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The Bow is Back

The Bow is Back
Jun 20 0 Comments

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The bow is back and it’s wrapping itself around the necks of fashionistas worldwide. The bow tie blouse, otherwise known as a pussy bow, is a style of neckwear often associated with women’s blouses and sweaters. It takes the form of a bow tied at the neck, similar to those that used to be tied around kittens’ and cats’ necks.
While bows at the neck have been worn since at least the nineteenth century, the term “pussy bow” or “pussy cat bow” took hold in the 20th century. In 1934 the St. Petersburg Times offered a pattern for an Anne Adams dress featuring a convertible collar which could be worn in four different ways, including as “an intriguingly feminine pussy cat bow tied high under your chin. 


In 1947, pussy cat bows were part of the look inspired by Gibson Girls and 1890s fashions created by designers such as Omar Kiam.



It was, and is, popular with designers such as Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, and by the 1960s had been widely taken up by the American market. The pussy cat bow was a sophisticated alternative to an otherwise drab work shirt, and could be dressed up for evening and down for daytime. Together I have collaged for you five different ways to wear the pussy bow.

(From left to right)
OUTFIT 1: Dannijo earrings, Salvatore Ferragamo blouse, J Brand jeans, 8 Pump shoe
OUTFIT 2: House of Harlow 1960 earrings, K by Karl Lagerfeld shirt, Saint Laurent pants, Charlotte Olympia shoes
OUTFIT 3: Erickson Beamon earrings, Saint Laurent top, Topshop skirt, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 4: Erickson Beamon earrings, Plein Sud shirt, Jane Norman skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes
OUTFIT 5: Dannijo earrings, Siste’s shirt, Balmain pants, Charlotte Olympia shoes
Say yes not no and wear a bow!

Andrea Incontri

Au Jour le Jour

Balmain

Balmain

Balmain

Blumarine

Burberry

Céline

Chanel

Chloé

Chloé

Dolce & Gabbana 

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolores Promesas Earth

DSquared2

DSquared2

DSquared2

Diane Von Furstenberg

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Erika Cavallini Semi Couture

John Galliano

Gianfranco Ferre

Jil Sander

Juliana Jabour

Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

L’Wren Scott

L’Wren Scott

Lanvin

Lanvin

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

McQ Alexander McQueen

Michael Kors

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Michael Michael Kors

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Moschino

Moschino

Moschino

Moschino

Mother of Pearl

MSGM

MSGM

Mulberry

PF Paola Frani

Philosophy di A.F.

Pink Bow

Pinko

Red Valentino

Rena Lange

Roberto Cavalli

Rosamunda

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Stefanel

Stella Jean

Tara Jarmon

The Row

Tory Burch

Valentino

Valentino

Very Gotha

Victoria Beckham

Aniye By

Gossip

Just Cavalli


Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights
Jun 20 1 Comments
Turn on your disco balls, flash off all the lights, and bust your best move because boogie nights are back. The obvious and only way to spend a night on the town is to take a toss back to the 70s and adorn yourself in sensual silhouettes of golds, silvers, metallics, and blacks. Think Naomi Campbell megawatt fashion. And it would be a taboo times two to even think of leaving the house without some fabulous accessories. Pick an earring or a cuff in silver or gold to make a statement that’s stylish and utterly bold. The heavenly seventies are all about female empowerment – dresses that show a little leg, impeccably tailored jackets, sky high heels. The one mistake you don’t want to make is being mistaken for a disco ball; wear a sparkly jacket but don’t wear a sparkly skirt, or wear a sparkly skirt but don’t wear a sparkly top. When it comes to heels, feel free to play around with a variance of colors. Red pumps can make for a sexy accent to a gold lame dress. The one thing the 70s was NOT about is big bags, so ladies leave your hobos at home and make your crutch a swanky clutch. The best part about boogie nights fashion is that it spans the gamut from skirts to pants to blazers to dresses; nearly any shape garment is in it to win it. BNF (as we’ll call it) is all about the three C’s; color, cut, and confidence. Keep your palate to the aforementioned colors (gold, silver, metallics and black) make sure the cut of your garment is refined and body-conscious, and make sure you rock your look with confidence that would give John Travolta a run for his money! Ladies, shake what your momma gave you because BNF is wAy-OK!

