Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding- there has been a lot of media coverage and talk about this long anticipated event. Are you in the know about what happened this early morning at 4 A.M.? For those of us who aren't early birds, I'm here to fill you in. This is not only the wedding of the century but even the Scottish Government has designated this day as a bank holiday. Let’s break it down and digest this wedding of international significance.


  • The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place today at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Prince Williams official title could become Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex or Duke of Clarence.
  • The wedding will involve senior members of the royal family and according to the Daily Telegraph, Prince William is expected to be offered a dukedom at his marriage, which would make his wife a duchess.
  • There have been 14 royal weddings at Westminster Abbey since 1100, but there were none between 1382 and 1919. This year’s royal wedding will be the first at Westminster Abbey since Juy 23,1986 when Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II, married Miss Sarah Ferguson.
  • The Royal Family and the Middletons will pay for the wedding but the taxpayer will meet the cost of extra security of transport.
  • The couple, both 28, got engaged while on holiday in Kenya in October 2010.
  • Westminster Abbey has hosted weddings of the Queen and Queen Mother and was also the venue for Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
  • William and Kate wanted to marry on a Friday in spring and April 29 was chosen because it fell after Easter and Lent and before a busy political programme in May and June (BBC)
  • Prince William proposed to Kate with his mother Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring.
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton have created a charitable gift fund to help celebrate their wedding. The fund will focus on assisting charities which support five causes chosen by the couple. Go to to learn more.

Of course, the entire wedding will be covered from start to finish and all eyes will be on the beautiful bride and groom so get your buddies together, put on your tiaras and pop open the champagne to join the celebration!

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Take note of Kate Middleton's gorgeous McQueen wedding dress-long live McQueen! The Alexander McQueen dress was designed by Sarah Burton and hand designed by the atelier.

Photos courtesy of: AP and Huffington Post

Posted by: Saeko

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sheer Layers/Sheer Fabric

Sheer fabric and layers have become one of the biggest buzz topics this season as we see plenty of people wearing them on the streets and runways courtesy of Elie Tahari, Badgley Mischka, Rag & Bone and Thakoon just to name a few. Sheer fabric doesn’t necessarily mean tight, see-through tops that seem trashy- in fact, we’ve seen them on the fashion runways used in a variety of ways from sheer layers, simple pieces and the look of delicate, feminine draping. It gives us another concept to play with, another tool to add to our tool bag of accessorizing in order to put together our look of the day.

Trust, ladies- offering a peek-a-boo of your lingerie can be tasteful if done right. A lacy, soft-cup bra would look fabulous under a sheer silk blouse but if revealing your undergarments to the world isn’t your cup of tea, you can always slip into a lingerie-esque camisole to wear under something sheer. The key is to make those layers visible and to give a slight taste without revealing everything.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Color Blocking

Still lounging around in the dark, cold tones of the winter season? The weather is slowly transitioning to a warmer, brighter temperature and so should our wardrobes. Rather than simply matching a bright top with a black skirt, make your look pop and take it a few steps further by challenging yourself to the art of color blocking. Loud and proud color combinations that’d normally seem to clash such as orange, royal blue and fuschia can make for a dynamic, confident look this season and has inspired designers to apply this look on everything from shoes to hand bags. The best part about it all is that there are no rules-be as flamboyant as desired and stop traffic while you’re at it.
Although there are no set rules, it doesn’t hurt to keep these pointers in mind while experimenting: Avoid prints to prevent cluttering the sharp lines between blocks of color and stick to solids and keep accessories and shoes light and bright.

