Sheer is one of the key tends of spring/summer 2018. Although at first it seems like a really brave decision to wear something that is almost see-through out, when styled the right way, even one sheer piece of clothing can make a basic outfit fashionable. Even though sheer used to be considered nighttime wear only, the past few seasons as well as the upcoming one it’s said to be rather chic than risqué.
One of the easiest ways of styling sheer garments is layering, for example wearing a mini skirt that has a long layer of sheer fabric over the top. Layering always helps to remain comfortable and covered when you’re not in the mood of showing too much skin.
A layer of sheer also works well when added in between you jacket and top. It adds an extra element to the basic jeans and a jacket combo.
Last but not least, one of my favourite ways to wear something sheer is quite simple: a bralette (or just a basic bra) underneath a see-through top. A perfect look for going out as well as to be worn during the day – it all depends on what accessories/shoes/bottoms you pair it with.
Guerilla marketing is a marketing strategy that helps businesses promote all kinds of products in a unique, unconventional and relatively cheap way. It was created by Jay Conrad Levinson back in 1984. I personally am a big fan of this type of promotion so in this blog post I wanted to share some of my favourite and most inspiring guerilla marketing examples.
Me and my friend were craving something sweet last evening but did’t want to eat anything unhealthy since we’ve been trying hard to get in shape before summer starts. We came across this delicious snack bar recipe that does not require a lot of ingredients, is cheap and super easy to make so it is extremely student-friendly!
5 medium bananas
2 cups of dry oats
6 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)
Cocoa powder (optional)
Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a medium glass dish with butter.
Mash the bananas and mix with oats and peanut butter.
Spread the dough evenly in the glass dish, then sprinkle with chocolate chip cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes. Cut into bars, sprinkle with cocoa powder and enjoy!
Cannes Film Festival is an annual festival in Cannes, France during which new films of various genres are previewed. Even though Met Gala happened only a few days ago, all the celebs already flew to France to showcase their fabulous outfits on the red carpet, hence in this post I wanted to share which celebrities in my opinion looked absolute best.
After an extremely successful launch of the makeup brand Fenty Beauty, which was included in TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of 2017, Rihanna is expanding her business to empire – she is launching a lingerie line. Earlier this month the singer started dropping hints of the upcoming launch and since today everyone can finally actually purchase the Savage X Fenty underwear collection.
Rihanna has always been a person who celebrates diversity and individuality and as she has said, ‘it was important to me to push the boundaries, but also create a line that women can see themselves in, I want to make people look and feel good, and have fun playing around with different styles.’
Savage X Fenty collection will include 90 pieces of lingerie, sleepwear and accessories. It comes with four different capsule collections:
On the Reg – everyday essentials like T-shirt bras and undies.
U Cute – lacy pieces that include femme-in-the-front, frisky-in-the-back bikini-cut knickers
Damn – sassy bodysuits, suspenders and all that
Black Widow – ultra sexy and risqué collection with half-cut bras, open-back bikini bottoms an embellished jumpsuits.
Same as Rihanna’s makeup line that has a huge range of different products for different skin tones, the underwear collection has a huge range of sizes. Bras are available from a 32A to 44DD, with lingerie, underwear and loungewear coming in sizes from XS to 3XL.
Kylie has recently posted a story of Instagram of saying that Kylie Cosmetics page is hacked. It wasn’t a big surprise since social media accounts of socialites get hacked quite often, but on the other hand it didn’t really look like a random person did it so her followers started guessing that it’s probably someone Kylie actually knows i person. However, she’s recently announced that ‘the hacker’ is nobody else than the momager Kris Kardashian!
It turns out that Kylie Cosmetics and Kris Jenner are collaborating in order to do a new makeup line that will launch on Mother’s Day (American). In my opinion, this was a really clever and unique way of announcing a new makeup line. They even changed the @KylieCosmetics Instagram and Twitter handles to @KrisCosmetics.
Names of the products are hilarious as well, including ‘10%’, ‘Vodka Tonic’ and ‘Your Sister’s Going to Jail’ – if you’ve ever watched KUWTK you know what it’s all about.
As seen in Kylie’s Instagram stories, the packaging of the products looks lovely, the shades of the lipsticks are gorgeous and the highlighter palette is a definite must-have for summer. I honestly can’t wait for this launch!
The Met Gala also known as the Met Ball is an annual event thrown in order to raise funds Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. After the event, the exhibition runs for several months. The Met Gala is considered to be one of the most important events in the fashion world and is attended by most famous celebrities and fashion designers. Each year there’s a different theme to the gala and guests are expected to choose the outfits to match it. The dress code is set according to the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition. Previous themes of the Met Gala include China: Through the Looking Glass, Punk: Chaos to Couture and so on.
It was first held in 1948 to encourage the New York’s high society to donate. Since 1995, the event has been chaired by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who enlists public figures to serve as the event’s co-chairs. Past hosts have included Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Marc Jacobs.
Met Gala is an extremely exclusive and expensive event – designer gowns and accessories that are showcased on the red carpet cost thousands as well as the tickets to the event are not affordable at all. For example, the tickets to the Met Gala 2017 cost about $30,000, or about $275,000 for a table. However, according to the New York Times, not all celebrities buy tickets for themselves, brands often pay for the table. It also is reported that A-list celebrities get offered to be paid up to a million dollars to wear a designer’s jewelry. The guest list includes only 650–700 people.
In 2016 Madonna wore one of the most controversial outfits in history of the event while the theme was ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’. She appeared in an ensemble designed by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci exposing both her breasts and buttocks. However, Madonna stated on social media that her outfit was a political statement as well as a fashion statement, because as she said ‘when it comes to women’s rights we are still in the dark ages’.
The event includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner. The cocktail hour begins with the guests making their way through the red carpet for their grand entrance. Then they tour the year’s special themed exhibition, and are seated before the dinner party that includes entertainment from the preeminent entertainers of the day. On the day of the event, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is closed to the general public.
The theme of the gala this year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the event, was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. The show put the focus on the relationship between fashion and the medieval art. Met Gala 2018 was co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace. Since Met Gala 2015, there’s a no-selfie ordinance which means that only approved photographers, reporters, and social media participants can document the event, while guests receive notices about the restriction of selfies and social media inside the gala.