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True style always lies not in expensive opulent meaningless pieces one adorns herself with, but in a feeling she creates through her clothes or tiniest accessories. The best style is the one telling a story while mixing expensive with cheap, old with new. The love for all vintage things was probably awaken in all of us a few years ago when Kate Moss wore an amazing yellow chiffon vintage dress she found in a shop in London at a red carpet event. It is cool to look fashionable without trying isn’t it? And quite special and refreshing to rock fashion pieces that are a bit more than just a price or name tag.
Vintage will always be my first love. Ever since I was a little girl and I’d sneak up in my grandma’s old wardrobe to find myself lost for hours in a world of memories, dreams and stories that though not mine, I felt part of. That’s the beauty of Vintage. You carry a history with you. A sad love story or a happy moment in one’s life. My all time favorite Vintage bits are Jewelry! Nothing is too old or too rusty or too broken. An old bracelet next to a new watch is so unique. So is a necklace on top of a Zara blouse for instance. Or a pair of my grandma’s earrings to make me feel special. It tells stories and creates moods for you and the ones around you. Mixed and matched and blended in your wardrobe it gives it a bespoke vibe, old school glamour or why not edginess depending what you wear it with. Vintage when worn right embodies a very personal and unique style & fashion.
Here are some of my favorite vintage jewelries!
A thing that never goes out of style seems to be the Sexy Chiffon Dress. From its very far away 1st appearance to the very present day, the chiffon dress is a must in any wardrobe. From the red carpet to the streets in millions and millions of styles, designs, colors, prints and patterns this dress is that closet staple that we resource to when we want to feel free, feminine and sexy in a very sweet way. Paired with small tiny heels for a romantic date or boots & and leather/denim jacket for any day or evening outfit the chiffon dress can rock its way through any fashion decade.
The best ones come from the past when a certain cut, design or color was simple enough to let the dress stand on its own and have the woman give it personality. A vintage chiffon dress can be styled in a million ways. Throw in a hat, a necklace, gloves, red lipstick, boots, heels. Go for small or huge bags, for cardigans, blazers or leather jackets on top. Alter it, cut it, embellish it, give it style and personality.
Here are some of my fave vintage dresses perfect for 2012 Spring Summer.
A woman’s never-leave-home-without item has outlived time and is at its best with every decade or season collection. The Bag! Yes ladies it’s that thing we all love, and never have too many of (alongside the shoes, may I add)! Whether for work, going out, or holidays the bag is not just a mere item. Or accessory. It completes an outfit. And so many other times, saves one. My mom has always told me ‘It’s not about the clothes as much as it’s about the shoes and the bag! Invest in good bags & shoes and you’ll always look good!‘ You can wear almost anything it’s the bag that gives away a woman’s style, taste, glamour…
What I love about today is that we seem to have outgrown ‘the trend’ in bags. It’s not anymore about what’s in or out this season but what looks good. Is stylish, trendy and sophisticated. Or simple & tasteful. It’s about quality. Though a lot of designers go head over heels to come up with launches of new products… which we all adore, though so rarely can afford – today is the day when you can go wild and original with choosing a bag. And we all go straight to Vintage. We all have our little hidden vintage shop – our little secret, no one yet knows of, or at least few, thank God. It’s our go-to-place for that bespoke stylish chic bag!
Vintage Bags are the best! If chosen right they stand brilliantly over time. In vintage bags it’s the quality that matters, the texture, the design. If it’s a little worn out, folded or torn – make sure it’s in the right spots that just give it personality and sophistication, without appearing old. Vintage is not old. It’s outlived quality and style.
Here are some of my favorite Vintage Bags…
So very happy to have been nominated for the The Versatile Blogger Award!!! I am so grateful to one of my fave bolggers – Glitters Wall of Fame, who nominated me! Love you so much for this! Also so sorry to only have been able to post this now, as she has been so kind to nominate me a while ago… Feel kinda bad not making time to properly thank her and show off this brilliant nomination. So once again thanks babe and all of you – my dear readers! And don’t forget to read & follow Glitter’s blog! So worth it! Love you all! XO
The best thing about this Award… you are able to nominate other people you enjoy following and reading and award them with this. Here are the rules for the award:
And… 7 random facts about me…
Hmm… quite hard to fit yourself in 7 things at the top of your head.
