Monday, November 27, 2006

the 24 hour dress. and an intro to MY layering..

based on an article in TEENvogue, december/january 2006 edition

layering has been a part of my fashion style ever since i started to get into fashion. the weather here in indonesia is really really hot for me to wear too much layers. so i try to minimize the layers but be stylish at the same time too, which is hard. sometimes when i get a great combination of layering, i can only wear that combination to a certain place lyk the high end mall such as plaza senayan or EX or senayan city. I cant wear them everywhere. one: hot weather! i need good AC so i can survive in my layerings. two: weird dudes stare at u in a freaky way.. but the best thing about layering myself is that i can create one of a kind style. one of the good stuff to wear are dresses with leggings or tights for this season. however, something that has become
a dillema for me is that whenever a trend is worn too much out there, i just don't feel like wearing it. i dont know why that happens. but it's just a coincidence that it is happening. i wish i layer stuff up lyk what "they're" wearing.. but i dont lyk to be spotted that i have same style with "them". second thing is that, i have no idea where to buy cheap but lasting leggings and tights. i wont be splurging on those, cuz i kno its a trend thing. and Michael Kors actually said that dont splurge on trends, splurge on classics. so those are the problems.. but anyways, here's the stuff bout the 24 hour dress thing...

Dresses are huge this season and you CAN make them the most out of it!
start by using dresses for a great outfit that can transit you from a lecture to a runway. the great thing about dress is that they looked pulled together.

the key for AM
-layer layer and layer! leggings, crisp jackets, tights, loose socks, and shirts are all great for this season and to warm you up too (except if u live in somewhere tropical lyk i do, then u sud loosen up the layers or u'll be in microwave)

-kick in boots or flats. they're casual but still cool... but please please please.. choose some flats that are bold, not the ones that pple at the mall wear too much, the ones with the bow, flower, and in sweet pastel colors.. (u might not know which im talking abt, but my frens understand this part =))

-get a big bag. its chic this season and holds all ur school supplies while u can still keep ur cool factor. =) great deal!

-skip foundation. instead, keep your face simple with nudes and creme blush that creates a healthy skin glow. if u need to cover up ur zits, then use those concealers that has acne medication too (i recomend Clinique anti-blemsish solutions skin clearing concealer, price not sure. /it really does work..i've used it.!)

the key for PM
-go tall with sexy heels or better still platforms that are hot this season!

-swap that big book bag with a clutch.. choose one that compliments your outfit.. remember, one accessory can change your look !

-amp up ur make up with some glam factor.. like golds, thick lashes, wing eye liners, red lipstick! whatever you prefer! but remember, if u're going somewhere u're going to take lots of pics, remember not to overload your foundation, cuz u'll face will look freaky on the film if you go too much.. (eeek..)
*personally, i prefer tinted moisturizer (try elizabeth arden's tinted moisturizer with brighteners.. and it has SPF 15 good for day !)wherever and whenever i go.. first it's natural.. and still covers some imperfection.. if i need xtra coverage.. then concealer is my answer and my secret to conceal flaws for a flawless finish.. but hey! just because concealer was invented, doesnt mean you have to keep your skin clean with cleansers (i use shiseido pureness deep cleansing foam, really refreshing).. always remember, great base means great endings*

and remember.. dont be afraid to add in your style into philosophy. doesnt mean magazines or a person lyk me said this.. doesnt mean you have to obey the rules. just wear what you feel comfortable and what you like. never make someone make you wear something you dont want to wear!

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