Sunday, April 29, 2012

Let Paul Smith lighten up your wardrobes boys!

As I was wandering about in the lower ground floor of Harvey Nichols, my eyes were instantly drawn to the beautiful digital printed holdall bags designed by Paul Smith (for men). Without a second thought I tried taking a peek at the price tag to see whether I can afford one for Sh. or not!

The bags are pieces of art and priced relatively “ok”. It is a perfect gift for your partner as well, although you have to make sure the person you’re buying it for is not aged 40 yrs and above or is willing to take risks with colours.

This type of digital printing is a trendy thing now and I am not sure next year this time something like this would create such a buzz. In my opinion they are not a classic Louis Vuitton holdall, which can be pulled off forever, but for what they are, you can make a fashion forward statement carrying one.

The other great thing about these bags is that they are designed for men. I always feel that guys don’t have as much creativity going on for them as there is for us. The prints are classy and at the same time hold that colorful edge to them which makes them a whole lot more eye-catching. 

Here are some other smaller items such as wallets and business folio bags that could also be on your 2012 wish list.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The "undercut" haircut

As someone who has an eye for future trends, I lack the ability to identify men’s hair trends beforehand. I don’t understand how the trend suddenly spreads. This season I acknowledged that the new “it” hair for men is the shortened sides with the long center waved back. They call this the “undercut” haircut. But who first came up with it? Was it something on the runways I missed? Did Clooney secretly do his hair like that? Or is word of mouth so effective amongst men that it sets a whole new trend?

Now enough with the investigation, this new punk inspired trend is so attractive. It gives that hot, passionate look to men, making them a bit more boyishly naughty and yet maintaining their neat and classy front.What is noticeable is that this look can only be pulled off by slimmish men with boney structured faces. If you are a Don Draper or an Andy Garcia try avoiding this look.

Even curly hairs can have fun with it.

This trend has also spread widely in the female fashion world. From Rihanna to Emeli, our gals are rocking this haircut like no other.

Just looking at the pictures I'm tempted to do it myself….!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The bold and the beautiful.

MSGM is magnificent!
Massimo Giorgetti, the designer behind this collection is one who has brought Spanish to our spring. The fact that the designer has provided us with splashes of vibrant colors makes this whole collection more loveable.
When I first saw the collection, immediately thought that I am looking at a brand in the range of Warehouse or Topshop but surprisingly that wasn’t true. The price range is  £350 - £750, which doesn’t really suit the ordinary greatness of the brand. 

The men’s collection is one to adore. There are big bold flower prints as well as other bold prints such as checks and animals. Who said men should be deprived of big prints.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Too much skin

I always admire rule breakers, ones who have no boundaries in fashion and freely make style decisions that blow our minds, but there are always those who have misconceptions of the terms. You might think how can we put limits to the great gift of freedom? Well the eyes have a say too. They wish to see less and leave some to the imagination.

Fashion going round in circles shouldn't be taken out of context. Meaning the circle doesn't go back as far as the old stone age where women wore close to nothing.

Here are some pictures of celebrities proving us how unattractive it is to be clothed inappropriately.

Ladies it might look very arty in an artistic picture taken by an artist but on the red carpet it just looks saggy and weird.
Left: Kate Bosworth, Center: Anne Hathaway, Right: Gwyneth Paltrow

Your doctors maybe very proud to look at them, guys may find it "awesome" but I find it cheap. Please show some class!
Left: Mariah Carey, Center: Kim Kardashian, Right: Mariah Carey

If you haven't yet guessed the woman on the right.....?!!! A hint: she is a host on a television series focusing on fashion. Yes.... she is Heidi Klum.  
Left: Leighton Meester, Right: Heidi Klum

NOOOOOOOO....!!! We don't wanna see that!?!
Left: Jennifer Aniston, Right: Bonnie Mckee

When a black marker is used to cover something on a picture it's usually for x-rated pictures or illegal substances. I guess there isn't much more to say really.
Adrienne Bailon

Lace is also used in lingerie but you mustn't wear yours on the red carpet.
Left: Madonna, Center: Uma Thurman, Right: Leighton Meester

 I would expect Rihanna and Erin to make such mistakes, but not Domenico and Stefano. 
Left: Erin Wasson, Center: Naomi Campbell, Dolce and Gabbana, Right: Rihanna

Yes the girl on the right is also Rihanna. They say third time's a charm!

I really wanted to find some way to like these cut-out dresses but it was just too hard.
Left: Halle Berry, Center: Ciara, Right: Alicia Keys

If there were any awards to be given for showing too much, Kate would have definitely received one. Even when she is wearing too little (on the right) we find it easy to miss. She can never beat her own record!
Rose McGowan

Lauren Pope, even if it was for your surname, you shouldn't have done that!
Left: Lauren Pope, Center: Toni Braxton, Right: Tess Smith

 We will let you bunch off this time with a warning! You are only on the edge.
Left: Taylor Momsen, Center: Irina Shayk, Right: Gwyeneth Paltrow

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Twinsets: Not a going to church outfit anymore…….

When I think of twinsets, I think of the olden days, the Cashmere Wool, and the mad-men drama series. Whether it is attending mass on a Sunday or going to casual office day, twinsets are famous for bringing conservative to our appearance.  

They were first seen by brands such as Pringles of Scotland in the 1940-50’s and then stars began to make them trendy. Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn turned the twins to wardrobe pins.
Modern age designers have given a whole new makeover to the concept. You may see a tube top with a vest with different colors and still consider them as a twin set. 

Versace S/S 2012
 Albert Kriemler of Akris was yet another designer with Brigitte Bardot on the brain

To be honest I liked them more back then. Something’s are better left the way they were. I wished designers kept the concept going but maybe added creative touches. Mary katrantzou is a designer that I would like to see make twinsets with her funky prints.
Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou
Twinsets can be worn with elegance and still be very fashion forward just like Blair Waldorf in gossip girl. 

Edythe Cardigan: Tory Burch

 Edythe Cardigan: Tory Burch

Choice of the month: (March)

Twinset: Love Label, Skirt: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, Nail Polish: Chanel, Lip gloss: Sephora, Necklace, Swatch Bijoux
More Twin Sets to get inspired from... Just perfect for the spring breeze.