Fashion Icon – Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker, who turned 47 today (March 25), happens to be one of my favorite style icons. I fell in love with SJP mainly because of her character Carrie Bradshaw, in “Sex and the City.” Carrie has a shopping addiction that  I’m sure most women can identify with and she is a shoe fanatic who spends hundreds of dollars on her foot wear. She always look fabulous and her outfits never cease to amaze me. I wish so much that I could raid Carrie’s closet, don’t you?

 

A while back she teamed up with Steve & Barry’s to sell her “Bitten” line, “women should be able to wear great clothes and not lie in bed at night feeling guilty about how much money they’ve spent,” said SJP. I guess she understands that not everyone would be able to afford the high end designer brands that she can. In reality SJP is like Carrie Bradshaw times ten, she has a very unique sense of fashion that can be daring at times but  she always makes a memorable statement. Here are some of my favorite SJP looks.

Totally glamorous isn’t she!?

Tribal print skirts

Tribal prints have been on my radar for a while now, I’ve seen them popping up here and there in magazines, I’ve seen one local designer Christian Boucaud use them quite a bit for her pieces. Still I don’t think the trend has caught on as it should in T&T.

Tribal print skirts can be worn for most any occasion as long as you combine them with the appropriate top and accessories. 

They can be worn casually to go shopping, or to the movies. Pair them with some cute sandals and chunky bracelets.

For those of us who are allowed some freedom in our work attire, pair your tribal skirt with a blazer that falls just below the waist.

Tribal skirts can also be worn on a date or for a night out with the girls. Match with a cute corset like top, add some heels, throw in some dangly earrings and your good to go.

I wanted to use a tribal print skirt for an upcoming event I’ve got but sadly could not find one I liked to purchase. This is not going to prevent me from wearing one though, I went in search of tribal print fabric and I found a wide array at Jimmy Aboud. Jimmy Aboud is located at the corner of Queen and Henry Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and the price of the fabric was fantastic.

Mine is in the making, and I’ll be sure to post a picture of how I wore it. I’d like to hear from you though, do you like this trend and would you wear it? Do you see tribal prints being worn a lot where you live? Share your views.

Let’s talk leggings.

Leggings are a fashion staple, I’m sure almost every female owns or have worn leggings at some point. It’s a great idea to add a few basic colors to your wardrobe, to spruce things up a bit when necessary. Sadly though some females have failed tremendously, when it comes to the way they choose to wear leggings.

What exactly are leggings?

Leggings are a form fitting accessory worn to cover the leg area. They come in various materials such as lycra, Spandex, nylon, cotton, even faux leather. They come in a wide spectrum of colors and a variety of patterns. Typically, leggings are opaque, which is where my quandary comes in. Why do some females wear leggings as pants?

  

Are Leggings pants?

Initially when leggings came back in style they were typically worn with short skirts or dresses. Then, I don’t know who started it, but someone decided to where leggings as pants. I’ll be lenient and say that maybe some women don’t know any better and are just following the trend. There are no two ways about this sadly, leggings are NOT pants and they should not be worn as such. They are, as mentioned before, an accessory. They can be worn or used to create a fashionable effect to an outfit but should never be worn in the place of pants.

Leggings are very form fitting and will accentuate every form, crease, ripple, groove, bulge or dimple that it comes into contact with. This will be a good time to add that it does not matter what size you are, even if you are a size zero, it will draw attention to your bones. Then this clearly shows that the females that follow this trend either want or lack attention. I’m sure that this undesirable trend brings additional stares, glares or heckles from both men and women. Not to mention the fabulous array of under ware that is advertised via these leggings. It also shows that they are tacky (cheap and tasteless).

How to wear leggings

Leggings should be worn with something that goes past the hip region and covers completely the butt and crotch. They go great with tunics, shirt dresses, long sweater tops, short skits etc. Here are some examples.

  

What are your views on this trend?

What is Fashion?

Fashion is a word that gets thrown around a lot, don’t you think? Well it is certainly going to be used quite often on this blog, so let’s get more comfortable with it.

Fashion can be defined simply as a prevailing trend or something that is current, although fashion generally alludes to clothing, it can refer to anything that is prevailing. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel.

As a result, you will notice that some of our posts may not be about clothing at all, they may simply be about, “what is happening.” After all, we are about keeping you informed! 🙂

Movie Fink – This Means War

This weekend, I went to see “This Means War” and let me just start off by saying that I loved it. It wasn’t what I was expecting it to be, which was more along the lines of a romantic comedy. It was more of an action comedy with an excellent amount of romance.

The movie carries two plots, the main plot being a match between two CIA agents, FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) who are as close as brothers, to win the heart of Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). The sub-plot involves that of a terrorist that is in pursuit of revenge after his brother is killed.

After they both try sabotaging each other’s dates in an attempt to come out on top, their friendship comes into question. Lauren, who has no idea these two guys even Know each other, has to make a decision on who she will continue to date. Will she even choose one of them after she finds out they are friends? Hmm… I won’t spoil the ending for those of you who haven’t seen it.

The movie also stars Chelsea Handler as Trish, Lauren’s BFF, if you love Chelsea, you’ll love her even more in this movie. “This Means War” is totally hilarious, the audience in the theatre (not to mention me) was laughing out loud all the time.

Nevertheless, I’d definitely recommend this movie to anyone who wants the funny or would prefer something other than the traditional romantic comedy.