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Fashion Gets Military With Army Jackets!

With all the trends swirling around us like crazy there seems to be a general movement that makes it all happen. Style Clashing is the big thing now that embodies it all: from prints to chunky jewellery to lace, to evening skirts and heavy boots. If the ’80s were all about broad shoulders, bad make-up and big hair and the ’90s about grunge, the 2000s are about clashing styles. Wear your snickers with a feminine fancy dress, or your boots with an evening gown. Wear delicate pieces with heavy metal chunky jewellery.

military jacket

military jacket

Army Jacket Image via Aloha Rag

Army Jacket Image via Aloha Rag

In this new fashion revolution the Army Jacket takes a comfortable position and announces its huge comeback for Autumn 2012. The Army Jacket was quite a big hit in the ’90s (I remember fighting with my brother over an old/vintage army coat that must’ve belonged to our father) and then Olivia Palermo was rocking it on the streets of New York in fall 2010. Two years later… here we are hiding beneath the military coat on cold evenings or mornings. Oh, and trust me it does come in handy in a place like London. Sure mother always says never mix it with a business or feminine look, but I say it just makes it look stronger. Adds more power to it. It looks cool & rebel. The grungy washed out green, the spikes, the belts, the added colours… so many designs, cuts, patterns. You’ve gotta love it, right?

Balmain had a great collection packed with army jackets. Zara had a stunning army jacket in stores just last spring (still sorry I didn’t buy it). Celebrities rock the laid back sexy look and the streets are always the best place to spot this trend. One out of 5 people on the streets seems to be an ex-army soldier in washed out green jackets over T-shirts or business suits!

Here are a few looks of the Army Jacket I love so much…

Army Jacket Image via Teenvogue

Army Jacket Image via Teenvogue

military jacket - Balmain

military jacket – Balmain

Rihanna army jacket

Rihanna army jacket

Jessica Alba army jacket

Jessica Alba army jacket

army jacket in London image via Shopstyle

army jacket in London image via Shopstyle

army jacket

army jacket

Rihanna in army jacket at Coachella Festival 2011

Rihanna in army jacket at Coachella Festival 2011

Fearne Cotton army jacket

Fearne Cotton army jacket

Green Army Jacket - Burberry Prorsum

Green Army Jacket – Burberry Prorsum

Gwyneth Paltrow in army jacket

Gwyneth Paltrow in army jacket

Jessica Simpson in army jacket

Jessica Simpson in army jacket

Megan Fox in Military Jacket

Megan Fox in Military Jacket

military jacket

military jacket

military jacket - Balmain

military jacket – Balmain

Military Jacket - Marc Jacobs

Military Jacket – Marc Jacobs

military jacket on runway

military jacket on runway

military jackets

military jackets

military jacket

military jacket

military jackets Image via Stylepantry

military jackets Image via Stylepantry

military jackets Image via Teenvogue

military jackets Image via Teenvogue

Naomi Cambell in army jacket

Naomi Cambell in army jacket

Nicky Hilton in army jacket

Nicky Hilton in army jacket

Olivia Palermo in military jacket

Olivia Palermo in military jacket

Sienna Miller wearing army jacket

Sienna Miller wearing army jacket

Vanessa Hudgens in army jacket

Vanessa Hudgens in army jacket

Zara army jacket

Zara army jacket

Prada 2012 - Vintage Pleated Skirt
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2012 Skirt Trend. Pleats Please!

Ladies 2012 is the year of  The Pleated Skirts! Short, maxi, tea length, nude, colored, printed – with flats, boots or heels they make any woman look feminine & chic. Oh… and a bit retro. And we love it! Last autumn the designers’ collections had their share of pleats, and I thought what a cool trend for the cold days. Feminine and sexy in the middle of the cold blizzard. But the pleats were such a huge hit that the trend stuck with us throughout the four seasons and here we are in 2012 Summer still choosing the maxi or short pleated skirt for those hot days in the sun.

Prada 2012 - Vintage Pleated Skirt

Prada 2012 – Vintage Pleated Skirt

Silky & flowy, sweeping the floor or just hiding our bum the pleated skirt is turning into a wardrobe staple. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Diana Agron, Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth rock this look on the red carpet or in every day life  feeling feminine and sophisticated. Top designers like Prada, Gucci, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, Nanette Lepore lure all of us women into the retro modern world of beauty and style – with the pleats.

All throughout this year the streets were packed with pleats. Women were exploring and taking this trend to the next level. Whoever said pleats are only appropriate for the 5 o’clock tea party was so wrong. Long or short the pleated skirts can be worn with heels, sneakers, boots. You name it. For chilly days add a jumper, scarf, thick coloured tights &  jacket while keeping the skirt silky and summery. Be adventurous and mix & match all textures, styles and items into anything you feel. Throw in a vibrant nail polish, chunky jewellery and sunglasses for a rich sophisticated look.

