Metallics are proving to be a huge trend this spring, so what better way to incorporate it in our wardrobes than a statement bag. The first picture shown above are D.I.Y metallic lunch bags made by Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics. The description on how she made it wasn’t the most detailed, so I found you guys another version of the metallic bag in the second picture, this time a fold over carrier, with a more detailed tutorial.
My pick for “Celebrity Outfit of the Week” hands down goes to Rihanna, who rocked the shit out of a long sleeve mesh shirt and highwaisted leather skirt at a Paris fashion week after party. I’m not shocked people gave her flack for this though, their demands of “leaving something to the imagination” deserves an eye roll. Like who came up with this “leave something to the imagination” rule? The girl looks classy AF, and paired her look with all the right accessories. 10/10
Backstage at Sonia Rykiel Fall/Winter 2014-15, PFW
The other day I was on Buzzfeed, when I came across an article titled “13 stunning examples of Normcore in action” My face scrunched up in immediate aversion, “Oh Goddd, NORMCORE? Seriously?! Are you fucking kidding me?” I believe were my exact words. I began to read on with an equal level of interest and disgust, (like when you’re twitter stalking you’re enemy) I decided that the information buzzfeed was giving me wasn’t cutting it, so I took to the web and did some research. Just about every article I read on this new fashion phenomenon either mocked it or disregarded it as another soulless sub genre in hipsterdom. I’d be lying if 98% of me didn’t agree- until that is, I read about it from the actual source. “K-HOLE” is a trend forecasting group based out of NY, and they’re latest article titled “Youth Mode: A Report On Freedom” explains perfectly the very essence of Normcore. And who would of thought- that shit actually makes sense.
To understand Normcore, you first need to understand the cause of it, that being what K-HOLE describes as “Mass Indie”
WHAT IS MASS INDIE? ”being different isn’t’ always a lonely journey; it can be a group activity. Whether you’re soft grunge, pastel goth, or pale, you can shop at Forever 21. Mass Indie culture mixes weirdness with normalness until it levels out.”
According to K-HOLE there are three major problems with Mass indie;
"PROBlEM 1: SEEMING LIKE A ClONE The details that distinguish you are so small that nobody can tell you’re actually different.
PROBLEM 2: ISOlATION You’re so special nobody knows what you’re talking about.
It’s the potluck where the guests have so many dietary restrictions, that everyone can only eat what they brought. It’s the party that’s so exclusive that no one even shows up.
PROBlEM 3: MAXING OUT: The markers of individuality are so plentiful and regenerate so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up”
I live in Canada in a super small town named Winnipeg. We have one major shopping mall and that doesn’t include an H&M. Our clothing store choices are more than limited, but thankfully with the creation of tumblr, lookbook, chictopia, pintrest, blogspot and wordpress I can literally be sick of a trend before it’s even able to be purchased in one of our stores. Nothing is sacred, in and out. Mass indie is fast food fashion.
Cue the entry of Normcore, not a solution to mass indie but more of a coping mechanism.
"Once upon a time people were born into communities and had to find their individuality. Today people are born individuals and have to find their communities. Mass Indie responds to this situation by creating cliques of people in the know, while Normcore knows the real feat is harnessing the potential for connection to spring up. It’s about adaptability, not exclusivity
In terms of boring conversations that have the potential to be interesting, Mass Indie is like talking about the dream you had last night, whereas Normcore is like talking about the weather. Both allow significant emotions to be revealed in casual settings. But no matter how vividly you describe it, your dream ends with you, while the coming storm affects us all
Normcore capitalizes on the possibility of misinterpretation as an opportunity for connection — not as a threat to authenticity.
Although K-HOLE definitely gets their point across, other people still think the message is lost for the simple fact that you have to be a “plugged in cool kid” in order to even be in the know of Normcore. Kinda true.
Even so, as a person who wears about 50 tons of make up and is always plagued with the question “what am I going to wear tomorrow” The theory of Normcore seems pretty attractive, sort of like when I’m at the movie theater in heels, and a highwaisted skirt that folds into my stomache when I sit down, and a girl in uggs, sweatpants and a lulu lemon headband walks by me. Inside, do I wish my feet were coddled in the warmth insides of those disgusting boots? - yes. Will I ever, ever, ever wear an outfit like that? Not even to the hospital.
Kayture’s Milan Fashion week ootd, has to be one of my absolute favorites. The way the cognac leather skirt photographs is absolutely dazzling and the buttercreme accents is the perfect top off.
Not just for the boys anymore, the bomber jacket has become a staple in the world of street style and has proven it’s versatility for both genders. It’s also become a go to piece for style icons such as Cara Delevingne and Rihanna. And much like “The boyfriend coat" which is another big outerwear trend for spring, I believe what makes the bomber so popular is it’s ability to appeal to such a wide range of styles. It’s definitely a trend I don’t see leaving anytime soon.
Shop the trend with the links below.
I’ve always had a hard time when making a choice between hard and soft fashion. I swing between the two so often, one day opting for strong show stopping statements and then the next day, layering on small quiet rings with a single simple chain. I’ve come to realize I need both the delicate and bold equally in my life, but today my mood leans with the simple. I am so in love with FKA Twigs’ septum ring in the last picture, if you’re digging it as well, check out the the links below for some more gorgeous delicate body jewellery.
If you watch one fashion “how to” inspiration video all year let it be this one. Dylanlex (the sister duo who swept the web with their glorious stacked necklaces) and Drew Ginsburg teamed up to show you how to stack with 4 different styles.
When I first saw Chanel’s beautifully charming perfume bottle clutch, I shed tears for days, then I took a look at the $9,500 price tag and cried a little bit longer. Thankfully dreamcreate.ca heard my cry for help and decided to show all of us with champagne taste on a juice box budget, how to make are very own for only $30.00! check out the rest of her super easy to follow tutorial here.
Thought I’d show my followers some love this Valentines Day and hook them up with some awesome stuff from Littered Nation!
The winner will receive
- Gold “Legalize it” earrings
- Gold plated weed leaf beanie
- Huge weed leaf hoops earrings
THE RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS.
- Must be following this blog
- If you have Instagram you must be following myself and Littered Nation
- Must reblog this post and keep it up for one hour
The winner will be announced and contacted by Saturday. Good luck guys!
Tainara & Makémé
Paris Fashion Week