There are certain things in life only fashion people understand. Examples of this include Fendi’s furry buggies that sell for an upward of $800, man-repelling outfits, anything Jeremy Scott, and the following ten of the cutest damn bags I’ve ever seen. Click on the picture of each bag to find out more info and shop ’em…if you are one of many who drank the fashion kook-aid.
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The right neckline on your top or dress will flatter you from the bust upwards, and draw attention to your face. It will make your neck appear longer and more slender. In most cultures a long, slender neck is recognised as an attractive part of the female body, and some go to great lengths to attain this. (Pardon my pun)
Without being this drastic, it’s not too difficult to enhance your neck by choosing the right neckline for your body shape and bust size. If you’re not sure of your body shape, please see my previous blog https://patersonpersonalstyling.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/whats-your-body-shape/
There are so many necklines and different ones come in and go out of fashion almost as regularly as the ocean tide.
Here’s a diagram showing the most popular necklines followed by my guide on what you should choose based on your body shape. I suggest you ‘pin’, save or print this so it’s always…
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Recently, I stumbled across a sushi-printed jacket, and had to track down the designer immediately. It turns out, the jacket was the product a new fashion label known as Au Jour Le Jour. The Italian label debuted in 2010 as brainchild of designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez.
The designers combine their complementary and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to create elegant, yet quirky and sophisticated, yet totally unique designs.
Their whimsical prints can be found on celebrities and fashion icons alike, as well as through high-end department stores and prestigious online fashion boutiques, such as FarFetch.
Their lines include both mens’ and womens’ wear, and prices range from $200 to over $1,000. My personal favorites include this bus-printed skirt, this pair of sequin-embellished denim shorts, and this apple-print playsuit.
What do you think of their funky designs? Would you wear them?
For all of you with a desire to try hot yoga, I highly recommend it. It adds an element to yoga that helps you to stretch your muscles further, with a multitude of various other benefits. So many people are nervous or afraid to try yoga because they are intimidated and have no idea what to expect. However, it’s so worth taking that risk, as there are so many benefits of yoga, from physical to emotional to psychological. In lieu of my certification to teach yoga in 2014 & my new(ish) blog Trends & Trikonasanas (oh yes, I went there…) dedicated to all things related to health & wellness, I felt inspired to try to take some worrisome aspect out of attending a yoga class by providing a simple template on what to wear (and some other good-to-know tidbits). Oh, and if you’re in the Minnesota area, be sure to check out MNYoga Magazine– it’s free!- where in this month’s issue, I highlight tips for what to wear to and from the studio (or you can read the online version here)!
Creative Ways to Maximize the Space in Your Closet
Storage space is a hot commodity in most homes. That being said, even the smallest closet space can hold a lot if it is planned out well. Let’s look at some ways to get the most out of your closet space.
Straight and Narrow
Walk-in closets aren’t the only places for great storage and organization. A space saving reach in closet like this one can have just as much function when planned out properly. The drawers and shelving here really maximize the storage and the bright lighting is essential to keep things visible, even in the corners.
Sneakers have quickly become a huge fashion trend. Whether worn with a skirt, or played down with a pair of leggings, sneakers are all over the street and the runway. It’s not surprising, seeing as how the line between activewear and everyday clothing is becoming further and further blurred.
Check out & shop the 20+ featured creations of Kenzo, Pierre Hardy, and Yohji Yamamoto after the jump.
What happens when two of your favorite people come together to create your favorite accessory? A magical, epic trifecta of #shoepornthursday, of course! Enter Donald ‘Drawbertson’ Robertson, creative director of Estée Lauder & who was also dubbed the “Andy Warhol of Instagram“. Just take a look (if you have been hiding under a rock and haven’t yet) at his whimsical illustrations on Instragram (@DonaldDrawbertson) and try not to smile (spoiler alert: it won’t work). So naturally, when I noticed some of his art on the one and only Brian Atwood‘s heels, I got super giddy (’cause, duh).