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Crop Tops

While crop tops were last seen as a trend around 2009, the trend is back in a more sophisticated, less Britney Spears like look. Although we must admit, leaving the house baring that much skin will probably seem like a bad idea for most of us, the crop top is trying to prove itself trend worthy as we see on the fashion runways on the Spring 2011 runways courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Rag & Bone just to name a few. Crop tops of the new season varied in all shapes and sizes from teeny tiny tops to a two-piece ensemble broken up by a hint of skin. It can be worn over a tank dress or be paired with high-waisted pants, shorts or skirts, basically you shouldn’t be scared to play around with it. Take a look and maybe, just maybe you’ll reconsider the infamous crop top.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

J. Crew Sued For Leopard Print

Who would have thought that you can now be sued for utilizing Mother Nature’s creations? Tony Duquette, an interior designer in the 1950’s of Tony Duquette Inc. is suing J. Crew over the “Duquette Leopard Print Sweater” because it “infringes on the company’s trademarks and patterns”. The design firm is alleging that the print is connected with J. Crew, its advertisements, and J. Crew’s sweaters and filed a claim on April 19, 2011. Hutton Wilkinson, President and Creative Director of Tony Duquette, Inc. stated, “We filed this claim to ensure our trademarks are used appropriately and only with permission… J. Crew knowingly and willfully used the Duquette trademark without permission or license in connection with leopard print”, according to WWD.
This leaves me thinking, perhaps J. Crew could’ve chosen a better name for the sweater but as far as serving justice goes, it seems that Tony Duquette Inc. was making an homage to Duquette than trying to make money on his name. We’ll just have to wait and see what the judge and jury say when this case goes to court.

Posted by: Saeko

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rompers and Jumpers

This coming season, the newest item we should all have in our closets is the romper, jumper or onesie as some may call it. This cute little one-piece can make any body type look amazing so no need to fear, take advantage of the coming warm season and mix up your selection of outfits in the morning. Here are a couple tidbits on wearing the romper if you feel you’re up for the challenge.

1. Cinch the waist- Romper and jumpers that fit the entire body can end up losing definition to the silhouette at the waist if the waistline isn’t cinched. Therefore, if this applies to your outfit, make sure you grab a belt to show your beautiful figure.

2. Full coverage- Yes, they’re not pants but you do have to take precaution when running around in these babies. Basically, make sure your cute little derriere is covered.

3. Work the legs- Rompers will be your new best friend especially since they have a way of making your legs look like they go on for miles. Keeping this in mind, avoid sandals with thick ankle straps.

Play it up and see what works for you, there are plenty of styles to choose from and you’ll definitely find one that fits your look. You can shop for yours today at Enjoy!

Posted by: Saeko

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bold Tribal Jewelry

It’s within the same concept as the phrase, “Go big or go home” this spring/summer season when it comes to accessorizing your outfit. Big and bold accessories are a must have this coming season but more than anything else, we just can’t seem to let go of our love for the variety and gorgeous range of colors of the tribal look-from oversized cuffs, oversized earrings and natural ring stones. Seen all over the spring/summer fashion runways in London, Paris, New York, and Milan, fashion designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood and Oscar de la Renta all incorporated the tribal chic look into their collection. These colors and shapes will surely accent that simple maxi dress or trousers. And don’t worry, these big and bold accessories also come in a variety of price ranges so it won’t hurt your wallet too much for you to pick up something you love.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wide-Legged Trouser

As much as we all still love our skinny jeans, it’s ok to admit that we are looking for the next big thing. Sorry skinny jeans. The pants influence the silhouette more than any other piece of clothing so it’s kind of a big deal when we want to make a transition. It seems that there is an undercurrent of experimentation among the eager and fashion forward, transitioning from skinny jeans to trousers. The new silhouette seems to be going back to the wide legged pants, harem pants and even bell bottoms. More specifically, the trend that seems to be inevitably marking its territory is pleats. So next time you’re walking around the mall with your girlfriends, be courageous and pick up a pair of cute harem pants, it’ll open up endless options for new outfit looks to your wardrobe and you’ll be among the trendiest.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

