Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Simple Brenton Stripe

For a while now I have been against the horizontal strip. There isn't many girls who like wearing patterns that widen their body shape. However, recently the "Breton" stripe shirt has seen a come back and I have had a change of heart; I may even own one already... 

After seeing it on sailors in the 19th century, Coco Chanel introduced the design in her collection in 1917. Some of fashion's biggest icons have been captured wearing the pattern throughout the decades. It is such a such simple design, yet almost gives yourself an automatic bold statement. So take a look at some of the pictures through the years and then try it for yourself! Pair it with a nice pair of trousers like Coco Chanel (try a tapered pant instead) or simple skinny jeans and flats like Olivia to give it a chic twist to the nautical vibe.

Coco Chanel
Marilyn Monroe

Audrey Hepburn

In more recent years...

Kirsten Dunst
Ashley Olsen
Olivia Palermo
Miranda Kerr

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer Trend: Comfortable Tapered Pants At All Prices

This summer so far I have done a whole lot of nothing. However, I have been online "window" shopping more than an average person should be. I have found a large assortment of these comfortable trousers. Topshop interestingly enough has termed the word "Joggers" for them; I'm guessing this comes from the elastic waistband and the tapered leg. At my first look I thought they were a bit too similar to the "drop-crotch trousers" which has been in and out of trend recently that I never enjoyed. But I've grown to love them and think they are a great way to wear a trouser with more comfort for the summer. Anyhow, they're on many websites at many different price points so I thought I would share a few:
 Topshop Crepe Cuff Joggers in Jade $60
 Mikkat Market Elastic Waistband Baggy Pants $33
 Outsider Pants in Ivory on Need Supply Co. $68
Zara Jacquard Loom Trousers $59.90
J Crew Curator Mid-Rise Crepe Pant $168
3.1 Phillip Lim Silk-Crepe Pants available on Net-A-Porter for $375

Monday, May 13, 2013

Resort 2013 Begins: Chanel Vacations to Singapore

It's officially summertime for me which means I'm getting back on the blog train! So expect multiple posts per week again. The beginning of the summer is always crazy with fashion parties and events. We had the Met Gala last week with some of the craziest couture I have ever seen! This week the Cannes 66th Annual Film Festival starts leading us into 12 days of great red carpet nights. And of course as the summer begins the Resort lines start to slowly pile in. 
This year to start of the Resort runways, Karl took Chanel on vacation to Singapore. The breadth of the line was just as deep as any other important collection with 80 total looks. The  mood was simple with white concrete walls with a bit of peeling paint, just the way Karl wanted. "It's a bit of Chanel's history and a bit of influence from this part of the world" said Lagerfeld refering to the inspiration of the line. It really is interesting to see which way the fashion world is turning and with each fashion season you see it pointing towards the eastern hemisphere with a lot of Asian influence. Here are some really great looks from the show that allow you to see the variety in the collection: