Thursday, March 31, 2011

Half Scoop Gloves

Lady Gaga, SATC, made the half scoop short gloves famous, and they are everywhere now.

Lady Gaga

They are featured in the new Cataracs/Dev video:

Cataracs Top of the World video

They've been around for a while, like these Louis Vuitton pink leather gloves, but they are getting really big.

Louis Vuitton

As awesomely impractical they are, they're a real statement piece.

Nina Peter

Plain or embellished, they stand out. They also come in a large variety of colours.

Dragonfly Gloves

You can even forgo the thumb entirely, and have only finger gloves.

Ines Gloves
Studded things are very in:

Patricia Field

Neat shiny hand-less gloves:

Nancy Peng

They're like the opposite of fingerless gloves (which are also cool, and slightly more practical).

Ines Gloves

Ines gloves makes a lot of different styles of half-scoop gloves.

Ines Gloves

Saturday, March 26, 2011

White Coats

White coats (trench coats, blazers..) are a classic, and perfect for spring. Kate Middleton made the white trench coat very in this season, wearing a Reiss coat.

Kate Middleton

Reiss made some other white coats that are very stylish and classic.


Not to mention white coats were all over the runway for spring 2011.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Alexander McQueen adds some creative variation and interesting details to the basic coat.

Alexander McQueen

This Burberry Prorsum coat is totally bad-ass, with studded sleeves.

Burberry Prorsum

I almost bought this Calvin Klein trench coat, but they didn't have my size :(.

Calvin Klein

I do own a Le Chateau blazer in white, with black piping. It looks fantastic, but I couldn't find it online. But Le Chateau always has nice white blazers.

Le Chateau

The white pant (or skirt) suit is a great trend for the spring, great for work, or something more formal


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cut Out and Cage style clothing

If you've seen Rihanna in the All of the Lights video, you noticed that Rihanna is wearing a super sexy cut out crop top.


Both cut outs and crop tops are trending for spring/summer, and this is such a daring style. Here it is on the runway:

Rag & Bone

I don't know what is up with the model's hair, but that top is really hot! Cleavage and midriff peeking out from a white blazer (another hot look).

Cut outs can apply to dresses too, like this Herve Leger.

Herve Leger

It was also seen on the red carpet at the Golden Globe awards. January Jones looks stunning in a red Versace cut out dress.


I'm not entirely sure how to call this style of top/dress, but cut out seems to be the closest thing. Cage style is another close style to this. Like cage shoes. Here is a cage style top.


The internet seems to be undecided about whether this is the front or the back. Looks to me like you could wear it either way, depending on how daring a look you are going for. If you are going for super daring, try this top.


Now this is just the black part, what you wear underneath is up to you! A pretty bra, or a bandeau top if you want to show more skin, or a shirt in a different color, like the model in the picture.

This super pretty sequined Pavon dress is not for the faint of heart!


Definitely for the clubs, Pavon by Luz and Victoria have some amazing dresses, just click the link under the dress for more. They have a fun black and white checkerboard dress too!

If you are looking for something a bit more... modest, but like the cage style, then this Nasty Gal dress (also worn by Rihanna, our trend setter) is for you.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Checkerboard... Everything!!!

Although most commonly seen on teenagers' wristbands, belts and Vans shoes, checkerboard can be a stylish, unique fashion statement. People love bold, high-contrast geometric patterns, as they are incredibly visually appealing, and its a great alternative to stripes. My boyfriend and I have gone on a checkerboard bender, collecting everything from stockings and scarves to ties and cufflinks. 

Here is a picture of my tights that I get complimented on all the time:

I got my boyfriend similar cufflinks for christmas.


This checkerboard tie has a weird flat end, but I suppose thats unique. 


I have had my eye out for a checkerboard Prada purse that I saw last summer. Unfortunately, its nowhere to be found, making me think it was a fake. I was able to find something similar online, but I think it might be fake too. But I'll show you anyways because its pretty:


And here is a real Marc Jacobs checkerboard bag. Not as pretty, because I don't like gold, but still really nice.


These are amazing L.A.M.B. shoes. 


