Gladiator Heaven

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Trends come and go, as we all know. Some of them tend to just have a tranquility phase in which some of us may forget about them. But the joy we feel when we see pieces come back in style and we can either get them out of our closets or buy our favorites. In this case it’s all about the gladiator sandal. It’s a remarkable accessory that makes an ensemble grand, even the simplest one.

Ever since they first came out I was astonished by how imposing they looked. For some reason I never got the chance to buy them. I never could find the one I loved in my size and so the trend started to wear off. When I saw that they came back I felt determined to find the perfect one. This time I wouldn’t let anything in the way of my fascinating sandal and myself. So the hunting began. I did find the perfect ones and I am utterly in love with them.

The thing about them is that they can be tricky to style. But no worries I’ll give you a few tips so nothing can stop you. You have to show a little or maybe a lot of leg in order to wear them correctly. You could style them with high-waist shorts or a pretty little dress. The style I like the most is a boho-chic kinda look that gives them the perfect exposure. Here are some pictures of how I like to wear them, how will you?

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Dream Night

 

 

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Every woman has special occasions throughout her lifetime that open or in some cases close certain chapters. One must enter or exit every situation with the outmost luxuriousness. It all starts with the commencement of interest in the way we look and the way we portray ourselves to the world. But there’s just two special occasions that came to my mind where I wanted to look flawless. My wedding day and of course PROM! I mean who isn’t excited for prom? Prom is the biggest event of your school years that you get to go all out. There’s the music, the date and of course the outfit which is the most important of all.

First, you need to pick up the dress that of course has to be one that will make heads turn. But then the real difficulty comes your way: finding the perfect pair shoes to match. This can be tricky since everyone is on the hunt. When you think you found “the one”, that pair that you can’t go to prom without , there comes the sales associate to tell you some other girl just bought the last size 7 they had in stock. Just like that your dreams are stolen and the perfect night has become the worst nightmare.

It may take time but with a little help the perfect prom outfit can be unraveled. I love looking at all the girls and how they put together the cutest of ensembles for that special night. Here are some options you can pick for that unforgettable moment. Remember this is a once in a lifetime shot you have to impress your peers so make it count and leave them breathless.

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

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Trend Alert: Get flat-form ready this summer

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Sometimes it takes a bit of an open mind or simply being practical to deduce what the next big thing is. From movies to music and last but not least fashion it is all about the forecasting and figuring out what the public will like in the next 6-12 months. It is a risk since not everything appeals to the consumers. But what would life be without some hazard?

I’m a junkie for fads. Although they come and go rather quickly they are always fun and crazy to play with. Haven’t you heard the phrase “enjoy the moment”? I apply this phrase to everything in my life so why wouldn’t it apply to my closet? I mean you can always go all classy but I’d rather leave that to the play-it-safers. With that said I introduce to you the upbeat new shoe style: the flatform. Yes you read correctly that was not a grammatical error.

Can you imagine looking cool and fashionable while at your comfiest? This is heaven on earth. This trend has been trying to grow for a while but not until now it has really got the attention of the consumers eye. Fashion savvy celebrities like Rihanna, Jessica Alba and Elle Fanning are all sporting the trend on they’re everyday life. You can sport them to look fashionable out with your pals or to do your daily errands. It really doesn’t matter what you use them for but that you rock it while it lasts. In the future you can look back and say, “I’ve always had an awesome sense of style”.

 

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Less is more (sometimes)

At occasions (and I include myself) we have a specific perspective of what a fashionable ensemble should look like and lets be honest most of the times we envision it with a pair of high heels or wedges. Why do we limit ourselves to this? Every single time I want to go out or simply dress up to run errands and obviously look good I put on a pair of wedges to feel comfy and up to date. When I come to think about it in which magazine or who told me fashionable meant being uncomfortable? I’ve never read that anywhere and I’m sure neither have you. We probably have heard that in order to look beautiful or presentable we should engage in some kinda pain or discomfort but come on this is the 21st century and us ladies wear pants so why should we be submissive of such lie?

Ballerina flats came back as a fad and stayed as a statement. The deviant fact is the lack of benefit we’ve taken from it. Most of us just wear them to work, even worse we associate them into a none-dress category in which we feel beneath any girl who’s rocking the same outfit as us but in heels. I have to be honest there is nothing like an impressive wedge or a pair of classic stilettos but we don’t have to feel like that. Given the right style with the right balance in your outfit you can look just as marvelous and no need to say 100% more comfortable than the girl with blisters (yuck!) all over her feet trying to look all Carrie Bradshaw day and night. This way when night comes and the door to your favorite venue opens you’ll be ready to rock the sky high option or vice versa.

Sometimes all we need is a little input from someone else or seeing an actual example of what I’m trying to portray to you. Ballerina flats are classy, girly and some can even be sexy. You can go classic black or girly pink, with studs or plain Jane the option is up to you. I say we take full advantage of this and look fab while we can go running from place to place or be standing all night long. After all we have to take under consideration Carrie is a fictional character and Victoria Beckham is well Victoria Beckham not all of us are cut out to be runway ready 24/7.

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Be Bold or Just Be Boring

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What would you rather be outrageous and spontaneous or simple and predictable? Maybe we’re taking it to the extremes but when it comes to how you live for life shouldn’t we take it seriously and to the extreme? Being predictable will never take us anywhere. That’s why projecting oneself across the mirror is so important. You can see your own reflection and if you look into depth you can kinda figure out what others see. More than that (obviously) you can see the amazing shoes your wearing (duh!) and then you can really walk with confidence without depending on being simple or amazing.

Jeffrey Campbell is known for his intense designs that go to radical terms and make you look twice. They are not for everyone but if you have good taste and know what it is to have some fun you will at least fall in love with one of the designs even if you don’t dare walk in them. Even when they mostly include sky-high platforms and heels this collection there’s something for everyone. We have platforms, open boots, flats and even some delicate heels.

With spring coming to an end and summer just across the street we may think about bright colors but not necessarily. This collection is full of earth hues that will compliment any outfit from colorful to white to even dark tones. This makes it even better since you will obtain a pair that you can wear all year long even though they have a fresh look that calls for summer you can play with the look and make them turn all around.

Reality is I like risks and statement pieces that maybe not everyone will wear but most definitely they can acknowledge them and appreciate them. The real questions to all fashion lovers are: Do you dare? Can you handle it? Are you simple or are you a risk taker?

Styles available at www.novushoes.com

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Crystal Clear

Lately I’ve been watching what celebrities and runways have been sporting in terms of dress shoes for women. Seeing it coming isn’t the same as having it here already, vinyl is so back! From Christian Louboutin to Chanel they are all integrating themselves into this trend. The biggest names in show business are wearing them. What are we waiting for?

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Dress shoes needed something fresh, different and a little hint that would make them look sort of funky in a classic way. Single sole shoes for me are the definition of sexy but they are still very classic and don’t really have a wow factor. Now if you mix textures and add a little vinyl here and there you have a match made in heaven.

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The great thing about this trend is that you can carry it with anything and you will look fabulous. For example if you want to go a little lighter you can wear skinny jeans with a basic whit t-shirt and accessorize it with a bold oversize necklace that goes with the shoes. If we want to try a more elegant look a button down shirt with a peplum knee high skirt and a really big bun will strive you to perfection.

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The best part about this trend is that since its vinyl if you choose a neutral color that’s mixed with it can go with any color you want it too from pastels to dark hues. Furthermore, a big plus to the equation you will most definitely remember your 90’s days and think twice next time you want to throw away all fads that “won’t come back ever again”.

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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)