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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Fashion Break Down on Attires (Part One)

It's hard enough to find an outfit for an occasion, but to make things worse you notice in the left  in the bottom left hand corner a dress code...(noooooooooo) 

Black tie, formal, semi formal, neat casual, evening wear...what do all of these attires mean. Well lucky you I am going to be fashion deboning.... yes.... fashion deboning. Next time you see these words you wont break out into a sweat. The first attire I will be talking about is Semi Formal.

The first thing you would likely to do is to google 'it' 
Semi Formal Dictionary Meaning: and it comes up with
Web definitions
semiformal: moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket; "he wore semiformal attire"; "a black-tie dinner".

Absolutely no help what so ever....

This is probably the most difficult dress code to get right. It basically is saying to dress formal but not too formal. 

So I have put together 4 different outfits that are semi formal but for different occasions and age groups.

Look One: If your young, bold and fabulous (and can brave the cold this winter)

Look Two: Wearing black pants and a peplum top with electric popping blue accessories will scream fun, professional and sexy
Look Three: If you have big hips, balance this out with wide legged pants. A flirty long sleeve top with a modest neckline. Add some bling and you are set to go.

Look Four: If your trend savvy, then you will love this look. The monochrome look.

Some more ideas of what type of dress you could wear:


Always with style,

La Moda stylist


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Trending NOW: The Great Gatsby Fashion

Trending Now: 

The much-anticipated film version of "The Great Gatsby" has finally arrived, as interpreted by director Baz Luhrmann, who is best known for movies like "Romeo + Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge", two films recognised not just by movie critics but also by fashion authorities for their visual richness.

Feathered headpieces? Check. Long strings of beads? Check. More Brooks Brothers than a Princeton reunion? Check. Spectator shoes, cloche hats, and Bakelite bangles? Check, check, check. The Great Gatsby delivers the fashion clich├ęs of the 1920s (and a few from other eras) that we expected to see.

The Great Gatsby isn't a let down when it comes to on screen fashion and interpretation of the 1920's. The film successfully conveys the vibrancy of this decade, thanks largely to the work of Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin and legendary fashion designer Miuccia Prada. In a stylish stroke of genius, Martin approached fashion darling Miuccia Prada to collaborate on over 40 costume designs for the film's lavish party scenes. Raiding the Prada and Miu Miu archives, the pair set about modifying a selection of classic Prada designs to perfectly fit the Roaring Twenties brief, and the result is a fashion fairytale come to life But not everything was so fashionable of the 1920's like the nude silk dresses (put them down) but I love the opera length pearls and the headpieces that feature in this movie production. 

Pearls are a timeless piece of jewellery, old and young, anyone can pull them of. If your going out for cocktails, bingo night or popping down to the shops pearls are easy to wear and oh so very fashionable. Wear pearls with jeans, a tailored blazer and ankle boots or a ladylike dress. They are also a perfect addition to this season's romantic gothic leather and lace trend.

How to wear the Great Gatsby Trend Day to Day:

1. Headpieces

Such an easy trend to pull of during the day or at night. Having a little black dress wear tonight...well...back it a FAB LBD and wear a headpiece. Bought or made its hot and so very in. (I can feel a DIY coming on) :)

2. Mixed prints and shapes

Probably one of my favourite trends from this era. Mix your prints and shapes..if your afraid just wear black and whites pieces with shapes. Very chic

3. Ring It
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Add sparkle to your fingers with the 1920s trend. You don't have to spend a fortune to get the look. Go for gold and dark stone coloured rings.

4. Opera Length Pearls

In Love with opera length pearls at the moment. Dress them up or dress them down, such as versatile and easy to wear trend.

5. Example how to create The Great Gatsby look

Now I have showed you how to incorporate the 1920's look in your wardrobe now get out there my little fashionistas and strut your stuff ;)

Thanks Baz, for bringing a little bit of the 20's back!!!!
Let's make 2013 roaring!!!

Always with style


La Moda Stylist

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Right Hairstyle To Suit Your Face Shape!!

Hello Fellow Fashionistas,

Today I am going to discuss with you a matter which is close to my head....


Every face shape suits a different hairstyle. Have you ever gotten that feeling when you are staring at your bathroom mirror that something isn't right? Then you go through the options, is it my makeup? Is it my nose? Is it this beautiful blue chiffon dress I am wearing (Hell no)....then what?

Its your haircut!!!