High Buns

Spring is here and that means adding to your selection of hairstyles and looks for the new season. Somewhere between laid-back and ladylike, the high bun is a look that is guaranteed to hit hard this coming season. This style works on long or short hair and is also ideal for tucking away unruly hair. Take a peek at the editors and busy fashionistas walking the streets of NY and you’ll be sure to spot out a handful of them in towering platform heels and high buns sitting atop their heads. The high bun seems to be taking place of the classic ponytail - fast.Why? There’s a certain elevation to the style. A style that says, “I work hard and can look good doing it.” Add the high bun to your list of hairstyles and rock it any day, anywhere for a guaranteed classy and effortless look.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress is back again! With 70’s style rising, why not bring back the maxi dresses? It’s perfect for spring, summer and well into the fall. The maxi's long flowing gowns will gives you that glamorous feel but still leave you looking casually enough for everyday wear. The colors and patterns it comes in will give you that free spirited gypsy/boho style. So what are you waiting for? Try this must have style, especially in the empire-waist cut for a longer, leaner look. Pick up your very own maxi dress at to switch up your style.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens Coachella Style

What do you think of Vanessa Hudgens Coachella style? I don’t know how she did it but she seams to incorporate all the latest 2011 spring/summer trends into one complete outfit. Let’s break down her style and take notes from this great fashionista. Her two-piece bohemian look was created with a mixed-print trend; a style that is a little tricky to pull off, but amazing when achieved! Her top alone had three great trends going for it; boldly-bright, tribal design and cropped. Mixing her tribal top with retro-chic floral prints and also channeling the ‘70s with her floppy brimmed hat and wide leg pants. She accessorized her look with necklaces and rings, only leaving a few finger bare. Vanessa completed her Coachella style with a cross-body purse with fringe, fringe and more fringes! Definitely a very hot trend!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Intense Color Block

Are you tired of being a square with fashion, but not ready to do a 360’ with your style? It’s okay, we understand filing off the corners and rolling into a different style might be a little dramatic for your lifestyle and personality. So here is a fun trend to update your current look. Simply substitution your settle color-tones apparels for beautiful bright blocks of intense colors. Pairing coral pants with a green top, yellow belt and a red hand bag will immediately excite your look. These items are probably something you already have in your wardrobe, all you have to do now is stack-up your blocks accordingly to your preference and create that bolder, brighter-square!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


With sunnier days ahead, the bright sunlight may be discomforting on your eyes. Sunglasses will help with this problem and some may protect your eyes from the sun harmful UV rays. Not only are the great functional items, they are great accessory pieces to complete your style. Sunglasses styles have evolved from small round frames to oversized shield and now to bold artistic frames. With bold celebrities as fashion icons like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, it was inevitable that our style would also evolve to a more dramatic style. One style that will never go out of style will have to be the wayfarers, so you have to make that a must have. There are also many other great designs, from cat eyes frame, bold colors to transitional lenses, your look will be a daily evolution.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trench Dress

By now, I’m sure you’re not taking a second look at your coats and they are probably pushed behind all your spring and summer apparels. You don’t have to cut this style out so soon. Keep in mind, April showers can come any time but with warmer temperature, it will allow you to keep those spring legs exposed and use your trench coat as a dress. To finish your look, try adding an oversized belt to cinch in the look. It would be ashamed to retire your trench so early in the season. Don’t have one? Pick one up at and try out this look now and save it for fall. Take an Extra 40% OFF on all Outerwear. Use code OUTER40 for your next purchase. Code expire 4/15/11 at 11:59pm PST.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Inspired Looks ~ Spring Flats

Now that the weather allows us to be more outgoing, it puts us a place where we definitely need of a pair of sandals that will help us get around. Not only are flat sandals practical, they come in many colors and design that will satisfy your trendy needs. Spring flats are perfect to pair with everything, from sweat-shorts to chic-dresses, it’s just that stylish! Check out these stylish celebs’ in their cute flats, you too can achieve their looks for a fraction of the price at UrbanOG! Stock up on trendy flats sandals to complete your spring and summer looks!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Colored Jeans

