Silk night gown, vintage. Fur jacket, A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz.
Photographed by D. Qu
Froze my butt off jamming a night gown out at the Grove. I must say, I felt barely there trying to hide from people gawking. Underneath my fur jacket was actually a gorgeous silk vintage night gown. I was really impressed by the delicate hand stitched lace and the beautiful skirt cut on bias grain. Knowing myself who sleeps like a gorilla, I probably couldn’t ever wear something so pretty to bed. If you are feeling brave, try out the pajama trend on April 16th for the “National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day”.
Don’t you just wish everyone can pull-off the Jammies look down the runway for Fall 2013? Seriously, I would love to roll out of the bed, throw on a fur jacket over my pajama and look instant chic. What could be hotter than sleepwear/lingerie turned into daywear? Lanvin paired silk slips with an oversized boyfriend coat, Marc Jacobs and Rochas turned silk pajama sets into luxury wear. Nonetheless, it’s not about being a slob with tousled hair and messy makeup. It’s about having the privilege of wearing Jammies and still look so refined and tamed.
A bridge with nothing except a yellow stripe. I could swirl to the right and swirl to the left. On a second thought, the stripes were enough to make anyone dizzy. As you know it by now, stripes is everywhere but does it actually stretch and slim you down? I found this bengal stripe dress quite flattering though I could not tell you if I seemed thinner. Let’s just say my 104 pounds of weight looked like I’m 104 pounds unless you tell me otherwise. If anything, camera makes me look fatter so then maybe I did look like 5 pounds less in person. Yeah… wear stripes.
Stripes, one of the most classic pattern mixed and matched in every possible way for fall 2013 ready-to-wear. Designers updated this simple pattern by blocking it with neutrals, playing with the directions, and sometimes, even mixing it with different prints. Wondering why all the stripes hype? Believe it or not, the visual illusion of stripes can slim a person down if worn correctly. Although it’s debatable, inward diagonal stripes and stripes blocked with black on the side will for sure make a person look 5 pounds less. The direction of the stripes as well as the cut of the garment will determine the overall appeal. That being said, get creative with stripes for fall and if you are bold enough, you might even pull-off the Beetlejuice look.
There ain’t no roses without a fight. For fall 2013, dainty floral juxtaposed with hard and fierce silhouettes. You won’t find your grandma’s floral jammies here. Roses are printed on biker jackets, tuxedo shirts or folded in a trompe l’oeil effect for maximum impact of that tough chick. You know the saying,”no pain, no gain”, and we fight for what we get. That’s why roses comes with killer thorns.