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Sep 042012
 

This Pink and Pepper shoes review is meant as a guide for buyers who want to get the best shoes on a budget. Pink and pepper is fast catching up as a trendy, upscale shoe store that keeps prices in check. Pink and pepper shoes aren’t crazy expensive, but they aren’t $20 cheap either. However, for the value they provide, it can be an excellent bargain for the fashionista who is looking to stand out from the crowd, wear something original and innovative and not spend a fortune.

Don’t expect this Pink and Pepper shoes review to be the end of all though, because as a young company, their styles will keep evolving and so will my review. That being said, this is a very good place to start if you want to discover them.

According to their website, “Pink and Pepper are style rebels, never afraid of a little experimentation and always ready to reinvent their look”. I think this is a perfect one sentence summary of Pink and Pepper. They aren’t your run of the mill kind of shoes. They are definitely into experimentation as they suggest here. Even their website is funky and unconventional (although more practically, there is still plenty that can be improved).

In terms of variety, they’ve got everything from trendy heels to fashionable boots, so you can select the style that fits your wardrobe the best. They do have bold styles and designs. They are definitely unconventional. If this scares you, don’t buy them. If, however, you are able to carry it off, whether it be glittery pink with your party dress or looking for a girlish twist to menswear inspired colors and designs.

Pink and Pepper shoes

Some Pink and Pepper shoes that are edgy and chic. Not for everyone, but if you can carry it off, nothing you'll fall in love with them pretty soon!

Pink and Pepper Boots

Some Pink and Pepper boots. Trendy for sure, and perfect for a wide variety of wardrobes.

Pink and Pepper is having a grand opening in SoHo, in New York City on September 6, 2012. SoHo is an excellent neighborhood for such brands to flourish simply because the neighborhood allows for creativity and risks. However, it can also be ruthless. I’ll try to track their progress and report on this.

Pink and Pepper is one of those brands that you’ll either fall in love at first sight or believe they aren’t the right match for you. Either way, they are definitely worth checking out. I am more excited about the future though – if crazy New Yorkers are crazy enough to embrace the bold styles of Pink and Pepper or will it just fade into the background in this ruthless city?

Again, remember that this is an edgy/chic designer label of shoes that can have some people fall in love and some hate it. Which category do you belong to?

 

Sep 032012
 

Pink and Pepper is having a grand opening in NYC on 6th September 2012! I just saw the flier posted right around my home. The grand opening is at 242 Mott Street in SoHo, which is also going to be the store location. It seems they are still getting things in order there. I think it is a great location for them.

For those who don’t know, Pink and Pepper has some amazing shoe collections. Check out the Pink and Pepper shoes on Endless to get an idea of what kind of products they sell (Free 2 day shipping in US, lowest price guarantee. Got to love Endless!). You could also browse through their photos on Facebook, the link to which can be confusing to find on their homepage.

Anyway, here is the flyer that was posted on the wall near my place

Pink and Pepper Grand Opening NYC

I also took a sneak-peak at their location on 242 Mott Street. It is a really cool neighborhood, and the sign of Pink and Pepper is already up and ready on the store.

Pink and Pepper NYC

Are you going to attend this event? What do you think about the location – SoHo/Mott Street? Do you ever buy from Pink and Pepper?

Jul 072012
 

Leather Skirts

Photo Credit: Leather Fashion Fashionista

Leather skirt fashion has been around since ages. However, most women don’t want to know how good leather skirts were in 1800. They want to know what it says about them right here, right now. Are leather skirts in style? Are they fashionable? What kind of an image do I project with leather skirts?

Here’s the answer: leather skirts are very much in fashion today, don’t worry! They can be worn on a number of occasions and you will be happy you found this wardrobe element. You can find celebrities wearing leather skirts on the red carpet quite often, but about regular street fashion? Are people like you and me wearing leather skirts and carrying it off? Again, the answer is an emphatic yes! I’ll show you below how it is done.

