Sunday, September 25, 2011

Style Inspiration - Toni Garrn for Muse Fall 2011

German Model Toni Garrn's shots from the Muse Fall 2011 edition is a style inspiration. Toni styled in the 90s look looks absolutely gorgeous and stylish. The shots are beautiful against the red backdrop making it look sexy and glam. So digging the black and white Ferragamo outfit.

Dress - Marios  Schwab

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New love: Jill Stuart's Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Honestly I am not one of those persons who loves pastels and candy colours. I am usually attracted by the likes of blacks and bright hues and, until I saw Jill Stuart's Spring 2012 collection, even the slightest thought of adding pastels was enough to have me snapping away. Like I said, until I saw Jill's collection. The moment I browsed through I was completely smitten by it. So much so that I already bought a one shouldered dress in the candy green colour.

Jill Stuart's SS2012 collection was feminity at its fullest with clean silhouettes accentuated by light pastels (baby pinks, mint greens, powder blue, burnt oranges and sunshine yellows), which were accessorised with disheveled hair and gold plated platform shoes in the same colour palette. Cottons and crepe silks were the dominant fabrics in the collection which gave it the conventional simplicity and feminism, sticking true to Stuart-ism.

Colour blocking was ubiquitous, with expected exceptions, but it maintained the supremely demure touch with most looks restraining to maximum two tones from the colour palette. The strength of red was softened by the beige and neutrals while the soft pink muted the brightened yellows and the playful graphic details with orange on yellow were the deal-maker. She let the fabrics, cuts, colour clashing and the prints do the talking, not complicating with too much detailing (with the exception of pleats that structured the flowy skirts and scalloped hems) which is what floored me.

Pretty much everything from her collection is wearable. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these yummy pieces.

Scroll down to see what I mean, starting off with my favourite piece on the top.

The platform heeled shoes with gold tones paired with the pastels in peep-toes, closed toes and strappy fronts were jaw dropping. The chunky heels, pastel colour palette with metallic gold touches and Mary-Janish ankle straps are chic without sparing the comfort. I could spend the whole day shopping in those drool-worthy shoes.

Her collection was a pleasant change from the other runway collections have been browsing so far. It has that element of innocence, calmness coupled with sophisticated feminity. She totally nailed it!!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Trend Watch - Winter Brights

The fashion world shoots back on the economic crisis and gloomy winter with brights!!!! Yellows and oranges are making their way from your summer wardrobes to the 'it' trends for the winters.

Burnt oranges and all shades of yellow, especially mustard yellow is leading the colour palettes for 2011 winters.Grab a stylish orange coat or pick a shift dress in yellow or winter to wear it all seasons, but you ought to have these lively colours in your wardrobes this season.

Scroll down to see some of our picks to brighten up your winter wardrobe.

Left - Stylist Hayley next to her is Olivia Palermo

Beautify's PicksJ Brand Bright Orange Mid Rise Skinny Jean for $338.25
Reiss knitwear in orange
Aqua Parnassus Shoulder Pad Low Back Dress for £88
Marc by Marc Jacobs Jungle animal-print wool scarf £194.44

Extreme right Lonran Conrad

Beautify's Picks
Aldo peep toe pumps for £70
ASOS Slot Through Portfolio Clutch for £20
River Island Cowl Neck Stripe Belted Dress £28
Marni Necklace for £388
Zara Skinny Trousers for £35

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Celebrity Watch: Print Queen Solange Knowles

Better known as the younger sister of Beyonce, Solange Knowles is one of the most stylish persons. From her outfit choices, it appears that she loves prints and yeah she certainly is good at it, in fact I'd call her a pro at mixing prints. Whether it is pairing b/w geometric print with red shorts or wearing print on print or colour blocking her printed pants with pink halter, orange nails and mustard heels, her daring yet winning choices makes her the true 'Print Queen'.

Solange and Beyonce Knowles - Vera Wang Front Row Spring

This is one of my favourite looks. Solange is wearing a J. Crew outfit. I wish she'd just not paired that bag with it. But still it makes a great look.  Love the print mixing and colour blocking, two of the hottest looks paired together.

