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Wallpaper: Fairy Dreams

Check out this gorgeous brand new So[phis]tiX wallpaper to dress up your desktop. :D

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sue on March 22nd 2010 in sophistix, free downloads, wallpapers

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!

Get ready to run wild and let out your inner natural beauty. ;) The animal print trend is hot this season after we saw it on the runway for Spring/Summer 2010 shows. In fact, I even blogged about two of my favorite shows that showcased this trend. One was of course, Alexander McQueen’s back to basics show — absolutely amazing with the 10″ heels and naturalistic styles. His Plato’s Atlantis show was all about evolution and and environmental issues. Pure genius; the fashion world lost a great icon with his death.

We also saw ethnic and animal printed styles in Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2010 Oasis collection. I’ve simply adored DvF’s flowy dresses with their clean lines and lovely prints ever since I first became introduced to her style through Lorelei Gilmore (Lauren Graham) on Gilmore Girls (I was a huge fan!). (An aside: check out some of Lorelei’s styles here). Absolutely gorgeous right!

Without further ado, I present to you our gorgeous animal and ethnic printed collection for this season. A great match to your wardrobe for sure!

Read more about this trend here, here, here and here.

Btw, if you are always looking to stay on top of the latest trends, do check out this mobile app from TrendStop (free for download)! Have not yet tried out the app but it looks really good and will definitely be doing so soon :)

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sue on March 19th 2010 in trends, sophistix, spring 2010

your wardrobe staple: tights & leggings

Wow! It has been ages since my last blog entry. Things have been super busy these past few months. Time has literally flown — can you believe it’s already mid March? The year is almost a quarter over and I’m not sure if I’ve even accomplished anything as yet! (Though, heads up: look up for a lovely face-lift on the site, coming soon within the next month ;) )

Remember back in October when I blogged about tights, leggings, jeggings and pleggings for FW 09/10? Today’s entry revisits this wardrobe staple as it has grown and developed in the past few months. Honestly even I’m shocked (pleasantly of course) at the sheer variety of leggings available out there; indeed, the selection is still growing daily. It’s as if the point of saturation still hasn’t been found (good news for us leggings fanatics!) Ironically enough, with the wide selection available to us, I only just got around to buying my very first pair of basic black leggings about two weeks ago. ;)

This separate is sexy, fun, exciting and unusual.  Plus (and best of all) it gives a wonderful shape to those of us not naturally blessed with gorgeous legs.

In the past we would have paired brightly colored fanciful tops with basic block color leggings: the top was generally the highlight of the outfit. But today, with the wide variety of leggings available, the legging becomes the highlight. So learn to pair basic items with fancy leggings to create unusual and eye-catching outfits ;) Check out some of these amazing separates I found while surfing etsy and asos (two of my favorite shopping destinations).

These sheer tights have a wonderful snake line running up the back. So sexy with a basic black pencil skirt and pumps. Love them!

This fanciful pair of floral leggings remind me of an English tea party (though I wouldn’t wear them to one of course!) Great paired with a black miniskirt or mini-dress. Adds a fun and playful touch to a basic outfit.

Lace tights! Very sexy and very alluring. Wear them with all black or if you’re really daring, pair them with a bright red mini-dress or miniskirt. If you’re not brave enough to wear these on their own (they can look entirely too sexy on some body types), consider layering them over another pair of brightly colored tights — purple, blue, pink or even yellow can look amazing — to tone down the sexiness a bit.

I hope people are not inspired to come read these leggings! ;) Love the comic book illustration leggings. Very, extremely unusual — definitely pair with black or dark grey otherwise you would risk looking too cartoonish.

Yes you’re reading it correctly; those tights are asking “Wanna Party?” down the back. Great paired with black or sequins for a night out! Very unusual and a definite conversation starter ;)

Sequined leggings; wear them with black heels and a simple colored top. In black it lends an edge of sophistication to your outfit.

Scaly animal print leggings. Look wonderful with the black Mary Janes (as in this photo), and paired with a black mini-dress.

I’m really loving these sexy tattoo tights! A peacock feather tattoo running up your leg over sheer tights. Very sexy!

And my absolute favorite! Twitter: follow me tights. Yes, seriously. So unusual and will start a million conversations (and you’ll know right away which guys are staring at your legs ;) )

So there you have it, a collection of wonderful tights and leggings. There are so many more out there; this is really just a sampler of some of my favorites. What other sites have you seen unusual leggings and tights on?