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Thursday, September 15, 2011

RAIN BOOTS

For this season enjoy the weather with style!  Rain boots have transformed themselves into fashion must-haves.  From Brands like Marc Jacobs, Valentino and the famous Hunter original Wellies, let's dress-up and go out in the rain.  If you are looking for original, check the cute and affordable styles the girls from China Boom Club have just for you.   













Monday, March 28, 2011

Pants Mixed with Dresses and Skirts

One of my favorite looks from the past Fall Ready-to-Wear 2011 fashion shows were pants worn together with dresses or skirts.  I used to wear that trend and I'm so happy it's back.  Here are some examples of what was seen on the runways. Be creative girls mix and match as you please !!!

Monique Lhuillier
Altuzarra
Giorgio Armani
Balenciaga
Thakoon
Alexander Wang

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Favorite Fall Collections

New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Fall Ready-to-wear 2011
Four cities were fashion vibrates at different paces.  New York is vibrant, risky and young. London is artsy and runways are packed with designers wishing to be the next Alexander McQueen. Milan is all about elegance, sobriety and chic. And at last Paris full of romance and a total scandal (in part due to John Galliano's - former Dior designer - comments). And here are my favorite designers for Fall Ready-to-wear 2011. Enjoy!!


New York: Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Altuzarra. 
NOTE: ALL PICTURES ARE TAKEN FROM WWD.


Proenza Schouler
Alexander Wang
Jason Wu

Altuzarra


London: Mulberry and Jonathan Saunders

Mulberry
Jonathan Saunders

Milan: Jil Sander, Fendi and Gucci


Jil Sander

Fendi

Gucci


Paris: Celine, Balenciaga and Chanel

Celine

Balenciaga

Chanel

Monday, January 24, 2011

Do It Bogota - Accesorios.

Hay muchos almacenes en Bogotá que venden accesorios pero pocos con un surtido que valga la pena. La semana pasada estuve recorriendo centros comerciales: Santafé, Unicentro, El Retiro, Andino, Atlantis, Gran Estación y muchos almacenes de accesorios.  Pero solamente cuando entre a Do it vi cosas que me gustaron.  Las razones básicas son que tienen un surtido actual, gran sentido de estilo y precios cómodos.  Puedo comprar collares, carteras, accesorios para el cabello y verdaderamente son accesorios modernos.  


Una buena selección de accesorios puede dañar un look o mejorarlo. No se trata solo de calidad, a veces queremos cosas practicas pero que mejoren nuestra imagen.  Recomiendo este lugar como el nuevo sitio para hacer compras.  Las carteras en tonos beige, blanco y rosa de la entrada me encantaron. Los precios están alrededor de los 80 mil pesos.  Entre mis favoritos también están los collares largos con apliques en encaje y de diferentes colores con precios alrededor de 30 mil pesos.  Como dato curioso vi un collar que ya había comprado en H&M hace un año.  


Esta es una recomendación que hago a nivel personal y no tengo ningún vinculo con la tienda.   Si alguien esta buscando un regalo para mi este es el lugar!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 Collection.

Paris, December 7 2010. 

Karl Lagerfeld is one of my favorite designers. In contrast to his last fashion show this was all about intimacy and the expression of details.  Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!  Makes me wanna move back to Paris. The show took place at the iconic store in Rue Cambon, one could say you can feel Coco in the air. Enjoy the show.


Part 1

Part 2

Monday, January 10, 2011

Smart Shopping Tips

How often has it happened to you that you go shopping and once back home you don't like what you just bought or realize you already had something similar or things just end in the back of your closet to never be worn.  I believe there are smart ways to shop and make the most of your money.  
The first thing is to make sure what you need.  Go over your closet and look at the clothes you have.  A basic closet must have classic items that can be worn season over season.  A basic pair of black trousers, flattering jeans, a crisp white shirt, a classic trench coat, etc. (I will go on my list of basics on a next time).
Make a list of the clothes you want to buy and stick to it, if it's not on the list then don't get it.  Avoid getting drowned by last minute shopping you will regret.  
Mix and match your classic clothes with trendy items.  The easiest way to know which are the season's must have items is to take a look at the shopping windows or usually this items are at the entrance of the store. But remember, it is better to spend more money on the classics and to choose the best quality of materials since you will be using them over and over.
Be ready to spend some time shopping and for your shopping spree get ready for action and wear clothes that are easy to change. Get in the mood of shopping, not every day we feel pretty or maybe you are tired. In that case avoid shopping.  It should be an enjoyable experience. 
And the most important is to know yourself.  Choose clothes that flatter your body type and appropriate for your age.  Shop for the size you are now, not for the one you intend to be in a couple months.  Well dressed women know this and their style never fails. 
If you need any help feel free to contact me for a personal shopping experience. 
 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Largo de los Pantalones

Si algo me puede llegar a molestar es ver en la calle mujeres con pantalones que no son del largo adecuado. No creo que sea muy difícil tener dos pares de pantalones. Unos lo suficientemente largos para usar con tacones y otros lo suficientemente cortos para usar con zapatos bajos.   Se necesita tener altura, buen cuerpo, porte y estilo para poder ponerse cualquier cosa y verse bien. Pero la mayoría de mujeres necesitamos ciertas reglas para vernos bien.  Si vamos a usar zapatos altos el pantalón debe tener un largo como mínimo hasta la mitad del tacón y de ahí puede llegar casi hasta al piso sin arrastrarse.  Cuando usamos zapatos bajos el pantalón debe quedar casi a ras del piso sin tocarlo.  Esto nos da más altura y nos ayuda a vernos más delgadas. La mujeres bajitas deben evitar usar pantalones demasiado largos con zapatos bajos ya que por lo general los doblan para que no se dañen y esto les resta altura y las hace ver mas gordas.  Mi consejo es pensar en el tipo de calzado que vamos a usar antes de comprar un par de pantalones y hacer los ajustes necesarios al largo para que nos queden perfectos.