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Monday, March 26, 2012

Skirt Trend for Tall Girls


Just about every clothing store has it's twist to the new high-low skirt trend that has a short front and a longer back. I saw this skirt first at Gliks when the new spring collection came out. They were polka dots and really adorable. My trip to the mall this weekend confirmed that this was going to be a major trend to watch for. This skirt was made in just about any material you could think of and any color too. I like the trend but I think it's going to be a little too much. I'm afraid to say I'll join the crowd for this one because I like the comfort and flow the skirt gives the body. Yet, it has this edginess to its style. I hope the tall girls out there get to try this style with me.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gloom to Bright: A Transition in Dressing

I'm one that never fails to complain about the winter. I hate cold. I can't stand the bundling of clothing, and I hate my electricity bill. But you know what, in spite of my never ending rant about my dislike for winter, I loved the direction fashion took. I enjoyed watching how people tried to make winter colorful even though they had plenty clothes on their bodies. Most designers didn't disappoint with the layering techniques and introduction of texture combinations. Lace and leather looked amazing. Color blocking was awesome. I even followed the bandwagon of those who wore leg warmers and didn't look like they were headed for ballet practice. It was a nice winter in terms of the ever flowing fashion ideas of bundling and layering. But the change in weather has been drastic. One day, I couldn't walk out of my home without a sweater. The next day I'm wearing shorts. I still think the weather is playing us, but I'll play along. But what I noticed is the thing I'd like to call "uncertainty dressing." I have seen many females doing it. We are not sure if we should completely appreciate the warmth and go all out in shorts and tank tops. You see a lot of capri pants and tees. It's really warm but you do not want to be caught red-handed if the weather decides it wants to change in two seconds. From my walk from class to class, I could see a similarity in the way we females dressed. Jean pants folded underneath our knees, short sleeve tops and a light sweater on our hands. I counted not less that thirty females dressed in that similar fashion. I happened to be one of them. I just thought it was funny that somewhere in our minds, we can't easily accept the fact that it is Spring already. But you know what, I give us two more days of warmth and people will bring out their short-shorts, tank tops, and flip flops and enjoy this weather like we truly should.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Grace Jones


A friend of mine says to me, "Someone said I reminded him of Grace Jones. I didn't know if he was complimenting me or making fun of me." My friend cannot sing so I ruled out the possibility that it may have been a similarity to Grace Jones' voice. So I looked my friend over and it definitely wasn't her hair cut. Yes, she's really dark but she looks nothing like Grace Jones. But guess what? As I was about to say I didn't know what that person was talking about, my friend said something to me and it was right there. The mannerism and the fashion. Grace Jones takes risks. My friend definitely takes fashion risks and sometimes does things that, to me, are fashion-no-nos. "It's my style and at least I don't expose myself," she reminds me. After the Grace Jones comment, that was all I saw. I didn't know if this was good or bad but I could tell you it was easy to draw inspiration for new fashion ideas. I told her I agreed with the person who called her Grace Jones but in my case it's compliment. I don't know if I made a mistake saying that to her because lately, her fashion sense has gotten crazier.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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