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Not only sneakers

Today I would like to talk to you about another trend that I’ve seen during winter and also now in spring time. It is about sneakers. Maybe you will think, what is there left to say about sneakers? A sneaker is a sneaker! I thought the same way, but when you pay attention you will notice that is not that simple!

Here I will show you the major types of sneaker:

– Colorful ones: sometimes comfort is the most important, maybe you just have a day full of errands in front of you, running from one place to another. In that case, a flat sneaker helps you. But lately girls in Taiwan wear very colorful ones, in bright and neon colors, in a casual but pretty outfit. The one below on the left only has two colors but both in neon, and the one on the right combines many bright colors.

Neon colors                                               Bright colors

– With wedges: it is the perfect solution if you want to look taller but without wearing heels and now it is applied to sneakers. The wedge is camouflaged inside the shoe, like you can see in these examples, both lace-up and one in soft pink and the other in white and grey.
Soft pink                                                   White and grey
– With platform: they are also called “creepers” and have arrived to Taiwan from the streets of Japan and Korea, where are a total success. In these photos you have one model in total black and another combining many colors, even on the platform.
Total black                                                Colors
What do you think? Have you seen these types in your city? Which one is your favorite?
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Boots for everyone

One of the latest trends I have seen in Taipei is about the ankle boots. You can combine them with trousers, skirts or dresses. Some have a countryside appearance or some are for party. With sky heels or with flat heels. Everything is possible!

In the streets and shops of Taipei you can find boots in all colors, materials and styles, but here I show you the most representative ones:

Flat heel boots: perfect for going comfortable on the day to day, if you go walking from one place to another. Despite being flat, these boots can also make you look elegant, specially the fashionable lace-up upper booties with hollow-out detail or the charismatic low heel booties with buckle and studs. The ones with Dr Martens and UGG style would be for more casual outfits.

                        Dr Martens style                                             UGG style


                   Lace-up booties                                Booties with buckle and studs

Mid heel booties: the suede booties with studs are so pretty! I like that they come with side zipper, but the wedge ones with elastic straps are also easy to put on and off. This type of wedge makes the shoe very comfortable!
               Suede booties with studs                               Wedge booties
High heel boots: with this type of heels every outfit turns into a very fashionable one! The black booties with ankle strap are the perfect combination for any situation, and the burgundy ones give the color accent to outfits in basic colors.
          Booties with ankle strap                 Stiletto booties with elastic straps               
What do you think? Which type is your favorite?
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Wearing boots

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

WEARING BOOTS

The UGG boots are unisex boots made of sheepskin double-sided with fleece inside, tanning outside and usually synthetic sole. The origin of this type of boot goes back to Australia or New Zealand long before the existence of the brand registered with this name, even if they were who made ​​them known. And by known I mean that it has been more than ten years ago that they are popular and a basic in the styles of many celebrities.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of this type of boot. I speak only from a subjective point of view, since I’ve never tried it, but certainly I’m not a passionate of their design and some stylistic combinations (such as worn with summer dress), that I do not think they are very stylistic at all.

This introduction is because UGG boots, as other items that are trend, were soon, and continue to be, imitated and forged.

Many Taiwanese girls like this kind of boot, but not everyone wants or can afford to buy a real UGG, whose price is usually from $135. Thus, although there is an official store and several shopping centers where you can buy them in Taipei, imitations are also a star product in shoe stores and night markets.

In Taiwan, the fakes are not allowed, but the imitations yes. This makes that the designs or the prints of the imitations sometimes are totally different from the real ones. From boots in other colors to boots with stars, rhinestones and studs. Here you have some examples seen in the streets and markets of Taipei:

To know more:
– UGG official website: http://www.uggaustralia.com/

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Whole tights that seem half tights

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

WHOLE TIGHTS THAT SEEM HALF TIGHTS

Today I come to talk about tights, because when you think that in the world of tights everything is seen and invented, always can appear another element that surprises you.

In Taiwan, many girls like to show off legs, even when it starts to get cold. Tights become an indispensable complement either with shorts or skirt. It’s easy to find shops specializing in tights, socks and others, both in malls and night markets, and with very affordable prices and various offers.

One of the latest trends seen on the street is a type of tight that simulates the effect of wearing knee socks, a typical image of schoolgirls. But there is not only the “normal” black and transparent model, but an infinite variety to choose from. From whole prints (stars, skeleton) to detail only in the part where the black and the transparent bind: the most common are cats, bears and hearts, but we can also find skulls, angry birds and even iconic buildings in the world.




What do you think? I’ve been looking at sites of Spanish stores to see if they offer this type of tights, but I think it is still not very common. But don’t worry, I’m sure that this trend will arrive soon.

Meanwhile there are videos on Youtube about how to make your own using old socks, such as this one.

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Taipei In Style, 3rd Day

Some days ago, from 15th to 17th, was celebrated in Taipei the Taipei In Style trade fair. Exhibitions, seminars, house shows, truck shows,… and I was there with my Press Pass! After the 1st and 2nd day, that you can see here and here, let’s continue and finish with Day 3!

The first house show was by Taiwan Indigenous Fashion Trend, presenting the Taiwan Indi Style. A group of traditional dancers acted at the beginning and at the end of the show:







Then there was the first trunk show by Love MIT Socks. Here you have some photos of their collection:





MERMA – Lee Kun Ming was the second house show of the day and it created a lot of expectation due to its spectacular nature. These are some of the designs that were showed:








The second trunk show was by Yang Jeff and these are some of the designs:





The last house show was the Taiwan Fashion Design Award 2013 Finale. There were a total of 16 participants in the final, but I just will upload photos of the last two finalists and the winner. The participants were Yu Ting Fan, Chiung Fang Chang, Zi Yuan Wei, Cha Chuan Lee, Pei Yin Yeh, Yi He, Min Jiang Xie, Chao Min Juan, I Hung Lee, Wen Ting Chen, Ana Yuniati, Shan Liao Huang and Chiao Shin Chen. The two finalists were:

– Jung Yen Chen:






– Ying Chun Lin:






And the winner was Lien Pei Jung: