Monday, April 30, 2007

The Trugly

I was having a conversation with my sister over the weekend; we were flipping through some Japanese fashion magazines that she brought in from Japan. At first I was a bit reluctant since I strongly disliked most Japanese fashion, but the ones in my magazine was actually a bit classier. Another thing I was surprised with was how up to date they were with the Spring/Summer ads.

So as we flipped through, my sister made a remark that all designer bags are actually quite ugly. I don’t know what possessed her to say such an extremity such as that, but I have to say there has been a number of occasions when I look at a designer bag and I go “was he drunk when he did that?!

So one that I really noticed was the Prada ads (starring Sasha Pivovarova!!) oh and I loooved the Prada spring runway with the silk turbans and silk microminis and tops and brown leather belts, but I did NOT like the new Prada Fringe Bag. SO this is what I mean by a Trugly; Trendy but Ugly. It’s always quite interesting to see who can resist a trugly. So far two very stylish women couldn't.
Mary Kate Olsen

Props though MK, on the previouspost-mentioned Ray-Bans as well as Karl's Chanel platforms (that can be seen in the minimalistic Chanel ads starring Freja Beha Erichsen). Just throw that stupid fringe bag and pour your coffee all over it

Victoria Beckham

Resist the TRUGLY!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Up, up and away

I really don't know how high I'd wear my pants. I don't mind high waisted skirts, but I'm a bit skeptical that the high-waisted pant is all that flattering. Well, some of today's style icons are ready to take on the risk. After seeing it first on the runway at Chloe's Spring/Summer RTW show, I knew it was gonna be a trend celebrities would start embracing.

"I can't promise you'd look as good as I do"

And as with most trends, it's so interesting to see how the person interprets it and choose how to wear it and whether they look stupid or actually chic.

This is actually my favorite look by Mary Kate Olsen. I love the 70's vibe she has going on with the pin strips and the Ray-Bans.

I also like Keira's look even though I can't stand her, but anyway I like the buttons and how she balanced the volume of the pants with a skinny striped tee.

On the other hand, you might end up looking like this. I don't think anyone should wear pants with puffy pockets.

Oh Mischa... Mischa, Mischa. High-waisted DENIM? and TIGHT? Yeah that's a definite don't.

I'd recommend non-denim and baggy. Let's see how this phases out.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Awww, no, just no

Aww sweetie I know it looked good on Reese, Halle and others but no... just don't. Another celebrity to hop on the bangs bandwagon is the usually gorgeous Beyonce. Note the operative word is usually.

Ooh. Ouch.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Big White Shirt

So here's some exciting news: GAP, in the style of Topshop and HNM's collaborations, are introducing the Gap Designe Editions which is their first major foray with fashion desginers. And the designers are *Drum roll* Thakoon Panichgul who made such a scene in spring with his flowers and rosette inspired clothes, Doo Ri Chung and the designers of Rodarte Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who have all won the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Award.

I'm so so so excited because I looooove white shirts they are so classic and versatile. GAP has given us a glimpse of the white shirts on the May issue of Vogue with -- YES no celebs -- MOMs (models of the moment). Take a lookie

I'm sure that if you are a fashion lover you will know all these models I mean obviously they're not as famous at the supermodel era of the 90's but you should know. left to right; Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, (top) Doutzen Kroes, (bottom) Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmerman, Jessica Stam (bottom), Chanel Iman (top), Coco Rocha and Agyness Deyn. (I'm still kinda upset that they didn't include Irina and Freja though...)

I love most of them especially Lily and Jessica (her eyes are stunning!) but unfortunately she just HAS to date "DJ AM" yuck. I mean could you find a faster way to ruin your image? Anyway I really love Caroline Trentini's shirt I looove poufy shirts after I saw this Stella McCartney one on the runway...

Love it!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Kate Moss and Topshop

Oh what a wonderful idea! Everyone's favorite style icon Kate Moss has collaborated with high-end store Topshop and for the previews Kate has used her best friend fringe-alicious model Irina Lazareanu. SO here are some pics!

Personally, I really love it from the loose boyfriend pants and matching vest to the floral minidress and the one shouldered 50's inspired white dress. Not so sure about the colored denim though but that seems to be a trend so hey at least she hits that note.

Well done Kate! Can't wait for some more collaborations!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ciao Skinny

Finally the trend catches on!

Left; Angie Harmon, Sandra Bullock and Eva Mendes