Posts Tagged ‘Urban Outfitters’

Trend Alert: Harem Pants

August 13, 2009

by Vanessa

Many people believe that harem pants are one trend that they can’t pull off, but really anyone can!  Harem pants are loose fitting pants that are slightly tapered and tight around the lower leg. Harem pants were featured on the runway of designer Amy Smilovic this spring, but the trend will still be popular this fall. Harem pants were also seen on the runways for Balmain and Christian Dior this fall.

Tibi Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Balmain Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Harem pants can look nice with a tank top or long-sleeved shirt and colorful, high-waisted belt. Harem pants are a great way to show off your fun, outgoing side and a perfect for someone who wants to try something different.

Harem pants can range from $19.99 (Urban Outfitters)  to as high as $550 (Sonia by Sonia Rykiel). Check out these unique harem pants from Sonia Rykiel, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21.

Sonia Rykiel cotton silk harem pants, $551.60

 Urban Outfitters Silence and Noice harem pant, $19.99

Forever 21 draped harem pants, $29

A Ruffle Of What Vintage Chanel Really Means

June 30, 2009

Half a century ago, Coco Chanel debuted the black and white flower camellia. Its elegant ability to accessorize the simple, yet chic Chanel-look had people rushing to buy the timeless accessory.  On a brief walk around the mall this summer, I couldn’t help but notice bold floral accessories flashing in the windows of stores like J. Crew and Anthropologie.  Who would think 50 years later, Chanel’s sophisticated, feminine design aesthetic would still influence the fashions Americans wear today?

Classic Chanel pieces are by definition feminine, chic and simple.  Some of these pieces include the “Little Black Dress,” a buttoned overcoat, and a ribboned strand of pearls.  Chanel was known to accentuate the woman in the clothes, rather than the clothes on the woman.  On my walk around the mall, I was taken aback when I discovered that almost every store carried a simplistic flower headband alongside a beautiful faux strand of pearls.  It was like déjà vu. It’s so interesting that years later, these pieces never go out of style.

Chanel-inspired items from J. Crew

A few years ago, I went over to visit my grandmother- a notorious collector of various designers with a penchant for Chanel’s designer collection.  I watched her clean out her priceless vault of a closet, pulling out old pieces of boucle fabric (a Chanel specialty) and conservative button-up jackets.  I remember looking at some of these garments and forwarding picture messages to my friends screaming the word “PUKE” in all caps.   The fact that it seemed old and something my grandmother would wear could not be less appealing to me at the tender age of 13.  But what I remember most from this visit was the sage fashion advice she chose to impart to what must have appeared to her to be her ungrateful pre-teen granddaughter:  “Chanel is timeless;” and that I may “get lucky” should she choose to hand down some of her favorites. 

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

June 23, 2009
Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the newly-released photos from Tim Burton’s Alice in WonderlandIf not, here’s a sneak peek of Anne Hathaway as The White Queen:

The White Queen

If you don’t feel like waiting until March 2010 to see the live-action/3-D reimagining of the Lewis Carrol fairytale, just look to the runways and the stores to create your own wonderland wardrobe in muted shades of blue, grey, cream and pink. Look to vintage-inspired details and jewelry and for embellished accents, focus on layered ruffles, flowers and bows.
Down the Rabbit Hole

Rose Earrings (Urban Outfitters), Gold Flower Bracelet (Urban Outfitters), Grey Satin Headband (Forever 21), Grey Pumps (Gianmarco Lorenzi), Blue Ruffle Dress (Dorothyperkins.com), Pink Layered Top (Farfetch.com), High-Waisted Shorts (shopruche.com), Pearl Flower Necklace (SOHO Hearts), Gold Flats (Anthropologie), Pocket Watch Necklace (Urban Outfitters), Embellished Clutch (monsoon.co.uk), Tea Cup Ring (Lunarra Star Jewelry), "Drink Me" Necklace (Alidra Alic jewelry)


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