Monday, March 31, 2008

Would you rock this? - Rihanna

Homegirl Rihanna at the 2008 Kid's Choice Awards on Saturday in an H&M bustier and Stella McCartney jeans.

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I'm not so much a fan of her singing but she usually looks well put together. I'm not so sure about this look however. She's doing a few things that, in reality, shouldn't work. The bustier is ok but I am not really feeling those pants. They don't seem to fit very well, being so loose at the top and then tapered at the bottom. And the nails...the green nails. I know there are many people who believe Rihanna is a fashion angel who can do no wrong but the whole look is bordering on tacky in my opinion. What do you think?

Still, her confidence is enough to make you think it's the greatest outfit ever made. I gotta admire that.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Random Thoughts - Fashion through the years

I found this really cool video a while back and being as absent minded as I am, I forgot to bookmark it. Now many unsuccessful searches later, through the power of Youtube, I have been reunited with it. It's a great theatre production on how fashion has changed throughout the years. It was taken from a 1986 documentary but this excerpt is only like four minutes.

I am fascinated with clothing from decades past, my favourites being the 20s till the 40s. I love the independence and confidence the women had during these times, despite all they had going against them. They defined the clothing they wore, not the other way around.

The only downside to this video is that it's in French, so I really have no idea what they're saying but that doesn't really take away from it. If anyone can speak French, I would appreciate it if you can help me out if they've said anything interesting.


Keeping it short n' sweet!

Is it still cold where you live? Even if it is but you're ready to brave it, you can break out of the winter mode by donning a cute, feminine mini. I found some really cute dresses and skirts with daring hemlines, adorable prints and girly details. And if the warm colours aren't enough to break you out of an icy mood, I don't know if there's much hope.

I know this look isn't for everyone. I prefer to see other people wearing minis than wearing them myself, but if you can pull this look off, then by all means do so.

Make the most of the weather (and those legs) in these sweet picks below!

TRAMP Leaf Print Charmeuse Shift Dress
Price: US$15.00

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Celebrity Style for less - Eva Longoria

Whether it be love, hate or indifference you feel towards Eva Longoria, you have to admit that she is always gorgeous in anything she wears. Sure she may not be the most adventurous fashionista in Hollywood, but I can't say I've ever really seen her look terrible.

The least desperate housewife (on the show anyway) was seen in a purple strapless dress and gold heels leaving her new restaurant Beso on March 26. She confidently pairs the two complementary colours together for a fun, youthful look and tops it off with a neutral clutch purse.

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If you want to get a look like Eva's without breaking the bank, take a look at these items below.

Soft Beige Leather Clutch with Plastic Frame
Price: US$45

Total: US$116.49

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Earn your (nautical) stripes!

Although ideal, you don't need to go sailing on a yacht to wear this look. These stripes have been blowing up in stores all over this season and as classic and sophisticated is always in style, I doubt they will ever fully go away.

As is the case with any trend, don't go overboard with this style (no pun intended). One striped item of clothing at a time will make you look more chic, less overzealous sailor girl. Knowing what suits you is essential; clothing with stripes, in any direction, may not suit everyone.

Here are a few picks you may be interested in.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ebay Spring Trend - Full Figured

I know many of you have been waiting patiently for the first available chance to expose those sun deprived legs. However, this spring trend may just change your mind.

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Seen at runways such as Thakoon and Donna Karan, this season's full skirt keeps those gams covered yet still effortlessly sexy and stylish. This 1950s wardrobe staple can either exude ladylike glamour (a la Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina) or fun and playfulness. Here are a few options that can fulfill both those needs.

#1 Colourful Fiesta Stripe vintage 80s full skirt sundress
Item no. 350039893379

FUN FIESTA COLORS vintage late 70s, early 80s sun dress! This great Mexican inspired dress has a flirty, 1950's bombshell look to it. The dress is black, turquoise blue, red and vibrant yellow. It is a soft cotton, the kind that has "meant to be there" wrinkles in it (crinkle cotton).

The bodice has tie shoulder straps that can be adjusted as you like. The V neckline in front has subtle, thin elastic in back for a perfect fit. The bust is fitted with the gathers from the waist.

Bust: 30"-37"
Waist: 20" - 28"
Hips: Free

Condition: Excellent


Mar-27-08 18:00:17 PDT(2 days 2 hours)


#2 VTG 80s 50s style Nautical White Hot Full Skirt

Item no. 250228998800

Fabulous Fields Choice 50s style full skirt dress with deep V Captain/Safari style bodice with snap pockets and shoulder straps. Dress also snaps all the way down the front and features tucked seaming at the waist for a fitted feminine look. Lightweight flowy cotton poly blend. White and tan belt included. Size 8/Medium.


