Monday, June 14, 2010

Leggings Version 2.0

Leggings – I really thought this trend was over, but instead they’re getting better than ever. Love leggings.

Embellished leggings are the best. Studs, stones, and texture. Lace ones, and velvet. Oh my.

The ultimate skinny jeans are actually now leggings. Ones that look so much like denim that even close up it’s hard to tell – I bought two pair of denim leggings; one black with zippers at the ankles, and one navy. But caution ladies, leggings do still not replace pants. Don’t treat them like pants, please! You still gotta cover your bottom.

Short Sleeve

This season has been a showcase for dramatic over exaggerated style. From over-sized jewellery, to structured shoulder pads and spikes, fashion is screaming LOOK AT ME. The short sleeved coat is an example that fits in quite well with the fantasy and optical illusions trends.

Cropped sleeved coats seem a bit impractical at keeping you warm, but think of all the fun you’ll have coming up with warm contrasts to fill the gap of the killer cut offs.


Not only is inky blue one of the newest Spring colors, but inky and paint splattered patterns are quite the hit!

The paint splatter pattern has been showing up for a long time, but it has only made splashes on the runways this Spring. BCBG Max Azria Spring 2010 show was labelled as being ”toatally 80’s” because of its dedication to the splatter on their Spring line.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Love love love this velvet dress for the holidays.
Velvet instantly makes me think of a few things: Royalty, 1970s paintings on velvet canvas and of course, the holidays. This season, velvet is all the craze. Velvet holiday dresses, velvet leggings, velvet blazers, velvet accessories, in all colours of the rainbow.

Some Favorites of 2009

Despite many having to succumb to shopping on a tighter budget in 2009 – it was an absolutely fantastic year for fashion nonetheless.
The 2009 top fashion trends that stole my heart and robbed me of all my money:
■Bold shoulders
■Military Inspired Jackets
■Statement necklaces
■Over-the-knee Boots
■Menswear Inspired pieces
■Return of Distressed Denim
■Biker Brigade (studs, leathers, hardware)
■Jewel encrusted/sequined clothing
■Feathers (’cause they’re plain fun)

The 2010 Jeans

I don't know a single woman who will turn down a great pair of jeans when she puts them on… No matter how much our credit card may want us to! But as we know all too well finding that perfect denim fit can beyond frustrating – which is why many of us stick to what we know works best for us.

This season dare to break your denim rules and source out these top premium jean picks:

■Hudson Jeans – they will be releasing a higher-end range with prices ranging from US$100 – $450
■Dior Homme Jeans – will FINALLY be available in women’s styles
■Victoria Beckham Denim – will relaunch in more modern cigarette silhouettes
■Vivienne Westwood – has teamed up with Lee Jeans for a range due to hit stores late spring/early fall

Shoulder Power

I'm still in love with the blod sohoulder Balmain dress Madonna wore in her music video for Celebration. Luckily for me, designers are embellishing the shoulders even more for 2010. Goes beyond the '80s power suits with the shoulder pad. Now, we're seeing shoulders grow upwards into more futuristic, space age look from Balmain.

Photo: Lanvin's Spring 2010 Reday-to-wear
(designer Alber Elbaz)

Trend Alert:Spring Leather Tees

Fall was the season of leather leggings and cropped bombers and spring will not be left out of the leather trend either. This is the season of the "mush have" fine leather tee--to be worn with shorts, ripped denim, or even a tailored pant, what you can pair it with is endless.