Scarves are always in style, and this one is silk with a large checkerboard pattern:


This coat is not exactly checkerboard, its more of a diamond, but its very fun looking. 


The more bold of you can wear checkerboard skinny jeans. But it takes attitude to pull these off!


It is more nightclub wear than street wear, like this Forever 21 dress:


But if you're looking for a more day/street wear kinda dress, the large soft squares in this dress will work better.


And if you are rocking the catwalk, you can get away with even more crazy checkerboard get-ups!

A note though, do not confuse checkerboard with gingham, because no matter how in style it is, it will always make you look like a country bumpkin. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fall Fashion Week 2011

So its been fall Fashion week and there has been a billion fashion shows from all the big designer names. So here I'm going to do a recap with all of my favourite trends for next fall. The biggest trends that I have seen so far have been deep jewel coloured everything, and lots and lots of fur! Also jewel coloured fur!

This is my favourite dress by Zac Posen. Love the indigo colour and the long sleeves. I bought a very similar (though shorter sleeved) dress from American Apparel last summer, and I love it. I also wanted to find one with long sleeves, which is really big in a lot of the shows for this fall.

Zac Posen

Like this Dolce & Gabbana long sleeve dress. Covered in stars. What more can you want? Another slightly alarming trend: short socks with sandals or pumps. Not sure about that one....

Dolce & Gabbana

Deep pink three quarter sleeve dress by L'Wren Scott, possibly my favourite designer from fall fashion week (followed by Versace). Note the red fur stole.

L'Wren Scott

Another one, with beautiful baroque patterning and a pretty turquoise colour. 

L'Wren Scott

Love the nude colour background, it makes the dress look painted on. Very sexy.

L'Wren Scott

Pink again, and fantastic patterning! Very tiny stole though.

L'Wren Scott

A break from pink and turquoise and purple, here's blue and red!

L'Wren Scott

Then back to turquoise and purple.


Then we go a little goth with black and purple:


This is goth done right (ie fashionably, not angsty) with a pretty leather skirt and jacket.


This is fall fashion, so obviously there's going to be turtlenecks! (See my earlier posts...) This one is purple (again, see my earlier post).


Told you about the fur and colours!! This is Gucci's version of the trend, and they are going big with the stoles! 


Gucci also did a lot of short-shorts with long see-through skirts. Again with the colours!


Here we have a Hervé Léger dress. But can he top the famous bandage dress? Decide for yourself: 

Hervé Léger

Fendi goes for red and yellow for their colours and I love the bright red tights. 

Speaking of tights, Betsey Johnson had her models wearing sheer patterned tights, almost like the ones in my last post.

Betsey Johnson

And if you look closely at her models in her ready to wear show, she is using real sized models! They are actually not models, in fact, but employees at her offices! It's supposed to show how the clothes are supposed to look on real women (as opposed to fake women?). Blue dress, striped stockings, skulls and elbow gloves (another big trend).

Betsey Johnson

Here is another example of the long gloves trend in this Badgley Mischka outfit:

Badgley Mischka 

Also another turtleneck, but with a trend that I don't love so much: greige. The most boring colour in the world. But a welcome contrast to all the colours. Here they mix long gloves, turquoise, and greige in one fabulous outfit:

Badgley Mischka

But Mischka couldn't resist the bright colours, like in this hot pink toga dress with a giant bow.

Badgley Mischka

Another trend that I did not love (but was done really well by Oscar de la Renta) was the large amounts of silver and gold. AND he has his models wearing giant furry Russian hats!!!
Oscar de la Renta

More giant furry Russian hats! Using fur, not only around your shoulders, but also on your head! Yes!

Oscar de la Renta

And again! Also, red, black and white is quite possibly my favourite colour palate.

Oscar de la Renta

Emilio Pucci designed this incredibly stunning teal/emerald dress with long sleeves and turtleneck.

Emilio Pucci

He also designed this pink turtleneck for men. My boyfriend knows what he's talking about ;).

Emilio Pucci

Well that's it with my favourite looks from fall fashion week! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did! I'm going to leave you with one last look from my fave, L'Wren Scott:

L'Wren Scott