Fashion Photography Spotlight: David LaChapelle

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David LaChapelle is an American photographer known for his references to art history with a modern spin. Although he is well-known in the commercial world and has taken some of the most iconic celebrity photos, as of 2006 he stepped away from the commercial world and began the journey back to his fine art roots. Some of his most popular pieces feature Amanda Lepore, a regular at M&J Trimming!

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London Spring 2015 Fashion Recap

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This week fashion insiders hopped across the pond for London Fashion Week. Check out some of the highlights of the week and let us know which shows YOU preferred.00130h_426x639Using colors you’d expect to see in a fall collection, Christopher Kane’s spring pieces were washed in blacks and burgundies and were darker than most of the looks we’ve seen this season.

downloadBurberry Prorsum is known for its classic prints and patterns, and the their iconic tartan is almost as well-known as the London Eye in England. This season they strayed from their beloved neutrals, and really saturated their pieces in bright colors!

download (1)The looks at Tom Ford were as sleek as an oil slick. Many of the pieces featured shimmering dark holographic prints, imbuing some fun into the decidedly cool collection.

 

00020h_426x639Marchesa went light and airy with a bohemian collection that feature lots of delicate floral appliques that seemed to be growing out of wispy tulle dresses.

Spring 2015 Trend Forecast

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This Spring New York Fashion Week has been a complete whirlwind, and we’re definitely a little sad that it’s come to a close. But fret not! We’ve scoured the runways for trends that we can’t wait to see this coming spring so you can start your seasonal shopping list early!
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Keep it Cropped – Cropped pants and tops have been big for a few seasons now, and they’re not going anywhere! Next year you can look forward to more subtle midriff and ankle action. 1D274906734643-today-fashion-fave-140908-gordon.blocks_desktop_mediumMenswear – Let’s hear it for the boys this coming spring with menswear-inspired looks.

soft-obi-belts-nyfw-suno-6-h724Washed-Out Pastels – Pretty pastels will get a grungy makeover. Expect to see muted pinks, tans and baby blues on the sidewalks this spring.

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Picnic Party – Fed up with flannel and plaid? Try gingham on for size! This friendly pattern has been all over the runways, and provides a cheerful contrast to the darker plaid we’re bound to see this fall and winter.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Recap Part 2

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Fashion Week is drawing to a close. Thank goodness we have all of these beautiful clothes and accessories to look forward to this coming spring! downloadThe looks at Donna Karan New York were eclectic and urban-inspired. An ode to the great city of New York, these looks wouldn’t look out of place on a quirky Manhattanite.

download (1)We love rock and roll, and so does Tommy Hilfiger! His collection was brimming with rock show-stopping details like metallic stripes, studs, and leather.

BLOG_SS15_Burch_480_new_12Tory Burch has a relaxed and global vibe this season. Mixing refined style with raw edges makes this a perfect for a bohemian-at-heart who happens to be stuck in a less than free-spirited setting. Plus: tropical toile. Need we say more?KIM_1954At Libertine we got a look at an array of eclectic embellishments that make any outfit party-ready.

 

New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Recap

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Beautiful clothes, stunning models, outrageous sets; what’s not to love about Fashion Week in NYC? Check out some of our favorites from these past few days and let us know which ones YOU love! Desigual - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015Desigual is known for being bold and bright, so it’s no surprise that we saw prints on prints on prints with a surplus of tropical florals at their show.

bcbg1The looks at BCBG were, in one word, heavenly. With beautiful, flowing layers, the models looked like modern-day goddesses.

919Fashion Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2015The looks at Rebecca Minkoff were young, fresh and definitely appealed to the young millennials. But how could they not, when 3D glasses are part of the show?

charlotte-ronson13Charlotte Ronson kept it cute with boxy, tomboyish numbers as well as more simple feminine pieces.

mara-hoffman-collection-fashion-week-2015-gallery-2Mara Hoffman’s collection will be the staple of the colorful bohemian this summer, with bold and billowy maxis and surfer-girl swimwear!

 

NYFW Spring 2015 Street Style

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When Fashion Week rolls into town, it isn’t only the runways you should be looking to for inspiration. Trade the catwalk for the sidewalk, and check out some of our favorite street style looks so far.

elle-40-nyfw-ss15-street-style-day-3-v-xlnThe weather has been on our side for the past few days, but sometimes you just want to rock a sweater and an incredible metallic clutch.

hbz-street-style-nyfw-ss2015-day2-30-smWe love the draping of this dress, and the unique pop of color from the necklace.

hbz-street-style-nyfw-ss2015-day2-20-smThese models off duty are feeling blue, and we’re feeling it too!

street-style-rumi-neely.nocrop.w1800.h1330.2xStyle stars can always up their game by bringing along an adorable pup.

