Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Balmain How much does this lovely jacket cost....?



1. Balmain's dark-green cotton-canvas blazer is emblazoned with military patches and silver-tone studs to create a fabulous coverup. Wear this bold-shouldered jacket with shredded jeans and a utility-style belt to work the label's inimitable cool. €3,753
2. Once again, Balmain set the tone for the season with fabulous military-inspired separates like this faded-black denim jacket with multiple silver zip fastenings. Wear this bold-shouldered style with sleek denim for irreverent cocktail cool. €2,673
3. Balmain's peaked-shouldered silhouette is given a new-season update with on-trend military detailing. Wear this black wool jacket with second-skin leather pants, a simple tank and high-impact shoe boots to emulate the season's hottest runway look. €5,891.23
4. These pre-collection khaki cotton-canvas cargo shorts from Parisian powerhouse Balmain epitomize the label's iconic Warrior Woman. Wear these utilitarian micro shorts with a laddered T-shirt and killer heels. €1,215
5. Amp up your cocktail look with Balmain's black leather clutch with silver chain embellishments. Team this luxurious extra with a body-con LBD and caged platforms for high-octane glamour. €1,719.57
6. Toughen up new season looks with Balmain's black canvas belt with silver and gold-tone studs. Loop it around your waist twice and wear it with jeans and a black top for maximum effect. €405




1. Go for stylishly dishevelled cool in Balmain's olive green distressed detail cotton t-shirt. Work the runway look by teaming this statement staple with cargo pants and ankle boots for a luxe spin on utility chic. €1,036
2. Walk spring's combat trend straight off the runway in Balmain's skinny-fit olive cotton-blend cargo pants. Adorned with pockets, rips and distressed stitching, these utility separates are the coolest way to work military style. €1,334
3.Layered with silver-tone chainmail, Balmain's distressed black paint-splattered cropped jeans are a must-have new-season denim style. Add a tank and hard-hitting heels for serious downtown cool.  €972
4. Add heavy-metal hardware to an on-trend urban military look with Balmain's black leather belt studded with pewter-tone brass bullets. Wear it with rolled up cargo pants and a bold-shouldered jacket to work the brand's signature cool. €856
5. Up the ante of urban looks with Balmain's black leather lace-front ankle boots with an exposed silver zip fastening. Wear these hard-hitting heels with leather leggings and a bold-shouldered jacket to work the brand's iconic military-inspired style. €1,257
6. Investment in Balmain's soon-to-be-iconic black suede buckle covered boots. Pull them on with a leather mini skirt and tailored topper to step up your cocktail cool. €1,440

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Monday, 29 March 2010

look of the day




Isabel Marant's taupe linen and silk-blend high paper-bag-waisted pants are an on-trend summer daywear solution. Go all out army in Juicy Couture's khaki stretch-cotton shirt-style jacket with ruffle back. Layer this epaulet-embellished style over a slogan tee and rolled-up chinos.Roll up the hem and team them with a simple top and pirate boots for a bohemian look with urban edge. Up the ante of urban looks with Balmain's black leather lace-front ankle boots with an exposed silver zip fastening. Wear these hard-hitting heels with leather leggings and a bold-shouldered jacket to work the brand's iconic military-inspired style. Update your casual basics with this perfectly draped white tank from T by Alexander Wang. Add directional edge by teaming it with a strong-shouldered jacket, cut-offs and tough-girl boots. Give every look a dramatic flair with Alexander McQueen's gold-tone brass necklace with Swarovski crystal-embellished snake pendant. Hand-crafted by artisans in her native Colombia, Nancy Gonzalez' black crocodile clutch with a fold-over front exudes understated elegance. Carry this merlot suede-lined style to infuse all your evening looks with luxe.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Get the look - Sienna Miller

1. Cream Linen Skirt By Malene Birger
2. Alice by Temperley's navy and white striped sleeveless jersey tank 
3. Burberry's taupe leather lace-up brogues
4. Benjamin Eyewear's retro-cool transparent acetate frame sunglasses
5. Prada leather bag

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

first summer look

Cut a striking poolside silhouette in Emilio Pucci's multicolored mid-rise and mid-leg swimsuit with a diagonal shoulder strap and zigzag cutout center. Slip on this fabulous runway piece with a printed maxi skirt to make a summer style statement. Musa updates these flat summer sandals with high-shine silver leather and a crystal-adorned multi-circle strap. Take shade in love-worn boho style with Albertus Swanepoel's sand straw sun hat. Wear it to perfect laid-back poolside posing. Keep cool in the sun with  Bottega Venetta's cream acetate marble-effect sunglasses. Wear them to infuse your look with a touch of retro-fabulousness.

Spring / Summer 2010 Makeup Trends.


