Thursday, 30 May 2013

Hottest Hair Trends: Color It Up!

We have all gone through a phase where we have picked up a strand of our hair to analyze it and thought that it is missing a little extra something.

If you have always looked up to some of your favorite celebs new hair do's and thought, "That would look great on me!" Then you have come to the right place!

Hair color trends are becoming an international sensation. Making its way from the fashionistas on the street to those on the runway!

If you are tired of your usual mono-toned hair look, switch it up with some of this season's hottest hair color trends and find out which one is just right for you.

We all need a little color in our lives..

Hair Color Trend #1: Ombré
 This trend is probably the most common. It is flirty, fun and The Ombré color provides many benefits. It brightens up your face (and smile!) by directing light towards the center of your face and it gives your hair that perfect sun-kissed look minus the beach trip to California!

Hair Color Trend #2: Dip-Dyed 
 This look is absolutely radical! If you dig the color but don't want to go all the way, go dip-dyed. Your hair is practically sticking its feet in the color pool and testing the waters. Because this style comes in an array of colors, there are no restrictions for choice. If you have a lighter skin complexion, opt for colors in the red and blue spectrum as the vivid pop of color contrasts beautifully against your fair skin tone. If you have a darker skin complexion, opt for colors in the purple color spectrum (especially if you have dark hair) as this adds a warm color vibe to your hair which highlights your facial features superbly!

Hair Color Trend #3: Bold Streaks
This hair style has started to become a popular trend when pop singer Avril Lavigne introduced it during the early 2000's. This trend is perfect if you wish to have your pop of color in just one specific section of your hair. Colors such as orange, blue and magenta look great as bold streak colors. If you're not ready to fully commit, opt for clip-in extensions or a wash out color.

Hair Color Trend #3: Standard Bold
Go Bold! If you're feeling brave and ready to go all out, opt for a standard bold color. The benefits of choosing a standard bold color is that your color will always complement your face and complexion. If you have a fairer complexion, opt for a dark or icy purple or red. If you have a darker complexion, opt for a dark red or burnt orange. These colors look fabulous if colored in the right tint. Make sure that you pick out your exact color beforehand and run a test along a strand of hair to make sure that you will be satisfied with the results.

Let me know what you thought of these bright hair color trends and which one you liked the most and might maybe even try!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Spring Runway Fashion: Alexis Mabille Spring 2013 Haute Couture Collection

I've always admired Alexis Mabille's work and recognized it as a great cross between avaunt-garde and girly.

For his collection, which made its debut at Paris Fashion Week, Mabille represented a past Victorian-inspired style with a more modern touch. The collection sports a lot of chiffon fabrics and varying colors from washed out acid peach to gloomy black

This spring haute couture collection is filled with pieces that just about any girl would love to play dress-up in!

Check out this artistically radical collection below!

And check out my rendition of how you too can rock a style like this one for an everyday look.

If you liked this collection, check out my everyday rendition below of how to steal Mabille's essence and make it your very own!

Let me know what you think of this look and Alexis Mabille's collection!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

My Top 10 Bright & Bubbly Spring Dresses For Any Occasion!

If you're a lot like me, you've been saving up your gorgeous collection of our spring dresses in the back of your closet just waiting for the right moment to bring them out. Well I'm here to announce to you, that NOW is that moment.

Meeting up with family for a lovely Sunday picnic brunch? Going frolicking with friends in the park? If you're looking to find the perfect spring dress- look no further!

Look below for a collection of some of my top picks of classic spring dresses (that are very affordable, too!) for fashion inspiration!

Dress #1: Garden Floral A-line Dress  

Take this oh-so feminine floral print dress and wear it with a pair of white, cork wedges for the perfect look for your next family Sunday brunch.

Dress #2: Camilla and Marc Neon stretch-scuba flared mini dress 

Bring out your inner sunlight in this bright yellow piece! A yellow dress says 'classic spring' and is sure to make you stand out from the rest. With its bold color, opt for a darker gladiator sandal.

Dress #3: 'Palm Beach' Print Peplum Dress from Nordstom

With peplum being a major girly trend this season, countless dress stores are incorporating this stylish cut into their spring dresses. A peplum dress is great for spring because it has no sleeves, it creates comfort and freedom to move as you please! Pair your peplum dress with a simple white or nude-colored strapped heel.

Dress #4: Stop staring! for The Cool People Watercolor Dress from Zappos

This watercolor dress screams va-va voom! Its sassy, cute and flirty and absolutely perfect for an after event afternoon get together. A water color dress is a classic throwback to classy style. Pair your light colored, water colored dress with nude pump heels or white gladiator sandals.

