2012 April

Saturday, April 28, 2012
• 10:05 PM •

6 Trends of the Season: Photo Inspirations!

6 Trends of the Season: Photo Inspirations!

Here’s a quick rundown on the trends that you will be seeing in the streets this spring and summer, if you haven’t already! There are always some trends that are revisited or some that are relatively new. Either way, you should definitely experiment and see if the trends fit your sense of style! You’ll never know unless you try and it never hurts to expand and evolve your current style and closet.

Here’s a list of the most common trends of the season!

Disclaimer: None of the photos belong to me. Photos all came from google searches, tumblr, and style.com.

  1. The Collar Craze:
    • There are so many ways to wear this look. The collar accessory can be a separate accessory like in the first photo. Wear the collar accessory with a high-neck knit sweater, and you give the illusion that you’re wearing a blouse underneath
    • If you want to sport the collar craze look a little more discretely than those blinged out collars, find or make a collar with a simple but elegant tip like the second and fourth picture
    • Marchesa’s dress from the Resort 2012 collection has subtle details of an embellished Peter Pan collar branching out to she shoulder blades.
    • Check out the youtube clip below for a quick DIY tutorial on making your own collars! Best part, no one else would be caught in the same accessory as you!

    Embellished Collar Accessory

  2. The Peplum:

    The peplum was rather popular in the 40s and 50s and since that era seems to have made it back to 2012, I couldn’t be happier. It’s such a great silhouette, giving the hour glass look. Here are some peplum inspirations as tops and bottoms.

    CONTINUE READING

Thursday, April 19, 2012
• 10:33 PM •

Let Us Play Pretend with Dreamy Living Spaces

Let Us Play Pretend with Dreamy Living Spaces

I like day dreaming.  Do you like day dreaming? Let’s play a series of pretend games – different life scenarios in which we would be found living in these amazing settings, wearing the most amazing clothes and eating the most amazing food.  When life is dull, becoming delusional is always an option.

Scenario 1: You’re on a business trip in Hong Kong.  You go there often and have good rapport with many people there.  You decide that you go there SO often that you’re going to have to buy yourself a pad.  Not just any pad – a sick wooden apartment that can accommodate a few colleagues as well as provide you with ample work space, a cozy entertainment area and a sleek-looking kitchen.

Wooden apartment hong kong

Not that you’ll ever be cooking in your kitchen – you’re too busy eating yummy food at restaurants.

Wooden apartment hong kong_Kitchen

Scenario 2: You’re a hard worker.  You deserve a break! It’s your time off, so to get away from the hectic atmosphere of the city, you head over to your home in the countryside.  Waking up in the morning has never been easier – the sun invites you to go for a swim and play some tennis.Roche Bobois bedroom

Scenario 3: You’ve got a damn nice bachelor pad in the city (I mean, that’s expected of someone who’s in their twenties or thirties, right?).

Bachelorpad

wardrobe

Your friend calls you up and wants to go have sushi. What are you going to wear? It’s a good thing you have a cozy couch in front of your immense wardrobe, because it’s going to take awhile for you to decide (Hmmm…classy with DVF or edgy with Balmain?)

Scenario 4: You’re still living with your parents.  They’ve gone out of town for a week and you decided to turn your backyard into the cutest mini cinema you’ve ever seen.  Your only worry is that the bugs will creep up on you during the movie.

Outdoor Movie

It’s time for bed! Let’s dump all those useless decorative pillows on your unrealistically clean floor!Cute Brick wall bedroom

Scenario 5: You live in Montreal.  It’s freezing and the winds are so harsh.  Look on the bright side.  It’s time to go to the ski resort with a few of your closest friends! When you’re not on the hills, you’re cozying up with some hot chocolate or indulging in a warm and extremely cheesy poutineSki Resort

It was fun playing pretend with you.  See you next time!

Red heart

CONTINUE READING

Monday, April 16, 2012
• 11:40 PM •

8 Fashion Memes for the Snob in You

Despite our strong love/obsession for this industry,  we recognize how ridiculous things can get.  I present you with my all-time favourite memes that poke fun at haute couture, unknowledgable fashionistas and bloggers like ourselves.
BusinessCasual

amishOrHipster

itsCalledFashion

Travels back in time

…but what sort of wizardry is this?!

BallSack

I think she’s a little freaked out about it.  Who knew that the “long hair turned into a bob” trend could go so wrong?! Sad smile

menswearAnnaWinter

I don’t know what makes me LOL more – this meme or that “Chanel” bag! Am I a snob to say that it is repulsive?

Vneckception

His “totem” is his pair of Salvation Army shades – if they manage to block UV rays then he is dreaming.

Check this SNL sketch out for more V-neck-based humor.

http://fyunknowledgablefashionista.tumblr.com/
www.complex.com
http://fashionmemes.tumblr.com/