After watching only part of the VMAs this year (because to watch all of it would have been the ultimate test of patience), I couldn’t help but wonder how royally we have screwed up the definition of the word “edgy”. Because if we find Miley Cyrus’s awkward, high-school’ish antics or Nicki Minaj’s daring wardrobe “edgy” then we have no concept of where the word originated from or what brought about its existence in the first place.
So let me take you back in time when women kept the “classy” alive and well without the urge to bare it all. Watch how the world’s perception of the word “edgy” has changed and how fashion has evolved over the years.
On the streets, women are covered in black “abayas“, head to toe.
But fashion displayed on mannequins reveals an unexposed Saudi woman.
My experience roaming in the malls reminded me of the scene from Sex and the City 2 when a group of Arab women offer Samantha a place to hide from the angry, screaming men on the streets. Hidden behind their abayas was couture heaven!
Malls are indeed couture heaven!
However, what you see here are pictures from our visit to a souq which is a name for any open-air marketplace.
And here’s a selfie of me and my sister after a full day of shopping…(me on the left, my sister on the right)
I can’t believe I missed Rosie Assoulin in NYC Fashion Week!!
I’m loving the modern sculptural touch in her elegant, layered, tiered clothing using neutral shades and raw textures…now that was a mouthful! And evidence to how beautifully she’s compiled several elements of fashion into one single look!
A Blast from the Past (classic looks reinvented from the 1920s to the 60s & 70s)
…although as always there were & should be exceptions to the rule.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
And that my friends, is my wrap up of NYC Fashion Week.
Had my few WOW moments on the runway. Designers Costello Tagliapietra were my absolute favorite. Hervé Léger came in close second – his designs reminded me of the movie Fifth Element! This year, NYC raised the bar!
Now looking forward to Italy, Turkey, Tokyo and India!
I am rather sad to report that after perusing through hundreds of pictures of designers and their ensemble showcased at New York Fashion Week last month, I not once experienced an AHA moment! déçu!!!! If this is what Spring is going to look like in America, then I’m not jiving it.
But…I still went through the luxury of handpicking my best moments from the ensemble delivered. Don’t hold your breath though…
Long overdue but necessary, my picks! One thing for sure – colors dominate!
If you are a teacher who likes dressing up, you probably want to look cute and be comfortable at the same time without the need to have a sizable wallet but you just don’t have enough time in the day to make it happen. I know! That’s me every morning too!
I follow A.Teacher.A.Day who does an amazing job looking chic with stuff you would likely buy or may already have hiding in your closet. And proves looking cute can come at an affordable price!
Check out her Instagram page for shopping and outfit tips!
Earlier this year, designer Alexandre Mattiussi debuted his sporty chic Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear collection during Paris Fashion Week. I loved his collection for the mere simple reason that it can be easily replicated on the streets. As I don’t see or expect even in my worst fashion deadliest nightmares my man to be caught on the streets wearing this:
So I thought to share some of his collection with the masses in case you’re shopping for ideas on how to dress up your man this Fall in all ways desirable.