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WHAT TO WEAR? THE DILEMA WE CAN ALL AGREE ON

When The Haute Frugalista asked us for some outfit ideas to an event, we just couldn’t resist sharing these ideas with her and our lovelies. With an event fully loaded with fashionista’s in MIAMI …. (LUSH) we definitely have to offer the outfit  ideas at a TOP NOTCH LEVEL …. lol.

Let’s have a look at the ideas and I hope our girl will get alot of inspiration from this…..

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When Balmain (spring summer 2012 collection) stepped out onto the runway with this divine gold skirt we agreed this look was a MUST HAVE IN OUR WARDROBE. It isn’t your typical outfit but it is definitely a head turner and statement maker.

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Pastels are so in especially anything with mint green so why not set a trend alert at a fashionista’s event. This look can also be worn as a daytime look as well as evening, so this will definitely be worth the money.

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Or how about being daring in an all white tailored look, you will definelty be adding a touch of glamour and bringing along with you that MIAMI glow ;-)….. we totally adore this look!

We hope this look has inspired your outfit options Haute Frugalista, just always remember to stick on trend and stay positive and fly ;-). You’ll definitely have no problems. (Cyber hug)

This piece was especially dedicated to The Haute Frugalista, and to others who have to make that dreaded decision. ;-)!

Let us know what you think about the gorgeous pieces, or give us some more trendy pieces to wear our lovelies.

As always stay loyal our beautifuls xxxx Mwah

A Symbol Of Wealth: The Birkin Bag

The Birkin bag is named after the English actress and singer Jane Birkin, and due to its high prices, desirability and hard to acquire factor, it surely represents wealth.

A little history…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birkin_bag#cite_note-3

 

In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the deck, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents. Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her,[2][3] based on an 1892 design. She used the bag for herself then later changed her mind, due to the fact that she was carrying too many things in it: “What’s the use of having a second one?” she laughs. “You only need one and that busts your arm; they’re bloody heavy. I’m going to have to have an operation for tendonitis in the shoulder.” [4] Nevertheless, the bag has since become an icon.

The bag has been renowned to have the longest waiting list of any accessory; Indeed the Birkin bag has had such an impact and strong demand that Hermès announced the retirement of the waiting list (April 2010) enabling the availability to all.

The Sizes available: 25cm, 30cm, 35cm, 40cm, 50cm and the shoulder bag. It’s made by a team of artisans in France and Italy.

The bag is considered as an everyday bag, the structured bag and simplicity enables the versatility of wear from morning to evening. The type of leather used allows the bag to always stay relevant and on trend whether it is minimal, animalia, Olympia etc. This bag always makes a BOLD statement!!

The types of leathers used:

  1. Calf

The origin is European, normally from the south of France. The leathers include togo, clemence taurillon, Epsom, fjord and veau swift.

The soft calf leathers are togo and clemence taurillon the leathers are textured hence has a peppbled feel resisting scratches. The clemence is the softest out of the two.

 

 

 

 

Hermés black togo bag

 

 

 

Veau swift leather is soft and presents an increased elegance and is less practical for everyday use due to its smooth finish.

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés black veau swift bag 32 cm

 

Epsom and fjord leathers are tougher and last longer. The Fjord leather is textured and has the same appearance as the togo and clemence, Epsom is lightly textured and forms patterned pebbles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin fjord leather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin epsom leather

 

 

2. Lizard

These are more popular in Asia and the USA; they normally come in small sizes (25cm) hence falls under the evening bag category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin lizard. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

 

3. Ostrich

They are normally produced in the 30cm size range and the dots are equally spaced cross the handbag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin ostrich.

 

4. Crocodile and Alligator

This style which is the most desired and expensive piece, can sell up to £100,000. Hence why the style is seen as a collector’s item. Only customers that show their loyalty to the brand are able to get the opportunity to purchase the piece but may even be waiting for at least 3 years.

