Alessandra Tinio
Alessandra Tinio
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Style cliques
by Alessandra Tinio - August 4, 2006 - 12:00am
This is the Mean Girls generation, with girls dressed head to toe in Barbie pink, throwing out phrases like "That’s hot" left and right. I can’t really accept the template of the modern mean girl,...
Coloring look book
by Alessandra Tinio - June 9, 2006 - 12:00am
With the schoolyear about to ring its first term bell, this is the time of year when we hope to re-emerge into our social environment as butterflies, with a new look that shows we’ve had a killer summer. Makeup...
Dynamic darling designers
by Alessandra Tinio - May 12, 2006 - 12:00am
As writers, we are always on the lookout for that big scoop, something that could be the next big thing. As a fashion writer it happened to me on a shopping trip to The I Love You Store. It was there I discovered...
Closet therapy
by Alessandra Tinio - April 28, 2006 - 12:00am
I am constantly on the hunt for vintage tees. In the summer, a cool T-shirt completes my look. I have written about the lengths I’ve had to go to find such shirts, whether by ordering or venturing out of my...
The essential beach kit
by Alessandra Tinio - March 17, 2006 - 12:00am
When spending a day at the beach, there are certain things you must have within reach. You don’t want to head for the sand only to find yourself missing some major beach equipment. There’s nothing worse...
Say it with a shirt
by Alessandra Tinio - February 24, 2006 - 12:00am
Summer is the time of year when my favorite wardrobe piece is a cool T-shirt. I am an absolute vintage T-shirt junkie. Anything from a band print to a cool logo looks good to me. I love anything with a bit of art...
Punk’d: Anarchy yesterday and today
by Alessandra Tinio - February 17, 2006 - 12:00am
It’s time to celebrate the anniversary of one of the last truly great cultural movements, punk rock. And I’m not talking about Good Charlotte and Simple Plan boy-band punk, but the rebellious musical and...
Do your own thing
by Alessandra Tinio - February 3, 2006 - 12:00am
When I watched Pretty in Pink as a little girl, I dreamt of the perfect prom, complete with Andrew McCarthy but with a much better dress. On my big night, I wore a black bustier gown with a very, very high slit by...
Rollin’ with my homies
by Alessandra Tinio - December 16, 2005 - 12:00am
Rock music is one of those things that always shared a special relationship with fashion. Rock fashion has even been a driving force in rebellion as with the punk movement in the late ‘70s. And part of a rock...
It’s all in the quiff
by Alessandra Tinio - December 9, 2005 - 12:00am
A hairstyle is as important in defining a look as a pair of shoes. Indeed, it is one of those things that can make or break you. Just as a pair of steel-toed Dr. Martens boots wouldn’t go with a ball gown, a...
Sassy and sweet to the Fifties’ beat
by Alessandra Tinio - December 9, 2005 - 12:00am
When most people think of clothing in the ‘50s, the word that comes to mind is often classic. From the conservative class of the poodle skirt to the provocative sex appeal of the sleeveless collared shirt, the...
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Then do it yourself
by Alessandra Tinio - November 18, 2005 - 12:00am
We all have days when we’re consumed with the idea of just one thing: to spend money and shop. However, there is nothing worse than hitting the mall and not being able to find a single thing that you want to...
This charming man is called Pogz
by Alessandra Tinio - November 18, 2005 - 12:00am
I am often too quick to judge a book by its cover. And this goes for style as well. If upon our first encounter, I am not immediately taken with what you’re wearing I tend to write you off as plain (fashion-speaking,...
The pioneer of vamp
by Alessandra Tinio - October 28, 2005 - 12:00am
The power of being a vamp is one of the things we exclusively enjoy as women. You can see it in every mini skirt, in every tinge of black eyeliner, in every barely-there dress and in anything that makes you feel...
Where mod cool is still the rule
by Alessandra Tinio - October 14, 2005 - 12:00am
One of thee coolest eras for music, film and especially fashion was without a doubt the ’60s. Everyone aspired to look like The Beatles, The Who and the first supermodel, Twiggy. With simple pieces and easy-to-do...
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