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LIP Fillers & Why Is Everyone Getting Them?!

If you spy on my browsing history you will 100% assume that I’m looking to get lip fillers. For the past few days I’ve watched every youtube video of girls getting lip fillers, only one out of which decided to get them dissolved. I’ve read articles, blogposts of lovers and haters of this lip filler beauty trend.

Why? No, I am not getting them. Not that there’s anything wrong with it… I just don’t think I need them. I have normal lips that look plumper with the help of lipstick and lip-liner if I want them fuller… so I am happy like this. Thank you mama. Thank you God.

However I am trying to understand why almost every single girl or woman is getting them, and if she’s not getting them she’s thinking about it. Is it really a beauty trend, or is the needle non-invasive cosmetic surgery cashing up on all our insecurities?

Are we all so insecure that we’d rather all just look alike than accept our native features?

And when did certain face-features become beauty trends?

Remember that big bum trend a few years back… how fucked up was that? Isn’t this just the same ol’ shit, only less expensive and invasive.

There is the argument that if you want a big butt, then you eat more carbs and lift more weights, and it’ll grow eventually, but if you want bee-stung lips naturally the closest you’ll ever get to them is to literally let a pack of bees bite you. So there’s that…

I’m not in any way blaming or shaming girls, boys, women who get lip fillers, as I’m a proud specimen myself of about 56,987,999 insecurities. So if you think big full lips will help you stand taller, and grow prouder get them, but you see while I love people who love themselves I kinda hate the fact that we’re all dancing around the same bloody problem, and instead of embracing our tiny flaws we’re re-drawing our faces to fit a mould that looks pretty on Instagram.

In this journey of trying to understand the motivation behind bee-stung lips I gotta say that to my surprise the recipients were mostly girls who already had a perfect mouth. For real!? The rest were people who genuinely desired a normal-full lips look.

Bottom line is… I applaud it as long as it looks natural and does not perpetuate the plastic look. Amen to that!

Who is to blame for the lip fillers phenomenon?

  • social media and it’s projection of just one beauty standard (full lips, tanned skin, but not too dark, blue eyes, great long healthy thick hair, almond shape eyes, perfect eyebrows, high cheeks, tiny nose, perfect chin, no wrinkles, no flaws).
  • celebrities
  • beauty apps
  • Kylie Jenner?

On one hand Kylie Jenner’s lip fillers are not to be blamed per se, cause people got their lips done way before her. What she did was turn this whole new-face-situation into a beauty trend, and lift the tabu off of lip injections. Which is actually great. She shed some light into the whole financial and facial situation of the lip fillers and that is something worth valuing. But I think she went overboard.

But then again, who the hell am I to judge. What I would like to judge is the promotion and over-advertising of such features as natural thus inducing the idea of a certain beauty trend for young girls who are just discovering themselves. Hell some of these faces and photos of perfectly sculptured pouts and mouths can make a grown ass woman feel like crap on a bad day. It’s fucking tricky.

Yet… like all things in life it does not last forever.

Why is everyone getting lip fillers? 

Because they can. I really think it’s that simple. It’s not too expensive and it’s temporary. Some remain hooked, some go overboard, for some it remains a one-time thing. I think it mostly depends on the age, how confident you are, how exposed you are – cause people who are Insta famous, or makeup artists do tend to get behind this trend more, for no other reason than constantly being scrutinised by themselves, by online, by trends, by likes etc. We’re humans, and we tend to pick at ourselves more than we tend to praise ourselves.

God knows the first thing I look at in a photo is whether or not I look decent and half the time I’m not at all 100% loving it, but I try to brush off any insecure thoughts. It’s a process y’all.


I love the fact that these days it’s so easy to fix anything with a needle and some cash. But I do sometimes think about the 80s and the 90s and all those beauty and model icons… they were so different in face features and looks. Yet equally beautiful.

We can’t trick time for too long and we can’t overwrite nature without a few consequences, but a few nips and tricks can certainly come in handy once in a while. #balancebeauty

And maybe it’s not a big deal after all, right!

xoxo D.

 

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VINYL Trend 2018: Risque OR Sophisticated?!

