Dec 29, 2009

Little Non-Black Dreses to Welcome the New Decade

Another year has gone by...and there's no reason why to play safe with the beloved and comfy LBD ¹. This time around, non-black is the new black. Daring, textured and dazzling describe the party dress destined to close a hard to forget 2009 and welcome the uncertain '10s. A hint of 80s vintage mixed with 21st century decadence will make dancing to Prince's 1999 acquire a new meaning.

Moreover, the perfect one should scream HERE & NOW: an attitude we must learn to live by and express - one day at a time.

A. Metallic Bandage Dress by Hervé Léger - B. Dip Dye Fringed Tunic by Topshop - C. Sequin Flapper Dress by Oasis - D. Aspen Dress by Jill Stuart - E. Uptown Sequined Silk-Chiffon Dress by DAY Birger et Mikkelsen - F. Grecian Drape Dress by Lipsy - G. Ruffled Prom Dress by Karen Millen.

¹ Little Black Dress.

Nov 16, 2009

Warmth: Pantone® Fall-Winter Fashion Colors 2010

The cold and tough winter months need warmth: colors that calm the soul and help us keep going forward. Pantone®'s palette is full of contrasts and features four especially warm colors: American Beauty being the most notorious of them all, is meant to be a "feel-good" color and is used to complement edgy or quirky fashion. Honey Yellow brings the sunshine in while staying subdued and fit for winter, its fashion style is classic and feminine with a vintage feel. An interesting combination is created when matched with Burnt Sienna, a fall classic with a rusty twist in a base of orangey rose featured in frilly pieces with a retro touch.
Last but not least, comes the king of neutrals: Crème Brûlée. Frostier than our regular nudes, it becomes one of the most elegant hues in current styles. When paired with color, the result is impeccably chic, as it conveys joy amidst a challenging environment.

American Beauty selection:
Red Owl Handbag by Patina; Astor Suede Calf Boots by Halston; Double Wrap Leather Bracelet, Marc by Marc Jacobs; Dégradé bandage dress by Hervé Léger; Gill Suede Biker Jacket by Maje.
Burnt Sienna selection:
Ruffle Front Peeptoe by French Connection; Pleated Sleeve Dress by Marchesa; Metallic Lace Satin Wallet by Forever 21; Wool Kimono Coat by John Lewis.
Honey Yellow selection:
Ambre Silk Dress by Vanessa Bruno; Short Sleeve T-Shirt by Maison Martin Margiela; Yellow Wool Check Shirt by Labour of Love; Rise and Shine Cross-body Bag by See by Chloé.Crème Brûlée selection: Superfluffy Snood by Topshop; Organic Cotton Trenchcoat by Richard Nicoll; Silk-chiffon Ruffle Top by Fendi; Coated Filigree Medallion Earrings by Forever 21; Felicity Wool Cardigan by Thurley.

Nov 5, 2009

Sleeveless Chic

Layering is one of the most interesting ways to transform looks and keep current - and a most needed resource during the colder months. Waistcoats, sleeveless tops, gilets and vests are key and become the cherry on top of a well-layered fashion ensemble. Mixing different textures, lengths, thicknesses and styles is the way to go and will create striking end results every time.
Eclectic is this season's motto.

Cotton Waistcoat by Therapy; Asymmetric Sleeveless Top by Warehouse; Faux Fur Gilet by Rebecca Taylor.

Oct 12, 2009

The Fall of the Skirts

Skirts: the epitome of chic and femininity are as strong as coats this fall. Focusing on the short side (knees abound) and full of detailing, a whole outfit can be produced around today's skirt. Accompany minis with the myriad of tights available or the all mighty thigh-high boots and you will be ready to enjoy the leafy season as if it were warm and sunny all day.

A short jacket or coat continues the frisky attitude while a longer or oversized one creates an unexpected balance: layers will provide the perfect temperature while adding character to the outfit. It's all about experimenting and finding a nouveau allure for the season, so don't be shy.

