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Sophia Tran's Fashion Forecasting Journal

Summer ‘14 Handbags !

Spring is almost coming. However, isn’t summer the best time for everything? As I’m looking for the handbags trend on fashion magazine sites, I see there a 10 best  “must have” handbags that exclusively designed for our lady in the summer. Guess what? White and pop up color will be a hot color trend for summer’14. The Summer runways forecast the colors and shapes we’ll be shopping, but take a closer look and you’ll know which bags and clutch that you’ll soon be seeing carried by young ladies everywhere.

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

Orla Kiely came with a creative idea and she made this cute handbag teddy design which adores me a lot.

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags


London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

It’s the best bag for beach vacation.

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

London Fashion Week summer 2014: Best bags

Floral ! Floral !! summer time is here !!!

Slogan Sweatshirt !!

As I’ve noticed on recent runway trends and many other online fashion sources, slogan t shirt/sweatshirts have become quite popular lately. T shirt/sweatshirts are one of the most classic looks in the fashion world. It is the must-have item in everyone’s closet. Its clothing material brings comfort to everyone that wears it. The new style combines the comfort perspective of the T shirt and the coziness of the sweatshirt, which to me personally is a great combination. I recommend that everyone should have one of these gems for Spring. It is a great look for any casual occasions. It comes with variety of options, it could be plain, striped, or slogans. I honestly do not really care for the slogans, just because sometimes it might look too provocative to my personality. However, I respect that every designer has his own creative ideas that would fit in many other people’s personalities and looks. Even though it is a very easy item to wear, t shirt/sweatshirts are not intended to wear on professional/formal occasions. T shirts doesn’t give the person the sharp/professional look that a person need when they are at work. But other than that, one day when you feel fun and lazy and laid back, T shirt/sweatshirt is the way to go. Here are a few pictures that Alexander Wang Collections and other designers’ collections.

Alexander Wang sweatshirt - this is one of my favorite Sweatshirt <3

Ninh Collection ! “Shades of Black and Whitle”

While watching images on Instagram, I came across a brand of clothing that truly got me obsessed.  NINH Collection, love it at first sight. Especially it’s not a women’s collection. It’s for men. I know a fashion isn’t created for everyone. I start to follow him on Instagram. Lots of photo album was from his collection. Ninh collection promotes a manly look with a military inspired street edge style and camouflage. However, his collection reminds me of D&G’s suit. His collection is not own a polite look like D&G’s, yet it’s look “sick” and really cool. Most of the clothes in his collection made in 2 tones, black and white colorish. Some of the style he inspired by medieval period. Trends die as soon as the public gets a hold of it, so he said that he try not to follow trends in his designs. For him it’s not just about having style, but also creating differences, so the clothes that he creates speak for themselves. Practically, I think a manly style looking cloth is never ended but how to make it difference from the previous time is the whole process. Furthermore, his collection isn’t excellent like other famous designers but I think he will have a great success in the future. Here is some of the picture from his collection.

Ninh Nguyen - The designer of Ninh Collection

A Busy Day…

Sitting in the library doing everything but studying right now. Lynn just sent me a few photos that she got of many street style people while she was in Berlin for work during Fashion Week. I’m having a super fun day talking with her; I’d love to do this again, exchanging it with the dull days I’ve been spending at the library this week. But there are papers coming up soon and there simply is no room left to play. I got to work hard now, everything is like the light at the end of the dark tunnel. The thing that motivates me to keep going on is thinking about my family, career and fashion. Everyone who is stuck in the same situation as me now, work hard and good luck! I have to go back to reality now and observe what people wore during Fashion Week and what people wore around the library. Street style people wore all black from head to toe during Berlin Fashion week and  some of them wore pale color outfit. They wore a lot of layers and make me feel like the sky of night doesn’t look bored because a thousand million stars shine bright, it’s embellish for a dark sky. I don’t know if it’s a trend or what, because they wore just only one color but different tones in their outfits. It’s really interesting for me because my favorite colors are black and white I think I should wear something like them soon. The European fashion is better than everywhere I guess; I love European styles. Back to reality, the library is really boring to me, I start to look and write at the same time. A Friday evening is really sparse and I don’t see a lots student come here as usual than weekday because it’s a Friday’s night. People are relaxed after a long week but I’m sitting here and studying for next week…While I look at the door, I see a man’s wearing a cowboy hat with leather jacket make me think about Texas. He doesn’t wear a cowboy boots but white Nike tennis shoes. It’s sound really weird right? Yes, I think it’s weird but it’s look different from other and this is why fashion started. Now, I have to go back to what I haven’t done and have a good weekend world…

Natural Make Up !

Spring might be far away; however, the fashion makeup trends seem to skip the time and already make their appearance on the market. Why? Because we are girls, and we love make-ups, and most of all, we cannot wait. Doing make up, needless to say, is one of the things that most, if not all, girls’ favorites. Whether it is hour-long session or a simple session on a regular basis, doing make up is an essential part of a girl’s daily routine. Make-ups not only enhance our outfit, but also bring us confidence. Beside enjoying wearing makeup, I also find it interesting to observe other people’s style and makeups. I went to Francesca’s Boutique today to return the pajama that I bought a week ago. While waiting in line, I saw a saleswoman stood at the counter talking to her customer. Taking a glance at the salesperson, I noticed her gorgeous make up that she was wearing and I also realized that the colors she had on was one of the latest trends. She was wearing matte orange lipstick, not too bright, and her skin complexion pulled it off very well. In addition to that, the thin black eyeliner and her nature eyebrows bring out her natural look. Although it may sounds very simple, I do find it very natural makeups very attractive on women. Too much of anything is never good, which in this case, makeup. Just a little bit lipstick, sunscreen and blushes without foundation every day can already make a natural difference on your face. Especially, it might sounds biased, but I personally think American people have already inherit the big eyes, long lashes and the tall, thin nose traits really do not need much makeups. Natural make up is never out of trend and I think it will continue to grow. To make my point more clear, I will show you several pictures that I found on the website to you.

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Wearable Technology- Scarf Helmet !

Trendy isn’t just about being fashionable, but also safe. A New innovation called “scarf helmet” was designed by two young Swedish female. Conceptually simple also effective, the products, yet, soon enough has been funded by corp named Hodving. It’s on sale now on their own website name Hodving. You guys should take a look and see. It’s really cool.
Watch this video:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/swedish-designers-craft-i_n_1784264.html

(Source: hovding.com)

My Favorite Blogger !

Today, I like to share my perspective through my favorite blogger. Her name is Nga H Nguyen. She is wearing many of different long coats, which usually three pale colors, She makes her style so incredible. I think the less color and more style. I’m always obsessed with her style and her photographs. I think in the next three months ahead people will add trench coats or other long style coat to their daily wear.

 

Chanel Boy Bag, Kenzo Sweater

Celine Coat, Chanel Boy Bag, Zara Silk Printed Pant