Monday, December 27, 2010

MEGAN FOX for GIORGIO ARMANI

Megan Fox is the new face for Giorgio Armani Beauty 

TREND ALERT! TRON THE LEGACY in FASHION

Aside from concept and special effects, the costumes in TRON: THE LEGACY were equally amazing! Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson and Co-Costume Designer Christine Bieselin Clark are the masterminds behind the illuminated superhero and skin tight biker inspired suits.  Inspiration came from movies like Blade Runner, Resident Evil and the original Tron to set the tone. 


The movie as a whole will have a tremendous effect in fashion on so many levels that it would take pages and pages to explain how.  Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see the interpretation taken by designers ...see slideshow below for some basic upcoming trends..and of course go see the movie!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

GOTTA HAVE IT

I heart all things ethnic especially with splashes of vibrant colors.

Mara Hoffman Flat Pancho Top has a fresh bohemian feel to it.  A great investment piece, something like this never goes out of style, goes with anything and is transitional with the seasons! It can be worn over leggings, corduroys, jeans, wrap a belt around it or gather it at the waist with a statement brooch...wear it w/ shorts, as a pool/beach cover up... OR AS IS like the model below... you get the idea ;)
Mara Hoffman Flat Pancho Top $260
http://shopplanetblue.com/index.php/shop-online/dresses/flat-poncho-top.html

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

TREND REPORT: NECK & NECK

A new twist on men's turtlenecks or should I say "angles" has been taken this Fall.   V-neck style turtlenecks aka "shawl collars" is the latest trend in men's sweaters and cardigans that have been updated with high & tight overlaps, folded collars, wide rib, and embellishments such as zippers, buttons, and toggles.  Below are a few standout pieces.  For these styles & more casual shawl collar looks visit  
The Fireworks Sweater by Black Apple     


The Shawl Collar Pullover by Shades of Grey
The Scuba Dice Sweater by Black Apple

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TREND REPORT: LADY IN WHITE

All WHITE has been a huge trend since Fall 2009 continuing into Spring 2011, as seen on Alexander Wang's runway.  Recently, at their movie premiers, two of Hollywood's sexiest A-List celebrities show you don't have to be the bride to dress in white & that maybe white isn't so pure after all ;)
Emilo Pucci-Silk
Gwenyth Paltrow
 Premier for "Country Strong"
December 2010
Atelier Versace-Angora Wool
Angelina Jolie
Premier for " The Tourist" NYC
December 2010

MARK MY WORDS: THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING- HOT NUNS

Every now & then I have to show my readers not only do I write about what I love, but I do know what I'm talking about! Posted on 11/27/2010, "Put A Little Love in Your Heart" snapped4style discusses the religious theme at the American Music Awards 2010, if you missed the story see the link below!


Today, "Trend Report" brought to us by whowhatwear.com delivers "SISTER ACT"

TREND ALERT! THE GIRL IN ME- ADD SOME SPARKLE IN YOUR LIFE

Featured in Cosmopolitan Hispano September 2010, "Let Your Hands Do the Talking" by giving your your thumbs some extra attention since it's the 1st thing people see as your texting! I couldn't resist tearing the page out & updating this trend for the Holiday season with Christmas Cheer in OPI's RED CLASSIC "I'm Not Really a Waitress" or Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Rampage; featured in People Stylewatch November 2010. Top with a coat of clear confetti polish & you're ready for a festive party! Photobucket

Saturday, December 18, 2010

TREND REPORT: GO GREEN-PREVIEW


Set to hit stores in February, Chanel is flashing green, but it's not all about the Benjamins baby. Debuted on the Spring/Summer 2011 runway, Chanel introduced "Black Pearl" 513.  It's shimmer reveals a metallic teal green with a pearly finish. A great shade... trendy for the girl who lives on the edge, yet subtle for the girl who secretly lives on the edge... after all "green" is the way to go.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TREND REPORT: HERMES SPRING 2011 RTW-WOMENS

A mix of matador meets rocker jockey chick.  Hermes deliver's a sultry fetish look with a combination of sleek leather, body harnesses, suedes and flowing chiffon all masterfully tailored with the end result being refined glamour.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

DISCO DERBY FASHION FUN INFERNO!

