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Trends | Leather and Lace: A Match Made in Summer Heaven

 This season has seen so many trends share the fashion spotlight; from florals, to stripes, to lace, and even leather! Yes, leather has managed to become a staple in the Spring/Summer collection of many designers and several high street brands.


Katy Perry in Tadashi Shoji
Katy Perry in Tadashi Shoji


Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad
Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad


A constant trend in Winter fashion, leather has been incorporated into shorts, pants, and flirty little dresses that have gained fashion critics’ praise worldwide. But the use of this material went further this season and we saw a harmonious combination of leather and lace and the result proved that opposites really do attract; leather is strong and fierce and lace is soft and delicate and the blend of both fabrics has created some amazing outfits, many of which have been displayed on the red carpet by A list celebrities.


Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci
Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci


What do you think of this trend!


Jennifer Garner in Valentino
Jennifer Garner in Valentino

Trends | Chanel Unveils Cruise 2014 Collection.. in Singapore!

It was a lavish affair as Chanel’s master Karl Lagerfeld presented the label’s cruise 2014 collection yesterday. Lagerfeld chose to have the show at a nutmeg plantation in the Dempsey Hill district of Singapore as A list stars sat front row admiring his creations.


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The collection included the label’s signature sailor stripes, heavy pearl necklaces, and 2 tone pumps. Cocktail dresses were shown in black and included lace, sequins, and sheer sections.


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Lagerfeld didn’t shy away from bathing suits, presenting a few looks in black and white.





Britain’s troubled model Cara Delevingne walked the runway sporting a two piece slouchy outfit with bright blue eyeliner and her signature thick eyebrows.


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What do you think of Chanel’s Cruise 2014 collection? Which piece is your favorite?



Images are courtesy of Marie Claire UK.



Fashion | Fashion’s Favorite Designers Show at NYC’s Bridal Week!

It was a big week for the world’s most loved bridal fashion designers as they showed their 2013/2014 collections in New York City last week. Big names including Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Oscar De La Renta dominated the event and kept the fashion community on its feet for two straight days.

First up is Marchesa who showed its feminine designs and flowing trains, as princess cuts dominated. Delicate lace, classic sweetheart necklines, and asymmetrical cuts reflected the label’s signature style.





On the other hand, theMonique Lhuillier presentation consisted of chic and sleek lines that reflect a modern and urban woman. The designer also focused on the details, textures, and extravagant designs.




Over at Vera Wang, the celebrity loved wedding designer combined monochrome with artistic and edgy princess cuts. The designer played with different bespoke fabrics including black leather.




Carolina Herrera kept it understated and classy, and some of her designs were even inspired by the 60s and most of her brides carried a bouquet of golden flowers.


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Oscar De La Renta stuck to his signature silhouettes with puffy skirts and structured lace largely visible in the collection.




Legendary wedding designer Reem Acra displayed whimsical designs; as the models strutted down the runway, their veils and headbands were embroidered with the words “Only You”.




Temperly of London- a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge- presented original British designs that were inspired by the Victorian period.


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Bridal week did not end without a surprise, as Pronovias showed several casual wedding looks that are perfect for a Summer wedding reception!





Related: http://carmelandvanilla.com/lets-talk-memorable-celebrity-wedding-gowns-on-lbc-sats-b-beirut/



All Images are Courtesy of Google.

Favorites | 5 Trends To Spice Up Your Easter Wardrobe!

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably spent the Winter season wearing black and grey outfits. But come March, I suddenly felt the need to add some color to spice things up a bit. Suddenly I’m wearing emerald tops, turquoise ballerinas, and doing something I’ve never done- painting my nails orange!

With Spring in full bloom and Easter Sunday merely 2 days away, I though it would be fun to share some trends that can make your wardrobe colorful and fun to welcome the sunny days ahead. Read on to find out more.


From painting Easter eggs to welcoming baby chicks into your home this holiday, to me Easter is all about colors. So why not experiment with a bright hue like yellow? Take note from Jennifer Lawrence who flaunts her figure in a mustard peplum number or get comfy in a chunky sweater like Jessica Alba’s and pair it with distressed jeans for a Saturday afternoon in the sun. If you’re heading to a fancy event, go for a bright yellow dress with sequins all over just like Vanessa Hudgens did for her appearance on the Late Show with Dave Letterman.







Stripes are a great trend to explore this Spring. Rachel McAdams is the best example of how to master this look as she wears 4 different shades of blue in one dress that are all on trend. Rachel completes her look with two toned pumps and a white trench coat. You can still be fashionable in black, just pick a white and black striped dress and pair it with colorful pumps like Jamie Chung did at a Land Rover event.






I’m not really big on the floral thing, but it’s everywhere these days I might just try it. Take a look at Jenna Dewan Tatum who is casual chic in a floral maxi number; the mummy to be’s dress is mostly grey, but pops with shades of red and orange here and there. You can also add a jean jacket if it gets chilly at night. Another way to experiment with the floral trend is to go for a darker mini that pops with bright little flowers here and there like Reese Witherspoon’s Madewell dress.






White is everywhere this year! And what’s better than white? Try pairing it with lace or even sheer panels for a fresh Summer look. Camilla Alves wears a dress she designed herself for INC that’s covered with lace all over, while supermodel Miranda Kerr flaunts her sculpted body in a white top with sheer panels around the bust and a white skirt with patterned cutouts all over the hem area. If you’re not a fan of an all-white outfit, then pick a white handbag like Miranda’s (hers is Prada) that goes with different pieces of your wardrobe for the coming season.


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Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!

One of the best ways of easing yourself into Easter/Spring is investing in some bright accessories. Pick out yellow pumps like Beyonce’s, or yellow sunnies for a day out like Taylor Swift. If you’re in for a splurge, check out Khloe Kardashian’s yellow Hermes Birkin Bag- who wouldn’t want to have that stunning handbag no matter what season is coming!





Wishing you all a great LONG weekend! And a very Happy Easter to everyone :)




All images are courtesy of People.com

Trends | Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab Closes Out PFW with Stellar Show!

First came Louis Vuitton then Miu Miu and finally Elie Saab. On the final day of Paris Fashion Week, the Lebanese designer unveiled yet another stunning collection to his ever anticipating audience.




Staying in sync with the upcoming season’s generous mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes shown on so many runways this month, Saab’s Autumn/Winter 2013 lady is one who wears tuxedo jackets with sharp edges, pants, jumpsuits, and oversized capes, yet is “always beautiful”, as he said backstage, but this time in a “Russian way”.




Feminine touches were added through the sheer layers on the side panels of the outfits, along with short skirts and peplum.




Shortly after, the label’s signature designs- heavily embroidered, lacey, and beaded gowns made their way down the runway, with black, yellow, white, blues, and purples dominating the collection.




It was yet another big show for Elie Saab who proved he could step out of his comfort zone and deliver big on the final day of Paris Fashion Week!



Images taken from Elie Saab’s Facebook Fan Page