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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. 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,…

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,…

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? For a…

Street Luxe. True Fashion Lies In Details

Have you noticed what always seems to catch your eye in an outfit or a person you see passing by on the street? It’s her bag. Her ring. Her bracelet. Nail polish. Necklace. Lipstick. Shoes. It’s always the details that make us turn heads. Or turn our heads. And why not, ’cause in the end no matter what you wear, regardless of brand or price tag when you add just the right piece – it makes all the difference. Sure we add our little, cost efficient items (but still so amazing) – while celebs and VIPs relish on (sometimes inappropriate) opulence and luxury. Anyway affording it or not I do love to peek and give a critique look at some… perhaps too spicy priced items lavishly hanging in celebs hands. I guess we’ve all got our guilty pleasures haven’t we? A while ago I came…

2012 Summer Shoes. Step In Style

What can make and break an outfit? Shoes that’s for sure! In 2012 Summer you’ll keep your head down, not for shame or shyness – but for spotting the feet fashion on the streets. From flats to sky high heels, from glitter to wood & canvas, from nudes to brights, mules to mary janes – it’s all out there. Just go on now… get your pick and run the streets like Carrie Bradshaw in her Jimmy Choos or Manolo Blahniks. What I love about this summer’s shoes is that there’s lots of color and texture. And floral prints are not just for the clothes – designers such as Christian Louboutin & Burberry adorned their 2012 Summer Shoes Collections in prints and colors that just make me crave for those shoes as if I’ve never seen a prettier sight. I love that wedges and platforms are…

Mad Men Craze Starts New Fashion Trend. The 60’s Are Back!

Hollywood TV series ‘Mad Men’ had the whole media go mad this week as the new season begun. It all seems to point in the same direction: a new trend and fashion inspired look is right around the corner this year – The 60’s! Yes ladies and gentlemen The Retro Look is The New Look. Not that retro was ever too retro to be forgotten, if I come to think of it, was it? Anyway… whatever those fab, conservative, sexy ‘cats’ (women) on Mad Men wear is a reference point to us all. Designers’ collections predicted this 60’s Retro craze, if you only think of Mulberry, Preen, Temperley London, Christian Dior. Or just have a look at Banana Republic launching an entire Mad Men Inspired Line and you’ll start to see the whole pic. Ah… I can almost see it – ‘The streets will be…