Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Braid it!!!

Braids were everywhere on the catwalks this season. You can wear them undone to the side as seen at Alexander Wang or in many other ways. Here's some inspiration:

French braiding can be chalenging and especially if you're braiding your own hair. That's one of the reasons why most people don't usually wear braids that often. Since some of you have asked for a video tutorial or a how to guide here are some that I have found on the web. It may be hard to understand it on the first time so try to watch the videos several times. Remember, practice makes perfect!

Ever wanted to know how to french braid your own hair? Well, if so watch this video tutorial:

Did you ever wonder how to get the Milkmaid braids  from Oscar de la Renta? Here's a short video which will help you get the look:

To get the messy side braids from Alexander Wang's show click here

What do you think?Which is your favorite braid style? Do you often wear braids?
-The Trendy Fashionista
Images from and

Monday, March 29, 2010

10 Spring-Summer 2010 Trends: Love it, Wear it, Style it!

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."-- Victor Hugo

Spring is finally here, aren't you all so glad? It is one of my favorite seasons since its temperature isn't shivering cold but not boiling hot either. In spring and summer everyone is in much better spirits, don't you think? Spring is also the ideal weather for fashion so here are some of the trends that we'll see this season.

Prints will make you stand out from the crowd thanks to their strong grabbing impact. Try different patterns like digital prints as seen at Alexander McQueen, geometrical prints as seen at Balenciaga, cat prints as seen at Miu Miu, and the traditional floral prints as seen at DKNY.
Style it Tip: If you're wearing prints try to accessorize them with expensive jewelry to achieve a more glamorous look.

One of my favorite trends this season is the military trend which its influence was seen everywhere on the Spring runways. The light brown and khaki army jackets can be worn with a thin belt and micro leather shorts. If you want a more dress up look mix the jackets with long pants or up to the knee shorts as seen at Balmain. Wear them with chiffon dresses and sequins for a feminine touch. This trend looks special good on brunettes since  the colors, khaki and brown, look perfect with their hair. If you aren't brunette I would also recommend to try it.

The new season's must haves and summer's best way to show off your legs are shorts. Vogue's Miranda Almond says "A summer essential wear your shorts rolled up at the hem with a slouchy T-shirt, blazer, and rocking ankle boots." Get inspired from Prada, MaxMara, and Matthew Williamson for cocktail versions. For casual looks go for denim and safari styles and wear it with your favorite tee.

This season give your closet a chance to be sporty with high-tech fabrics, scuba black, and neon shades. If you want a more gentel or chic look get inspired from Hermes, Karl Lagerfeld, and Lacoste. With neoprene sandals, ergonomic cuts, and rainbow-bright fabric you'll get the look. This is a good chance to try new trends and see if you like it. Remember, is always good to try new things.

For trench lover like myself you'll be happy to know that they are back this season and they come with different lengths and with or without sleeves. You can style it with a contrasting colorful belt as seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs or with a leather belt or with a leather belt cinched at the waist as seen at Burberry. Wear it tip: Wear it with something short, drappery or sparkly to contrast with its casual style and make sure your outfit can still be seen by belting your trench coat with the buttons undone.

As we all know it  
less is more and this season white comes in different shapes, forms, and fabrics. White blazers and white shirt dressing are in, make sure to buy one. Try go to for a prairie style or architectural shapes with a hint of the 70s. This trend looks especial well on those of you who have darker skins since it contrasts with the skin color.

The African influence was everywhere on the catwalks this season. The silhouette is kept short with modern prints as seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, and Givenchy. Style it tip: Accessorize it with expensive jewelry to give it a more glamorous look. Try something new this season and go for a safari style!

Unless you're some kind of movie star you won't really be following this trend but if you are try to avoid red and black and go for natural colors such as pastels. If you think it's too exposed play with chiffon and tulle layers as seen at Fendi. You can also cover up by wearing a knit cardigan, tuxedo jacket, or army jacket as seen at Jean Paul Gaultier.

If you are a girly girl this is the perfect trend for you! Wear these candy colors with tulle and sheer floaty chiffon to obtain a more elegant look. Get come inspiration from Burberry Prorsum, Viktor&Rolf, and Christopher Kane.

Denim is one of the most worn fabrics around the world so why not wear it from head to toe? Get the 90s spirit as seen at Jeremy Scott and House of Holland. Wear it tip: try to wear pachtwork jeans as seen at Chloé or ripped and frayed jeans as seen at D&G and Ralph Lauren.

Which trends will you be following? Which one is your favorite?
-The Trendy Fashionista
Images from and

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Outfit: The Garden Collection by H&M

The best thing about the Garden Collection by H&M aren't the colorful floral patterns and romantic looks inspired by 70s hippie chic floral-power, chlorophyll-green gardens, and landscapes, but the fact that all garments have been produced using sustainable materials. Some of these sustainable materials include organic cotton and organic linen that have been grown without harmful chemicals, recycled polyester made from textile waste and PET-bottles, and tencel which is a silky, renewable material produced with a minimal environmental impact. The fashion industry uses a lot of hazardous chemicals to produce textiles. Since H&M is a worldwide clothing company with 2,000 stores around the world it is really their duty to eco-friendly clothes.

The amazing Natasha Polly is the face of the campaign. Doesn't she look gorgeous?

Here's a little video featuring Natasha Polly:

And here's my Saturday Outfit from H&M's Garden Collection. What do you think?

