The Evolution of Balenciaga?

It's not that I didn't like this show (mucho credit to those kick ass flame throwing tights/boots), I love clothes that can be worn one way and modified to wear differently. These are the clothes that I wish I could make for myself, chopping them up and refitting them to my shape. They are experimental and witty. Yet in this show, I see Vivienne Westwood without the curves, Chanel, Maison Martin Margiela and Vetements. The latter two, Demna Gvasalia has designed for. Yes, no idea is a new idea, it's how you make it your own. No doubt that Demna is extremely talented and the house can evolve, he has a huge cult following, it's just that with all that talent, Balenciaga deserves something different.

Late 70s + Early 80's

ALTUZARRA SPRING 2018

Pom poms, double wrapped belts, waist nipped jackets, gladiator sandals and the color red, describe things that I love in fashion. It's all in details yet sometimes there can be too many details. I am sure that's what the reviews will say about the Altuzarra Spring show. For me, I see looks that I would love to own.

SMART Leggings

Like A Glove are smart leggings measure your shape and send the data to it's app. The app matches your measurements against jean’s. It then finds brands and sizes that fit your shape best. I am amazed by this, it takes away all the frustration of trying on a million jeans in the dressing room. It can also track weight loss, in measurements.

This seems the natural next steps to personalization. I believe that in the near future, these leggings will be sent to you by shops/retailers to get your fit. Personally, I can not wait for the day that clothing is made specifically to your measurements, basically bespoke clothing, yet perhaps made affordable for the average working gal.

Bon Ton Roulet

People report finding Jesus in the strangest ways; today, one of those ways might be in a cake. That’s because it’s Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, the last day to eat King’s Cake before Lent begins. The King’s Cake accompanies festivities to commemorate the Epiphany, the day the Magi (interpreted by some to mean “kings”) arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to baby Jesus the twelfth night after his birth. The cake is a reenactment of Epiphany, with a bean or baby figurine baked into the cake to symbolize Christ and is eaten throughout Carnival festivities.

Nodels?

Nodel is fashion industry slang for a person who is not a model.

Real people in real fashion? Are designers catering more to the "real" woman or is it just a sheep in wolf's clothing? Don't get me wrong, I love to see real people in designer clothing, but it is a rarity, mostly we see pretty, skinny, tall socialites or bloggers representing brands. This SS2017 runway season, we did see more diversity in ethnicity, shape and age. For example, Carven, who featured friends of the brand of all shapes and sizes.

I have mixed feelings about this topic because I love the fantasy of fashion yet I too, want to wear that fantasy. From my experience, it is really hard to dress real people in paid ads and get what the client wants unless the "real people" are skinny.  With all the reality today, I wondered if the public wants to see real people in fashion ads or keep it as models. Will there soon be a break through for the real person who wants to wear designer clothing?

Source: Photos: Bobby Doherty and Jessie English ...

Oops My Lip Tint

I am always searching for ways to make my life easier. In this quest, I am willing to try anything from early on-set of trends. During the day, I like to travel light and not re-apply makeup EVER. So I became mesmerized by this lip tint, MY Berrisom Oops My Lip Tint Pack, from Korea that I found while wandering around the web.

Background research revealed that I am not the only one that is mesmerized. Beauty editors and other bloggers are on it too, since I know that I am not the only one who wants their lip color to stay without reapplication. The best advise I found from other reviewers, was to be really careful applying and to go slow.

I thought that the hardest part was choosing the color, since they all look child-like and unnatural. After much consideration, I went for "Dear Coral" in hopes that I could layer the color if I wanted more or less. Most reviewers stated that it tasted funny, the application felt sticky/strange and the lip tint lasted one day. Well, I found that all to be true plus you need to keep your mouth open while it dries. And I would be willing to suffer those circumstances everyday for a flawless lip.... if they only developed prettier colors.

Read about Victoria Dawson Hoff from ELLE experience, http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/reviews/a28024/i-tried-a-peel-off-lip-stain/

If Love is a Red Dress Hang Me in Rags