Monday, 5 May 2014

MET Gala 2014: 6 Tips for Formal Dressing



1. Go for something unexpected and you will stand out from the crowd... Just make sure you have the confidence and attitude that goes with it! Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors and Lupita Nyong'o in Prada.




2. Complement a metallic and fluid dress with a statement headpiece or in this case a bold hair color.... Like Nicole Richie in Donna Karan Atelier



3. Harmonize with the event setting but AVOID looking like you're part of the decorations. Anne Hathaway is usually stunning in cool colors such as red and icy pink, but red carpet photos are so important and blending in 'til you seem one with the carpet is just not chic! Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein Collection. 


4. Who say's bold separates are not dressy? Whether monochromatic like Rihanna in Stella McCartney or tone on tone like Emma Stone, separates can be totally classy and fun! Walk on the wild side for once...


5. When in doubt go for Black and White... It never fails to look chic! 





6. Break the Rules: Dress according to your definition of fabulous and let the theme come in second to your Personal Style. This philosophy might lead you down the Rita Ora road of Dramatic Lace and gladiator heels (sans the underwear oops) or towards a retro inspired dress like Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen. 



Balance your outfit and always, always, always be comfortable, especially when it comes to cleavage, skirt length and heels. Just follow these rules of thumb: You should be able to jump/skip/laugh out loud without a boob falling out. Check? You should be able to bend down without showing your undies and walk graciously without your heels getting caught in your dress. If you can say yes to all these rules, you will be ready to party in style! 

I hope these tips were helpful or at least entertaining.... 

-XOXO

KATRINA  


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Spring Happy

According to Frank Sinatra, "Orange is the happiest color in the world", and I simply cannot disagree after Pantone's Celosia Orange was introduced as one of 2014 best colors for Spring.
I visually love the color, how perky it makes me feel when surrounded by it and how well it mixes with other 2014 colors such as Dazzling Blue and Radiant Orchid... C'est parfait!


So, here's a round up of images to get you inspired to buy a few orange staples that will add much needed zest to your Spring basics...

1. The Jacket:





2. The Pumps:



3. The Dress:


4. The Statement Necklace & Purse:




5. The Skirt:




With Love, 

KATRINA 




Sunday, 18 August 2013

Polka Dots Penchant

Polka dots have a long history of being both subversive and femenine, retro and avant garde... So it's no surprise women nowadays continue to be drawn to this fun loving and versatile print.




Designers such as Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and Victor & Rolf have influenced the recent polka dot trend on the runway & into our closets.




The following are a few tips on how to style Polka dot prints & make the look current for the Fall season.

1. Pair it with a neutral color cardigan like Kate Middleton:

2. Mix it up with a leather jacket:


3. Wear it in your accessories: 






-XOXO
Katrina