Fashion 2004 --- Do YOU Have It???

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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Do you LOVE cute Flip Flops??

Flip flops have become a really popular shoe beginning in the summer of 2000. "I blew out my flip-flop/ stepped on a pop-top ... " You know the rest of this song, of course — Jimmy Buffett's 1977 chestnut "Margaritaville," who has lost his way in life and now lazes seaside in plastic shoes probably purchased at a convenience store. But according to ABQ Journal Flip-flops have long been the official footwear of the disaffected, a sort of sack cloth for the tootsies. Wearing them says you are more concerned with feeling good than looking good, that you aren't even in the mood to be attractive, but has become attractive more and more. Now you see it on the run ways and on almost every celebrity. Which is why news that the fashion world has gotten its manicured hands on the lowly flip-flop is so stunning. Yes, fashion has co-opted the flip-flop. Did you ever think you would see the words "fashion" and "flip-flop" in the same sentence? Me neither. But everyday you see it in store and on fashion Web sites that designers from Louis Vuitton to Prada that they are slapping their logo on the flip-flops, tagging them with the more upscale-sounding name "thong" and selling them at prices that would buy Buffett's beach bum a season's worth of tequila. Burberry has a flip-flop with its trademark plaid encased in a clear plastic footbed. Price: $85. Gucci is making a terry-cloth flip-flop with its trademark psychedelic print. Price: $170. Here's how affected the flop has become: Hollywood fashion princess Gwyneth Paltrow was photographed in a pair of flip-flops instead of stellitos. Chanel is making a $150 shoe that looks a whole lot like the classic wood-soled Dr. Schools sandal ($9 at drugstores in the 1970s) and Michael Kors has a $40 jelly shoe.
Naturally, there are knockoff flip-flops that sell for far less than the designer models. You can always buy you a cheap par of flip-flops from Traget or the drugstore and spice them up with some beads, or sequins.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Vote T-Shirts Do You Have One??

According to Indy Star they say "as Election Day approaches, designers and retailers are betting that millions of Americans will be eager to jump on this trend. That's why everyone from P. Diddy to Donna Karan, from French Connection to A/X Armani Exchange is selling get-out-the-vote T-shirts." like these below

Bush T-Shirts!!
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"Rock The Vote" is a big thing this election year. You will be seeing a lot of voting t-shirts and just some that say
"Shut up & Vote!"
"Just Vote"
Things like that you will be seeing everywhere according to Indy Star.

Must haves for the fall!

Here are a couple of must haves for the fall for women.

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This handbag is made by Abercrombie & Fitch pink is still in now you are seeing it EVERYWHERE and to have a pink Tweed handbag is a hot item for the fall.

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This handbag is also made by Abercrombie & Fitch this is a neat style that is made out of Tweed and will be in for a while you could carry this bag dressed up or dressed down.

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Mini skirts are going to stay in for a while because they are making a huge hit now for some reason. Fashion editors believe that the mini is going to stay around at least until next spring, but they think that it will probably even stay longer than that, because you can always wear a skirt and a shirt or even dress it up.

Friday, September 24, 2004

The Fat Skirts Back!

At fashion week in New York, the full, fat and often fluffed-out skirt dominated trends for spring-summer 2005. Acorrding to The Age

"The crisp crackle of taffeta over tulle petticoats at New York Fashion Week is heralding the return of the big skirt. Pleated, gathered, bell-shaped and even puffball-style, the big skirt is sweeping aside the pencil and the Aline and defining the new grown-up look for next spring/summer."
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This skirt looks very neat and cool with short, neat jackets, coats, and chequered cardigans were worn with casual but chic trousers, rolled up to mid-calf.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Forget Fall....

Fall Fashion is still in, but with a LOT of Spring Fashion......

Forget fall; fashion designers and their inner circles have moved on to spring. They recently made their predictions of what the hot looks will be during New York Fashion Week. The big story is skirts and nice glitter, sheer, embroidered tops to dress you up for fall.

According to Fashion Pros Cindi Leive, Glamour's editor in chief said that she understands skirts are selling well for fall so it seems like a good decision. There is a skirt out there for every woman, whether it's the full, short or mini skirt. Leive suggested that you can always dress up a skirt with a glitter, sheer or embroidered top like these below

Glitter Tops
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Sheer Tops
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Embroidered Tops
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Glitter, Sheer, and embroidered clothing has been around since the late 70's. It has and always will be an easy way to dress up anything. You have seen sheer dresses on the runways especially during big events ex. The Grammys, The Emmys, MTV Video Awards that is usually the big target that stars go for because it is very flattering, fitting, sexy, and it happens to be very inexpensive with whatever brand you tend to lean towards.

Here are some Nightclub Fashion Don'ts according to Boston Heralds

>A guy should never wear shiny pants.'' - Fabiana Souza

>It's OK to mix dressy and casual pieces, but don't go too extreme. "I once saw a girl wearing a white dress and it was silk - very dressed up - with red sneakers. It was terrible, terrible, terrible.'' - Souza

>Don't stretch it: "It's always kind of funny seeing people wear lycra.'' - Alex Peterson
"There was a guy that was wearing clam-diggers and a wife beater. The last thing a girl wants to do is talk to a guy with clam-digger pants on.'' - Heather Walker

"The old-school Seattle look doesn't fly. The garage band look is coming back (but it doesn't work in the club scene).'' - T.J. Douglas

"Don't dress like you're going out to the club and don't do the opposite, (find a middle ground).'' - Courtney Clawson

Handbag Of The Day
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Friday, September 17, 2004

What was now OUT.