OUTFIT 1: Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress, Oscar de la Renta jacket, Roberto Cavalli earrings, Roberto Cavalli clutch, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 2: Chloé jacket, Hervé Léger dress, Eshvi earrings, Zac Zac Posen clutch, EK Thonhprasert bracelet, Reed Krakoff shoes
OUTFIT 3: Lucia Odescalchi earrings, Hervé Léger dress, Christian Louboutin clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes
OUTFIT 4: Allurez earrings, Shourouk necklace, Saint Laurent dress, Alexander McQueen clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes


OUTFIT 1: Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings, Adam Lippes top, Valentino cuff, Alexander McQueen clutch, Oscar de la Renta pants, Witchery shoes
OUTFIT 2: Eddie Borgo earrings, Versace top, Anya Hindmarch clutch, Isabel Marant pants, Opening Ceremony shoes
OUTFIT 3: Kendra Scott earrings, Theory top, Emilio Pucci pants, Fendi bag, Charlotte Olympia shoes
OUTFIT 4: Vickisarge earrings, Diane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit, Saint Laurent bag, Shoe Cult shoes

OUTFIT 1: Chelsea Doll earrings, Haider Ackermann shirt, Roberto Cavalli clutch, Saint Laurent pants, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 2: Fendi earrings, Roland Mouret dress, Sergio Rossi clutch, Olivia Collings bracelet, Diane Von Furstenberg shoes
OUTIFT 3: Johnny Love Rosie earrings, Kate Moss for Topshop dress, Roberto Cavalli clutch, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 4: Ben Amun earrings, Joseph Alicia jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin clutch, Diane Von Furstenberg shoes

OUTFIT 1: Nail earrings, Lanvin blazer, Lanvin dress, Christian Louboutin clutch, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 2: Marni earrings, Dolce & Gabbana dress, Emilio Pucci belt, Oscar de la Renta clutch, BCBGMaxAzria shoes
OUTFIT 3: Nur earrings, Lanvin dress, Saint Laurent purse, Schutz Norma shoes
OUTFIT 4: Anito Ko earrings, Valentino dress, Saint Laurent clutch, Ibanka Trumo shoes

OUTFIT 1: Ben Amun earrings, Isabel Marant dress, Ben Amun cuff, Edie Parker clutch, Marc Jacobs shoes
OUTFIT 2: Nikos Koulis earrings, Emilio Pucci blazer, Maiyet skirt, Fendi bag, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 3: DaLaton earrings, Kate Moss for Topshop jacket, Kate Moss for Topshop dress, Roberto Cavalli clutch, Schutz Monya shoes
OUTFIT 4: Ben Amun earrings, Kate Moss for Topshop dress, Dolce & Gabbana bracelet, Alexander McQueen clutch, Michael Michael Kors shoes

OUTFIT 1:Kendra Scott earrings, Haider Ackermann top, Alexander McQueen clutch, Balmain pants, L.A.M.B. shoes
OUTFIT 2: Chelsea Doll earrings, Hervé Léger dress, Victoria Beckham clutch, Persy cuff, Charlotte Olympia shoes
OUTFIT 3: Akong earrings, Lanvin dress, Giuseppe Zanotti clutch, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 4: Schield earrings, Balmain blazer, Ines Figaredo clutch, Becka pants, DSquared shoes
OUTFIT 1: Persy earrings, Alice + Olivia dress, Edie Parker clutch, Gfase bracelet, Gianvito Rossi shoes
OUTFIT 2: Assad Mounser earrings, Salvatore Ferragamo dress, Dolce & Gabbana clutch, Schutz Norma shoes
OUTFIT 3: Alighieri Fortuna earrings, Marc Jacobs dress, Reece Hudson clutch, Manolo Blahnik shoes
OUTFIT 4: Lucia Odescalchi earrings, Roland Mouret dress, Benedetta Bruzziches clutch, Charlotte Olympia shoes

OUTFIT 1: Chanel earrings, Ben-Amun necklace, Saint Laurent dress, Moschino belt, Kate Spade shoes
OUTFIT 2: House of Harlow 1960 earrings, Schumacher top, Delia’s clutch, Rag & Bone pants, Alexander McQueen cuff, Diane Von Furstenberg shoes
OUTFIT 3: Carla Amorim earrings, Burberry dress, Sergio Rossi clutch, Bottega Veneta ring, Schutz Oriana shoes
OUTFIT 4: Chanel earrings, Saint Laurent jacket, Stouls pants, Dolce & Gabbana clutch, Givenchy cuff, Kate Spade shoes

