IRIS VAN HERPERN EXHIBITION ROM. Summer Series 2018

Iris Van Herpen is a Dutch designer with a futuristic view on fashion. Herpen’s designs are very creative and unique. The use of technology in creating her garments have made Iris Van Herpen stand out amongst other designers. The success of Iris Van Herpen has given her the opportunity to show her collections in several museums around the world.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Iris Van Herpen Exhibition




For more information about Iris Van Herpen and her garments please visit
http://www.irisvnherpen.com




Dress – H&M
Pumps – Lintervalle
Mini bag – Kylie + Kendall at Call it Spring

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Slip Dress Over T-shirt Trend

Slip Dress A.k.a Cami Dress – H&M
Fitted T-shirt – Garage
High Heel Sandals – ZARA
Purse – H&M
Bracelets – Aldo

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Slip Dress a.k.a Cami Dress over T-shirt Trend
Where have you been if you haven’t seen this trend? Fashion is all inspired by “night wear” lately. Just when we thought that slip or cami dresses were just for bed, designers were inspired to bring this fabric from the comfort of wearing at home to the streets.

This trend was very present in the 90s and now is back. You can be versatile with it by wearing it with not just high heels, but also with runners or even flat sandals. The slip dress is a very comfortable item to wear because of its fabric. It is nice and soft. But the down part is that this fabric gets wrinkly very fast. So you will need to iron it before wearing it, and as you sit down throughout the day this material tends to get even wrinkled.

I would say that when I saw this trend I wasn’t in love with it because I was seeing celebrities wearing it with t-shirts that weren’t fitted. I wouldn’t wear this loose dress with a loose t-shirt underneath. That is why I paired it with a more fitted t-shirt.

Remember to always put your spin on things you don’t need to stick so much with the trend.
As I always say FASHION HAS NO RULES!

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Snow is for strong people!

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WORK WEAR

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Lets talk Work Wear! When it comes to work wear, I am a firm believer in making the work attire as personalized as possible. I say this because many times I see people in dress pants and dressy bottom up shirts and they don’t look like they are having fun with it.

Fashion needs to be fun. If you work in the office, at a bank or another administration sector try to find out first the proper work attire. In many places for example, wearing this Calvin Klein t-shirt is not acceptable due to the fact that many businesses don’t want advertisements logos/brands from other companies advertised when they are not affiliated. Whereas in some companies bringing out your personality through your attire is seen as something very cool as long as you don’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself.

Perhaps what you can do different in this look is adding a blazer or even a leather jacket (without too many embellishments of course)  and you are set for the office. I took the approach of wearing my jacket that can be worn indoors without giving a heavy feel. I tend to wear my coats unbuttoned to appear to be  oversize since is very trendy now.

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Work Wear attire doesn’t need to age you. Always try to incorporate fun and elegant looks at your place of work because it tells a lot about yourself.

I am not a restaurant manager, this look was shot during happy hour at an amazing restaurant which I have provided the link at the bottom and

Jackson Landing

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T-Shirt – Calvin Klein
Grey Jacket – H&M
Black Pants – H&M
Heels – Similar
Purse – H&M

 

 

AFRICAN COUTURE

 

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Who watched the Miss Universe yesterday? First and foremost let me congratulate Iris Mittenaere from France for the big win last night. Canada wasn’t bad either. Our candidate was able to make it to the top 10 so that was very good as well.

Miss Universe gowns are to die for. The only down part about gowns like the ones seen on the competition is finding a place to wear them. Can we wear a gown like those ones twice? That will always be a question on my mind. Perhaps at a wedding or so but I picture people that have those super high end dresses perhaps don’t wear them often.

Lets talk about my African Couture dress, sorry ladies you will not be able to find this dress. Yes it was custom made for me just like many items I own in my closet. I  want to thank my amazing African friend for sending me this beautiful dress. She lovingly told the tailor to make it long and fitted in the waist just the way I like it.

I will be wearing this dress to weddings and perhaps some galas.

Where can you find African prints fabrics? Well depending on where you live African prints are sold sometimes in African beauty hair supply stores. In downtown Toronto for example people can buy the African prints and take it to a tailor to custom make into something that expresses their style. The beauty of custom designing your own dress is that it becomes your own unique creation and that only you have it. I will be tagging some online stores on my Instagram where you can purchase African prints.

Fashionistas welcome to a year full of fashion on Zani’s Styles.

