Diane Von: Let’s Go Purple

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by Vie on July 19, 2014

According to Wikipidia, the color purple means royalty and I couldn’t agree more. It also happens to be one of my favorites. While others associated purple with the color of mourning, I find this particular hue is simply refreshing. Whether it is light or dark, purple will always have special interest in my fashion. However, not everyone can pull it off wearing this color, but when they do, the result is simply beautiful, or shall I say, royal and grand.

This summer, designer Diane Von has decided to focus more on this color and we can see through her lovely dresses. Here are some of the designs that I love. Notice the different styles of necklines, they are created for different kinds of personalities, from gallant and conservative, to playful and fashionably classy. What do you think ladies? Think you can pull it off? : )

Diane Von Furstenberg Purple Dresses

Haxby: The Ultimate Fashion for Your Men

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by Vie on July 18, 2014

Haxby Menswear

There is nothing sexier and bolder than men who can dress themselves right. Unfortunately, we don’t find many men like that,  and that’s when we need to come to the rescue, ladies. Lucky for you,  I found this shop that can save us from the headache. Everything you need to create the man of your dreams are available in this sassy and classy shop. Mind you, I’ve always thought that men in denim are hot.  Haxby, a fashion collective based in Los Angeles brings you high-end menswear. Drawing on inspiration from Savile Row tailoring, Haxby pairs the current “understated” look with custom made artisanal tradition. The result is a return to the true idea of luxury: high quality materials, stylish designs, and the perfect fit with each item of this limited-edition first collection.

The First Line

Haxby’s initial product line includes high-class casual denim, footwear, and accessories that complement one another in endless combinations. Truly impressive menswear requires not only distinctive design, but meticulously chosen materials as well. The impeccable quality of each product line, which the company proudly details on its company website, makes any pick a smart purchase. Here are some of the highlights.

Haxby Denim
Denim: The denim mills in Italy and Japan, home to the best denim in the world, provide the materials for these jeans. The rivets, buttons, and zippers are finished with 24-karat gold plating. The L.A.-based design team personally oversees the sewing and cutting of each pair of jeans, which is a real testament to the attention they put into their product.

Haxby Eyewear
Eyewear: Another great example of Haxby’s high level of attention is in their eyewear, which takes 200 steps to manually create. Crafted at the Masunaga Optical factory in Fukui, Japan, these glasses feature either 24-karat yellow or white gold inlay. The combination of precision craftsmanship and iconic British style put these sunglasses in the forefront of this summer’s hot picks.

Haxby Footwear
Sneakers: These cordovan leather sneakers rise above the standards of common casualwear and make a real statement. Each piece in this summer line has been handcrafted and buffed in Montegranaro, Italy, home of the world’s most luxurious and stylish shoes for men. The timeless design of Haxby paired with Italian leather craftsmanship also makes for an extremely lasting shoe in style, durability, and comfort.

Haxby Belt
Belts: Each belt in this debut collection is unquestionably unique. Artisanal production in Switzerland and Italy combines polished sapphire crystal, hand-cast precious metals, and stainless steel for these belts. The highest quality leathers and fabrics are standard as well, rounding out a collection of extremely impressive menswear.

The Creators
Michael Dow and Timothy White are the creators of Haxby, and their passion for craftsmanship, design, and quality is evident not only in their 10-year friendship, but in their brand as well. They traveled across the planet for over two years to find the exact materials, styles, and craftsmen for their products. Their goal was to create a product that would be not only successful, but enviable in its look.

The success of this excursion is evident in the initial product line, and it is of little surprise, considering how both Dow and White are trained in leather crafting. When one understands how to find the details that speak to a material’s quality, it takes time to find the absolute best. There is no question that Dow and White have done just that for this first release.

Different Faces of Charlotte Olympia

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by Vie on July 12, 2014

Who doesn’t like “chameleon” designers? I know I do. What I mean with chameleon is the fact that they don’t only stick to one particular style. When it comes to shoes, I must give my thumbs up to the one and only Charlotte Olympia. I have been following her collection for quite some time now and every time she comes up with something new, they never cease to amaze me. Some of the designs might come up a little bit too “weird” for my taste but I always find them interesting in their own ways.

Enough said, here are some of the looks that I love!

1. Young by heart and playful by nature ; )
Charlotte Olympia

2. Looks that make you go “whaaaaat?”
Charlotte Olympia

3. Ohh la la…
Charlotte Olympia

When it comes to cocktail dresses or ball gowns, our mind automatically goes to designers such as Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Vera Wang, Elie Saab and so on and so forth. But what about Zuhair Murad? This Lebanese designer surely needs to be considered as well. Recently showcasing his Fall 2014 Couture collection, all I can say is wow.. what a stunning catwalk! Inspired by beautiful art deco, you can feel the essence of gallant and sensuality in this particular collection. One thing I notice is the high-cut in each dress presented. Not only do they look so alluring but elegant at the same time.

First let’s take a look at these beautiful and classic black & white blend. You can never go wrong with these two tones and what a beautiful presentation they are! I simply adore dress number 3. What about you, ladies?

Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture

Next, if you’re a bit more playful and love colors, here are another example of how to show your legs right!

Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture

VieCouture Tips: Kiss Me Nude

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by Vie on July 7, 2014

Before you get any idea, what I mean with nude is your lips. For the longest time, I’ve always been a loyal fan for nude-colored lipstick or gloss. What I like about this pale-looking result is the fact that not only does it make us sultry and sexy but also mysterious and in a way, innocent. Notice why celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian are also big fans of this nudity.

Keira

I saw a post on Bazaar online recently about celebs who worked it right with their glossy/matte pink lips and it gives me the idea to do the similar post, but this time it is about going nude. Ladies, once you go pale and nude, you will find it hard to go back in colors (at least that’s how I feel! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I still like having shades of pink or even peach on my lips but my love will always be for pale/nude.) Here are some of my favorite lipsticks that I have tried and they’re quite affordable, too!

1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable (Precious).
What I like about this balm stain is not only the user-friendly idea but also the fact that the color is so soft and it lasts quite a while. I always have this one ready in my make up purse, and it’s only as low as US$8!

Revlon Just Bitten Kisses Precious

2. Clinique Color Surge Butter Shine Lipstick (Delovely).
If I feel like going a like going a bit more glamorous and shiny, then I will reach to this Clinique Delovely. Its shade will give your lips the instant volume and not to mention, the sexy shimmer as well. A definite kissable pair! US$15.

Clinqiue Color Surge

3. Bourjois Rouge Collection (Beige Trench).
Last but not least, I love this casual yet sensual beige trench from Bourjois. It might be the palest amongst all but you’re gonna love it! Match it with shiny lipgloss and your pout will be to die for! US$18.57.

Bourjois Rouge Collection

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