The White Walkers

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We usually strive to have an overall good look when we step out to play or work. Now isn’t that just being a conformist, a basic good look with no one to really impress. What if I told you that you could be an all star down the avenue and have anyone compliment you on how good you look?

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It mostly depends on key items that we add to an overall look. Some of us have a special talent but others can acquire the ability to look good without any effort. Shoes are always hands down an accessory that transforms any outfit. Just give it a simple try.

Given the season fads come and go with some leaving a little something behind. Maybe your personal style is not all that funky but we can fix that right away. Just add on a really funky heel or flat that’s so in you will be remembered by it. This time it’s no so much about the shoe but more about the sole. White sole shoes are so back that not even being on the cast of Clueless would make you feel more fashionable.

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All sorts of fashion bloggers are infusing their ensembles with this sort of style and giving it the funkiness that sometimes we may lack. Below are some examples on how you can wear them and some styles available for sale. Don’t go over to the boring side on 2015, just take the leap and be fearless.

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Styles available at http://www.novushoes.com

 

Shimmering Night

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Music’s biggest night was all about the shimmer, glitter and metallics. The artists took the best they had (aside from being amazing performers) to the red carpet on a night that’s about dressing to impress. Bringing they’re A game, top celebrities  competed to receive the title of best dressed.  Most of them did an amazing job and designers did not fail to impress.

Clever as always Katy Perry had the most creative and amazing dress. I saw this dress last week while peeking at the Spring 2014 couture shows and instantly thought it had something different and edgy about it. Other than that I also thought only someone sharp and out there could pull it off, whom better than Miss. Perry. The Valentino couture gown inspired by Verdi’s La Traviata had 1,600 hours worth of work done only on its embroidery.  This was absolutely the perfect dress to wear at the Grammy’s.

Glowing, Ciara made an amazing entrance in an all gold Pucci gown. The soon to be mommy wore her baby bump revealing she’s expecting yet looking flawless and beautiful as ever. I got really impressed by John Legend’s wife supermodel Chrissy Teigen. She looked beautiful and super sexy in a gold ensemble and a V plunging neckline, she definitely made an impact as more than the wife of this amazing artist. Last but not least the hated and loved Taylor Swift. In my opinion she looked like the perfect Barbie doll. Her Gucci chain dress was just absolute perfection. She may get criticized for they way she makes music or her attitude but there is nothing bad to say about this look. She was enviable by every single girl.

All around, they went all out, creating the ambience of glamour and stardom.

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The A & B List Meet the Red Carpet

This past Saturday we celebrated the 20th annual Screen Actor Guild Awards otherwise known as the SAG Awards. The main theme for this article is evidently the fashion on the carpet but on top of that I want to address something else. I think A-listers as we call them get glorified with the outfits and some of the may we say “smaller” stars (here comes the term B-lister) don’t get that much credit for the effort they also make. To the point – I selected my favorite styles no matter the origin and based solely on my fashion likes and dislikes.

The last will be first right? So let’s talk about Emma Thompson’s catastrophic fashion fail. The top of the dress may look like a cute shirt but what is up with the skirt, is that on purpose? Not all vintage looks good honey.  Furthermore, she wore flats, yes you read correctly flats they were Christian Louboutin non the less but still it doesn’t matter if the sole was red or not they are still flats. She is completely fined by this administration as the worst dressed at the show and I like her so much!

Now let’s talk shimmer and glitter! Sandra Bullock had a gorgeous simple emerald green Lanvin dress. Less is more on most occasions and she simply glowed. Following up is the sassy Sofia Vergara in an all silver Donna Karan Atelier ensemble. I absolutely adore the dress and agree that this look is her signature but I would love seeing her stepping out of her comfort zone. Claire Danes is not someone I look for on the red carpet (B-lister alert!) but I have to admit I was impressed. She had a Vionnet dress that looked so feminine and delicate. The sheer, the glitter, the lightness of the fabric made her look effortlessly flawless. Also the Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco looked ultra pretty in a Very Wang dress that had that old Hollywood glam to it.

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Drum Roll Please! Now my all time favorite and breathtaking look of the night. This girl has come this year and from the look of it she is making people talk and not going anywhere. Lupita Nyong’o dazzled her way in a turquoise Gucci dress that has no way of describing it other than pure fashion perfection. This girl is pushing all sorts of boundaries in the fashion industry. I cannot wait to see more of her this upcoming year. She is starting to become one of my personal favorites.