A: Tulle Skirt by Christopher Kane; Strapless Wool Bustier by Hervé Léger; Cropped Satin Jacket by Nina Ricci; Cluny Cutout Boots by Halston. B: Draped Front Skirt by Lela Rose; Washed Leather Jacket by Doma; Cotton Boyfriend Shirt by Kiki de Montparnasse. C: Leather Bandage Skirt by Helmut Lang; Silk Printed Top by Surface to Air & Solve Sundsbo; Sequined Blazer by H&M. D: Tie-Dye Mini Skirt by Felder Felder; Demi-Sheer Crepe Tank by Julien MacDonald; Tea Pot Bomber Jacket by Nathan Jenden; Genevieve Zipper Sandal by Loeffler Randall.

Sep 19, 2009

The Studded Way of Life

Should studs still be considered a passing trend? Over the seasons their versatility has surpassed the punk rock scene proving their importance in fashion. Studs have become a way of life, adding attitude and modernity regardless of the garment. They are equally able to become the cherry on top for an elegant ensemble or the witty contradictory element on an otherwise straightforward piece.

Best of all, studs' 80s reference is no longer needed, they have officially become part of the current way of life. Proof of just that is the existence of sites devoted to stud style.

Studded Lace-up Boot by See by Chloé; Studded Two-in-one Dress by Primark; Tweed Studded Jacket by H&M; Extreme Studded Cuff by H&M; Studded Mini Skirt by Topshop; Trophy Stud Blouse by Kate Moss for Topshop.

Sep 14, 2009

Jacket Power: an Outfit Dissection

A jacket can make or break an outfit in a second. It serves as an instant label of the style that is trying to be conveyed. It can be contradictory, balancing or entirely matching to the rest of the ensemble. You can be wearing the exact same pieces and the jacket you choose to go with them will create a fashion sense the others cannot.

Take for example, a polished and sensual one-shoulder dress in black (Alexander Wang), a retro inspired bag (D&G Dolce & Gabbana) and a pair of modern cutout booties (Dolce & Gabbana). Put on a strong-shouldered leather jacket with a snakeskin pattern (Miss Selfridge) and your sharp look is now Biker Chic. //Contradictory

Mix a ruffle front silk blouse (See by Chloé) with a pair of indigo boyfriend jeans (Topshop), a metallic handbag (Tylie Malibu) and patent leather sneakers (Converse). Counterbalance the comfy romantic look with a straight and structured peaked shoulder jacket in black (Sportmax) and create a Classic Edge. //Balancing

A midnight rocker look consisting of black stretch leather leggings (Vanessa Bruno), an oversized sequin tank (Sass and Bide) and studded peeptoe shoe boots (Steve Madden) is made complete with a relevant starry tuxedo jacket (Markus Lupfer). //Matching

This fall, the power jacket is the master of outerwear. Structured, with simple lines, Balmain-inspired strong shoulders and full of character, the jacket has become a trend in itself.

Aug 31, 2009

Heritage Chic

Be it outerwear, blouses, jewelry or accessories, the pre-fall mood is powerful, retro and playful in one. Inspired by various decades and evoking pure nostalgia, heritage chic is a true statement of uniqueness and versatility that can be seamlessly applied to the modern world. When mixed with minimalistic fashion pieces, the character of this style comes to life. Expect this trend to stay strong for the rest of the Autumn Winter season and make it yours by having fun and experimenting with it.

Deco Necklace by French Connection; Propoganda Plaid Jacket by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania; Flights of Fancy Shopper, Marc by Marc Jacobs; Sweet Heart Shirt by French Connection.

Aug 8, 2009

The Pretty Ones: Pantone® Spring-Summer Fashion Colors 2009 Part 2

An authentic ode to summer, the subdued section in Pantone®'s Summer 2009 fashion palette is a fresh treat to the eye. Revitalizing Vibrant Green, sophisticated Dark Citron, glowing Salmon Rose and elegant Rose Dust make pretty yet stylish hue selections that will make the rest of your summer a breeze. Easily coordinated with neutrals and made stark with black or even adding hints of green to a rose, these gorgeous tones will energize your wardrobe without the overstatement.