I love to pair the pleated maxi, knee & over the knee length skirt with a belt, , leather jacket, T-shirt,  jumper & funky shoes! Here are some of my favourite street & runway looks and celebs rocking this trend!

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Kim Kardashian
Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 RTW - Pleated Skirt

Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 RTW – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Ashley Tisdale

2012 Pleated Skirt – Ashley Tisdale

2012 Pleated Skirt - Ashley Madekwe

2012 Pleated Skirt – Ashley Madekwe

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Chloe Moretz

2012 Pleated Skirt – Chloe Moretz

2012 Pleated Skirt - Clemence Poesy

2012 Pleated Skirt – Clemence Poesy

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Dress

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Diana Agron

2012 Pleated Skirt – Diana Agron

2012 Pleated Skirt - Diane Kruger

2012 Pleated Skirt – Diane Kruger

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Emmy Rossum

2012 Pleated Skirt – Emmy Rossum

 2012 Pleated Skirt - Fashion Vibe Blog

2012 Pleated Skirt – Fashion Vibe Blog

Gucci Resort 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Gucci Resort 2012 – Pleated Skirt

Jason Wu Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Jason Wu Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

Jill Stuart Spring Summer 2011 - Pleated Skirt

Jill Stuart Spring Summer 2011 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Kate Bosworth

2012 Pleated Skirt – Kate Bosworth

2012 Pleated Dress - Kim Kardashian

2012 Pleated Dress – Kim Kardashian

2012 Pleated Dress - Vancouver Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – Vancouver Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - London Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – London Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - Demi Lovato

2012 Pleated Dress – Demi Lovato

2012 Pleated Dress - Mila Kunis

2012 Pleated Dress – Mila Kunis

Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - New York Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – New York Street Style

Pintrest - 2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

Pintrest – 2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

Prada RTW Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Prada RTW Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Olivia Palermo

2012 Pleated Skirt – Olivia Palermo

2012 Pleated Skirt - Taylor Swift

2012 Pleated Skirt – Taylor Swift

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

Prada Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Prada Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Rihanna

2012 Pleated Skirt – Rihanna

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

 

 

 

 

2012 Marc Jacobs Sneakers
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The Sneakers. A ’90s Inspired Fashion Trend

A while ago I made a post on the ’90s fashion revival, with a bit of insecurity to be honest with you, as I thought I may have not spotted a trend, but more of a fad… Well seems to me the ’90s fashion inspired looks are here to stay. From the High Street to the runways- with the sneakers comeback we are witnessing a dip in the grunge-cool era of fashion. It’s as if we’re all a bit to tired of the studied, clean, safe looks and just want to feel free, cool, experiment and not give a damn about the rules. Kitsch looks, grunge-sporty outfits and un-styled styles are becoming quite refreshing fashion trends.

2012 Marc Jacobs Sneakers

2012 Marc Jacobs Sneakers

2012 Christian Louboutin Sneakers

2012 Christian Louboutin Sneakers

Apart from the washed out jeans, the denim jackets, the flannel, the boots – the ’90s revival in 2012 summer seems to be all about being sexy, comfortable & a bit rebellious. The Sneakers are back! From the classic black & white converses to designer ones – the sneakers are cooling down & styling up the feet of celebs & non-VIPs. Christian Louboutin Sneakers & Marc Jacobs 2012 Sneakers Collections are ones of my favourites. Classic ’90s styles mixed with today’s edginess, a punk’ish/sporty vibe, sexy, young and nonchalant. A reinvented original shoe craze! The sneaker invasion has taken over the high street brands, designer shows and collections & celebrities outfits. The streets (a perfect mirror & influence of fashion) are packed with feet dressed up in coloured, patterned, or classic looking sneakers. And the best styling rule… there is no rule. Keep them on while rocking ripped jeans, short denims, leggings, skirts or fancy flirty dresses for a rebel, girly edgy look. 2012 Summer Shoe Trend is all about feeling comfortable and sexy. So once in a while ditch the flip flops, high sexy heels or pumps and go for a tomboy look. 2012 Summer Trend is about being sexy while dressing down & having fun.

Celebrities are spotted everywhere with the funniest & coolest designs. And if you ask me, we could hold Rihanna & Kristen Stewart responsible for the sneaker trend revival. After all it was Kristen Stewart who showed up in the classic black and white sneakers on the red carpet. Anyway… cool or too childish,  the sneakers trend is cool & young. A dip in the ’90s fashion trend in the middle of 2012 Summer!

