March 31, 2005
March 30, 2005
Blazer Spring/Summer 2005 Trends
This season, blazers are striped: striped by lines of the main color except of a lighter or darker hue, or white. Also, it seems like blue, preferably that particular hue which is lighter than navy blue, is THE color.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, blazers this season are also slightly shorter than before. So you can look cute and cool at the same time!
Blouse Trends Spring 2005
Coming away from the traditional white blouse, we have color, stripes and geometry. The Miu Miu blouse (left) is reminscent of the Prada blouse with its traditional loosely fitted cutting. But the geometric print on it definitely gives it some color and extra cool, making it very this season. Paul Smith also makes very good blouses. And the color striped one (right) is very well made indeed. Because besides the cutting, there are also very intricately done, colorful floral edges, giving it a more feminine touch. The bright thin belt on both loosely fitted blouses also adds femininity by emphasizing the "tiny waist."
Take the blouse even further and knot the blouse like Matthew Williamson's very colorful one on the left. This method of wearing it, instantly transforms the formal blouse to something very casual and in this case, beachy. Or add on the frills, scrunched sleeves and bows for a very very feminine blouse, like the pink Vuitton one on the right.
This Polo Sport white blouse is a good, more realistic, version of the traditional white blouse. I've always believed that Ralph Lauren made good blouses, and since Polo Sport is a division of it, the cutting of this should be quite good.
This Anthropology floral blouse is perfect for the colorful floral print look. Besides looking good by itself, just imagine how cool the color would look poking out of a shirt!
For the feminine blouse, this Urban Outfitters blouse is perfect. We love the poofy sleeves, the subtle striped pattern and the flair at the hips.
March 28, 2005
Ked's advertised by Mischa Barton
As I'm sure most of you know, Mischa signed on to advertise Ked's shoes this season. Here are a few photos from the campaign. Does Mischa not look gorgeous, even in those mundane shoes?
Mischa at the Ked's open launch party in New York:
This just shows that pretty people can wear however boring clothes and still look gorgeous. We do envy Mischa so...
March 27, 2005
Dress Trends Spring / Summer 2005 II
Since I'm feeling down-to-earth today, I thought I would give you all how-to-wear-dresses-in-2005 lecture 101. So first, here is a selection of dresses that are (mostly) affordable and very in fashion this season:
Speaking of dresses, we of course would not not mention the oh so lovely collection by Anthropologie. They are quite pricy, but are so pretty one could not resist. The green flowery scores points for resembling one of the Burberry Prorsum dresses, and the blue one looks so casual and comfortable that you can actually stroll around your neighbourhood in.
For slightly more formal occasions, or if you just simply perfer simple outfits, these two are for you. The xx dress (by Anthropologie,) is boho influenced and has a wonderful fitting. The black lacy one is by Gap, and is perfect for looking elegant day and night!
Many people are often stuck on how to match outerwear with dresses. To look young and fun, wear the always versitile blazer (like the white one shown below,) or even wear an OVER-SIZED college sweatshirt over the dress as inspired by Marissa in the OC, (now if only all of us were smart enough to go to Harvard.)
If you are more for the more mature and stylish look, then you can wear a wrap which is oh-so-fashionable nowadays (like the black one below,) or wear a safari jacket (like the whitish khaki one below.)
I cannot stress how important it is for the fashionable to own and wear pretty day dresses anywhere and everywhere you go this season. So start looking out for your perfect dresses now!
March 26, 2005
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. . .part IV: rain coats
Ah, the classic Burberry trench coat. Every girl should have one at some point in their lives. This color is like the British black. It goes with practically everything. And the style, well the style is simply gorgeous and makes one feel like they're walking down a chic London street. . Bond Street anyone?
But for a more Spring 2005 look, this red floral Burberry trench is just the thing. It is a combination of the bright color and floral print that is so popular this season. And the other thing about this trench is that it is laminated! You are most defintely not going to get soaked with this on.
But to be even more adventurous, try this white Burberry trench cape. It is water resistant, so it can keep you dry. And the cape style allows you to show off whatever you're wearing underneath. Plus, it is white so it'll match whatever it is underneath too. In addition, due to the plastic material, you won't even have to worry the white getting all dirty under the rain-defintely a bonus!
Stepping away from Burberry, other designers have also come up with brilliant trench coats. Take this stylish pink trench from Marc by Marc Jacobs for example. It retains the conventional trench style, but the cutting and style definitely differentiates it from the typical burberry.
For a more affordable trench however, this one from Anthropology is perfect. The neat stylish cutting and pink color of this trench lends it a ladylike flair.
With these rain essentials all in place to stay dry and fashionable this season, let the raining begin!
March 25, 2005
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. . .part III: bags
I love loveLOVE this pink Dior girly water proof bowling bag. The shape is soo cute and soo practical. Imagine all the stuff you can fit into it!
For a more conventional bag, this classical Versace tote is just the thing. You can even fit your super stylish foldable umbrella into it!
Although when it comes to being classical, I don't think you can top this Louis Vuitton tote. There's nothing as classical and timeless as this style matched with the LV print.
But if you don't want the world to know the contents of your bag, then this LuLu Guiness tote is perfect. Her designs are always so chic, different and distinctly British.
We are also loving this yellow Gap bag. The two pockets in the front is so reminiscent of Balenciaga and the yellow is just the thing to remind us of the arrival of spring/summer 2005 with all its wedges, colors, prints and patterns.
In fact, these bags are actually really versatile and not limited to the rainy season at all. Not only can u wear it casually, but it would be perfect for the beach as well (well except for the Gap one perhaps)! They are water proof and large enough to fit all your beach essentials.