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FASHION WEEK'S UNDERSTATED UNIFORM

FASHION WEEK'S UNDERSTATED UNIFORM

The general opinion states that there are no compulsory uniforms, no imposed costumes and no dress codes whatsoever during Fashion Weeks. That being said, there is no such thing as a predisposed set of rules for dressing whether it is Fashion Week in Milan, London, Paris, New York, or even the newcomer city of Copenhagen.  Well, except maybe for one rule, that golden rule to which all fashionistas, bloggers, trend-setters or anyone trying to be featured on the fashion-week street-style section of any magazine, blog or newspaper would abide by. 

SHELLS, SHELLS, AND MORE SHELLS!

SHELLS, SHELLS, AND MORE SHELLS!

Shells is the one trend you should watch out for in this Summer 2018 season. Yes, shells for Summer – ground-breaking right! I might go as far as to state that the trend is almost as original as the florals trend for Spring! But if this trend is both so obvious and evident, how come it is only hitting the runways this season?

MUSIC HAS NEVER SOUNDED SO COUTURE

MUSIC HAS NEVER SOUNDED SO COUTURE

The prominent French fashion house CHANEL has joined forces with Apple Music, releasing what is considered to be the most fashionable and dreamiest playlist of our modern days. The playlist, curated by the French House’s sound designer Michel Gaubert, includes an array of songs that have been played during CHANEL’s most iconic shows.

THE PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2018 IS ULTRA-VIOLET

THE PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2018 IS ULTRA-VIOLET

The future has a new colour, and it is Ultra-violet!

Pantone has disclosed its 2018 Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet 18-3838 to be extra specific. 

Ultra-Violet this year comes with an entirely new twist, claim Pantone experts. This year, Ultra-Violet will resonate with the future, with creativity, with innovation, with vision and with complexity.

Retour au Retro

Retour au Retro

‘History always repeats itself’. It’s a universal saying that we all abide by and that has proven itself accurate in every situation when put to the test. No matter what field or topic it was referring to or associated with. And now, once again, and more than ever, history is indeed repeating itself – in fashion.

 

Deconstructed Shirts

Deconstructed Shirts

Deconstructed shirts that will help you construct your fashionable summer.

Yes, you are reading it correctly, ladies. ‘Deconstructed shirts that will help you construct your summer’. Oxymoron? I think not. Ironic? A little I would say. Enlightening? DEFINITELY.

 

Check Mate: SS17 trends explained…

Check Mate: SS17 trends explained…

Summer… S for, well, summer… U for utopia… M for … hold on! This is not a spelling contest, nor have you clicked on the wrong link that led you to a spelling bee class. You have indeed reached the fashion section within i the stylist. Stay put ladies; I will get to our fashion-oriented topic within a second.

 

YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH BLACK

YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH BLACK

It’s hard not to be a fan of the colour black. It’s as versatile as a colour can get. Think about it. Black goes with everything, black looks good on all skin tones and hair colours, black is sliming, black gives you an instant chic and elegant allure and last but most certainly not least, black makes your life so much easier in the morning when you are half asleep deciding what to wear to work. 

YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH BLACK

YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH BLACK

It’s hard not to be a fan of the colour black. It’s as versatile as a colour can get. Think about it. Black goes with everything, black looks good on all skin tones and hair colours, black is sliming, black gives you an instant chic and elegant allure and last but most certainly not least, black makes your life so much easier in the morning when you are half asleep deciding what to wear to work. 

Fashion Week hairstyles part 3- Milan

Fashion Week hairstyles part 3- Milan

Milan is the perfect ending for the Fashion Week trilogy as it embodies a bit of London and a bit of New York, but with its own Italian flair. Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Venetta, Versace, you name it, all the Italian namesakes are packed with proper fashion and staggering creativity. Italy has always been a country renowned for fashion, so it is no surprise that the Milan Fashion Week is host tofabulous looks that we will be sharing with you. If you reflect and go back, all the way back to the ancient Roman times, you will see to what extent Italy is famous for its beautiful hairstyles. The tasteful country has kept its reputation up until today! Here are some of the top hairstyles that are worth taking notes of. Pens and papers up Ladies!