Here are some of my favourite designs, celebs rocking this trend & some street styles for inspiration.

2012 Summer Shoes Trend - Sneakers

2012 Summer Shoes Trend – Sneakers

Christian Louboutin 2012 Spring Summer Sneakers

Christian Louboutin 2012 Spring Summer Sneakers

John Varvatos - Spring 2012 Converse

John Varvatos – Spring 2012 Converse

2012 Summer Shoes Trend  - Sneakers

2012 Summer Shoes Trend – Sneakers

2012 Guiseppe Zanotti Sneakers

2012 Guiseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Sneakers - London Street Style

Sneakers – London Street Style

Sneakers - London Street Style

Sneakers – London Street Style

Street Style - sneakers and dress

Street Style – sneakers and dress

Street Style - sneakers and dress

Street Style – sneakers and dress

London Street Style - sneakers and skirt

London Street Style – sneakers and skirt

Whitney Port sneakers

Whitney Port sneakers

Agyness Deyn in Sneakers

Agyness Deyn in Sneakers

Avril Lavigne Sneakers

Avril Lavigne Sneakers

Reese Witherspoon Sneakers

Reese Witherspoon Sneakers

Rihanna Sneakers

Rihanna Sneakers

Ciara in Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Heel Sneaker

Ciara in Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Heel Sneaker

Anabela Belikova in Isabel Marant 2012 Sneakers

Anabela Belikova in Isabel Marant 2012 Sneakers

Jessica Alba Sneakers

Jessica Alba Sneakers

Keri Hilson in Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Keri Hilson in Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Kristen Stewart Sneakers

Kristen Stewart Sneakers

Kristin Cavallari Sneakers

Kristin Cavallari Sneakers

Lauren Conrad Sneakers

Lauren Conrad Sneakers

Miley Cyrus Sneakers

Miley Cyrus Sneakers

Miranda Kerr Sneakers

Miranda Kerr Sneakers

Nicole Richie Sneakers

Nicole Richie Sneakers

Kim Kardashian in Reebook

Kim Kardashian in Reebook

Rihanna in sneakers

Rihanna in sneakers

Rihanna in Adidas leopard sneakers

Rihanna in Adidas leopard sneakers

Rihanna in sneakers

Rihanna in sneakers

Rihanna in Isabel Marant high top suede sneakers

Rihanna in Isabel Marant high top suede sneakers

Rihanna in Sneakers

Rihanna in Sneakers

Sarah Jessica Parker in Sneakers

Sarah Jessica Parker in Sneakers

2012 Statement Trousers

Spring/Summer 2012 Trend Report. Statement Trousers

As we go further into spring/summer days I come to realize it’s finally alright to go a bit mad, over the top, crazy and as original as we can with out daily outfits. And why not. I did say fashion is a way of self expression after all right?  With this in mind I am quite pleased to see a new tend being born.  The streets, fashion magazines & stores are packed with printed trousers, leopard leggings, brights, wide legged, harem or skinny ones… It’s the time of The Statement Trousers! The wildest the better! The more it stands out the more you have done a better job dressing up. It’s about style, standing out, telling a story, being different…

Spring Summer 2012 Calvin Klein - Bright Trousers

Spring Summer 2012 Calvin Klein – Bright Trousers

Spring Summer 2012 Collections was packed with  statement trousers! Catwalks were flooded with prints of all sorts, brights that hurt the eyes and one of a kind designs. From Dolce & Gabanna to Salvatore Ferragamo to Jil Sanders this season’s collection are a delight to the eyes. So are London streets come to think of it. Women feel freer to wear anything and experiment. So I’m seeing it all. From harem trousers amazingly paired with blazers and heels, to skinny and converses, from tacky leopard prints to geometric ones, from high waist wide legged 70s inspired trousers to pretty daring bright, cropped, cut, wicked, weird… It’s all out there!

Even a look at our dearest celebrities might be an inspiration of some sort. Beyonce is loving this trend and goes for the loudest prints & cuts! So does Cheryl Cole – though she’s still a ling way from getting it right. Chloe Moretz is a fashionista by the day as well as Heidi Klum!

