Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Curvy Fashion Statement: Breaking the rules - We aren't prohibited to wear bright colors

                            Is black the only color for plus sized women?  Plus women were so used to wearing dark colors because we were oriented to the advantages of wearing black like its slimming effect and we were made to believe that we look better in dark hues but then I have to admit that I have loved summer more than any season. Well, we only have 2 seasons here since we are in a tropical country which is rainy and summer.  If you have watched project runway, I can remember one of the judges who said that there are no rules in fashion and lately, numerous fashion influencers have broken the traditional rules in dressing-up. Breaking the rules has been a habit of mine particularly wearing bright colors ever since I can remember.



NO I can wear any color I want. 


My personal reason is that I really want happy and vibrant colors. Dolce and Gabbana is really inspiring when it comes to vibrant colors combined into one outfit.  As long as we are comfortable in whatever we are wearing then I don't see any problem in wearing bright colored outfits even if your size is larger than usual.



                             Dont get me wrong, I love black, navy blue and other dark hues too its just that it affects my mood when the sun is up. The vibrant colored clothes are calling me to wear them  whenever I see mr. Sun LOL (not hallucinating :)))) . Truth be told, wearing Yellow and White gave me a unique kind of energy and positivity. I bet that you can feel my aura on my photos.

                   
                          Yup! I know that it emphasized my curves than wearing black however , it was able to compliment my skin tone and matched my bag and shoes well. Anyway, I am not ashamed of my curves. So whoever criticizes big girls in dressing vibrantly shouldn't be  given any importance at all since it isn't their body and they should be minding their own business too . Last but not the least, sticking to the rules of fashion is now a cliché and breaking it is more exciting. We shouldn't dress up for other people to affirm with whatever they think is best for us instead, fashion should make us feel like our natural self. Let them take your choices or just leave you alone.

Thanks for taking some time to read my post. Always remember : never be afraid to be adventurous.

#pluswomenempowerment

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Curvy Fashion Statement: How to wear Gingham without looking like a table cloth

                              Is it true that gingham is for table cloth and picnic tables only? Before this trend has been viral for some time now, I believe that  some schools here in Baguio were the first one to sport it tho:)). Kidding aside,  I have to admit that gingham is not my favorite print when it comes to dresses but then it has been on trend since summer and I continue to see different brands include it on their line. In addition to that, fashion girls have been so into it. I find this print challenging for me to wear and there is a great chance that it is unflattering so my sister was the one who gave it a shot. All I can say is that it's not so bad after all. She knew how to play with it somehow.




                              My sister opted for polished styling. She paired it with a black H and M skater skirt and black Forever 21 ankle boots. Very basic pieces matched with the casual off- shoulder  Gingham top.




                     The gingham that she chose to wear isn't the usual closed button down long/short sleeved top. This means she wore a girly or chic type of gingham. The more detailed the design is for gingham tops , the easier it is to mix and match with any basic skirt or trousers.

                            So the answer is nope! gingham isn't for uniform or picnic table purposes only. You can include it on your casual OOTDs while it is still hot in the dress up game!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Perfect Off-Duty Accessory: Fluffy Pearl Slides

                              Sick of athleisure or wearing your boyfriend jeans and a pair of Birks? I think the trend of furry slides is still at its peak and this is my take on those furry slides since I'm too chic and girly to sport them.

   Presenting my very own Pearl and Crystal adorned fluffy slides.



                           Yes, this is just like Puma Fenty slides but I just accessorized it in a classic way to match personality.  Going out with plain havaianas is really difficult for me since I think that it lacks ooommph for me to be able to look presentable enough so I make it a point that I embellish my Havs or just like this black fluffy slides. 


                               Lately, I've been enjoying flats with so much embellishment on it. It really makes me unleash the creativity that I have always wanted to share to everyone moreover, this is the last pair of flats/slides that I will have to embellish using large faux pearls. I've been addicted to this since January so I have to move on and search for other projects that I can work on.

                              Thanks for taking some of your time to check on my projects. I will surely use these in my future OOTD's.

P.S

Will post pictures real soon.