Leather Skirts: Casual to Elegant

Hot Leather Skirt Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel, the South African Model in New York posing in a leather skirt in Central Park

 

White Top Green Leather Skirt with Black Boots Look

White Top Green Leather Skirt with Black Boots Look

Leather skirts and boots is a classic look that you can wear to any party or outdoors, whether it is a night out with the girls or a dinner date. And don’t believe for a second that they are “not for you”, since that look is donned by everyone from supermodels to girls going out for a casual night out.

Leather skirts stand out, so be sure you are able to carry yourself in a cohesive way. Also, a lot of interesting accessories go well with a leather skirt and boots look. In the above, even the watch is a good matching accessory that can greatly enhance your elegant look. Never forget the power of accessories. If you’re interested more in this, scroll down, where you’ll find many more ideas on accessories.

Remember that your leather skirt outfit can be a good fit in both indoor locations, such as clubs or dates, and also outdoor locations, just out in the street. For the rest of the post, we’ll give you many different ideas for both of these.

Here are a few more street looks with leather skirt.

Leather Skirt: Street Style

Black Leather Skirt with Sweater Top and Black Heels

Black Leather Skirt with Sweater Top and Black Heels

Black Leather Skirt Outdoors Striped Top

Black Leather Skirt with Striped Top, Outdoors. Watch as an accessory.

Leather skirt, Jacket and Leggings: A Winter Look

 

Golden Leather Skirt, Black Top and Black Heels with Black Purse as Accessory

Golden Leather Skirt, Black Top and Black Heels with Black Purse as Accessory

 

Leather Skirt with Accessories and Heels

Leather Skirt with Accessories and Heels

Black Leather Skirt Street Fashion with Green Top

Black Leather Skirt Street Fashion with Green Top

Of course, this is the simplest look with leather. Sky is the limit for your creativity. You can try anything from the modest to the outrageous when you are looking at leather skirts. Below is a custom leather skirt design that is sexy and elegant. Hopefully the lady who ordered it liked it. I see no reason not to!

Leather Skirt Style

Leather Skirt Style: A Custom Order. Creativity is your Limit!

Photo Credit: queenBlingerie

Leather Skirts: Pure Elegance

Long Leather Skirt

Long Leather Skirt: A Classy Look!

Photo Credit: Leather Fashion Fashionista

Leather skirts can belong to the realm of pure elegance. There are so many different aspects to this great piece of clothing. You need to think of the color, texture, length and the rest of the dress-up to determine what kind of look you are ultimately going to sport.

The long leather skirt can be a really classy look that ranks one of the topmost on my list of most elegant dresses you can ever wear. I also especially like the color – black isn’t the only color you need to look at. There is everything from purple and red to golden leather skirts.

Of course, a short leather skirt is another great way to sport a sexy and elegant look, sexy being the key. With leather skirts, you can carry off a look that is both elegant and sexy that isn’t an easy combination. Of course it also depends on the classy lady carrying that look. See below for a good example.

Short Leather Skirt

Short Leather Skirt: A Sexy Look

Cute Blue Top with Black Leather Skirt

Cute Blue Top with Black Leather Skirt

Red Leather Skirt

Red Leather Skirt

Trendy Leather Skirt

Trendy Leather Skirt

 

Pencil Leather Skirt

Pencil Leather Skirt

Photo Credit: Carbonated

Street Leather Fashion

Street Leather Fashion

Heels and Leather Skirt

Photo Credit: Leather Fashion Fashionista

The Versatility of Leather Skirt

You’ve probably seen the versatility of leather skirts with or without heels from the photos above. Don’t let that limit you, however. There are still plenty of unexplored options that you can try on. What if the weather is relatively cold? Can you wear a sweater on top? Sure you can!

Sweater Top Black Leather Skirt

What about prints, like leopard prints for the top? Again, why not.

