Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Bridesmaids Fashion

ann taylor "see now, wear now" for your bridesmaids

Ann Taylor has a new head designer named Lisa Axelson who is catching a lot of praise for her recent makeover of the label's conservative image. When the collection was shown this year at Fashion Week, people questioned whether or not they were in the right place. After all, the looks coming down the runway didn't resemble anything they had seen on a mall mannequin before. "Ann Taylor stepped up its styling game for Thursday," the Wall Street Journal reported, "to give its pieces more of a high-fashion aesthetic. Unlike the other shows in the nearby Bryant Park tents, which were displaying styles for spring, the Ann Taylor presentation was dubbed “See Now, Wear Now.” All of the looks will soon be available and ready for purchase for fall 2009. Good news for brides looking for a bit of high fashion when it comes to their accessories and bridesmaid dresses.

Bridesmaid ready looks that graced the runway include Silk Tiered Strapless Dress, $240. Among my favorite accessories are this Crystal Bib Necklace, $50 and Gemstone Slippers, $50. I can't think of anything more stylish to slip into after a long night of dancing. If you have a friend getting married soon, why not gift her with these and call them the ultimate frill!

Spring 2010

Some of the gowns from the Marchesa Spring 2010 collection look like the designers took a charcoal pencil and sketched little floral details on them by hand. For more detail shots from the runway, check out today's Daily Inspiration gallery.


did salma hayek over-accessorize her lilac look?

Remember how easy it is to over-accessorize your look? The balance between wearing a killer bib necklace and weighing down your neck with one too many strands can be difficult to find. One beautiful necklace can go along way, especially if you plan on wearing a veil and earrings and a huge grin all day long. But if you must over-accessorize, don't do it in front of the camera. Save your strands of beads and baubles for a night out on the town when the only red carpet you'll be photographed on is the one in your head. Salma Hayek got it almost right when she paired this pretty purple Bottega Veneta piece with both a long and short necklace for the 2009 Alma Awards this past weekend. It was styled the exact same way when it came down the runway for Fall 2009. But on Salma, something just seems different. Do you agree?

Frilly wedding

frilly wedding details from fendi & holly stalder

I love the work of Holly Stalder whose custom shrug was recently featured on Kiss the Groom, a fantastic blog from photographer Elizabeth Messina. Elizabeth photographed Kristen and Todd's wedding with special attention paid to the handcrafted shrug made by Holly Stalder from lace the belonged to the bride's great great grandmother. Don't the delicate details and soft colors of this pictorial inspire you to add your own frilly details to your wedding wardrobe? If not, take a look at what Fendi just sent down the runway for Spring 2010. Their collection was filled with feathery details, wispy fabrics and pale hues that hopefully will inspire you to add your own romantic elements to your wedding style. Take a cue from the chill in the air and add something billowy and beautiful to your gown. It can be a simple silk shawl wrapped carelessly around your shoulders or a more textured item like those crazy woolly sleeves that can perhaps be added to your gown after the ceremony.

Thread Social Fashion

THREAD is known for making pretty bridesmaids dresses and even prettier ad campaigns. THREAD Social was created with the social butterfly in mind. Let your bridesmaids and your party guests be one, I say, and steer them in the direction of the newest collection for Holiday 2009. These Sequin One-Shoulder Dresses with silk charmeuse tops are perfect for the bridal party while the Matte and Shine Silk Bow-Front dress would make for a most memorable evening. Pre-order is available for an October 15th ship date so if you have a November wedding coming up, get clicking.

Bridal Fashion market

Yesterday I got to spend a little time looking at the newest Nicole Miller Bridal collection. I am a huge fan of the Ready to Wear collection. The line is always so chic yet totally accessible. The treatment of fabric is so sensitive that even a simple twist (as seen in the dress at right bottom) can say so much. The gowns are perfect for destination brides who need to pack up their dress and hit the road but still want to wear something that is show-stopping.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Precious Dresses

You know what I always say - a dress is the universal outfit. You can dress it up with great jewelry and a pair of stilettos, you can dress it down with boots and minimal accessories. You can do anything with it! And, these adorable long sleeve dresses from Ralph Lauren and Ralph Lauren Rugby are the perfect transitional dresses to bring you from the end of winter to the beginning of spring. And, I mean, aren't they just adorable?? I'm in love!

