Thursday, 31 January 2013

New York Spring 2013 Trend Report: Between the Lines

Along with some old standbys and new favorites, the looks from New York City's Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week ran the gamut. For more fashion week coverage, visit: MagicDressTrends.

Take a graphic walk on the wild side: Between the Lines.


Oscar de la Renta
Talk about a wow moment! This dress, with its bold chevron-style stripes, fit the model perfectly and made everyone dream of the day they could put their hands in the pockets of such a fun maxi dress.


Tommy Hilfiger

Marc Jacobs

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland

Monday, 28 January 2013

2013 Fashion Show: Water, Water Everywhere

Charlotte Ronson
Charlotte Ronson
The designer admits that water has been her key inspiration in designing her current collection. In a palette of sea blues and greens and sandy beach nudes, this peplum almost looks like the waves of the ocean.

Donna Karan
Donna Karan
This laser-cut dress appears to have been reclaimed from the bottom of a riverbed and gives the illusion of streams banked by pearls dancing across the body.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors
You can almost smell the chlorine: This matching top and pant make anyone want to take a refreshing dip in the reflective pool of this print.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler
In another photo print, the designers added edge to the serene beach scene buy inserting grommets in ever-increasing numbers as they reach the forested hem.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Giambattista Valli 2013 Spring Fashion Show

The key colors of the collection are, of course, black and white, but also gray and red. There are elegant dresses and sheer pencil skirts decorated with fabric flowers and lace. There are also pant suits with cropped and peplum blazers, tunics, and vests. The footwear comes in black, beige, and metallic finishes.

The models carried some clutches in black, red, and white, with some ocassional white stripes of different sizes. The focus is on jewelry while the bags are merely functional. The statement necklaces are apparently going to be big next season as it's not the first show to feature chunky pendants. The bracelets are more industrial-looking featuring chains and chunky metallic parts.

Which one do you prefer? Choose a formal dresss to go to work or attend a party.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet Trends

From embellishment to red, nude to fishtail, see all the fashion trends the celebrities were working on the Golden Globes 2013 red carpet.


Thandie Newton showed off her figure in this cute mini dress, and finished her look with our favourite red carpet heel - a pair of candy-pink Mary Janes!

Emily Blunt led the embellishment trend at the Golden Globes 2013 in a gold cut-out Michael Kors dress. A sleek bun, boxy clutch and husband John Krasinski showed off her gown to perfection.


Can you believe new mum Claire Danes gave birth to baby Cyrus less than a month ago?! The Homeland actress wore this plunging dress to take home her award.

Zooey Deschanel was just one of the celebs who opted for a scarlet gown at the Golden Globes, and in true Zooey fashion, she topped off her look with cute nail art featuring cameras!


Best Drama Actress winner Anne Hathaway favours a column gown, and we loved this delicate white Chanel Couture dress - perfect with her Les Miserables pixie crop. Anne shunned any jewels to let her dress do the talking.

Our very own Michelle Dockery stole the show at the Golden Globes 2013, adding extra wow to her Alexandre Vauthier sleek white gown with an embellished gold panel. An updo worth of Lady Mary and a simple gold clutch finished her look.


Yummy mummy Jessica Alba looked oh-so-gorgeous in a coral fishtail dress, complete with diamond drop necklace.

Amy Adams went for a brave look at the Globes, and it definitely paid off. One of our favourite red carpet looks - just check out that tulle fishtail!


Back on the red carpet, Nicole Kidman worked two key trends - cut out panels and black via one stunning Alexander McQueen dress.

Firmly back to her pre-baby best, Kate Hudson's black Alexander McQueen gown featured gold embellishment.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Our All-Time Favorite Cocktails Drinks

Looking for cocktail recipes everyone will love? From swanky martinis to casual poolside refreshers, these classic favorites are guaranteed to provide a fun and familiar feel to your next party.

This colorful, bourbon-based cocktail is recognized for its prominent reputation. You'll often see a traditional Manhattan in the hands of New York socialites or among ritzy, fashion-forward movie personalities such as Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot and the women of Sex and the City. And, of course, no Manhattan is complete without a cherry on top.

Dirty Martini
Despite its suggestive name, the Dirty Martini is actually quite sophisticated. This gin-based martini features a surprising splash of olive juice, making it slightly different than its dry counterpart. The salty taste creates a pleasing accompaniment to dry vermouth and gin.

This classic Cuban cocktail features a combination of citrus, sweet and mint flavors to overpower the potency of rum and provide a refreshing taste. A mojito can be especially enjoyable on a hot summer day while lounging poolside.

Bloody Mary
This popular and complex beverage can be as spicy or mild as you like. Flavorings such as Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper can be added according to your preferred taste. Bloody Marys are most often garnished with a celery stalk, lime wedge and olives, and are the perfect accompaniment to a casual weekend brunch.

Gin and Tonic
The classic Gin and Tonic cocktail originated in the 18th century and is especially popular during the hot summer months. Typically garnished with a lemon or lime, this simple beverage is a fizzy and refreshing drink with a pleasantly bittersweet taste.

Whiskey Sour
Known for its mature taste, this bourbon-based cocktail is best when mixed with fewer ingredients and garnishes. Skip the pineapples and umbrellas — all this drink needs is whiskey, sugar and lemon juice (and maybe a cherry and lemon/orange wedge for garnish) to give it a genuine look and flavor.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Be Shine With a Formal Prom Dress in 2013

Prom night is both a formal and informal event all at once. The formal aspect of it is what most girls anticipate because they are able to able to let loose while also feeling years older than they are. Acctually, they are wrong. Prom is not only means over but also the new begining. So somthing formal and mature may need to show your passion for your future life.

The word formal when used in a fashion context does not only refer to the nature of consumerism but can relate to the design and cut of the dress as well. To make the best decision when it comes to buying a formal prom dress, all you need is to know exactly what type of dresses are at your fingertips. Are you going to a particular prom night? This kind of gathering is a sure way to get your juices increasing. I'm also sure that you'd love to see yourself donning a beautiful prom dresses 2013. The best formal prom dresses are those that will make you feel gorgeous and display those parts that contribute to your amazing image. It will make you feel even more comfortable and confident in your own skin. To get ideas on what type of dress you desire take a chance to browse through catalogues and grasp what exactly a formal dress is. T-shirts and jeans might be the obvious while skirts and shirts deviate from the norm.

People who decide to purchase cheap prom dresses have the confidence in themselves to pull it off. This type of dress is alright as the formal dress as long as it shows the strength of your own body. Prom night is both a formal and informal event all at once. The formal aspect of it is what most girls anticipate because they are able to able to let loose while also feeling years older than they are. Acctually, they are wrong. Prom is not only means over but also the new begining. So somthing formal and mature may need to show your passion for your future life.