We will be sharing all things Fashion and Trend.. Style is very different from fashion.Once you find something that works,keep it…”Tom Ford”,Gucci
The 2014 star-studded Met Gala in New York…
Fashion designer McCartney (pictured second right) dressed (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Cara, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth for the prestigious event..
Co-ordinated couple: The Beckham..
Kim and Kanye, who are set to marry later this month, both opting for Lanvin outfits ..
Who said romance is dead? Jay Z whipped out some chivalrous moves for his Beyonce who was dressed in Givenchy…
Taylor Swift shows off the incredible detailing on the back of her Oscar de la Renta dress…
Sarah Jessica, The Sex And The City star wore a Oscar de la Renta monochrome gown…
Lupita Nyong’o dressed as a 1920s Flapper in a feathered green net frock by Prada, worn over a brown slip…
Rita Ora in a Donna Karan Atelier creation …
Kirsten Dunst wore a Rodarte Star Wars themed dress…
Nicole Richie wore a silver Donna Karan Atelier gown…
Jessica Alba wore a gold lace design by Diane Von Furstenberg…
Model Suki Waterhouse arrived at the Gala carry the armfuls of pastel coloured tulle that made up the skirt of her Burberry gown, revealing her wedged black boots in the process…
Bee Shaffer, daughter of host of the evening Anna Wintour stunned in an Alexander McQueen pale turquoise gown accessorised with Fred Leighton jewellery ….
Michelle Monaghan (in Altuzarra) (left pic)
Karen Elson …
Stephanie Seymour …
Monica Bellucci (left pic) Katie Holmes wore a mustard Marchesa gown reminiscent of Belle from Beauty And The Beast (right pic)
Brie Larson …
Donatella Versace (above pic) Erykah Badu (left pic) Dita Von Teese (right pic)
Kendall posed with fellow models (L-R) Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn…
Kylie Minogue wore Marchesa …
Hugh Jackman had wife Deborra-Lee Furness ( left pic) Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka… (right pic)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (left pic) Michael Sheen with Sarah Silverman, (right pic)
Naomi Campbell ( above left pic) Solange knowles.. (centre pic) Gabrielle Union (right pic)
MORE KEY TRENDS….
By Vivian Lindberg
Today’s number 1 top key trend is; Oil pulling or oil swishing is a traditional folk remedy where oil is swished or held in the mouth. Ayurvedic literature states oil pulling is capable of improving oral and systemic health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches ,migraines, acne, as well as whitening teeth…
The suggestion is that oil provides a surface layer that prevents plaque or bacteria adhering to teeth and cleaning of the gum..
Step 1; Put one tablespoon of coconut oil into your mouth ( It will be thick)
Step 2; Swish the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes( I know that sounds too long to hold it in but try as long as you can 😉 ) (It will liquefy)
Step 3; Spit the oil into the toilet ( Not the sink because you don’t want it blocking your sink pipe when the oil solidify 😉 )
You can literally do anything with coconut oil like you can use it as a hair mask, on your face as its good on wrinkles or on your stretch marks…
Number 2 top key trend is; Canadian Tuxedo..
A term meaning “denim on denim” made popular by the movie super troopers….
The trend got a bad reputation in the ’90s but since then the look has taken a drastic 18o!
Denim on denim has recently exploded on the street style scene and has been spotted at fashion weeks…
While some people may still be hesitant to dress head-to-toe in one look.. Tip; Pair darker wash jeans with a lighter wash shirt…
Here are some celebrities rocking the denim on denim look…
Number 3 top key trend is; High-low clothing … It is the perfect way to show off your fashion-forward summer style!
You can rock it whether it’s in the form of a boho-chic skirt, a glam dress, or a casual tank..
Here are some celebrities rocking it.. Hope it inspires you to want to wear one…
Number 4 top key trend is; Big Buckles…
Gucci has made a legacy of adorning its bags with interesting signature metal work. For Gucci Fall 2013, the go-to piece seems to be a big, bold, rectangular buckle that’s being referred to as the Gucci Lady Buckle…
Look for buckles incorporated on furniture and home decor… Better still,think outside the belts and look for handbags and shoes with buckles…
Number 5 top key tread is; Socks With Pumps…
Chanel and saint laurent both featured the trend in their spring 2014 collection but i think the socks and pumps is a hot daring thing to wear…it takes a little bit of know-how, but this onetime fashion faux pas is trending everywhere, from the runway to the street. Just remember to wear thin socks, as sweat socks are definitely NOT an option…
TOP KEY TRENDS…
By Vivian Lindberg
The first key trend must have accessory for me is the Ear Cuff..
