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My ambition for this post is to get through it without uttering the phrase “This season, it’s all about…”. I WILL NOT DO IT! Plum, Burgundy and maroon shades are everywhere at the mo. So we should all run along now, like good little fashion slaves, and follow suit.

Luckily it’s faaaaaairly easy on the Irish complexion, makes a great alternative to black for formal wear, is dark enough to still be flattering and you can spill your wine all over yourself, safe in the knowledge that it’ll just blend in. If you know me personally, you’ll understand how vital this is.

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I reckon the good folk at Penneys are only DELIREH with this photo! Check out Beyonce wearing a floral, Penneys headband whilst performing at Oxegen last night. If you’re heading to Electric Picnic in a few short weeks time, (2nd - 4th September..do it…it’s AWESOME!) better grab one fast. They’ll fly out after this!

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OK I was fine with last years pastel hair trend; I even kinda dug the peachy shades. But straight up premature aging on purpose? Erm…how about no?! Since supermodel Kristen McMenamy appeared on the cover of Vogue embracing her natural grey hair celebs have been channelling their inner SuperGran like no man’s business.

(Above: Kelly Osbourne and Pixie Geldof)

Kate Moss and Ellie Goulding

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It has come to my attention this week that Men, in fact, detest Maxi Dresses! Who knew?! I heard rumblings of this and confirmed it with an actual, real-life boy. I won’t quote him exactly, but he did compare the garment to something a certain type of person who may or may not have gold teeth would wear. I was like: “Kelis wears Maxis?!” …Anywho, there is an interesting article on the fashion that men hate in the Daily Mail today *and I found myself thinking (<- *B and I are saying that about everything this week in an homage to/piss take of Carrie Bradshaw) what else do they hate?! So I’ve done my research and here it is ladies; the list of things we wear that men don’t like!!

UGGS: No sh*t Sherlock, you’re preaching to the converted here.

HAREM PANTS: As much as I have a couple pairs…you couldn’t really argue with this one, could you?!

JUMPSUITS: HOW VERY DARE YOU INSULT A STYLEBITCHES STAPLE!! You’re sleeping on the couch…that’ll learn ye.

GLADIATOR SANDALS: Aparently they make us look short and like our feet must hurt badly. Thank you Gok Wan, we’ll worry about that ourselves.

PINK!: I know, right? What’s wrong with pink now?? Now you’re just getting on me nerves!!

BIG SUNGLASSES: Really?!

NEON: Fair ’nuff I s’pose.

JEGGINGS: You have a problem with really, really tight pants on a girl?? Riiiiiight.

ANYTHING RIHANNA WEARS: It would appear that she’s not ‘feminine’ enough and looks like she’d be super hard work. You bleedin’ WISH in fairness!!!

LEG WARMERS: Understandable.

I think I mentioned before that my brother hates pointy shoes and long/painted nails. Is there anything that your other half/male friends hate that we all seem to love? And would the fact that your fella hates something deter you from wearing it? I know we’re all quick to say “Hell no! I dress for me!” …but I’m going away with himself this weekend and I have to tell you, the chances of a maxi being packed in the case have just seriously decreased …by about 100% say?!

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 Perfick for a riogh’ oul’ kneez-ap d’an the queen Vic guv! …sorry… anyway, it’s all about your big earrings a la Pat Buché.

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‘Pajama GIrls’ is debuting at the IFI in Dublin’s Temple Bar tonight at 6.30 and again on Saturday 17th April at 12.30pm. Deffo worth a look we reckon! I’ve always wondered what inspired certain girlies to don their finest ‘Goin’ ow pijamiz’ and hit the streets.

Would you wear your PJs to the shops? Do you know somebody who does?? CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN IT TO ME BECAUSE I JUST DON’T GET IIIIIIITTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is it just me or do you hear this music when you see these pictures of the Olsens? They may be tiny, but make no mistake…they’ll kill you without so much as a blink. Beneath the Chanel shades, their laser eyes are waiting to penetrate your brain as they shuffle past. Do not mix them up. They WILL bring the pain.

They’re pictured here at the ‘Lend me a Tenor’ opening on Broadway. And proper little trend whores they are too…. Get yizzer Clogs and sheer skirts, five for fifty!

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Images: Dlisted and Who What Wear Daily

A bit scary?

