Sunday, July 31, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Snake-Print Pumps

Last year, we were lovin' the leopard which has been making a comeback this year. But another animal-inspired print has been stalking the scene and slithering its way to the top of the continuing popular trends, and are still footwear favorites of many snake-inspired starlets. A snakeskin accessory is considered sleek and sexy that can make any party attire more exotic. Any classic ensemble that is already sleek, sexy and versatile can have more exotic appeal with a serpent's charm. There is no question that the snakeskin heel is the go-to animal-printed shoe of the season. I guess the ultimate question is, how can you possibly turn this look into a fash faux pas? I honestly feel that there is no way this look can be made disastrous, unless you wanna go head to toe snake-print (see "Fashion Says . . .") and all of you practically know the basics of dressing up a simple dress or jumper with a patterned accessory. You would want your ensemble solid in color so it's not competing with the print on the bottom. The snakeskin print is made up of basic neutrals so it can practically be worn with any colored outfit outside of the traditional black and white; Katie Cassidy wore it best in her summer haute-hued body-con! Make it a collective look with a matching clutch or add a small touch of hissing charm by wrapping your finger in a coil-snake ring. Put Your Fash Foot Forward!

See the Start of the Season's Serpent Styles~ WTF? Snake-Skin Heels w/ LBDs 

Celebs Seen on the Scene Being Quite the Snake Charmers!

Kim Kardashian, Mason Disick, Katie Cassidy, Katie Holmes

Kim Kardashian (Christian Louboutin), Katie Cassidy (Jimmy Choo) and Katie Holmes

Saturday, July 30, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Little Blue Dresses w/ Colored Heels

This trend is another favorite of mine because of course it concerns playing with colours. A little colored dress is the epitome of versatility and trend-setting allowing you to use your own style and imagination to make this outfit completely your own. Clearly, the trend right now is the LB(lue)D with colored heels. Throw out that traditional thinking that with this colored dress you must wear nude, black, gold or silver pumps. Now they're being seen in fuschia, purple and coral. Whether platform or peeptoe, as long as it has colour and height, complete it with your cool blue number and you're right on trend. Since the dress is solid in colour, go for cutouts, ruffles, ties and bows with a solid colorful heel. But also I believe since the dress is seen in a solid colour that putting on a printed multi-hued pump will really give this look pop and flavor. Step into some soft suede or glossy patent pairs to continue the trend of bold and vibrant colors of the season with your electrifying cobalt dress.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Styling the Blues!

Blake Lively, Minka Kelly,  Erika Christensen


 Blake Lively (Michael Kors dress; Christian Louboutin heels), Minka Kelly (Fendi dress) and Erika Christensen

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Denim Dresses

Who doesn't love Denim? It's the all-American fabric that has become the hottest trend every season, year after year. Denim is finding newer and fresher ways of being updated after being dyed, be-dazzled, distressed and faded. Now it's cut short and tailored up higher. If you don't have one, you gotta get this summer's updated style of dress, the denim dress. There are so many ways you can rock this jean frock. Create a kickin' rockin' look by investing in an embellished dress or drape a sparkle or lacy cardigan over your shoulders to transition your casual day dress into night. For me, my favorite way of wearing my strapless dark denim dress is with a black 3/4-sleeved blazer, black leather heels and a pair of gold door-knockers and bangles. A denim dress requires specific types of accessories to go along with it. The key to wearing a denim dress is accessorizing. A denim dress is made of a solid type of fabric that is usually not all that exciting unless it has a belt or studs, so accessorizing is key. A multi-faceted necklace would be ideal. Jewelry in colors such as gold, wooden or turquoise even yellow are only a few of many glamorous choices when completing your jean look. A pair of cute flats, great gladiator sandals and lots of bracelets or chunky bangles for a well put together look can really up-the-anty. The denim dress is a casual dress that you usually wouldn't wear to a formal event. Gorgeous silver or gold jewelry and metallic heels can make your denim dress give the "dressed up" look for an evening social. Which ever way you choose, join the denim mania by updating your wardrobe with a jean dress but to pull off your look, chic-ally, it's all in the accessorizing. Jeanius!

Celebs Seen on the Scene Dreaming of Jeanies!