In Vibrant Green: Photographer Jacket by Boden; Cluster Jeweled Dress by AKA New York; Flower Clutch Bag by Paola Péres; Lucite Bangle by Chanel.
In Salmon Rose: Feather Vest Top by Rare, Topshop; Collar Tunic by Yuki**, Topshop; Pink Claytonia Lacey Ballet Flats by Ruche; Tutu Stud Dress by Topshop.
In Rose Dust: Scalloped-trim Silk Top by Stella McCartney; Metallic Ballet Flat by Giuseppe Zanotti; Pull-on Scarf by Missoni; Silk Draped Top by Stella McCartney.
In Dark Citron: Veined Turquoise Necklace by Siman Tu; HairCalf Allegra Handbag by Vivre; Petal Sleeves Silk Dress by Catherine Malandrino.

Jul 24, 2009

You and Your Boyfriend Blazer

It seems that the "I-just-borrowed-it-from-my-boyfriend-and-went-out-the-door" mood is everywhere. Boyfriend jeans, shirts and even shoes are now a constant in the shops, but are they as easy to adapt to the rest of your wardrobe as they seem?

Even when the trend has been named after men, the true size and fit on you should never be overlooked. The sure choice of the pack? A long and straight-fitting black blazer made out of supple fabric such as this one by McQ will make your outfit effortlessly elegant and on-trend.

Best of all, a classic black boyfriend blazer will take you seamlessly from summer to fall and forward without succumbing with the trend when the word "boyfriend" is no longer attached to it.

Jul 14, 2009

How to pull off a pair of harem pants: An Outfit Dissection

Opinions on harem pants have been divided ever since they made their appearance on the fashion runways a few seasons ago. Other terms you might have heard include zoave, lungi, jodhphur, dhoti and peg pants (half harem pant). Whether you consider them a must-have fashion item or view them as an unwanted eighties remnant, the truth is that harem pants are much harder to look good in than a common trouser.

Their different aesthetic make them a strong statement on their own, so the rest of the outfit should be chosen carefully. Black non-shiny harem pants are the best choice as they don't stand out as much and will not widen your silhouette as easily. Choose lightweight fabrics that drape elegantly and naturally as well as a drop-crotch that is not too low. Below, we present you with a few proven options that will help you make the harem pants look flattering: a cropped or fitted jacket, a well-fitting non-slouchy top (a sleeveless style provides more balance) and a pair of strappy or feminine sandals (heels work much better than flats as they will elongate you).

Inherently ultra comfy and slick, not to mention extremely on-trend for the rest of the year, once you find a pair of harem pants that fits you well and the right pieces that seamlessly complement them, it will be hard to let them go.

Twin Pant in Black by Cheap Monday; Cropped Jackets: Open Slub Sweater by Charlotte Russe; Suede Biker Jacket by Maje Gill; Lux Little Brother Blazer by Lux, Urban Outfitters; Flattering Tops and Necklaces: Bias Tank by Organic; Red Flower Necklace by Anthropologie; Modern Art Tank by H&M; Multi-Chain Lenon Necklace by Dannijo; Paillette Tank Top by G-Lish; Patent Leather Neck Piece by Rue du Mail; Feminine Sandals: T-Strap Sandal, Marc by Marc Jacobs; Suede Platform Sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti; Verity Multistrap Sandals by Jimmy Choo.

Jun 27, 2009

Nude: The New White

Black and white have proven to be permanent fashion statements. However, as seasons go by, new hues surge as true alternatives to what we already love and know. Cream, pale rose, light peach, beige, ecru, off-white and their derivatives have become more than neutrals, nudes have become the new white. When paired with black, the result is so chic and natural that white is left out of the picture.

Be it for easygoing or elegant outfits, the new white is so simple to carry off that it will become your new fashion ally. White will not stop being a classic, but a less stark, fresher and equally effective alternative is here to stay.

