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Taking over the world a pair of shoes at a time

Month: September, 2013

Fall and winter must have: half leather pants

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Let’s get something straight, leather pants are awesome but they’re not comfy. The solution isn’t not to wear leather pants but to wear half leather pants. They look great and are way comfier and easier to put on and remove. You can style them at the day with an oversized burgundy cardigan and sneaker wedges. And at night with a pretty blouse, oversized  blazer (I’m obsessed with oversized stuff right now) and stilettos. The possibilities are endless.

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Designer to keep your eye on

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Mordekai! Who is he you might ask? He’s Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj’s jewelry designer. He’s a designer that knows how to make a statement. His spring’14 show was very punk rock yet very sweet and sexy. The models were walking on the runway wearing sheer cover ups, neon lingerie and dripping necklaces with catchy phrases. The center piece of the show was definitely the colorful Mohawks. My prediction ? Some major pop stars will be rocking his jewelry in concerts very soon.

The cardigan makes a comeback

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The cardigan never actually gone away but it has been a bit neglected in the fashion industry and waiting for a moment to take our breath away. That moment has finally come. In the autumn and winter 2013 shows it made it’s comeback in the Saint Laurent and Prada shows as the key piece. Prada made the cardigan look sexy while Saint Laurent made it look more on the sleek side. Blake Lively and Charlotte Dellal both sported a cardigan on the red carpet and they both killed it. Rihanna on the other hand did a no no while wearing nothing but a cardigan and pearls at a chanel show. A cardigan is one of the most versatile pieces ever and can make your outfit look fab if it’s styled correctly!

Style icon: Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga hasn’t been in the music scene for long but her music and fashion sense turned the music industry upside down. Her style might be a bit crazy but she always catches our attention. Her style has changed since the first time she hit the scene back in 2007 in latex bathing suits and giant bows to the better. I believe that she’s a style inspiration to many women and men because she’s fearless, wears what she wants, doesn’t care about what people think of her and has an incredible, fashion forward sense of style. Check out a slideshow featuring the best Gaga looks that Hany (the biggest little monster I know) and I put together http://share.snacktools.com/9DD6586BDC9/b7pi2cnx . Special thanks to Hany!

Designer parody, do or don’t ?

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I’m sure some of you are familiar with the rather new trend of designer parody shirts, sweatshirts, jumpers and hats. There’s a lot phrases, for instance, Brian Lichtenberg has parodied Céline with Féline, Hermés with Homiés, and Balmain with Ballin. Lets discuss the commercial point of view, thousands of people possibly millions are gonna have the name of the brand on their clothing, well it isn’t exactly the name of the brand but it’s still advertisement. Let’s assume that the people sporting theses parodys are aged between 15 and 27 (This isn’t official I’m taking a wild guess), they’ll later on probably want to wear the real deal so that’s a future purchase almost guarantied. The parody clothing can cause a legal problem if the brand affected doesn’t approve or if the clothing is bad for the reputation of the brand. A representative  from Hermés told WWD that“protecting its brand against unauthorized uses that infringe upon its valuable intellectual property rights (is a gray area especially when it also) “respects the freedom of artistic expression.” On the other hand Riccardo Tisci order many of LBD’s “Tisci” jerseys himself.

I personally think that the trend is a DO for now because it’s fresh, it’s young, it’s affordable and because in a couple seasons it’ll go away so there’s no use of fighting it. Even Rihanna and Miley Cyrus were spotted sporting the trend!