Solange Knowles attends Fashion Night Out at Lord & Taylor

Solange Knowles at Costume Institute Gala celebrating Alexander McQueen 

Solange Knowles attends the Mulberry 40th Anniversary celebration

Love how she paired the geometric print with solid coloured shorts, especially the black and white mix with red. Super like!!!
Solange Knowles attends the Honor Spring 2012 fashion show at MBFW

Solange Knowles at Total Management Fashion Show Party

Now how many women you know can work print clash? It only takes a print queen to rock a print clash look.
Solange Knowles at Luca Luca Fashion Show MBFW 2010

Solange Knowles at Svedka Vodka Party

Solange Knowles at Sephora 5th Avenue at FNO

She wears striped colour block INC top with cropped yellow pants, leopard print YSL heels. Looks amazing, and I am so digging that cuff she is wearing. Simple and stylish.

Do you like?

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get Jackie O Style

Inspiration Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie O, continues. Its almost like Jackie's been haunting me. You don't trust me? A few days ago I wrote my last post on Jackie and her style and ever since her style's been influencing my wardrobe choices. And it doesn't end here, I was just checking out some magazines to search for an article, and here I again found an article on Jackie O Style.

Here's the article for you:

If the text isn't clear in the above image here's a copy for you:
Center Title: "Jackie O - Her summer staples were simple cotton shifts and cropped trousers"
Top Left: "Style Tip - Keep your accessories colourful but ladylike"
Bottom right: "Style Tip - opt for pop of sorbet shades worn with white or neutrals"

You wanna get Jackie O Style?
Find the fresh picks from highstreet and designer labels selected by me on Fashiolista. Look for list Jackie O Style.

WOO ..... for her simple sophisticated style.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

My first shoe design in Real

Here's a first look at the first pair of shoes that came out of production after a lot of thoughts, research and explanations to the craftsman.

I am happy that something finally came to life. Its so annoying when you keep thinking about things and they don't take shape. So its a big relief that now I could come up with these pair after all.

Although they aren't exactly I had in mind, the craftsman was a man of his own will and despite clear guidance did put his own elements here and there; but I am still liking them. Considering the amount of hard work put in it.

Here's a Look I've put together around those shoes:

You like? Would love to get your feedback!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Style Icon - Jacqueline Kennedy

I was just doing some reading on fashion in 60s and 70s and got truly inspired by the Former First lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassisis. She is a true style icon who can give even today's fashionistas a run for their money. She was an embodiment of style and elegance and her understated glamour and sophisticated nature was adored by the fashion world. In fact her style has become an intrinsic part of the fashion world and her influence of many stylish women across the world continues even today. Every now and then when I flip through fashion magazines, I come across the term - 'in the style of Jackie O' re-stating her influence.

Sophisticated minimalistic ensembles adorning clean lines, smooth tailored suits, solid and striking colors, shift and A-line dresses, for day wear high-waisted trousers paired with a blouse or turtleneck sweater, an eye-catching yet spartan use of buttons and other adornments like pearls, brooches, her statement white gloves and low heeled pumps defined her style. She proved less is more with her elegant and minimalism.

Chanel jackets, Dior skirts, Hermes scarves, Valentino shirts and Givenchy dresses were dominant in her wardrobe.

I've found some images of some of her best looks showing her trademark style during and after the First Lady Status.

She shows how bright colours can also look sophisticated and elegant.

After her First Lady Status, she presented a new image with over-sized sunglasses, scarves which became her trademark style.

Her petite frame also added elegance to her looks, she looked effortlessly chic and stylish in whatever she wore.

I am quite digging this look of Jackie O. A long knitted tee paired with trousers and belted at waist, accessorized with loads of necklaces.

These two looks of Jackie are so timeless. Who can say this is dated? You can still wear this look and look a million bucks even today.

Women who are inspired by her style today include Victoria Beckham, Michelle Obama. They maintain their own individuality but you can see elements of Jackie O in their looks.

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