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)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Grammy Awards 2014 - Lacking in Taste

This year's Grammy Award red carpet fashion was a disappointment to me. I was unimpressed with the looks that I could not come up with ten favorites. Here are my top five choices.

5) Anna Kendrick





4) Louise Roe



3) Desiree Estrada



2) Taylor Swift



1) Ciara




Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Can Still See Piles of Snow and Spring Collections are Already In!






Talk about annoying marketing tactics. Do designers really want me to go to stores and pick up that lime green see-through skirt when the cold is yet to see the best days of winter and the heaters are still running on 85 degrees? I understand that the first person in the market eats the largest slice but come on, really? Before you know it, you'll see "Spring Sale" advertisement in February. Jeez people, take a break and look at the needs of customers. Don't shove what we do not need down our throats. It calls for impulse buying. I'm sure no one is listening to my rants but if designers see a drop in sale, then they will probably think twice. Okay fellow consumers, be wise. Buy what you need and not what you think you would need because come Spring, what you buy might become outdated. Designers, leave the boots and jackets for a while, we still need them! Thanks.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thigh High Boots - Guys tell it as it is



My latest boot purchase was a grey colored thigh-length boot. My initial intent was to buy a long brown boot with good traction to help with this winter season. That did not happen and I couldn't be more happier because of the "Nice boots" comments I got on the grey one! Surprisingly, guys gave the most compliments. It's never been that way with the other cute boots. It's usually the ladies who compliment them and ask where they were purchased. I got curious and asked questions. Winks* ☺ let’s see what the guys have to say!

At the train station

Me: Do you have a girlfriend?
Guy: (Puzzled look, then a smile) Why?
Me: I was wondering if you would like if she wore this kind of boot (Pointing at my legs)
Guy: (Looking thoughtful) Absolutely!
Me: Why?
Guy: It's cute but sexy at the same time. Kind of suggestive but covers a lot of skin - if you know what I mean.
Me: Why that description?
Guy: Maybe the length has something to do with it.
Me: And the way it is dressed up?
Guy: Probably
Me: So you wouldn't mind that other guys will look at your girlfriend with those thoughts in their heads?
Guy: Not really. They can think but they can't touch.
Me: Hmm




Waiting for the Bus

Guy: Nice boots
Me:  Thanks. Sorry, can I ask you a question?
Guy: Sure
Me:  What's nice about these boots?
Guy: It's nice. Makes you look tall
Me:  But I'm tall
Guy: Makes you look taller
Me: (Laughing) Okay. Is that all?
Guy: It just suits you
Me: Thanks. Is it a trend you would like to see?
Guy: Not on everyone. As long as it looks good on them, that's fine
Me: Thanks
Guy: You're welcome



 


At Starbucks

Guy: I like your boots
Me: Thanks. Do you mind if I ask you a question?
Guy: (nodding and sipping his drink)
Me: What do you like about these boots?
Guy: It fits you perfectly
Me: If I had worn this in another color and style, do you think you would have noticed it?
Guy: Maybe. Some boots are really cool but this stands out in a good way
Me: How?
Guy: I don't know...maybe the length I guess...brings the "Pretty Woman" image but in a good way
Me: (faking a horrified look) are you saying...
Guy: No no, I just meant...
Me: Just kidding.
Guy: (Laughs)
Me: Thanks
Guy: You're welcome

These are just three of my encounters with my now famous high-thigh boots. I intend to wear them until they get damaged. This trend could easily be a great one. If these boots come in high heels and are red patent leather, then buy with caution so as not to send out the wrong message.


(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)