Friday, April 20, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Turquoise Earrings

Truly the quintessential accessory for the spring and summer, turquoise earrings can add a personal flair and a little pop to an otherwise subdued outfit. While bracelets and rings are worn to draw attention to the hand, turquoise earrings are a great asset to wear with an easy and relaxed look. It is no surprise that wearing an earring with a turquoise stone has gotten us all excited for Springtime. This particular style of earring is greatly known for its popularity because it is greatly wanted for its Southwestern inspiration. Worn by itself against a crisp white canvas turquoise earrings can give maximum impact. In today's jewelry fashion, the desire for turquoise has the modern day stylista and jewelry enthusiast striving for more distinctive and exotic styles to expand them with colors, prints and textures.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Still Showing Off That Southwestern Swagger!

Molly Sims, Beyonce, & Christina Applegate


Molly Sims, Beyoncè and Christina Applegate
 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Frocks of Yellow

Slipping on a chic canary creation is a show-stopper ideal for this season guaranteed to have you super stylish for spring. As the absolute statement piece, accessorize minimally with metallic jewelry. Gold will compliment this sunshine shade beautifully. Silver can brighten up this happy little stunner even more. Gems paired with a yellow dress like turquoise and tiger's eye are a sure thing if you don't wanna take the monochromatic route. With sun-kissed skin, dewy cheeks and a coral or tangerine lip; a short sunny beach dress or a flowing maxi will allow you to effortlessly take this look from the suburbs to the shores!

Celebs Seen on the Scene Who've Flown the Canary Coop!

Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Banks, Nicole Richie

Gabrielle Union (Bill Blass), Elizabeth Banks (Bill Blass) and Nicole Richie (Julien Macdonald)

From the Runway to Reality


Bill Blass Spring 2012 RTW



Yellow Dresses Collage

SPLURGE- Thakoon at Net-A-Porter ($450)

STEAL- Halston at The Outnet ($194)

SCORE- Forever 21 ($17)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Navajo & Tropical Prints

Celebs Seen on the Scene and on the Native-American Bandwagon!

Hillary Duff, Miranda Kerr, Cheryl Cole

Miranda Kerr, Hilary Duff and Cheryl Cole

Another one of my favorite features will contain two exotic and chic prints that have been bringing in great reviews all over the style scene. The Native-American inspired Navajo print and the Hawaiian-style Tropical print are two fun and festive gotta-have trends to rock out these warmer seasons.
Match up one of the colors from your main Navajo printed piece with a classic item like a blazer or jacket. Sport those items along with a pair of beauty booties and you will have a winning look to wear whether you desire the print to be worn in your top or trousers.
If you're preparing for your vacay or if you are right now on a staycay; jump start the summer with tropical prints. Juxtapose this busy print with solid colors in traditional pieces. Steal one of your favorite colors from the print and accentuate it in your favorite accessory like a cool pair of kitten heels, a fold-over clutch, a bib necklace or a high voltage lipstick shade.


Celebs Seen on the Scene Already Ready for a Hawaiian Getaway!

Fergie, Beyonce, Kate Mara

Fergie (Givenchy), Beyoncè (Stella McCartney) and Kate Mara (Salvatore Ferragamo)


From the Shopping Malls to Street Styles

Navajo Trend Collage

SPLURGE- Paul & Joe's embroidered linen pants ($495)
Sandro's printed silk-georgette blouse ($350)

STEAL- Helen Berman ($135)

SCORE- Wildfox's Indian brave tank dress ($89)



Tropical-Print Clothing Collage

SPLURGE- Stella McCartney ($1,165)

STEAL- Topshop ($70)

SCORE- Forever 21 ($22.80 $15.96)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Rosette Gowns

When you think of outfits that are girlie, feminine and cutesy, floral prints come to mind. However, a rosette-adorned gown can give the look that is the complete opposite. These dramatic pieces with floral detailing that's sure to stand out are daring, sophisticated and quite ultra femme. I basically can picture this only being worn for extra-special occasions, in bright and bold petals or in more daintier styles. What do you think of the rosettes and how would you wear it? 

