Month: September 2012

10 clothing items no woman should be without

Fashions come and go and personal preferences will obviously rule in your closet. But there are some classic items that no woman should be without. Here are ten pieces of clothing that every woman needs in her wardrobe rotation: 1. Mid-length camel trench coat. Burberry’s camel trenches are probably the most famous, for a reason: they’re timeless, never go out of style, and go with everything in your wardrobe. 2. Fitted black blazer. It’s not just for work: wear it on the weekend or use it to top off a polished evening dress (celebs like Alexa Chung and Jennifer Aniston have worked this style on the red carpet). 3. A great pair of jeans. Figure out the style that works for your body, be it fitted, skinny, whatever. Then buy that style in a classic dark wash and wear to death. 4. A white button-down. What can’t this shirt do? Well, it can’t iron itself. 5. A well-made pair of nude pumps. You need look no further than everyone’s favorite royal Kate Middleton to understand the power of a pair of round-toe, mid heel nude pumps. She wears them with almost every outfit in her closet, and we wouldn’t be surprised if she owns multiple pairs of the same shoe. 6. A black pencil skirt. It’s classic and versatile; make it work appropriate or make it sexy with different...

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5 classic wardrobe pieces every man should own

It might be a stereotype that guys don’t think about their clothes, but it can be difficult for a guy to figure out how to begin building his closet. After all, much of the fashion buzz of the internet and magazines focuses on women and their ever evolving style obsessions. Thankfully, with a few classic pieces in his closet, no man has to feel out of the loop. Here are the five classic pieces every guy needs to own: 1. A classic wool pea coat. The seaman’s staple is a classic for a reason: it will never go out of style, and it can pair with every outfit in your closet, from sporty to casual to work to dressy. Black is the best color because it goes with anything and everything. 2. A quality sport coat. Black is again the preferred color. Get one that’s lightweight and classically cut so it will not go out of style, and you’ll have a jacket that can go from casual to dressy 365 days a year. Bonus: it’s perfect for wrapping around a date’s shoulders on a chilly night, a move guaranteed to make any girl say “Awww”. 3. A great pair of jeans. No dad jeans, but nothing super-tight or super-baggy, either; and please, no logos, they’re just embarrassing. Classic men’s carpenter jeans in a medium to dark rinse will never...

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A winter dress for every day of the week

Updating your wardrobe for autumn / winter is a great way to stay on trend and stop you feeling out of kilter with the season’s change. The coming of the colder months however, does not spell the end of the dress season. Dresses can be fabulous in warmer textures and fabrics which are great for the colder months. Here’s my collection for autumn / winter that will make you feel like you’re wrapped up in luxury – one for each day of the week! Monday – Head into work at the start of the week with a Sisley dress that will turn heads. I love the high necked, bishop sleeve dress with delicate cuffs; the long sheer sleeves mean that you can avoid wearing a cardigan. It has a lush red leaf print on black, perfect for the autumnal months. It is inspired by a similar collection at Felder seen at London fashion week earlier in the year. Tuesday – For the second day of your winter dress wardrobe, why not take a look at Fornaria’s Virginia Jersey dress. Black with three quarter length sleeves, side panelling and a 1950’s cut, it is very flattering. It has cute little pockets, just beneath a thin patent leather belt, to add definition to your shape. It would look smart in an office environment or sassy at cocktails. Wednesday – Midweek, I...

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Emma Watson speaks out on fashion and body envy

Emma Watson is one of the hottest young actresses in the industry, having made a name for herself in the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise and now graduating to more serious adult roles. But the 22-year-old actress admits in a new interview that while she’s the red carpet envy of fashionistas worldwide, she hasn’t always felt comfortable with her looks. In the interview with Britain’s Glamour magazine, in which Watson shows off her smoldering fashion sense in frocks by designers like Zac Posen, the actress says that it took years for her to accept her figure. She stated, ‘I’ve accepted my body shape more as I’ve got older. I went through a stage of wanting to have that straight up and down model look, but I have curves and hips, and in the end you have to accept yourself as you are.’ Watson is famous for modeling smashing minidresses from the hottest designers, but she adds: ‘My weight has fluctuated between a size 6 and a 10… I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.’ And while Watson herself is known for looking flawless on the red carpet, from her hair to her makeup to her...

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Peaches Geldof weds in style and no less than three wedding gowns

She’s never been a traditional girl so it only makes sense that British model Peaches Geldof would have an over the top and thoroughly nontraditional wedding. The 23 year old celebrated her marriage to Thomas Cohen with a wedding that included no less than three wedding dresses, seven bridesmaids, and the couple’s eight month old puppy as a ring bearer. Just five months after giving birth to the couple’s first son, Astala, Peaches looked every inch the fantasy bride in a succession of three custom made gowns from famed Italian designer Alberta Ferretti. Her three sisters, Fifi, Pixie, and Tiger were among the bridesmaids. The one of a kind ceremony, described as a mashup of a country wedding and Shakespeare’s famous play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in the village of Davington, then moved to the Kent country mansion of the bride’s father, Sir Bob Geldof. He quipped that he was “relieved” to see the couple married, and added, ‘It’s a beautiful day, in all senses of the word. I am happy for them. I love seeing people in love’. The ring bearing puppy in question, Parper, was decorated in flowers, which continued a floral theme noted by Peaches’ floral headband. A quirky blue and cream wedding cake was decorated with edible pigs characters depicting Peaches’ and Thomas’ romance, with Peaches explaining,...

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