A.- Silk Box Jacket by Fendi; B.- Give Me Number 9 Purse by Effie's Heart; C.- Unicorn Princess Heels by Jeffrey Campbell; D.- Silk Sequin Vest by Derek Lam; E.- Weapons T-Shirt by Lucha Workshop; F.- Cobra Silk Dress by Temperley London; G.- Lace Shell Cardigan by 3.1 Phillip Lim; H.- Tiered Ruffle Dress by H&M; I.- Knitted Stripe Top by Topshop; J.- Kurtis Flat Brogue by Topshop; K.- Pink Italian Leather Blazer by Forzieri; L.- Fitted Corset Dress by Alexander Wang; M.- Out of my Mind Scrimshaw Bracelet by Jessica Kagan Cushman; N.- Heloise Tote Bag by Chloé; O.- Bleach Skinny Jean by Topshop; P.- Side button Tunic by Yuki, Topshop; Q.- Black Pearl Earrings by Fun.

Get these fashion pieces and more at New Found Lust's Lust Boutique.

Jun 16, 2009

Summer Sale at Net-a-Porter

It's time to save on great fashion and summer sales are finally here. Invest in classic designer pieces that you will wear season after season. Take a look at Net-a-Porter's summer sale and delve into fashion heaven before the best garments fly.

Browse more items from Net-a-Porter at New Found Lust's Lust Boutique.

Sash Belt Skirt by Miu Miu; Silk Ruffle Dress by Anna Sui; Faux Silk Wrap Dress by Vanessa Bruno; High Waisted Pants by Chloé.

Jun 5, 2009

Go Ahead and Fly Away

A few days on the road are powerful enough to make you learn new things about yourself and give you a different perspective about life. Embrace these changes alongside Paper Plane's Travel Shoulder Bag uniqueness.
Whether you use it to carry your travel essentials or bring it along for a walk around the city, this bag will remain fun and original in your collection with its vintage look and feel.

Take a peek at this clutch previously featured for a similar style.

May 31, 2009

The Brights: Pantone® Spring-Summer Fashion Colors 2009 Part 1

Lively, bold and made to compliment the sun's rays, Pantone®'s Super Lemon, Palace Blue and Fuchsia Red Summer 2009 shades are bright as ever. We saw purple and blue surge as important hues in fashion last year and this time they come back full of attitude. Super Lemon's radiance is the most merry of the season's Pantone® palette, making it the most audacious of the pack.

Pop art inspired combinations make these colors a summer must-have to enrich paler neutrals. When mixed with white and intense hues, these brights have an even deeper impact and make the color block trend a breeze. Go ahead and take advantage of the summer days with these stimulating color choices.

Super Lemon selection: Ankle-Strap Sandals, See by Chloé; Embroidered Heavenly Top by Nanette Lepore; Wide Resin Bangle by Amrita Singh; Moth Fitted Tank Singlet Dress by Alice McCall.
Palace Blue selection: Asymmetric Zip Frill Blouse by Topshop; Fast Bonny Cotton Dress by French Connection; Wide Leg High Waisted Jeans by 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Fuchsia Red selection:
Asymmetric Pocket Dress by Marc Jacobs; Magenta Apache Moccasin Shoes, Kors by Michael Kors; 'Y-Mail' Wallet by Yves Saint Laurent; Laser Cut 'Rihanna' Rattan Frame Clutch by Rafe New York.

Get these fashion pieces and more at New Found Lust's Lust Boutique.

May 14, 2009

The New Denim Jacket

A denim jacket doesn't have to be predictable and uninspiring to be worn with everything. Structured, full of character and body-conscious are required attributes for any piece you plan to wear constantly. Mango's Denim Jacket represents this entirely by giving a contemporary edge to a well-known garment. This might even be considered a simpler denim version of the trophy jacket, one that is able to speak for a whole outfit.

While the distressed and stonewash look might whisper 80s, this jacket has been designed to create a style that belongs only in the 21st century.

Apr 28, 2009

Florally Vintage

Flowers have been an eternal form of expressing our most natural side. A way of coming back to one's roots, of making a pause in an ever hectic world, of breathing new life. This season, a touch of the past has been added to the mix resulting in a nostalgic and fresh interpretation of spring. This trend is a pleasure to pair with more modern styles or keep organic when choosing neutral pieces that make the floral pattern come to life by standing out.

