Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hairtrends for Summer

Since summer has officially started, I'm posting a few hairtrends that were seen on the spring and summer runways. From relaxed to sleek to wild cloud hair.

First are wavy locks. They aren't new or anything but they seem to be even more casual than before. The look's relaxed and effortless.

Partings were often to the side and the hair was shiny and healthy. It was both taken back to a loose ponytail or in a neat bun.

This was a popular trend, hair looked like clouds; frothy, oversized and over backcombed.

Costume Institute Gala

Everyone's posting photos and opinions about the Costume Institute Gala, so I wanted to join and post a few of my favorite dresses worn by some lovely young ladies.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Greecian Dresses

Well, I'm back and I want to start by apologizing for the lack of posting. And thank everyone for the lovely comments, it's amazing to know that people are looking forward to new posts!

But on with the fashion. I loved all the Greecian inspired dresses on the spring/summer runways. The draping and light fabrics make me think of ancient Greecian goddesses. The beautiful dresses came in all versions for spring; maxi length, knee-length, short, one-shoulder. The thing that I love about them is the femininity - the way they hug the curves. And if the shape is too wide, a waist belt can be a great way to make more drapes and chinch the waist. They were both in earthy tones and pastels, with bright colors in between. There's a lot of variety and the look is easy to copy. Though the dresses can be a little fancy they should also been worn on a sunny summerday with flats and a smile!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Break

I'll be taking a break for a while. I hate to post crappy, short posts just to post something.
I'm just too busy at the moment and will probably be for a month or so.
I just wanted to let everybody know so they don't have to check for updates in the meantime. But be sure to check again in early May.

Take care!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Light Washed Denim

Designers showed a lot of light washed denim for spring. I think it's more suitable for summer paired with the sheer fabrics, florals and all the romance.

Alexander Wang showed denim with denim, which I would not like unless it's done in a light color. It somehow looked right. Christopher Kane kept things raw with a cropped denim jacket and some see through. Karen Walker's denim dress is a bit darker than the other two and a safer choice.

I don't think this trend will get overly popular, but with these young and talented designers, which collections have been praised, it's certainly going to be tried. We've already seen a few celebs wear it, like Sophia Bush, who stepped out in light wide leg jeans. It is a hard look since it's not as slimming as darker shades, but definitely more interesting for those sunny days.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bambi & Batman

Designers included a bit of humour into their spring/summer 08 shows

Cartoon characters: Bambi at Giles and Vivienne Westwood / Spongebob Squarepants at Louis Vuitton.
Superheroes: Batman at Luella
Animals: Horses at D&G / Dolphins at Stella McCartney

Shopping the Star Trend

Upper row, from left: Petite Star Print Dress $65 from Asos, Star Print Tie Neck Blouse $54 from Asos, Star Print Mini Ra-Ra Skirt $54 from Asos.

Row below, from left: Star Print Tea Dress $82 from Asos, Julie Brown Sophia Dress $152 from Revolve Clothing, Star Print Shirt £35 from Topshop.

Monday, March 17, 2008


In the Chanel show for spring and summer, Karl Lagerfeld showed a lot of star prints mixed with red and white stripes. It all had this american dream vibe. Stars are now a big trend - designers like Karen Walker included a dress with mini star print in her summer collection. When they are done in print, stars have a playfull - almost childish attitude.

At Yves Saint Laurent stars played a huge part, mostly in detailing and embellishment. They were on belts, in necklaces, as buttons, on shoes and so on. Matthew Williamson also included a necklace with stars in the Pucci line.

Now the fall/winter shows are over and though stars weren't as popular as in the spring shows, Giles included a navy dress with cut out stars. Definitely a new take on the star trend, and maybe a bit more raw and less youthful.

Check out the blog tomorrow for shopping the trend.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Crocodile Clutches

I've been obsessed with clutches lately, it is a huge trend afterall. The textures that I like the most are snakeskin and crocodile. It was seen on the spring/summer runways in a few different versions and celebrities have also been wearing this trend. I've seen them in a few high street stores but they often look pretty fake, especially when they're not in leather. I personally like the ones in vintage stores better. I'm loving colours like black, winered, navy and beige. For daytime I prefer them oversized and then a bit smaller for the evening.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Model Style

I love checking out the backstage photos of models on when the fashion weeks are over. I think models often have an amazing style, they mix perfectly together basic (cheaper) pieces with designer ones. They're outfits are casual with jeans and tights / oversized t-shirts and knit sweaters / biker jackets and blazer jackets / boots and scarves. The color pallette isn't that exciting with black, grey, white and other earthy, basic tones. I hope you'll get some inspiration from these photos from New York, Milan and Paris!

Sorry about the icelandic on the photos. I guess everybody understood, though.