- Apr 14, 2011 - 4:22:06 PM
here and with it comes a slew of trends to keep your fashion binging
in full swing. One of the major trends this season is bohemian glamour.
More of a perennial fashion favorite and lifestyle than a trend,
bohemian styles are inherently innocent and carefree and always gain
momentum when the weather warms up and the desire for more relaxed
Ethnic prints such as ikat, lightweight tunics, wide leg trousers
and rich gold jewelry are just some of the hallmark elements that can
be combined to pull off a stellar bohemian chic look...
Beat the Heat - Corporate Cool
- Apr 7, 2011 - 12:32:17 PM
It’s just April and it’s almost
impossible to beat the heat. If the thought of reaching for your
business suit makes you break out in a sweat, then read on. You don’t
have to don a blouse and skirt suit to fall in line with your office’s
corporate dress code. Whether a classic dress or great separates,
staying cool and corporate is a simple task when you work with colours
and fabrics designed to beat the heat.
- One of the best features of a great cotton
jersey dress is little-to-no ironing. This fabric is not the lightest,
but given it’s stretch capability and level of comfort it’s great for
summer wear with the right silhouette. A straight shift dress or a wrap
Style Guide: Inverted Triangle Body Shape
- Mar 23, 2011 - 11:17:08 PM
I was doing some
personal shopping for a client this weekend who was looking for a few
new dresses for the spring season. After three kids, her body had
changed dramatically and her smaller bust and fuller hips had given way
to a broader upper body and narrower hips and thighs.
She was shocked to
learn that her body type had a name - the inverted triangle shape. You
have this shape if you are top heavy in appearance, with broad shoulders
and a medium to fuller bust. You also tend to be narrower at the waist
and your hips, thighs and lower legs are smaller than your upper torso...
Local fashion blogger Vuitton Bain gives the rundown on Paris Fashion Week
- Mar 14, 2011 - 9:55:26 AM
Bank teller by day,
sought after fashion blogger by night. Twenty-three year old fashion
enthusiast Vuitton Bain recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Paris
for Paris Fashion Week and he’s giving us the dish on his ultimate
A blogger for online fashion blog fashionbombdaily.com
for over two years and a writer for local entertainment magazine
ELife242, Vuitton gives us the rundown on his recent trip to Paris, his
views on the local fashion industry and how aspiring fashion bloggers
can break into the industry...
Eight Fashion Tips to Minimize Your Midsection
- Mar 10, 2011 - 3:35:38 PM
We’ve all experienced
it at some point. A little extra weight around the midsection that
makes dressing slightly more challenging. Whether you’ve recently
noticed a little extra bulge in your tummy area or it’s been a figure
challenge for you for a while there are ways to minimize your midsection
with the clothes you wear.
The key to dressing for your figure
is making your wardrobe work for you. Wearing clothing that plays up
your assets and minimizes your flaws is the key to feeling confident and
looking your best. With just a few fashion tips you can make worrying
about your midsection a thing of the past...
- Mar 2, 2011 - 2:22:28 PM
are you can’t live without them. They are undoubtedly one of the most
worn articles of clothing in your closet. Funny enough, they seem to get
better the more you wear them, molding to your body, becoming softer
and more comfortable. Ode to your favorite pair of denim jeans. This
spring, it’s cool to wear denim from head to toe. Fall in love with a
new style of jeans and start peppering some other fun denim pieces into
The Return of the Wide Leg
inspired high-rise flared jeans are in for spring. Squeezing into my
skinny jeans had become a bit of an ordeal, having popped more than one
belt loop by using them as leverage to get those painted-on jeans on...
Trend Report Fall/Winter 2011
- Feb 24, 2011 - 10:07:32 AM
It’s barely the end of February and you’re probably just wrapping your
head around what’s hot for spring, but the fashion world is already
excited about the new trends emerging for the fall/winter season.
Week in New York City wrapped last week Thursday, here are the
highlights to keep in mind when you go fall shopping at the end of
There is no other fabric that
is more synonymous with luxury than velvet. Slip on a sultry velvet
dress for evening wear or make a simple jeans and T-shirt more special
with a fitted velvet blazer.
The Grammy Awards Fashion Round-Up
- Feb 16, 2011 - 11:26:39 PM
The only thing hotter than the performances at the Grammy’s are the
outfits. Attracting music’s creme de la creme, the red carpet at the
Grammy’s has more personality and risk taking than award shows geared
toward the worlds f film and television. Here’s a wrap-up of what the
biggest stars wore on music’s biggest night.
All That Glitters
frocks ruled the red carpet at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Kim
Kardashian, Heidi Klum and LeAnn Rimes donned liquid gold gowns, modern
takes on the flashy gold numbers worn by soul singers in the 70’s.
Fashion For a Cause Brings Awareness to HIV/AIDS
- Feb 10, 2011 - 5:00:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - There
are very few events that can be scheduled smack dab in the middle of
the Superbowl and still pull a packed house, Fashion For A Cause is one
this past Sunday at the British Colonial Hilton, the show brought
together local fashion designers and retailers for an evening dedicated
to bringing awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic under the theme Live.
Love. Care. The show peppered in young musicians Dash and Zee Thompson
as well as poets Aneka Stewart and Juliette Johnson with the collections
of spring fashion.
5 Ways to Look Long & Lean
- Feb 2, 2011 - 12:12:58 PM
February is here and you may not have started that workout plan you
promised yourself you would at the start of the year. Fashion to the
rescue! You may not have the svelte physique of a supermodel, but that
doesn’t mean you cant look long and lean as you strut your stuff
everyday. With just a few style adjustments and well placed accessories,
even everyday janes can elongate their figure for a sleek, lithe
silhouette. Read on to learn how to visually add inches to your height
and remove inches from your frame with a few minor adjustments to your
Go Monochromatic. This is one of the most
popular ways to look lean. Wearing one color head to toe tricks the eye
into seeing one long line...
