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Is being on-trend out of fashion?

Le 20 octobre 2016, 05:27 dans Humeurs 0

Trends come and go, and when crafting your own patch of paradise it can be tempting to succumb to the latest rage in a bid to keep your abode up-to-the-minute. But with design trends turning over so rapidly, is being on-trend, well, off-trend?

It can be tempting to succumb to the latest rage in a bid to keep your abode up-to-the-minute.

With what’s hot and what’s not coming at us 24/7, those with a penchant for classic timelessness and a dislike of seasonal whims could be forgiven for wondering if they are, indeed, not hot. “Avoiding trends is not a mistake,” says leading interior stylist Lisa Koehler, “but then the decision of finishes and furniture become even more important, so your house does not feel out of date.”

To trend or not to trend

If good style demands perfect juxtaposition, then rejecting trends could be an oversight. “I think it’s a mistake to reject something purely because it’s a trend if it makes sense in every other way,” says Simpfendorfer. “Unless you are running a museum, having a mono-era house doesn’t really make sense. Houses and interiors should grow and evolve and use the best of what’s available, whether it’s fashionable or not.” Koehler agrees. “Your home should include your favourite colours and textures and any trends that work well with that style. This is what creates a unique and individual home.”

Future classics

While many trends come and go, it makes sense that some stick and become timeless. “Some trends originate from something real … and they are the ones that outlive the moment of peak saturation,” says Simpfendorfer. “To get to the timeless phase you need to ride out the mass-popularity moment and focus on the reasons you chose them. Copper is a material I absolutely love, but too much can be exhausting. It will calm down eventually, and then the really good copper will still look good and the rest will be binned!”

Here’s the Flawless Beyoncé-Inspired Wedding Dance You’ve Been Waiting For

Le 11 octobre 2016, 08:25 dans Humeurs 0

This bride's surprise dance routine went viral

Model Karina Jones wearing a dress from Pearl Bridal at Miami Beach. Photo: Jerad Williams.

Melissa Molinaro’s wedding performance will be one to remember for a long time.

Molinaro, a performer and founder of fashion brand MAE, stunned her wedding guests and her groom with an epic seven-minute long, Beyoncé-inspired dance, complete with dance troupe and bedazzled outfits fit for Queen Bey herself. A video of the bride’s dance at her wedding reception went viral, with more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.

The routine, featuring flawless moves in formation, ends with the uplifting song End of Time and Molinaro’s groom joining in with the performance. “If you ask my husband, he’ll tell you one of his favorite things is to watch me perform. I knew for that moment I had to give him the performance of a lifetime,” Molinaro told USA Today, adding, “I spent almost five months planning and preparing with my choreographer Brinn Nicole and my talented girlfriends, Jamie Lee Ruiz, Penelope Vazquez, Aylia Janell and Candice Craig.”

London Fashion Week, Day 4: Burberry and More

Le 19 septembre 2016, 10:48 dans Humeurs 0

LONDON — The weekend moved at a breakneck pace this season, taking industry insiders to London’s four corners to see all the designers had to offer. But there is no rest for the wicked, and the schedule was only just ramping up to Monday, the busiest day of them all. Here’s what is coming:

• There were plenty of designers in attendance at the Downing Street curtain raiser to fashion week on Thursday night, but only one appeared to have dressed half of the movers and shakers in the room: Roksanda Ilincic. The Serbian-born, London-based designer had both Natalie Massenet and Samantha Cameron wearing her creations, not to mention two women wearing the same black and yellow shift dress. Her latest show — no doubt packed with plenty of her usual signature color-blocked, sculptural designs (Michelle Obama and Melania Trump are also fans) — kicks off the day.

• Front-row whispers of the name Huishan Zhang have been reaching fever pitch in anticipation of his first stand-alone catwalk show this afternoon. Mr. Zhang, born in Qingdao, China and based in London, gained experience in Dior’s haute couture atelier before introducing his namesake label in 2011 and having his London Fashion Week debut in September 2012. Since then, his collections have been sold at Browns, Moda Operandi and Bergdorf Goodman; he also was among those said to have been considered to replace Alber Elbaz at Lanvin earlier this year. 

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