Color Story: Celosia Orange

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With all of the hype around Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, you’d think that would be the only color on everyone’s minds. Not so! Pantone recently released the spring color trends for 2014, and Celosia Orange was a popular choice that we’re seeing all over the runways in inside the most fashionable homes.
Celosia FlowerThe name comes from the vibrant celosia flower. This beautiful bloom comes in a range of bright colors and has a slightly fuzzy texture.

Orange Eyelet Dress

 

60s Orange Outfits

27039d590be54db52cf42c2f323bfd40Celosia Orange is definitely a statement-making color that’s not for the timid. But if you do decide to brave it, it will give you an undeniable glow.

Orange Drawers

Orange Couch with Blue AccentsThis bold color is a popular choice for home decor too! It adds personality to any room, especially if placed against a neutral background. Need a color palette that never fails to impress? Try pairing Celosia Orange with teal or cornflower blue. These contrasting colors are a decor match made in heaven!
How will you be rocking this hot shade this season? Let us know in the comments below!

 

MTV Movie Awards 2014 Fashion Recap

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The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and brought out the hottest, youngest talent in Hollywood. The young starlets and teen heartthrobs took some fashion risks that night which we absolutely loved! Check out some of our favorites below!

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley rocked it in this olive green number! This Balmain dress showed off a little bit of skin in a high-fashion way.

Jessica-Alba-MTV-Movie-Awards-2014Jessica Alba was a dream in spring green! We love the look of the full skirt with cropped white tube top. It was fresh and modern, with edgy accessories.

Lupita Nyong'oLupita, Lupita, Lupita. Can you do no fashion wrong? Her Chanel dress captured the fun and festivity of the event. And her blue pumps? No words.

leslie-mann-juan-carlos-obando-mtv-movie-awards-h724Leslie Mann kept it fun and flowing with this adorable polka dot dress! We adore the pop of orange on her shoes.

2014-mtv-movie-awards-nicki-minaj-2Usually loud and outrageous, Nicki Minaj stunned in an understated, and curve hugging black dress accented by gold jewelry. We loved this sophisticated change of pace.

While the fashions at the MTV Movie Awards this year were fun, we know something that’s going to be even MORE exciting! When all of those celebs get home, they’ll be getting to DIY their hearts out with our Project DIY kits because they were featured in the post-awards swag bags! Want to DIY like a star? Check out our Crystal Clear Statement Necklace, and our On The Rocks Bracelet Duo!

Trend Alert: Kimonos

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With music festival season underway and the spring breeze moving swiftly in, we’re really feeling the flowing and relaxed styles of warm weather. One of our favorite pieces this season is the re-imagined kimono.

Butterfly KimonoThese new-age kimonos are loose fitting with wide sleeves and have no closure.

Crochet Fringed Black KimonoThey are the perfect layering piece to add a statement to basics. Just throw one on over a tank and your look is instantly more chic.
Floral Print Kimono as Layering PieceThey come in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular patterns are tribal prints and florals!

Velvet KimonoAdd a fringe trim to the bottom, and you’re a verified bohemian butterfly.

Vintage Sequin Jacket

Tribal Sequin Kimono

Going out for a night on the town? There’s a kimono for that. Try a sequined option for a look that’s more dramatic and glitzy.

Are you going crazy for the kimono trend too? What’s your favorite way to wear it?

 

Coachella Style Essentials

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Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!

Flower HeadbandIt’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!

Kimono

 

Floral KimonoKimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.

Overall ShortsOveralls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
Geometric Tribal PrintWhen it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump on the bandwagon, because these are bound to be summer style standbys in 2014!

Fringe Kimono

 

And let’s not forget about a key player: fringe. Check out our fringe inspiration and fringe DIY roundup posts for more inspiring ways to wear this trend!

Prom Accessories DIY Roundup

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It’s that time of year again when high school seniors are scrambling to find the princess perfect dress for their prom. Although the shining star is usually the dress, you need the perfect matching accessories too! Here are some DIY options guaranteed to make you the belle of the ball.
Pearl Hair CombThis classic hair comb from Beauty Riot has a subtle, vintage flair. We think it would look amazing with rhinestone trim too!
Evening ClutchRemember this great holiday clutch we made? Make one to match your prom colors and you’ll have the perfect statement clutch for your magical evening out!

Crystal and Pearl HeadbandThis easy DIY uses classic and elegant elements like rhinestones and pearls to make a one-of-a-kind headband!

Sequin ClutchThis perfect clutch from Henry Happened adds sparkle to your outfit and it has enough room for everything you need for your special night!
Rhinestone Heels If you want to sparkle with every step, stock up on Swarovski and check out this DIY on Making it with Danielle!

Game of Thrones Costume Inspiration

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For all of you fantasy fans out there, Game of Thrones is coming back on Sunday! And while the story lines are incomparably complex and fascinating, another component that makes the show amazing is its costume design. Being located in the Garment District of New York City, we’ve seen quite a few spectacular costumes. Many even use our trimming! One thing that sets a good costume apart from a great one is the attention to detail, and these costumes each tell a story. The pieces in this show never fail to dazzle.