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In a nutshell these were the best and a little bit of the worst for the night. Can anyone say Grammys?

Award Season is Back

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Finally the most anticipated time of the year in fashion (excluding fashion week) has come. Award season just kicked off this past Sunday with the Golden Globes. I’ve been so excited the whole week waiting for the red carpet and to see the big stars bring the house down with their fashion ensembles. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Some were ok and others were just so wrong. I have no idea what the stylists were they thinking!

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This occasion is one to go all out, in other words go big or just don’t go at all. I was completely looking forward to Emma Watson I love her style on and off the red carpet but I just can’t seem to get why would she wear pants under the dress, plus have them showing on the back it wasn’t sexy and it didn’t look classy. We have to give her props for trying though. Now let’s talk about Lupita Nyong’o’s amazing red dress designed by Ralph Lauren and how she totally rocked a cape on the carpet. She looked absolutely flawless; everything about her look was breathtaking.
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One of my personal favorites was Sofia Vergara I have to admit she sticks to a certain kind of silhouette and cut but it never gets old, and how is that possible with Zac Posen designing your dress? Moreover, the star of “The Wolf of Wallstreet” Margot Robbie had and amazing Gucci white dress that made her look like a brand new Barbie doll.
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Pregnant stars studded the show with the glow only a mother could project but one stood out: Olivia Wilde. I usually don’t like her style but for an expectant mother she looked glamorous in an old fashion Hollywood style emerald dress. Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore were among the other mommy-to-be stars; let’s just say I wouldn’t choose any of those outfits to show my cute baby belly. Other stars like Kate Beckinsale studded in shimmer dresses that turned heads.

In my words there was good, there was ugly, and there was bad. The ones that were good looked flawless. Now they have a second shot at the SAG awards to amuse, till then!

 

 

 

Apuesta a la comodidad

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Dicen las sabias madres que hay un tiempo para todo en la vida: lo hay para estudiar y trabajar, lo hay para bailar y festejar, y también lo hay para descansar.

La temporada primavera-verano precisamente, es el tiempo que se presta para esa clase de actividades de relajación que nos llevan a bajarnos de los tacones para poder disfrutar con mayor comodidad. Es la época de las tenis y sandalias flat. Y de estas últimas, es que vamos a hablar.

Las tendencias apuntan, la próxima temporada, a “flats” muy cómodas pero elaboradas. Atrás queda la típica sandalia que dejaba los pies casi al descubierto, para darle paso a estilos que visten sus puntas y abrazan sus tobillos. Vemos estilos puntiagudos y amarrados con correas y hebillas más anchas, cerrados en tirillas que forman una especie de redecilla, talones cubiertos y combinaciones de colores neutro y detalles metálicos.

En la pasada pasarela del New York Fashion Week, las vimos complementando vestidos y faldas “midi”, otra de las tendencias fuertes para la próxima temporada. No obstante, sabemos que las “flats” son las mejores amigas del “maxi dress” y los “shorts”, y que lucen muy bien con los “skinny jeans”.

Por lo cual esta primavera-verano no es para romperse la cabeza pensando los outfits, sino para dejarse llevar por la comodidad.

Abajo, algunas de combinaciones con modelos disponibles en Novus y Novushoes.com

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Sandalia Idoré con detalle en forma de malla en el área del talón.

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“Flat” Loucos & Santos con aire marinero y cerrada al frente.

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Sandalia Idoré cerrada a tres tonos.

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Peep toe flat Soiree con detalles dorados.

Coge un respiro

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Ha sido una de las tendencias más destacadas desde la pasada temporada primavera-verano entre las celebridades, y ahora se cuela en nuestra tierra de clima tropical, justo en momentos en que altas temperaturas, que exceden los 100 grados, comienzan a hacer de las suyas.

En medio del calor que nos azota, qué mejor que darle un respiro a nuestra piel con atuendos que nos brinden frescura… con piezas perforadas.

Sí, los orificios están de moda, pero no hablamos de “piercings”, sino de vestidos, pantalones, faldas, chaquetas, accesorios y calzado.

Las puestas en pasarela de las colecciones de primavera-verano y otoño-invierno de diseñadores como Milly Spring, Proenza Schouler, Giles Deacon, Versace, y en calzado, Jimmy Choo, lo habían anticipado. Y ahora vemos a celebridades como Sandra Bullock, Milley Cyrus, Katherine Kelly, Miranda Kerr y Tina Fey decantándose por atuendos y accesorios con perforaciones, desde las sencillas circulares o cuadradas con aire deportivo hasta los más elaborados y delicados patrones.

