Thursday, June 16, 2011

Let's take a peek into the exciting world of fashion illustration!

Inslee Hayne, a D.C based fashion illustrator's artwork is not only inspirational but chic at the same time. Love the fact that she is so detailed and talented.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What's in store for men this summer?

Summer is right around the corner. And, there are so many reasons to love this season other than just the warm weather. The transition from fall/winter to spring/summer is something that most people look forward to. There’s nothing more refreshing than swapping heavy jackets and woolen sweaters for lighter clothing.  Therefore, for all you fashionable urban gentlemen out there, here are some of the few tips to make your wardrobe ready for the summer.  Remember, when incorporating the current summer trend, don’t forget to add your personal touch. And, it’s okay to step out of your conventional standards and take a fun transformational approach to your wardrobe.

7 Must-Haves that you can't go wrong!
  • Plaids are definitely in these days. Therefore, get yourself some nice plaid shirts to wear for the summer. Plaids work best when wore with khakis, shorts or  jeans. 

  • Monochromatic trend seems to be showing up in many designer collections for the past few seasons, therefore when choosing a monochromatic look, keep it clean and simple. This look is ideal when you pair a nice crisp suit with a lighter shade button-up and a contrast satin tie. Plus, this look can produce the illusion of being lengthier than you really are.

  • When it comes to jeans, lighter shades of jeans are always preferable during summer.  You can do a lot with lighter pair of jeans for casual wears. Don't hesitate to pair it with a light colored t-shits (white/neutrals/pastels) for that cool effect.

  • As we all know white is a signature color of summer. Therefore, it’s not a bad idea to get some white t-shirts to layer for the summer. Even though white can help you with the heat, it is not always a flattering color for everyone. White looks better on darker skin people. Therefore, don’t hesitate to get some tan before choosing white garments or clothes during summer. 

  • Fedora hats are definitely one of the hottest trends for men this summer. If you are fashion-forward and don’t bow to conventional standards, this trend might really work for you. Fedoras are great for casual wears. Keep your overall look simple when experimenting with this trend.

  • Sunglasses on brighter shades are one of the summer accessories that are very hot this summer. These shades are perfect when attending a summer concert/music festival, a barbeque party, or to simply prevent yourself from UV rays while staying trendy.

  •  Flip-flops and summer go hand-in hand. However, invest a little bit more on flip-flops this year so that it transition into next summer as well. Look for style that’s refreshing and fits your personality well. Flip-flops don’t always have to be cheap and boring. Think comfort first and then look for styles that are little edgy and fun.        
Enjoy your summer and stay fashionable!      

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My love for the 50s

I have always admired the fashion from the 50s. Perhaps, it's the girlie girl in me that always makes me want to encorporate the 50s look into my personal style. The clothes and accessories from the 50s are definitely making a huge comeback. As a result, most women (both career and stay-at-home) are opting for decorative and utlra feminine clothes with retro feel vs utilitarian pieces. Therefore, it's not actually a bad idea to start collecting some pieces inspired by the 50s fashion into your closet. After all, who doesn't like to look feminine and elegant at the same time?

Check out vinatge fashion inspired websites such as,, for some inspiration.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My best choices from the MET Gala 2011

Diane Krugger looking divine in this fitting Jason Wu number

Chanel's new face, Blake Lively looking ultra feminine in this pale gray pailette-embroidered Chanel Haute Couture gown

Jennifer Hudson looking feminine and chic in pleated organza Vera Wang gown with tulle rosettes

Gwyneth is quite a vision in this crystal all-embellished long sleeve Stella McCartney nude gown

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From Paris With Love

May be it is the curiosity in me or just the fashion aficionado that I am—I always find myself tapping into fashion news and style from all nooks and corners of  the world. And, in doing so, I often tend to draw a lot of inspiration for my own personal style from "every day people on the street"—street being a major part of our daily existence.
And there is no denial that when it comes to street fashion; Parisians seem to conquer every classic fashion conundrum with their impeccable and effortless choices…
This post is dedicated to street fashion and the way it has changed and revolutionized the world of fashion.  So, here are some of my favorite street looks from Paris!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Do you have a shirtdress?

A woman can never have too many shirtdresses.

A shirtdress is not just a timeless piece for your closet, but also a convenienet clothing item that can take you from your office to a night out on town with your friends. A right length shirtdress when paired with soft accessories can be a flattering silhoutee for all body types.

Shirt-dresses come in various styles and designs and if you think there's not one made for you- I am sorry, but you're wrong!! Yes, you heard me. No matter what your style is--there's a shirtdress for you.

Next time, when you're at a store debating about your "shirtdress purchase," remember-- it's an option for everyone. And, yes! that includes you reading this post...

Perfect for a night out

just lovely

Love it...Perfect for spring and summer bbq parties

Great for work

You can never go wrong with this

A great piece for the spring wardrobe