Friday, August 26, 2005

Trend Setter or Trend Follower?

Beyonce, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

By: Wendy Owen

Nicole Kidman. Jennifer Lopez. Beyonce. Jessica Simpson. Great talents, great dressers, but are they trend setters or trend followers?

Today, all of these women are featured every month in fashion and tabloid mags for their relentless taste and style. But once upon a time, they were bad dressers too. Jessica and Beyonce used to overdo their hair and make up, and Nicole was a frizzy plain Jane from down under. Even fashion aficionado’s like Paris Hilton took years in the spotlight to turn from drag queen to demure. Through the magic of fame and a stylist, they have all been transformed into elegant examples for us all. But not without a little help from their friends.

But wait…what about those natural born trend setters? Mary Kate and Ashley fell out of the womb in style, and Sienna Miller has been setting trends for us since learned her name. Even Lyndsay Lohan has always been one step ahead of the game in fashion and accessories.

Who do you think is the best trend setter of all time? Who is the best dressed fashion follower? Blog in, rant and let us know who you think is inventive and innovative, or which star is just a fashion follower.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Crystal Persuation - leFashionista Exclusive

Crystal Persuation, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

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leFashionista introduces Crystal Persauation – Angelique Sims announces the creation of the Crystal Persuasion Necklace, the result of her collaboration with hipIce designer, Carolyn Skonberg.  The Crystal Persuasion line of necklaces fuses Skonberg’s love of sterling silver and crystals with Sims’s vision of blending fashion and jewelry with simplicity and elegance.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Fashion goes retro...again

By Raquel Franco

Style is going back t the 40’s, when women were chic and always put together. Becoming the perfect wife and throwing a flawless cocktail party was the goal and looking the part was key. The way to achieve the lack of imperfection was to dress conservatively but with elegance. As the years traipsed on and women rebelled against the “Holly Housewife” look, the hem of our skirts grew shorter and shorter. Now, finally, skank is out and class is in. Demure is the new sexy this fall. Body hugging, satin, strapless gowns are the new way to gracefully step into an evening out. Wrap yourself in a full skirt and a fitted cardigan or button up with a pair of peek-a-boo heels and you will have easily reinvented the 40’s look. It’s all about emphasizing your waist line. The 40’s fashion was focused on looking like a woman and embracing every ample curve. This fall you must find your inner Grace Kelly and step into the vintage trend.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Kate Hudson: Uptown Glam Meets Boho Mom

Kate Hudson, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

by Wendy Owen

In the wake of her recent scandal over monogamy and the recent release of her film “Skeleton Key,” Kate Hudson still manages to look great. AND she’s a mom…how unfair is that?

Whether it’s gauzy and lacy award show ensembles or just casual wear, she always looks great and put together. Granted, she has some genetic help from mom Goldie Hawn, but her style is all her own.

Want Kates look? Here’s how:

Hair: Fellow boho chick Sienna Miller follows Hudson’s cue with casual tousled locks. For these golden girls, undone is best!

Clothing: Indie designers, awesome prints and tried and true pieces like tanks and mini skirts fill their closets. But for trips to the park or grocery store its jeans jeans jeans! Totally distressed, but totally hot is Kate’s look.

Accessories: Here is the splurge! Boho girls may have a casual style, but they know how to accessorize! Like in one of Kate’s films, “Le Divorce,” this girl knows how to accessorize with her bags.

Make like Kate and get boho mom chic with easy and flowy ensembles and beauty and super-hot accessories!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Is Your Wardrobe Winter Ready?

by Wendy Owen

Winter is coming fast…do you have everything you need to take you into spring?
The sad truth is most people don’t. Winter wardrobes are expensive, and for most only use theirs for a few months of the year. Some people who are lucky enough to live in warm climates don’t have to think much about it, but one way or another everyone needs to need to bundle up at some point.

Think that winter clothes are boring? Guess again. Here is a sneak peek at what will be hot this fall:

Winter white is hot! Think beautiful and big leather totes with tassels or an edgy motorcycle bag.
Sleek boots with or without heels in a monotone color will be perfect for any look this fall and winter.
Think bold and bright! Warm up your neutral wardrobe with a bold splash of color in red or even a deep turquoise.
The lady trench is revived for this winter! Everyone from Kate Moss to Gwyneth Paltrow has already been seen sporting the hottest jacket of this season. Clean lines and a nice shapely cut are flattering on any figure.

Monday, August 15, 2005

leFashionista featured in Glamour!

Glamour Magazine Press, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

By: Wendy Owen

You knew that leFashionista had some of the hottest handbags on the Glamour knows too!

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Glitterati Rules

By: Wendy Owen

One of the most surprising fashion returns of the season is, well…anything shiny. Sequined tops, metallic purses, belts and shoes? Bring ‘em on.

Strange as it may seem, gilded and sterling looks just keep coming back. For such an overstated fashion palate to last this long is unusual…and the shiny stuff isn’t on its way out yet. For fall, gold is generally being replaced with silver. Stars like Beyonce have already been seen rockin’ weave belts of the silver variety.

