Friday, June 29



The six letter word that influences a massive wave on any women's closet. I have to say that I despise them due to the whole mere fact that trends are just things you chew for a little while, sudden bursts of flavors enter you fashion sense elevating you to high of thinking "ya I am in the know, you jealous" just until a new one comes hopping around and you spit the old, now boring trend out into to that old picture album to laugh at years later. Trends are just pieces of gum. You chew them up when they are still ripe then spit them out when they spoil leaving an ugly black mark on the sidewalk other wise known as the time I got feather extensions. 

But where is the origin of these pieces of gum (they can't just fall from the skies from the fashion gods? 
We all know women who do not have time to scan through thousands of runway shows find trends through magazines like Vogue that are basically telling us what to where and what not to wear (hey in/out column I’m talking to you). But where do these magazines get this "viable" information, which are trends.
Runway Shows. (Bingo)
I will never forget my first viewing out of many of The Devil Wears Prada and the long speech where Miranda Priestly (my favorite character, who wouldn’t side with the devil in this case especially if she wears Prada) rants, after Andy proclaims "there is no difference between those two belts", about how ever little decision (even as little as that belt) in fashion if caches fire produces a rippling effect until that frumpy blue sweater Andy is wearing is touched by high fashion.

"And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. "
- Miranda Priestly 

So now when I walk into that Forever 21 store or H and M expecting to get a great deal I am walking into a boatload of trends even though they are way less expensive and toned down then there supreme runway versions but they are still loose forms of trends. 

And so now I can only say there is no way to escape the awful thing that influences so many women, Trends. 
So as much as I hate this we must embrace trends and so below are 3 of my favorite trends for spring summer. (Trends that I think should really not be trends.)

(Oh yay sorry about my random rabbling and the fact that you had to read this as an opener its so long)

Pastels Please

Pastels. Ahhhh pastels such a cliché for the spring but after seeing bright hot neon I guess nice cool pastels are a nice cool relief. And I can't deny the way Valintino, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Louis Vuitton have played their pastels with nice intercut fabrics (with cut out detailing) and simple modern color blocking with pastels. But I have to say pastels are not a trend I’d ever follow because I don't own a stich of pastel and the fact that it's not cohesive with my style but I love seeing pastels in action (even if they are the biggest cliché in the book).  

Flapping back into the 1920s 
with feather boas, drop waist dresses and fringe plenty of fringe we take a blast to the past with viewings of such shows as Ralph Lauren Collection, Gucci, and Marchesa that take us back to those flapper days (hence the title Flapping back into the 1920s). I love this trend because I love the 1920s, classic, beautiful, fringy (is that a word), not to mention the 20s were our first step towards modern fashion. And it is and easy trend to pull off add anything such as a pearl necklace and whala you get your Great Gatsby on.

Baring it All 
But not literally because what has become one of my Favorite trends is that of leaving your inner Britney Spears at the door in favor of just flashing the upper abs. I love this trend because unlike that stupid Vegetable print trend, mostly every woman can wear this flashing trend (to some avail). Just show a little skin between your cropped top and highwaisted skirt and like magic you have a look that is sexy yet formal. 

Now I only have one question how is the same thing seen over and over in the same season on different runway shows? I mean how in the same season/year is a flash of abs featured in both Dolce and Gabbana and Emilio Pucci. Is there some fashion council where fashion designers meet to discuss up coming trends that will be seen in their shows? If so I want in.



  1. cleo, your writing makes me laugh. :) you are asking the same questions, i too have asked myself.

    1. like i have said before great minds think alike and also great minds ask questions that should be asked

  2. as much as i love beautiful bright colors, i must admit that it's nice to take a break from them from time to time by wearing pretty pastels. :)

    <3, Mimi
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  4. Imprecionantes imagenes y los colores son lo mas.Beso preciosa.

  5. I love all the trends, and about that question at the end; I know right, I always ask myself the same thing, maybe ther's always someone that leaks what they're doing to another designer and before you know it, everyone does it. xxxx

  6. so in love with these trends!

    nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,

  7. I'm loving pastels and crop tops!

  8. Anonymous10/26/2012

    Maybe u should shop at celine or chanel if u dont like forever 21 cheap clothes or h&m, they r just trends, i agree.