Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Red Eyes

The new year will unveil a runway of 10's. For the past few season I've seen joyful yellows, and romantic purples, but next year, we'll all be seeing ladies in red. Red is back to be the new black, and it's already strutting its way to center stage. The Vogue editorial "Into the Woods" says it all...So go out and buy some red with your green, for the new decade is growing a garden full of red roses.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Back to the future: Fashion breaks cultural barriers.

There have been much controversy over the new fashion trend from the 80‘s ,“hammer pants.” I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the unoriginal style trends in fashion, and while that can be true, I believe that the new trend isn’t a blast from the past, but a leap into the future.

The new trousers trend is actually called harem pants. You know those pants that Jasmine wore in Aladdin, that same pants worn by belly dancers, they are the “it” pants of the season , pants worn by Bollywood stars… and it is rocking the runway both in Indian, and in western-fashion shows.

It’s about to be a new decade since the new millennium began, and it’s time we see a marriage between western and non-western dress styles. I am very proud to see the harem pants gaining such popularity in western culture, leading the way for other non-western styles to rock the runway in spring 2010. Kicking of a new decade of style---Where in the future, instead of looking to the past for trends, we simply look into the culture next door, or 3 doors down for inspiration. Creating the fashion hybrid that the world has been waiting for.

I spoke about my own frustration with fashion looking to past, and how Eurocentric fashion is, and has been for centuries. I spoke about my love for “Bollywood chic” and how I’ve been waiting to see it’s day come. But who would have thought their day would be here this soon. Hindi/ bollywood fashion is rapidly arriving. With fashion, who knows if it’s here to stay, but I do hope that seeing a cultural blend on the runway will be trend of the century; Bigger than 80’s hair, and as popular is denim.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fashion Fairytale: Little Red rides to the runway

Little Red, rides to runway---Flirty, fashionable, and functional, the little red hood is a fashion should. Dear to be Dearing, and feel fierce when your wearing, your little red hood.

With all the recent rain, a little red hood could come in handy. Instead of looking as bleak as the wolfy weather, here's a chance to brighten your day, and be fashion forward, even if you're puddle hopping, or just going shopping.

This Fairytale style will be a trend, rain or shine.

Written in the September 2009 issue of Vogue. The fashion editorial “Into The Woods, “ screams red never fails, in the Little Red Riding Hood inspired style tale.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Go wild with style

Fur is in this season, and I'm all for Faux fur. But I found a picture of this to die for Leopard print made of Rabbit on, that might curb any girl's faux fur habits. I was never a big fan of animal print, (not including my stylized Zebra print jacket)...Leopard print always seemed too flashy and cheesy, but when it comes to sophistication, this leopard hits every spot.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bollywood Chic

Its time is certainly drawing closer, but will Bollywood fashion finally make it on the runways, and in our closets this spring?

Bollywood movies are gaining rapidly increasing popularity world wide. It made it into the hearts of many Americans with the Oscar winner smash hit....Slum Dog millionaire. I have been watching Bollywood movies for about 3 years now, I can't stop desiring there style. The vibrant colors, dazzling embroidery, and to die for jewelry, should rock the runway this spring.

While I love the 80's, we have gone back to the tried and true 80's look far too many times, and it is high time we try something new; Something fresh, something a little less Eurocentric... Memoirs of a Geisha gave Japanese fashion an era in the spot light, and India's turn is far over due.

I see bits of Indian inspired fashion gracing the pages of Elle and Vogue, but when will we see a bollywood inspired collection? I'm waiting with baited breaths.

Jimmy Choo-pep in your step

Jimmy Choo launched a line for H&M, as I'm sure you have all heard. Women from all corners put some pep in their step to get to front of the line for the Jimmy Choo gold mine. Not only did Jimmy Choo and H&M give everyday women with about 150 bucks or so to spare, the chance to own a pair of the world famous Jimmy Choo. But, to make the splurge even more satisfying (if owning your own Jimmy Choo at a fraction of the cost wasn’t enough) the launch was also a part of Project Pep. They are donating 25% of there net sales to the Elton John Aids Foundation. So if you felt a little guilty when you joined the cashier line to get you a pair of the Jimmy Choo line…DON’T. It was all for a worthy cause. So the next time you wear that fabulous pair--put some pep in your step, knowing that your to die for Choo, could be saving a life.