Dress #5:Tie-Dye Print Shift Dress from Lulu's

A tie-dye shirt brings back that classic, laid-back, 60's style that is fun and hip. Sport any tie-dye dress (or create your very own-its super easy) with gold gladiator sandals and matching accessories for extra glam! Add statements sunglasses as an extra prop to your ensemble and you are ready for a rockin Spring, indie concert- per say. This kind of dress is cool and funky so the importance here is to have fun with mixing and matching your outfit!

Dress #5: Tribal Print Dress from H&M

Tribal prints are a big deal at the moment. They add simple complexity to any made up outfit, so pair your tribal dress with gorgeous, white, leather wedges and a straw hat for an effortlessly cool, laid-back style.

 Dress #6: Floral Print Strapless Skort Romper from Pink Basis 

This dress is perfect for any shopping trip to the mall. It is cute and comfortable and allows you to make a statement with your dress without even trying! Pair your romper dress with lace up sandals and you are good to go!

 Dress #7: Tropical Tank Dress from Old Navy 

Can you feel the island breeze? Well, with this tropical dress, you most certainly will. If your planning on a trip to your nearby lake or local pool, pair your dress with sparkly gold or silver sandals and your island goddess look is complete!

Dress #8: Black & Pink Color block from Modcloth

I had to throw in a maxi dress. A spring wardrobe is just not complete without one. Pair any duo-tone maxi dress with floral pumps or wedges for a boho-chic, girly look. Add a pair of silver, drop earrings for a flirty touch. A walk through the park, anyone?

Dress #9: Short-Sleeve Crochet Dress from Delias 

I absolutely love this dress because it is perfect for any setting! The spring element is added with its floral print, but the dress is kept classy with a white top. These dresses are so cute and comfortable that they are perfect to rock even at school- no hassle necessary. Pair your charming dress with any bold, 'look at me' earrings and white or beige cork wedges. Ready to turn heads in the hallways?

Dress #10: High-Low Dress from Urban Outfitters

A high low dress is girly and flirtatious and gives you the perfect opportunity to show off those sexy, toned legs of yours! Who wouldn't want that? Pair your high-low dress with a bright colored heel or pump and gem-studded earrings.

Let me know what you think of my top spring dress picks and which one is your absolute fave!

Monday, 20 May 2013

MFQ (Morning Fashion Quote): Paris Hilton

Need a style pick-me-up?—especially when an all out shopping spree isn’t on the menu. Write down this quote, tape it to your closet door and it’ll pretty much guarantee a good day.

"The only rule is don't be 

boring and dress cute 

wherever you go. Life is too 

short to blend in."
Paris Hilton (American heiress, socialite and fashion designer)

Billboard Awards 2013 Style Report 'Best Dressed': Taylor Swift

The annual Billboard Awards are a major event for music and its rising stars. The prestigious list of lucky nominees are artists who are making major waves in the music world with chart-stopping hits that have been rocking the world for the past year.

The awards serve as a great opportunity for music's stars to debut their show-stopping outfits and this year, fashionable ensembles were definitely of no shortage. 

However, one star who racked up her fair share of awards and dazzled and glimmered all over the blue carpet and through the night was unquestionably 22-year-old country/pop singer, Taylor Swift.

Ms Swift dazzled in a breathtaking, studded gem blue gown by Zuhair Murad from his 2013 pre-fall collection.

For Makeup, Taylor decided to keep it girly and glam. For eye-makeup, she rocked a sultry dark smokey eye and shimmery blue eyeliner for her bottom and inner eyes. For a flirty touch, she paired her heavy eyes with a contrasting, matte, pink lipstick with peach under tones.

Let me know what you thought of Taylor's bedazzled look and who else you thought also rocked the Billboard Awards with style!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Fashionably Rockin' Item Of The Week: Printed Pencil Skirt

Every week, I will post that week's Clothing Item Of The Week. This will be a post describing/reviewing a certain item that I find rather interesting from a certain fashion outlet which I will share with you all describing it and some rockin' ways that you can sport this item!

This week's item to die for is a printed pencil skirt from ZARA.

This dainty yet classy pencil skirt adds the perfect touch of femininity to your Spring wardrobe.

Check out how to pair this classy piece perfectly below!

What to pair this with?

Because the skirt is already imprinted, you will want to keep the rest of your outfit soft and light for an airy vibe.

Pair your skirt with a sleeveless crop top or tank and white weave and wicker wedges for a more laid-back essence.

Match this pairing for a casual work day outfit or a lazy afternoon stroll through your flower garden.

Let me know what you think of this cute, bold piece!

Get yours here!:

Stay tuned next week for that week's Fashionably Rockin' Item Of The Week!