Have a look at some statement trousers as rocked by celebs & people on the streets. Also find a few other pieces I really like…

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers - Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers – Street Style

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers - topshop jacquard floral trousers

2012 Statement Trousers – topshop jacquard floral trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

Cynthia Rowley Printed Trousers 2012 Spring/Summer

Cynthia Rowley Printed Trousers 2012 Spring/Summer

Just Cavalli - Statement Trousers

Just Cavalli – Statement Trousers

Sportmax Spring 2012 - Statement Trousers

Sportmax Spring 2012 – Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

2012 Statement Trousers

Heidi Klum wearing statement trousers

Heidi Klum wearing statement trousers

Beyonce wearing statement trousers

Beyonce wearing statement trousers

Cheryl Cole wearing statement trousers

Cheryl Cole wearing statement trousers

Diana Vickers in statement trousers

Diana Vickers in statement trousers

Chloe Moretz in statement trousers

Chloe Moretz in statement trousers

 

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Bare Midriff Trend. Cropped Tops & Bustiers

Bare Midriff! That just makes me think of Dolce & Gabbana SS 2012 collection, with all those fruit and vegetable prints and ‘50’s inspired fashion & style. Or to be honest with you it takes me back to the late ’90’s when all you had to do to be a fashionista was to bare your tummy. Ladies we are officially in trouble. The perfect tummy is back in fashion as everyone is rocking the cropped top from the streets to the red carpet.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 Cropped Top

Is it just a fad or is it here to stay? Whatever the case I do have to admit, as uncomfortable as this trend may be it does kind of look sexy and quite edgy in a very retro way. And for those a bit self conscious – a cropped top may look so stylish and comfortable paired with high waist skirts or trousers. It leaves just a tiny centimeter of bare midriff. For an effortlessly cool look wear a slouchy cropped top or tie your T-shirt or shirt a little high up. No it’s not Beverly Hills the old series! Just the new craze in fashion. It was a hell of a thing then and it might just be the coolest thing now.

Any doubts? Just have a look at Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring Summer 2012 Collection and you will be in awe! Sophia Loren might have skipped the bare midriff trend but she sure did inspire it for this show. One of my favorite collections, Dolce & Gabbana’s SS 2012 proves how retro and cool cropped tops and tiny bustiers can look. Who ever said showing too much tummy is not tasteful is now swallowing back his words!

From Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet, to Rihanna, Gwen Stefani or Jennifer Lopez (she does embody the bare midriff style doesn’t she?) every celebrity at any age and any event (yes that’s right, it’s not just a street style) seems to embrace baring their tummies. Unfortunately though London is a bit behind the weather or should I say the clouds these days, and while LA people are all enjoying the benefits of the sun, wise fashion, us Londoners are still stuck in blazers and scarves. Bare midriffs seem a long way ahead right now, hence my lack of street style pictures. I will though make sure to spot them and capture them as soon as the weather picks up. I’m quite curious, to be honest with you to see how many women will be showing their bare midriffs on London streets…

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 - Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 – Cropped Top

Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2012 - Bare Midriff

Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2012 – Bare Midriff

Preen Spring Summer 2012 - Cropped Top

Preen Spring Summer 2012 – Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 - Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 Cropped Top

Blumarine Spring ummerS 2012 - Bare Midriff

Blumarine Spring ummerS 2012 – Bare Midriff

Roland Mouret Spring Summer 2012 - Bare Midriff

Roland Mouret Spring Summer 2012 – Bare Midriff

Versace Spring Summer 2012 - Bare Midriff

Versace Spring Summer 2012 – Bare Midriff
Jennifer Lopez - Bare Midriff
Jennifer Lopez – Bare Midriff

Alexa Chung - Cropped Top

Alexa Chung – Cropped Top

Paris Hilton at Coachella 2012 in Bare Midriff

Paris Hilton at Coachella 2012 in Bare Midriff

Gwen Stefani in Cropped Top

Gwen Stefani in Cropped Top

Gwyneth paltrow at Emmy Awards in Bare Midriff

Gwyneth Paltrow at Emmy Awards in Bare Midriff

Jennifer Lopez in Bare Midriff

Jennifer Lopez in Bare Midriff

Jennifer Lopez baring midriff in Herve Ledger by Max Azria SS 2012 dress

Jennifer Lopez baring midriff in Herve Ledger by Max Azria SS 2012 dress

Kelly Rowland in yellow lacy crop top

Kelly Rowland in yellow lacy crop top

Kristen Stewart at Coachella 2012 in bare midriff

Kristen Stewart at Coachella 2012 in bare midriff

Lana Del Rey in cropped T-shirt

Lana Del Rey in cropped T-shirt

Lindsay Lohan - in cropped top

Lindsay Lohan – in cropped top

Miley Cyrus baring midriff on Red Carpet

Miley Cyrus baring midriff on Red Carpet

Rihanna - bare midriff

Rihanna – bare midriff

Rihanna - bare midriff

Rihanna – bare midriff

Rooney Mara - bare midriff

Rooney Mara – bare midriff

Scarlett Johansson - bare midriff

Scarlett Johansson – bare midriff

Selena Gomez - cropped top

Selena Gomez – cropped top

Solange - cropped top

Solange – cropped top

Jennifer Lopez - bare midriff

Jennifer Lopez – bare midriff

Zoe Kravitz - crop top

Zoe Kravitz – crop top

 

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GRUNGE Fashion. Are The ’90s Back?

