Thursday, May 31, 2012

Top 10 80's Style Trend Inspirations

As an inspiration for all of those going to the 80's night at Relic tonight we have put together a few inspirations for you all on how to rock the 80s trend, featuring the good, the bad and the down right laughable. We can't wait to see everyone's look, please make sure you send us photos and share them on the Miss Moss facebook page 

Shoulder Pads
Shoulder pads may very well be the worst of the top 10 80s fashion fads. Whatever the reason, we wore shoulder pads often and we did so with pride. 

Mini Skirts
The shorter the better ... women and girls loved miniskirts. Denim was the most popular, but miniskirts were made in a number of other materials including knit and leather. These were often paired with leggings.  This particular look has made a big comeback recently.  The only people who weren’t wearing miniskirts in the 80s were men (ok, well some did) and elderly women.

Leg Warmers
Another of one of the top 10 80s fashion fads that didn’t make a lot of sense was that of leg wamers. Maybe we all had really cold legs because of the miniskirts we wore or maybe we just thought they looked cute. Whatever our reasoning was at the time, at least one or two pairs of leg warmers could be found in every girl’s dresser.

Huge Earrings 
You know how cute Christmas ornaments look on a tree? During the 80s we thought the same would apply to our ears. Huge earrings from various costume jewelry collections were all the rage and if your earrings didn’t touch your shoulder, they weren’t big enough.

Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves were another odd 80s fashion fad, and it seems to be coming back into style. From romance enthusiasts to punk-rock fans, fingerless gloves were popular with quite a variety of 80s genres.  The fingerless gloves are forever interconnected with Madonna's look in the mid-80s in her boy toy phase.  

Parachute Pants
Oh yes… and then there were parachute pants. They started off skin tight and ended up baggier than a potato sack. Parachute pants may very well be the one piece of clothing that can sum up the ridiculousness of the top 10 80s fashion fads.

Members Only Jackets
Who didn’t want a Members Only jacket in the 80s? If you didn’t have one, you could forget about getting in with the “in” crowd. Members Only jackets were all the rage, and imitations were completely unacceptable.

A one-size-fits-all clothing store featuring knit skirts, shirts, belts and leggings in coordinating colors. The clothes were sold in UNITS boutiques located in malls throughout the United States. You could buy six different pieces of UNITS clothing and create an entire wardrobe from them. It goes without saying that UNITS did not make it out of the 80s.

Stretch-Stirrup Pants
The stirrup pants version of this particular fad had to be the worst. Presumably the idea of fashion and being in fashion is to look as good as possible. These pants made NO ONE look good. They created a triangle-leg effect that made even the thinnest person look big. While many of these 1980s fashions are making their way back on the scene and into our stores, the stretch pants/stirrup pants trend needs to stay tucked safely back in the 80s.

Oversized Tops
Last, but not least, we have the 80s fashion fad of oversized tops. Big sweaters, sweatshirts and t-shirts were totally hot and wearing them over a miniskirt or a pair of leggings made them even hotter. These tops were most often belted with big and gaudy, low slung belts with the top bloused over the belt.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Miss Moss Pinterest

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nosotras Corremos: On the run with Nike and Miss Moss

Nike and Miss Moss have joined forces with "Nosotras Corremos" all-women's race to train Leanne Moss (Miss Moss), Liz Moreno, Angélica Balanta and Sarah Tyler as the ultimate representatives of the Nike Woman as they all share passion and a dedication to 'Just Do It', in the 5km race they will run on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. The strength, the motivation, the female empowerment and the thirst for success these girls possess has been continually documented by our friend Sarah Tyler through her video and photo diaries showing these women training in true Miss Moss style celebrating the opportunity to train together, work out their bodies and minds and have a lot of fun along the way, not to mention the sense of style they will be bringing to the race on Sunday as they all have their unique sporting fashions. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Knit on fire: trend in Panama's weather

Panama's unique rain forest/tropical climate directly influences the fashion and clothing that people can wear, as we need materials and fabrics that can be worn comfortably in the heat and humidity as well as when we enter the freezing air conditioning which is also so typical here as a respite from the heat.

In the spirit of versatile clothing and having our wardrobes packed with pieces that can be worn in all seasons we have spotted a new trend in the International fashion scene, where winter pieces are gliding into the summer months and therefore could be a perfect solution to the Panama heat/freeze combination of inside and outside dramatic temperature changes, as well as the transition into our Winter months.

Cable knits are entering the limelight as a summer fashion statement. The thought of wearing sweaters in the tropical heat may not immediately spring to mind, but cable knits are offering a less 'oven-like' and more 'chic' look. It doesn't matter if you get these pieces from your grandma (the more retro, the more cool you look in our opinion) or from the latest store collections, just make sure you introduce your wardrobe to these classic season must-haves. Cable knits are not necessarily worn to make you feel cosy and warm, but these will make you want to reveal more skin.
Isabel Marant

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Trend-a-porter: SS2012

This Summer/Spring 2012 the runways are showing glimpses of pastels, sportswear, structured floral print pieces, the time machine (20’s – 60’s styles meets alternative sophisticated woman) and collars are everywhere and look like they are here to stay a while.
Neons, Pastels, Mint, Peplums and Tangerine are the colours to paint your spring outfits and even your hair and nails. Its a season to take some risks and experiment with new styles, prints, textures, colours and to get adventurous with your looks.
We want to introduce you our favorite inspirations and strongest trends of this season.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Miss Moss Presents Andres Castañeda

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, my background is in advertising and I have a great love for the visual arts and graphic design. My work at Miss Moss reflects a combination of marketing and advertising skills with powerful visuals to portray the entire concept of our company and our clients' brands.