In order to understand the greatness and hotness of vinyl trend in 2018, first of all let me take you back to the 90s MTV days, when Lisa I’Anson, Simone Angel, Davina, Cat Deeley, and Eden (my all time fave!!!!), alongside the 90s supermodels set the tone in fashion and style for us teens and pre-teens all over the world. Oh. My. God. They were like the best dressed and the most fun with a style that was so easy to copy if you had the age and the balls. I did on certain occasions. (cropped tops, dark nails, lips, chokers, big shoes, low waist). But what I secretly always wanted to wear and never got around to was vinyl! Maaaan… a pair of vinyl trousers, paired with a cropped sweater and a faux fur shaggy coat. Dayumn. Eden wore this outfit once, and 10 years later it’s still one of my fave. Liv Tyler also wore it in Aerosmith video. It was the go-to-cool-hot look if you were a teenager or 20 something. So I guess being slightly younger at that time was my excuse to sit it out.

Fast forward a billion years to today, and here comes Cat-woman. I would legit wear vinyl head to toe were it socially un-awkward. For others. I sat it out once, I will not do it again. I am after all a lover of leather, patent, vinyl, whatever… as long as it’s glossy and looks like liquid sign me up and paint me all over.

What is the vinyl trend 2018? 

Vinyl is a style of leather, patent leather to be more specific, the kind that’s very glossy and shiny, and looks liquid if the items are fitted on the body. So many designers showed 2018 SS collections packed with vinyl and PVC that I literally cannot wait for summer, so… with leather being a huge trend still, and red and black vinyl pants invading the Instagram feed… I figured it’s time to embrace the vinyl trend 2018 massive comeback and start having fun with this fabric.

Bloggers everywhere seem to love love love vinyl pants and mini skirts. Fashion Weeks this years have been graced with some of the best street styles ever, vinyl coats being majorly present.

How to wear vinyl trend 2018 like a grown-up?

First of all define grown-up, and second of all, do we really care? Or am I so vinyl set and thirsty that I’m  willing to throw my pride out the window?

A little bit of both. the great thing about vinyl is that it looks glossy and incredibly sleek and shiny aka elegant in a very dramatic way, so if worn properly it’s a great pick for any age and most occasions.

If however it’s too skimpy, and paired wrongly with racy pieces and excessive hair and makeup – it tends to look cheap and costume-like.

In order to pull off the vinyl trend 2018 try to pair it with more contrasting pieces and fabrics:

  • knits
  • cotton shirts
  • faux furs
  • beanies
  • chunky sweaters
  • hoodies
  • sports clothes
  • sneakers
  • tweed
  • checkered prints

The outcome is pure sophistication rather than risqué vibes.

You get the latter though by wearing very daring pieces such as Kim Kardashian’s Atsuko Kudo nude dress. A brilliant designer with some of the hottest and most tasteful pieces out there. Second-skin like, too hot for school. Thigh high red vinyl stiletto boots, red vinyl coat or mini dress as tight as those abs, paired with fishnets – all are very risqué yet not necessarily bad, if done properly.

Red and black vinyl pants are huge this season: they look great paired with a more chunky soft sweater, an oversized hoodie, or a button-down big shirt for office wear topped with a blazer. Simple ankle boots with a small chunky heel look great, sneakers, chelsea boots, motorcycle boots. Stilettos look great for more sexy styles.

Mini vinyl skirts look great paired with tucked in t-shirts, turtlenecks, coats, and ankle boots.

Vinyl coats are such a statement and they are the polished version of any coat, they’re like the superhero costume we could all use every now and then.

Street style inspo:

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So unless you do wear vinyl as part of some costume, or unless you’re auditioning for some risqué role play, I say vinyl trend 2018 is pure sophistication with a grain a risqué, a risqué I’ll take and flaunt if I have to, but I’ll be damned if I sit it out. #challangemyself

You know what: either fashion is more fun lately (as it used to be), or I am on some cloud #9 of sartorial debauchery.

xoxo D.



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Oversized Puffer Jackets: Why The Sudden Fashion Obsession?

Whatever I click on these days it’s most likely wearing oversized puffer jackets. Whatever shop you’ll go to in the next months it will shove a puffer down your throat. Even my closet is not exempt from this fall 2018 trend. Like I said, they are everywhere, and tbh I love it!

