Back in the day wearing mules signified social status. Because they could simply slip off one’s foot, workers couldn’t wear the shoe, but the privileged males and females who didn’t work, showed off their heels in these backless beauties. Today, wearing mules won’t say much about your social status, but it will denote a certain level of style. Many of the world’s hottest designers are re-establishing the look for today’s fashionistas and we are getting on board!
With the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, a 1920s fashion revival is well on its way. The decade was all about opulence, decadence, and over-the-top everything. And the clothing was no exception. The distinct flapper-girl look included short beaded dresses, bobbed haircuts, and embellished headpieces. Everything was elaborate and luxurious—and we love it!
Get your Daisy Buchanan on with these choice picks:
With her stunning green eyes, trademark full brows, and eclectic style, up-and-coming model Cara Delevingne is quickly becoming the one to watch. The younger sister of established model Poppy, Delevingne knows a thing or two about the fashion world.
In just three short years since being signed to Storm Models, she has appeared in numerous magazine editorials, walked the runway for brands such as Chanel, Stella McCartney, and Oscar de la Renta, and even landed the Burberry Prorsum campaign in 2011.
Fashion Week is the week to know what is going to be treading, or should we say trending, our way in the coming seasons. The runway is of course where we all study styles and figure out what trends to prepare for. However "street chic" is just as much a part of the week as the runways. Some of the best styles and inspirations can be found on the streets of New York and fashion week just happens to be the time when all of these trend setters are baited into one single place by their common hunger for fashion. This, my friends, is the perfect opportunity for those who can't get into the shows, to find fashion forward looks!
Neon clothing is a trend that comes around every season, whether it is Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter, but wearing it is not as easy as people seem to think. Bright colors can quickly go from a fun accent in an outfit to an overly loud ensemble. While sometimes multiple flashy tones can be fun it is usually the case that less is more.
So what exactly do we mean by “accents”? The right one can be hard to find, but when done correctly it can make your wardrobe pop in a good way. One example of this is the Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2011 dress we all remember Gisele Bundchen wearing to the 39th AFI Lifetime Achievement awards honoring Morgan Freeman. The dress was dark, neutral and form fitting with a simple luminous pink belt strapped around the waist.
The Resort 2012 collections thus far are airy, relaxed and simple- the perfect combination for a calming summer... just add water!
Straight silhouettes combined with neutral color palettes, lightweight fabrics and sporadic splashes of colors, patterns and textures to escort us into the Resort 2012 season.
Let's take a look at what some of the Fashion Gods have come up with:
Oscar de la Renta's Resort 2012 collection uses simple outlines to compliment busy and intricate prints . The combination of simplicity and chaos creates a perfect balance.
The little black sash is making a big scene on fashion runways and red carpets as one of this season's must-have accessories! Add this accent piece to your wardrobe to bring new life to your outfits. Wear it neatly around you waist in a bow or let it hang to the side. Keep it short and sweet or have it long and loose. Wear it to a casual dinner date or a day outing. Whatever your fancy, the little black sash adds a classy, stylish touch. Designers such as Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, and Valentino have all used this accessory to adorn runway looks, and not only is this piece fashionable, it also has waist trimming effects.
The black sash is runway tested, fashion critic approved!