Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Style Inspiration: What to Wear to Fashion Shows

I’ve got some great options for you to flaunt your fabulous curves! But first some quick curvy girl style tips:
1. Fit is key, don’t drown yourself in fabric.
2. Cinch your waist with chic belts, wrap belts work miracles to give you a sexy hourglass silhouette.
3. Always work your curves with confidence!
I call this look “Casual Summertime Chic”. This yellow Altuzarra blazer is perfect for the season paired with a loose white tank and jeans (if you need more options for colorful blazers, try Eloquii).

Add some fun accessories like this BCBG statement necklace, a grey Alexander Wang clutch and these fashion forward WM colorblock platform sandals (a steal at $72!) Nail polish in a pretty coral or pink hue are the icing on the cake for this summery-citrus outfit.
Every gal knows the power of an LBD. This one by Jessica Simpson has flattering ruching to slim your silhouette and the Linne Pelle corset belt highlights your sexy waistline.

Add on a D&G animal print clutch and nude Jimmy Choos, along with a polished purple cuff and eye catching earrings. A red lip and you’re good to go!
In my opinion, no one fills out a wrap dress better than a woman with curves! This DVF frock will be your year round staple, since it works fabulously for so many different occasions and can be dressed up or down.

These Carvela Gable heels are a perfect compliment for this dress, along with a Dorothy Perkins envelope clutch and Tom Ford cat eye sunnies. I love these TopShop earrings and this Elizabeth & James cocktail ring. A pretty pink pout later and you’re set!
Ladies, this DVF dress is in a size 12 but I have included a great variety of 28 (!) dresses below with an awesome range of sizes and fab prices. Take your pick!
I hope these looks inspire you! 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Hot! or Hmm… Rita Ora’s Westwood Gold Label Grey Corset Dress

Rita Ora has been living quite the life lately, hasn’t she? The Roc Nation songstress was spotted alongside Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, as she helped celebrate the country’s 100th Independence Day. Her garb of choice for the evening was a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring 2012 grey corset dress and a pair of Nike’s.

Her grey corset dress with lace detail can be seen on the Vivienne Westwood runway below. *scary smile she's got there x_x*

Hmm… Though elements of this dress are beautiful, and her curls work great with this look, I get a bit of a costume ball vibe that throws it all off for me.
What do you think?

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Hot! or Hmm..: Kim Kardashian’s Millions of Milkshakes Cut Out Dress

Kim Kardashian promoted Millions of Milkshakes in Kuwait in a form fitting long sleeve white dress equipped with sheer cut outs:

She completed her look with gold tipped white pumps and a smoky eye.

Kim has come under fire for wearing such a revealing and sultry dress in a decidedly conservative country. While I love the dress, I have to agree with the critics. Great ensemble, perhaps wrong occasion.

*In other news, Kuwaitis are krazy for Kim! See how they reacted to her here:
*We’re still searching for Kim’s dress, but have heard a lot of chatter that it might be a custom creation by Stephane Rolland. Though we can’t find her exact look on the runway, Rolland’s Spring 2012 couture collection featured gowns with similar tubular gold belts and cut outs:

Kim is a fan of Stephane Rolland designs, so wearing one of his dresses is very plausible. Stay tuned!


This is specially for my Fashionistas outside Nigeria. Its winter season!skirt Skirt is an indispensable thing in the wardrobe of every woman. This winter you'll be plenty to choose from. Fashion designers represented a big variety of colors, styles, textures, variations of detail, so that we can say that the skirt in the cold season will be one of the most stylish woman's wardrobe items.

Now is the time to get rid of jeans and pants and put on a skirt and heels.

Leather skirts.
The fashion hit of this season. A leather skirt is an amazing way to turn heads and get noticed. It can turn a woman into a lady vamp, and it can turn a teenage girl into a woman. It's one piece of clothing that can look cold and hard in a closet, but warm and sexy when it's worn right way.
Leather skirts from Jean Paul Gaultier, Ports 1961, Tommy Hilfiger, Aigner, Holly Fulton, Chanel and Hermes

Warm skirts.
This season you don't have to choose between beauty and health. This winter designers advise to wear fur skirts.
Fur skirts seen at Betty Jackson, Matthew Williamson and Albino.

Aint no fan of warm skirts

High waist skirts.
You should wear high waist skirt with thin polo-neck sweater or blouse tucking it into your skirt.
Seen at Temperley London, Badgley Mischka, Antonio Marras, Sonia Rykiel, Nicole Farhi and Roccobarocco.

i like the nude colour Antonio Marras high waist skirt

Pencil skirts.
Designers refreshed classical models with bright prints, appliqué, flounces and patch pockets.
Pencil skirts from Zac Posen, DKNY, Donna Karan, Ports 1961, J. Saunders, Tsumori Chisato and Elie Saab.

