MTV Movie Awards 2014 Fashion Recap

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The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and brought out the hottest, youngest talent in Hollywood. The young starlets and teen heartthrobs took some fashion risks that night which we absolutely loved! Check out some of our favorites below!

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley rocked it in this olive green number! This Balmain dress showed off a little bit of skin in a high-fashion way.

Jessica-Alba-MTV-Movie-Awards-2014Jessica Alba was a dream in spring green! We love the look of the full skirt with cropped white tube top. It was fresh and modern, with edgy accessories.

Lupita Nyong'oLupita, Lupita, Lupita. Can you do no fashion wrong? Her Chanel dress captured the fun and festivity of the event. And her blue pumps? No words.

leslie-mann-juan-carlos-obando-mtv-movie-awards-h724Leslie Mann kept it fun and flowing with this adorable polka dot dress! We adore the pop of orange on her shoes.

2014-mtv-movie-awards-nicki-minaj-2Usually loud and outrageous, Nicki Minaj stunned in an understated, and curve hugging black dress accented by gold jewelry. We loved this sophisticated change of pace.

While the fashions at the MTV Movie Awards this year were fun, we know something that’s going to be even MORE exciting! When all of those celebs get home, they’ll be getting to DIY their hearts out with our Project DIY kits because they were featured in the post-awards swag bags! Want to DIY like a star? Check out our Crystal Clear Statement Necklace, and our On The Rocks Bracelet Duo!

Burberry-Inspired Applique Pencil Skirt

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Embellishments are so hot for spring, and we couldn’t wait to take advantage of this fun trend! This DIY is modeled after the looks at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 show, classic shapes with sparkling accents.

Burberry Prorsum Spring-Summer 2014

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What You’ll Need:
Lace Pencil Shirt (Forever 21)
9 Silver Sun Disc Beaded Appliqués  #41991
Needle and Thread

Placing Appliques on Skirt

1. Lay your skirt on a flat surface, and place the appliques in your desired pattern. You can cluster them, or spread them out. We mimicked the pattern of the Burberry Embellished Lace Pencil Skirt.

Sewing Rhinestone Appliques Onto Skirt

2. Sew the appliques into place. You can place a little glue down first for added hold.

Finished Lace and Rhinestone Skirt

This skirt is the perfect thing to wear to an engagement party, or a semi-formal spring event. And the price is just right! You get the Burberry look that’s easier on your budget.

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!

DIY: Tassel Fringe Pumps

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Over the weekend we had a taste of spring, and we seriously can’t wait until this snow is behind us. There’s less than a month left until the season begins, and we are putting some spring in our step for this week’s DIY, literally. These pumps are adorned with gorgeous tassel fringe in fun, floral colors, making them the perfect segue into one of our favorite seasons. So what are you waiting for? Make this DIY today and kiss winter goodbye!

Materials for Tassel Fringe Pump

What You’ll Need:

Nude Pumps

Napoli Loop Tassel Fringe (Fuchsia) #39680

32mm Carnation Rosette (Hot Pink) #70453

25mm Carnation Rosette (Hot Pink) #76455

E-6000

Scissors

Sobo Glue

Measuring Tassel Fringe to Cut

1. Count 5 tassels on your tassel fringe trim. This is how much you will need for each shoe.

Gluing Tassel Fringe

2. Turn your fringe over, and put Sobo Glue after the 5th and 10th tassel. Let dry. You will notice the glue is white, but it dries clear.

Cutting Tassel Fringe

3. Once the Sobo Glue is clear and dry, cut a little past the fifth and tenth tassels. These two pieces will be the backs of each shoe.
NOTE: If you see your trim fraying, add some more Sobo glue to the edges and let dry.

Gluing Tassel Trim to Nude Pump

4. Put E-6000 on the back of your fringe, and place the trim on the back upper part of the heel. When gluing down the trim, make sure you place the middle tassel in the middle of the shoe back. Hold the trim in place for a few minutes so it does not slip off and let it dry.

Gluing Rosette Trim to Side of Shoe

5. Take two of the larger rosettes and place one on the end of the trim and one on the opposite side. Glue down with E-6000.

Gluing Rosettes to Edge of Trim

6. On the right shoe place two smaller rosettes on the outside right of the shoe under the larger rosette to make a triangle of flowers. Let dry.

