Monday, February 27, 2006

From Brokeback Mountain to Jeans

After talking about the Spring and Summer 2006 fashion trend for several times, we would like to switch to the all time fashion - Jeans. This topic is originated from the thought of the award winning film "Brokeback Mountain" by Ang Lee with a story talking about two cowboys' life in the US. From the time being, jeans has been the major dressing style with the feature of custom fit and durability which was especially suitable for wild life. Jeans has become a symbol of cowboys with the character of freedom and wildness. However, jeans nowadays has evolved into a new style of fashion with a variety of design styles such as flare cut and straight cut in fiting styles, classic fit and low-rise in dressing styles and various color choices such as black, white, sky blue and navy blue etc. Apart from styles, various elements have been added to jeans design to make them more dressable for women such as nice looking embroideries and beads. With such modifications, jeans has become a major fashion selections for ladies with good body shapes. However, one should remember that there is one major difference between jeans and other fashion which is you should admire jeans from behind instead of from the front as the major attraction is from behind, right? This is why most of the jeans designers put their major designs at the back of the jeans.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2006 (Golden 80's)

The 80's is an age of return from the extreme rebellion against tradition in the 60's & 70's . Mini skirts and bikini were no longer the major attractions in fashion and more conversative elements such as one shoulder, drainpipe and one-piece swimsuit were once against brought back in fashion trends. This trend is also back for Spring and Summer fashion 2006. Fashion designers adopt these elements into their latest design. With the 80's concept, they of course will not omit the bling-bling brought about by the riches in the 80's. We use bling-bling here for a more appropriate description though bling-bling is a late 90's term. Bling-bling is a hip hop slang term which refers to expensive jewelry and other accoutrements, and also to an entire lifestyle built around excess spending and ostentation. "Bling-bling" was popularized as a slang term within hip-hop after the success of "Bling Bling", a 1999 hit hip-hop song by The B.G., featuring his Cash Money Records labelmates Juvenile, Lil' Wayne, Turk, Baby, and Mannie Fresh. The key element of this year's bling-bling is metallic color with either golden or silvery color used in all kinds of fashion clothes and accessories such as dresses, skirts, handbags and shoes etc. Maybe such fashion style is also originated from the high rising prices of gold and silver lately. Please be reminded that these metals were also very expensive in the 80's. Therefore, I would rather say fashion is also a reflection of social phenomenons at times.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2006 (Sweet Dandy)

The "Sweet Dandy" trend is something about dressing in a neutral way. One joke about this trend is that a girl gets up in the morning but can't find any of her clothes around. As she needs to go anyway, she simply picks up the clothes of her boyfriend and goes out. Then she finds that she's at the front of Spring and Summer 2006 fashion trend. Ha! Ha! That's really the way of dressing for "Sweet Dandy". Boy style jackets, shirt with ties and other trendy boy style dressing come to the world of women's fashion. However, please remember the "Sweet" in front of "Dandy" which means to be dressed like a cute boy but not a cowboy. If you don't know what to do, go out in the street and get more ideas from the boys you like. By the way, Valentine's Day is coming and you have absolutely excuse to dress exactly like your boyfriend this year because this is the latest fashion trend and the most important because you love him!

Happy Valentine's Day!