Now, below are the bloggers I’ve nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Love reading you all! Congrats!
1. Believe Dream Love – Glor
2. DesignChickee – Olga
6. Paritatime – Parita
9. Le Zoe Musings – Kellie
10. Ain’t No Mom Jeans - Shana & Molly
11. Rocking Closet
12. Vintage Vicar
13. Trend Council
14. Fashion By Cajus
15. Life is Good – Stylin
I would like to thank my dear readers & followers! I’ve nominated you because I’m such a fan of your posts and would also like to thank you for all your massive support! I truly appreciate you, love reading your posts, comments and impressions!
Many thanks & lots of love,
Million thanks to dreamLOVEbelieve for nominating FashionTag! So humbled & happy to have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by the wonderful, talented, hot & beautiful Glor Anwanwan from dreamLOVEbelieve, a must-read blog for us girls to be inspired and get lots of amazing beauty and style tips from the very talented Glor! xoxo
Thanks all you bloggers and friends out there for your support & inspiration. Every ‘like’ and every comment counts and builds up to us being confident and creative! Love you all! Glor thanks a million times! xoxox
Here are 7 things about me…
1. love to dress in black (my safety net)
2. am allergic to any metal except pure gold. I know right, how pretentious and way too expensive! I am safe though if I don’t wear it for too long. Not more than a day.
3. I speak 6 languages (not all fluently)
4. I hate the cold! I call cold anything under 20 degrees Celsius. I know…. sounds exaggerated, right? But I’d rather melt than freeze.
5. Plan to move somewhere hot, by the sea by 50!
6. Wish to become an Editor-In-Chief of a fashion magazine
7. Love reading about celebs and gossip. My guilty pleasure! As well as watching Keeping up with the Kardashians
And now here are my 15 nominated blogs for The One Lovely Blog Award:
7. Life is Good
11. The Fashion Foot
12. Tse Parfait
15. The Rocknologist
The rules for this Award are:
I’d like to thank all of you my dear readers for all the support and love you’ve showed me! Thanks to you, FashionTag has come a long way and is doing so great. However FashionTag Facebook Page is not doing too good. So I’d like to ask all of you to please help me grow my Facebook page, just by clicking on this link:
Thanks so very very much! Really appreciate it and love you all!
If you want to have your photos featured in a fashion magazine’s Media Pack & 1st issue with all the credits, name & contact details please send an email of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be thrilled to work with talented & up and coming artists. We are currently working on a project that will imply the publishing of a fashion magazine, and among many other tasks we need to put together a Media Pack for the magazine, and thus we need some great HI RES photos to be included in the MediaPack. All photographers will be credited with name, website & contact details and FashionTag blog will write an article on all the photographers we collaborate with, presenting their works, portfolio & bios. This is an opportunity for long/short term collaborations!
What We Need & Are Looking For!
High Resolution photos of 300 DPI of: fashion & style; make-up & beauty; food & drinks; cityscapes; books.
Photos must be edgy, trendy, stylish and appropriate for a fashion magazine. We are looking for talent & originality. Best photos may alsi be published in the 1st issue of the magazine. We are looking for talented, fun, and hard working photographers who want to get out there, make a name for themselves and be part of a young creative team!
Those of you who are interested please submit your photos to: email@example.com.
Thank you & looking forward to all your emails.
My lovely readers it is with great joy that I can officially announce that FashionTag blog and Dana Cristina Malaescu (myself) were invited to write for the Flawless-Magazine pieces on fashion, to be featured in the magazine’s newsletters.