Gluing Rosettes to Side of Shoe

7. On the left shoe place two smaller rosettes on the outside left part of the shoe under the larger rosette to make a triangle of flowers. Let dry.

Finished Tassel Fring Pump in Nude

This fun, floral footwear is just the thing you need to shake off the winter blues! So get a pair of pumps, a section of fringe, and start DIYing your heart out!

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

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Milan Fashion Week may be over, but we’re not done drooling over the looks we saw just yet! Italy has some of the most stunning and unapologetic style, so we knew this week was going to be pretty epic. Some of our favorites are listed below!

Moschino Fall Winter 2014

Moschino is no stranger to pushing the envelope. This season Jeremy Scott pulled in some iconic characters and brands in both media and food for his show. Spongebob, McDonald’s and Froot Loops all made an appearance at this show; and while we may not be brave enough to wear these come next winter, we appreciate the ingenuity.

Prada Fall Winter 2014

Prada was on on fire with it’s saturated color palette, smart geometric shapes, and shearling accents. The shapes were strong, masculine and boxy, with colorful shearling to help take the edge off of some of the powerful pieces.

Pucci Fall Winter 2014

Of course the styles at Pucci featured some unforgettable patterns, their signature aesthetic, but we were really drawn in by the exquisite draping. The looks were very wearable, and would look fantastic on a fiercely confident woman.

Missoni Fall Winter 2014

The styles at Missoni were, dare we say, cozy? The abstract geometric prints in subdued shades, and the basic collared henleys made for a practical and wearable collection. Plus their sweaters looked so warm and welcoming, even with their modern design. They would have made the perfect addition to this year’s winter wardrobe!

Marni Fall Winter 2014

The Marni show might not have been your cup of fashion tea with it’s obtuse silhouettes and mixed bag of prints, but if you can rock it, why not? Each piece was more a work of architectural art, than wearable fashion and that’s totally fine with us. We loved the bold use of fur, shape and feathers this time around, and we can’t wait to see how style bloggers embrace these looks next year.

Which looks did you love this year? Whose collections do you keep coming back to? Let us know!

Sochi Style

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For the last two weeks athletes from all over the world have been competing to bring their country pride and recognition. It’s been a blast to see such committed athletes using their talents, but there’s another component that we can’t leave out. The fashions! Now that the Olympics are winding down, take a look at some of our favorite fashions from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony France

Leave it to the French to look totally chic and stylish with minimal effort. The khakis with the gray pseudo-blazer jackets are perfect! That’s some seriously timeless style.

Norway Curling Team Pants

Norway’s curling team did not stray away from daring fashion choices this week! Their pants were boldly printed, and they practically stole the show!

Meryl Davis and Charlie White Ice Dancing

Meryl Davis and Charlie White not only got the gold, but also featured some of the more ornate costumes to hit Sochi! The embroidered vest and the bedazzled dress, we couldn’t WISH for more from our Olympians.

Kaitlyn Farrington US Olympic Snowboarder

Olympic gold medalist, Kaitlyn Farrington, wore a fantastic quilt-inspired jacket that had the perfect amount of homespun Americana.

Canadian Fashion at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Oh Canada, those mittens. We are so smitten with those maple leaf mittens, and the red and black jackets with toggles look pretty sleek and stylish too!

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski

When it comes to style trailblazers, we need to look no further than the commentators. Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been the shining stars of the Sochi Olympics. From pink blazers to sequined tops, they’ve really turned Olympic fashion on its head. We hear they even coordinated their outfits!

New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 Street Style Inspiration

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When it comes to Fashion Week, the hottest styles aren’t just on the runways. Style icons strut the streets of Lincoln Center on their way to see the latest collections wearing some of the best outfits. Lucky for us, the snow didn’t stop these trendsetters from making their way out this year! Here were some of our favorite looks from NYFW Fall/Winter 2014!Susie Bubble in Blue Coat

Rachel Effendy with Purple Stole

We saw a lot of fur at Fashion Week, colored fur. Fashionistas donned fur stoles and coats in bold and brash hues for a fashion punch. If you want to test out this popular trend without having to buy a super expensive statement piece, make a hat with our pom poms that come in fantastic colors!

Models in Black and White

Off duty models kept it cool and casual with neutral ensembles. Judging from the blue hair streaks and dramatic winged liner, their looks on the runway were the opposite of their outfits.

Moschino Jacket

This jacket from Moschino paired with the athletic knee-socks adds a playful touch to the gloomy winter.