Leopard Pattern Top with Black Leather Skirt

Leopard Pattern Top with Black Leather Skirt

So again, don’t try to copy the ideas here, but rather get the gist of how you can mix and match things up. Get creative with your tops.

Creative Tops with Leather Skirts

Creative Tops with Leather Skirts

Leather skirts with high heels have a charm of their own. Of course, like any skirt, this can depend on the season. If it isn’t really a skirt-season (think winter in New York City) you can always try leather pants/leggings that not only protect you from the cold but still allow you to explore your leather fetish. Speaking of leather skirts with high heels in the summer season though, there are plenty of good options. You now have two things to think about – your heels and your skirt. You can get creative with them both.

Leather Skirts and Heels

Your heels of course are an important part of your outfit and the way you carry yourself. It is not uncommon to see black leather skirts paired with black heels, for example. However, you don’t need to limit yourself. Blacks and nudes may be the most popular heel colors you see, but don’t be afraid to bring out your playful side. Go for the girly pinks if that suits your personality!

Black Leather Skirt with Pink Heels

Black Leather Skirt with Pink Heels and LV Bag, Sunglasses

Even for more casual occasions, say taking a stroll through the park, pinks can match well with blacks.

Black Leather Skirt with Leggings and Pink Heels

Black Leather Skirt with Leggings and Pink Heels with Watch Sitting on a Park Bench

One misconception among women is that their leather skirt color needs to match their heels. That isn’t true. You can actually mix it up. In fact, you can go the complementary color route, either with your top or skirt. In addition to the pictures above, here’s another one to keep your mind at ease.

Leather Skirt and High Heels

 

 

 

 

Amanda Leather Skirt

Amanda’s Leather Skirt

Amanda Leather Skirt Amanda’s Leather Skirt

Photo Credit: Capture Fashion

Experimenting with Colors

Leather skirts give you a lot of room to experiment, not just with the color of the skirt itself, but of the top you’re wearing with the skirt. This provides a dual element of surprise, and also helps you with a number of different combinations that you can think of. You don’t need to go all bold with red skirts like above, but you can still strike a classy and bold look with a plain black skirt when coupled with an appropriate top.

Leather Skirt Fashion Yellow Top

Black Leather Skirt with Red Leather Top

Black leather skirt with red leather top

Or the reverse – black top with a colored leather skirt.

Black Top Brown Leather Skirt

Brown leather skirt with a black top

Of course, you can be more playful and go for outfits that are more fun, like this floral top on a leather skirt. Remember, if you’re able to carry these playful looks off, they are well worth the effort and investment!

Floral Top with Black Leather Skirt

Floral top on a black leather skirt

Pinks and Reds

Pinks and reds can always look good on women who can carry it off, but don’t forget about the more neutral colors like yellows. Depending on the occasion and the look you’re trying to carry, you can pair a pink or red top with a black leather skirt, or another color top with a pink or red skirt. If it’s the latter, lighter colors like whites may be more appropriate.

Here are some ideas in the former category: pink or red tops coupled with black leather skirts. Remember there is ample scope for jewelry and accessories in this case.

Also note the diversity of types of tops that are possible not just in color and texture but also size and shape.

Hot Leather Skirt Black With Pink Top

Pink top with black leather skirt

Pink Top Black Leather Skirt

Pink top on a black leather skirt outfit

Black Leather Skirt with Pink Top

Pink top on a black leather skirt

Pink Sleeveless top on Short Black Skirt

Red Sleeveless top on Short Black Skirt

Full Sleeve Red Top with Black Leather Skirt

Full Sleeve Red Top with Black Leather Skirt and Black Heels

Black Leather Skirt with Red Top Black Heels and Geeky Glasses

Black Leather Skirt with Red Top Black Heels and Geeky Glasses

And here’s the beautiful Emma Miller in one of her characteristic charm and style, showing off the red top paired with a black leather skirt.

