Archive | May, 2012

Trend Report: Tribal Prints

28 May

Designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, BCBG and Michael Kors have been heating up the runways with some fabulous ethnic prints and tribal inspired pieces this season! The Afrocentric trend is a perfect alternative to the floral print trend for those of us who like to oppose the ultra feminine trend. These edgy, colourful patterns are so bold they don’t need any accessorizing to look chic. Even though we’ve seen this trend before, the tribal wear for Spring/Summer 2012 is bigger and bolder than ever before! From Lauren Conrad to Khloe Kardashian, we’ve spotted our favourite celebs rocking these eye-catching tribal patterns!

Lauren Conrad Wearing Tribal Print Dress

Khloe Kardashian wearing a tribal dress by Tucker Cascade

We absolutely adore Khloe Kardashian’s silk Aztec print dress! Khloe’s dress has a beautiful hi-low cut, making her silhouette look ultra flirty despite the edgy prints! Khloe did an amazing job accenting her print dress with a bright orange pair of Jimmy Choo’s, which add a perfect dash of colour!

kristin cavallari wearing tribal skirt

We’re totally inspired by Kristin Cavallari exotic maxi skirt! This gorgeous tribal printed skirt looks so chic with just a plain white tee to create an effortlessly casual bohemian appearance! We especially love the simplicity of this outfit! Since these prints are very prominent, we suggest to wear one print at a time, keeping the rest of the outfit simple yet trendy!

Camilla Belle wearing white and black tribal maxi dress from Express

Camilla Belle looked chic wearing a black and white tribal print maxi dress while attending a Coldplay concert in LA!  We love that Camilla is combining two of the summers hottest trends, maxi dresses and tribal prints! Camilla added a red Chanel bag, giving her neutral outfit a burst of colour!

Ashely Tisdale wearing tribal dress by All Saints

Lourdes Leon and Tara Reid wearing tribal print dress from All Saints

Who wore it best?? Celebs including Ashley Tisdale, Lourdes Leo and Tara Reid are only a few of the many celebs that have been spotted wearing this gorgeous tribal print mini-dress by All Saints! We’re loving the mixture of sequences and cool geometric design! These girls look all at once fresh, sexy and feminine, it is no wonder why so many starlets are rocking this beautiful tribal mini!

Blake Lively wearing yellow tribal mini dress by Marchesa

Blake Lively never disappoints! Blake looked stunning in a yellow and black tribal print mini-dress by Marchesa. The Gossip Girl diva paired the lovely dress with elegant black Christian Louboutins, to create a magnificent outfit! With minimal jewellery and tied back hair, Blake definetly pulled off the “less is more” look!

Like these celebs, we also obsessing over this seasons exotic tribal print skirts, dresses and tops! This trend is so hot and is here to stay! We hope that everyone feels inspired to incorporate bold tribal prints into their summer wardrobe, we know that we can’t wait to!

XOXO

The Girls

2012 Cannes Film Festival: Best Dressed

23 May

It’s that time of year again! The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, one of the most anticipated events of the year, has kicked off and it’s in full swing! The Cannes Film Festival is a spectacular event, whereby new films are previewed by representatives of the international movie industry. Fashionistas like us adore the Cannes Film Festival because its a time for glitz and glamour! A-list starlets flock to the French Riviera and arrive on the red carpet, dressed to impress. From crystal embellished gowns to feathered hems, the celebs have been looking stellar this year!

Here are our picks for this year’s Best Dressed.  These gowns have left us completely speechless!

1. Diane Kruger looked absolutely stunning in a custom-made gown by Vivienne Westwood. Diane opted out for the old-Hollywood Glamour, which works perfectly with her fair complexion and soft waves.  She paired the rose-gold sequenced dress with a Jimmy Choo clutch and dazzling pair of vintage diamond earrings! We love how the dress gives Diane a beautiful silhouette and ultra-feminine appearance. Old-Hollywood style seems to never get old!