Marijera Hamasaki and Hiroshi Hamasaki in White Ensemble

Wearing winter white was another common thread that we loved seeing. It’s so clean and fresh! Just be careful when crossing the street because you might blend in with a snowstorm. Seriously, this winter has been crazy.

What were some of your favorite looks in New York this season? What do you think comes first, the street style or the designer fashion? We would love to hear your answers below!

What’s New in February

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This February we have put some really special items up on the web. From furry pom poms to the perfect blazer button, we have everything you would ever need to create some stylish winter gear. We even have some cool new home decor additions too! Take a look below to see what’s new this February.

Fur Pom Poms

These colorful fur pom poms are the perfect addition to any winter hat! We love the gorgeous rainbow of colors they come in.

Fashion Buttons

Need to make a fashionable style statement? Try one of our fashion buttons! The Dome Faceted Button adds some dimensional sparkle, and the Concentric Ridge Button comes in an unexpected design. Our Perforated Faux Leather Button with Shank is also a great choice for adding some classic style to your clothing!

Metallic Buttons

Nothing looks better on a blazer than our gorgeous Dome Blazer Button with Crest! For added interest, try our Two Hole Metal Concave Button or Cast Metal Flat Rim Button!

Home Decor Fringe

Dress up your home with this gorgeous Braided Tassel Fringe! It comes in an array of colors to match any decor and style.

Which of these items are you most excited to try out?

DIY Fashion Emergency Fixes

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Fashion week is well underway, and the air in New York City is vibrating with excitement. The latest trends are on display, and the most fashion-forward are strutting their stuff on the runways and sidewalks of Lincoln Center. While we all try to look our best in case a fashion photographer decides to snap a street style shot, sometimes we’re struck with a fashion emergency! These quick fixes will get you back on the catwalk in no time.

EarringsDid your earring back fall out? Erasers are a great substitute. Just pop one off of your pencil, and place the flat end against your ear. It may be better than the real thing!

Static overload? Spray the area with a light mist of hairspray to make all cling subside.

Boots and Leather Leggings

Scuffed shoes are messing with your swagger? Use some Sharpie markers for a temporary fix. Word of warning: this won’t hold up as well in bad weather, so just carry a marker with you wherever you go!

If you’ve got a run in your stockings, use the oldest trick in the book: clear nail polish. That run will stop in its tracks (temporarily).

Yellow Pencil SkirtIf you’re having problems with your hem, use a stapler! We wouldn’t recommend this on very expensive pieces, but if you’re in a bind and need a quick fix, there’s no easier way to adjust a hem. You can also use packing tape for a sturdy hold that does minimum damage.

Another use for tape is furry friend damage control. The tape easily picks up any unwanted animal hair!

Have you every had a fashion disaster that you fixed with a DIY? Tell us your story!

4 Ways to Embellish Your Statement Accessories for Fashion Week Part Three: Braided Chain Shoulder Pads

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The next item in our 4 Ways series is a set of Braided Chain Shoulder Pads. Now before you dismiss shoulder pads as an heirloom to the 80s, hear us out. These blinged-out accessories have been appearing on the celeb set, and are a fun way to make any average outfit pop with power! They instantly add glamour to a look, with just the right amount of POW! Upgrade your sweater, blazer or button-down for a look that is totally Beyoncé.

Shoulder Chain Pads

 Chain Shoulder Pads Materials

What You’ll Need:

2 4 1/2″ Braided Chain Motif #59205

1 Yard of Silver 6mm Colored Chain #36956

E-6000

Pliers

Jump Rings

4 Bar Pins

Measuring Tape

Measuring Chain

1. Measure two sets of 4″, 6″ and 8″ chain pieces, and then cut.

Attaching Jump Rings to Chain

2. Open your jump ring and start adding  one set of the 4″, 6″ and 8″ chain. Connect to the end of the chain appliqué, and close the  jump ring.

Attaching Jump Ring to Chain Applique

3. Repeat on the opposite side so that the chain is attached on both sides.

Gluing Pins to Applique

4. Glue two bar pins onto each side, and let your project dry for 24 hours.

Finished Braided Chain Shoulder Pads

Now you have a cool set of chained shoulder pads that will make any outfit a ten! These look amazing on a bold blazer like the one above, or even an all-black ensemble. Want to try a different chain? Check out what other materials you could use for this funky DIY!