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Posts for November 21st 2009

fashion face off- who owned it?! rihanna vs katy perry

November 21, 2009

It's a Jungle Out There!

November 21, 2009

Oscar de la Renta

Christian Dior

According to former video vixen, Melyssa Ford, animal prints are out of style. I personally think she is out of her mind because animal prints are all over the runway. I mean really- This year, zebra strips, giraffe prints, cheetah and leopard spots are everywhere in women's fashion thanks to the African, Asian, tribal and safari style fever that's come over designers from Dolce & Gabbana and Proenza Schouler to Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta and couturier Christian LaCroix.

There are a few essential tips you must remember if you dare to wear animal prints. Despite the fact that designers were wild for animal print in their spring 2009 collections, you do need to exercise a little trend-independent fashion judgment.

Just because something is available in animal print doesn't mean it should actually be worn, and (this year especially) there is no shortage of clothing manufacturers out there committing fashion crimes with animal print. Translation: do not wear co-ordinating pants, jackets, jumpsuits, coats or skirts in animal print patterns.

Don't Overdo Animal Prints: Matching too many elements of an outfit makes you look like you're trying too hard to make a fashion statement. Instead, aim for a balanced ensemble of complementary pieces. Even though safari style is all the rage for fall and winter 2009, no one wants to feel as if they have actually just been on a safari after spending time with you.

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Stick to One Animal Print: Animal prints are most fashionable when worn only in one pattern, and to keep things tasteful, limit the print to one item at a time, like a zebra print skirt with a solid top and jacket, or a leopard print blouse with a simple black trouser or pencil skirt – unless, that is, you are going for the Cruella DeVille look, in which case, (by all means) deck yourself out from head to toe in one (or multiple) animal print.

Accessorize with Animal Patterns: If your fashion sense is a bit too tame to tackle large blocks of animal print, play it safe and look for animal patterns in smaller items or accessories.

What to Wear with Animal Print

Print looks chic as a compliment to neutrals and solid color-schemes, especially basic black, crisp white, chocolate brown, and beige.

Smart and timeless ways to wear animal prints are as a handbag, shoes, a scarf, a blouse (especially under a blazer), mittens or muffs.

Tips on Wearing Wild Print

Keep your silhouette simple, elegant and sleek.

You are not a lion; don't wear a wild mane. Save big hair for less courageous fashions.

Animal print may bring out your wild side, but resist wearing animal print with a dangerously short skirt; you'll look like a cougar on the prowl.

Finally, the key fashion ingredient required to pull off animal print with style is confidence, so if you're not sure about if or how to incorporate animal patterns into a wardrobe, don’t!

Kim Kardashian

A lot of people including myself talked crap about this outfit. She looks like "this" she looks like "that" and that outfit is "this" and that outfit is "that"- It wasn't until I did the "animal print search" for her that I realized just how BOMB this outfit really is. She pulled it off and looks great in it. I don't like the way the bottom is over the shoe but, aside from that its A+.

Cassie looks GREAT as usual. Off all the looks on this post, I like this one the best. She isn't posing and she looks cute and comfortable.

ONE SHOULDER MINI DRESSES!

November 21, 2009

One-shoulder is definately better than two this season! According to Moriamo Oshodi, Womenswear Head Buyer at Asos.com, the look's “funky-meets-classic edge, translates for seasons to come.” It's time to give your wardrobe the bold shoulder with asymmetric necklines and striking and sexy one-shoulder dresses. One-shoulder trendsare far from new as there heritage dates back to the toga days of ancient Greece. Whilst the one-shouldered goddess gown is still making headlines on the red carpet, this spring sees short, sassy dresses in bold bright colors such as orange and pink. One-shoulder dresses also take on elements of the cut-out trend, space-age dresses which reveal more flesh.

SHOP ONE SHOULDER MINI DRESSES-

November 21, 2009

LONG SLEEVE MINI DRESSES!

November 21, 2009

Gucci, Herve Leger, and Alexander Wang were all feeling long sleeve mini dresses for fall--and now celebs are starting to give this trend legs. Check out some of our favorite stars showing off their gorgeous gams, and shop some great frocks at every price, after the jump.

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On the runway at Phi, above, the mini dress was severe, belted, and accented with black leather. It's definitely sexy, but for average girls like us, the long sleeve mini dress can easily be translated to take on a much more wearable look. I love it because it's a great way to show off your figure without exposing too much skin--body conscious, but not body overboard. When you're dressing to look sexy, it's always smart to pick one body part to show off, and the long sleeve mini dress makes your legs the main attraction.

SHOP LONG SLEEVE MINI DRESSES!

November 21, 2009

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