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‘Tis the Season to Try Velvet

As a little girl I never understood my grandmother’s love for anything velvet!  To me velvet was something reserved for people who live in castles somewhere in a far far away Disney fantasy land.  On the occasions that my mother even considered putting me in one of those mini velvet dresses in a red bordeaux color for little girls, you best believe that I sulked for the entire day, fervently wishing to be an adult, because then I will have the choice of NOT wearing velvet, ever!  Come to realize it, many of my friends have some weird feelings towards velvet.  It’s just one of those looks you are not so confident to try because of a possible ‘traumatic’ childhood experience you may have had with it (ie. Me), or simply not being sure how to wear it and still not look like your lovely grandmother!

Well, it looks like a recent shopping therapy may have answered this!  For the first time, I looked at velvet in a new light!  This time, Velvet was on heels and pumps; the type of heels that would really make you sing ’tis the season to be jolly’ once you put them on!  For this reason, I advise for Velvet on shoes, for those who like me would like to have a fresh beginning with Velvet.

 

The picks: Ninna Ricci ($795), (Charlotte Olympia ($1,250), Stella McCartney ($745), Ruppert Sanderson ($790), Kurt Geiger ($243 or £150), Bordello ($70.45), and Asos black open toe ($62).

The extra item: Use a gold brooch like one from ASOS (now $17.24) hooked to front of a simple black velvet pump to add glitz and glamour.


and Voila!

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Modern Day Dilemma of The Stylish Woman: Your phone’s touch screen vs. Your Gloves

Hello there to all Iphone owners.  It is getting very cold out there, and no one wants to freeze their hands just to pick up a phone call when we are walking outside, especially because you just can’t TOUCH anything on your Iphone with your gloves!!

Well here is a creative solution to this fashion dilemma: The Touch Drivers Gloves sold online at www.vandashop.com

These gloves run for 25-28 British pounds ($45) and really is a perfect item for the Iphone stylish woman of today in freezing weather.

To read more about this item go to the Guardian by click here

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Styles We Are Liking Right Now

Zara: Lady/Office Bag (Also Online)

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Collection: Minimalist Geometric Wrap Dress

Blanket Coat/Cape: Asos, Loro Piana, H&M

Military Outerwear: ASOS, H&M, Verda

Cropped Trousers: Zara

Wedge Boots: All At ShopBop.com

… and Voila!! Click on pictures for link + plus look out for more styles we like right now!

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New York Fashion Week Finale: L.A.M.B & NAEEM KHAN

The final two fashion shows of Fashion Week, L.A.M.B fashion line by singer Gwen Stefani and NAEEM KHAN were both interesting because of their use of bold materials and colors, and noticeable hair choices for the runway.  L.A.M.B of course was younger and hipper, with African influences from the print, to the materials, and colors.  Plus the print vest that Gwen Stefani wore was quite a nice item.  While KHAN’s show, a little more ladylike, but also with some Orient influences with the rich details and materials…  Take a look a look at both runways with the following videos:

Check out the L.A.M.B Spring ‘011 fashion show by clicking here (video/images from http://www.nymag.com)


Check out NAEEM KHAN Spring fashion ‘011 fashion show below:

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The Trench Dress: Wear it this Fall and Early Spring 2011

The trenchcoat look is back this season, and perfect for the not so cold and rainy weather.  For those who live in rainy cities like London, you actually always have a trench and raincoat, but of course keeping a trendy and up to date cut is important.  Now you can either wear the trench as a coat or a dress, and the best part about it is that this look started appearing in spring 2010 but it also appeared in Spring 2011 NY Fashion week with designers like Rachel Roy.  So now you can even take an old trench, cut up the sleeves (of course at a tailor if you are the scissors happy type), slim the waist, and a belt from the same fabric, and have it ready for Spring of next year.  Here is a look at some of the trenchcoat dresses already available now;

Rachel Roy Trench Dress

Ann Taylor Trench Dress Now $59.99Givency Black Trench Coat/Dress $1875Burberry Trench DressRachel Roy Trench Dress $1295

Karen Millen Trench Dresses $278

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Where are the Sportier Brands at NY Fashion Week???

I usually ask myself this question, because I am quite a fan of fashionable sportswear like the classic collections in bright colors at most popular sports brands like Adidas, Puma, or like the Stella McCartney collections for Adidas.  I always envision that these brands could be more and more involved in fashion week in whichever city they may choose, although I see London and New York as the best cites for these brands.  So far NY fashion week Spring 2011  has not seen these brands strutting something down the runway or displaying them, and this maybe for various reasons.  But with major sports events happening now and at a similar time in the spring of 2011, why not showcase more fashionable sportswear at fashion week?

Lacoste maybe the only brand to have walked the runways of this Spring 2011 NY Fashion Week, with their fashionable sports inspired looks.  Their Spring 2011 show on September 11th, was very much a ‘Lacoste’ collection; clean cut, chic, minimal, with black, white, and warm earthy colors.  The collection for women and men, carries the Lacoste spirit and original look, while the minimalist part of it gives it a more modern look.  Check out pictures and a video of the show here below:

Images: nymag.com (ImaxTree)


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What’s With NY Fashion Week So Far?

NY Spring 2011 Fashion Week is still happening and has been since September 9th, with many designers and so many different looks to love, hate, or just errr not care about.  I tend to like designs that look more wearable for the woman walking down the street, but also those that are striking, or make you say “oohh, interesting!”.  So often we get opinions from different noted fashion critics about who did the best so far during fashion week, and usually it is about who has been the most original and who delivers a refreshing collection in comparison to the others.  But as I said, to me they have to be wearable for the woman out in the world and/or striking to my eye.  From day to evening wear, there are definitely reoccurring looks through the shows.  Head accessories (turban or hats), scarves also used as belts, bows, 40’s/50’s, 60’and 70’s looks, the homme (ie. man) look, Asian elements and colors, the Dame or lady look, and also fitted and sexy designs with Pastel and soft colors, as well as soft, fluid, and slinky materials….Yeah a lot going on.  Since it would take forever to show you all the looks, here is a peak at some of the looks and designs during this NY Sprg/011 Fashion Week as of Thursday September 16th

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Images from WWW.NYMAG.com (by ImaxTree) and Music by Por Mi Camino/instrumental


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