Rewind 10 years back and I was a puffer jacket hater, 100%. Up until a year or two ago when forced by the freezing degrees I had to face after workout every day in winter, I decided to get one. “That’s it, I thought, I’m done freezing my ass and risking a flu. I’m ready to look like an elephant. Maybe I’ll be so lucky to pull off a flamingo-in-a-puffer look.” There’s only so many coats, and layers, and faux fur one can do in winter, right? So I bought this orange puffer jacket (Instagram pic of me wearing it) that I swear to God became my fave jacket (similar here). It’s easy to put on, to take off, and keeps you so cozy and warm. And I don’t look like an elephant in it, nor a flamingo who had a big burger. I look normal. #orangeinspired

Why is fashion and everyone so obsessed with oversized puffer jackets all of a sudden? 

What is it about these gigantic enormous coats that are the least flattering coats of all times that have us smitten with them all of a sudden. And it’s not just the sartorial fashion week crowd, nor the famous supermodel squads or cool street stylers. No. It’s everyone, from designers showing puffers in their runway collections to the damn fashion victims everywhere who basically ruin any good trend the moment they make it so mainstream and wrong you don’t wanna wear that piece just to not be associated with them. You know what I mean?

But thank God for the billions of puffer jacket out there. I think it’s safe to say there’s a style for everyone.

Meanwhile the ‘why’ lingers… I think the rise of the oversized puffer jackets has a lot to do with the rise of athletic wear, sports gear, activewear, which tbh is more than a trend, it’s a lifestyle that once belonged to a small group of people and now became mainstream so everyone started wearing their clothes, because 1) they’re comfy, 2) they look cool, and 3) if you happen to actually workout, they save time.

So… our love for activewear stretched to winter coats and designers are simply having fun and giving us what we want. Why pair your leggings with a coat and be cold, huh? Or why should you recycle your winter looks from one or two years ago – coats, vests, faux furs – when there’s this not-so-little jacket that looks way too cool for school and actually works for most looks and styles?

Add this to the rise of 80s in fashion, and you have a case of some of the best looks out there. Sports meets 80s meets oversized urban Yeezy styles, all wrapped up in glam or edge, or even smart office wear. Yes you read that right.

Our love for a more laid back vibe is at the core of all this change in fashion and personal style. The oversized puffer is cool. Sure, there’s no way it will replace a camel coat, or those bath robe amazing winter coats, those furs and faux furs we love, but it’s a great piece to rock every now and then. Especially in freezing degrees.

What oversized puffer jackets styles are IN this season?

Like anything great in life… the bigger the better. #lol The puffers of 2018 look like fluffy colourful marshmallows, so big they can fit 3 people in there, and are usually worn low on the back, or just one shoulder a la late 80s New Kids On The Block. They’re boxy, with a back side sticking out as if you’re actually wearing a box, with puffed ‘collars’ and sot of slouchy cuts.

They can also be very long like massive duvets that you wrap yourself into. Rihanna is the queen of wearing  these, without losing an inch of her sex appeal, in case you wondered about that kinda stuff.

How to wear oversized puffer jackets even if you’re not sporty, or on winter holiday?

They do look amazing in winter when you’re living it up in some sky resort or just taking a walk around town and pretending you;re a tourist. And take it from me, they do look great over your gym outfits. Sooner, rather than later you’ll be wearing the puffer when running errands, weekend shopping and so on. It’s easy in these circumstances.

But what about office wear, and going out? Meetings, going to lunch, dinner, meeting people outside the gym or that sky resort?

Throw that sucker puffer on whatever the hell you are wearing, including heels, stilettos, kittens, block. You can wear them over dresses, over the knee boots, sweaters and jeans, power suits. It’s all a beautiful mess. Eclectic.

It looks great paired with crop tops, which you can actually wear in winter cause the puffer will keep you warm. It looks fab with hoodies and sunglasses a la 90s.

It wok with layers (not that you need them), with dresses, with skirts, shorts… sky’s the limit.

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It’s just a jacket I know, but I feel like it’s the best thing that’s happened in a while. #Ihavenolife

xoxo D.

 

 

 

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Best SWEATERS To Shop For This Season!