New York City really has it all!  It's no wonder we're known as one of the top party cities in the world ...and where there's a good party there's good fashion! Down & Derby Roller Disco is back, and held it's first event here in NYC on Friday, December 3rd at Good Units. Not only do I plan to make a whirl around this rink, but this is my new go to trend-setting arena! Enjoy the pics....

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GADGETS- CROTCHED HEADPHONES

www.etsy.com
Drown out the patriarchy with these hand crocheted headphones...

a little warmth, a little sass, and a little thing we like to call the DIY UPCYCLE Movement!

Style AND Rebellion are both within reach...

Earphones will work with any standard player. 

Wear in the spirit of the REVOLUTION!  $35

Saturday, December 4, 2010

GADGETS

Antique Gold Plated 2 GB USB Flash Drive Locket Necklace

$48


http://mosoonline.webs.com/apps/webstore/


Friday, December 3, 2010

HOT TAMALE-EVA LONGORIA

Feel the heat, Eva Longoria does the cover & 4 page spread for Access Directv Magazine December 2010 issue.  Seen here in a tight cut-out bathing suit & YSL patent leather platform pumps....smokin'!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TREND REPORT: NAUGHTY ANGELS- VICTORIA'S SECRET 2010 FASHION SHOW

Just in time for Christimas, Santa's checking his list twice trying to find out which one of his Angel's are naughty & which ones are nice.  Why decide ? As the saying goes, "Sugar & spice makes everything nice."  This year's Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion show offered a little something for every woman & let's just say it offered a lil' somethin' somethin' for the thousands of men who tuned in too.

Themes ranged from Country Girl & Sports, Ethereal & Victorian with influences from Alexander McQueen, Tribal & Ethnic with Middle Eastern, African, Indian, Asian, European influences, Tough Girl Glam, Warrior Princess, and nostalgic influences from the 60s, Little Red Riding Hood, Rainbow Bright, & Candy Land.  

Like all fashion shows, what comes down the runway has a big influence in reality.  Take a look at the slideshow and the captions to see where fashion is going besides in lingerie.


Still Trending:  
Prostitute Chic- thigh high leggings and thigh high boots, but HIGHER
90s- studded jackets and motorcycle gloves
Leopard Prints
Feathers





Monday, November 29, 2010

TREND REPORT: EXPRESS HOLIDAY 2010 MEN

EXPRESS Holiday 2010 Lookbook
THE LOOK: Simple layering, a play of greys on greys, washed out denim, and this season's must have red.  Top off any style with a military inspired jacket, a long-term investment that always polishes off any look.
MODIFY LOOK for AVERAGE GUY: See caption below pics                                                                                                                                                          

Remove Sweater or wear sweater over a basic tee & dark jeans


Wear with blue jeans no tie & basic tee underneath
Option 1: Update outwear with grey scarf
Option 2:  Wear Basic Peacoat
Option 3: Layer grey tee under any v-neck sweater





TREND ALERT! STAND OUT IN THE CROWD

Nicole Kidman CMA Awards 2010
Sarah Jessica Parker Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Premier 2010
Eva Mendes "Other Guys" Premier L.A. 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

TREND ALERT! PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART

Is God telling us something? A religious back drop served for many performances of the night at the 2010 American Music Awards with lyrics centered around love & forgivness.


DIDDY & DIRTY MONEY -COMING HOME  The performance opens on a dusk stage with what seems like light from the "Man" above illuminating 2 young ladies in nun inspired gowns as they sing acapella "Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes"


JUSTIN BIEBER -PRAY  "I know there's good times behind that pain, hey can you tell me how I can make a change, I close my eyes and I can see a better day, I close my eyes and pray"







MILEY CYRUS-FORGIVINESS & LOVE  "the only thing our hearts our made of are the acts of forgiveness & love"









And with the holidays around the corner I can't help but think of another catchy tune that seems appropiate at this moment..."Put a little love in your and the world will be a better place for you and me you just wait and see " Annie Lennox & Al  Greene

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TREND ALERT! AIM "HIGH"

