Milan Fall Fashion Week 2015

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Some of the most iconic fashion houses show in Milan, and it’s always a treat when Fashion Month makes its way over to Italy for that reason. This season was no exception as some of our favorite designers showed us, once again, why Milan is one of the Meccas of fashion.
Gucci-rtw-fw15-runway-40Gucci embraced an androgynous aesthetic that we don’t normally associate with Italian designers. With cuts that strayed from the norm, Gucci seems to be going for a look that is less sexy and more subdued.

dolce-gabbana-fw15-mfw-runway-79Dolce and Gabbana brought in the good maternal vibes with a focus on family, specifically the tie between mother and child. Young babes held hands with model mothers along the runway for a show that definitely pulled at the heartstrings.

missoni-fw15-mfw-runway-30Missoni channeled interior design with this collection, specifically with a heavy use of marbleized prints.

moschino-rtw-fw15-runway-14Moschino is not a fashion house to shy away from pop culture. This season’s collection featured some of our favorite Looney Tunes in primary prints that are certain to bring back the nostalgia of the 1990s.

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Inspired by technology and communication, the pieces at Versace were busy and bright and filled with their iconic Greek Key pattern and the new circular emoji for a collection that was #current.

 

DIY: Stud Earrings

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Studs earrings are a great way to add a simple touch to your outfit without going overboard, and with so many different nailheads and buttons, you can make a pair of earrings to go with any outfit! Here we’ve created three sets of stud earrings for almost any occasion. Whether you want to look preppy and classic with a plain white pair, or edgy with a gold spike; these simple accessories will elevate your outfit.

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What You’ll Need:

10mm Hot-fix Flat-Top Pyramid Stud

8mm x 7mm Sew-On Mini Metallic Plastic Spike

8mm Round Hot-fix Epoxy Nailheads

E6000

Earring Stud Bases

Pyramid Studs

DSC_0581Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply pyramid stud. Let dry.

Gold Spike Studs

DSC_0583Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply gold spike. Let dry.

White Studs

DSC_0584Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply white nailhead. Let dry.

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London Fashion Week Fall 2015 Street Style

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Londoners are known for their eclectic yet effortless style, and the most stylish were in attendance at LFW. Although next year’s trends were shown indoors, out of the streets we saw which trends really resonated this season. What did we see in abundance? Colorful outerwear, backpacks, military-inspired jackets, and patches galore!

 

gty_lfw_day_4_ss_02_150224Keep bare legs from freezing with fun printed hosiery.

gty_lfw_day_2_ss_10_150224A military-inspired jacket paired with a bohemian suede fringe skirt scream 70s chic.

LFW-Street-Day4-2Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t accessorize your eyes with fun sunglasses!

 

LFW-Street-Day3-3We’re seeing patches everywhere, and this coat is sending us all the right signals.

 

gty_lfw_day_1_ss_03_150224Forget the boring handbag, and try an edgy backpack on for size!

 

LFW-Street-Day3-30cLook sharp and neat in an outfit that’s color-coordinated.

London Fashion Week Fall 2015

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London Fashion Week just wrapped, and there’s something special about the designers that show across the pond. There’s an effortless coolness to the style there, and we can’t help but covet the pieces we saw. christopher-kane-tait-rtw-fw15-runway-33

christopher-kane-tait-rtw-fw15-runway-04Christopher Kane creating an unabashedly sensual collection for Fall 2015. From the overt embroidered dresses to the more subtle uses of striking color in unexpected places, this collection was daring indeed.

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burberry-prorsum-rtw-fw15-runway-16Burberry Prorsum’s Fall offering channeled the bohemian 1970s with ample use of suede, fringe, and florals.

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Peter-Pilotto-rtw-fw15-runway-33The designs at Peter Pilotto were inspired by an unlikely source: board games. Each element of the board game, from the playing path to the pieces, were captured in the garments.

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topshop_unique_rtw_lfw_fall47Topshop Unique’s collection this season featured pieces were cool, casual, and, most notably, easily wearable. A sweet dandelion printed blouse could be paired with a colored leather mini for a look that can be worn effortlessly by style stars and the rest of the fashionable population.

