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Ever wonder how some of your favorite fashionistas put colors together to create eye-catching and fabulously colorful outfits? Well so does Fashion Bombshell Kendra who wrote in asking, “As a recessionista engineer, I cannot afford to buy a new wardrobe for the spring/summer. I have great pieces in my wardrobe already so I want to know how to make the most of my wardrobe by playing around with different color combinations.
As much as I don't consider myself a follower of celebrities, gossip or even true "fashion," I've always been so impressed with the young English actress Emma Watson and how she's turned into a shining star beyond the Potter films. She especially gained my respect after chopping off her long locks about a year ago. It was a bold move- but I absolutely LOVE it. Partnering with repected brands Burberry and People Tree , her career has switched full gears into fashion- making her somewhat of an icon for our generation. Her lookbook is so beautiful. I don't know what it is about the Brit's- but they really know how to look effortlessly sophisticated- hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Christian Dior made masterful use of surface embellishments for his evening dresses of the early 1950s. In this example from the 1952-1953 collection, complex beading and applied ruffles create a lively and varied surface for the dress. Pealescent sequins and paillettes of four different shapes and sizes are interspersed with narrow ruffled bands of pale pink horsehair, creating a subtle tone-on-tone pattern that swirls across the skirt and bodice. The pale color palette and strapless neckline makes the garment a prime example of Dior's more revealing looks for 1952, a connection made by Richard Martin in reference to another version of the same dress in the collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>