When Karl Lagerfeld showed his Indian-inspired Pre-Fall 2012 collection at Paris last December, I was overjoyed at the sight of bold jewelled and studded head ornaments that decorated the models’ heads. Then, when I saw a similar style of Indian-inspired … Continue reading
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“Unclothed on the Catwalk” – Read my piece about bra-less models on the runway in the winter issue of McClung’s Magazine!
After the past few seasons of fashion weeks, I couldn’t help but notice the increase in the lack of lingerie worn by models on the runways, and the rise in designers who clothe their girls in sheer fabrics, with their … Continue reading
Hottest, Modest & Stylish: Neons & Neutrals
Put some of the hottest trends together to create a modest, but still stylish look! Brighten up a neutral coloured jumpsuit with some vibrant neon heels or flats. Throw in an animal print scarf for some extra attitude. Dress yourself … Continue reading
Hottest, Modest & Stylish: Bright Colours & Tribal Prints
Due to my large Muslimah readership, I’ve decided to add a new feature to the blog. The “Hottest, Modest & Stylish” posts will guide readers to take a more modest and covered-up (but still stylish) approach to wearing jumpsuits that are available in stores, and which follow the latest and hottest trends.
Shop the high street and sport two of the most popular trends of Spring/Summer 2011 by pairing this Aztec print Jumpsuit from Topshop (US$70/AED257) with a green cardigan from Zara (US$12/AED55) and Walberg by Topshop blue suede ankle strap platform wedges (US$140/AED514).
Show your flair for mixing bright colours while pulling off the tribal print trend with bold and edgy modesty!
Accessory Trend: Python-Print Clutches at Boutique 1
Python is a hot print this summer season, according to Savoir Flair Magazine’s Haleh Nia, in her editor’s letter for the May issue. While you can find tons of snake-print summer dresses, gowns, wedges and harem pants on the shelves and racks in stores, Boutique1.com offers online shoppers a great selection of python-print clutches by luxury designers.
A dark crystal clasp gives extra pizzazz to this already bold python print. The large snakeskin patches are grey and silver, and the box clutch comes with Continue reading
Jumpsuit of the Day: Apollo Crepe at French Connection
Aquamarine teal is a fresh and vibrant colour this Spring season, and this bright, youthful jumpsuit available at French Connection hits spot-on style trends. Continue reading
5 Wardrobe Essentials for the Spring Season
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Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Trend: Skirts with Fringes & Feathers
With the close of fashion weeks for the Fall/Winter 2011 season, the time for trend forecasting is complete, and runway analysis is well underway. While leather, velvet and colour-fading fabrics have been declared as trendy materials this coming fall season, it looks like fringes and feathers will be the “it” embellishments. Designers in New York, London, Milan and Paris created gorgeous gowns and dresses with fringed and feathered skirts.
Cushnie et Ochs and Oscar de la Renta used black feathers to give full-bodied skirts to their pieces in New York, while Lela Rose combined grey feathers with sheer fabric to spruce up a white draped top.
In London and Milan, designers opted for cream-coloured feathers and fringing. Aquilano.Rimondi and No.21 gave their pieces dropped waists, while Holly Fulton’s sits slightly higher.
In Paris, designers used dark feathers and fringes to give their outfits attitude and edginess. Hakaan used navy blue to create a micro-mini fringed skirt, while Alexander McQueen arranged feathers to form an A-line shape. Barbara Bui on the other hand, gave a metallic look to this outfit by combining a short fringed skirt with a leather waistband.
Whether girly and flirty, or edgy and sexy, it’s no doubt that feathers and fringes add volume and character to ordinary skirts and dresses– expect to see plenty of plumage embellishments on party dresses for the rest of 2011!
*Photo Credit: Style.com
Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Trend: Velvet Pants
Designers at fashion weeks last month showcased their Ready-to-Wear collections for the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 seasons. While some covered their models in bright colours and luxurious leathers, others opted for a less vibrant look– velvet.
As usual, designers brought forth an expected dosage of velvet tops and dresses…but they didn’t stop there. Audience saw tapered trousers, harem pants and the signature F/W 2011 bell-bottoms make countless appearances in velvet– a somewhat unconventional fabric for pants. Nonetheless, it added luxury, comfort and style to a great number of fashion week outfits.
In New York, designer Kelly Wearstler gave velvet a unique, preppy spin by pairing pants with a blazer and Converse high-tops. Marc Jacobs on the other hand, created a velvet suit outfit, for the working woman who is also a fan of the vintage look. In Milan, Emporio and Georgio Armani stayed chic and stylish with their velvet ensembles.
In Paris, designers showed velvet pants in shades of sapphire blue, burnt red, dark teal and army green, in every style from high-waisted bell-bottoms to slim-fitting riding pants.
It can be certain that this coming fall season, celebs will be experimenting with velvet pants that may lay outside of their comfort zone of Juicy Couture velour!
*Photo Credit: Style.com
Jumpsuit of the Day: St. John at NY Fashion Week
This lavish maroon colour of this jumpsuit makes it a perfect outfit for the holiday season. Nothing says “trendy” more clearly than the signature NYFW F/W 2011 flared pants, but combined with the dolman sleeves, there’s just too disproportional much volume– it probably should have been an either-or design decision.
To view the rest of the St. John F/W 2011 RTW collection, click here.