30 Nov 2012

November Style Picks: Labels

This months 'Style Picks' include pieces from a range of designers that stock at Labels. Most of the pieces can be purchased online at www.labelsestore.com
For the first time since I've started the 'Style Picks' feature on my blog, I am including a range of both Ethnic and Western wear - considering the wedding season is right around the corner, I hope this post can provide you with ideas of what you might like to wear, especially if you've left things to last minute.

 Loved this shirt, very on trend with the buttoned up collar/embellished collar look. (Buy here)
 I have a thing for butterflies... (Buy here)
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 Really liked the silver metallic trimming. (Buy similar here)
 This coat was TDF and so reasonable! (Buy here)
Feeha Jamshed jumpsuit.(Buy here) I liked all the prints (Refer to pic below)
Buy in other prints here.
 Aah, if you've been following this blog you'll know my obsession with buttoned up collars and PINK!
 Another stunning Nida Azwer design. Very different with the lace underlay. (Buy here)
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 My favourite ^^ (Buy here)
 This piece was a genius fusion of Ethnic + Western. Love the ajrak collars and keyhole shoulders. (Buy similar here.)
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 Love everything Sanam Chaudhri. Super designs and well priced!! (Buy similar here)
 Top would look super cute tucked into high waisted trousers (Buy here)
(Buy similar here)
What are your fav pieces? 

xxx A

27 Nov 2012

British Fashion Awards 2012: Fashionistas

I come bearing pictures of the best dressed fashionistas at the annual British Fashion Awards 2012.

This Award ceremony recognises the most influential people in fashion today and celebrates their achievements. Stella McCartney walked away with the 'British Designer of the Year Award' - many celebs were spotted wearing her designs.

Less text, more visuals - enjoy the eye candy below:

Absolutely adore how Sarah Harris, (fashion features editor at Vogue UK) looks. Wish I had a better pic. As for mens fashion; Erdem Moraglioglu, fashion designer looks very proper in his attire as well - loving the bow tie and pocket square.

xxx A

(Images source: google.com)

26 Nov 2012

23 Nov 2012

Trend: Graphic Sweaters

Graphic sweaters are certainly one of fall's must haves trends - they are so fun and comfortable to wear, and they also suit everyones style. You just have to find graphics that suit your personality best.

There is definitely a variety to pick from, you can either go high end - I absolutely love Phillip Lim's take on the graphic sweater with the incorporation of Roy Lichtenstein's 'Crying Girl' Pop Art - even Markus Lupfer's for that matter (if you haven't noticed I'm a huge fan of Pop Art), or you can go high street - Topshop, River Island and Forever 21 have many affordable and funky graphic sweaters.

How would you wear a graphic sweater? Personally, I like them best paired with (coloured) skinny jeans and ankle boots.
xxx A
(Images: google, asos, pinterest)

21 Nov 2012

Part of the Labels Bloggers Network

I am pleased to announce that I am now a part of the Labels bloggers network. See if you can find the 'Beauty Fruity Blurbs' logo on the Labels estore website: www.labelsestore.com

I love Labels' fashion forwardness in replicating what's in store to the world of ecommerce, the first boutique to make such a bold statement in the fashion world. Going digital is the only way to go in this day and age. Not only that, but Labels is one of the very few Pakistan-based enterprises to recognise the importance of bloggers and empower them.

Check out the screen shot below:

xxx A

17 Nov 2012

Beauty Photographer: David Benoliel

David Benoliel is known for his outstanding beauty and fashion photography. Originating from France, David is currently residing in the US.

What stood out for me was how he has used photo manipulation concepts in his pictures. I did a class on photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop, so I tend to really appreciate such talents. It is not an easy job and can take days for a perfect result. David really focuses on selecting good models who can give a statue-esque look. His work consists of perfectly symmetrical faces and pop's of colour. Some the pictures look very 'Pop Art' inspired.

Let's take a look at some of the images:

What do you think? Name some of your favourite photographers. I am loving some of our local talent as well, and will soon feature their work too.
More for later,
xxx A

(Images: google, trendland)

15 Nov 2012

Sneak Preview: Sanam Chaudhri Luxury Pret Shoot

When I saw this on the 'Natasha's Salon' facebook page this morning I nearly fell off my chair... WOW!!!!!

The shoot took place in October for the Labels e-store, but wow the final outcome has just been released and it is stunning. (The pieces will soon be available on the Label's e-store, so keep checking back for that.)

The make up is perfection - the black winged liner makes the eye area look very regal. I love how Natasha has used gold all over, especially on the lips. It's super because the make up, hair and clothes compliment each other beautifully. The make up stands yet it is not overbearing, so the limelight remains on the stunning Sanam Chaudhri pieces. Superb styling. The whole look is very 'Modern Moghul meets Spanish Matador'.

(The velvet jacket is exquisite)

Some more pictures taken from the H&Z Creative Agency page on facebook:

Just look at all the colours, such a treat to the eyes!

Make up: Natasha, Hair: Hina, Styling: Natasha and H&Z Creative Agency, Art Direction, Concept: H&Z. Creative Agency, Photography: Zara Tareen, Model: Hira Tareen.

Doesn't this just make your day?
xxx A

(Picture Source: Natasha's Salon/H&Z Creative Agency facebook page)

Trend: Risque Lace

How far can you push the boundaries with lace whilst still looking classy?

Personally, I think it differs from person to person, some people can really pull off wearing certain risque clothes while others tend to look a little tacky.

This post is inspired by Kirsten Stewart's numerous red carpet appearances in her risque lace Zuhair Murad ensembles. The lace jumpsuit was a little over the top in my opinion, a little too revealing and not as classy as it could have looked, and has looked on the runway.

Here are some other celebrities and fashionistas in their risque lace pieces, some looking very elegant and some not so much. My favourites are Blake Lively in Zuhair Abbas, Louise Roe in Femme D'armes and Olivia Palermo in Valentino; they have nailed the look. Olivia P always looks oh so classy and that's what I love about her style. I love Leighton Meester's Marchesa jumpsuit from the front, she looks absolutely stunning but not so much from the back. Laetitia Casta's look is atrocious - she could have at least worn better lingerie? and what are those stripper heels? Hope she fired her stylist after this appearance.

Whose risque styling do you love? and whose do you hate?
xxx A