Polka Dot Dresses - Embrace Any Style This 2012
Polka Dot Dresses, is a print that everyone is embracing Â all over the globe. Looks from Lela Rose, Luca Luca, and Suno have used polka dot fabrics. Â From a design standpoint, polka dots are a very easy print to create. For this reason alone inexpensive versions are popping up everywhere. Â How will Â you embrace the polka dot this 2012?
Polka dot dresses are always in style, but they are best accented with accessories such as jewelry, scarves, shoes, hats and purses. Having the correct accessories can either make your entire outfit a hit or miss.
Polka Dot Dresses - Choose your Style
If your dress is black and white polka dots, accent it with a couple black or white pieces of jewelry, then add a colorful scarf or purse such as red, green, blue or yellow. Use your favorite color to accent the dress colors.
Choose the dress style you like best. Choose what colour suits you and add a plain belt to add a nice balance to the outfit. The belt colour normally is the same as the polka dot.
Make sure your shoes are not too detailed or complicated. A simple pair of sandals or pumps are ideal, in a solid color. If they are too strappy or tall (like stilettos) it can overpower the style of the dress.
Accent the dress with a large fake or real flower pinned in your hair or on the waist. If you choose to do this, keep this as the main accessory and do not add a belt, hat or large purse. Make the flower a bright accent color, such as a red flower with black and white polka dots.
Be inspired by the images below.Â [notice]The london hight streets are rocking with gorgeous polka dot fashion. River Island, House of Fraser, Paul Smith and the jeans at Paige at Farfetch.com just are brilliant. Go and get your spots on.[/notice]
Pied A Terre at House of Fraser houseoffraser.com
How chic do these collections look for 2012
Japan embracing the Polka Dot Fashion 2012
Marc Jacobs 2012, Polka Dot
Love this dress 2012
Katy Perry, 2012 rocks in the polka dot dress
Polka Dot dress, with a unique edge 2012
Elizabeth-Banks, Haute Couture Polka Dot 2012
Natalie Portman, 2012 Polka Dotted Dress
Leonid Gurevich - The Wedding Dress You Need To Buy
Stylist Â Leonid Gurevich
Gurevich caught the grand fashion bug in the wardrobe workshops of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow frequently visiting his mother who worked as an embroiderer there. As a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Gurevich was awarded the prestigious CFDA Scholarship Award and became the first student ever to be featured on the cover of the FIT Magazine. He continues to develop capsule collections and work with private atelier clients, presenting his works at various venues including the Museum of Russian Art.
As a fashion illustrator, Gurevich has worked with designers Zac Posen, Alecia Zameska and Anya Caliendo Couture Millinery Atelier among others. Celebrities who have worn his clothes include Lil Kim, Sasha Gradiva, Ari Gold, Doe Deere, Amanda Lepore, and Daphne Guinness. A fashion statement in and of himself, his photos frequent style and celebrity blogs and recently he landed in the New York Times under the âHead Turnersâ title, photographed by the legendary Bill Cunningham.
The wedding dress
If you are looking for an amazing wedding dress then be inspired by this collection and you’ll be the bride of the year. It’s not for the average bride it’s for the theatre princess that is within you. Have a look at the detail work that has gone into the bodice of this gown. The material used is not your average Â fabric for weddings. It’s costume fashion at it’s best.
[notice]Â I believe costumeÂ piecesÂ are Â going to be more influential with in the catwalks this year.[/notice]
Loving the hairstyle as well. If you want to be remembered as a unique bride then this is certainly a fabulous start.
Tsarina,Â Leonid Gurevich, wedding gowns to die for 2012
Tsarina” Wedding Gown by Leonid Gurevich. Photo: Alena Soboleva
It’s all about costume fashion
Gymnastic Rhythmic Couture- Who wore it best?
How gorgeous are these women performing. Not only are they just highly skilled, it’s the outfits that have taken us all by storm. They areÂ trulyÂ amazing. The detailed work that goes into these outfits are a credit to the designers themselves. Did you know that the print work on average are hand painted onto the fabrics. Watch the video it’s amazing to see how they create the patterns onto the uniform. This sport is nothing short of Â stunning to look at as the performances themselves.
E-mail or tweet which one is your favourite outfit?
