Trend Alert: Denim on Denim

Listen up fashionistas – Denim on Denim is back in a major way in 2010. I’m still not sold on this look but I think that if you have the confidence and hold yourself well, then you can pull it off! It’s also about accessorizing correctly. I’m thinking denim shorts, white/printed flowy blouse/singlet, denim vest teamed with flip-flops, light scarf, big sunglasses and lots of bangles for a casual spring/summer look – think Nicole Richie – very boho chic.

Trend Alert: Denim on Denim

Let’s just make sure that we never again have to subject ourselves to the ugliness of matching denim a la Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. I secretly loved this dress when I first saw Britney wearing it. Looking back at it now, I really don’t know what I was thinking!

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

Love Kirst xx

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Got Ink?

Tattoos are now as stylish as designer bags, designer dogs, blackberries and iPhones! Have you noticed how many people are proudly showing off their ink? Even the most fashion conscience stars have been inked. This style of body art has made it to the catwalk, red carpet, small screen big screen.

If you don’t want to make the commitment to permanent ink, some people are even sporting fake tattoos.

The most frequent tattoos I have seen on display are religious symbols like a cross or an astrology sign.
Tribal designs are also everywhere and fairies and butterflies look very feminine.
Writing in a variety of styles and sentimental designs in honour of loved ones such as a name, date or portrait are very popular.
Then of course there are tattoos you would rather forget. Do you remember when Katie Price decided to put a cross through her tattoo, ‘Pete’?(in honour of her Ex, Peter Andre). Or when Johnny Depp had ‘Winona Forever’ in honour of his then-partner Winona Ryder, inked on his bicep only have the ‘na’ removed to change it to, ‘Wino Forever’ when they split.
There are a huge amount of female celebrities who have sat in the chair to get a tattoo. Here is a list of a few repeat offenders:

Rihanna – at least 13 tattoos.
Nicole Richie – 9 tattoos.
Victoria Beckham- at least 4 tattoos.
Angelina Jolie – at least 12 tattoos.
Megan Fox – at least 9 tattoos.
Pink – at least 25 tattoos.
Kat Von D – Rumoured to have over 130 tattoos! Of course some of these have merged into sleeves and she is a tattoo artist.

Got Ink

I have one tattoo and I absolutely love it. It’s on my left wrist and I got it after I was married. It’s our wedding date in Roman numerals –
XXII ◊ XI ◊ MMVIII (22nd November, 2008). I can understand how people can go back for more even though I haven’t… yet. The first you get is usually very special. You really take your time to make sure where you want to put it and if you will still love it in a month or so. After it’s there, the next one is easy. You have one now, so another one won’t hurt… well hopefully not much!

I have been planning my next tattoo for ages and I have decided that I really want a fairy. I haven’t come across one that I really love and could handle to have it on my body for eternity. I’m also not sure where I want to put it either. So if you have any suggestions, let me know!

Love Kirst xx

Bows before Hoes

I am loving the ‘Bow’ at the moment. There are so many different styles and colours that anyone can find one to suit them. You can try a headband with a pretty sophisticated bow – think Blair from Gossip Girl or Alice in Wonderland, or a brightly coloured bow teamed with messy bed hair to create a rocker look or for the more daring a massive bow in front of a high ponytail.

If a Bow isn’t for you, why not try to make a bow with you actual hair instead! Here are a few of my favourites:

Bows before Hoes

 

Lady Gaga is obviously a major bow lover as is Paris Hilton. I am loving Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl.  She is classy and sophisticated and totally rocks the headband with Bow look. Also think Lauren Conrad’s bow is simple yet amazing – and I love her! Katy Perry shows off her quirky side with a massive bow and Zooey Deschanel shows off her eclectic style by tying a ribbon into a bow and wearing it as a headband. Kelly Osborne is more subtle with a smaller bow clip however she still manages to hold onto her rocker-chick image. Rihanna has even jumped on board.

I definitely know what’s on my shopping list this week!

Love Kirst xx