The hottest looks and trends in makeup for spring and summer 2010. From the look of matte lips, to two toned multicolored eyes these are the most popular looks of the season. Most often during the the spring and summer months makeup focuses on softer colors like pinks and purples, these are basic go to spring and summer looks, but if you're more of a trendy makeup maven you can't wait to try something new. So what were the hottest looks of the season, we'll we already know that matte lips are a fav which were seen in a wide variety of colors on the runway. Other looks turning heads are using rainbow colored eyeshadow looks, brown based lipstick, blue eyeshadow, glowing skin, bold eyeliner, peachy lips, and looks of under eye liners. Look below to see the trends worn on the runway.



Friday, 19 March 2010

look of the day


Earn your fashion stripes in Markus Lupfer's black and white striped jersey jacket with gold studs and a black chiffon raw-edged trim. With padded shoulders, this long-sleeved coverup will revitalise your favorite separates with new-season flair. Bird by Juicy Couture lift this sheer white jersey sleeveless tank from simple to statement with padded ruffles at the shoulders. Helmut Lang updates these luxurious black cracked-leather shorts with directional stretch-jersey paneling to create an enviably stylish separate. Balmain's small black quilted leather shoulder bag with silver-tone hardware is a cool urban extra. Alexander McQueen updates these black leather peep-toe ankle boots for the new season with skull zips and cutout detailing. Also Lend looks tough-girl edge with Alexander McQueen's large silver-tone brass bracelet with black and white enameled skull print.

Alexa Chung The British Trendsetter

Alexa Chung is an English television presenter who most recently hosted MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung in the United States of America, which was cancelled after its last airing on 17 December 2009.In 2007, Chung came to the attention of the fashion press for her distinctive, quirky style. She frequently appears on Best Dressed Lists, in fashion magazines and on the front row of fashion shows. In December 2009 she came top in Vogue's Style List. She socialises with many well-known faces but has said the idea of lots of celebrity friends is "so cheesy". She has dismissed the notion of being an It girl, saying “there’s not much to being an It girl. It’s really quite a depressing title to hold”.





Bags ! Add Color ! !


1. I love Balenciaga!A beautiful bright green that this photo doesn’t do justice. Arm yourself with this timeless style to infuse every look with exotic elegance.
2. Bottega Veneta's vibrant grape leather Intrecciato bowler bag is bursting with new-season chic. Tote this compact style in your hand to reinvigorate city tailoring.
3. Balmain's small black quilted leather shoulder bag with silver-tone hardware is a cool urban extra. Wear it across the body to add signature edge to louche downtown separates.
4. Work citrus shades into your cocktail look with this bright-yellow acrylic clutch from Jimmy Choo. Lift an all-black palette or clash your colors for a potent evening combination.
5. Adorn every look with Chloé's light-blue python Paraty tote with gold-tone hardware. Partner this luxurious investment piece with a colorful dress for city style.
6. Temperley London's coral leather pouch bag with an embroidered fish-scale effect and a detachable gold-tone chain link strap is a covetable evening accessory. Carry this chic extra by the chain or hold it as a clutch for added polish at party hour.





1. Punctuate an evening look with luxurious jewel-tone extras like Bottega Veneta's sumptuous purple Intrecciato satin box clutch with snakeskin trim. Mirror the pewter-tone hardware with high-shine accessories to upgrade your favorite LBD.

2. I love oversized totes like Miu Miu's brown glazed leather style with gold-tone hardware. Wear it with or without the detachable shoulder strap to exude inimitable city style.

3. Marni's sumptuous mustard suede shoulder bag with brown leather handles and silver-tone hardware is a chic uptown accessory. Wear it with the detachable shoulder strap across the body to punctuate your look.

4. Popping extras like Miu Miu's gorgeous yellow leather studded shoulder bag are the perfect way to bring your look into the new season.

5. Mulberry's rose-gold studded antique rose lambskin leather bag ticks all the right boxes for spring. Tote this classic piece in the crook of your arm to upgrade every look.

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs' pretty purple leather shoulder bag. Wear it to add a colorful accent to this season's muted pastel palette or to complement a bold printed dress.






1. Inspired by Alexa Chung's signature preppy style, this oak soft buffalo-leather Mulberry satchel is a covetable carryall. Carry it by the plaited handle or with the detachable shoulder strap to stamp cool-girl chic on all your casual looks.

2. The gold-tone wrap-around zip fastening on Jimmy Choo's fabulous perforated fuchsia leather clutch can be opened to create more space for all your city girl extras. Carry this vibrant accessory to punctuate a cocktail dress.

3. Taking his iconic black stamped leather bag and updating it with a spray of glossy black studs, Alexander Wang creates an utterly desirable extra that's destined for downtown. Carry this soft style by the hand to lend hard-hitting cool to simple separates.