Fashion Week hairstyles part 2- London

Fashion Week hairstyles part 2- London

New York Fashion Week is over for another season and the fashion crowd has flown over to London, and so have we – DUH!  If you haven’t already, check out our NYFW article.

London Fashion Week may last for four days only, but it sure does leave the city humming about the looks and new trends to-die-for, and of course what we care most about, new hairstyles!

FASHION WEEK HAIRSTYLES PART 1: NEW YORK

FASHION WEEK HAIRSTYLES PART 1: NEW YORK

It is no secret that New York City leads as the world’s innovation capital. The Big Apple is the epicentre of all sorts of trends, from fashion, to beauty, to art, and the list goes on and on and is long enough to make you scroll down indefinitely and tire your fingers.

And so it happens that New York Fashion Week is here! So we have gathered for you the top inspiring hairdos to dress for the occasion, look and represent the win. So let’s try to forget about the freezing weather in NYC, and not complain about Mother Nature’s below zero fate on the city, ladies. If you go for one of the hairdos from our inspiring list, you are guaranteed to warm up the streets because the list is freaking H-O-T!

THE QUINTESSENTIAL SILK BLOUSE

THE QUINTESSENTIAL SILK BLOUSE

In theory, an open-back dress or a bejeweled coat are far more splurge worthy than a simple silk blouse. Most of you probably don’t own more than two different silk blouses in your wardrobe – maybe even one. And if you do, it is probably a gift from your mother since two Christmas’ ago, and you have never worn it nor will you ever. Your poor blouse is probably lying on the bottom of your closet, with its dusty label now. Don’t get me wrong, I get it, and I get you ladies. Silk blouses might come across as boring whilst other garments are more exhilarating on the shopping floor and dressing up level. 

        Embrace   the   change   with   smart   investments     A new year brings something we all long for: hope for a new start, opportunity for a fresh turn, a chance for us to make changes for the better and improve ourselves. But let’s not kid ourselves. You can’t really start fresh if you still look the same. You need not only to feel brand new internally, but physically too, by looking the part.  What better way to start the new year than with a new hairdo!    Off with the old, and on with the new!     Invest in a new pair of hair extensions. Everyone is doing it, so get with the program and hop on the new hairdo bandwagon. From A to Z celebrities and A-listers, new hair is the way to inaugurate the new year. Supermodel Bella Hadid rocked her bangs on New Year’s Eve as she partied the night away. Bella took over both Instagram and Snapchat to show off her new hairdo that evening, giving the expression “breaking the Internet” a new refreshed twist.  Indeed, your 2017 is obviously going to be dope, so needless to say that you need a dope hairstyle to match and kick the year off just right.  Buying hair extensions is not like buying a chocolate bar at the grocery store round the corner from your office or home.  You want to play it smart, and do a bit of research. You can’t just go to any hair salon nearby or order online a new set of hair extensions from any random website you google. Sorry to inform you ladies but this is not how it works. It’s a bit more complicated than this and this is why we are providing you with this article as your to-go-to research source.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     So here is your basic 101 guide to shop for your new hair.    First: Choose human extensions over synthetic    This is smart move #1 and the only way to go.  This is one of the major dilemmas you are going to face when choosing extensions. Ladies, I plead you, do not be tempted to take the easy way out. Synthetic extensions might seem very appealing to you as they are cheaper. Although slightly more highly priced, natural human hair extensions are a much better quality than synthetics. Synthetic might be cheap, but they are not as durable, don’t blend well with real hair, and are more likely to get tangled.       Second: Do not combine human extensions with synthetic ones    Make sure what you are buying is 100% human hair. Not 99% human, 1% synthetic. Those are not good numbers for you. If you specify human hair, make sure that it is not combined with synthetic hair, otherwise your hairdo is going to look like u mismatched 5 different types of wigs. You must aim to match the texture as closely as possible to your own hair. Consistency is key, ladies. A great thing to keep in mind when searching for your 100% human hair extensions, is that dirt cheap 100% human hair extensions don’t exist. For example a 30” 100g hair extension is not likely to cost less than £100 minimum, especially considering all the costs that the supplier has to pay to be able to offer them to you. If the price is unrealistic, then something is fishy & the extensions most likely aren’t 100% human hair!       Third: Smart investments    Sure one of your resolutions might be to look better with a new hairdo, but it also doesn’t mean going broke over it. I hear you ladies. This is why you have to approach this as smartly and swiftly as possible. We all want to save money, but buying synthetic hair will backfire. Whilst it might appear as the cheapest option at first, it will end up costing you more on the long run as synthetic hair doesn’t last long and you would have to keep buying new ones every now and then. Instead, invest in a decent pair of human hair extensions. It might be pricier, but for the rest of the year, you are sorted. Plus a really good pair, especially if looked after well, can last you a many years. This is how you end up getting value for your money!       Fourth: Take care of your extensions    Your smart investment doesn’t end here ladies. You might have bought your “smart extension”, but to reiterate, unless you take care of it, your smart investment isn’t going to last long, which defeats the purpose. Your job is not done nor complete until those extensions are well taken care of. Keep in mind that the extensions are attached to your head and real hair, which means you must not put stress on them, and by that I mean ladies no pulling & brushing hairs unnecessarily and no lame chick fights. You are just going to end up with torn hair, ruined extensions, and money gone down the drain. Ladies, we agreed that 2017 is the year for the new you and your new hair. So keep it classy.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Follow these simple steps and you are sorted. You’ll thank me in 2018. WORD!

