Springing Into Action_Spring 2013 Trends

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“I like to think of myself as being fashion-conscious without being a slave to fashion.”
Annni-Frid Lyngstad

I always say “better late than never” so if you truly want to shape up this year, start with shaping up your wardrobe; so let’s get a head start and take action as Spring 2013 is nigh. Many of you are still caught up with the fashion from Fall/Winter 2012 and mesmerized with  Fall/Winter 2013, but now is the time to go through the process of preparing your wardrobe for the big transition to Spring. As the flowers start to bloom it will soon be time to shed all the layers of clothing and start to bare some skin. Therefore, the task at hand now is to carefully go over the profusion of fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013 and choose your fashion “must haves “.  I don’t mean for you to become a fashion addict following every trend of the season in order to look fab, but identifying with a look, that fits your personal style and staying fashionable, stylish and chic.

The key is to know your silhouette and choose what compliments your body shape best them select only what you feel comfortable and confident in. Also bear in mind to pick pieces, colours, prints and patterns that are versatile which could work for more than one look as some trends tend to change through the course of the season. Finally, remember to enhance your look with accessories, whether they be simple or statement pieces.

Here are some trends that will definitely get you easily noticed:

Black and White

Black and White SS 2013

Lace

Lace SS 2013

Pants Suits

Suits SS 2013

Prints

Prints SS 2013

Sheer

Sheer SS 2013Stripes

stripes SS 2013

Ankle Straps

Ankle Straps SS 2013

Flats

Flats SS 2013

Gladiators

Gladiators SS 2013

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The wait for Spring 2013 has been very long for me as some of you know that I live in the beautiful tropical island of Barbados leaving me very anxious for the Spring trends to finally hit stores. Leave a comment on the trends that you will be trying.

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Beautiful Blogger Award

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Some gifts can’t be held in ones hands but they can surely be cherished in one’s heart. Exactly one day after celebrating 1 year of blogging, I was totally amazed and felt truly honored and humble to be have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by fellow fashion blogger Jasmine. Thank you so much Jaz, please go check out her blog called The Fashion Nerd.  If you are wondering what the award is all about,  it is given throughout the blogging community representing the love and appreciation that one blogger has for another fellow blogger’s work.

The Beauty Blogger Award has the following simple rules:

1. Link back the person who nominated you.

2. Post the award on your page.

3. Tell seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate seven bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

Seven facts about me:

I’m bi-lingual (spanish)

I teach dance classes.

Love comedies and romantic movies

Shoes are my weakness.

 My favorite fashion trend is prints.

A Do-It-Yourself  junkie.

I have a BSc in Physical Activity and Health with Honors.

My seven nominations:

The Haute Frugulista

 Il Piccolo Mondo Di Cri

Fashion!  Lights!  Couture!

Glitter N Glue

Dre Decarlo

A Life Suited

Fashion.Beauty.Islandstyle

Please check out all of their blogs.

Blog’s First Birthday

happy birthday radical trendsetters

They say times flies when you’re having fun and oh how the time has flown, Radical Trendsetters is surely growing and it’s a year old today (insert happy dance). For me it’s a day filled with celebration, pride and joy and it means so much to me. I can remember my first post like it was yesterday and from then till now I am truly grateful to all of you for reading my posts and commenting.  When I look at my journey through this first year I refer to it as a beautiful garden, you can find the odd pretty bunch of wildflowers or wayward orchids along the road but you won’t find a beautiful garden just sprung up roadside. A garden requires someone to nurture and continue to care for it and such are the things of life which shows that hard work, determination, and persistence truly pays off. From that note, I can’t wait to see what the second year of blogging will bring and I look forward to sharing it with you. Thank you for your continuous support and love.

-Natz

Natz

 Happy Birthday Radical Trendsetters, cheers to the 1st year of existence and to many more to come.

Valentine’s Day Outifts

He love me, he loves me not,

Forget that old saying, I still going look hot.

