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Hot Trend Alert: Boyfriend Jeans

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Thank God for boyfriend jeans. Finally we can stop struggling to pour ourselves into skinny jean, and slip on denims that are comfortable, and don’t make us suck our  tummies in to the point of passing out. In a nutshell, it’s either literally a pair of guy’s jeans, or a pair of jeans that looks and fits like it was borrowed from a guy – loose fit, low rise, cuffed hems.

If the look is executed correctly, you can even come off looking sexier than you would in skinnies. All you have to do is pick a pair that fits and flatters you and match it with a variety of cute tops. For the desired sexy vibe, boyfriend jeans should be loose but fitted across the hips, and narrow and tapered in the leg. If your jeans are short enough, you won’t need to roll up the cuffs. But if they’re super long, you’ll need to cuff the bottoms. Roll them above your ankles if you’re wearing heels, or just below if you’re wearing flat sandals. Having your jeans drag along the ground is never a good look. (more…)


Our Top Ten Oscars Red Carpet Looks

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Congratulations are in order for red carpet queen Lupita Nyong’o! Not only did she win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave, but she also emerged tops in our top ten Oscar fashion looks this year! Fashion houses were literally falling over themselves trying to get her to pick them to dress her for the Oscars. Lupita chose to go with a beautiful baby blue custom Prada gown with a plunging neckline. Lupita, who has become a firm fashion favourite over award season, said she chose the gown as it reminded her of the blue Nairobi sky. She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewelry. The headband caused quite a few ripples on the red carpet. It remains to be seen whether the headband trend will catch on. (more…)


Hot Trend Alert: Sheer Lace

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I’m super excited about the sheer lace trend that’s hit the red carpets lately. Not every trend seen on the runway gets a chance to shine when the actual clothing season arrives. However, trends always get a popularity boost when celebrities take a shine to it. Beyonce looked absolutely amazing in her sheer white Michael Costello lace gown at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on January 26 in Los Angeles. The next morning, designer, Michael Costello, woke up to more than 400 text messages from friends and family, all sending their praises of the handmade look. “There are three layers to the dress — a white lace, a nude illusion mesh, and another layer underneath it with magical fairies, holding up all the flowers — I’m sorry, I’m bad at dress descriptions!” Costello told Pret-a-Reporter, still in disbelief. “I love to design things that have that element of whimsical, and that element of almost nakedness. I love nakedness.”

Check out a few other celebrities who are working the look magnificently. (more…)


Lupita Nyong’o Feature in Glamour March 2014 Issue

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Hollywood It girl, Lupita Nyong’o is snagging magazine covers and fashion features all over the place! Glamour Magazine’s March 2014 issue will not be left behind and features Lupita in their Beauty editorial captioned “Superstar Beauty” with makeup ideas and inspirations gotten from Lupita’s beauty book. I love the bold use of colour. Dark skin doesn’t mean you can’t get adventurous with colour! This issue hits news stands February 11th. (more…)


Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2014

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I’m really impressed with Alexandre Vauthier’s Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection. Braided leather added edge and texture to his body-hugging looks, while macramé tops and dresses — some were entirely knotted from hand-woven ropes — gave off an ethnic flair. Vauthier also experimented with sisal; the lightweight, malleable fabric helped him work undulating shapes on short ruffled dresses. More straightforward were looks done in a new Neoprenelike fabric made from waxed jersey. So light, it gave a stone-embroidered varsity jacket a shirtlike quality. Vauthier paired it with a white poplin shirtdress to great effect.

There’s alot of sex appeal, edginess and baring of skin. He even has some rather risqué see-through jumpsuits! I think he celebrates the female form so perfectly. And, it’s not hard to imagine yourself in his creations. Just inspires you to let your inner sexy diva out! So, I’ve compiled a few of my favourite looks from his collection. Enjoy! (more…)


Our Top Ten Golden Globes Red Carpet Looks

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The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards got off to a soggy start on the red carpet due to a sprinkler mishap. Thankfully, it didn’t affect the beautiful gowns that were on parade. My absolutely favourite look of the evening was worn by 45 year old Naomi Watts who was in a soft gold metallic halterneck slinky Tom Ford gown. She accessorized perfectly with a chunky chain link choker, a gold cuff around her wrist, a metallic Bulgari clutch bag and Jimmy Choos to match. All class. (more…)