Met Gala Recap

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Last night was one of fashion’s favorite events: the Met Gala. This year’s theme was China: Through The Looking Glass, and it definitely brought out some daring looks.

554821287df477df32ed0630_met-gala-2015-rihanna-dress-breakoutRihanna stunned in a couture dress created by Chinese designer, Guo Pei.

1430782824_solange-knowles-zoomSolange Knowles wowed the crowd in a dynamic, circular Giles dress.

 

karen-elson-met-gala-2015-best-dressedKaren Elson looked stunning in a vibrant red gown with an embellished gold bodice.

bee-shaffer-met-gala-2015-best-dressedBee Shaffer was the picture of elegance in her deep red gown.

fan-bingbing-met-gala-2015-best-dressedFan Bingbing looked absolutely elegant in a sequined gold dress, but it was the embellished cape that really stole the show.

DIY: Pompom Scarf

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This Mother’s Day make your mom something as bright and colorful as her personality! We used a basic coral scarf as a base, and embellished it with pompom trim in fun colors! This scarf would look beautiful paired with a floral dress and sandals.

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What You’ll Need:

Scarf

1 3/4” Pom Pom Fringe

3/8” Pom Pom Fringe

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

Needle and Thread

ScissorsDSC_04041. Evenly fold your scarf in half. Take your loop fringe and wrap around the end of the scarf about 7 inches up.

DSC_04052. Cut and sew in place.

DSC_0412 3. Under the loop you just sewed, take another pom pom fringe and wrap around scarf end and sew in place.

DSC_04184. Take your last fringe and wrap around the two you just sewed. Sew in place.

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Tulle Skirt Inspiration

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As it turns out, according to Google, tulle skirts are one of the hottest things in fashion, and we can see why people love them! Not only are they fancy and feminine, they’re also relatively easy to DIY. Although they’re definitely attention-grabbing, tulle midi skirts aren’t a hard piece to pull off if paired with confidence! Here are some of our favorite ways to style them.2e48160f7e4f4f6dbc336d7343af84f9

 

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Coachella Fashion Inspiration

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The season’s biggest festival, Coachella, just ended, but it has definitely set the tone and trends for upcoming music festivals! The event usually brings out the best in bohemian fashion, and it seems like the free-spirited style is only heightened each year. This year we saw no shortage of fringe, crop tops and intricate accessories. Here are some of our favorite looks from this year! 54ac5a25be12c_-_elle-00-street-style-coachella-opener-h-elh

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Pastel Accessory Inspiration

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Pretty pastels are usually a hallmark style of the season. The soft shades mimic the beautiful colors of spring, and from mint to peach there’s almost always a pastel that can make its way into your closet. If these hues just aren’t your thing for an all-over outfit, add a pop of pastels by way of accessories. Whether with a pair of baby blue shoes or a lavender clutch, you can channel spring in your style!
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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Leather Wrapped Ponytail

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If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to jazz up a basic pony tail, look no further! All you need is a hair elastic, some leather cord, and, literally, two minutes.

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Materials:

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1- Take your hair and place in a pony tail.DSC_0219-22- Place leather under the pony tail. Leave about 6 inches of leather hanging. Wrap leather around the pony tail.

DSC_0223-23- Leave about 6 inches hanging once you are about to come to the end. Tie the ends together.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Pom Pom Comb

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Pom poms were such a hot accessory this winter, but you can take the pom pom trend into any season with this fun DIY! Add a playful touch to your ponytail by adding colorful bunch of pom poms to the back. You can add a few different colors to your comb or go with one big pom pom to really make a statement.

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Materials:

Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe

Metal Comb

E6000

DSC_01931. Cut three pom poms off of the trim.

DSC_0197-22. Glue down each pom pom onto the metal comb, and let  them dry.

DSC_0201-23. Place comb on top of the pony.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Hardware Half-Updo

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Is your hair falling flat? If you need something to keep your hair back while also elevating your hairstyle, we have just the thing. By adding a fun piece of metal hardware to your hair, you’ll look like a million bucks and also keep your style sleek.DSC_0202-2Materials:

Metal Bamboo Buckle

DSC_0207-21- Take half of your hair and bring to the back of your head. Place hair in the top part of the buckle from underneath.

DSC_0209-22- Place hair over the metal bar and through the other opening of the buckle.

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3- Push buckle up to secure.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Braided Bun with Metal Buttons

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The first DIY in this installment of the 4 Ways series is perfect for a formal event! This up-do is messy enough that recreating it is simple, but also stylish enough to wear to prom or even a wedding! We love using these metal seashell buttons for the warmer months, but feel free to play around with any shape or style! You can also use crystal sew-ons for a look that dazzles. DSC_0180

Materials:

Metal Shell Button

Metal Conch Button

Metal Sun Button

Metal Hair Pins

E6000

DSC_01811. Remove the shank on the back of the buttons with a set of pliers.

 

DSC_01892. Apply glue to the back of the button, and then add the clip directly on top. Let the clips dry overnight

DSC_0278-23. Take a section of the front of your hair and either braid or twist to the back of your head.

DSC_0281-24. Make a ponytail with your remaining hair.

DSC_0283-25. Combine the end of the braid and ponytail into a bun, securing with bobby pins as you go.

DSC_0284-26. Add the button hair pins into the braid or twisted part of the hair.

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