May Blog Review!

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Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye… we are literally halfway through 2013! Can you believe it?  We had some fun and exciting blog posts during May, so here’s my list of the top 10 highlights of last month.

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My “Punk: Chaos to Couture” Red Carpet Review

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Even though the event is truly about the exhibition and the fundraising efforts for the institute, the red carpet is the kickoff (and extra highlight) of the exhibition. I’m quite sure that by now you have seen the thousands of images online and read the reviews for this year’s Met Gala red carpet arrivals, as most blogs put up their posts the next morning or that night. However, I’m late to the party as usual, because I like to do my research and make sure I comb through as many images as possible and include background info. So finally, here it is…

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ELLE Celebrates 4th Annual Women in Music

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Last night celebrities, designers, stylists, fashion and music lovers came out to the 4th Annual ELLE Women in Music celebration event sponsored by COVERGIRL at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The celebration coincides with their May 2013 Women in Music issue with powerhouse singer/artist Adele as one of the featured artists.

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ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood 2013!

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Yesterday afternoon Essence Magazine held their 6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. This year’s theme was “The Power of Our Presence“. The room was filled with the who’s who of Black Hollywood (and Entertainment) as well as those just beginning their career.

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Oprah at left with her Leadership Academy “daughters” and at right with Quvenzhane Wallis

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Fashion truly an art?!

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One of the oldest Italian fashion house’s created history this week, by taking over the arcades of Louvre, and running the first ever fashion show in the 900-year old world famous building.

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This is one event that captured my attention, as the debate of weather fashion is an art has been going on since centuries; and this was the perfect answer to it, portrayed in the most unbelievably aesthetic manner. The 140 metres long runway in the temple of fine art was by far, the longest for a Paris show.  The audience included Hollywood celebrities Hillary Swank, Frieda Pinto and Fan Bing Bing from China, who were given a private tour of the exhibition before commencing the show.

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The fashion house unveiled their latest collection that Giornetti designed in shades of pale stone, to keep the palette in coherence with the Louvre and Paris. Slouchy leather trousers with flat boots clearly brought out the Parisian aesthetic and then there were more Italian mini dresses formed major part of the clothes collection. The crochet short dresses definitely were my favorite and without a doubt the highlight of the show were the heritage of the brand, gladiator sandals, and thigh high boots in snakeskin with various embellishments.

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The brand Salvatore Ferragamo, is an 84-year old fashion house, that has always been associated with art and culture.  It is also considered the first fashion house to establish a link between celebrities and fashion. It is said that screen siren Marilyn Monroe and Greta Grabo were pivotal in bringing a mere shoe repair shop from California to a leather star shoemaker.

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At the event, Ferragamo’s creative director, Massimilanio Giornetti, explained to the audience the early links between Leonardo Da Vinci and Salvatore Ferragamo, and that the latter also studied the anatomy of feet to understand the function of the shoe and appearance and make sure he produced something that was wearable. The brand’s motto that makes it so successful, is “beauty with functionality”.

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Salvatore Ferragamo has been one of my favorite brands for shoes and bags! I can truly vouch for the confidence and faith, that all us fans across the globe have in the groundbreaking future of this iconic fashion house.  This magnificent event is just the beginning of their cutting-edge potential.

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CFDA Awards Arrivals..unique and creative looks

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The organization that produces the “Oscars of Fashion”- the CFDA is celebrating 50 years of service to the fashion industry. This year’s awards ceremony was held at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, where the CFDA festivities started with a fashion show that included pieces from some of its 400-plus members.
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From all of the reviews so far it was a great night of fashion, laughs and confirmation of some designers as major players within the industry. Seth Meyers hosted the awards and used his usual SNL type of humor to try to let the Continue Reading

Mixing Mayhem!

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Have you taken notice to the latest and very quirky rage this season of …Mixing prints??? Hot or Not? I am still in a fix about this one, nevertheless thought penning it down and sharing it with you guys would make it a bit clear for me. Let’s see if at the end of this post we ditch this trend or embrace it. Excited!

Think chocolate on grilled chicken?  Tad strange combination? Well this trend is pretty much on similar lines. Polka dots with leopard print. Florals with stripes. This trend is for those who are not afraid to move out of their comfort zone, be a little crazy with the mishmashes and be able to pull it off like top ensembles.

Kristen Bell’s print mix- vstyleblog.com

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The Met Gala -Top Four Themes of the Red Carpet!

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I know I may be late with this post, and by now you probably have seen all of the red carpet images from “the fashion industry’s big night out” plasters throughout the internet. There are various blog posts on all the looks, best and worst dressed lists, the scandal behind Kim K’s non-invite, and how great the exhibit is in general. Even with all that said, now that the exhibit is open to the public I still wanted to give my two cents. 😉

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Sheer Sexiness…

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So far, spring only showed up on our calendars, but now you can finally feel it. With the weather heating up, the “sheer” trend is just blessing in disguise.

The days are getting warmer and longer, it couldn’t get better than sheer. I am absolutely, loving this trend! It leaves a lot to imagination, by playing a little peek-a-boo game.

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Sheer and see-through fabrics, clothing re-entered the fashion scene about 5 years ago. Back then, this trend was not very successful and considered too bold and a risqué. Today, sheer has taken over not only red carpet and movie premiers but also street style. Celebrities are not the only ones to don the look, but also the girl next door for a day in the city.

My version of the sheer trend

Michael Kors used some sheer fabrics for his 2012, spring fashion show. Last week, at the premiere of sir Paul McCartney’s new video “My Valentine”, sheer and cutout dresses by Stella McCartney were a rage.  Miranda Kerr, Gwen Stefani, mother to be Reese Witherspoon, were all seen rocking the sheer trend.

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The question is not whether to wear or not, but how to wear! It is important to make sure you are flaunting the most flattering part of your body, or it might just end up looking vulgar.

Sheer maxi dresses are a great day outfit for those with great legs.

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If you have a fit midriff, a loose fitted long sheer top with skinny pants or a fitted skirt would look fabulous.

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Self Conscious? Worry not! There is a lot more “sheer” you can do, with the sleeves, the back, the neckline. Let your imagination run wild, if you cant find what you have on your mind, get it custom made for yourself.

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Be it day or night, go sheer! As far as you are confident, sexy is what matters! 😉

Bit by the NEON bug yet?!

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It started in the 80’s and its back again, giving life a retro look with a bright and colorful twist. Neon happens to be my favorite trend this season, as it makes me very nostalgic. It reminds me of my early school days, when oblivious of the fashion trends, I would refuse to part with my bright orange neon sling bag or the neon pink skater dress with white polka dots. 🙂

I recently went for a David Guetta concert, and found it to be the perfect occasion to flaunt my Neon collection with a neon turquoise tube (New look), Neon yellow baggy racer back (Zara), and neon pink beads (Dorothy Perkins). My obsession for neon extends to clothes, shoes, accessories, et all. I think it’s a fabulous trend, leaves one with so much space to be playful and creative. I’ve put together a few of my favorite Continue Reading