Archive for ‘Hats & Fascinators’

October 8, 2013

DIY Halloween Costume : Medusa

DIY Halloween Costume : Medusa

March 25, 2013

White on White

July 7, 2012

Health, Style and Fitness Update: How to stay Stylish and Cool in a Heatwave

If you are anything like me, right about now you must be lounging around in a tank top and shorts wondering what exactly might a person wear to beat the heat on a mid-summer day like today with temperatures soaring into the late 90s and climbing (in New York City, it’s currently 98°c). Well, for starters a tank top and shorts will do, as long as you are comfortable and the fabric is loose-fitting and not to mention the right colour. Right now I am wearing the wrong colour (black) and I should know better.

10 Things to Keep in Mind on a Hot Summer Day

1. Comfort is key, don’t be a fashion victim wearing all the latest fashion trends all at once to look cool. Dress with your own comfort in mind.

2. Be selective with the fabrics your clothes are made out of. I find light clothes made out of 100% cotton to be the most weather appropriate especially for people with sensitive skin like me.

3. Stay away from black, browns and navy/royal blue as these colours absorb heat.

4. Moisturise and hydrate as much as you can, this will not only keep you from getting dehydrated and washed out but also promote wellness and keep your youthful glow. The humidity has been especially unkind to my hair this summer but moisturising also helps in this area.

5. Stay out of direct contact with the harmful rays of sun as much as you can even if you have slapped on sunscreen and UV protection. If you are looking to gain vitamin D from the sun, you should do so at sunrise and make sure your vitamin seeking ends by 11AM which is around the time those benefits cease as the sun approaches its daily high point in the sky.

6. Dress to flatter your figure. Wearing skimpy or scanty clothing for spectacle not only attacts unwanted attention, it makes one look desperate and uncool especially when you are wearing an outfit that is two sizes too small or ten sizes too big for your figure or just wrong for your figure altogether.

7. Avoid heavy creams and cosmetics as these tend to overwhelm the skin in the summertime and promote sweating.

8. That feeling of light-headedness might not be just the heat. Skip the thick and sometimes overwhelming eau-de-parfum fragrances for the time-being and stick to light and simple body sprays and spritzers. Bonus: You won’t be bug bait.

9. Let your skin breathe. Slippers and thong sandals are great for your feet, shop around and buy what your feet feel comfortable in. I recently discovered fitflops which are great flip flop slippers that also provide arch and heel support. In the summertime, I live in cotton wrapper dresses, cotton maxis, cotton tanks and tops, denim(it’s debateable in the heat but that’s my style), sheer sarees/saris and kaftans.

10. Keep your cool in a well-ventilated abode, cross-ventilating is also great. Enjoy air-conditioning, cooling camps, fans, pools and cold showers wherever and whenever you can.


Photo Credit: IN

February 3, 2012

File Under: Hats & Fascinators – Elisa Palomino’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid A/W 2012 Collection


Designer: Elisa Palomino – A/W 2012 Collection

Trends: Colourful hats and fascinators, brightly accented frocks, embellishments, creative feather boas and vibrant patterns.

Photo Credit:  Zimbio content provider, Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe


October 17, 2011

Pregnant Beyonce Out and About in New York City – Sidewalk Style



Valentino Rockstud Leather Platform Peep Toe Pumps - $895 -


Jessica Simpson 'Elso' Sandal Dusty Taupe/ Hibiscus 9.5 M - $89 -


Gucci Canvas Bucket Hat - $250 -

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Patchwork Bucket Hat Charcoal Birdseye One Size - $42 -

Photo Credit:

// and Polyvore
October 7, 2011

How To Be Stylish in the City…Our New York City Style Snag Edition


October 6th


Old Navy Women's Floppy Felt Hats - $20 -

Halogen Long Sleeve Tie Neck Top - $58 -

Windsmoor Crepe Trousers, Black - $60 (£39) -

Color-Block Round-Toe Pumps - $78 -

Elliott Lucca 'Large' Zip Around Wallet - $78 -

October 7th


Jones Wear® Mock-Wrap Dress with Side Buckle - $67 -

Glint Frame Clutch Black Lizard One Size - $68 -

Michael Michael Kors Mk Flex Open Toe - $98 -

October, 7th


White Jacket - $23 (£15) -

White v-front scoop back vest - $4.59 (£3) -

Angelia's Brown, Turquoise & Coral Orange Beaded Layered Necklace Set - $49 -

Animal Print Clutch Bag - $50 -

Trousers - $28 (£18) -

Two Buckle Strappy Heel - $35 -

Photo Credit:, and Polyvore


September 24, 2011

Tropical Fruit & Flower Fascinators at Philipp Plein Urban Jungle – Fashion Show – Milan Fashion Week Womenswear S/S 2012


Photo Credit: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe)


September 20, 2011

Feast Your Eyes on More Red This Week Courtesy of Giles from London Fashion Week


Just when you thought we had seen enough “RED” this week to last us a month in fashion (see our post on the sea of red dresses at the 2011 EMMY awards). Nevertheless, the showstopper red dresses from the Giles runway were a force to be reckoned with.

Photo Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images Europe


September 9, 2011

Fashion’s Night Out at The Galleria – Simon Fashion Now September 8th 2011

WHAT:  Simon Fashion Now presented by Cadillac

WHO: Fashion Designers and Collections from Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Max Mara, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and more…

WHEN: September 8th 2011

WHERE: The Galleria, Houston, Texas

FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: In spite of  all the flash mob dancers, pyrotechnics, confetti, vamp dance acts and other shenanigans, the clothes and shoes from Fendi and Jimmy Choo were the highlights of the show which was scheduled to begin at 8pm but did not get underway until much later. Spring/Summer 2012 looks very promising with lots of tailored mini skirt suits, knee-high boots, fur (if you choose to wear it) , peep-toe strappy shoes, fascinators, lots of colour and more.  This was my first time at the Galleria and I must say the mall was pretty impressive on its own without adding the FASHION NOW effect. I only wish I could have stayed in town longer to see the skating rink within the mall which was converted into a runway for the fashion shows. The Houston fashion scene, which is pretty much new to the Fashion’s Night Out scene as celebrated the world over, earns a C+ from me because I certainly found myself missing New York City. 🙂

PHOTO CREDIT: Cadillac and Simon



August 30, 2011

Fantastic Wedding Gowns, Veils, Hats & Fascinators from New Zealand Fashion Week 2011


Anna Schimmel
John Zimmermann
John Zimmermann
John Zimmermann
Sera Lilly

Photo Credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images AsiaPac

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