The two types of crocodile are the nilocitus and the porosus. The nilocitus originates from Somalia, and the porosus from Northern Australian. Porosus are seen to have the exclusivity factor and holds the most value in selling price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin matte amethyst crocodile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin porosus crocodile gold hardware.

 

 

The bags come in either matte or shiny finishes. However the matte is more volatile in water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin matte alligator

 

Alligator originates from the United States and are less expensive in comparison to the crocodiles. The scales are different but only an expert will be able to differentiate this detail.

The common metalware in use is silver palladium however mature customers only opt for Gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermés Birkin black gold hardware

 

 

Birkin bags will always remain relevant due to the quality of this product, and it will also hit the headlines such as this article :-D…

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Celeb Birkin Spotting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Palerno with her gorgeous tan Birkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimora Lee Simmons beautifully pulled off this blue Birkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Beckham a huge fan of the Birkin sporting one of her many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian looking fab with her fav accessory!!

What Birkin is your favourite? Let us know what you think in the comment box below….

Thanks so much … and as always stay loyal our beautifuls!! Xxxx Mwah

GIVE ME A LITTLE FLARE IN MY LIFE

It existed in society before we can remember and returned in the 80’s, but it has finally arrived to the new era with a modern day FLARE. Ladies and gentlemen we are talking about the trend PEPLUM! It allows you to feel conscious free and merry in this year’s spring/summer and the best thing is you are STILL ON TREND ;-).

Fashion has improved its versatility once again, the Peplum trend can be worn for a night out, to the office, for a dinner celebration and so on. The options are endless! It is undoubtedly a feminine touch to pieces. The touch of the design will allow your waist to appear smaller and emphasize on all your right curves, BRILLIANT without doing all the hard work.

 

Can’t wait to see the beautiful pieces from the catwalk and the high streets EXCITED:

Peplum Dresses Catwalks

Peplum Dresses High street

Peplum Tops Catwalks

Peplum Tops High street

More Peplum Catwalks

More Peplum High street

Celebs in Peplum ;-)!

WOOOOWWW TWINS APPROVAL WE LOVE ALL LOOKS <3. The peplum honestly does raise up the stakes in fashion and definitely gives that feminine touch, which all the celebs demonstrate in their looks. Sex appeal is there but in a classy mannerism.

As Coco Chanel said  – A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous.

We’ve given a variety of looks, however the market is going crazy for PEPLUM (even detachable pieces) this is just a few examples there are many more in the world of PEPLUM. The only thing left is to feel CLASSY AND FABULOUS! ;-D.

BTW we’ve missed our beautifuls had a few hectic days but we’re still here ;-)!

As always stay loyal our beautifuls xxxx mwah

 

CHANEL: The Little Black Jacket

Once again in the fashion world we had a prominent exhibition of beautiful art, well Chanel’s reign in art. Last night (June 6th) the exhibition was held in NYC (New York City home to fashion) at the Swiss Institute. Celebrating the beauty of the many interpretations of the Chanel little black jacket. This lavish affair contained photos from Karl Lagerfeld’s photo book; ‘The little black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited’. This event will launch the one week extravagant exhibition, excited to see what else is in store. The book is also co written with Carine Roitfield (the former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief), and is fully endorsed with so many celebrities putting their twist on the iconic Chanel black jacket.

Check out the website here – The Little Black jacket

Let’s look at the fashionistas that attended the event:

Dree Hemingway

Trend Alert (AS WHITE AS SNOW) she looked divine in this all white number and she kept her accessories minimalistic which assists in executing this look. Her look was more of the flirty whites giving that feminine twist to it. Also love how she rounded of the look with her pastel coloured heels, giving that hint of colour and warmth.

Achieve this look:

 

Karolina Kurkova

 

She also elegantly portrayed the all white trend, but this time with a more tailored look. We love how this look is figure hugging with the cuts in the blazer and the high waisted pencil skirt, it allows your body to show its feminine touches … GORGEOUS!

