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1 October 2014

Life, Love, & Shoes

Have you ever bought something that did not exactly fit right, but you decided to purchase it anyway simply because you wanted it too much?

Well, I found myself facing a similar problem a few days ago. I went to the SM Aura shopping mall last Monday to celebrate a friend's birthday. While browsing through a couple of stores, I came across this amazing pair of black spiked slip-ons that I immediately knew I had to have in my closet! Honestly, it was love at first sight.

After trying them on, I could say that they were perfect. The fact that they were spiked and sparkly (a blend of edginess and glamour) really appealed to me. But wait! There was only one problem . . . They did not exactly 'fit'. Darn my size 9 feet!

I asked the store associates if they had a pair in my size, but unfortunately they didn't. Size 8 was the largest size that they had available.

Oh no! What do I do?

Of course, since I wanted the shoes so badly, I decided to make a list of reasons of why I should get them (as opposed to why I shouldn't lol).

1) They weren't THAT tight on me. Sure, they felt a little uncomfortable, but beauty is pain, right? RIGHT?
2) I can always bring an extra pair of shoes with me in case the size 8 shoes started hurting my feet too much.
3) They're spiked.
4) They're sparkly.
5) Need I say more?

However, as I was about to purchase them, my friend told me to walk around the store for a little bit and see if I could tolerate the discomfort that the shoes were causing me. Reluctantly, I agreed.

I spent a good 15 minutes walking around the shop and browsing through the other items. After that, though, I had to give it up. The shoes started to cause me extreme pain! Since they were too small, they were making my toes bend at awkward angles every time I took a step. I guess they weren't "perfect" after all. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

This started to get me thinking about real-life relationships in terms of shoes.

At first glance, it may seem perfect to you. Maybe you'd even go so far as to call it "destiny". So you try it on, hoping for the best, and even though you start noticing that something is wrong, you force yourself to believe that everything is okay as long as you "bear the pain".

After a while, the pain becomes too much for you to handle, but still you try to tough it out. I mean, it's perfect! It's everything you ever wanted! The pain will be worth it in the end, right?

THE ANSWER IS NO. Just like the pair of sparkly spiked shoes that caught my heart, eventually you'll get tired of the pain, and you'll decide that they're no longer worth the agony and the stress that they are imposing upon you. Eventually you'll have to accept that no matter how much you want it, IT DOESN'T WANT YOU. And the worst part is, you'll end up hurting yourself while the shoes remain perfectly intact. 

I wanted the shoes even though they were too small for me. I really, really did. I even made up so many excuses to convince myself they were worth it. In the end, though, I did not end up purchasing them. Because I realized something . . .


So even though it broke my heart to leave the shoes behind, I knew that one day, I'll find another pair . . . An even better pair. A pair that won't hurt whenever I wear them. A pair that fits just right.

And THAT will be worth it.

"With the right person, you don't have to work so hard to be happy. It just happens, effortlessly."

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29 September 2014


Fall Beauty Trends for 2014

Now that October is almost upon us, everybody's getting excited in preparation for fall fashion. Since you already know what fashion pieces are must-haves for the fall (if you missed that post, read it here), let's see what beauty trends you should look out for this fall.


60s INSPIRED                   BARELY THERE

BRIGHT COLORS                     BIG LASHES

DEFINED EYES                     METALLICS


27 September 2014

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Must have pieces for Fall 2014

The great thing about the change of seasons has always been the shopping. I love the Fall fashion mostly because of  the colour scheme, especially the rich hue, the cozy knits and of course buying new pair of boots or more (my favourite part).
So here are 5 key pieces to start the fall with style:
1. Cozy knit:
The oversized sweaters become one of the fall’s most wearable trendthat’s means that you can feel comfortable without neglecting the fashionable appearance. When it’s come to cardigan and sweaters think big. The relaxed fit is the key to be on track. 
2. Sweat pants
I am totally obsessed with this sports luxe trend. Leather jogging pants add a sense of comfortable and it can be easily dressed up or down. For a chic and polish look just wear it with heels and a blazer, or add sneakers and T shirt for a casual yet cool look.
     DKNY, G-Star, Adidas
3. Poncho:
Other fall essential is the poncho. It's a strong statement that instantly upgrade any look. The biggest designer as Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Sacai and Tommy Hilfiger wrap their models with these cozy throw on blankets. I can't wait to get my hand on this stylish piece

