Special Feature: Golden Globes Fashion 2014

Film award season and fashion go hand-in-hand and the 2014 Golden Globes gave us a chance to see Hollywood’s finest (and not-so) on the red carpet. With opinions on the couture of the women of Hollywood saturating fashion portals worldwide, … Continue reading

Special Feature: New Year’s Eve Swag

New Year’s Eve (NYE), in my opinion, is the most exciting night in terms of styling and fashion. No outfit is too eccentric or over-the-top. Whether you’re staying home or heading to the most happening gig in town, you have … Continue reading

Special Feature: Christmas Wishes

Here’s wishing everyone a joyous festive season! Although I don’t celebrate christmas in the traditional sense, it does give me an excuse to whip up a feast and go shopping for presents. And as anyone else dedicated to fashion would … Continue reading

Special Feature: Dress to Express

As life experiences make me wiser and more in-touch with who I am, I realise that my style and clothing increasingly (albeit unintentionally) reflect MY moods and personality. In fact, being accepted, even appreciated for my individuality is much more important … Continue reading

Special Feature: The Fallen Angel- Miranda Kerr

As promised in my previous post about the Victoria’s Secret Angels (http://globalfashionfiend.com/2013/11/06/victorias-secret-i-wish-i-knew-it/), here’s presenting you a special photo feature of my favourite ex-angel- Miranda Kerr. As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, this woman is a complete inspiration for me, in … Continue reading

Victoria’s Secret (I wish I knew it!)

Whether male or female, I’m positive the title of this post was enough to draw your attention. Men drool over them and women admire (and slightly envy) them. Yes, this post is dedicated to the Victoria’s Secret angels. Models, entrepreneurs, actors, wives, mothers- these women like most, are multi-faceted, however the question here is- how do they do it all while maintaining their flawless figures and immaculate presentation? Well the way I look at it is that junk food and hours spent working out is the sacrifice these girls have to make for their careers (a small one relative to their hefty pay cheques I say). Having said that I do admire their dedication, personalities and intelligent. These angels meet a stringent criterion that extends beyond the face and body which is evident if you have ever seen these girls in front of the camera.

The coveted Victoria’s Secret show for this year is around the corner, airing around the world on December 10th so it seems only fitting to share some of my favourite VS model styles and moments. It seems that a VS stalking session has become a regular event in my calendar so keep your eye out for an exclusive on my favourite (now ex) angel- Miranda Kerr!

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Alessandra Ambrosio

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Adriana Lima

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Miranda Kerr

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Karlie Kloss

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Lindsay Ellingson

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Lily Aldridge

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley

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Erin Heatherton

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Candice Swanepoel

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Doutzen Kroes

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Behati Prinsloo 

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Special Feature: Frocks and Fascinators

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In the midst of back-to-back Fashion Weeks, a number of races, including the prix de l’Arc de Triomph in Paris, the Breeders Cup in London and the Melbourne Cup were held. And with the Dubai World Cup a day away, … Continue reading

Special Feature: Man-Bags and Pocket Squares

Still caught in a reverie of the countless fashion weeks that have passed; this post is dedicated to all the men out there that respect fashion and understand the importance of a well-fitted shirt! Often, when we talk high fashion, we sideline and admittedly, forget about the guys. Having said that, this may actually be one of my favourite posts thus far (girls scroll down to see why)! It made me realise that one of the most attractive qualities in a guy is how he dresses and carries himself. The length of a sleeve, the cut of a trouser, the choice of cufflink, the texture of a pocket square and even the exact position of the ironed crease on a trouser can be the difference between elegance and shabbiness. A few tips for the guys that are new to all this, followed by inspiration from the runway and the streets of global fashion weeks:

Shirts: Shirts should skim the body with no pleats or gathering when you button at the chest. If you would rather not have a shirt figure-hugging, keep it slightly lose but too much billowing material just looks unkept. The cuff should sit in the curve where your wrist ends and thumb starts.

Trousers: Trousers should sit on the waist perfectly; too loose and a belt will cause gathering which looks untidy. In terms of length, the trouser should just touch your heel when you have no shoes on, so when you do have them on, your socks are perfectly covered. Although, in line with runway trends this season, a slightly cropped pant is also in vogue (as seen below).

Blazer: Arms should have complete movement, without the blazer extending too far beyond the shoulders. Like a shirt, the blazer should not wrinkle when you button it, but should skim the body with the slightest room. The sleeve should end right on the wrist bone, as to keep visible around 0.5-1 cm of the shirt. Most importantly, the jacket should end below the backside; a slightly shorter jacket will give you the appearance of a longer torso and a longer jacket will improve proportion.

Other than that, the fit of jeans and t-shirts can be experimented with to suit individual body types and personalities. Once the fit is mastered, play around with fabrics, colours, textures and style to represent you! I love the way the men below have individualised their looks with accessories and quirky accents.

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Bottega Veneta 2014- For me, its all about the man-bag.

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Canali 2014- Colour me blue.

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Paris Fashion Week 2014- The glasses add character.

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Burberry 2014- Colour-block, only if you dare.

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London Fashion Week 2014- The cropped pant.

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Nautica 2014- Neutrals.

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Milan Fashion Week 2014- All personality.

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Milan Fashion Week 2014- Tan leather is eternal.

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Special Feature: The Stylish Street

A number of fashion weeks for 2014, including Milan, Paris, London and New York have just come to an end. What excites me most about fashion week season, besides the huge showcase of creativity and design, is the street style (not quite sure why we call it that- its anything BUT street) that takes place. Models, stylists, fashionistas and fashion big-wigs that dictate future trends all conglomerate at the designated fashion-mecca. I find the individualistic style and outfits extremely inspirational and at times, entertaining. These individuals are not scared to experiment and they bring together a number of trends I wouldn’t have imagined myself. The personal essence put into the entire look is what makes them far more interesting and thought-provoking than movie premiers and launches. As you can tell, I take my fashion very seriously! Scroll through some of my favourites from the afore-mentioned fashion weeks.

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Red with leopard is timeless but I would personally ditch the ciggy!

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Those boots, that bag and the jumpsuit! Wow!

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So simple, so classy and so sheike! And to add to it, its so doable!

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Beige and plum are so high-fashion! The midi skirt is also one of the latest trends to come off the runways this season!

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Black doesn’t have to be boring! Its timeless.

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I am regretting not picking up that silk top from Zara, I did not envision it like this.

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More midi skirts! I love everything about this look!

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Man bag- yes please! Buy one tan leather bag; use it a lifetime!

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A splash of neon never goes unoticed.

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Epitome of comfort meets style. Who thought beg-time pjs could look so high-fashion! I also need that hat!

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