Pronunciations Of Designer Brand Names, Decoded.

December 26, 2013

When was the last time you pronounced Givenchy as "gi ven chi " or Hermes as "her-mees"? Designer names aren't always the easiest to pronounce. Boy, are they fancy! Very easy to mess up with! Not to worry though, I've got you covered! Here's a list of designer names and their phonetic pronunciations. Welcome back to school! 

Rihanna For River Island Winter Collection: Top 10 Picks

November 26, 2013

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Rihanna's final collection for River Island has finally hit stores. And personally, I think it's her best! Her farewell collection is filled with in-vogue plaid, pretty florals, classic black and edgy metallic pieces. The outfits look as if they've come straight out of the singer's closet! Tomboyish varsity jackets, denim jumpsuits, figure hugging dresses, crop tops, open back bodysuits, and much more. The outfits spells chic and how! Her previous collections were outright daring and bold, this one though, is more wearable and chic. It's definitely a winner! Here are the items that went straight to my want list:

Top 12 picks from Isabel Marant for H&M collection

November 23, 2013

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The much awaited "Isabel Marant for H&M" collection is finally here! And it sure doesn't disappoint! True to the French designer's effortless, bohemian chic style, the collection is filled with laid back coats, beaded jackets, fringe boots, leather trousers and anything but girly colours, sprinkled with a healthy dose of metallic! This affordable collection sure is a winner with each piece more lust-worthy than the next! Here are my favorite pieces from the collection:

That '70s show err... jeans!

October 17, 2013

The 70s are back! Flare jeans are the new definition of chic! When worn with platform heels and wedges, they can help elevate your height. And boy, are they comfy! A good pair of flare jeans is a must have this fall. You can wear them to a party, travel, casual lunch or even work, flare jeans sure are versatile! Pair them with a button down blouse or shirt and a well fitted blazer for a polished and fashion forward look. So go snag a pair because they are here to stay. And also because skinny jeans are too mainstream now! 

How would you style your flare jeans?

Splurge vs Steal

September 30, 2013

Splurge vs steal

Ever walked into a store and saw something you couldn't take your eyes off and think you just have to buy it? But.... you look at the price, gasp, sigh and quietly put it back! It happens to everyone. How you wish you could magically zap all the lust-worthy clothes, accesories and shoes you see on your favorite celeb, on the runway, in a high end designer store or heck, even on Pinterest, right into your closet. Well, you could do that. Sort of. Not by magic but by looking for inexpensive alternatives and lookalikes of your favorite luxury pieces in your highstreet stores. Never underestimate the power of highstreet! They've got some serious fashion! You don't have to necessarily burn the bank to look fabulous. Sometimes happiness is found in your very own backyard... I mean, highstreet store! Check out what can you steal from the real:

Splurge: Christian Louboutin Pigalle flats - $1095
Steal: River Island spiked flats - $48

Splurge: Chloe studded boots - $1345
Steal: NLY Lincoln buckle boots - $150

Splurge: Valentino Rockstud tote - $1686
Steal: Michael Kors - $428

Splurge: Gucci Ursula gladiator sandals - $850
Steal: River Island ankle strap sandals - $48

Splurge: Jimmy Choo glitter candy clutch - $725 (in gold version)
Steal: Lulu Townsend glitter clutch - $60

There are many more highstreet alternatives of designer items. What are your favorites? Tell me via the comments section.

I will be regularly posting "Splurge vs Steal" posts. Might as well make it a new section! ;) Watch this space for more!

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The Thigh's The Limit!

September 26, 2013

Street style: Over the knee boots

This fall, boots have hit a new high. Literally! Thigh-high or over the knees boots have become a must-have and it accessory this season. Nothing says chic quiet like a gorgeous pair of thigh-high boots! They can instantly elevate your fall outfit to several notches. It's edgy, classy and oh so hot! These statement boots are as eye-catching as they're trendy. They've been endorsed by dozens of celebs, fashion insiders, and the who's who of the fashion world. Over the knee boots were particularly dominant in the collections of Phillip Lim, Chanel, Tom Ford and many more. So now that you've got the memo, here's how you can hit the trend and make a statement:

Outfit Inspiration

September 20, 2013

Get the look - Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley's style is truly chic and admirable. There's never an off moment. She works every outfit like a dream. Her signature street style includes a chic jacket, skinny jeans, a scarf, a lust worthy handbag and sometimes a fedora hat. Here's how you can mimic her look for less!