4. Lug sole and platform booties:
Lug sole is also extended this fall. These shoes are inspired by the grunge spirit of the '90s and seems like it's here to stay. This eye catching sharp element can make your outfit standout and create a fashion forward bold statement.especially when you pair it with a classic skirt or dress  forward bold. 
5. Fringe bag:
Fringes are everywhere and it’s truly refined the boho-gipsy look, that are very trendy this season. Bag is defiantly the quickest way to incorporate with the trend without looking like you are trying too hard. I believe that accessories are the key element for the whole look and can make a statement.
    Roberto CavalliEdun, Michael Kors

Author : Liat Neuman - Fashion blogger at Yomanchic

23 September 2014

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Kelsey Vickers: Milan Fashion Week 2014 Highlights

I really loved the looks from this line. It was full of feminine, light pieces that seemed to flow seamlessly off the bodies of the models. I especially loved the color scheme of creme, purple, mauve, and green shades. It was gorgeous! 

This line was full of boyish styles and boxy cuts - I loved it! I appreciate any pieces that can be identified as androgynous or menswear inspired. The colors were fairly muted, with the exception of the bright blue ensembles. It was overall super chic.

I absolutely ADORED this line. Inspired by the 70s, it was full of fringe, eye-catching prints, and daring cuts. 

The line this year was inspired by the Spanish influence on Sicily between the 1500s and 1700s. And it was absolutely fabulous! Full of floral embroidered prints, black lace, and red prints. I thought the Spanish influence was an excellent idea and loved what they came up with.

This line was pretty different from what Versace usually goes for. Donatella said that these looks were about a "new, fresh Versace." And she was definitely on the mark! It was full of asymmetrical lines, brighter colors, and mod cuts. I really liked it. 


To check out the rest of the lineup for the Milan Fashion Week, click here.

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22 September 2014

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Hayley-Eszti: London Fashion Week SS15: My highlights

Tom Ford
This collection was just everything. My favourite collection of the season, and not just because my good friend Jake was part of the hair team. It was sexy, sassy, glam rock and I LOVED it.

Tropical and glamorous. I loved the tropical prints, but I also loved the plain black and white dresses that were seen in the collection. From Victorian silhouettes to sultry necklines, the models looked like they were walking down a runway in the amazon and it was a beautiful, fun and interesting show from start to finish. 

Bora Aksu
That purple veil is just my favourite thing. Romantic, and fairytale-esque, the collection was soft and saccharine, with sheer sleeves, crochet and lace detailing and frills, it was delicate and magical.

Antonio Berardi 
I just love the bright oranges and reds that were used in this collection. The collection was diverse, bright and fun, light and airy, and sexy and elegant. With hourglass Silhouettes, to soft and ruffled, this collection featured some absolute dream designs. 

What was your favourite collection of the season? 


15 September 2014



First of all there will be no article from Unique fashion week. I accidently caught the cold and I wasn't able to go at events. I am sorry.

I guess all of you have seen updates on the site like our new about page, layout and subscribe. We're growing so fast, all thanks to you!

Our tumblr is now broadcasting all the best from fashion weeks. Check it out! Link is in our sidebar!

And something about our new category Style Log by Kyle! Kyle is very good in writing about style and his articles are helping you to find great style! Stay tuned, more articles to go!

I need a help!