Posted by: Stylebitch (L) in Befriend a Trend, Celeb Hair & Makeup, What's in STYLE!
15
Mar

I love the shaved hair thing. In fact, I think I love it. Will it marry me? …But is a zero blade that appears to extend your face around to the side of your head taking it a bit far? Or is Mel B’s latest hair do/don’t doing it for you? Aaaaand, while we’re on the subject, do you have to be a pretty young thing (”PYT!!”) to carry off such a tough look?

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Images courtesy of Bella Sugar and Dlisted 

So Pastel Hair huh? Or in Greek; Pastelious Maximus. (OK not really) I mean, it’ll always look slightly like a blue rinse…and a lot like it was an accident…but it doesn’t stop me from kinda diggin’ it. Kelly Osbourne’s purple do has inspired a surprisingly positive response. As did Gaga’s peachy hue in her Bad Romance vidjo.

Whatcha reckon though?

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I’ve been doing this side-plait thing a good bit lately. I’m happy to see that various A-listers have been following suit….pack of wannabes!

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It’s a lesser known fact that Wednesday was once know as trends-day. It rhymes…that’s proof. So here’s a look at some mini-trends that have either been knocking about for a bit, or are about to come knocking. Will you be making sure you’re in for the visit? Or cowering behind the sofa, hoping they don’t realise you’re home?

Above: Army Jackets / Khaki

Camel tones …(Not to be confused with Camel toes)

Black and white for Spring? …apparently so.

Menswear trousers

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Isn’t Taupe a great colour? It’s gets you out of everything. ‘What colour would you say that is?’…’Eh, it’s sort of taupe-ish.’ Argue with that! Mink is another one. If in doubt, B and I describe everything as sort of minky/taupe. It’s failsafe, try it! It’s much like the phrase…”I know, right?” …It can literally be said in response to everything anybody might ever say to you ever. FACT.

Sorry, what was this post about? Oh yeah…nail polish. Taupe is the new Jade doncha know. Chanel brought one out, closely followed by O.P.I. and the rest followed suit. Now it’s your turn. Get down to Boots pronto or we won’t be your friend anymore you big no taupe nail polish wearing freak!!!

They’re all at it; Gwynnie, Lily, Posh, Sandra Bullock…I tried making up a nickname for her, but it didn’t work…let’s just call her Minky. I know, right?

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As it will be spring in 11 days I thought we had better ready ourselves. Have a little looky at the trends ‘they’ are telling us will be all ova’ our faces for the next couple of months. ‘They’ always know best. They come from the same place ‘The man’. And we all know you don’t question him.

1. Coral Lips (Above)

This is the biggy and will be everywhere this Spring. Including your teeth, all over your wine glass and the cheeks/various body parts of a few lucky boys.

2. Bold Liquid Liner

Remember to keep the rest of your eye-makeup ‘barely there’ to avoid looking like this.  

3. Under Eye Liner

Think more this and less that.

4. ‘No Makeup’ Makeup

I LOVE this look…on anybody else but me. Strong features and great skin needed here!

5. Goddess Hair

No rest for our poor follicles this Spring. We’ll all be teasing, tossing and tousling like mad yokes for the foreseeable.

Anything tickle your fancy?

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Forward slash

Posted by: Stylebitch (L) in Befriend a Trend, Polls, Rate or Slate, What's in STYLE!
12
Jan

As predicted, the polished grunge trend is going from strength to strength this winter. Met Eireann should really consider hiring us. How are you all enjoying the Blizzard anyway? Surprisingly wet eh? Anywho, ripped and slashed tights are no longer solely the remit of the walk of shame (or the stride of pride as we like to call it) and they’re actually charging good monies for broken down hosiery. Here’s a few pairs from River Island….all around €13 - €17 / £10 - £15.

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Chanel tattoo transfers? I did NOT see this one coming! I shall however make another prediction. I give it T-minus one month before every Caires accessories/boots/Tommy’s World of Wonder are selling knock-offs and every Chavquonisha burd in Club M will have them scribbled all over her pasty legs.

Just no.

As a male alternative allow me to suggest these beauties from Urban Outfitters, as B did when I recently chatted to her about what to buy a friend for his birthday. Don’t worry, AFTER that, she was all kinds of helpful! ;)

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(Thanks Nikki!)

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