From Prada, Gucci, & More

In a world of copy-and-paste aesthetics, fast fashion, and increasingly fleeting micro trends, for many, the fashion industry has begun to feel trite. Runway show gimmicks and cookie-cutter “cores” signal a shifting focus from artistry to virality, leaving little room for experimentation. Luxury footwear designers, however, are doing their part to change this.

From the second Jacquemus’ Les Doubles hit the internet, the cutting-edge shoe set fashionista hearts aflame. Boasting a novel, stacked heel design and a dual-tone, dual-texture fabrication, these sandals are a breath of fresh air for those seeking innovation.

Also known for their playful, sometimes whimsical creations, Loewe’s take on the simple pump is now a red carpet staple. The cartoonish, round-toe silhouette has already been seen on celebrities, like Ariana Grande, Greta Lee, and Emma Watson (on multiple occasions).

Even legacy fashion houses, like Chanel and Versace, are revamping fashion’s most beloved shoe styles. Each recently launched its own version of the Mary Jane flat, equipped with modernized details that give new life to a classic.

Ahead, peruse the elite few shoe styles that have the fashion set buzzing — whether due to wearability, versatility, or just plain kitschiness.

2024’s Buzziest Designer Shoes

Each year like clockwork, Prada’s designers craft a shoe that will inevitably dominate the fashion scene, surpassing all other footwear in terms of popularity and elusiveness. There was the platform loafer in 2020, the Re-Nylon Pouch Boots in 2019, the flame pumps in 2012 — the list goes on and on.

In 2024, however, there’s one superstar style tastemakers are already vying for: the Brushed Leather Pumps. With a futuristic winged shape, they offer an updated take on the pointed-toe pump — a Prada signature. Modern and elevated, these are a classic in the making.

Jacquemus has officially thrown their hat

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Trending ethnic fashion tips for festival

Lohri and Makar Sankranti 2024: As the joyous occasions of Lohri and Makar Sankranti approach, the excitement in the air is not just limited to the traditional festivities but also extends to the vibrant world of ethnic fashion.

Embracing the cultural significance of these festivals, individuals are seeking trendy yet traditional looks to celebrate in style. 

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This bonfire festival celebrated with rewaris, gazzak, dhol and nagadas is something everyone looks forward to. But, what to wear for the highly vivacious, traditional and classic festival is the big question?

Lohri and Makar Sankranti Fashion Tips 

Punjabi Desi Style 
Opt for a vibrant color palette synonymous with the festivals. Get into your desi avatar with bright and embellished traditional kurtis, paired with contrasting shades of salwars, jhumkas, parandi, bindi, bangles, etc. 

Traditional Silhouettes
Choose traditional silhouettes that reflect the cultural essence of Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Anarkali suits, lehengas, dhoti pants paired with kurta, or sarees with intricate borders can provide a classic and graceful look for the festivities

Ethnic Jackets 
As, it is biting cold and you want to protect yourself from the extreme cold weather conditions, then opt for ethnic jackets with heavy embroidery like phulkari work or patch work. 

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Festive Embroidery
Style yourself for Lohri festival with festive embroidery or traditional prints. Phulkari work, mirror work, and Banarasi weaves are excellent choices for adding a touch of ethnicity to your outfit

Punjabi Juttis and Chappal
Lohri feel becomes all the more amazing when you are ready to flaunt around in fancy juttis or chappals. Since they are available in multiple colours, you can choose the best that matches your dress perfectly .

Shehnaaz Gill gives desi girl vibes in saree, gajra in her hair

Men’s Ethnic Trends
For men, traditional kurta pajamas, pathani suits, or dhoti kurta sets are timeless choices. Experiment with asymmetrical

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Designers hail Mira Kapoor’s fashion advice of keeping it comfortable, styling it right | Fashion News

From body gowns to suits, and comfortable Indian wear like saris, Mira Kapoor has consistently managed to up her fashion game. Revealing her fashion choices that stem from a basic understanding of comfort, she recently responded to a question on her fashion choices from a follower in an Ask-Me-Anything session on her Instagram Stories. “I keep it basic. Trends are not my thing,” said Mira.

She followed it up with some quick fashion advice. “Select good quality fabrics and pieces you can wear for years to come. Solid neutral colours work for me…just easier to style…and invest in accessories that can elevate your basics,” shared Mira.

Taking a cue, we decided to dive into Mira‘s fashion advice and why they can help you go for some good picks too in your glam journey!

Fashion designer Gautam Gupta praised Mira’s “impeccable fashion sense”, particularly emphasising the effectiveness of nude colours paired with accessories. “Her viewpoint resonates with the belief that blindly adhering to trends may not be the most suitable approach. In the contemporary fashion landscape, individuality takes precedence, recognising that what suits Mira may not necessarily complement someone else’s style,” shared Gupta.

In his perspective, the essence of fashion lies in its ability to seamlessly merge comfort and personal expression, “ultimately serving as an extension of one’s personality”. “It is this unique combination that radiates confidence, emphasising the importance of aligning one’s wardrobe choices with their individuality rather than conforming to fleeting trends,” Gupta told indianexpress.com.

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Costume designer Nidhi Yasha concurred with Mira’s analysis and mentioned that personal signature style is everlasting. “Trends keep changing. Selection of good quality fabrics is paramount. And solid neutral colours for sure have perennial longevity. And also, a more sustainable way of existing on the planet,” mentioned Nidhi.

