Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bubble Hem

Do not give in to the comfortable look of "Bubble Fashion". I can tell you right now without even looking at you that a bubble dress, skirt, blouse, or tunic will not look flattering on you no matter what your body type is or how you would customize it.

I'm not sure what the idea behind this look is. Honestly I can't think of a single positive thing about them. These items have wasteful amounts of fabric and a tapered hem which causes the body of the fabric to 'bubble' over. Very prego looking. The studded bubble top on the right is from Forever21. Do not purchase it.

Even worse: dresses and skirts. I simply do not understand them. I can't believe that "teen midscale" label BCBG would even put a bubble hem dress on the market. Not even couture fashion maven Max Azria could make this fad work. I assure you that it's a blessing in disguise.

With love,

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Teddy Boys & Girls

According to Wikipedia, the primarily youth-based subculture refered to as The Teddy Boysstyles inspired by fashion during the Edwardian period. This movement was first reintroduced by Savile Row tailors after World War II. Edward was soon shortened to Ted which lead to the term "Teddy Boy", first coined by a Daily headline in 1953.

"The teddy girls left school at 14 or 15, worked in factories or offices, and spent their free time buying or making their trademark clothes – pencil skirts, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars, coolie hats and long, elegant clutch bags. It was head-turning, fastidious dressing, taken from the fashion houses of the time, which had launched haute-couture clothing lines recalling the Edwardian era.

Soon the fashion had leapt across the class barrier, and young working-class men and women in London picked up the trend." {taken from When The Girls Came Out To Play by Susannah Price}

Along with those key items were short gloves, lace-up espadrilles, hobble skirts, and toreador pants.

The modern day interpretation of this movement looks like drainpipe pants, bomber jackets, and cowgirl boots.

{All images by April77}

Friday, August 24, 2007

blue pants

BDG Skinny Lightweight Pant$58.00 :: BDG Bright 5-Pocket Skinny Pant$49.00 :: Old Navy Colored Jeans$29.50


I absolutely prefer Old Navy's "Sweetheart" version of the suddenly popular blue pant. Not only are they a color that is wearable through more seasons and at more occasions, but they are also more comfortable for curvy bodies. Not to mention, they are cheaper! These same pants also come in Lemon Mint, Dino Purple, Natural, Red, & Black as well as a variety of shades of denim.

However, if you like the other pairs better, both can be purchased at

PS: The Sweetheart pants have totally adorable stitching on the back pockets!

Until next time,