1. River Island blouse - $51
2. Sole Society ankle boots - $90
3. Vero Moda skinny jeans - $48
4. Sara Berman leather jacket - $270
5. H&M leopard print scarf - $8
6. Cambridge Satchel Company bag - $156

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Trend Report: The Best Trends From The Fall 2013 Runways

September 13, 2013

fall 2013 trends collage

The fall 2013 runways were every fashion lover's delight, filled with lust-worthy and exuberant collections. Every piece had "chic" written all over them. While designers had a new take on previous classic trends like leopard prints, plaid, peplum and leather, some new, unexpected yet fresh trends were also seen like white separates, rounded shoulders, feather detailing, gold outfits etc. The shoes were no less dreamy. Block heels, knee-high boots and loafer heels reminiscent of the 40s and 60s were dominant. Read on to find out the best of what you'll be wearing this fall: 

If the shoe fits, lace it up and wear it!

September 05, 2013

Lace up peep toe booties

Aren't these gorgeous? Lace up booties are the hottest things this season! They can instantly give your outfit an edgy touch! Pair it with jeans, cropped pants, leather leggings, skirts, dresses.... you name it. It goes with almost anything and looks super chic. Go snag a pair or two coz this trend is here to stay! 

1. McQ by Alexander McQueen cutout booties
2. Guess lace up booties
3. Chinese Laundry leather lace up booties
4. Gianvito Rossi suede lace up booties
5. Ralph Lauren oxford booties
6. Brian Atwood suede lace up booties

So, how are you gonna wear your lace up booties?

10 things that need to go from your wardrobe

September 01, 2013

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I was clearing out my wardrobe the other day and found a few clothes lying in one corner, some of which i don't even remember buying, or even if i did, i hadn't worn them since ages and some were just plain ancient. They were just unnecessarily taking up space in my closet and had to be cleared out. De-cluttering your wardrobe has to one of the most tiring tasks. What to keep? What needs to go? Does this fit me anymore? Is this in? Does this colour look good on me? WHEN DID I BUY THIS? Gosh! Confusion and more confusion. This problem is something which is very commonly faced by everyone. An organized and clutter-free closet makes things very easy! It helps you to choose your outfits more conveniently and helps you to ditch saying "I have nothing to wear!" while standing in front of a closet full of clothes. Here's a list of items that you probably have lying somewhere in your closet and you need to bid goodbye to and deport them to Trashland! You might as well use it as a checklist of sorts to clear out unwanted and definitely outdated items from your wardrobe!

Trend Alert: Matching Separates

August 25, 2013

The fashion world has been in a bit of a match making mode this year! They've been hugely successful in marrying matching prints! This trend has been particularly dominant in the collections of Giambattista Valli, Kenzo, Chanel and Michael Kors. It needs oodles of confidence and spunk to carry this risqué trend. Graphic, geometric, stripes, floral, tribal and endless other prints can be paired together to create one helluva show-stopping look. Just pair them with muted accessories and let your clothes do all the talking! Its all about pushing boundaries because subtlety is overrated, edgy is in! Read on to find out how to re-create this gorgeous trend with affordable but equally trendy pieces and make it your own:

Trend Alert: High Top Sneakers

August 21, 2013

Look what finally arrived! My very own Michael Kors High Top sneakers! This trend has been a rage ever since Isabel Marant first came out with them in spring last year. She has re-invented and spiced up the classic flat sneaker and how! Since then, many other fashion brands like Marc Jacobs, Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Chloe and Ash to name a few, have come up with their own version of a high top sneaker. Sneakers have always been known for "comfort over fashion" but not anymore! These high top sneakers are as comfortable as they're trendy. Pair them with your favorite pair of jeans or shorts and elevate your outfit to several notches! 
So go grab a pair of your very own wedge sneakers which are available in affordable prices at your favorite high street stores like Zara, Mango, Topshop, River Island, Steve Madden. Target too has come up with Isabel Marant imitations. 
Let me know via the comments section what you think of this trend. Is is hot or not?

Outfit Inspiration

August 17, 2013

Isn’t Miranda Kerr gorgeous? And when it comes to style, she’s a winner even off the ramp. Look how effortlessly chic she looks in this outfit. Love!

A Short Suit Story

August 04, 2013

This trend has been dominating the runways this year. A warmer breakthrough from your standard two-piece suit, the chic and polished shorts suit look makes for the perfect balance between bold and sassy and sophisticated and elegant. You can create your own shorts suit ensemble by simply pairing a tailored blazer with a matching pair of your favorite trimmed shorts. It’s a super now and a high impact trend which is sure to last long.