Con una propuesta tan refrescante, quién puede negarse a llevar esta tendencia. Después de todo, el calor lo amerita y el estilo, también.

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Propuestas de la colección de Milly Spring y de Giles Deacon.

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Modelos de Giles Deacon; al centro, vestido perforado de Donna Karan.

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Sandra Bullock luce unos tacones puntiagos en piel perforada de Jimmy Choo.

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También en unos Jimmy Choo con perforaciones, Emma Roberts.

Los modelos presentados abajo están disponibles en NovusNovushoes.com.

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Botines True Soul con perforaciones, disponibles también en negro.

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Peep toe perforado True Soul, también disponible en camel y color hueso.

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Plataforma tipo sueco Jeffrey Campbell, también en color camel.

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Botín con plataforma y perforaciones floreadas de Jeffrey Campbell.

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Sandalia Soiree con perforaciones y tachuelas, para las que prefieren más comodidad.

Y el Oscar a la mejor vestida es para…

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Para los amantes de la moda, la gala de los premios de la Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas se ha convertido en la pasarela más importante.

La noche del domingo las estrellas de Hollywood desfilaron con sus mejores atuendos por la alfombra roja previo a la ceremonia de entrega del Oscar, que se celebró en el teatro Dolby (antiguo teatro Kodak), en Los Ángeles, y además de deleitar al público televidente, mostraron las tendencias que se impondrán este año en la industria de la moda.

En esta edición, la número 85, se impuso el brillo de las lentejuelas. En cuanto a colores, predominaron los tonos metálicos, el blanco, el negro y el nude. Entre los tonos brillantes destacó el rojo. De la misma forma, resaltaron los vestidos strapless, las faldas con caída y las vaporosas, y los cortes estilo sirena.

Vestidos como los de las actrices nominadas Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts y Anne Hathaway, así como el de la ganadora de la estatuilla a la mejor actriz, Jennifer Lawrence, dejaron sin aliento a más de uno.

Sin embargo, fue la histrión sudafricana Charlize Theron la gran ganadora en la alfombra roja, no solo por su acertado vestido blanco, de la Christian Dior Couture, sino además por su nuevo corte de pelo “pixie”.

A continuación les muestro a mis favoritas:

Charlize Theron en Christian Dior Couture. (E! Online)

Charlize Theron en Christian Dior Couture. (E! Online)

Jennifer Lawrence en Dior Haute Couture.

Jennifer Lawrence en Dior Haute Couture.

Amanda Seyfried en Alexander McQueen. (E! Online)

Amanda Seyfried en Alexander McQueen. (E! Online)

Anne Hathaway en Prada. (E! Online)

Anne Hathaway en Prada. (E! Online)

Zoe Saldaña en Alexis Mabille Couture. (E! Online)

Zoe Saldaña en Alexis Mabille Couture. (E! Online)

Amy Adams en Oscar de la Renta. (E! Online)

Amy Adams en Oscar de la Renta. (E! Online)

Naomi Watts y Liev Schrieber en Giorgio Armani y Calvin Klein Collection, respectivamente. (E! Online).

Naomi Watts y Liev Schrieber en Giorgio Armani y Calvin Klein Collection, respectivamente. (E! Online).

Sandra Bullock en Elie Saab. (E! Online)

Sandra Bullock en Elie Saab. (E! Online)

Nicole Kidman en L'Wren Scott. (E! Online)

Nicole Kidman en L’Wren Scott. (E! Online)

George Clooney y Stacy Keibler en Giorgio Armani y Naeem Khan, respectivamente. (E! Online)

George Clooney y Stacy Keibler en Giorgio Armani y Naeem Khan, respectivamente. (E! Online)

Jessica Chastain en Giorgio Armani. (E! Online)

Jessica Chastain en Giorgio Armani. (E! Online)

Michael Douglas y Catherine Zeta-Jones en Canali y Zuhair Murad Couture, respectivamente. (E! Online)

Michael Douglas y Catherine Zeta-Jones en Canali y Zuhair Murad Couture, respectivamente. (E! Online)

KerryWashington en Miu Miu. (E! Online)

KerryWashington en Miu Miu. (E! Online)

Justin Theroux y Jennifer Aniston en Salvatore Ferragamo y Valentino, respectivamente. (E! Online)

Justin Theroux y Jennifer Aniston en Salvatore Ferragamo y Valentino, respectivamente. (E! Online)