Saturday, October 25, 2008
This kind of thinking is also followed and believed by many fashion designers and critics/ reviewers. Here are what they say about it:
“I could write a book about black” – Christian Dior
“I’ve been forty years discovering that the quees of all colours is black.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Black A, white E, red I, green U, blue O.” – Arthur Rimbaud, “Vowels”
Have you ever think of wearing scarf to modify our look? You've been thinking of how to wear it in variety of ways and produce different looks? But, you still can't be creative in wearing it. Here are some of ways to wear a scarf!
Fold the ends of a scarf in twice until you get a long sash shape. Wrap it over your torso, and tie a big bow in front. Instant bikini topper.
NECK TO NECK
Lay flat a square scarf. Bring the top and bottom ends to the middle, doing an envelope fold. Next do another tuck on both ends so it looks like a tie-sash. Next drape it over your neck and, with a scarf ring, secure into a knot three-quarters way through.
It's a cross between a cummerbund and an obi-sash. Fold in two opposing ends of a scarf into an envelope fold, then wrap the scarf around your waist, securing it behind. To give it a modern update, tie a thin leather belt over the obi-sash.
Lay flat a square scarf. Bring the top and bottom ends to the middle, doing an envelope fold. Loop it around your neck, bringing one end over the other end, then over it, like how you would do a necktie. Then simply secure a knot and let it rest at the side of your nape.
Make a halter-style top with a big square scarf. Fold it into a triangle, then tie a knot in the middle. Press this knot against the base of your nape, then secure the loose ends around your neck. This forms the halter-neck of your blouse. To finish, wrap the triangle base around your waist, knotting it in the middle of your back.
Perfect for poolside or dinner parties, you'll need a very big square scarf (preferably 90cm by 90cm) for this. Fold one corner over, almost three quarters into the length of the scarf. That diagonal corner forms the toga portion of your top. Next, with the loose ends, drape it across the other shoulder, securing it at your shoulder blades. Bring the remaining two ends together and secure it at the side of your waist.
BAG TO DIFFER
Gather all your items - wallet, key ring, phone and all - in the middle of a scarf, then tie the two opposing ends together. Next, tie the other two loose ends together, overlapping the first tied knot and securing it higher, creating a loop for your shoulders to go through. Voila, a new bag.
A really easy yet dramatic head do. You'll need a bigger scarf (90cm by 90cm) for this look because you want the ends to hang loose down your back. Fold the scarf into half, just slightly overlapping the ends, so you get an asymmetrical triangle, then wrap the ends into a knot halfway at the back of your head.
SKIRTING THE ISSUE
Use two scarves. First wrap one around your waist, knotting it at the side. Then take another scarf, preferably with a contrasting trim, and wrap it over, this time fastening the knot over one hip. You can wear the skirted look over a swimsuit to the pool, as shown here, or pair it with a sleeveless turtleneck and black tights and wear it to the office or a party.
A combination between a handkerchief and halter-style top, this method cleverly uses a chunky necklace as the loop to hold your top together. Fold a square scarf into a triangle and wrap it around your body, securing it in the middle of your back. Next create two gathers, from the top of the bodice, pinching two ends through the base of a chunky necklace, knotting them.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
- head-to-toe black – which can be an easy way for petites to look taller
- black and white – but keep in mind to wear creamy, rather than bright white
- black with another trend color of the season – wear black with blue, green, purple, red, or yellow
- little black dress
I do apologize for no posting yesterday. Today, I am back with one short interesting article on black pants as one of "staple" office wears.
One thing that you’re always in search of is the perfect pair of black pants. Despite the hot weather, black pants are a staple in your office wardrobe.
First, look for a flare leg pant, which we will see a resurgence of come fall. Choose a wide band at the top of this pant which is perfect for flattening out any sort of tummy. Another key trend as we begin to transition into fall is leopard. So spice things up with a patent leather belt worn over a sizzling leopard blouse and a nice, neat jacket (which can be removed for your after-work festivities). Polish off this look with a rhinestone watch and some peep toe satin heels.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Had this been a dress rather than a top, it would've been a clear candidate for Ugly Prom Dress of the Day. It's clearly channelling that large-shouldered, cheap satin, be-ruffled look so beloved of the makers of 80s prom dresses, isn't it?
As it is, however, it's merely a candidate for a fun night of line dancing, worn with a denim skirt, a pair of cowboy boots and a sassy attitude, in a small town where people still play Billy Ray Cyrus songs and wear "leisure pants" on the weekend.
"A bold neckline flatters any frame," says Shopbop, with touching optimism. Er, no, it really doesn't, but if you think it'll flatter yours, it's $176.