Friday, May 31, 2013

MAGAZINE COVER: Liu Wen on Vogue China Collections, Summer 2013

 Model: Liu Wen (Marilyn)
Magazine: Vogue China Collections, Summer 2013
Photographer: Sharif Hamza
Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro
Makeup: Wendy Rowe
Hair: Yannick D'I

Source: JoeTsiang @ tfs

Just Ordered

I guess lots of people are thinking pastels, neons and florals for summer, but all I can think about right is black and white. Had to satisfy my cravings :) Which ones do you like? 





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MY SUMMER SHOE STAPLES




Gucci Victoire buckle sandals { also love this bright yellow version here } | Miu Miu patent pointed glitter pumps | Open-toe black leather boots via Isa Tapia { also love this version } | Isa Tapia Mia heels in Mint { also love this version } | Monika Chiang Imena lace up sandals | Multi colored wedge sandals via Randa Joe's Jeans Ollie denim pumps | Schutz Arieli heels { similar here } 

Can hardly believe that a huge shoeaholic like me haven't done one of these posts already. But there you have it, first post specifically dedicated to shoes! Perhaps we can start a tradition?:) And not just shoes, but some of my absolute favorites! 

Take these Gucci sandals for example, sleek and sexy, they complete any outfit to such an extent, I actually make an effort not to wear them everyday with everything. No, seriously! :) Of course, judging by the number of appearances they already made on this blog { see here, here & here }, I am obviously not winning that battle. Joe's Jeans pumps, Randa wedges and Schutz Arieli heels make an appearance in this post for the exact same reason. I mean, what can I say, versatility is important! 

Miu Miu glitter pumps, Isa Tapia heels and Monika Chiang sandals speak to the color-obsessed, statement-shoe-fanatic aspect of my personality. The brighter the better, that's my motto! I don't know about you, but I find coral patent, glitter soles, jagged lace up straps in mint suede and intertwined leather and chain straps completely irresistible! And I am also pretty sure, I am not the only one:)!



Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle



Colors with golden accents

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 Color block once again! I missed wearing so much color, just plain color, no prints and such, aaaaand golden accessories! just to shine some more (I wish I had more bracelets though) The necklace is new to my collection, I received it from my lovely colleagues along with a pair of cute earrings, but I will show them another time.
The weather was not all that hot to be wearing sandals and tank tops but I got too excited and I wish for Summer! In a modest way though..not with the scorching heat. 
It's Friday, which means it's time to get ready for a party!
 Happy weekend guys!

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 Wearing: Zara old top, vintage skirt, sunglasses and belt, depurtat.ro sandals, Oasap bag, gifted necklace, H&M bracelets

 

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Shoemint Giveaway

Today I am excited to team up with ShoeMint! If you are unfamiliar with ShoeMint, they are an online store manufactured by Steve Madden, that bring the latest trending shoes at an affordable price (all under $99). With designs by fashionista Rachel Bilson you know you're getting the latest and greatest. You may remember these gorgeous laceups from this post. I'm in love. 


These sexy little cut out heels are show stoppers. With soft suede material, these heels are actually comfortable to wear.

Today one lucky reader will win a pair of shoes of their choice from ShoeMint!
Winner will be picked Friday June 7th!

TO ENTER:
MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF HELLO FASHION BLOG TO ENTER 
(click join this site on right side bar if you aren't already a member)

 * Head over to ShoeMint - sign up (completely free, no obligation to buy)
 * Leave a comment letting us know you signed up and what your favorite pair of shoes is.

Giveaway is open to US and Canada

KEHUKUUKAUSI

Costumen kehukuukauden viimeistä päivää vietetään tänään, samoin kuin kehujeni kohteen valmistujaisia. Mikäs siis sen parempi päivä toteuttaa tämä!
Mun ylistykset menee niinkin lähelle kuin Porvoonjoen toiselle puolelle, entisen yhteisen blogimme toiselle puoliskolle sekä yhdelle mulle tärkeimmistä ihmisistä, Kaisalle.
Hirrrween tyylikäs ja niin hirrrween nättikin, että heikompaa heikottaa! Kaisa on yksi niistä ihmisistä, jotka saa mut pysymään järjissäni täällä pienen pienessä kaupungissa.
Multa ISOT pusut valmistumisen kunniaksi ja huomenna skål på den saken!
Oot rakas. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

