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I was entertained by Rag & Bone’s dramatic fashion campaign for their spring collection. Featuring a young model named Abby Lee, the fashion house created the campaign entitled “A Saga of Hope, Drama, and Miniskirts” which was narrated by Simon Doonan.

It's short story of a young model in the midst of a career crisis. Here goes the story:

“I’m in desperate need of a new career”


“Quantum physics has always turned me on. On the other hand...”


“If I were a hired assassin I would be able to make my own hours...”


“Code-breaking is hot… but...”


“Being a ruthless mercenary is probably more me.”


“A sneaky double-agent?”


“A sassy saboteur?”


“Or I could just stick with modeling and laugh all the way to the bank...”


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This January, there were lots of new fashion trends and predictions for spring/summer 2008. As I wander around the WWW, I was able to find these fashion trends and predictions that will possibly hit the fashion world in the next few days.

InterSélection

SPORTY - CHIC
The positive influence of sport revitalizes the codes of urban chic. The functional wardrobe, technical fabrics and details with an «active sport» connotation come into play for very cool fashion. Pale neutrals, dirty or refreshed pastels, to mix together, to disrupt with bright and unexpected accents. Scroopy hands, nylons and light cottons. «Cheap silky fabrics», plain weave silk, viscose twills. Shirting, solid and striped poplins, end-and end, oxfords, chambrays. Satins again and again! Fleece, terries, stretch fluid or chiné jerseys. Continuation of knits in bamboo and soybean, and organic cotton.

ETHNO - MIX
Culture of paradox, play of contrasts, new aesthetic rules. Heritage resources are drawn on to embellish and dream up a modern and effortless wardrobe. Unostentatiously sumptuous, floral colors evoke the exoticism and magic of dyes. Contrasting harmonies or faux monochromes are neutralized with faded tones. Light silky fabrics, taffetas, crêpes de Chine, satins. Glossy cottons, cotton sateen. Soft casual wear, heavy canvas, softened washed basket weave cottons, ring spun denim. Linen, hemp, textured rather than rustic! Oversize decoration. Japanese-style florals, plant landscapes, tattoos, bou-bou patterns, Madras checks, knit jacquards with stripe and basketwork motifs.



H&M

H&M's designers have created a beautiful collection with Marimekko's popular patterns from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s for the summer 2008. The collection of some 50 products will be sold in H&M's stores on all 28 markets from April 2008.

The collection, which has a graphic overall look, will comprise airy summer favorites such as wide 70s dresses, tunics, skirts and shorts for women. For men there will be classic summer shirts and shorts. There will be some items for children as well and all comes with accessories to match.



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We have already read it in newspapers, fashion magazines, and blogs: Roberto Cavalli will create costumes for Spice Girls in their much-awaited worldwide tour “The return of the Spice Girls”.

Last December 2, the Fab 5 hit the stage with Cavalli creations. According to some fashion guru, Cavalli has unmistakable signature to each spicy outfit, which will define their individuality and highlight the glamorous image that has characterized the band.

Among the highlights, the five women - Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie B, Melanie C and Victoria Beckham- wore creations that include white and black tuxedos, shiny minidresses embroidered with Swarovsky crystals and feathers, leather corsets and neon colored jumpsuits.

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Definitely, I am a wallflower! I seldom attend parties and I am always under dressed. Thank God for Net-a-Porter 'cause they are featuring the latest trends of extraordinary party pieces. Check them out and be ready to dine....


Fab Style 1: Brown silk jersey dress
Accessories: Gold rope bangle, logo bracelets, charm bracelet, solar eclipse cuff, patent leather cuff and scarab necklace


Fab Style 2: Red strapless silk dress
Accessories: crystal bracelets and glittery-shimmering purses


Fab Style 3: Greenish silk blouse and mini skirt
Accessories: Red skinny leather belt, charm necklace, black onyx pendant and crystal earrings



Fab Style 4: Bead embellished dress
Accessories: Gold frame belt, cream and chocolate sunglasses and chandelier earrings


Fab Style 5: Silk mini dress
Accessories: Teardrop necklace, lapis ring, jeweled heel pumps and crystal studded peep-toes


Fab Style 6: Painted satin dress
Accessories: Pillbox hat, twisted chain necklace and leather gloves


Fab Style 7: Strapless feather dress
Accessories: Crystal ring, jet necklace, topaz ring and jet stone ring


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Flare has found wearable runway looks for every shape. You don't need to wander wondering what clothes to wear. Check this out...