The September 2nd 2012 newsletter is featuring great various articles and fashion pieces amongst which is the Trend Report/Pleats Please writen by Dana Cristina & FashionTag. For those of you who wish to know when this trend 1st appeared (in the very recent years), which designer used it and how it is mirrored on the streets or how some celebs wear it – please read the post and tell us what you think!
Are pleats a spring obsession that stuck with us all throughout summer and will keep on running the show all the way to winter 2013? How do you like them pleated skirts: long & flowy or short and cute? Do you pair them with boots or feminie pumps? Read all my insights on this trend and feel free to tell me what you think…
For those of you who want a peek into Flawless-Magazine please check out their website and FB page:)
Well, I don’t know about that, but with the band T-shirts Trend being so HUGE, we sure come across as obsessed fans. OK, so we established the non-per se factor of the groupie urban definition, but why do we persist in this misleading direction? For sartorial purposes. D’ohhh. The music band T-shirts Trend was massive in the 90′s (OMG, this 90s comeback is starting to sound redundant), and with the decade’s fashion revival still hot, no wonder we’re channeling those Seattle grunge fans with a penchant for Nirvana rather than style. So this trend was born a while ago, but why is it crawling back in our polished little closets? Fashion Obsession!
How can we say NO to an Iron Maiden or Ramones tee when it looks so cool against tons of feminine statement blings, high heels and pencil skirts or skinny trousers? It’s sophistication to the core baby. Sure we can do the band T-shirt Trend as it once was: ripped jeans, cutoffs, motorcycle boots, flannel shirts over or tied at the waist, round frame sunnies, middle part long hair, BUT 2013 comes with a break of fashion boundaries. Posh pencil skirts (leather’s on my mind), classic heeled pumps, band T-shirt tucked in, rolled up sleeves, colored big necklaces or statement earrings, funky big bag or clutch, a blazer, leather/bomber jacket or coat hanging off the shoulders – and it’s the ultimate style. What’s up with this post? tees & autumn. Hello! Before you dis it, think about the tones of summer things we wear way into winter. Riiiiiight. T-shirts are just that. Best item to layer over in autumn, so we’re likely to stick to this summer trend quite a lot in this cold season. Oh… and I forgot to write about it summer.
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Pffff. What’s a season when we talk fashion? Especially when we’ve got the layering waiting for us. So yeah I’ll keep wearing T-shirts underneath an office black blazer or mom-cardigan, and I’ll make it band tee goddammit. Throw in some bling and red lips and it don’t get more luxe grunge/rockenroll than this. Who’s T-shirted? (read immortalized on your trendy top) You’d think after over 15 years we’d come up with new band ideas for display, but classics are still in and the biggest bands trends tees remain those who actually started this trend in the 1st place back in the day: Iron Maiden, Guns’n Roses, Nirvana, Ramones, Pink Floyd… and so on. Oh NO!!!! No Justin Bieber?!!! Just kidding.
Somewhere between motorcycle boots, combat Tom-boy-ish styles, and the ever present chunky heeled ankle boot – this pointy toe stiletto style, once reminiscent of those early 2000 when every girl with a penchant for fashion dressed as a glam goth chic, crawled their way back into our lives. Maybe we’ve just had enough with flat un-sexy shoes. Maybe we’re in a desperate need to feel feminie and strong. Or maybe… we just wanna look great regardless of what we wear, and stilettos + tasteful pointy toes can do that to any outfit. Or perhaps it’s just me, falling hopelessly in love with my new ankle boots, that I’ve been crushing over for some time and finally found the ONES.
There is a bit of truth in all these ‘maybes‘, as there is, in the fact that these sexy uber strong feminine sophisticated boots are quite present everywhere lately: streets, celebs, retail, online… and I basically think it’s all a matter of fashion being cyclic as well as us wanting to look no less than fabulous again. I swear we need to make a promise: “I promise to never ever get rid of any old shoe, bag, or clothing item, as ridiculous as wearing it today may look, it will most likely be an IT fashion statement in at least 5 years.” Had I only kept this promise, I would have had quite a collection of pointy toe stiletto boots. There is something very Cruella-ish about these shoes, yet alongside this cartoon’ish femme fatale trait they inspire, they also ooze hotness and extreme strength , confidence and refined attitude with a slight case of edginess if matched with say jeans and a plain old T-shirt. They can look extremely polished and incredibly classy or they can inject a certain sexiness and bad-girl vibe to an otherwise rather plain look.
Hence the saying: if you ever need to spice up your style last minute, go for stilettos. They can make a garbage bag look fantastic. Personally I couldn’t be happier if these boots made a huge comeback, for all the above reasons plus my sort of less liking to anything platform style (except wedges and those man inspired brogues). Being quite tall, but loving heels I would like to be able to wear the sexiest shoes and boots without the fucking platform, because frankly I don’t need it. (Although I’ll give you this, platforms are brilliant with chunky heels.) And anyway, today, we’re all in a polygamist relationship with all styles and all trends from 1920s all throughout 2013, so I think these pointy toe shoes can co-exist alongside all the others. In terms of HOW to style them? Balance is the key. They look great with skinny jeans or leggings and a slouchy top or knitted oversived sweater, and also with mini skirts, office or party dresses whether short or midi length. And I would definitely give maxi skirts a try with these if styled properly: think rocknoll chic. Basically all goes with these boots, cause they’re super feminine and hot, but (yes there is a but) I’d avoid the all leather look, extremely dark-glam style, not cause it looks bad, just a bit too vamp’ish. Or too vampire style you know. If you love it though, do it! It’s not about what you wear but how you wear it ;) Here are 3 of my fave looks of the pointy toe ankle boots…
This is not about you, or your style, or your how you operate in the most fashionable way day-by-day. Nope. This is about your phone. That little gadget we pin our eyes onto so many times has become the one thing we cannot go a day without. Hell an hour. It’s an accessory. The IT thing everyone has, and everyone with a penchant for fashion and funky accessories personalizes courtesy of the millions of iphone cases out there. Did the iphone just become the doll of our generation? We dress it up, bling it up, change its clothes so many times, we might as well consider it an extension of our own style. When 2 years ago at Fashion Week every single person was showcasing (read flaunting) their iphones in the most funky fun posh cases ever - it was clear: the iphone case is the trend! It started once this phone became our addiction and now we just found the perfect way to give this little thang more oompf. Last week over a talk I had with one of my friends about all these accessories for gadgets it hit me: the phone case is actually a thing of our generation.
Then I remembered all those posts I did of Fashion Week street style where every single blogger, fashionista, photographer, editor or designer was spotted carrying alongside designer bags, rings, bracelets, show invites and the rest – their iphones – all dressed up in the best
clothes cases for the event. Wait… is she talking to a tiny little animal? No. It’s her phone’s case. Duh. From basic simple ones, that now just seem boring to the most colored, funky funny styles ever, phone cases are a dime a dozen. Printed, glittery, sparkled, textured, with funny texts, animal faces & bodies, insects, eyes, noses – just to make you love your phone more. Like that was ever possible. These pretty little things meant to protect our phones have also made designers like Marc Jacobs or Diane Von Furstenberg make a few styles themselves. And the best part about them in general, be it designer or corner-shop case – they are fucking affordable as if to feed our thirst for opulence or fun all the time. So what if I already have 20, I could use 200 more. Right? I could coordinate it to my nails one day, to my lipstick another, to my shoes or my mood, why not?
After turning my 2 pairs of high waisted denims into a uniform for the past month, I am totally sold on this look, hence my biased fashion take on the high waisted trend: Keep ‘em coming! Of course this style is everything you want and need in a look, sans the groundbreaking trait. They’ve been HOT in the 80’s, 90’s and, after a short break, what with the low waisted jeans and all, they’re back in fashion for sometime. From those mom-jeans styles, to cool boyfriend cuts, to skinny jeans, the denims all have one major thing in common: a higher waist than we’d ever thought we’d wear.
