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Tuesday, January 31, 2012



It's Michael. Yes, the one and only Michael. I am writing this post in time for the most anticipated episode on Glee, the episode that would feature Michael Jackson's work and fashion. When I was growing, it was a Saturday routine to watch the "Michael Jackson Video". It was labeled that even though there were performances from other musicians. I watched Black and White, Heal the World, Who's bad, Remember, Thriller, and many more. Till this day, I find it hard to pick a favorite from Michael Jackson's songs and performances because they are just too amazing to be ranked. One thing that I paid attention to was the way he dressed. I associated the black blazer, black ankle-length pants, black hat, white socks, and black shoes with him. What about the hot-red leather jacket with black stripes he wore in his Thriller video? The sequined jacket and the white glove? By the way, what I admire till this day  is how people dress like Michael when they want to perform like him. I guess it's incomplete seeing someone doing "the moonwalk" in skin tight jeans and running shoes. I like how even though fashion changed over the years in terms of trouser length, Michael still wore his ankle-length pants and you could still see those white pair of socks. I think my love for military-styled jackets was from watching Michael's videos. I don't think I'll ever stop being a fan even though he's no more.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Vera's Gown


If you asked me why I thought I would love a wedding gown by Vera Wang, the honest answer would be I really do not know. It's definitely not the price because one would have to pay through their nose to get her masterpiece. It may be the unique details she adds to her gowns and the result of sheer brand and how priceless one feels when it is put on. Ask me if I've ever tried one. The answer is no! Then how do I know the feeling that comes with wearing a Vera Wang piece? Well, it is through observing those who wear them or those who talk about them or those who long to touch them. For such an upscale fashion designer like Vera Wang, if I was left to imagine the kind of person she is, I would come up with a cheerful Asian lady who dresses in retro-style laced clothing; mostly off-white fabrics looking doll-like. Well my imagination is far from the mark. I can say Vera Wang likes black. Maybe she tries colors sometimes but I have never seen her wear anything with color. She never dresses her age too. Infact you see her and think of model/designer because of her stature and demeanor. I can say in the world of fashion, Vera Wang has distinguished herself and has a niche that would be hard to separate from her name. I commend her for how highly her name is placed in the fashion industry. When you overhear someone talk about wanting a Vera Wang gown, know that it is going to be extraordinary but wouldn't come cheap. 

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Let Wedge Live Forever

Someone asked me which fashionable item I would love to live forever? That should be a hard question, right? But I easily blurted out "wedge heels." Some people may not agree with me but I will stand by my answer. Think about the pain that develops from wearing flats and sky high thin heels. Then think about not having the full support of a wedge slippers, shoes, or sandals. I love to pay attention to the well being of my feet and I would not like to injure or break any toe. I believe it is good to switch once in a while and enjoy those sky high good looking heels. I also know that wedge boots can look outdated after a while. But can we completely do without the wedge heels? I hope not. One thing I like about the wedge heel is the fact that it is not just platforms on a pair of shoes. It is a style on it's own that has a physics of balance to it. Make a mistake and you'll produce a painful pair of footwear. Get it right and you'll make a girl happy. I like and appreciate a wedge because it looks good no matter the size. I really do hope I see the wedge in years to come.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Metrosexuals and Fashion


I use to have this friend and I made jokes that I wouldn't date a guy like him because we were going to struggle for mirror time if we only had one mirror. I just thought he took too much time in dressing up. Styling his hair alone took forever. And he always said "Metros never had bad-looking days". Because of his quote, I always thought Metrosexuals were guys that looked good because they were into their physicality and fashion. I discovered I wasn't far from the mark when I looked at the definition. According to Wiki, Metrosexual is coined from the words, Metropolitan and Heterosexuals by writer Mark Simpson, in 1994, describing a man who spends a lot of time and money shopping for his appearance. Is it wrong for me to say when I think of the word, I think of David Beckham? Metrosexuals actually make me smile because I'm always impressed by the effort they put into their looks. It's refreshing to see that looking good is not just reserved for women.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Color is In

Emem Uko

My cousin was watching one of those Disney shows where all the kids wear mis-matched clothing filled with different colors and patterns and I sighed saying, "Too much color!" My aunt overheard me and replied, "but color is in." I have to agree. The good old black and grey now seems like an extinct idea of dressing. Even when people go completely dark, they add an article of color to make something pop. I saw a photo in a magazine with a lady who dressed in all black from head to toe. Her makeup was also a smokey eye. But her hair band and lipstick were a hot pink and I have to say that I admired the look. Talk about guys that are experimenting with unusual colors of dress shirts when they dress in suits. Or just a pair of socks that is made up of one or more primary colors and can be seen when they sit down. Yes I tend to notice even the minute aspects of fashion. I have added to my list of new year's resolution to incorporate some colors into my dark and grey life. To add some pink even though I absolutely detest the color pink. Colors are exciting and it is nice to be colorful to mask the day to day difficulties we may face in life and make our surroundings more vibrant through our fashion. 

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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