Tony Awards 2015 Fashion Recap

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The Tony Awards bring out the theatrics and we’re not only talking about the performances they honor. We’re also talking about the style stars that shone on the red carpet! Although not as over-the-top as the Met Gala or the Grammys, we readied ourselves for some drama, and we weren’t disappointed.  elisabeth-moss-tonys-red-carpetElizabeth Moss bloomed in a gown with cascading flowers.

bella-hadid-tonys-red-carpetBella Hadid looked like a modern goddess in a cream and black column dress.

jennifer-lopez-tonys-red-carpetWe were starstruck by Jennifer Lopez’s celestial style.

 

vanessa-hudgens-tonys-red-carpetVanessa Hudgens has blossomed into a style star in a voluminous gown of posies.

 

kendall-jenner-francisco-costa-tonys-red-carpetKendall Jenner looked as pretty as a peach in a Calvin Klein Collection dress!

CFDA 2015 Fashion Recap

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One of fashion’s biggest nights, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, were held on Monday night, and the stars and fashion elite failed to disappoint.  Here are a few of our favorite looks from the star and style studded evening.
Coco Rocha in Marissa Webb.Coco Rocha sparkled in a silver Banana Republic gown.

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae was the epitome of glamour in a Tadashi Shoji cape.

Anna WintourFashion staple, Anna Wintour, showed off her style with a belted floral maxi.

Juliette Lewis in Christian Siriano with the designer.Juliette Lewis looked extravagant in her two-piece ensemble, and designer Christian Siriano approves!

Zac Posen and Maya Thurman-Hawke

Maya Thurman-Hawke made her solo red carpet debut with designer Zac Posen, and she rocked it!

 

DIY: Cord Necklace

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This week we have a DIY that is the perfect piece to complete your spring and summer wardrobe. Inspired by Marni’s incredible rope necklaces, we decided to put all of our cord to good use! This simpler design features one length of cord at a time, but you can always add additional segments to the necklace. We like wearing a clustered bunch to really make a statement, but you can also rock one at a time. These necklaces are a little bit nautical too, making them perfect for your summer vacation at sea!

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6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings

Pliers

Scissors

E6000

 

Chenille Cord NecklaceDSC_01381. Measure your chenille cord around your neck, and cut depending on how long you want your necklace. Cut cord.

DSC_01422. Take your jewelry wire and hold the tip with the loop with a set of pliers. Create a knot by twisting the wire into a ball. This will allow the wire not to fall through the opening of the end cap.

DSC_01443. Place the loop tip into the end cap so it come out on the other side.

DSC_01514. Add glue and place cord into the end cap. Let dry and repeat on other side.

DSC_01595. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

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DSC_01531. After cutting your cord to the desired length, take your smaller end caps and add glue inside.

DSC_01542. Place cord end into the cap and let dry. Repeat on the other side.

DSC_01603. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

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Favorite DIYs of May 2015

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Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!

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There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!

Spring and Summer White Denim Inspiration

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After Memorial Day we all get the green flag to whip out our summer staples, and one of our go-to’s happens to be a classic pair of crisp white jeans. This favorite can be skinny, straight-legged, or flared; but its guaranteed to get serious use in the summer months. How will you be styling your white denim this season?3719b83b7b711233ba5c03f80ef5045d

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DIY: Beach Hat with Ribbon Detail

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This week make yourself a hat that you’ll be using every weekend this summer! Take a simple canvas hat, add a little embellishment, and you have a fun accessory to bring to the beach. We used a striped grosgrain, but you can use anything from jute to beaded trim to personalize your headpiece! DSC_0039

Plain Beach Hat

1.5” (38mm) Stripe Grosgrain

E6000

Scissors

DSC_0040 1. Glue the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the head.

DSC_0042 2. Continue glue around until you reach the point where you started.

DSC_0044 3. Cut the extra ribbon, but leave a little extra to fold over.

DSC_00464. Glue the final piece down so it connects to the other piece. Let dry.

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Balmain Best Of

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Swedish fast-fashion giant, H&M, just announce a collaboration with Balmain, a fashion house known for its elaborate intricacies. In anticipation of this exciting collaboration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Balmain. Which is your favorite, and what do you hope to see from this upcoming collection?

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Spring Fashion Essentials

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This spring there are a few essentials we think everyone should have in their closet. These pieces are timeless, fun, and perfect for the season! Which items are on your spring essentials list?
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During spring florals transcend the the landscape and make their way into closets everywhere. Celebrate the season with a blooming floral piece, whether its a skirt, blouse or a full dress!

f0a7199c49dd934b615be86efdedf4efWhile white is usually a go-to for summer, we’re totally into breaking this style out a little early; especially when the ensemble is all white like this one.

8fb64b0568d78479890a597b40e2744cA wide-leg palazzo pant is just the thing you need to keep you comfortable and stylish this season!

4bb2ecd8e94cc00d8690b89265974726Stripes are a classic pattern that often pops up right around spring, and this spring is no exception! We love the clean lines and the casual-chic style associated with this particular pattern.

fb471f5e28c6044a432ce1e73d258d56 A super saturated skirt is a must for a vibrant spring outfit! Pair it with a contrasting color for a bold pop, or mix it with neutrals to let it really shine.

 

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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