Fashion Trends

TOY WATCH SPOTTING

Remember when we first Blogged about Meher Tareen wearing the Toy watch?  Well it seems like the IT accessory of 2012  is going to carry forward the Title this year as well. As seen in Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and GQ, Toy Watch can be hailed as the hottest wrist-watch of recent times. It’s fun, sporty & a great way to jazz up your look at an affordable price . International stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Naomi Campbell, Madonna & Michelle Obama (see below) have already been there, sported that.

This year Toy Watch introduced the brand in Pakistan in collaboration with its brand ambassador and king of couture, HSY at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week.  Ever since then, we have been spotting it on our favorite celebs & designers at various events. Here’s your look at all those who have been snapped wearing it recently. 

HSY wearing the ToyWatch Velvety

HSY wearing the ToyWatch Velvety

The Toy Watch Velvety is on my wishlist since the past one year *sigh*. Love them neon colors !

Nida Azwer wearing ToyWatch Fluo

Nida Azwer wearing ToyWatch Fluo

Zara Shahjahan wearing ToyWatch Metallic Stones Watch

Zara Shahjahan wearing ToyWatch Metallic Stones

Rabya Chaudhry Zahra Raza and Zara Peerzada wearing Toywatch

Rabya Chaudhry Zahra Raza and Zara Peerzada wearing Toywatch

Sophie Chaudhary and Shehla Chatoor wearing ToyWatch

Sophie Chaudhary and Shehla Chatoor wearing ToyWatch

Michelle Obama wearing neon Toy Watch

Michelle Obama wearing neon Toy Watch, Image Courtesy : Fashionbombdaily.com

P.S. ToyWatch is available in Lahore at Enem Store, Liberty Market and soon launching its standalone store on MM Alam Road. It will also be available nationwide in next few weeks via select retail stores. For More, go to their Facebook Page here and the Website here

On Trend ! Sanam Chaudhri at the lawn previews

Karachi-based designer Sanam Chaudhri lent her support to both Khadijah Shah & Sania Maskatiya at their respective lawn previews last month. At both the events, she went for the trends-of-the-moment ; stripes & color-blocking , swapping the order of the separates the second time.

Don’t have full-lengths from the Sapphire lawn preview but between the two looks, it was the Elan one that got our fashion nods. Nicely put together look with so many trends in one. A pair of black slipper’s though would have been a much better substitute to those stompy Aldo wedges ( Buy here ). Which one do you like more?

On a side note,  this might be the mood board for Sanam’s upcoming fashion week runway ( iff at all she shows). Remember this look of her’s too sometime back ?  Very well, lots of stripes with neon accents it is then! ;)

Sanam Chaudhri at Elan Lawn & Sapphire Lawn by Sania Maskatiya Exhibition

Sanam Chaudhri at Elan Lawn (Left) & Sapphire Lawn by Sania Maskatiya (Right) exclusive previews

Sanam Chaudhri at Sapphire Lawn by Sania Maskatiya preview

Sanam Chaudhri at Sapphire Lawn by Sania Maskatiya preview

Aldo Wedge ShoesALDO Decina  Espadrille Wedge Shoes

Images Courtesy : Catalyst PR

Top Fashion Trends 2013 : Neon Accents

Neons & February (s) give us such a high sense of Déjà vu !  Well apparently neon will continue to hold on for yet another spring season. Neon accents were just about everywhere on the runway at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week ; Tanya Taylor, Victoria Beckham and Rag & Bone  to name a few . At the local front, we spotted the trend on Sanam Chaudhri & Andleeb Rana (Editor XPoz’e magazine). Sanam paired her sassy Kirkwoods with hot pink pants & a cowl  neck top. She looked super charming & cheerful !

Andleeb on the other hand went for a more relaxed look in neon yellow pants with white tunic & pink fluoro Cambridge Satchel.

Both the ladies looked quite similar. No? If only Andleeb didn’t have the bag displayed on her tummy, we would’ve given it to both – this time  it’s Sanam for us !

Top Fashion Trends 2013 : Andleeb Rana & Sanam Chaudhri rocking the neon trend

Top Fashion Trends 2013 : Andleeb Rana (L) & Sanam Chaudhri (R) rocking the neon trend

Pink Fluoro Cambridge Satchel

Pink Fluoro Cambridge Satchel - Buy here

Nicholas Kirkwood leather flower sandal - Spring 2012

Nicholas Kirkwood leather flower sandal – Spring 2012. Buy Here

Image Courtesy : Something Haute.com, Facebook

Fashion Trends 2013 : The Balenciaga Cutout Boot

Its been quite sometime that we talked about the Hottest new Trends on our pages, but this one had us make a strong comeback. From Gisele Bundchan walking down the post-Nicholas Ghesquiere Balenciaga runway to VOGUE Japan spreads to the streets of Milan & England, the BALENCIAGA cutout boots have taken the fashion world by storm. High Street brands like TopShop & ASOS have also churned out multiple versions with TopShop’s ARISTOTLE CHUNKY TASSLE BOOTS being our second favorite ( Read : Rich dad poor dad :( )