OUTFIT 1: Shourouk earrings, Saint Laurent dress, Lanvin jacket, Alexander Mcqueen clutch, BCBG shoes
OUTFIT 2: Jozica earrings, Gucci dress, Oasis clutch, Sergio Rossi shoes

OUTFIT 3: Erickson Beamon earrings, Jason Wu top, Lanvin skirt, Christian Louboutin clutch, Maison Martin Margiela cuff,  ZIGI shoes
OUTFIT 4: Marni earrings, Antonio Berardi top, Sass & Bide shorts, Jason Ruzzuti clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes


Fashionable Flashers

Fashionable Flashers
Jun 19 0 Comments
If for no other reason, for the sake of convenience nothing beats the outerwear as daywear trend. With examples from red trenches to blue tweeds to deep silks, going out has taken on a whole new meaning. A flasher, for those of you who don’t know,  is a person, usually a man, who takes pleasure in exhibiting his private parts to random people in public. A cliché flasher wears a dust-coat, flabs of which he spreads in front of his victim(s). Fashion flashers however are the complete opposite, despite wearing the same dust-coat style, the fashion flasher bares nothing but a little leg. Other verbiage for the street slang “fashion flasher” is “dress coat,” perhaps a bit more apropos. A dress coat is a lightweight coat that is worn just as the name says, as a dress. Imagine the luxury of never having to check a ticket at a coat check again.

Dress coat lover and fashion icon Kate Middleton is more than often seen sporting the trend and in her case, she likes to keep it more prim and proper by pairing the coat with a pair of black tights.

A dress coat is a woman’s dress that resembles an overcoat, usually with collar, lapels and front fastenings similar to a coat, and made in spring- or autumn-weight fabrics. The modern coatdress first emerged in the 1910s, with a 1915 article in Vogue assuring readers that the new garment could be worn over waistcoats or underdresses. The basic coatdress was a wardrobe staple for most decades, but became particularly popular in the 1960s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Diana, Princess of Wales, was a particularly high profile wearer of coatdresses, many designed by Catherine Walker. The coatdress is often recommended for those wishing to project a professional look, whether in the office, or at an affair.

Princess Diana in a Catherine Walker coatdress

Princess Diana in a Catherine Walker coatdress

Princess Diana in a Catherine Walker coatdress

Perfect for a cool Spring evening, lust over some note-worthy coat-worthy ensembles that will leave you feeling warm and haute.
Balmain

Burberry

Burberry

Burberry

Chloé

Chloé

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dries Van Noten

Etro

Etro

Etro

Etro

Etro

Fendi

Fendi

Francesca Piccini

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Jean Paul Gaultier

Kate Moss for Topshop

Lanvin

Lanvin

Love Moschino

Maison Martin Margiela

Marc Jacobs

Marco de Vincenzo

Marni

McQ Alexander McQueen

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Neon

Rachel Zoe

Rag & Bone

Red Valentino

Red Valentino

Roland Mouret

Salvatore Ferragamo

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Valentino

Valentino

Versace

Red Valentino

Valentino

Lanvin

Swarovski: Crystal Creations

Swarovski: Crystal Creations
Jun 19 2 Comments

Whether you want to admit it or not, every girl loves a little bling. And the bling queen extraordinaire? Swarovski crystal, but of course. Swarovski crystals adorn some of the worlds finest jewelry, and they’ve been doing so since 1895. Daniel Swarovski (October 24, 1862 – January 23, 1956), formerly Daniel Swartz, was born in northern Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). His father was a glass cutter who owned a small glass factory. It was there that a young Swarovski served an apprenticeship, becoming skilled in the art of glass-cutting. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass and in 1895 he opened what we presently know as the Swarovski crystal factory. 


The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal glass sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home decor, and chandeliers. All sculptures are marked with a logo. The original Swarovski logo was an edelweiss flower, which was replaced by an S.A.L. logo, which was finally replaced with the current swan logo in 1988.

Swarovski produces crystals of the finest quality. The company’s name has become synonymous with genuine crystal. Swarovski’s specialized manufacturing processes, together with the highest quality raw materials, guarantee the highest possible degree of precision, component quality, consistency, and unmatched brilliance.

Swarovski crystal is produced at the company’s traditional production plant in Wattens, Austria, where each crystal is subject to the most stringent quality controls. The exact recipe and the proportion of quartzes, sand, and minerals remain a company secret that is part of the legacy of pioneer Daniel Swarovski to his three sons.


