Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Zoe Saldana in a Scale Dress!

I snagged this off a blog. Zoe looks ABSOLUTELY darling. I would love to own this dress. I love how she makes sure to keep her look "simple." A sophisticated dress with studs. That's all! And the legs...

Absolutely beautiful. …can you rock this to a wedding? #zoesaldana #weddingguests #ootd #popularpic #gorgeous #gorgeouswomen #nigerianwedding #shortdress #fashion #instagood #instabride #photooftheday #love #hot #swag #celebs
Zoe Saldana

Monday, 29 April 2013

The New Style for Scarves

The cover of the March 2013 edition of Harper's Bazaar had Drew Barrymore with a different kind of scarf-tie on her neck. I didn't pay much attention until I noticed the trend in other photos like below. (Also from Bazaar).

I like it. It's different. Very different. Question is: does it require a SPECIAL kind of scarf? It appears to be a thicker material than normal silk or satin. Maybe you could get a similar feel with raw silk or Nigerian aso-oke material. Also, maybe the ends need to be wider than the "bridge" of the scarf (length-wise). Or maybe it comes that way. :) I don't know. Wish I could see a YouTube video on how to get this effect!

Please share your knowledge on this style if you can! xoxo
Photo: Click to see how to get this playful 50s inspired look!

From Harper's Bazaar

Saturday, 27 April 2013

An Innocent Oscar de La Renta Wedding Dress

Okay. I know I already wrote about a wedding dress earlier today. But I was searching for something totally not wedding-related and bumped into this picture. I think it is absolutely divine. The picture is breath-taking: the innocence of both the model and the dress is becoming. I hope you feel the same way too.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection

The Mediterranean in Your Living Room

Exotic things are just that: exotic. I love it when people buy a whole collection of Chinese, Japanese, Nigerian or Moroccan pieces (sculpture, rugs etc.) but have never left their cities. It shows loads of creativity and maybe an active mind. Of course I love it more when these people actually travel to these places. There's even more authenticity to how they place the items.

Joss and Main showcased a number of Mediterranean furniture pieces under their "Moroccan Dream". Here are some that I found appealing and unique.

Minka Pouf
Minka pouf for $204

Safi Wall Mirror
Safi wall mirror for $223

Desert Sand Rug
Desert sand rug for $77... reminds me of "Aladdin" or "Arabian nights"

Jewelry Picks that Will Make You Blush!

I recently joined a members-only site called Joss & Main. I did it to look for pieces of furniture for my half-new apartment. I found it while doing a search for furniture sales online. Anyways, with a subscription only feature, I receive emails practically daily about new pieces in the website. Yesterday, I got an email about jewelry. I usually would check the furniture and delete the mail if I didn't find anything appealing. But I was astounded when I saw the entire jewelry collection: the chandelier earrings and animal-interaction bracelet etc. shocked me... in a good way. I'm sharing some of the pieces with you here.

Giraffe Bracelet in Green
Giraffe bracelet on sale for $36.95
Treasure Bracelet in Gold
Treasure bracelet on sale for $15.95

Rachelle Necklace in Orange
Check this one out. A Rachelle bracelet on sale for $19.95

You can join Joss and Main and look for "Fornash Jewelry" to find the rest.

Weddings Everywhere: Vera Wang for You?

I tell you. This is wedding season. I have guy friends and girl friends getting married left and right. It's a very exciting season. It's always interesting because the personalities of brides are so different. While some like simple designs, others like heavily embroidered or "bling-bling" (sparkly) outfits. Whatever your taste, you can find your kind of designer.

Vera Wang, since she started her bridal collection just a few years ago, has been a dominant choice for a lot of brides. She has a good range of different yet similar styles. She does simple; she does textured; she does lace, but they all tend to be soft.

Here is a look at a few dresses from her 2014 spring bridal collection from her website Vera Wang Bridal.
Light ivory strapless silk crepe gown

Ivory and nude V-neck sleeveless lace mermaid gown

Ivory strapless multi lace soft A-line gown

Light ivory and black strapless gown

Are you "bold" enough to combine your white with another color on your wedding day?