I’ve been meaning to do a post on the ’90s revival in fashion and style for some time now, but today, coming across a Johnny Depp video gave me just the right boost & mood I needed to write this. Yes, he was the king of grunge! Still is if you ask me, though today he’s sporting his grunge style with a bohemian-gypsy-intellectual twist to it. He is a bit to be blamed for this ‘90s revival in fashion and style, don’t you think so?

Johnny Depp Style 2012

Johnny Depp Style – Now

Johnny Depp Grunge Fashion - Then

Johnny Depp Grunge Style – Then

A lot of what happens today on London streets – fashion wise – especially in Dalston or Shoreditch has a lot to do with the ‘90s legacy and influence. From the grunge sexy famous couples such as Johnny Depp & Kate Moss, aggressive, luscious, seductive and rebellious britpop tunes of Suede to a whole different lifestyle. The ‘back in the day’ times – as some like to call them are becoming a reference point in fashion.

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Grunge Style '90s

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Grunge Fashion ’90s

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Grunge Style '90s

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Grunge Fashion ’90s

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Grunge Style '90s

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Grunge Fashion ’90s

Suede '90s Britpop Style

Suede ’90s Britpop Style

The ’90s fashion was ‘Anti Fashion’ hence the grunge look, the un-styled hair, heavy makeup or no makeup, dark lips, heavy jewelry, boots, big shoes, mens T-shirts, and shirts, hats, long maxi dresses, vintage jumpers, flannels, denim jackets. With a generation of girls who looked up to The Only Real Generation of Models (Naomi Campbel, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evanghelista, Karen Mulder etc) or at heroes Kelly, Donna & Brenda from Beverly Hills 90210 while listening to Pulp, Blur or Suede – the best of a woman came out in fashion. An ‘I can’t be bothered attitude’ that oozed sex appeal and gave uniqueness and originality to each woman’s style. It was all right to go out wearing your own mood and being sexy or glam without trying.

Naomi Campbell - '90s Grunge Style

Naomi Campbell – ’90s Grunge Style

Cindy Crawford & Claudia Schiffer - '90s Supermodels Fashion & Style

Cindy Crawford & Claudia Schiffer – ’90s Supermodels Style

Naomi Campbell in '90s Runaway Show

Naomi Campbell in ’90s Runaway Show

Cindy Crawford '90's Pepsi Campaign

Cindy Crawford ’90’s Pepsi Campaign

Kate Moss '90's Fashion Editorial

Kate Moss ’90’s Fashion Editorial

Gianni Versace & The Supermodels - '90s

Gianni Versace & The Supermodels – ’90s

Gianni Versace, Carla Bruni, Linda Evangelista, Karen Mulder - '90s Fashion

Gianni Versace, Carla Bruni, Linda Evangelista, Karen Mulder – ’90s Fashion

Kate Moss & John Galliano in the '90s

Kate Moss & John Galliano in the ’90s

The '90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion

 ’90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion

The '90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion

’90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion

The '90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion - Donna

90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion – Donna

The '90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion - Brenda

’90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion – Brenda

The '90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion - Kelly

The ’90s Beverly Hills 90210 Fashion – Kelly

Perhaps we’ve just had it with the likes of Kardashians! So we give a second thought to the anti-fashion attitude of the ‘90s. Or maybe it’s the 20 years cycle that happens in fashion. Anyway it’s not just the streets of London that are invaded with a ’90s revival, but 2012 is the year when Versace made a huge comeback or when London art scene is alert with the Damien Hirst controversial Art Exhibition. Whatever it is I love it.

With an own spin on it, the ‘90s revival and comeback to the 2012 are exactly what we need in fashion. A cleaning and washing out of all that is too rules orientated or stiff or superficial and a nostalgic embrace of all that is free spirited and cool. Yet the 2012 grunge trend, though inspired by, is quite different from the ‘90s. It has a bit of glam to it, a feminine side that seems to have been quite well preserved in this process of fashion decade transition. 2012 is becoming a clash of styles. Grunge but glam. Rock but luxuriant. Dark but feminine. Strong but vulnerable.