Me wearing a Maggie Norris Couture Swarovski crystal gown

Swarovski’s crystal creations are truly works of art, and their price point only further goes to drive that point home. A Swarovski necklace, for example, is a great statement piece with a little black dress. You can also pick up the tones in your Swarovski jewels and compliment it with a matching top.

Tom Binns necklace, Ter et Bantine dress, Miu Miu clutch, Michael Antonio sandals
Tom Binns necklace, Erdem sweater, Preen skirt, Saint Laurent sandals


 However you choose to flaunt your finery, be subtle with the rest of your attire so as not to look like a sparkle spasm. Get creative, get crystal creations!


Akong

Akong

Akong

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Alexis Bittar

Anabela Chan

Anabela Chan

Andy Farrow

Anton Heunis

Auden Emerson

Ben Amun

Ben Amun

Ben Amun

Bijoux de Famille

Bijoux Heart

Bijoux Heart

Bijoux Heart
Bijoux Heart

Bijoux Heart

Christopher Kane

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana


Debenhams

DSquared

DSquared

DSquared

DSquared

EK Thongprasert

EK Thongprasert

EK Thongprasert

Ellen Conde

Ellen Conde

Erdem

Erdem

Erickson Beamon

Erickson Beamon

Erickson Beamon

Erickson Beamon

Erickson Beamon

Erickson Beamon

Fallon

Gfase

Gianni Calignano

Heaven Tanudiredja

Iosselliani

Jennifer Behr

Joanna Laura Constantine

Judith Jack

Judith Jack

Judith Jack

Julia Clancey

Krystal

Krystal

Krystal

Krystal

Lanvin

Lanvin

Lanvin

Lulu Frost

Maison

Maria Francesca

Maria Francesca

Marni

Mawi

Mawi

Mawi

Mawi

Max and Chloe

Persy

Persy

Philippe Audibert

Reminiscence

Rene Caovilla

Roberto Cavalli

Schield

Shourouk

Shourouk

Shourouk

Shourouk

Shourouk

Shourouk

Shourouk

Sveva

Swarovski

Swarovski

Tom Binns

V by Valkeniers

Valentina Brugnatelli

Valentino
Vickisarge
Vickisarge
Yoola

Erdem


BridesMADE

BridesMADE
Jun 19 1 Comments
Being a bridesmaid can be a glorious thing – a time for celebration – a fashion fete – but along with being a bridesmaid can come an awful caveat of faux pas. When it comes to dress, casual is fine for a casual wedding, but if the invitation says semiformal then torn jeans and a Nascar t-shirt won’t cut it. So when it comes to the dress, it seems like a no brainer right? Just remember that the dress also corresponds with the entire outfit, so don’t forget there can be shoes, accessories, hair styling, getting nails done, etc.  You can expect to spend between $150-$4,000, depending on the bride.  Typically dresses seem to range in the $200-$500 range, but this can depend on the bride and what dress she chooses for her vision. Speaking of the bride, it is important to make sure that she always comes first. You never want to out-dress the bride, so be tactful and tasteful in choosing a dress (even if her guidelines are loose, you never want to look like the belle of the ball). This brings me to me top five misconceptions:

Mistake One: Avoiding White

Nowadays, it has become acceptable to wear white as a bridesmaid. You want to be careful, however, that your dress is of an appropriate length and can’t be mistaken for a wedding gown.

Mistake Two: Wearing Black

Black wedding guest outfits are supposed to show disapproval of the marriage, so it’s best to leave that little black dress at home. While black might be slimming, it’s also the color of mourning, which isn’t really appropriate for a wedding celebration. Black dresses can sometimes be worn with a bold contrasting pattern or colourful accessories. 

Mistake Three: Wearing Red

It might seem that there aren’t any acceptable colors left to wear, and in actual fact there’s nothing wrong with wearing a red dress to a wedding. The key issue with red is that it draws the eye, and if there is only one bright red dress among a sea of pastel shades, it will stand out like a sore thumb on the group photos. To avoid stealing the show, female guests should stick to dark, pale or muted shades of red or pink.

Mistake Four: Ignoring the Invitation Dress Code

A common wedding dress guest mistake is failing to check the invitation dress code to see which style of outfit is appropriate. For a black tie dress code an evening gown or cocktail dress is expected, for a white tie dress code nothing but a ball gown will suffice, and for a lounge suit dress code a daytime summer dress, a skirt and top or a light suit is required. If there is no dress code on the invitation, a colourful summer dress is usually a safe bet.

