It seems like a typical thing to have ones ears pierced but until recently I was that one odd girl who had virgin earlobes. Granted I did recall having arguments with my mother in the past to get my ear pierced; as I got older, I just kind of forgot about earrings in general, it just wasn’t part of my everyday routine.
Now I know what I’ve been missing out on! Small little accents to draw attention to your face; a little extra sparkle; a whole new accessory to covet and collect! I’m intrigued by the new styles of earrings that are popping up around in the fashion world. No longer is just the earlobe highlighted but the back of the ear with the emergence of ear jackets and the crescent of the ear with ear cuffs. So many pretty ear accessories, no longer can you just classify them all as earrings. Here are some ear trends I can’t get enough of:
Ear Jackets: Whoever started this trend….I love you. its a super easy way to spice up plain old studs with a special back piece. Some favourites here, here and here
Ear cuffs: Edgy. Hot. Unique. I remember when this trend first emerged and was instantly trying to DIY versions with my friends. (potential tutorial if anyone wants it?). I currently own this one, loving this, and this.
Asymmetric Earrings: Mixing it up. Matching pairs are too typical, make a statement with different earrings. Plus symmetry is soooooooo last season. Can’t wait to get my hands on these, this and this.
Ear Crawlers: Newest accessory for this season, kind of a hybrid of an ear cuff and an ear jacket. Super cute ones to inspire your inner shopaholic here, here and here.
Images by Tommy Ton
Maybe I’m a bit late getting on board with this
Alexander Wang collection but I believe his brilliance can be and should be appreciated all the time! (It makes it seem like I thoughtfully put this together more than stumbling across an image going ooooooooh DIY? And only realizing its a season or few late; but in my defense his pieces are more staples and timeless than most.)
The architectural structure of his pieces in this collection brings me back to the long ago memories when I was learning how to draw two point perspective buildings. How does this relate you ask? It really doesn’t but when a design evokes an emotion or memory from us it holds something special and becomes more memorable. I think my desire to have and covet all Alexander Wang pieces stem from that. His work tends to reinvent age old processes in fashion with a futuristic flare. Kind of like how the weightlessness appearance of suspension bridges when first introduced were never before seen innovative structures created by mankind. Both are delicate but with the flare of power and resilience that can be found in a woman who wears these suspension pieces.
Images from here, here, here, here and here
Summer must be a music fanatics favorite season. Music festivals and concerts left, right and center, one has got to pick the perfect summer festival outfit. Having just been to an outdoor concert the other day, I needed the perfect festival outfit. Who better to look at for inspiration other than Isabel Marant? A lot of easy DIY projects for a unique concert outfit can be inspired from her RTW SS13 line. Loving the boho-western vibe which pairs beautifully with the festive air of summer fun!
Just in case you were wondering, I saw FUN. And they were SPECTACULAR!
Isabel Marant Backstage images from here
Have you been on the site Shit Bloggers Wear
? It’s spot on, witty and pretty at the same time. The illustrations are fabulous and though it is poking fun of the trend following phenomenon across the fashion blog-o-sphere, I can’t help but want to join in and purchase the items that every blogger out there seems to own. For example, how many times have we seen the Zara skort? Or the Rockstud heels? It’s amazing how quickly an item or clothing piece can become a must have
after appearing on one blogger. I’m guilty of having tried on the Zara skort, sadly it didn’t fit and in a way I want to be part of the “Shit Bloggers Wear
” club, weird, I know. I think it’s the appeal of being able to own that “one” item that makes you feel like a “fashion blogger”.
Do you or would you own any of these pieces?
Images from here
At first glance this 3.1 Phillip Lim T-shirt caught my eye with it’s grungy destroyed look. It somehow draws you in and you see the intricate and smart placement of holes and crystals creating a floral pattern. Definitely a DIY I would love to try out on an old Vintage Tee.
It’s been non stop Halloween celebrations since last Friday, and it is AWESOME! The image above is from a party over the weekend with my fabulously scary friends: Tiger (Alex), Repo the Genetic Nurse (Tricia), Queen of Hearts (moi!) and GoGo (Kim). Well aren’t we a fearsome bunch? 😛
Still need a last minute costume? Here are some of the most creative costumes I’ve encountered recently:
- Instagram: Grab a picture frame and add in the Instagram dashboard and hashtags with printed paper and bristol board. You’re bound to have people borrowing your “costume” all night for cute photos. (If you follow me on Instagram you can the original Instagram costume by none other than MrGundy)
- 50 Shades of Grey: Get a pair of hand cuffs, grey t-shirt, pants and grey paint strip samples and staple them to yourself!
- Bambi: Get some twigs and place them behind your ears, wear black and apply brown smokey eyes, white dots on your cheeks, fake fluttery paper lashes and colour in the tip of your nose black. You’ll be the cutest Disney character ever!
I hope everyone gets a lot of treats and Happy Halloween!