For the last two years, the color blue in all it’s shades and glory, has been the color that ruled us all in one form or the other. It’s one color that works all year round, unlike a canary yellow dress for winter or a head-to-toe dark grey outfit for summer. The cycle of fashion only allows one color forever (black) and every other to have its five minutes of fame, but somehow blue has managed to stay on for fifteen minutes, and will add another five minutes of spotlight time with some great pieces we’ll be drooling over come F/W’12.
Little Girl Blue come make your stand,
The yellows are too bright the grey too bland.
For which shade of blue shall she wear,
It does not matter, for they all will make others stare.
I call these my fashion lego pieces. Beautiful empty boxes, some covered in leather, or suede others embroidered or bejeweled. Let’s continue with calling them minaudiere. Said out loud it sounds like” me-no-dare” which is a suiting name for these hard-case box clutches, the new must-have hand stuffers literally beating the oversized, soft envelope clutches we’ve been carrying throughout the summer months. Minaudiere clutches forces us to edit down only to the essentials we can fit into a 6″ box. Ohh the tough decisions we must make, the lipstick or the BB cream?
Now let’s play lego with some minaudieres that range in prices and looks.
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some stealing or dealing items. So to try and make up for lost time, I’m hitting you guys with the white stuff.
Lately the all-white looks here, plus styling projects focusing on the F/W ’12 season had me looking at tons of garments and accessories with price ranges that can work for those who like paying beer man prices or others who think the finer things in life are worth paying extra for.
Go ahead and fill those champagne flutes up with whatever makes you happy, beer or champagne cause no one will know what it is just by looking the bubbles, the same goes for these must-have items.
Not being model height nor fitting into the petite category has some disadvantages, especially if you work in fashion. They don’t call it sample sale for nothing. This comes into play sometimes when I want to wear my favorite length in skirts and dresses, the midi. I don’t want to always wear a pair of flats or outrageously high heels or platforms with every midi dress or skirt I plan on wearing this summer. I did have this question pop up a couple of time already, and since it’s one I can relate to all to well, just wanted to share some options, and styling tips that may help those inquiring minds.
The clothes, jewelry, handbags and makeup aren’t the only bright things to look forward to during spring and summer. Our frames are easy ways to lighting things up, especially if you’re not ready to rock bright-colored or printed garments. A little can go a long way. Continue reading “Spring Trends Me Likey: Bright Eyed Girl.” »
Records are being broken people and the 2012 Olympics haven’t begun yet. I know some of us can’t help but getting into a fashion trend like it’s the latest dance craze, but if there is one trend that needs to be put to rest or avoided by all means, it’s the floral blazer.
About a month ago, I decided to challenge myself by create my own version of The Fashion Book, but mine would focus on my favorite things for the coming seasons of spring/summer 2011. At first it seemed easy enough, since there were several items that started with the letters C, D, F and S in my memory bank. The easy street changed pretty fast when letters G, O,Y and Z stalled me for days. Would of been easy to ask for help from friends, but this project I wanted to do on my own, for as long as it would take. Even though this project took a couple of weeks to find something for each letter in the alphabet, including images, writing tidbits and creating templates, I’m happy that I did it all by my lonesome. Now, let’s see if I can do this again for Fall!
Some time in the near past, on a cold winter morning, I woke up earlier than usual for a special adventure. An adventure I didn’t realize would put my life at risk. But I should of realized that something so rare at the time would have people going crazy and fighting for the small portions given, but I would find this out quickly that morning.
Continue reading “Lanvin and H&M Broke the Camel’s Back.” »