2017 Trend Alert: Black Sneakers

By the way things are going in fashion, 50 years from now the sneakers will still be the #1 shoe trend in the world. I ain’t complaining though. While I’m such a stiletto girl and adore sexy heels I have lived in sneakers for the past 2 years more than I’ve lived in them all throughout my teenage years. It’s the power shoe of our times. It literally stands for that so coveted effortless vibe mixed with the on-going activewear trend and our need to be comfy while looking cool, for lack of better word. Circa two years ago it was time for the white sneakers to shine bright, sort of as a translation of the sporty luxe style inspired from golf, tennis, laid back Australian lifestyle. As soon as people became even more prone to gym life and working out there was a tiny…

You know the saying ‘Go big/hard or go home’? Well… seems it was the mantra behind this outfit post, hence the oversized jacket situation. The story behind it is quite funny actually and bares another famous quote – ‘be careful what you wish for’. And ‘practice what you preach’. What is wrong with me this morning, living via quotes and shit? Anyway. Here’s the story: I adore the oversized jackets trend. I…

Once upon a time (faux) fur coats were quite a niche look: either super rich socialite, OR granny chic style you know. So if you secretly loved fur coats but were neither a grandma nor a rich socialite, and instead had a 9-5 job, a tube ride to work every day, and just a strong a penchant for fashion well then… too bad for you. Sometime circa 2013 though, fashion decided enough…

#ShoppingGuide: 5 Office Outfits For A Perfect Monday-Friday Style

You’re at your desk, sipping on the 3rd coffee, begging for inspiration & work motivation, procrastinating, daydreaming about last or next weekend, avoiding the work-agenda of the day and instead cheekily spending hours on your fave sites and adding to cart #ootds, food, shoes, books, gym wear, everything you need and more importantly don’t need. Does this sound familiar? Good. Since we’re all rowing the boat here why not actually get some good stuff out of it? Like shop for the perfect #OOTDs for each day of the week, for work? That way we’ll be actually indulging into a somewhat guilty pleasure but the same time we’ll be investing in our perfecto wardrobe AND do something for work. Motivate ourselves through perfect outfits of the days. YAS. (do people still use this phrase?) 1.MONDAY. #GloomyButPosh On the ‘worst’ day of the week wear black. And…

Can we all stop for a moment and take a bow for Fashion. It’s true that haute couture rhymes with la creme de la creme of fashion’s collections but this 2017 Spring Couture was sartorial art at its best. And while not all collections stroke a sensitive chord in us, some took millions of breaths away. Or maybe I’ve just had a sabbat of real fashion lately cause of my occasional shallowness…

Dirty Dancing, MC. Hammer, tracksuits, power-suits, aerobics, big earrings, big hair, purple, color block, broad shoulders, metallics, shimmer, bold makeup, cinged waist, tight versus oversized, geometric prints, big chunky sneakers… Oh my… I swear I have never in my life been so overwhelmed and contradictory. Half of me used to hate this decade for its kitsch and impossible to relate to fashion of 5 years ago. The other half of me though…

3 Pastel Outfits To Wear This Winter

Pastel will be the #1 trend this spring, if you didn’t know that now you know. From dusted pinks, to baby blues, to de-saturated greens and ice-cream 50’s colors, pastels were back on the runway for SS2017 collections and they will be invading retail shops soon as the damn winter is over. Truth is pastel was never really gone, and sartorials were picking light clothes over dark ones for sometime now. Hello nude trend, grey outfits, and white in winter. So why not step outta the comfort zone and try a little pastel adventure to better master this trend come spring, you know? It’s only light pinks and blues after all, right? Aside from the sheer panic I feel, that I’ll be super exposed and pajama-like draped in pastels, and that these colors don’t really compliment my not-so-fair-skin-tone… I LOVE this trend. I love it.…

In India, kurtis and salwar suits are the go-to attire for most women. Although these were originally popular as traditional wear, kurtis have gone through some changes in the past few years, making them the perfect modern attire with a traditional appearance. Not only are salwar suits and kurtis immensely comfortable apparel for most women, they are also available in trendy designs, colours, and patterns. While the patterns and designs are…

I never thought Madame Fashion would ever go for anything small but I guess she showed me. Oh, but she still fancies big sweaters and massive sweatshirts and maybe the occasional pair of baggy jeans… but according to designers’ collections for SS 2017, and to some very cool celebs there’s a new IT look in town involving sunglasses. Oversized is so last Tuesday. Small sunglasses are IN. (I am cringing right now.…