What editors should do:

  • searching for potential writers, contacting them
  • doing pr(mostly commenting on blogs)
  • redacting articles(making them look like this)
  • posting at our tumblr blog
What ML will do for you:
  • you can ask for accreditation as ML Mag editor on fashion events
  • your name will be in our about page
  • you can publish your articles
  • we will write for you recomendation letter, if you'll need one
  • no money sorry its freelance project
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9 September 2014

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Fashion is an investment, and clothes are like relationships

Fashion is an investment, and clothes are like relationships
This is something I've come to realize throughout the years. In the same way you invest your time and energy into your friendships and relationships, you invest your money into the things that you purchase, and it's only natural that you expect something in return. After all, relationships are two-sided and it's always a "give and take". When it comes to clothes, the thing we should expect from them at the very least is versatility and long-term use. That is why we need to pick and choose which pieces to invest a lot of money in, and which pieces we can get at a cheaper price and lower quality.

Think of it this way. There are some people in our lives that are mere acquaintances because they do not give us anything substantial or beneficial in the long-term, so we pass by them in the halls and say "hi" but that's as far as it goes, because ultimately they have no further use for us. Thinking about it in terms of clothing and accessories, these are the pieces that are trendy and seasonal, which means they come and go in the blink of an eye and so we do not necessarily need to invest a lot of money into them. It's okay to purchase pieces like these at a lower price even if it means that they will tear or break easily, because by that time they're probably out of style anyway. It's just like giving your acquaintances a little bit of your time but not too much, because once the fun runs out, they disappear from your life eventually.

The same principle can be applied to people that are close to you, such as your friends, boyfriends, and families. It's okay to invest so much time, effort, and energy into those relationships because they are durable, long-lasting, and will be beneficial to you for your entire life. These are like the clothes and accessories that are classic and timeless, which means you'll be able to wear them throughout all seasons in a long time to come. Investing a lot of money into these kinds of things is worth it, because in return you are receiving years and years of use. A $50 cardigan, for example, might seem a tad bit overpriced, but if you think about it in the long run, it is actually worth every penny because you will still be able to wear it 10, 20, and even 30 years from now.

To put it simply in "designer" language:

"A limited edition Louis Vuitton Miroir Speedy might seem like a good choice of purchase, but in the end, you'll realize that a classic Monogram Neverfull might just be the better option."

1 September 2014

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Getting rid of the habit of wearing black

A lot of people have e-mailed me telling me how much my blog and my Mode Lab articles inspire them to want to wear bold patterns and prints. The problem is, a lot of them feel hesitant about doing so because they are so used to wearing black and don't know how to wear anything else besides that. 
If you ask me, I'd say that getting rid of the habit of wearing black is like giving up smoking.

Wearing black has become such an ingrained habit nowadays that people seldom strive to try anything "new" anymore. In fact, wearing black is almost as addictive as nicotine.

When we smoke cigarettes, we experience a certain feeling of calmness. Similarly, when we wear black, we get a familiar comforting feeling because we all know that "no one can go wrong with basic black". And it's true -- black always makes us look confident and sophisticated.

However, if you are a fashion-conscious human being (if you're not, you're reading the wrong blog), then I
 must urge you to step out of your comfort zone and experiment a little more with new things.

Giving up "black" is like giving up cigarettes -- you have to take it one day at a time. Don't go into shock by suddenly thrusting yourself into the world of colors and prints. Instead, start slow by incorporating subtle pops of color into your outfits by wearing colored accessories, bags, and shoes. After a couple of months of doing this, you will start to feel more comfortable with colors and be able to wear dresses, cardigans, and jeans in bright and bold hues. Once you've grown accustomed to doing this, you will then start to feel excited about mixing and matching different prints and colors together.

Much like giving up cigarettes, however, there will always be a time where you'll experience a period of withdrawal and go back to wearing the black that you love so much. The good thing about it is that when that time comes, your desire to wear black will merely be a "want" instead of a "need", which means you'll be perfectly comfortable to wear other colors too depending on your mood.

I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but I personally find it boring how designers often use black as the predominant color in their collections. Since "everyone looks good in black", isn't it kind of a cheap cop-out to resort to this ancient method of looking good? 
It's like you're admitting to yourself that you do not have a good sense of style or eye for fashion because you only wear something that you know would look good on everyone else too.


