The cheery print made its comeback on the fashion scene at the Spring/Summer 2010 runway. As you can see polka dots can be practically any part of your outfit - from shirts and tops, through flirty skirt and shorts, to more formal trousers and even tights (which is no surprise at all since the polka dots tights trend has been flooding the fashion world for a couple of years now). There are no restrictions on the size or color of the dots - there is a great variety out there to choose from. The way I see it - the only fashion rule when it comes to polka dots is never to mix them with another print. But I guess that's not such big news, is it? :) You can also see my post about my favorite DKNY polka dots cover up here.
May 26, 2011
It's true. We love them. We used to wear them when we were kids - going to school or on play-dates. They were comfy and light on our feet and we were quite happy wearing them. I feel that way now and I believe we all do. Converse sneakers are extremely versatile, they come in so many colors and patterns, it's overwhelming :) The thing I love about them the most is that most models are unisex and you can buy 1 model in 3 different sizes that can be worn by you, your loved one, and why not your child (someday :)). It feels like (and it's not just a feeling) they are always designing new models that make you wanna come back to the store just a month after you bought your last pair. If you still haven't done it - don't miss the opportunity to create a customized pair of Converse sneakers on their website - you won't be disappointed!
May 24, 2011
Since I received a lot of e-mails about my post Nail Polish trends spring/summer 2011 with the request to make a sequel, here it is:
Here comes DIOR with their super glamorous ''Rock your nails'' collection, a Nordstrom exclusive:
From bottom left to top: Blue label 997 / Purple Mix 887 / Nirvana 704 / Underground 824/ Perfecto 804/ Rock Coat 907
The ''Electric Tropics'' Collection - a ''must have'' for the perfect seaside vacation:
The neon pink ''Paradise'' and the vibrant orange ''Aloha''
A bright luminous poppy red with a hint of orange
A red celebrated in a blaze at thelatest Spring-Summer 2011 Haute-Couture show,
inspired by Gruau G*.
Gurau G 837
A dense and enchanting subtly pearly red brown, recalling Rouge icône, created by Christian Dior to light up the mythical Spring-Summer 1955 “Atout Coeur” dress.
You can buy these at www.nordstrom.com for $21 each.
Nothing says "SUMMER" more than a yellow and blue palette. Yves Saint Laurent certainly had that in mind creating their nail lacquer set for Summer 2011:
Electric yellow 32 and Turquoise Blue 31
You can buy these at www.yslbeautyus.com for $20 each.
Estee Lauder presented their ''Pure Color'' collection - the famous long lasting formula in 8 new summer shades:
From top left: Frozen fantasy / Rosa Rosa / Fuchsia Flame / Purple Passion / Ultra Violet /
Hot Coral / Pure Red / Enchanted Garnet
You can buy them at http://www.esteelauder.com/ for $19 each.
M.A.C. Cosmetics presented their Summer 2011 limited edition nail lacquer ''SURF, BABY!'' collection
Hangin' Loose / Ocean Dip
You can buy these at http://www.maccosmetics.com for $15 each.
May 23, 2011
Parkas became extremely trendy and were seen on many celebrities and fashion bloggers last two winters. Stylish enough to be paired with dresses, leggings and even bodycon skirts, they are still the perfect partner for your favorite Converse sneakers or Hunter boots.
If you still haven't found your perfect parka, you have plenty of time to do it before the cold weather comes - they will still be trendy :) Check out these online stores:
May 19, 2011
Every time I think of fur, Kate Moss comes in my mind. Somehow she manages to make that volumetric furry garment look extremely chic and classy on her tiny figure. I you think fur is not for everyone, think again. Over the past a couple of years fur garments gained huge popularity and are not considered a privilege of the rich women only anymore. While you can never go wrong with the notorious for its fur garments FENDI, don't be afraid to clothe yourself in one of my favorite ''cheap and chic'' brands H&M and I guarantee that you will look trendy enough! As Marie Claire Fashion Director and author of the book "Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion" says: ''The beauty about fur - fake or real - is that it can glam up anything''. I could not agree more :)
May 18, 2011
The lace fabric is one of the biggest trends in Spring/Summer 2011 collections. It is yet another fashion comeback. When I was a child, I remember seeing lace in my grandmother's wardrobe from the time when she was young. I then had very much respect for lace and considered it a fabric suitable only for the sophisticated grown ups I used to know. I dreamed of the time I would be able to see myself wearing the gorgeous fabric as well. And here it came - this season lace is more accessible than ever - tops, dresses, shirts, shorts and even tights (I bought the most gorgeous pair of Forever 21 pink lace tights back in 2009, about which I promise to make a post). Lace gives grace and elegance to every outfit, just be careful not to wear too much lace, otherwise your outfit will look rather cheaper than elegant.