For Petite:

Fashion finds
1. Silk top, $90, Banana Republic.
2. Leather belt, $315, Suzi Roher.
3. Cotton/polyester-blend dress, $128, Kensie, The Bay.
4. Pleather bag, $85, High Fashion Handbags.
5. Sequined skirt, $165, Banana Republic.
6. Nylon/spandex leggings, $175, Norma Kamali for Everlast, The Bay.
7. Leather shoes, $580, Davis by Ruthie Davis.

Style tips:
● Voluminous shapes can overwhelm petite frames. Cinching the waist controls the volume.
● Hemlines should be long or mini—anything between shortens the leg.
● A monochromatic head-to-toe look creates the illusion of a taller body.
● Sharply tailored pieces and short dresses are no-fail basics..

For Tall and Lean:

Fashion Finds
1. Acrylic/wool-blend coat, $199, Mango.
2. Glass brooch, $380, Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun.
3. Patent-leather booties, $640, Davis by Ruthie Davis.
4. Metal bracelet, $185, Van der Straeten, Holt Renfrew.
5. Merino-wool sweater, $290, Rebecca Taylor.
6. Wool/lycra-blend skirt, $240, Rebecca Taylor.
7. Stretch-Georgette dress, $525, Castle Starr.

Style tips:
● Don’t try to hide your height. Stand tall.
● Experiment with different lengths. Short doesn’t always mean better.
● Play with proportion, such as a voluminous jacket over a skinny pant.
● Prints and texture add dimension to any look.

For Pregnant Women:

Fashion Finds
1. Pleather bag, $69, Mexx.
2. Wool/alpaca-blend coat, $555, Rebecca Taylor.
3. Polyamide dress, $40, H&M.
4. Patent-PVC shoes, $135, Nine West.
5. Silk dress, $1,495, Jeremy Laing.
6. Malachite necklace, $630, Alexis Bittar.

Style tips:
● Avoid overly tailored styles that bind and constrict.
● Accessories can jazz up the plainest of dresses.
● Mimic an empire waist with a skinny belt.
● Stay away from loud prints or stripes that draw attention to the tummy.
● Opt for ankle booties or T-strap pumps with a slightly lower heel—chic but comfortable.

For Curvy:

Fashion Finds
1. Polyester/spandex satin blouse, $60, Bedo.
2. Polyester belt, $25, Aldo.
3. Wool/polyester dress, $275, Firetrap.
4. Crystal earrings, $40, Winners.
5. Wool flannel jacket, $195, Banana Republic.
6. Leather shoes, $250, Aldo.

Style Tips:
● Don’t try to hide or conceal your assets; instead, choose body-skimming pieces.
● Waist-cinching belts define your shape even more.
● Tailored styles, such as fitted shirts and pencil skirts, accentuate your curves.
● Avoid loud graphic or floral prints and opt for small and playful patterns instead.



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When I thought that Fuzzy Logic are only for programmers and engineers, then I was wrong. Visiting Elle's website, I learned that it can also be used in the glamorous fashion world.

Fuzzy Logic - Fabrics are going soft and luxe for winter, with angora, mohair, and alpaca cropping up in fabulously fun colors.


1. Hat by D&G
2. Mohair Alpaca Skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier
3. Wool-Blend Wide-Leg Shorts by Marc Jacobs
4. Angora Fur Sweater by Louis Vuitton
5. Mohair Jacket by Chriz Benz
6. Wool Mohair Clutch by Prada

*These fashion trend will be impossible for me. We don't have winter here in the Philippines. I'm wondering, when will I see snowflakes and wear mohairs? LOL


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Out of the picture for the last couple of seasons - overshadowed by its sister the dress - skirt is firmly back in fashion focus.

There's nothing like wearing a skirt to make a woman feel feminine yet empowered. It's a garment with many moods; the knee-length is perennially practical, the midi is easy and carefree while the mini is bold and brave. Check out the new season's skirt shapes with net-a-porter's tips on how we should wear them...


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Simpsons were not just lines and yellow. Their movie will be released and so their fashion line as well.

The August issue of Harper's Bazaar comes with something so funny, so seemingly bizarre, and so unbelievably cool. Julius Preite illustrated The Simpsons at various fall Fashion Week shows while Linda Evangelista created a cartoon to accompany them.