New Year, New Hair

Embrace the change with smart investments

A new year brings something we all long for: hope for a new start, opportunity for a fresh turn, a chance for us to make changes for the better and improve ourselves. But let’s not kid ourselves. You can’t really start fresh if you still look the same. You need not only to feel brand new internally, but physically too, by looking the part. What better way to start the new year than with a new hairdo!

YOUR BLAZER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

YOUR BLAZER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

Dressing up for work: the second top four words that give you instant anxiety once spoken – the first four ones being evidently the oh-so-notorious: we need to talk.

How to wear your Dr Martens for work

How to wear your Dr Martens for work

 

Dr. martens might resonate with cool, savage, funky, punk, rock, edgy but most certainly not with work. Well, here’s the catch: with the right hacks, any piece of clothing from your wardrobe can be worn to work. You just have to style it up accordingly.

INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC UK FASHION BLOG

INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC UK FASHION BLOG

Welcome to our new fashion blog where each month Farah Yaktine a specialist fashion blogger will share with us the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of what to and what not to wear for work, whatever your age or style.

“One of the most common misconceptions daunting today’s employed society is about appropriate workwear. People usually tend to associate work attire exclusively to suites and ties. Therefore, mainly because of this misapprehension, dressing up for the office has become a nightmare for the most of us. We all have different fashion styles, and not all of us are really keen on wearing ties and fully buttoned shirts. But here’s the twist: you don’t have to.

CULINARY HOTSPOTS FOR THE FASHION CROWD: PFW EDITION

CULINARY HOTSPOTS FOR THE FASHION CROWD: PFW EDITION

Four weeks, four cities, and a whole lot of new designer collections, but nothing beats Paris, the cherry on top of Fashion Month. As the busy fashion season draws to an end, we’ve summed up a list of the city’s top culinary hotspots where models, bloggers, editors and celebrities refuel in between shows amidst this crazy month of fashion.

JEREMY SCOTT SS'17

JEREMY SCOTT SS'17

Standing out in NYFW is not exactly the easiest task for designers. This bi-yearly parade of new collections has become both a competitive and creative playground for all brands nowadays. With hundreds of thousands of viewers, the pressure is immense for designers.