Thursday, 30 October 2014

Full skirts and Pretty Hands!

As a third post in this need-to-know series for SUMMER, I introduce Tea-lenght skirts. Along with midi-skirts, these are the ultimate lady-like addition. According to Glamour Magazine, it’s between a midi and maxi skirt, and when you pair it with a crop, it makes you look even taller (holler to all my petite ladies!).  It’s been a huge trend this year, and it keeps on going. You can grunge it up with boots, or keep it classy with lace and wedges. It’s a piece you’ll need to revamp your wardrobe for this coming summer.


 Michael Kors SS15

Midi-rings! This not so much a new trend as others, but it’s a trend all ladies need to adopt. The midi ring basically fits to the first half of your finger. And that’s it. Over-accessorizing with rings can really polish your look in a bohemian way – just be sure to avoid tackiness. Midi-rings are so in right now. Opt for simpler rings as midi-rings, like thin gold or silver bands. Keep the detail to a minimum. What’s more is that this trend goes great with the gold foil tattoo trend.

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Mesh and Mandals

http://lookbook.nu/look/6488906-Missguided-Mesh-Jumper-Can-Not-Vintage-Leather
Sliders, mandals, birckenstocks - a shoe of many names.  Now this is a controversial trend, as you either love it or despise it.  Even though I desperately tried to ignore it, Givency, Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Alexander McQueen, Esteban Cortazar and Dries van Noten to name a few, all had this trend in common at their SS15 shows last month. It’s basically a practical sandal with thick leather straps and a thick sole. Apparently it’s derived from what was known as the Jesus Sandal, hence the male inspired name, MANdals. Hey, nothing says I’m Fashionable like a pair of uniquely modified sandals.



Mesh tops, mesh dresses, mesh skirts, mesh, mesh, and mesh.  Using mesh cutouts as part of clothing articles is a big thing among designers. And I think we can see why. It adds a rugged and hardcore feeling to your look, and Topshop, Zara and Cotton On each seems to agree. It’s super street. It’s super stylish. Just don't get into a meshy situation by wearing too much mesh; you may as well be wearing nothing at all for that matter. I think you can agree it’s what you need in your closet RIGHT NOW.


http://lookbook.nu/look/6370832-H&M-Top-Zara-Trousers-Le-Chateau-Heels-White-Mesh

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Trendy Tats


Ah, blissful sunny days are among us. As yet another season departs a new one arrives. And you know what that means. Ice cream, swimming, tanning, late nights…

Actually, I was thinking more around the lines of summer fashion, but those could work as well. The thing that keeps me going is the cyclic trend in fashion. Summer itself introduces an entirely new selection of clothing choices. But with so many choices and so many stores, where and what do you choose?

Don’t fret, for I am here - trend report, summer in South Africa.

Remember the days when you were considered the coolest kid on the street when you had temporary tattoos to show for it?  It was like a stamp of importance under a childlike anarchy. And today, this trend has regurgitated itself. Yes, temporary tattoos are back, trendier than ever. Have you ever heard of gold foil tattoos?


These tattoos are so trendy, it’s a must-have – excuse the intended cliché. Summer’s sunny days are en route, and these tattoos are the perfect addition to any beach babe’s outfit. There are wide varieties for any taste and style.  What’s more is that they’re temporary, so you can change it up from day to day. I am thoroughly content with the tattoos. It looks seriously cool. Oh, did I mention Queen Bey rocked the some time ago? Need I say more!

Sites like http://www.flashtat.com sell them. In SA, I got mine from Coco & G Swimwear. Anyway, happy tattooing!






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Thursday, 23 October 2014

SUMMER. SUMMER. SUMMER.

Every time someone says “summer” more than once, I think of Zac Efron’s baby face in High School Musical. Be it the oh so catchy, yet irritating, lyrics, or the girly obsession over Zac Efron that all my friends so notoriously exulted.  A fact stays a fact – the word “summer” gets everyone excited.

Especially in the fashion industry – another season another trend.

Now my focus has to be on Cotton On’s soon-to-be sassy swimwear. They’re made for the sportier type, the lounging type, and the fashionista. Yes ladies, summer IS around the corner, and whether or not you reached your dream body goal, you darlings need to spoil yourselves with these beauties. Their swimwear basically looks like those things you ALWAYS see on tumblr, but never anywhere else. You know what I mean? Good.

This is literally the only thing that keeps me going – currently I am writing exams that will determine my future (CUE DRAMATIC MUSIC)

Oh Okay.

So, first off, we have Active Swimwear. Holler to all my surfer babes ‘cause this is for you. This functional range is deffos the number one thing you need to acquire in your wardrobe. You can wear it for a morning jog along the beach, or when you decide to conquer paddle boarding.

Apparently, fruit is, like, a thing this year, especially when it comes to print – we’ve all seen those pineapple bikinis. According to Maria Strangio, Cotton On Body swimwear buyer, this year’s take is all about exotic fronds and fruit. No doubt that it can be both playful and edgy. I have to agree, I mean summer and fruit go hand-in-hand, so it’s no wonder the fashion world has become fruit-obsessed.

Of course Cotton On is keeping with todays trendy silhouettes – cut out designs, high waist bottoms, frills and straps. It’s a diverse collection of bright pastels, chic designs and the go-to source for this summer’s seasonal attire. You better get yourself a pair before it's too late.









PINEAPPLE! 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Let's Celebrate

I turned 18 a while back. The only part that sucked was the fact that I had to write French the following day. So, I decided, any milestone needs some celebration! I invited mes amis to De Wijnhuis after another place abruptly cancelled. The evening turned out amazing. I wanted to do look posts for so long now, and this was my chance, seeing as though we hired a stunning photographer to use her nifty photography skills. The result?



 

I am the worst model. Anyway, here are some other pictures on the rest of the evening.