summer 2013 - glitterati mermaid defeated by skater tomgirl
easy breezy summer dresses and separates are hitting the streets! The weather has been un-seasonably unpredictable so style leaders are adjusting their style with fantastic pieces such as striped and solid maxi skirts and denim vests. Fashion is different from big city to valley, and Kelowna in particular always keeps it on the feminine-side instead of following the hipster movement of Vancouver. While recently at a wedding on the coast all the city girls traded up their party dresses for the exact same costume of incredibly fitted skinnies, striped oversized shirts, deck shoes, and high top-knot buns for the dance conclusion of the evening. The Kelowna element let their loose long waves sway and the only thing they traded up was heels to bare feet. Meanwhile back in the valley, I stopped in at a local haunt after a fashion event in an over-the-top sequins cocktail dress and sky-high heels. My sparkly socialite self was quickly humbled as my presence generated an icy-cold reaction from the patrons. Thankfully a friend needed a safe walk home so once we got there I switched up my outfit to skinny denim, cowboy snap-up top, and a longboard and rolled back to the pub to reunite with party-pals. When I walked in it was a whole new world of mob style approachers and flirtatious new friends. That was the undeniable proof that boys prefer casual laid-back-easy-to-approach fashion, straight up. Save your dresses for girls night and throw on country casuals for date-night. There is statistical evidence that men pay extra attention to women in denim and a white top, so we always make sure we have some of those options in stock at Blonde!
spring 2013 - its only rock'n'roll
The spring fashion trend with undeniable sultry swagger is rock'n'rolla. With Coachella and Sasquatch musical festivals on the hot-red horizon girls are flocking to vintage band tees and mega-shredded denim cut-offs. Tops for this trend require a bikini or lace bandeau as armholes and necklines are cut dangerously low. Look to tattoo temptress Kat Von D to polish peek-a-boo perfection. Satisfy your scandalously short-shorts with long lace vests and hide salty dancing hair with large brim fedoras like Indiana Jones did. Get camouflaged. This print is disguising tees, tanks, jackets, dresses and leggings, then lanket yourself in navaho print flowing wraps for sunsets and snuggles. Last year I packed fringe everything (bikini, skirt, shorts, dress) to Sasquatch, and I will definitely be doing it again. There is nothing like a little flapper fringe to add easy swagger while moving up and down and all around to your favourite beats under the sun, moon, and stars. Speaking of planets, VICE mag says to get your closet galactic. Milky Way prints are everywhere from t-shirts to tunics to bring out your universal cool. Go on a hunt for items with wolves, lions, tigers, and cobras. I have always encouraged the feminine hardcore of exterior wildcat and inner kitten. Finish off your lead-singer look with jewelry shaped into eagles, talons, feathers, snakes, skulls, faux-beast teeth, and of course sacred crystals. Experiment with bandito or suede headbands, knotting up t-shirts to add shapes, and stick your wallet and phone into your dancing boots instead of a purse. We have a few of these rock'n'rolla looks featuring brands like Insight, RVCA, and The Classic in the STYLE section of this website. As Mick Jagger of the Stones so raucously put it "I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, yes, I do."
spring 2013 - the blonde girl
It has been a long time since I typed about fashion trends but that does not make my constant opinions and celebrations of style any less relevant. Every single one of my days for the past decade has spent gloriously in and around fashion at my shop, nose deep in catalogues, or planted on my kitchen stool eyes deep in fashion rich sites. I regularly go on buying trips six months before the clothes hit the retail floor so I have to force myself to look into the crystal ball of fashion future. Assisting my decisions comes in the form of intense magazine scrutiny, feisty customer and employee opinion, fierce competitors, and pop-culture inspection. Inspiration often comes as easily as seeing a picture of a Hollywood starlet making her way through LAX en-route to or from a fabulous destination. Those are the clothes our girl wears, the quick and unintentionally glamorous but totally planned throw- togethers. The Blonde girl is Blake Livelys character O in Oliver Stones latest film Savages. Whether she is staring at the surf break to actually rip the barrel or just check out wave rider talent, her style is boho beach bombshell. Our girl can rock sky-high pumps and a body-con dress but can also lead the pack down a snowy powder descent with game-on grace. Closet no-brainers include fringe trim black booties, floral print chiffon, navaho print minis, faux-leather leggings, Indiana jones hats, and a black sequins blazer to throw over a favorite rock tee with actual cigarette burn-holes. If you are into less talk more rock then check out the constantly updated pictures at the STYLE tab on this site. I have taken to setting up a camera timer to snap and edit myself in Blondes diverse spring 2013 vibes.