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Fashionista NOW: A Look At Batik Fashion

Batik is defined technically as a specific method using wax to dye fabrics to create a variety of floral and natural designs. In Malaysia, batik is associated with the national identity and whenever there is any fashion show that focuses on the culture and tradition of the country, you can be sure to catch models wearing batik clothing.

Batik influences have gone all around the globe and no one can exactly pinpoint a single place that originally gave birth to the unique art of textile dyeing. While island of Java, Indonesia has been said to have played a big role in introducing the art of batik, fragments of ancient history found in the first century Egyptian tombs pinpointed to Indian origin.

History aside, in Indonesia, batik art and clothing back in the ancient old days were reserved only for royalty and families of wealth and status.

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Fashionista NOW: Inspirational Bohemian Fashion Accessories Ideas

Bohemian fashion is always related to the free-spirited attitude of the person/wearer that strives on limitless creativity and independence. I often think it is about practicality mixed in with individual eccentrics, dashed with an appreciation of the subjective expression of art and beauty and an inclination for the unconventional.

Philosophy aside, the boho fashion is all fun and freedom. Basically, you put on layered clothing of diverse patterns using themes of flora/fauna/abstract – which are not too expensive that it drills a hole in your pocket, and accessories that are preferably earth-friendly to flaunt the arty-farty side of you.

And here, we shall take a sneak peek on boho inspired accessories and items that you wear in the spirit of the Bohemian!Let’s go!

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Fashionista NOW: Why Wedges Are Hot?

Wedges are selling hot right now, and we are not talking about KFC cheesy potato wedges.

It’s the comfortable platform-like shoes,boots, sandals or heels that are made using molded rubber or plastic. Some wedge heels are made with artificial wood-grain, covered with jute rope and some have the extension of the sole with similar color tone as the shoe.

The late 70s and early 80s was the peak time for the most popular wedges shoes designed by Candie’s. Since the 90s up to right this moment, these wedges are making a come back yet again. In Malaysia it has become a growing trend among the young crowd who love a little bit of boost in their height.

Sometimes wedge shoes can be platform shoes if the sole of the shoe under the toes and balls of the foot is raised above by quite a thickened bottom. If the wedge only elevate the upper portion of the foot and going down as a thin sole near the toes, they are not called platform shoes.

So why are wedges hot right now? Is it because Asians are short and in need of a height booster? (hey, I’m not short!) And, why should you buy a pair (or more) if you haven’t already?

Read on to find out the reasons as to why trendy wedges are overtaking the conventional shoes in the footwear scene.

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Fashionista NOW: The Grunge Is Alive In Fashion

The grunge fashion descends from the grunge music genre of the late 80s to mid 90s. In fashion, looking grungy means to wear a look that brings out your inner punk. True grungers believe that if you don’t have any appreciation of the music and lifestyle of the original grunge trendsetters – you should not try the look at all.

Don’t fret; the inspiration should come easy if you have a wild punk in you that wants to come out and play.

Here’s a piece on some ground ideas that can aid in giving birth to the grunge fashion in your style.

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Fashionista NOW: How To Pick The Perfect Dress For Your Body Type?

Dressing according to your body type is a sure way to looking your best. If you are on a path of finding a perfect dress that flatters the shape of your body, do read on.

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Fashionista NOW: Why Ladies Love Short Dresses?

Short/mini dresses are back! Oops wait, I don’t think they ever left the fashion scene. In this article we shall look at the reasons that make the ladies go gaga over short dresses.

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Fashionista NOW: The Balance Between Style & Fashion

The difference between fashion and style lies in their distinct definitions. When you see the clothes on a person, you see fashion. When you see the person – the wearer of the clothes – you see style.

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Fashionista NOW: Fancy Artsy Belts Are IN

Historically, belts are created and worn out of necessity as they were made for practical reasons – obviously to pull your pants up. There was nothing glamorous about it.

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Fashionista NOW: How To Rock The Checkered Style The Best Way?

Since the return of checkered pattern in fashion, especially among the young crowds, there are so many ways that even the most fashion-informed person can commit the most horrendous fashion acts without actually realizing it.

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Fashionista NOW: The Checkered Pattern Checks Right In Fashion

Checkered fashion is in. But wait, what is checkered fashion? It literally is a fashion that is centered upon checkered patterns whether they are on the shoes, shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, leggings, accessories.

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Fashionista Now: Bohemian Fashion Shall Stay Forever

According to the Urban Dictionary, a bohemian is a person who “leads an alternative lifestyles” with wide arrange of different tastes in music, fashion, art and literature. They are usually creative, optimistic people who can be “cynical”. Another definition includes that “without Bohemians, the world would be a complete bore”.

In the fashion world, the state of mind of a bohemian is transferred into styles that people who love to adorn through clothing, accessories, shoes of many color mixtures. Take a look at this picture, and you’ll see that the mixture of many colors is a trademark.

The mixture of colors and patterns is a bohemian trademark, but attitude is key.

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Fashionista NOW : Don’t We Just Love Leggings?

My love affair with leggings started off with skinny jeans. Yep, you heard it. Skinny jeans that I made from converting my old pair of retro bell bottom jeans into a pair of leg-hugging skinny jeans – Thanks to the ever so helpful YouTube.

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