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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My story of the IT pants - harem!!

It was summer of 2006 when I was in the Greek Islands, I came upon the pants that reassemble "M.C. Hammer" pants - the harem! I could not believe my eyes! it was everywhere! it was the "IT" pants in Greece at the time! This IT pants came to around knees or just below the knees, almost look like a combo of a skirt over the legging. At first glance, it looked hideous and strange, but, I quickly changed my mind after seeing how cool the beautiful Greek girls in them!  The look wast just too powerful for me not to accept it, I had to give it a try - hey, I am never the one to be scared of something new.... well, I tried but didn't end up buy one at that time, maybe I was not ready. After I left Greece, I never see it again even though I told everyone that "the M.C. Hammer pants" are going to hit the fashion trend. well, it did not happen, not just yet....

Fast forward to the summer of 2009, It happened again! while strolling in the streets of Croatia and Rome, my eyes landed on the IT pants AGAIN... this time, I am ready, I didn't hesitate in purchasing two pairs and I love them!  

It's been 4 years since the IT pants come into my consciousness, many people may think it is ugly, I encourage you to give a try, you may just change your mind like I did. With the right ensemble, this pants can make you look super contemporary, chic, cool, artsy and poetic... not to mention how comfertable it is.

The IT pants come in many shapes, and fabrics, choose wisely, otherwise, it will be unflattering to your body and make you look flat and short legged. The key, is to find the right SHAPE for your body, not too extreme. The best harem is full around the hip area and tight at the calf, then you wear it with a fitted top or structured short jacket, accompany with a pair of strappy shoes, ankle boots, or knee height boots, finish the look with a cross body bag, voilà! You've got the TREND RIGHT, and now you are looking sharp at the fashion trend front!



                                                               me in Croatia, summer 2009
J.Lo

International Citizen Fall 2011 Shanghai Pants (Harem style)

Balmain
Travel in Italy summer of 2009, my artist and Fashion director friend Laura Kruesmark

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Prada- Thunder Perfect Mind

This is an amazing video by Prada! Poetic, artistic, beautiful, chic and empowering - my favorite in every way, should be for all the intelligent, beautiful, stylish women in the world!
Prada featureing Daria Werbowy

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I want my Wang - Alexander Wang!

"Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their off days, that are the most intriguing..." Alexander Wang is a Chinese- American fashion designer, born in San Freancicso and moved to the Fashion Capital of U.S. - New York to attend Parson School of Design. Alex's design are inspired by music, life, reality and culture, now living in New York, Alex has received to honors from Vogue/CFDA Fund, and winner of the CFDA Swarovski Women's Wear Designer of the Year.
I personally like Alex's chic and contemporary style, cutting edge taste and Urban sophistication in his apparel lines, shoes, and handgags.
According to NY Mag, Alex will open his first stand-alone store in New York "sometime this year." The collection of "essentials" will initially include three pairs of pants, two jackets, and one flat-front shirt, with prices ranging from $260 to $550. He is definitely a one to keep eye on!  
  



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cross Body bag is the Trend!

Cross Body Bags are HOT! I have a collection of them for when I travel overseas or just go around town. They are super cool, convenient, and very international.  Cross Body bags come in many sizes, colors and styles, People call them Cross Body bags, cross-hearted; messenger bags, sling, or side slung bags! Whatever we label them...one thing is for sure, they are très COOL! très CHIC! très HIP! très SEXY, très WORLDLY Are you ready? It's time to get on this trend!



Amani

Dior Homme

Gucci