Category: Trends

FashionStyle Votebook: Cold Shoulder vs. One Shoulder

Out with the old and in with new . . . so goes the world of fashion.
 
The past few years have brought a lot of attention to the shoulders, first with the one-shouldered craze, and more recently with the open, “cold shoulder” look. Take a peek at some of these recent styles, reflect, and be sure to vote for your favorite trend in the comments!
 
 
 
 
 
 
It’s time to give YOUR opinion on the matter. Who beats who? The One Shoulder or the Cold Shoulder?  

FashionLooks We ♥: Pastels

 

 
 
There’s no better time to revel in pastels than early spring. We seem to be standing amidst the emergence of colors like blush pink, peach, mint and icy blue as if they were falling from the trees, and I, for one, am hoping it lasts well into the year. Rest your eyes for a minute on this soft collection and think pastel!
 
 
 
 
 

BeautyTrend to Try (or Trash): Temporary Lip Tattoos

 
Be honest: was your first reaction “get me some of those!” or “get her to a doctor!”? It’s the new trend that’s on the lips of celebrities from the Kardashian-iverse and beyond. Pioneered by a music manager and his teenage daughters, Violent Lips takes the science of temporary tattoos straight to your kisser.
 

 
 
Just check out all of the stars who’ve been spotted (or, dare I say, checkered, sparkled, and flagged) sporting this funky lipwear.
 




 
The facts: Said to last 4-8 hours, they go on with water, just like the temporary tattoos from childhood, and come off with baby oil or any standard makeup remover. Animal-lovers will also be happy to know that all designs have been FDA-approved, certified vegan, and “tested on supermodels, not animals”.
 
 
Now, I’m all for taking risks in the style/beauty department, but if we’re being candid here, I’m having a hard time not hating these. The reviews are mixed, (I’ve read some less-than-stellar ones), but my main reservation is perfectly exemplified above by Snooki and Keyshia Cole. Get the picture just a little out of focus and… it easily looks like you either kissed the barroom floor with fresh lip gloss (oh, Snooks), or you have some hideously chapped and inflamed infection (coral giraffe, above, is not my pattern of choice).
 
 
I think the key here is to stick to patterns that look completely unnatural and crazy-loud, and keep them safely stashed in your drawer until Halloween, theme parties, and out-of-the-ordinary functions. By all means, ladies, please prove me wrong.
 
 
(Images courtesy of toofab, the Daily Mail, BitRebels, & Necole Bitchie)

FashionFashion Votebook: Brights vs. Neutrals

In the second episode of Fashion Votebook, we’re pairing bright saturated colors against calm neutrals.

YOU decide the winners!
 
City Girls
 
Vivienne Westwood Battles Thakoon
 

Vintage Shirt Dresses
 
Relaxed Urban Street Style
 

School Girls
 
Backstage Versace vs. Backstage Chloe
 

Head to Toe
 
 
So who wins?
Brights or Neutrals?
 

FashionTrend to Try: Sculpted Shoulders!

Are you ready to try some sculpted shoulders?
 
Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but between Lady Gaga, Rhianna and tons of other fashionable celebs, the pointy shoulder thing has gone from extreme to mainstream. Ranging from large conical protuberances down to a little pinch and tuck, I think there is a padded/pointed/sculpted shoulder for everyone!
 
Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Naya Rivera of Glee.
 
 
Rhianna went casual in this sculpted sweater dress, and Anne Hathaway is looking positively divine in this glamorous sequin gown.
 
 
So, are you ready?