My kind of Charm…

Accessories never get the hype they deserve… Is it because they are too small to notice?, maybe….

The charmed jewelry speaks volumes about an individual. I, love my bracelets chunky….. I love them too much that nothing in the market seems to get me, and so I have resulted into making my own .

Check out below for some ideas on how to have yours customized.

Of Heirloom lovers

Of the statements makers

 

Of the unorthodox thinkers

and of the sentimentalists

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My shop ….K Charmed

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Oscar’s 2016!

The Good Stuff!

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell……I was quite impressed .

Olivia Wilde in a Valentino Haute Couture dress

Olivia Wilde in Valentino……….though I am not the biggest fan of the choker

Simple and Effective

Charlize Theron in Dior

Charlize Theron in Dior……simple and elegant

Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

Naomi Watts in Armani Privc……. looking good with no hustle

Just give me one yard of cheap material and a pair of scissors, I’ll make you this!

Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier

Rachel Mcadams in August Getty Atelier….no comment

Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren

Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren….no comment

Even I can not make a dress that bad

Reese Witherspoon in an Oscar de la Renta

Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta……….what’s happening here!

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton….seriously!

Where do I even start!

Heidi Klum in Marchesa

Heidi Klum in Marchesa…….Which part of this dress made you want to wear it, Heidi?

Daisy Ridley in a Chanel Haute Couture dress

Daisy Ridley in Chanel….this world is going too fast someone stop it, I need to get off.

Maybe….if someone else had worn it!

Emily Blunt in Prada

Emily Blunt in Prada……maybe if a Hobo had worn it, we would have forgiven Prada

Isla Fisher in Marchesa

Isla Fisher in Marchesa…..just leave Marchesa for Florence Welch

!!!

Grammy’s 2016

 

  1. The Thumbs up

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Taylor Swift in Atelier Versace.  The crop top and high waist high slit skirt were not so much a show stopper, but the color combo is what brought the outfit to life. Orange and Fuchsia, I will definitely be trying that combo out.

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Kaley Cuoco in Naeem Khan jumpsuit. There is just something about white outfits. The more you look into Kaley’s outfit the more you fall in love with it. I like the detail in the outfit and the fact that it is revealing without revealing much.

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 Florence Welch. I love the outfit just because Florence is wearing it. This is so her. Twu’d have been a total drab if it was someone else.

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Keltie Knight in Calvin Klein. This is both appropriate and elegant. Well sewed, she toned down on the accessories and make up. Love it.

2. The Disappointments

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Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier. We did not for a second doubt that Ciara had a great bod. The outfit looks like a wrap around with knots, not flattering at all. looks like a dress I would make without a hustle and I do not know the first thing about making dresses. I am more than disappointed because she was in my 2015 fave list.

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Andra Day in Michael Costello. How could a designer put his name on this. I know she designed it herself, but Costello seriously you let this be associated with you!!!

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Liz Hernandez in (I didn’t even care enough to get the designer’s name) . The height is unflattering for this particular dress. The us of satin does not do it justice either and the pleats look like they were not well thought of and make the dress look ill fitting.

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Carrie Underwood in Nicolas Jebran.  The sad part about this dress is that a lot of detail was put on the bust area and that made the dress fail. I do not mind the bottom part at all. Won’t blame her though for trying to remind us that she has boobs.

 The WTF’s

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Manika, Manika, Manika wtf!

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Dencia. There is something about this outfit that makes me weirdly happy.

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Z LaLa. This dress looks quite hazardous! Hope you made it home okay!

4. I see what you were going for but…..just leave it to the gurus

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Demi Lovato in Norisol Ferrari

IF

Zendaya in Dsquared2

Suits are the hardest to pull off especially on a red carpet event. Zendaya and Demi are not cut out for this look.

5. We had a Kiki before the event and we decided on this look 

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Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier

alessandra-ambrosio-grammys-red-carpet-2016 in Versace

Alessandra  Ambrosio in Versace

anna-kendrick-grammys-red-carpet-2016 in Emanuel Ungaro

Anna-Kendrick in Emanuel Ungaro

Yeah, well it did not pay off for any of you!

The NYFW 2016 runways…

 Fashion Week, when a designer can dream beyond…and as much as most of the clothes that walk down the runway cannot be put down to the streets, it is always amazing to see how far our designer’s minds go.

Check out some of the looks that got to me and I think stealing some of the ideas will be quite rewarding

  1. The Bold Co-loured Structured Prints
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Altuzarra show, Runway, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 13 Feb 2016
Altuzarra

2. Prints gone wild

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Coach
Coach
Altuzarra show, Runway, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 13 Feb 2016
Altuzarra

3. The not so subtle white

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Provenza-Schouler
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Provenza-Schouler
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Zac Posen

4. The we get along just fine prints and color

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Altuzarra
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Altuzarra show, Runway, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 13 Feb 2016
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5. Just a dash of pink

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Tory-Burch
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BCBG Max Azria RTW Spring 2016
BCBG

6. The Comebacks

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Delpozo
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Coach
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MET Gala 2015: Best Dressed

Now I didn’t have many great picks from the Gala….but i appreciate the few who did the theme justice

Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang
Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang

1. I thought that this was the most creative piece. Miley did do the theme justice. The fitted black gown with large cutouts revealed her hips and stomach and a little bit of pelvic bone. The dress, which was studded all over, also featured a high collar and long sleeves. She kept her makeup to a minimum and maintained a slicked down icy blue-grey hair ‘do. It was simple, creative and sexy too.

