Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Celeb Fashion Inspo





Dressed-up and dressed-down casual is going to be my jam this summer. Shorts with heels, sweaters over pretty maxi-dresses, t-shirts with pencil skirts, fitted leggings/jeans cinched at waist with belt for epic hour glass look, big denim jackets thrown over feminine pieces, wrinkly button downs, flip flops, newsboy caps -you get the idea.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Best Dressed Women of 2016

KATE MOSS




Kate Moss is perhaps the most timeless, enduring style icon of all time. She does classic really, really well and she is simply the epitome of cool. Maybe it's her penchant for skinny jeans, leather jackets, and leopard print? Whatever it is, she is still knocking it out of the ball park at 42.


KATE MIDDLETON



 Kate Middleton's style became a bit more youthful and relevant this year and to that I say thank god, because she is too much of a public figure to waste on prudish formal attire. She wore more Alexander McQueen and developed an addiction to nude pumps, which I am more than okay with (I too wear nude pumps with errything'!).

KIM KARDASHIAN




I never thought I would take interest in a Kardashian, but here I am putting her on a best dressed list. Kanye made her his muse this year and he was consistently doing a great job. It's a shame she's now incognito after the robbery. All the sheer, all the thigh highs, the corsets, nude everything, lingerie, sexified athlesiure, snakeskin, leopard print, oversized pieces and mile-long hair extensions...was it as good for you as it was for us Kim K?

VICTORIA BECKHAM



Victoria is a fantastic designer who has really come into her own. She's got her own distinct style and reoccurring silhouettes. It can take years and years to find your style. It is a journey, but once you arrive at your destination you can command any room with the power that is phenomenal personal style. Victoria is owning her look more than ever before so she gets a spot on the list!

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI



 Emily is the personification of sex I never knew I needed. Everything she wears is infused with sex similar to Kim Kardashian, except that Emily has a persona that is very mysterious, soft, feminine and alluring so there's an alignment. It is not an attempt at self-promotion.

MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN




  
I wanted to have different people on my list this year, but the Olsen twins cannot be denied. They are just so far ahead of the fashion game they write the rules. The things they wear only make sense in a year or two. It's like taking a trip to the future of fashion.

THE VICTORIA SECRET SQUAD
 




 There's something about the long, lean body of a 21 year old that just makes clothes look killer. These women could choose to wear a garbage bag and still look great, but they don't so I am here to thank them. Thank you Victoria Secret models for wearing cool clothes in front of the paparazzi. 

SOLANGE KNOWLES



I like to think Solange is Beyonce without all the strategic generic marketing and careful sculpting. She is a colorful free spirit who marches to the beat of her own drum. I dig it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Think Pink

Credit: Atlantic Pacific

Credit: Atlantic Pacific

Credit: Atlantic Pacific

Credit: Atlantic Pacific

Credit: Atlantic Pacific

Credit: Atlantic Pacific

Lady Gaga

Credit: Late Afternoon

Credit: Late Afternoon

Credit: Late Afternoon

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid

Kate Hudson

Beyonce

Head-to-toe monochromatic pink is an actual thing now. I keep seeing it pop up on my Instagram feed and on Lady Gaga, who seems to be leading the way with this trend in celeb world. As a girly girl I am thrilled! Sometimes it feels good to go full Pink Panther in a bubblegum pink top and bottom. As a subgenre, rose gold pink is also making appearances on red carpets and outside fashion weeks. Let's all be ladies in pink, okay? DOWN WITH NEUTRALS.

XOXO 

Tracey

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dressing for Success: The New Way Women Are Dressing for Work

I recently helped a friend decide what to wear for a speaking engagement. She is an entrepreneur who helps students become financially robust after graduation and often gets asked to speak on television and for banks. She wondered what would one wear for such an occasion? I wondered what couldn't she wear for such an occasion?

Both women and men today have so many more options for work attire than we used it and it is largely because our workplaces have transformed quite a bit. Companies are a lot more focused on productivity than following traditional work practices, and part of maximizing productivity is making employees happier at work. This means allowing greater flexibility and versatility, which has given rise to a more casual work place setting with flex-time, hot desking, centralised management -and you guessed it! Relaxed work attire policies. Below are some of the recommendations I came up for my friend, which you might not have traditionally seen on someone presenting to a bank.


Formal Trousers + Patterned Button-Down Shirt
Formal Trousers + Patterned Button-Down Shirt

Pencil Skirt + Button-Down with Rolled up Sleeves
Pencil Skirt + Button-Down with Rolled up Sleeves

Relaxed Blazer + Tucked-in T-Shirt + Mismatched Trouser
Relaxed Blazer + Tucked-in T-Shirt + Mismatched Trouser

Sleeveless Blouse + Tapered Trouser
Sleeveless Blouse + Tapered Trouser 


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How to Dress Like an Off Duty Model



Alessandra Ambrosio in a funky spandex one-piece.

Romee Strijd wearing stilettos with trackers. 

Bella Hadid topping off her gym gear with a leather choker.


Sweats, trackers, spandex are not a thing.


After a hard day’s work, do you dream of returning home and pulling on your coziest, most unattractive sweats and finding solace in that one article of clothing that guarantees you respite from the demands of the everyday life? Well, stop that. The athleisure market is now a $97 billion industry and as far as models are concerned, there is no excuse for those mangy trackers. Squeeze on some funky spandex, throw on some bling, and slide into a stylish pair of sneakers (or heels!). There’s no reason you can’t always look and feel your best.

 

Chanel Iman pairing elaborate braided sandals with a simple summer dress.

Romeo Strijd polishes off jeans and a white tee with a small neck scarf and Chanel handbag.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley elevates her look with elegant understated gold jewelry and tinted Ray Ban sunglasses.

Polished off casual


An off duty model, is never off duty! Just as gym attire is no longer off limits to the reach of the fashion world, casual attire need not be slovenly either! An old pair of jeans, or a simple cotton dress is easily transformed by the right accessories and make-up. Models are constantly running from casting to casting and they know it’s all about presentation. At the end of the day, most of us are just wearing slacks and a shirt, but if you throw on a stiletto or tie a scarf around your neck, it makes a world of a difference.

Gigi Hadid donning a funky fuchsia and blue striped suit with bright white sneakers.

Karlie Kloss wearing a camel coloured coat with large Pac Man pockets.

Cara Delevingne wearing a pastel blue toque with its neck strings woven into her braids.


Have fun!


Being the guinea pigs of designers and their lofty creations, models are constantly subject to the most unusual styling. If their eyebrows aren’t smeared in metallic paint, then Lego pieces are being glued to their face, or they’re carrying around bags the size of a coffee table. It is essential to their work that they never take fashion too seriously, and neither should you.

Jourdan Dun flaunting her midriff in an off-the-shoulder ilac lace top.

Jourdan Dun flaunting her midriff in an off-the-shoulder ilac lace top.

Kendall Jenner in skin tight black jeans and a crop top.

Kendall Jenner in skin tight black jeans and a crop top.

Devon Windsor pairing funky red leather flood pants with a black cotton tee.


Show Some Skin



This may be a no-brainer, but models have incredible body confidence. They work hard to keep their figures toned and adhere to healthy diets to stay in shape. To reward themselves for their dedication they flaunt what they’ve got and feel great about it. Whether it’s crop tops or hot pants, models show-off their enviable physiques.