So how does this makes us feel & look? Asofuckinglutely gorgeous! High wasited jeans add curves where they’re not, keep everything into place, super tight and fitted, accentuate curves in the hottest way possible, and give a bit of retro-urban-chic vibe to a look. They look best with tops tucked in, OR they’re the perfect gimmick for pulling off crop tops but never having to worry on skipping dinner to avoid a massive burger belly. Why? Cause the waist is so high that basically you just reveal a mid-riff and the stomach is kept under-wraps by the jeans. Tried it and it works. Stuffed myself like a pig on Sunday while wearing high waisted jeans & cropped tee, and nobody died.
The trend of the high waisted jeans may not be new at all, and its comeback’s been hot for a while, but the question is: Do you still like them? Do you prefer them over the classic cuts?
Are they easier to style and more flattering?
Yes. Yes. Yes. I say. Elongating legs, looking more professional, hence even work appropriate when worn with blouses and tucked in shirts, looking trendy when the weekend hits the calendar, from summer to winter, they might just be the staple we’ve all been wearing while taking it for granted.
Let’s get inspo: ;) Or maybe I’m just obsessed with them, as I can’t fucking get over the simple effortless look of my high waisted jeans and cami tops with spaghetti straps. But you know what they say, why stop when it looks and feels so good?
Milk it while i’s hot. Why fix it if it ain’t broken.
You get the idea. ;)
This is not a dance (although we could make it), nor a talk on the complicated circles of life in general, with its mundane rat races. No. This is a very laid back and fun chat about ROUND SUNGLASSES! Why? Well… first of all cause I’m on holiday and beach attire is mainly the only thing on my mind, and second because I just figured we’d better talk shades, since they’re the #1 all-year-round-accessory, and get to the bottom of why round sunglasses are so coveted right now.
They still are right? I feel like the weirder, funkier, edgier an item is today, the most likely it’ll stick and drive fashionistats insane with getting the look and styling it up to their own moods and outfits. ALL sunglasses are in, from wayfarers, to cat eyes, to printed, mirrored, aviators, bejeweled, massive, funny shaped, so… a return to the sunnies made famous by John Lennon is not such a big surprise.
Oh… I’m sorry, did you think round shades were courtesy of our present times?
After Lennon, it were the 90s who revived this round glasses trend, when everyone who was alive on this planet knew that rounds were the coolest thing to have. They went so well with those band tees, bed-hair, summer boots, and grungy sad moods. Forward a few years, give the rounds a break in the meantime and what do you say,what do you know? They’re back, looking more fresh and incredibly posh than ever. Yes… quite posh and glamed up if you will, for a pair of shades that stood for rocknroll times, hippie culture and a general coolness of rebellious kids. I guess that’s what happens when Chanel and other massive designers start borrowing from subcultures. Everything that was once done mainly by those with fashion je-m’en-fiche’ísm and a set of sartorial balls, will eventually be done by the exact opposite people for trend reasons & looking up to date with the latest fads in town. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Au contraire… the more I think about it, the more I realize it’s a fucking fashion paradise we’re living in. How so?
Well… if you’re say, a quirky funky fashion lova do the massive round shades, the vintage styles, the weird looking ones with no regards as to how they fit your face shape or clothes. Or do the exact opposite: go for tiny tiny round shades. Whatever the masses aren’t doing that’ll be your thing. If you’re a sophisticated girl with cool & effortlessly chic moods you’ll probably love to wear round sunglasses to music festivals, when you pair them with hippie inspired outfits (maxi dresses, short floral skirts & bustier tops, cutoffs, boots, gladiator shoes, flowers in your hair), or on a daily basis with your high waisted jeans, funky tops, long nails and bold lips. If you’re more of a classic style lova, but like a bit of razzmatazz to your looks, pick big sleek round sunglasses styles, that have that retro-diva-thing written all over them. If you’re none of the above… or you’re all of them: do the damn rounds anyway. Or especially. They’re different than your regular common styles (although they’re staring to be pretty regular themselves), and they give a slight coolness & edge to ANY outfit as different in style as it may be from them. Assuming y’all love these rounds, there’s only one problem left: not everyone can wear them. Cause you know, not all of us have perfect face shapes that allow us to just slap a pair of weird sunnies on them and get away with it.
