Fashion Police Never Misses











Perhaps the most recognized luxury brand in the world comes in two letters: LV. The Louis Vuitton brand is one of the most coveted and counterfeited. But really makes a Vuitton worth it? Well, there’s the status symbol tag attached to it, the craftsmanship, and the quality of the goods. The classic monogram LV on brown leather is getting a makeover.

Thanks to the collaboration of LV’s art director Marc Jacobs and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, they have created the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of goods.This range features the classic monogram canvas patterns in 33 different colors on either black or white background. Another pattern is the Cherry blossom which was only produced in limited numbers.

Personally, this range has more fun side to it. It made the bags more appealing to a younger market because of the colors. The Cherry Blossoms were a hit. Sadly, it was discontinued. Aww. I liked the colors on the white background, it just looked so fresh and fun but still maintaining the feel of the classic.



{26 February 2007}   Gemma Ward

I always like collecting fashion ads. Since they change them twice a year, I always make it a point to take a look. I personally adore ads by Dolce and Gabbana since they are bold and dangerous. It keep me interested in their clothes. On particular face always appear on their ads. Blonde, skinny and incredibly fierce – Gemma Ward.

The Australian beauty started modelling at the age of 16 and was the youngest to dubbed by Vogue as one of the nine “It girls” in the fashion world. Has appeared in 30 covers of Vogue magazine, 2 of which were inaugural issues for Vogue China and India wherein she was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. She has done shows for the top brands like Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Prada and Christian Dior just to name a few. She is also the face on the ads of Dolce and Gabbana. Forbes has dubbed her as one of the 15 Top-Earning Supermodels in the world with an income of $3 million in 2007.



{25 February 2007}   Prada

I remember watching an episode of The Simple Life by socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie wherein one of them sort of bequeathed her vintage Prada collection to her dog. Seriously, what would a dog do to a Prada, nibble at it? Haha!

Prada is one of the top luxury goods producer in the world. Their products include clothes, shoes, luggage and accessories. It has been regarded as a status symbol with the sky-high price tag, quality and design. It dates back to 1913 in a small store in Milan, Italy. Today, it has been launched globally by designer Muicca Prada and has hundreds of stores all over the world with sales up to hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

The release of the classic Prada handbag in 1985 catapulted the line to fame because it was fashionable, functional and sturdy. Their apparel is known for the rich fabrics, basic colors and clean lines which projected a powerful feminine worker.

When will I get my own Prada bag? Only time will tell.



{24 February 2007}   Fashion Police

Admit it, we love staring at Red Carpet events like the Oscars and the Golden Globes. We stars clad in their most glamorous outfits, jewelry and escorts in tuxedos. The best part about watching theses awards, are the reviews by the fashion police.

A number of shows have their own fashion police like The Insider and E!. They have their own views on which is in and out, what’s hot and not. As expected, they do not agree with one another. One may see this outfit as ugly, while another will compliment it.

What does it take to be a fashion police? I personally think that he should be someone who has broad knowledge in fashion. Somebody who knows what he’s talking about about ang not just someone who purely make nasty comment about some poor celebrity. Preferably, they should also be stylish themselves. I mean, c’mon, how do you expect people to find you credible when you yourself look like a disaster.

Oopps. Gotta go! I’m watching E! in a bit.



{21 February 2007}   My Green Eyes

green eyesElizabeth Taylor is said to have violet for an eye color. Fierce right? Only a handful in the world is said to have that eye color, if any indeed. I have a dark brown to almost black eye color and no one in family have a lighter shade. I have always worn clear contact lenses. Not for vanity’s sake but I do really need it because I’m myopic. The time came when I had to purchase a new pair so I decided to ditch the clear ones and try with colored.

Since I am not fair-skinned, I decided to try the darker shades like brown and hazel. Hmm. It looked fine but I wanted it be different. Hey, in fashion, individuality is the key. So I decided to go wild with gray. Oops, I looked like some zombie. My friend once told me that green goes well with dark brown base. So green it is.

Luckily, the green I got had a mix of brown. So it only looks conspicuous in bright light. I like my new green eyes. I feel like a new person. Haha! I gotta get used to this.



{18 February 2007}   Balenciaga

My brief stint in retail opened me to the world of fashion and luxury. I have always loved checking the latest trends and dressing up people. While walking around the mall, I noticed a new store. I hurried over to check out the merchandise. Whew! I was blown away when I saw the sign – Balenciaga.

