The Power of ‘The Dress’

Last week the Internet nearly exploded when a, then unknown girl, posted a photo online of what seemed like a white and gold dress. Or was it? The Dress

“Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we’re freaking the f*** out” – Caitlin McNeill.

The 21 year old folksinger from Scotland, Caitlin McNeill, had no idea the whole world would be talking about that dress when she posted the pic on Tumblr. And with the world I mean literally e-ve-ry-one! From students to teachers, from celebrities to news broadcasters. Even scientists debated over the colour of ‘The Dress’.

“What happened was two of my close friends were actually getting married and the mother of the bride took a photo of the dress to send to her daughter. When my friend showed the dress to her fiancé, they disagreed on the color.” – Caitlin McNeill.

So, is it ‘White & Gold’ or is the dress in fact ‘Black & Blue’? Here’s the scientific explanation of why some people see ‘White & Gold’ (yes, count me in!) and others see ‘Black & Blue’.

And while the colour of the dress was revealed that same day – it’s Black & Blue, in case you haven’t heard – ‘The Dress’ story continues. Roman Originals, the company behind the dress, have decided to create a white and gold version, of which one will be auctioned on E-bay to raise money for Comic Relief. Here’s what it looks like:

The Dress White & Gold
The Dress’ White & Gold version.

But, the best is yet to come! The South African Salvation Army have turned the “Dress Gate” into a powerful anti-domestic violence advertisement. The ad reads: “Why is it so hard to see black and blue?” Underneath that it says: “The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in six women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against women”. See their Tweet below.

Salvation Army
The South African Salvation Army posted the ad on Twitter.

Wihan Meerholz, who’s the creative director behind the design, said; “We just thought it was so weird something so insignificant like that dress was getting all this hype while a true message (about) anti-women abuse was more deserving,”.

And so it seems that great things can come from such silly discussions. I do wonder though… did The Dress make it as a bridesmaids dress? After all, that’s why the whole “Dress Gate” started. I guess that is something we’ll never know.


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This Season’s Musthave: The Skater Skirt

The Skater skirt (or circle skirt) is the musthave this Spring. It’s high waist and swirly fabric makes every woman – whatever shape or height – look feminine and stunning!

And with yellow as this season’s trendcolour, this H&M skirt is a double win! So, brighten up your day and order yours today. Now with 40% off!! Hurry hurry!

H&M skater skirt
Brighten up your day with this sunny H&M skater skirt!
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Spring Nail Trend: ’50 Shades Of Grey’

With the world obsessing over both the book as well as the film ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’, it’s no surprise that ‘grey’ is one of the trendcolours for your nails this season. With plenty of brands to choose from, which shade will you pick? Here’s my top 5:

Spring Nail Trend: 50 shades of Grey

Can’t choose? No worries! Nail lacquer manufacturer O.P.I. launched a ’50 Shades of Grey’ limited edition set, containing 6 minis. It captures the moods of Anastasia and Christian in 5 shades of grey, along with one sexy red colour which symbolises the passion between the two.
It’s yours for € 29,95.

O.P.I.'s Limited Edition Set 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
O.P.I.’s Limited Edition Set ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
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The 87th Academy Awards

Hooray, it’s my very first blogpost! And what better way to start off than with The Oscars! Celebrities, glamour, fashion, films, music, photos. All my favourite things, all rolled into one! I have to admit though, I haven’t seen any of this year’s films, nor have I watched the actual ceremony (no live coverage over here in Holland, unfortunately, due to rights agreements).

Non the less, the best part about The Oscars, I find, is the Red Carpet. It’s always a great surprise to see what everyone is wearing. This year many chose either pastels and nudes or a statement colour. And then there’s the occasional Black and/or White.  Here’s my list of ‘Best Dressed’:

  • Rosamund Pike looked absolutely stunning in bold red!
  • Emma Stone shone in a glittery yellow (or is it greenish?) 20’s gown.
  • Anna Kendrick wore a very simple coral dress. Less is more.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow chose a very beautiful, elegant dress with rose detail.
  • Lady Gaga looked daring in her bright white statement dress with sexy red details.

Curious to see what everyone had on? Here’s a selection of my favourite Red Carpet looks.

Best Dressed - Rosamund Pike

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Of course, no ‘Best Dressed’ without the ‘Worst Dressed’ at The Oscars 2015. I’m not a fan of these Red Carpet looks… especially Nicole Kidman’s and Marion Cottilard’s dresses. Such classy ladies, but their dresses? No, just no. And Isan Elba. Oh my! Her dress looked just cheap. Such a shame! What do you think?

Nicole Kidman

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