Mistake Five: Don’t be Afraid to Hack the Hemline

It has now become acceptable for bridesmaids dresses to hit below (traditional) or at (modern) the knee. Don’t be afraid to pick out a dress that you might actually wear again on another occasion, remember that it’s all about how you accessorize.
Below I have compiled for you four different complete looks; white, long, colorful, and a touch of black. This should help guide you as to how to accessorize according to your style.

OUTFIT 1: Kwiat diamond earrings, Tory Burch dress, Alexander McQueen clutch, Casadei pumps
OUTFIT 2: H & M headband, Mary Katrantzou dress, Forever New clutch, Dollhouse sandal
OUTFIT 3: Topshop headband, Alice + Olivia dress, Saint Laurent clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti heels
OUTFIT 4: Nur earrings, Marni dress, Lizzie Fortunato clutch, Kurt Geiger heels

Put the MADE in bridesMADE and make the most of a stylish dress!

Acne Studios
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen
Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia
Alice Temperley
Altuzurra
Ariella
Burberry
Carven
Chloé
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Emilio Pucci
Erdem
Erdem
Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
Halston Heritage
Jason Wu
Kate Moss for Topshop
Lanvin
Lanvin
Lanvin
Lanvin
Marchesa
Marni
Missoni
Monsoon
Mulberry
Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci
Notte by Marchesa
Preen
Preen
Red Valentino
Red Valentino
Red Valentino
Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Roland Mouret
Roland Mouret
Saint Laurent
Salvatore Ferragamo
Schumacher
T by Alexander Wang
Tevolio
The Row
The Row
Tory Burch
Valentino
Valentino
Valentino
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham
Lanvin
Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Tory Burch

Playful in Python

Jun 19 0 Comments
Python is the new leather, and it’s slithering onto the runways and the streets at a reptilian rate. Just like leather, you can wear python from head to toe (although you want to make sure you color coordinate your skins). 

OUTFIT 1: Equipment top, Shourouk purse, Nic + Zoe skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes
OUTFIT 2: Emanuel Ungaro top, Vince Camuto clutch, J Brand pants, Christian Louboutin shoes
OUTFIT 3: Christopher Kane dress, Ghibli clutch, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes

A python is a type of snake that historically dates back to Greek mythology, who fell to the death at the hands of Apollo. Pythons are naturally found  in Africa in the tropics south of the Sahara, in  Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, including the Nicobar Islands, through Myanmar, east to Indochina, southern China, Hong Kong and Hainan, as well as in the Malayan region of Indonesia and the Philippines. Python skin is used to make clothing such as vests, belts, boots, shoes or fashion accessories such as handbags. It may also be used to cover the sound board of some string musical instruments, such as the banhu, sanxian or the sansgub. Many species of pythons, such as P. regiusP. brongersmai, and P. reticulatus are popular to keep as pets due to their ease of care and many color mutations, which have been sold for thousands of dollars. Despite controversy that has arisen from media reports, pet pythons are relatively safe to own when proper safety is practiced and deaths associated with pet pythons are very isolated when compared to other domestic animals such as dogs and horses. 

Apollo slaying a python
According to Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at NPD Group, buyers of exotics such as python skins are women between the ages of 35 and 60, who are very affluent, cosmopolitan and “mostly suburban to metro.” Cohen further explains that although these exotic items sell to only about 1 percent of the population, “they represent 3-4 percent of the luxury market. It might not sound like a lot – it’s not big in terms of size. But it brings in a lot of money.”
Alexander McQueen python clutch
There are five kinds of python heavily traded for their skins out of Southeast Asia, where most of the python in the fashion world is sourced: The Reticulated python, the Burmese python and three species of short-tailed python. According to “The Trade in South-East Asian Python Skins,” a 2012 seminal report by the International Trade Centre (ITC), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Traffic International, about 500,000 python skins are exported annually from Southeast Asia, with the overwhelming majority of those skins ending up in the European fashion industry. Luxury brands cited in the report are as high profile as Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Dior, Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Chanel.

