Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I know I was supposed to do a big post about 2009 but I feel gross and I'm lazy. I have the flu and I NEED A BREAK. 98% Of my friends have the flu too...Who's spreading the germs? Anyway,Have a very Happy New Year!!!!!!! I hope all your dreams come true.Thank you for supporting my blog! Keep following and commenting:) I love it,God Bless xoxo!

I'm thinking about changing my blog a little bit for 2010. Any suggestions/ideas?

I'll be back on Jan,4th 2010 with lots of fresh and inspiring posts<3. Follow me on twitter@sharifashenel

Thursday, December 24, 2009

What was ultra trendy in '09 [part 3-final]

Lace tights

Urban Outfitters
Hit or Miss? Miss,Miss and Miss. I just don't get it. And some people have the audacity to wear it as pants.Cringe.,NEXT.

Fingerless Gloves

Hit or Miss? Miss.No explanation or photo needed.

(Faux)Fur vests

Rebecca Taylor Fur Vest
Hit or miss? Tie
Some fur vests looks like roadkill,silly or both. It's for the edgy civilians among us.

Tie Dye Jeans

Hit or Miss? Eh,Miss. I love Balmain and there tie dye jeans are pretty cool.Tie dye jeans screams "Look at my thighs". This trend is preferbaly for lean women...or men.

Leather pants/Liquid leggings

Hit or miss? Hit. It's for the cat woman in all of us!

Fringed sandals

Sugar Ghost Dance Sandals;$40
Hit or miss? Hit. I love the boho look.I didn't get a pair during the summer:( I was rocking my beloved gladiator sandals.

Cropped Harem Pants

Hit or miss? A FAIL.MISS.
These are extremely unflattering. It does nothing for your crotch...or your thighs and legs. Clothes should FIT you not swallow you and make you look as if you have crotch disappeared.Rant over!

Denim vests

Sienna Miller
Hit or Miss? Hit-when paired with a dress or skirt. Don't wear jeans with a denim vest. The 90's are over.

The Cut Out dress

Herve Leger
Hit or Miss? Hit
Cut out dresses give out the super sexy and sleek look evey woman longs for. Also they create automatic curves which is great for women with more of a boyish and lean frame.


Hit or Miss? Miss
These should be illegal.

Sequined jackets

Hit or miss? Hit
If you can avoid looking a disco ball. It's a really fun look that adds a little flair to another wise casual outfit.

Popular nail polish colors:
-plum purple
-salmon pink
-royal blue

Popular makeup trends:
-The smoky eye
-Bold red lip
-Matte lipstick
-Natural/minimal makeup

Popular hairstyles
-Side braid
-60's bun
-Beachy waves
-Curls! Curls!
-1940's pinup hair


Stay tuned for my favorite fashion moments of 2009...I'll be back on 12/29

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What was ultra trendy in 2009?[pt.2]

Ripped Jeans-Destroyed Denim

Hit or Miss? Hit.
I have 3 pair of ripped/torn jeans and I love them.Less is more.You don't have to wear a jeans with 500 slits and faux paint splatters. Big summer trend.

One shouldered dresses

Hit or Miss? Hit. I love this. A little twist on a cocktail dress.

Exotic Jewelry

Hit or Miss? Hit. My style has the little boho thing going on so i love this. I love costume/unconventional jewelry.

Wide belts

Hit or miss? Hit. It's good for defining and emphasizing a waist line especially with dresses.

Nautical stripes

Hit or miss?Hit!
You had to own something nautical this year. I have a cute little nautical tee from...Old Navy. Yes,Old Navy! I love the nautical look especially for spring. It makes you want to go sailing:)

Ankle booties

Givenchy Gladiator Ankle booties;$995
Hit or Miss? Hit. Really? Do you even have to ask me..

Leather bags

Ameeko Leather Studded Bag
Hit or Miss? HITTTT. I only rock leathha. I love leather bags especially for work and school.

Big colors this year:
-Burnt Sienna
-Light pink

Big patterns this year:
-Nautical stripes

Stay tuned for the third and final installment of Ultra Trendy '09...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

What was ultra trendy in 2009? [part 1]

This is just my personal list of major trends I've noticed(and you probaby noticed) too popping up everywhere.

We started 2009 off with:
-Over the knee/Thigh High Boots

[Fabiana OTK boots]
Hit or miss? It's a tie. Personally I would never wear them.I shudder at the thought..but this one of those trends that look good with a Balmain(inspired)dress and a model.

Say it like Stella from Project Runway-LEAAHHTHA! Hahaha.
Hit or miss? Hit. Leather is one of those timeless trends.
I don't own anything leather but I've wanted a leather bomber jacket for about 3 years now. Sigh.

-The Feminine Touch

Hit or Miss? Hit x 12,000. That doesn't matter menswear inspired looks are out. They're just more feminine and fitted to a woman's body and girlish appliques are added.
Just about every designer showcased a look featuring one of these things:ruffles,brooches,bows and tailored waistcoats.

