Rock Neons in the Fall

NEONS were a definite MUST have this summer! From fluorescent YELLOW t-shirts, to radiant PINK lips, NEONS were everywhere!!

Fall is here but some of us are still attached to our vivid items and can’t seem to let go. NEWSFLASH: it is OK to wear those bright colors during the cold months! It is most certainly not an issue for those of us living in the Caribbean, but for the rest of the world getting ready to face the cold, here are a few tips to lightening up your outfit!

1. Mix it with Black: Wear bright neon pants with a black cardigan or black top like Bianka Joseph or Jessica Alba

2. Give your attire a pop of color by adding neon accessories like funky colored shades, nails or with statement jewelry like this necklace by a Haitian Artisan

3.  Carry a bright  and colorful purse to lift up your otherwise dark outfit

4. Keep it Classy just like Katy Perry with her yellow crocodile blouse toped with a gray blazer

 

Source of pictures:  stanwells.com/nubry.com

It’s the Primetime Emmy Awards Best and Worst…

The Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony is one of Hollywoods biggest events… From SNL‘s Tina Fey to Mad Men‘s buxom Christina Hendricks, anyone who is anyone is invited

The Emmy Awards had some very clear trends going on… The least expected was the plethora of yellow gowns, as yellow is rarely the most flattering color. The curvy bombshells showed off their curves, and some even showed their very pregnant curves (Congrats to the lovely Clare Danes). In a nutshell, the Emmy Awards was as always, a star studded event that flaunted the best and worst of fashion.

FOR THE WORST:

5) Amanda Peet looks washed out in the nude gown. Unfortunately the fit isn’t any better… She looks a little shapeless. How unfortunate…

4) Glenn Close is also a miss I’m afraid. The pattern is odd, which isn’t necessarily bad but it’s quite unflattering.

3) Julianna Margulies wears a Giambattista Valli gown. The print is a reminiscence of 18th century french chateau curtains… It doesn’t seem very inspired now does it?

2) Ashley Judd‘s Carolina Hererra is too pink, too shiny. The fabric does not feel chic enough for the red carpet.

1) Julianne Moore in Christian Dior. I love Julianne Moore, but the big Canari yellow dress is so wrong for her complexion and hair color… It’s a little Big Bird from Sesame street.

And our Faves of the night are…

5) Kat Dennings looks anything but broke in this gorgeous maroon J.Mendel. The dress fits her curves like a glove.

4) Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier. The Once upon a time star looks very avant garde in this vibrant number.

3) Emily VanCamp in J.Mendel is perfection. The soft grey of the gown offsets her complexion nicely. Love!

2) Kelly Osbourne wears a purple Zac Posen gown and looks so chic. I love how her hair compliments the gown… As for the lips… Always a fan of plum!

1) And the winner is… Julianne Hough in a Swarovski crystal embellished Georges Hobeika gown. Nothing looks better on a blond than blue, and this aqua gown is stunning and dramatic… So Emmy Worthy.

Yes guys, you can wear skinny jeans …

How many of you guys have pushed away the thought of wearing skinny jeans, afraid of being mocked? In the past, skinny jeans have been worn exclusively by rockers or gay men, and that’s probably why most of you hesitate or are skeptical when it comes to skinny jeans. Over the years, we’ve found that they have become steadily integrated into the fashion scene in the form of skinny blue jeans, colored jeans and even skinny pants. Nowadays skinny pants have been adopted by many and thus have developed a more ‘urban’ identity.

                                    

Yes, even rappers!

Honestly, I find men in skinny jeans very sexy. Let’s be clear: by “skinny jeans” I don’t mean “pants so tight they look like leggings”. They should be close-fitting and, without delving to much into vulgarity, accentuate the male form.

Men’s Health fashion director, Brian Boye once said, “The most important thing to understand about skinny jeans is that they don’t make you look skinny”. The harsh reality is that not everyone can wear skinny jeans and actually pull it off. Many details should be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to wear skinny jeans:

First of all, in order to rock skinny jeans, you must have the right body type. They look best on guys who have an endomorph body type (in other words, a slim body type). Since skinny jeans should sit low on your hips, men who are muscular or who are a little on the heavy side, should refrain from wearing them.

