Fashion Trends 2012

Jeans is a staple for any male, female or child wardrobe. Its simple, it can be dressed up with some heels (ok not if your a child!) it can be dressed down with some sneakers and just an easy solution for going out with friends or staying in- EVERYONE loves jeans and they are one of those items that are here to stay- however the colour is what is up for discussion today.

I think with the delayed summer everyone is getting rather ancy in London so I have noticed the burst of colours that have been coming out despite the grey and rainy weather we have all been subjected to over the past YEAR!

So with that said- we thought we would do a little post on the multicolour jean phenomenon  that has come into pass over the past months gradually.

Blue jeans just do not cut it any more- so we can mix it up with a bit more colour.

 

1. Red

I am on a hunt for a vibrant red pair of jeans- I’m talking about shocking Violent bloody red! A nice skinny red jean.

fergie red jeans

Fergie and Jessica Alba have supported the vibrant red jeans with a simple top and boots/ heels- Red is not worn very much in real life, for one it might be because red is seen as danger, fire, beware and alerting- I remember  being at high school being taught the significance of the red dress worn by the Curly’s wife in Of mice and Men- in the book for those who have not read it- means DEATH- she dies!

But I guess this is just one of those things- its being brought back and so far I think its safe! It certainly looks good!

 

jessica alba red jeans celebrity

Of course the rogue sister to Kate Middleton (Pippa)is a fond of the red jean as is Kloe Kardashian – (found here)

pippa middleton red jeans

Orange

Orange is a summer colour- fruity vibrant and oh so pretty- one of those colours that really stand out on tanned skin- I love it!

Katie Holms has been spotted in a pair of Capri cropped orange skinny jeans and it looks cool, calm and relaxed- she combines it with a large complimentary over sized jeans shirt and some comfy shoes and of course some dark shades… she looks good!

katie in organe jeans celebrities in orange jeans

 

Yellow

Yellow is never worn at all- however the rare occasion it can be found I think it can look very innocent and sweet- its such a soft pastel colour and ultimately if most houses cover the walls in a soft magnolia aka as yellow why don’t we wear it more frequently, its seen as a spring colour but I think as a jean it can be really refreshing and bright.

Ashanti yellow jeans

Ashanti was spotting shoe shopping in her yellow jeans the other day- she looked good in the very strikingly bright colour with a blue bra and sheer over top. BET star Lala– she combined it with a low cut top and cardigan which looked sophisticated and very pretty!

Lala yellow jeans celebrities in yellow

 

Green

HMMM.. this is an odd one- green the colour of vomit and puke! ha! bogey and the bogey monster! ha- I apologise it is also the colour of some fabulous jeans!

 

What do you think? Depending on the shade- a pastel is easier to get away with but with the right shade like these cute skinny jeans from Ms Selfridge- They are rather cute!

fergie in green jeans smart celebrities in green jeans

Cheryl Cole was spotted in some green jeans back in the day with her bob- they look rather smart with a blazer and could eventually turn into the new black? – naa I did’t think so either!

cherly cole in green jeans

 

Blue- ok

I know that 99% of jeans worn are either blue or black so I won’t focus on the traditional blues but for instance the pale pastel blue- which again is something rather different- bright and fun.

Kim Kardashian has been spotted in a pale pair of skinny jeans which look fabulous its very much holiday-ware or if your brave enough – wear it into the office! You will be noticed in them!

Summer is on this week – its your chance to bring out all the clothing you have stocked up on and the pale blue jeans should be in this list!

Kim just mixed this with a safe beige top bag and shoes- basics of fashion sticking to two colours- it usually works!

 

kim kardashian blue jeans pastal

 

Purples

Purple is an odd colour- I know rather popular in the wedding industry but in fashion and particularly jeans – its different.

I rather like purple- very striking colour and comes in such a wide variety of shades from lilac to cadbury.

Actress Hayden Panettiere choose a strong purple which contrasted her blond hair really nicely with a biker jacket and biker shoes- shes got the entire biker chic bad ass look going here and WITH purple jeans! who would have thought..

 

hayden-panettiere-purple jeans

 

 

Other Randoms..

Cameron diaz peach jeans

Cameron Diaz, actress of the hit film bad teacher choose these pastel coloured skin tight skinny jeans which is very subtle colour calm and soothing with a beige jacket. Looks simple yet effective.

pink jeans celebrities alexander burke

Alex B– also choose a coloured jean with a jacket- its like the go to number with a pair of coloured jeans- its simple to assemble and looks smart

I quite like these pink jeans- good job..However not sure about the bra combo-

 

 

Its been a little quiet around here for the past few weeks- this has been due to our annual vacations out to see what the world is up to.

I managed to escape away to the Big Apple over New Year and had the time of my life shopping, eating and partying whilst, of course, never forgetting about fashion- with that said, I would like to present to you my latest find.

I have always noticed certain girls that would turn up at clubs, bars, parties or even shopping with absolutely stunning eye catching brows- but due to time or circumstance I never really looked into or researched behind what it was that they were doing to create such a look- but during holidays I made sure I checked this out at the first opportunity- This happened to be whilst walking through Macys in New York City. I happened to spot, stop and question this gorgeous girl working on the jewellery counter with The Perfect Brows.

I did get a picture but she was a little shy so did not want to become famous on Sharp N Chic just yet! but I have found something in the same ball park of what I am referring to so that I can showcase it to you..

 

perfect eyebrows

 

As you can see the brows are PERFECT!

Amazingly shaped, Perfectly Angled and Incredibly Sharp and Rather Chic!

How can I achieve such a brow for everyday looking fabulous wear-I thought to myself. Well, its simple.. and it is found in one product.