Emma Miller in Red Top and Black Leather Skirt

Emma Miller in Red Top and Black Leather Skirt

Here are some options for you when you’re looking at pink/maroon/red tops to go with your leather skirts –

Red Tops for Leather Skirts

Red Tops for Leather Skirts

Now here is the latter look, which combines a red or pink leather skirt with a different colored top. Pay special attention to the types of accessory ideas you may want to look into. Again, there is ample scope for jewelry and accessories in this look.

Again, note the diversity of tops that are possible, from short to long to sleeves/sleeveless. You can usually get quite creative, and depending on your current wardrobe, you can mix and match leather skirts with a wide variety of tops. The accessories and jewelry are also easier in this case, since you have two colors to choose from to match.

Black Top With Red Leather Skirt

Red leather skirt with black top

Pink Leather Skirt with White Top and Pink Handbag

Pink Leather Skirt with White Top and Pink Handbag

Red Leather Skirt with Golden Top

Red Leather Skirt with Golden Top

Photo Credit: etj1977

There are some standard looks that you can emulate, especially when you throw in black heels into the mix. Here are some ideas. Notice that the top can be revealing or conservative, depending on your looks and mood and what suits you best. Either way you get a chic look. In fact, below you’ll find one with a sweater for the top as well.

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Sexy Red Leather Skirt with Black Heels

Red leather skirt with black heels and black top

Sexy Red Leather Skirt with White Top and Black Heels

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If you still need to be convinced on the virtues of the red leather skirt, look at Nicky Hilton, the smoking-hot designer, model, and socialite who knows a thing or two about fashion. And do notice her style in accessories too.

Nicki Hilton in Red Leather Skirt and Black Top

Nicki Hilton in Red Leather Skirt and Black Top

But don’t think the red leather skirt is only for parties and special occasions, or the red carpet. Far from it. It is versatile, and you can make it casual as well. The easiest way is to pair it with a t-shirt.

Red Leather Skirt with T-shirt

Red Leather Skirt with T-shirt

Here are some options for your pink/red leather skirts with various types of possible tops – from variety to color.

Red Leather Skirts with Different Tops

Red Leather Skirts with Different Tops

Black and Whites

This should go without saying, but you can also never really go wrong with black and white:

Black Leather Skirt with White Top and Accessories

Black Leather Skirt with White Top and Accessories

Elegant Black Skirt with White Top

Elegant Black Skirt with White Top and Stockings for Winter Wear

Black Leather Skirt with White Top

Black Leather Skirt with White Top: A Sultry Look

 

Blonde Girl with White Top and Short Black Leather Skirt and Heels

Blonde Girl with White Top and Short Black Leather Skirt and Heels

 

Sexy Girl in Black Leather Short Skirt with White Top

Sexy Girl in Black Leather Short Skirt with White Top

Exposed White Top with Black Leather Skirt

Exposed White Top showing some skin with Black Leather Skirt

Sleeveless White Top with Black Leather Skirt

Sleeveless White Top with Black Leather Skirt

Going all-white with leather can be a little tricky because of the look – I don’t know if anyone can really pull that off to be honest! However, going all black can always be a great option to get a nice revealing and sexy look or even a foxy but conservative look not showing too much skin but still showing that playful and bold side of your personality.

Black Leather Skirt with Louboutin Heels

Black Leather Skirt with Louboutin Heels

Long Black Leather Skirt and Black Leather Top

Long Black Leather Skirt and Black Leather Top

Long Black Leather Skirt with Black Full-Sleeve Top

Long Black Leather Skirt with Black Full-Sleeve Top

Black Leather Miniskirt with Sexy Black Top

Black Leather Miniskirt with Sexy Black Top

If you’re still skeptical of and all-black outfit with a leather skirt, look no further for inspiration than the Swedish beautiful model and actress, Caroline Winberg.

Caroline Winberg All Black Leather Skirt

Caroline Winberg All Black Leather Skirt

For the cold, you can also combine a pure-black outfit with something lighter on top to provide some contrast.