Sweaters to autumn are like bikinis to summers, so the more the merrier. When it comes to this season the best sweaters to shop for and wear are pretty much same as always. We live and dress by the mantra all is in, so you can even rock your old knitted tops and refresh them them a little by pairing them with something new and trendy.

Or… if you love to always dabble a bit into the newest and chicest things out there then shopping you must not refrain from.

What are the best sweaters to shop for?

  • classic nudes
  • black
  • white
  • red
  • massive sweaters, oversized cuts
  • cropped
  • solid coloured
  • block colour
  • printed
  • Celine soft nude tone sweaters
  • Gucci wild funky retro psychedelic styles
  • Marni retro prints
  • H&M classics
  • Missguided hot sweaters for date night
  • fitted
  • turtlenecks
  • cut-outs
  • asymmetric
  • fuzzy
  • fluffy
  • cable knit
  • hooded
  • too long
  • vintage inspired

Absolutely all you love is wearable and all you can find can be styled brilliantly. From massive brands like Celine or Marc Jacobs to affordable shops like boohoo, H&M – everyone’s selling something worth splurging on.

Sweaters are the jackets of autumn and spring, and they’re the best layering for winter. They look amazing with anything and for almost any occasion.

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xoxo D.

 

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Activewear Shopping

You know I have this theory – when all is blue #Mondaylife, shop; when all is pink and rainbows, shop. Shopping, much like wine never fails us, yet unlike the latter we can splurge on it anytime, all the time. Add this mantra to the active life that’s so fashionably IN these days and you have what I like to call a recipe to sooth your soul.

Everyone give it up for: activewear shopping. 

TBH you don’t even need to exercise or love working out, you can just wear the clothes. How cool do you look running the world in heels and tracksuits? Right?!!! btw I ain’t joking. How amazing do weekend errands feel when you do them in leggings and crop tops? And how badass do you feel when you pair anything with your Ivy Park or Adidas sweatshirt.  Love it or hate it, do it or don’t, active life is happening and it looks better in activewear. And if you love all its sides you know how importante shopping for gym clothes is, right?! Except cake, pizza, or wine, nothing is better.

Activewear shopping is still #1 Monday hobby, and today I give you sales and deals that’ll leave you day-dreming and maybe motivate your inner ninja.

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Which reminds me, I have some leftover chocolate cake. #Liveyourdreams

xoxo D.

 

 

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Yellow Lemonade.

When life gives you hot summer days you drink lemonade and hit the pool.

Or you work on a photoshoot.  #BloggerLife

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We’ve all got a bit of glam diva in ourselves, God knows I do. But lately it’s been asleep #sleepingbeauty until last week, when forced by circumstances outside my control I was forced to step out of my lazy slob zone – we’ll call it comfort zone – and put a little more effort into my looks. Beyond jeans and a tee that is.

Memories of times when I wore heels all day every day came back. Of glam nights around town. Or extra bling, and super bold lips (actually this one’s the one thing I kept and like to think kinda mastered along the growing up ride).

And I got to thinking if I woke up my inner sleeping beauty what the hell would she wear? I went a bit all out and carried away by the heat of summer, and the excitement of my new #BringBackTheGLAM project so I did it all. Mini skirt, check. Leather, check. Heels, check, Lips, check, Cami top, check.

On the bright side I kept it simple in all black, and restrained from excessive accessories.

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Photos by Cosmin Straut.

xoxo

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3 Office Outfits For Summer With Clothes You Already Have!

Sometimes you love to dress up, and lay out your office outfits for summer 3 days in advance, but sometimes you just can’t be bothered. It’s fine. I mean somewhere between not falling asleep fast enough on Sunday, and that Monday blues and never-enough-coffees who gives a shite about fashion anyway? What to wear suddenly sounds like the most idiotic question ever.

“Like, seriously, you should be so lucky I actually bothered to put on pants today. Ugh.’ #thoughts

Shocking as this may sound, eves us – fashion gurus and style stalkers get tired once in a while, and feel no jazz whatsoever when it comes to our office outfits for summer, let alone shop for them. Best case scenario we could use a style assistant. Or rewind a few years back to kindergarten and first grades and we’ll take whatever our moms laid out for us. Ahhhh! Worst case scenario, open your closet, stretch out your hand, hand touches clothes, pick one, or more, put in on, and hope for the best.

