It’s going to be a (bright) yellow summer

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Aside from a few sporadic days, teasing us with a taste of what summer might become, the sun has yet to put in a noteworthy appearance. Nevertheless, fashion’s finest delivered a variety of very worthy summer collections, with clashing patterns and bold colours taking precedence. One particular colour that strikes a note for this spring/summer is (bright) yellow.

Sickly neon, bitter-sweet lemon, subtle mustard and bold dandelion are all note-worthy shades. Though be warned if, like me, your skin is suffering the trauma of a frost-bitten winter, try wearing yellow accessories as an accent colour. A fluro yellow clutch and stilettos will add interest to a monochrome dress, plus it is an easy way to work two trends in one outfit.

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Dark Suits For Spring – Inspired by Thandie Newton

I think actress Thandie Newton is as much talented, as she is beautiful and smart. She’s extra amazing, because she has a very “sophisticated cool” style vibe that fits her so well. She doesn’t ever look like she’s trying to hard to look fashionable or trendy, she just goes with what works for her. While perusing zimbio.com, I came across an image of her at a promotional event for her new TV series “ROGUE”. Ironically the outfit she was wearing inspired me to write a post on how to wear a dark suit in the spring!

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Joe Fresh Ad: Sam and the Womp

I was going through my Facebook news feed a couple of weeks ago and this video image was screaming at me to click it. All it said was “Spring is here! Coloured denim, $19”, but I had a feeling since it was by created by the fun and chic label Joe Fresh I would enjoy it… and now I want you to enjoy it too!

Joe Fresh colored denim

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Daily dose of NYFW Spring 2013 – Sept. 13th

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Day 8 and Final Day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013…

 

10:00 AM RALPH LAUREN at 275 Hudson St.

11:00 AM RALPH LAUREN at 275 Hudson St.

2:00 PM CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION at 205 W. 39th St.

3:00 PM CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION at 205 W. 39th St.

4:00 PM CESAR GALINDO COLLECTION at 71 W. 23rd St., 18th Fl.

Daily dose of NYFW Spring 2013 – Sept. 10th

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Day 5 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013…

 

9:00 AM NORISOL FERRARI at STUDIO

9:30-10:30 AM JOY CIOCI at BOX

10:00 AM CAROLINA HERRERA at THEATRE

11:00 AM CARLOS MIELE at STAGE

11:30AM MARK MCNAIRY at NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, LINCOLN CENTER

1:00 PM FARAH ANGSANA at STUDIO

1:00 PM MARIMEKKO at 441 WEST 14TH ST

2:00 PM DONNA KARAN NEW YORK at 547 WEST 26TH STREET

2:30-3:30 PM ANGEL SANCHEZ at BOX

3:00 PM REEM ACRA at STAGE

3:30-5:00PM GILDED AGE at NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, LINCOLN CENTER

4:30-5:30 PM CHRIS BENZ at AVERY FISHER HALL, GRAND PROMENADE

5:00 PM JOANNA MASTROIANNI at STUDIO

6:30-7:30 PM MATHIEU MIRANO at BOX

 

Daily dose of NYFW Spring 2013 – Sept. 6th

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Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with a bang! Not just the runway shows , but with the annual night of all nights.. Fashion’s Night Out!

Here was yesterday’s line up of Runway Presentations for Spring 2013…

9:00 AM NICHOLAS K at STUDIO.

10:00 AM BCBGMAXAZRIA at THEATRE.

10:30-11:30 AM KAELEN at BOX.

11:00 AM RICHARD CHAI at STAGE.

1:00 PM CHADWICK BELL at STUDIO.

2:00 PM TADASHI SHOJI at STAGE.

2:30-3:30 PM MONIKA CHIANG at BOX.

3:00 PM ARISE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: AFRICAN ICONS at THEATRE.

4:00 PM SUPIMA, KATE WILKOFF, JACKIE SIEFERT, EDUARDO CALVO, ABBEY GLASS, KYLE PEARSON, MEREDITH LYON, NATALIE YEPES, YVONNE LUONG at STUDIO.

6:00-11:00 PM FASHION’S NIGHT OUT at WORLDWIDE.

7:00 PM THE ART INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK CITY at STUDIO.

 

 

The Handbag Story

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I was going out shopping with mum the other day and when I sat in the cab I realized, I had carried a cross body bag, which only had my phone in it. There was no real need for me to carry a bag at all. The reason why I picked that Aztec print cross body bag was because it went so well with my semi sheer white top and black harem pants. It was an accessory, enhancing my overall look. That’s when I realized; handbags are no longer just something to carry our stuff in, but have become a true style statement.