#FirstPostoftheYear

Earrings – Aldo

Bracelets – Aldo

Strappy Sandal – Zara

Lipstick – Ruby Woo by Mac

 

Summer Fun: Beer Festival

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Hello fashionable people!
Many of my friends who know me know that I don’t drink alcohol and have been asking me “What are you doing at Beer Fest if you are not going to try all of the different flavors of beer?”
I’ll give you all a bit of information about me. I am the kind of person that rarely says “Why?” I usually say “Why Not?” Plus I took some cool beer photos!
To me the experience of attending a festival like this is best with great company. I love trying new things and I wanted to have an idea on how the Beer Fest works. With a variety of food trucks there, a foodie like me is on an amazing adventure to taste everything possible.
 Beer Fest is a festival that happens in Hamilton, Toronto, Niagara Falls and other cities in Ontario. I attended the one in Niagara Falls this year. My crowd thought the beers tasted fantastic. The food trucks were delicious as well. I’m not into drinking, but If you are a beer lover, then I believe you should try checking out Beer Fest in the summer.
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African Wrap: Can be used as a head wrap or a dress tied in the back.  Unavailable (Gifted)
Wedges: Aldo
Bracelets: Forever
Earrings:  Aldo
Purse: Michael Kors

Khaki Inspired

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One of the biggest trends right now is khaki. I have been seeing this colour so much that it has become my favorite colour at the moment. It’s so easy to style. It’s not overpowering, khaki is  simply classy. To me this colour screams fall but spring is right around the  corner and I am still seeing this colour in a lot of stores. Apparently khaki has been in style for quiet sometime. But I have only got into it right now. So I have been feeling like buying everything in this colour now.

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Lately jewellery hasn’t been the focus of my outfits. I wear a lot of small rings that I usually shop at Forever21. I tend to forget to take up close photos of the jewellery I am wearing. I promise to start doing that more often. I am enjoying sharing my fashion sense so much on the blog and I hope you readers are too.

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Shirt dress – Forever 21 (http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/p/d-ring-belt-shirt-dress-2000161753022–1001)
Rings – Forever 21
Jeans & Watch – Michael Kors
Shoes, necklace & Purse – Aldo
Sunglasses – Zara

 

Canadian International Auto Show

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The event has been happening in Toronto since 1974. This historic event has brought together generations of people from all around the world. Everyone at the event today had one thing in their mind: Who’s got the hottest cars this year?

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This was my first time attending the show and I thought it was an amazing experience. From the way the cars are displayed, to the sales people and the booths at the venue that creates an almost festive experience. I can’t wait to be there next year again!

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IMG_5376My outfit …I had a challenge choosing this outfit. I like the looks to match the venue/events… Since I never attended a car show before, I had no idea what to expect or what to wear. When I plan to attend an event the first thing in my mind is always what to wear. I had no clue on what to wear for the auto show. For many people this a no brainier but for me that’s an important task. So I decided on this edgy look. By now you all know that I love leather. I know I have worn this leather pants many times but I love it so much. The store that I purchased this leather pants might be closing soon so if you have a similar taste in fashion and want to get a pair like mine run now! I bought this fringe top on sale at Zara I can’t believe it was only $15. The shoes are my favorite shoes at the moment and also my favorite colour right now; khaki or military green some people call it earthy green.

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Sunglasses: Zara
Fringe top: Zara
Leather Pants: Danier Leather
Shoes: Aldo
Jewellery: Garage Store
Clutch: Forever21
Lipstick: Mac-Film Noir

World MasterCard Fashion Week – Toronto – Improvise

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Events like this require a really nice outfit. I had no idea what I was going to wear today. Ladies, how many times we have a place to go and “nothing” to wear? So this was me today! The green dress underneath my skirt it’s actually a bandage dress. I got the green bandage dress a long time ago at H&M. Eventually the dress started getting short on me and I love the style. Many thought that I was wearing a top or a body suit. It’s a dress!!! With fashion I believe comes creativity. We need to find ways on how to improvise our clothes when they are getting old or too short. I only get rid of my clothes after wearing them multiple times.

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Rachel Sin collection really stood out for me today. Of all the shows that I have seen this week I felt like her line was the most colourful. Colours in her Spring Collection 2016 that stood out were corals, orange and white.

Hope you guys enjoy the post.
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Underneath dress : H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic
Pumps: forever 21
Clutch: forever 21