Ralph Lauren Rugby Ginny Frilly Dress

Ralph Lauren Striped Polo Match Dress

Ralph Lauren Jersey Dual Match Dress

Ralph Lauren Competitor Polo Dress

Types of Skirts

Girls Pleated SkirtGirls Pleated Skirt
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Small Girls Fashion SkirtSmall Girls Fashion Skirt
Ralph Lauren Equestrian Print Cotton Skirt

Lilly Pulitzer Riley Skirt Solid Canvas

Lilly Pulitzer Largo Skirt Lawn Printed

High Heels

High Heels CAN Negate One's Hijab

All of the scholars of the four madhabs are pretty much together on this one. That the wearing of high heels is haraam. Alot of my sets feature high heels. In my daily life, I think high heels look pretty but I end up wearing flat sandals and flats. I don't own sneakers. Now that this winter has passed though, I have decided to give up wearing any ridiculously high heeled shoe when I return my winter boots to the winter storage since I read this hadith and it got me being cautious since I had never known before where the scholars had come up with their ruling from [now I do]:
Narrated by Abu Sa’eed Al Khudri, Allah’s Apostle said :"A Jewish women used to put two wooden legs to lengthen her shoes, so that no one could recognise her, for she was very short.”

The Prophet forbade this action that is a kind of cheating others with the same intensity that he cursed plucking the eyebrows. My sets will still include high heeled shoes but know that I myself, will buy heightless shoes (still sylin'). I am short. That is how Allah S.W.T made me and it isn't a bad thing. Please forgive me when I slip of and gently remind me sisters I know IRL:D The sets will continue to contain crazy heels, but only cuz I liked the colour or them. Please find a more halal shoe in the same colour where you live:This shoe I won't wear anymore, even though I could always walk in it without making a sound. It was the height issue, not the sound people, that was actually cursed. The sound thing came from wearing anklets and making loud noises with them in times of jalaliya, and some highheels do the same thing today so women USUALLY are pretty good about staying away from those. But any shoe that makes you considerably taller also counts.
Here is a heeled shoe that I am comfortable with so long as it doesn't make a clicking rat-ta-tat sound when I walk. All shoes make some kind of noise but we all know what kind of noise makes everyone in the mall turn around to stare at us. This heel "called a kitten heel" and always under two inches (some runners out there make you three inches taller) doesn't make me noticeably taller and doesn't have the health drawbacks of the heel pictured above. Still cute, still pretty, still sassy, but nothing overboard ya know?
This, albeit more folksy, would have been what that Jewish woman's shoe looked like that the Prophet allahi wa salaam cursed.
Here is a halal wedge size. Nothing incredibly high. Modest, but still styling and beautiful, oui?
Flats--- you can't even tell they aren't heels when you're wearing an abaya.
And an always halal option is flat sandals. They aren't boring at all.

High Heels shoes

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Hottest Women’s Footwear

Hottest Women’s Footwear for Summer 2010

Summer is the season to flaunt exquisite fashion statement by donning chic clothes, accessories and fashion footwear. It is time to go out with friends, enjoy vacation and play on beach. Everyone look out for cool, stylish and comfy stuff to wear in summers. If you are looking out for stylish and trendy womens shoes for summer 2010 then our Hottest Women’s Footwear for Summer 2010 list will surely serve your serve. First stylish and trendy women’s footwear in this list are Ballet Flats.
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Ballet Flats or Ballerina Flats are for all occasions. They are casual, classy, comfy and ritzy as well. Different styles of ballerina flats are available today like plain ballet flats, studded ballet flats, round toed ballet flats, peep toe ballet flats. Just choose the one that go with your stylish dress, add some accessory to your look with trendy summer nail art and you are ready to go.
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Hottest Women’s Footwear
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Tory Burch Rory Crochet Ballet Flats is interestingly stylish and apt for a ritzy look. Ballet flats can easily be stretched to fit comfortably and come in all sorts of colors and designs. Just like Melissa Coral Peep-Toe Ballet Flats which is in orange color. These are apt for night out or for shopping.
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Ballet Flats are actually inspired by classic dance footwear and today many of celebrities can be spotted donning this sexy women’s footwear. It is a comfy and ritzy option for summers and can be worn on place of wearing heels. This women’s slip-on shoe are one of women’s wardrobe staple. Look around and browse stores like Nordstrom or Shoes.com, find a perfect pair for yourself and make high stepping statements this summer.