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From cherry red lips at Zac Posen and Victoria Beckham to shimmering gold hues at Prada, the lip colour trends for S/S16 are a refreshing and fun blend of the classic and the futuristic. Here are the top 10 picks for this season!
How can we reinvent things? Modifying their size? Reimagining their shape? Launching them in other distinctive markets or finding new purposes for them? If we embodied all these techniques in one product the possibilities could be endless. We could turn a book into a bicycle, a wallpaper into nail paint or in this case, even a woollen dress into the vivid grains of a makeup palette.
Yves Saint Laurent, the illustrious French fashion designer, celebrated for establishing the tuxedo suit for women and acquiring numerous other iconic achievements, designed the Mondrian dress for the Fall/Winter 1965 collection as commendation to the modern artist Piet Mondrian. This dress was influenced by the the prominent Neo-Plasticism work by Mondrian that featured structured blocks stained in primary colours and divided by graphic lines. The shift dress soon gained popularity as ‘the dress of tomorrow’ due to its flattering silhouette infused through the linear and bold graphic lines as well as for epitomising the eminent mod trend of that decade. Reaching a little above the knee, this dress was divided in boxes emulating a canvas. Along with the modest use of primary colours, the dress featured white and black accents to add depth to the vivid hues.
In 2014, the brand brought back this iconic memory in an absolutely reimagined format. The meticulous bright boxes were transformed from fabric to coloured grains to form an eyeshadow palette.
This couture palette comes in eleven different colour combinations, some bold that reflect the dress to perfection, and some more subtle, that are just as enticing as the dress. Retailing at $60, these palettes come with five rich and intense colours each. They give a new meaning to makeup, as instead of just falling into the market for beauty, they embody fashion. Described as the ‘ultimate accessory for the eyes,’ they blend soft sultry colours with bold sizzling hues for an optimal look.
Image courtesy Yves Saint Laurent
As a middle school history student I often used to wonder how learning about what had already passed and ceased to exist would be valuable to us. As I grew up, I acquired that we constantly employ history and our past to draw inspiration from, wether it may be in the field of healthcare, art, gastronomy, fashion, music or even our own personal lives.
hrough the past decade there have been many examples of choosing an iconic object or technique from the 20th century and recreating it to adapt to the modern market. This process of reinventing gives life to a dead product or technique as well as tingles the consumer’s emotions as it gives us a sense of nostalgia, hence giving it an intangible edge.
Last season, for SS15, Ferragamo rendered a similar approach where the brand picked some of the most iconic shoes fabricated in the early 20th century and reinterpreted their unique features in a contemporary fashion. The renowned “rainbow wedge” designed for Judy Garland in 1938 was reinvented in three distinctive forms, the ‘Matilda,’ the ‘Matisse’ and the ‘Miley.’ All three of these wedges are inspired by the 1938 wedge but are augmented by fusing adept workmanship with improved technology such as high frequency.
Photo courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
These shoes illustrate enhanced contrast of raw materials against precious materials such as leather with linen and lizard with canvas. Instead of the vivid hues used for the Garland wedge, these wedges are submerged in neutral hues of black, white and cream. These colours are further elevated by the glow of metals used on the buckle, making it a modern combination of subtle and luminous. Available in three individual styles, such as an open-toed sandal and a thong sandal, consumers can choose a style most suitable to their lifestyle and liking.
There are multiple benefits of drawing inspiration from the past, but the paramount advantage in this case comes from allowing customers to purchase modern products with a rich history, hence selling a bit more than just the tangible product itlsef, as the customer becomes a part of this iconic product’s story.
Fashion is commonly recognised as a means of expressing oneself. However, this multi-billion dollar industry possesses the ability to do much more.
Through his capsule collection, ‘Les Nudes’ Louboutin employs fashion as a catalyst to diminish racial ignorance and reshape the interpretation of ‘nude.’
Christian Louboutin, the French born designer famous for his signature red tinted soles, has stores in over twenty countries that are distributed in five continents and cater to multiple nationalities. Before 2013, the only shade obtainable as‘nude,’ by the women belonging to these various races was a pale peach and was chronicled to be ‘flesh toned.’ Numerous other designers and high street brands manipulate the idea of the colour ‘nude’ in shoes, undergarments and makeup by vending a soft beige colour that would only be fitting for a restricted percentage of the caucasian race. However, Louboutin revolutionised the market for flesh coloured products by launching a capsule collection in 2013 that allowed women of every colour to customise the tone nude to their own skin tone. This collection for further expanded in 2015.
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Here is a list of the 5 best examples of celebrity street style from summer 2016. From jumpsuits to maxis and from cropped tops to flannels, these celebrities have styled their outfits in a fresh yet iconic way this summer. Explore the exact designs adorned by your favourite celebs as well as their affordable alternative below!
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Flared Hem Denim Jacket by Marques' Almeida, £560Frayed Hem Jeans by Marques' Almeida, £250Dora bag by Louis Vuitton, £2,690.00'So Real' sunglasses by Dior, £488.88Minny Leather Sandals by Jimmy Choo, £475
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Clio Sandals by Charlotte Olympia, £200
This season, investing in an iconic trend just might give your wardrobe the innovative edge you were looking for.
Along with the deep cut refined jumpsuits and the fiery furs making a comeback from the 70s, the classic Pussybow blouse has been right on trend this fall. This versatile article of clothing was seen styled with pencil skirts and preppy pants on the runway by brands such as Gucci, Chloe, Ryan Lo, Pucci and Bottega Veneta.
No more a strict ladylike silhouette, this blouse has been reinvigorated to evocate the timeless bohemian style of the 70s. Its versatility allows the garment to be styled from day to night and from work to dinner.
Day look using the PussyBow blouse:
Blouse: Forever21, Shorts: Primark, Sandals: Forever21
Sling bag: Tory Burch Available here
iPhone case: Moschino Available here
Lipstick: Revlon Available here
My favourite PussyBow blouse picks:
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Through the first two years of my undergraduate education at London College of Fashion, I have interned four times, been offered eight internships, and applied to multiple ones in the world of fashion.
However, first lets stop and face the cold hard truth. Finding a good fashion internship, specially in India, is as rare as finding a comfortable pair of Zara ballet pumps. I too started off thoroughly stumped on how to form a resume, how to write a cover letter and how to find the right internships to apply to.
Beginning to apply for your first internship can be a scary endeavour, however the right technique stirred with a kickass resume can take you very far.
The steps of successfully interning in the world of fashion:
Kimonos have been one of the hottest trends this year. They transition seamlessly from summer to autumn and can elevate any outfit. You can style them with pants, skirts, shorts, dresses and basically anything you want.
Learn how the best fashion bloggers have been styling this fashion accessory.
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Culottes have been all the rage this season. From fashion bloggers to models to celebrities, everyone who is a someone in the fashion world owns at least one pair of these stylish pants. Here is how you can style culottes like a celebrity:
Wear neutral coloured culottes with a bright crop top like Chrissy Teigen for a relaxed yet stylish day look.
Style your loose culottes to look formal and chic by layering them up with a coat like Olivia Palermo.
Wear an embellishes or stand out blouse with a pair of dark culottes to create a glamorous night time look like Jennifer Lopez.
Style a comfortable yet chic look like Victoria Beckham by wearing oversize culottes and a sweater.
Matching crop tops and bottoms have been another major trend this season. Steal Rihanna's monochrome style by matching a crop top to your culottes.
Hair up. Bra out. Sweatpants on.
We all love to dress down on Sundays and spend the day in bed flicking through magazines, catching up on our favourite TV shows and stalking our favourite celebs on Instagram. However, no one said lazy equals drab. Here is a list of the cutest pyjamas, fuzzy slippers and snuggly robes to help you look and feel totally chic even while lazing around with your hair up and no makeup on:
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We all have a favourite pair of jeans that enhances our curves or a go-to blouse that slims down our waist. Dressing for your body type can give your confidence a major kick as you can enhance your best features by simply choosing the best cut garment for your body type.
We have broken down the facets of each body type and provided a list of ideal dresses you can wear to embrace and enhance your figure:
If you have fuller hips and bust with a narrow waist, you have an hourglass body. You should choose dresses that highlight your curves by cinching your waist.
Wear A Wrap Dress: A wrap dress will cinch in your small waist and highlight your curves
Stripe Wrap Midi Dress with Cape Detail, Asos £38
Wrap Maxi Dress in Jersey Crepe, Asos £38
Max Azria Hallee Sleevless Wrap Dress with Ikat Print, BCBG £171
If you have narrow shoulders and a smaller waist with curvy hips and thick thighs, you have a pear-shaped body. You should choose dresses that enhance your upper body and conceals your bottom half in order to create a balanced silhouette.
Try A Patterned or Bardot Fit & Flare Dress: A patterned top or a bardot style dress will enhance your upper half while the fit & flare style will conceal your lower half
Lace Top Skater Dress, Missguided £45
Satin Bardot Fit+Flare, Oasis £70
Off Shoulder Mini Dress, Asos £15
Empire Channel Midi Dress, Warehouse £49
Skater Dress with High Waist Line, Essential Antwerp £171
Deep V Dress With Tie Up Detail At Waist And Frill Detail, Reclaimed Vintage £45
Checked Dress, Zara £49.99
A- Line Dress With Neckline Staps, Pull & Bear £9.99
Frill A-Line Shift Dress, Asos £40
Who doesn't covet a pair of indulgent Ferragamo shoes that have been individualised to their own style and identity?
