Couture Nails Hit Just The Right Note For This Songstress

Songstress, Asiah Kosaka, is no stranger to bling, which is why her nails look more like a work of art than the average manicure. Of course, at the moment, average is quite passé when it comes to manicures. Women are spending as much time in the nail salon as the hair salon, yes, hours to achieve the perfectly sculpted nails infused with plenty of creativity. Seems manicures have gone couture, is it simply a fleeting trend or the new staple? Only time will tell. As for Asiah, it’s probably safe to assume, she will surely be forging ahead with vigor on this front, and proud of it.

Asiah hails from Japan where she has performed and launched several albums, she is currently bi-coastal traveling between the Los Angeles and Japan as her career continues to thrive. To learn more about this lovely lady, visit here.

From Hippie to Hipster, Tie-Dye Is Back

There was a time when tie-dyed garments were geared toward the hippie, not the hipster, but how times have changed. As of late, tie-dyed garments have made their way into the closet of many a fashionista. With labels like: Raquel Allegra, Red Valentino, TopShop, Current Elliot and Elizabeth & James, just to name a few, introducing chic collections featuring this retro pattern, it is certainly no surprise. Summertime and tie-dye go hand in hand, so what are you waiting for? Hit up your local resale shop or start fresh with a piece or two from the many designers offering up this reworked trend.

Photos: Courtesy of Style.com (runway), Ford Models (portfolio/editorial), Net-a-Porter.com (shorts), LaGarconne.com (cardigan), UrbanOutfitters.com (shoes)

Trend Alert: Designers Take On Crochet & Macrame

Although reminiscent of the 70’s and our dear, precious grandmothers, crochet and macrame are making  a strong comeback into the world of fashion.  The reinvention is far removed from the retro version of the past.  There is a sleek sophistication to the pieces, in everything from belts, shoes and hats to bathing suits, sleek dresses and tops.  The look of crochet and macrame is delicate and feminine, and with designers such as: Chloe, Lisa Maree, Etoile Isabel Marant, and M Missoni introducing their respective interpretations on this trend, crochet and macrame may be the season’s ‘must have’ for the closets of the fashion forward near and far.

Photos: Net-a-Porter.com (bag, bracelet), Nordstrom.com (hat), and ToryBurch.com (shoe)