We can not believe how french style had so greatly influenced the city once famous for risky outfits and bold color mixes.
One store stood out in particular, Maison de Fleur, french for “House of Flower”. Every girl had a satin bag from the brand.
The brand is strictly bags and keychains and there seems no need to expand. My sister and fellow blogger picked up the cutest lace detailed satin pouch for just 3500 yen (c $28).
More on our trip to Tokyo next week!!
It had been too long since we wrote a post! A week in a country a whole day ahead does that! Yep, we were in Japan for a week and now that we finally shook off the jet lag, lets talk fashion across the way. We spent most of our time in Shibuya and Hirajuku, both known for fashion, alternative and laid back.
What we found we really sad Lolitas, decoras and fairy Keis wondering down Hirajuku’s fame takeshita street shops now full with more goth wear and oddly, french inspired accessories. Furry coats and berets were everywhere.
s street style dead on Tokyo? No but like US, Japan’s middle class is also disappearing and the cost of lolita and other alternative fashion is just too high. So we were not surprised to see H&M, Zara and Forever21 nestled in Shibuya across from Shibuya109 (iconic mall).
More info about Tokyo fashion to come.
Happy hump day!
Now that spring is finally near, we can look forward to more skin baring looks. But the weather outside tells a different tale with the last winter storm ending down the coast. So what is a fashionista to do? To warm for winter wear but to rainy and windy to dig out your new spring wardrobe! Never fear, we have you cover with 3 looks that can be worn in what we call transition season, the season between seasons.
LOOK #1: LAYER FOR LATER
okay, so you know the weather will start at a high 40s and wind up a balmy 66 today? This is when you start pairing winter basics with past Spring purchases (Lets keep the tags on the new stuff till spring is official 😋).
So if you are okay with wet legs, layer a sweatshirt over a dress and pair with bright leggings and ankle boots for a transition outfit…remove the sweatshirt when it gets warmer!!
Henleys with button down shirts paired with Khakis goes a long way. Skip t-shirts and jeans because cotton hold water and when it gets wet, it can stay wet for a long period of time.
LOOK #2: WARM NOT BORED
Spring is all about color so start adding it to your everyday outfits right now so add a pastel or ornate cardigan to get started. Both girls and guys can use this simple trick to give a neutral driven wardrobe a kick and with so many lengths to choose, it could become a wardrobe staple!
BTW..no blanket cardies please..😐
I was in awe of the fact that recent parson graduates can put together a show for NYFW but the fashion fell flat. It wasn’t the atmosphere which was full of energy nor the clothes that were well made; it was the lack of voice…There was just no rhyme nor reason to the clothes that came down the runway.
So what did we expect…
JyX an east asian man meets a Southern Calfornian, Curuso..there was an expectation of bright patterns, bold colors and sexy silhouettes.
What we got…
A mix of classic ballgown, street wear, shock value and tossed in some unconventional male looks. The show had a schizophrenic feel, that was hard to look away (yes we stayed for the whole thing).
What we took away…
Street wear for men and women. The bright sweatshirts and button down shirts were a glimpse into the future of the brand. Check our Facebook page for the full set of images and our YouTube for the blog roll.
When an Italian brand decided to showcase his first ever unisex collection in NYFW; I add to request an invite. The moment we heard the designer had Moroccan inspiration we expected gold hues, bright colors and bold ideas. Our wishes were answered.
The moment the show started basic male staples like blazers and buttoned down shirts were treated with bold patterns of paisleys, stripes and gold embroidery.
Ties were treated with contrasting colors and interesting patterns like a collection of pool balls. Other interesting looks were the pant skirts which we loved so much we are saving it for our Instagram page. Check out the full video roll on our YouTube page and the total looks on our Facebook page.
Fashion Week in NY is over and we did not get to cover all the great shows!
Tune in to our youtube page on Monday to see all the video from last week shows and tune into facebook to see the shows we just did not have time to cover!!
In the land of faux fur where designers have promised to retire real fur products; one man deared to bring real fur to the runway with his debut NYFW show. Romeo Hunte fused ski resort wear with traditional sportswear with a show so unique, they was a line to get in.
An bigger shocker was the real fur that graced the runway which was also unisex with men and women in similar legging-ish pants and enormous fur coats (not jackets, coats).
The colored plaid was a unique touch with unconventional hues from green to orange. Plaid jackets got a remix with large sleeves and zipper accents.
Purple leather Jackets!! I am in love with the yellow fur jacket as well in rabbit. We also saw subtle fur trim on leather for a double wow factor.
The men wore the same pleather (or maybe leather?) slim fits as the women and were also draped in fur! Most of the plaid looks for women can also go for men!!
I go to Sherri Hill’s show every season for one reason, a reprive from the trend driven, casual corner or drama for nata shows. As usually, Gotham Hall was packed with ball gowned guest and even little girls in the most glamorous dresses.
Before the show even started, Alex Baldwin’s daughter was right in front of me.
The show started really late this time as guesy found their seats and mingled.
As the lights dimmed, a hush ran through the crowd that even engulfed the children. Here comes the sparkle…
Greens, vibrant pinks, reds and other colors not usually associated with fall graced the runway. We also say glitter meet leopard which was stunning.
Paisley made a splash at the show with beads, crystals and sequin embellishments. We also saw stripes and Indian inspired motifs. The underlaying fabric was also treated with glitter increasing the wow factor.
From 1920’s motifs to nude dresses encrusted with silver crystals, silver was a netural worth wearing at this show.
Glitter fringe, feathers? Luckily only 1 feather dress was on the runway and we definitely want to throw this look back. The flitter fringe though, we want in every color!!!
Check out our youtube page for a blog roll which we will link to our site this weekend!
Next in our look-a-like series Red edition; I chose the beautiful and chic Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps! These beauties are sky high, patent leather and will add a sleek pop of color to any outfit you can think of to pu together! The price tag for these lovelies is a not too bad ( as Louboutins can go for way more)$675. The similar styles we found surprisingly had similar shapes and heel length..Let us know in the comments if you think we chose wisely and what other designer look-a-likes you would like featured next month!
Back by popular demand; our designer look-a-like series! We started this series almost 8 years ago when designer dupes weren’t even a thing. We saw so many girls drooling over high end designs but couldn’t afford the real thing just yet.( we don’t condone designer knock offs EVER) We a,ways looked for something similar to the style and color of the designer Brand. Now more then ever you can shop the designer sales, stalk sample sales or wait for the real thing to show up on Poshmark, the real real..etc.. OR if you still don’t have or want to spend the money on said piece you can use our cheat sheets and get the similar look once again! We decided since valentine’s Day is right around the corner why not start with a pop of red which never goes out of style!
First up is the look-a-Like for the yummy Gucci Disco bag; this pebble leather bag is just the right size with a cute tassel; but with a $1190 price tag and the 100% leather material that might turn some off we came up with some similar styles we hope you like..let us know in the comments which ones you want or which look-a-like we should do next!