Fashion Trend Poetry Reading for April 2016

Brooches and buttons in size so extreme,
Bell sleeves open up like a calla lily in a dream.
A solid chunk heel will get you going,
While friends who wear fringe
Are surely worth knowing.
You may even find yourself in conversation that’s lesser,
As short word phrases become an encrypted letter.

That was the poetic breakdown,  now for the translation.

1. Pins
Ken Downing, fashion director of Neiman Marcus, recently shared in an interview the new craze of pin proportions this season. It involves clusters of different fun shapes and sizes, not merely just one. The trick is to group them together. You can even cleverly pin them in your hair or clip them on chains as necklace pendants. Get creative and turn charms into pins by hooking and clipping them through safety pins!

Pins are a way to wear your heart on your sleeve or bib, so go for objects of your affection – whether it be dragonflies,  stars,  abstract collages,  flowers or even a tiger!

Gucci Feline Head Pin
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Shop link: https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-fashion-jewelry/womens-pins/feline-head-pin-p-415257I46008233?gclid=CLCu17L4nswCFQckhgod7JMAHA

Gucci Red Silk Flower Pin
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Shop link: https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/men/mens-accessories/flower-pin-in-silk-p-412103I39678133?gclid=CJikt4L5nswCFdFZhgodFsoKKg
Gucci Ant Pin with Swarovski crystals
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Shop link: https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-fashion-jewelry/womens-pins/ant-brooch-with-swarovski-crystals-p-427626I12498163?position=2&listName=SearchResultGridComponent

Pinterest Brooch Trends
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Image Cred: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/550846598150542426/

Vogue Runway Favorites
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Image cred: http://www.vogue.com/7235495/brooch-jewelry-comeback/

2. Bell Sleeves
The 60’s hippie culture is back… Just think, “would I wear this to woodstock or coachella? ” If yes, then you are oh so trendy girl! You can make a big statement with a peasant dress with bell sleeves or go more subtle modernized with a sleek and solid color blouse with bell sleeves. Either way, you can totally pull it off. What I like about this trend is that its loose and gives a body slimming effect.

Rachel Zoe Bell Sleeve Mini Dress
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Shop link: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Rachel-Zoe-Helen-Bell-Sleeve-Mini-Dress-Spice/prod187240235/p.prod?ecid=NMCS__GPLA&gclid=CL3dieb5nswCFUFehgodurkDDQ

Free People Boho Bell Sleeve Blouse
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Shop link: http://www.largodrive.com/free-people-boho-bell-sleeve-blouse-deep-indigo,10201.html?track=froogle&utm_source=frooglesite&utm_medium=feed&gclid=CMediq36nswCFcYkhgodz2oHOA

Band of Gypsies Peasant Blouse
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Shop link: http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/band-of-gypsies-bell-sleeve-peasant-blouse/4281541?cm_mmc=Google_Product_Ads_pla_online-_-datafeed-_-women%3Atops%3Ablouse_top-_-5113469&amp%3Bcountry=US&amp%3Bcurrency=USD&mr%3AreferralID=08a42d73-077f-11e6-8cb4-005056941669&gclid=CJmjz5L7nswCFQZkhgodLCQOYA

Creative Fashion Glee Spring 2016 Trend Alert
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Image cred: http://creativefashionglee.com/spring-2016-trend-alert-bell-sleeve-dresses/

3. Chunky Platform Shoes
Many patent leather chunky soled sneakers and loafers are hitting the streets. Take advantage of this comfortabe trend your feet will be thanking you for.

Stella McCartney Chain Platform Sneaker
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Shop link: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Stella-McCartney-Binx-Curb-Chain-Platform-Sneaker-Black-Platform-sneaker/prod115840150___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253DPlatform%252Bsneaker%2526_requestid%253D31458&eItemId=prod115840150&cmCat=search

Prada Wing Tip Loafer
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Shop link: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Prada-Metallic-Wing-Tip-Platform-Loafer-Platform-sneaker/prod109530097___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253DPlatform%252Bsneaker%2526_requestid%253D31458&eItemId=prod109530097&cmCat=search

Ash Platform Leather Sneaker
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Shop link: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Ash-Jungle-Leather-Platform-Sneaker-Black-Platform-sneaker/prod113680032___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253DPlatform%252Bsneaker%2526_requestid%253D31458&eItemId=prod113680032&cmCat=search

Today Fashion Trends 2016
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Image cred: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Ash-Jungle-Leather-Platform-Sneaker-Black-Platform-sneaker/prod113680032___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253DPlatform%252Bsneaker%2526_requestid%253D31458&eItemId=prod113680032&cmCat=search

4. Fringe
It’s been trending ever since last fall, and it’s still going strong. Fringe looks hot paired with suede and on shoes and bags. With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to get a fringe pair of sandals.

EOnline NYFW Fringe Trend article
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Image cred: http://www.eonline.com/news/695461/fringe-is-the-biggest-trend-at-nyfw-spring-2016-see-all-the-ways-you-ll-soon-be-wearing-it

Patricia Nash Bronte Bucket Bag
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Shop link: http://m.zappos.com/product/8605196/color/20?ef_id=VtzvqQAABbqaUMlu:20160421051607:s

The Jetset Diaries Last Temptation Black Fringe Dress
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Shop link: http://m.asos.com/mt/us.asos.com/The-Jetset-Diaries-Last-Temptation-Fringe-Dress-in-Black/17f594/?iid=5521819&affid=14180&channelref=google+shopping&mk=abc&currencyid=2&gclid=CPWhotr9nswCFUgehgodRWcHjQ&mporgp=L1RoZS1KZXRzZXQtRGlhcmllcy9UaGUtSmV0c2V0LURpYXJpZXMtTGFzdC1UZW1wdGF0aW9uLUZyaW5nZS1EcmVzcy1pbi1CbGFjay9Qcm9kLw..&un_jtt_redirect

Tamara Mellon Sunset Sleeveless Dress
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Shop link: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Tamara-Mellon-Sleeveless-Fringe-Column-Dress-Sunset/prod113060206___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253DFringe%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D30%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod113060206&cmCat=search

Saint Laurent Star Studded Leather Sandal
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Shop link: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Saint-Laurent-Star-Studded-Leather-Fringe-Sandal-Black-Fringe/prod112910008___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253DFringe%2526refpg%253DSL&eItemId=prod112910008&cmCat=search

Chloe Hudson Fringe Bag
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Shop link: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Saint-Laurent-Star-Studded-Leather-Fringe-Sandal-Black-Fringe/prod112910008___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253DFringe%2526refpg%253DSL&eItemId=prod112910008&cmCat=search

5. VC
I’m in my early thirties so I’m not too blended with the younger generation’s evolving trendy lingo. But recently, at a Forever 21 fitting room, a girl kept saying to her friend “that dress is so vc”. She then was like ” yea, very cute”. I am sooo inclined to make up my own. Like OGDIRHTWT or MFH… I must be getting old.

VC: very cute
SS: so sexy
OGDIRHTWT: oh god do I really have to work today
MFH: my feet hurt

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