Monday, January 17, 2011

Winning Couture Fashions at Golden Globe Awards 2011

Fashion Chicago Magazine (FCM) watches the golden globe awards for the outfits that the svelte celebrity actresses wore as they strut sown the catwalk. 2011 is an exciting year for fashion. The golden globes are your first glimpse of Couture fashion this year. Just like previous years, 2011 did not disappoint our readers. There were lots of vivid color this year. The make-up was simple with hollywood vintage hairstyles and classic updos. FCM want to point out two outfits the created a buzz. The red dress worn by January Jones. The smooth peach ensemble worn by Claire Danes.

January J
ones was absolutely stunning wearing a red fringe gown by Versace on the Golden Globe red carpet this evening. Her look was completed with Old Hollywood waves and a classic red lip. Viva la Glam!!!

Claire Danes wore a custom Calvin Klein Collection dress as she strutted down the red carpet of the Golden Globes. She competed her look with pink lips and simple updo. Her look very classic, chic, and elegant.

Both outfits were very chic and elegant. These garments c
an be worn with minimal accessories such a clutch purse and diamond earrings. As seen, the use of vibrant colors like Red and Peach will be a growing trend with Couture fashions this season. Versace, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang were among the staple of designers who had celebrities flaunt their garment at tonight’s Golden Globe event.

Azhar Harris

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spring 2011 Beauty Trends

FCM readers are you tired of winter? We would like to give you a the 411 on all the colors for beauty this spring. These colors are vibrant, fun, and flirty. Here is what was recently spotted at Spring 2011 Fashion Week in New York City.

First, the make trend for spring willl be Violet makeup. The colors range from pale lilac to bright violet, and purple makeup. This color was especially worn in eyeshadow during fashion week. Violet is the bold color of choice next season. A must have new item for Spring 2011 is LancĂ´me’s Violet Groove polish on nails.

This beauty trend was spotted at Jason Wu, Chris Benz, Monique
Lhuillier, Rag & Bone, Victoria Beckham, & Whitney Eve fashion shows.

Gold Metallics is another beauty trend for Spring 2011. Whether it was glittery eyelids at Anna Sui or gilded lashes and lips at Rodarte, gold has replaced 2010's pearly silvers as the must-have metallic for 2011. This trend was

Spotted at: Anna Sui, Behnaz Sarafpour, Donna Karan, Rodarte, and Thakoon fashion shows.

Now that you have your beauty trends for spring 2011, it should be a very fashionable summer. So ladies have fun with your Girls Night out!

Azhar Harris

Bronze and Olive are the new Black for Fall 2011

Fashion Chicago Magazine (FCM) wants to give it’s readers the scoop on the hottest colors for Fall 2011. We all know that you can’t go wrong with basic Black. A girl has at least two Black dresses in her closet. But, in 2011, it’s an exciting new year . It’s time for an exciting new change. So I am going to look into my crystal ball. Predict which colors are gong to be hot. I will also give you a sneak peek on this colors in this article.

Bronze colors are in. This color exudes confidence when wearing it. As seen in this picture to the left, the underlying theme is Avant-garde and prevailing chic. Further, when Olive colors juxtaposed with shades of pale goldenrod is alluring.

Greenish yellow tones are also in. This color has an underlying theme of being romantically sensual. This color also is nostalgic. It is fused rhythmically with bold saturations of aquamarine and dark sienna. Copper flecks pop amidst soft patterns of royal blue velvet.

Now that you have the heads up on fall 2011 colors it’s time to go shopping to buy some new outfits to coordinate with your current wardrobe. These colors should provide lots of energy in the bleak Winter months. After sprucing up your wardrobe, you should not have a problem getting ready for the Summer 2012 which should be a scorcher.

Azhar Harris

Monday, January 3, 2011

FCM Magazine’s Fashion Year in Review 2010

Now, the the year has ended, FCM would like to discuss some of the highlights and low points of 2010 in the fashion industry. Some fashion insiders say that this was a very show stopping year in terms of uniqueness. Turbans became the must have hair accessory after the movie Sex in the City 2. Carrie looks exquisite in her Multicolor Silk Turban pictured here. This accessory really make that peach silk asymmetrical dress pop. Jessica Parker is a fashion darling. She can make just about rock any outfit. Fashion designer worldwide adore her. Her fans are always holding their breath anticipating what she will be wearing next on the red carpet.

Retro fashion for Vogue Germany August 2010 by Alexi with vintage theme collections also made a return in 2010. For example, there were a plethora of retro inspired editorials. The fall 2010 consisted of sophisticated apparel with a feminine twist. Prada, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu fall 2010 collections were inspired by 50s housewives and 60s divas. Here we have Abbey Lee Kershaw Lubomirski. This dress is amazing give us that 1950's sultry look. I love this outfit can be worn to social dinners, cocktail parties, and girl's night out.

One person really redefined fashion with her breathtaking outfits that were full of creativity and personality. Her name is Lady Gaga. The fashionista was setting the world on its ear with her melodic beats and sultry voice. During that same time, she was redefining fashion every time she stepped out of her house. The paparazzi could not get enough of her. She just totally rocked MTV’s VMA’s. Lady Gaga strutted down the red carpet wearing the gold Alexander McQueen gown that was worn at her Vanity Fair shoot. This outfit was topped off with a mohawk made of feathers.

The extreme low point of 2010 was the suicide of fashion Icon Alexander McQueen on February 11, 2010. He killed himself nine days after his mother committed suicide. According to the authorities, the Police were called to the designer's £640,000 flat at 10.20am this morning after he was found dead. McQueen apparently has hung himself. A private ambulance arrived to take away his body at 4.30pm.

During McQueen’s career, In 1996, McQueen was appointed chief designer at Givenchy in Paris. This move sparked controversy in the French fashion community. His tenure there ended quickly in 2001 when he sold 51% of his McQueen label to Givenchy's rivals at Gucci Group.

McQueen opened flagship stores in New York, London and Milan. Alexander developed a number of fragrances. In 2006, a ready-to-wear line called McQ that is now distributed in 39 countries. He was given the award CBE in 2003, the same year as he was named international designer of the year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Pictured here is the spring collection of Alexander McQueen 2011.

Alexander McQueen was a visionary and ahead of his time. FCM will miss this fashion icon. We will create an award calling it the Alexander McQueen rising star for the most creative up and coming cutting edge fashion designer in the world.

Azhar Harris