Black Leather Skirt with Black Top Long Shoes Playful Girl

Black Leather Skirt with Black Top Long Shoes Playful Girl

Don’t forget that you can experiment with black tops to make it casual, and show off your accessories in the process as well.

Black Full Sleeve Top with Black Miniskirt

Black Full Sleeve Top with Black Miniskirt

Black Top with Black Leather Skirt

Black Top with Black Leather Skirt

Here are some additional fashion styles, with all blacks, to consider.

Black Leather Skirt Fashion Styles with Black Tops

Black Leather Skirt Fashion Styles with Black Tops

 

Black Leather Skirt Fashion Styles with Black Tops

Black Leather Skirt Fashion Styles with Black Tops

Leather Skirt Monochromes

Leather skirt monochromes is an interesting outfit choice, and usually goes with a leather top of the same color as your skirt. Since this is a double-leather whammy, it can be a bold choice for special occasions where you want the heads to turn. There is only a single color choice in this case though. Also, pay attention to the jewelry, because now you have limited options since the jewelry needs to go well with the monochrome (previously, you can pair your jewelry with either your top or your skirt color).

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Monochrome Leather Outfit Skirt Red

Monochrome Leather Outfit Skirt in Red

Sexy Blonde with Short Leather Dress Street Fashion

Black Leather Monochrome Outfit

Another Black Leather Monochrome Outfit

Black Leather Monochrome Outfit Sitting Down

Black Leather Monochrome Outfit Sitting Down

Sexy Blue Leather Skirt

Short Blue Leather Skirt with Black Purse and Golden Accessories

Leather Monochrome Dress

Leather Monochrome Dress

Green Leather Monochrome Dress

Green Leather Monochrome Dress

Red Leather Monochrome Skirt and Top

Red Leather Monochrome Skirt and Top

Black Leather Top with Black Leather Miniskirt

Black Leather Top with Black Leather Miniskirt

Accessories and Leather Skirts

Purses or minimal jewelry can go well with these outfits. Experiment with different colors to see what fits you best. Complement your colors, like red on black –

Leather Skirt with Accessories

or just use a matching accessory to your top and leather skirt, like a black and white purse that goes with a white top and black skirt

Leather Skirt Accessories Purse

Purse that goes with the color of your outfit and leather skirt

Alternately, look for accessories that match either your top or your skirt.

Accessories Matching Top With Black Leather Skirt

Or just go with something completely different.

British Flag Purse with Leather Skirt

British Flag Purse with Leather Skirt

Black Leather Skirt with Black Top and Red Purse and Jewelry

Black Leather Skirt with Black Top and Red Purse and Jewelry

Red Leather Skirt with Jacket, Watch, and Purse

Red Leather Skirt with Jacket, Watch, and Purse

Don’t think you have to stick with reds and blacks though!

Green Leather Skirt with Sexy White top and Purse

Green Leather Skirt with Sexy White top and Purse and White Heels

Sexy Leather Skirt Outfits

You probably found some of the above quite sexy. But here, let’s look at some really saucy and sexy leather skirt outfits. Be warned – very few can carry it off!

Let’s start with a black sexy open back dress with leather skirt and a matching purse.

Sexy Street Fashion Naked Back Dress with Short Leather Skirt

Sexy Street Fashion Naked Back Dress with Short Leather Skirt

Next, let’s look at what kinds of tops you can use. How about a translucent one, to make some heads turn?

Sexy translucent top and short black skirt

Sexy translucent top and short black skirt

Let’s also explore the simplest case – if you have it, flaunt it principle.

Sexy Black Leather Skirt Look

Sexy Black Leather Skirt Look

And of course, there’s always the case to be made to flaunt some cleavage, especially if you are bold enough to carry it off – let’s say with some thigh high boots.