An ear cuffs instantly give your look impossible cool status. Whether you want to add lots of sparkle to a daring ensemble or just a hint of edge to a classy look, ear cuffs are a beautiful way to adorn your ear without extra piercings. Yes, needle-phoebes you’re in luck as many styles are piercing free!
Still a bit hesitant? Don’t be, the trend can range from a look that spans your entire ear to a less evasive more conservative look, lets just say there are cuffs out there that even your grandma could get behind.
Although this trend has been dubbed iconic of the spring/summer season we can’t think of a better way to take the edge off this winter. Ear Cuffs will be the perfect final touch to any outfit and a statement piece that you can still show off when bundled up in layers of sweaters and jackets – keep calm and sparkle on!
Ear Cuff tips:
- • Let the cuff be the statement. Pair them with small stud earrings or no earrings at all.
- • If you choose a more dramatic ear cuff, don’t wear a necklace that’s going to compete for its attention. Throw on some rings and/or bracelets instead.
The second key trend this week is the Big Hair.. Damn, it defo looks sexy😉
3 steps to creating amazing volume are;
1. Apply hair mousses from the roots to the tips of your hair…
2.Blow dry your hair afterwards with a round brush…
3.Wrap hair around rollers and let it sit until cool…
Fab Tip; Va va volume keep your hair touchable…Don’t go overboard on the hair spray…
The third key trend this week is the Ombre Lip..
These days, it’s all about the ombre lip. But what exactly is it? Well, it’s a very similar gradation of color that evolves from lightest to darkest, beginning at the center of the mouth. And it’s usually outlined by a darker shade of lip pencil or lipstick to fake fuller lips.
Ombre lips have been worn by models throughout the years on the runways of Dior, Miu Miu, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Kenneth Cole..But you don’t have to be a runway model or a performer to pull off this trend. Keep in mind these three tricks when recreating the ombre lip..
1. Lip pencil is your friend.
2. Stick to just three lip color products and a lip brush..
An easy ombre lip can be achieved by first lining your lips with a lip pencil, pulling the pencil in slightly more toward the center of your lip and then blending a darker shade over it. Leaving room in the absolute visible center of your lips, work a lip brushoutwards with a lighter shade in the same color family to add even more dimension and fullness.
3. Remember to follow the light..In my opinion, the most successful ombre lip is achieved by using contrasting tones from the same color family to achieve the look seamlessly..
For a more natural effect, choose a pencil shade that is darker than your natural lip tone, a lipstick that is closest to your natural lip and one that’s a shade or two lighter to bring focus to the center of the lips.
For night, choose shades bearing in mind the lighting you’ll be around. “What may look overdone in a lighted makeup mirror, may look too natural in a restaurant, bar or club environment..
The fourth key trend this week is the head scarf …
Brandy makes a fashionable statement in a printed head scarf (left pic)
Many of us, have been wearing our ratty tatty head scarf for so long we can’t even remember the very first time we”tied our hair up.” It has become part of Black woman hair regimen and functions as assistance in maintaining our strands in-between salon visits, a fashion statement that screams ‘leave me alone,’ and a safety blanket on our laziest of hair days.
While most of us have made our hair scarves a mainstay in our lives, what do the fellas think of them?
“Women have to remember that most men grew up in households with their grandmas, mothers, aunties, and sisters wearing hair scarves, so we don’t give them much thought.
Most men know when dealing with women of color the “head scarf” is not only expected, but might as well be embraced.
I really will be rocking this look all through the spring as am i so into head wear and think the head scarf is less in your face as to hats when going for a casual look ,if you get me 😉
The fifth trend this week is matte black..Matte Black is Bringing Sexy Back ..
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700 via Fancy(left pic) BMW(right pic)
Fab Tip; Match with white accessories..Its fab for now 😉
Guess which of these five brides spent £1,000 on her big day – and which £75,000?
Five brides reveal what they spent… Did you guess right? 😉
The £1,000 Wedding
Ema Gallagher, 25, is a stay-at-home mum. She lives in Lincoln, UK with her husband Sean, 26, an engineer, and children Jason, five, Lily, two, and Faye, one.
