Archive for February, 2009

Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2009

Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2009

I think Stella McCartney made a smooth transition from her Spring ’09 collection to her Pre-fall ’09 collection.Her signature slouchy, oversized tailoring, laidback chic/cool-chick, sexy feminine style is ever present in her designs. And from this Spring’s way-down-there plunging tailored jumpsuits, little cocktail dresses and coveralls, Stella McCartney shifted to Pre-fall still carrying her signature styles. Only this time, the designer went for dark hues and stand-alone pieces. ‘Oversiz…

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2009

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2009

Oscar de la Renta’s pre-fall collection was a bit hopeful – judging by the rather exuberant pieces that went down his runway. There were plenty of embroidered (in black and white sequins) party frocks, beige silk faille with gold stitching, tweeds, embroidered leather skirts, and a stunning black leather jacket and faille skirt number both elaborately embroidered in gold and metallic yarn, highlighted by antique metal sequins and beads.  And if that’s not hopeful or exuberant enough, the collect…

2009 Oscars Fashion Trends

2009 Oscars Fashion Trends

There were a lot of talks about how this year’s Academy Awards will turn out. With the recession in swing, Hollywood had to manage a delicate balancing act. Basically, it’s this: “entertain the viewers without offending them”. For the 81st Academy Awards, things were toned down a bit.As for the celebrities, thankfully no one showed up wearing a recyclable sack. Stars still look like stars in their designer gowns and professionally done hair and makeup. Dress trends A lot of celebr…

2009 Oscars Best and Worst Dressed Celebs

2009 Oscars Best and Worst Dressed Celebs

Oscar fever has come and gone, and best people in the film industry have been awarded for their, well, being great at what they do. Naturally, fans have their own opinions – probably a lot of Mickey Rourke fans went several dollars poorer, while gay rights activists and supporters reached out for their celebratory martinsi. Titanic fans most likely heaved a “finally” sigh. And, Brangelina fans were most likely disappointed, believing that the nominated pair should have won based on their beauty …

Preparing a Wine and Cheese Party

Preparing a Wine and Cheese Party

A wine and cheese party is a simple get-together among close friends and family wherein only wine, cheese, and fruits are served.  The fun part about this is the taste of wine when paired with a certain type of cheese, such as Cabernet Sauvignon with Brie de Meaux.  You can pull off your very own wine and cheese party that you can do either on a bridal or wedding shower, or simply on a special day.  Even if you have no idea about wine or cheese, you can still have your fun wine and cheese party …

Louis Vuitton Monogram Limelight African Queen Clutch

Louis Vuitton Monogram Limelight African Queen Clutch

When hard-partying, rehab frequenter and friends-of-celebs designer Marc Jacob took his love for all things Parisian and mixed it with some African flavor, we knew we something – or a lot of things – good is/were going to come out of his Spring-Summer 2009 collection. As for the collection’s add-ons, it was accessories galore. The tribal-art inspired jewelry pieces and shoes were fairly conspicuous and, as Style.com put it “loaded” enough. But is was the handbags that really caught he eye. Case…

Proenza Shchouler PS1 bag

Proenza Shchouler PS1 bag

High-end women’s apparel label, Proenza Schouler, is all about very functional, yet stylish pieces. The label’s designs have been described as “sporty” and “youthful”, and their shapes are usually “minimal” and “sleek”. This “simple and sleek” formula of founders and co-designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough is currently a favorite young Hollywood since the one of the Olsen dolls was seen sporting their PS1 bag. When not sporting couture, celebs are often spotted going about in casual g…

Going Etsy

Going Etsy

If you are an art-and-crafts/DIY/creative genius? Why not make money out of your hobby and turn it into a business.With the world wide web, anythings possible. To attest to that statement, Check out Etsy.com.What is Etsy?Etsy is a website that provides people with a ‘venue’ to hawk their handmade wares. It’s sort of like a trade show fair for handmade products. Etsy was launched in 2005 by iospace, a company comprised of Robert Kalin, Chris Maguire and Haim Schoppik, later joined by Jared Tarbe…

Tobi Fashionable

Tobi Fashionable

With every conceivable business or industry going online, you may never have to (or never want to) leave your desktop again. Shopping is not exception. The biggest department store names and designer labels offer online shopping. Seriously. Name one brand or label that doesn’t have that little cart that says “add to cart” or at least a sign that says “you cart/bag is empty”. This online shopping site called Tobi.com is no exception as well. cAnd like other sites, it also allows you to avoid line…

Health Risks of Tongue Piercing

Health Risks of Tongue Piercing

In typical teenage self-contradictory fashion, young people want to express themselves by copying their peers. So much for individual style.Self-expression can be shown in a number of ways: through your style of dressing and fashion sense, through your hairstyles, through makeup, and through body art. Body art encompass a wide range of procedures that are aimed at enhancing or altering (it’s open for debate) the body, such as: tattooing, piercing, branding (as with cattle), scarring, tongue spli…