21st Century Kid

This Fashionisto is wearing a hunter green blazer layered over a black tank with shredded denim. He topped off the look with a cranberry-colored fedora, a bold, silver eagle pendent, stacks of black leather bracelets, and distressed brown oxfords. His look is casual but still fashionable and colorful by accessorizing basic wardrobe pieces with bold, unique accessories.

To pull off your own fab I-just-threw-this-on look try:

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Renee Trilivas

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Fashion Yearbook: Lady Gaga

Photo by Stephen Carlile

As we wrap up the spring 2010 semester, we have the opportunity to reflect and measure our lives–no, not in love–but in Lady Gaga’s best and worst ensembles.

The “Poker Face” princess has certainly become a cultural phenomenon: who else could both be voted Best and Worst Dressed at the Shockwaves NME Awards and inspire fans to create cookies showcasing her shocking ensembles? Whether you absolutely adore Gaga and pump up “Bad Romance” on the treadmill or detest her growling “rah rah roma mah mah, gaga ooh la la,” you have to admit when it comes to fashion, Gaga is fearless. This article is dedicated to the Fame Monster in all her freakish, pants-less glory.

BEST:

I have a major soft spot for the early Lady Gaga looks—midnight black, hooded leotardsDavid Bowie lightening bolt makeup, and those unmistakable banged, platinum blond tresses topped with a mini-mouse hair bow. Here are some of my favorite looks:

  • Pretty in (Hot) Pink: Gaga put her own twist on the feminine pretty in pink look in this bubblegum pink, structured cocktail dress for the 2007 Brit Awards. In true Gaga style, the dress boasts a super deep, daring V-neck and its accentuated hips make this girly ensemble a little bit more naughty than nice. Her neon pink lips and white-topped sunglasses also edge out this look.

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Chic Shades

Winter break may not have given you the rest you needed to recuperate from last semester; but to at least appear you’ve gotten a few hours of sleep, cover up those puffy eyes with a pair of fab sunglasses.

Find similar styles rocked by the Fashionistas in Ireland:

Hint: Cover up those dark circles with this Yves Saint Laurent concealer and blend in this Bobbi Brown cheek tint for a rosy glow.

A few espressos later no one will know the difference.

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Renee Trilivas

Go Nude

December 14, 2009

This Fashionista is rocking a casual nude jacket over a comfy cashmere cardigan. She’s paired this nude look with a vintage cameo necklace, a twisted chiffon headband, and darling tweed flats.

Her delicate cameo necklace belonged to this Fashionista’s great grandmother and is a family heirloom. So, go raid your grandmother’s jewelry box and see what you can dig up. Or try this framed cameo necklace and these drop earrings.

You can’t go wrong coupling nude hues with any shade. I love combining it with black—especially black lace items. Linking these two items will effortlessly emote a lingerie-inspired, Lady Gaga-esque effect. Nude looks can be uber feminine like this dainty dress by Rodarte for Target or this demure Audrey dress. Also check out this courtly black dress or this cutout lace blazer.

You can also go nude with your accessories. Try this ribbon chain purse or these geometric cutout booties. For this cold winter weather, throw on this camel trench, ribbed beanie, or fingerless leather gloves.

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Renee Trilivas

 

Femme Fatale Feathers

December 7, 2009

I am just as sick of those platinum blond Lady Gaga hair bows and Blair Waldorf gigantic, ostentatious headbands as anyone in the English-speaking world. But don’t let those overdone looks scare you off hair accessories forever.

A great way to add some drama to your holiday little black dress is to simply pin an elegant feathered hair clip into your strands like this fashionista. Try this glamorous clip with sculpted retro waves to instantly polish up your look. If you’re feeling a bit saucier, check out this jeweled feather headband to look like a mysterious film noir scarlet at all your holiday parties.

Hint: Spray your locks with glossing spray to boost its shine in just one spritz to complement your femme fatale look.

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Renee Trilivas

 

Floral Arrangements

November 16, 2009

With the temperature and wind chill dropping at a seemingly faster rate each day, simple pleasures from those carefree, sunny days of summer seem long gone. Hold onto a little bit of those summer vibes by adding some flowered jewelry into the mix, like this Fashionista.

The concept of winter florals is seemingly oxymoronic, but these aren’t the kind the 1960’s Haight-Ashbury hippies were wearing in their hair. The twist is that these accessories are made of sophisticated, wintry materials, such as leathers and worn precious metals. This new spin elevates them from Woodstock kitschy flower power into elegant and sophisticated feminine pieces you can incorporate all year round.

Check out this leather and brass necklace from Anthropologie, this ornate metal flower necklace from Forever 21, these metal rose studs from Urban Outfitters, and this adorable black blossom ring from Top Shop.

These floral arrangements are sure to get you out of that mid-semester funk.

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Renee Trilivas