Archive | November, 2012

Military Style: Combat Boots

24 Nov

Finally, a boot that a girl can be comfortable in and still look hot! Lace-up ankle high army boots are a perfect winter companion. In the past, these babies have been privy to army soldiers or punk rock kids, but not anymore. This season, they are finally making their way into the mainstream fashion world and boy are they making a statement! Wear them over your skinny jeans, leggings or even with a mini skirt and a leather jacket for a biker chic feel. They look ultra cute with some soft socks peaking out or with untied shoelaces, plus you can also roll your jeans above the boot or tuck them in for a more laid back look. Basically, the way you choose to wear your pair is totally flexible!

Sometimes we wish we carried footwear at Pavlyn…these would definitely make it to our online store!

Military Glam

Celebrity Obsession: Rick Genest

20 Nov

We already admitted to loving the Skeletal trend! Call us crazy, but this obsession is about to go a step further. Let’s look back to 2011, when  Lady Gaga introduced a whole new level of creativity in her  ‘Born this way video’ – remember her dancing with the hot skeleton, rocking some skeletal makeup and pink hair? That’s right! That hot man wasn’t wearing makeup, those are real tattoo’s ladies and gentlemen! After that video, French Fashion house Thierry Mugler introduced the Canadian model, Rick Genest, to their runways and ad campaigns and we’ve been in love with him ever since! And we’re not alone, Genest has been featured in numerous Vogue issues, appeared in music videos and TV shows all over the world!

Hot Zombie Boy

Zombie Boy for Thierry Mugler

Seriously! Look him up! He is a real male ‘Cinderella’ story.

Also known as Zombie boy, he grew up on the downtown streets of Montreal and worked as a squeegee kid.  But in late 2010, this punk rock kid, was discovered by Lady Gaga’s fashion director and Mugler’s creative director, Nicola Formichetti.  By January 2011, Rick was featured in the new Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter men’s collection, headlining it on the brand’s website. It was Genest’s discovery and Gaga’s urging which actually resulted in the menswear show, something not originally planned and influenced Formichetti on the collection itself! The show was accompanied by a video featuring Genest shot by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco. He was later featured alongside Lady Gaga in the fashion show for the women’s 2011 Autumn/Winter line.

Not only do we feel proud that such a beautiful person is Canadian, but also, we think that he is a truly creative, and unique individual. His body is completely covered by tattoo’s resembling the decaying human body, insects, bones and morbid words. Normally, one would be really put off by such a look, but we’re totally turned on by it!

What do you think?


Trend Alert: Skeletal Style

4 Nov

Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing dress up! This might seem like a really strange trend but bones and skulls are hitting it really big right now!  The bones trend started way back in 2009 with Alexander McQueen and his trademark skull scarves, but is becoming more and more popular and is definitely here to stay! Some celebrities rocking this trend include Vanessa Hudgens, Cheryl Cole, Emma Roberts, and Kat Graham –  Don’t they look so hot?!

Emma Roberts in Skeleton Sweater

Emma’s style is so casual chic in this baggy Skeleton Sweater

vanessa Hudgens Wildfox Sweater

Kat Graham in Skeleton Tights

Totally awesome skeleton tights!

Cheryl Cole in Red Wildfox Bones Sweater

Cheryl is looking like a cute British soldier in her Wildfox sweater

So, for those of you who are ballsy enough to have some fun with your outfits, scoring a skeleton inspired piece for your wardrobe is an absolute must! You can really have fun with this trend. Skulls, skeletons, and bones and the more of them, the better! We love the Wildfox Inside Out  Baggy Beach Jumper because of the ultra soft and cozy fabrics and the rad skeletal design.

Wildfox Inside Out Baggy  Beach Jumper

Wildfox Inside Out Baggy Jumper

Style it with your leather leggings or a skirt and some combat boots and you’ll be rocking the cutest outfit around! What do you think? Is this trend Spooky or Stylish?

Ways to wear the skeleton trends

Alicja Zielasko, Jennifer Grace, and Marcella Lau.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Alice Point, Native Fox, and Fashion Distraction



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