Diane Kruger wearing sequenced gown by Vivienne Westwood at Cannes film festival

2. Eva Longoria was a show-stopper on the opening night of the film festival! This gorgeous dress gets our vote for  arguably being the best dress of the festival! Eva was flawless in this beautifully embroidered gown by Marchesa! We completely adore the elongated tulle train and the dress’s slim fit, making Eva appear effortlessly sexy, beautiful and elegant! Check out the open back of Eva’s dress, it is spectacular! Ladies, this year its all about understated sexiness and bearing your back is sure to get you on everyone’s radar – take a lesson from Eva!

Eva Longoria wearing embroidered gown by Marchesa at Cannes festival 2012

Eva Longoria wearing embroidered Marchesa gown at Cannes film festival

3. Wow, Wow, Wow! Eva Herzigova looks like a goddess in a pale-pink lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana! We absolutely adore the crystal embellishments and the gown’s slim fit! Eva’s dress is one of our favourites as it is simple yet perfectly elegant! Didn’t we tell you that lace is so in this year?!

Eva Herzigova wearing pale-pink lace gown by Dolce and Gabbana

4. Cheryl Cole’s dress was a risky move that definitely paid off! The boldness of its red feathers made this dress absolutely brilliant. Cheryl wore a fierce Stéphane Rolland gown that was truly-one-of-a-kind! We adore the dramatic red feathered train that made Cheryl shine on the red carpet. And we couldn’t help but notice that just like Eva, Cheryl also brought a little sexy back with the deep plunging back of this dress.

Cheryl Cole at Cannes film festival 2012 in feathered red trim dress by Stephanie Rolland

Cheryl Cole at the Cannes Film Festival 2012

5. Jessica Chastain looked regal wearing a white Giorgio Armani gown. The intricate beading of the gown looks soft and beautiful against Jessica’s red hair and fair complexion! We are just smitten with the gown’s perfect flow and how spectacular it looks!

Jessica Chastain in white beaded dress by Giorgio Armani at Cannes film festival 2012

6. Bérénice Bejo, the host for the opening ceremony, looked absolutely ravishing in a red silk Louis Vuitton gown. With the elegant pleats in the centre of the gown and beautiful large bow at the back, Bérénice appeared both glam and dazzling!

Bérénice Bejo in red silk dress by louis vuitton at cannes 2012 film festival

Bérénice Bejo in red silk dress by louis vuitton at cannes 2012 film festival

7. Well, it seems like Eva Longoria got it right again. So right that we had to feature her twice on our best-dressed list. Eat your heart out Tony Parker, because Eva is this year’s MVP of Cannes’ red carpet. On the second day of the festival, Eva went with Old Hollywood galmour, in this delicate white Emilio Pucci Dress. We love the simple elegance of this dress and how well Eva pulled this look together.

Eva Longoria in White dress at Cannes 2012

Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci White Dress at Cannes 2012

We hope that everyone is loving the fabulous fashion at Cannes as much as we are!

XOXO!

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo and her style secrets revealed!

20 May

Whether you love her or hate her, there is no arguing that New York socialite, model and actress, Olivia Palermo has impeccable style! Like every real style icon, Olivia is a fashion guru who knows how to create a perfectly polished outfit that is classic, elegant and trendy! Whether posing on the red carpet or simply on the go, we can count on Olivia to look fabulous and chic! We love Olivia’s natural flair for creating styles, mixing clothing and putting together stellar outfits!

We’ve tried to understand what it is behind her style sense that makes her looks so chic every time and discovered 4 major style secrets that inspire us so much  we had to share them with you too!

Style Secret # 1: Olivia’s style is particularly inspiring as she effortlessly mixes high and low-end products in creating a true signature look! We’re totally inspired by Olivia for combining both designer and street fashions, such as Zara and Topshop, allowing her to become a budding style icon!

Olivia Palermo wearing flowered Zara dress and Charlotte Olympia "Paloma" purple heels

Olivia rocked a floral dress from Zara and paired it with Charlotte Olympia “Paloma” purple heels, Lulu frost necklace and a totally stunning Ostrich feather tote! This look is perfection and just shows us how one doesn’t need to spend a fortune to look like a fashion editor!

Style Secret # 2: Just like us, Olivia has an admiration for…statement necklaces! Case and point – see outfit above! Olivia never leaves home without a dazzling necklace and is known for turning heads with her bold, beautiful and chunky pieces! She truly demonstrates to us the power of statement necklaces and their ability to completely transform any outfit!

