Friday, September 11, 2015

Hair's What's Happening.

Trend Review Late Summer/Early Fall 2015

For anyone who does not know me personally, hair has always been something I express myself through. 

Prime example: Jazzmyne's Hair in the Last Year via Selfies

Within at least the past year, the trend of having awesome, expressive hair has trickled-down to main stream society. We can see now even in runway shows and advertisements that show models will have "different" colored hair/awesome cuts/ or the bold statement of no hair at all! We can relate all of these expressive hair statements to trends going on in society, which thankfully is explained by Society Trend Expert, Faith Popcorn.


Faith Popcorn's studies bring up these two correlating trends of "Clanning" and "EGOnomics". Clanning basically is the trend of feeling comfortable in groups with similar interests, beliefs, and opinions. With the trend of expressive hair, society feels more comfortable now because there are other "normal" people expressing themselves with their hair too.

The trend of "EGOnomics" is the part of the hair trend that explains why we want to stand out and be different with our expressions. These two obviously go together because as much as we want to be individuals with our expressions; we also want to feel a comfort of acceptance.
**NOW REMEMBER- this is society as a whole, because I know there were some of us rocking expressive hair a long time ago and society thought we were nuts:)**


I have condensed popular hair trends into 3 sections of the 3 B's: Braids, Buns, and Brights.

1). "Whip Them Braids"

 YAAAASSSSSS. If I had hair, you KNOW I would be all about this braid trend. I decided to choose these pictures because they show all levels from an "Every Day" look to more "Expressive" look depending on your style! If you have hair and havent tried this trend of awesome braids yet, take a step out and give it a go! Braids are hot and so much fun to play with! 

2). "Unless You Got Buns Hun!"

Well a big THANKS to our girl Miley Cyrus for making this look "acceptable" at the VMAs last year! Buns are everywhere I look in Los Angeles and I really do love this trend too. I feel, depending on the outfit of course, that a nice top-knot can bring a bit of edginess to a sophisticated outfit. And my gosh the more buns you have the more fun you are! LOVEEE<3

3). "Shine Bright/Shine Far...Dont Be Shy...."

MY FAVORITE TREND<3 Bright, colorful hair gives me life. From soft pastels to colorful tips to your whole damn head a different color is just so refreshing to see because I feel like "unconventional" colored hair has been look down upon for so long. Now, thankfully, we see acceptance of these awesome colors! The third trend setter pictured with that awesome purple head of curls is legitimately the MVP of this category in my opinion.

SO ladies and gentleman- I leave you with this Hair Trend Review for Late Summer/Early Fall 2015 and I suggest trying it out! Whether you be rocking some buns, whipping them braids, or flaunting your colorful hair wear it with confidence because we all know confidence matches everything!


**All photographs from WGSN.**

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Long Time, No See! (Met Gala 2015 Review)

...And Im Back! After literally TWO MONTHS of running around within school, work, and new internship--I FINALLY am finding time to be able to provide to you whats going on in fashion! 
I promise..its worth the wait:)

TOPIC: Met Gala 2015 Fashion Review

For those who do not know, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York. Basically every celebrity you can imagine is there from the music industry, designers, models, actresses and actors, and random Kardashians. Literally..EVERYONE. Also, in my opinion, this is one of the BEST events for fashion. The Met Gala is where the celebrities attending are not afraid/allowed to step "out of the box" with their fashion. Today, I will be providing you two main spotted trends for the Gala!

 TREND #1: "Now You See Me--Now You Dont!"

One specific trend that was quite popular this year at Met Gala were scandalous, sexy sheers and attention grabbing peek-a-boos and cutouts. These fierce females were not afraid to make you look twice! 

Cara Delevingne (English Fashion Model/singer/actress) being EVER so fierce in Stella McCartney.  Pure sleek and sexiness with a little peek-a-boo to edge it out. GIRL WORK!

Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture (German actress/former model) pulling off the sheer pant. I chose this because it put a twist on the typical sheer we expect. You go girl! 

Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace...Yes this dress is beautiful and I love the beading and the divided strap..BUT I am so very ready to see Jenny from the Block in something other this type of dress/hair......hate me if you must for saying it but we ALL are thinking it.

Joan Smalls (Puerto Rican model) in Roberto Cavalli. What sets this sheer piece apart, for me, is the color. This royal purple is so complementary against her skin tone! Also, this deep shade matched with the thick black choker almost brings a modern gothic appeal to her. This sets her sexy in an edgy sense. I love to see her pushing the limits! 

Speaking of pushing limits--Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang. I, for one, LOVE Miley Cyrus and that fact that she presents herself at Red Carpet events so true to herself. We know Miley likes to push limits and draw attention, but here she is still doing that but with  complete sophistication. The sophistication comes from this piece being black, long-sleeved, with a high neck. The edgy-ness is pulled out with the cut outs on the abdomen and shoulders. It is just enough yet right were if there were any more cut-outs it would be too much. She wears this so tastefully. Go Miley<3

Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli--See opinion with below..
Beyonce in Givenchy.
KIM K vs. BEYONCE: So...we all know that NO ONE can touch Beyonce and that Kim Kardashian has probably been touched too much--BUT I am thoroughly disappointed in Queen B. There is no denying that both of these dresses are absolutely stunning--but these are honestly too similar. Both sporting flesh-toned, long sleeve,  head-to-toe sheer with diamond appeal in gathered patterns. Beyonce wins the fight to me because I prefer how she wore this immaculate garment with a side pony creating an urban feel--but I do expect alittle but more from Beyonce.

Trend #2: QUEEN.

My last blog post, on March 5th, was on the trend of different cultures being very prevalent in fashion. I provided examples of fashion inspiration from Asian culture, Indian culture, African culture, and many more. For the Met Gala this year--there was a strong trend of culture in a royal sense. These women are all portraying Queens around the world!

Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton, and Annabelle Wallis designer not mentioned. 
These three ladies are absolutely stunning and so interesting to look at. The embroidery, detailing, and patterns on each of these pieces are so intricate. I also LOVE Courtney Eaton (middle) sporting the tea length. That length will be seen much more throughout this spring and summer!

Janelle Monae also designer not listed.
Janelle Monae is ALWAYS dressed so sophisticated and stunning. Usually, we can see Janelle in a fitted suit, but here we see her in a separates outfit that really does bring a little masculine edge. What sets Ms. Monae to looking like "royalty" is obviously the gorgeous cape, the small connecting detail at her neck, and her braided hair. All of these elements matched with the sleek black two piece is stunning. Would not expect anything less from Janelle Monae!

Sienna Miller in Thakoon. We all know I am one fan of the lovely pant suit! Sienna Miller pulling off almost a matador resemblance. I love the feminine twist on this masculine style. The all over beading, open top, and sultry red brings ultimate sexiness paired with the cropped suit jacket and trousers. ALSO--again we see the cropped pants similar to the tea length! 

Sarah Jessica Parker designed not named.

Karen Elson also designed not named.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Karen Elson are both breathtaking. I LOVE THE HEAD PIECES. I cannot get over them. This is definitely taking a risk but my gosh are they fierce. The dresses themselves are complete opposite from one another but at the same time have similarities of detailing and bold colors. Bravo Ladies! 

And now for my top three in this category....

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Rihanna in Guo Pei

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

I MEAN COME ON--Would you expect me to pick any other women?! The confidence in these pictures alone is so gorgeous and refreshing to see. Yes this outfits are "out there" and extremely different..and Im not even going to lie--I dont honestly love any of them. With that being said--these women are taking this culture trend and perfecting it. 
Zendaya- GIRL YES. She brings this basic trend of high-low and blow your mind with it. 
Rihanna- OH MY GAWSH. Someone we can always count on to push our eye. From this gorgeous yellow hue to that amazing length of a train to her head piece! 
Lady Gaga- DO I EVEN HAVE TO TALK RIGHT NOW?! In Balenciaga. My excitement level is through the roof. She is the epitome of the culture trend.

