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    Jump into Spring
    Wednesday March 16, 2016 1 Comment
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    Jump into Spring!



    The hottest trend for Spring is...(drum roll please)...the Jumpsuit! We see them

    everywhere and we Love it! Jumpsuits are unique, quirky, fun, and fashion forward. We

    see jumpsuit styles working as Evening dresses, Prom dresses, and even

    Wedding Guest dresses!

    Here are some of our favorite jumpsuit styles for the upcoming season!





    Our Top Picks For NYE 2016
    Wednesday December 02, 2015 1 Comment
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    Our Top Picks For NYE 2016!!



    New Years Eve is right around the corner, but before the champagne bottles pop there is

    another countdown ahead. It's time to pick that perfect dress! Make a splash in sequins

    this NYE and get the new year started right! These are our top picks to make it a perfect

    affair, so set aside those resolutions and resolve yourself to just be Fabulous!!



    Primavera Couture Spring 2016
    Tuesday November 10, 2015 2 Comments
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    Primavera Couture Spring 2016



    Primavera Couture is a brand we always have our eyes on. Their gorgeous sparkling

    gowns are perfect for so many occasions. The ornateness of the beading creates amazing

    patterns and the gowns are cut to flatter women of all shapes and sizes. You can't help

    but feel special when you wear one of these sparkling masterpieces. We're so excited to

    show you some of our favorites from their new Spring 2016 collection. We're dreaming

    of wearing these gowns for Holiday parties, winter formals, Valentine's day,

    spring weddings, Prom 2016 the list is endless. Now we just need to get invited to some

    fancy parties!





    That Cinderella Feeling
    Wednesday October 07, 2015 6 Comments
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    That Cinderella Feeling!



    I live for the days where you get to get up early, get your hair and makeup done, and slip

    into a beautiful gown to go to a party. It makes me feel so nostalgic - like I'm back in my

    princess PJs and I'm watching Cinderella for the first time. Nothing comes close to when

    you look at yourself in the mirror after you're all dolled up and all you can do is twirl

    around. I love that feeling and I just long for those invites to weddings or birthday

    parties were I can get all dressed up!


    For me - Fall is a season of new beginnings. As a recent graduate, I find it extremely hard

    not to miss homecoming season or even the prospect of some balls and events in the

    early months of school! I, also, have a few co-workers and friends that are getting

    hitched this year which is always an excuse to buy a dress and a new pair of shoes! But

    honestly I think I stumbled upon a winner with this Sherri Hill two-piece. It has such an

    elegant sweep train and the most beautiful beadwork that I just couldn't pass it up. I

    actually wore something extremely similar to this dress in a navy blue color with a slit on

    the side for my graduation party. BOTH of these Sherri Hill dresses make you look and

    feel like a princess.


    *Photos by Red Studios. With help from Waterside Restaurant & Catering


    Special Thanks to: http://www.redstudios.tv /

    http://watersiderestaurantandcatering.com / http://www.misslaur.com




    Hot Trends for Homecoming 2015
    Friday August 21, 2015 2 Comments
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    Hot Homecoming Trends



    As August approaches we're gearing up for Homecoming 2015. The fall collections have

    already started appearing and we're here to divulge the top three trends for this

    homecoming season.


    Flirty in Florals



    Florals are back big time! Designers like Sherri Hill, Hannah S, Rachel Allan, Angela and

    Alison, and La Femme know this super girly pattern is the perfect choice. Pair with soft

    hair and makeup to keep the print the center of attention.



    Crop the Mic



    For the second season in a row every designer is featuring the crop-top trend. It adds a

    youthful edginess to even a demure style. With this trend go all out with dramatic hair,

    makeup, or accessories...just not all three at once.



    Fifties Flare



    Whether it's a tea-length or mini dress you can't go wrong with a little vintage

    inspiration. A full fifties flared skirt is all the rage for a slightly more sophisticated look.

    Our tip, don't be too literal keep the rest of the look modern for a well rounded, and

    thought-out look.




