Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Artist

I am sad to finally write this blog about the death of one of the most talented designer of our time Alexander McQueen. A few days after I wrote about his mesmerizing designs in my blog, McQueen was found dead in his apartment in London.

The details of his death have been written about by many and I do not want my focus to be about his death or his private life. I have searched the Internet to find my favorite creations by McQueen and I want to make his work the highlight of this blog.

Alexander McQueen is a true artist, his designs are more than just clothing, they are art pieces. He redefined beauty many times, it seemed he had an endless supply of beautiful.

The way his designs move, drape and form exude confidence. He has won many awards for his work.

He was the youngest person to win the title "British Designer of the Year" three times. He drew his inspiration from architecture, futuristic thoughts, fantasy, reality, and most of all he was inspired by his own imagination.

He is known to push the limits of design, he had an imagination that knew no bounds. That is why I like him. I want to see clothing in a different light, structure, form, function, dimension and McQueen has given us a new way of looking at fashion.

I think that ultimately he was an artist who was extremely gifted. After his death he will still be known as the Artist because his work speak for themselves. ~Mahlet

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stripes, Lace and Animal Prints

Have you been seeing a lot of lace and stripes lately? Those of us who have that sixth sense for fashion know this season is all about lace and stripes. Traditionally, lace was reserved only for the boudoir. But today, it's become the "it" outerwear fabric. Lace brings a romantic sense to everyday clothing, which I absolutely love. I can't get enough of lace, not even after Lady GaGa wore it on her face. Actually, she wears a lot of lace. I feel like I need to do a whole article on Lady GaGa's fashion aesthetics.

These are some cute lace ensembles that are very fashionable right now.The difference between black lace and white lace is simple. White lace is innocent, pure, friendly, romantic and playful. That is why it is mostly worn during the summer. The words pure and romantic come to mind when thinking of weddings and that is why white lace is commonly used to accent wedding dresses.

Some of us love black lace better because it exudes sex, cocktails, and ... more SEX. Black lace should be worn during night outs, in the boudoir and for cocktail parties. I prefer to wear it on dates with Italian mafia millionaires on yachts...on the Mediterranean. Or maybe at Manhattan rooftop parties with the king of fashion himself...Alexander McQueen. or in the meatpacking district.

Anyways... Here are similar looks that I have found from Forever21 that are feasibly priced. The white dress is $28 and the black dress is $20 they are as stylish as the above dresses.
Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 Collection

My favorite designer Alexander McQueen's spring 2010 collection is just breath taking. His use of vibrant colors and organic design concepts will definitely inspire spring 2010 trends. Look out for bright animal prints and structural dresses this spring.

Furthermore, stripes are in. Yes, stripes. Navy blue stripes on white is the pattern to wear this season, giving any outfit a Mediterranean feel. This is a laid-back, classic look. Lace may go out of style, but I think stripes will always be fashionable.

My favorite look is number two designed by Salvatore Ferragamo, I love the billowy appearance.

I leave you today, my dedicated fellow fashion fiends, with a lace embellished bustier top that I absolutely adore and need in my closet by Alexander McQueen. This bustier is an art piece and I think it should hang on my body.

I want this whole outfit, although the top itself is $2000.

I also want to show you the most artistic and expensive leggings by McQueen. These leggings are magnificent, they are about $600. ~Mahlet

Monday, February 1, 2010

Should YOU Shave Half of Your Hair to Follow a Trend?

Here is Carmen Electra.   
This look has gotten a lot of negative press and responses from people, but personally I don't think it's that bad. I think it accentuates the face, particularly the eyes. The asymmetry created by the cut creates a sense of eccentricity. Most things that are beautiful are odd in my opinion.

Like every trend you have to ask yourself if this trend will work for you, your body type, or in this case the shape of your face. This cut is extreme, unless you are 100% sure DO NOT attempt for obvious reasons.

 Can you imagine how you would grow back the area affected by this fashion trend? You would look like a freak. I want to know if it was Britney Spears or Rihanna who inspired this trend. Take a look at these pics and let me know what you think:)

People are saying that this trend ended in 2009, but I think 2009 was just the beginning. Fashion is about risk taking and I applaud all who try something new.

Here is Cassie, I think she has become the THE person for this fashion trend. She is gorgeous. Hair should be fun right?
Here is Cassie again, this is how her hair looks when it is up. It's a bit weird looking, and the cute yellow nail color isn't helping. I attribute this weirdness to a bad hair styling day. She should have had a side pony to give the "up do" a whimsical aesthetics.
For those of you who do not want to shave your hair, but appreciate the asymmetrical beauty of this look, there is hope for you. My friend Kiya did not shave her hair but instead she braided it along the sides. This is similar to the original look because it is structural and it plays upon asymmetry.

Here is a similar look that I have found for men. I just thought it would be appropriate to mention for the other sex. Proceed with cation that's all I am saying. That's all for today.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

UGGs boots are not for men!

What is wrong with this picture????

I have been seeing men sporting UGGs on campus. I don't know, to me it looks too feminine to be worn by men. UGGs are CUTE, that is the main reason why guys should not wear them. What kind of man wears furry, soft and CUTE boots??

Don't get me wrong, they could wear UGGs that are a little more masculine like these...

Imagine the guy above wearing these UGGs instead... He would have been much more attractive :)
I would love to hear from men, about this fashion crisis. I want to address this issue before it's too late!

Keep your cute UGGs in your man closet!

Friday, January 29, 2010

How to Layer

Layering is a big trend right now. It is a great way to stay warm as well as a way to show your own personal creativity. Hollywood stars love to layer. I have seen some stars doing it effortlessly and some who need to fire their stylists. Layering is an interesting fashion trend,it's fun and youthful.
Why should you layer?
- by layering you could wear summer clothing in the winter
-you could make almost anything casual
-mix match colors and patterns
-create a new and fresh look from your own existing closet
-you can wear heels during the day with socks (it's cute!)
-makes you feel creative
-can wear random things together (flower dress with turtleneck, and jeans) you can layer anything as long as you "make it work"!
Must haves for layering
-boots, leggings, knee high socks, fitted vests, long scarves,cardigans, white T's,leather jacket, flowy summer dress...

Tips on Layering (some looks)
-Look in your existing closet and find a long sleeved shirt this will act as a base for your layering, add a tank top over it. Look for colors that go together or compliment each other, and finish the look with a vest over the two shirts. Wear this look with jeans.
-Look for flowery dresses you could layer with leggings, a simple t-shirt, and wear this with some fun boots. Add a long vibrant scarf. If you want to change this look even more wear some knee socks under the boots just peeking out of the boots. The socks over the leggings and under the boots gives this look a casual feel.

-Button up shirt with vertical strips, wear a thank top over this that has strips going the opposite direction, than add a vest over this look. I have done this before and I really like the look, it really surprised me how good it looks.Play with patterns and colors.
-A new trend is wearing short denim shorts with dark leggings

(Love thiS Look! My fav! The lace is complemented by the black blazer.)

-Leather jackets go really well with short or long flowy dresses along with leggings
-long necklaces are a great way to layer and so are scarves

Remember that when wearing bold colors its good to layer them with a plain vest or jacket to tame the look.