Friday, November 19, 2010

Headbands are here to stay...

Headbands are definitely creating some major buzz this year and looks like they will definitely transition into 2011.

The right kind of headband will complete your outfit, whereas the wrong one can definitely spoil it. Therefore, I advise to keep certain things in mind when looking for one:

1)    What’s your personal taste? (classic, trendy, bohemian or you like to make bold statements)
2)    What’s the occasion?
3)    Is price a factor? (I personally don’t believe in spending 50$ on a hairband. The maximum one should spend is probably 20 $)
4)   What’s the length of your hair? (headbands usually look good on short to medium size hair, but that does not mean people with long hairs cannot wear them- it depends how you wear/style them)
5)  Are you planning on emphasizing your headband when you walk into a room or are you simply adding the headband as an accent? (if your headband is an attention-getter, then go subtle on your outfit)


If you’re a classic person with an uptown personality, then I’d stick with basic silk headbands in various colors- like black, blue, pink, beige, etc.

You can also try headbands that have embellishments on them for an evening get together. Don’t be afraid to try on bright colors in various shapes and forms.

Try stores like Claire, Forever 21, New York and Company and Charlotte Russe when choosing one.


If you are more into boho fashion, try headbands that are thin that fall onto your forehead. Wear these headbands with your hair down and wavy. Celebrities like Nicole Ritchie and Vanessa Hudgens are huge fans of such headbands.

You can wear thin headbands on your forehead to emulate the bohemian look. Your local drugstores like Walgreens and even Walmart will carry them in various colors. If you’re looking for trendier ones, try (headbands in Etsy are little pricey, but definitely unique), Urban Outfitters, Anthro etc.


If you are a trendy person, who does not mind experimenting with the current trend, I would definitely suggest getting styles that are different and may be in more than just one style. Peacock themed headbands are definitely trendy and work for all hairstyles.

You can get these headbands at stores like Claire and Charlotte Russe for a cheap price.

Risk taker

If you are bold like Blair Waldorf from the show Gossip Girls, then go ahead and have fun with headbands that scream: attention!!

When wearing such headbands, keep your makeup and outfit simple and subtle. Even when you’re wearing these dramatic headbands, the key is to still look presentable. Therefore, don’t over accessorize…

Usually huge funky flower headbands work great on people who are not afraid to be bold and daring with their styles. You can find these headbands at stores like Wal-Mart and Forever 21. Or, simply go to a craft store and buy one of these flowers and stick them on a thin headband.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Olivia Palermo for Mango Winter Campaign

Guess what? Mango has released their new winter catalog and it doesn't surprise me that Olivia Palermo and her model boyfriend, Johannes Huebl have been chosen to campaign for it. Obviously, the chemistry between them is great and they both never fail to look spectacular together on red carpet events.

Recently, Olivia who is a socialite and a buddingTV star from the reality show, 'The City' has been getting a lot of  buzz from the fashion industry for her unique style and taste. When it comes to fashion, she has a way of mixing unexpected prints and style together and still making it work on the red carpet.

Her effortless style combined with an uptown feel makes her a perfect pick for Mango Winter Campaign.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meet the future queen of England

My Tuesday morning started like any other mornings until my friend sent me a text message on my phone rearding the news announcement on the engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  I had always admired Kate’s style, but it wasn’t until this very morning that I felt this strong urge to write a blog entry on this future queen of England.

The name Kate Middleton is not anonymous to people or to fashion industry in particular. She has been receiving widespread media attention for not just dating the most desired bachelor out there, but it is her impeccable style and graceful presence that has caught the attention of fashion industry. As a result, this fresh-faced beauty has been featured numerous times in fashion magazines across the globe for being an embodiment of true elegance and style.

To me, Kate’s style is very understated, yet very refined. She knows what looks good on her and is not afraid to mix high-end style with street fashion. It would be no exaggeration to call her a poster child for European version of preppiness. She manifests her love for Euro-preppiness by opting for items such as structured blazers, pea coats, polo necks, hats, riding boots, loafers, cable-nit cashmere sweaters etc.

May be it is her elegance combined with a dose of preppiness that makes her my favorite "it"girl for November.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trend alert: Embrace the nerdiness!!!

Who would have thought that nerdy glasses that you hated and made fun of back in the days would make such a huge fashion come back? It seems like the nerd appeal is making a bold statement in the fashion industry and the look has been highly embraced by everyday people. And, let's not forget celebs like Scarlet Johanson, JT, Jay-Z are seen parading this look even on red carpet events.

Think you can sport this look? Well, stores like Urban Outfitters, Anthro, and even Hot Topic are selling these glasses for a fairly reasonable price- so no need to break your bank for it.

You can pair these glasses with a wide range of clothes from casual floral dresses to skirts and jeans (depending upon your mood and personality).

Have fun and when you're wearing one- please don't take yourself too seriously!!!

stay fashionable. stay connected.