Aztec Print Clutch cross body bag- Photo courtesy of www.bershka.com

Handbags, purses, wallets are generally used as a medium to carry your essentials securely in one place. However, over the years the purpose and the look of these items have been evolving in a massive manner. They initially were made to go well with specific outfits for a day or a night out, for big events and functions; but over time they were made to go with every outfit, every occasion, big or small.

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Like every other trend, every new season for clothing, shoes and accessories, there is a trend alert for handbags as well.

Mulberry-bayswater textured leather tote - Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Colors trending this season are vibrant as well pastels, with color block as well prints.  Black has always been a favorite of most when it comes to handbags, something that would go almost with anything; nevertheless this season its not just plain black options, but instead more of textured, embellished, embroidered and fur covered.

Valentino rockstud studded leather - Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Bottega Veneta- roma intrecciato leather tote- Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

The shapes seem to have taken a backstage, with minimal variations, providing a clear canvas for embellishments or any embroidery. But I must say, even without the detailing, the shapes are looking fabulous.

Chloe-sally swaroski crystal studded leather shoulder bag - Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Victoria Beckham- leather shoulder bag- Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Velvet and calf hair are big this season. If these materials are used correctly it will can give a bag a very posh look. Calf Hair is a chic material and easy to carry off with a lot of different outfits, but one has to be careful with velvet. Unless it’s a plush bag, it can end up looking cheap and so not classy.

Chanel- Velvet purse- Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Marc Jacobs- calf hair handbag- Photo courtesy of net-a-porter.com

So, take your pic, choose your bag, swing across your arm and get ready to look fabulous!

10 Must Haves In Your Wardrobe!

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Every girl has a little shopaholic hidden in her, some let it out and some just don’t admit it. Well, I confess to you today… I am a shopaholic! I buy clothes, shoes, and accessories when I am sad or happy. I shop when I don’t need anymore. I shop without a reason. There are stacks of clothes, that I have never worn and yet when I have to go out I do not have anything to wear. Many of you will read this and say “story of my life”.

However, there are the times, when certain articles from your wardrobe will never let you down, no matter how fat or thin you feel on a particular day. Those are the classic pieces that never go out of fashion and are always there to save your day or night.  I am going to make this task a tad easier for you and list the 10 wardrobe essentials that will always complete your closet.

Little Black Dress:Better known as LBD, is known for never letting anyone down, come rain, hail or sunshine. It is that timeless piece that you can pair with absolutely any accessory, be it a piece of statement jewelry or sexy stilettos with a pop of color.

Sheer panel LBD- asos.com

Well-fitted formal Trousers:  You can never go wrong with a pair of well-fitted formal trousers, be it for work, or an evening with friends or just a casual day out. You can always pair it with a formal shirt and blazer for a more formal look, where as for a casual look a pretty girly blouse with some accessories would do the magic.

Nice tailored black trousers- asos.com

Classic white shirt:  A crisp classic white shirt can do a lot more than you could ever imagine.  It can take over more avatars than you would have thought off.  Tuck it in your formal pants and it is the sassy professional attire, Continue Reading

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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My Valentine premiere

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.

Antipodium Haughty Culture Sheer top- asos.com

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.

Sequined sheer neckline and midriff dress- topshop.com

A-line dress with sheer sleeves- asos.com

Nude color jewel embellished dress with sheer back- topshop.com

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

Styled by Vitamin F- Embrace the sunshine…

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Last Saturday was an “amazingly gorgeous-blinding sun-must enjoy the outdoors” type of day here in NYC…

Being fully committed to taking advantage of the beautiful weather, I remained out and about from late afternoon into late evening. It’s a well known fact that on any given day in the city you can find many fashionable people strolling the “sidewalk runways” in great style.

Throughout my day and evening; it became apparent that I had missed the “must wear yellow denim today”, fashion memo! During my travels within BOTH Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, I saw people who had decided to embrace the color of the sun within their wardrobe as well. I have to say I am loving it, and will soon jump on the “sunshine yellow” bandwagon soon!

DAY LOOK

To wear this retina stimulating hue during the day, we suggest that you keep it clean and minimal. The jeans should be the focus of your look. Shades of blue or gray always goes great with a bright yellow bottom (skirt/pant). We took a relaxed day at the beach kind of approach for our casual day look by adding simple yet creative jewelry pieces and shiny silver sandals.

Splendid vintage whisper cotton slub jersey Tshirt- netaporter.com

Toothpick jean in garment dyed twill – Jcrew.com

Braided ring sandal- shopdoseofvitaminf.com

Vintage style Cameo pendant necklace- shopdoseofvitaminf.com

LOVE ring with message– shopdoseofvitaminf.com

Blue/Gold beaded feather earrings- shopdoseofvitaminf.com

 

NIGHT LOOK

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