Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sexy But Effortlessly Comfortable










The trend these days with party and club outfits always ends up defeating the purpose of partying and clubbing in the first place. I'm aware that attending these functions require dressing to impress but I
see a lot of "dressing for jeers." The outfits are sometimes, unattractive and other times feel uncomfortable for the dresser in question.Why wear something that stops you from having fun? I'm not saying you should dress matronly. This is how I see it.


Ditch matronly; go for perfect fit
Ditch overly busy patterns; go for uniform print
Ditch cut-offs that expose too much skin and make underwear impossible to hide; go for minimal cut-offs that show skin without exposing unwanted material
Ditch lengths that would make sitting, dancing, squatting, and bending impossible; go for length that makes you do all of the above and more
Ditch oversize toe-numbing heels; go for right fit with slight room for large toes
Minimal jewelry is advised if you intend on jumping and wiggling on the dance floor.

Have fun!      

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Welcome Back Jelly









Soft, flexible, colorful, and candy-like - These words describe a type of shoe that used to be in vogue over ten years ago. The Jelly has made a comeback. I was one of those kids who dreamed of owning a pair, navy
blue with glitter to be exact. I had seen a friend of mine wearing the pink color. When I accompanied my mom to the shoe market to purchase a pair of school sandals, I saw the navy blue colored Jelly shoe and instantly fell in love with it. Unfortunately, she didn't buy it for me. I thought it was the loveliest rubber shoes I'd ever seen. The ones with the block heels looked really good with short outfits. I must say when I saw an almost identical pair last month, my girly excitement went haywire. This is one comeback that I'm happy to see. One can dress up a Jelly sandal or dress them down casually with dresses, shorts and skirts or make a look pop by wearing a bright colored Jelly sandals with neutrals. 


(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Friday, May 23, 2014

What Are You Reading?


It's that time of the year when people try to get into reading. What are the books you've gathered to read this summer? I have read Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander Series," yes all seven of them and I'm awaiting number eight coming out this June. I have also read "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green and Veronica Roth's Divergent series. These are incredible reads that were recommended to me by reliable sources so I was sure I wasn't going to waste my time.













Next in line of "books to read" are "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C. Andrews; "Paris" by Edward Rutherfurd; and "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond. I read somewhere that "Flowers in the Attic" has been banned from some school libraries because of some explicit materials it contains. I'll read it anyway. "Paris" is said to contain compelling stories about the city in ways you wouldn't expect. Can't wait. "Ruby" is an intense story that I wouldn't want to miss as an avid seeker of outstanding written stories. My interest is peaked. 

This is my current list at this point in time, which is subject to change as I go to book stores, or libraries, or yard sales. Have fun expanding your intellect, because I will.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Do It Yourself (DIY)


I wanted a unique piece of earring and I ended up making it. Here is my video demonstration. 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coachella


Coachella is a fun music and art festival. It is popular, no wonder most celebs frequent this particular festival. It makes sense that if popular musicians are going to be around, why not have popular people attend? Anyway, my interest in Coachella isn't the music unfortunately. It's seeing the fashion choices of celebs at a more relaxed atmosphere. I have to say that some go over-the-top, while some go chill. There are always people dressed in hippie, preppie, chic, goth and many more styles. People tend to unleash their personal styles over trends; add the cold drinks and smiles. I like that. All in all, I think it's nice to see that these people have a life off-screen. Here are some of my good looking picks from Coachella this year.































Monday, April 7, 2014

Pearls












I remember when I used to see pearls as an elite jewelry that's mostly worn by sophisticated wealthy women on expensive and often boring dresses, skirt, and pant suits. Real pearls are still held to such high standards but I have to say it is a relief to see a much fun counterpart, glass pearls. Glass pearls come in different colors and sizes and aren't odd when worn on  casual outfits. The inclusion of these pearls on any outfit instantly transforms them to "dressy." Glass pearls are often effortless to style because of their plain shapes which are mostly round. But glass pearls could easily overwhelm an outfit when many are layered and combined with earrings that have too many pearls on them and too many bracelets on both wrists. To avoid looking like you're being attacked and choked by your jewelry, try to make it simple. If the pearls are large, layer less. If they are small, layering can be the best move but opt for a less busy-looking earring. In the end, have fun 
with more colors. Spring is finally here!
 