Benefit Brow Zings shaping kit.

zing brows perfect makeup

This little bad boy which myself and my friends purchased for $30 / £22.50 was the magic key to providing me with the best brows I have ever seen on my face! I thought my current regimin of a monthly eye brow threading was enough but NOW my brows had at last truly arrived.

The lovely Porterican sales lady did a demonstration on my face which instantly persuaded and convinced me to buy she achieved this look within a matter of five minutes giving me some pretty awesome tips.

katy perry eyebrows

The Brow kit comes with a coloured wax and coloured blending dust which you apply and adheres on top of the wax- it also comes with two dinky brow applicators one for creating the right shape and the other for blending to create the natural and hypnotising gaze.

The tips that the fiesty latina gave to me included :

  1.  A Perfect Brows is all about parallel lines- this creates the most striking look and fits better with your face.
  2. Draw on the outline with the contour brush first then fill in with the blending brush
  3. Keep practicing as it gets better each time
  4. Find either your concealer or your foundation to go over the top of the brow as a highlight
  5. Highest part of the eyebrow should be at your pupil and soften from there
Thats pretty much it..
I have to say, initiailly trying this out it was one of the hardest things- I never do much to my eyebrows so it was a shock when I appeared to my friends like Ms Mono-brow but over the next few days I suprisingly got better. It is pretty easy.
The kit really does work and really creates a lovely looking brow.
It supposidly lasts up to 2 years which- is possible since the brow is only a small part of the body and you do not need THAT much, It also come complete with tweezers and the two brushes.
I think I will be investing in a larger normal sized brush to help me become a pro at the brows but as a starting kit- it is all you need for celebrity inspired Eyebrows.

Pop over to your nearest Benefit counter for a demo and I am sure you will purchase as well!

 

So, It looks like Lipstick has got an upgrade! with temporary tattoo lips.

We have all read about permanent makeup- which is ultimately, makeup; that usually, isn’t really ,THAT permanent, BUT lasts a few weeks or months- individual eye lashes for example tend to last 2-3 weeks if you are lucky and don’t wash your face or touch your eyes!

long eyelashes

Whilst eyebrow tattoo kits can last up to three months or real permanent eyebrows can last – well permanently!

eyebrow tattoo

But now, at long last the lipstick has got its permanent partner and this is found in the new craze that has seemed to have swept the American nation…not so much British just yet but we thought we would get in first to tell you about it!

Violet Lips call it “Temporary Lip Appliqués” which is basically temporary lip applications.

They sell them in packs of three- so thats three dramatic lip tattoos that can supposedly last 8 hours, which is longer than any normal lipstick or gloss.

The pack retails on their website from $9.99 and upwards depending on the style you want.

It has a similar concept to the Minx nail applications which you cut, wet and stick on for dramatic designs which cannot really be done free hand.

minx nails

 

Jessie J, is one of the most popular artists that have worn the union jack lip application- in this particular picture it has been retouched so it gives the effect of dripping but she also wore the similar pack to the set whilst she was performing her song.

jessie j lips

jessie j lip temp union jack

 

More recently Kendall Kardashian must have got the stickons sent to her through the post for a bit of “FREE” advertising aka ‘plugging’- she tweeted a picture of her in the stickons looking very pretty as usual.

She commented on the picture “Just tried these super cool purple leopard lips I got them from Violentlips tattoos. Love them!

I’m sure she also loved the cheque that came through as well!

Can’t blame the princess..

kendall jenner kardashian lips

Her sister also got a pair for the twitter pages as well as Vanessa from the Saturdays.

KHOLE KARDASHIAN LIPSTICK SILVER

VANESSA WHITE SATURDAY'S LIPSTICK

VIOLET LIPs seem to be everywhere and its like one big hidden secret – so for a semi permanent lip colour try out these exciting stick ons!

This Saturday marked the charity social event of week with Hollywood’s finest teetering down to sip champagne and watch the polo for the annual Veuve Clicquot polo held at the Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Of course the usual celebs were pouting and ready to be photographed whilst they pretend to understand the rules of polo! One actress Zoe Saldana, caught my eye in her Jason Wu dress from the spring summer 2012 ready to wear collection.

Zoe-Saldana-Jason-Wu2 

She paired the black and white dress with Brian Atwood Zenith Platform Pumps which we thought was a ‘different’ combination but it worked!

The Shoes are simple elegant and patent style and are a cool beige/nude colour which really complimented her skin tone and gives her calves lovely definition.

 

brian atwood

The Dress by Jason Wu is a superb design and it is this I want to focus on for the upcoming trends of 2012.

jason wu green skirt

An asymmetrical line to a skirt really is a dramatic feature to any outfit- and just as much as we liked it, Jason Wu used it,  it can be seen prominently throughout his latest collection from large lines of asymmetry to shorter less noticeable coy lines. It is a great collection..

jason wu

This bold lime green dress featured below is a lovely statement of colour with the added mini peek in the front of the dress which gives envious onlookers a clear view of the shoes (which must be the perfect set of heels!)

A simple black bow enables the lower half of the dress to become the feature and focus and makes this our favourite in the collection.

lime dress jason wu 2012

The way the dress flows behind the wearer is always a lovely to see as you walk away practically bellowing in the wind! The only part that would be missing would be dramatic background music for a really over the top exit.

We Love it!

One of the best features about a asymmetrical skirt is that it is a great way to show a bit of skin and still be chic and classy, so a short skirt designed with a long tail can come across as more demur which is a great way to mix the two looks of party girl and reserved.

 

jason wu blue dress 2012

 

Jason has really gone for strong stiking colours in this Spring Summer 2012 collection and I think thats what summer should be all about!

Hot tip for summer 2012 – Vibrant colours and Asymmetrical skirts.

More to come…

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