The £5,000 Wedding
Vanessa Baugi opted for a Fifties-style dress and bought shoes from designer Jenny Packham in the sale
Vanessa Baugi, 39, is a senior lettings negotiator. She lives in Bournemouth, UK with her husband Ayman, 36, a businessman, her daughter Carys, 14, and Ava, 18 months.
The £20,000 Wedding
Kirsty Critchley’s family paid for her silk dress, but she splurged on a pair of peep-toe Jimmy Choos
Kirsty Critchley is a 26-year-old marketing assistant. She lives in Bolton with her 29-year-old husband Dean, who is a joiner.
The £30,000 Wedding
Shannon D’Almeida accessorised her Twenties-style gown with a veil, a diamanté hair clasp and satin Jimmy Choo heels
Shannon D’Almeida, 26, is a nursery nurse. She lives in Croydon with her husband Luke, 29, a gas engineer, and their daughter Olivia, four.
The £75,000 Wedding
Tatiana Karelina wore a champagne-coloured couture gown by Jelena Borsc, paired with Valentino shoes, for her wedding
Tatiana Karelina, 33, is the owner of Tatiana Hair Extensions. She lives in Kensington, West London with her husband Shawn Frazer, 41, a City banker. She says:
From Cleopatra to Hollywood glamour and bizarre 15 INCH talons: The 3,000 year history of the manicure revealed
From a simple coat of nail polish to incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art, the manicure is fast becoming a fashion statement in its own right, complete withs trends, fads and ever-changing designs.
But if you thought the manicure was a relatively modern phenomenon, a major new book is set to prove you wrong.
Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure draws on pop culture images to shed light on a strand of fashion history that has its roots in ancient Egypt.
Pride and joy: Elizabeth I was famous for her manicured nails as were members of China’s Ming Dynasty
Beloved of royal ladies such as the famously beautiful Nefertiti, the earliest manicures involved rubbing oil and incense into the hands before painting the nails with herbal strengthening potions and colouring them using henna.
The earliest Chinese royals, and the Ming Dynasty that followed, were also fans of painted nails, with a bizarre-sounding mixture of wax, egg whites, gelatin and rubber used to dye the fingertips crimson and black.
Ancient Babylonians living in what is now modern Iraq are also known to have loved and cared for their nails, with the world’s oldest manicure set – made from solid gold and dated to 3,200 BC – discovered in the country.
In the UK and elsewhere in Europe, possessing neat, manicured nails became a mark of affluence during the medieval and Tudor periods, while Elizabeth I was widely feted for her beautiful hands.
Bizarre: Some unusual nail care has proved popular in the past, including using gelatin on the nails
Bright spark: Bold hot pink and red were enormously popular in the 1980s and paired with power dressing
But not all parts of the modern manicure set are so old: The emery board, now a staple part of the kit, wasn’t invented until 1830 when an American doctor named Sits created the first one.
The cheap and cheerful nail care system he later devised quickly spread around the world, forming the basis for the elaborate looks that make up much of author Suzanne E. Shapiro’s tome.
Shapiro, a researcher at The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, charts the manicure’s progress from basic grooming to serious style statement, taking in fabulous photos by 20th Century greats Helmut Newton, Nikolas Muray and Richard Avedon in the process.
It concludes with a look at modern nail trends and their exponents, whether trendy WAH Nails in London which promises to ‘turn fashion trends into fingernail art’ or the nail expos in Tokyo where people enter their own wacky designs into competitions.
Spectacular: Modern nail art created by Naomi Yasuda (left) and by Tacarra Sutton (right)
Stunning: Nail art and photography by Madeline Poole, Nailing Hollywood Productions for Steve Madden
But its not all crazy nail art. As Shapiro points out, each decade of the last century has had its own distinctive nail shapes and designs, with colours and looks sliding in and out of fashion.
The French manicure, for example, was very fashionable in the 1920 and 1930s, while the arrival of the ‘power-dressing’ look for women in the 1980s – think shoulder pads and an epic blow-dry – heralded the arrival of strong, deep reds and purples.
While modern manicures aren’t quite the luxury item they once were, as Shapiro reveals, they’re still one of the most creative parts of the beauty industry. Roll on the next 100 years!
Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro, (£19.99, Prestel) is released on 24th March and can be pre-ordered on Amazon
Competition: Nail art fans at the Tokyo Nail Expo, where they compete to create the most outre nails (left pic) Elaborate: The competition draws fans from all over the world and includes some detailed, if wacky, designs(right pic)
7 Editor Styling Tricks Guaranteed to Make You Look Thinner
AMAR DAVED.DIEGO ZUKO.GETTY IMAGES
1..The Nirvana-Approved Wrap Trick
“Tying a plaid or a flimsy sweater around my natural waist helps direct the eye to the narrowness of my hips,” says one news editor. “It also helps to nip in a billowy top or dress. And it just looks cool. Very French. Amiright?” Mais oui!
