Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beanie Babies on the loose

Last winter, stylish attendees at Paris and Milan fashion week previewed this year's coolest winter trend, the beanie. The beanie has re-emerged as a fashion must-have on Hollywood's hottest heads.
With most trends, males take a back seat while women play the field, but the beanie has men playing the fashion field too. David Beckham, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Patterson, Zac Efron and the Bond himself Daniel Craig have all added a touch of cool with this casual head gear. Starlets including Vanessa Hudgens, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton opted for floppy beanies that sit loosely on the head. Pairing the look with designer sunglasses and neutral shades makes the look understated yet chic.
While Rachel Bilson, Avril Lavigne and Jessica Alba covered up their bed hair with the praticality of a beanie, others chose to make a fashion statement. Gwen Stefani wore an emerald green beanie with scarlet red lips while Katie Holmes complimented her snow white beanie with a beautiful matching woollen sweater. Natalie Portman kept it classy with a classic grey trench coat and knockout turquoise beanie.
Never has the beanie reserved for skiing and winter activities looked so trendy as these Hollywood heads prove.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Cats Walk on the Side Walk

The Emmanuelle Alt styled Nuits Fauves editorial in the August 2008 issue of Paris Vogue truly depicted the flavour of fashion week.

The women who run our highly influential fashion magazines and those women who are just influential regardless, have been seen of late wearing feline prints which were of mass popularity circa 2005.

This time around, however, it poses as a statement by the individual rather than a mass mindless trend. Vogue Nippon's Anna Dello Russo definitely made that statement in a tulle covered leopard print coat, while other fashion attendees opted for a touch of the wild with leopard print shoes, scarves and fur collars. No longer reserved for diva and tranny's alone, this is definitely a loud addition to a meek outfit.
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Fashion Flashback- Jessica Simpson

Back in 2002 Jessica Simpson accompanied by her then-husband Nick Lachey, a Donna Karan Bag and a trendy trucker hat along the lines of Von Dutch, wore a t-shirt reading "Talentless But Connected". Never has a t-shirt rung more truth.

Angelina Jolie Little Black Closet

Before we start, let me start by saying that i do agree that black outfits are very chic. Simple, flattering and easy to put together. However seeing Angelina Jolie in black ensembles day after day for the last 2 years is making me wonder whether she is trying to cement this as her own unique look.

But seriously with a face that gorgeous and a body that could make cling-wrap look divine one should take advantage of their god given beauty and the variation the designer world as to offer.

Katie Holmes Balenciaga Bag

The bag that sprung up on Katie Holmes shoulder post-pregnancy caused quiet the frenzy in the handbag lovers world. The Balenciaga Vert Gazon Giant Day bag was the ideal day bag, (excuse the pun), to stash Suri's Barley water concoctions and fresh diapers for the Scientology cadet.

The luxurious green handbag which retails for over $1000 + was admired by many but worn so rarely by the Dawson's Creek graduate. However, the bag which was in hiding since 2007 has finally reared its pretty big gold hardware during Katie's frequent trips to her Broadway Performances and now serves entirely different purposes, one being, to make me green with envy.