Secondly, a rule of thumb when it comes to wearing skinny jeans is, if your feet are bigger than size 11, DON’T! The fact of the matter is, wearing skinny jeans draws attention to your ankles, and the next logical step are your feet. Longer feet tend to look more awkward with skinny jeans, so that’s a definite “no-no”.

Lastly, what you wear the skinny jeans with makes a huge difference. Our personal favorite combo is skinny jeans with a plain V-neck T-shirt, preferably a solid color. This can be worn as is, or, for a less casual look, underneath a plain blazer. A very fashionable alternative, that is very popular these days, is the skinny jean/plaid shirt combo. As for shoes, best options are Converse® and Toms® for casual attire and distressed boots for a more stylish look. If you feel like being a little more daring and adventurous, try rolling up the hem of the pants and wearing moccasins. It’s a classier and edgier look that is sure to get you all the kinds of attention.

Helpful tip: If you don’t feel like rolling up the hem, or aren’t comfortable doing so, roll up the arms of the shirt or blazer. It makes a difference.

Brave Fashionisto Christopher Thomas sent us his pictures buying skinny pants.

Christopher Thomas Trying on skinny jeans

Our Skinny Jean Favorites: 510 super skinny Levis, Rhigby Skinny 7 for all mankind,

 

Last Week’s Favorite

Twenty-2 jewelry designer Coraline Bennett Acra was spotted wearing a vintage skeleton T-shirt with basic satin cream trousers. For accessories, the Fashionista opted for a Chanel quilted bag, Tod’s navy blue sandals and was wearing her own creation of sea green necklace with a gold chain.

Her sense of fashion is not only reflected in her outfit, but in that of her adorable son Reza. He wore a plain white Tee, 7 Jeans and red Tod’s Gommino Suede Driving Moccasins.

Casual Friday

Our favorite day of the week is finally here !! My outfit today you dare ask? It’s very simple and casual.

Dark skinny low-rise jeans, loose white embroidered top with wide laced straps: both from ZARA. Over it, a lightweight curved lapel taupe blazer from Lush. And since it’s Friday, before work, I stopped at the salon to do my nails. I’m wearing snakeskin sandals with gold stripes in the back from Steve Madden. Chanel sunglasses in brown, and a black tote bag.

 

Glamour Purse By Essie

Nail color: Glamour Purse by Essie.

Bracelets from Haitian designers: Martin Schettini, Good_Karma Bijoux, and twenty-2 Jewelry.

Celebrity Muse: Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway cannot be slowed down.

Between the princess diaries and the very anticipated “Les Misérables” motion picture, Anne has gone from the cute and funny Jersey Girl, to one of the most respected actors in the world. Not to mention she has an Oscar nomination under her belt.

Her style has very much evolved since her big break in 2001. She started off with a few mishaps (like all of us I might add), but after the acclaimed comedy the Devil wears Prada in 2006, Anne took cue from her character Andrea’s style makeover and became a bona fide fashion force to be reckoned with.

What sets her apart from the rest of her piers, is her seemingly nonchalant attitude towards trends. She dresses in comfortable, classic silouhettes that eerily resemble a modern Audrey Hepburn. Her everyday outfits consist of fairly safe colors and shapes… Her secret  to looking fabulous? Fit fit fit! Being comfortable does not mean frumpy, and looking great does not require hours of work.  The batman star always looks healthy and happy (I would too if I could fit into that cat suit… Oh well ).

On the red carpet, this alabaster beauty is old hollywood picture perfect. Her porcelain complexion can looked washed out, but Anne knows what colors work best with her skin. And how does she keep her skin so radiant? Sunblock ladies… Golden may be exotic and sexy, but melanoma is not worth it. Anne demonstrates that beauty is not black and white, so next time you’re thinking you’re too pasty, remember Anne is too 😉

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