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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


  Denim has come a long way over the course of the past 50 years.  What was once primarily used for workwear, is now a staple of American fashion culture.  Through its evolution we have seen it grow from modesty to luxury while gaining sophistication along the way.  There are literally Jeans for everybody but do you know which fit is best for your body?

  Most women fall into one of four body shapes: banana, apple, pear and hourglass.

A) Banana:  straight, boyish build, no curves.
      1. Best jean fit:
Skinny, tailored, tapered or slight bootcut with a low to medium waist.  It creates the illusion of curves when you dont actually have any.  Low waist accentuates hips as well.

B) Apple:  top heavy, broad shoulders, narrow hips.
      2. Best jean fit:
Boot cut to wide leg with mid to natural waist.  It will balance top by adding width to lower half.

C) Pear:  wider hips, fuller thighs and butt, small bust.
      3. Best Jean fit:
straight leg or slightly bootcut with a mid to natural waist.  Creates symmetry throughout body and minimizes appearance of larger areas (if thats what you wanna do, lol).

D) Hourglass:  near equal hips and bust, narrow waist.
      4. Best jean fit:
most fits will work well on this figure but the waist may present problems.  Since upper and lower halves are proportionate and waist is narrow, tailoring should be done to ensure proper fit at waist.

~ to make booty appear larger: tasteful embellishments like larger pockets, pocket flaps or metal hardware will help.  Just keep it classy and simple.

~ to make booty appear smaller: avoid bright colors and/or overdone designs on back.  Stick with average pocket or inl laid pockets instead.

~ to hide full belly: wear higher waist, natural is best.  Front pockets also help to camflouge.

~ darker denim is always more slimming than a lighter wash as it creates a longer leg.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ughhh, those damn uggs!

  So I know I may make some enemies or atleast get some dirty looks for saying this...but I do not like Uggs.  There is nothing remotely attractive about most of the styles and most people who "love" them, only began wearing them because they saw celebrities in them first.  All the "it" celebrities get free stuff from designers and companies wanting to advertise and sell more products.  They know that once a celebrity is shot or filmed wearing their pieces, all of the wanna be famous robots will follow the leader.  Just because someone famous does something or wears something, doesnt make it fly or hot.  It irritates me that everyone likes, loves and wears the same exact things.  Very few people have any real personal style anymore and its just wack (I could have used a more sophisticated word but this fits, lol)!  There, I said it (sigh), and I feel better.

  Yes I own one pair of Ugg Moccasins that were given as a gift from my husband.  They are extremely warm and comfortable so I get that aspect of it but most didnt know that until after they tried them and why did they try them in the first place...EXACTLY!  I wear mine occasionally because they're comfy and still cute but I would stop instantaneously if there were more than 5 people with them in my presence on a regular basis.  I do not...repeat: do not want to look just like anyone else.  I like standing out and standing on my own.  You should really check yourself if you're not comfortable doing the same.  If most people who claim they love certain brand's were placed in a store alone without any of those familiar brands, they would most likely be lost and leave empty handed  They would have no idea what they like or what they should choose because there'd be no model to follow.

My only pair of Uggs

  Stop trying to be a carbon copy of someone else and just be you. Its ok to do me! Wear what you like because you like it, not because someone else or everyone else is.  I'm not saying that there is no one who actually likes them but I would bet not as many as those who wear them.  Get a life of your own already and stop looking to famous people for leadership.  Lead your own damn ship!



Friday, December 3, 2010

Fashion goes frugal!!

Lanvin for H&M

  Some of my favorite designers are grand couturiers whose most beautiful pieces are just not accessible for me and most of us, because of the prices.  I adore Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Chanel, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and many others.  I've always dreamed of being able to live the high life and wear their pieces on my skin, daily.  I envision myself looking fab and feeling fierce while hopping out of the car with my driver and assistant in tow.  I'm most confident that it will all come to pass and is in the works, just not sure of the details but the universe has that covered!

  Lots of top designers have realized that not all of their admirers shop in Bergdorfs or fly private, so they've began to create more affordable lines.    Second lines are big business with the potential to earn big bucks.  Not only do they open the door for revenue from the average consumer but they can also be a path that introduces new consumers to a designer's couture brand.

  "Bridge" lines (what they're technically called) arent a new idea in fashion at all.  They've been around in stores for a looooong time but in most cases, were nowhere near as desireable as the originals.  Thank god times have changed and great for us, designers have stepped their "bridge"game up big time!!!

Simply Vera; Vera Wang (exclusively at Kohl's)

  Top designer bridge lines:

~ 1. Simply Vera; Vera Wang for Kohls

~ 2. Norma Kamali for Walmart

~ 3. Lanvin for H&M

~ 4. MICHAEL by Micheal Kors (available at Macys)

~ 5. Lela Rose and Christian Siriano for Payless

~ 6. DKNY; Donna Karan

~ 8. I Heart Ronson for JC Penney