So what do you chicaholics think of this trend? Yay or Nay?

Seeing Black And White

July 24, 2013

What’s black and white and spells chic all over? The Monochrome trend of course! The timeless and classic combination of black and white is something you can never go wrong with. The Spring/Summer 2013 runways were dominated by this trend. Especially in the collections of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.
It is such a versatile trend. There are so many options to choose from and a variety of ways to style your look. Whether you choose to pair your monochrome outfit with a neon or bright coloured accessory to provide a hint of colour or you choose to go black and white from head to toe, you are sure to turn heads with this super now fashion trend.

1. Mango striped blazer - $101 (Buy)
2. Michael by Michael Kors satchel - $298 (Buy)
3. Asos sunglasses - $20 (Buy)
4. Anson two-tone pants - $295 (Buy)
5. Fausto Puglisi dress - $405 (Buy)
6. Topshop tunic - $68 (Buy)
7. Zara striped heels - $80 (Buy)
8. Pierre Hardy wedge heels - $795 (Buy)
9. Asos pencil skirt - $42 (Buy)

Rainy day beauty fixes

July 12, 2013

Rainy days are beautiful. However, it can get a wee bit upsetting at times. Why you ask? That’s because it brings with it, frizzy hair, runny make up and a face as dull as the clouds. Even stepping out to go to your car seems like a drag. What’s important is to choose the right beauty, makeup and hair products to suit your requirements for this season. Here are some products you can include in your beauty regimen:

1. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum: This serum is a classic for taming frizz and fly-aways. It’s light enough to be used on both dry or wet hair. You’ll have smooth, silky and frizz free tresses in no time!

2. MAC Technakohl: This smudge proof kohl liner is a must have for the rainy season. It stays on for hours so say goodbye to raccoon eyes and say hello to gorgeous defined eyes!

3. MAC Powerpoint Navy Stain Eye Pencil: This eye pencil is perfect for giving your eyes a pop of metallic shimmer and color. It’s waterproof, glides easily and the colour is gorgeous. 

4.  Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara: This is one of the best waterproof mascaras around. It provides lush, long and glamorous lashes giving a beautiful definition to the eyes without smudging.

5. Makeup For Ever Aqua Seal Waterproof Converter: Okay so going all out and buying every waterproof makeup out there is gonna be hard on the wallet. Instead, buy this one product Aqua Seal by Makeup For Ever. It converts any makeup into a waterproof one. Genius right? 

6. Benefit Benetint Cheek And Lip Stain: This product gives you the cheekiest of flush to your cheeks and natural crimson lips. The best thing about it is that it lasts long, blends easy and looks natural. A must have for your pucker!

7. Clinique Superbalanced Waterproof Foundation: This foundation hydrates dry patches, while also keeping T-zone shine at bay. The anti-oxidant rich liquid also helps to minimize fine lines, for a smooth and even complexion. It’s just what we need for a rainy day!

8. Bare Minerals Eye Makeup remover: Waterproof and long lasting makeup is a rainy season must, but taking it off can be quiet a rigorous task. This is where Bare Minerals Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover comes to the rescue. It lifts away impurities from lids and lashes, while being super gentle around delicate skin. It can also be used on the cheeks and lips

Summer must-have accesories

May 12, 2013

Summer 2013 is filled with bright colours, bold metallics, nautical stripes, statement jewellery and interesting graphic prints. Yes, we all dread the heat! But that does not mean our style should be out in the back burner. Spice up your summer outfits with these super-now and eye-catching accessories. Make people go "Is it too hot or is it just you?" ;)

Winter skin and haircare DIY treatments and tips.

January 05, 2013

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Winters! That time of the year when your skin and hair need maximum attention and care. The cold weather creates havoc to your skin, lips and hair. Your skin becomes absolutely dry and rough, your hair becomes brittle causing dandruff and hairfall , your lips become chapped and start peeling. To deal with these problems can become a wee bit frustrating. To top it all, spa treatments usually cost a lot and their results last only a few days. That’s where home remedies and treatments come in. They are really pocket friendly and have lasting effects. You can do these in the comfort of your home (and your pjs!) Here are some DIY treatments you can add to your winter skin and haircare regimen:

Designer eye makeup tips

January 03, 2013

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All the designer eye make up tips you could ever want... in one place!

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