STYLE SLAYS AND NAYS: CELEBRITY STREET STYLE EDITION #3

Fashion is not about what you where, but about the way you wear it. We all have that story about someone who wears an incredible piece in an unflattering way.

Sometimes I feel like people are trying their best to ruin their own outfits. They either don’t choose the right shoes or the right jacket or something else entirely and make things off. And the same thing goes for celebrities and their styles.

For this edition of Slays and Nays, let’s find out how our favorite stars made or failed to make the fall fashion trends their own!

THE WHITE BOOTS

Slay: Gizele Olivera. Nay: Rihanna

Years ago, wearing white boots was a shameful thing… This fall they are back!

If I say super mini denim shorts, white shirt, and white boots, who comes to mind? Probably Britney Spears, right? And if I add the American flag behind, you picture a cowgirl for sure! Well, look how beautiful this cowgirl is. Gizele is wearing these boots the easiest way you could wear them, but she looks stunning and fashionable.

Rihanna again went too far… Why do people think that being fashionable = being dressed up? With white boots, the shorter the better.

ORANGE AND BLACK

Slay: Bella hadid. Nay: Chiara Ferragni

How difficult it is to wear orange… However, it’s one of this fall’s colors. While Bella is killing it, Ciara looks like she is going to a Halloween party. Even though the shape of Ciara’s jacket is really interesting, this orange is too flashy for her skin tone.

THE SILK PYJAMAS

Slay: Jeanne Damas. Nay: Gigi Hadid

Silk pyjamas shirts were already trendy last fall, and, guess what? Get ready to see them again this season.

The French it-girl Jeanne Damas looks fabulous in this outfit. The print could have been too much but it’s not. No big handbag, no jacket, and we barely see the shoes, which is a good thing.

Gigi is showing us what we shouldn’t do if we want to make this trend ours. First, the pants are too short, it’s more elegant to wear them really long. Second, never tuck the shirt in the pants. And finally, it’s better to go up one size for a loose fit.

THE BERET

Slay: Rihanna. Nay: Cara Delevingne

Whether we like it or not, the beret is a huge trend this fall and we won’t be able to escape it.

While Rihanna is just stunning in this all black everything outfit, Cara looks too retro in this dress and red beret. Her outfit is so cliché. Maybe a little bit of finesse would have brought more elegance.

THE METALLIC WINTER JACKET

Slay: Kendall (left). Nay: Kendall (right)

Ok, let’s make this a Kendall vs. Kendall. She obviously loves wearing metallic jackets more than everyone else, so let’s see when she slays and when she nays.

The aviator jacket is perfection… the shape is perfect, the gold not too aggressive, and the black details go very well with the overall outfit.

The puffer jacket is very cool to wear, too, but the material looks maybe a little bit too fake. The jacket goes really well with this scarf and the grey t-shirt she wears, but not that much with the pants, which accentuate this shiny material too much.

5 Identical Designer Dupes That Won’t Break The Bank

Fashion Week’s just finished and, as fashion addicts, we are still dreaming of the incredible clothes we saw on the runway and coming to the realization that our actual wardrobe is ridiculous. Well, as I sit and wait for the winning lottery number, I thought it would be nice and kinder on your waller to know where to get some designer clothes dupes in order to create your Carrie Bradshaw wardrobe. Fashion, yes! But on a budget.

Speaking of Bradshaw, have you ever had a dream of her famous Manolo Blahnik satin pumps? These are probably the stiletto shown the most on TV. If you don’t feel like spending your entire salary on a pair, I suggest these from Dune London.

Left: Manolo Blahnik. Right: Dune London

These Stella McCartney wedges are a must, especially if you spent spring-summer wearing heels to pretend you are as tall as Heidi Klum. Walking with wedges is also way easier than walking in a pair stilettos. You will find this perfect dupe at Shein’s.

Left: Stella McCartney. Right: Shein

Getting yourself an inspired aviator leather jacket is just as important. Acne Studio proposes the perfect one, full black perfect shape… If you are into this trend, this dupe from Warehouse will satisfy you.

Left: Acne Studio. Right: Warehouse

We have seen these gathered Yves Saint Laurent high boots everywhere. The Haute Couture brand also made a silver version of it that’s higher and with more glitter and obviously more difficult to wear. The black version is a good alternative if you are looking for everyday shoes. You will find this perfect dupe at Urban Outfiters. The only difference you will notice is that the Yves Saint Laurent ones are in leather whereas the dupe is in faux suede.

Left: Yves Saint Laurent. Right: Urban Outfiters

Haute Couture brands’ handbags are probably the most copied items. This basic black one from Yves Saint Laurent iss not make an exception and we won’t complain about it. It’s beautiful, goes with every outfit, and can also be worn at night. You will find this dupe at Mango.

Left: Yves Saint Laurent. Right: Mango

Extreme beauty trends

Have you noticed how the beauty world can be a little bit mysterious sometimes?! Shouldn’t beauty trends make us more attractive, more beautiful?

The new generation of beauty gurus are trying to break the traditional beauty standards and are using social media to talk about them. While laser hair removal has become the latest trend, social media is showing us that beauty gurus are not ready to get rid of hair and are, in fact, even developing a cult for keeping it around.

