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!

 

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.

 

Paris Street Style

The French are always lauded for their effortless style. Whether it’s their bare-faced beauty or their impeccable ability to layer, they have their fashion game down. Did they bring it to Fall/Winter Fashion Week in Paris this week? We’ll let you be the judge.
Tapestry Coat

Floral Coat and Dress

Flower Print Coat

Floral coats and jackets were so in! Nothing like some beautiful blooms to brighten a drab winter day.

Butterfly Back Sweater

We may not be able to grow wings, but we can fake it with a cool sweater like this!

Orange and Blue Heeled Shoes

These shoes have such a unique heel, and the color combination is so fun!

White Pleated Skirt at PFW
That pleated white skirt is so on trend, and offers unexpected lightness to a cold-weather outfit.

Paris Street Style Anna Dello Russo
Well obviously Anna Dello Russo isn’t going to ascribe to the less-is-more rule, but she doesn’t have to. If your motto is “Be Bold”, she is your style icon.

Paris Street Style Floral Scarf

We love this simple look with the signature French stripes! The added accessories make it even more stylish.

Do you prefer street style or runway looks? Let us know in the comments below!

Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

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Fashion Month is over for this season! That means that all of those gorgeous models can relax, and maybe have a foot soak after all of their runway walking, and designers can a breath a sigh of relief for, like, a minute. Here are some of our favorites from the last week of Fashion Month, Paris Fashion Week !

Chanel Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2014

The Chanel show was probably one of the most talked-about this week! The supermarket setup was unique and the pieces were injected with some fun color during a notoriously desaturated time of year.

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

The looks at Louis Vuitton were slick and modern. With the whimsy and fun of spring over, it’s time to get real and warm. We loved the sleek lines of the collection, and those navy leather pants are on our WANT list until next winter.

Hermes Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

The styles at Hermes played on the menswear-vibe with over-sized coats and baggy pants. We loved the use of leather too.

Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Sometimes it’s hard to integrate runway pieces into your everyday wardrobe, even if they are from the RTW lines. Not so with Miu Miu’s offering for Fall Winter 2014! From hooded jackets to adorable quilted skirts, we can’t wait to wear these styles!

Alexander McQueen FallWinter 2014

 The Alexander McQueen show took our breath away. The looks were reminiscent of an old Grimm brothers fairy tale: dreamy, dangerous, and dark.

Which collections had your vote this week? What about this month? Let us know!

Serious Style Statement Inspiration

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With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week coming up, we can’t help but look for inspiring pieces to wear to all of the shows! This year we really want to make a statement with our outfits, so we’re using accessories to create unforgettable looks. See which styles are sparking our imaginations, and you may just see our versions of these cool trends in an upcoming series!

Wrap Bracelets

Blue Rhinestone Wrap BraceletDruzy Leather Wrap Bracelets, Cluster Bracelets and Watch

We love a good wrap bracelet because it’s casual, fun and still totally chic! This year we’re really feeling the wrap bracelet upgrade, which pairs the boho chic style with some glamorous stones.

Statement Earrings

Elizabeth Cole Drop EarringsStatement Stone EarringsIsabella Drops

Right now we are on board the drop earring train. This style is bold and shining with enough sparkle to stop anyone in their tracks! Feather Collar

Neutral Feather Collar, Feather Necklace over Collar, Green Feather Necklace

There is something so cool yet simple about a feather collar. It’s an unexpected change from the usual fur, and it has a light airy feeling to it that is so unique! Don’t pass up on this trend, or it will fly away! Shoulder Pads

Stud Shoulder Pads, Statement Sequin Shoulders, Gold Statement Sequin Shoulder Pads

Statement shoulders are definitely in right now! From red carpet runway gowns, to edgy street fashion, these stylized shoulder accents are taking the fashion world by storm. And why not? They make a cool, confident and stylish statement!

Paris Fashion Week SS2014 Roundup

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Anyone can spot a French girl from a kilometer away. She looks put together without trying. She is effortlessly chic. She’s a master at layering, and her style exudes romance. You might think that sweet sentiment was embraced during Paris Fashion Week SS2014. Well you would stand corrected because this year the power players played with power as a theme.

Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week SS2014

Those dark headdresses at Louis Vuitton made the models look showgirl-chic. The feathers, the embellishments, and the attention paid to the tiniest decorative detail really show how skilled this fashion house is at its craft.

Valentino Paris Fashion Week SS2014

While we may never be royals, we can always pretend with Valentino’s collection. It featured heavy embroidery, and silhouettes worthy of a queen. We loved that the looks were paired with simple, flat Grecian sandals. Who says queens need to be subjected to the hazards of heels?

