunity Boosters
  • Mind and Beauty
  • Disease-Preventing


About the Author: Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally all of her adult life. As a young adult in Southeast Asia, she managed her family’s cooking school and eventually opened three restaurants. She is also the creator of FoodTrients, a unique program supported by current research that positions food as an anti aging strategy.

Book Review – 

This particular book intrigued me because we can learn about the health of our bodies through the various foods we eat. The Aging GRACEfully Cookbook is no ordinary cookbook because the author’s not listing recipes based on taste alone.

The cookbook truly combines recipes that are in connection to the properties (previously) listed such as immunity boosters which is vitally important this time of the year.  Also, the natural ingredients are in line with the expected health benefits such as the use of flax-seed or coconut oil.

I would recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in changing their lifestyle and health through food.  It’s also great to have in your kitchen for guests with dietary concerns.

Click on the link to purchase the book and remember that true beauty starts from within!