Monday, December 1, 2008

The Hotness - Ruffle My Feathers

And as its the 1st December today and the official start of the party season, I'm giving you two pieces of fabulosity.

The black dress is timeless and classic in its sophiticated elegance. A great one or two or three will mean you ALWAYS have something to wear to that party you need to go to. Go wild with the accessories as how you choose to accessorise can totally transform your look.

Okay, I'm sure a lot of you look at this and think the ruffles add inches and have an unflattering way of making you look bigger all over. NOT TRUE! I just tried one on and not only did I fall in love with it as soon as it was on, it was supremely and surprisingly flattering giving a much more va-va-voom effect than expected. I'd recommend you stick to simple, bold colours to avoid looking too twee and work some serious magic with your accessories.



Take this simple but so damn sexy ruffled dress from Calvin Klein. $198....A price that makes it more of an investment classic LBD than disposable fashion. BUT with disposable fashion, just bear in mind that ultimately somebody pays the price. I'm not saying the more expensive the item the better, au contraire, I know enough about fashion and manufacturing to know that's certainly not the case (Louis Vuitton, please stand up). But I do wonder with that £5 dress, how much the underage, underfed workers got paid. Fair trade my ass.

So now that I've got your head round the numbers, lets get our heads round the accessories. The picture shows the dress in all in fabulous simplicity. Great. That's the best starting point.

Now picture yourself in it.
With your hair up in a messy ponytail.

Add some beaten gold earrings for a little ethnic je ne sais quoi (Monica Vinader £185)


And an erickson beamon style cuff for a bit of bad girl bling.


Throw on these fantabulous Christian Louboutin (yes, him again) Bretelle heels.


And bring on the colour riot with this fab purple alligator VBH clutch.


And where would the signature Tiger Tem style be without a quirky Bobby Dazzler? Loving this Alex Monroe Twig Citrine ring.


And dear reader, you would have gone from how pretty to gad-damn....she's the hotness.

Enjoy.

xx

6 comments:

NikkiSab said...

everything here should b tagged - FABULOSITY!!!! TOOO HAWT!!!

geisha.song. said...

i dunno about that dress... i think there's something about the maxi in there that might be a bit too maxi for me.
btw the accessories? hott!

Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu said...

'Tis lovely...

Tiger Tem said...

@Nikki....I totally agree!

@Geishasong...its definitely a formal dress but everyone needs one of those too right? Too maxi for you...lol!

@Ifeoma..thanks!

Any style tips needed for Xmas? Let me know.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

love the clutch... ring and dress... ive always been a huge fan of maxis... that Cuff is DIVINE>.. WANT IT!!!

Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu said...

Babes, thank you.
i hear ya...lol
will do, for real....