    Our Favorite Prints for Fall
    Tuesday August 18, 2015 1 Comment
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    Our Favorite Prints for Fall



    A friend once told me "Prints are personal!" And she was right, everyone has their own

    personal opinions on what they like and what they don't. Now that fall is around the

    corner, for some reason, we're having an affinity for prints. Our favorites are brocade,

    polka dots, and florals. In this post I'll show you some of my favorites of each. Enjoy, and

    have a "printastic" season!


    Brocade




    Florals




    Polka Dots




    A Belle in France
    Thursday August 06, 2015 Post a comment
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    A Belle in France

    Or: How to attend a black tie wedding



    Black tie weddings can be difficult to navigate in terms of attire, so

    its best to go with the classic rules of wedding etiquette when

    choosing what to wear. The term 'black tie' can be applied for

    weddings taking place from 6pm onward, and the standard attire for

    a woman is a floor-length gown - even if there is still plenty of

    daylight. An exception to this might be an extremely formal tea-

    length dress covered in sequins or beads, but I would always err on

    the side of a gown.


    A recent trip to France culminated in a black-tie wedding at a

    chateau outside of Paris. - it was an amazing experience! I wore this

    most beautiful red dress by Nicole Bakti that totally fulfilled my all

    my wildest dreams of old Hollywood glamour. For this occasion I

    chose to complete the look with simple silver stilettos, vintage

    rhinestone earrings, red lips and side-swept curls.


    Next time I wear it - that's right, I will definitely get a second wear

    out of this beauty - I imagine going with a very dark smokey eye,

    nude lips, and deep jewel-toned accessories in either emerald or

    lapis. Nude platform pumps would be perfect to complete that look

    and maybe a sleek, flat-ironed low ponytail, too. I can't wait!


    Finding the perfect dress for this wedding could've been really

    difficult. I started wanting something red and with a bit of coverage

    for my upper arms (I'm a bit insecure about them). I quickly found a

    few options, added them to my favorites and then narrowed them

    down from there. Quite simple and fun, really!


    I only hope I find more fancy friends who have black tie weddings so I can start

    shopping for my next gown!






    Modern My Fair Lady
    Tuesday August 04, 2015 Post a comment
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    Modern My Fair Lady



    I have always had a passion for musicals, and one of my all time favourites has to be My

    Fair Lady starring the incomparable Audrey Hepburn. No matter how hard you try, once

    you’ve seen it you will never forget the scene at the racetrack when a completely

    transformed Eliza Doolittle enters in that extravagant black and white gown, complete

    with giant hat. This stunning ballgown, by Sherri Hill, made me feel like Audrey for a

    moment, recreating that classic scene in a modern, yet timelessly elegant way. The two

    piece makes it a little different, with the bodice encased in beautiful black gems. While

    the skirt is made from layers upon layers of petticoats, to add a real princess feel.


    We shot these photos on the beautiful Brighton Bandstand, famed for it’s elegance and

    beauty, and I felt it was the perfect location to capture such a magnificent dress. It really

    is modern My Fair Lady all over! All I need now is a gigantic hat and I could be off to the

    races!



    Cocktails in Morocco
    Tuesday July 28, 2015 Post a comment
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    Cocktails in Morocco



    This amazing Scala beaded nude dress was perfect for a semi-formal cocktail party. I

    wore it to a Moroccan- themed rehearsal dinner at a wedding in France! A pair of simple

    silver stilettos complimented the beads and sequins and let all the attention focus on the

    detailed bead work. It looks like you're wearing a dress made of metal!



    This dress would also pair really well with this season's gladiator sandal trend - go for a

    high-heeled style to keep it dressy.



    My favorite thing about this dress is that it's full coverage yet incredibly sexy. The nude

    fabric blends well over skin, making it look like your body is covered and draped in

    sparkles. The long sleeves cover up your arms if they're not your favorite body part,

    while the shorter hem shows off your legs.



    The best part of the night? Hearing this over and over again: "That dress! Wow - you

    look amazing. Like Marilyn Monroe, Happy Birthday Mr. President amazing."





    The Homecoming LBD
    Tuesday July 21, 2015 Post a comment
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    The Homecoming LBD!



