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Trendy holiday gifts, animal print edition

27 Nov

Well folks, the holidays are upon us! While this is the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve all had our difficulty with finding the perfect gifts for those we love. A leading trend this year that has been seen on numerous runways and street wear is animal print. Designers for luxury and affordable brands alike have incorporated animal print into their garments and products, making this trend more popular than ever. I am a huge fan of this trend and have a lot of animal print clothing as well as accessories and products such as phone cases. If you know fashion forward women in your life who love animal print, I highly suggest you find items in this trend to gift to them this holiday season. As with all things fashion, there are some items that are expensive quality products, while other similar products can be found at more affordable price points depending on where you shop and who you are buying for.

This Tory Burch animal print hard shell phone case is incredibly fashionable and the color looks excellent with the print. It makes for a wonderful holiday gift and can be used year round due to the neutral color.

Victoria’s Secret apparel is great quality and they know how to attract their target market. This VS Sparkle Leopard Print top is an excellent choice for the fashionable young women in your life.

While Dolce & Gabbana may be out of many of our price ranges, this Leopard Print Neck Blouse can be purchased at Nordstrom for a more reasonable price and would be an elegant gift for someone special in your life.

How do you guys incorporate this trend into your looks?

Fashion Fight, Claws are Out!

4 Oct

It’s said that the fashion industry is full of catty individuals, well whether that’s true or not, fights do ensue. Raf Simons is the designer who took over at Dior, while Hedi Slimane is the designer over at Saint Laurent. All eyes were on these designers with intense anticipation for their spring debuts, however the real drama was taking place off of the catwalk. Tensions rose between Cathy Horyn, famous for her work at the New York Times, and Hedi Slimane. Now this is where things get complicated, so bear with me. Many years ago, Horyn wrote a piece on her blog about how if it wasn’t for designer Raf Simons there would be no Hedi Slimane, and how that is the reason why she is not invited to his shows. Slimane quickly fired back on his Twitter and said many things about Horyn, including that she is a “schoolyard bully” and that her “sense of style is seriously challenged.” His response goes on for a while and concludes with him saying how she will never have a seat at a Saint Laurent show.  Many people in the industry are taking sides and a lot of journalists are unimpressed by Slimane’s approach and way of dealing with the issue at hand. At a time when Saint Laurent is trying to rebrand itself, I would say this argument is extremely poor timing. Now, can’t we all just get along?

Ref: http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/fashion-blog/2012/oct/03/hedi-slimane-cathy-horyn-fashion-spat

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