Monday, May 21, 2012

Billboard Music Awards 2012


Carrie Underwood’s Cinderella-like gown by Oscar De La Renta. Ah perfect... I love this dress so much!





Katy Perry in Bluemarine Fall 2012.  

Katy looks lovely in lilac, she wore a gown with an open back. Her iced-out metallic lilac drop-waist gown features a bodice covered with iridescent sequins before cascading down to a lightly embellished chiffon skirt.




The purple curly locks look good. Her lipstick, unfortunately, just doesn’t work with such a beautiful soft dress... too heavy for Spring. 



Brandy in mauve-colored fringe mini dress from Herve Leger by Max Azria.

Brandy debuted with a new hair look and it's her best look by far. She wins best styling in my opinion. Brandy’s frock features fringe detailing, a plunging V-neckline and a scoop back. The dress also features metallic elements, which brandy matched perfectly with her Christian Louboutin gold peep toe slingbacks. The six inch snakeskin stamped leather slingbacks have a double platform and rose gold-tone studded bow detail at the toe.


                                           
               Christian Louboutin gold peep toe sling backs.


Monday, May 7, 2012

MET GALA 2012 Fashion most Glamourous night. My pick for best dressed.

"Sexy futuristic, ultra- see through lace and shiny sequence gowns on the red carpet." It's not surprise that January Jones, Beyonce, Karolina Kurkova were shinning examples of style on the Met Gala's Red carpet event this evening. 



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mad Women Fashion.

Mad Men brings back vintage/retro-chic. 


60's is one of my favorite fashion eras and this is one of the main reason why I like to watch this show. I think the way this era is being represented is  brilliantly done and the wardrobe choices are well put together. The mad men women styles evolve as their characters and the time setting. 



Betty
When I started watching the show I was more of a fan of Betty's classic style a reminiscent of Grace Kelly, Mad Men's costume designer Janine Bryant has described her as "a character who is trying to create the perfect facade"

Designer Janine Bryant said that Betty's style has evolved.  She use to wear a lot of cardigans and full skirts.  But as she became more independent she began wearing body conscious shift dresses, sleeveless shirts and shows more cleavage. Betty is definitely more Jackie O than Kelly Grace by spotting a neutral colour palette and pearl necklaces. 
In Season 5 Betty is now depressed and has gained a ton of weight, so it's interesting how her sense of style is lacking. 








Megan
As of right now Megan is my Fashion icon, she wears mini dresses and bold prints. 
Megan wears figure-hugging mini dresses, zigzag a la Missoni long cardigans and low-cut polka-dot blouses.  The epitome of more daring and expressive fashion trends of mid 60's, which I Iove




Peggy 
She's a go getter, she reminds me of a preppy schoolgirl.  We see her in a lot of plaid and a lot of pleated skirts.  Now that she’s really becoming important at  the office, her wardrobes have matured little by little with every season. 






Joan

Joan is the seductive secretary.  She loves the hourglass silhouette and she’ll maintain that style.  According to Designer Janine Bryan "Joan is a little bit Sophia Loren, a little bit Lana Turner and Marilyn Monroe too! They were sex icons.”


She wears a lot of body conscious dresses, also pencil skirts and blouses. They’re good basics that you could mix and match and women wear that same classic style today.  I think now she's wearing more outfits that are less serious. It's not about getting men to respond to her physique like it  was in the earlier season.

This season has motivated me to put together some outfits inspired by the Mad Women characters from the show. Stay Tuned..


















Friday, April 27, 2012

I'm officially a Maxxinista!


This Spring season it's all about tangerine and prints.

I bought this dress at TJ Maxx.
The color and print is so beautiful that I really don't have to worry about accessories. But to keep it fun and exiting, I'm adding simple touches of blue with earrings and a belt... va va voom.

Shopping at TJ's is so easy! You will find a rainbow of designer labels at discounted prices and who doesn't like finding something good at a discounted price?

One of my best purchases. I thank the retail Gods for TJ Maxx.




Sunday, April 22, 2012

My take on Eyelash extensions.


I decided to give eyelash extensions a shot. I wanted to have dramatic dark long lashes and I also like the idea of not having to wear mascara or anything extra to curl my lashes. During eyelash extensions, individual lashes are glued to your own individual lashes, which is why the process takes so long. I think it's best to have a very experienced and licensed professional to apply them as it's a very tedious process.
The results are immediate and dramatic. My eyelashes were long and gorgeous just like I wanted them. My eyelash extensions have lasted for about four weeks and I did go for a touchup on my second week and it cost me $10. I went to Bombay eyebrow threading bar in downtown and they cost me $30.

Warning
The extensions are heavy and when they fall out they pull one or two of your own lashes with them. Also my eyes did get irritated and red the first two weeks but it went away.
Eyelash extensions are not for everyday wear. It's something that I recommend for special occasions. They are time consuming and costly. But yes I do Iove having them!
Again for a one time event I would say, go for it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

This week in Vintage.



Don't speak video dress.



I miss twisting my rubber bracelets :( Nostalgic! When this video came out I was in middle school. Early 90's No Doubt music video.


I found this dress at a vintage store that I use to go and it was love at first sight. This classic retro dress is made of  tiny polka dot fabric, an A-skirt flare out in the bottom hem and elastic waist band. Knee length blue dresses with patterns like this always remind me of Gwen Stefani in the Don't speak video. I am a major polka dot fan, so of course I love this dress. It's a simple cut shape and print with the fun addition of the buttons along the neckline. This classic retro dress is made of cotton fabric. Gwen Stefani is the inspiration for this dress... I think I'm having second thoughts about selling it. :)





Chic Polka Dot Dress print.



This is one of my favorite dresses.  A vintage inspired polka dot dress, slim cut with feminine drape neck and spaghetti-straps. Styled in fine midnight blue silk. I get lots of compliments from people and they always comment on how good I look and of course they want to know where I bought it. 
This dress is extremely figure flattering, the way it's cut creates a tall slender silhouette. It's elegant and trendy alike and I feel great in it. The material is just pleasant. Double layered with opaque underneath. I wear it with a pair of vintage dark blue shoes. I will be selling this dress at a vintage sale this Saturday.












Style Stems from 1940 -1970.


Taupe gold, black and beige wool skirt wide pleated mid length school girl full cut.
This is how I wore it
                                 
                                   



                                 


         Vintage purple blouse. 

I'm going to be selling this blouse this Saturday at the vintage sale that I'm having. It's in good condition and the size is a small and this is how I wore it.  


50's pencil skirt and vintage dark blue shoes.

               

I'm wearing a cotton leopard print dress and it's perfect for spring. The slim fitting dress has a pleated waist-seam. I'm also wearing 5-inch black rope-covered wedge heel and side buckle. The purse is from Africa and it's handmade.









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