Trends Spotted At NYFW For 2015 Fall

After all this time, I still don’t know whether or not Fashion Month is the best or the worst of time in a fashion-person’s life. Of course it’s the best… but it’s also unbelievably hectic. Imagine the traveling to 4 fashion capitals in just one month, and attending so many shows, you lose count off, each show lasting up to 20 minutes, and then rushing over to God knows which borough to attend the next. All this… done in supposedly amazing clothes, yes, but also in freezing temps, in towns which you’re not too familiar with… only so that at the end of the day you gotta get your ass to your room and write, instagram, tweet… and so on. Work, while all is still fresh in your mind, and interest to the particular shows still aroused. Who am I kidding. Seriously. If you’re so…

Is There A ‘Dressing Code’ For Fashion Week Street Style?

When 4 out of 5 street style photos depict over the top outfits and extravagant sartorial choices you kinda get to thinking that yes, the key to dressing for fashion week lies in fashion-dementia. You know, looking fantastic to the fashion lot and ridiculous to everyone else. But who gives a shit about everyone else when you  know that jacket from Cuckoo’s Land will be your ticket to a snapshot in some fashion blog. Right? Hmm. Does everyone at fashion week dress for the hunt of those 15 minutes of fame? Is the dressing code wacky, crazy and all the in between. Full stop? And whatever happened to doing good ol’ you? You know: DO YOURSELF. BE YOURSELF. God knows our social media feeds are packed with such advice on a daily basis. How about we put it into practice. Now that’s a fascinating idea innit?…

TREND Alert: The ’70s FLARED Jeans Are Back

Bare dirty feet dancing on dusty grass, rings on all fingers, long hair to your butt, feeling high on freedom and happiness while Janis Joplin is singing her heart out and making you cry over some lost love. Flowers in your hair, and the smell of summer and music bared deep inside everyone around, yourself included. Sounds like Woodstock, only it’s not. It’s just my Monday mood right now. How beautifully decadent and wild, right? I try, you know. There’s something so incredibly liberating and raw about the 70s that I confess I find this decade and its return in fashion for 2015 SS incredibly irresistible in that very sexy and particularly wild sort of way. I mean for the past hour I’m listening to Janice and I’m this close (inch) to saying fuck it while leaving for Woodstock. But then it hits me: fucking…

2015 Grammys Red Carpet: Best & Worst Dressed

This little annoying voice in my head keeps telling me: ”Hey missy, ain’t you a little late on this event right here?” To which I reply with my motto these days: bitch please. Ef you. Having to deal with all the drama to which I am naturally prone to, and the pile of errands and meetings to attend these days, has inevitably led to this sad event of me not covering the Grammys sooner. BUT, good things do come to those who wait. I don’t believe that shit, but it does fit the situation. 2015 Grammys were the best event so far, not necessarily due to the red carpet looks (which were actually pretty on point and more on the best dressed rather than not), but mainly because of everything else that happened. KANYE!!!! Just. Go home already. His walking-on-the-stage-joke-shit was just that, pure shit,…

Why Wearing Glasses Is So Great?

… to quote Nicole Richie on this one: ‘Cause you look smarter.’ Doh. ‘Look’ being the key word here. I said it before and I’ll say it again – eyewear is so on trend these past years, as if it’s trying to make up big time for all those years it was a complete geek-ish attire, sans le chic. It’s such a trendy accessory these days that you don’t even have to be blind as a bat to wear them. Yes, people with perfect vision have been known to wear glasses solely for the sartorial purpose. Whaaaaaaaaa? Me? Well… I have to wear them so that I get on the right bus to wherever I’m going, so that I can recognise people on the street, so that I can watch a film at the cinema. No. Sitting front row does not help. The only time…

Why Knits & Silk Is The Best Combo This Season?

Every now and then I am insanely crushing over something. If it ain’t a song, it’s a place. If it ain’t a place, it’s a mood. If it ain’t a mood it’s some newfound hobby. And don’t even get me started on films and #celebritycrushes. I mean it was only yesterday I was ranting like a confused neurotic teen over Jason Momoa’s buns. Today we’re already married. Aside from my numerous such ongoing imaginary stories, I am ALWAYS in love with some look. I’ll, more often then not, find myself obsessing about certain clothes and I either end up writing only around that style, OR, redundantly shopping for the same items. For the past 2 months my mind and soul are stuck on what I like to call: The Best & Chicest COMBO Ever — SILK and KNITS. (*everyone sigh with me for a sec)…

GIRLS. BOYS. Major Hairstyle TREND Alert: The HALF BUN

Another Monday, another week packed with new resolutions, tons of work, unbelievable work ethics and enthusiasm. Aha. Listen y’all, let’s just cut the crap and admit it: as much as we loved our jobs Mondays are the worst, if not for the post-weekend-trauma, then for all the bloody headaches that come with having to leave your bed (and all the activities involved with it. Sleeping!!! right.) I hate to break it down to you, but Mondays usually come with the mandatory chore of having to wear something decent to work (usually plain basic looks define Mondays, unless of course you’re literally nuts and decide to be all polished up on a freaking freezing winter Monday, in which case, I’m not talking to you.) After body-coverage is done (also referred to as fashion, on days other than Mondays) the worst part comes: THE HAIR. Which finally…

The Asymmetric Ruched Skirt: Why Is Everyone STILL Obsessed With It?

I may not know much about… anything actually, but one thing I do know is that timing is crucial. In anything and everything we do. Be a little too late, or a little too early and you may just have blown your chance to something. Sartorially speaking being too late or too early on some trends or looks pretty much equals to signing your own style death sentence. If you care about that sort of shit you’re screwed. Knowing this, I’m still writing this post, cause I never learn God damn it. The asymmetric ruched skirts were a trend of 2014 summer, so what the fuck am I doing writing about them 6 months later? I’m telling you I never learn, I’m always late. Timing has never been my forte in anything I do so I’ll just leave this here and use it as an…

Why Watches Are Still The #1 Accessory?

Looking back at my tres unfashionable early life I realise two things I’ve learned that are still true, standing the test of time. And THAT… in fashion is a big deal. 1) Watches, no matter how far we go technologically to the point of guessing time with our tiny little brains, will always be IN. A watch is still a coveted look and #1 accessory that just translates elegance and chicness. 2) Sometimes… the best gift you can give yourself is to invest in a long-lasting item. And sartorially speaking the only pieces that stand the test of time are either designer or staples. Or both. Such is the case of a designer watch. sigh. The watches market over time is still dominated by the same massive names, with more and more fashion designers joining in and creating watches trends every season. A designer watch…

2015 SAG Awards Red Carpet: Best & Worst Dressed

Either I forgot to turn off my bitch mode, OR I’m clueless in regards to red carpet fashion, but I thought this year’s SAG awards had one of the worst dresses ever. No, not necessarily worse, just meh, and incredibly ill-fitted. Too much ruffles, too much asymmetric structure, too stiff fabrics, too ill-fitted, so no surprise those who actually looked decent landed on the best dressed list. I mean it wasn’t that hard in the first place. Yes, Kelly Osbourne was going on about how amazing this red carpet was, and how it nailed the glamour more than the globes and I was wondering then, am I watching the same red carpet show? Everyone was in awe over Keira Knightley’s dress. What. The. Fuck. The colour was great, hair and makeup brilliant, so was the ear cuff… but on what planet was that dress breathtaking?…