 

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emilia-wickstead-rtw-fw15-runway-162At the Emilia Wickstead show the looks didn’t steer too far away from what the designer is famous for: elegant design with modest yet modern cuts. We’re sure to see the British elite wearing the soft pastel pieces from Emilia Wickstead this fall.

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j-w-anderson-rtw-fw15-runway-low-res-06According to J.W. Anderson, the 1980s are the next big thing. Bold circular belt buckles, slouched boots in bright colors and ruffled outerwear made waves in a 1970s dominated seaon.

 

Academy Awards 87th 2015 Recap

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Although there could only be one winner per category, if there were an award for best dressed last night, we wouldn’t be able to stop at just one Oscar.
emma-stone-oscars-red-carpet-2015Emma Stone sparkled in a chartreuse Elie Saab gown. The pastel dress paired with the bright peach lip really got us revved up for spring!

scarlett-johansson-oscars-red-carpet-2015 (1)Scarlett Johansson wowed in a Versace halter gown and statement earrings.

dakota-johnson-red-carpet-2015-oscarsNewcomer Dakota Johnson stole the show in beautiful red dress with an embellished shoulder.

cate-blanchett-oscars-red-carpet-2015Cate Blanchett went for drama with a long black gown with a striking blue necklace.

lady-gaga-oscars-red-carpet-2015Lady Gaga didn’t only blow us away with her performance, but with her voluminous dress and striking red gloves.

lupita-nyongo-oscars-red-carpet-2015Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a pearled gown.

NYFW Fashion Street Style: Outerwear Edition

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Subzero temperatures? Challenge accepted. This year’s NY Fall Fashion Week definitely brought the chill. But that didn’t stop fashion’s most well-known faces from showing off their impeccable style. What better way to exhibit the best outerwear in the fashion game? NYFW-Street-Day7-19b

 

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NYFW Fall 2015 Recap

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New York Fashion Week has come to a close for the season, and the styles were as glamorous as they were varied! From furs to floral embellishments to childish cartoon characters; this year’s offerings had a little bit of everything._A2X0637Inspired by Vikings, the looks at Anna Sui screamed with Scandinavian style. A bevy of bold prints and colorful fur trim were the highlights of the show!

ONP_5507Fur was in fashion at Michael Kors where models donned fox fur in addition to more classic cuts and styles.

ONP_7202Who says neutral has to be tame? At Ralph Lauren creams, tans and taupes stole the show with garments showcasing an undeniable Western flair.

ONP_6655The 1920s made a comeback at Marchesa where gowns were trimmed in fringe and floral embellishments.

ONP_6316Jeremy Scott never fails to bring excitement and a marriage with pop culture in his designs. This season his collection featured brightly-colored babydoll dresses and prints that are reminiscent of nursery rhyme characters.

DIY: Leather Hair Bow

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Our latest DIY offering is playful, with a hint of sophistication. It’s a project that takes just a few minutes, but looks like a million bucks. This week we’re making hair bows, with a twist. Instead of grosgrain or satin ribbon, we’re using leather ribbon to create a set of hair bow clips that add the perfect amount of sass to any outfit!

DSC_0231 What You’ll Need:

1 1/4” (32mm) Animal Print Leather Ribbon (Natural Ostrich)

1 1/4” (32mm) Leather Ribbon (Hunter Green)

1 1/4” (32mm) Animal Print Leather Ribbon (Silver Snake)

Hair Clips

Hot Glue or E6000

Scissors

DSC_02341. Take your Natural Ostrich leather and tie it in a knot.

DSC_02372. Cut the tips to create a round finish.

DSC_02413. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

DSC_02481. Take your Hunter Green leather and create a bow. Fold the ends and cut on a diagonal going upward.

DSC_02492. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

DSC_02521. Take your Silver Snake leather and tie it in a knot. Cut the tips upward on an angle for a diagonal finish.

DSC_02572. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

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T-Shirt Street Style

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The “t-shirt and jeans” combo is often referenced when referring to casual and carefree attire. While a t-shirt and jeans is a comfy, cozy standby, it shouldn’t be dismissed as a careless option. T-shirts can be dressed up or down, and can be the foundation for an outfit that’s anything but casual. Graphic tees are an especially bold way to where the style as they often scream with personality, especially the styles we’re seeing on the catwalks and sidewalks now!
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