-Chunky knits
Hit or Miss? Hit,OK! It gets really cold. Chunky knits did not make you look chunky. It all depends how you where it. If you want to wear a chunky knit sweater dress,add a belt to cinch in the waist and give you an automatic hourglass shape.

-Ripped Thights and Stockings

Hit or Miss?Miss
Neo grunge was definitely in effect in 2009. Blame it on Jenny Humprey.I get the whole I'm- a- rockstar- and- I-don't- care- about- my- image look but this just looks...messy,unkempt and trying way too hard all in one.

-Military Fashions

Hit or Miss? HIT!
Michael Jackson's passing definitely lit the torch that was under this fashion. I have a military inspired pea coat that I've shown you guys(a couple of posts back) that I love.Not all of us are ballsy enough to go all out the full military/marching band jacket with the chains and embroidery but it's an innovative trend. Refreshing!

Stay tuned for Part 2...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Trend Report

Hiii,I feel a zombie. I have finals until 12/17 and that basically means no sleep or socialization. I need A's and OK a B+ or two. So the next post will be IN A WEEK.

Ombre Hair

Ombre hair was an apparent theme at the Proenza Schouler RTW 2010 collection. I'm not so sure about this...maybe in the more subtle way Alexa Chung does it? What do you think?

Floor Length Jumpsuits
[Maggie Gyllenhaal]

The 70's has crept up upon us. Beware.It's not the easiest trend to pull off-it works best on the model types. You know tall and boyish shaped.

Bandage Skirts

Hot.Hot.Hot. Of course the celeb favorite-Herve Leger started the super sexy trend of using bandage skirts,dresses and tops to accentuate a woman's curves. LOVE.

Smokey eye makeup

This look has been hit since...ever but this fall it seems to have hit an all time high. Plus it looks good on everyone when done right.For the perfect look check out Michelle Phan on youtube:-)


Forever a winter trend.

List to be continued...I'll have more trends in a week.
Leave comments-I'll get back to you. I'm not ignoring you lovies<3

Saturday, December 5, 2009

All I want for Christmas is...

Penn Badgley(Actor/Currently on the hit TV series Gossip Girl).swoon. But really I'll be good with him,a puppy and a Soho apartment. A girl can dream.
But anyway is it just me or is the warm fuzzy feeling about Christmas is gone. I think it's just become a hallmark holiday about some dude named Santa and presents. I think people forget the religious aspect of Christmas and the spirit of giving and the birth of Jesus Christ.
This is the first year I didn't make an actual psychical list and put it on my door. Getting old I guess...

I would love to have:

An Ipod Touch. I lost mine over the summer...depressing.

The TeenVogue Handbook
The reviews have been astounding. It looks like a fascinating read. I want,I want!

The Satorialist Book-Scott Schuman is a genius

Light gray boots
The ones in the pic aren't my ideal ones.I want one with a 2" inch heel and buckles.I'm on the hunt!

.Lots and Lots of Gift cards!
To places like Urban Outfitters,Zara,H&M,Forever 21 etc.The last time I went shopping was 3 months ago. I've fallen way off on my fashionable meter.

.The Entire Balmain Spring 2010 RTW collection

.By some miracle these SUPER FIERCE Alexander Wang boots

.Acoustic Guitar
.A memory card& cute case for my phone

Pretty basic list...What do you want for Christmas? Leave a comment,guys:)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Echo Design are having several sample sales in New York and New Jersey.
Definitely stop by and get some cute scarfs,hats,gloves,rain,outerwear,beachwear,things for the home and handbags!

NEW YORK: Metropolitan Pavilion, 4th floor
123 West 18th Street, New York, NY
Wed, Dec 9 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Dec 10 7:30am – 8:00pm
Fri, Dec 11 7:30am – 8:00pm
Sat, Dec 12 9:00am – 4:00pm

NEW JERSEY: 75 Oxford Drive, Moonachie, NJ
Thu, Dec 3 8:00am – 7:00pm
Fri, Dec 4 8:00am – 7:00pm
Sat, Dec 5 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed, Dec 9 8:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Dec 10 8:00am – 7:00pm
Fri, Dec 11 8:00am – 7:00pm
Sat, Dec 12 9:00am – 5:00pm

For more information, call 212.686.8771

98% sure I'll be there on 12/11/09.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Spring 2010 READY TO WEAR


Summary:Asymmetry,Mixing Similar Prints,Ombre,Tribal/Ethnic inspired looks,Strong shoulders,Sheer tops,Graphic skinny jeans

Balmain**favorite designer**

I want this dress...


Summary:Metallics,Leather,Military Jackets/Tailcoats,Tattered t-shirts,Gold accents,Studs,Lavish embroidery

Summary:Black&White,Tailored Suits,Volume,Animalistic prints


Summary:Sheer,Luxurious skin tight dresses,Broad belts
Proenza Schouler

Summary:Embellishments,Bold Colors,Neon,Leopard+Zebra prints