November 26, 2018
In follow-up to my last post - Fashion Week - Street Style Trends, I decided to share some additional trends that were seen on the streets in September and that are still prevalent in the shops. With the holiday season upon us, hopefully these trends will offer you some styling inspiration but also some gift-giving ideas.
Sneakers are not just for running or working out. Balenciaga was one of the brands that helped to propel this trend into the spotlight and now it seems everyone has hopped onto this trend and are holding onto it, from Gucci to Isabel Marant to Zara to New Balance. Yes, New Balance is known for its sneakers, but if you take a look at some of the brand's offerings, you'll notice a distinct difference in some of its fashion-forward sneakers - the soles, which are a key signature to this trend. In its infancy days, this trend was often seen paired with skirts and dresses, and it is still seen styled in this way. Styling a sneaker in this manner, I caution, because it can look awkward if not done correctly. Of course, you know how I feel about trends. Ultimately, if you feel comfortable in something, you'll rock it. In turn, it will look great.
The Oversized Blazer
An oversized blazer was making multiple appearances on the streets this past fashion week. This trend isn't quite a traditional boyfriend blazer, as it is truly oversized. Where a boyfriend blazer is oversized in the right places - such as the waist and length, this oversized blazer is truly oversized everywhere. We all know a blazer is a staple to have in your wardrobe, and this trend is a way to stay true to a classic but add a twist. You know one of my guidelines - balance. In other words, if you go oversize on top, you go fitted on the bottom. Well, with this trend, you don't necessarily need to follow that advice. As was seen on the streets, you can go oversized on the top and on the bottom. In a way, this trend reminds me of styling from The Row - the brand designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, both of which are often seen in more oversized clothing.
The Fendi Tee, Bag and Beyond
Let's continue the blazer theme, especially if you aren't quite ready to try the oversized blazer trend. You are certain to have read about my go-to blazer styling - layer it over a Tee. Once again this fashion week, a blazer layered over a Tee was the go-to look for many, from the attendees to the models. The catch this season was the Tee they were wearing - a Fendi Tee. From a Tee to a handbag to pants, Fendi was all over the streets. I'll admit, I wasn't a fan at first because the logo was up front and center. It seemed as if Fendi was almost trying too hard to be "cool". Yet, the more I saw of Fendi and its logo, the more I was liking what I saw - it grew on me. When you see the logo on a bag, for example, its not always prevalent and instead, the logo is treated as the trim. And, I have come to appreciate the fun nature of Fendi and its logo, as it has become almost a challenge to try and style the logo without it looking too forward. Plus, fashion is all about having fun.
Happy styling (and shopping).
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.