Mix and Match with Michael Kors

Michael Kors bag and outfitWe all wish we could just wake up and walk into a closet filled with the latest fashion. Like one of those fairy tale closets that would have the perfect outfit laid out and ready to wear. But, alas, we normal folks must make do with our own limited collection.

But we can take comfort in the knowledge that even famous fashion designers like Michael Kors and fashion icons like Victoria Beckham are going back to basics.

In an interview with Vogue, Michael Kors discusses how coming up with the right outfit is like preparing a complete dish, “If you have foie gras, you need a salad. And if you’re having a rich desert, then you want to have a chicken for the main.”

He uses this analogy to describe how an outfit should be made. The core pieces, your salad and chicken, should be the trench, white shirt, grey trousers and black dresses. These are the staples that every woman should have. Kors even suggests that these clothes should compromise two-thirds of the total number of your clothes.bling watch MK

The dessert portion of the wardrobe would be the flashy watches, floral designs or bold colored jackets. “They’re the punctuation points, the icing on the cake and the cherry – then you mix it up and you’ve got a great formula.”

He states that every woman has her own way of dressing herself, her own personal style. The trick is to be aware of your own personal brand and try to improve on it and to update it regularly.

One important update would be to ditch the heels and to opt for flat shoes. sandals from Michael KorsYes, even in formal events and late night parties. In an interview with Vogue Australia, Michael Kors shares that, “The rules have changed! What you wear at the time of day – did we ever think people would wear paillettes or glam to work and flat shoes at night?” The new trend nowadays is to pair slickly cut black dresses or full matt silk skirts with – yes, you guessed it – flats.

Evidence of this new growing trend would be through Oscar de La Renta who showcased her designs with Oxfords and brogues. Even Victoria Beckham, who is known to favor heels, commented on pointy toed flats by saying, “I’ll be wearing them too, in every color,” which is a big call for the micro dynamo who easily gains 7 inches wearing heels.

So quickly ladies, now that you know the trade secrets, go check out your closet to see if you have the listed essentials. And if not, then you now have a perfectly goo  d reason to go out there and shop, shop, shop!

Designing With Celebrities Is The Present Fashion Darling

The phrase designing with celebrities is rather ambiguous as this could actually mean two entirely different things. The traditional and more standard concept has to do with designers creating fashionable clothing for popular and important personalities.kim k

The second concept about designing with celebrities focuses more on actual and real-life celebrities designing various wardrobes either for themselves or for others within their elite circle. This is a rather new and emerging phenomenon, but those who have become part of it have actually found great success. In many cases, the popularity that these celebrities-turned designers have come to enjoy are said to be significantly better than the type of attention showered on them when they were still on the other side of the fence.

Given this, designing with celebrities has become one of the more amazing events in recent fashion history. The designers, meanwhile, have become the virtual darlings in modern-day catwalk settings given the kind of sales that they have thus far generated for the fashion industry.

The rise of these so-called celebrity designers remains somewhat a surprise to a number of fashion experts. For starters, many of them had no formal fashion schooling with a few believed to have very little technical talent.

Additionally, some of the designs had no accompanying gimmickry to help in the promotions aspect. Fabrics used, meanwhile, were hardly extraordinary even as they are often said to be of high quality.

In other words, there was no outstanding appeal in the clothing designs that would warrant a successful career in fashion designing for many of these celebrities. Still, success did come to these aspiring designers, and as reported by US Vogue, they were cited as among the most successful in the world.

celebrity designer victoria beckhamCelebrity status is most likely a major contributing factor when it comes to explaining the phenomenal rise of celebrities-turned-designers. Many people are known to readily purchase any item if it happens to carry the name of a famous personality. In many cases, these items come in the form of clothing lines which a good number of celebrities have easy access to.

Of course, there are a few celebrities, notably those involved in showbiz, which did not actually start out strong. On the contrary, things began rather small for these people before they were able to hit the big time in fashion design. In this case, personal drive and perseverance are the key components for success with popularity registering only as a secondary factor.

The issue about designing with celebrities appears to be endless at least for now. This does not necessarily mean that these people are no longer popular or even needed in their chosen fields. The decision to branch out to other areas of interest is more of a need to find another source of income, preferably one that is more stable if not reliable.

Additionally, the concept of designing with celebrities is seen by some as a multi-tasking activity for many personalities. This is highly understandable given the kind of competition currently existing in the celebrity world. Opting to enter the fashion industry is not only economically viable for many of these people, it could also open several doors where the opportunities for self-improvement abound.