2017 Trend Alert: Monochromatic MAKEUP

Reads title. Goes and gets red lipstick. Applies it on lips, eyelids, and cheeks. Takes a selfie. Goes out. #SheSaidItsATrend What?! Right? Right. That’s actually one way to do the monochromatic makeup trend of 2017. But maybe you go for a more natural lipstick color. Unless of course you’re a model in a fashion editorial. Back in the 80s, my mom was not a model, but she did use this lipstick trick on her cheeks, I remember so well as I was just a little girl and would love to watch her do her makeup. Lips and cheeks were her thing and she actually rocked this monochromatic trend way before it was a massive Instagram trend. What is MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP & why is it a trend in 2017? Monochromatic makeup means same tone makeup, and if the colors allow you even same per se color…

#LorenasTees Part II: PINK

Why do one post when you can do two, you know what I mean? Yesterday I was telling you about how rocknroll and 70s wild-child-wish-I-were-a-diva I felt for like a brief 20 minutes over the weekend when I wore Lorena Garoiu art on t-shirts pieces. What I didn’t tell you was that after my alter ego was done with the 70s situation (induced by this #LorenasTee) I too quickly slid into some pink mood, a little bit more girly if you will. Perhaps more glamorous ’cause of the shades, but still with a tiny edge. I was wearing the same things for God’s sake, changing in my closet, I mean car. Ain’t much of a difference there, OOTD wise. How did I do that, you may ask? I just switched t-shirts and wore #LorenasTee number 2, this light dusted pink piece that has printed her…

#Lorena’sTees Part I: Rocknroll Baby

If I had a dollar for each time I switched fashion personalities and looks, I’d be filthy rich by now. While some days I’m all for luxe and glam, other days I’m a sporty ninja. You might see me one time in all black but then the next day I could be rocking a floral dress like I’m Miss Marry Fucking Poppins. Nevertheless one thing remains unchanged and never ever altered: my penchant for glamour, and my dressing to my moods. Give me heels and lipsticks, and makeup, and sexy vibes and I’ll take it any day and twice on Sunday. If needed with a grain of edge, grunge, or 70s rocknroll winter vibes, like the case of today’s post. A while back my friend and artist Lorena Garoiu – who I interviewed last year (read interview here) – gifted me with two t-shirts that…

Men Watches: 3 Styles To Wear In 2017!

Who needs a watch to tell time, when you’ve got a phone, right? Wrong. You actually need both but not to be excessively on time but to look excessively cool without any effort. How cheesy, I know. But hear me out. No matter how often trends will change and fashion will be more and more technological rather than pretty some things will never alter. The classic and timeless details that speak style without any effort whatsoever. Such is the case of watches. Sure, they get their nip and tuck from the sartorial creators, and we love classic pieces as much as trendy ones, but the fact of the matter remains that watches in all shapes and sizes will always be the best accessory a man can wear. Well… debatable… but let’s just work with what we’ve got. YES, today we are talking men and watches.…

Swim Savvy: The Top Trends in Swimwear for 2017

In reality there is no true swimwear season as people are swimming all the time. Perhaps it’s at their local pool for exercise or perhaps they’ve jetted off to somewhere warm with crystal blue waters while their neighbors are shoveling snow. However, the designers of swimwear tend to stick to a schedule and many of them release their designs to great fanfare during Miami Swim Week which generally takes place each year in July. Retail buyers and influencers in the fashion world flock to Miami to see what’s hot for the upcoming season. This, in turn, results in the swimwear you’re now seeing in stores around the world. While not everyone can afford a designer swimsuit, the styles created by the top designers influence the designs available at lower prices. So if you’re ready to purchase your new swimsuit for the year these are some…

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…

#GetTheLook: Oversized Jacket

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 really think it’s one of the most sophisticated looks we’ve had from fashion in a long time, and it’s so versatile and diverse that it really works for any personal style, from the sexy glam effortless look a la Kim Kardashian par example to the more hobo chic style of the Olsens. The best part is you can actually share it with your man. Ha. Fashion is unisex after all. Also… the oversized…

2017 Winter Trend: (Faux) Fur Coats

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 is enough! Everyone wants to look like a million bucks, and there are more gals out there who love luxe then those who don’t, and you really don’t need to wait until you make your first million, or reach the beautiful age of say 60 to be socially acceptable in a fur coat. Nope. So for the last 5 years or so fur coats have been the IT coats of winter, and 2017…

#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…

Spring 2017 Couture Fashion Shows: HIGHLIGHTS

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 but man am I in love today… Can someone already invite me to this year’s Oscars’ so I can wear an Ellie Saab dress? No? Nevermind that. HIGHLIGHTS***** 1.John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Shut the front door. It was couture fashion at its best. Incredibly powerful, emotional, and striking. The man is a true artist and he really knows his craft, gives in to it so perfectly, and manages to move his audience.…

The ’80’s Are Back!

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 secretly loved it. I’m a 80s child, so I witnessed all the beautiful kitsch and incredibly strong feminine style at its most with my mom’s style (SLAY), and my very poor late 80s attempt to look like those cool 80s kids. #Majorfail. Anyway… I can remember that all I ever wanted back in the day when I was like 10 or 12 was to grow up as fast as possible so I could…

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.…

#IndianStyle: Tips To Styling Dresses In A Perfect Way

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 extremely important in determining the look of a dress, there are several other things that have to be considered. For example, most women are unaware that the salwar or the bottom, which is paired with kameez dresses or the kurti has a great deal of importance in determining how the final look will turn out. This article, discusses different types of dresses, the most loved fabrics, patterns and designs popular in India along…