What would you rather be outrageous and spontaneous or simple and predictable? Maybe we’re taking it to the extremes but when it comes to how you live for life shouldn’t we take it seriously and to the extreme? Being predictable will never take us anywhere. That’s why projecting oneself across the mirror is so important. You can see your own reflection and if you look into depth you can kinda figure out what others see. More than that (obviously) you can see the amazing shoes your wearing (duh!) and then you can really walk with confidence without depending on being simple or amazing.
Jeffrey Campbell is known for his intense designs that go to radical terms and make you look twice. They are not for everyone but if you have good taste and know what it is to have some fun you will at least fall in love with one of the designs even if you don’t dare walk in them. Even when they mostly include sky-high platforms and heels this collection there’s something for everyone. We have platforms, open boots, flats and even some delicate heels.
With spring coming to an end and summer just across the street we may think about bright colors but not necessarily. This collection is full of earth hues that will compliment any outfit from colorful to white to even dark tones. This makes it even better since you will obtain a pair that you can wear all year long even though they have a fresh look that calls for summer you can play with the look and make them turn all around.
Reality is I like risks and statement pieces that maybe not everyone will wear but most definitely they can acknowledge them and appreciate them. The real questions to all fashion lovers are: Do you dare? Can you handle it? Are you simple or are you a risk taker?
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When it comes to festivals what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? For me there are two key elements: music obviously but more than that is the fashion. The one you see and the one you see yourself in. Its no wonder that a line like Lacoste was present at the Coachella music festival last week. Let’s just say it was the perfect combination of music, fashion and of course in sunny California a pool couldn’t be missing from the picture.
With celebrity guest including Katy Perry, Joe and Nick Jonas, Rita Ora, Alessandra Ambrosio among other superstars the party was more than rocking plus they had special DJ guest appearances by Elijah Wood, Alexa Chung and DJ Mom Jeans. Who wouldn’t wanna party like that? Lately Lacoste has been appealing to a younger crowd and let me tell you it must be really working because to have a group like that together your either cool or up and coming.
To all us girly girls they had a mani and pedi station with colors provided by Essie. Who doesn’t want to chill with hot Californian guys while getting your nails done and then finish off with a drink beside a humongous pool? I would’ve been the first in line. Coachella was the place to be last week. What about you guys? Were you able to attend? Are you planning to go next year? I can assure you one thing, I missed it this year but Coachella’s 2014 crowds will include myself.
Lately I’ve been watching what celebrities and runways have been sporting in terms of dress shoes for women. Seeing it coming isn’t the same as having it here already, vinyl is so back! From Christian Louboutin to Chanel they are all integrating themselves into this trend. The biggest names in show business are wearing them. What are we waiting for?
Dress shoes needed something fresh, different and a little hint that would make them look sort of funky in a classic way. Single sole shoes for me are the definition of sexy but they are still very classic and don’t really have a wow factor. Now if you mix textures and add a little vinyl here and there you have a match made in heaven.
The great thing about this trend is that you can carry it with anything and you will look fabulous. For example if you want to go a little lighter you can wear skinny jeans with a basic whit t-shirt and accessorize it with a bold oversize necklace that goes with the shoes. If we want to try a more elegant look a button down shirt with a peplum knee high skirt and a really big bun will strive you to perfection.
The best part about this trend is that since its vinyl if you choose a neutral color that’s mixed with it can go with any color you want it too from pastels to dark hues. Furthermore, a big plus to the equation you will most definitely remember your 90’s days and think twice next time you want to throw away all fads that “won’t come back ever again”.
Who doesn’t go back to the basics every once in a while? It’s good to take risks and be daring to the unknown but ohh how good it feels to be acquainted with the recognizable. Class is something you cannot buy but what you can buy is the classic look to start off your journey. Men have always had a classic feel to anything they wear. What they don’t know is how much we love that old glamour from old movies in which they played the savior and looked so handsome while doing it.
Finally someone heard our prayers and with a little twist has been bringing sexy back into our gentlemen’s closets. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love how our guys dress and the looks they can achieve with new styles and looks but this just screams Mamma Mia!!
I introduce to you the wingtip shoe. Yeah the same one that your grandpa wore with his khaki pants. Guys just picture you with a sleek fitted pant and these amazing classic shoes. Now imagine yourself with some shorts, a cardigan and the same shoes, isn’t it amazing? It gives your formal look a fashionable taste and your more casual self a twist and funky tone that will get the girls and the boys turning heads.
For those who like to add your own style into every trend and want to add certain youth to the classic we got your solution. There are also styles with bright colored soles that you can combine with your laces and only if you know what your doing even with your socks!
Are you ready to start mixing the old with the new?
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Lacoste does know how to get down. Celebrities from Ian Somerhalder to Hayden Panettiere got together at the Elms Mansion in New Orleans to celebrate the Super Bowl on February 2nd. The bash entertained its guest with music by Lil’ Wayne.
The elite mansion was full of Lacoste stations for the guest to see their new merchandise. Everyone enjoyed themselves and goofed around all night. The occasion was perfect for Lacoste to take the leadership and cater to the young celebrities that the public acclaims so much. This is a great way to get through that young market.
Personally who wouldn’t want to be part of the Lacoste world now? If that means hanging around Chace Crawford and Hunger Games Josh Hutcherson I wouldn’t think twice.
Do you have your favorite pair ready to rock them out? Styles available at www.novushoes.com
Winter is coming to an end and we cannot wait for the summer but before it gets here we have a whole season in between to welcome: SPRING! Time to store all those dark hues and long sleeves. When we come to think of it spring brings us comfort in our wardrobe. We feel free and liberated to show some skin and get rid of the boots. But don’t worry we already have the perfect trend figured out for you to rock this new season.