Recently, a modern trend in the world of luxury fashion has been the introduction of a made to order or customisation service for pre-existing iconic products. Brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Burberry have all indulged in this concept with a choice of their iconic handbags, scarves and shoes.
This year Salvatore Ferragamo launched a modern made to order rendering of an emblem of the brands legacy and their diligence to innovation, the renowned driving shoes. These shoes fit right into a polished and refined wardrobe of a cosmopolitan jet-setter and now empower customers to fashion their own interpretation reflecting their individuality. The customers are enabled to voyage in the discipline of artisanship by nominating the materials, colours and hardware that combine together to mould their perfect shoe. This special service promotes exclusivity and develops a connection between the customer and the brand. The shoes showcase novelty derived from the standard Ferragamo moccasins integrated with the modelling of a modern shoe. Significant durability has been engineered by technologically refurbishing the soul with the inclusion of rubber inserts. Being ergonomically fit, the shoes offers exceptional resilience.
Along with a notable sole construction, the shoes feature the hallmark Gancio symbol. Customers can choose from an array of luxury materials such as crocodile, ostrich and calf. The colour options range from classic black to ultramarine and optical white. The colour of the sole and the lettering on shoe are also available for customisation and all these preferences can be submitted easily through the online web configurator at home or in the store.
In this modern world where luxury fashion is becoming a necessity for many and designer handbags are replacing diamonds as a girl’s best friend, customisation brings a unique advantage to the customer where it induces exclusivity and personal preference.
After all, what can be better than designing your own exclusive pair of Ferragamo shoes?
Fall is our favourite time of the year at Dreaming In Lace. Our snug boots make a reappearance, scarves become all the rage, and best of all, we get to wear our chic sweaters again. This year, Dreaming In Lace will be unveiling a new series called Fall Fridays. Every Friday, we will present you with a lush list of Fall fashion to stock your wardrobes with this season. Check back every Friday for your weekly dose of Fall fashion!
Here is a list of our top picks of Fall sweaters to rock this season:
I woke up around noon this morning and began my meticulous morning routine of scrolling through Instagram. I stumbled upon a quote featuring 8 simple words and was immediately engaged.
'Only weak people don't wear black in the summer'
London Fashion Week has finally come to a close after a glamorous and star-studded 7 days in London. Dreaming In Lace attended the 'Catwalk: Trend' show at London Fashion Weekend this year in order to break down the top 3 trends for you to rock this season. All three trends have been seen before on the runway. However, it's the fresh new take on these trends by designers that is going to make heads turn this year.
Here is a breakdown of the hottest trends for A/W16:
Trend 1: Velvet Affair
Valentino AW16. Image Source: theglassmagazine.com
Crushed Velvet Top, Zara £15.99
Printed Velvet Dress, Zara £49.99
Velvet Strappy Wrap Dress, Boohoo £20.00
Wide Fit Velvet Platform Heeled Sandal, New Look £29.99
Mini Velvet Backpack, Pull & Bear £15.99
Trend 2: Return of the 80s
Lanvin A/W16. Image courtesy: Elle Uk
Ruffle High Neck Jumper, Vera Moda £35.00
Cobalt Blue Frill Top, Dorothy Perkins £24.00
Cut Out Pencil Dress With Asymmetric Skirt In Large Floral, Ginger Fizz £35.00
Batwing Ruched Plunge Swimsuit, Asos £35.00
Skinny Metal Belt, Asos £20
Trend 3: Winter Florals
Marchesa AW16. Image courtesy: Elle Australia
Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket, Zara £59.99
Oversized Sheer T-Shirt with 3D Floral Embellishment, Asos £40
Premium Floral Maxi Dress, Asos £130
Plunge Floral Jacquard Dress, Topshop £75.00
Floral Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots, Lost Ink £38.00
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Still confused about what to wear this New Year's eve? Here are 10 last minute ideas full of sparkle and glamour ranged between £20 to £200.
Wether you are into sultry reds or subtle nudes, lipsticks are an everyday essential that is always present in our makeup bags. We are constantly in search for lipsticks that have a great colour pay-off, as well come in brilliant shades. Liquid lipsticks are a great formula that doesn't allow the product to crack up on your lips like some conventional lipsticks often do. The colours can also be built up in intensity with each layer, allowing you to choose from a range of looks.