4. Join Marc by Marc Jacobs' style tribe with this leopard-print taupe leather cross-body bag with bead-embellished zip-pull and bold green and gold-tone designer plaque. This perfect around-town extra will pep up a dark palette with an exotic accent.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

look of the day


Opt for directional summer separates like Bird by Juicy Couture's mouse-gray leather shorts with suede turn ups. Dress them down with a louche tank and wedges for the cool-girl's answer to new-season tailoring. Bird by Juicy Couture lift this sheer white jersey sleeveless tank from simple to statement with padded ruffles at the shoulders. Beautiful accents like Matthew Williamson's multicolored dégradé and orchid-print sheer silk-chiffon scarf are an effortless way to transform a simple look. Alexander McQueen's brown python pumps with gold-tone signature skull are a luxurious footwear choice. Wear this statement peep-toe style with tailored shorts and a simple tank for an edgy daytime look. Roberto Cavalli's gold-tone brass necklace with orange sponge coral heart pendant is a fun and fabulous extra. Wear this striking style on vacation to offset your LBD. Finally Mulberry's rose-gold studded antique rose lambskin leather bag ticks all the right boxes for spring. Tote this classic piece in the crook of your arm to upgrade every look.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Accessories


1. With a mottled finish and raw-edged green aventurine stone, Yves Saint Laurent's gold-tone metal ring is infused with bohemian beauty

2. Add Roberto Cavalli's fabulous gold-tone brass engraved ring with large orange sponge coral embellishment to your jewelry collection to spice up a cocktail look.

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs' cream and gold-tone metal apple ring makes a playful accessory and a cute gift idea. Wear it with your downtown daywear for a hint of chic.

4. Queen of punk, Vivienne Westwood infuses this enamel star and Swarovski-sprayed sterling silver skull ring with her signature edgy flair.

5. Halleh's brushed 18-karat gold turquoise-embellished ring is a luxurious, love-forever addition to your jewelry box. Wear this handmade piece to add a beautiful bohemian accent to your look.

6. Exquisitely crafted with signature wit, Solange Azagury-Partridge's bold red lacquered sterling silver 'Hot Lips' ring is an iconic design which you will treasure for a lifetime. This punchy piece is the definition of cool, contemporary luxury.






1. Embellish your LBD with Isharya's ethnic-inspired freshwater pearl and onyx-fringed 18-karat gold-plated hoop earrings with a filigree detailing.

2. Kenneth Jay Lane's 22-karat gold-plated metal necklace with turquoise Swarovski stone and faux-ruby-embellished seahorse pendant is a quirky accessory. Wear it to lift casual looks or accent a block-color playsuit.

3. Complete your nautical look with Giles & Brother's 18 karat gold-plated anchor necklace with adjustable length. Wear this dainty charm with Breton stripes to sail into style.

4. Adorn your wrist with Marni's off-white cotton-covered wooden bead bracelet with a multicolored flower-shaped horn embellishment to let your bridal look bloom. Alternatively, slip it on to bring a bold accent to your evening look.

5. Embellish a simple look with Mawi's stunning jade, diamanté and gold beaded necklace with a cameo center piece and a Swarovski-encrusted clasp. Wear this eclectic style to dress up evening separates with vintage-luxe.


1. Drop of the necklace measures approximately 51cm/ 20 inches. Infuse your look with African-inspired glamour with Erickson Beamon's multicolored glass bead multi-strand necklace with Swarovski crystal embellishment. Slip on this show-stopping piece with a muted palette and relaxed tailoring for safari chic.

2. Erickson Beamon's silver-tone brass plated metal drop earrings with multicolored beaded fringing and Swarovski crystal embellishments are simply fabulous. Wear these ethnic-inspired accessories to infuse any look with global glamour.

Sarah Jessica Parker's Style






look of the day


Perfect Riviera chic with Paul & Joe Sister's perennially stylish Breton-stripe navy and white stretch-cotton dress. Team this wardrobe must-have with tights and a blazer now and bare legs and heels in the summer months. Shown here with a Smythe blazer, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Marni bag and Philippe Audibert bracelets. Stay cool in the sun with these timeless black Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

Monday, 15 March 2010

look of the day



Add feelgood fashion to your off-duty wardrobe with Jimmy Choo's multicolored lightning-print white cotton T-shirt, Citizens of Humanity's pale-blue slouched distressed and ripped denim jean with rolled-up hems, Steven Alan's gray cropped wool-blend blazer, Christian Louboutin's black leather and stone suede ankle boots, HTC's black pyramid studded leather belt and this exotic black python skin tote from Chloé is the ultimate opulent update to every ensemble.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

look of the day

Brighten up your closet with this uplifting lemon-yellow silk-georgette A-line dress from Moschino Cheap and Chic.
Floral organza sandals Valentino, Michael Kors' pale gold leather clutch with gold-tone metal and woven leather clasp detail,
Philippe Audibert's gold-plated pewter bracelet , Alex Monroe's 22-karat gold-plated hoop earrings with a blue topaz stone and La Perla's pleated peach satin and black lace bra and slip.
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