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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. 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 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. 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…

Topshop Skirts Crush. Mid-Calf, Maxi & Dip Back

To continue my best buys and clothes crushes posts, I thought of sharing with you some of my favourite skirts at Topshop. Yes, again the edgy cool brand is featured on FashionTag simply because in my opinion it does bring some cool fashion original stuff on the high street. Following the season trends it somehow manages to bring and emphasize a lot its own vibe and pun a twist on all ‘trendy’ trends out there. Since summer is here (well theoretically ’cause London seems to be part of another hemisphere)  we’ll all go crazy for skirts. What to pick, which ones to wear? How to be trendy but keep it original? How to look unique with all uniform high street clothes? Easy… mix and match  & clash styles. Right now I have a bit of a crush on knee length and maxi skirts! They can be…

H&M Summer Look

When summer is just around the corner, all women seem to care about is how they look and what they wear. We ditch our thick annoying sweaters, trousers, socks for flip flops, flirty dresses, colored shoes, bags, sunglasses. We make it a day with our girlfriends at shopping and end it victoriously (richer in buys, poorer in money) over a cup of coffee and a few cakes, why not? One of the very famous high street bands, and one of my personal favourites has always got some great stuff for any pocket, situation, figure, style or taste. How to get an H&M 2012 Summer Look? For today I had in mind a flirty, feminine look: beige dress (flared, knee-length cotton dress with a wide elasticated drawstring waist) with a blazer in black or blue, or a denim jacket for a more relaxed look, worn with sandals, wedges…

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 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…

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. 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…

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? 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…

Beauty Trend Report for Spring / Summer 2012 – by Glory Anwanwan

As promised yesterday I am delighted to present my guest blogger’s article on this season’s beauty trends. She’s a master of all beauty & styling tips so read through to find out all the beauty secrets you need to know, steal some and rock them all through this spring & summer days. Beauty Trends Spring/Summer 2012 – by Glory Anwanwan (iamglor.com) From Valentino to Chanel, when you look at the highlights from spring / summer 2012 collection, you can’t help but notice all the beautiful, bold bright colors from pastel nails to red lips to floral dresses. This year, less is more when it comes to beauty trend—from pastel nails to the simple slicked back hair to natural makeup that goes from night to day. I love following beauty trends to see how I can incorporate a few into my regular routine. I found a few…

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…

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,…