Saturday, September 25, 2010

“man up” : male attire gone femme

i love the idea of mixing masculine pieces with feminine ones.  this trend is epic. but please, PLEASE, do not EVER leave the house looking like diane keaton—that’s a no no. think audrey hepburn’s gap ad, revamped. there are many ways 2 take on this look without losing yourself within it.

the premise behind women wearing masculine attire is to take the tailored, structured look and fit of menswear and make it flattering for the female body.  The key to pulling this look off is remembering to highlight your “girlish assets” ;) so belt it. throw on a fitted blazer with those tailored slacks. I love a wide leg pant w/ a simple v-neck and blazer.  and remember, u can also go super simple with a fedora or newsboy hat, a pair of spectacles or an oxford! 

here’s some inspiration:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

trailblazer Rihanna is in her own FASHION LANE

....ways to translate Ri's rockstar looks into your own daily wardrobe:
...blazers, blazers, blazers. revamps any outfit. seamlessly helps u transition from day to play. 
...ankle socks w/ pumps! say what? yes, it seems weird at first. but it is HAUTE. always go with a light weight ankle sock. u can pair the sock w/ a pump of the same color family or go with something completely unrelated---look at these cute lace socks paired w/ a nude patent pump! if this is too much for you, try a multi-layered sock look with a boot, to get your feet wet. but, beware, the shorter the legs [story of my life] the more likely it is that the over the knee thing won't work for u. but dn't despair--slouch, slouch, scrunch the socks down below the knee.
...Ri loves a skinny jean, legging jean, to be exact. one pair is never enough. go dark or do bleached denim.
...fur, fur, fur--since we all can't "ella ella eh eh" our way to millions, go with faux fur if u wanna channel Ri's style; try a faux fur bag or scarf. check out this cute black rabbit fur bag from Lori's or this DVF beauty.
....over the knee is hot. slouchy, oversized cardigans & sweaters, sheer tops are everywhere. invest in these items. available everywhere, faves spots: f21, h&m, american apparel, free people, anthropology. 
...Ri loves retro shades. sunglasses are a huge accessory piece. go BIG or go home. oversized lens, classic aviator styles (i personally prefer an all black aviator, i'd skip the silver "top gun"-esque kind), the chain lens is still being shown as well, as worn up top by Ri. i love these jackie o lenses & these throwback shades worn by nicole rich.
...every girl needs a pointy toe pump. think louboutin pigalle, studded. worn up top by Ri. alternatives 
x, loves ;)