Are you all stocked up on floral design and in need of something different that sing Spring?!!!! Spring 2011 colored jeans is a great look for everyone who is anyone to try out! From the palest shade of pink to the brightest hue on the spectrum, regardless of the saturation, this standout style will brighten up your day. Color jeans are also a perfect way to incorporate colors of spring into your existing wardrobe. As the main focus point to your outfit, you can easily carry over your not-so-colorful tops and jacket from your winter styles. This will make it very affordable to upgrade your closet for spring. Many celebrities have embraced this trend and are looking fabulous. You too can easily achieve this style and make this vivid trend your staple look for this season.

Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 Swimwear Trends

Summer is still a season away, but we must have our swimwear lined up for Spring Break! With so many suits to choose from, how will you ever find that perfect piece? Well, we are here to break it down for you. First you will have to determine which cut will suit your body type, from triangular, halter, bandeau, monokini, etc.; this will be the easy part. Now to the 2011 swimwear trends, we have solids, floral patterns, tie dyes, fringes and one that will never fail you, the wild prints. If you are going for prints make sure to stay bold with it this season. Otherwise, keep a clean, single focus point to your swimwear for a chic and sexy-feel. To become that eye-catcher in a sea of bikinis, create a distinctive style by mix & matching your top and bottoms to create your personal style. Check out selection of swimwear. At our prices, there is no need to choose, you can have them all! Make a splash in our new Swimwear! Get 15% OFF on all Swimwear! Use code SWIM418 for your next purchase. Code expires 4/18/11 at 11:59pm PST.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Time Booties

Its spring time! The sun is shinning, the birds are singing, but your toes does not want to come out to play. Well, if you are one of the few that do not like your toes showing, you’re still safe to stomp around in you boots and booties. It’s okay to carry over last season trend forward, just because its spring, it doesn’t mean you have to leave any boots behind. So feel free to set new trends and pair you spring dress with your ankle booties and summer-shorts with your favorite boots. Loving this style shop for boots and booties to set new trends this spring.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life Arts and Patterns

Art is in pictures, paintings and sculptures, but we often overlook the beauties of colors and patterns in cultures around us. Fashion allows you to be creative and become an individual from the moment you slip into that dress to the shoes you step out in. You become a walking piece of art every time you step out of your house. With tribal trends, it allows you to open up wider perspective on art and beauty of a more diverse culture. With bold patterns and gorgeous color combination, this trend is definitely a great addition to our everyday style. Tribal pattern is the next trend-watch we must keep an eye out for. It would be ashamed to pass up these beautiful patterns of life. Embrace this trend, check out collection of tribal items.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Wooden Wedges

Bridge the gap from winter to spring with these spring wooden wedges. From the great security of your winter boots, wedges will give you a more comfort and better stability from the wedged heels. This great look can be paired with your spring wardrobes and but still keeping your style casually chic. From slip-on peep toes to sling-back clog inspired styles; your choices are endless at

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bright Gowns

Spring and summer trends of 2011 come with eye catching hues. This year brings us bright, bold, beautiful colors. We will probably be seeing more of these exciting hues of fuchsia, oranges and blues down the red carpets. Also, for those who have upcoming proms events to attend, try stepping out of the box and slipping into this year color trend and become the fashionista of the ball.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Short Pants Suits

Rise to any occasion in these hot pants! Okay, the rise of these ‘Short Pants Suits’ is not that short but still extremely chic and sexy! Strong menswear started to play a major role last fall, from masculine suits all the way down to oxfords. Women-wear borrowed these look and incorporated the styles into our daily trends. As the seasons passed, the softer side slowly emerged starting with an added heel to the oxford style and now with shorts paired with suits jackets and blazers. One word ‘Amazing’, the matching suits gives off a bold, powerful appearance, the shorts adds a touch of flirty-feminine feel, with main focus on legs that will seem like they go on for miles. Suit-up for your next outing and see how many positive comments you will receive.