Game of Thrones Bird Embroidery

CERSEI NEW LION EMBROIDERYMany of the garments worn by women in positions of power represent their house through meticulous embroidery. While Queen Cersei often wears birds on her dresses, she is also know to wear costumes with lions, her family’s sigil.
SANSA'S WEDDING DRESS EMBROIDERY BY MICHELE CARRAGHER
They costumes often reflect the storyline of the characters as well. Although its sometimes difficult to see the details clearly on a smaller screen, each costume is created with the plot in mind.
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There are often small details in each costume, like the rose belt above, that signify what family the character is tied to, making it easier to discern the loyalties of each!

10 - DAENERYS TARGARYEN DRAGONSCALE DRESS EMBROIDERY BY MICHELE CARRAGHEREDaenerys, also known as the mother of the dragons, is often seen in blue. This dress was sewn in such a way to make regular cloth appear like scales.

The costumes in this show are really extraordinary, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the upcoming season!

Rainy Day Fashion DIY Roundup

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April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring unique and waterproof fashions into our wardrobes. If you feel stunted by the lack of wet-weather fashion options, here are a few ways to upgrade your accessories to match your style!

18This beautiful script painted umbrella from Popsicles and Pinatas will brighten any day!

Miss Kris Turner Gold Leaf Leopard Rain BootsThese black and gold leopard rain boots from Miss Kris Turner are positively fierce! Rule the rain forest with these fun patterned boots on your feet!

Raining Cats and Dogs UmbrellaThis cheeky cats and dogs umbrella from Paper Plates and Plane is so cute. We love the limitless possibilities of this DIY!

Transparent Capelet from a Pair and a SpareAlways fearless and fashionable, A Pair and a Spare made this cool, see-through capelet that can show off your outfit without getting you soaked!

Embellished Wellies Rain Boots from Beach BrightsThis DIY from Beach Brights uses grommets and gorgeous grosgrain ribbon to jazz up some average rain boots!

With these DIYs you’ll go from the girl who sings “rain rain, go away” to the one who is “only happy when it rains”.

Fringe Fashion DIY Roundup

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Fringe is always a fashion staple for free-spirits, and we know why! It’s a carefree trim that adds fun movement to anything it’s on. Wearing an outfit with fringe will instantly more playfulness to your entire look! Here are some of our favorite DIYs using this dynamic trim!

The Alison Show Fringe Earrings

These fringe earrings from The Alison Show are a fun accessory that add that we bet all of your friends will want to make!

Leather Fringe Tshirt from M&J Trimming

This DIY from our archives pairs a cotton tee with fun leather fringe! It’s easy to make and look totally edgy and cool.diy-tassel-earrings-feature-072012

These bold tassel earrings from Trinkets in Bloom are definitely statement worthy. We love the use of rhinestone trim around top!

Fringe Bathing Suit from Pulled TogetherInterested in creating some bohemian beachwear? Look no further  than this tutorial on Pulled Together!

Sans Limites Crochet Fringe

This DIY from Sans Limites is perfect for the crocheter! This intricate fringe trim really adds another element to your garment, and would look great on a kimono!

Bohemian Fringe Inspiration

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Spring is here which means that those tightly bundled clothes you’ve wrapped yourself in over the winter are going back into storage to make way for the wonderful billowy styles of spring and summer. One trademark feature of this style is fringe, a staple in all hippy-inspired clothing. Check out our favorite ways to wear it!

Fringe Ankle Boots and Bag
Fringe Boots from EtsyAdding fringe to your footwear or handbag is an easy way to throw bohemian flair into your wardrobe.

Free People Fringe Harness

Leather Jacket with FringeClothing with fringe makes for an interesting layering piece. It adds movement and fun to any outfit!

Ombre Fringe Necklace

Who says fringe has to be made with suede or leather? Take a look at this handmade necklace featuring a twisted cord fringe! And is that a little ombre we see? This is the perfect statement necklace for spring and summer.

How will you be rocking this trend?

Trend Alert: Modern Metallics

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This spring metallics took over the runways! From copper to silver, each striking shade showed up in a different style. See some of our favorite runway iterations of this dazzling trend below!

Versace Spring 2014 Metallic Silver Dress

This silver dress from Versace looks as slick and slinky as a mermaid tail! This gorgeous dress highlights the versatility of the this trend. Metallics can be modern, fantastic, feminine, or masculine.

Givenchy Spring 2014

Givenchy made metallics their own in 2014 by using them on bold and geometric pieces. The unusual shades helped add interest to the mix.

Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014

The metallic looks at Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014 did not fail to impress with their intricate filigree shapes balanced by looser flowing skirts.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 Metal Corset

 

Did you ever think you’d see a copper crop top? If a cropped metal breastplate has always been a fashion wish of yours, look no further than Proenza Schouler. Wearing a statement piece like this will instantly give you the skills to command a French army, or at least the confidence of Joan of Arc.

Dries van Noten White Dress with Gold Details

This dress from Dries van Noten introduces hits of gold throughout the collection. This unique white dress gets the Midas touch with ruffled accents.

This spring metallics aren’t just for jewelry. How will you be rocking this gilded trend?