FROM: The Stylish Bipolar 



25 August 2014

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Indian Fashion Part 1-Different Variations of the Indian Salwar Kameez

Indian Fashions can be confusing. Between the salwar kameez, shalwar kameez, churidars and parallel suits, it is sometimes hard to know exactly what you want.

Traditional Salwar Kameez

Traditional suit consisting of three pieces: a loose fitting, drawstring pajama like pant, a long, tunic style shirt and a long, complimenting or matching scarf. It is generally accepted that the kameez should come below the knee to the mid-calf region. The kameez is usually fitted throughout the shoulder and bust area and loose from the hips down to the hem. Side walking vents (splits) are added to both sides. Bollywood Fashion (Bollywood is the movie industry of India) tends to depict the salwar kameez with a tight, fitted look along the shoulders and bust areas. Most everyday wearers opt for a bit more room in their suits for comfort and mobility.

Churidar Kameez Suit
The kameez in this suit is like the traditional salwar kameez suit however, the bottoms are cut close and tight to the leg with a good deal extra length added so the material will wrinkle up around your ankle. This style of pant is called Churidar after the Hindi word for bangles Churi.
Parallel Suit
Parallel suits are an updated version of the salwar kameez,  very popular among the younger generations of Indian women and many Non-Indian women as well. They are also known as a trouser suit or pant suit in Indian fashion clothing. They usually consist of the same three pieces found in a salwar kameez suit; however, this style of suit can be found without a dupatta as well. The difference between the parallel suit and salwar kameez suit is in the cut and style of the parallel suit. It features a trouser like fit through the hips and thighs and can either be straight down to the ankle like a trouser/pant or it can have a slightly flared leg similar to a boot cut pant. The flare can also be very wide depending on the individual suit and  suit wearer’s taste. The most popular choice at this time is the slightly flared look. The pant is often embroidered along the leg or ankle. The top is much shorter than a traditional kameez, and is usually worn above the knee or at hip level. These suits can also be sleeveless, with thin straps, or compeletly strapless depening on the design.

Pajami Style Suit
This style suit is very similar to the churidar suit because it features the same long kameez. The difference is that the pajama (bottoms) does not have as much length in the lower leg and does not wrinkle around the ankle. It is a very slim fitting leg look.

Afghani Suit
This style suit is basically the same as a salwar kameez suit as it consists of the same three pieces. The difference lies in the cut and style of the suit. The salwars are very loose, featuring a many pleated look. The salwar is very baggy and is often embroidered along the leg or ankle. The kameez is shorter than a traditional suit, ranging from mid-thigh to above the knee. This suit can be sleeveless.

Indo-West Fusion
This term is often used to describe salwar kameez (shalwar kameez) suits that combine both Indian and Western styles and designs.  The parallel suit (as described above) is a good example of Indo-West Fusion and these two terms are often used interchangeably.

Kurti or Kurta Kameez
Kurti and Kurta are words used to often describe a shorter tunic style shirt. These terms are often used to describe the Parallel Suit. This is very popular and is worn with leggings.

Patiala Suits or Punjabi Suits

This style suit is famous in the state of Punjab is a type of female trousers which has its roots in Patiala City in the Northern region of Punjab state in India. The King of Patiala in earlier times had its Royal dress as Patiala Salwar. It  has a close resemblance to the pathani Suit which has similar loose lowers as salwars and long knee length top known as kameez. Over the decade the dress now is not worn by men but has classically transformed itself with new cuts and styling into women's Patiala salwar.
The reason why the patiala dress is preferred by most of the women of Punjab and other regions of Northern India is its comfortability and durability in summers. Since the patiala salwar is very loose and stitched with pleats its a very comfortable outfit to wear. Its distinguishing characteristic is folds of cloth stitched together that meet at the bottom. Patiala salwars require double the length of material to get stitched. The fall of the pleats of the Patiala salwar is such that it gives a beautiful draping effect.