Check these bad boys, known as “Gitte Lips“, out for yourself, available in three different styles.
First, the platform sandal style, which would look fabulous paired with wide-legged dark denim jeans and a tucked in white blouse.
Or, there’s the cage-inspired sandal design:
And finally, the very classic, closed-toe, high-enough-but-not-overtly-high, “I have an ankle-strap I’m so freaking adorable” pump:
Personally, I love the pump pictured first (
which may or may not be because of a recent unhealthy chunky heel obsession). What do you think of the collab? Are you a Donald Robertson obsessee, like me?
Makeup Tattoos: The Art of Permanent Cosmetic Tattoos
Are you an expert in the art of tattoos? If you love tattoos, then you may have already thought about the art of permanent cosmetic tattoos. If you’re not a tattoo enthusiast, but you want to learn more about the art of permanent cosmetic tattoos and what to expect before you decide to invest in this procedure, keep reading.
This permanent cosmetic procedure is gaining popularity among women interested in filling in their eyebrows, defining their lips, along with applying eyeliner.
Swimwear Trends for the Upcoming Season
Choosing the right bikini or one-piece is often a lifelong struggle for women. On one hand, there’s all those “rules” that tell you which body type you have and which swim suit suits you best. On the other hand, there are always such amazing fashion trends that don’t exactly work for your body type. It’s a difficult process, but there is something for every body type to choose from with the range of different cuts, designs, and products.
When it comes to the design of all types of swimsuits, it is easy to forget all that you know about them or you think you know. One thing is for sure, the one-piece swimsuits will be big this year, just as they were the previous season.
What makes them even more interesting are the alterations to the classical one piece swimsuits, like cut-outs. Also, don’t be surprised if you see some one piece swimsuits with leg openings that reach all the way over your hips, or those with collars or G-strings.
It seems that this year, the designers have attempted to reinvent the look of the swimsuits and break down all the rules. Two-piece swimsuits with long sleeves and those with many straps and ribbons will definitely leave some interesting tan lines on the beaches this year.
If you thought that the cuts will go nuts this season, you should definitely check out the colors and patterns. This season, you just cannot go wrong. The very colorful and complex patterns are a real hit this season. If they are on a two-piece swim suit they can be only on one piece while the other one can be single colored. Or it doesn’t have to be.
There are also some really nice, simple, one piece swimsuits with bright colors that resemble those of the ‘90s and even a whole trend of entirely black swimwear that combines some interesting materials and bring some classy elegance to the beach. While this extravaganza is in this year, there is also entirely different stream in trends this year, with very simple and sporty designs which go with those bright and simple colors and straight lines.
All these conclusions about the swim suits for the year to come are taken by analyzing and watching what the designers have come up with. To name the few: Department stores had some fun experimenting with new styles. Their choices for this season include straps, straps, and more straps which make one-piece suits look like two pieces connected with interesting cuts and designs.
Besides that, they used some crochet in their designs and focused their main colors on yellow and bright pink. On the other hand, Planet Blue has taken an entirely different direction with the colors. They are all for muted, earthy and skin tones and their prints are all scenery-like. The cuts and styles put the efficiency and sporty look as a priority. Alene Too wanted to make the swimwear something that will be worn outside the beach as well. Interesting cuts that resemble tops more than swim suits can be used as regular clothes as well.
What to expect to see in stores this Spring
All these ideas that come from the designers are interesting and fun, but once you go out in search of your go-to swimwear for this year, you can expect to see brands like Victoria Secret to have more universal versions of these design ideas, along with the classical cuts from past seasons.
Therefore, this year, it is very hard to go wrong. Perhaps, the best bet is to choose the suit according to your body type but go trendy with the choice of colors and patterns. The best thing about this trend is that if you cannot decide if you want a one color or patterned swimsuit, you can choose both!