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?

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