Credits

The photos and accessory design are all mine.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Taking a Curvy Girl's Halloween Costume Up a Notch

                         



                               Looking for a wide array of rtw designs for plus size women here in the Philippines is such a challenge, what more if you are looking for Halloween costumes? Sometimes it discourages us from attending halloween parties because even if you try to check out malls, you will definitely end up with a failed mission unless you opt to order online with taking the risk whether it fits well on you or having it altered once you receive it.  Yup, it's kinda costly and we must all admit that not everyone has a credit card for online shopping and could afford spending that much for a costume. Personally, I made my sister's costume because I wanted it to be unique and personalized. Allowing her to wear just another Wonder woman , Tinker Bell or any easy to rush costume is just sad and boring. Anyway whatever we choose would take time, money and effort to accomplish. I might as well make a good one for her right?

                                The FIRST thing you have to think about is the concept of the costume. You should wear/choose someone whom you feel has a connection with you. Knowing my sister, Captain America is really her Avenger crush so I took the challenge of making a female version of it. Last year, we thought of Harley Quinn but it was too overrated and mainstream. No offense but Suicide Squad's psychotic and crush material evil villain took the cosplay world by storm and she was present in every costume/cosplay parties so we have to pass for now. So as we have researched, the female version of Captain America is American Dream.


                                 SECOND, plan how you like the costume to look like. Plus size women could choose a dress designs that compliments their curves well and as for my sister who is pear shaped, we worked on a mini skater and bustier dress. Aside from that, we have to look for below the knee boots so we can apply acrylic paint on it. As for the accessories, my sister did a handmade shield and I adorned the dress with 3d spray-painted handmade stars particularly on the bossom and the skirt area. A detailed research should be made for you to assess how much money and time it costs.


                                THIRD,  Execute the project plan.You can start searching for hair style ideas and make up ideas. We fell in love with the big curls with a clean and creative semi-glamorous make up to match it with. Look for professionals or you can give creative make-up a try if you lack financial resources.


                             
                             
                                FOURTH, fitting and putting all the ideas together. Check if there is still room for improvements and adjustments.

                                LAST but not the LEAST enjoy the party and your costume. :)

                                Personalizing American Dream is a great spin for Captain America costume. The more that you feel connected to the character that you have chosen then there could be greater chances for you to enjoy and feel comfortable with the look that you have made for yourself. You still have time to prepare for the upcoming halloween party and make it an exciting and a memorable experience.

Credits

Creative Make-up: Shimmer Ordonio - https://www.facebook.com/iamshimmzyyy
Hair Styling: Dianne Alcantara https://www.facebook.com/diannejoie.alcantara
Photo: Photo Fog

Thanks Ray Wall Band for the feature/share


P.S
Don't forget to post pictures!





                       


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Curvy Statement: There's Nothing Wrong in Liking What You See in Front of the Mirror


                                 We always find ourselves admiring Selena Gomez or Ashley Graham because they're pretty, confident and can rock whatever their outfits are. Have you ever tried facing the mirror and checked how you felt about the way you look?  This is not another plus size empowerment post instead, this is a message to all women of different age, size and race.



                                 Lately, we have apps like Instagram and Snapchat that would encourage us to take a selfie and post it on our social media accounts and heaven knows what different reactions we might have among the people who follow us. If you are able to look in front of the mirror without feeling bad or disgusted, I would like to congratulate you for achieving the self love that you deserve. Okay, before any negative reaction would be raised I have a very simple point about loving yourself. It doesn't equate to vanity, narcissism or over-confidence. It will always be a case to case basis but then all of us are unique and I believe none of us were made to be perfect. Whatever your flaws are, you can always embrace and plan to better ourselves if needed but it doesn't mean that you have to get rid of who you really are.

                               We all have different ways on how to express ourselves and if one day someone gives you a negative comment on how ugly or being over confident with your looks to the point of asking you to stop posting pictures or etc. Always remember that they are entitled to their own opinion but it doesn't have to MATTER. There will always be someone who would encourage you not to but don't give them the authority to dictate their standard of what's acceptable and what's not. Feeling good about one's self is never bad. If shamers would start their negativity on you then it's a problem that they have to fix about themselves. Never take it personally. Continue the positivity that you have within you. Whether you like wearing  make up or not, putting up a flattering dress that would expose your assets. Flip your hair because that's absolutely fine. Don't mind people who keeps on judging girls who indulges in simple joys. There are various reasons why we love putting make-up on or simply strutting our own fashion statements. It shouldn't affect their ego but if it does, it's just a reflection of their personal problems. Let's just continue with our journey to self love. It won't be easy but I hope, we would appreciate every ups and downs  we experience in life. Expressing how comfortable we are with ourselves should be fun but also set limits and hopefully we would be aware of it. Let go of their negativity because you have women like me /us who will support you all the way. The most important skill we have to develop is the ability to  listen to what our heart likes to tell us. Listen carefully and you will eventually find your way. :)

Motto : Get Up, Dress Up and Love Life to the Fullest .