This is the best of two worlds united in one exciting fashion trend.

A.-Floral dress by H&M; B.-Oriental Floral Beach Bag by Accesorize; C.-Felipe Floral Cut Work Bag by Reiss; D.-Silk Floral Ribbon Dress by Roksanda Ilincic; E.-Flower Clip by H&M; F.-Chiffon Floral Print Scarf by Missoni; G.-Flower and Ribbon Necklace by Marni; H.-Embroidered Silk Biker Cardigan by Matthew Williamson; I.-Samantha Shoes by Pink Studio; J.-Floral Chiffon Top by Forever 21; K.-Wood Floral Bangle by Wet Seal.

Apr 9, 2009

Here, There and Everywhere

Fashion might not unite cultures, but it does represent the possibility of being a citizen of the world. Full of color, artistic and intricate, ethnic patterns and fabrics are the season's most natural ways of expression. French Connection's Oriental Cotton Dress and Accessorize's Bangkok Bag are fresh, elegant and best of all, relevant in today's world. Make them your own by mixing unexpected urban pieces and embrace being everywhere in spirit.

Mar 30, 2009

Why You Should Dress Up when Feeling Down

The natural reaction when waking up feeling blue? Putting on the most comfy clothes possible. Wanting to be at ease when feeling down is of course desirable, but frumpy should not be confused with cozy since it can backfire at you. We often dress like we feel and attention must be paid since what we end up wearing could in fact deepen our negative outlook. This ultimately means that a sloppy selection can end up making us feel sloppy when we least need it and so the vicious cycle continues.

The solution? Go closet shopping and select pieces that yes, are comfortable and easy to wear but will serve as an instant pick-me-up. The actual process can be fun and distracting but don't stress if you're not in the mood of creating a new outfit from scratch, you can always resort to something that has made you look or feel great in the past.

The outfit you choose will be interacting with you throughout the day and can therefore transform your mood. If it doesn't feel right, you will be uncomfortable or self-conscious all day. If it's lively and uplifting, chances are you will end up believing it and feeling likewise.

Clothes are great tools for faking attitudes and you can always fake a positive one to trick yourself.

"Uninspiring" Outfit:
Aerie Embroidered Hoodie by American Eagle; Lacy Camisole by Abercrombie and Fitch; Linen Shorts by Kitica; Batik Print Flip Flops by Wet Seal; EROL Mini Canvas Tote by Hayden-Harnett.
"Easygoing" Outfit: Cropped Cotton Jacket by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti; Double Layer Blouse by Vanessa Bruno; Temira Cotton Skirt by Theory; Patent Jewel T-Strap Sandal by Go Jane; Boho Canvas Tote by Forever 21.
"The Extra Mile" Outfit: Kaolin Cotton Blend Jacket by Maje; Jersey Linen Tank Dress by Alice + Olvia; Leighton Large Tote by Rafe New York; Idonia Sandal by Kate Spade.

Mar 21, 2009

Luscious Contradiction

Contradiction is present everywhere. A fine reflection of it is Stella McCartney's undeniably current Cupro Bomber Jacket. Gorgeously silky yet easy to understand thanks to its simplicity, this piece represents ambivalent feelings that take form depending on who wears it and her state of mind. Is it casual or modernly elegant? That answer will vary constantly: much like your take on a glass' half-emptiness or half-fullness.

The question remains: Is it gray or silver?

Mar 8, 2009

A Transitional Season Outfit Dissection

Finally: spring is almost here. The first rays of sunlight are starting to be seen and become our rays of hope amidst turbulent times. Creating an outfit that works well right in between winter and spring is not easy. Our inspiration for this outfit dissection comes from three key pieces: a great Plaid Blouse by Matalan, the beautiful Sara Flap Over Bag by Nica and See by Chloé's go-gaga-for Cut-Out Panel Wallet to go inside it. With just these pieces, our outfit is pretty bare, but is just enough to built a great one around them.