2..The Frat Tuck
3..The Boy’s Is Mine
4..The Front-Row-Only Topper
5..The Bold Shoulder
6..The Pricey Blouse
An overwhelming number of insiders credit the slinky, curve-skimming silk material of an Equipment button down as the Holy Grail of skinny dressing. “Seeing as I find myself in this situation every Monday from eating allllll weekend, I usually stick to a blouse from Equipment,” says one fashion editor. Her friend agrees: “A loose-fitting top—think an Equipment silk button-down shirt—and a super slim pair of jeans usually works for me.”
7..The Hourglass Silhouette
Any editor worth her weight in Wang knows that it’s all about capitalizing on your best assets. Sometimes I’ll wear a basic black top—jersey or stretch from Velvet or Enza Costa—paired with a looser skirt, such as this one,” says a fashion editor. “The looseness is comfortable and a bit more flattering on the legs, especially when I’m wearing heels.”
HOW TO DRESS FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE,LADIES..
What body shape am I?
There’s an abundance of information out there on the subject of body shapes.
Before you read any further, stop and think about your body. Really think about its proportions, your build, bone structure and posture. Hold onto that image in the knowledge that is it a completely unique one. Unless you have an identical twin, your body is one of 6.7 billion on this earth and is not the same as any other.
The main thing you need to be aware of is that our bodies can’t simply be compartmentalized into five or ten body shapes. Human bodies are far too complicated to be simplified in such a fashion! But what you can do is understand the principles behind figuring out what clothes to buy and what styles look best on you. These principles come from balancing proportions and ultimately knowing roughly which shape you fit most closely to.
The principles of dressing for your body type
So yes, as a personal stylist I do refer to these principles but most importantly, I look at the individual and the little nuances that define each person as a whole. Everything including colour, personality, height etc all have to be taken into account but body shape is a great starting point. So, don’t get too fixated on the fact you’d rather be a lean column than an apple because when all said and done you’re so much more than that anyway……
The point of this is so you can better understand what you’re looking at when you look in the mirror so that you’re better armed with clever purchasing power and knowing what looks best on you. Your main aim is to create the illusion of having a balanced body. The neat hourglass is considered to be the most balanced body shape with:
~ Shoulders and hips in line
~ A defined bust
~ A waist (even with a softly curved tummy)
~ A curvy bottom
The problem with understanding your body shape is that the majority of us see red when we look at ourselves in the mirror and only focus on the bits that bulge. Why not set yourself the goal of being truly objective and actually view your body as a whole, just this once? You might be surprised at how you start to see yourself a little differently, perhaps in a more positive way.
How to balance your body shape
So here goes. Take a deep breath, get down to your underwear and look at the whole you in the mirror. If you find yourself zooming in on your thighs, tummy, bust, bottom or arms, look away and start again.
When the image you see in front of you is the whole you, stand with your legs together and your arms a bit away from your sides. Examine the area from under your arms, past your bust and rib cage, over your waist and hips to the fullest part of your thighs. Turn to the side and look at your body’s profile. Now look at the 7 body shapes below. Look back at the outline of yourself in the mirror.
Be objective and decide whether your shoulders are in line with your hips or whether one area is wider than the other. Turn sideways and observe which parts curve more than others. From your conclusions, you should be able to begin understanding where you fit in to the shapes below. Bear in mind that a large proportion of people can cross over shapes.
Fullness around the middle
Slimmer or average legs
Average to big bust
A defined waist
Larger hips and thighs
Narrower shoulders than hips
Wear larger size on bottom than top
Inverted Triangle Body shape
Square, solid shoulder line
Flatter hips and bottom with little definition between them
Wider shoulders than hips
Wear larger size on top than bottom
Neat Hourglass Body shape
Shoulders in proportion with hips
Curved bust and bottom
Wear same size top and bottom
Rectangle Body shape
A solid, square frame
Same size top and bottom
Little waist definition
Flat hips and bottom
Lean Column Body shape
Slim, long frame
Same size top & bottom
Little waist definition
Narrow hips and small bottom, in line with shoulders
Full Hourglass Body shape
Fuller bottom and hips