Achieve this look:

Joan Smalls

Looked exceptional in this beaded floor length gown, with the sheer overlay adds for the sultry factor. We adored the simplicity factor with accessories with the black clutch making this look CHIC!

Achieve this look:

Jessica Hart

 

This look is achievable for everybody that’s why we very much like her look. The monochrome look steps up the laid back style. We love how she paired her leather black trousers with a black shirt. The shirt neck accessories is simply divine, simple with a bit of bling. The white blazer on top just makes this look so CHIC! She also played on colour with her accessories, the Olympia Le Tan clutch and her gorgeous heels, making the look refreshing.

Achieve this look:

Zoe Kravitz

Also rocked the monochrome look and the Wet look trend! Zoe’s look was simply divine, with her black leather strapless top with a ivory pencil skirt finished off with a simple black peep toe heels. Perfection to a tee!

Achieve this look:

Linda Evangelista

Also incorporating the black and white look head to toe. Her trousers are very daring for the confident and brave, but otherwise the colour composition was delightful, with the fitted black jacket and the white shirt, finished off with the black and white shoes.

Achieve this look:

Lily Collins

 

With the draped skirt and high neck shirt she made this look worth the mention, that combination was so different but very unique. Executed very well, such a consistent look in the all white trend.

Achieve this look:

 

Definitely a place where all fashionistas should be, PURE BLISS. Hope you enjoyed the blog.

As always stay loyal our beautifuls xxxx mwah.

 

AS WHITE AS SNOW

We love this trend it will still be relevant in the next generation, meaning we get to RECYCLE some things YAYYY! White is BOLD, GUTSY, and it will never leave you unnoticed. For the summer you would definitely enter the room with a GLOW ;-). Keep the all white look simple with a pop of colour through the accessories, the key in making this look work. We really love this trend for the spring summer 2012 however you have to ensure that you are clean all day, but nevertheless FASHION IS FASHION.

This season the all white look has been injected with femininity more than the usual, no wonder it is appealing a huge lot to us this year. We still get to combine these looks with the usual tailored pieces we get in all white looks. CHIC!

Let’s have a look at the catwalks and who carried this look to perfection, and also see what white looks we can find through the high streets.

Feminine white pieces on the catwalk

Feminine white pieces in the high street

We just love how flirty the pieces combined looked, SO FEMININE <3!

Tailored white pieces on the catwalk

Tailored white pieces in the high street

This look will really spice up your work wear regardless if the whole piece isn’t just white, it will certainly leave you some ideas. Love the look it shows you how to still look glam with tailored perfection! 😉

 

Celebs rocking the all white look

We love this all white look and all the celebs shows us how fabulous this look is! You have to be confident and daring to make this one work, but remember you will definitely have a summer glow. We can’t wait to get our self in an all white look, PURE BLISS!

Let us know what you love about the all white look 😉

As always stay loyal our beautifuls xxxx mwah

 

 

 

A TROPICAL DELIGHT

Rihanna delighted us once again with one of her most sunny shoots yet! We adored her look (HAPPY SUITS YOU GIRL <3). The shoot was for her Vita Coco Campaign, the shots produced definitely make the look very eye catchy. Thanks to one of the greatest photographers Terry Richardson.

She also informed us how good the Vita Coco drink was and how it assisted her in getting back to shape.

Here’s what she told the Us Weekly

‘I wasn’t drinking enough water before, and I love coconut water. It hydrates me just as much as regular so it really started to affect my diet and the way my body was shaping up.’

Guys if you find it hard to drink alot of water (we can confess too lol) try the Vita Coco, so that we can stay hydrated most of the times ;-). IT WORKED FOR RIHANNA!

Let’s check out the photos:

LOVE THE PICS IT LOOKS SOOOOOO FUN!