Celebs Seen on the Scene Who've Stopped and Smelled the Roses!

Kristin Wiig, Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler, Rosettes

Kristin Wiig (Valentino), Angelina Jolie (Ralph & Russo) and Stacy Keibler (Marchesa)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Ancient-Inspired Arm Bands

If you remember an earlier post spotlighting an ancient-inspired look that's so futuristic, Egyptian-Inspired Chokers, we can obviously see that this accessory trend has traveled and is armed in glamour. Cleopatra-influenced bracelets have become fast-faves of bohemian beauties like Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie where it's glamorizing gleam can truly be shown with a sleeveless dress. With this simple, yet elegant golden arm cuff worn with an emerald, golden empire maxi, a cinched belt and shimmering, strappy wedges, there is no need to bundle up your wrists with bunches of bangles. Instead keep this elemental coiled bracelet your solitary statement piece that can truly add some visual interest to a simple monochromatic ensemble such as the LBD. It's etchings resemble the grainy surfaces of the African sands that allow a sleek design that's firm and unique. For a modern take on the Egyptian trend, wear your golden arm band below the elbow as opposed to wearing it above towards the shoulder.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Armed in Luxuriousness!

Nicole Richie, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens

 Vanessa Hudgens, Anne Hathaway and Nicole Richie

Monday, April 2, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Orange Clutches

As spotlighted here before in an earlier WTF? . . . Orange is the warm color of the spring season and has expanded from blazers to clutches. Fashion doesn't just call for just any old orange clutch . . . this trend wants you to up-size this citrus accessory with an oversized handbag. Not only is this accessory the perfect outfit add-on to allow you to store more of your daily essentials than the traditional clutch, but isn't this color perfect for spring too!?! From daytime to nighttime worn with a basic ensemble, leaving the oversized orange clutch the statement piece can give your look that pop of color that you may be searching for to take on your warm weather outings.  


Celebs Seen on the Scene Capture Style in their Citrus Clutch!

Ashley Tisdale, Sofia Bush, Rachel Bilson

Ashley Tisdale, Sophia Bush and Rachel Bilson

Saturday, March 31, 2012

WTF? Put Your Fash Foot Forward w/ Brooch Heels

With our shoes adding the finishing touch to our outfit, it gives us the chance to go for a polished or retro . . . basically any look you are going for. Well, how about a vintage feel to your ensemble? Kitten heels with a brooch detail is a must-try when you are wanting to give off a thrifty vibe to an otherwise plain outfit. There is a difference between out-of-date and old-fashioned; and brooch heels are the perfect shoes to complete a look topped off with a classic twist. With a simple pair of denim jeans and a basic t-shirt, let these thrifty, trendy heels be your statement piece in a pop of color that's right on trend for spring. Or step in them in basic black to pull together a metallic silhouette. These types of heels compliment a chic cardigan quite nicely as well. Brooch heels are a fashion shoe gift given to us by designers such as Badgley Mischka and Martinez Valero and have become the "it" shoe for the fashion forward on the red carpet.


Celebs Seen on the Scene Who Flatter Us with their Vintage Vibe !

Ashley Olsen, Olivia Palermo, Elizabeth Olsen

 Ashley Olsen, Olivia Palermo and Elizabeth Olsen

Monday, March 26, 2012

The "F" Word! Flight Suits

Look to the skies and add to your closet an aviator-inspired suit that certainly has made it's way on the catwalk by several well-known designers. With such a loose fitting one-piece suit, you all know by now that the golden rule is to cinch the waist with a belt. Keep the airy trend alive and updated by adding on a scarf and booties as your accessories. With loosely flowing hair swept back and a fresh face with a natural glow, dewy lips and an over-sized handbag are additional stylings highly recommended to allow your take on the trend to soar.