Buuut, I have perhaps found le little secret: bigger round sunglasses fit any face shape much better than smaller shapes. It’s all about trying on as many styles & even colors as possible until you stumble on the right one for you. If the cats can do them so can we. ;)
Or even an era. A favorite moment snapshot in time. Dress, act, eat, drink, and mingle with the characters & real people of those scenes and times. Where would you go to? Is that Bianca Jagger lusciously hanging by Andy Warhol‘s neck, in her V-plunging high slit sequined dress and fur coat? Cigarette in one hand, smoke blowing out over half dozed black eyelashes, flirtatiously laughing at his non-existent jokes cause why the hell not.
It’s mid fall circa 1970’s just outside Studio 54, where anybody who’s somebody is there. The Stones, Woody, Diana Ross, Jerry Hall, Cher, Sony.
Or Diane von Furstenberg, the woman and artist every other woman and man wants be around. In her iconic knee-length wrap dress, that, at this early hours of the morning is showing off her incredible legs, crossed in a cool and seductive laziness on a cozy crowded sofa in Studio 54, while sipping her poison of choice and having a fag, cause it’s the fucking 70’s you know. Big hair, sultry dresses, exposed decolletages all the way to the belly button. No bras. Sequins, sheer, thick heels, fur coats, hats, red lips, tons of rings, big nails… the era of the borderline kitsch femme fatale, a look which today does not exist in the same sense.
The above image might as well describe a hooker making her morning rounds before she hits her motel room in 2014. There is some decadence in all this 70’s fashion, and, as kitsch and at-times-too-glamorous as it may appear, it was a hell of a time. Or why not wander the streets of New York city having endless, witty, apparently-meaningless, funny, neurotic, intriguing conversations with a Woody Allen 70’s character?
You could look like Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton in their nude trench coats, cinged at the waist, with high brown tube boots in chunky heels and some pleated 70’s dress underneath, going on and on about what books you’ve read, that dish you always love to eat, that man you so want, those relationship spiderwebs.
It’s cold, and you’re hands are trying to stay in your pockets but you need to talk and make a point, you know, as you walk past coffee shops, and cross traffic jammed streets in a bit of a run, just to make that chunky heel sound. Or why not live in Paris or London like Jane Birkin, making decadent love and music with Serge Gainsbourg? With her iconic effortless look, straight bed hair, bangs, rugged jeans, old tees, braless, and a coat slung around her shoulders. ’70’s – that’s the time I’d go to. Paris for writing. Woody Allen film for LIFE, and Studio 54 for late night parties and crushes.
But since I can’t, I’m gonna have to make do with what I’ve got. Reenact it & make it all happen through fashion.
And it just so happens that this autumn the 70’s are back!
I would have never pictured myself a few years ago loving this decade, but today I think it’s one of the best. For its contrasts. For its neurotic freedom, decay, rise, incredibly glamorous kitsch, rebelliousness and all in between and beyond.
As each decade comes with its iconic look, for me the 70s come with a combination of the above, according to the mood swing you have, cause you know… if you’re gonna do the 70s do that shit all the way. Be fabulously inconsistent, all over the place, fashion maniac and don a grandma style dress with high boots during the day and a drop dead gorgeous fuck-me-now-dress with a plunging neckline all the way to your lace knickers, during the evening. And of course, since it’s cold and windy take shelter under a faux fur coat that looks more expensive than your 3 months paycheck, and top it all with golden rings on each finger. While sipping wine or Jack. The drink.