Baby bump and all Penelope Cruz can still pull off fashion. Seen here recently shopping in Madrid, off the red carpet P Cruz is known for her fashionable laid back style.  I don't what it is, but Europeans have a great knack for mixing casuals with tailored pieces and making it look effortless.  The attention getter of her overall outfit is the thick slouched knee-high socks coming out of her utilitarian boots...another big trend. Teenage girls aren't the only ones who can rock the knee highs! Reese Witherspoon & Jessica Alba have recently been seen in this trend as well.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TREND ALERT! TURBAN TIME

QUICK NOTE:
I'm soooooooo ready to sport the TURBAN! Seen on Spring's 2010 runway and one of the hottest celebs right now Kourtney Kardashian...if you like this look work it. It's so L.A so oldschool Hollywood glam...you can wear casually or with a night look to a hipster bar/lounge or fun/flashy mini dress painting the town....just have fun with the fad!

Monday, September 13, 2010

TREND ALERT! CALLING ALL DOUCHE BAGS

Douche Bag, Asshole, Jerkoffs and Scumbags....this has been the biggest buzz besides Fashion Week & the season finale of True Blood...Kanye creates controversy again and we love him for it....I mean whole else can get on stage and pull off a tribute to all the scumbags in the world and take pride in it. We wouldn't accept Kanye any other way! So here's a "toast" to you Kanye...I love your sense of confidence, I love your songs, and ah yeah..I love your sense of style besides you only Santa can pull off a red suit! This is a fresh take on a man's suit..the beauty of it is it's meant to be worn casually. Loved the whole effect of the pop of red against the black & white stripes of the stage. Kanye has some fcuk ups every now & then, but when it comes to fashion he knows his ish! Let's face it...he makes a STATEMENT in ALL SENSES of the word.





Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WHAT I WORE: GETTIN' SKINNY WIT IT..NA NA NA NA NANA

H&M Jeans & Tees, Victoria's Secret Tuxedo Jacket, Forever 21 Shoes
Dear Curvy Ladies,

You don't have to be "skinny" to wear skinny jeans despite what the fashion industry says. Now I don't agree with squeezing into something that's just not your size. Anyone who knows me can tell you my legs...especially my calves were not made for most pants period! Especially ones made for 5"10 waif models. However, I like to think of myself as a model regardless...after all life is a runway show...well ok...I'm may be stretching it, but NYC is definitely a catwalk...my catwalk.
Here's the tricky part...now IF you can manage to get yourself into a pair of skinny's like I did...eventhough to be honest...I had someone pick me up from the waist like a puppet to get in them...the KEY to curvy girls and skinny jeans is proportion. In other words balance your top with the bottom.

DO:
Wear a heel to add length to your legs
Wear an oversized flowy waist length sweater if you want to show off the rump, so that the fullness on top balances the bottom to make it look thinner
Layer tops to create balance as well

DON'T:
Wear an ankle or knee high boot that's too high and cuts off the length of your legs
Wear a shirt that's too long that will also cut off your length
A top too small and too tight that will make your skinny jeans not look so skinny

Go get skinny wit it!
-Christine

Friday, August 27, 2010

TREND REPORT: MEN'S LOOKS FALL 2010

Excuse the blog layout...working on it, but I can't let such things as templates stop me from fashion blogging!

I'm always writing about women, women, and more women in fashion, but that doesn't mean I'm not in touch with my masculine side...tomboy... whatever you want to call it. After all, I've mentioned in the past that I actually appreciate men's fashion more than women's. There's more art that goes into it in my opinion. With Spring 2010 NYC Fashion Week approaching on September 9, 2010, I will highlight some of my fave looks for men. Until then, I want to show you 3 of my favorite looks from H&M Fall 2010 Magazine men's line.

College Prep meets Jimmy Dean : The play of only 2 simple colors...black & blue yet the l
look pops out at you. Love how the light hue of the blue shoes highlights the navy cardigan.
European Look: Who knew you can make a plaid shirt look so sharp! If you can get past the grungy beard which is part of this whole look. Lets admire the Cabernet hue in the reddish brown oxford shoes with belt to match. Long pea coats are always a fashion investment & this one is extra sharp as the heather grey lining adds nice contrast.
Grunge/Rocker/NYC Lower East Sider : Last but not least the laid back kind of guy that doesn't try too hard, his look just comes together naturally. If you don't own a vintage denim buttoned down shirt by now...go get one...even you ladies....love it layered under the blazer , rolled up sleeves for a rebel look, and leather bracelet...yes even men look sexy in accessories.




