Saturday, 15 September 2012

NY fashion week (Oscar de la Renta & VB) + VIP news

Dear Readers,

This week was Fashion week in New York city! Spring/Summer 2013 collections are now out and for us to enjoy and blab about. One that caught the eye was of Oscar de la Renta's which mostly included bright romantic colours. Check out the exclusive vid below:

This is another collection at NY fashion week, by one of my favourites style icon Victoria Beckham, where chic & elegance dominates. For those of you who love statement dresses, you will adore her collection! Victoria was super excited at the end of the show and may I add...little fashionista baby Harper was watching! Here's the runway vid:

London fashion week commenced yesterday 14th September. I will post some reviews about it next week! In the meantime you can go to for live streaming runway and news for all fashion weeks!

Kate Hudson covers next October issue of Harper's Bazaar US. What do you think? Hit or miss?

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds got secretly married! It was said that music at the reception was led by Blake's close friend Florence Welch (of Florence + the machine). Blake wore Marchesa, however pictures of the actual dress are not revealed yet. It must have been pretty awesome!

Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima gave birth to a baby girl Sienna. Sienna is the second child for Adriana and her husband and a little sister to Valentina. Congrats!

Rachel Bilson, follows Cheryl Cole's footsteps and launches her shoe collection SHOEMINT with 

Monday, 3 September 2012

A/W 2013 Fashion Trends

Dear Readers, 

Apologies for the lack of posts these past few months, I had an extremely busy Summer, which was exhausting but great too! I must admit I missed blogging! However, I'm back! and just in time to reveal to you and give you an idea of what's in trend for the next Autumn & Winter seasons :) 
I've been around in shops and from what I can see we have some interesting trends coming up next fall.

PEPLUMS - These have been in fashion this Summer but also in the coming cold season, in more darker colours and classical looks. They mostly come on smart / cocktail dresses, skirt suits or can be worn on  slim-fit trousers.

GOTHIC - In the new collections we see a vast range of black leather and velvet pieces mixed together. Studs & Spikes are also very much in fashion. I love these heels, eye-catching! (see photos below)



KNITS - the Winter wonders!


PRINTS & PATTERNS : some examples of polka dots & tiger prints

WEDGE BOOTS - Some of which are an eye-sore (in my opinion) but quite comfy I must admit!

Love Aly xx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

accessories: bangles

Dear Readers,

I tend to say that an outfit without accessories is not complete or harsher... a girl without accessories is no girl at all! I honestly don't know how they do it! It's like going to school without a pen to write with or going to gym with no sneakers! Something is missing and definitely not right! 

On the contrary, you should have accessories matching with every outfit you have in your wardrobe, be it casual or elegant. And by saying 'matching' it does not mean print to print or colour to colour! That's boring!

Add that extra spark to your look & be creative! 

There are various types & zillions ideas for accessories so I've decided to post them separately :) This is part one: BANGLES!

Check out some photos I've compiled for you just to have an idea ;)

Love Aly xx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Care for your skin this (and every) Summer!

Dear Readers, 
The sun is out and the days are getting hotter and hotter. When I wake-up to this kind of weather the first thing that comes to my mind is: ''beach! to get some tan!'' and I'm sure most of you do the same ;) However, along with the Summer weather come high humidity levels, frequent sun exposure and outdoor activities that increase our risks of skin cancer and other common conditions such as acne, dry skin and sunburn. The latter can be easily prevented with a bit of extra time and effort during our normal skin care routine.

Here are some easy steps you can follow on a daily basis:

Step 1
Wash your skin twice daily (more often if you become sweaty) with a mild soap and warm water to remove perspiration and prevent body odour and acne breakouts. Avoid bathing in very hot water, as this will increase dryness and skin irritation.

Step 2
Exfoliate with a fine-grained exfoliant or sponge two to three times each week to remove dead skin cells, prevent clogged pores and reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs caused by frequent Summer shaving.

Step 3
Use a good cleanser to prevent clogged pores and acne, a problem that is more common during the summer due to increased oil production by the skin. Removing make-up and use skin care products before going to bed.

Step 4
Wear sunscreen SPF 30+ anytime you step outside, to prevent sunburn and reduce your risk of premature ageing, pigmentation and skin cancer. 

Step 5
Prevent peeling from sunburn by taking a cool shower as soon as you come indoors and then applying aloe vera or a moisturising lotion to burned skin.

Step 6
Keep your skin moist by rinsing chlorine and saltwater off your skin after swimming, using a daily moisturising ointment and wearing natural fabrics to encourage air circulation against your skin.

Step 7
Change wet clothes promptly and wear antiperspirant to prevent skin irritation and control sweating during hot summer months. 

Love Aly xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Boho style: head scarves

Dear Readers, 

I am currently obsessed with boho style aka bohemian (In modern usage bohemian is usually applied to people who lead artistic lives), sort of hippie-chics. It reflects a certain kind of lifestyle...romantic and free-spirited. 

Boho's most popular accessorize are the head scarves which are so in fashion and way too cool! Scarves vary from colourful prints, floral, polka dots & many more!

Here is a head-scarf tutorial ! Go ahead & try it out :)

Click here for simple 'how to do' steps Turban Tutorial

Make sure to try out this boho look this Spring! :)

Love Aly xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

It's bikini season!

Dear Readers,
Cold days are over and it's bikini season! :) I tend to buy new styles every Summer (even though last Summer's bikinis are practically brand new!) So take it that I'll soon be going around to shop for a new swimsuit it's good to know the top trends for this coming hot hot season :)

Trend #1: Prints
All kinds of prints will look amazing on swimsuits. But florals, wild and tribal prints as well as geometrical ones will be hotter than ever. 

Trend #2: One-shoulder
Just like dresses, swimsuits in the same style will keep appearing in both exclusive designer collections and ranges of more affordable brands.

Trend #3: Cut out
Cut out bathing suits are very sexy which makes them incredibly popular with girls seeking attention or those who have perfect bodies and are not afraid to demonstrate them.

Trend #4: Sequins
If you love sparkling clothes you might as much get attracted to shining swimwear pieces which will be a hit on the beach this season. Sequins will be everywhere, in all colors, complemented with beading, crystals and embroidery.

Trend #5: Monotone
Monotone bikinis will always be among favorites with women. During Spring/ Summer 2012 season pastel tones, orange and white hues will dominate. Look for pieces with interesting details to avoid looking boring on the beach.

Trend #6: Retro
Retro is again in fashion. You can wear a retro-inspired bikini or a one-piece suit.

Trend #7: Ruffles
Ruffles have been everywhere on the runway which explains why there are so many of them in swimsuit fashion. They look sweet. But stay away if you want to look slimmer, especially in the hip area.

Trend #8: Bandeau
Bandeau bikinis look amazing on women with small breast. To someone with a fuller bust: avoid! Support is not what bandeau top can promise you. This is a hot trend but be wise and think twice before you decide to wear it.

You can view more swimwear here:

Love Aly xx