Top 5 Trends to Wear This Spring
- Jan 31, 2011 - 12:00:07 PM
Not all trends are created equal. Every season new trends emerge, the
challenge is deciphering which are worth incorporating into your
wardrobe and which are best left in the stores. Luckily, this season is
full of flattering trends that are easy on the eyes and even easier to
wear! From citrus orange hues to cues from the seventies, here are the
top 5 trends to rock this spring.
Bold Color - Think simple
shift dresses in primary colors. Fetching shades of red, blue, yellow
and orange will be all the rage this spring. Don’t shy away from mixing
and matching bright solid colors this season for a fresh, youthful look.
Pairing a simple turquoise blouse with an electric blue skirt is a
darling way to welcome spring...
And the Color of the Year Is...
- Jan 20, 2011 - 1:04:57 AM
The New Year brings new resolutions, physical, spiritual goals and the new Pantone color of the year! Pantone
year 2010 was dominated by the color turquoise, Pantone’s elected hue
for the year. A challenging global economic environment was the catalyst
for choosing a color that evokes images of calm, escape and relaxation.
Everything from shimmering eye shadows to oversized watches popped up in
this bold hue. This year, the warmth and sunniness of honeysuckle, a
reddish pink with blue undertones will be dominating color palettes...
Welcome the New Year in Style
- Dec 30, 2010 - 10:32:45 AM
In just 10 days we’ll be welcoming the start of a New Year and new
decade, don’t get caught wearing something less than spectacular to ring
in the New Year.
New Year’s Eve is notoriously one of the
hardest occasions to dress for. Finding the right balance between
festive, flattering, feminine and practical is not always an easy task.
Keeping a few of the tried and true fashion guidelines in mind with your
finger on the pulse of which styles are hot right now, is sure to start
you on the right track to finding your perfect NYE dress...
Legs for Days: Legwear Trends for Fall & Winter
- Dec 26, 2010 - 11:39:26 AM
Baby, it’s cold outside! If this weather has you reaching for two pairs
of socks, a blanket and tam just to go to sleep, chances are your
regular wardrobe isn’t cutting it in the daytime either.
warm and effortlessly transition your summer dresses, skirts and shorts
into fall and winter with some of the hottest legwear trends this
From bold opaque tights to over-the-knee socks, your legs
will take center stage in these affordable and oh-so-chic fall and
Color Me Beautiful: Winter’s Color Story
- Dec 10, 2010 - 9:34:53 AM
and Chocolate Truffle may sound like menu items at your favorite
restaurant, but they’re actually two of the hottest hues for the winter
season as per the Pantone Color Institute, the authority on color in the
color trends for winter build on the color palette from this spring,
which means with a little layering, you can transition many of your
boldly colored spring pieces right into fall and winter...
Office Party Do’s and Don’ts
- Nov 29, 2010 - 8:06:37 AM
The holidays are just around the corner and with the festive season comes loads of holiday parties.
the varying party dress codes can be a little tricky, but perhaps the
most daunting party look to pull together is the one for your office
You don’t want to be the topic of discussion around the
water cooler the day after your office soiree, so tread carefully when
choosing your office party look...
Local Designer Profile: Hardour Collection by Anthea Bullard
- Nov 24, 2010 - 7:13:38 PM
Local Designer Profile
question and answer series is designed to give you an intimate glimpse
into the background and artistic process of young movers and shakers in
the local fashion industry.
In five years burgeoning
Anthea Bullard envisions her line Hardour Collection
with boutiques in the Caribbean and throughout the world. However the 29
year old’s immediate plans center on pulling off her premier fashion
show for Hardour Collection, to be held on December 5th at the Amnesia Grounds in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Runway Report: Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Nov 16, 2010 - 4:41:42 PM
Spurred on by the entrancing
beat of goat skin drums, eight barebacked male dancers donning tribal
paint exploded onto the runway heralding the start of the third annual
Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW.)
Five Bahamian designers joined
by over 10 designers from island nations around the world including
Jamaica, Turks & Caicos and the Dominican Republic, converged at the
British Colonial Hilton for the three evening event which ran from
Friday, November 11 to Saturday, November 13. Here are the highlights of
the fashion week.
Read my daily highlights for all three Runway shows inside...
Magical Prints: The Guide to Mixing Prints
- Nov 8, 2010 - 10:31:56 AM
Long gone are the days when the fashion gods dictated that you must be
perfectly matched in order to pull off a stellar, cohesive look. Mixing
and matching prints is a fun way to create edgy, interesting looks that
scream chic fashionista coming! Plus, it’s a no cost way to create new
outfits out of items already in your closet that you would not typically
Some of the most celebrated designers are known
for their bold prints and skill at mixing and matching different motifs.
Emilio Pucci, Diane Von Furstenberg, Missoni and Proenza Schouler all
have fashionistas the world over lusting after their collections replete
with prints ripe for mixing and matching. Even if you don’t view
yourself as fashion savvy, print mixing is a cinch once you learn the
Fashion for Fitness
- Nov 2, 2010 - 10:11:27 PM
Forget schlepping to the gym in an oversized t-shirt and baggy shorts.
Activewear doesn’t have to be boring. Having a collection of workout gear
that makes you feel comfortable and attractive goes a long way in getting
you excited to break a sweat.
Activewear has to be practical, but your choice of workout attire also
plays a major psychological role as well. What you wear has a direct
influence on getting you in the mood to work out as well as keeping you
motivated during your workout.
There are numerous clothing lines specifically dedicated to fashionable