From the streets – which are packed with young generations of cool looking rebels, who’s fashion imaginations have no limits and who’s personalities have more courage than we did in 20 years since the ‘90s – to the runways, 2012 are the new ‘90s. Dsquared SS2012 collection had ‘90s rebelliousness & sex appeal written all over it. Kate Moss & Johnny Depp (though miles away from their love story) are still style icons. And still seem to keep within a bit of that ‘90s attitude and inner fashion. Let’s pray for a New Generation of Supermodels, for a new wave in music and for an overall more laid back but awaken attitude in us all.

Until then we’ve got the denim jackets to mix with the floral dresses (and not only), the high waist-ed  denim shorts, the boyfriend T-shirts, the flannels, the hats. Pair all these up with your woman persona: looks, rings, long nails, heels, bracelets, necklaces, bags… Clash the styles and create your own. Don’t care how you look but turn heads. Don’t judge without knowing instead be curious and open minded. Seek quality and originality.

2012 London Street Grunge Style

2012 London Street ’90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street Grunge Style

2012 London Street ’90’s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street Grunge Style

2012 London Street ’90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street '90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street ’90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street '90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street ’90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street '90s Inspired Grunge Style

2012 London Street ’90s Inspired Grunge Style

Sex and The City '9os Fashion

Sex and The City ‘9os Fashion

Clueless 90’s Fashion

'90s Fashion & Style

’90s Fashion & Style

Drew Barrymoore in the '90s

Drew Barrymoore in the ’90s

2012 Alice Dellal - Grunge Style & '90s Inspired Fashion

2012 Alice Dellal – Grunge Style & ’90s Inspired Fashion

Ciara '90s Inspired Style high waist shorts

Ciara ’90s Inspired Style high waist shorts

Rihanna '90s Inspired Fashion Style

Rihanna ’90s Inspired Fashion Style

Nicole Richie '90s Inspired Style high waist shorts

Nicole Richie ’90s Inspired Style high waist shorts

Jessica Alba '90s Inspired Fashion denim jacket

Jessica Alba ’90s Inspired Fashion denim jacket

Keira Knightely '90s Inspired Fashion denim jacket

Keira Knightely ’90s Inspired Fashion denim jacket

Kirsten Dunst '90s Inspired Fashion - flannel

Kirsten Dunst ’90s Inspired Fashion – flannel

Kristen Stewart '90s Inspired Style

Kristen Stewart ’90s Inspired Style

Kylie Minogue '90s Inspired Style

Kylie Minogue ’90s Inspired Style

Mary Kate Oolsen '90s Fashion Grunge Style

Mary Kate Oolsen ’90s Fashion Grunge Style

Pixie Geldof '90s Fashion Grunge Style

Pixie Geldof ’90s Fashion Grunge Style

Rihanna '90s Fashion Grunge Style

Rihanna ’90s Fashion Grunge Style

Rita Ora at Shoreditch House London style 2012

Rita Ora at Shoreditch House London style 2012

via Elle '90s - Silk dress Dolce & Gabbana

via Elle ’90s – Silk dress Dolce & Gabbana

Nicky Hilton '90s Inspired Fashion - Flannel

Nicky Hilton ’90s Inspired Fashion – Flannel

Camille Coraz—n '90s Inspired Fashion

Camille Coraz—n ’90s Inspired Fashion

Titania Inglis FW 2012 '90s Inspired Collection

Titania Inglis FW 2012 ’90s Inspired Collection

DSquared SS 2012 Grunge '90s Inspired Collection

DSquared SS 2012 Grunge ’90s Inspired Collection

DSquared SS 2012 Grunge '90s Inspired Collection

DSquared SS 2012 Grunge ’90s Inspired Collection

xoxo
Coachella 2012 Fashion: Analeigh Tipton
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Coachella 2012. Fashion & Style

This weekend the stylish rebel models/actresses/musicians all headed to The Music (and Fashion) Event of the summer – Coachella 2012. Put your jobs and troubles aside as it’s a time for relaxing and chilling in the desert California sun, by a fancy hotel’s pool, sipping cocktails by day and partying by night. La creme de la creme will be there! VIP faces from the music, fashion and film industry will mingle and get lost in the crowd listening to the best music out there. Indie, rock bands, DJs, R&B artists, pop musicians will all make days and nights to be remembered by models such as Arizona Muse, actresses like Kate Bosworth or already acclaimed artists such as Rihanna.

The dress code? Be yourself. Free. Wild. Original. Don’t care. Look cool & have fun. Boyfriend T-shirts are a hit, cut off jeans, boots, hats, shades, lots of bangles. A boho chic/rock-punk style and attitude that just go hand in hand with hot laid back California lifestyle & good music!

Here are some pictures of Coachella 2012 Fashion & Style: celebs, models, musicians & people from all over the world  mix and mingle looking more stylish than ever. Could it be the hot sun of California? Or perhaps the effortless ‘don’t care attitude’ that comes with such a cool event…

2012 Coachella Fashion: Alessandra Ambrosio

2012 Coachella Fashion: Alessandra Ambrosio

2012 Coachella Fashion: Lea Michelle & Lauren Conrad

2012 Coachella Fashion: Lea Michelle & Lauren Conrad

2012 Coachella Fashion: Katy Perry

2012 Coachella Fashion: Katy Perry

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Analeigh Tipton

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Analeigh Tipton

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Arizona Muse

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Arizona Muse

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Rihanna

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Rihanna

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Emma Watson

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Emma Watson

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Kate Bosworth

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Kate Bosworth

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Kasia Struss & Hanne Gaby Odiele

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Kasia Struss & Hanne Gaby Odiele

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Kate Bosworth

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Kate Bosworth

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi

Coachella 2012 Fashion: Stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi

Jessica Alba in White T-Shirt

The White T-Shirt Fashion Trend

In those lazy mornings when you head out to work more sleepy than a baby and as less excited as ever…  fashion is the last thing on your mind. And who can blame you when weekends feel shorter somehow and you never get around to doing half of the things you planned for anyway. What should you squeeze in? What to do first? Who to meet first?

Why… all of a sudden the weekend is a shorter version of the week in chores and to do lists. Meeting friends for coffee. Reading a book. Cuddling in bed with BF till late noon. Watching a movie & eat take-away. Going dancing or to a concert. Replying to emails. Going shopping. Cleaning the house. Taking a 2 hour bath. Relaxing. Talking to parents. Ohhh and the list can go on… and on. I haven’t added the kids, the family reunions, the husband, the work at home jobs… Who needs fashion in these moments? Who cares about style or the latest trends?

How amazing would it be to not give a crap and still look so stylish?

The White T-shirt Trend is just the answer to those less imaginative or too busy-to-care days. From the runways to the red carpet events it appears to be the next big fashion hit. It simply looks brilliant and stylish whether paired with jeans or black trousers, heels or flat pumps, sporty, casual or edgy.

I love the effortlessly cool look anytime of the day and night. And the white T-shirt delivers just that. Flats by day. Heels by night. A blazer over it. Trousers or jeans. And always add a chunky piece of jewelry. I prefer gold big necklaces and chunky bracelets or rings. A casual glamorous combination that flatters everyone anytime. Don’t care how you look today? Wear some comfortable trousers/jeans and a plain simple boring tee. Add a blazer. Lots of jewelry. Flats or heels. And you just look like one of those style icon celebs that hide behind shades on their way to a casual business meeting.

I have come across some pictures of how celebrities wear this simple cool style and how London streets rock this effortlessly cool & chic trend.

Nicole Richie in White T-Shirt

Nicole Richie in White T-Shirt

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in White T-Shirt

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in White T-Shirt

2012 Street Style - The White T-Shirt

2012 Street Style – The White T-Shirt

Jessica Alba in White T-Shirt

Jessica Alba in White T-Shirt

Rihanna in White T-Shirt

Rihanna in White T-Shirt

Zoe Saldana in White T-Shirt

Zoe Saldana in White T-Shirt

Zoe Kravitz in White T-Shirt

Zoe Kravitz in White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style - The White T-Shirt2012 Street Style – The White T-Shirt

 

Charlize Theron in White T-ShirtCharlize Theron in White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style- The White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style- The White T-Shirt

Elle Macpherson in White T-Shirt

Elle Macpherson in White T-Shirt

Eva Longoria in White T-Shirt

Eva Longoria in White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style - The White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style – The White T-Shirt

Jessica Szohr in White T-Shirt

Jessica Szohr in White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style- The White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style- The White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style- The White T-Shirt

2012 London Street Style- The White T-Shirt

Kristin Cavallari in White T-Shirt

Kristin Cavallari in White T-Shirt

Kate Moss in White T-Shirt

Kate Moss in White T-Shirt

Kristen Stewart in White T-Shirt

Kristen Stewart in White T-Shirt

Lana Del Rey in White T-Shirt

Lana Del Rey in White T-Shirt

Olivia Palermo in White T-Shirt

Olivia Palermo in White T-Shirt

Megan Fox in White T-Shirt

Megan Fox in White T-Shirt

2012 Street Style - The White T-Shirt

2012 Street Style – The White T-Shirt

Nicky Hilton in White T-Shirt

Nicky Hilton in White T-Shirt

Miranda Kerr in White T-Shirt

Miranda Kerr in White T-Shirt

Gold Bracelets

2012 Jewelry Crush. Bracelets – Styles & Celebrities

Remember Marilyn’s famous statement ‘Diamond are  a girl’s best friend’? If I come to think of it (not diamonds per se) jewelry does make us girls quite happy. A great piece of jewelry ads drama, edge, elegance, refinement… Right now I am quite into bracelets and I think the more the better! I prefer big bold, statement jewelry as a rule so it comes with no exception in bracelets. Bracelets can make an ordinary gesture of speaking with your hands seem so stylish, dramatic, trendy and more to the point. As if you’re the leading fashion lady of the latest movie or TV series.