Antonio Berardi python skirt
Enter Kering – home to a multitude of luxury brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent. In late March, it released a sizable report called “Assessment of Python Breeding Farms Supplying the International High-end Leather Industry” (ITC’s Daniel Natucsch is a co-author). The report, which was funded by Gucci, is the product of the recently formed “Python Conservation Partnership” – a joint venture between Kering, the International Trade Center (ITC) and the Boa and Python Specialist Group of IUCN. The goal of the partnership is to focus on “research and recommendations around improving sustainability, transparency, animal welfare and local livelihoods for the python skin trade.” According to the report, captive breeding of python is sustainable: “It is biologically feasible to breed and raise pythons to the sizes, and within the time frames required by trade.” Thus, it summarizes, captive breeding is “an economically viable business model.” However, the survey emphasizes that various systems must be put into place for this to happen so that captive breeding doesn’t negatively impact wild python numbers or create a venue for illegal trade. The report also recommends that python farming shouldn’t be promoted exclusively, but that a complementary relationship between captive breeding and “robust wild harvest systems is needed to ultimately achieve the social, economic and conservation benefits made possible by this trade.”

Anya Hindmarch python bag
Promoting python-wearing may be politically pickle-y, but if you pick and choose responsibly you, too, can look pretty and proper in python. 

Antonio Berardi

Aquazzura

Azzura Gronchi

Balenciaga

Balmain

Belstaff

Casadei

Chloé

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane

Dolce & Gabbana

Dareen Hakim

Dries Van Noten

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

Emanuel Ungaro

Ermanno Scervino

Fendi

Fendi

Giambattista Valli

Gianvito Rossi

Giuseppe Zanotti

Givenchy

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Kotur

Lanvin

Lanvin

Lanvin

Leighelena

Manolo Blahnik

Max and Chloe

Michael Kors

Miu Miu

Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

Paige

Preen

Proenza Schouler

Reiss

Richard Nicoll

Richard Nicoll

Rick Owens

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Shourouk

Smythson

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Ted Rossi

Tods

Victoria Beckham

Zac Zac Posen

Zagliani

Alexander McQueen

MSGM

Sergio Rossi

Lanvin




Make Me Blush

Jun 19 0 Comments
Right now is blush hour, and it’s time to feel empowered to wear blush and not cower. Sweet yet scene stealing, soft pink shades of blush are the perfect natural hue to pair with a printed dress or to jazz up a pair of jeans. Jewelry connoisseur Kara Ross says that blush “is like Essie’s Ballet Slippers for your jewelry, it works with everything.” 
Essie Ballet Slippers
Blush indeed does work with jewelry when paired with nearly any outfit, but one can’t help but remember just how jazzy a blush dress is on a warm summer day. When it comes to blush – it’s never too much; pair your blush colored dress with blush colored pumps and some blush colored jewelry for a head to toe comprehensively colored composition. 
Kara Ross earrings
Balmain jacket
Tory Burch dress
Lillith Star ring
Lanvin clutch
Charlotte Olympia heels
If you have a crush, a date worthy look would mean wearing blush. The softness of the color provides a harmonious balance to compliment any skin color, and the inherent femininity of blush accentuates a woman’s natural soft sophistication. A fun way to play with blush is to take otherwise harsher silhouettes (think spiky earrings, motorcycle jackets) and try wearing them in a blush color to make for a juxtaposing look.
Balmain
Last but not least, on the topic of blush, one should always remember to wear blush itself. Don’t rush the blush! Pick a hue that’s soft and complimentary and avoid deep pink and fuchsia tones. 
Nars “Orgasm” blush
The secret’s no longer hush hush, the word on the street is now blush!
Alexander McQueen