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“Why I Repeat Clothes”: Actress Kitan Bukola Gives Fashion Tips, Speaks On 2024 Plans

  • Nollywood actress Kitan Bukola is of the opinion that there is nothing wrong with repeating clothes as a celebrity
  • In an interview with Legit.ng, she added that wearing too much in the name of fashion can be tacky, and that’s why she prefers being simple
  • She also revealed her plans for 2024 as an entertainer and her decision to be a better version of herself

Nollywood actress Kitan Bukola has said she is not one of the celebrities who do not repeat clothes already worn in public.

Kitan Bukola discloses reasons for repeating clothes
Kitan Bukola speaks on what defines her fashion style. Source: @kiitanbukola/Instagram
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In an interview with Legit.ng, she said she bought her clothes with her money and it is a Nigerian mentality to see celebs who repeat clothes as broke. The screen diva stated:

“It is not that I don’t repeat clothes. I do but I might not really post it on my social media pages because of Nigerian mentality. Some people feel when you are repeating clothes, then you are broke. I have some clothes and shoes that I really love. Inasmuch as I have new ones, I still go back to those ones because I bought them with my money. I can’t waste my money.”

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Actress Kitan Bukola reveals her 2024 plans

Furthermore, Kitan Bukola reminisced on how 2023 was for her and her plans for the new year, saying:

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“It was like a roller-coaster. I came out strong. I was able to enjoy myself and go through my own thing. At least I

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Fashion Tips to Stay Stylish While Losing Weight

So you’re on a diet? Join the club! Whether the motivation is fitting into last year’s jeans, an upcoming big event or a desire to be swimsuit-ready by June, it feels like everyone wants to be a loser. This situation is a toughie, especially when you’re shopping for new clothes. What will work at your present weight and still look good as you drop pounds … and maybe long after? As we head into 2024, here’s my guide for women age 50-plus on the most flexible and flattering buys for every dieter, regardless of size and weight goal.

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Clockwise from bottom left: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Pinky Promise ($24, ulta.com); Revlon Insta-Blush in Candy Kiss ($16, cvs.com); Soma Embraceable Perfect Coverage Bra in Adobe Rose ($49, soma.com); Warner’s This Is Not a Bra Cushioned Underwire Lightly Lined T-Shirt Bra 1593 in Toasted Almond ($20, macys.com)

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1. Revise your bra and blush.

The scale may not show a big difference, but your face and breasts say otherwise. This is where mature women often notice weight loss first. Everyone gains and loses weight differently, but aging faces and breasts are not exactly strangers to the effects of gravity. Dieters often notice droopy

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Fashion Dreamer – as fun as it can be – has nothing on the 3DS’ Style Savvy

Those who love fashion simulation games as much as I do will likely remember a series for the Nintendo and 3DS known as Style Savvy (also known as Style Boutique and Girls Mode). Developed by Syn Sophia, this series of games was exceptional.

They each had their own stories as to how you came into owning a boutique of your own, you’d meet lively, memorable characters during your time as a stylist, and most importantly, you had customisation options galore. Since the release of Style Savvy: Styling Star in 2017, which featured a pop idol twist, fans have been in desire of a new dress-up game like Style Savvy for the Nintendo Switch.

Syn Sophia listened, of course, and recently dished out Fashion Dreamer for Nintendo’s hybrid handheld. That said, despite being unable to put it down for the past week or two, it was far from what I’d hoped. As much fun as it is to hand out my unwarranted fashion advice to folk, the game is dull, flat, and lifeless compared to its spiritual predecessors.

We’re living in the age of social media (or the collapse of it, if you’re feeling cynical), and Fashion Dreamer has attempted to make this the core caveat of its game, to its detriment. Rather than opening up a boutique, tending to customers’ needs and visiting the Exhibition Hall to buy new clothes, Fashion Dreamer is all about gaining social media followers. The memorable characters we previously had have been exchanged for caricatures that aren’t half as engaging, your ‘boutique’ is merely a Showroom that players can visit rather than having any substantial purpose, and even clothing customisation feels half as exciting as it once did.


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Image credit: Marvelous AQL

With all

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Winter Sun: Fashion tips for the jet-setting crowd

Are you one of the lucky jet-setters who was organised enough to plan a trip away from the gloomy grey to the sunny skies of somewhere tropical? 

If so, then I am a.) very jealous and b.) won’t let my jealousy get in the way of gatekeeping a few jet-setting wardrobe tips to ensure your vacay ‘fits are worthy of an Instagram feed post. 

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Nine times out of ten we all opt for the cheapest plane ticket to our sunshine destination which usually results in only bringing carry-on luggage. I for one know all too well that packing five days’ worth of outfits into an 8kg bag is an Olympic sport. Lucky for you, I’ve done it more times than I have fingers so I know a thing or two about smart packing. Here are my top five winter-sun fashion essentials for your next trip abroad.

Swimwear as outerwear 

One smart packing tip that never goes a miss is finding a one-piece swimsuit that doubles as an out-and-about bodysuit. Not only are you getting a two-for-one outfit (more girl math) but you’re ready to take an ocean dip at any given moment. Wear with a pair of linen pants or a floaty maxi skirt et voila, chic and practical.

Rita Ora poses in a green swimsuit before performing on stage© Instagram/ @ritaora
If Rita can wear her swimwear on stage then you can wear yours to dinner

Maxi skirts are your BFF

Even when not on holiday I love wearing my skirts as a strapless dress because after all, we know that there’s nothing chicer than re-wearing your existing wardrobe. Not only is a simple maxi skirt easy to pack but it’s also a great option for when you’re in need of both a comfortable everyday sightseeing outfit and a glamorous

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