Fashion Friday: How To Pick The Right Scarf For Fall

For a lot of us, picking the “right” scarf boils down to picking whatever is going to keep us the warmest. Yet, with ASOS, Express, H&M and countless other fashion brands developing warm, oversized and blanket style scarves, we’re beginning to see new and exciting choices in the world of scarves!

If you’re going for a casual stroll and are rocking more of a sporty vibe, choose a light scarf that’s not going to weight down your whole outfit. When matching colours, get creative! The beauty about scarves is they can be as plain or creative as you’d like. This model is wearing a blanket scarf from Express:

Going for something more formal and everyday? Try wearing this ASOS oversized scarf. It’s soft knit, checked print and 100% acrylic design will keep the cold off your skin. And they really didn’t oversell the “oversized” feature. This bad boy can unravel to the size of a blanket or poncho.

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There are tons of designs, colours, and styles when it comes to scarves. Pick something that is off-coloured from your top or jacket, but is accentuated by either your pants, shoes or handbag. Mixing and matching colours, tones and fabrics throughout an outfit creates a sense of unity that will really make you stand out.

Halloween Ideas: Why So Serious?

While it’s easy to approach Halloween in a sexy way – taking it as an opportunity to show off a little skin, my favourite costumes are always the scary ones.

Fashion blogger, Mike Quyen, showcased his most creative (and I must say – fashionable) costume idea by dressing himself up as The Joker from The Dark Knight. While the make up and the flaming cards scare the crap out of me, Mike strategically chose some fall fashion favourites of ours in an attempt to stay on trend this season.

He’s wearing a House Of Fraser purple Blazer, Topman waistcoat, ASOS tie and C. Damage skinny jeans. Well done sir!

Throwback Thursday: Tyra Banks Style Evolution

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It’s hard to believe that Tyra Banks was rejected by 4 different modelling agencies when she began her career at the tender age of 15. Since that time, she rose to stardom on the runway for Victoria’s Secret, Elle, Dolce & Gabbana, Vogue, Yves Saint Laurent, and well… every other big name fashion brand out there.

Perhaps her biggest claim to fame was becoming the first African-American woman to appear on the Sports Illustrated cover in 1997.

An impressive woman who was able to overcome bullying and self-image issues early on in life, boasts one of the world’s most infamously sexy bodies. What else do we love Tyra banks for? Oh yes, her role as Jackie on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!



Work It Wednesday: Beyoncé Is Creating A New Clothing Line For Topshop


Beyoncé and Topshop have joined forces! Launching in 2015, the 50-50 partnership will offer clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports – meaning you’ll be able to channel a bit of Sasha Fierce from the gym to the dance floor!

In Beyoncé’s own words, she’s extremely happy to be partnering with a brand she’s always admired,

“I could not think of a better partner as I continue to grow the Parkwood business. I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward-thinking. Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.”

We’re excited for 2015 and can’t wait to work it every day dressed in clothes inspired by Queen Bey herself. Cue the “I woke up like this…” comments.

A Look At Oscar De Le Renta’s Life Throughout The Years

Oscar de la Renta, with models from his collection for Elizabeth Arden, in 1965.

Oscar De La Renta, who clothed stars and then became one, died at the age of 82 on October 20th, 2014. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo; he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty.

His funeral is scheduled to take place in New York City on Monday, November 3rd. For an interactive map detailing the milestones of De La Renta’s life, check out this New York Times article by clicking on the image below (or here):

Twisted Tuesday: Gothic Lolita’s Becoming An Unusual Global Trend


Lolita is one of Japan’s many popular street fashions that is growing in popularity in the Western world, meant to make the wearer look youthful and innocent. Gothic Lolita is a subset of the Lolita culture, and is (unsurprisingly) a cross between goth and Lolita styles.

It’s “Gothic” sub-style, probably the most famous of the group, is in turn all about darker, gothic aesthetics which in the hands of misinformed Japanese teens basically boils down to faux-vampire fashion as understood by a 15-year-old.

Intrigued about this twisted global trend? Learn how to become a Gothic Lolita! Apparently there’s a Wiki-How for everything…

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Model Monday: Coordinate Your Outfit For A Striking Effect


It’s like someone redesigned pajamas and made them sleek, fitted and totally fashionable to wear anytime and anywhere! The ribbed curve shows off minimal midriff in order to keep you warm, but shows off just enough skin to showcase your sexy features. This model coordinates a Missguided ribbed crop top with a matching midi skirt! An everyday outfit with a high end appeal.