Overall, the Garden Collection is glamorous, exotic, romantic, and even a bit abstract which can update and rejuvenate your wardrobe.
What do you think? Which are your favorite pieces?

-The Trendy Fashionista

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Be Inspired!

What inspires you? Where do you get your inspiration from?
Some people say that inspiration comes while you're working. Do you think that's true? I might agree with that. Sometimes when you're working, let's just say that you' re designing a dress, ideas can just come and go by as you're making it. Other times you feel you need something to get started with, something that inspires you, sort of like a plan A (the inspiration) which later develops into plan B (the result). The same thing happens when you're styling your outfit. Do you ever get the feeling when you don't really know what to wear, even though your closet is full of new clothes you just bought last week on a shopping trip with your best friend? 
I sometimes feel that way too, I guess everyone does. So, what do you do to get out of I-don't-know-what-to-wear bubble? I usually try to be my own inspiration. What I mean by that is not looking at yourself in the mirror and try to find something that inspires you. No, what I mean is keep your eyes open because inspiration is everywhere! At work, in the park, and even at the supermarket. There tones of places where you can find your own inspiration but one of favorites (and I'm sure it might be one of yours too)is looking at fashion magazines. Here are a couple of pictures that I have recently found and wanted to share with you. Be inspired and find your own inspiration (just remember to keep your eyes open)!

Here's a photo I wanted to share with you for a really long time. The contrast between the tight armor like bodice and the pastel pink chiffon dress is breathtaking. And added to that there's the model's pose which is fantastic.
From Amica Italy March 2010.

Loving this hippie ribal look full of layers, colors, and texture.  From Vogue Paris April 2010.

I really like to male clothing for women, you? I think it can also be feminine at the same time. From Vogue Germany March 2010.

Frida Gustavsson (one of my favorite models) in Stockholm SSAW Spring 2010.

From Zinc March 2010. I thought those blurry pictures might be really inspiring for those of you who post photo shoots on their blogs.

I hope you're having a wonderful week. Sorry if I didn't reply to all of your amazing comments but I have been very busy. Don't worry, I will reply them. Thank you for your support!
Did any of this pictures inspired you?

-The Trendy Fashionista
All of the pictures are from

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Outfit: Where's My Zebra?

I have always found zebras really intriguing animals. You never know if they are white with black stripes or black with white stripes. What do you think? Are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes? I really don't know but I'll probably say that they are white with black stripes. To me it looks like the black stripes were somehow "painted" on the zebra's white soft skin. Do you see it that way too?

When you thin about zebras you probably imagine white and black stripes, right? Well, if you look closely every zebra's stripes are different from one another, that's why they are so unique. This what inspired me today to come up with a Saturday Outfit. Tees can look amazing when you style them with a good pair of jeans (or pants) and a blazer. The result is a casual look that you can accessorize to make it more stylish. What do you think?

1-Stella McCartney
4-Jimmy Choo
7-Marc by Marc Jacobs

Have a wonderful weekend.
P.S.: Do you like my title? I also made some changes to my banner. 

-The Trendy Fashionista

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have a little surprise... More Awards!!!

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Hello everyone!!! I have a little surprise for you....want to guess??? Well, I'll just tell you since you've probably  figured it out already. In last couple of moths I have been  honored with these few awards from other amazing bloggers and I'm going to share them with some of you. I'm simplifying the rules, I hope you won't mind! Sorry for posting this so late but I've been busy with all of the Fashion Weeks's posts.

Thank you Ina from Curious Style!
I pass this award onto:
*A Daisy Chain Dream
*Sticky Note
*English Rose
*Her Armoire
*Miss Mayhem

Thank you Betz from Her Armoire!
I pass this award onto:
*Style Bird
*Clo by Clau
*B a la moda
*Cafe Fashionista
*Strawberry Fields Forever

Thank you Leia and Sherin for all of these amazing awards. Their blog is amazing, check it out here.

I pass this award onto:
*Style Scrapbook
*Clothes Cameras and Coffee

The Happiness Award.
I pass this award onto:
*...a purple dress
*Miss Mayhem
*Under Lock and Key
*Foxy Following
*Curious Style

I pass this award onto:
*District of Chic
*Inspiration in Italy
*Clothed Much 
*Glisters and Blisters

I pass this award onto:
*The Style Revolution
*Fashion Rocks
*Adele's Chronicles
*the other girl
*Her Armoire

And that you Miss Mayhem for the Kreativ Blogger Award and the Sunshine Award.

I pass this award onto:
*Couture Carrie
*Mon Mode Blog
*The Fashion Fusion
*La Rue Neuve

I pass this onto:
*Haute World
*style, substance & sutton
*Le blog de Chloé
*Audrey Allure

P.S.:I hope I haven't left any out. If I have just remind me please!
If I passed an award onto you, the RULES are very simple(since I simplified them) just make a post including: the award, thank the person who gave it to you and include a link to their blog, and pass it onto 5 other blogs.
I'll catch up on your blogs very soon. Thanks for the previous comments.

-The Trendy Fashionista

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Outfit:Military Inspired

One of my favorite trends for spring and summer is military inspired pieces in olive and khaki. The photo shoot from this month's Vogue issue inspired me to come up with this military  outfit. I hope you like it.  Will you be following the military  trend this summer?

Inspiration, the March issue from Vogue US:

2- Giuseppe Zanotti
4-Burberry Prorsum
6-Alexander Wang
Photo source: Fashonising
Have a wonderful weekend

-The Trendy Fashionista