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Sarah Burton: Top Contender to Design Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress

Pink Slip Fashion is proud to report that Sarah Burton is a top contender to design a custom collection of maternity wear for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Making a successful splash with her first runway show as Alexander McQueen’s successor, creative director Sarah Burton was already on track to become a household name. From hit after hit on the runway, Burton kept in line with McQueen’s signature aesthetic by incorporating embroidered designs and sculptural drama, while also bringing forth her strong sense of craft. Creating an indelibly strong impression within the fashion world, she continued to impress by working with music and style icon Lady Gaga.

As Burton’s résumé grew, so did her fan base, and she’s hit an even higher note by establishing a significant reputation with London’s Royal Family. As designer for Kate Middleton’s iconic long train, white lace wedding dress, Burton is possibly back in the picture to create a most covetable collection of awe-inspiring maternity wear for Middleton. When interviewed on the topic of designing for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, she replied “I hope I will be.”

We at Pink Slip Fashion hopes so too! We can’t wait to see the line of chiffon embroidered tunics, empire waists, and feminine fit, ribbon trim silhouettes for Middelton’s royally fab collection.

(photos from time.com, mod-tv.com, and samisoni.blogspot.com)

How to Holiday Style For Your Body Type: Small on Top, Big on Bottom

Pink Slip Fashion believes that every woman should look her best, especially for the holiday season. With an array of cocktail parties and events on the horizon for this season’s cheerful tidings, Pink Slip Fashion has decided to put together some looks for various body types.

Tonight we’re going to focus on silhouettes that cater to women who are smaller on top and bigger on bottom. With help from the ultimate guide to dressing, “Dress Your Best,” by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, I’ve culminated the above looks.

Here are the basics to avoid any fashion slips:

1) For average height women, choose a halter style with an a-line skirt. Go for a waist with some sparkle to accentuate the bust line. The a-line hem in lightweight chiffon will help camouflage larger on bottom areas.

2) For petite women, Pink Slip Fashion recommends that women choose a strapless option. It emphasizes broad shoulders and your decollete. Add a brooch at the neckline to draw more attention to your bodice.

3) Lastly, for taller women who are large on bottom, go for a higher neckline with jewels or beaded detailing. Preferably a sleeveless style to once again highlight shoulders and arms. Structured seams at the bodice and an a-line, knee length hem will create a proportionate and flattering silhouette.

Top off each look with a pointed, metallic shoe, which will define a long, lean leg line, and a small textured clutch.

Don’t forget to submit your best holiday look to pinkslipfashion@gmail.com to win one of our 12 fab prizes, including a pair of Bansri earrings, NYX smokey eyeshadow set, or $25 HauteLook gift card.

Menswear Styles for Women: How To Translate for Your Closet

Thanks to style icons Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Giorgio Armani, menswear pieces can bring a certain edge to your feminine look while you still ultimately feel like a woman — as the Shania Twain song goes — just with a certain empowerment. Don’t have the cash to pick up a boxy multi-blend tweed from the high-end Chanel line or don a pricey piece from McQueen or Armani, opt for some other key pieces instead that you can swap in and out easily.

Not sure where to start, take a cue from Armani the connoisseur of the perfect structured jacket, and you’ll find that a versatile piece like this can pair with almost anything in your closet. ”The simple men’s jacket, which combines a sense of physical power and elegance to create a discreet and sophisticated sensuality is the centerpiece of Giorgio Armani’s style,” from Pamela Golbin’s Fashion Designers.  I agree with both Pamela and Armani, in that a jacket with the right fit can bring forth a sense of authority and strength for women.

Other pieces that can help recreate the platform for male-inspired dress is tossing in a lengthening trench or tailored trouser. Both can complement your masculine style identity, as well as give edge to your softer self. Be careful if you’re on the vertically challenged side (like myself). Selecting a trench that’s TOO lengthy, will make you look like your clothes have engulfed you head first. When in doubt, think “What would Armani do?” remembering that fit IS key, even in loose menswear-inspired attire.

A few other things to look at when selecting the appropriate jacket or trench include lapel size, as you want to highlight, not detract from your gorgeous face, how many button closures, and length. Everything should be in proportion to your figure (more on that in later posts).

And to add just a little more edge, don’t forget to toss in a newsboy cap or combat boot. The perfect accessories can really set the mood for your male-stirred persona.