Here is a slideshow of our top 7 picks of liquid lipsticks you should invest in right now!
“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” ~Edna Woolman Chase
You might not be able to purchase style in the form of clothes, shoes and accessories, but these 10 books can definitely inspire and augment your inner aesthetic and fashion style.
1. Embellished fringe crop tops, Asos £30.00
Our hair reacts differently in all weathers. In the cold weathers we may face dry and frizzy hair, and in the heat, the humidity can take over. For all those days where our hair can feel damaged and in need of some nourishment, here are some simple DIY’s that you can make using 3 simple ingredients.
All 4 hair masks simply require you to massage the product into your hair followed by wrapping your hair in a towel or a shower cap to soak for 15 minutes. Then, thoroughly rinse out with lukewarm water and wash your hair using a shampoo and conditioner of your choice.
What makes this good: Bananas and avocados contain potassium which is an important mineral for growth and keeping your hair strong. Bananas are also great for moisturising your hair keeping it feeling smooth and soft.
All you need:
1 ripe banana
1 ripe avocado
3 tbsp coconut milk
Steps: Mash up the banana and avocado in a bowl. Add the coconut milk and mix it all up into a paste. Apply immediately to the hair.
What makes this good: The olive oil will help hydrate and is a great treatment for dry, damaged hair. Honey helps to moisturise your hair making it silky and full of life.
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp olive oil
Steps: Mix the two ingredients and massage into damp hair from the roots to the ends.
What makes this good: Avocados are filled with vitamin A and B which increases your hair growth whilst keeping it healthy.
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 a cup of milk
Steps: Mash the avocado, then add the milk and olive oil. Mix well and your mask is ready!
What makes this good: Now even though this one can be a tad messy, it is a great and simple mask that results in shiny revived hair.
All you need:
1/2 cup of oats (if your hair is very long, I recommend a whole cup)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup of milk
Steps: Simply mix all the ingredients together and the mask is ready to use!
So there you go. 4 easy and quick masks to give you healthy, strong hair.
Enjoy making your own ones!
Lets face it, we would all love to pull off our ripped jeans like Gigi Hadid and style our crop tops like Taylor Swift. However, with their HQ images and luxury handbag collections, it can often be intimidating to recreate these iconic outfits.
These celebrities achieve their trendy ensembles by creating clever combinations of high street and high end products. Hence, with the right balance of affordable garments and key luxury pieces, you too can fashion a chic and trendy look. Lyst is a great online platform that you can employ to look for and buy both high-street and high-end products.
Discover how to recreate the best celebrity outfits of Instagram below:
1) Gigi Hadid's Polished Yet Casual Combination
(Same Jeans) Blue King Pin Jeans, One Teaspoon £115
White Lola Belted Scuba Duster, Boohoo £18
White Pleated Surplice Top, Forever 21 £15
Blue Candice Cross Strap Pointed Court Shoes, Dune £48
Blue Original Mom Jeans In Crocus Lightwash With Rips And Busts, Asos £35
(Same Bag) Beige Sweet Charity Small Chain Bag, Christian Louboutin £1295
Multicolour Floral Embroidered Dress, Valentino £7840
(Same Shoes) Multicolour Courtesan Python-print Strappy Sandal, Stuart Weitzman £378
Gold Women's Cymball Caged Platform Evening Sandals, Alfani £73
Gold Metallic Thread Strap Tie Up Sandals, True Decadence £39
Blue Cora Curved Hem Denim Tunic Dress, Boohoo £25
Beige Centre Stage Over The Knee Boot, Chinese Laundry £100
Women's Yellow Men Round Sunglasses, Forever 21 £6
Black Katie Maxi Belted Waterfall Duster, Boohoo £20
Black Bambino Rib Knit Jumper, French Connection £50
Black Leather Button Front A-line Skirt, Express £38
(Same Shoes) Blue Highland Suede Boots, Stuart Weitzman £626
Black Kick It Off Over The Knee Boots, Asos £55
Fashion Blogger Ieva Balandina from Otterly Me shows us how to style a slip dress in 3 unique ways:
Before, it was just a garment you'd wear to bed. However, ever since the 'It Girls' strutted down the streets in the slip dress, every retailer started to sell at least one version of this iconic dress this season. Personally, I find it difficult to rock the boudoir style in the streets, but if you're a fashion enthusiast, you'll try anything out there!
My take on how to style a slip dress is quite simple and easy as I believe the dress speaks for itself. Still, you have to pay attention on what fabrics, styles and colours you style with to make sure you don't look like you forgot to wear an actual dress over your slip. By changing up the look with a t-shirt, a jeans jacket and some fabulous accessories, the dress can be so versatile that you can style it from day-to-night. You can wear it while going grocery shopping or even out on a date night. So, here's my take on how to style the iconic slip dress, step by step.
