In all of these, colors add that extra splash of enticing quirk, the cherry on the sundae-ice-cup. Thrown in between mute neutrals and classic color-palettes are neon-colors, and a new breed of hue, which is nowadays declared "neon pastel".
Be prepared to stand out from the crowd.
However, probably black won't ever go away. It has only to rest for a few months, but I'm sure, I'm never too far from embracing it all over again. Only now, we both need to take a break from each other, letting the other rest, and find new ways to express ourselves.
both from Facehunter
However, I simply cannot deny that after all he has a certain talent. I suspect he's not really aware of certain rules of photography, and obviously, he needs not, because today he released (oh, that sounds very professional! "release") a chain of pictures, amongst them this of Kanye West and entourage, which proved once again that he's somehow kind of deserved the title as one of the most influent and "best" (by who- or whatever does define what that is) blogs around.
It's for empathetic, well-chosen and quick insights into what's fashion is mostly about, actually, what it is supposed to be about. People and what makes them unique, besides their clothes.
For a not posed and not arranged picture the use of perspective is enticing, and, yes, really cool. They look like a film still of "A-Team" or another cool gang of four strutting their ways to the next heart-warming, entertaining adventure. This picture is certainly not flawless, but the real eye for the right moment definitely shows in snap shots.
We're speaking about an all-time classic here, However, I'm more than convinced that it takes actually more than really a plain white T to make it work. With the right features a plain white T can be a very alluring and enticing clothing indeed.
What about a cotton/silk blend? Something, which feels precious.
As mentioned before, inspiration like I usually posted on Picky Picks Pics had as much to do with my personal style showcased on It's A Bit Personal as my personal style has to do with what I find inspiring enough to post. So here I am: I was browsing through blogs in search of something I wanted to post about and found myself to be hooked by an "inspiring flow". I wish dressing up was always as easy as that, looking at a pic and impersonate it on the spot.
You may not really see the parallels of inspiration and result as obvious and evident... - no, scratch that, I hope you do!
I do not need to repeat what it is that makes M.I.A.'s style outstanding and remarkably iconic. Click here for a reminder.Neon colors, lively prints, nu-rave, hip-hop-electro or grime have all been connected to what she's doing, what she's wearing.
So this is my nu-rave-ian color splash pants I grabbed at Century21 (which is right next to Ground Zero, and is an incredible Outlet store with brands like Marc By Marc, Religion or Oscar de la Renta for a fracture of what they're usually sold for elsewhere), which feel incredibly summer-y with strawberries and sun shades printed all over.
I like the length of it most of all and the rope draw string to tie it at the top.
Thanks to traum.taenzerin I stumbled across an indeed very lovely new street style site with the most adorable girls in gorgeous pretty styles showcased, Hi Stiley. Among these girls I found this girl in a belted long vest over a delicate pale pink slip and an incredible cute pose.
Mostly because it reminded me of this translucent, see-through slip I bought in Urban Outfitters some weeks ago, and also, because it reminded me of this trend of belted scarves pretty popular some time ago, I dug out this new dip-dye scarf I found at Forever21 in New York and made it have its first outing.
And then there's Genevieve Jones, who I'm not quite sure about what she's making a living with. I suppose like all of the "It"-girls she's probably having something to do with whether acting, singing or modeling, though.
Kudos for really knowing very well how to dress, though! Here's a little outlook on her style-"portfolio".
I'm lacking proper shoes to round the look up, but you get the idea.
All in all it was a lot of fun this inspired-dressing-up game and I wish I had more to offer. What's urgent is more shoes. I realized that possibilities are narrowed down to a few basic directions if you lack the right shoes.
After I finally got the bf to take my outfit pictures the ones I do myself with self-timer now turn out to be much less cool. Also because our room is so messy and doesn't make a good scenario.
Anyways, has anyone seen the South Park episode from about a week ago where Britney Spears shoots her head off and the Paparazzi following her turn out to be aiming at the lone goal of killing her as offering for a lush and succulent corn harvest? Yes, no one ever said summing up South Park would sound sensible. Well, to get back to it, in the end they succeed in photographing poor Britney to death (these bastards!), however, with a very successful corn harvest this year they're not yet done, but have their eyes already on their next victim. Miley Cyrus! And now look at this.
It's more about the hair, which suggestedly is the item to heighten the look and completes the whole hippy-ish air surrounding the style.
Headbands or -scarves, feathered hair accessories and subtle waves in long brown locks is definitely helping. Then again, I unfortunately have never been really good with hair accessories and the like and whenever I don them I rather feel like a jerk. Or Pocahontas for that matter.
So DIY like Wendy did is very likely the way to go (also, thanks again, to Wendy, for letting me use her Urban-Outfitters-collage!).
So although I not truly believe that making a shopping list is making it more efficient and my mind more pragmatic about buying things - rather, it is more than likely that I end up with lots more than my list suggests - I like lists and it is certainly not hurting to have a list, anyways. Furthermore, I've begun buying for spring and summer in the US already, however, in a not really very pragmatical and style-conscious manner. So while I'm slowly, slowly running out of money - and with two still impending trips to Miami and Las Vegas, too, which are likely to be not good for my savings - I need to cut and minimize my losses as much as still possible.
Very obviously buying and perusing the most recent issues of ViVi and Jille., two elaborate Japanese fashion magazines I got at Kinokuniya in New York (thanks to LC again!), inspired me a lot this time. This is why buying magazines is dangerous: it makes you want more than you need. I cut it down to the most essential, though.
1. I've been dreaming about a cute maxi-dress, preferably strapless, for I don't know how long. Worn with a cropped jacket like the model here is definitely the way to go and quite hippy-ish and bohemian.
I wouldn't mind a maxi-skirt either. The point is the length, the dramatic feel of a floor-length dress or skirt.
2. I'm always in love with 80ies inspired clothing, a cropped synthetic 80ies-style jacket is definitely on my list, but not very urgent. I have a jacket that applies to it satisfyingly, I think I'll determine to work more with it.
3. Jumper/jumpsuit/romper - however you want to call it, I'm in search for one for months now. As much as I like strapless dresses at the moment, I do prefer straps or sleeves on a jumpsuit.
4. Color splashes: I think I'm currently working O.K. on the task of adding more color splashes into my wardrobe. It definitely needs it.
5. Speaking of shoes - I've never got around to buying any, but I really want to have platform sandals or wedges with lots of straps and buckles all over the place. After so many months of infiltrating, indoctrinating and manipulating my brain as to make it really, really wanting them, I suppose mags and blogs alike have been successful.
sandals in general would already help a great deal.
Oh, and look at these:
gladiator-sandals-inspired styles. The ones which the model is wearing is LOVE, and I think not even very pricey. So this is on my list, too, I'll wait for Diana Rikasari to get her hands on these she ordered at eBay and check out how much they're recommendable to order.