The Thing About STRIPES & TOPS!

… is that black on white, white on black, thin or thick and always horizontal,  stripes printed on basic tops are the longest married clothing couple of all times. Not rare are the shopping occasions when some of my friends throw fashion tips at me, which is by all means a great thing (throw away bitches. in a good way.) and what happens is this. I always end up buying something black. And something with stripes. Hence the fashion don’t’s thrown at me: “Stop dressing in black for God’s sake” versus ”Ahhh, a striped top? Again? Whatever.” And the worst part (for them, not me. I see nothing wrong with my shopping logic) is I still feel I need some extra striped tops. Black clothes? Well those you can never have enough. Today’s post came to me really as a simple math thing. (go figure!) What…

We’re Bringing BASIC Back!

Glamour. Glitz. Sparkles and bling. Patterns, colors, funky shits. STOP. It’s time to take up a style challenge: STYLING BASIC T-shirts! Now before you go off and dismissively laugh in my face (by all means, go ahead) ask yourself this: when was the last time you ever wore a basic tee somewhere? Anywhere? Sleep and moping around the house does not count. Also, question excludes any style gimmick the tee may hold. That’s right, no glitter, no beads, no nothing. Well, okay maybe a teeny tiny text, or pattern. But that’s just cause I like you. With trends like mismatched prints, bold colors and patters clearly it’s no wonder our eyes and finances are swung by the fashion extravaganza the moment we pop into a store. And really, who can blame us? It’s all a circus and mad glitzy world out there, but today I dare…

Are Diamonds Still A Girl’s Best Friend?

Did Marilyn’s remark stand the test of time? I’m not sure of its per se meaning today, yet when it comes to these precious stones, I wouldn’t dismiss Miss Monroe’s famous quote altogether. I mean have you seen these stones? Diamonds certainly have this power of seduction over anyone looking, holding or wearing one. You’re mesmerized and hooked. It’s their elegance, refinement and luxe that just make you cringe at the thought of having to part with such a stone. Or the desire to buy one and wear it all the time, overwhelms you. And why not indulge in such pleasures after all? At the end of the day, diamonds, more than any precious stones and jewellery are a timeless investment. The do stand the test of time in fashion, beauty, class and especially value. And since we’re having this practical talk let’s nail it…

Cuffed Jeans Or How To Look Effortlessly Chic?

You know those relaxed but chic looks we put together so effortlessly and really unconscious as if we’ve mastered the sartorial art since well… forever? And then we go off and read something somewhere (me reading in WhoWhatWear) that says BAM! the look we’ve taken for granted for years is a trend! I wonder is it really like that? Do we unconsciously dress to trends and don’t treat them as such until some validated thing or person declares them trend worthy? I mean think about it, just last week I was going on about how massive a trend white sneakers is. Really? Or sweaters in fall. Coats in winter. Sandals in summer. Wow, thank God for the clear sign, otherwise I’d have gone to work in my PJs in summer and bathing suit in winter. Trend alert or not, apparently we’re convinced cuffers. All of us.…

The IT Bags Of 2014 Spring Are Soooo Tiny!

‘Nooo!’ cried all the women with a penchant for all fashion things. ‘You can’t do this! Give us a bag we can’t say ”No” to, when a ”Yes” doesn’t really work. We can’t fit a damn thing in this new bag.’ ‘I dare you.’ replied Fashion in the cheekiest laughter. We don’t really need that much. Or do we? Can we trade our big carryalls for these teeny tiny bags? Makeup? Overrated. Phones? Paaaalease. We’ve got pockets. Keys? Well those can fit inside. And btw, so can a tiny lipstick, a hand cream and a card. Perhaps some change or a 20 bill, just in case. Carrying a whole stationary slash Boots shop with us has proven pretty useless over time. The bigger the bag the more chances you’re not gonna find anything in there. It’s like a God damn black hole. So… along came fashion with…

Hairstyles Talk: The LOB VS The EXTRA LONG Hair

Not long after I did this post everyone started chopping off their locks, in what seemed to have been the Miley syndrome. So, as our mouths and egos got bigger and bigger our locks got smaller and smaller. Yeah, the undercut slash the soccer mom (JLAW I’m looking at you!) are making waves in the hairstyle world, but more so than these, are the LOBS.  What the hell is a LOB? A somewhat longer version of the bob. In 2013-2014 any version of the bob haircut is a massive hit from medium length (just above the shoulders) to super short (see Beyonce or Ciara), with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight, wavy or curly. It’s said to be the most versatile haircut, to fit any woman, any face shape, any style any whatever. And if you have straight hair it’s said to be the shit. Well……

The White Sneaker Invasion! YES Or NO?

If you’re considering buying a pair of colored chucks cause you know, spring is here, hence all colored things are in, STOP right there. I mean do go shopping, by all means, just opt for the WHITE chucks, high tops, kicks, cause this spring it’s all minimal. Clean cuts. Clear lines. Sporty luxe meets casual effortless and gives birth to chic sophisticated minimal looks. What does this invasion mean for us, anyway? Do we stop wearing our pretty colored sneakers? Are all white sneakers in, or just high-tops par example? And how do we style them? While the focus in 2014 Spring/Summer is on the clean cut lines and white, light, puffy minimal colors, this trend – as invasive in our fashion lives as it is – does not exclude the bright colored sneakers. White sneakers is just the TREND & the IT shoe of…

The SKIRTS Of 2014 Spring!

Sexy. Spunky. Smart. Stylish. Semi-retro. Semi-grunge. Shiny. Sheer. Short. Shocking. Are but a few spring’ish seductive synonyms to describe this hot season’s skirt. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the catwalks last season, it’s that designers envision Spring/Summer 2014 in SKIRTS (among other things). Pants or trousers, depends from which side of the pond you’re from, take a back seat. As do shorts, or any bottoms for that matter in favor of this uber feminine slightly retro chic, but still grungy item: Le Skirt. Frankly it’s about time we got a breath of fashion fresh air, cause as much as we love men clothes and walking in their shoes, truth is we’re not equal (cause we rock above and beyond our male beloveds. Doh.), and we’ve got this super power to do and wear whatver the hell we love and pull it off. Male…

In The Land Of ORANGE LIPS

Unless you’ve been travelling to the moon, Mars, Jupiter and the likes for the past month or so, you’re familiar with the world’s obsession for Lupita Nyong’o and her ORANGE LIP makeup. Or her anything actually. This girl could make the worst thing look cool. Or I wonder, is it our obsession with celebrities that feeds this drive to adore someone to the point of deciding everything they do is trend worthy and emulate it till we drop? Cause you know, the orange lip trend was predicted, hell it emerged on the catwalk last season for Spring/Summer 2014, at most designers. The fashion gurus slash artists from Rag & Bone, Pragbal Gurung, DKNY, Dsquared, or John Galiano sent models down the runway in light pink pastel sugar-high-unsaturated colors – true – but it certainly wasn’t a washed out calm mood, as the bright neon orange lip…

Do All Women Like Men With Beards?

Oh it’s that time again. The time for us girls to look and talk about men, on one of the most discussed and flaunted men topics in the past years: FACIAL HAIR. Its power to transform any young lad into the next hipster/masculine hunk/caveman is undeniable, and all one has to do is just get sloppy with his hygienic routine. Ouch. Well… the truth is, there’s something fucking irresistible about a guy who’s too lazy to shave off and decides to wear a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 hell a 10 days stubble and pull it off. By the time he decides to go back to the Don Draper clean shaved face, it strikes him: women have been eye-balling and flirting with him like crazy in the past days, he’s been going on dates as if he’s George freaking Clooney (btw he too has a…

Fringe That Sh*t!

Pardon my French, but with the fringe trend making a HUUUGE comeback in 2014 (both in Spring & Fall, so you can go on and stack up on tasseled clothes), I’m getting this urge to cut all my hems and trims into fringes. Ah… such a sweet (and awkward too) trip down memory lane to those 90s, when every girl was wearing fringed T-shirts & spandex leggings. Cringe. Now that this image is forever imprinted onto your brain, I’m inviting you to extend your fringe-trip down memory lane and expand your nostalgia horizons right back to those glam kitsch 1980s. Or if you think you’re so posh go straight for the gold: those roaring 20s. 😉 Nothing is ever certain, everlasting or unbiased, mush less in fashion. What is certain though is that FRINGES are IN this spring & summer, and according to this Fashion Week,…

2014 Oscars Red Carpet. Best & Worst Dressed

The much awaited film slash red carpet fashion event of the year came and went, in what felt like a heartbeat. And it was great. In fact, fashion wise it was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. As a film geek and a fashion addict I enjoyed it tremendously sans le Oscar snub Dicaprio was yet again faced with. Seriously? Let’s not go there though. Maybe in a next post. Another ‘seriously! wtf?’ moment for me was Jennifer Lawrence fall. Cooooome ooooon now. You can’t tell a good joke twice and hope it has the same laughing effect you know. That’s what I thought of the fall anyway. And the back necklace. It was Oscars 2013 re-run, that may have us like her even more, or not so much. Great timing that Daft Punk was there to give her a hand.…

Bling It Up! The Hidden Power Of Statement Jewellery

Weekends come with the inherent relax/hangover moods but also tons of casual-fun-styling opportunities, when our fashion monster is out and we can wear whatever the hell we please. Or we can just as well not give a crap for once, but still manage to have that cool effortless vibe going on. HOW?  Easy. Peasy. Statement Jewellery. Or just fun accessories. The BLING has this hidden secret power that it can make absolutely any, I repeat ANY outfit look amazing. I know I’m slightely biased on this one, as a bling addict, but I’ve noticed that even if you don’t pile on jewellery like a mad jewellery-piler (for lack of better word), and you just choose to keep it simple, it still works. The secret power. You know. My new crush and secret accessories weapon to get the job done is Rings and Tings. (click here…