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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Trend Report for Spring 2013

What is in for 2013? Let us start with the art of contrast. Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez and Jill Sander all went back-to-basics in black and white. After seasons of bright colors, prints and grand embellishments, these designers set the comeback of the basics in the designs they recently presented on the runway.

Marc Jacobs and show-stopping graphics in black and white
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Jill Sander at Milan Fashion Week for Spring 2013
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The likes of Roberto Cavalli, Reed Krakoff and Haider Ackerman, among others, made use of sheer materials such as chiffon, organza and mousseline when they presented their latest collections.

Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week for spring 2013
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Donna Karan ‘s spring 2013 show used lightweight fabrics and a lot of sheers
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Multi-layers and a whole lot of patterns and textures were presented by the likes of Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam and Thakoon.

Textures and prints from Derek Lam
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Even more prints and textures, this time from Bottega Veneta
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Ruffles, flounces and deep frills were also seen in the various runways for spring 2013. Established designers like Gucci, Givenchy and Balanciaga showed necklines edged with frills and slits of skirts were flounced flamenco-style.

Balenciaga with his take on the flamenco skirt for 2013
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Isabel Marant shows her gamine-like collection with spring 2013’s subdued flounces
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The Power Suit also seems to be making a comeback this coming Spring as Balmain and Victoria Beckham put on the sex appeal with a tuxedo matched with a sexy bra top.

Saint Laurent’s version of the power suit for spring 2013
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This is Balmain’s version of the power suit
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Favorite Shimmery Make-Ups for the Holidays

It is party time and what better way to beautify yourself for those ooooh so lavish parties than to shimmer up in style. But if you do decide to shimmer, do it with the right dose. No need to look like you are about to attend the Miss Universe pageant.



Let us start with Givenchy L’Argent Celeste. Lightly dust your décolletage wit this silver shimmer or highlight your cheekbones and eyelids with it. Spray it on your hands first then apply the shimmer with a brush or your fingertips. Watch that you don’t go overboard though or you will look like part of the glittering Christmas decorations.



Add some flair to your nail tips with Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Premiere Neige. This shimmer-flecked polish is enough to give your nails an enchanting iridescence or add dimension to your perfectly varnished tips.



Put on some mascara on your eyelids. Then lightly add Sephora Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara in Sassy Silver to the tips of your lashes. They will look like tiny specks of snowflakes caught on your eyelashes.



Add shine to your lips with Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Imagine. Put on a classic red lipstick. Then dot the champagne-colored gloss over the center of your lips. The effect will simply be smashing. Then pour yourself some champagne and enjoy the round of Christmas parties this season.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fab Nails for the Holidays

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These are just too cute!

But the last ones are just too fancy.  I can never work with these nails.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Taylor Swift’s Fashion Evolution

Twitter was all abuzz about Taylor Swift on Thursday morning, December 13 and rightly so. It was the pop princess’ birthday that day. In honor of her 23rd, we are dedicating this post to her for her special day.

It used to be that the pop princess drenched herself in sequins. We have seen her grace the red carpet in her tried and tested strapless gown, princess smile and her wavy, golden locks cascading over her shoulders. For the longest time, that was her mark.

In 2012, it seems that her style has matured. The ever-present glitzy gowns seem to have gone and a bevy of retro-style tea-length dresses suddenly appeared. We even saw her in skinny jeans and a minimalist gown in white with straight hair (GASP!) and a blunt fringe. We aren’t really sure whether this style evolution has to do with the evolution of her boyfriends but whatever the reason; we are pleased with the transformation.

Let’s take a look at her style evolution which seems to have coincided with the fashion style of her boyfriend of the moment.

Taylor with Joe Jonas in 2008 with her prom princess looks
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Sporty chic was Taylor’s style when she was with Taylor Lautner in 2009
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Taylor in glitzy glamour outfit which is only fitting when you are out with the player John Mayer
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Taylor stuck to navy and knitwear when she was dating Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010
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Taylor’s retro transformation began when she stated dating Conor Kennedy in the middle of 2012
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Taylor’s retro transformation began when she stated dating Conor Kennedy in the middle of 2012
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Taylor is edgier with her outfits now that she is dating Harry Styles of 1D
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cold-Weather Essentials that are a Must for Every Wardrobe

Winter is here and while a lot of people would like to spend the Christmas break in less chilly places, quite a number would also be heading towards arctic zones such as Aspen, the Big Sky and Vail. If you are headed towards the chilly climes, then this post is definitely a must-read for you.

Naturally, the first thing to include in your winter wardrobe is a coat. This is your everyday winter statement so jazz it up. Consider the collections of the outerwear experts such as Burberry, Moncler, Cinzia Rocca or the winter collections of the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Armani. Winter is definitely the season to have a wardrobe of coats. Check out the some of the season’s best in coats below.

Moncler down jacket in red
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Burberry drop-waist lightweight knit wool silk coat
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Mink brown wool coat with oversized collar by Elie Tahari
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Obsessed as we are with our devices, we can’t let our fingers freeze while tinkering with them. This winter, complete your look with gloves that will still allow you to push those little buttons on your gadgets. Check out what we found in terms of sassy gloves this season.

Opera length gloves in lambskin leather
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Tech Touch Gloves that are lightweight all over by Isotoner

Tech Touch Gloves that are lightweight all over by Ralph Lauren
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We must not forget to protect our feet from the cold this winter. The best way to protect them is by wearing boots. Stylish boots abound this season and it will be foolish not to take advantage while supplies last. Here are our season’s picks.

Pull-on leather boots by
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Leopard print double-platform Bootie by B Brian Atwood
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Bow-back ankle boot in sued by Alexander McQueen
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Finally, complete your cold-weather look with a hat or you can also choose to wrap it up with a scarf that will steal the attention of everyone. Take a peek at this season’s hottest scarves and wraps picks.

Elie Tahari’s Isabelle wrap in plush red fur
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Silver-frayed, tinsel-striped tweed scarf by Marc Jacobs
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