Anarkali Suit

It is a combination of a long kurta and bottoms that are usually in the form of a churidar. The kurta is fitted on the bust and normally features large pleats flowing around the legs like an umbrella.
Anarkali dresses owe their name to Anarkali, a famous courtesan in the court of the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. The story of Anarkali is famous because of her affair with the Emperor's Son Salim, that ended in tragedy when Anarkali was buried alive behind a wall. This style is immortalised by her.
The styling of the dress has evolved over time, with trends ranging from floor lengths to normal length ones that end below the knees. Some newer Anarkali Salwar suits are short to suit the modern generation.

 Each Salwaar Kameez is a Rich Fashion and Historical Tradition of its Own !

AUTHOR: Mary Anthony

16 August 2014


The Purple Lipstick

Today I'm going to talk about one of the more controversial shades when it comes to makeup -- The Purple Lipstick.
This seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate, so today I want all of your opinions regarding this trend.

I've seen a lot of models and celebrities rocking purple lips and I personally have always thought it looked cool. Purple lipstick looks quirky, daring, and a little avant garde. 

But is purple lipstick better suited for the runways and high fashion magazines? To be honest, my immediate answer to this question was going to be "yes". However, I remembered that I started my fashion blog to show and prove to people that there are no rules when it comes to fashion, and that you can make anything work if you try. So what better way to put my idea to the test than by buying myself a purple lipstick (or two) and trying it out for myself? I ended up buying these lip tints from EXCEL Paris, two of which are purple (one dark and one light).

Here are some photos of me wearing the lighter shade (second one from the left in the above photo).

What do you think? Personally, I feel like I can make it work. I think one of the most common "problems" that people face when it comes to purple lipstick is that oftentimes it can make you look like you're dying from hypothermia lol.

Because of this, I came up with some simple solutions to avoid suffering from this dilemma.

1) Add color to your face using a little bit of bronzer. The goal here is to look a bit tan and avoid looking pale as much as possible to avoid having that "Corpse Bride" look.

2) Sweep a small amount of blush onto your cheeks just to give yourself that "flushed" aura and a livelier vibe.

3) Choose the right shade of purple. If you have a tan complexion like I do, choose a brighter and lighter shade, whereas if you have a paler skin tone, go for a darker purple. Doing this creates contrast and prevent you from having that dull look.

So now, ask me that question again. Is purple lipstick strictly for magazines and fashion shows? My answer is "NO".

Like I said, you can wear anything you want (be it clothes, accessories, makeup, etc.) and make it work as long as you tailor it to suit your style and your personal look. Of course, confidence is a must! I know that's a very typical thing to say, but it really is true. When you're confident, you can make anything look fierce.

How about you? What do you think of purple lipstick? Yay or nay? Do you think it looks okay on me?

*Fashion tip: Purple lipstick will look especially nice when combined with edgier outfits.

FROM: The Stylish Bipolar (

6 August 2014


Futuristic Jewellery with a Social Cause

Stunning and beautiful ALBEDONITE Stones are the jewellery of the future, featuring as one of the finalists in The Wowcracy Endless Fashion Week these are designed by a very talented designer Elena Corchero.

Elena Corchero

Elena Corchero is a 'Technology Artisan' a term coined by her specialising in smart materials, electronics for wearables and new prototyping technologies. Her work has earned many international awards, exhibitions and publications. She studied Fine Arts in Spain, specialised in Interactive design in Germany, and is an alumni of MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins in London and a former MIT Media Lab Europe researcher.
In 2008 Elena founded her studio Lost Values in London to focus her work and research on the use of new technologies to challenge the role of an artisan, sustainability responsibilities and the multidisciplinary integration between science and art.
Many of her projects have evolved into innovative brands such as LFLECT, reflective wool products locally sourced and produced, ZIPPYKIT, designing smart materials educational toys, and ECOLORIUM an environmental brand that contributes to Skin Cancer Research.


