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Friday, 31 August 2012

Paris Hilton Rocks Russia GQ

As fashionistas, we are no stranger to guilty pleasures.  You know what I'm talking about; the top secret indulgences that we dare not speak of.  For some, it is something as harmless as those visually fascinating Hostess Sno Balls that draw us in every time we set foot in a convenience store.  For my Mom, it's singing along to the vocal stylings of Chaka Khan.  My guilty indulgence?  Paris Hilton.

 Ever since I first saw her Simple Life debut in 2003(which I still continue to watch to this day), I knew I was in it for the long haul.  As a socialite, jet-setter, and fashion extraordinaire--What's not to love?  Not to mention, anyone who knows how to dress is high on my list of People to Love.  I saw her in person while on the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards in 2007, and her trademark side-look and wave that she gave me still remains one of my most cherished memories, so imagine my delighted surprise when I found out about her spread for Russia GQ!  Her Simple Life days may be long over, but she is still looking fierce, fashion, and fabulous!

*Images via Huffington Post*

Whether it be music, junk food, or even Paris Hilton, we all have our quirks.  Tell me, my fierce fashionistas, what is YOUR guilty indulgence?  Until next time....

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Crossing Over to The Dark Side

 It is yet ANOTHER rainy day in jolly ole England!  Am I complaining?  Absolutely not!  If it hadn't been for this lovely English weather, who knows when I would've completed my post today?  The sunny days are getting more few and far between, with each passing day  as dreary as the next; a sure sign that summer is on its way out.  What better excuse than to adopt the re-emerging goth trend that is sweeping the Autumn/Winter runway shows!  Why fight the gloom?  You know what they say: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"  I don't know about you, my fierce fashionistas, but I am totally on board!

If there's one thing to be learned about this season's collections, it is that black is back!  More and more designers have crossed over to the dark side, and I'm tickled pink!  Or should it be black?  And, as always, when trends change, it's usually in both the fashion AND makeup scene.

*Image via Gucci and Vogue*

Burgundy lips paired with light foundation are all the rage and I am loving it!  It gives a very dramatic "porcelain doll" effect. Have no fear if you are not a fan of burgundy or  if *Gasp* it is not in your color wheel.  Darken your favorite lip color with a brown eye pencil, or, if you're feeling particularly daring...use black. If this trick is good enough for the industry's premier makeup guru's, it's good enough for this fashionista!

*Image via Fashion Telegraph*

Prada's Autumn/Winter show revealed an opposite approach in going for a (very) dramatic eye and pale lips.  Eyes a little too extreme for your liking?  It's nothing a little smokey eye can't fix!  Definitely a more subtle approach, but still VERY effective.   Make sure to tread this season's makeup trend carefully because it definitely has the potential  to become too much too fast, and before you know it, this could be you:

Lets be real: The only person with enough sex appeal and cool points to pull this look off is Johnny Depp!

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Black & White

During another afternoon spent pinning yet ANOTHER streetstyle pic on Pinterest, I came to the sudden style realization: I am obsessed with black and white.  I mean, what's not to love?  Its classic color -combo has held strong through countless fashion fads and is as timeless as Coco Chanel's Little Black Dress.  Its magic ability to make any fashionista look oh-so-effortlessly chic forever keeps me spellbound.

Don't get me wrong, I love color-blocking as much as the next fashionista, but sometimes it's nice to take a break and go back to the basics.  Will you be strutting black and white this fall season?  I know I will!



Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012: London Style

Ever since its 2009 debut, Fashion's Night Out has been a huge success!  It was started as a way to help boost the industry's economy by spending the night in celebration, and over the past four years, has evolved into a thriving fashion extravaganza.  Fashionistas fill the streets as music blares. Designers launch their latest lines as loyal enthusiasts cram their way in, in hopes of being among one of the firsts to be "in the know." And the "cherry" on top of an epic night is the exclusive "place to be seen" party hosted by Mulberry and Vogue!

Oh, and the promotions...
You can bet your stilettos I'll be punching/shoving/kicking my way into Chanel for a chance snag a souvenir from their one-of-a-kind vending machine that's being displayed especially for FNO!  Oh, and of course, I'll be purchasing this year's Fashion's Night Out commemorative t-shirt designed by Jonathan Saunders!  At only 18gbp, AND with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a charity for victims of domestic violence, how could I not?  

