2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012
• 4:09 PM •

A Fashion Shoot with April Wasteland

A Fashion Shoot with April Wasteland

I recently did this creative fashion shoot with a greatly talented friend of mine by the name of Danielle Niko Holmes.  This made it on the “Flickr pic of the day” google app!

It was a lot of fun (as fashion shoots always are) and not to mention very convenient for us to get together for this, seeing as Danielle is practically my neighbor.  During breakfast one Saturday morning, I was expressing my discouragement towards the blog and was explaining that it was due to this feeling I had that I was on a hiatus from posting.  It seems that my studies have temporarily turned me away from my hobby, and in comparison made all of this seem so…inconsequential.   Danielle insisted that I continue with my work.  If I were to paraphrase, it would be, “Just fuck all the haters! This is a blog to inspire fashion lovers, and fashion lovers only.”

Needless to say that I am thankful for people like Danielle who keep me on track! There will definitely be more to come of this shoot, so be sure to stay tuned if you like what you see!

View Danielle’s photography portfolio here.

Monday, November 19, 2012
• 4:20 PM •

3 Easy Tips on How to wear Rose Gold

With a Dash of Turquoise

 

Rose Gold: It’s pretty, feminine, trendy, and not the easiest to match! We’re so used to having silver and gold accessories, rose gold just seems to be a whole new concept. It’s trendy enough to find it anywhere and now more and more retailers have considered rose gold to be just as classic as silver and gold.

I know for myself that I’ve fallen in love with Michael Kors Rose Gold watches but super hesitant to invest in a piece, for fear of not using it as much because I’m not sure how it would integrate with my current wardrobe and accessories.

But fear not, I have come up with easy tips on how rose gold can work for you!

Michael Kors Garret Watch MK5620
Michael Kors “Garret” Watch in Rose Gold, MK5620
  • Substitute Yellow Gold with Rose Gold

    We think that silver and gold, are “neutral” in color because they are metals, and thus can pair well with any colored piece of clothing. Though this is true, some colors pair better with one over the other. For example, a navy blue can look sophisticated and great with silver accessories, but pairing the navy with yellow gold enriches the navy because navy itself is a warm tone in the blue family and it contrasts beautifully with boldness and richness of the gold.

    Rose Gold is a warm colored metal, much like yellow gold. So if your reflex is to reach for yellow gold, guide yourself to pick rose gold items instead! It has the same kind of contrasting effect as yellow gold, but, in my opinion, more toned down and “cool”. On the other hand, the copper tone, like an icy pink can look just as great with cold vibrant colors.

    Awesome colors to pair with: try earthy tones like brown, khaki, charcoal, nude colors
    Vibrant colors: Turquoise, coral

  • Mix and match metals!

    Besides, who says you only have to commit to one metal color? When you’re cohesive with your outfit by having some kind of flow or story on how you assemble your outfit, you can do anything!
    So have fun with layering short and long necklaces and stacking bangles and bracelets, silver/rose gold, gold/rose gold, or silver/gold. This can be very fun when you feel like you want spruce up a plain and casual outfit.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively layering necklaces of different lengths and colors. br 021 72 bangle 13pc gold rose gold silver lg
Stacking bangles
  • Accentuate the rosiness in rose gold and go nude!

    Let’s embrace rose gold for its soft and feminine color. Go nude! I mean color-wise! Wear clothing from the nude color family: dusty pink, beige, with a bit of cream, taupe and coral. So when you pair rose gold jewellery, it makes a nice pink-ish theme without going overboard.

Hermes Rose Gold bracelet 
Hermes Rose Gold Bracelet

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
• 8:55 PM •

Brad Pitt for CHANEL N°5: Original VS. Parody

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I was really looking forward to Brad Pitt’s feature in the ad for Chanel N°5. But I also don’t think I’m alone when I say that the video was a bit underwhelming. MAYBE I just hyped it up for myself too much. But anyways, Youtube star CommunityChannel made a parody of the ad and I found myself enjoying that much more.   Watch the 2 videos here! Let me know what you think!

The Original

The Parody