It’s called dressing up as an adult.

Therefore, all you need is pants, skirts, basic tops, and dresses. To jazz it up throw in a polished big bag, a pair of sunglasses and some gold jewellery.

1.PANTS: office outfits for summer.

A bottom style, alongside the skirt that is required in public, hence in office situations. Whether they’re the most plain boring pair of pants in the world, or bight and printed in funky styles, culottes, long, cigarette, dressy, stretchy, black, white, red – normally all pants (sans jeans) are office appropriate.

Easiest way to wear them: wear a plain white or black t-shirt (or a button down), a pair of simple heels (stilettos, block), sandals, ballet flats, a big massive tote bag, sunglasses and jewellery if you want.

TIP: go for high waist, not too tight.

2. SKIRTS: office outfits for summer.

Anything that’s around the knees (even above a few inches) is usually great for office outfits for summer. Pencil skirts tend to look more professional, but summer is the perfect season to wear more causal skirt styles, pleated skirts, flirty, floral, midi, even denim (midi length).

Pair them with a simple top: t-shirt, bodysuit, silky blouse, blazer, flats, heels, even sneakers if the code permits.

TIP: flirty pretty skirts look best for office in monochromatic outfits and flats. Very summer’ish. Pencil styles work better with any type of heel.

3. DRESSES: office outfits for summer

There’s no way around this: dresses are the easiest things to wear. You need one item + shoes + bag and you’re ready. From super dressy pencil cut dresses to more tea-inspired, flirty styles  – the dresses you can wear to office in summer are infinite. As long as the length is decent, and the fabric is not see-through, you can literally go for anything: shirt dresses, tea-dresses, tight and fitted, boxy, flirty.

TIP: avoid spaghetti straps and too short hemlines and you’re safe.

Hope this was helpful! 🙂 xoxo

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How To Have Great Style?

The good news is you’re born with it. The bad news is… you’re born with it. When it comes to great style and the good side of it few people out there have it all figured out. Truth is we’ve all been victims of the 2000s and the 80s and the bad outfits. If you love fashion it comes with the territory really. So if you haven’t taken a walk on the ugly side of style a few times, you haven’t lived well sartorially speaking.

Right?

Great style comes with your DNA really and a little practice. Irony is, it has so little to do with fashion per se it’s scary and refreshing at the same time.

Have you noticed how some people look good no matter what they wear, and how the saying ‘it’s not what you wear but how you wear it’ is truer than never for these folks?

On the other hand, opposite them are the ones who no matter what they wear they can’t get it right. Give ’em a plain tee and a pair of classic Levis and they’ll fucking ruin it.

The difference between the two lots lies precisely in the true essence of style.

A person with a great style, no matter if it’s a busy and opulent kinda situation or a minimal and simple one will have her/his shit together – fashion wise – from head to toe. The hair, the makeup, the attitude, the shoes, the nails, are all keys in having a dope style. How you are as a person, what you like, who you fancy, what you eat, how you laugh, what you enjoy doing – have more to do with a great style, or a well contoured  personal style, more so than fashion trends and following the must-haves lists out there.

A great style stands the test of time and the person wearing it will have that je ne sais quoi quality to themselves and their outfits no matter what they have on. Period.

What do people with great style have in common?

  • they know damn well what they like or don’t like
  • they stick to basics
  • they don’t take fashion seriously, so they will either have fun with clothes, hence have a great adventurous style, OR their looks will be just a consequence of all their sums and selves you know.
  • they have good taste
  • they enjoy clothes but are not slaves to fashion
  • they pay attention to details
  • they have go-to outfits
  • they are effortless

Why do some folks have a not-so-great style?

The opposite pole has people with less blessed style DNAs, and as much as it pains me to be such a bitch, I gotta say it: stop trying so much y’all. I see them every day and they flock like a circus crowd whenever there’s an event close by, and I don’t mean a circus like a Fashion Week kinda thang you know. Nope. I mean like bad taste. Plain ugly.

Bad style comes from a desperate place and a lack of self-education or information. You can’t wear 123,678 trends into one outfit. Okay, you can but FYI you’re not as cool as you think. Trendy? Oh yes. #notacompliment

In bad style’s defence one must say it ain’t easy staying on the good side with all the retail chains and online sales bombarding us with way too many fads. But, in fashion as in life, not all humans have their shit together. Those who can dress well regardless of the fads, and can pick from the fads what looks good and cool on them – well my friend they’re the lucky ones.

Is there any great-style-hope in the cards for ugly dressers?

Of course it takes a great style-ER to spot another great style-ER… so I wonder – is everything in vain  in this good versus bad style battle?

And is there such a thing as educated style? Can one evolve and grow sartorially speaking? All would be lost without hope you know. So yes there is such a thing.

Bottom line is, some people can wear all the crap in the world at once and pull it off amazingly, while some ruin a plain good ol’ LBD the minute they put it on.

Be opened to anything new, learn all the time, don’t take clothes seriously, love fashion, when in doubt stick to black, jeans and a white tee, avoid too tight clothes, and keep you jewellery minimal. Hair wise say no to overly done hairstyles, and makeup wise if you wanna make a statement wear bold lips. If you’re good with make and hair though, do your thing!

Also, know your fortes and play them.

Below I’ve personally picked a few items that are so fab you can’t fuck it up. Of course I ain’t the fucking guru here, God knows I have my bad days… and lazy outfits, and overly done looks, but I’d like to think I’m learning every day.

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Love ya’. xoxo

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2017 OSCARS Red Carpet: Best & Worst Dressed

Last night was one of the biggest and most eventful nights in Hollywood Oscars’s history. Viola Davis won her Oscar being the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award for acting.  Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor being the first muslim to win this award, La La Land won best picture. Oh, sorry, no, scratch that. It was Moonlight. That’s how it went down. Oh… and the red carpet seemed poor in ‘wow’s’ and stunning best dressed.

I decided to not sugar coat anything. I’m already having major sweets craving, I don’t need such temptation in my life. So I will be direct and subjectively honest when it comes to 2017 Oscars red carpet. It was one of the worst red carpets. Yes, there were obviously best dressed actresses and those who were looked beyond amazing and stunning and my heart literally skipped a beat, but there were too few.

I also felt like everyone was waiting for this carpet to make a fashion statement be it edgy or classic and most didn’t. They actually blew it. It’s like they stayed for so long in anticipation mode that they eventually got bored and didn’t bother too much.

Best dressed – Oscars 2017 Red Carpet

Viola Davis looked beyond perfect. The dress was a simple gorgeous mermaid in the best colour ever. Red looks insane on her and she pulled it off like a winner! I loved the entire look, form dress to hair and makeup. She looked beautiful. Emma Stone in Givenchy was the perfect image of how to wear gold’ish tones. I LOVED the contrast of the dress with her darker red hair and bold makeup up. So fashion and old Hollywood. Continuing the golden love was Jessica Biel who pulled off a very risky look if you ask me. She looked amazing, but the dress as gorgeous it is, has a bit of that army/ripped fabric effect. Even a bit of Flintstones fashion vibe. Nevertheless I loved it. I’m loving long sleeves on red carpet dresses more and more. It also had this 70s glam vibe to it.

Olivia Culpo – OH MY GOD! Stunning. Perfection. Beautiful. It’s simple, dramatic, very sexy in such a classic 20s roaring dazzling way it’s irresistible. I love the black belt and the contrasting dark nails. Love her hair and makeup. Ah…. I am in love with this look.

Ruth Negga. Are you kidding me? SLAY! This is beyond perfect and I think she took a massive risk here to go for a full on dramatic look, so powerful, and visually so strong for the Oscars, when everyone plays it safe, that it’s insane she did that, and pulled it off 100000%. LOVED the dress, the boho-romatic-dramatic-high-fashion style, loved the hair, the makeup. Beautiful.

Sofia Carson was wow. Simplicity and classic to the core and done with supreme perfection. I love how she was not afraid to keep it minimal and simple. That red lip was the only extravagance she went for and it payed off big time. Gorgeous.

Isabelle Huppert looked so elegant, beautiful and effortless. I love that she went for a very glamorous but relaxed dress, in which she looked comfortable. She killed it.

Okay, Darby Stanchfield looked amazing, but what the hell is up with the cape dress. My friend and fellow blogger Vanessa, over at Budding Fashionista blog said so well: ”the white cape dress. Is Hollywood not over it yet?”. Apparently not, but I’m over it. I love everything about this look, from the dress, to the colour, the cut, the upper part, the flowy rich bottom, the earrings, the hair, I even love the damn cape, but WE ARE OVER IT. Karlie Kloss, really?! Yes it’s all nice and rainbows and butterflies, but I don’t get the cape. I never really loved it, it always felt it was a bit shoved down my throat, but I took it cause it was different, classic, high fashion whatever… Now I’m done.

Emma Roberts looked very pretty, but what I didn’t really like was that dirty yellow’ish white part of the dress. It was a good look, a very classic with an edge style and she pulled it off.

Taraji P. Henson. STOP. Bow down bitches. I love love love love love this dress, and how she was feeling it too. Massive style crush and hotness. Love that she kept it sexy and simple, with just a statement necklace and high slit. It’s the classic red carpet sexy dress that we haven’t seen in such a long time, and I’m so glad she did this look.

Giniffer Goodwin had another version of Ruth Nega’s dress. Different style, same dress sort of. Major faux pas. But she looked good. Ava DuVernay stunning!!!! Again the long sleeves rule. Perfection.

Kirsten Dunst was oh. my. god. Too beautiful. She owned this dramatic very glam style. Chrissy Teigen… cape. And she’s like so in our face lately. Literally speaking. She always looks good. That’s all imma say about it.

Nicole Kidman… Can we all take a moment and say a big thank you and a standing ovation. She finally nailed it. My God, it took only like a 1,567,046,944 red carpets worst dressed lists but she did it. It’s all in the simple choices.

Priyanka Chopra she’s so stunning this woman can wear anything. I don’t know how this dress looks from the side, but from the front I love it.

Brie Larson looks sooooo pretty and refined. She looks like a designer’s stunning sketch. It’s glamorous, elegant, classic, beautiful. Love the hair and makeup too.

Naomie Harris looked sleeked and elegant and beautiful but I still think it was not very Oscar’ish. What the hell do I know?

Worst dressed – 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

[[[[ I am so curious to watch E! red carpet show and Fashion Police and find out what the hell is up with Giuliana Rancic’s dress. I am devastated. I don’t get it: the design is – what the hell is it? the fabric looks like shit, and the colour is great but not on her. Bad photo?! ]]]]] ;’*you guys…. this was my first thought. I have just caught a glimpse of her on E! red carpet talking about the dress and I love it. It was a bad photo. #happyagain

I know everyone was so excited over Zuri Hall‘s dress. I just think they’re all insane. That long waist is horrible, and while the dress is pretty colour wise and those appliqués are amazing, and the colour is fantastic on her, and her hair and makeup are great – that design  looks off on her (and on anyone else for that matter), a bit ill fitted, and not right, I don’t care how high fashion it was supposed to be.

Stacy London. Are you fucking kidding me? I have no words. The hair is great, the earrings are amazing, the colour of the dress is perfect for her… but all of them together, for the Oscars… did she lose a bet or something? And what in the name of the Lord is up with those shoes. Is this like a social experiment?

Blanca Blanco… …. …. you guys am I crazy or is this dress a bit great and hideous at the same time? I adore the sandals and the dress is major high fashion, that slit is perfect, but something makes me hate it. Maybe the overly puffy shoulders or that red belt…

Felicity Jones and Raphaela Neihausen… girls, we know Alicia Vickander wore that yellow dress at the Oscars last year or so, but that doesn’t mean it’s a ticket to winning best dressed. Hence your situation this year. I don’t like the dresses. Simple as that. I’m not a big fan of tea-lenght and certainly not at the Oscars. They’re not ugly of course… but I’m not feeling them.

Teresa Palmer – long waist, belt? What?! It’s like stylists and designers have agreed to make some people at the Oscars look not so flattering. She’s stunning either way… but that dress is not.

Leslie Mann shut down the internet with her dress, and everyone in fashion was in awe of how amazing she looked. I was un-impressed. It was wrinkled, and she looked like she ran off from a fashion shoot before they finished up her look.