Everything began two years ago when female celebrities proudly showed their hairy underarms on red carpets. At the time, we were talking more about a movement than a trend. It was a way for women to get their power back and to act as they wanted.

Of course, Madonna was one of the first who decided to proudly show off her hairy armpits.

Back in 2016, models with furry nails were seen on the runway at the New York Fashion Week. We owe this incredible manicure trend to Jan Arnold, director and co-founder of CND Nail Polish. What a surprise it was to see hair on models’ hands, but, at the same time, it seemed to be an extension of nail art, something the fashion world could easily accept.

Earlier this year, Instagram showed us a new trend regarding hair: “Squiggle brows”!!! As weird as it sounds, the idea is to create a zig zag shape on your eyebrows. I don’t know about you, but I feel like doing your brows is difficult enough without having to adopt a trend that requires an entire day — especially if it makes you look like an alien.

Few weeks ago, another bizarre trend came up, and, if you have an Instagram account or a Facebook profile, you’ve probably seen this picture in your feed.

Yes, getting fake hair nose extensions is the new trend…!!!!!!!

@Gret_Chen_Chen probably didn’t imagine that the photo reposted a thousand times all over the world. But since then, the trend has taken hold, and is being spread by beauty gurus, and seems to mean something.

Again, isn’t beauty supposed to make you feel pretty? Is it going too far?

The more I ask myself, the more I understand that beauty shouldn’t be a standard but something that makes you feel good and confident. So if having a nose full of hair makes you feel awesome, why not?!

Vanessa Paradis: From Baby Star to Fashion Icon

There is no beauty like hers. 30 years after the beginning of her career Vanessa Paradis continues to impress the public. Singer, model, actress, and fashion icon, Paradis remains one of the favorite celebrities in France.

How could we describe her style? In the late ’80s, people discovered a 14-year-old “lolita” with a cute voice and a pretty face. Paradis singing “Joe le taxi” in a white crop top and a pair of jeans was far from the elegant woman she is now but it captivated people in the music and the fashion industry.

In 1991 she became the face of the Coco for Chanel perfume. Since then, she stayed close to the Maison de Haute Couture and then became Karl Lagerfeld’s muse.

In 1994, she met Johnny Depp and their love story helped her garner international recognition. Growing up, she continued to captivate us thanks to her style and her mesmerizing beauty.

Paradis doesn’t need tricks to shine and that’s why we love her. She is the perfect mix between a romantic bohemian and a boyish girl. Really elegant and feminine on the red carpet wearing long dresses, white and nude colors, her hair and makeup remind those she wore as a teenager — her looks are always clean, no bling bling or extravagant outfits.

In her personal life, she likes wearing casual outfits but styles them up with androgynous pieces. We usually see her in washed denim, white t-shirts, and blazers. Like Karl Lagerfeld said: “What’s impressive about Vanessa is not what she does but the way she does it.”… and we agree!

STYLE SLAYS AND NAYS: CELEBRITY STREET STYLE EDITION #2

TOTAL SPORTSWEAR LOOK

Slay: Kendal Jenner, Nay : Bella Hadid

If it was a battle, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister would’ve definitely won. The total sportswear look is pretty trendy at the moment, and being able to do it well not only shows an ability to be feminine in men’s clothes, but also look fashionable no matter what.

While Kendall looks super chic with her sunglasses, Bella looks like she has been dressed with her security guard’s clothes. The combo of voluminous pants + enormous sneakers usually works better in editorials than in real life!

ALL PASTEL EVERYTHING

Slay: Gigi Hadid. Nay: Rihanna

Wearing a total pastel outfit usually makes you look younger and more innocent. Even if Rihanna’s outfit is gorgeous, the color, the fabric, the shape… her chest doesn’t fit in this bra. Also, the fur handbag is probably not necessary with an outfit like that — it would have been trendier without!

As for Gigi, she looks more ingenuous than ever!!! The oversized short sleeves tee-shirt and the straight fit pants could have appeared too messy, but styled up with these sunglasses and her red lips, they actually look perfect.

THE LEATHER PANTS

Slay: Hailey Baldwin. Nay: Kourtney Kardashian.

Hailey rocks this outfit. Leather + sweater is a classic combo that always works. It gives to this street style a street spirit.

The Kardashian older sister went wrong on this one. Even if her style evolved in a good way these past years, I wonder if her stylist was on vacation that day! The denim jacket is not matching and doesn’t reach to make the look more casual. You should know it Kourt, a sexy bodysuit would never go with leather pants except if you plan to finish the day in a strip club!

COLOR BLOCK

Slay: Sarah Jessica Parker. Nay: Céline Dion

To play with this one you really have to be confident because if it turns wrong, you can easily look like you dressed up for a carnival.

As a fashionista, Sarah Jessica always manages shapes and colors like no one else. She looks absolutely fabulous in this color block outfit.

Céline went a bit too far this time. The dress comes straight from Queen Victoria’s wardrobe, its color is giving me an epileptic seizure and the flower just looks as though it was placed below her head to replace her neck.