Bracelets bring together an outfit, making it look not just stylish but expensive, luxuriant and complete. Small, big, 1 or 10 it’s up to the girl and perhaps the mood of the day. Lately I prefer them crowded on my wrists, in gold, with sometimes splashes of color depending on my mood.

I came across some photos of my favorite bracelets and a few celebs wearing some quite stylish pieces.

Sarah Jessica Parker Bracelets & Perfume

Sarah Jessica Parker Bracelets & Perfume

Gossip Girl - Leighton Meester gold bracelet

Gossip Girl - Leighton Meester gold bracelet

Gold Bracelets

Gold Bracelets

Bracelets Trend SS 2012

Bracelets Trend SS 2012

Gold Bracelets SS2012

Gold Bracelets SS2012

Jennifer Aniston Gold Bracelet

Jennifer Aniston Gold Bracelet

Lauren Conrad friendship bracelets

Lauren Conrad friendship bracelets

Olivia Palermo Bangle Bracelets

Olivia Palermo Bangle Bracelets

Rihanna Gold Cuff

Rihanna Gold Cuff

Stacked Bracelet Trend

Stacked Bracelet Trend

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Stacked Bracelet Trend

Stacked Bracelet Trend

London Street Style

Head Wraps Fashion Trend. Celebrities & Street Style

Whether inspired by pin up beauties, 1960’s movie stars, ethnic cultures, fashion shows or even celebs – head wraps are so hot right now! I’m seeing so many beautiful sexy edgy styles of this trend in London that I have declared it the next street trend! Who copied it from who I have no idea. And it doesn’t really matter does it?  Celebs got some inspiration from edgy nonchalant street trendsetters and we get courage and ideas from the rich and famous! However it may be, the head wrap holds within it  countless styling ways depending on personal touch, mood, choice of color, accessories, outfit, way of wrapping it… You can go as an elegant Audrey Hepburn, an edgy Solange Knowels or a boho – gypsy Nicole Richie. After all it is said to be her that brought back the head scarves, isn’t it?

Brigitte Bardot 1960

Brigitte Bardot 1960

Solange Knowles in Los Angeles

Solange Knowles in Los Angeles

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

For a 1940’s pinup look or a Rihanna or Beyonce (in ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ video) wrap the scarf around your head and tie it up in a knot. Depending on the look you’re going for, throw in some big statement earrings, maybe a bright (go for Red) lipstick or cat yes. Or give it a punk or rock twist with an urban outfit!

London Street Style

London Street Style

Rihanna

Rihanna

London Street Style

London Street Style

London Street Style

London Street Style

London Street Style

London Street Style

Cher Lloyd Head Scarf

Cher Lloyd Head Scarf

Cher Lloyd Head Scarf

Cher Lloyd Head Scarf

For a boho-romantic-gypsy look wrap it around your head and tie it in the back, leaving its endings flow. Need inspiration? Peek into the styles of Nicole Richie or Blake Lively. Many of those fashion editorials out there come in helpful as well, especially now as we’re approaching summer. This look is mostly a huge comeback in the hot season. A colorful sexy wrapped scarf can be just the look for a beach day or exotic vacation, don’t you think?

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Gypsy Style Head Scarf

Gypsy Style Head Scarf

Lindsay Lohan Head Scarf

Lindsay Lohan Head Scarf

Nicole Richie Head Scarf

Nicole Richie Head Scarf

Nicole Richie Head Scarf

Nicole Richie Head Scarf

For an exotic, tribal, sultry, sexy vibe let yourself be inspired by the amazing ethnic cultures and wrap a long colored, printed scarf around your head. Besides the various styling options, this is simply a brilliant, effortlessly and cool way of escaping a bad hair day. Plus looking so hot and trendy on top of it. Take you inspirations from: Jennifer Lopez or India Arie. She showed up in a white suite, heels and a white head wrap on the red carpet – and stole the camera flashes away!

London Street Style

London Street Style

India Arie at Grammy Awards

India Arie at Grammy Awards

India Arie at Grammy Awards

India Arie at Grammy Awards

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

London Street Style

London Street Style

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

London Street Style

London Street Style