 

Cleavage Showing Top with Short Leather Skirt and Thigh High Boots

Cleavage Showing Top with Short Leather Skirt and Thigh High Boots

 

Buying Leather Skirts

There are a dizzying array of fashionable leather skirts that you can buy online depending on your budget. However, remember that with most fashion, it is not about how much money you spend but how smart you can be with limited money, including accessories. That’s what you should be concentrating on – a unique look for the occasion that doesn’t cost you too much. Do your research online!

Jun 052012
 
Heels and Skirt

Heels and Skirt: Beautiful, Elegant and Sexy

Heels and skirt are the cornerstone of fashionistas who can make heads turn. Of course, it also means it could be a fashion nightmare when not done well. Here is a quick and great guide so you know how to look fabulous in heels and skirt.

Of course, you could always have one without the other – heels without the skirt and skirt without the heels. However, I believe that heels and skirts make for a very nice combination and a lot of women do realize the power of this combination. Once you realize that certain fashion style statements complement each other, you can use them without thinking much. This means you don’t have to bang your head every time you go out on a date or go out with friends to a club or simply go to a restaurant to have a nice meal. Your heals and skirt will serve you well in almost any situation where you want to look fabulous and fashionable or simply look appealing and natural without looking like a drab.

There are of course several things that you need to take care of before this adventurous journey! The first thing to think about is, are you comfortable in heels? High heels? Now I know a lot of girls like heels but if you cannot carry it well, there is no point in wearing them. Also, you don’t want to wear them if you find it uncomfortable walking. Living in New York, for example, I see my fair share of girls dressed up all ready to go and party who cannot cross the street with their high heels! Trust me, that isn’t as attractive as your drunk friends would make you believe. Always be able to walk comfortably in heels; how long depends on the occasion obviously.

With heels and skirt, remember that it is a time-tested, age-old fashion statement that has never completely gone out of vogue. It does hide in the bushes at times, peering through the grass looking for the right time to be on-stage again and show the world how awesome that combination can be. Your mom probably wore them. Your grandma too. Short skirts and high heels are a good combination when done right.

On the topic of short skirts, short skirts were all the rage in the 60’s in America. Skirts can come in very different forms, from elegant to fun to sexy. Everything from length to material are of consideration when you want to choose the right skirt for your outing.

Heels and Leather Skirt

Heels and leather skirt is a perfect combination for an elegant, upscale, sexy look. Leather always adds to an element of fun and excitement to any outfit. A leather skirt takes it to a different level and is sure to turn heads. Would you not turn back when these leather skirts with heels pass you on the street?

Here are some great ways to go for leather skirt and heels. For a more detailed guide, check out the Leather Skirt Fashion Guide.

 

Heels and Skirt

Accessories can always enhance the leather skirt look

Heels and Skirt

Blue and black combination

Heels and Skirt

Carrying off a brilliant all-black look

Heels and Skirt

Of course, the white-with-black look!

People tend to get the wrong idea about leather skirts, that it should always be black. That is far from the case. Look at the pictures below for colorful leather skirts and heels that make for a perfect outing combining the elegant with the sexy.

Here is a great looking orange leather skirt

Heels and Skirt

Orange Leather Skirt

and you can always be more creative with a golden leather skirt! Be careful though – you should be able to carry it off. If not, it is probably better to avoid it. If you are going for a golden leather skirt, learn about golden shoes as well.

 

Heels and Skirt

White on golden leather skirt – if you can carry it off, nothing like it!

Of course leather skirts and heels are only one part of the equation, for a bolder style statement. What do you wear when you want something more casual but obviously you don’t want to look like a slob either. Also, what about wearing skirts and heels for clubs? These are more fun activities and you can choose from a variety of options.

Remember that you need to blend in the colors of your heels and skirt. It doesn’t have to be the same color, but it should be matching. If you are confused about this, think of whether you would wear the skirt color as your shirt/top and the heel color as your skirt/shorts on another day. If the answer is no, probably you should reconsider.

Here’s black on black and black on yellow. Black of course is a common color for a skirt, but you can choose your variations for the heels color.

