See here for more on how to wear neon without looking too flamboyant.
And let's recall your basic knowledge on geometry. There are two types of line: vertical (top to bottom) and horizontal ( left to right)
In fashion these lines are coined as stripes. They say if you are quite gifted with love handles, horizontal stripes does not suite you, cause it will widen your shape, worsen your shabby look. Vertical stripes will help petite ones appear taller, and make 'healthy' ones look slimmer.
I browsed my chictopia account only everytime I remember that I have an account in that site. But through chictopia there I discovered the charm of Lissa Kahayon then I was more glad to know that she unveiled her very own blog early this year, May 5 in exact.
This is the very first picture she posted on her blog.
She's young, so vibrant, so transparent, so real. And her sense of style, as I described it and frankly e-mailed her about it, is - simply distinctive, perfectly feminine and brilliantly flirty.
I'd like to share how she honestly and humbly answered my questions (all for the love of fashion). I am so grateful that she basically spared me some minutes from her super busy life and took time to answer my 5 queries. Thanks Lissa!
The Q and A:
How do you define your style?
Lissa- very unpredictable- I can do rocker, girly, punk, tomboy, etc. :) It depends on my mood, the weather or my inspiration for the day.
What are your three essential fashion items?
Lissa- High heels, oversized earrings and a men's watch.
What will be your advice to fashion-novices?
Lissa- Confidence is key and don't follow trends. Always invest in the classics.
What makes your blog successful?
Lissa - I'm really honored you think my blog is successful. I guess when you're passionate about something, it really reflects on your work. I don't let photos pile up on my camera, I always make time to blog no matter how tired I am and I don't blog to brag or show off- what you see in my blog is the real me that I love to share with everyone.
What is your definition about FASHION, in general?
Lissa- Fashion is an expression of one's self. It speaks volumes about a person and is a reflection of who he/she is.
I so like these pics of her and David. They look soo good together.
I love this shade of pink on my cellphone and netbook.
I think its close to old rose. It's pink = girly but not flashy, perfect for a professional. Fits for my generation too ( me, a product of the 80's). I 'work' (do net researcher for my daytime work, do blogging for past time, play Angry Birds now, but was a Plants vs. Zombies addict, do updating my online shop (known by a few) in my mini offiice, inside my yellow bedroom with my pink hp mini and pink blackberry curve. Guess what, both gadgets are sponsored by special individuals in my small circle.
Even with my gadgets, I embed color coordination in my selection. In my mini office, I am facing the wall, painted in yellow and decorated with wall stickers (still with the color pink) and photos that inspire me to do the best for my --- days.
HP mini 110, thanks to my dad! Pink Blackberry, thanks to my 'partner-in-crime', my soon to be business partner. If not for them, I could not have the chance to get hold of these.
Thanks to my special sponsors! lol. But really, I thank them with deep sincerity.
I am not fanatic of neutrals but since I do not have a favorite color, you will definitely find the color gray in my closet.
the GRAY color
gray is an achromatic or neutral color
Q: What is the correct spelling of the color: Gray or Grey?
Both can actually be used. The difference is that grAy is the American spelling whereas grEy is the British spelling
the GRAY palette
left:Warm Tones, produced by adding 6% yellow to the standard gray
right: Cool Tones, produced by adding 6% blue to the standard gray via the wikipedia
I had some spare time to make an outfit shoot for my gray tierred lace dress which was given to me by my close friend at work. Thanks to Ms. Rot.
4 Ways to Wear a Gray Lace Dress
GRAY + BLACK creates a MINIMALIST look yet MAXIMIZING only 7 fashion pieces
(1) gray lace dress (2) black full skirt (3) black vest (4) black jacket (5) black straw hat (6) black cork wedge (7) gray heeled boots
ONE - wearing: gray tierred lace dress worn as long dress blouse, black tierred skirt (with garter on waist), originally knee-length but worn lower to create a long full skirt look - random; black cork wedge - Connie gifted from sis' travel in the U.S.; black straw hat - G. Fiesta
TWO - wearing: gray tierred lace dress worn as dress underneath a black jacket with rolled-up sleeves-thrifed, opened in front to show the ribbon of the dress; gray suede heeled boots - Shubizz
THREE - wearing: gray tierred lace dress worn as long dress blouse; black tierred skirt- random worn just inches above the knee to create an additional tier on the gray blouse; black straw hat - G. Fiesta; black cork wedge - Connie
FOUR - wearing: gray tierred lace dress worn as dress underneath a black vest - thrifted; gray heeled boots - Shubizz; toying with 2 green stress balls