While metallics are still hot for the fall, there are a few guidelines to adhere to in order to look tasteful and not tacky after the summer months:

1) One hue at a time please! Only your grandmother could pull off silver and gold all in the same ensemble…but that was in 1986. Pick one hot metallic at a time and go with it.
2) One item at a time please! It was cute to be matchy matchy in the summer with your gold hobo bag, and gold sandals, and gold bag…just pick one item at a time to glitz up for the fall.
3) Evening hours only! Only the most daring fashionista can pull off the shiny stuff in the daytime during the fall months. If this is your first time experimenting with metallics, wear it for evenings out first.

While the over saturated boho look may be on its way out, don’t throw out your sequined skirts and tops yet! Paired with cowboy boots, your sparkly skirts will get a brand new makeover. And your sequined tunics? Well…save them for next summer.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Purple Reigns

By: Wendy Owen

Consider yourself plum lucky—romantic shades of purple are back for the fall. Stars like Katie Holmes are already sporting this sweet color casually and formally.

The best reinvention of purple in your wardrobe should definitely be of the velvet variety. Velvet in any color is hot right now, but purple in dark, regal tones is a winner. But be careful—too much purple velvet and you will look like Willy Wonka.

Not ready to go full on purple? Try to accessorize with purple instead. A crushed velvet clutch or a satin headband would be a great start for the violet-wary.

Ready to take the purple plunge? Go ultra-romantic with a purple dress in a whimsical cut (extra bonus points if it is in velvet with a corset!). However, avoid head to toe purple or you will look more goth than glam. Break it up with neutral or metallic accessories and shoes, and stay away from pairing purple with black.

Dark shades of purple look especially radiant on fair skinned women like Nicole Kidman, so pale girls; it’s your time to shine!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Made For Walkin’

boots, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

By: Wendy Owen

The hot look of the moment for footwear has to be boots. Tucked into jeans or paired with a mini skirt, they are THE Hollywood accessory of the season. Whether they are beat up old cowboy boots or knee high heels, no girl should consider herself dressed without them.

Why you ask? Well, boots signify the changing of the seasons. Strappy sandals are cute, but not in subfreezing weather. Boots add a little flair, while still being sensible, and can go from uptown and urban to free spirited bohemian.

Best Pick: Metallic Riding Boot from Prada
Definitely a “wish list” item, these boots have it all—simple lines of a cowboy boot and a mid-calf cut in a hue that will already go with your great metallic summer pieces. Perfect paired with jeans and a gold weave belt or a flowy boho dress.

Word to the wise; wear your boots right. Don’t pair them with too big clothes, and buy them the right size so that your calves don’t spill out over the top.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

It’s all in the Jeans

frankiebjeans, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

By Raquel Franco

It seems as if every fashion magazine and every fashionista is raving about jeans and how to find the perfect pair. Jeans have become a staple in every person’s wardrobe and now there are so many to choose from. Here, I give you the skinny on the best pair.

Seven for All Mankind
These famous jeans are known for being the most snug and comfy.

American Eagle Jeans
These jeans are great for a woman who has a full thigh and they even come in petite sizes.

Old Navy Jeans
These denim threads come at a great low price of $30 and come in sizes for plus size women.

Frankie B
Want your bum to look plump? Try on these pair of jeans and it will look fabulous.

Gap Jeans
These jeans have the best fit. These also come in petite sizes.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Seacrest Designs

Seacrest Designs, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

By Raquel Franco

The American Idol host is now entering into the fashion industry. USA Today announced that the Ryan Seacrest is coming out with a new line of tees, tanks, distressed polos and sweaters for men and women. Seacrest quoted the designs as, “basically, Hollywood, music, pop culture and humor." The R line (for Ryan) will debut in Marshall Fields department stores throughout the Mid West. At the end of the summer the line will be showcased in Bloomingdale’s, Scoop, Fred Segal and Lisa Kline. Stars like Kelly Ripa, Rob Thomas, Will Smith, Kelly Clarkson and Lindsay Lohan have already been strutting the R Line t-shirts. Seacrest said, “When my friends sparked to these designs, I said, 'Let's take this to the next level.' " The Idol star is even thinking about thinking the line even further to beauty products and interior design. Who knew that the radio star had all this in him?

Monday, August 01, 2005

Black is Back

By Raquel Franco

Time to find a new little black dress. Every designer from Versace to Prada featured a plethora of sexy dresses in the famous slimming shade. Most of the designs were knee skimming and provocative. Applause is needed for the reinvention of the key item that should be in every woman’s closet. Black is not only coming in dresses but in every hot piece of couture on the runway. Handbags, shoes and coats in every texture from velvet, tweed and leather. The high fashion designers really delivered a fabulous ensemble of clothing to look forward to this fall. With all this sexy black wear you can be sure that your bum will be looking slim this season.

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