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hello, I'm the Fitted Version











Crop tops of the 90s were trending a couple of years ago. They were loose-fitting and some came with fringes. This look was popular and people wore them with shorts, mini skirts, floor length skirts and occasionally with sleeveless floor length tank dresses. Just like all trends, some people hit the mark and some people missed. There were people who were happy that the loose-fitting crop top trend faded. But this style is back with a vengeance. This time, the crop top are fitting and most of the time come with a matching bottom like pants, shorts, A-line skirts, and pencil skirts. This trend is exciting because this look can be either casual or formal depending on the fabric. One thing I'm not looking forward to are those who take trends too far; those who pick the wrong fit or color or style. I'm hoping that I'll see more desirable looks out of this trend and as a result, push for it to be adopted as more than a trend. It will be nice to see something this cute become a clothing staple for females.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Monday, March 3, 2014

My Top Ten Fave Looks of the 2014 Oscars

I was so impressed with the fashion of last night's Oscars. Everyone seemed to glow in their own way and they all got the memo about wearing the perfect sizes. Here are my top ten favorite picks.

10.
Amy Adams



9.
Anna Kendrick



8.
Cate Blanchett



7.
Angelina Jolie



6.
Kate Hudson



5.
Sandra Bullock



4.
Jennifer Lawrence



3.
Lupita Nyong'o



2.
Portia de Rossi



1.
Charlize Theron


There you go. I want to hear your picks. I'll mention some guys that stood out in a good way to me. Chris Hemsworth for the color; Jared Leto for the white tux; Michael B. Jordan for the shoes; and Zac Efron for looking hot from head to toe.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Responsible Dressing - Real or Fad?












Young girls are trying out outfits that are below-the-knee length, which have once been described as "for old people." One thing is for sure, this length is a comfortable, worry-free, and reduces concerns of "I can't bend because people will see too much," or "This wind is going to embarrass me." These days, the belief that being young means showing a lot of skin seems to be fading. Girls are dressing up more responsibly, focusing on a positive image that makes them and everyone around them comfortable. More and more, guys are finding that they are being ignored when they suggest scantily clad looks for girls. Witnessing this on numerous occasions have made me wonder if this is a social change situation or if this is just a trend that will fade as quickly as it was introduced. 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Blurring Clothing Styles









"The only style a man could call his isn't his anymore." I overheard a man saying this in reference to the photo with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, both wearing menswear at the 2014 BAFTA. Madonna had pulled off the same look at the Grammys, adorning hers with a walking cane. It's no news that women have their own styles of pant suits but men have always "owned" the black and white tuxedo bow-tie style. Women are now adopting this style. Designers have now trimmed this style to accommodate feminine features. This is why it is obvious that it is still "menswear." Some men aren't thrilled about this development. Women, on the other hand, do not see anything wrong with the look as long as it fits the person wearing it. The lines of male and female fashion are beginning to blur when women take up the look. If left to the style and size of the men, it is seen as tom-boyish and androgynous. Now what if a popular female garment is sewn to fit a man? I'm yet to see one that is acceptable off the runway. Ladies, what are your views on this latest trend?

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Jumped on the Lupita Wagon


Celebs have the opportunity to wear any and numerous designer clothes, which gives them the privilege to try many options and definitely find their perfect fit for their bodies and complexions. But it surprises me when they appear on the red carpet, dressed terribly that I often wonder if they spend time to carefully select their pieces. Or could they probably have hired inexperienced stylists? How do they end up looking horrible when they have numerous racks of outfits to choose from? It's no surprise that these days people are all for standing out or making fashion statements. But sometimes they take their fashion choices way too far and end up overwhelming or even scaring fashion lovers. 
I couldn't help but fall in love with Lupita Nyong'o's style when I first saw her on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet. She has managed to appear in clothes that flatter her shape and her complexion. She does not stick to a specific style and she chooses outfits that accentuate her shape. She does not show too much skin like some celebs usually do. Here are my favorites of her styles till date.






















(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)