This week's fashion dilemma will ring a bell for many of you attending any sort of function this summer - just what does casual dress mean? I received this query from one of our readers, alantheirishman.
My girlfriend's work is having a Summer party down by the Thames in
early July. Invite says 'casual' but how casual should I make it? My
definition of casual is jeans, flipflops and a button down shirt.
Day 6 - The final day of Fashion Week is reserved for the boys. As with women's fashion this year many menswear designers made great use of a wide range of colours. While the standard black and grey palette were as dominating as ever, burgundy seemed to be a safe bet for any one waiting to break free. Of course we saw our share of skirts for men worn by very unhappy looking male models but I don't think society on large is ready yet for this barrier crossing. I don't think I'm ready for it and I'm also not ready to help you fellas dress in neons and polka dots. While I truly love seeing men on the street making bold fashion decisions, I will never be the girlfriend that picks out my man's outfits - if I did it would be a boring mess. So boys, here are my highlights from this year's fashion week but please go visit the London Fashion Week homepage to see what great clothing choices you think I mistakenly passed on.
Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, especially when you've
left it this late in the day to shop for them but with these ideas and
their savings even the most difficult man will be happy on Christmas
day. Read on for our choice of the top last minute gifts for the man in your life
As the days grow shorter, the nights get colder, and the leaves
start changing colour, we're all going to be packing away our
summer clothes and bringing out slightly warmer attire. However, it
seems the buzz this Autumn is all about mens underwear, and no,
your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a picture of the very
latest in menswear - tights, or as they have more affectionately
been dubbed, Mantyhose.
Not content with the sarong-wearing fashion statement a la David
Beckham, or the 'manbag' courtesy of Mr Pitt, it seems that today's
metrosexual man is now impinging on the most sacred of female
clothing, the pantyhose. So, if like me, you're already thinking
along the lines of Errol Flynn and his band of Merry Men, well I
can't say I blame you. I mean what are they thinking?
It happened at last; we celebrated the Diamond Jubilee this week after months of build up and anticipation. What did you do? Did you attend a soggy street party like millions across the country or did you curl up with a cuppa and watch it all on the telly? Or maybe you took advantage of those extra days off and ran away for some peace and quiet? No matter what you did, the Jubilee celebrations were everywhere so let's take a look at some highlights.
Let's start with the person at the centre of it all; Her Majesty, the
Queen. Of course she looked spectacular, what else would you expect from
a woman that hasn't made a single fashion faux pas in 60 years? Having
such a long reign is impressive enough but such a feat seems
unbelievable and yet she has done it; never worn the wrong thing.
London Fashion Week came and went. Designers ignored the upcoming 2012 Olympics. Pippa Middleton wore a darling fashion mistake. We are all dressing for High Street next Summer and London is feeling comfortable as a fashion capital again.
Let's start with sweet little Pippa, shall we? Pippa Middleton has
become quite the media darling since arriving fresh faced and tight
bummed to her sister's wedding back in April. She showed up at the
Temperley show wearing a respectable and gorgeous black and gold silk
dress which she had purchased just that afternoon. I'm guessing,
however, that she didn't take the time to properly test her dress before
settling in to the front row with Rosario Dawson, Peaches Geldof and
model Laura Bailey.