Monday, August 26, 2013

Fashion Ed: What is Fashion/Style?


When I hear the word fashion I immediately conjure up images from the pages of fashion magazines (duh) and replay scenes from The Devil Wears Prada and Clueless ( don’t judge me) in my head. From there I start thinking about the clothes I wear and wonder if it would be considered “fashionable” and start questioning my sense of style and on and on. After all of that pondering, i am left asking myself: what is fashion/style really? Well ,here is what I got.

The term Fashion by definition is: A popular style or practice that is accepted by a majority of a group. So right now I can say that the Peplum, is in fashion(believe me you’ve seen it everywhere) because it is popular right now and widely accepted, but fashion is not just for the apparel industry alone.
ASOS Dress

Automobiles and appliances are also fashion items( e.g., blenders that come in a multitude of colors). Almost every product sold is influenced by fashion and it is the customer who determines the fashion. How is that you say? Well to put it simply, it is a way for the consumer to be unique and different. It is a form of expression. I can not stand out from crowd if I'm rocking the same (insert here) that everyone else is. If company A is only selling one color of a blender but company B has more than 10 color options available, you bet my money is going to company B because I have the option to choose what I want can be little different. Company A will eventually fail if they don't appeal to consumer tastes and offer more color options.
Company A
Company B









It is easy to confuse the words style and fashion and believe that they are synonymous they aren't. Style is the characteristic “appearance “ of a product. The distinctive way a product looks and the combination of features that make that item different from others.By saying Grace Kelly had a great sense of style, I am basically stating that I liked the unique look and combination of the clothing/accessories that she wore. Her style is as influential today as it was back then.


  

Those are the text-book definitions for style and fashion but the meaning for the words can vary from person to person. What is considered fashionable to me , you may think is out dated or the type of style you like, I may think is lacking taste. In fashion terms, Taste defines a personal feeling toward a particular style. When people speak of good taste they are referring to the appropriateness of a style for a particular occasion, so taste is the opinion of some but not adhered to everyone. 

Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A lil obsessed: Lug sole shoes












ASOS Strider heeled loafers /Pour La Victoire Kerr/ ASOS Planet shoes/Sergio Rossi Freedom wedge
(shoe photos from their respective sites)

I can't seem to get these shoes out of my mind at the moment. If your not sure what a lug sole is, it is the thick rubber sole with deep indentations usually found on work or hiking boots and is used to improve traction and stability. Some genius decided to combine the ruggedness of this sole with booties and high heeled pumps and voilĂ ...lug soles are in fashion. They were all over the fall runways and now I just need to get my hands on a pair....that's preferably on sale.



Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall Beauty Trend: Matte Nails

Matte Nails




Another fall beauty trend I cant wait to try, Matte Nails. I think I'm going to try it with an unexpected color like a neon pink or teal instead of a black, oxblood or any other typical fall color. Now I just need to decide which topcoat I should use....

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

As If...pt.2




As If...pt.2





Here is another outfit inspired by Clueless. This outfit is worn in the scene where Cher and Tai make up while watching Travis skate. One of my favorites :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

H&M Online!!

www.hm.com


OMG!! ok woooooosawwww... I just found out that after many delays, H&M has finally launched their online store for the US and I am hyperventilating. Alright maybe I'm not freaking out that bad but I have waited very very long time for this day.The closest H&M store for me is an hour and a half drive away! Of course I would make the drive but it was very seldom that I did. Along with every item that is sold in the brick and mortar locations being available online, they have also launched their H&M Home collection, and you can pre-order collections before they are launched. Not that I need even more of a reason to shop there. So now I am perusing the site and I just do not know how to deal right now. Hopefully I don't go all Confessions of a Shopaholic cray and max out my credit card(s)....we will see...my closet needs some serious updating anyway. Maybe a future post will be about my (massive) haul!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

AS IF

AS IF

So I recently watched Clueless and was reminded of why I seem to watch it over and over again and it never gets old. I love the outfits in the film and have always wanted to emulate them in real life so i would say that this is my attempt. I'm going to post some boards (I'm currently obsessed with polyvore) featuring modern versions of the iconic costumes. Hope you like them!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Weekend Ready

Weekend Ready



I love a good old tank dress! Its easy and breezy to wear when you just wanna get up and go, specially on the weekend. I recently acquired one and am now thinking of ways to style the oh so simple dress. I made this collage and thought the brown bag and sandals go really well with it along with a giant over sized watch. Now let the hunt for the accessories began!