In Uncategorized on January 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm
As recent as a couple of years ago, I remember poking fun at my boyfriend (my secret stylist) for strutting a denim on denim ensemble.
“Are you mad? no one had worn jeans with a denim shirt since the 90′s.”
He was confident in his choice, “just wait and see, it will become a trend.”
Fast forward to today, he’s not only right, but so much so that I wish I never discarded my vintage inspired Gap denim button down from junior high.
Thanks to the power of ever evolving social media a la Pinterest and Instagram, street style trendsetters have became the “new icons” in fashion. They’re experimental, unconventional, and unexpectedly, right on the money.
It’s about transformation in the most understated way you can imagine. Luxe glitter with plain white tee and acid washed denim jacket. Who knew a skirt as puffy as your ballet tutu can be worn in bright day light when topped with a distressed denim shirt. The humble beginnings of denim has been upgraded to celebrity status with the addition of leopard’s sexy opulence. Or when all else fails, always fall back on ethereal classic coolness of denim on denim.
Whatever it is.
If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to discover the charm of your most wicked closet staple: denim.
Images courtesy of the various cool pinners on Pinterest
In Uncategorized on September 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm
Designers are playing peekaboo with us this season. We are talking about transparency with a twist. Lace of all colors and patch work made of fur. Sexiness is defined not by how much skin you reveal, but by how much you leave to the imagination.
Think pastel lace sewn in intricate details that show just the most desirable part of your legs. Seducing a man? Dare to make his jaws drop in black Dolce & Gabbana. The illusion of “now you see me, now you don’t” could be the most powerful trick up a woman’s sleeve.
Understand that see-through fabric could be as sophisticated as Fendi’s elaborate art work of fur. Lagerfeld demonstrated his best work yet for Fendi with more appreciation for design and less cry for attention.
Express yourself in whatever feels most provocative to you. Tease a little, and unveil even a little less
images by style.com
In Uncategorized on March 31, 2013 at 5:54 pm
There’s a new thing happening in fashion lately, masculine women’s wear.
Designers weren’t afraid to blend bold and strong lines unique to men’s tailoring into ladylike stylings.
For a while, I have been an obedient follower to the rule of elevated waist lines for an allusion of longer legs and properness like that of Duchess Kate. But Alexander Wang has proven me all wrong with the introduction of dropped waist. A masculine take on the female silhouette proves to be daringly groovy, hip, and more importantly, modern. She who sports the dropped waist is carefree and unbounded from the common cliches.
Stella McCartney’s tom boy is wrapped around in the sexiest pinstripes I have ever seen. Doesn’t that long pinstripe dress remind you of a special man’s wool sweater you have your morning coffees in? It hugs the body in all of the right ways, yet when you look closely, it’s not hugging the body at all. It’s seductive without showing an inch of skin, and confident without a hint pretentiousness.
The ultimate boyish charm came down Dries Van Noten’s runway. Relaxed trousers topped with the coolest way to tie a scarf. Who knew mustard yellow could look so chic paired with the right shades of blue? I am inspired by this laid back sophistication and can’t wait to spin off a boyish femininity of my own.