When it comes to animal print, there is definitely a fine zebra striped line between the sophisticated, trendy look and the outfits that are just too tacky. While this trend has proven to be unbeatable as leopard, cheetah, and peacock have been dominating the fashion scene for what seems like years now, rocking the jungle look appropriately is not always an easy feat. Remember the below rules while getting dressed to ensure that you look like you stepped straight off of the catwalk and not straight out of a catfight.
Rule #1: Stick to one print at a time. Avoid the confused animal look by choosing a single animal print item and mixing it into an outfit of solid colors. This Lanvin snakeskin print skirt is an example of a piece that makes the right amount of a statement if paired with a solid top and shoes. If you want to be a little more subtle when it comes to showing off your prints, choose smaller items or articles of clothing that have more discreet colors and patterns like this Splendid top.
We love to accessorize as much as the next girl, but when we saw the embellished necklines designers were showing on their F/W 2012 runways we couldn't help but feel a touch of excitement. Fashion heavy-hitters like Marni, Christian Dior, and Givenchy showed an array of jackets, tops, and dresses featuring necklines adorned with jewels and ornate embroidery alike.
Summer wedding attire can be tricky for even the best stylistas. Day, night, beach (or other equally picturesque destinations), can result in a wardrobe conundrum that proves to be even more stressful than our daily decisions. It’s not always easy to achieve the perfect balance between looking fabulous but not stealing the show, statement-making accessories that still allow you to dance the night away, and expert styling for a look appropriate in any setting. Here are a few ideas for celebratory styles that will keep you confident and comfortable long after you’ve caught the bouquet.
At last night’s Mr. Porter Suits & Style event, the combination of cocktails, television and fashion created the perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening. At first glance, onlookers walking around the High Line probably wondered why men in check shirts and bow ties, holding big, white umbrellas were escorting people along the walkways. Or why there were women with clipboards manning the roped off entrance; or even why were there 1960s hits blaring from the speakers inside? Little did they know it was a cocktail party and fashion show hosted by Mr. Porter and Vanity Fair Magazine to celebrate the USA hit T.V. series, Suits.
Today it's hard to imagine a world without street style fashion blogs. Interestingly, these popular websites are a phenomenon that has only emerged over the past 10 years. Now, sites like The Sartorialist, Jak & Jil, and Face Hunter, are household names in the world of fashion enthusiasts.
It’s clear that sparkles are an ever-present staple to a stylish wardrobe; as we’ve seen them take over dresses, handbags, shoes, and even cosmetics. Although they usually make their biggest debut during winter, and especially New Years Eve, they are now starting to take on more realms than one. Slowly showing up in summer accessories and numerous styles, the glittery ensemble is a definite yes for summer. However, as we saw over Fashion Week in February, they are taking all 4 seasons now as they made a very fashionable entrance in fall collections from Lanvin, to Badgley Mischka, and Blumarine as well. Instead of buying the sparkly styles for each season, we here at Glam Damn It have taken it upon ourselves to make your lives easier and your wallets a little fuller. Whether you’re a sparkle fanatic, or like it in small doses, we’ve got the sparkly goods that are perfect pieces to wear during summer, and transition into fall!
Mad Men is back with a new season to start our week off just right! With it, comes the incredible ensembles that costume designer, Janie Bryant compiles --keeping our fashion addiction at an ultimate high! The high studded neck, butterfly sleeves, and cat eye makeup sported by Megan Draper (played by Jessica Paré) on the season 5 premiere was the hit of the episode. As she sang her own rendition of “Zou Bisou Bisou," her glamour and style hypnotizing fans and fashion enthusiasts alike. Want the look of this beautiful broad? We have a few tips to help you create your own Megan Draper rendition while still staying current and stylish!
A departure from the dark, savage beauty that is classic Alexander McQueen, the Fall 2012 collection embodies qualities Sarah Burton describes as "a beautiful future, positivity, optimism." Fanciful and undeniable works of art, the collection was designed to bloom or “explode” as the presentation progressed, in volume as well as hue ranging from chaste white and blush to rich reds and black. The first flouncing dresses featured gathered skirts with hemlines hitting above the knee and fluffy fur caplets. Decorated with tiny floral blooms, the cherry blossom frocks then gave way to a graphic black and white design created by laser-cut ponyskin on leather. Finally, the collection exploded into billowing ensembles of shaggy goat fur, ostrich feather, or Mongolian lamb weightlessly floating down the runway in cocktail, tea, and full-length gowns. Amidst the feathers and fur there were sheer confections of layered chiffon covered with countless godets creating floating “dandelions” waiting to be whisked away by the slightest breeze. Futuristic visors and architectural, brushed metallic belts served as weighted accessories to the airy collection. We also saw McQueen’s signature heel-less shoes, detailed at the ankle with the same whimsical furs. The usual dark romanticism may not have been present in this season’s offerings, but they most certainly reignited the flame of our Alexander McQueen love affair.
Can you believe there was once a time without the internet, Twitter, and Facebook? One has to wonder, how in the world did we manage to communicate effectively before the internet and cell phones? What advances we've made, and last night was a stark reminder of how far we've come. The 3rd Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards honored the technological leaps and bounds throughout the fashion industry. From great blogs, to great Facebook pages, to great websites; fashion lovers, techies, designers, and more came out to celebrate fashion online.