Pyjamas Trend

When the distinct 'bedtime' look first started appearing on the Dolce & Gabbanna's autumn/winter 2009 catwalk, pyjamas looks has set its trend and has since been taken on to different catwalks.

Nevertheless this is not a trend that everyone can take in straight away so the success of this trend is quite a surprise to the high streets. The ‘pyjamas’ look has become a hot trend at the high street in this Spring/ Summer. Stella McCartney and Rihanna were one of those celebrities take on this look recently. Obviously, I am not that amazed by how celebrities could influence or encourage a trend. In the photos below, I think Stella pulled it off nicely and in a classy manner (not sure about her hair though) but Rihanna went a little overboard. The bedtime ‘feel’ had gone too far that I genuinely feel that  she just walked out from a bedroom.

When I first know of the pyjamas trend, I thought of “comfy, lazy, relaxed, cosy, baggy” and I really like the idea of wearing my pyjamas out straight from my lazy morning on a Saturday or a Sunday. So when I first heard about this trend, I said to myself: wow, that would be so much more convenient and comfortable, what a great trend! Then I reminded myself, hey, don't be ridiculous! Obviously going out in my pyjamas is not the encouraged idea and obviously not exactly encouraged by the fashion industry. When the fashion industry starts a trend, they are merely looking for more expenditure to be involved in the market. So there you go, this pyjamas trend that we are talking about is definitely not a simple, cosy cotton pyjamas set, but rather chic, swanky, ritzy, printed silky & highly patterned trousers and matching tops.

Personally I never love following trends. As I mentioned it in my blog earlier this year, ‘trend’ is not part of my philosophy. However I do think if you are able to mix and wear with the right combination including your hair style, accessories, shoes, colours and finding what style suits you, be it on trend or not, it will always work. 

This trend has gone so hot has its reasons too. It is quite age and shape-friendly. Many of the designs actually disguise anyone’s not-so-flattering figure quite well and it even goes well with the 5-months pregnancy bump and looks smart. Whilst the young 20s can wear with a light blue denim shirt and a chic baggy light pink pyjamas trousers and wedges, a chic 60s can wear a classy silk patterned pyjamas shirt teamed with your favourite jeans and high heel.

Remember though! Be very careful when you try this trend. How you wear it is the key. I would say in order to pull of nicely this pyjamas look boils down to three essential things: hairstyle, heels/ wedges and a confident posture. Since it is a “pyjamas look”, definitely do not go with anything that looks absolutely too cosy in comparison to the rest of your look. For instance, flip-flops and baggy cardigans. Go with heels and tailored jacket. Heel/ wedges are to help you to stand at a confident posture. Sweet and simple.

If you aren’t sure on how to wear it or you do not have the confidence to pull it off, then at any cost, avoid it.

So what do you think guys? Do you dare to wear it out or have already worn it many times and would love to share the tips with us? Please share!

Love & be inspied always,

MeeKee XX

 

Photo credit: glamourmagazine, vogue

Snow White and The Huntsman Premiere Fashion Choice Flops

Just got the latest news and images from Yahoo OMG! about the Snow White And The Huntsman Premiere at Leicester Square London. Let's see what the ladies, Charlize Theron (left ~ who plays the evil queen) and Kristen Stewart (right ~ who plays Snow White) are wearing for the walk.

Both ladies opted for a black see-through floor length dress. For me, they both got it oh-so-wrong! Charlize's dress was just like a big piece of chiffon-like fabric cross-wrapped to a bandage-like top with a tummy tight tube and let the rest hanging out at (down to) the bottom. Whereas the gorgeous Kristen opted for an odd patterned lace dress which served her no favours at all and made her shapeless instead! Come on, these 2 dresses are far from classy and elegant. I am not sure what's the philosophy behind the choice but I'm afraid, they are just too tacky and tasteless.....

What do you think?

MeeKee XX

(photos credit: Yahoo OMG!)

17 May 2012: Fly the Flag with Union Jack Tights

With the Queen’s Jubilee in a couple of weeks and the Olympics and Paralympics not long after, it’s never been so easy to be proud of being British. Show your patriotism with Union Jack Tights

 

How to wear them? Here are some tips from the fashion world:

Elle MacPherson opted for a rock-chic look with her ripped jeans that showed flashes of red, white and blue in all the right places. (We know Elle is an Aussie but she’s been spotted showing her love for the UK in the form of Union Jack print tights, nice!)

 

Vivienne Westwood has also shown her love for the UK by offering her own design by translating the Union Jack into a wealth of neon colours for her London catwalk shows this year.

How about you? Would you show your patriotism by wearing an union jack tights in the name of fashion and how do you wear it? Please share!

Let's celebrate and show some love to our Queen on her Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics 2012!! It should be a good year for the UK ^ ^

Love & Peace to all my UK friends and to everyone in every corner in the world!!

Hugs & Kisses XX

MeeKee

23 May 2012: Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee!

Lask week, we talked about celebrating the Queen's Jubilee and Olympics by flying the flag with Union Jack tights. Today we are going to focus on the Queen! The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrates 60 years of the Queen’s reign. The Jubilee Celebrations will be held across the UK during the first week of June in 2012! Many people have a day off work or school to celebrate the bank holiday on 5th June 5 2012. Are you ready to participate and celebrate with the Royal Family? Here are some of the planned events for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee:

Saturday 2nd June, 2012 The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby.

Sunday 3rd June, 2012 The Big Jubilee Lunch: Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. This event is being organised by the Big Lunch. The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen will travel in the Royal Barge which will lead the flotilla. This event is being organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation.

Monday 4th June, 2012 BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace: There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programme for the concert is still being planned and is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. Details on how to apply for the concert will be available in due course. This event is being organised by the BBC.

Tuesday 5th June, 2012 Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession: There will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and a formal carriage Procession by The Queen.

If you are travelling from far and would like to find a place to stay in London to join the events, this is the hotel I would recommend ~ Apex Hotel. There are total of 8 Apex Hotels in London for your choice. My husband and I had stayed in Apex City of London numerous time and we loved it! Don't just take our words but check out Trip Advisors for yourself. Apex Hotel is giving Queen's Jubilee Offer at the moment so don't miss out! They also offer different vouchers to make your stay more pleasant and give your wallet a little treat!

National Trust is celebrating the Jubilee too! There are many commemorative items for the Jubilee offered from National Trust such as this fine bone china tankard made in England and the Cotton Tea Towel. I have bought two sets of the fine bone china tankard. It is very beautiful and memorable to keep.

Oh well... I am very excited and looking forward to all the celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee throughout the UK and accross the Commonwealth. 60 years is a long and respected journey, well done the Queen and may God bless her. I will defintely go to join one of the events, how about you? If you see me there in any of the events, say Hi :)

Ok guys... that's it for today and I shall see you soon :)

Hugs and kisses,

MeeKee XX