Chanel Paris Fashion Week SS2014 Pink Tweed Jacket

Coco Chanel once said, “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” We think someone was definitely thinking aloud when creating this collection! Chanel’s classic looks were taken to bold extremes: huge pearls, saturated tweed suits, and extreme neon makeup.

Givenchy Paris Fashion Week SS2014 Brown Rhinestone Dress

Givenchy mixed Japanese and African influences for this collection. Some of the models donned crystal-covered kabuki “masks”, which were both sparkly AND a little intimidating. We wonder if they used Swarovski crystals, preferably not hot fix! Ouch!

The Rick Owens show really blew us away. Remember that ethereal Parisian we were talking about earlier? Yeah, this show wasn’t for her. Step dancers took the stage in lieu of models, and powered through an energetic dance number. Watch the video above, and join us in collective awe.

Milan Fashion Week SS2014 Roundup

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Milan Fashion Week is drawing to a close, and while we’re excited for Paris Fashion Week, we are a little sad to see it end. There’s a cool confidence in Italian fashion that you can’t find anywhere else, and this week provided perfect examples of that effortless persona.  Here are a few of our favorite looks from the Italian runways for Spring and Summer 2014.

Emporio Armani SS2014

Fashion house, Emporio Armani, opted for a light, cool-toned palette for SS2014. The shapes were streamlined, yet soft, and the muted pastels were chic alternatives to the Easter Sunday dresses some of us grew up with as kids. Gone are the days of bold baby blues! (At least for now.)

Fausto Puglisi SS2014

Contrast is the word that comes to mind when discussing the Fausto Puglisi show. Bold, voluminous skirts were paired with edgy biker jackets. This look is definitely reminiscent of an 80s LA rocker. AC/DC anyone?

Prada SS2014

At M&J we love embellishments and details, which is why we think Prada is after our own hearts! Bold colors, dramatic sequins, and artistic prints were seen all over the runway. It makes us want to skip through fall and winter altogether!

MAXMARA SS2014

We would love to “slip” into something more comfortable, like one of MAXMARA’s designs. The beautiful neutral palette and simple shapes of the coats and dresses made MAXMARA a standout this year. Sometimes it’s the little things, you know?

Moschino

Are you a saint or a sinner? At the Moschino show, they had a style for you no matter your moral affiliation! Model duos came out with contrasting looks; some for the bold and brash, others for the demure. We loved the juxtaposition, and thought this was definitely one of the most entertaining shows of the week.

Jil Sander SS2014

At Jil Sander, minimalism never goes out of style. Their looks were feminine, wearable, with strong silhouettes throughout. Although we love bright details, sometimes simple is so chic.

Pucci 2014

Pucci is the powerhouse of patterns, and SS2014 proved to be no different for the Italian  favorite. We loved the bright mixed patterns, and the attention grabbing belts used to tie the looks together. Made famous for their bold and graphic prints, this year they decided to go a little tribal. We can’t wait to see this look in NYC’s urban jungle this spring!

We would love to hear what your favorite looks were at Milan Fashion Week! Did any of them really stand out to you? Were you surprised by any of the shows? Sound off on our Facebook page, or leave a comment below!

Best Street Style from London Fashion Week

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It breaks my heart to know that fashion week is almost over. New York, London and Milan have blown us away with their riveting collections. Fashion week in Paris is the last stop and it starts tomorrow, but before we move on to that I would love to share some of our favorite street style looks from London during fashion week. This year it seemed each show-goer, fashion icon and model were all about one thing: the jacket. From ankle length coats to leather and plaid patterns, this year the jacket was the main accessory. I have to say I’m getting a little excited about winter coming, I might have to dust off my coats a little earlier this year.

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Photos via Fashion Magazine.com See all the images here. 

NYFW: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar did it again. We’re blown away by his Spring 2014 Collection! Each piece that graced the runway reminded you of the warm spring air and hot summer nights that seem so far away now. In my opinion Oscar always chooses the perfect colors; this collection featured gorgeous shades of blue, pink, coral, white and black. There was also a play on patterns from textured crochet lace, to metallic floral embroidery. This collection is perfect for the classy and chic woman who enjoys modern style and sexy silhouettes. We cannot wait to see which celebrities rock these looks on the red carpet.

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Update your sweater for fashion week

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We’re so thrilled for our upcoming Four Ways to embellish feature. How would you embellish your sweater? Would you add rhinestones, mohair, lace or studs? Either way you’ll be sure to make an entrance anywhere you go. 
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