Chest: 38"

Shoulders: 16.5"

Waist: 27"

Hips: Free

Condition: Fabulous Quality Vintage


AUCTION END: Apr-02-08 18:15:00 PDT (8 days 2 hours)


#3 Vtg 50s Couture Ball Gown Metallic Gold Full Skirt

Item no.

Wow...amazing 50s couture gown! Beautiful metallic gold embossed tapestry. Full chiffon skirt. Embellished front. Low V back. Asymmetrical neckline. Excellent vintage condition!

Measurements (double):
Bust: 15"
Waist: 13"
Hips: Free


Apr-02-08 19:00:00 PDT (8 days 3 hours)


#4 DISTLER Austria Vintage Full Swing Party 50s Skirt
Item no.

Lovely vintage wool skirt by Distler Original Trachteb! This skirt features a hidden side zip entry with waistband button. It is fully pleated with one pocket on the left side. 100% viscose olive green skirt with three lines of black decorative piping around the hem. Fully lined with smooth, slinky lining. It is in excellent condition with no stains or damage. Size as tagged: 38 (made in Austria)

Waist: 13"
Length: 32"


Mar-31-08 20:38:43 PDT (6 days 4 hours)


#5 50s lk Pink/Black full Mexican Western Dress Skirt
Item no.

Great pink sequined 50s Mexican Style vintage reproduction skirt. Great colour, perfect condition, sequins intact.

Waist: 30"
Length: 29.5"
Hips: Free


AUCTION END: Mar-31-08 18:07:36 PDT (6 days)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Share your style!

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Do people stop you on the street to ask you where you got your great outfit from? Are you an expert at finding the coolest clothes without spending a fortune?

If you think you have totally fabulous, creative style, just send me a photo of you wearing one of your many cool outfits and I may just feature it right here on my blog!

Email your photo to along with:

a) Name.
b) Age. (optional)
c) Location.
d) A few words describing your overall style.
e) List of the individual items of clothing you're wearing.
f) Where you got them from.
g) How much they cost.

N.B If you have a blog you can also include the link, provided you link back to Fatal Attraction 2 Fashion somewhere on your blog.

Hope to see what amazing things you come up with!

Sale Alert -

Nordstrom is having a 50% off sale on selected women's brand shoes and a 33-50% online only sale on selected women's apparel; PLUS SIZES AND MATERNITY INCLUDED. There are many great options under $100 and trust me, what I feature here are only a few of many. So just go check it out and you may find something you like.

Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati Short Sleeve Kimono Top (Plus)
Sale Price:US$63.90

Fever Houndstooth Sweater Coat
Sale Price: US$48.90

GUESS? 'Pilsner' Satin Pump
Sale Price: US$59.90

VANEli 'Ninon' Boot
Sale Price: US$95.90

GUESS? 'Bridonna' Animal Print Wedge
Sale Price: US$54.90

Click here to go to the Women's Apparel Sale page.

here to go to the Women's Shoes Sale page.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Cool Vintage Find - Draped Drama

I had to post this because this dress is just so amazing. If you're looking for a real knock 'em dead dress, this is the one for you. The front of the dress is lovely and unassuming, but turn around and bam! All the sexy grecian draped goodness you could ask for in one dress. The drapery can also be used as a cape for another great look. Unfortunately I found it a bit late because it only has one day to go but there's the BUY-IT-NOW option if you want to snag this baby right away!

Vintage 1970's 1980's Slinky Prom Dress with Attached Cape
Current Price: US$19.99
BUY-IT-NOW Price: US$39.99
End Time: Mar-24-08 17:30:00 PDT (1 day 5 hours)

If you decide to buy this dress, I would love to see a photo to see how great it looks on!

Happy Easter!

Just sending out Easter greetings to all readers who celebrate it. I hope you take the time to relax and enjoy your Easter holiday because you deserve it. That's what I'm doing!

P.S Please forgive the generic photo. I'm too invested in relaxing today to find a proper one.

Cool Vintage Find - Green Leaf Print Dress

I love the oversized leaf print on this mod style dress. It's bright, funky and very cute! The dress has a drop waist bodice and a jewel neckline. It is darted at the bust and there are vertical darts on front and backside. The skirt has large box pleats and dress closes with a back zipper. Wear with confidence and you're sure to turn a few heads in this number!

Bust: 34"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 40"
Length: 39.5"

Grade "A"

Price: US$35.00

If you like this dress, don't waste any time! Click here to get it!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sweet Spring Scarves

Ahh, Spring is in the air. Not in my air, just yours. We only have summer in Barbados so I have no idea what it's like, but I digress.