Not quite warm yet for an airy outfit? Choose an ever-convenient Pip Cropped Tuxedo Jacket by Twenty8Twelve to keep you warm, add a great pair of Skinny Jeans by All Saints and Topshop's to-die-for Cut-Out Shoes with contrasting ankle socks. For accessories, a Turquoise Rose Necklace by Forever 21 and Giles & Brother's wonderful Spiked Brass Oxide Bangle are enough.

A Transitional Season Outfit Dissection

When sunshine finally comes, make a few adjustments to your outfit core by adding: Diesel's fresh Cotton Blazer, a beautiful pair of cropped Silk Trousers by Stella McCartney and the comfy-yet-stylish Mock-Croc Sandals by F-Troupe. Grab Dorothy Perkins' Graduated Wood Bead Necklace and Banana Republic's Square Bracelets and you are ready to go out in the sun.

It's all about making key pieces work with any season or weather and renewing your look by mixing and matching pieces you already have with seasonal ones.

Feb 25, 2009

The Stripe Upgrade

The Stripe Upgrade

Stripes are recurrent, easy to carry (when placed right) and irresistibly stylish. The Silk Jacket by Zara represents just that and more. A mix of rose salmon and black stripes give a subtle and elegant touch to a well-known punk-inspired trend. The understated round collar invites for a contradictory voluminous or frilly one (think bows or ruffles) from a top underneath; while the modern folds the jacket ends in complete a well-rounded 21st century look.

Coincidentally or not, a very similar fabric can be found in the Fendi dress featured in our first-ever issue. A wonderful design choice in either piece.

Feb 20, 2009

Rescue an Outfit: Adopt a Belt

Interested in creating a new look without having to invest a fortune or replace your wardrobe? Reinvent any outfit by dressing up your waist with an eye-catching belt that speaks for itself. Juxtapose styles by making unexpected combinations and break the usual trend patterns. Experiment and find new heights in your everyday wear and start breaking old habits.
After all, there's always room for change.

Rescue an Outfit: Adopt a Belt

A.-Wide Beaded Belt with Zip by Missoni; B.-Baroque Jewel and Bow Belt by Dolce & Gabbana; C.-Braided Stud Belt by American Eagle; D.-Circle Weave Waist Belt by Linea Pelle Collection; E.-Modern Rebel Belt by Marquis & Camus; F.-Leather Multi Strap Belt by Topshop; G.-Feather Belt by Alberta Ferreti; H.-Skinny Bow Belt by Fun; I.-Stud Belt by Forever 21; J.-Landi Suede Belt by Vero Moda; K.-Braque Belt by Mayle; L.-Gold Mesh Chain Belt by Miss Selfridge.

Feb 15, 2009

Spring Preview: Modern Safari

The shirt dress has proven to be a practical garment that adapts effortlessly to a variety of contexts. The Seersucker Safari Dress by Zac Posen is an equally subtle and modern example of this concept. Its inspiration is set in a romantic safari ambient and is naturally and flowingly cut for spring. Easy to transform from day to night, it will also remain relevant throughout the year by adding a few bohemian layers to it. Edge it up with stronger pieces such as a leather jacket or gladiator sandals for an eclectic look.

Feb 8, 2009

A Lover's Day Inspired Outfit Dissection

For good or bad, Valentine's day is just around the corner. Whether it means the world to you or it's simply another winter's day in your life, it's hard not to be part of the sugary time. In fashion, there's always something for every mood and personality, so there's hope for both types. The outfit core is made up of three balanced pieces: 3.1 Phillip Lim's Ruffled Leather Jacket (feminine with a rocker's edge); All Saints' Deadblooms Tee (Victorian-style modernity); 3.1 Phillip Lim's Peg Pants (easy-to-wear trendy).

Depending on your current lover's day outlook you can either make the outfit cool with a touch of brown sugar by adding: Marc by Marc Jacobs' Leather Slouchy Tote and Boden's Jewelled Pumps, or chocolate-covered and hard-core romantic with the help of: Miss Selfridge's Frilly Shoulder Bag and Kurt Geiger's Ribbon-tie Heels.