The ECOLORIUM House is a British brand of luxury lifestyle products, recently awarded at Enjoia't Contemporary Jewellery Competition, and it is the third smart-materials brand developed by STUDIO LOST VALUES - The smart twist of sustainable design - Founded by Technology Artisan Elena Corchero.An Eco-Friendly lover will definitely love to wear the beautiful ALBEDONITE a cultivated stone with shades of white crystals and a subtle appearance of Rose Quartz. These stones have a very peculiar behaviour they reveal their colourful nature a bright buzzing fuchsia when exposed to UV rays. This change can bring to our attention the dramatic and dangerous invisible changes of Global Warming.
There is a very special cause attached to this wonderful project:
For every piece purchased online you contribute with donations to Melanoma Skin Cancer Research. Hence join in changing the future with this innovative Jewellery!

You can pre order the project here:-

AUTHOR: Mary Anthony

FROM: Beautilicious Freaks 

31 July 2014



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There is a huge difference between "dressing well" and being "fashionable". In my opinion, just because you dress nicely does not automatically mean that you are stylish. Being fashionable means being daring and trying out new things, and most importantly, it involves thinking outside the box.

Gone are the good ol' days when basic black was everyone's favorite go-to outfit. Now, clothes are becoming more and more vibrant -- prints, patterns, and colors are worn together to create striking ensembles. Basically, the bolder, the better!

I used to be the type of person who almost always wore black. To me, black was classy and chic. While that may still be true today, people are becoming more and more competitive in the world of fashion and somewhere along the way, style has evolved into something more eye-catching and daring.

When the TV show Gossip Girl first came out, the first thing I noticed was the characters' wardrobe choices. Let's face it, we all watched that show mostly because it provided a lot of style inspirations in the form of Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen.

What I noticed about the characters of Gossip Girl back then was that even though they each had their own personal style, they all had one thing in common: their clothes were always bold and colorful, which was part of the reason they attracted so much attention. Gossip Girl characters are perfect examples of mixing and matching done right.

As soon as I realized this, I started experimenting more with colors and various prints, and the rest is history (or so they say). While wearing simple black and white outfits will always be something I'll go back to every once in a while, I must say that I prefer wearing a creative mixture of patterns and different colors.

I deeply encourage all of you to be more experimental when it comes to fashion because ultimately, that's what it's all about -- fun, creativity, and expression.

Someone asked a friend of mine recently for ideas on what she could pair with her new floral leggings. My friend responded, telling her that "a plain black top or plain white top" was the only option.

This somehow saddened me because as much as I love my friend, I realized how narrow-minded some people still are when it comes to fashion. Now, please don't take this the wrong way. I am not saying that my friend has no sense of style. I'm just merely pointing out that a lot of people become complacent when it comes to picking out their clothes, and they no longer try to think outside the box.

If you ask me what you could pair with floral leggings, my answer to you would be an endless list of possibilities: Perhaps a leather jacket? Or a striped sweater? Or maybe polka dots? Stripes? Or a white top, yellow top, blue top, green top, red top, etc.? Like I said, the possibilities are endless. Definitely not just a white or black top.

With my blog, I really hope I can inspire people to become more creative when it comes to picking out their outfits. If you're not comfortable wearing so many prints all at once, maybe you can try mixing and matching colors first? There is no hard-and-fast rule on what works and what doesn't. The key here is to experiment with different things and various combinations until you find what looks good on you.

I do understand that everyone has their own personal style, and not everybody will like the whole "print on print" trend. My aim here is not to force you all to wear things that you don't want to. I only want to inspire you to not go beyond the norm.

In life, you're given a choice. Do you choose to be plain and blend in with the rest of the crowd? Or will you choose to be daring, unique, innovative, and be remembered?

After all, nobody ever made their mark in history by playing it safe.

FROM: The Stylish Bipolar 

30 July 2014



Congrats, Lucy! We contacted you by email!
Our giveaway has gained a lot of attention. Thanks a lot!
Thats why we decided to do it once a month or two. You'll find it on our Facebook page. (Its brand new page- )

Tomorrow we'll be glad to publish first and amazing article of our new writer Kyle! Don't forget to read it!

 P.S. We change our commenting back to google. Disqus is not good for our blog-magazine.

7 July 2014


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