As an aspiring editorial journalist, Yevgeniya Yelkina is inspired by fashion everywhere she turns. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she is currently channeling her bilingual, multicultural experiences into voicing her opinions about fashion and beauty.
A raised East-Coaster from New Jersey, she is studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a Minor in Russian Studies. An avid blogger, she hopes to one day work internationally in the field of publishing, international business, and fashion journalism.
2012 is the year of the peplum. Now is the time to take a cue from the latest runway shows and Oscar best dressed actresses and incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. Wondering what the heck is a peplum? The traditional definition of a peplum is a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress. And no, no need to suffer from 80s flashbacks, today's designers have come up with unconventional ways of incorporating this detail in their collections, providing a fresh take on the trend.
Jumpsuits are THE hottest new staple you should have in your wardrobe. This 70s classic has been making a comeback the last few seasons; and due to its versatility, it's definitely here to stay. Throw it on with a pair of sandals for a day at the beach or afternoon of errands, or opt for a silky smooth style for a glamorous evening out.
The edgy staple of 1980’s punk rockers has made it into mainstream fashion in subtle and sophisticated ways. Studs can add a little something extra to any outfit, and give you a taste of a rock and roll edge, without looking like a KISS extra.
Sweaters are the fall staple to wear as the temperature continues to drop. From various asymmetrical cuts, to voluminous, cozy silhouettes designers are using unconventional shapes, patterns, and prints to reinvent this cozy classic.
Every woman wants to look fantastic, especially on an exciting and nerve-wrecking first date. Making a statement without trying too hard is key. Men tend to like simple silhouettes that flatter the body, so save your harem pants and shoulder pads for lunch with friends. Looking feminine and not overly done-up is the way to go.
Tuxedo suits should be an essential staple in a woman’s wardrobe. From courtrooms to ballrooms, the beautiful tailoring and structured shapes give women a feeling of power and confidence. Menswear is not limited to drab old suits and tailored white shirts; the category has expanded into a range of various styles, colors, and silhouettes, allowing for a more refined and feminine look.
September is here, and we’re all desperately yearning for that cool fall breeze. As temperatures begin to drop, bye-bye sandals, and hello to the fierce footwear we love to wear. This season we are seeing styles that have been buried in fashion archives for the past decade, and are now hotter than ever to wear in the cooler months.
Who says eveningwear is exclusively for the evening? Move over Day-to-Night Barbie and make way for a cool twist on daywear. Clothing that is normally designated for nighttime, because it is too dressy, or too racy (‘Freakum Dress’ anyone?) can be worn during the day if paired with the right casual basics that dress it down.