Fashion Trends 2013 : Balenciaga and Topshop cutout Boots

Fashion Trends 2013 : Balenciaga and Topshop cutout Boots

You may pair them with a pleated skirt and ankle high socks for the ultimate Geek Chic look. If you’re too shy to go short on the hem, take a cue from Soraya Bakhtiar who wore her’s with army print pants, fur & Chanel Boy bag. *love*

Fashion Trends 2013 : The Balenciaga Cutout Boots worn street style

Fashion Trends 2013 : The Balenciaga Cutout Boots worn street style

Still need more reason to buy them? Sonam Kapoor has them too :) . Here’s a recent picture of her Balenciaga Boots that dad Anil Kapoor gifted her.

Fashion Trends 2013 : Sonam Kapoor's Balenciaga Cutout Boots

Fashion Trends 2013 : Sonam Kapoor’s Balenciaga Cutout Boots

Furred Up !

Fur-get the biker jackets & the wool trenches. Cosy-up with the season’s staple accessory – the faux fur jacket . As seen on Khadijah Shah, Shehla Chatoor, Areeba Magsi &  Rabia Khan at their respective soirées, the faux fur vest/lapel cardigan are this year’s winter must-have items, especially if you are an old-school glamour person like us. It is the perfect piece to incorporate into your wardrobes sans frigid temperatures. Plus it’s extreme versatility makes it virtually effortless to style.

Though all the ladies wore theirs well , there’s no denying, Khadijah Shah stands out from the rest of the pack. Always does ! Who’s your favorite?

Areeba Magsi , Shehla Chatoor, Khadijah Shah, Rabia Khan

From Left to Right :  Rabia Khan, Shehla Chatoor, Khadijah Shah, Areeba Magsi

Khadijah Shah

Khadijah Shah at Areeba Magsi’s Brunch

Images Courtesy: Styleonpaper.com & Andleeb Rana

2013 Fashion Trends: The Leopard Print Smoking Slipper

Slippers are the new ballet flat of the season, and one of the our favorite 2012-2013 fashion trends. They are incredibly comfy, easily to slip on – slip off, go equally well with casual & evening wear and a perfect answer to mannish trends with a feminine edge.

The leopard print smoking slipper, in particular, is a great statement shoe this winter . From Jimmy Choo, to Charlotte Olympia to Charles Philip to ALDO, almost ALL shoe brands have come out with their version of the leopard print slipper this season. We are particularly in love with the Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats & the studded ones by River Island.

Wear them with tailored or cropped trousers over a neutral oversized coat/cardigan and you re ready to rock the trend. But remember the GOLDEN RULE of wearing leopard print : DO NOT, IN ANY WAY, MATCH MUCH !  The slipper is enough leopard-ey to be matched with any other leopard print in the look.

Here’s our fav fashionista, Iman Pasha sporting the trend :

Iman Pasha

Iman Pasha wearing the leopard print smoking slipper

Beyonce Knowles wearing Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats:

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles wearing Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats

Although these are not ‘slippers’ , but Fashion’s favorite Ladies Khadijah Shah & Azeeza desai Khan have also been snapped recently in leopard print footwear :

Khadijah Shah at Home Couture Launch

Khadijah Shah at Home Couture Launch

Azeeza Desai Khan

Azeeza Desai Khan

Shop all the listed slippers here :

JIMMY CHOO : Buy Here

ZARA UK : Buy Here and Here

Charles Philip Shanghai : Buy Here

Charlotte Olympia : Buy Here

ALDO : Buy Here

Melissa Virtue : Buy Here

RIVER ISLAND : Buy Here

Fashion Trends 2013 : Embellished Sunglasses

Fashion Trends 2013 Embellished Sunglasses

Fashion Trends 2013 Embellished Sunglasses

Not sure if it was Anna dello Russo’s fault for designing an opulent collection in collaboration with H&M, but we know for sure that her crocodile embellished sunglasses are one of the hits of the season. With influences from Prada, Dolce & Gabbana ,DSquared & Roberto Cavalli , embellished sunglasses have taken over the Spring Summer 2013 runways & as well as the streets. You can DIY your own by adding different adornments: raisin flowers, pearls, studs and so on.

zahra ayub

zahra ayub

zahra ayub

zahra ayub

A lover of quirky sunnies herself, Zahra Ayub has been spotted wearing the ADR for H&M crocodile ones recently. Russo’s are a personal favorite of ours amongst all the runway ones. *Love*