Olivia Palermo wearing statement necklace and gold blazer

Olivia Palermo wearing statement necklace

Olivia Palermo in striped top statement necklace by Roberta Freymann

Olivia Palermo in white blouse and statement necklace
 
 
Style Secret # 3: Olivia knows that a good blazer can pull any look together! Whether wearing a blazer over a cocktail dress or high waisted shorts, Olivia always looks well styled and effortlessly chic! We just love the way Olivia spices up her outfits by adding the most unexpected of blazers:  coloured, striped, double breasted, neutral or sequenced – the girl has rocked them all!!
 
Olivia Palermo in hot pink blazer with leather shorts
We love how Olivia incorporates a bright pink blazer to add a colourful punch to her outfit! The trick is to wear a colourful blazer while keeping the rest of your outfit simple!
 
Olivia Palermo wearing orange double breasted blazer
 
Olivia Palermo wearing striped nautical blazer
 
Olivia Palermo wearing neutral coloured blazer
 
Olivia Palermo wearing a silver sequenced blazer
 
 Style Secret #4: Olivia adores wearing Maxi skirts! And why wouldn’t she? Maxi skirts in all colours and fabrics create an amazing look,  all the while elongating the body and creating a slender hourglass silhouette!  Whether it be summer or winter, she knows just how to adapt the skirt to create a multitude of outfits! Olivia pairs her maxi skirts with button downs to create a casual look! To create a show-stopping appearance, Olivia opts for fur vests and chiffon blouses, creating a effortlessly chic boho appearance!
 
Olivia Palermo wearing brown maxi skirt  and army green top
 
Oliva Palermo in light blue print Maxi skirt and button down
 
Olivia Palermo wearing maxi skirt with fur vest
 
 
Olivia Palermo wearing maxi skirt with black fur vest
 
We just adore Olivia and her signature style! Recreate Olivia’s trendy outfits by investing in similar essential pieces, we know we will!
 
XOXO
 
 
 
 
 

Flower Power: Bold Floral Prints

17 May

With the beautiful weather quickly approaching, we are super excited to wear our bold, colourful and playful floral clothing! Retro-inspired and vibrant tropical patterns make floral prints a quintessential summer item! Floral print shoes, shorts, tees and handbags can add a burst of playfulness to any summer outfit, but floral print trousers are the ultimate showstopper! Floral pants are romantic and feminine, which is why so many celebrities are rocking this summer item!

Jessica Alba in floral print pants by Erdem

Jessica Alba looks feminine and fresh in her pink floral rose print pants by Erdem. We love how Jessica incorporates a bright orange top and green ombre coat to create a casual yet trendy ensemble! Wondering how to recreate this look? The trick is to pick one of the multitude of colours within the print and match your top to it.  Notice all the orange hues in Jessica’s print and how great it flows with her top! Moreover, floral print is extremely versatile, so you can personalize your outfit with accessories that match your style. Try a fashionable scarf or trendy handbag to rock your floral trousers!

Olivia Palermo wearing black floral pants from Topshop

We seriously adore Olivia Palermo rocking her floral pants with leopard heels! A seriously bold move of mixing patterns seems to have paid off for Olivia. If you can pull it off, try to mix different patterns with your floral, but in a subtle way. Add a patterned shoe or a scarf, but steer clear from a patterned top as this may take you overboard! Olivia’s outfit is seamless with her bright yellow top and black blazer, blending the outfit perfectly together!

Kristen Cavallari wearing floral purple and pink print jeans by Joe's Jeans

 Kristin Cavallari is pregnant, floral and stylish! We love that this mommy-to-be is staying up-to-date with the latest summer trends! Kristin looks effortlessly chic and sophisticated by pairing her floral trousers with a tailored blazer and leather pumps! Black is classic and is the perfect solution if you are ever unsure of a colour or pattern. Besides, it really highlights the details of the floral print and ensures that there are no distractions!