And so friends, family, and fashion lovers--I leave you with these two correlating trends of sleek sheer sexiness and cutouts and embracing different cultures! The women I have shown are just prime walking examples of these two cultures!
I am extremely excited to get back into posting my blog and hopefully providing everyone with some confidence and source of fashion information!


**All images and designer information from**

Thursday, March 5, 2015

All Around The World.

Spring/Summer 2015

Trend Prediction

Just this past year, I moved 2000 miles away to California and was placed with five random female roommates. Yes, to say the least, it was a tad overwhelming because placing six girls in an apartment not knowing one another sounds like a pilot episode of the Real World. Besides getting to know everyone and becoming friends, a HUGE take away I got from this experience was learning all of my roommate's cultures and traditions. From relationship traditions to political issues, I heard aspects from German culture, Chinese culture, Hungarian culture, and Canadian culture. 

Within schooling, we are only taught so much about other cultures, so I feel like we are automatically interested in something that is not familiar with. Within 2015, society will be seeing trends in the fashion world that show off cultural prints and garments. By doing this, designers are making the world of different cultures seem much smaller by exposing us to outfits and pieces that may hint to replicating a specific culture.

Faith Popcorn brings two trends from society that helps us further understand!

The first main trend is Clanning. Popcorn reports that Clanning is "belonging to a group that represents common feelings, causes, or ideals; validating one's own belief system."
 Our society thrives on belonging to a group that share similar interests. Whether it is something as simple and upfront such as gender or sexuality, or something more detailed like cultural traditions and religion--we find comfort in people who are "like us." This applies to the fact of fashion being culture inspired for this season.

The second trend that we are going to be noticing is named Future Tense. This is basically the thought of society feeling tense because of anxieties in the worlds of the economy, politics, and ethics. I chose to highlight this trend because Future Tense is what will be driving our society into the trend of Clanning. Because of all the anxieties we have, finding people who are feeling similar to us is going to be what is most comforting. Future Tense is going to have a heavy impact on consumers looking for clothing that reminds them of something that is comfortable for them such as their culture.

Fashion Forecast

The next five featured designers bring the trend of culture to the highest level. Now, trust me, I do understand that these looks are highly fashion forward, BUT I am challenging you to step out of just exploring culture through a simple Aztec print. Lets just try to take it to the next level!

First Stop: Japan

Designer: Fisico

Our first designer, Fisico, is showing a high-fashioned looked of the modern day Kimono. Both looks are showing a hint of an original Japanese tradition of the Kimono, but with that modern day twist of high cuts, flashy patterns, and low neck-lines. This look will take the fearless trend setter to the next level of showing tradition with a very modern twist.

Next Stop: Argentina

Designer: Daniela Gregis

Daniela Gregis takes us into the vibrant being of what reminds me of an Argentinian influence. These bright, flowing dresses draw brings attention to to whom ever decides to rock this look! Personally, I love the simplicity of the long, flowing dress matched with a vibrant color. These outfits show a comfortable yet hold dressed-up appeal. 

All Aboard To: China

Designer: Kokon to Zai (KTZ)

KTZ serves us street style matched with the simplicity of a Chinese bamboo hat. What I really love about this look is that the headwear flows with the intenseness of the outfit. Both of these styles exemplify a futuristic army appeal with the twist of a traditional Chinese influence.

Final Stop: Africa

Designer: Sophia Webster

I absolutely love everything about these looks mainly because this line is presented like art work. Between the background, accessories, and make-up these models are shown as if they belonged to a modern day tribe. I love that this line is showing swimwear because it brings a high fashioned, edgy-ness to the simplistic category of swimwear. Yes this look is far-fetched for the average trend setter, but it is definitely possible to step out of your comfort zone while staying true to yourself.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little trip about the fashion world. Be expecting this Spring and Summer to be full of cultural influences that flows with the societal trend of coming together because of similar interest. I am excited to see who steps out and steps up their fashion game!