The DKNY black and white pencil skirt is so onpoint!

Mini skirts.
Mini skirts are extremely fashionable this season. But fashion designers advise to forget about tight-fitting skirts and choose trapezoid cut.
Seen at Issa London, Acne, Ungaro, Thakoon, Tibi and Herve Leger

The Acne shirt is lovely!

I love the Herve Leger dress!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Fashionista For The Month of DECEMBER!

Hello Fashionistas!...Yeah we’re ending this year on a sweet note, with a Fashionista from the City of Lagos!
First up is the super sophisticated Barbz :

She writes:..''i don't usually go with what's in vogue,i dress in whatever makes me comfortable, stylish & chic.

 My fashion life is an expression of my inner mind, my mood. My style comes naturally & its sophisticated

 My style is not slutty but sexy, smart,unique and simple.


I dress for me,not for the public.I love fitted dresses because it brings out the sexiness in me

Fashion never dies!''

 Yaay! i love your pictures and thanks for submitting...nice heels babe!

What do you think of Barbz's Style?

Fashionista of the Week/Month is a feature showcasing the singular style of my Readers. Send your name, location, a description of your style, and 5-8 picture(s) to crantzblog@gmail.com. Images submitted may be featured on Facebook or Twitter. Comments can be harsh, so bring your on game!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Pictures From The Q Awards

Let’s see how the Brits measured up shall we?

Shingai Shoniwa stole the show in a monochromatic green halter gown. Unsure of whose mane is atop her perfectly-shaped head, but you know she gives high-fashion effortlessly.

Songstress Lianne La Havas looked cute in a printed turtleneck dress. I didn’t even mind her Topshop Script Wedges here: they were actually a good choice. but looks dirty kinda :s

Emeli Sandé, went for simplicity in a denim jacket, flowy dress, and black booties. I wish she would have went a bit more glam!

The insanely popular girl group, the Sugababes, hit the red carpet in variations of leather jackets, skinnies, and lackluster footwear.

Last, but not least was another girl group, Stooshe, who opted for all-black with chain link belts. I don’t think the belts did a thing for their looks, but I will say that these ladies are gorgeous!
What do you think? Anyone’s look catch your eye?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Nicole Scherzinger’s X Factor Alexander McQueen Roses Chenille Jacquard Drses

She left no prisoners with this look. Work Nicole!
Her hot pink knit rose jacquard dress features long sleeves with bell cuffs and a full skater mini skirt.
I guess Rebecca Ferguson didn’t get the memo because she then wore the same exact dress on the show. Hmm…

Hot! Even though Rebecca played copycat, she looked cute as well, but Nicole’s accessories and hair took it to the next level.
If you’re up for the splurge, you can get the dress at www.matches.com.
What do you think?

Snapshot: Brandy for Vibe Vixen October/November 2012

Brandy for Vibe Vixen October/November 2012.
Source: Vibe Vixen

Pictures From The Headies Awards 2012

Hey Fashionistas! i'm sorry i have not been here to give you guys updates from the fashion world, by the way i'm back (not fully tho') ^_^....
 As you all know, the 2012 HEADIES Awards held on the 20th Oct. and there were a lot of surprise winners. Anyway, for those of you who were not able to make it to the award show,  you can check out the pictures from the red carpet and award below...I'm posting the best looks *pls bite me* :p

Moet is looking fab with this sequins gown and hair style
This is simple and classy walk it Jenifa!

Banky!! classy outfit ;)
Truth be told, Sina Rambo is not looking bad at all, *picksrace*

Chris Attoh going all black and i'm loving it! <3 font="font">

Its DJ Exclusive baby! <3 font="font">
I like! :D

Dayo, Ephraim and Daala (she's rocking my kinda new look :d)

Nice one Yvonne!
Talia in the building! *not so feeling her hair*
Vina black barbie rocking a piece from my clothing line..(Crantz Couture)
Nice one Iceberg!
I love the sequins details <3 font="font">

I love everything about Chi Chi's new style!
LKT lo ri TV ati Radio...*dancing*
Lovely dress Niyola ;)
Timi Dakolo

Praiz!!! *loves struck* Okbye
Wizzy baby looking younger :s

Fab look Seydou! *wait* Bigtimi at work i guess
JJC and Sexy Steelz...nice one Steelz
*lips sealed*