The 70s glam look for 2014 autumn:
And then… during the day switch back to being either Jill or Mary or Annie, (i.e. Woody Allen characters) and capture all that half sexy – (in that very intellectual charismatic but more realistic and appealing way) – half normcore style:
- peasant midi skirts, buttoned up shirts, silky paisley printed dresses cinged at the waist, slightly over the knees, the type that are more summer appropriate but you just stretch them into autumn cause you have a wanna-feel-sexy-artist-kinda-day, tube brown boots, chunky heels, oversized brown coats, brown trenches, brown bags, brown sunglasses. Cause you know, everything in the 70’s was so unsaturated and sort of sepia filtered.
The 70s daytime look for 2014 autumn:
If the femme fatale or mom-look does not appeal to you, well… you always have Jane Birkin with her bohemian minimalist and chic style. Keep the boots or chunky heels, let your hair grow, but cut long bangs, wear your man’s shirts and t-shirts, skinny jeans, and simple classic coats. Always tuck your hair in your jacket and hum your fave tune.
How to make it all look 2014-sophisticated?
Attention to accessories: expensive looking jewelry, bags and shoes. Avoid really big hair that’d go on fire if you lit up a cigarette, and instead opt for Birkin’s locks. And always, always got for quality textures, and make sure if you’re wearing vintage pieces, that at least one item from your outfit is new and trendy. To get that eclectic balanced present day retro vibe.
Looks for inspiration… However you put it, the ’70’s, as a trend in 2014 autumn, is a total blessing. It bares so many looks, translating into effortlessly sexy styles, that celebrate the clothes. Not the body so much. We’re all covered up. Midi lengths, high boots, turtle necks. Well… unless you’re channeling Studio 54 divas… then you’re anything but understated and covered up. And that’s great too.
Now you tell me: what decade or film you’d go to?
Oh… and by the way, what do you think about the 70s?
Well if it isn’t the time of the freak show again. And I’m loving every minute of it. Actually I’ve rarely donned a Halloween costume per se, but more like allowed myself to go over the top with some creepy or way too sexy items that I’d never wear otherwise: heavy costume style makeup, black lips, vampire fangs, long creepy nails (well in my case, it don’t have to be Halloween for that), cat ears, face masks, wigs et all.
In other words easy peasy gimmicks you can do for Halloween if you’re 3 things: lazy (but still don’t wanna miss on the celebration), financially responsible (so you don’t want to over-spend) and 3) you still wanna look hot in that creepy cute sort of way. Besides, if you’re heading to a fancy party or just going out for dinner and drinks with your family and friends I’m also one to think that a little face mask, veil, interesting hat, makeup, one over-the-top item you’re wearing or painting on yourself is way better, at least in terms of comfort, than an overall costume suit. But again I’m just speaking from my experience and taste, as I know the moment I’d show up on Halloween in some Marilyn Monroe attire or a massive vegetable or animal suit, that’s it for me. The night would already be compromised, as I’d worry too much on how I’d move or get around looking like a massive eggplant or God knows what animal. Not to mention drinking, eating and dancing, now those would be real challenges.
So instead, I’m always one to love these on others and applaud the courage on their Halloween costume choices while in my head I’m all: ”Thank God I’doing just this pink wig tonight.”
With this in mind, and the comfort we need to feel when we’re out celebrating I’ve put together 4 easy ideas we can all do for this year’s Halloween in less than one hour maybe and on a budget. 1. CAT EARS HEADBANDS. Nothing will ever beat these for Halloween. They’re affordable, easy to do (you just put them in your hair), they look absolutely fantastic with any outfit, and the styles and sizes they come in are so many, you literally choose to go from sweet, to sexy, to silly. Click here for more.
Hair up or down, some red lips and you’re good to go. 2. LACE (or not) FACE MASKS. The lace ones with cat ears or not look very sexy in a retro boudoir kinda way. Even ’50 Shades of Grey’ style, but unless you’re willing to deal with all the innuendo and looks of such a look, you might consider leaving it for er… some other time.