Â It’s a sport in which individuals or teams of 2 or more manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus:Â rope,Â clubs,Â hoop,Â ball,Â ribbonÂ and Free (no apparatus). An individual athlete only manipulates 1 apparatus at a time. When multiple gymnasts are performing a routine together a maximum of two types of apparatus may be distributed through the group. An athlete can exchange apparatus with a team member at any time through the routine. Therefore, an athlete can manipulate up to two different pieces of apparatus through the duration of the routine. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements ofÂ ballet,Â gymnastics,Â dance, and apparatus manipulation. The victor is the participant who earns the most points, determined by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), flexibilities, apparatus handling, execution, and artistic effect.
What it takes to be an Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastic participant?
Olympic rhythmic gymnastics, is only for female participants. Girls start at a young age and become age-eligible to compete in the Olympic Games and other major international competitions on January 1 of their 16th year. (For example, a gymnast born December 31, 1996 would be age eligible for the 2012 Olympics.) Top rhythmic gymnasts must have many qualities: balance, flexibility, coordination and strength are some of the most important. They also must possess psychological attributes such as the ability to compete under intense pressure, in which one mistake can cost them the title, and the discipline and work ethic to practice the same skills over and over again.
[notice]Qualifying continues Friday with three ribbons and two hoops. The top eight teams advance to Sunday’s final.[/notice]
Painting Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards video
Uzbekistan. MY FAVOURITE
BELARUS, rhythmic gymnastic
Prada Converted Sunglasses - Prada Baroque New Collection Available
I have noticed in the last year that lots of designers have been boldÂ in bringing out limitedÂ ranges of veryÂ opulant, extravagantÂ sunglasses. I kept looking at theseÂ and wondering if I could convert them into prescription glasses. Then one day I made the very exciting discovery that I could.
Throughout my life I’ve always loved experimentingÂ with outrageous ideas.Â One of my fashion icons isÂ Iris Apfel and her glasses. So when I spotted these Prada Tortoiseshell sunglasses I instantly fell in love with the amazing swirling scroll-style arms and knew I had to convert these to an Iris Apfel look alike. In fact, I wanted to create my own Gracie OpulanzaÂ signatureÂ statement. In order for me to see if this was a good idea, I knew the best critics were the people’s reactions toÂ my next fashion prediction.
And if reactions were what I wanted, reactions were what I got! Gracie Opulanza was formed and her glasses went on a Â global public tour. Off I went to the mountains of Andorra, to the streets of Barcelona, headed to the Â cutting edge of London’s fashion week 2012, to the eloquent city of Paris, to the AsianÂ capitalÂ of Bangkok, followed by aÂ moreÂ relaxedÂ city of Melbourne, back to Kuala Lumpur, allÂ resulting in a global epic fashion winner.
I’ve had people running after me,Â photographingÂ me, yelling at me, laughing at me, whispering at me,Â pointingÂ at me, glaring in confusion at me, asking to try them on, asking where I gotÂ them from.Â IÂ assure you, I couldÂ haveÂ sold these glasses a 1,000 times over. At one stage in London, I took them offÂ becauseÂ the attention was nothing short of overwhelming.
[notice]The great thing about thisÂ experienceÂ is it illustrates what fashion is all about, individuality andÂ standingÂ out from the crowd.[/notice]
The global attention this pair of glasses achieved told me thatÂ it was time to start theÂ Gracie Opulanza blog.Â Below are images of the Gracie OpulanzaÂ sunglasses outÂ and about. I encourage you to go choose your sunglasses from your vintage collections or your grand parents draws and go for it.
Prada’s Latest Collection
Well can you image how I am feeling right now. Prada has now launched these baroque glasses in a clearÂ lens but a tad smaller version. Even now the Â attention that I still get is overwhelming. So if you want stand out get your own version and hurry because they are such a statement and I’m confident they will sell out quicker than saying Gracie Opulanza.
A very funky commercial promoting Prada baroque collection
The winner here is the unique swirl arms
The Baroque collection, choose which one you’ll convert
Prada’sÂ tortoiseshell acetateÂ butterfly-frame sunglassesÂ
Trying on my Prada converts at London Fashion WeekÂ FebruaryÂ 2012
Ralph Lauren - The Three Piece Suit To Embrace
The grey three piece suit for this winter is strong for both men and women. Ralph Lauren has made a clear statement for us women to embrace this winter.
That women too in suits can look amazingly powerful. If you want to stand out form the norm this combination is what you should embrace.
The large trousers just add to this design and ditch the gloves and the hat and you are a sure winner for business success.
If economically your short on cash, head to your male friends place or partner and raid their wardrobes. Make sure you create your own look. While you’re at it men’s shoes can also be borrowed. I’m thinking pointy brogues.
Buch - Copenhagen’s chic casual wear
If there is an example of how the Danish women can look then this is the label for it. Buch, Copenhagen is a gorgeous boutique that embraces four core colours, Â white, silver, beige andÂ mocha. This beautifully presented shop makes you feel very feminine. The clothing range represents a Â casual chic image.
At Buch Copenhagen you will find luxury bohemian wear. It’s a very Siena Miller kinda of image.
Their clothing range from lace wear tops to bling dresses at there best. Â Their collections are always timeless and can be adapted to many seasons.
MyÂ favouriteÂ are their versions of cowboy boots. They represent a very cool, funky women and the shoes are so comfortable. I love their quirky designs and prints.
Buch is Â an alternative clothing wear in which you one can mix and match their designs into your existing wardrobe.
Buch, Copenhagen,-bling-dress-2012, It’s 70% off get down there it’s amazing
Buch,CopenhagenÂ PaisleyÂ trousers
TimelessÂ piecesÂ you can wear over and over
London Olympics - Chic, Olympic Inspired Fashion Buys 2012
The London fashion labels are all out in full fashion glory. Long gone are the days of tacky memorabilia. How chic will you look when you take home one of these edgy memorabilia, during the next two weeks.
Here are some fab collections you should certainly get your hands onto.
Send me some of your images of what’s rocking on the high streets of London right now.
It’s all about marketing cool products.
Not for the fainted hearted
Miu Miu London Special. london olympic fashion
Emma Cook,olympic fashion 2012
Olympic inspired fashion buys 2012,gold head piece
Cath Kidston.london olympic fashion
Disney Couture.london olympic fashion
Charlotte Olympia, 2012 fashion
Pamela Love, skull head
Cowboy Boots - They Will Always Stay In Vogue
Cowboy boots are a shoe that are a huge statement.Â The main reasons for cowboys wearing boots is because they aid in horse back riding. They are thick and tough, perfect for walking around in rugged country or doing work. They were also a symbol of the American cowboy. They made a cowboy who she was. Her boots told her story, not to mention they look cool!
R.Soles was established by Douglas Berney and opened on the Kings Road, Chelsea in 1975. Â This store continues to offer our own unique styles and the highest quality boots. Iâm loving their cowboy range.
Judy Rothchild is the designer of all our styles and has gained recognition for taking boots to the catwalks of New York, London, and Paris while still remaining true to the traditional cowboy boot form.
Your boots will look like high heels, giving you a bit of height while still keeping your outfit casual. This look works the best with flared or wide-leg jeans, because cowboy boots are usually pretty wide around the leg, and could look bulky if you wear a more tapered jean. Also, make sure your jeans are long, because the goal isnât to show off too much of the boot in this case.
This look is great because the toe of the boots peeking out from under your jeans will make your legs look super-long and thin, always a plus!
Cowboy boots are perfect with the skinny jeans of last season if theyâre still in your closet â itâs so easy to tuck skinny jeans in to any boot. If you donât have any skinny jeans, regular straight legs can be folded over and tucked in to show off the boots. Try pairing this look with a leather jacket and structured bag to tone down the country-ness.
Cowboy boots with a dress
I love this look, it’s Â a super-cute way to wear cowboy boots if you pick the right dress and accessories. Copy Taylor Swift and you’ll get it right every time.
Taylor Swift is the perfect example of how rock chic they can look
Be inspired for 2012
Zarape choc_back,R.Soles, cowboy boots
Pink Butterfly,R.Soles,cowboy boots
Corsets - Should You Be Wearing That Outside?
Why do I have this reoccurring love affair with corset fashion? Soon as I see a lingerie shop I am magnetised to the ultimate femininity that is a Cottee. ( Corset)
Dating as far back as the 1600âs, it has been as key player in the evolution of womenâs fashion, predominantly through Europe. Fast forward circa 2012, the no-so-humble corset is the epitome of sexual confidence in women.
Corsets - The personification of the lady- loincloth
Like most lingerie the key is making sure you have a firm fit on your torso. Paying close attention to your bust vs back size â much like you would a bra. Â This will ensure creation of the classic hour-glass figure us women strive to achieve.
Theyâre flattering, feminine and just like your favourite pair of stilettos they work wonders for your posture â not to mention your confidence.
Mirror Mirror, costume and corset wear too die for
This is divine on, looks fab with a pencil skirt combined with a see through vintage blouse
Suck in that tummy
Christina Hendricks wearing a corset
She rocks in this corset
They are so gorgeous to look at
Tiny waist perception is the key
More so this year theÂ reinventingÂ of the corset look can be stunning