Sunday, 13 January 2013

Fashion Icons

The most recent poll I have posted, features these 4 fashion icons and to help make a decision I created a set to help with a decision of who is your favorite and to aid in visualizing their styles. Please choose and vote on the right hand side, to the question:
'Who should be featured as a fashion icon on a post?'

Nina Dobrev -Best of Street Style

On the 9th of January the wonderful Nina Dobrev turned 24 and I must say her life has been pretty exciting. She has recently been involved with a major movie 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' while at the same time starring in a hit CW show, 'The Vampire Diaries'. She is truly a great role model for many people and what stood out to me over the years is her superb fashion sense. Now that she is a paparazzi favorite, we get to see a lot more of her and her brilliant choices of attire. Wherever she goes, whether it's out with friends, to run errands or even at the airport she looks polished and perfected.

1. Outfit one shows Nina flattering a bohemian peacock print maxi dress. It is accessorized with a brown belt along with a black cardigan and a long strapped bag. The simple sandals complete the look to a beach-type outfit but it's perfect for a wander around NYC.

2. In outfit two Nina rocked a chic look, while once again strolling around New York. She wears white cut-off shorts which are great for a hot summers day. The simplicity of the arrangement creates a classy black and white color palette. 

3. Outfit three is a brilliant organisation with a blazer, which grounds any ensemble. This casual short dress becomes smart instantly. The colorful printed scarf is the only splash of color in the outfit, making it a unique accessory. The edgy, black strappy heels give a daring vibe to the outfit.

4. There was rarely a time when Nina was away from Ian Somerhalder at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and so outfit four shows a very interesting combination as Nina wears a very bright red maxi in contrast to Ian's darker, casual choice. They complement each other very well. At Coachella a lot of bohemian and hippie styles are tried and 'Nian' was one of the best dressed couples at the festival.

5. During her photo shoot for 'Self' Magazine, Nina took on a Western/Country Style. She matched washed out denim shorts with a checked dyed shirt. Her hair is arranged in natural waves, perfect for the coast backdrop and she has accessories with woven beach bracelets.

6. Once again a short mini is paired with a blazer, except this time the colors are lighter and softer. The tusk colored blazer is matched to the flat pumps, making the tomato colored dress stand out. A simple hairstyle is a must for this neat appearance

Did anyone else notice the repetition of the Ray Bans in nearly all of the outfits?!Love them.

All the images come from Google. No copyright intended.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ashley Greene DKNY

My model inspiration at the moment has to be Ashley Greene. Her fashion choices are stunning, the simplicity of her outfits also amazes me. She's currently the face of DKNY, a label that is very well known within the fashion world and Ashley does a great job at portraying it. Below is a set I created on Polyvore using Ashley's DKNY photo-shoot as a guideline. All of the items I've used are from Donna Karan NY apart from the Chanel Lipstick and River Island Scarf.

Ashley Greene DKNY

Ashley Greene DKNY by olivia-gacka featuring stainless steel jewelry

DKNY cocktail party dress
$280 -

DKNY little black cocktail dress
$210 -

DKNY bowler bag
$330 -

Dkny handbag

DKNY bangle watch

River Island black shawl
$32 -

Friday, 4 January 2013

City Chic

So now it's the new year, many people will be thinking of updating their wardrobes. A completely new style perhaps? Or just a new trend you're dying to experiment with? Well I've decided to try out a 'City Chic' look. It is a mixture between smart and casual with classic red lips that complete it perfectly, faultless for a day or night out in London (or wherever you live!).


Alice Olivia graphic tank               
Mai Piu Senza genuine leather boots                   


Cropped jacket                               
Madewell vintage tote bag                     


True Religion low rise jeans          
Rimmel lip stick                         

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Red Carpet Stunners

Most of our style inspirations for occasions and events come from the red carpet. Each dress is worn by a different person who represents a different style. Different designers reveal their creations and we are able to comment on them in our own way. We also have a chance to discover new designers, and let them encourage and motivate us to try their designs and adapt them into our own trends. Accessories are also a big part of admiring the red carpet fashions as we are enabled to assess whether we feel that a certain necklace or bracelet suits an outfit or not. 

Here Nina Dobrev made an unforgettable fashion statement by stepping out to the Emmys in 2011 in a Donna Karan stunning red gown. It’s not over a top, only a silver necklace with earrings which makes her look simple yet classic- up to perfection.    

Jessica Alba rocked a black strapless Valentino dress with a hi-low hemline that extended at the back for the Machete premiere in Venice -2010. The black Salvatore Ferragamo strappy heels give her a polished look and the minimal accessories make her look sophisticated yet fun. 

Aubrey Plaza wore a Juan Carlos Obando creation to the 2011 Emmys, just as Nina Dobrev but in a white halter draping satin dress. The golden bangles on her wrists give a sense of an Egyptian or Goddess inspired look and her red lips finish her refined appearance.

For a full 'Red Carpet Stunners' board visit my Pinterest Profile 

Sources for images: 
Nina Dobrev-
Jessica Alba-
Aubrey Plaza-

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

New Title

Just a quick post, I decided to change the name of the blog as my main focus is going to be fashion and art and I'll try to hunt down some cool trends for you to try. Please leave comments below if there are any icons that you have that i could feature in the coming weeks or a new item of clothing that you would want to know how to adapt to your wardrobe.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hey y'all

Dear Strangers,

Very nice to meet your blog profiles. They all say the truth right? Irony. So some Snippets Of MY Life at the moment are that I am a crazy in love with art and hoping to become a designer in the future. VERY hard business to get into, I know, don't remind me. I tend to say random things a lot but you get used to it :D. This blog will mostly be about fashion designers and cool art that i come across (as well as my own) with some posts about food that I'm eating or if I'm doing something so interesting that i cant keep it to myself. I will post my favorite outfits from TV (as i watch a lot of it) and recommend films. 

First Post. Over and Out. Namaste  

Liv xo