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.
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.
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.
Big fashion brands rip off smaller ones all the time, most commonly it’s fast fashion brands like Forever 21 or H&M. Last year, Zara copied $795 Balenciaga sneakers as well as Kanye West’s coveted Yeezys.
This is only one example of fashion brands copying each other. It happens all the time and can be seen in fast fashion and sometimes even in ready-to-wear fashion shows.
Why is it legal?
Brands can easily keep copying each other because of outdated copyright laws. Unlike music, drama, literature, and art, fashion is not adequately protected under American copyright law, meaning clothing designs can be duplicated without permission. Lawyer Doug Hand explained, that when copyright laws were being written in 1976, ‘“we were largely a nation of manufacturers rather than designers’. For this reason, until this day the designs of American designers aren’t properly protected and keep being copied by others.
Even though I feel like my first year being a university student is going too quick and I can’t believe it’s going to be over in less than two months, I can’t help but wish summer was here already. As the weather is getting warmer and warmer and I am super excited to be able to wear shorts and mini skirts without freezing to death again, in this blog post I wanted to share some of my favourite fashion trends for the upcoming season.
Sequins were seen in almost every fashion show for SS18, including Chanel, Dior and Marc Jacobs, so to say that sparkles and sequins will be trending this summer is an understatement.
Even though checks were also a thing last season, they are going nowhere for the season ahead.
Perfect for a rainy day – both cute and practical
Even though most of my wardrobe is black, recently I’ve been wanting to add more bright coloured clothing pieces to it. As seen on catwalk, this summer is going to bee very bald and bright indeed.
Basically, it’s all about what lies beneath next season.
Gloria Guiness (1913 – 1980) was a fashion icon as well as a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar. With her slender frame and classic features, Gloria was once called ‘the most elegant woman in the world’. She was at the same time one of the most stylish women of that time and one of the most mysterious.
Gloria Guiness was born in Mexico and ended up in Europe around the start of Second World War. When Gloria married Loel Guinness (scion of the vast Guinness brewing & banking fortune) she maintained a remarkably bejeweled life. The couple owned 7 different residences around the world. They kept separate wardrobes for their houses so they were able to travel with little to no luggage. As Gloria has said, ‘you don’t have to waste time in customs, and you don’t have to declare anything. It’s wonderful!’
Guinness was dressed by such designers as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, Marc Bohan at Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino Garavani.
Until this day Gloria Guiness is considered a fashion icon and an example of originality.