GildeDIY Necklace Roundup

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Sometimes you need a little bit of bling to really set off your outfit, and what’s better than having an envy-worthy necklace on? Having an envy-worthy necklace on that you made yourself! Check out these gorgeous, gilded beauties, and make one today!.diy-layered-necklace-final1Love the layered charms on this beautiful necklace from College Fashion!

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Use up that embroidery floss from your summer friendship bracelets to make this awesome necklace!

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Sometimes all you need is a hint of gold, in those instances, this is THE necklace.

Go Bold, Go Gold Inspiration

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If you want to go bold, your metal of choice should be gold. Gold is an editorial favorite, and has always been used to signify some of the most luxurious aspects of fashion, while also being used to create super natural looks. The shine and sparkle of gold is reflective and adds an element of magic to anything it touches. georgia_may_jagger1

 

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DIY: Punk Rock Studded Collar

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This year add some serious punk-rock style to your Halloween costume with a collar DIY that can be easily created with a few simple studs and a collared shirt! Need more edgy DIY materials? Check out our Punk Rock Halloween Shop! DSC_0456 What You’ll Need: Black Collared Shirt 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 8mm x 13mm Metal Spike With Screw 10mm Two-Tone Spike Ultra Suede Ribbon E6000 Hole Puncher Scissor   DSC_0457DSC_04801- Take your shirt and carefully remove the collar part. DSC_0482DSC_04842- Take your trim and glue down on the rim of the collar. Let dry. DSC_04853- Punch a hole in the collar and screw in a spike. Repeat this until desired design is complete.

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Statement Scarves Inspiration

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When it comes to dressing for colder weather, the key word to keep in mind is layering. Not only does layering allow you to be completely comfortable in any environment, it also lets you get a little more chic with your style with minimal effort. For instance, the scarf, which is an autumn mainstay, instantly adds polish to any fall outfit. Take a look at some of our favorite scarves for the season, and see how they impact the overall styling of the outfit!90092e7f63969ec86093dd309a36e4ce

 

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Punk Rock Accessory Inspiration

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If you want to rock and roll all night (and party every day), we know how to take any basic outfit and give it that punk rock edge: accessories! With a few chains and studs you can completely alter the look of your classic jeans-and-a-tee attire.  0c45287d4c9f5a41f879884fa20bb3e7

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Element

This year at Paris Fashion Week French fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier, said farewell to ready-to-wear to focus on his couture collection. While we’ll definitely miss the eclectic edge that he brought to the stage, we’re excited to see what incredible creations he’ll come up with when putting his full creative potential to use. One of our favorite movies for costume design was, in fact, created by Gaultier. We’re referring to the science fiction cult classis, The Fifth Element. Check out some of the incredible outfits from the movie below!
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Paris Fashion Week RTW 2015 Recap

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This past week Paris wasn’t only the city of love, but also the city of fresh runway fashion! Check out some of our favorite highlights from the week below!
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MARC0117Elie Saab is one of our absolute favorite designers because of his free-flowing and romantic style. This season we dove into a collection of aquatic-inspired pieces with dashes of contrasting stripes against a sea of turquoise and orange.

 

JPG_0663 JPG_0993All great things must come to an end, and Jean Paul Gautier’s final ready-to-wear collection was the perfect kiss goodbye. Filled with energy and inspired by some of fashion’s greats, this was THE show to watch this season.

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The Christian Dior show was out of a dream. Not only was it held in the Louvre, all of the pieces looks like they were taken right from the storybooks, with soft pastels and voluminous skirts.

download (2)Rick Owens is fashion’s resident bad boy, so it’s no wonder that the pieces in his collection were anything but feminine and flirty. There was almost a modern industrial yet ethereal vibe to his garments.

Chainmaille Inspiration

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With the rise of shows like Game of Thrones, it’s no wonder that this Halloween we’re expecting to see a lot of kick-butt warrior costumes. Even though you may think your medieval attire might only be fit to wear one day of the year, you can rock knight-esque styles with just a little bit of chainmaille!
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Color Story: Burnt Orange

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Fall is finally here! Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet, but the lazy days of summer are forgotten almost immediately when you throw socks, hoodies and pumpkin spice everything into the mix. One of our favorite aspects of the season are the warm and earthy colors, like burnt orange. This hue perfectly captures the color of the changing autumn leaves and gets us in the mood for all things fall. e6f27a260da5b27c3c2928da081dc1fe

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Add it to your decor for a splash of color. You can go contemporary or rustic with a color like this.

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0c0415157337bf988c49086e0403acbbThe ultimate color to add to your autumn wardrobe. It looks great with neutrals and is great for layering since it isn’t too bright.

Milan Fashion Week Recap

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This week Fashion Week flew to Italy: the land of beautiful women, extravagant meals, and some of the most skilled designers in the world. We saw everything from larger-than-life dolls to muted desert fashions, and the eclectic air of Milan really made this week a standout for us during Fashion Month! 011_AG19090At Moschino it was night of the living dolls with a collection inspired by America’s most iconic toy, Barbie! Everything was saturated in bubblegum pink and pop culture, a common theme in the past few seasons.

dolce-and-gabbana-summer-2015-women-fashion-show-runway-012The looks at Dolce and Gabbana were full of passion and drama, much like the Italian brand and designers themselves. The looks were rich in color and embellishment, with Baroque-elements.

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download (1)Botanicals have never been bolder than they were at Blumarine! With expertly placed blooms on many of the sheer dresses, left something to the imagination.

Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 September 2014Giorgio Armani’s collection was all about neutrals with patterns reminiscent of desert sands. There was also the occasional touch of animal print, in the most subtle approach.