I don't know if any of y'all remember what was the big hit last Fall/Autumn but it was the UGG boots and the UGG everything. They were a big hit with a short blue jean mini skirt and a t-shirt and you saw them everywhere from the busy streets of New York, to the busy streets in L.A. and you never saw a famous lady without a pair of them wether they wore them once or everyday. Well you wont be seeing them around that much this Fall/Autumn flip flops, sandals, and stelleto heels are what you will be seeing now and probably for a good while.

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UGG Boots = Out
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UGG Jacket/Hoodie = Out
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UGG Mini Skirt....just came out this summer and has been a good seller so we maybe seeing it a LOT we may not.
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The ponocho comes out in October so we can see how that makes it and since ponochos are in all different kinds now I am sure it will do pretty good.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Fashion In Paris

Fashion in Paris....Not an everyday thing here over in the States. But it is very stylish, very hip, very classy, very chic, and very IN!! Fashion in Paris is the number one thing. There was a fashion show Saturday, September 11th, 2004 and it was a very classy, dressy show. I found a couple of pictures on the web from it and a lot of the "in" things for Fall/Autumn 2004 were in the fashion show.

Big jewelry!! Is so in everyday you see someone with something big on that draws your attention to that whether they are dressed up to go out or dress down to go to school. This is a butterfly necklace by Gucci that makes this outfit what it is.
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Black dresses everyone needs that "little black dress" you can ALWAYS dress it up with some nice shoes are dress it down with some casual flip flops. This dress is made by Nine West and is very classy and fitted.
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Black is the new pink, but pink is totally the new green. Lime green, and just plain green is a color that has made it to the top and hasn't been in since the early 70's. This dress is a Louis Vuitton dress so it is very pricey but it is totally gorgeous.
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Ponchos anyone....It is like poncho city now everywhere you look you see someone with a poncho dressed up or dressed down here is one that is a silk poncho made by Doluche and Gabana that is very classy so you would want to dress this up.
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sandals....I don't know about you but I LOVE wearing a cute pair of sandal's with a t-shirt and jeans here are some bright yellow strappy sandals made by Coach. Strappy sandal's hasn't been a big hit since the 80's but everything is coming back.
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Next time....what was in last autumn but is not out this autumn.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Queen Puff Puff --- Do YOU have one??

Many of you may have heard or know about Queen Puff Puff bags....But then many of you may not even know what a Queen Puff Puff bag is or even seen one. Queen Puff Puff bags are the new "it" the sister of Louis Vuitton and within a year or maybe even a couple of months they will be right up there with Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Coach.

These bags were made by a very pettite lady in England and she always hated carrying big bags when all she needed was a little place to carry her money and a little bit of make-up. So her and her daughter came up with the designs for these very elegant, classy, dressy, out going bags and wallets.

You can wear these bags out to dress up or even when you are dressed down. They are very stylish. Each one of these bags and wallets have a very meaningful meaning behind them she made and designed each and everyone of them for someone that made a huge impact on her life. So they mean a lot to her and a lot to many other people.

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This is Queen Puff Puff Audrey
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This is Queen Puff Puff Lola

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This is Queen Puff Puff Sophie

Those are just a few of the handbags! But you can check everything out here Queen Puff Puff

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Monday, September 13, 2004

Autumn Fashion 2004

According to Tweed is in for Autumn 2004 "The tweed look is elegant, romantic and reminiscent of the '40s era. With rich fabrics and grown-up tailoring, this is a modest style trend that's going to go a long way..." Image Hosted by this is a whole Tweed outfit that is very elegant and can be worn to work and also can be worn out. The return of tweed to fashion's A-list is good news. Part of a movement that celebrates country dressing, tweed is hard-wearing, elegant and, best of all, warm. This is a not a trend that asks you to wear thigh-skimming minis or cute boob tubes. Grown-up tailoring takes the lead and skirts stay on or below the knee, while blouses and jackets keep shoulders covered. In modern terms it's the most modest style around, one that most people can wear - and it's far from dull. So this Autumn you will be seeing all kinds of tweed from the busy streets of New York, to the busy streets in L.A., to the red carpet runway.
Here are some other fabulous tweed outfits
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My favorite handbag of the week Image Hosted by It is a chocolate silk button handbag made out of buttons and a simple scarf. The perfect accessory to dress up jeans or complement cascading shell, bead or pastel coloured earrings.

Next time >>>> Queen Puff Puff Bags/Wallets

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

From Tweens to Teens, To Punk Rock Glammer, To Madonna "The Material Girl"

According to The Calgary Sun starting from tweens and going to teens they are willing to do anything now just for popularity and it is all now starting with fashion but also going to everything else in between. "From piercing to tattoos to designer clothes and accessories to horsetail, more kids will be impacted by what they see on TV or in a magazine." said Dr. Arlettte Lefebvre, child psychiatrist.

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Teen Fashions for the begining of the school year.

This really shouldn't just be about teens. I mean everyone from babies, to teens, to parents, to grandparents are willing to do anything and everything to look their absolute best no matter what it cost. It seems that everyone is spending a lot more in the clothing area and accessories just be excepted in or "looked at." Sometimes it is really sad to see how far parents will let their kids go into the whole "looking good" state.

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Also "punk chick" is in this season. From teens to adults you can be dressy punk, laid-back punk, or totally punk rocker. Here are some dressy styles for punk and just some totally punk rocker styles that are in for Autumn 2004.
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Also according to
Hindustan Times Madonna aka Esther is still a fashion God. "Faithful to her reputation as global fashionista icon, Madonna, who recently changed her name to Esther after converting to Kabbalah, has called on the top names in fashion to design the costumes for her current "Re-Invention" world tour Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Stella McCartney etc."
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Todays fashion is very different from what is use to be and I think it is a really good thing becasue now you can express yourself through your style people can just look at you and know if you are prep, punk, hippie, stylish, classy or laid-back. I think it is really awesome how expressive people can be now with fashion.


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