Heels and Skirt

Can’t go wrong with black!

Of course this is just the lower half – your heels and skirt need to match the top that you pick, and this again brings the dimension of color into the picture. Look  for similar or contrasting colors. Below you can see a white/black top on black skirt and they both look good. You need to pick the kind of look that you want to go for.

Heels and Skirt

White-on-black is another great combination. Watch out for your heel color though!

You don’t however, have to stick with the blacks and whites. After a while, every girl gets bored of these colors! Perhaps you want to try something a little more lively and bright. You can think out of the box – look for purples, reds, oranges, etc. Here is a great purple top that goes well with a black skirt. What would be a great heel color for this outfit? (leave a comment!)

Heels and Skirt

Fun variations for the top

For party looks or specialized theme events, you can obviously be more creative. For such occasions, I would suggest taking a look at your accessories as well. They can refine and redefine your heels and skirt look. Of course, go wild on these occasions even if you think you’ll make a fashion mistake!

Heels and Skirt

Lets Party!

Also, if you just want a chic, outdoor look with your skirt, here’s a good one for you

Leather Skirt Outdoors

Leather Skirt Outdoors on bright sunny day!

Color Schemes

Black and red

Black and red/pink is a powerful combination when it comes to skirts, especially for leather skirts. It’s bold and will make heads turn. You need to be able to carry it off though.

One question I get is whether the top should be black and the skirt red or vice versa. The answer is – it depends on what suits you best. Both these combinations are, in fact, excellent. Check out below –

Black Skirt Pink Top

Black Leather Skirt Pink Top

Black Top Red Skirt

Red leather skirt with black top

 

 Pure Black

Of course, the classic black top with black leather skirt can always work, although it isn’t going to be as bold as your pinks and reds –

Black Skirt Black Top

Black Leather Skirt Black Top

Or here’s a single piece black top, which is can be quite bold in its own right

Classic Leather Black

Funky

Yes, you can get more funky with your leather skirts and spice up some color combinations. For instance, how about this  neon top with black leather skirt?

Neon top black leather skirt

Or how about a red top pink skirt?

Red Top Pink Skirt

Red Top Pink Skirt

Photo Credits: J’s Everyday Fashion, Jemingway3, Leather Fashion Fashionista, Fashionista’s

May 132012
 

Golden shoes can be the perfect pair or shoes that you are looking for. Gold shoes and black dress? Perfect! Gold shoes and pink dress? Perfect again! Gold shoes can be very versatile, and it appears that many women just don’t see it that way, which is a pity really. After all, how can you look like Cinderella without your golden shoes!

Gold shoes are common enough with popular fashion houses and even the more generic shopping centers that you might frequent.

Golden Shoes

Golden shoes at H&M

Photo Credit: markhillary

Golden shoes can look elegant and sexy at the same time. Gold shoes go with everything – just ask Jess Cartner-Morley who writes for The Guardian (my favorite British newspaper of course!)

Best Dress colors for Golden Shoes

  • Black – elegant
  • white – angelic
  • navy – sexy
  • beige – playful

Alright, those adjectives may not be the best ones to describe these, but you get the idea! The idea is, golden shoes can go well with a wide variety of dresses. It is all the more attractive when worn with the right accessories – from golden to white to blue.

Golden Shoes

Golden shoes in the street - always an interesting find!

Photo Credit: Ronald Rugenbrink

And what’s more, golden shoes are perfect for both women and men! Well, I am not too sure of the latter and I am not liable for any fashion disaster guys, but here, you be the judge!

Golden Shoes Men and Women

Golden Shoes - who does it suit better, men or women?

Photo Credit: NiceBastard

In fact, a lot of women don’t realize how good golden shoes look. Now, if you are already wearing a golden skirt, nothing is better than elegant golden shoes, right? Of course!

Golden skirt shoes

Wouldn't gold shoes go well with gold skirts?