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Earrings from Bloomingdale's [Studs on Sale]

Here are studs I loved while browsing through Bloomingdale's earring collection. Bet you'll see something you'd like to buy.
Aqua Deco Spike Earrings_0
Earrings for $18.75 [Purchase here]

Judith Jack Small Octagon Apple Chalcedony Stud Earrings_0
Earrings for $68.60 [Purchase here]

Judith Jack Matrix Stud Earrings_0
Earrings for $87.50 [Purchase here]

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 RTW Collection

I confess I was excited when LV started transitioning their purses from allover-LV-printed texts to well, non-allover-printed texts. LOL! But no one can deny the taste and quality of Louis Vuitton pieces: clothing, handbags, luggage, everything. Here are ready-to-wear outfits from their collection during the past New York Fashion Week.





                                             Photos by Armando Grillo and from The Cut.

Appealing Nieman Marcus's Last Call Clearance Items

Here are outfits at the Last Call website that would be good purchases (great deals) for you. Price and beauty...

Stretta Rosie Bandage-Seam Dress, Salmon
Bandage dress by Stretta. From $372.00 to $107.27

Schutz Camurcao Slingback Shootie, Chinchilla
Shoetie by Schutz. From $149 to $104.

Robert Rodriguez's textured dress. From $243.25 to $170.25

I already told you I like prints. Here's Isaac Mizrahi's dress. From $840 to $588

Miami Fashion Week: My Highlights

Miami Fashion Week is described as South Florida's international showcase for Latin fashion among other things. The 2013 event was held in Miami Beach Conventional Hall Center, and was sponsored by Rimmel London, Wella Professionals, Beck's Sapphire etc.

Here are outfits I like by designers at the event.

By Lisu Vega=> I love prints and silk/satin. So this works for me

Top designer Roberto Cavalli does not disappoint. I love this black see-through piece.

The mix of sheer, satin and slit on this piece by Kriza caught my eye!

Spring Finds for Your Closet... That Makeover!

If anyone's excited that it's spring, it's me. I wore a free skirt in slightly chilly weather earlier this week. A coworker complimented my skirt and I told her I'm trying to encourage spring to join us. For those of you who are already experiencing (and enjoying) spring weather, here are finds under $100 I bet you'll like.
A printed blazer you can get from asos.com

A Uniqlo biker jacket
Cute... from The Limited

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Lauren Ralph Lauren's Fashion Show

One thing I love about Ralph Lauren's clothing is that it is easy to wear. A regular lady could wear Ralph Lauren clothing... and easily accessorize it to give it an even more stylish look. The Lauren Ralph Lauren collection recently had its first ever fashion show in the Hearst Tower. Here are pictures from the show. You totally see yourself in these outfits, yeah?
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Scarlett Johansson- Lady in Red

Marie Claire did a spread on one of Hollywood's most beautiful ladies: Scarlett Johansson... in red. We all know red is the color of sexy. A lady in red pretty much can't be denied anything. ;) Especially if that red is lace. Oooh! Here are pictures from the Marie Claire cover. Gotta love Scarlett's beauty.
D&G dress <Marie Claire>

$1235 Gianvito Rossi shoes

$1890 Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

Curly Styles for Your Hair: Weave or Not

Personally, I avoid certain curly hairstyles. Too many curls are not flattering for round or almost-round faces. The straighter the better. So, I tend to stay away from curls, except if the hairstyle frames my face very nicely. Oval-faced divas, on the other hand, can do whatever they like with curls. Looking at these pictures, I am sure you will figure out what looks would be great for your face and head-shape. Enjoy.

Beyonce's curls: <Redbook>

Scarlett's up-do: <Redbook>

Halle's 'fro:  <Redbook>

Viola's "away-from-the-face" curls... Love it!! Very different!

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