New York Fashion Week

Outfits

Fashion shows are one of my favourite things to watch but imagine a whole week dedicated to fashion. From the most recent fashion week in New York, I’ve picked out designers who have stood out for me than the rest.

The first designer that stood out for me was Hakan Akkaya who is a fashion designer from Turkey. He has been in the fashion industry for 16 years and has participated in fashion week since 2012. This piece stood out to me the most, the sheer top with a bralette goes perfectly well together. Of course, thigh high boots are in fashion at the moment and it fits with this outfit. Everything is stunning but the piece that stands out to me the most is the big coat, it’s a big fashion statement and would definitely get people looking.

The next fashion designer that caught my eye was Michael Costello, Costello has been featured in many fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and Marie Claire. This piece, in particular, is mesmerising the deep v neck accompanied by a belt. The trousers are also a fashion statement, every piece individually is a star piece however together it all works out. Even the model’s hair and makeup fit well with this outfit.

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Finally, last but not least a piece by Nina Tiari which is a lot more colourful compared to the other two fashion designers. Of course the star piece is the coat and to help it stand out the Tiari hasn’t used a top and left the trousers in white so the coat can have it’s moment. Nina Tiari is an artist who has worked with artists like Madonna, Jay Z and Kanye West.

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New York Fashion Week had a lot of great designers show off their beautiful work. Let’s see what’s in store for next time, till then London Fashion Week has my attention!

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Changing the game

Models

For years we’ve always seen models on magazine covers who are incredibly thin that some would say it’s not an idealistic body to young teenage girls. However recently, the game has been changing. Models now come in all shapes and sizes, from shorter models to models who aren’t exactly considered ‘thin’ in today’s society.

One of those models is Jordyn Wood’s, a lot of people know her as Kylie Jenner’s best friend however she is a signed model who has modeled for fashion companies like ASOS. She models for ‘plus size’ or ‘curve’ parts on websites, however, this is still a big step in the fashion industry.

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Another model who has been killing the game lately is Barbara Ferreira who is also good friends with Jordyn, she also has modeled for many fashion companies like ASOS and Missguided. She’s also part of the curvier models and she enjoys every bit of it. She is constantly motivating teenagers and explaining to them that what we see on magazines of slimmer models isn’t realistic. She voices all her opinions on Twitter and talks to her followers all the time.

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This is great for our generation it helps younger teenagers realise that body shapes come in all shapes and sizes and you don’t have to follow what society says or what you see in magazines or on fashion shows like Victoria Secret’s fashion show.

For the Culture!

Culture

One of the biggest magazine companies Vogue recently got criticised about a Vogue shoot that they did with Gigi Hadid back in 2015. The series of photo shows the model in different coloured wigs.

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Vogue was criticised because instead of using a darker skinned model who actually has an afro. They decide to use Gigi Hadid only because of how famous she is, if they wanted to use a specific model they could of changed the concept of their photographs. This is called cultural appropriation as they are taking the big bold afro from black women and using it on white models without any credit. As most people of colour already get criticised because of the way their hair is naturally and are constantly forced by the media about how they should try different hairstyles to look ‘better’ and sadly looking ‘better’ in a job interview for example is more likely to get them employed get into work place. Its a shame the media have been bashing people of colour for their hairstyles like cornrows and dreads but suddenly it’s a trend when we see a white american celebrity like Kylie Jenner ‘rocking it’.

This isn’t the first time Vogue has been bashed about this, they recently published a magazine cover starring Karlie Kloss.

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I’m sure you can already tell what’s wrong with this photograph. Just like Gigi Hadid’s shoot they have decided to dress Kloss in asian clothing and have even painted her face more white and made her eyes look geisha looking. How is this any different than blackface? Why could they have not hired an asian model instead or again if they wanted to work with Karlie why not change the setting, clothing and make up of the shoot to fit her. Cultural appropriation is happening more and more in the media especially with magazine companies and people need to learn the different between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.

Grammy Awards 2017

Outfits

Every year we see outfits that we can’t take our eyes off whether because they are a huge fashion disaster or whether because they are absolutely stunning.

First, let’s start off with the bad and end with the good.

The first fashion crime was committed by Charlie XCX.

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This outfit reminds me of the t-shirts that a lot of people wear to the beach. If she really wanted to wear a bra and knickers (which at this point we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw in the Grammy’s) she could have worn it not a dress of a bra and knickers, especially to a red carpet event. Hopefully, the young beautiful singer has learned from this fashion mistake and won’t repeat it in the future.

Recently a crazy trend has been highlighters and glitter, of course, there is always that one person that takes something too far. The next fashion mistake was done by Ceelo Green.

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I don’t know what he was thinking when he decided to come out with this outfit, possibly trying to fit in with the new trend? Or maybe thinking gold compliments the red carpet. Once again, over the top and atrocious. This was clearly done to have the public and media talking and it worked in his favour. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of other celebrities trying this technique too.

Next, someone who also wanted to be noticed and decided to go even further is Joy Villa. Personally, I had no idea who this celebrity was and what she is famous for. After this picture she gained a lot of publicity, even if it’s bad publicity it’s still publicity and media outlets will talk about it.
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As a lot of us are aware recently Donald Trump has become president of the United States and a lot of people were unhappy about this decision. Clearly not Joy Villa, politics and fashion should never meet there was no need for her to incorporate politics into her outfit for the awards, therefore, she’s earned a space on the worst dressed list.

Now let’s end on a good note and focus on the celebrities that looked stunning.

Of course, firstly, we need to concentrate on Beyonce who was literally a glowing goddess in the awards show.

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She wore a stunning dress that was created by Peter Dundas, this dress not only covered her in all the right places but also showed off her new bump! Gold compliments her very well and I’m sure just a part of her dress could pay off my student loan 5 times.

Another celebrity that rocked the red carpet was John Legend’s beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen

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She wore a beautiful dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, black is always safe and the way to go. The slits on her dress go perfectly well, everything was perfect even her hair and makeup was outstanding.

Last but not least, Rihanna the amazing and beautiful singer who recently turned 29 wore a top and skirt designed by Armani Privé. The orange suits her very well and top shows off her tattoo perfectly. She’s also styled it out with diamond earrings and bracelets.

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Let’s see what outfits we’ll be seeing next year and we’ll see who will be the best dressed and worst dressed at the 60th Grammy Awards.

Kim Kardashian VS Janet Jackson

Trends

Recently Kim Kardashian showed off her new silver acrylics, however this time with a bit of a twist. She had gold hoops pierced through her nails. Of course, as usual, most fashion blogs and sites decided to give her the title of ‘starting a new trend’ but a few people disagreed with this comment saying that this was already done.

They referred to one of Janet Jackson’s music video’s that was released in the late 90’s called ‘What’s it gonna be’. Jackson is seen in different scenes showing off her glamourous nails which were pierced with hoops, just like Kim Kardashians. However, at this time and age whatever the Kardashians and Jenners do they get criticised for not only because of the reason a lot of people just dislike them because they are famous for ‘nothing’ but also because there’s always gonna be someone that done it first, but they get the credit for it only because they have a larger following and possibly because it looked better on them.

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As the years go by we seem to think everything is developing even fashion but it seems as though we’ve gone back in time in fashion. We’re going back to the 90’s style, bringing back the chokers etc. Although we’ve had nail art for a long time and we’ve had beauty guru’s show off gems and crystals on their nails adding hoops is changing the whole game.

So do you think Kim Kardashian is taking credit for something that was already done by Janet Jackson or do you think her take on it is different and unique?