Spring/ Summer 2011 Headwear Trend: Turban

You can admire Oriental fashion forever but what about trying to adopt it into your style? At least one piece, for example, the turban. Turbans have appeared and vanished in fashion collections within a rather long period of time but they couldn’t become trendy until now. This spring and summer designers decided it was the right time and offered dozens turban designs for us to experiment with.

Celebrity fashionistas hesitated for a while and then took the plunge. Since then on everyone from Salma Hayek to Rachel Zoe wear turbans and look and feel wonderful.

The brightest turbans for Spring/ Summer 2011 you can find in Issa collections. They come in a variety of neon colors which range from lemon yellow to magenta. The designer suggests us wearing her turbans with chic evening gowns, romantic dresses and high-waist pants teamed with cropped tops which leave the midriff bare.

Jason Wu’s turbans were in two tones only – black and blue. Pretty simple and versatile, these looked great with any outfit the designer created.

Giorgio Armani also stuck to black and blue but made his turbans different. Some were ordinary and could be worn to any events while others were smart and would work perfectly for special occasions.

Andrew Gn used the ’70s-era Bianca Jagger look to design his turbans and matched those to colors of the garments.

Milly’s turbans come printed which gives you certain restrictions on how to wear those. If you go for a colorful turban your outfit should be simple. Be careful with the balance. Too much of color or patterns doesn’t look good.

As you can see turbans were represented in many Spring/ Summer 2011 collections. And each designer has his own vision of a modern woman wearing turban. Some prefer the classics way of wearing this headpiece and of course there are those who offer us unique ways of rocking this accessory. It’s all up to you what to choose.

via Spring/ Summer 2011 Headwear Trend: Turban | MillionLooks.com.

Willow’s Wicked New Neon Hair

True story: I went to grad school in Brighton, England, the place where raves never died. Everywhere you go in Brighton, there are middle-aged people wearing neon yarn hair, a holdover from their days in the rave caves of the ‘90s. Often, these rave casualties would tote around their children, and many times I felt pangs of second-hand embarrassment for the tweens whose moms and dads sported fake neon dreadlocks down to their knees. It gave me the douchechills. Willow Smith’s new neon braids remind me of those Brighton folks, but unlike them, her new hairdo is age- and life-appropriate. Whip it, girl.

via Willow’s Wicked New Neon Hair | The Frisky.

A distorted glare

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the 70s fashion trend with flares, bright colours and platform shoes are a dominating theme right now coming through from campaigns, catwalks and fashion shoots alike. Here models Nane Fesit and Crista Cober are beautifully shot by Pierre Dal Corso in a rather purposely distorted manner adding a unique effect and sense of movement to the photographs.

via A distorted glare > Fashion Photo Shoots.

Item of the Week: Nanette Lepore Leopard Print Blazer

The resort collections are here, and we couldn’t be happier. Picking through the sale merch from the fall is so two weeks ago. Onward and upward! Although the new fashions make us feel like summer is just around the corner, the wind chill tells us otherwise. Buy items you can wear now to punch up your tired winter wardrobe and put some spring into your step. We love this cotton and spandex shrunken blazer by Nanette Lepore ($398 at Neiman Marcus). The cropped sleeves and slim fit are modern, and the print is spunky and fun. Start wearing it now with skinny jeans, boots, and a cashmere scarf, and it will take you all the way through the spring and cool summer nights. The print offers a ton of styling options.  Unbutton it and dress it down with your favorite destroyed boyfriend jeans and a white tank, or gussy it up with waxed skinny JBrands and a black sequined tank.  Make this jacket your own… happy shopping!

via Item of the Week: Nanette Lepore Leopard Print Blazer | Runway Trends.