Supermodel Style Takes Flight on the Runway at Fashion Week!

Flightsuit Trend

 L.A.M.B., Band Of Outsiders and Cynthia Rowley

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trend-Set & Show-Stop


Celebs Seen on the Scene Who Happily Have the Blues at Minkoff and Taylor!

Zoe Kravitz, Louise Roe, Jennifer Aspen, Kristin Chenoweth, Coco Roca

 Zoe Kravitz, Coco Rocha, Jennifer Aspen, Kristin Chenoweth and Louise Roe



Sitting in the front row of fashion week were a bevy of blue beauties. From cobalt to midnight, from handbags to high heels, blue was bountiful at two Rebecca fashion shows. Blue is a passionate and strong color that can fit flawlessly into any wardrobe no matter the personal style whether it's grungy, sophisticated or edgy. A huge fan of this cool colour? Feel free to expand your outfit with up to two, no more than three different shades of blue. 
It has been made painfully obvious that blue is the it colour of the season. It's everywhere in endless shades and in a variety of tones. Dive head first into this trend by having it replace your usual little black dress. There is no doubt that you will be always on top of the latest trends and looks because blue has staying power that will last from season to season. Breaking down this trend just a little bit more, LBlueDresses in cobalt colours are the tones that should be infused into your wardrobe for a look that's absolutely electric. Here are some styling tips to keep your LBlueD up-to-date throughout the entire year: Pair the cobalt frock with black or nude pumps and accessorize with silver or gold jewelry for a undoubtedly chic fall and winter look. For spring and summer, punch it up with vibrant pops of color like yellow, coral or green!

Celebs Seen on the Scene in Deep Blue Chic-Ness!
 
 
Kendall Jenner, Ashley Benson, Emma Stone

 Ashley Benson, Kendall Jenner and Emma Stone

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Chevron Prints

There's a popular print out there that has been making waves on the fashion scene. Since Rihanna's red carpet appearance at the Kids' Choice Awards back in 2010 and the launch of the Missoni for Target campaign- this spring, celebrities are wearing the black and white version of a chevron dress swimmingly. Y'all know that one of the things that I love about fashion is that it offers alternatives to trends that maybe unflattering to some. For a modern take on the standard stripes, zig-zag prints in colors that are easier on the eyes are a "gotta-try!" I find them to be worn beautifully and sheerfully on trend-spotter, Elizabeth Olsen and on natural beauty, Jennifer Aniston's petite patterned silhouette. For your personal take on the trend, instead of vivid hues go for the b&w and finish off the look with all black pumps and little to no accessories.




Celebs Seen on the Scene Making Waves Over This Spring's Hot Print!

Elizabeth Olsen, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Aniston

Elizabeth Olsen (Mulberry), Michelle Williams (Kenzo) and Jennifer Aniston (Tom Ford)

From the Catwalk to the Closet

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Diane Von Furstenberg

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Alice + Olivia

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Thakoon

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Christian Dior

Sunday, March 11, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Peplums

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Fashion has taken a flashback from the 1940s a particular trend that has been shown on the runways from New York Fashion Week and they are not going anywhere. Here to stay is the fitted top with a ruffled, a-line waist to a blouse or dress known as peplum detailing. This feminine, fanned out silhouette mastered by big screen beauty, Blake Lively, adds flare and flounce while hiding those unforgiving midsection areas. Being seen everywhere, peplum dresses and peplum tops are more popular and more versatile since it is capable of being worn with a multitude of bottoms that are straight, narrow and/or fitted. This ladylike look can be given more definition and draw the eye to the standout detail of the outfit by adding a thin belt before the fabric flares out. Add some retro charm by accentuating the trend with rich gem hues like emerald, ruby and royal blue or with demure dark pieces in blacks and charcoals for a mod ensemble that fuses with Chanel.


Supermodel Style Shows Off the Peplums' Popularity! 

