Thursday, 29 September 2011


Fashion week is a big deal in the fashion industry. it is an event that brings top fashion designer together to showcase their newest fashion line to buyers, the media and the whole world. Four capital host this event, London, New York, Milan and Paris.The man focus of this event is the designer showing to the fashion industry as well as the world the trend to expect in the next season, in this case being Summer/spring 2011/2012. The show kicked off in London and then to New York and now the circle of fashion is in Milan, here are the fashion trend that walked the runway and a guide to what next to expect.




With the just concluded fashion week, the big apple had its city filled with style and glam from the 8th of September all through to the 15th. Designers showcased their spring/summer 2012 collection on the catwalk of Mercedes Benz Fashion week. The Show brought on big names in the fashion industry as they unveiled their collection, featuring 300 collections in runway shows and presentations around New York City.  Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Chado Ralph Rucci, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren were some of the top fashion designers who took on the show. Popular labels -- Rachel Roy, L.A.M.B., BCBG Max Azria and Badgley Mischkam, Victoria Beckham were also there to show their collections.
Most of the collections had Bright colors and breezy dresses and skirts that emphasized movement, two of the popular themes seen throughout the week. A lot of features included color blocking, low hemlines, pleats skirts, minimal whites, pajama dressing, and a hefty dose of '70s sensibility, skinny pants, horizontal stripes and jumpsuits; the drawstring waist was also popular. A lot of cutouts, employing everything from thin layers of tulle and crocheted panels to plastic to show flashes of skin. Amongst all the wonderful trends that walk down the runway bright colors couldn’t be over empathized. Floral were also seen over time on the runway, Jumpsuits in flowery prints and overalls. Dresses dominated the walkways and designers had them in minimal white and tan, neutral was also utilized.

Designers showed that color is the key to women's hearts and wallets; Spring/summer 2012 has a lot to look forward to.






All attention to Milan now,a week of fashion at its best and Gucci is seen has the designer that amazed the audience. He opened up the show celebrating the fashion house's 90th anniversary and brought gasps of delight from the fashion press.
Has he leads designers like Alberta Ferretti, Roccobarocco, Blugirl, John Richmond and Fendi showed the reasons why they are a fashion name to reckon with. Here are some of their designs that came strutting down the runway





Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Many fashion styles and statements have come and gone, some remain extinct while some finds their way back in fashion and back into many hearts and closets.The polka dot is one of the fashion statements that was a trend back in the days and i cannot figure out wether its the glam of the 1950s that it brings to the mind but it sure is one of the trendiest fashion statement this season 2011.

People are busy connecting the dots on their fashion style, everywhere you look a dot is some where around. Whether you show them on your dress, on a hat, or on your hosiery, the dot adds a jolt of playfulness to your outfit.
Its becoming big this season, in skirts, dress, hats,bags and many other stuff you can walk with. Guarantee to have them in shelves and racks in stores. 

one of the best thing about polka dot is that you can not take the fact that it is timeless away and also you can create any look out of it.These graphic circles are trendy, fun and can amazingly transform an outfit from drab to fab, if worn correctly. This classy print always gives the outfit a retro and feminine touch.
The polka dots have found its way on the red carpets,runways and on every woman on the street,  at the beach in bikins, blazers the list is endless.

Here are some looks.



Looking to change your look from borning to cute try the dot trend, it sure will had a touch of feminity to your style.


One of the make up trend that is making a major waves these days is the "Smokey Eye" make up look. Everyone is spotted wearing them, celebrities, regular women because its a sexy look. worn on the runways, red carpets and most definitely on most nights out. Its found its way into loads of ladies hearts because, depending on how you wear it, it can be worn both night and day.

Just because its a classic the importance of mastering the art is extremely crucial, it has its dos and donts like so many other things, because you might go from trying to achieve the smokey look to either lookin like a crazy vamp girl or like you got mascara stains from tearing up if you are not careful.

So here is a basic way to start off with practising how to wear the look.



  1. Start off with a good eye concealer because it covers up any spot or blemish in that eye area to give it a clean clear eyelid and remember to always go with a shade lighter than your skin tone; a good coverage area is very important to achieve the Smokey Eye look. And just in the event that your eye area is stubborn advice is to swipe a small amount of liquid highlighter under your eyes and blend with a brush gently. Much practice will help you get a hang of it.
  2. Using a shimmer pearl eye shadow, from lash line to brow with an eye shadow brush, dust your whole eyelid evenly well. 
  3. The next step requires a black eye pencil, close to the lash line draw a line along the upper lashes, starting off thin at the inner corner of the eye and as you gently draw with the pencil, gradually make the line thicker as you work your way all the way out.
  4. On to the lower lashes, draw a thin line close to the lashes too all the way to one third of it or all the way to the inner corner, how best it suits your taste. Now another advice is , if your eyes are wide then you can draw the lines all the way in, but with space in between your eyes, only line around 1/3 of the way in will be the best bet as this will make them pop and look wider.
  5. With a black liquid liner, draw over the first line and the reasons are, it gives it a longer stay and it gives it a glossy finish.
  6. Now for the good Smokey eye look, using an eyeliner trace the glossy line with a dark grey eye shadow blending upwards into the crease. All you need do is make sure you check in stores for the best product that can achieve this look.
Top and bottom lashes should be coated with two coats of black mascara.

You can as well add a bit of dark eye color at the tip of the upper eye lid and gently, in a circle motion apply around that area, but you need to be careful not to circle it out of that portion and then you blend it in.

You don’t necessarily have to maintain black and grey colors for this look; it can be achieved by different colors as long as the prominent colors are in dark shades. A dab of white shadow to the inner corner of each eye, with the help of an eyeliner brush helps make the Smokey eye pop.
Some of the colors that can work other than black and grey are, shimmer blues and emerald greens, dark purples can also give the smoke eyes that sexy look.