HARD-CORE HIP: 2009 Women's Look


How do you fashionably sexually stimulate?

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BLACK will get you started. Then the fit. The cut. And finally, sangfroid.

No matter how the least effort one puts to wearing simple black pieces, it’s never enough if your inner (urban) Amazonian stays closeted. Release her!

HARD-CORE HIP epitomizes sex appeal. Confidence. That independent woman-dashed fierce kind of swagger - intensified with either stark cuts or sensual construction. Elements of BDSM and fetishism come to charge up an already strong statement.

HERVE LEGER
by Max Azria leads the pack this season (or any other) with the sex-on-heels vibe of his collection, highlighted by his signature BANDAGE DRESSES & BODY-Con(scious) SHEATHS. DSQUARED charges up the femme fatale aura by reviving retro-inspired day looks.

Dark-eyelined women at ROCK & REPUBLIC showed that one can easily channel through upper-knee length dresses and fitted basics. BALMAIN's Christopher Decarnin is on the same route; making severe sexiness during the day especially effortless.


ROBERTO CAVALLI and PREEN, on the other hand hint skin for the wee hours -
but not for sleep time just yet. PHI also played with sheer & enthused 'architectural' panels.

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DAY

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FRILL

Hard-core hip doesn’t have to be HARD (as in material & construction per se) at all. FRINGE, BIAS CUTS and DROP JERSEY also swing you to femme fatale mood.

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SLEEK NIGHT

Nothing ever expresses nocturnal glamour more than black. Sashay in jersey or satin. As long as it flows elegantly, you won’t be crying wolf for your appeal.

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POWER LADY

You're the boss in no time! Required for that position? Sharp blazers, structured handbags & cinched waists. Those slacks? Swap them for leg-showing pencil skirts & dresses.

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SHEER



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CUT-THROAT

Restrained revelation is also key.
Hint some skin via cut-outs, peek-a-boos, curved-slices & splices. Especially on the elbows, cleavage and bodice area, on can send off sex appeal without looking like a catfight casualty.

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EDGY COVER-UPS

Literally, these EDGY cover-ups go off an extra inch or few: sharp, studded, puffed, or biased. Notice how these strong jackets roughen up simple basics like skinnies and LBDs? They’re all you need to armor yourselves from mediocrity.

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HARD CANDY

Sweet & sexy at the same time? That won’t be a head-scratcher! Take some masculine piece, say a biker jacket, a men’s shirt or sharp-structured jacket, and match with uber girly pieces (colored tights, printed top, lace top, etc.). Mix skimpy with loose, sheen with rough, etc. That’ll be some hard sweetener easy to swallow.



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all runway images from: STYLE.COM


Get inspired from these international fashionizers who have been hard-core hip recently

KARLA of Karla’s Closet

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MARCELA of Fashion Distraction

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HANH of Life In Travel
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PARK & CUBE

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Elizabeth of The Trashicist

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Fashion Toast in REVOLVE STYLE GUISE Summer 09
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FOTODECADENT
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JALOUSE MAG MARCH 09 Issue
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5 comments:

  1. watch out for my collection tom.!;-p so NOW! nger!

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  2. Excited me!
    (avas) C u tom/ayn! lol

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  3. Ok, this post absolutely takes my breath away!
    I had a few post about black, but it's always so inspirational for me! I am in LOVE with Preen, Leger, McCartney, Renta, Balmain and Ackermann! Fantastic work, dear!

    FM~FP~AF

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  4. wow, that was a really great overview of the shows! Fendi is still one of my slightly unexpected favorites!

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  5. karlas outfit is so pretty.

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