Look 1: Casual Lunch
Style your slip dress with a cute patterned tee for a casual day look perfect for lunch!
Look 2: Shopping Day
Style your slip dress a denim jacket and sneakers for a comfy outfit perfect for a long day of shopping or hanging out with your friends!
Look 3: Date Night
Wear your slip dress with simple and elegant accessories and a statement bag. Tie your hair for a cleaner and more formal look. Add black ballet flats to complete your look.
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There's no denying that we are all crazy for face masks. Wether they come in the form of clay or sheets, we cannot resist the reviving results they muster deep within our skin.
As summer comes to a close, it is time to recover our skin from the blatant sun rays that can often cause our skin tone to become uneven and dappled. Even though it is hard to resist being pampered in the salon, it is not always a plausible option. This is where DIY masks save the day. Wether you are away on vacation, have a busy work schedule or are simply saving up, DIY face masks are a great alternative to give your skin a healthy glow.
1 . Coconut Oil & Brown Sugar Exfoliating Mask
Benefits: This mask is ideal for restoring lost moisture to your skin. The brown sugar works as an exfoliator and removes dead skin from the face while the coconut oil packs moisture and gives your face a healthy glow.
Ingredients & Method:
Enjoy your healthy glow!
Just like the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner is constantly seen making headlines with her relationships, rumoured lip enhancements and most recently, her successful new cosmetics brand, Kylie Cosmetics. The 19 year old has truly evolved from solely being a reality star to ruling the realm of social media. She is followed by millions on Snapchat and Instagram and remains extremely popular for her large collection of quirky coloured wigs that she often styles in her pictures.
Here is a collection of 17 of the best Kylie Jenner hairstyles featured on her Instagram account:
Sometimes it can feel like no matter how many bags we buy, it is never enough! However, everything comes at a price and high-end products aren't exactly pocket friendly. At Dreaming In Lace we believe that the right combination of high-street and luxury products are the key to looking polished and chic. Here is a list of 13 luxury totes that will enhance your outfit without the big splurge:
Quilted Tote, Moschino £216.90
'Eartha Mini' Tote, Zac Zac Posen £329.78
'Bridgette' Tote, Michael Michael Kors, £310.00
Small 'York' Buckle Tote, Tory Burch £238.88
Double Question Mark Print Tote, Moschino £393.00
Lion Head Double Zip Tote, Versus £399.41
Quilted Tote, Moncler £350.00
Medium 'Bernina' Tote, Bally £395.00E
'Harriet' Tote, See By Chloe £391.77
Large Tote, Furla £310.55
Mini 'Viviana' Tote, Diane Von Furstenberg £277.10
'Kalifornia' Tote, Kenzo £377.43
Large Triangular Tote, MM6 Maison Margiela £120.00
Trousers are an extremely underrated component of our daily outfits. We are always looking for the hottest dresses, the cutest skirts and the highest heels on the high-street while never paying much attention to the available trousers. However, since the incredible culottes craze of 2015, these stylish pair of pants are still making headlines everyday. A lot of celebrities and fashion bloggers have since been seen styling outfits that focus on the trousers. Available in a range of materials, cuts, fits and colours, trousers are an incredibly versatile garment that can easily transition from day-to-night and are an incredibly popular choice for work wear. However, instead of wearing the same boring black pair of pants 5 days a week, we have a list of trousers you can use to mix up your work style!
Here is a list of 13 trousers that you can wear to work for a chic yet work appropriate look:
Chambray Trousers, Zara £29.99
Trousers with Golden Side Buttons, Zara £59.99
Maroon Lace Culottes, Zara £39.99
Cigarette Trousers in Geo Print, Asos £28.00
Woven Peg Trousers with OBI Tie, Asos £25
Super High Waist Trouser with Wide Leg, Asos £30
Culotte with Tie Waist in Mini Check, Asos £38
Multicolour Rain Check Jogger, Native Youth £53
Belt Palazzo Trousers, Mango £49.99
Cropped Palazzo Trousers, Mango £59.99
Pinter Baggy Trousers, Mango £19.99
Satin Cigarette Trousers Navy, Missguided £28
Monochrome Stripe Trousers, Wallis £40
We are now in the midst of summer of 2016 and everyone is dreaming of dressing down in a fun swimsuit, putting on flip flops, and sipping tropical cocktails near the beach.
Fulfil your summer dream and look fab sunbathing on splashing waves in these adorable yet affordable swimsuits!
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