Summer 2012 calls for all bright lights and big city colors! As in neons and bold colors but there are those are sway towards the softer shades like pastels, lavender and mint and mellow yellow, but what could be softer and ethereal and lighter than White? The perfect white linen shirt, or white denim shorts and dress whether its an eyelit lace maxi or a Little White dress? = )
Victoria s Secret beach dress
$35 - victoriassecret.com
Akira beach dress
$43 - shopakira.com
Calypso St Barth v neck shirt
$395 - calypsostbarth.com
Nookie jumpsuits and romper
94 AUD - thegrandsocial.com.au
River Island woven leather handbag
$41 - asos.com
French Connection monogrammed bag
$133 - asos.com
Lika Mimika Curly Grey Furred Leather Espadrilles
€105 - jades24.com
Fuschia and Red hued skirts, shorts, blouses, pants and dresses are in full swing everywhere you go! Although red is a wonderful color to play up with your wardrobe easily during warm weather for day and night outings, fuschia may stump the faint hearted who stay near the safety line when going out in a new pair of shoes but nothing to stand out with. Who says you have to wear a fancy top or skirt or equally as bright if you wear such a loud shade of color? Balance it out with a neutral or muted item of clothing! Say you bought some fuschia denim to wear with some hot gold glitter sandals. What to wear on top? Any neutral (in the nude/tan/beige family) blouse will do or tone it down during the day with a Denim shirt. I came across Minnie Me’s Polyvore set and saw exactly what I was looking for and had to share with you all! Minnie Me, your’e a gem and put looks together so well, thanks for the inspiration!
Do check her polyvore page out. = ) http://minnie-me.polyvore.com/
Rare London maxi skirt
£25 - rarelondon.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs gold heels
$322 - my-wardrobe.com
Zara neon clutch
$36 - zara.com
Flutter By Jill Golden yellow gold jewelry
$235 - endless.com
$15 - vj-style.com
$13 - romwe.com
The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards show had some fun last night with SNL’s Seth Meyer as host poking fun at famous fashion figures with out-there yet tolerable jokes like “Fashion and comedy go together like bar mitzvahs and John Galliano” !! The biggest awards went to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row as Womenswear designer of the Year. Billy Ried as Menswear designer of the Year. The Fashion Icon Award went to, none other than every womans dream boat, Johnny Depp (who was unable to attend). Swooooon!
Beach season has finally arrived and finding the right cover-up can be challenging. One doesn’t always look toward a sarong or a a simple cotton or terry cloth dress. Today, women are going to lounge around in the sand in a more fabulous beachwear. Kaftans have certainly become more popular since Elizabeth Taylors auction at Christies, displaying a dozen (or more) of designer kaftans that left ladies dreaming of channeling their inner silver screen queen. I personally have been on the hunt for a few light weight and stylish garbs that is easy to breathe in, flatters my figure and is downright comfortable and perfect for warm weather. What is your favorite cover-up for the beach?
6 SHORE ROAD glamorous dress, $165
Jean Paul Gaultier kaftan top, $300
Onda De Mar Swim Biarritz Silk Georgette Caftan, $221
Cejon cover up swimwear, $30
Vintage caftan, $398
Antik Batik suede handbag, £112
Amrita singh jewelry, $120
Janis Savitt snake jewelry, £1,400
Noemi Klein rock jewelry, £85
MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors jewelry, $85
Isharya 18 karat gold jewelry, $390
Avalaya long ring, £15
Followers of mysticism rejoice! Tonight is the night that Manhattan becomes all mysterious like Stonehenge, or something. It’s the night when the sun sets along east-west street grids, and you can be transported to a more primitive era, when light and shadows were more cause for concern or celebration.
At around 8:17 pm the show should begin. Boing Boing reports on the best way to see the Manhattan-henge: For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.
As Christian told Cher Horowitz after she “dropped” her fabulous fur pen, “Nice stems” – was probably one of the sexiest compliments I have ever heard come from a man. Sure men love when you display your fabulous stems especially during the summer but sometimes its for that reason that a Maxi skirt has the same effect. How? It leaves more to the imagination.
Now men’s love for legs aside, the Maxi Skirt has been an understated piece in women’s fashion for practical reasons. It may drag or get caught onto something and static issues, however with summer around the corner how comfortable is it to wear your favorite pair of jeans in 98 degree weather? For the ladies who do prefer more coverage or just want don’t want to walk around with sweaty legs, wearing a Maxi Skirt(MS) still covers your gams but making it more comfortable and stylish. Knowing what to pair it with isn’t as hard is it seems. Most women think long skirts are boring, so they opt for long dresses. But you can increase the number of outfits with just one or at most, two skirts and play it down during the day by pairing a bright or bold colored MS with something as simple as a white tank/T-Shirt, flats and accessorize! In the evening, put together the same skirt or one that may have a Peplum wasitline and pair it with a loose fitted Sequin/ Dark colored silk top and wear heels. The possibilities are endless so let the Maxi Skirt replace your jeans during those hot summer days for walking and those summer nights for dancing!
PS- Below are photos of tons of inspiration from fashion bloggers and streetsyle, Enjoy!
The fashion worlds Oscar night, only bigger! The one night where it is acceptable to go above and beyond in Couture to celebrate the The Costume Institutes annual fete to celebrate the Met’s new exhibition in which this year is Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Hollywood’s A lister’s among the rich and famous walk the red carpet in their best and most memorable outfits that are a year long process before the big night with actresses walk hand in hand with their designer as dates. I cannot think of a more perfect night to celebrate a fashion icon.
Oh dear, MCA has died of cancer. Activist, rap star, video production dude and all around cool and approachable guy (being that my Twitter and Facebook feeds are blowing up with people who actually had a chance to meet/run into him, and he was always nice.) The world won’t be the same without ye.
Below is one of my all time favorite Beastie Boys songs and videos. And a little snippet from MCA’s part:
“Well I gotta keep it going, keep it going full steam