You see the signs of spring all around. A blossoming flower in a garden, a bird chirping in the tree, and now you can get it around your neck. Lulu's Fashion Lounge has some of the prettiest cotton scarves in stock. Bold patterns in gorgeous colours will surely brighten up any outfit and lift any sour mood and with prices of US$13 and US$16, you can't help but smile.

Circle Circle Dot Dot Scarf in Blue
Price: US$13.00

Dandelion Scarf in Blue

Off the Coast Scarf in Fuschia

Click here to see more of these lovely scarves.

Would you rock this? - Angie Harmon

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Angie Harmon in Prada at the Los Angeles screening of "Trembled Blossoms" in Beverly Hills on March 19.

Would you rock this look or throw rocks at it (metaphorically of course)?

Friday, March 21, 2008

What I want right now - Owl Pendant

For the last few weeks I've been stumbling across owl pendants on various online stores. While they've been around for a long time, it's only now that I've become rather infatuated with the little creatures and now they're high on my list of things to get. In Barbados, we don't have many things like this here so when I find stuff like this online, I have to get them!

With their huge round eyes and upside-down pineapple-shaped bodies, I think they're just the cutest things you can wear around your neck. My favourite is the articulated kind (like the one below), because really, if you're going to wear an animal around your neck, why not let it move around a bit?

Is there anything that you want right now?

Sale Alert -

If you're a girl who loves her denim, you'll be pleased to know that Delia*s is currently having a BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF sale on selected items. There are quite a few styles and colours available and they're all UNDER $50!

Some of the styles available are...

Bailey Low-Rise Flare

Morgan Low-Rise Skinny
Price: US$39.50 - $44.50 (depending on colour)

Morgan Skinny Crop
Price: US$34.50

Riley Low-Rise Stretch Boyfriend
Price: US$39.50

Also, for the taller girls like myself, there are extended sizes and inseams for most of them. Yay!

here to go on over to Delia*s to find something for yourself because you can never own too many jeans!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Random Thoughts - Celebrity Fashion Lines

Nicole Richie, Hilary Duff, Katie Holmes, Lauren Conrad, Paris Hilton. These are only a few in the many names on the Celebrity Fashion Line list, surely with more to come. It seems to be the new fad in Hollywood along with sex tapes (not really that new) and adopting children from foreign countries.

I keep asking myself however, what makes them qualified to design clothing? How much of the design process are they really involved in? The style that they are praised for; is their personal style or is it simply the work of a talented stylist?

There are the select few that seem to be serious about what they are doing such as Gwen Stefani and more recently, Nicky Hilton. However, in my opinion, most seem to want to do it simply because they can. There are many truly talented fashion designers in the world that unfortunately will never get the chance to experience it because they do not have the money and connections to do so. These are the people who live and breathe fashion every day and who should be the ones gracing the runways with their awe inspiring designs.

The more of these celeb lines that come out, the less the fashion industry will be taken seriously. Fashion will no longer be viewed as an art but simply as another means for the already rich and famous to get more rich and famous. I, for one, would not like to see this happen to one of the most expressive art forms in history.

You've read my thoughts on this matter. Do you agree/disagree?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fatal Attraction 2 - Statement Jewelry

Oh, how I love statement jewelry! I love it, I love it, I...okay, you get the point. I was born in the late 80s, so technically I cannot be called a child of the 80s since I didn't experience very much of it. The one thing that seemed to have rubbed off on me while I was there, however, is the love of big, bold jewelry. Anyone else out there like me?

I recently purchased this pair of white and gold flower earrings from a garage sale for $2.

I asked my mother, who would remember the 80s vividly, what she thought and she said "they are a bit old fashioned." Maybe they are, but I think they're lovely. Or maybe I was blinded by the beauty of a total bargain. In any case, that's the nature of fashion; many things that seem to be dead and gone make a trendy appearance a few decades later.

You can wear the absolute simplest outfit and pair it with a cocktail ring or a big, sexy earrings and it makes everything a whole lot more interesting. Trust me, statement jewelry can be one of the best conversation starters. With anyone who is willing to listen of course.

Incorporate some bold jewelry into your collection with the pieces below.

#1: Large faceted stone ring - £8.00 (US$17.34)

#2: Zad Matte Tree Ring in Silver - US$8.00

#3: Flower Ring - US$4.80

#1: Short Wood Detail Necklace - £10.00 (US$$21.67)

#2: Metal and Epoxy Necklace - US$9.00

#3: Lucite Petals Necklace - US$4.80

#1: 3 Piece Bone Bangles - US$9.00

#2: Green with Envy Bangle - US$10.00

#3: Rounded Wood Cuff Bracelet - US$5.00