Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Daring Looks of VMAs 2014

There were many "What Were They Thinking Looks" at the VMAs this year but I'm going to select three of my least favorite looks and three of my best looks.

Least Favorites

She showed up at the wrong club!

Don't ask me to raise up my hands


Best Looks




Wednesday, August 13, 2014


What is ASAP54 some of you may ask? I'll answer that question in a moment. Have you ever seen someone on the street or at work or a party, and wondered where they bought their clothes? But then you can't approach them and ask them because you are either shy or you think it's rude. Well, I happen to be a very observant person when it comes to fashion and I see so many outfits on a daily basis that I would like to find. Approaching people to ask them where they got what they're wearing is not easy. Sometimes it's the wrong place to ask about their outfit and other times it's just the group they're with. Coming home and trying to search on Google never works because guess what, typing "grey sweater with red flowers on the right shoulder," doesn't narrow things enough. Then you give up eventually. Now this is where ASAP54 comes in. A genius thought, "what if I created an app that can visually recognize a clothing and find where you can purchase it or purchase something similar?" And there you have it. That genius by the way is Sao Paulo born and raised Daniela Cecilio. Check out the website for more cool functions of ASAP54.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sexy But Effortlessly Comfortable

The trend these days with party and club outfits always ends up defeating the purpose of partying and clubbing in the first place. I'm aware that attending these functions require dressing to impress but I
see a lot of "dressing for jeers." The outfits are sometimes, unattractive and other times feel uncomfortable for the dresser in question.Why wear something that stops you from having fun? I'm not saying you should dress matronly. This is how I see it.

Ditch matronly; go for perfect fit
Ditch overly busy patterns; go for uniform print
Ditch cut-offs that expose too much skin and make underwear impossible to hide; go for minimal cut-offs that show skin without exposing unwanted material
Ditch lengths that would make sitting, dancing, squatting, and bending impossible; go for length that makes you do all of the above and more
Ditch oversize toe-numbing heels; go for right fit with slight room for large toes
Minimal jewelry is advised if you intend on jumping and wiggling on the dance floor.

Have fun!      

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Welcome Back Jelly

Soft, flexible, colorful, and candy-like - These words describe a type of shoe that used to be in vogue over ten years ago. The Jelly has made a comeback. I was one of those kids who dreamed of owning a pair, navy
blue with glitter to be exact. I had seen a friend of mine wearing the pink color. When I accompanied my mom to the shoe market to purchase a pair of school sandals, I saw the navy blue colored Jelly shoe and instantly fell in love with it. Unfortunately, she didn't buy it for me. I thought it was the loveliest rubber shoes I'd ever seen. The ones with the block heels looked really good with short outfits. I must say when I saw an almost identical pair last month, my girly excitement went haywire. This is one comeback that I'm happy to see. One can dress up a Jelly sandal or dress them down casually with dresses, shorts and skirts or make a look pop by wearing a bright colored Jelly sandals with neutrals. 

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Friday, May 23, 2014

What Are You Reading?

It's that time of the year when people try to get into reading. What are the books you've gathered to read this summer? I have read Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander Series," yes all seven of them and I'm awaiting number eight coming out this June. I have also read "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green and Veronica Roth's Divergent series. These are incredible reads that were recommended to me by reliable sources so I was sure I wasn't going to waste my time.

Next in line of "books to read" are "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C. Andrews; "Paris" by Edward Rutherfurd; and "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond. I read somewhere that "Flowers in the Attic" has been banned from some school libraries because of some explicit materials it contains. I'll read it anyway. "Paris" is said to contain compelling stories about the city in ways you wouldn't expect. Can't wait. "Ruby" is an intense story that I wouldn't want to miss as an avid seeker of outstanding written stories. My interest is peaked. 

This is my current list at this point in time, which is subject to change as I go to book stores, or libraries, or yard sales. Have fun expanding your intellect, because I will.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Do It Yourself (DIY)

I wanted a unique piece of earring and I ended up making it. Here is my video demonstration. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Coachella is a fun music and art festival. It is popular, no wonder most celebs frequent this particular festival. It makes sense that if popular musicians are going to be around, why not have popular people attend? Anyway, my interest in Coachella isn't the music unfortunately. It's seeing the fashion choices of celebs at a more relaxed atmosphere. I have to say that some go over-the-top, while some go chill. There are always people dressed in hippie, preppie, chic, goth and many more styles. People tend to unleash their personal styles over trends; add the cold drinks and smiles. I like that. All in all, I think it's nice to see that these people have a life off-screen. Here are some of my good looking picks from Coachella this year.

Monday, April 7, 2014


I remember when I used to see pearls as an elite jewelry that's mostly worn by sophisticated wealthy women on expensive and often boring dresses, skirt, and pant suits. Real pearls are still held to such high standards but I have to say it is a relief to see a much fun counterpart, glass pearls. Glass pearls come in different colors and sizes and aren't odd when worn on  casual outfits. The inclusion of these pearls on any outfit instantly transforms them to "dressy." Glass pearls are often effortless to style because of their plain shapes which are mostly round. But glass pearls could easily overwhelm an outfit when many are layered and combined with earrings that have too many pearls on them and too many bracelets on both wrists. To avoid looking like you're being attacked and choked by your jewelry, try to make it simple. If the pearls are large, layer less. If they are small, layering can be the best move but opt for a less busy-looking earring. In the end, have fun 
with more colors. Spring is finally here!
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hello, I'm the Fitted Version

Crop tops of the 90s were trending a couple of years ago. They were loose-fitting and some came with fringes. This look was popular and people wore them with shorts, mini skirts, floor length skirts and occasionally with sleeveless floor length tank dresses. Just like all trends, some people hit the mark and some people missed. There were people who were happy that the loose-fitting crop top trend faded. But this style is back with a vengeance. This time, the crop top are fitting and most of the time come with a matching bottom like pants, shorts, A-line skirts, and pencil skirts. This trend is exciting because this look can be either casual or formal depending on the fabric. One thing I'm not looking forward to are those who take trends too far; those who pick the wrong fit or color or style. I'm hoping that I'll see more desirable looks out of this trend and as a result, push for it to be adopted as more than a trend. It will be nice to see something this cute become a clothing staple for females.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Monday, March 3, 2014

My Top Ten Fave Looks of the 2014 Oscars

I was so impressed with the fashion of last night's Oscars. Everyone seemed to glow in their own way and they all got the memo about wearing the perfect sizes. Here are my top ten favorite picks.

Amy Adams

Anna Kendrick

Cate Blanchett

Angelina Jolie

Kate Hudson

Sandra Bullock

Jennifer Lawrence

Lupita Nyong'o

Portia de Rossi

Charlize Theron

There you go. I want to hear your picks. I'll mention some guys that stood out in a good way to me. Chris Hemsworth for the color; Jared Leto for the white tux; Michael B. Jordan for the shoes; and Zac Efron for looking hot from head to toe.