DARK SUMMER

LE FASHION BLOG OUTFIT COLLAGE OAK Chiffon-Overlay Silk TShirt Tee Acne White Frosted Sunglasses in Metallic AUDEN Soleil 5 Station Rope Chain Punk Stones Necklace Rebecca Minkoff Studded Crossbody Skylar Mini Cross Body Bag 31 Phillip Lim Red Printed and Plaid Sleeve Tie Front Silk Skirt ASOS Multipack of Silver Three Fine Rings Tibi Black and clear plastic Edita High Heeled Sandals Pumps photo LEFASHIONBLOGOUTFITCOLLAGEOAKTShirtAcneSunglassesAUDENNecklaceRebeccaMinkoffBag31PhillipLimSkirtASOSRingsTibiSandals.jpg

1. OAK Chiffon-Overlay Silk T-Shirt
2. Acne Sunglasses in Metallics
3. AUDEN Soleil 5 Station Necklace
4. Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Mini Cross Body Bag
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Printed and Plaid Silk Skirt
6. ASOS Multipack of Three Fine Rings
7. Tibi Edita High Heeled Sandal (also here)

LOOK TV.....Design School With Nick Verreos, First Videos Up Now: Pattern Making 101, The Quick Sketch, Drawing Croquis!




 Look TV "Design School With Nick Verreos" Videos on YouTube







Recently I filmed a lot of fun--and educational--videos for Look TV, a FABULOUS Fashion & Beauty YouTube Channel. In the past I did some great Project Runway videos for Look TV and they decided it was time to do some more with me, but this time "Design School With Nick Verreos".











 Pattern Making, Quick Sketches and How To Draw a Croquis...With Nick Verreos--Look TV Design School With Nick Verreos





In the videos, I will "teach" and enlighten the Look TV viewers--but in a fun "Nick way"--will discuss topics such as the basics of Fashion Design, Sketching (Fashion Illustrations, Quick Sketching, Croquis Sketching), as well as Draping, Inspiration, Couture, Ready-to-Wear...and so much more!




I will also give some "Nick's Tricks", short-and-sweet videos showing some of my "Nick's Tricks of the Trade" for everyone to use. These "Trick's" will include quick tips on sewing, drawing and much more. We filmed most of the videos at my NIKOLAKI/NV Nick Verreos work studio/atelier in Los Angeles, which the Look TV crew turned into a makeshift design studio...wait, IT IS A Design Studio!








Who's That Behind Me? Nick Verreos get's filmed--Look TV "Design School With Nick Verreos", NIKOLAKI design studio



I'm so EXCITED to announce that the first videos are up now on  Look TV's YouTube Channel---So Check them out! First up:

*Pattern Making for Fashion Design: The Basics

*The Quick Sketch: Design School w/ Nick Verreos, and

*How To Draw Your Own Croquis



Pattern Making for Fashion Design--the Basics/Look TV Design School With Nick Verreos:






The Quick Sketch--Look TV Design School With Nick Verreos: 






Nick's Trick's--How To Draw Your Own Croquis/Look TV Design School With Nick Verreos:






Click HERE for more Look TV videos!

And LOOK out for more Look TV "Design School With Nick Verreos" Videos!

MAGAZINE COVER: Priya Emmanuel on Elle India, May 2013

Model: Priya Emmanuel (Agency?)
Magazine: Elle India, May 2013
Photographer: Unknown
Stylist: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown

Source: FND

THURSDAY'S OUTFIT



Liivi & paita - H&M Trend | Housut & aurinkolasit - Zara | Kengät - Lindex

Huh mä vaan sanon! Jalat on sen verran muusia, että huomenna ei varmaan paljoa kävelytä. Tuli shoppailtua kuutisen tuntia, kulutettua palkka kuin tuhkana tuuleen ja tsekattua vielä Porvooseen palattua uusi ravintola jokirannassa.
En silti voi väittää etteikö uusien vaatteiden tuoma ilo taas hymyilyttäisi. 

LOOK AT ME | STATEMENT SUNGLASSES

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Serious eye candy happening here. Check out my top 20 statement sunglasses picks below...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FLIGHT ATTENDANT COUTURE....New Turkish Airlines and United Airlines Uniforms: Which Ones Are The Worst?