Friday, August 6, 2010

TREND REPORT: CALL TO THE WILD

Ok, so I decided if I like it, love it, and it's related to fashion I'm sooo going to call it out even if it isn't the next biggest trend, buuuuuttttttt in this case besides Kim K's sexy maroon bodacious body con dress with Louboutin Leopard Peep toes to give it that WOAH factor, I'm so loving the Leopard trend and always have! Every girl should own something Leopard. Whether it's nice and subtle like a clutch or ballet flats or bold and sexxxxy in stilettos or dress. Bring out your wild side!











































Thursday, August 5, 2010

TREND REPORT: I HEART TUTU's

Ok so I'm obsessed with tutu's! From Carrie Bradshaw's Versace Couture princess tu tu in the last SATC episode when she was stood up by Aleksandr Petrovsky in Paris to the voluminous lilac taffetta skirt in Sex and The City II the movie, and all the little girls out there that love to wear their tutu's anytime and anywhere....now Shakira dances her way into the romantic trend in a hot pink tu tu for a late July photoshoot the only way she knows best...subtle yet sexy...Hay Mamasita!






































































TREND REPORT: COUPLE COORDINATING


They may clash on their reality series, but off the set they're quite complimentary! July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TREND ALERT! Here Comes the Brides....Maid

PhotobucketGirls just wanna have fun & little girls aren't the only ones who want to dress like ballerina's and princesses! You know how they say "always the bridesmaid never the bride." ? Well Cameron Diaz makes us all wish we could be the bridesmaid in the yellow satin taffeta dress she wears in the Summer 2010's "Knight and Day".


Take note that this is going to be a huge trend among all the Carrie Bradshaw girls out there.


Love how she pairs it up with rugged beat up motorcycle boots and an over sized over the shoulder soft black leather hobo bag.


That once bridesmaid dress that you didn't want to wear in the first place or thought you'd never wear again is going to be envied by those who dare to wear!

Monday, June 14, 2010

TREND REPORT: UNDER THE SEA

The Aquatic trend has been swimming around for Spring. I saw this bag in person and it was screaming ME ME ME.
http://www.dvf.com/dvf/browse/productDetailWithPicker.jsp?productId=H1147223T10&categoryId=ACCESSORIES+AND+GIFTS
Doesn't ship until Mid June.
Picture to follow soon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

MTV MOVIE AWARDS 2010 FASHION FAVE

With Sex and The City 2 in theaters, besides the fun, friendship, and fashion, talk after the movie has been can there be fashion after 40? Sarah Jessica Parker as herself and Carrie Bradshaw has proven this beyond a shadow of a doubt throughout the years.

Well at the MTV Movie Awards, talk is always about the awards, the jokes, the performances and yes yes, the fashion. MTV serves as a platform for celebs to show their fun, edgy side of fashion and the youth in us all.

Miss SJP at the age of 43 ROCKED an outfit most 25 year olds could wear at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.

This year Sandra Bullock at 46 gets my vote as BEST DRESSED at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards...I don't know which was HOTTER Sandra or the black sparkle backless Oday Shakar dress? I have to say it was both, but she definitely made the dress shine, even if she had gone against Betty White's advice not to wear it backwards lol

Friday, June 4, 2010

FOREVER 21 FASHION SHOW

F21 known to most as Forever 21 is having their first fashion show at one of my favorite places in NYC, the Frying Pan ! The "Walk on Water" show is to celebrate the opening of the Forever 21 Flagship store in Times Square and the launch of a new web series "To Be A Star" sponsored by SMASHBOX cosmetics. Cool clothes, great atomosphere, and free. It's worth seeing!

When:Monday, June 7, 2010
Time:7:00 to 9:30 PM
Where:The Frying Pan
205 12th Avenue
at West 26th Street
Manhattan, NY
Cost:Free w. RSVP @Veronica@ToBeAStar.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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