Halimi Castellanos

Halimi is AKIRA's Copywriter & current Editor/Blog Coordinator of blog.shopakira.com. When she's not developing creative content at work, she enjoys hanging out with friends, live music, Netflix and traveling whenever possible.

Met Gala 2017: Best and Worst Dressed

On the first Monday in May, celebrities ascend the steps of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual, invitation-only fundraiser. This year’s Met Gala theme? ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between.’ As always, another star-studded affair means another opportunity to gawk –  and giggle – at the parade of designer garbs adorning our favorite celebs. Here are the looks that had us lusting, and the ones that …

How to Rock Fishnets This Spring

Add a little bite to your look by taking one of last year’s most coveted trends into the new spring season. The appeal of fishnets has always stemmed from their infinite stylistic potential. Simple, yet boldly effective, they bring forth a fashionable edge that can be worked into any wardrobe with sheer ease. The eye-grabbing, gridded fabric – in varying versions – substantially gained traction in fall of …

7 Denim Styles You Need Right Now

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2017 is giving all sorts of sartorial affection to the forever wardrobe chameleon, and we are loving every bit of it. Striking finishes, unconventional cuts, clever stitching and renewed embellishment passion, it’s evident that denim has taken a sharp creative shift. This year, the trend has persisted down a fresh directional path, one that echoes variety and originality. We’ve witnessed the emergence of upgraded styles and innovative …

You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Try These Trends

Fashion week always leaves us rife with inspiration, vaunting cutting-edge style pairings, fresh seasonal hues, up-and-coming prints and audacious fabric usage. However, for some, inspiration is all it is – which is fair. Fresh off the runway trends can definitely be intimidating at times. But, does that mean you should doubt your ability to nail them IRL? Absolutely not! Leave the reluctance at home and …

Color Story: Rose Gold

Chic golds, sassy silvers and sultry bronzes – they’ve all had their trending moments. While some may still be going for these luminous hues, there’s a new metal fav making fashion news. An array of pink iterations powered down the 2017 spring runways, with striking shades of rose gold stealing the spotlight. The shade of blushin’ gold has been slowly creeping its way through for …

What’s Trending in 2017?

Your guide to 2017 approved trends. From bombers and puffers to silky slips and all things velvet, 2016 brought forth a whirlwind of fashion. While we can remain nostalgic and reminisce on all these stylish fads that stormed their way into our wardrobes – and our hearts – we’ve long bid adieu to last year. 2017 is well underway, and with a new year comes …

The Lipstick Guide: Spring Edit

 – PUCKER UP – It’s time to say your goodbyes to last year’s matte and welcome the latest spring lipstick trends sure to keep your pout 2017 fresh. This season, it’s not just about sticking to a specific shade, tone or texture. It’s about experimenting with color, playing with topcoats and adding newfound definition to your look. We kept our beauty radar on high alert, taking …