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Calling all romantics! According to Marc Jacobs (at Louis Vuitton), the sweetest things come with ruffles and bows. So if you're already bored with cyber-chic and the overtly sexy 'she woman' style, then fall in love with feminine shapes and flirt with florals, silk, soft linen and pretty knits.



Runaway: Not-so-hopeless romantics will adore this season's frills and femininity

Reality: Balance super-feminine dresses with platform sandals or add some retro glamour with jewelled flats and metallic leather bags.

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Gianfranco Ferrè was a fashion designer and was known as "the architect of fashion" for his background and his original attitude toward creating fashion design.



Ferrè became Stylistic Director of Christian Dior in Paris in 1989, when he was chosen by owner Bernard Arnault to replace Marc Bohan. In 1996, it was announced that Ferrè would end his engagement with Dior with the Spring 1997 collection for the label. His own label is more relaxed and practical than Dior, with functional pockets and no big hats. Sophisticated white shirts have became the symbol of his personal signature in fashion design.

He died last June 17 due to brain hemorrhage and his funeral will be held today.

Here are some of his works: Spring/Summer 2007 Collection




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Finally, fashion is granting women a right that's well overdue: the right to dress like men without getting shortchanged on quality. After decades spent struggling to find the perfect business suit from a mix that's overpriced, overly trendy and under-tailored, women finally have the ultimate option: the Borrowed From The Boys.

It is the counterpart of the man's suit-classic, well-made and affordable. In the coming seasons, several designers known for their sartorial men's clothing will offer women what they've been craving: precision.



Runway: Easy, laid-back tailoring stolen from the boyfreind's closet; skinny rock 'n' roll suiting, black and white maitre d' tuxedo- style jackets. If you manage to balance out the masculine pieces with feminine classics, you won't be able to get that Shania song (Man! I feel like a woman) out of your head for the rest of the day. Admit it, you kind of like it anyway.

Reality: Be sure to get a long, hip-length sofly tailored boyfriend jacket. Mix in some feminine elements and try city shorts with an oversized billowing white shirt. Wear a suit or separates. Throw a tunic dress over skinny pants or a long-line blazer over a mini-dress.

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Pirates of the Caribbean. Who doesn't love this movie? Now on its third sequel (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), its raking in box office booty and also kicking off the latest fashion craze.

To go with the flow, get inspired and dress up like a pirate. Have a collection of laced blouses, roomy button ups, ruffled collars and arms, horizontal stripes, skulls, corsets, slouchy boots with floppy cuffs, crossbones, bandanas, swords, and so much more! So why wait? Grab all you can while its still hot. Be at the world's end, for that's where the adventure begins!

Here's some fashion guides for a start from Diva Village:



1. Woven Lace Blouse
2. Tie Sleeve Stripe Top
3. Jett's Skull & Pave CZ Crossbones Necklace
4. Stretch Pinstripe Corset
5. Caribbean Pirate Belt Buckle
6. Volatile Cavalier Boot
7. James Perse Standard Leggings
8. Skull Print Handkerchiefs
9. Swirl Asymmetrical Skirt by Zucozz
10. Lucien Pellat Finet Era Collaboration


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1. Tropical Shadows - Luxurious tropical vegetation, extreme sensuality and masculine and feminine influences combined to create a sort of baroque flamboyance in a twilight of rich tonalities. Discover the exuberance of the Caribbean cultures.



2. North Summer Light - The ambience of a beach, fresh and vivifying bathed in the summer light. It gives the feeling of natural, healthy lifestyle in the open air, clean and fresh, far from pollution. Projects a casual look with rather romantic approach and naive folkoric touch inspired by the Scandinavian cuntryside.



3. Globe Trotter - A chic, nonchalant trek across Asia to create a new, personal travelogue, in slightly bleached and faded colours. The sillhouettes of these contemporary globetrotters fade into the local landscape, combining sportswear with a uniform spirit, nut with ultra-feminine pieces, with just a hint of ethnic in detail or trim.



4. First Class Cruise - A desire for new purity, elegance approaching a certain form of minimalism. Find the balance between the feminine and the masculine, with a 1920's-1930's touch of retro influence. An athletic silhouette of anatomical shapes in a retro-sports style, inspired by tennis and regattas.



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