It's all about slightly adjusting the outfit core by making simple choices...much like choosing between bittersweet and white chocolate.

A Lover's Day Inspired Outfit Dissection

Feb 3, 2009

2009 Trend: The All-in-Ones

Although probably not picked out at first by most, play or jumpsuits are all this year's rage. Inspired in a predominantly 80s trend, they are now becoming relevant for the 21st century.

Both Chloé's Double-breasted Playsuit (left) and French Connection's Cotton Jumpsuit (right) are worthwhile examples of how this trend has been adapted to our current mindset. Unquestionably comfortable and fashion-forward, these two pieces are easier to welcome to our wardrobes than it seems. The gathered waists are fortunately different from the original cuts and provide a feminine detail that deters the 80s worker's look.

Prefer a no-fuss and more elegant version of the all-in-one trend? Go for Chloé's version and add a long cardigan or blazer and a waist belt for simple instant style. While French Connection's details add interest, beware of the bulk-adding pleats and ruching and style it accordingly by choosing slim-fitting jackets and no-frill accessories.

Don't forget to showcase your favorite heels with it to keep the proportions in place...the tapered and slightly cropped legs were designed for them.

Feb 1, 2009

Aurora Red: Pantone® Fall Winter Fashion Color

The most vibrant color of Pantone®'s fall winter 2008-2009 fashion palette, Aurora Red will ignite your cold weather wardrobe and be equally relevant for spring. Full of energy and universally appealing, it's easy to coordinate it in more ways than one. Contrast it with paler or sombre hues for balance or add a touch of other strong colors for a true fashion statement. Carry it easily into spring by gradually choosing lighter fabrics: it makes a wonderful seasonal transition color.

Go ahead and make a strong turnaround in the new year with this hue's inspiring warmth and drive.

Aurora Red
A.-Silk Kaftan Top by Roberto Cavalli; B.-Boyfriend Cardigan by American Eagle; C.-Cut out shoes by Marc Jacobs; D.-British Military Jacket by Forever 21; E.-Gathered Dress by Max Mara; F.-Cotton Baby Doll Trench by Fendi; G.-Kaj Red Watch by Alessi; H.-Red Apple Ring by Dollydagger; I.-Cattleyea Handbag by Hideo Wakamatsu; J.-Highwaisted Leather Mini by 3.1 Phillip Lim; K.-T-Bar Patent Pumps by Office; L.-Leather Biker Jacket by Lot 78.

Jan 21, 2009

Spring Preview: The Sweet yet Modern Dress

There still might be a few months left until spring, but some great pieces are already making a strong statement. The Heart and Flower Dress from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel will surely become one of the most coveted dresses of the season. Its luscious red hue makes it sweet and romantic while staying irresistibly edgy thanks to the detailed pattern blocks and contrasting fabrics. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel's use of pattern has become one of the greatest contributions to the current trends and it is still going strong.

Cannot wait until spring to wear it?
Just add opaque knit tights, a long chunky cardigan and some ankle boots and you are good to go.
(Hint: In need of a dress for Valentine's Day?)

Jan 10, 2009

The Edgy One


You might keep adding handbags to your collection, but let's face it - some end up being more relevant than others. This bag is the edgy one. Whether you feel pumped up and need a strong attitude for the day or want to complement too flimsy outfits, the Biker Bag by Angel Jackson is a sure bet. Wear more basic accessories for balance or charge up your outfit with the matching stud trend.
Start the new year with boldness!

Jan 6, 2009

21st Century Working Girl

Deliberately masculine but carefully adapted to the female figure, this is the ultimate workwear style blazer for the current century. A piece by Elizabeth and James, the James Blazer is a daily must whether you actually belong in an office or not.

Paired with both fun and serious outfits, this garment is credible in any setting. The cropped and slightly scrunched sleeves mean business when it comes to fashion know-how and practicality, so go ahead and just work it.