#ShopTheLook: The Things Everyone’s Wearing These Days

I know most people are natural born sartorials who wake up #OOTD inspired. Not me. I need fuel man, like doses of Pintrest and Instagram and sometimes Facebook, blogs, music, films, food… anything really. I can’t fucking wake up neither flawless nor inspired so I aid myself so ever cheekily with the above over a glass of wine in the evening or a cup of coffee in the morning. During these magnificent moments I have realized that people who love fashion these days are pretty obsessed. And the objects of their obsessions are very common and kinda cool, and prone to style emulation. There’s the fishnets (with jeans or per se), the Gucci logo T-shirt, the suede mini skirt, the shaggy coat, the nude makeup, the turtleneck, the neutral baseball hat worn with anything from heels to sweatpants. And then there’s the lazy cool look…

From now on you may call me Rapunzel. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m working on it. For the first time in a long time I feel like I’m a step ahead of a ‘trend’… My hair is growing, life is good. Who knew that my overuse of coconut oil and my unabated hate towards scissors would ever pay off sartorially. Ha. At this point me and Kim Kardashian could be…

Things would be so easy if only I took my own damn advice. Like I wouldn’t have to fight a flu and miss my gym life had I only layered two sweaters or jackets. Right? But really now, how does one dodge the winter bugs, and the minus temperatures? How do we stay warm AND still have a life? Is winter fashion friendly, or are we so cold at this point we…

How To Increase Product Demand Among Customers?

“Don’t find customers for your products; find products for your customers.” ~ Seth Godin. When this American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker spoke on TED Talks, on How to Get Ideas to Spread, all the promotional marketers followed his advice carefully. The marketing guru added that to get what you want, or cause the change that you want, you need to find a way to spread your ideas to as many people as possible. For any business, especially small business owners, driving product demand is key to earning revenues and profits. This is where brand promotion or promotional marketing can be of huge help. However, some thought needs to be put into choosing promotional items. They have to things that resonate with the target consumer. According to one of the leading providers of promotional gifts in Minneapolis MN, Embroidme, promotional marketing products like custom…

A little longer than one week into 2017 and a lot has happened. Like the 2017 Golden Globes, with a red carpet that left me a little disappointed at first, but then kinda grew on me. Maybe I have high standards, or maybe my life is beyond boring but I was not blown away by any dress or look. Certainly not at first sight. So… with no coup de foudre happening I…

The worst thing about holiday season is that shops are usually closed. The best part about holiday season, is that online – life goes on. And on it goes in the most brilliant way, assuming you love fashion, and are a bit of a sartorial shopping addict who enjoys the inherent online best buys debauchery over a glass of prosecco. Or maybe two, or three. Ah crap, make that a bottle. Those…

Long Hair Don’t Care.

There are probably three things I love most in the world: pizza, Brad Pitt, and long hair. Sure there’s always the inherent liquor (with its nights and best friends), the chocolate cake, activewear, films, endless summers. But Brad Pitt and long hair are the top of my list. Beauty wise 2016 was all about doing you and rocking beauty looks on a spur of a moment, with no rules or trends to follow per se. We live in the times of all is in both beauty and fashion wise. From curly to straight, to beach waves, to pink hair, to blonde, platinum, or chocolate all is in. Long hair AND pixie cuts. With the rise of 70s trend for the past year, and still going strong – LONG HAIR did get more followers so to say. So extra long hair, cut-straight or layered, with a…

When you think of the top fashion houses and designers in the world today, one name that immediately comes to mind for many is Louis Vuitton ( LV ). They have developed a very strong reputation and following in the fashion world and is noted for creating some of the most innovative and beautiful designs seen today. In fact Louis Vuitton handbags and purses are often among the most sought after in…

Why Strappy Heels Are The Perfect Shoes For Your NYE Party Outfit?

I know NYE parties usually happen in late December. I know that’s winter, and I know it’s usually too cold for anything other than puffer coats and comfy boots, BUT when we talk the biggest party of the year, we need the best shoes in the world. Which are always any kind of high heels.  And yes, for the record, in my book those usually are strappy heels. No shoe in the world will ever be as sexy and as ready to party and look glamorous like a strappy heel. Whether it’s minimal, super luxurious, opulent, adorned with details, edgy, chunky, dainty, black, nude, red, or bright shades of God knows what colour – strappy heels oomph up any party outfit and give it that holiday sparkling and sexy vibe to it. And they look great with anything. OR they make anything look great. But then…

It’s one of the most iconic brands in the States – and arguably the world. 2017 marks the Converse All Stars’ 100th anniversary. So what’s so special about Converse sneakers and just who is the legendary Chuck Taylor who lent his name to these classic shoes? In a recent exclusive interview with Couponbox, Elizabeth Semmelhack, author of Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture said that the All Stars, aka Chuck Taylors,…