Artessorio

Balmain

BKE

Bluemarine

Bottega Veneta

Carolee

Carven

Chanel

Chanel

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

Dolce & Gabbana 

Dorothy Perkins

Emilia Wickstead

French Connection
Furla

Gucci

Gucci

Ippolita

Isabel Marant

Ivanka Trump

J Brand

Jimmy Choo

Kate Spade

Lana

Lanvin

Linda Farrow

Maison Martin Margiela

Max and Chloe

Miu Miu

Moschino

Nastygal

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Pink Mascara

Prada

Red Valentino

Red Valentino

Rochas

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Shourouk

Sole Society

Swetc Cara

Tory Burch

Valentino

Valentino

Valentino

Valentino

Wetseal

Red Valentino

Balmain

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Balmain
Balmain

Balmain

Hervé Léger

Hervé Léger

Miu Miu

Prada

Prada

Miu Miu

Prada

Shades of Sand

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In the words of Donna Karan “(Sand) it goes with everything, looks good on everyone, and maximizes your wardrobe options.” Donna Karan is right indeed, and this seasons sultriest color is sand. Sand is what we refer to as minimalist chic, it’s not too bold, but it has enough pizzaz to keep you apart from the rest of the crowd. Ralph Lauren was the original sand man, creating luxurious cotton-blend and cashmere-blend throws as well as pants. 
Ralph Lauren Spring 2009
Sand should be worn as a one-piece (dress) or one piece at a time. Try pairing a sand colored top with denim jeans and an Hermes belt for a divinely sophisticated look.
Stella McCartney sunglasses
Toast sweater
Hermés belt
Paige jeans
Inzi tote
Alexander Wang shoes
Sand is so versatile, it pairs well with almost anything. Experts at InStyle recommend pairing sand with indigo, emerald, coral, and clementine. You can do so by incorporating those colors into bags, belts, hats, and shoes. And if you’re daring enough, try pairing a separate in one of those colors (i.e. sand pants with an emerald top or a sand top with an indigo skirt).
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Siyu cardigan
Gucci bag
Reiss Paris pants
Gucci belt
Giuseppe Zanotti shoes
Of historical note, desert sand was made into a Crayola crayon color in 1998. If Crayola is doing it, why can’t you? Color yourself silly in shades of sand.
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3.1 Phillip Lim

Chloe

Alexander McQueen

Dolce & Gabbana

Stella McCartney

Alexander McQueen
Carven

Carolina Espinosa

Allynil

Todd Lynn

Valentino

Victoria, Victoria Beckham

Vineet Bahl

Vionnet

Vionnet

Vivienne Westwood

Tibi

So Allure

Siste’s

Simple City

See by Chloe

Rena Lange

Nike

Only

Pedro Garcia

Pierre Hardy

Pink Memories

Pinko Black

Mosey Nester

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Melissa Odabash

MaxMara

Mauro Grifoni

Jo No Fui

Lanvin

Le Silla

Lindy Bop

Lorena Antoniazzi

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy  Choo

Jimmy Choo

Hanita

Halston Heritage

Givenchy

Daks London

Delpozo

Diane Von Furstenberg

Elisabetta Franchi

Emilio Pucci

G.P. Per Noy Bologna

Chelsea Flower

Charabia Paris

Burberry

Bluemarine

Atelier Fixdesign

Aniye

Conform to the Platform

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Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with thick soles that span flat across the bottom, sometimes having a heel and sometimes not. They are often made of cork, plastic, rubber, or wood (wooden-soled platform shoes are technically also known as clogs). Platform shoes have been worn, for reasons such as fashion or added height, in various cultures since the Ancient era.

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After their use in Ancient Greece for raising the height of important characters in the Greek theatre and their similar use by high-born prostitutes or courtesans in Venice in the sixteenth century, platform shoes are thought to have been worn in Europe in the eighteenth century to avoid the muck of urban streets. Of the same practical origins are Japanese geta. There may also be a connection to the buskins of Ancient Rome, which frequently had very thick soles to give added height to the wearer. In ancient China men wore black boots with very thick sole made from layers of white clothes, this style of boots are often worn today on stage for Peking opera.During the Qing dynasty, aristocrat Manchu women wore a form of platform shoe with a separate high heel, a style that was later adopted in Europe during the 1590s.
Manchu women’s shoes
Platform shoes experienced a burst of popularity in the United States, Europe and the UK from the 1930s to the 1950s, but not nearly to the extent of their popularity from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s infamous cork wedge platform from the 1960s
In the early 1930s Moshe (Morris) Kimmel designed the first modern version of the platform shoe for actress Marlene Dietrich. The design soon became very popular amongst Beverly Hills elite.
Marlene Dietrich
The biggest, and most prolonged, platform shoe fad in history began as early as 1967 (appearing in both advertisements and articles in 1970 issues of Seventeen magazine), and continued through to 1979 in Europe and Britain. The fad lasted even further in the US, lasting until as late as the early 1980s. At the beginning of the fad, they were worn primarily by young women in their teens and twenties, and occasionally by younger girls, older women, and (particularly during the disco era) by young men. Although platform shoes did provide added height without the discomfort of spike heels, they seem to have been worn primarily for the sake of attracting attention, and magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar took notice. Many glam rock musicians, including, but not limited to Kiss, wore platform shoes as part of their act.
Kiss
The most popular style of the late 1960s and early 1970s was a simple quarter-strap sandal with tan water buffalo-hide straps, on a beige suede-wrapped cork wedge-heel platform sole. These were originally introduced under the brand name, “Kork-Ease”, but the extreme popularity supported many imitators. Remarkably, there was very little variation in style, and most of that variation was limited to differences in height.
A “kork-ease” shoe
As the fad progressed, manufacturers like Candie’s stretched the envelope of what was considered too outrageous to wear, while others, like Famolare and Cherokee of California, introduced “comfort” platforms, designed to combine the added height of platforms with the support and comfort of sneakers, or even orthopedic shoes, and by the time the fad finally fizzled in the late 1980s, girls and women of all ages were wearing them. It may also be a by-product of this fad that Scandinavian clogs, which were considered rather outrageous in the late 1960s and early 1970s, had become classic by the 1980s.
Platform Scandinavian clog
Vivienne Westwood, the UK fashion designer, re-introduced the high heeled platform shoe into high-fashion in the early 1990s; However they did not catch on quickly and platform shoes only began to resurface in mainstream fashion in the late 1990s, thanks in part to the UK band the Spice Girls, whose members performed in large shoes.
The Spice Girls
The trend re-established itself in the late 1990s and early 2000s with a much higher threshold of what was considered outrageous: parents of 1997 to nowadays typically thought nothing of buying their preschool daughters and sons platform sandals that parents of 1973 would not have wanted their older children wearing, and the Walt Disney Company licensed Mickey Mouse cutouts and Disney Princess and Action Man images on footwear that in earlier decades would have been considered totally inappropriate for the company’s “wholesome” image.
Nowadays platform shoes’ popularity span generations, and are worn both in the winter seasons and the summer seasons. The luxury of wearing a platform shoe is not only increased height but a distinct comfort as opposed to conventional high heeled shoes. Don’t feel a need to reform, feel the need to platform!
Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia

Brian Atwood

Charles & Keith

Charles & Keith

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Givenchy

Gucci

Gucci

Gucci

Jean-Michel Cazabat

Jean-Michel Cazabat

Jeffrey Campbell

Kors Michael Kors

Lanvin

Le Silla

Luichiny

Maison Martin Margiela

Mango

Marni

Marni

Michael Antonio

Michael Michael Kors

Michael Michael Kors

Nicholas Kirkwood

Pedro Garcia

Pelle Moda

Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy

Privileged

Ruthie Davis

Ruthie Davis

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Shoe Cult

Shoe Cult

Steve Madden

Sugarfree

Valentino

Versace

Walter Steiger

Zigi
Shoe Cult

Saint Laurent

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Clearly Brazier-ly

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Brace yourself for a barrage of bras. No longer just for lifting and shifting, bras have become a decorative way to express oneself both in the boudoir as well as on the street. Women are now wearing peekaboo bras; bras that expose themselves just enough to give a subtle hint of sexiness and a candid cap of color. It’s important to keep in mind that there’s a fine line between looking sassy and looking slutty; you want your bra to show just a few centimeters of fabric and above all, you want to avoid showing cleavage. A super fun way to brandish your bra is to wear a shirt that’s arm holes are super low cut at the ribs, thus showing off the side of your bra. Play around with different colors but be wary of wiring and padding.


The history of brassieres is inextricably intertwined with the social history of the status of women, including the evolution of fashion and changing views of the female body.
Women have used a variety of garments and devices to cover, restrain, reveal, or modify the appearance of breasts. From the 14th century onwards, the undergarments of wealthier women in the West were dominated by the corset, which pushed the breasts upwards. 

In the late 19th century, bras replaced the corset as the most widely used means of breast support. By the early 20th century, garments more closely resembling contemporary bras had emerged, although large-scale commercial production did not occur till the 1930s. Since then bras replaced corsets, although a minority, particularly in Europe, go without. During the 20th century, greater emphasis has been given to the fashion aspects of bras.


A terrific brand for giving a lift to your day is Hanky Panky. Their straps are thick enough that they look stylish with a strappy tank.


 Last but not least, to complete your look try matching your eyeshadow to the color of your bra, this will make for a cohesive look that is perfect for both day (when you’re wearing brighter colors) and night (when you’re wearing darker colors). 

Nellie Furtado

Lupita N’yongo

Cara Delevingne
So go ahead and boost your confidence, give a boost to your brazier! 

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Eberjey

Elle Macpherson

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Elle Macpherson

Free People

Gossard

Hanky Panky

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John Galliano

Just Cavalli

Kiki de Montparnasse

La Perla

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La Perla

Milly

Mimi Holliday

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Stella McCartney

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Topshop

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