Saturday, February 17, 2007

EMO Fashion

The Return of EMO

Many mornings I am torn between dressing like an EMO or debutant. I guess that is why I like Lily Allen’s dress sense; she seems to mix the two and throws a little hip-hop style into it. Many of you must be like what the hell is EMO? Well if you check out my page ( you will see when I describe myself I say I am a punk meets hip-hop. Because of my older brother Jimmy I started listening to punk before I got into hip-hop and the normal evolution after punk was hip-hop. Thanks to Icons Debbie Harry and Fab Five they along with the Disco error were able to merge all genera’s. Later came the likes of the Cure and Depeche Mode.

Now that the punk rock style is back in fashion, more so the 80’s I love it. Many people complained about the 80’s fashion styles. I disagree when was the last time everyone listened to the same style of music, that was fun, and sing along-ey? Now music separates us instead of bring us together. As well as degrades women and I am not just talking about men, degrading us, a lot of the female singers today degrade themselves, not voices just fit!

You might ask what the heck is EMO it is the acronym for "emotional." EMO is short for many different styles of emotionally charged punk rock. Most people have an inadequate idea of what EMO is all about. EMO relates to all terms pertaining to "punk," "post punk," "no-wave," "hardcore punk," "old-school/new-school," etc (although the difference between "hardcore punk" and "hardcore" is lost on a lot of people - "hardcore punk" is punk rock made heavier, faster, louder; "hardcore" is what happened after the hardcore punks realized they didn't have to sound like punk rock anymore - still heavy, fast, loud, but with a different foundation

Fashion EMO Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McClaren, today Alexander McQueen, Heidi Sliman, and many emerging young designers such as Jean-Pierre Braganza are following the trend. If you are not sure if you are an EMO, or would like to be one, here are a few fashion tips on what you should be dressing like.

• Wear skintight clothes.
• Wear, black/dark skinny jeans,
• White studded belts and an EMO band shirt, or even a plain black shirt.
• Tight Full bleed shirts usually work as well.
• If you don't like jeans, you may substitute a short skirt as well.
• Black or brown hair. Flipped out on girls, mop top on guys.
• Horn-rim/thick black frames/cat eyeglasses # A silver necklace with a star charm.
• Scarves.
• A black or navy blue pea coat.
• Heavy dress slacks.
• Doc Martens or clunky black shoes
• Vintage

EMO costume is characterized as distinctly non-fashionable, keeping with the movement's theme of showing little to no interest in all aspects of society. EMO individuals perceive themselves to be outcasts and dress accordingly so as to avoid any appearance of attempting conformity and falling short. With all this said how has the style become so fashionable?

Donna Style Cartel

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Designer of the Day

Simone Williams

According to WWD today they say London fashion week is a hard sell. London is known for it's Radical Fashion statements. Hence Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan. I also believe they do not care about what the rest of the world wears unless you dare to be different. This is he ideal of the new Brit les jeunes creator.

I am scared the world will one day conform and dare to be different. What will the avant guard stylish do then! The fashion world is worried about designers really selling in London. With this up coming Fashion week London we will just have to wait and see. As well as give big ups to the likes of Top Shop for it's continued work with les jeunes creator. Only worries now what will my favorite disposable fashion retailer do without their mews.

Another shout out goes to Colin McDowell, founder and creative director of Fashion Fringe. McDowell founded Fashion Fringe. Each year, the winner gets a 100,000 pound ($196,000) prize as well as business advice and connections. Since Fashion Fringe began, McDowell has hooked up winners with such companies as Italian manufacturer Aeffe.

"he believed there was too much hype — and not enough financial or business support — around emerging London designers. And that's damaging to everyone. McDowell founded Fashion Fringe. Each year, the winner gets a 100,000 pound ($196,000) prize as well as business advice and connections. Since Fashion Fringe began, McDowell has hooked up winners with such companies as Italian manufacturer Aeffe.

Style Cartel would like to help promote fashion talent, because the fashion world is one of the hardest fields to make it in! Today we introduce Simone Williams. A few words from the label. -Beautiful ladieswear for beautiful ladies"

"The Simone Williams label has been keeping busy as always!

Flavour of the month...

Dzina Boutique (a stockist of The Simone Williams label) was featured in Flavour magazine this month – a new "Urban lifestyle magazine" which is making waves across London - The Maria and Fairy dresses were featured in the issues shot on Location at the Dzina boutique in Leyton.

Indian delights

Simone returned from a textile buying trip to India – a land of great cultural delights and creative inspirations. She had the opportunity to select some truly unique textiles for one-off pieces that will be a pleasure to see and wear.

King Cosy Boutique champagne evening

This week Wednesday 7Th, King Cosy Boutique are having a CHAMPAGNE and SHOPPING evening with EXTRA discounts and have personally invited you to come along and take advantage from 7pm onwards! ! Feel free to bring along friends and family. Please R.S.V.P to with your names so that we can make sure we have enough Bubbly!!!

Made to measure

Don't forget that the Simone William's label offers a made to measure service – so there is no excuse not to look fabulous for that special occasion this year."

You are responsible for your own happiness

Happiness never comes from outside of you. If you put your happiness in someone else's hands, they can always take it away. Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love

By Don Miguel Ruiz
Toltec Wisdom

Monday, February 5, 2007

Gurl On the Street Paris

This is what young Parisianns and tourist are wearing.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

To Master Love

To Master Love, you have to practice love.
The art of relationship is a whole mastery, and the only way to reach mastery is with practice. To master a relationship is, therefore, about action,it is not about attaining knowledge.

Don Miguel Ruiz