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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Featured Designer - Alexander McQueen

I'm always shocked and blown away - that's why (RIP).

Notable admirers of Alexander McQueen creations:
  • The First Lady, Michelle Obama
  • The Duchess of Cambridge
  • Lady Gaga and many more

(ukoemem - Author; Photo - aihots.com, gloobbi.com, style.com, theclotheswhisperer.co.uk)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Futuristic What?

When I think futuristic, I think of flying vehicles, robots, liquid food, free jet to planet mars, humans wearing cat suits made with neon lights, and no vegetation. Old futuristic movies have contributed to my thought process but I'm beginning to wonder why we think of the future this way. Is it because of the speed at which technology is being reinvented? I get overwhelmed about how some inventions get useless in a short time. Now I find it difficult to get Apple products because new models are introduced monthly, making the previous model become obsolete. 

I find myself thinking about futuristic fashion designs. According to the mentality of things being all technologically inclined, I don't see regular outfits in the future. Instead, I see a lot of uncomfortable outfits both in style and color. I do not imagine that the materials we use right now would remain the same or would be a little improved. It seems that the materials would be evolved and the designs of outfits would be affected, that is, very complicated. If I think according to what I see in the movies, I can say that futuristic designs will be more like "gaga meets the black eyed peas," which sounds scary and will cause a lot of physical discomfort. Look at the "futuristic" outfits I found.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; fooyoh.com, rachelburklund.com, gommiarcade.com - Photo)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Metal and Skin

I have always wondered why some people's skin reacted absurdly to some jewelries. This got me thinking that it's probably because some metals are too harsh for the skin and should be avoided. But some people do not react to these same metals - so I guess it could be some kind of allergies. I've had friends that can only wear expensive jewelries because these do not leave their skins bruised or blackened. Then I found out that these jewelries are more expensive because the metals have greater quality and more purer. Take for instance, higher karat gold which rarely reacts badly with the skin. But lower karat gold that may have been mixed with metals like nickel or copper are the ones that may affect the skin. This situation may not be important to some people, but if you are concerned about the reactions that occur when you wear certain jewelries, this may be the case. Just a little tip for my awesome fans!!!

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; arnoldwagner.com - Photo)

Friday, May 6, 2011

What's on that Head?

I was having Easter lunch with my host parents when my host dad suggested I write about hats on my blog. He had talked about the various hats he had seen the women wear in church earlier that day. This idea became even definite when I watched the royal wedding. Innocent attendees were not innocent anymore when the hats they wore were scrutinized by everyone interested and not interested in fashion. Some attendees are now known for the great or ridiculous hats (fascinators) they wore, according to some self-proclaimed fashion police. I found that I had a different take on the variety of hats. I paid attention to the style, how and what they were made of. I believe that seeing so many hats in one room should give a fashion-interested soul a jitter of excitement and an opportunity to incorporate designs to whatever form of designs they love. Painters will have the opportunity to paint something in respect to the shapes and colors they saw. Hat designers will have the opportunity to make hair pieces that they are sure people will wear. Even clothing designers can determine what's in and what's out in the world of fashion by coordinating outfits with hair pieces. Since I think I belong to all the listed categories, I'll just do everything. By the way, props to Princess Beatrice for wearing a "gaga-esque" hat that kept the tongues of critics wagging.  

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; libbythesecond.blogspot.com - Photo)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kept in the Dark

So I was amongst the millions who watched The Royal Wedding. Many watched this wedding for various reasons, but I'm sure most of you can guess why I watched the wedding. Yes, Prince William is charming. Yes, I was captivated by the traditional style of it. Yes, it was nice to see the famous faces, the rolls royce, the perfect procession, and the different dressing styles of the participants and the hats worn by the females. I will leave the hat discussion for another blog post. But my eyes could not leave Kate's wedding dress. I was honestly surprised. Many people over the months have tried to match wedding dress styles to her personality. Most have come up with complicated styles for her. I will say that the simplicity of Kate's wedding dress choice, compared to the supposedly Kate-wedding-dress styles by various designers, was a breathe of a fresh air. Pure white satin and ivory for the skirt part of the dress, English and French lace sleeves that also covered the corset-style bodice. Tiara that had a few inches of veil, light, and covered her face in a silhouette that still showed her facial features. Drop diamond earings that was not too much. The train was not too long and was circular in shape, a unique style that enhanced the fullness of Kate's gown. This wedding gown by Sarah Burton is a piece that can signify simplicity and comfort. This gown had a traditional, yet modern effect to it. Kate Middleton, now Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, was stunning.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; nydailynews.com - Photo)

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