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Burberry Has the Hottest Fashion in London, Hands Down

Burberry Spring 2011

image via NYmag.com

I love Burberry. Always had a knack for it although its style was a bit too mature for my taste. The plaid cashmere scarves and khaki trenches have always been super cute to me but always a bit too grown for my age. However, things are certainly different as Burberry has made a MAJOR come up for their spring 2011 collection. Although the show wasn’t a favorite amongst critics, just about everyone important in the London fashion scene was in attendance. The trenches next season are fabulous.. Seriously, you’ll be a rock star with these studded and metallic jackets. There a little bit of that Burberry sophistication with an underground London edge to it and it’s definitely the hottest thing on the runway for fashion week so far.

-Ariel Twenty Two Couture

Rock It: Lace

Givenchy ‘Lace’ Bootie

Lace Strapped Leotard by RARE

I been really digging lace a lot lately, but I was always too intimidated to wear it out of fear of looking trashy or slutty. However, this season many designers and fashion houses have been helping me cure my fears by creating cute, appropriate and fashionable lace ensembles. This year expect to see lots of lace on lots of body parts. Yes girls, you can rock lace on your hands, arms, feet, legs and just about anywhere else. Release your inner rock diva and don this trend while the weather is still nice.

Black Lace Vest and Black Tank 2Fer Top

Seam Lace Zip Back Shell Top

-Ariel Twenty Two Couture

Crazy for Leopard Prints

Leopard Molly Bag by Pauls B

DIVA Leopard Wellies

Autumn by far has to be the best season of the year. The weather is nice, the trees are beautiful, everyone’s back to school and fashion is at its peak. What makes fall fashion better than any other fashions throughout the year is that fall marks a new year for fashion trends. Many designers and fashionistas aren’t afraid to let their claws out and embrace their inner-divas by rockin’ something new and exclusive. Although I’m not huge on animal prints, I do love me some leopard (in moderation of course!) and luckily for me leopard is back and in full effect this fall. RAWRRR!!!

Grey Pink Leopard Spot Cropped Cardigan

Motel Leopard Print Cage Back Dress

-Ariel Twenty Two Couture

Kimora Says Bye Bye to Baby Phat!

No! Kimora don’t go. I was bummed when I found out that Mrs. Fabulousity herself Kimora Lee is leaving Baby Phat after 14 years. I along with so many other fashionistas will  miss Kimora and her fabulous clothes rock the runway in September for New York fashion week. Baby Phat was known to bring the biggest and baddest celebrities and concluded the end of fashion week in New York. Kimora seems very optimistic about the future though; and says she’s leaving the company she founded with her ex Russell Simmons to do bigger and better things.

Heres what Kimora had to say:

“After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it’s time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning…We’re ready for our next journey together and we’re taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us. Girl power unite!”

Get ‘em girl. I’m excited to see what you have in store in the upcoming months.

-Ariel Twenty Two Couture

Out with the New, In with the Old

Living in New York City you have to a have an appreciation for vintage. Although I’m a trendy shopper every now and then I enjoy frequent trips with my girlfriends to consignment shops all around the city. Recently, I caught this really cute vintage 1982 Christian Dior cropped checked blazer on one of my vintage hunts and believe it or not the label wasn’t what caught my attention about the jacket. It was the enormous and extra sleek shoulder pads that caught my eye.


I’ve been eyeing a blazer with shoulder pads for a minute now, and since the Balmain military style jackets worn my Beyonce and the legendary/greatly missed Michael Jackson are beyond my budget. I searched all around for a cute and reasonably priced one of a kind blazer.


What I really love about the shoulder padded look is the effect it does to the most simplest outfits. An ordinary outfit such as a v-neck and jeans could become a sleek and stylish ensemble when paired with the right accessory; and the super 1980s shoulder pads is that accessory. Don’t agree with me take a look at Kim Kardashian or Beyoncé and you’ll change your mind. Photos from People Style Watch and Karmaloop.

Trend Alert: See Through Fashion

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Hey everyone. I just want to introduce Ariel. She is another one of my awesome interns who will be writing about the latest trends. Ariel really has an eye for what is hot, so give a her a big welcome. Also check out her blog Twenty Two Couture.

I know lots of women are really intimidated of wearing sheer. The see-through fabric makes the most of us self-conscious about our physical attributes because of its ability to expose our most sacred body parts. Sheer is the perfect fabric for this time of year because its so free flowing. What makes it even better is that now more designers are taking action against the average female’s intimidation of sheer and are creating more appropriate ways to combine the sheer with casual wear.

Love 21


Recently Beyonce wore a Valentino Couture sheer top while out to dinner in NYC and like many others I was in awe. Her top was almost completely sheer with a nude undertone but had embellishments so she wouldn’t be completely naked. She looked so sleek yet edgy and for the first time ever barely there clothing didn’t look so trashy.


Olivia Wilde and Katy Perry also both rocked this look on red carpets, Olivia looked sophisticated in her almost full-frontal sheer Marchesa gown. This trend is slowly gaining its edge on the market and for the woman who likes to be daring and add an edge to her normal skinnys jeans and tank, go for this look. You’ll be sure to turn heads.  Photos from People Style Watch, Topshop, and Love 21.