Very few times a tendency is so strong that it translates to women and men as a whole. A shoe can either make or break an outfit. We tend to think that the fancier the shoe the fashionable the outfit. Let me tell you this is a complete myth. You can totally wear comfy, trendy shoes and at times look even better than when you have high sky stilettos on.
Canvas is a must when you think about the resort/spring season. Now it makes it’s way to your feet. Canvas shoes have been ‘in’ for a while now with known brands stating how simple a shoe can be and the impact it can still make. They go with anything for anywhere. You won’t want to take them off.
Now are you ready to look trendy and feel good about it? We give you a couple of looks so you know how to carry this trend correctly. If you don’t wear it believe me everyone else will be doing so.
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Cada año la moda militar reaparece durante la temporada otoño-invierno. No obstante, este año, las piezas con estampados de camuflaje, así como los tonos caqui, grises, marrones y verdes, sobre todo el olivo, se imponen con la fuerza de un ejército.
Vemos el “camo print” en chaquetas, pantalones, correas, bolsos, zapatos y toda clase de accesorios.
Recientemente artistas como Rihanna, Cheryl Cole (arriba en las fotos), Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus y Kylie Minogue han sido captadas luciendo prendas en estampado de camuflaje con looks informales y desenfadados como el grunge o combinadas con piezas claves que le dan un aire más sofisticado.
Prendas en cuero y piel, con tachuelas y botones metálicos son ideales para mezclar con el print camuflajeado y conseguir el llamado estilo “army girl”.
Un poco de historia
De acuerdo con un artículo de la reportera Carmen Martín, de la agencia noticiosa EFE, los acentos militares en el guardarropa femenino tienen su origen en el siglo pasado cuando la mujer tuvo que adaptar sus ropa habitual para incorporarse a las tareas en el campo de batalla, colaborar en las enfermerías y trabajar en el campo o en la ciudad, mientras los hombres luchaban en el frente. Cuando los caballeros regresaron a casa, se encontraron a una mujer que usaba pantalones, parkas, botas y ropa cómoda.
- Escoge solo una prenda camuflageada. La idea no es que luzcas como oficial del ejército, sino que esa pieza, combinada con los accesorios adecuados, sea el foco de tu look.
- Puedes combinar las camisas o chaquetas camuglageadas con mahones, cotos y hasta vestidos. Para estilizar tu figura, utiliza un cinturón.
- Las botas y botines al tobillo, con cordones o con detalles en metal, como tachuelas, son perfectas para para el army look más desenfadado.
- Si buscas un estilo más sofisticado, combina con unos pumps o peep toes y un bolso tipo ‘clutch’.
Una de las razones por las que adoro esta temporada es la variedad de estilos de botas que podemos hallar en las tiendas.
Me declaro una fiel fanática de este calzado, y admito que me ha hecho feliz el arraigo que han tenido las botas y botines durante el pasado año en Puerto Rico, pues como sabemos, debido al clima tropical nuestro, no es el más utilizado en la Isla.
Así que las botas llegaron para quedarse, y esta temporada otoño-invierno, le apuesta más a las más bajitas, planas y de tacón de dos pulgadas o menos, a las de estilo motociclista y las militares. Se destacan también, los estilos con cordones, en cuero y gamuza, tanto en los neutrales negro, marrón y nudes, como en los tonos otoñales camel y color vino.
Ya hemos visto a famosas como Rihanna, Jessica Alba y Audrina Patridge luciendo sus botas bajitas y planas de cordones. Mientras, otras como Charlize Theron, han optado por los botines de plataforma, como lo vemos en la foto de arriba.
Se puede decir que la historia de las botas va de la mano con la historia de las civilizaciones. Los primeros registros que se conocen de este calzado elaborado con propósitos de protección hablan de la existencia de la bota desde el año 15000 a. C. Las piezas más antiguas proceden de Mesopotamia, en el medio oriente. Se cree que en esa época eran usadas tanto por hombres como mujeres, con diversidad de decoraciones.
Pero fue en el siglo XIX, cuando la mujer asumió una nueva actitud más curiosa y dispuesta a salir de su casa a conocer el mundo y para la década de 1830, comenzaron a surgir las primeras botas femeninas, en modelos delicados y refinados, con botones o amarradas con cordones o lazos. Más adelante, la conservadora reina Victoria, popularizó la bota femenina, en particular, la “bota Balmoral”, nombrada de esta forma, en honor al pueblo escocés.
Así la bota fue evolucionando, y en los últimos años del siglo XX, este calzado, que ha trascendido las clases sociales, las ocupaciones, la procedencia y el género, puede encontrarse en el guardarropas de todos.
We just received the best news, apparently the spikes are going no where, and you know what? We are LOVING it! Spring/Summer 2013 it’s coming strong with the spike trend. One of our favorites brands Jeffrey Campbell is launching a new concept: jelly and spikes. Sounds interesting right? Well, it’s actually pretty amazing since not only its coming in a variety of colors but also it’s a flat sandal, YES! Trendy and comfortable? We are so in!
We (the fashion savvy crowd) live constantly awaiting what will be the next trend or which one will be next season’s key item. Well let me tell you it’s already here because if this shoe style doesn’t cut it I don’t know what will. We identify the spring / summer season as a fresh and lightweight season in which we can look fabulous while feeling comfortable. Let’s just say that Jeffrey hit us right on the spot with this one. Every detail of the item screams fashion.
Spikes are not something everyone is daring to wear. You have to possess confidence and the will to take a chance that probably most of the people wouldn’t. This is what makes a season’s key item: uniqueness. This item is the one that everyone wants but not everyone can pull it off. You need to be a complete fashionista & have that “je ne sais quoi” that we all look for.
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