Ottoman Empire Queens...and a King: the (unofficially) new Turkish Airlines flight attendant uniforms, designed by Turkish fashion designer Dilek Hanif’s



Two things have recently caused a big "stir" on the web in regards to "Flight Attendant Couture". One had to do with the new uniforms for Turkish Airlines and the other, the ones for United Airlines. Both were not so good. So naturally, since I LOVE ME some Flight Attendants (especially those 70's/80's fierce ones!), I had to discuss.






 Turkish Airlines Mumsy



First off: last month, a big Twitter and Web hub-a-loo occurred when photos of the supposed new designs for Turkish Airlines uniforms were "released" and well, most people were not very amused. Turkey’s proposed new and more modest dress code for its flight
attendants has been criticized by the country’s seculars with some
Twitter users deriding the new suggested uniforms as reminiscent of the
costumes worn in the Ottoman Empire.






 The Current Flight Attendant Uniform, Turkish Airlines



Critics likened the suggested uniforms to those worn in the
“Magnificent Century,” a popular Turkish soap opera about the decadent
reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. Many found these new
"uniforms" to be too conservative: “Even my students with head scarves find these ridiculous,” said Ayse Saktanber, a sociologist at the Middle East Technical University in
Ankara.





The
uproar has cast a spotlight on the Turkish designer Dilek Hanif (above), who
was commissioned by the airline to redesign the uniforms. Hanif's designs are often
inspired by Ottoman fashions, and she is said to be a favorite of
Turkey’s head-scarf-wearing first lady, Hayrunnisa Gul. In
an interview, Ms. Hanif said the uniform designs that appeared online
were not final. She attributed the negative reaction to the callousness of the fashion industry, apparently as
fierce in Istanbul as it is in New York, Paris and Milan. “Contrary to the photos that were leaked,” she said, “we are also working on a range of modern designs”...“I
am still working on different designs, colors and alternatives,” she
said. “When the designs are finished, they will be presented to Turkey
and the world.” I'm not sure about these supposed new uniforms.





They do look a tad bit too conservative and "Mumsy". I LOVE the little "Fez" hats but the rest is a bit of a mess. And poor BOY: what is he wearing? It is like outfits a Costume Designer would come up with for a really campy Almodovar film about Turkish Airlines flight attendants. Seriously. I still kind of wish the Turkish Airlines uniforms looked like these:








Turkish Airlines Uniforms, 1970's



Now, let's discuss the drab, un-imaginative new United Airlines uniforms:






Welcome Aboard...Now Be Bored by Our Uniforms--the new United Airlines uniforms



First off: Oh Dear! This is making me want to order THREE Bloody Mary's really quick. These have to be some of the most DRAB uniforms I have ever witnessed...since my last American Airlines flight! GREY? Bland Blue? Too-long sleeves, too-long hem lengths? Are we at Church? OK, I'll stop...Let's talk about what is going on here:





Starting June 25, United Airlines employees will don uniforms that further underscore
the reality that United is a new airline sprung from the merger of
United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The new designs come in various shades of blue, gray and black, a
range of colors familiar to passengers of both the merged carriers. According to a United spokesman, the airline did not seek out a name
fashion designer to create the new look. Rather the carrier considered
several suppliers, but finally went with the one that made what United
employees considered the most comfortable, yet attractive options. The uniforms were made--and designed by a very formidable uniform company, Cintas. However, I remember when...





Back in 2009, Cynthia Rowley was named as the designer who was hired to create the new United Airlines uniforms. However, according to some news reports, Rowley abruptly left during the project's final stages in 2011 when new
management heads, post-merger, demanded downgrades in the materials used.
She refused to put her name onto said materials. I'm sure she still got payed a nice amount of money for it all--even though it never came to fruition. I heard some different rumblings through "the grapevine" about what really went down but that's for "Nick off-the-record Cocktail Hour" darlings...The end result (the newly-released United Airlines Uniforms), I think, are rather drab and un-creative; very "corporate" from my point of view. I get that, nowadays, the flight attendants don't look like FAB Braniff  Emilio Pucci-designed Stewardesses. But...why should they look like "Sister Wives" of a Mormon Compound? Just my "Nick Two Cents".



Click Below to Watch the new United Airlines Uniforms Fashion Show Presentation:






With all this above, my favorite Flight Attendant Uniforms remain being:








Emirates Airlines Flight Attendants








Korean Air Flight Attendants



So which is WORSE? The new (supposed) Turkish Airlines uniforms or the (ba-ba boring) United Airlines ones? Let me know!