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We saw a surprising amount of sportswear in the past few days. I sports bra here, some trainers there.

 

Trend Alert: Mad About Mod

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This fall we’re falling back into the swinging 60s with short a-line dresses, knee-high boots, and bold graphic prints. Fashion always has a way of reverting on itself, and reinventing the old in a new way. This coming season we’ll be seeing classic mod styles with “modern” additions. Think more metallics, sparkling embellishments, and a diverse color palettes.

gucci-fall-winter-2014-show34Gucci knows how to modernize the trend with leather in an unexpected powder blue and go-go boots.

dsquared2-fall-winter-2014-show30DSquared2 has it down pat with a slinky blush mini and hair that’s as high as the heavens.

downloadSaint Laurent put the edge into this ’60s style with this all black ensemble.

Mod-SquadLouis Vuitton stayed classic with ’60s silhouettes in neutral colors. This style is super wearable and glamorous all at once!

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We love the bright mustard of this Carven two-piece ensemble. And when it comes to boots, it’s go tall or go home.

 

White After Labor Day

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Every fashionista has heard the age-old rule that one shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. But why is this a rule, and more importantly, why should we listen? Rules are made to be broken after all, especially in fashion! Although you may not want to wear an all-white maxi dress with a big floppy straw hat, there are ways to work in white, all the way into next summer!

9f7221dc4982655c62b73cfd767f6d20A white top never goes out of season! If you want to keep rocking those delicate eyelets and crochet-trimmed tops, add some fall color, and a dark blazer. 8530af3e06546ce038942d5644793613Keep that white blazer out by pairing it with darker, black pieces.

ead9fab4c33fc7acaba45ed09ca0e6a7Keep rocking those white jeans by pairing them with fall staples like flannel, and a pair of leather booties.

See? Wearing white after summer ends is easy!

 

How to Survive at Fashion Week

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Ah Fashion Week. The spring and summer shows of September are one of our favorite times of the year. The air is electrified, the energy is the chaos of a thousand Starbucks coffees, and the influence makes its way throughout New York City. If you’re lucky enough to be able to attend, here are a few tips to make it all go smoothly.

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Always keep bandages, bobby pins, and other essentials in your bag. Many fashionistas favor sky-high heels over flats, and if you’re in that category, definitely bring some foot protection.

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Stay hydrated! Running from show to show can be pretty tiring, and those glasses of champagne probably don’t help much either. Keep water handy at all times.

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Remember a layering piece. Sometimes September can be remarkably cold, make a layering piece a part of your outfit to ensure that the only shivers you get will be inspiration-induced.

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Don’t forget to put down your phone. So much of Fashion Week has become about capturing that first shot and being the first to post it on Instagram, but don’t forget to be present too! Watch that runway strut, take in the shapes, colors, sounds and energy. Trust us, there’s nothing like Fashion Week in the city, and you definitely want to be there for it.

Emmys Style Recap

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We love awards shows because of the talent, the entertainment, but mostly the fashion! This years Emmys did not disappoint in the slightest, with dresses in almost every shape, color and style represented!

true-detective-lead-actor-nominee-matthew-mcconaughey-with-wife-camila-alves-who-wore-a-zuhair-murad-gownThis power couple looks incredible. The blue and black suit looks modern and dapper on Matthew McConaughey, while Camila Alves’s white cutout dress looks chic and stylish.the-normal-heart-nominee-julia-roberts-didnt-take-home-the-award-for-best-supporting-actress-in-a-miniseries-but-she-did-lead-our-best-dressed-in-this-beaded-elie-saab-dressThis beaded dress worn by Julia Roberts is the perfect playful length! lizzy-caplan-emmy-awards_195334966585.jpg_gallery_maxLizzy Caplan looks radiant in this dramatic black and white gown!

scandal-best-actress-nominee-kerry-washington-looking-radiant-in-pradaKerry Washington’s orange with peakaboo black skirt, has a gorgeous subtle shimmer with subtle beading.mad-men-nominee-jon-hamm-and-jennifer-westfeldt-wearing-marchesaJennifer Westfeldt looks radiant in a rich raspberry Marchesa dress, with gold details.