Thanks for reading  ❤️❤️❤️

Loiselle

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Flamboyant Ear Drops


                              Attention seeking pair of  earrings became a major fashion statement this season and I am glad that my favorite accessory in my late teens made a come back. My inspiration for this collection is my addiction in huge chandeliers when I was 18-21 years old so that makes me an OLD MILLENIAL (I know) ahahaha. Without project plans, I was able to construct this earrings using my own hands and plain imagination.


                         

 VICTORIAN PEARL EAR DROPS


                               This pearl earrings are made of faux pearls and crystals. The cap was purely handwoven pearls  perfect for pristine outfits like little black dresses or white coordinates which adds class and elegance to your look.



Moonlight Deep Blue Crystal Ear Drops


                              I made this earrings to match my DIY off shoulder cut out top which I will be posting soon. This deep blue crystal ear drops were made by hand. It adorns and complements your bare shoulders just in case you decide to pare it with any outfit that shows off your shoulders.


Pink and Emerald Mini Chandelier


                             The Mini Chandelier earrings are a bit more sweet and romantic. This would look perfect with sundresses or girly rompers and not to mention , hoops are gonna be big this coming fall.


Melinda's Tamed Tassels


                               A minimalist style of tassel and crystal ear drops for maam Melinda with a touch of casual and glam. You can sport this using your high waist denims and plain tucked in black top. Women of any age would comfortably rock this with their outfit of choice since its classic simplicity and versatility would make a statement on its own.

                               Never ever get tired of adding glamour in your daily outfit of choice. Whether you are all dolled up or just wearing your off-duty look, adding an extra oomph in your OOTD through wearing unique earrings would take your outfit up a notch.


                            Thank you for sparing some of your time on checking my latest designs. For more information check my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jewelrystatementsbyloiselle/
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Statement Jewelry: Pearl Adorned Slides , a creation on my 3rd decade

                             The world's oldest gem made its way back into the fashion scene as it invades the runway in the past few years. Known for its class and prestige, pearls have been one of women's favorite jewelries since it represents good taste. It is well justified why women choose to wear pearls on special occassions. Cleopatra and other royalties were known to wear pearls because it is rare and a precious treasure. Thanks to Coco Chanel, she made pearls more accessible to women. Her collaboration with jewelers paved the way for us to be able to appreciate how we can accessorize our outfits in a modernized way.  Up until now, a lot of designers are using pearls in their clothing and jewelry designs. Coco Chanel is my inspiration when it comes to my pearl jewelry designs since she was able to revive women's hunger for pearl accessories. Gone are the days when pearls are identified to be used only by classy elderly women in the society. It might be one of the oldest gems in the world but it's precious beauty remains the same.

                             As I enter my third decade in life, I am very proud to share that I was able to combine two of my most loved items to work on, which are shoes and jewelry. Cinderella already has  her well-known glass slippers so I made Ariel a footwear once she sets foot on land. It will be easier for her to use flat mules since she isn't an expert in walking in heels yet. :)

Pearl Adorned Slides







                                 The pearl and crystal embellishment are purely handmade. This design was planned  and made by yours truly. Furthermore, this project was not imitated from another designer piece. Last January 2017,I already planned the execution of this embellishment project. If only I had the luxury of time then I must have finished everything during summer but unfortunately, I couldn't and some resources where really not accessible here in Baguio City.

P.S The gold mule was purchased from H & M.

My curvy fashion statement wearing my very own pearl adorned slides and pearl cuff on my 30th birthday.


                                      My project didn't stop on my metallic slides. I also experimented on fur slides and the pearls and crystals really added some class into it. Comfortability + Style makes it a good fashion accessory. Now, I didn't have to choose between comfortability and style. I can have the best of both worlds.

                       
                                 In my 30 years of existence, I never thought I would love jewelries this much and the great Coco Chanel was one of my greatest inspirations to work on unique pieces. I firmly believe that a classic outfit is lifeless without something that adds sparkle into it.


             
                                     I'm excited to wear my pearl slides real soon. If you want to inquire about this creation, contact me through
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