The fashion house created by Cristobal Balenciaga started in 1914 in Spain. His designs were worn by the Spanish Aristocracy. He has a contributed a lot to what fashion is today. He was the one who introduced new silhouettes that diverted from the hour-glass shaped popularized by Dior. He created the square coat, spherical balloon jacket, high-waisted baby doll dress, cocoon coat, balloon skirt, and the sack dress.

The House of Balenciaga has dressed a number of celebrities and public figures. They also released the famous Lariat bag which was seen on the arms of Hollywood celebrities. Up to this date, they create avante-garde structural outfits that continue to inspire and transform the the future of fashion.



{15 February 2007}   Hazardous Runways

Girls dream of making it big one day. One of the most sought after jobs would be becoming a supermodel. Imagine wearing designer outfits, being photographed on the runway, endorsing products on print and TV, jet-setting all over the world. Sounds like the perfect life. Just like all other professions, it has its downside.

Imagine yourself walking, wearing the latest Gucci dress with 5-inch heels, a bag and on a slippery runway. You see everyone then suddenly, everything went blank and the next thing your realize is that your are sprawled on the runway with a sprained ankle. Embarrassing, right?

A lot of accidents happen during runway shows like models falling flat on their face or butt. Some runways stretch up to 45 meters and would surely hurt your feet. Some designers also use the most outrageous shoes, accessories and clothes that make it almost impossible to walk. Runways are sometimes made from slippery PVC materials, fake grass or covered with paper or petals.

I remember watching videos over Youtube that featured models falling down the runway. Sure it was entertaining but it sure hurt and embarrassed them.

So, do you still wanna ba a Supermodel?



{13 February 2007}   Ballet On The Street

ballet flatsTired of your usual high heels that totally hurt your foot after a full day of wearing them? No need to worry because flats are in the rage once more. Channel your inner ballerina and strut the streets with your ballet flats. They are stylish, chic, versatile, comfortable and shoe designers have provided a wide range of choices perfect for any personality. You can always go for the classic designs in plain colors, dainty prints or go wild with animal prints and metallics.

There are a lot of ways to wear ballet flats. You can wear ballet flats with a short pencil skirt, skinny jeans or shorts. Audrey Hepburn wore them with skinny jeans in the film Funny face in 1957. It is also perfect for dresses be it a boho long flowing dress or a short sundress perfect for brunch. You can also opt to choose flats that are pointed rather than the round-toed ones. Pointed toes will look longer thus elongating you making you look taller.

There is a perfect pair for you just waiting to be discovered. Ballet flats come in all price rangers so grab one now!



{12 February 2007}   Women In Jeans

jeans

Fashion merely repeats itself but just keeps getting better and better. The classic blue jeans has been remodeled to fit the changing times. It now comes in a lot of colors, cuts, fabrics and treatments. It is also manufactured and worn all over the world by people from all walks of life. Some are sold cheap while others, like designer jeans, are sold at prizes enough to feed a household. This versatile piece of garment has gained wide acceptance that is a fashion essential.

Men were the only ones who wore jeans. But today, even women wear them. To accentuate a woman’s body, jeans are now made in different cuts that are usually tight around the butt and thigh area then coming into a flare or skinny. Low-waisted jeans have also been developed which very fashionable now. This particular style is great for those who have problems in their tummy areas. It is wise to wear the low-waisted style if you have a big stomach since you do not get a bulge as compared to jeans that close at the navel area. Skinny Jeans are perfect for slim legs to create a leaner and longer look. For those with short legs, stay away from the baggy type since they will make you look small.

In buying jeans, your primary consideration should be the fit and the material. Go for comfort and at the same time fashionable.



{9 February 2007}   The Bow Tie

bow tieHollywood stars always wear a tuxedo during formal events. Unlike the ladies, men’s attire in such events have changed little and is always classic, chic and simple. They all look the same but some do wear their’s better than others. There are only 2 choices for the neck accessory, a neck or a bow tie. For me, the bow tie is a wiser choice for red carpet events. Some may find it dorky, but I beg to disagree. As long as you have the right attitude and you can carry it well, your safe.

The bow tie was once used by Croatian mercenaries like scarves which was later adopted by the rich of France. Bow ties are usually made from silk just like neckties while a length that ranges from 14 to 20 inches. ‘Self-tie bow’ ties are of two types: Bat wing and thistle ends and are preferred since the ‘ready tied’ are considered as fashion faux pas. Several designers create bespoke bow ties like Paul Smith, Duchamp and others.



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