    It’s very rare that I find a dress that makes me feel like an absolute Disney 

    princess, but this stunning number by La Femme hit the nail right on the 

    head. Words cannot describe how much I am in love with this dress. With 

    prom, homecoming, and graduation happening all over the world, the 

    season’s trends appear around little black dresses and sparkling minis. This 

    one combines the two for the best of both worlds; beautifully crafted with 

    layers upon layers of petticoats, topped with intricate black lace and 

    twinkling diamonds. Not only is this dress stunning, but it’s also incredibly 

    comfortable. I know I didn’t want to take it off, not only because I felt so 

    glamorous in it, but also because it felt so fantastic to wear. We took photos 

    in the dress down in the gorgeous English countryside in the wondrous 

    Stanmer House; a beautiful, historic building in the Sussex Downs. 

    Wearing this dress in such a beautiful old building really felt like I was 

    stepping into a novel where a fantastic ball might take place. 

     *Photographs by Malcolm Tam* 




    Pantone Color Report
    Thursday July 16, 2015 1 Comment
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    Pantone Color Report



    Each year Pantone releases a color report full of wonderful tidbits on what colors will be

    trending each season. For summer we picked three of our favorite colors, Aquamarine,

    Classic Blue, and Glacier Gray. Keep scrolling to find out why these are THE colors to

    wear this summer!

    Aquamarine: This color reminds us of a tropical vacation with fruity drinks, palm trees, and

    beautiful clear turquoise water! Not only is it bright and vibrant, it also looks great with any skin

    tone, and as your summer tan builds so will your affinity for this chic hue!

    Styles Featured: Terani 151P0113, Mignon VM1480, Mon Cheri 115963



    Classic Blue: Sometimes called "Sailor Blue" classic blue reminds us of just that...sailing. This

    staple color is perfect to bring a little peace to the hectic summer nights because psycologically

    it's a cool calming shade. The word classic is perfectly apropos!

    Styles Featured: Coya Collection CL1420, Janique K6474, Lara 42419



    Glacier Gray: On hot nights, and days too, a shade like this makes perfect sense. The icy cold tone

    plays a trick on your mind to lower your body temperature. Who wouldn't love that? This pale gray

    has undertones of blue and yellow...so bronze up, it's all about contrast!

    Styles Featured: Terani 151M0357, JMac Duggal 61866D, Dave and Johnny 444






    50 Shades of Glitter
    Tuesday February 24, 2015 Post a comment
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    50 Shades of Glitter



    With 50 Shades of Grey on the brain, we put together our favorite

    glittery designs. Taking inspiration from 50 Shades star Dakota Johnson,

    we matched her red carpet dress to a look from Scala. Sparkly attire is

    a must this prom season. The classic silhouette of these lovely dresses

    look fabulous on all body types. Try a variety of necklines to see which

    suits you best.





    Evening Gown Trends: The Mermaid Silhouette
    Friday July 25, 2014 Post a comment
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    Evening Gown Trends:


    The Mermaid Silhouette



    One of our favorite evening-wear trends is the fit-and-flare style of

    a mermaid silhouette! It's elegant with all the drama of a red carpet

    dress
    . We hand-picked several colors and styles to showcase this striking

    silhouette. You don't need to follow trends to find your dream dress, but

    it never hurt to pick a style, such as this, that's flattering and classically

    glamorous. Browse our evening dresses for even more options!





    Red Carpet Trend: Sheer Details
    Friday July 18, 2014 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Trend: Sheer Details



    It's all about the details! From lovely lace to elegant overlay, the sheer

    trend is a hit on the red carpet. This subtle, sheer detail will elevate a

    look and is sure to work from day-to-night. We've got short and chic

    dresses, along with beautiful evening gowns. These celebs have

    inspired us to find our favorite sheer looks and try something new!





    Pageant Girl Problems
    Wednesday July 09, 2014 Post a comment
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    Pageant Girl Problems



    We love our pageant girls! NewYorkDress is a go-to site for many pageant

    contestants so we stay on top of current trending topics. Right now the

    hilarious hashtag #pageantgirlproblems is currently trending on twitter.

    Many of the "problems" are small, hilarious or cute things the girls go

    through as pageant season unfolds. We collected a few of our favorites

    and present them to you in pure pageant hilarity.



