Media Uses Our Personal Insecurities To Keep Us From Finding And Expressing Our Style

Not long ago, I read a title on the prestigious styledotcom prophesying about the diy haircuts as the new ‘it’. Not the new ‘hair it’, no, the new ‘it’. Apparently, this big shot stylist designing for this big fashion house was bringing ‘diy haircut’ back on the catwalk, into the spotlight in her latest collection.

I was naturally attracted by this bait-type title (who wouldn’t want to save extra $ by cutting their hair at home and be mega fashion avant-garde as well?) and I was puzzled to read a story about models in a fashion show who received a blunt faux fringe for the defile and about their haircut stories… Umm – where’s the diy haircut thingie then? (see what I meant with the ‘bait title’? – less substance, more shock – they must’ve been avid daily mail readers)

how media manipulates us into thinking we have no style

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2016 Oscars Red Carpet Dresses: Candied Elegance

As is the case with the awards, the Oscars Red Carpet is turning into a politically correct fashion moment. Preferably long dresses, strapless corseted floor sweeping gowns in safe colors and cuts.

I know you’ve probably seen the Red Carpet and you must already have shaped an idea about the style of the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet Dresses, however, I love discussing these things with you ^_^ and especially confessing my own views. Last night, all the ladies looked like giant wrapped candy. Few notable exceptions, of course, but other than that, giant wrapped candy!

2016 Oscars Red Carpet dresses

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Haute Couture Details: Chanel Spring Summer 2016

What could be better than taking extreme fashion risks into Haute Couture collections? Perhaps taking an extremely serious issue and turning into a pretext for luxury?

I’m always baffled by Karl Lagerfeld’s chameleonic ability to twist and turn and take the entire world with him in a crazy fashion journey season after season. The Spring Summer 2016 Chanel Haute Couture collection was as splendid as it was derrelictuous. Yes, I’m making that a fashion word. For all things that are brought to the fashion level without having anything to do with fashion in the first place. Der Kaiser can bring a derrictulous storm upon the fashion world and be utterly nonchalant about it.(more images will follow, do come back to see all the details magic right under our eyes!)

Chanel Spring Summer 2016 Couture details

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2016 BAFTA Red Carpet Dresses: Red & Black Elegance

Another week, another Red Carpet rolling out for the movie stars. This time in Europe, at the Royal Opera House in London, UK. Although the nominees were pretty much the same (and so were the awarded), the Red Carpet proved to be one of the most boring I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Yet so elegant and classy. And boring. Oh – did I say that already? Wherever you would turn your hear there was a lady dressed in black or red. I wish I would’ve been a fly on the Opera House wall that night, to see half the audience dressed in red and the other half dressed in black! I think someone must’ve slipped something in the invite saying ‘formal wear, black or red for the ladies and black for the gents!’!

2016 Bafta Red Carpet dresses Kate Winslet Alicia Vikander Cate Blanchett

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14 Temporary Love Tattoos For Valentine’s Day & More!

How was your Valentine’s Day? I mean.. I know this piece would’ve been better before the actual V Day but I’m celebrating Love Day any day, so… If you’re like me (as if we need a special day to celebrate love or the loved ones! Pfff!) this story is suitable for any given day! Speaking for myself, V Day it’s a perfect pretext to anything pink and hearts. And I kinda love that. For a day, at least!

There’s something amazing about temporary tattoos, especially if you’re not sure you’re ready to commit to that drawing for a lifetime… In some respects, I think higher of temporary tattoos than I do of jewelry and I think you’ve seen me talking about ink more than I did about bling… Back to the occasion, now with a handful of temporary tattoos to wear the love on your sleeve. Or wherever else your heart wants!

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Haute Couture Details: Valentino Spring Summer 2016

I did say something about the Valentino maison and its in-house designers success earlier, haven’t I (when we discussed Dior HC)? That is if you all recovered well after the Super Bowl halftime regal with Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Queen Beyonce!

So if you came back to your senses – after all, even Beyonce herself almost fell during her performance, why wouldn’t you feel dazzled (now that I brought it up, how about Gaga’s National Anthem, huh? I was floored)? how about you sit back, relax and have some Haute Couture Details, then? From the Valentino Spring Summer 2016 Collection!

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Changing The World One Image At The Time: Lego, Barbie & More!

Struggling with body image and self esteem is an issue long transgressing our ‘generation’. If our parents and grandparents would rely on image to pioneer advertising, today everything is about image. Because everything is about advertising.

Just look at the buzz created around the Super Bowl ads! You rarely get an answer if you ask about the Denver Broncos’s quarterback (that would be Peyton Manning, if anyone’s wondering) or even about who’s facing who in the Super Bowl 50 (Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos)! Ask about who’s starring in Bud’s Super Bowl Ads and you’ll get tons of answers and details! Regardless of the occasion, ads rule the world. Consequently, image rules the world (you thought it was ‘girls’, huh? ^_^).

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Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 Details: Dior

Talking about Giambattista Valli and linking him to Dior (hypothetically and visually) demanded a short review of the Haute Couture details in the Spring Summer 2016 Christian Dior collection (with a short advertorial intermission and a quick Red Carpet gazing in-between).

The usual flowers, the usual layering and the usual palette, dare I say déja-vu, reign over the Couture catwalk at the Dior maison this Spring. The beads and the sequins magically shaping flowers and insects peaking from under skirts and sleeves, like nature trying to free itself from within the sartorial shapes.

Haute Couture Summer 2016 Dior details

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