She wore a matching outfit which was engulfed with tropical pineapples, representing her tropical relations BARBADOS ;-). She stayed on trend once again with the cropped top and hot pants (check out the blog on trends here Vampire Life) .We Loved her look, BRILLIANT!

Let’s see if we can replicate this tropical look:

1. Blue Palm tree Print Denim Waistcoat £30 and Hotpants £25.

2. Black Aztec Print Bralet £22 and Knicker Shorts £18.

3. White floral print Denim Waistcoat £30 and Hotpants £25.

WE ARE FEELING TROPICAL, well after that shoot! Love the pieces at the high street store simply LUSH. Our lovelies it looks like we should get are legs ready because this year’s trends are loving the LEGS <3.

If you see more great looks like Rihanna’s let us know! Or if you love her look keep us posted! (comment box below)

As always stay loyal our beautifuls xxxx mwah

Star Stunners!!!

 

The Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards at the New York’s Lincoln Center just occurred and we have for you the red carpet stunners who took our breath away. There were so many beauties that wowed us with their exquisite gowns!!!! That we just couldn’t include them all on this blog L…. Fear not as we do have the great 8 stunners and HOTTTT high street bargains to coincide with these bargains!!

 

  • Julianne wowed the red carpet with this gorgeous plunging bold red gown by Kaufman Franco. The gorgeous drapes created a waterfall effect which mirrored the plunging neckline. The silver clasp in the middle of the dress emphasised the symmetry, very simple and flattering. Such a captivating look!!!!
  • We found this gorgeous orange number in aquabyaqua.com for any fashionistas out there to stun onlookers at any special event!!!! The fabulous gold belt centralises the attention to the plunge. The dramatic pleat in the middle of the gown gradually fades insinuating a slender frame!!

  • Solange Knowles looked very flirty and summery at the fashion awards. She definitely was inspired by the decade dressing trend. Fabulous!!! The white line focuses on the middle of the dress therefore producing a slimming look effect.
  • We’ve found you a gorgeous floral lace dress which hits all of the right notes for the summer. The solid band centralises the dress and adds shape. FAB!!!

  • The twins not only won an award but were sure winners on the red carpet. The floor length satin gowns addled elegance and quality on the red carpet. Mary- Kate’s gown increased drama with the belt effect whilst Ashley had the waterfall drapes down the center of the dress.
  • This gorgeous sequinned embellished dress was brought in with this stunning gold belt!!!!!

 

  • Doutzen Kroes wowed onlookers with this stunning Sophie Theallet gown. The gown details including the dots, plunging neck line; sheer dress added that extra umph of sexiness.
  • This gown is so sleek n slender n screams glamour!!!

 

  • This geometric dress Hilary arrived in had us ohhing n ahhing. She pulled off this look so effortlessly; the dress split and cut out details produced a slimming effect whilst adding a touch of femininity and sultriness.
  • We found a party dress that definitely was inspired by Hilary … this is GORGEOUS!!!!

  • Joan Smalls Stunned in this gorgeous white dress, she looked elegant and flawless. It’s very slimming and well-tailored adding that elegant feel.
  • We found this stunning pleat dress that will get you right in the mood for summer.

 

  • Loved this look on Candice very flirty and classical. The pastel blue softened the lace and produced an ultra girly look.
  • We found a gorgeous copy of the Valentino’s dress by Lipsy which we completely adore. It’s fabulous and such a great copy. WE LOVEEEE!!!!!

  • Our favourite look of the night by far Zoe pulled out all of the stops with this daring number, the sheer elements dramatises the looks and the triangular shapes created around the plunge line intensifies this look. This look was soooo JAW –DROPPING!!!!!!
  • This asos piece was sooo fabulous and we love the use of sequins and the sheer material what a great combination. This is surely a piece to get you noticed in!!!!!!

 

 

Let us know what pieces you loved below!!!

 

As always stay loyal our beautifuls!!!! Xxxx Mwah