Floral Leigh jeans from Topshop Achieve this fresh and romantic summer trend with a pair of floral trousers from Topshop! These floral jeans are amazing because they are completely multi-functional! Wear the floral trousers with a pair of cute sandals in the day or pair the pants with sexy heels for the night! Add a simple tank, blazer or denim style jacket and you will be ready to rock a chic summer outfit!

Summer Fashion Trend: Pretty in Lace!

16 May

This season, a not-so-new but forever classic trend has been making waves amongst celebrities, designers and fashionistas alike – yes, you’ve guessed it… we’re talking about lace! This summer is all about being pretty in lace! From chic eyelet shorts to laced  summer dresses, ladylike lace is the perfect texture for adding a delicate flare to your wardrobe. Whether the lace is a traditional colour or a vibrant summer tone, the stars have completely fallen in love with this sweet fabric…and so have we!

Kate Middletown wearing Alice Temperley black lace dress

Kate Middletown looks flawless in this Alice Temperley lace dress with 3/4 length sleeves! Black lace creates the ultimate elegance for an evening look. Yet, we think that there is something so undeniably sexy about this fabric, it will make the woman wearing it simply irresistible.

Minka Kelly wearing nude lace, long sleeve Valentino dress

Lace look amazing in the basic black and white colours. But if you’re looking for something a little different, venture out into nude lace. We love Minka Kelly’s nude lace Valentino dress! The dress is simple yet perfectly feminine, making it an instant classic.

Lauren Conrad in white lace dress by marchesa

Lauren Conrad proves that lace is a summer must-have when wearing this adorable white sheath dress designed by Marchesa. We love the floral lace details, making the dress ultra feminine! Pair this little dress with a modern accessory, like LC’s crystal headband and you will look effortlessly elegant in no time!

We are so excited to pull out all our summer lace items! We’re currently in love with the Diane von Furstenberg Zarita lace dress. This dress is so chic and absolutely timeless! Our favourite part of the dress is the zippered back, giving the dress additional character and sophistication!

Diane von FURSTENBERG Zarita Lace Dress Black and White

We hope that you enjoyed our outfit choice and feel inspired to get all laced up! We’re so excited to see everyone sporting their flirty summer lace!

European Getaway Fashion Essentials

15 May

Are you planning a Euro-trip this summer? If you’re anything like us, the dreadful task of having to pack all your amazing fashion essentials into one tiny suitcase must be creeping up on you! To make the task a little less daunting, we’ve create a quick list of summer essentials – the basics that you’ll need to pack for a fun-filled, European getaway!

Chic Shades:

First on the packing list are my Marc by Marc Jacobs Aviator sunglasses.  These classic shades are not only perfect for sightseeing, but also a great way to hide your tired eyes after those infamous late night European escapades! I love how effortlessly cool these sunnies look with the tee and shorts combo that I usually sport when I’m travelling.

Marc By Marc Jacobs Rounded Aviator Sunglasses,

 

Vibrant Cross-Body Bag:

My Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Sia is a travelling must-have! The stylish, blossom colored bag is a vibrant and fun accessory that can spice up any shorts and tee combo! The cross-body is fantastic as it allows you to keep your hands free , making it extremely easy to access travel essentials while on the go!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Sia Blossom Cross-Body Bag

 

Trendy Shoes:

Europe is filled with charming and enchanting cobblestone pathways. Fashionistas travelling abroad may be tempted to pack their magnificent high-heeled shoes, however I strongly advise to leave those shoes at home! Instead, opt for a pair of TOMS, which are both trendy and comfortable. TOMS will allow you to look chic while strutting your way throughout the town! Of course, part of the reason why we love TOMS so much is the great cause behind this brand. If you haven’t heard about TOMS, here’s the deal – for every pair of shoes sold, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in a developing country! So now, you can look good and feel good at the same time – WIN WIN!

Toms, Women's Blue Bimini Stichouts

Oh, and did we mention how much the celebs are loving these as well? So many starlets have been spotted rocking their fashionable yet comfy TOMS, including Scarlett Johannson and Mila Kunis!

Scarlett Johansson wearing Olive Classic TOMS

Mila Kunis wearing Red Classics TOMS

Follow these quick style tips and you will be prepared for your European getaway in no time! Don’t forget your camera and passport!

Bon Voyage!

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