Natz Eastmond

valentines-day

Valentine’s Day is coming once again and nearly everything and everyone will be covered in red, some love this time of the month while others dread it. However after living in Venezuela were they refer to this day as “the day of love and friendship” (El Día de Amor y Amistad), I feel that we can all enjoy this day  even if you don’t have a significant other. My first ever Valentine was my mom and even up till now she still gives me a nice card, a rose and chocolate every year. So, we can still celebrate this day and appreciate all the love received throughout our lives from family and friends. Come on, we don’t need to be “in love” to look chic. Whether you plan to spend that day or night on a date, hanging out with some friends or ride out the day solo  home watching movies, it doesn’t matter.

So if you’re looking for some outfit ideas with colors other than the traditional all over red here are a few:

The Date

Wear something that is flirty and  adds charm.

  • Pink Dress
Pretty In Pink
  • The Little Black Dress
A Pop of Red
  • Floral Print

Riding Solo/ Night on the Town / Hanging Out With Friends

Try wearing something that’s chic and comfortable.

Free Spirit
Let's Tango
Life Is A Peach
So however you decide to spend Valentine’s Day, stay chic and fab!

Paris Fashion Week _ Spring Couture 2013

Louvre Museum_Paris

Not even the cold weather of snow-covered Paris could damper the display of the designers from Paris Spring Couture Week. It was a week filled of great imagination and craftsmanship as the fashion houses out did themselves with over the top elegant, one-of-a-kind looks. Paris Spring Couture was like an enchanted wonderland as there was what felt like a non stop parade of head-turning creations and it surely did not disappoint. As the Oscars are just a few weeks away and I can bet that some nominees and attendees already have their eyes on some designs already.

Take a look at the must-see designs from the runway:

Armani Prive

Armani Prive_1 Spring Couture 2013

Armani Prive_2 Sprin Couture 2013

Armani Prive_3 Spring Couture 2013

This  collection was full of classic evening dresses and well-tailored suits.

Chanel

Chanel _1 Spring Couture 2013

Chanel _2 Spring Couture 2013

Chanel _3 Spring Couture 2013

It was beautiful nightmare as this collection brought romance to the runway mixed with gothic beauty.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior_1 Spring Couture 2013

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Christian Dior_3 Spring Couture 2013

Floral prints and bright colors transported all to an afternoon in the middle of spring with this collection.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab_1 Spring Couture 2013

Elie Saab_2 Spring Couture 2013

Elie Saab_3 Spring Couture 2013

Elie Saab_4 Spring Couture 2013

This collection produced beautiful gowns that were glamorous and elegant.

Georges Chakra

Georges Chakra_1 Spring Couture 2013

Georges Chakra_2 Spring Couture 2013

Georges Chakra_3 Spring Couture 2013

The collection showcased feminine, exciting gowns which had plenty of allure and sensuality.

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli _1 Spring Couture 2013

Giambattista Valli _2 Spring Couture 2013

Giambattista Valli _3 Spring Couture 2013

This was an amazing collection of gowns with intricate details that were romantic and feminine.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier_ 1 Spring Couture 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier_ 2 Spring Couture 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier_ 3 Spring Couture 2013

It felt like an  Arabian Nights experience as gypsies like models came down the runway with this collection.

Stephane Rolland

Stephane Rolland_1 Spring Couture 2013

Stephane Rolland_2 Spring Couture 2013

Stephane Rolland_3 Spring Couture 2013

Stephane Rolland_4 Spring Couture 2013

This was a very modern, chic collection that was clean and polished.

Valentino

Valentino_1 Spring Couture 2013

Valentino_2 Spring Couture 2013

Valentino_23Spring Couture 2013

This collection was a spectacular as it presented magical fairy tale designs.

Versace

Versace_1 Spring Couture 2013

Versace_2 Spring Couture 2013

Versace_3 Spring Couture 2013

This collection portrayed strength yet it was still feminine fit for any modern-day Zena warrior princess.

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad_1 Spring Couture 2013

Zuhair Murad_2 Spring Couture 2013

Zuhair Murad_3 Spring Couture 2013

It was the rise of the gold goddess and glory for this collection.

The designs from these fashion houses are surely Red Carpet worthy looks.  Feel free to comment and let me know which ones are your favorites.
All photos taken from the internet.