Khloe Kardashian Odom, Pippa Middleton, Jennifer Hudson


 Khloé Kardashian Odom (Étoile Isabel Marant), Pippa Middleton (Whistles) and Jennifer Hudson

From the Catalogue to the Closet

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Sleeveless Buttoned-Up Blouses

Opposite of the traditional long-sleeved version, the buttoned-up sleeveless shirt is a summer staple designated for the office. . . until now. Bare your arms and show your shoulders by transitioning this blouse (usually worn underneath a blazer and tucked into a pencil skirt) from desk work to the streets. Untuck your blouse and switch out your skirt for some skinny jeans. Kick off your pumps, put on a pair of flattering flats and you're on your way. For a little street chic, follow Pippa's example on how to sport this splendid sleeveless style while out shopping at an open-air mall in the afternoon. Shenae keeps it young and fresh with a tied-up, more relaxed style of the sleeveless shirt. She "clocks out" the office look by making no connection whatsoever with an administrative attire. It's highly expected for 'The Heiress' to class up the sleeveless blouse with a pair shorts in neutral blush tones as if she was driving in her convertible on her way to the beach house. You are seeing three completely different ways that this shirt can be worn for virtually three different occasions. I encourage all my stylistas to incorporate their own take on the trend. With a switch of accessories and bottoms go from chic exec to casual cool! This sleeveless top allows you to wear as many of your favorite bangle sets that you wish to show-off. Remember that this buttoned-up blouse is versatile. Pick up a few of the latest designs in current colors for the office. Hey, a glamour girl's still gotta work and I want her to look fab doing it! But afterwards; meet up with the girls, enjoy a sip of wine and engage in some gossip at an outdoor patio of your fave cafe without them even knowing that you wore that top to the 8-5!

Celebs Seen on the Scene in Buttoned-Up Chic!

Pippa Middleton, Shenae Grimes, Paris Hilton


 Pippa Middleton, Shenae Grimes and Paris Hilton

From the Shopping Malls to the Streets

These Shirts are Tailored Essentials for Timeless Office Style

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This sleeveless buttoned-up style gets a new spin! The mixed fabric dresses up the front of this v-neck blouse for a modern take on the office wardrobe.




Sunday, July 24, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Tribal and Ikat Printed Dresses

Ikat and Aztec prints have created tribal inspirations for designers such as Mara Hoffman, Missoni and Gwen Stefani. Like them, you too can be an escapist of fashion absorb yourself in trend of tribal-print dresses. As you have been made aware of many times before, sundresses are a summer staple but that doesn't mean you have to wear it in the form of a floral frock. A tribal sundress such as Paris Hilton's, creates a base for your summer wardrobe. Go from classic to ethnic by accentuating the pattern with fringe details like Chloe's Versace dress. For those who are totally embracing this blazing look can be as daring as Kim Kardashian by going head-to-toe tribal in a maxi dress or you can always opt for a printed skirt. Gladiator sandals are the perfect footwear but opt for basic black or nude when wearing this vivid pattern. With these printed dresses, keep the accessories to a minimum. But if you are not completely converted to this ethnic look, test drive it by investing in a beaded clutch or patterned scarf.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Traveling a Tribal Trail!

Chloe Moretz, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton


 Chloe Moretz (Versace), Kim Kardashian (Mara Hoffman) and Paris Hilton

From the Designer to the Inspired


Tribal and Ikat Prints by Designer, Dolce Vita



First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama in Tracy Reese

Saturday, July 23, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Round Sunglasses

Stylishly protect your precious eyes for the rest of the summer in round sunnies. I want you to experiment with your style just as Ms. Whitney Port has with her bright orange-colored framed sunnies. Channel your inner Beatle and pay homage to John Lennon by giving yourself a rocker's edge by pairing a dark framed, dark lensed sunny with a graphic tee like rising rocker, Miley Cyrus. Add some studded jewelry pieces and leather boots to keep your look up to celebrity standards. Kelly Osbourne is no stranger to edgy risk-taking fashion. Her dark round sunnies add excitement and really pop with her brightly-colored yellow top. What's great about these circular sunnies is that they have an undertone of a vintage vibe and old school charm that can add character to any outfit in your summer wardrobe.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Sporting Circular Sun-Blockers!

Kelly Osbourne, Miley Cyrus, Whitney Port


 Kelly Osbourne, Miley Cyrus and Whitney Port

Your Style~ Accessorized

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? The Brogues

Celebs Seen on the Scene Well-Heeled in Oxfords!