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon
Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

2.  A work of art, this dress is.  It is like a flower that just bloomed for the world to see or a freshly opened creature from the sea peeping through, however you choose to look at it that is what MET Gala is all about. The dress is straight from the runway, featured in the Giles Autumn/Winter 2015 collection although Solange did make some slight changes to the dress.

Rihanna in Guo Pei
Rihanna in Guo Pei

3….and the award for the most daring and the best costume goes to badgirlRiRi. Now this is her kind of event. The use of a chinese couture designer definitely paid off. !!!Costume party!!!

MET Gala 2015: Obvious looks

MET Gala, huh! Is there an occasion that would speak more to a fashion lover….I don’t think so. MET Gala is the place for expressing one self through one’s outfit.

So the 2015 theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass” and so I expected the less creative individuals to actually take the literal meaning & that sheer would grace the red carpet and boy was I right. The pieces were okay but creativity was not a factor considered… sheer was too obvious.

Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang
Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang
J. Lo in Atelier Versace
J. Lo in Atelier Versace
Kim Kardashian in Peter Dundas
Kim Kardashian in Peter Dundas
Beyonce in Givenchy
Beyonce in Givenchy

However my favorite dress among these was Kim Kardashian’s The fitting, the stitching, the details….it was appropriate and it was clear that she was out to impress

Grammy’s 2015 – You’d have been better off naked

You go to a red carpet event and you pose for a photo…it means you want to be noticed and would like to confirm that you did put some effort into your look and want to leave us talking for days… That is why I appreciate even the worst dressed because they end up being noticed…I mean any publicity is good publicity, right? But there are those who I believe would have been better off naked.

Since they clearly did not put any effort into their looks, I will not waste my comments on them!. See below those who did nothing to my poor soul!

Jennifer Hudson in Tom Ford
Jennifer Hudson in Tom Ford
Anna Kendrick suit by Band of Outsiders
Anna Kendrick suit by Band of Outsiders
Nicole Kidman in Mugler
Nicole Kidman in Mugler
Courtney Cox in Marc Jacobs
Courtney Cox in Marc Jacobs
Miranda Lambert in Gabriela Cadena
Miranda Lambert in Gabriela Cadena

Grammy’s 2015 – Wtf were you thinking!

This is the list of my worst dressed or rather those who left me wondering what they were thinking when they left their houses or hotel room or whatever celebrities leave when they go out!

Riri in Giambattista Valli
Riri in Giambattista Valli

1.Yeah say all you want but I have never been so disappointed in my life. The fact that I have seen her in this in some best dressed lists makes me want to punch someone. Rihanna’s style is one I have drooled over and but this….this…this is a faux pas, like I can’t even deal………….. Her face and hair look cute though.

Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gauliter
Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gauliter

2. Do I even need to comment about this bath robe. C’mon Mrs. West you have the body for a better look

Madonna
Madonna

3. Madonna – I’ll pay the legal fees for you to sue whoever put you in this. If you did it yourself, I have the number of a real cool rehab guy, holla sometime.

Meghan Trainor in Galia Lahav
Meghan Trainor in Galia Lahav

4. Meghan Trainor you made me wonder if you have loved ones…

Jessie J in Ralph & Russo
Jessie J in Ralph & Russo

5. If there is even one person who told you that you look good or even almost nice!!!!…..I have healthy steps of De-friending people

Charli xcx tuxedo by Moschino
Charli xcx tuxedo by Moschino

6. Charli xcx, I never thought white could ever be associated with depression but you proved me wrong….good for you

Kelly Osbourne in Cristian Siriano
Kelly Osbourne in Cristian Siriano

7. Kelly, the fact that you host Fashion Police makes me wonder if I was born in wrong part of this world. Why do you insist on coloring that Gran’Ma hair. You ruined Christian Siriano for me, I’ll never forgive you for that.   .

Grammy’s 2015 – Best Dressed

My favorites from the red carpet

Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier
Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier

1. I could not stop staring at this piece – Ciara got it so right…This is what red carpet is all about

Gwen Stefani in  Atelier Versace
Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

2. I am not the biggest fan of pants on the red carpet but Gwen stefani made me change my mind.

Ariana Grande in Versace
Ariana Grande in Versace

3. I see Ariana Grande and I cannot stop myself from thinking about Cat from Victorious. Girl is ageing well and so is her style .

Zendaya in Vivienne Westwood
Zendaya in Vivienne Westwood

4. This print just got to me. Its not everyday you see a fine print on the red carpet.

Lena Hall in Zac Posen
Lena Hall in Zac Posen

5. Lena Hall’s dress looks quite simple but if you look closely you can see the fine, clean finishing of the stitches and she just had to be in this list