Brand Feature: Giorgio Armani

Expression Privé Inspired by the Armani Privé Spring 2015 Couture collection launched on the 28th of January, which employed predominantly nature as its stimulus; I questioned my understanding of fashion which prompted me to explore the crux of fashion and … 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

Trend Feature: Maroon Reborn

Maroon, not to be confused with red, plum or wine, is making scattered appearances on runways, red carpet and the street! The trend which was embraced by all, only a few years ago, has made a come back to garner … Continue reading

Brand Feature: Zuhair Murad

In a fashion era in which we have such a huge contingent of brands and designers to draw upon for inspiration and expression, only a few manage to really claim the limelight for their creativity and originality. One such designer … Continue reading

Trend Feature: Flowers & Animals; Tartan & Stripes

A trend which I was initially in two-minds about (which is why I held-off writing about it) has finally grown on me, giving me the confidence to prattle about it. The issue in question is print-on-print.

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It seems that ‘matching’ and ‘coordination’ have been redefined in recent times. I remember my mum often telling dad that you can’t wear navy socks with brown leather shoes or your shoes and belt must always match. But today, those ‘rules’ don’t exists.

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Over the passed few months, I have come across numerous print-on-print combination to which my thoughts have responded, “I guess”. But as the trend evolves and I see more women pull it off with ease- I wonder why I was ever averse to it.

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The idea of pairing florals with leopard print is arousing and inventive. No limits seems to be current mantra of fashionistas worldwide and we better enjoy it because I’m sure the rules, as we knew them, will become trendy soon enough.

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Trend Feature: Oversized Genius

Successful designers may rake in enormous bucks but occasional trends often remind us why these trade geniuses deserve every dime.

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The insecurities of women about their bodies are an age-old issue, but they seem to have garner steam in the passed few years. While us women were pondering whether to skip the carbs, a brainy bunch decided to solve the issue for us so we could have our bread and eat it too! Enter- oversized clothing. Exaggerated shoulders, colossal hips and extra-long sleeves all became trendy this year and the result of extra volume was smaller (looking) women.

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A style may have looked a bit far-fetched on Lady Gaga a few years ago, has finally trickled down to us mere-mortals. Tops, jackets, shorts, hats, sunglasses, handbags and even scarves have been put on steroids this season depending on the part of body you wish to flatter.

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I have often walked away from clothing because I had thought it was too ridiculous to by a certain size. But after trying on a men’s t-shirt (which I fell in love with), I realised that oversized clothing can be extremely flattering as well as sexy. Browse through some of my favourite oversized looks!

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Trend Feature: The Metallic Mend

It wasn’t too long ago that this trend was considered a cheap and vulgar faux pas but the dictators of fashion have spoken (in this case Burberry), sparking a metallic craze that has lasted much longer than I had envisioned, … Continue reading

Trend Feature: The Quintessential Shirt

I say quintessential because everybody SHOULD have a perfectly-fitting, crisp white-collared shirt as a key piece in their closet. While I’m writing this, my pursuit for the perfect fit remains incomplete. The hurdles I’ve faced in my quest include the sleeve … Continue reading

Trend Feature: The Fedora Files

You may have seen a fedora on someone and admired it, but thought its probably not your cup-of-tea; or you may have bought one, tried it on a million times but never garnered the confidence to wear it out. But I can guarantee, that one successful fedora-day will have you buying them in all variations of colours and textures.

Whether it have a functional purpose like sun-protection, covering-up a bad hair day or hiding your face (reserved for the celebs) or used solely as an accessory, fedora’s have engulfed the fashion-scene in recent times. The fedora trend hasn’t spared men, women or celebrities alike and like many trends recently, this one too, is quite versatile.

The fedora was seen all over the streets this year. Variations of the fedora spread as far as the imagination including felt, straw and leather, in numerous colours. My personal favourites are the felt fedoras in maroon and beige!

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We have seen Johnny Depp in multiple fedora avatars over the years, usually paired with on-trend glasses and dishevelled hair. In my opinion if there is only one celebrity that can match Depp on the drool-o-meter when it comes to fedora’s; Matt Bomer of White Collar fame, who has a new one to flaunt in each episode to frame those deep blue eyes.

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The women prefer the fedora-with-sunnies look and I personally prefer the hair worn out or in a low ponytail. I’m not too sure about Beyonce’s look here; I don’t think it flatters her face but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pulls a quintessential fedora-face.

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Get experimenting with those fedora’s now!

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Brand Feature: Elie Saab Spring 2014

Warning: the following post is dominated by frills, florals and serious frockage, courtesy Elie Saab! Elie Saab certainly put on a visual delight on the runways for Spring 2014, with the flawless amalgamation of lace, sheers and florals. The focus … Continue reading