Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The celebs have been wearing wide leg jeans a lot and I’m really liking this trend. They’re so much more classy as they go with everything from a T-shirt to a dressy blouse. And they come in such a variety like slim fit, high waisted, sailor style, loose boyfriend fit – I could keep on going. The wide legs are perfect to tuck shirts and tanks in – it defines the waist and gives nice proportions. If you don’t want to tuck-in, a fitted tank top or a shirt is perfect. Whether you’re petite, tall, curvy or slim this look suits almost every size and shape. The best shoes to wear with this jeans trend? A open or round toe pump to add heigth, or flats if you’re tall.
Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba and Rachel Bilson are all wearing 7 For All Mankind.
Here we have three different styles. To left are J & Company Jeans Hollywood Trouser $163, they have a slightly more form fitting leg that will not overwhelm a slender figure but will still create an elongated leg line. In center are Lux Lightweight Denim Sailor Pant $68. Right are J Brand Malik Premium Denim Wide Leg in Azul $217.
Well there are mixed opinions about this trend, but they aren’t as bad as they look. Like the wide leg, they come in different styles and shapes – from 8 inch rise to 14 inches, and from skinny fit to wide leg. It is also great to tuck-in tank or a button shirt wih high waist jeans as with the wide leg. Try to wear this jeans trend the way it flatters your body. If your long and lean you can wear them with flats and a tank top, but if you have curves, high heels and a sexy top is more flattering. The great thing about high waist jeans? They hold in that extra something we tend to carry in our tummy area. But don’t be a fashion victim, if it doesn’t flatter your body or your not confident, dig it. This trend just doesn’t work on every body – even Jessica Simpson with her perfect curves wasn’t rockin the high waist!
Mischa Barton wears her Sass & Bide Hulsey Strutter Jeans with a tucked in shirt and a skinny belt. Gwen Stefani is looking hot in her Stella McCartney’s with a wide belt. Jennifer Lopez rocks her Pepe Jeans with pumps and a sexy white vest.
On left we have basic dark washed Nobody Cult Highwaisted Jeans $200. In center we have Silence & Noise Buttoned-Up Jean $98, also a dark wash but with buttons and more details. On right is Cheap Monday Stretch Skinny Jean $65, gray shade and not sky-high, a great alternative for those who don’t want to take things too far.
It’s a trend I’m afraid to open up to, but when I think about it, it is a welcome change. These jeans are a blast from the past, they originally were worn in the 80’s. They come in all the colors and shades of the rainbow – from spicy red to cotton candy purple. The jeans have to be skinny and styled simple because they are the statement. Beware over-accessorizing as the look gets too complicated, and be careful of what colors you mix – some just doesn’t look right together.
Ashlee Simpson is wearing Ksubi Skinny Zipper Jeans in Royal Blue (Victoria Beckham has also been seen wearing the same jeans), Fergie is in red Judi Rosen jeans and Victoria Beckham is wearing Rich & Skinny Sleek in Emerald.
From left to right: Rich & Skinny Sleek in Marine Blue $189, Rich & Skinny Sleek in Sari Pink $189, Blank Skinny Jean in Red $68.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Victoria has said that "whether you've got £20 to spend in Top Shop or £2,000 to spend at Gucci, looking good isn't about money, it's about style - and style never goes out of fashion." But the 33 year old doesn't think of herself as a style icon, "I like to wear things that suit me, that flatter my shape, but I would never say I was fashionable,” and she rates Kate Moss as her fashion idol "I just love Kate Moss. She’s my fashion idol without a shadow of a doubt. I’m a big fan of hers- I’ve always thought she looks fantastic.”
A style icon is someone who will be remembered for her style for decades, someone who is a trendsetter and isn't afraid to experiment with her style. The question is, will Victoria's style still be rembered in 50 years on? I think only time will tell, but for now she is more of a follower of fashion and trends as opposed to a creator of them.
Other designers she has been wearing lately
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thirties comic book superheroine was Karen Walker's inspiration. You could see how the inspiration reflected the outfits but she didn't take it too far. She wasn't afraid to use colours, prints and graphics.
Christopher Lemaire, Lacoste's creative director, says his aim is to make clothes that are precise, refined and luxurious. With these words said I think he has accomplished that pretty well.
It was sporty in a stylish way. She used just the right amount of prints and strong colours - mixed them with gray, black and white.
Red, blue and green - the basic colours shown in a perfect shade.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
The plaids gave the outfits a preppy look. It reminded me of school uniforms, especially the skirt (left) and the jacket (right).
Tights will be big for winter. I really liked the blue ones (right), they gave the outfit a more interesting look, since gray is a bit neutral colour. Layering can sometimes get overwhelming, but in this case it's just right.
"The BCBG Max Azria girl is Sienna Miller or Kate Moss" said Lubov Azria before the show. The collection was all about laid-back frocks, dresses, knitted-fur vests, coats and jackets.
The knit hat is so grunge, and i just love the dresses. Especially the one on the right with the pearls. I'll also be looking after similiar coat for the fall, it's a good change from the black ones.
The red half-circle gives a big statement on the t-shirt shaped dress to the left. Also, the red in the dress in center brings some life to it - the cropped jacket is the perfect cover up. The red dress to the right is really feminine and brings out some curves.
I really liked the purple/pink colour. It was not overwhelming, just gave the outfits something extra - like the printed scarve (center) and the print on the dress (right). The dress (left) has a simple shape but the glitz and the colour makes it interesting. I just love the trapeze shaped frocks like this one on right.