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    Fashion Accessory: Summer hat

    Juli 29th, 2014

    Take on sizzling summer days in ultra-glamorous style with Melissa Odabash’s oversized striped straw hat. Wear it with everything from sundresses and heels to caftans and strappy sandals.

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    High Fashion Trend 2014: Alberta Ferretti

    Juli 24th, 2014

    This season, Alberta Ferretti’s models walked down the runway mostly in pure white, trimmed with ribbons and multicolored floral embroidery. How do you like this green dress? NO or GO?

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    Fashion Style Tip: Norma Kamali Bikini

    Juli 22nd, 2014

    Comfort meets style with Norma Kamali’s bright-blue one-shoulder bikini top. An elasticated underband provides support, while the ruched stretch fabric is perfectly flattering. Complete the set with the matching briefs.

     

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    The Top 5 Shapes in Fashion

    Juli 18th, 2014

    Here is our next Top 5 of something fashionable. Do you want to know what different kind of shapes exist in fashion? We chose the Top 5 below.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of fashion shapes a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable shapes in fashion in great detail.

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    1_A-Line

    The fashion term ‘A-Line’  is mostly used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress, skirt or coat that is shaped like the capital letter ‘A’. It is slim-fitted at waist and flares away towards the knees. First interpreted and used by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1955, the A-Line works well on most figure types but it is perfect for disguising bottom-heavy figures. See also Dior’s H-Line & Y-Line.

    2_H-Line

    The term ‘H-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress or a skirt that is shaped like the capital letter ‘H’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls to, or just below, the knee. The H-Line was introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954. He used his invention of the classic pencil skirt which was tailored for a close fit back then to describe the shape of the new H-Line. See also Dior’s A-Line and Y-Line.

    3_S-Bend Silhouette

    The S-bend, usually created by a specific style of corset, is characterized by a rounded, forward leaning torso with hips pushed back. Often referred to a pouter pigeon due to the occurred puffed chest, this shape looks similar to a tilted S. Unlike the late 19th century’s corsets which supported the bust and pushed in the waist, the S-bend silhouette had a flat, straight front and started low on the bust-line. Many women wore padded corset covers or bust improvers to create the desired full, rounded and unarticulated bust-line.

    4_Trapeze Line

    A trapeze line describes all kind of dresses, skirts, tops, blouses and coats that shapes a tent or the letter A. The alternative look of the Sixties was first introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 1958 due to Christian Dior’s influence of the A-Line.

    5_Y-Line

    The term “Y-Line” is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress that is shaped like the capital letter ‘Y’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls from the V-neck to or just below the knee. That particular shape was first introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954.  See also Dior’s A-Line and H-Line.

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    Fashion Style Tip: Valentino Flip Flops

    Juli 17th, 2014

    An oversized lace detailed bow lends a fun feminine look to these PVC sandals from Valentino. Team them with a simple kaftan and a bikini for a casual, relaxed summer look.

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    Berlin Fashion Week: Marina Hoermanseder Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

    Juli 12th, 2014

    Walking the runway for Marina Hoermanseder, has to be a models nightmare. Especially when Marina decides, that her inspirations for her S/S 2015 collection are going to be extremely restraining orthopedic support apparatus from the 17th century and medical drawings.

    Only being her second time, Marina has already put her stamp on Berlin Fashion Week.

    Marina is an undeniable talent. She graduated from the famous design school ESMOD in Berlin only a year ago and has already shown her collection in Paris, London, Dubai and Berlin. In addition to that her designs have caught the attention of the modern fashion icon – pop singer Lady Gaga, who has become a loyal customer of Marinas.

    Her S/S 2015 collection was full of exciting show-pieces. In addition to flowing silk dresses, skirts, blouses and pants she presented some skirts and dresses made entirely of leather belts, wrapped closely around the body, corsets shaped to form the body and tops that resembled straitjackets made of leather. Marinas fascination for body parts, prophesies and fetishes definitely came through.

    The two showstoppers: A large straitjacket made of belts with an attached mask that covered half of the face and a corset made of two pieces of leather that was shaped and colored like a female torso.

    Marina Hoermanseder Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show

    BOLD: Leather-belt-dresses // Face shaped masks // Bright spring colors with nude OLD: Patent leather corsets // Chunky sneakers // Metallic leather skirts

     

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