Photo Credit: Leather Fashion

Golden Shoes on a sunny day

Golden Shoes on a sunny day

Photo Credit: Jeff

Golden shoes are also the perfect party wear. It is a pity not too many ladies realize this. They can display glitter and glamour and you can be the center of attraction in the party. Which also brings me to the shine – stand out with the shine!

Gold shoe promotion

Promoting her gold shoes - clever!

Photo Credit: Leyla

So you wanted to give it a shot and go for a slightly geeky look? Well sure, gold shoes are the perfect companion in this case as well! This is especially if you wear glasses – I think golden shoes are a very good match for all kinds of frames. Look at this elegant girl on a bicycle who looks fab!

Golden shoes for a geeky look

Golden shoes for a geeky look

Photo Credit: juleskills

Shoes can make or break your fashionable look and it is important to choose the best shoes. I am sure the ladies realize this. However, you don’t need to have as many pairs of shoes as the items in your wardrobe. Golden shoes can be your best bet for a number of different situations, from formal to informal, from elegant to sexy.

How do you wear golden shoes? Do you wear them at all? What do you think about them?

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Sep 152010
 

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Japanese Cosplay

If we discuss about cosplay culture and its costume, it is nearly impossible for us for not discussing about Japan and its role in spreading the viral culture of the cosplay itself. The creativity and fresh ideas about wearing costumes, combined with youth passion to a fictional character in animated movies, altogether create a new culture dominated by the youth and become the most phenomenon culture in the present world.

There are many types of cosplay and the amount is not something anyone can ignore. There is always a cosplay type you’ll like, no matter who you are. That’s why people love it, sometimes even more than their favorite sport betting with its various features, including live casino which are sometimes classified from the variations of its costumes. One of these variations in cosplay culture is Japanese street fashion. If we trace back the history of this cosplay variation, we will find out that this Japanese street fashioned came from an adaptation of mixed current and traditional trends in Japan.

Clothes or costumes used in this cosplay variation are generally home-made with the use of materials purchased at stores. In the history, strong youth culture grew in the 1960s and 1970s and become a rapid and mass culture which massively produced creative and fresh ideas, breaking the rules of tradition in wearing clothes. They came with their own rules in creating and wearing costumes, inspired with their love and passion to a fictional and favourite character in animated movies or even games. With a little deeper investigation, we know that this culture is not originated from the mind of Japanese. We can find other proof that the origin of this culture is from the West, although this culture find the other place where it can develop better and better than it did in the Western, although nowadays Western also take roles in the development of cosplay and its costumes.

With the variations of Japanese street fashion, which you can find them at Harajuku, Shibuya, Kawabukuro, Odaiba, Ginza, and Akihabara districts, there are also various styles created. Some of them are listed below:

Lolita fashion: This fashion style mostly adopt girly look for everyone who choose to wear its costumes. Improving the appearance of the cosplayer to be more girly, is the main point of this fashion style.

Lolita Fashion

Lolita Fashion

Gothic Lolita: Another variation from Lolita fashion, but have a great impact from Eastern and Victorian Goth style. This fashion style can be recognized from its unique mark: black.

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita

Sweet Lolita: Another variation from Lolita fashion, but this fashion style do not impacted with culture like Gothic Lolita did. This fashion style is the most childlike fashion style, mostly characterized by baby animals, fairy tale themes and innocent, childlike attire. Their inspiration comes from baby dolls.

Sweet Lolita

Sweet Lolita

Classic Lolita: This fashion style is the most traditional fashion style. With its mature, business-like, and light colors (blue, green, and red), this classic Lolita shows its great impact to the youth, although it also contains traditional value.

Classic Lolita

Classic Lolita

Kodona: This fashion style is masculine variation of Lolita, which is influenced by Victorian boys’ clothing.

Kodona

Kodona

Ganguro

Ganguro

Kogal: street fashion of teenage school girls

Kogal

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