CFDA 2015 Fashion Recap


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!


Met Gala Recap


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.

Golden Globes 2015 Fashion Recap


Last night the starts were shining bright at the 2015 Golden Globes! We think all of the attendees were winners, especially when it comes to looking glamorous, but even we had our favorites!4613616181Lupita Nyong’o looked like a midsummer night’s dream in a fantastic violet dress.

salma-hayek-pinault-dolgen-globes-2015Salma Hayek Pinault blew us away with a white gown and frosty accessories.

jessica-chastain-golden-globes-2015Jessica Chastain sparkled in a bronze metallic dress.

allison-williams-golden-globes-2015 (1) Allison Williams looked dramatic in a beautiful red tiered dress.

katherine-heigl-golden-globes-2015Katherine Heigl maintained a stunning silhouette in a dark navy dress!

Fashion Photography Spotlight: David LaChapelle


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!





Cannes Favorites 2014


Cannes Film Festival has come to a close this year, and while Winter Sleep won the top prize, when it came to fashion, there was definitely more than one winner.

5.22.14 Cannes marion-epa_2916700a Marion Cottilard stunned in this Maison Martin Margiela dress made from thousands of found objects. This piece took over 60 hours to create!

"The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" Premiere - The 67th Annual Cannes Film FestivalJessica Chastain looked regal in this royal blue gown with matching shoes.

Blake-Lively-Gucci-black-white-gown-CannesBlake Lively wowed throughout the entire festival, but it was this voluminous number that really caught our eye!

Sonam-Kapoor-in-Elie-Saab-Couture-The-Homesman-2014-Cannes-Film-Festival-Premiere1Sonam Kapoor was a favorite in this monochromatic floral. Her robust ball gown looked worthy of a princess!

Inspiration: Celebrity Halloween Costumes


At M&J, celebrity fashion is always a fun topic to discuss because the looks we see on the red carpet are not ones that we can readily replicate. (How often are you going to need a $3,000 ballgown?) We can live vicariously through celebrity fashion choices, noting their fashion hits and misses. However when Halloween rolls around, all bets are off. We can draw style inspiration from their zaniest costumes, and wear them out because since it’s Halloween it’s totally cool. Here are a few of our favorite Halloween looks from celebrities!

Elle Fanning Mary Poppins Halloween CostumeElle Fanning as Mary Poppins is absolutely adorable! It looks like before she became the fashion maven she is today, she had a brief stint as a magical nanny! We love the tiny details she took care to add, like the little bird sitting on the umbrella and the vintage print bag.

If kids can dress like adults, then adults can dress like kids. Right? Check out Jessica Alba dressed as Dora the Explorer! It’s a look that is so easy to recreate, but also so clever! It’s the perfect costume for a young mom on a budget.

Lauren Conrad Flapper Halloween Costume

Lauren Conrad looks so pretty and feminine in this flapper getup! We love everything about this look from the fringe to the coral feather boa. If you want to recreate the costume yourself, check out our Great Gatsby inspiration page!


Heidi Klum is one of the most beautiful women in the world, and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Halloween! Every year she holds a star-studded Halloween party, and every year she blows people away with her amazing costumes. Our favorite has to be this snake and apple costume.  Seal was the Eve to this apple, naturally.

christian-siriano-halloween-costumeLeave it to designer Christian Serrano to don this creative Cruella de Vil outfit. It’s dramatic. It’s daring. But from the looks of his coat, the movie should have ended a little differently…

We hope these celebrity looks have gotten you inspired to go out and create your own costume! If you need any more inspiration, check out our Trick or Trims Halloween page!

Celebrities Have Fun on Halloween


By Blerona

So the big day has passed and its back to our regular clothes, but the fun doesn’t have to stop just yet. I’ve decided to write a post about some of my favorite Celebrity Halloween Costumes this year. Being that many of us dress up like our favorite celebrity, I love seeing what the celebrities dress up as. Here are some of my favorites.

Fergie as a Beauty Queen

Heidi Klum and Seal as Monkeys

Jessica Simpson as a Mummy

Kim Kardashion as Poison Ivy

Michelle Trachtenberg as Tim Burton’s Blue Girl with Wine

Which Celebrity was your favorite this year?