I always thought there was something very refined and elegant, luxurious, mysterious and seducing about a mask for Halloween. Like half face mask. It implies a bit of that fantasy: vampires-meet-at-the-ball-world, a bit or aristocracy, a bit of decadence in a very seductive luxurious sort of way. 3. MAKEUP IDEAS. If you know your way with brushes, colors and all the makeup attire, or you’re a makeup artist, this is probably the most fun you can have, and you’ll always end up looking unique. You can do anything from a bold makeup you wouldn’t otherwise wear, to a freakish face inspired by vampires or zombies.
Also you can do so many great combos with makeup and a face mask, a lace veil, a hat, vampire fangs. You get the idea. 4. WIGS. These are definitely the easiest and most statement items you can do, just make sure you go for a complete different look. I love those crazy colored wigs in pink, fuchsia, green, neon, blue… Style wise, it’s all up to you to have fun with makeup and different outfits from something that screams pop culture, to some retro doll, to a dancing queen, pop star etc. Given that I’m probably the laziest bitch out there I’ll probably end up at next Friday’s party in a pink wig, or some half face mask. This I would actually love if I find one tomorrow. My hair down, red lips, fake lashes and just a good all black outfit.
Have a great weekend y’all! xoxo
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Whenever the transitional pieces talk is due, as summer’s perks are coming to an end, we’re still clawed to the hot season’s fashion pieces in a desperate attempt to not let go yet. Three months is way to little to do it all. And yet we have to take tiny little steps into fall and slowly adapt to chiller nights & mornings. And jackets are overrated. Well maybe not, but we’re in weather denial so we’re faced with having to come up with a top to layer over the summer piece we still love to rock in crispy August days. What do we wear in August when we’re slightly cold?
Summer sweaters to me seem like the perfect alternative to the uber trendy and why not too-cold-season-I’m-not-ready-for-yet thicker jackets or vests. Yeah leather and denim are brilliant but there’s enough time to do them later on. So… let’s get down to more retro, bohemian, chic, sort-of-Parisian vibes sartorial choices.
The summer sweaters of 2014 are the perfect pick from August all throughout autumn. From tiny retro Audrey Hepburn inspired designs in your classic black & white or solid colors, that come down to the waist, cinged, with fitted sleeves and round necks, to more loose styles that cover our bums and sexily drip off our shoulders making us look as if we’re wearing nothing underneath, to cropped sweaters (think Liv Tyler in those Aerosmith 90s videos), to neon knits or mesh, or to those timeless navy stripe sweaters that look fabulous paired with tiny white shorts as if you’re some billionaire yachting in St. Tropez – all seem like a much better idea than jackets. How do we wear sweaters in summer? I feel like the best thing to do is to not think your outfit through with a sweater in it, and just wear your choice of summer look for that day and casually pick any sweater you love and feel sexy or comfortable in to layer it over if you’re cold. This way you’re getting that effortless style, and you don’t even need to worry about this going with that because really… anything goes with everything today, even if it doesn’t. To avoid looking too autumn ready the tip is to do bare legs. So have a blast with shorts, with cutoffs, mini skirts, pleated skirts, midi skirts, maxi skirts, and even dresses which you can layer with a chic summer sweater that has an intricate design (exposed back, off the shoulders, deep plunging neckline) to still show off a bit of your dress. You can have fun with shoes and still do the summer sandals, heels, OR you can slowly incorporate more fall appropriate styles: ankle boots or sneakers. Sweaters ironically don’t look as heavy and bulked as jackets, nor as prepped up, are way more easy to throw in your bag for the just-in-case colder moments and look absolutely great paired with just about anything. Being way more affordable than jackets, you can buy and wear them like crazy. All the styles, all the cuts, all the colors.
My favorite ones for the traditional weather are bright colored styles in loose designs the kind that just look oversized, come in thin sexy fabrics & are a bit see through. And also those white fab sweaters! There’s just something so incredibly rich-casual and luxurious about these it’s irresistible. Let’s see more street style pics for inspiration. What do you think about summer sweaters? Do you prefer them over jackets or other tops? What’s your go to transitional piece?