Janelle Monae did exactly the opposite – she stayed with the glam team and the designers way too long, until they added all they could and then some on her dress and her look altogether. She looked too done, overly embellished, busy, too much.

Okay, can we all please talk about Dakota Johnson‘s dress, but without the pretentious fashion bullshit? Again the world’s sartorials died and said she killed it. She killed us, that’s what she did. Did you guys like it? I thought it looked hideous. I mean… yeah very cool and edgy and editorial FOR AN EDITORIAL. But it was wrinkled, it was sad, it was willowy, it was crying on her for God’s sakes. No?! Am I alone here?

Michelle Williams… she’s a very pretty girl but her style is so not my style, and I can’t for the love of me like it. Where’s the makeup, and the glam? It’s the Oscars for the love of God. I know she is wearing makeup, and jewellery, and she looks simple and pretty but something about this look I’m not feeling.

Alicia Vickander came out of the shower put on some dress (again the long waist), some diamond necklace and showed up. Btw… you forgot your makeup and you left your hair in your bun.

Scarlett Johansson was a no no. What the hell did she wear, last Tuesday’s vomit? She’s in this rockroll edgy phase I think. I don’t like it. Salma Hayek just wore her glam nightgown and didn’t bother too much. Ah well… we were all in pyjamas too at that point, why bother.

Charlize Theron and Halle Berry. Why? Maybe it’s just me but I thought they looked kinda meh. Bored. Not wow. Charlize Theron’s dress was too much fabric, and wrong hair, and colour of the dress. Bad styling. And Halle’s was great, but I think the hair ruined it. There I said it. You can now judge me and hate me.

Your turn.

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The Holy Trinity: 3 Accessories You Need Right Now

We all love things that come in threes, right? Men in three-piece suits. Cheese, tomato, and pepperoni on a pizza. Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Hmm… Destiny’s Child? The point is that three is a strong number, and this rule of awesome things coming in threes definitely applies to your accessories. Right now, we’re talking a fantastic trio of watch, necklace, and a pair of earrings (okay, that’s technically four things, but let’s quickly move on).

These accessories can turn a good outfit into a great outfit – small touches that can complement your clothing in big ways. Bigger choices don’t always mean better, as often it’s simply about what works well with your chosen outfit. So, mix and match as much as you like, but just make sure you’ve got some good options to work with. And that’s why we’re here!

Watches

Let’s start with watches. A thing that looks gorgeous and tells the time? What’s not to love! You might think the humble watch is outdated now that we’re never far from some sort of digital device that displays a clock, but the justifications to wear a watch are numerous. First off, they are a great reason not to constantly check your phone, but secondly, watches are yet another way to showcase a piece of your style. Marie Claire writes that, “The wrist is a window into the soul,” but whether or not you believe in that, their blog post on celebrity watch choices is a fascinating look into how diverse timepieces can be.

Whilst we’re not suggesting that you have to keep up with the celebrity Joneses and pick up a few Cartier or Rolex watches on your weekly grocery shop, Swiss-made watches really are the bee’s knees when it comes to beauty and style. However, going down the pre-worn route is definitely a solid life-hack, as you get the same great watch, but at a far cheaper price. Browse through an online seller like this and see what takes your fancy.

Necklaces

Next up is the necklace. It can actually be hard to find the right necklace for you. With so many shops and online stores selling cool and interesting designs, you’d be forgiven for being a bit overwhelmed at the choice! However, if you only buy one necklace this year, make it something unique. Introducing: Origami animal jewelry. It’s hard not to marvel at the simple-but-beautiful designs, and no matter what type of animal you connect with the most, there is bound to be something for you. These are also just a fun conversation starter! Who wouldn’t make a comment about a golden origami crane or a silver origami fox?

Earrings

Finally, we come to earrings to complete the trio. In the past, we’ve covered larger statement earrings, but now we want to make a case for studs. Statement earrings may not suit your style, as you may wish for something less conspicuous and bold, but if you want that cherry on top to complete your outfit, then we have to recommend one of these choices. Pearl studs are an obvious first choice, as some of the classiest women out there are known to rock these; such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, and Kate Middleton. Then of course the above link covers diamond studs, multi-stone studs, and even snail studs (wait, what?)… now you’ll have to look!

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