Fear not, my fierce fashionistas, if you are unable to make it to this year's FNO events. From an undisclosed location,  I am plotting/mapping/planning my September. 6th journey, and shall be combing London's premier shopping districts, stilettos intact, camera in hand, to bring you the latest and greatest FNO has to offer.  Stay tuned and...

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Target Targets Roberto Cavalli

It is once again that time of year for Target to make high end fashion accessible to the common masses, and what better way to kick off this season's Designer's For Target collaboration than with the dazzling stylings of the infamous Roberto Cavalli!  His trademark prints will soon be gracing the bodies of fashionistas everywhere, and with last year's Missoni's line making record (and website) breaking sales, Cavalli's line is sure to be a huge success!  

There is, however, only one thing I find alarmingly wrong Cavalli's future line:  It will only be available in Australia!  I am hoping/praying/lighting candles that Target will come to their senses and make the line available in the U.S.  With the gi-normous popularity of the Missoni collection, how could they not?  If you happen to live in Australia, clear your schedule for October 31st and head to a Target near you.  If you happen to fall into the "geographically challenged" category (like myself), cop a squat behind the nearest computer and do the following: Type as fast as the wind blows and be prepared to pay a hefty sum in shipping, but fear not, my fierce fashionistas--it will most certainly be worth it.  Until then...

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Bigger is Better

Greetings and salutations, my most fierce fashion followers!  How goes it in Fashionista Land?  If you're anything like myself, I am sure you've already started taking notes of this season's fiercest fall fashions, and as always--fashion does not disappoint in its philosophy of going against the grain and making it work.  

Like any other die hard fashionista, I have my own set of fashion philosophies in which all my ensembles revolve around, and one of those philosophies is: tight is right.  I mean, why would I want to make myself look bigger than I already am?  Well, I may have to make some adjustments--both philosophically AND physically.  

Over-sizing is sweeping the runways and according to fashion's finest, BIGGER is better!  Better pull those "too big" coats out of the give away pile or dare to be "last season!"  

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

What I'm Wearing

Good day to you, my fierce fashionistas!  Today's outfit is brought to you by Friday's fashion find: A fiercely blue sleeveless shirt I happened to stumble upon while on my myriad journeys down discount lane.  I'm sure you can imagine my delight because, not only are sleeveless collared-shirts in this season, but it was also 75% off!  Double Score!  Enjoy your day, my lovlies, and-- 

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Blazer: H&M, Shirt: Base Exchange, Jeans: Hurley, Necklace: Juicy Couture, Cuff: Primark Shoes: H&M,  Bag: Buddha

Friday, 3 August 2012

What I'm Wearing

Shoes: Steve Madden, Belt: Primark, Watch: Michael Kors, Bangles: Base Exchange, Clutch: New Look

Greetings fellow fashionistas!  Today's ensemble is what I like to call a "down with brown" theme. A makeup junkie at heart, I usually first decide what theme I'm going to do my makeup, and the rest just falls into place like magic.  My desire for a glowing bronze face trickled down to my tank top and accessories for, what I like to think, is an overall causual/cute look for summer.   Maybe I'm hoping the brown will transfer to my ridiculously pale legs, I don't know.  

I'm sorry to say, the pictures are not the greatest.  Any fellow military wives know how much our husbands work, which means I have to fend my photographic needs myself.  A blogtographer will most definitely be at the top of my list this year!  Until next time...

Stay Fashionably Fabulous!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Feeling Blue

How are my fierce fashion followers today?  Hope you all are doing fab, as always.  As for myself...I'm feeling BLUE; as in cobalt blue!  I don't normally wear the same color shoes and shirt.  It has always seemed like some sort of unofficial faux pas.  Then, I thought to myself, "Why the hell not?"  One of my favorite things about fashion is going against the grain, taking a risk, and making it work.  I'm glad I did, or I would've missed out on this fabulously flawless ensemble!  Lesson for today:  If you think it doesn't work, go for it anyway.  You might miss out on what could've have been, a shamelessly chic opportunity.  Until next time...
 Stay Fashionably Fabulous!