Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ….Look Fabulous!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ….Look Fabulous!

Turning a child’s skirt into a cape and looking amazing!!!!!

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Volvo Fashion Week Moscow 2012

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From the center of Russia, we bring you Volvo Fashion Week Moscow 2012. The concept is guided by the well-earned experience of world Fashion Weeks in Paris, New York, London and Milan.

It’s format implies everyday designer parades traditionally catching the attention of a lot of journalists. Meanwhile designers represent their new collections in special show-rooms. This form of collection presentation attracts hundreds of buyers to the Week, as well as representatives of the companies producing fabrics, accessories, garniture andready-made clothing. The Fashion Week has become a center of business meetings and clinching numerous deals.

As a blogger representative, Juliet Polilova has made us amazed by her adorable photography. You definitely can follow the latest trend from these people and hopefully their fashion sense will more inspire to all of you. Make sure you guys check this out!

photography: Juliet Polilova

editing: WhatIWear

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$50 LOUBITON SHOES — A VERY THRIFTY FIND!

 

 
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This look is smoldering hot hot hot! Yes, they are loubitons and yes we found them at a thrift store with the boxes for $50…It was an offer we couldn’t refuse. We just love this versatile look. She looks really sexy and innocent all at the same time. The black dress is short, but it’s conservative on top.

We chose an oversized sweater with the black dress underneath to give a layered dimensional look. If you are worried about looking too frumpy or heavy, put a thin form fitting dress underneath. The good news is if you get bored halfway through the night you can just take the sweater off and voila! instant outfit change!

If you still want to be sexy but a little bit more conservative, throw a pair of leather leggings on and lose the under dress. It will give you a very dimensional look. The key to this look is putting a bunch of simple pieces together to create a striking silhouette.

This look works with most body types. It’s hard to go wrong with a strappy pair of stilhettos. Just make sure the shoe fits you correctly. Fit the shoe to your size, length, width, and arch of your foot. If it doesn’t fit, don’t wear it. You will damage your feet that way.

You don’t need a short scandalous dress. These type of shoes give your legs nine miles and you shouldn’t make the outfit skanky by putting on too revealing of a dress. Basically focus on an important rule here, focus on one area of focus. Here it would be legs, but don’t go all over the place because it looks sloppy.

Sweaters aren’t normally what we would call a “sexy” piece for the closet, but when paired just right, you can have every man in the room turn his head when you walk in:)

DOLCE AND GABBANA JAIL TIME?!

 
 
Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail for Tax evasion???? What in the world? This design duo is a fashion power house! The Italian court sentenced them to one year and eight months jail time because they failed to declare almost one billion euros in income to the authority! Apparently the Italian courts accused them of tax evasion by moving their company to Luxembourg. They are expected to appeal the sentence, but even still, one billion??? Shame on them. We totally understand not wanting to pay taxes, but that’s a bit over kill. They plead not guilty of course.  
So what does this mean for the fashion world??? Take the money! Not the Fashion!
Update** Their case is on suspension so they aren’t serving jail time yet(if at all). 

Follow our FASHION- “O’s” or “n-O”s

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UHHHH…. …… …

What’s gone wrong? What’s gone right? Everybody’s entitled to their indulgences…..Cute skirt if you are 12. When you have nothing nice to say….Say nothing. However, she is not dressing for her body or her age. She would have done better to go with a more age appropriate out fit maybe an A-Line skirt to the knees with a more structured top. Look ladies we all aren’t rail thin, and we should be proud of our bodies no matter what…But, let’s not highlight our problem areas, lets highlight our strengths. She has good legs so she should have worked with that instead of going for a tight short top thing. I will say the one thing that went right here…JAMBA JUICE!
We’re going to write this one down as a FASHION-“nO” ……….

HOW TO BE THRIFTY!!!! 101

“Ima take your grandpa’s style, no for real-ask your grandpa-can I have his hand me downs?”….
Ah Macklemore thank you for bringing light thrift shopping. Thrift shopping is great you NEVER know what you are going to find. Yes, I know the stigma, thrift stores are dirty etc etc, however, those are actually the better places to find something of value. I found an Oscar De La Renta dress for $3 in such a place.
If you can suck it up and deal with dirt for a little while, you can find some great pieces. I have gone around to every thrift store in my city(and neighboring cities), and have found some amazing pieces. Yes I will admit some of the things I find take a little imagination, but isn’t that what makes fashion fun? Isn’t the point of fashion to push boundaries and turn heads?
However, if you are going to embark on making thrift shopping a part of your staple wardrobe, there are some things you will have to understand and do. First off, look for quality, not name brands. If there is a slight tear in the garment you will have to understand how to use a needle(what thread to use, what needle to use, etc). It sounds more ominous than it is. The internet it a great tool to figure out what you should be using.
Get familiar with your local fabric stores dyes. Just because a garment is faded does not mean you should just pass over it…you can re dye it. However, the exception there is basically anything that is threadbare. Unless you are going to patch it all up for a costume party, leave it be.
And then if the garment is too big but you just adore it, take it to a local tailor. You may find a one of a kind dig, but it’s too big, what’s $15 spent for alterations when in the department store it could retail for $300+?
The trick to finding the best pieces is go first thing in the morning. If you can beat the collectors and people looking to resell items, then you are doing great because there is ALWAYS something new going into these thrift stores.
Designate some time to spend in the store because honestly, you are going to have to dig to find a treasure.
Yes, some thrift stores are over priced so make sure you know the quality of the garment(not the label on the inside). This one time I went shopping and this store wanted to charge $20 for this fake pleather express dress with a stain on it and a ripped zipper…..yet they charged $5 for this beautiful silk dress that was exceptionally lovely. That’s an example of NOT knowing your product. They just looked at the tag on the inside of the dress and not the quality of the garment. Another place was charging $16 for an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt. First off, I used to work there and you could not GIVE me their clothing. There is absolutely no quality or design that goes into their garments. Any place the security tag was, there will be a huge gaping hole the 2nd or 3rd time you wash it. So the moral of the story is know your quality. Some people are label hounds, but really, how you look in a piece speaks volume about you as a fashionista.
Thrift shopping is not for some people. That’s totally fine, but for some people working off a budget is how we live. When thrift shopping always remember mornings are the best(if you can do a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, that’s better), quality first, and don’t discount the fixer-ups. Happy Hunting!