Fashion Inspiration

Fashion Inspiration

Saturday, October 13, 2012
• 1:38 PM •

Love That Look: Karlie Kloss in Alexander Wang

Karlie Kloss Carine Roitfeld Black and White Party in Wang

Of course Karlie Kloss is going to rock out the “le Bal” party hosted by MAC Cosmetics and Carine Roitfield. The dress code was black and white and it may seem restricting, but Karlie’s look from Alexander Wang’s Spring 2013 collection, has a wow factor in this bold minimalist cut-out crocodile patterned dress. The dress looks like it’s floating! Leave it to Alexander Wang’s reputation to deliver a sassy twist to iconic American Sportswear.

Although I love the clean futuristic styling of the dress in the runway show, as seen below with Erin Wasson, Karlie Kloss’ easy girl-next-door but edgy interpretation with her nonchalant crimped curly hair and banded semi-patent shoes suits her to a tea.

Alexander Wang SS2013 Croc Cutout DressAlexander Wang SS2013 Croc Cutout Dress Side

Friday, September 21, 2012
• 11:12 PM •

Bag Love: SS2013 Ralph Lauren Red Swirl & Tassel Handbag

Ralph Lauren Red Swirl Spring 2013 bagPhoto Credit: Stylish Fashion

I am completely obsessed with this bag from Ralph Lauren’s new Spring Summer 2013 collection. The Red Swirl and Tassel Handbag is so original and probably impractical to carry a lot of things, but who cares! It is a stunner; every detail down to the structure, the silhouette, the candy-red apple color, the leather tassels, and the smoothly integrated “RL” is carefully thought out.

I’m sure most of you have noticed the cut-out trend hitting the stores, but we’ll be seeing more of this trend in the Spring. And as you can see, the trend has passed on to handbags.

EDIT: So this Bag is called the Vachetta Scroll Tote, available in Black and Tan as well, going for $2500! Buy or View the Vachetta Scroll at the Ralph Lauren Site!

Photo Credit: Americana Manhasset
Photo Credit: Fashionologie

 

Oasap then came out with its own version of the Ralph Lauren bag. Though it’s quite identical without the RL at the center on the real ones. You can buy it at Oasap for 50$! It’s a crazy rip-off of the Ralph Lauren Vachetta Tote, but I guess I’m ok because it isn’t a knockoff (It would be if they integrated the RL)

Thursday, August 30, 2012
• 12:50 PM •

Katherine

Katherine pose 2

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I had a blast styling and shooting my friend Katherine.  We’ve been great friends ever since we met in advanced calculus during our 2nd year of university (I’ve never had more fun applying Stokes’ Theorum!). This allowed us to be really comfortable around each other for the shoot – she was at ease when posing, and I didn’t feel any pressures to perform with my camera, as I’m still learning a lot about photography. The joys I got from this fashion shoot reminded me of why I work so hard on this blog – because it’s fun.

Since this is my first serious shoot, the goal was to simply display my style in a natural and pretty light, and not to aim too high just yet.  Katherine thrifted this top at Value Village this summer for something like five bucks.  It’s actually a collared shoulder padded button-up, and was probably around in the 1940’s.  It was a great find, though I don’t believe it’s that wearable.  I haven’t told many people, but I have this thing I’ve been doing for a few years now, and it never seems to fail me.  I wear things backwards if they don’t look good the right way. I love what this quirky method of mine gave here.  Worn backwards and with cuffed sleeves, an old top was transformed into something much more modern, yet its classiness is preserved.  That is the essence of the style that I tend to strive for in my own dress – modern and classy.  It was really funny that Katherine’s entire outfit apart from her shoes is worn backwards, right down to the ring! In fashion, people always aim for the unexpected, and I think this was a way of achieving just that.

I will definitely be doing more shoots of my own once Montreal fashion week and all of its hype comes to a close.  I’m excited to start getting more creative with the styling as well as the post processing.  The question now is who, what, where and when!

Speaking of Montreal Fashion Week, have you entered our draw to win 2 full passes to the shows? You’ve got nothing to lose and tons of fashionable fun to gain!

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