Katie Holmes, Jessica Szohr, Amy Adams

Katie Holmes (Miu Miu), Jessica Szohr and Amy Adams

Take your shoes to new heights with a little sophistication and flirtation with oxford heels. These preppy pumps can spruce up any day-wear attire and add some chic appeal to a skirt suit for work.
Make your future bright with each step in vibrant colored oxfords. Sold by popular brands such as Urban Outfitters and Miss Me, it's gonna be hard to miss yet alone overlook these poppin' fun footwear. Warm-weather-friendly and complimentary to any causal outfit consisting of a graphic tee or boyfriend cropped jeans, these flats with a bit of menswear inspiration can be infused easily into your everyday look.
Many of my clients who want a little menswear influence incorporated into their wardrobe are not huge fans of the bright and bold colors, and instead prefer the neutral tones like a classic black or solid cognac or taupe color which are all very versatile with other closet pieces. I advice however, when wearing toned down brogues to amp up your outfit with a bright colored skirt or top and of course when wearing brogues in fluorescent shades to keep the outfit basic in colors.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Amping Up, Oxford-Style!

Taylor Swift, Saoirse Ronan, Sienna Miller

Taylor Swift, Saoirse Ronan and Sienna Miller


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Sleeveless Dresses

Sleeveless dresses are a summer staple. They are a sophisticated yet simple number that can create an effortlessly fabulous look. Any sleeveless dress whether strapless, tank or spaghetti strapped, can easily be dressed up with a jacket, a pair of open-toed heels and shimmering jewelry or toned down with large-framed glasses, a floppy hat and bedazzled sandals. To me, Halle Berry can do no wrong and looks gorgeous as always in her figure-friendly, curve-hugging silhouette. But for this summer trend, it is recommended to go a little more flirty and a little less sultry like Jessica and Kate's frock. Either way you choose to wear your sleeveless dress, you will always be able to show off that "I don't need to try hard to look this good" mystique! 

Celebs Seen on the Scene Sleevelessly Showing Off Skin!

Halle Berry, Jessica Lowndes, Kate Bosworth


 Halle Berry (Rachel Roy), Jessica Lowndes and Kate Bosworth (Richard Nicoll)

From the Catalogue to the Closet

Dine out, stay in or tear up the town. Whatever way you want to play it, these sexy sleeveless frocks are sure to not disappoint!


The Miraculous Push-Up Bra Top Dress, The Miraculous Push-Up Ruched Bra Top Dress and Knot-front Matte Jersey Dress

Saturday, July 16, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Colorful Stripes

We've swooned and embraced stripes during its nautical glory, but now colorful stripes are on the fashion radar and the top styling technique that makes this trend so popular is color-blocking. Color-blocking serves its purpose of bringing life, exuberance and excitement to any wardrobe and stripes revive it from the monotonous. Stripes are the best way to sculpt your silhouette. Stray away from wide black and white stripes so you will no longer be afraid of looking like the "Ham-burglar" or a very stylish jailbird. Smaller motif lines can form your body to make it look slimmer while vertical lines gives on-lookers the illusion that you're taller. Colorful stripes are vibrant and refreshing. They are also versatile. Liven up your casual attire with these striped bright and bold hues or make your orffice apparel more fun and delightful by layering a blazer on top.


Celebs Seen on the Scene Coloring Outside the Lines!

Freida Pinto, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Bell


 Freida Pinto, Chelsea Handler and Kristen Bell (Old Navy)

From the Runway

The pattern of the season seen all across the runways are stripes. But this fashion has gone outside the lines of ordinary. Designers are showcasing their creations of broad to skinny stripes, Basic to bold, electric and elaborate. Here are a variety of striped styles applauded on the runway and top sellers in the retail stores.

Seaside Stripes~
Get on board and sail away with these nautical inspirations. Stylistas Ahoy!

Jil Sander, Fendi, PPQ

The 70s Striped Spirit~ Vibrant colored stripes go bold and retro! Can you dig it?

Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Sonia Rykiel

Here's the Skinny~ Stripes are in, but this time with a "Mod" touch.

Junya Watanabe, Jeremy Laing, Haider Ackermann

Stripes à la Sportif~ Strong geometric lines for sportswear.

Proenza Schouler, Prada, Celine

Stripe and Shine~ There is nothing mellow about these stripes. Just . . .

Jason Wu, Clements Ribeiro, Aquilano e Rimondi

I'll Take Mines, Straight Up~ This time, I want you to look me up and down!

Issey Miyake, Wunderkind, Versace

Photos: Imaxtree

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