I know every year we get brainwashed by hairstylists telling us what is the in hairstyle. One year it was the Posh Bob...and did we see a rise of women strutting their stuff down the streets in there bob hairstyle. (I have to say I got the Posh hairstyle.....I have very long and very thick hair and to chop it all off it was quite an hairstyle experience..I remember the hairdresser putting my hair in a pony tail and holding open the scissors and saying 'Are you sure....' 'I'm going to cut it now..) She did...all cut off and made into the Posh Bob...It was mighty cold that winter. But that year I was dead set on getting that do... luckily my hair is on steroids (figure of speech) so it grew back in 6 months. But it just didn't suit me. It made me look younger and girly. It was more high maintenance as well, blow dry...curl...spray more hair spray. I put my hair up most of the time..even then I found it hard to put into a pony tail with very little hair to use. But 3 years later I have found my hairstyle, a full fringe with long and layered wavy hair. It is very me and flatters my face shape.

The Posh Bob

The first step into finding the right hairstyle for you is to find out your face shape. This can be tricky so grab a mirror and start by saying mirror..mirror on the wall who is the prettiest women of them all..... :) Ok now that we have all done that look at the mirror and match up your face shape with the images below. If you still don't know grab someone to ask for their opinion.

Oval face shapeOval Face Shape

  • Curvilinear shape.
  • Length is equal to one and a half times width.
  • The forehead and jaw are the same width

Round Face Shape

  • Round face shapeCircular shaped.
  • Length is approximately equal to width.

Square Face Shape

  • Square face shapeStrong and broad forehead.
  • Angular jaw.

Heart Face Shape

  • Heart face shapeWide at the forehead and cheekbones.
  • Narrow at the jawline.

Diamond Face Shape

  • Diamond face shapeForehead and jawline are narrow.
  • Cheekbones are wide and high.

Oblong Face Shape

  • Oblong face shapeFace is longer than it is wide.
  • Long, straight cheek line.

Do you now know your face shape??
Below are some hairstyles that would suit your face shape.

Oval Face Shape Recommend Styles:

You can get away with the long wavy oh my lucky you
Hairstyles for Oval Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 2)

A Pixie Cut suits the oval face shape, If your brave enough??
Hairstyles for Oval Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 2)

Curved Bangs...adds softness to the face and shortens the length of the face shape
Liv Tyler

The Bob..try it with bangs. Not as overwhelming if you don't like long hair. Perfect style for the oval face shape.

Hairstyles for Oval Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 2)

Round Face Shape Recommended Styles:

Deflect the roundness of your face by getting a hairstyle with long layers instead of short layers which emphasizes the width of your face.

Create an angle on your face with sweeping bangs.

Hairstyles for Round Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 4)

Long hair with long layers adds the illusion of length instead of width.
Hairstyles for Round Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 4)

Add texture and body to your hair. But not too much.
Hairstyles for Round Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 4)

Square Face Shape Recommended Styles:

The Angled Bob. An angled cut with long pieces in front that gradually get shorter toward the back. 
Keira Knightley

Voluminous Bob

Rosario Dawson

Long Layers
Gwyneth Paltrow

Avoid a blunt bang hairstyle go for sweep, soft cut bangs on the side.
Olivia Wilde

Heart Face Shape Recommended Styles:

Try the deep side part, with a long side fringe.
Ashley Greene

Long hair with long bangs.
Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

Try a shoulder length haircut.
Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

Long layers, and waves

Diamond Face Shape Recommendations:

Chin Length Bob
Hairstyles for Diamond shaped faces

Side parting paired with an updo

thick hairstyles for women

Block bangs

Block bangs hairstyle for diamond shaped faces

Tousled waves

Tousled waves for diamond shaped face
I hope that has helped you on your quest to find the right hairstyle and cut to suit your own face shape.

Always With Style,


La Moda Stylist

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Trend Alert: One Tone Look

Fashion Trending

Flicking throu magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Shop till you drop, Harpers Bazer and In Style I have noticed the new 'It Trend,' the one tone look. Basically wearing one solid colour from top to bottom. I personally think this trend can look fabulous if you get it right but can go horribly wrong at the same time....

New Uniform

Take your all hue black outfit and mix it up with different textures to make the safe all-black outfit a more brighter version of the monochromatic look. (i.e Containing or using only one colour) This makes this trend a bit more fun and interesting. Below I have put some examples together so you get the jist of what I am blabbing on about. :) 

Seeing Red...
Red from top to bottom, adding silver jewellery to this outfit it gives a mellow affect. Love the love lip stick as well.

Only a few people can pull of the all yellow look. But the silhouette on the dress suits her well and the shoes add a nice texture to the outfit.

Love the all white outfit.

La Moda Stylist Take

Below is my take on how you can wear this trend, find pieces with different textures for example a shiny jersey peplum top ( A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress) with skinny jeans and a fur bag with shiny two tone black heels.

Always With Style


La Moda Stylist