Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rihanna to be awarded with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award

Pop Star Rihanna has become quite synonymous with the word "icon" last year she was awarded with the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards. Again this year she will be receiving a similar award for her undeniable impact in the fashion industry. “We are proud to present Rihanna with the CFDA(Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Icon Award for her impact on the industry as fashion’s most exciting ambassador in recent memory,”CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said in the announcement. 

Rihanna joins the likes of Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Iman as the recipient of the CFDA Fashion Icon Award. In the past few years Rihanna has been able to change her style effortlessly like no one else in the world. Her impact on the fashion industry has been apparent for some time now, she has collaborated with high end fashion houses like Chanel for an ad campaign, Armani for a collection, River Island for two limited edition collections and most recently she is currently the face of the French fashion house Balmain. At this year's Paris Fashion Week she served up a storm of fashion with her risque and rather daring outfits from bra-less sheer tops to lingerie inspired looks during daytime she has proven that she can wear anything from street wear to haute couture and still look fierce.

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Stylish Chats with C.C Marques

So I had a little chat with a friend of mine who's also a blogger and a man of great style. C.C Marques is a young man from Portugal who runs the blog, You Can Call Me Hitch. Between being an architect by profession he also finds time to always take the most stunning OOTD pictures (Outfit Of The Day). With his forever on point style accompanied with the most current trends in menswear his blog is pretty much a place everyone needs to visit. Here's a bit more information about the Marques straight from the man himself.

What should one expect when they are to meet you? 
 Well, this one is tricky. Maybe someone nice? (laughs). Seriously now, I´m just your average architect with a passion for monochromatic fashion. 

What's your favourite fashion house? And more to that why?
 I´ll have to choose Saint Laurent Paris. I´ve been a fan of Hedi Slimane since Dior Homme and I love almost everything he does. You can´t go wrong with a SLP bomber or a leather perfecto. 

In contrast to that, do you have a least favourite fashion house?
 I don´t. Every brand is unique and I don´t think it´s possible to not have at least an item that you can enjoy. ´But that´s just me tho´. 

Do you have a specific style icon that you look up to? If so, who is that?
 Don´t we all? Mine is Mr. W. (Nickelson Wooster)

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Miu Miu x Paris Fashion Week : Textures galore

The Miu Miu show today was well 'one of those' shows (whether that's a good or bad thing, you decide). The collection itself isn't my favorite but I'm always a huge fan of Miu Miu accessories and this season is no different. The one thing which was sure to catch everyone's eye on this collection was the extreme usage of textures. Textures of all kinds, from quilted bomber-jacket-like fabric to perspex and knits, there wasn't a single heavily textured fabric that wasn't found in this collection. And of course one cannot give a 101 guide to wearing texture without doing some layering. I know this will be a hit with fans of excess styling, who said less is more? More is better with Miu Miu. I must say the shoes along with the heavy layers were a bit unique and almost awkward. This season, the Miu Miu girl is setting an ambiguous statement with those short skirts and dresses paired with long see-through perspex jackets and shoes. 

I'll end right there and let you give the verdict on whether we like this collection or not.

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Rihanna x Paris Fashion Week Style Diary

With Paris Fashion Week underway, so far it hasn't been all about the catwalk and the Fall/Winter collections. Rihanna who has been described as fashion's most exciting new muse by Vogue magazine for her 3rd Vogue cover on the March Issue. The pop star has taken Paris Fashion Week by storm from nipple bearing to wearing outfits from menswear collections it is without doubt that the singer is the front row 'It Girl' this season.
The What Now singer made her first PFW appearance at the Balmain show as she is the current face of the French fashion house after all. For the show, she wore an olive green ensemble from Balmain which was very similar to the first section of the collection from the show.

After the Balmain show she attended the Lanvin show where she opted for not only a different outfit for yet another wig very similar to the first one but much shorter on the sides. She was looking rather weather appropriate in an all grey outfit finished off with some fur to add texture and a taste of glamour.

The following day she stole all the paparazzi attention in her sexy French maid look when she was attending the Dior show. The look wasn't very much appropriate for a day time event but then again this is BadGalRiRi we're talking about. Who needs rules when everything you wear just works impeccably? Again in this look fur made a huge statement, her red fur jacket from Dior kept the sexy singer warm in the cold Paris weather.

On Saturday our favorite bad girl attended not one but two shows once again. First it was the Comme Des Garcons show where she balanced sexiness and quirky with her head gear which had bunny ears but that was only a small accessory for the outfit, she wore a leather overcoat paired with a white fur stole which had the word 'Fear' written on it. 

Then later she made her way to the Jean Paul Gaultier show in black pants, a sheer lace top (again without a bra) and a fur scarf strategically placed to cover her breast even though she did serve some side boob still. It was quite apparent by now that monochrome was the theme for the day with the singer as she even went and wore black lipstick and black leather gloves. 

Sunday night she attended the Givenchy show. She looked all retro in her 80's inspired look. She added some street edge with a cap worn backside and a black veil tightly worn on her face. With this look she fell on the 'who wore it best' category as actress Noomi Rapace also wore the same outfit for the very same show, with the very same lip color. The only difference was the manner of how the outfit was styled with each lady. Noomi Rapace chose to make it a bit more feminine with a sleek hairstyle and pumps while RiRi kept it androgynous with white sneakers.

Again today she attended another show, this time was the Stella McCartney show dressed in a green hooded coat with paired with boots and accessorized with big cat eye sunglasses which were more for the fashion statement rather than for the weather. It is quite easy to say she looked flawless.

And that has been the week so far. Will she attend more shows and wear more daring and fierce outfits? Well only time will tell, we still have two more days of PFW after all. 
From the seven looks of the week which one has been your favorite?

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