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.

Oscar Nominations for Costume Design 2015

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We’re at the edges of our seats waiting for tonight’s Oscars to air, and one of the categories that we’re most looking forward to seeing is Costume Design. This year’s contenders are strong, and range from quirky and colorful to dark and fantastical. Which movie had your favorite costumes this year?

Grand Budapest Hotel 6a00e55290e7c48833019b001ee1ca970d-800wiThe quirky worlds that Wes Anderson creates are definitely not typical, and obviously the costume design has to follow suit. Despite the time period, the colors used in costumes in Grand Budapest Hotel really bring the eccentric characters to life.

Into the Woods

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Taking a play that’s set in a fantasy world almost ensures an over-the-top wardrobe, and Into the Woods did not fail to deliver. The costumes in the film were brimming with trimming!

Inherent Vice

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Set in the 1970s, Inherent Vice follows a private detective who is definitely more laid back than most, and the fashion reflects the California sunshine groovy aesthetic of the time.

 

Maleficent 

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A different take on a Disney classic, the costumes in Malificent definitely dare to bring on the drama. From coiled horn-headpieces to feathered frocks, this movie embraced the fantasy in their design.

Mr. Turner 

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Mr. Turner is a period piece about an eccentric painter, and thus took care to make sure the world they created for the characters was as beautiful as the paintings Turner created.

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.

Lunar New Year DIYs

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Happy Lunar New Year to all! To celebrate we’ve collected some of our favorite DIYs featuring the moon. From clocks to pillows, there are ways to include every phase of the moon in your decor!    Moon-Phases-Wall-Hanging2Make this beautiful wall art using dye and wax.

 

52fa50eedbfa3f7c69000eb2._w.540_h.720_s.centercrop_Add a little lunar love to your bed with this printed pillow using a sponge and paint!

lunafadoA personal little moon is the ideal nightlight.

DIY-GIant-Moon-Pinata18-600x900Lunar viewing parties that need a little pep would definitely benefit from a pinata like this!

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If you’re in need of a celestial statement piece for your room, look no further than this lunar wall painting.

 

Sparkling Sew-Ons

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This month we’re happy to introduce a huge selection of beautiful new sew-on stones. These sparkling crystals are cut to reflect light just like real gems, and will make a next great addition to your next DIY.

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Our Margarita Sew-On Jewels add the perfect amount of floral sparkle to your next piece! Use these rhinestones to embellish the collar of your blouse, add them to your sweater for subtle shimmer, or sew them onto a hat for a sprinkling of shine! 71634-CRYSTAL

 

These Navette Sew-Ons add the ideal amount of shimmer. They have two holes on either end, offering a secure hold for almost any project! Add them to a dress, belt, or even a handbag! 71646-CRYSTAL

 

These beautiful Oval Sew-On Jewels with Settings are great for making a necklace or bracelet. You can also sew them to the collar of your sweater.

 

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These gorgeous Pear Sew-Ons with Settings are perfect for making a statement. Use them to create a brooch, necklace, or add them to a jacket.

Check out our selection of sew-ons!

 

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

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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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Valentine’s Day DIYs We Love

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Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your friend, a significant other, or just a lovely project for yourself, we have some of the sweetest love-themed DIYs to get you in the mood for romance!

IMG_2354_copyPlan for next year’s Valentine’s Day with this beautiful ombre calender from Me and My DIY.

Relief-Candle-13 If you’ve met the one who lights your soul on fire, this DIY carved candle may be just the thing for your flame.

easy-Valentines-day-glitter-sign-2-600x445Keep it simple and sparkly with this numerical glitter wall art. Perfect for a party with friends!

Vday-arrows-2These subtle Valentine’s Day arrows can be a decor staple on any day!

DIY_Glitter_Sequin_Metallic_Heart_Pillow21Snuggle up to this sparkling heart pillow, or give it to a friend!