NYFW Peplum Secret

Peter SomTory Burch and Elizabeth & James

From the Runway to Reality

Thakoon Tiger Lily Mikado cotton-blend peplum top

Thakoon

Jason Wu Feather-trimmed cotton and silk-blend gazar dress

Jason Wu

Preen Contrast Ripple wool-twill jacket

Preen

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ellsworth striped cotton and taffeta dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Prabal Gurung Ruffled silk-chiffon blouse

Prabal Gurung

Stella McCartney Stretch-jersey peplum dress

Stella McCartney

Alexander McQueen Fine-knit wool peplum sweater

Alexander McQueen

Mulberry Metallic crepe peplum top

Mulberry

Giambattista Valli Leopard-print cotton peplum top

Giambattista Valli


Thursday, March 8, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Orange Blazers

Now, I don't know about you but during these transitional temperatures when the cold is slowly going away but at the same time the heat is slowly coming in, I do not get a chance to enjoy most of those warmer days. Every time the weather is beautiful and warm and the sun is out and shinning bright, I'm stuck inside at work unable to enjoy the natural beauty of the day and the warmth from the sunshine. Well, there is a way for you to bring a little of that sunshine indoors, by way of wearing a delicious orange blazer or jacket. Now while this trend is fun and uplifting, it is far from the traditional. To keep this look office appropriate, remember to style it with classic ensembles. Whites, blacks and nudes are safe but will allow for the orange topper to standout. Dress the blazer for the daytime with a patterned sheath or blouse that has hints of orange. Or take an orange jacket out for a ride at night by creating a cohesive look with a fruity orange lip and a clutch or color-blocked platforms with matching orange tones. However, many like myself, may find this bold hue a little too fruitful. Opt for a more on-trend shade that has been very popular for the past spring and summer seasons: coral.



Celebs Seen on the Scene in a Juicy Shade for the Everyday!

Hilary Duff, Molly Sims, Vanessa Minnillo

Hilary Duff (Vanessa Bruno), Molly Sims (Vanessa Bruno) and Vanessa Minnillo (BCBG Max Azria)

HEY FABUNISTAS~ This weekend I've decided to invest in a hobby called "Badge Collecting!" As you are leaving your comments about today's spotlighted style, paste within the comment box the code to your badge and I will copy/paste it onto the Style~ Spotlighted page. What truly makes this site as successful as it is is because of you. You are the reason why I do what I do and I want to make sure others see the impact you have made. Can't wait to collect and show off your badges! Stay FABulous!!

From the Shopping Malls to Street Styles


 




orange blazers-forever 21 satin jacket


orange blazers-forever 21 zip pocket jacket

orange blazers-heritage 1981 nautical blazer

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

WTF? What's The Fashion? Luxe Lurex Looks

Luxurious looks ran rampant on the runway at New York Fashion Week and as a shiny alternative to sequins, lurex was the trend throughout many collections for fall. It's a little over-the-top to wear the exuberant fabric from head-to-toe but as a statement piece, I am all for it. To me, seeing these collections overwhelmed me with the thought of the Chirstmas holiday and if I was to ever try and rock this trend, which you all know I actually might do, I would find lurex to be a great option to wear for a nighttime soiree in the form of a cocktail dress or a mini skirt.



Supermodel Style in Radical Radiance!
 
 
Tibi Model, Marc Jacobs Model

Tibi, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs

You will see below a few pieces from a preview from one of the fall runway collections, Marc Jacobs. At the Marc Jacobs Couture runway show, the designer went on the other end of the spectrum where he merged fashion with theater on a granduleur scale. He also incorporated with his fall collection, a sort of crazy, cartoony Victoriana style that was truly happy and spirit-lifting. With oversized fur hats and non-body-conscious shapes, this fifteen-minute parade was a thrill to watch as it took fashion and radically crossed it over into art.

From the Designer to the Inspired




Capture the Complete Collection
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