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