The warmer the weather gets, the brighter the sun gets, the more I am in need for new shades! You will notice the 2010 spring and summer trend for sunglasses are still big like in previous years. You will notice over sized floating lenses, curved arm frames, and a mix of metal and thinner plastic frames. When you're looking into purchasing your new pair of sunglasses for the summer, go big or go home. Diane Von Furstenberg has unveiled her line of sunglasses this year and really set the tone. Be prepared for cheapy knock offs and similar shapes and styles in Forever21 stores. I am loving this trend because not only is it ultra glam, it's got great sunlight coverage!
I should have done this post a loooong time ago. I mean, how much do you just LOVE the Bad Romance video? Absolutely genius isn't it? This whole video is all about fashion and glamour with all of Lady Gaga's twist. I am so in love with this woman! I recently got a request to replicate some of Lady Gaga's looks in this video and it has taken me way to long to respond. So without further adieu, let's replicate some of the most fabulous looks from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video.
Look#1: Opening Scene
I love this opening scene look in her gold structured dress. It's got really cool lines and wings and hips and it's just so much fun to look at without being overwhelming. The blond bob and metal sunglasses are all important elements to this futuristic look. Now, it is hard to directly replicate any of Gaga's looks as they are one of a kind and too weird to wear to the grocery store. However, you can find a lot of inspiration when you're out shopping for a new outfit. Here are some of my inspiration looks that channel this gold structured dress from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. Oh, and if you want to go all out, check out this blond bob and metal glasses for any occasion that would call for such gaga-ness.
Look #2: White Outfit
Catsuits are normally in black. And while it is very sexy in black, there is nothing cooler than a white catsuit. That's exactly what Lady Gaga wore in her Bad Romance video with a white pleather looking crown. You can find white catsuits for great prices on ebay. I'm not sure what occasion would call for a white cat suit, but then again, why not wear a cat suit to the mall? I mean, if you're a fashionista, that's pretty much your ticket to do whatever you want. Lady Gaga does. Or, if you're a little more conservative, I found really hot white dresses that are an inspiration from Lady Gaga's white catsuit look.
Look #3: Black Outfit
This is one of the moments in the video where Lady Gaga looks the most normal. The outfit where she is standing in front of the mirror is a simple black catsuit with a black skirt over her bodysuit. Accessorized with simple black sunglasses and a black crown. I found a youtube video (see below) that shows a very easy way to make this crown just by using felt. If you do not have the budget for a catsuit, you can easily replicate this outfit with a black long sleeve turtleneck with black leggings, black skirt and super high black platform pumps. Super easy and super hot.
Look#4: Red Lace Outfit
This outfit is definitely not something to directly replicate but find much inspiration from. Unless your boss at work allows you to wear a small strip of fabric to cover up your hoo-ha, I found really hot lacy dresses to channel this look. Remember to rock the red lace dress out with some knee high black boots and black gloves if you dare.
Sometimes it totally pays to be a bargain shopper. Two summers ago, I shopped a discount bin at the end of summer at Old Navy to find http://iga.edu/essays-for-sale/ a black ruffled swimsuit. I thought it was pretty standard and black, I could wear it without a problem. And BAM! Ruffled swimsuits and bathing suits are the total craze this summer. Who knew? I am trendy and the bathing suit I bought from Old Navy seriously only costs me $2.00. Love it.
Take advantage of this trend! It's really forgiving in places that you're not that well endowed in, and hides things you may not be proud of. If you're less busty, like myself, a ruffled swimsuit top will add more body to the area making it appear fuller. If you are not fond of your abs or buttocks, ruffles will simply drape over those areas hiding it while adding some style. Monokinis and one pieces are very flattering and fun.
If you already have a favorite non ruffled bathing suit that you love to wear every summer, opt for a ruffled cover up. They're totally cute and girly. It's like wearing a little dress while hanging by the pool or walking along the beach. So this summer, take your style poolside with this 2010 Summer trend. Here are my top picks for all ruffled swimwear:
Let's face it, she is a fashionista, a trend setter, a #1 New York Times bestselling Author. Ah yes, after Lauren Conrad left the Hills, she has been doing her own thing and doing it right. Everyone loves her cute girl next door and seemingly approachable personality and her simple yet classy style. Lauren Conrad had a fashion line before that didn't do so well, but she's now refocusing her clothing line to the average buyer. No longer will you find ridiculously priced items that can easily be found at Forever 21. Lauren Conrad's clothing line can now be found at Kohls. A couple years ago, celebrities were all about high end. But with the current economical climate, they need to re-evaluate their target market and lower their prices.
If you like Lauren's style, you can actually buy Lauren Conrad pieces for very cheap. If you want her look to inspire you to find similar pieces, check out my How to Dress Like Lauren Conrad post. Either way, her style is super easy to duplicate and you can find really good deals for her look. Here are some of my top picks from her line: