All posts by Victoria Wilmoth

Victoria Wilmoth is a fashion writer for Writtalin. Victoria is a published fashion designer who is currently featured in André Leon Talley's world-wide "Little Black Dress" exhibit. Her expertise is in haute couture and bridal gowns. She is currently studying trends and fashion merchandising in the fashion industry. You can email Victoria at: toriw@writtalin.com

April has finally arrived! As great as the transition to warmer weather is, we all know April showers bring May flowers. Rain boots are now a necessity. Here are a few tips when deciding which kind to choose, and a few of my favorites. Women with longer legs should try to wear boots that reach higher on the leg – in order to showcase their elongated legs. Petite ladies, lean more towards the shorter length. They are not only more fashionable, but also lightweight! If you’re a consumer that needsRead More

Posted On March 24, 2014By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Women, Girlzone

Remembering L’Wren Scott

For those of you who do not know, the fashion world is mourning another incredible loss, yet again.  Last Monday, L’ Wren Scott was found dead in her home after committing suicide. Most articles you read will describe her financial matters or the fact that she was linked to a famous boyfriend. However, neither one of those truly matters in the end. Therefore, it is ridiculous to keep on repeating  facts that do not reflect the type of woman she was. L’ Wren Scott was amazingly creative and a genius inRead More

Posted On March 16, 2014By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Men, Manzone

Dressing to Put More SPRING in Your Step

At the beginning of the year, I discussed some of the trends that men will see in the upcoming months. Since spring is approaching fast, I felt it was fitting to recap and delve into the refreshing new trends of spring. 2014 spring trends will include: nautical stripes, safari jackets, sea blues, grassy greens, fresh prints, and slip-on sneakers. To elaborate on nautical stripes, they will arrive in different widths and lengths. The attraction to this trend is that they look graphic and striking on every man. They are alsoRead More

Posted On March 3, 2014By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Women, Girlzone

Best-Dressed Women at the Oscars

Last night, we saw the stars dazzle on the red carpet. Some, more than others, were more successful in pulling off their couture gowns. Here are a few of my favorite gowns: Lupita Nyong stunned in light blue Prada gown. Sandra Bullock looked gorgeous in her Alexander Mcqueen gown. Honestly, this was one of my favorite looks that she has worn. Cate Blanchett looking gorgeous in nude embellished Armani Prive gown. TV personality Nancy O’Dell wore a stunning Mac Duggal sequined gown. Kate Hudson looked ravishing in her draped, whiteRead More

Posted On March 3, 2014By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Men, Manzone

Best-Dressed Men at the Oscars

There is nothing sexier than a man in a suit – the Academy Awards basically prove this. This year, we saw completely black tuxedoes to colorful suits.  Most men wore black bow ties; however, it was nice to some switch up the norm.  Here are my favorite looks from the red carpet: Leonardo DiCaprio may not have won an Oscar but he definitely won best dressed in his classic Armani tuxedo. From his hair, goatee, to his shoes he looked extremely sexy. Michael B. Jordan wore an staggering Givenchy tuxRead More

Posted On February 25, 2014By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Women, Girlzone

Cheers to New York: NY Fashion Week

For the past few days, all eyes of the fashion world have been fixated on New York. Fashion Week has brought some of the best and most unique designs to our attention. Different materials are being used this year, such as alpaca. In addition to some new fabrics being debuted on the runway, we also see the use of knits and furs. This is not uncommon or unexpected for the fall 2014 collections. Overall trends are wovens and relevant in each designers’ collections. Among these integral trends are: fringe, fur,Read More
Velvet suits are by no means a new trend. Men have been wearing them for decades; after all, they exude true sex appeal. In the past few weeks, we have seen a resurgence of celebrities sporting them: from Matthew McConaughey at the Golden Globes to Macklemore, LL Cool J, and Robin Thicke at the Grammys. Velvet suits create an urban, yet classy, style for real luxury men. They can be traced back to the trend of the “Dandy” man and can be a versatile staple in any man’s closet. InRead More
Earlier this year, I wrote about the up and coming trends of 2014. As a much-anticipated spring emerges, I want to go more in-depth about the trends that you will see in women’s clothing this season. Each designer will produce their own version of the trend, but ultimately the overall concept will be the same. One fabrication that will be prevalent in the spring season will be sheer layers. These layers will be constructed of silks and organzas. Other universally used fabrications will be shiny metallics and translucent designs. TheseRead More
For those of you who do not know, Paris Fashion Week happened recently. For most American men, this kind of information is not even on the radar (especially with the hype leading up to today’s Super Bowl). Lucky for all you males, I have the style highlights. In menswear, it is hard to completely re-design what has already been made. However, this year I have been pleasantly surprised. If you ever wonder how to dress, you should take notes from Thom Browne, Hermès, Ami, Saint Laurent, and their Fall 2014Read More
For those of you who didn’t know, Paris Fashion Week was in full swing last week. The shows were impressive and designers continued to push the envelope for the next big thing. Haute couture is my absolute favorite part of the fashion world, so whenever designers have a new collection out, I couldn’t be happier. January 23 was the official last day for fashion shows, and it did not disappoint with the featured couture collection. Here’s a look back at a big week in fashion:   Since there are soRead More
Since we endured a polar vortex recently, and it was a refreshing -30 degrees F here, I felt that it was fitting to write an article on the highest rated winter boots on the market. I also wanted to clarify what to look for and the quality of different boots before you went and made a final purchase. We still have a lot of snow days ahead of us this year, so you might as well be prepared for the worst! There are many factors that contribute to the qualityRead More
Since we endured a polar vortex recently, and it was a refreshing -30 degrees F here in Michigan, I felt that it was fitting to write an article on the highest rated winter boots on the market. I also wanted to clarify what to look for and the quality of different boots before you went and made a final purchase. We still have a lot of snow days ahead of us this year, so you might as well be prepared for the worst! There are many factors that contribute toRead More
As the New Year starts, many people are thinking about putting their best foot forward to find a new job or re-vamp their business attire. Business attire does not usually change often. Nevertheless, it can be used to differentiate between conservative, business casual, and in some places casual wear. Overall, it is only fitting that dress codes directly relate to the type of profession one has. For example, the banking industry seeks to have their associates dress ultra conservatively — or in other words “play it safe.” After all, youRead More
As the New Year starts, many people are thinking about putting their best foot forward to find a new job or re-vamp their business attire. Business attire does not usually change often. Nevertheless, it can be used to differentiate between conservative, business casual, and in some places casual wear. To prove how little business attire really does change, I interviewed one of the top sales people at Saks Fifth Avenue, where I work. Throughout the decades, one of the main changes she has seen concerns medical students. Twenty years ago,Read More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Victoria WilmothIn Fashion For Men, Manzone

2013 in Men’s Fashion

As the New Year begins, it is only fitting to look back at the trends that were most popular in 2013 in womenswear and menswear. Each year, there is a resurgence of a trend that has happened in the past. Fashion is cyclical and although the main concepts do not change- how it inspires different designers does. Runway fashion will, of course, always be an extreme style due to showmanship. The runway gets translated into everyday concepts and pieces that can be worn by the public. The exception is hauteRead More