Beauty. A Glitter Bomb for Your Face

 

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Ph: FashionEditorials (remixed by TCS)

I am not one to usually wear glitter or sequins. However, the holidays always give me an excuse to add a little sparkle to my current fashion and beauty repertoire. With that in mind, I took notice when designers like Jenny Packham adorned their model’s eyelids with enough glitter to power Studio 54 back in its heyday.

Sure, to some this may seem like a glitter bomb exploded on your face. For me though, it feels like a chic way to add a little panache to a mostly black winter wardrobe while channeling my inner Bianca Jagger to boot.

Cheers to that!

See Vogue’s glitter makeup tutorial here.

My Musings. The Art of Finding the Perfectly-Pleated Skirt

 

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If you are like me, my style mavens, then you probably spend way too much time perusing the latest offerings and trends in your favorite magazines, online blogs and even fashion apps. If you are like me, then you also probably swoon over the designer duds presented in many of them, but often end up searching for wallet-friendly options instead. This ongoing quest for a cheaper alternative is actually what led me to create a section of my blog called the Chic, Yet Cheap Find, and is also what keeps many of you readers coming back for a regular dose of fashion-related pearls of wisdom. However, once I spot a trend and start the hunt for that perfect item to complete it- in this case it is a pleated skirt- I find sometimes find myself engaging in a long process that leads to complete and utter frustration.

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My Musings. Are Florals a Neutral?

 

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“Florals for spring? How groundbreaking.”

If you are familiar with The Devil Wears Prada, then you know that this quote is not only overused (I just couldn’t help myself- haha), but that the floral trend is also seriously synonymous with spring and summer fashion. However, when you see designers like Michael Kors using flowers to make a fur jacket pop, you know florals have officially taken over crossed over to fall. With this unlikely transition, I can’t help but wonder: Is floral the new neutral?

Well, Michael Kors wasn’t the only one to incorporated chic blooms into fall designs. Josep Font brought his extraordinary vision to life at Delpozo when he adorned sleeves with 3D lotus blossoms and lilies. We also saw head-to-toe floral frocks at Zac Posen, and Demna Gvasalia even mixed several flower-based patterns together for an unexpected punk vibe at Balenciaga.

With all these different options when it comes to wearing florals for fall, my style mavens,  I think it is pretty clear that this trend has really bloomed and that florals are here to stay.