28 July 2018

Fall Preview: The Rise of the Ankle Boot

Only about 5 percent of tuning into a catwalk show involves looking at the new clothing that is coming in for the season. The other 95% of the experience involves anticipating on the bench, waiting, chatting, saving photos taken on the I-Phone and scrumptiously eying up what people opposite of you are wearing. This is why fashionistas are so obsessed with spotting out cool new shoes and handbags. It is difficult to really take a glimpse at their perfectly tailored trousers and wicked biker jacket draped over the shoulder, when you can’t stop staring at those incredible shoes. 

Even when the collection that the designer is trying to present his or hers so called “vision” our eyes seem to flock to accessories more. As we sit there looking at people’s accessories, we come to realise that they are doing the same thing right back. I always find when someone is sporting a great look that seems to stand out of the crowd. It seems to gravitate to my attention more then something rather beige.
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It’s like communicating in a visual code. A flash of burgundy suede heeled ankle boot projects timeless chic; the lush fabric and super pointy stiletto gives elegance. While a black sock boot screams I love retro infused with stylish counterparts. By their accessories a bit of your personality comes to the light. And can say a lot about that person and what secrets they might share. Modesty doesn’t really exist when it comes to Fashion Week and countless shows. I have personally, seen some of the craziest outfit combinations in the world. I will say, I get intrigued because I love seeing how people express themselves. 
Photo: Street Style 
At ground level, this runway season is electrified with ankle boots. With bold patterns and thick platforms this boot is the favourite of choice and has become a classic to wear all season long. Normally, boots are associated with cooler weather. But with the insane scorching temperatures in the U.K. and Europe. It only makes sense to mix a floral print dress with a pair of stunning ankle boots. 
Photo: Pinterest Street Style
When it comes to the taller boots. They seem to have become a trendy flash in the pan. Since most people, enjoy showing off their legs instead of covering them up. On occasion, the knee highs came across like you were wearing soft elf boots. And no one my dear, wants to resemble an elf. Even if it is going to be autumn soon.
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The power of jeans is strong my friend. Why? Because skinny jeans are a classic and we always wear them. So, what better way to rock a hot look then with ankle boots. They are the exact formula you need to work your style into a frenzy. 
Photo: Street Style Getty
Check out these gorgeous boots below that make us all excited for fall to come raining in. 
Steve Madden Della Boot SHOP

Steve Madden Vanity Natural Suede SHOP


Rag & Bone Harrow Leather Ankle Boot SHOP

Topshop Suede Ankle Boots SHOP

Coach Chelsea Boots SHOP

Coach Allen Leopard Print Boot SHOP

Topshop Studded Ankle Boots SHOP

What do you think of ankle boots for the new season?

Written by Heather Lisa Noire
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22 July 2018

What Versace Taught Us About Style

Everybody’s definition of style is completely different. The word style is defined as characteristics or elements combined and expressed in a particular (often unique) and consistent manner. Derived from ‘stilus,’ the Latin word for a sharp instrument for making relatively permanent marks or wax writing tablets. 

Having a specific sense of style, can have you stand out from other people. This can be a very positive thing and introduce you as an individual. Trying to “fit in” is never good for the soul. The best way to enjoy life at its fullest is to not be like everyone else instead and expand your look. 

The idea of dressing differently can actually scare people. I can’t seem to understand that concept of fear. To me, and this maybe just a personal thing, but I happen to love experimenting with fashion. I have been doing it my whole life and I honestly enjoy it. Having an adventurous personality, can actually benefit you because you get the chance to be not the everyday norm. 
 
Photo: Versace 2018
Places like France, Italy, New York, and London. Really embrace individuality unless you happen to go to a more conservative environment then they aspect you to dress like a 90-year-old…Even when I reach 100 I will still be rocking my biker jacket with pride. But that is another story. Whether you enjoy being casual or dressy. Any style is welcome since being edgy and showing your artistic abilities, with what you have on can be really interesting. 

“Decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace –
Photo: Versace 90s Fashion
    The iconic Gianni Versace designed incredible collections throughout the 1980s and 90s and built a fashion empire by producing ensembles that oozed sensuality and sexuality. His most famous designs included sophisticated bondage gear, body hugging dresses, and unusual patterned outfits. Versace staged his shows like rock concerts and was known for being rather extravagant. 
 
Photo: Versace 90s 
What Versace taught us about style was how as women we can embrace our figures and know that there is nothing wrong with being sexy. Course, there is a difference between being feminine and being vulgar. Versace knew how to push the limits without completely going over the top. 
Photo: Getty Images
His iconic safety pin dress that Elizabeth Hurley wore was my all-time favourite. There is something really incredible about that dress that makes us all want to own one in our wardrobes.
 
Photo: Versace 2018
The logo we know and love from Versace has an amazing meaning behind it. He was inspired by Greek mythology, in which he chose the head of Medusa for his label’s logo. Medusa is a beautiful Gorgon who was turned into a hideous monster by Athena. She goes from luring men with snake hair and turns men into stone with a glance. He portrays her in his logo with flowing hair instead of snakes. 
Photo: Versace logo 
Donatella Versace said her brother’s reasoning for using Medusa’s head was “whoever falls in love with Medusa can’t flee from her.” Versace was inspired by the pre-monster Medusa who symbolizes power, strength and beauty. Which is still showcased throughout the brand today. 
 
Photo: Versace 2018
The best part about Versace, is how clothing, accessories, even handbags, and sunglasses can really inspire you. The style behind the label really is glamourous, sexy, and fun. The handbags alone are really spectacular. I love different designers, but for some reason Versace stands out. 
Photo: Getty Images Versace Street Style 
It has a sophisticated romantic side with a dark and glorious element that is difficult to turn away from. 
Photo: Versace 2018
Maybe Medusa is hypnotising us to want or desire a Versace piece but hey no harm done, right? I absolutely adore the rocker vibes with classy power attached.
Photo: Versace 
Photo: Versace 

What do you think about Versace? 

Written by Heather Lisa Noire   


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