    Our favorite tweet? This adorable girl who appreciates fashion.

    We hope she got her dress at NewYorkDress!






    Seeing Red
    Friday March 07, 2014 Post a comment


    Seeing Red



    We're 'seeing red' this prom season! No, we're not mad, we're extremely

    glad that this fabulous color is a red carpet trend. From the SAG Awards

    to the Golden Globes, ruby red lips remained an award show staple. Mad

    Men's Elizabeth Moss wore red on red for a bold statement, while other

    celebs used a red lip to accent their look. Whether on your lips or in a fab

    red dress, this trend is perfect for prom or any red carpet event!





    Electric Blue
    Friday January 24, 2014 1 Comment


    Electric Blue



    We're feeling blue this season. No, not sad, but ecstatic for fabulous

    prom to come. This colorful trend is bold, bright and totally electric! Our

    model is werqing this look in a strapless, shimmery gown and higher than

    high ponytail. Check out our favorite electrifying dresses below.





    Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab S/S 2014
    Thursday October 17, 2013 Post a comment
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    Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab S/S 2014



    Our favorite designer of Paris Fashion Week was definitely Elie Saab. His

    Spring/Summer 2014 collection was full of bold colors, such as red, black

    and a soft, yet bold, salmon. The collection had touches of lace on nearly

    every dress and Elie Saab even dubbed it, "A lace garden." We channeled

    designer vibes for our favorite lookalike dresses.





    Orange is the New Everything!
    Wednesday September 18, 2013 Post a comment
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    Orange is the New Everything!

     

      Remember when we asked if orange was the new black? Turns out we were

    right on track with the newest fashion trend! It is certainly the it-color of the

    season and has showed up in multiple runway shows like Ralph Lauren,

    DKNY and Nanette Lapore. It's perfect for both fall and spring, which makes

    it a transitional color. Those are always a necessity in a girl's wardrobe! Take

    a look at some of our runway favorites along with a few prom-worthy choices

    from NewYorkDress designers.

     



    NYFW Street Style 2013
    Thursday September 12, 2013 Post a comment
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    NYFW Street Style 2013



    Street style is an essential part of Fashion Week, some might even argue

    the most important part. Besides an indicator of trends, street style is where

    the true creativity emerges. You see editors and bloggers alike mixing and

    matching designer it-bags, vintage accessories and H&M staples all in a

    unique fashion. Check out a few of our Fashion Week favorites from the

    exciting streets of New York!





    Red Carpet Trend: Empire Waists
    Thursday August 01, 2013 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Trend: Empire Waists



    For red carpet dresses that are both beachy and sophisticated, empire waist

    dresses are the way to go! Whether flowing or fitted, this lovely silhouette

    has long been a staple for many celebs. It comes in every color and looks

    good on every shape. Go ahead, pick your favorite below!





    Pretty Pink Hues
    Monday July 29, 2013 Post a comment
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    Pretty Pink Hues



    Our favorite color of the day is the lovely shade of pink! Whether pink

    pastries or perfectly pink accessories, everything goes with the pink

    dresses of NewYorkDress. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day for this

    pretty hue to warm our hearts so check out a few of our favorite selections!





    Red Carpet Trend: Slits
    Thursday July 18, 2013 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Trend: Slits



    Slits are all the rage on the red carpet. They're sexy and offer perfect

    posing options a la Angelina. They are a red carpet staple and every celeb

    has worn some form of the silhouette at least once in their red carpet career.

    If you're looking for your own red carpet dress, look no further than

    NewYorkDress!





    Runway Trend: Stripes
    Friday July 05, 2013 Post a comment
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    Runway Trend: Stripes




    Bold stripes were all over the runway Spring/Summer 2013. From Marc Jacobs

    to Dolce and Gabbana, stripes dominated the runway and are now dominating

    the fashion scene! They're great for summer and make for unique homecoming

    dresses
    this coming school year.





    Jazz Age Lawn Party
    Thursday June 27, 2013 Post a comment
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    Jazz Age Lawn Party



    Each year on Governor's Island in NYC, people from all over gather for the Jazz

    Age Lawn Party. It's a picnic where people dress in 1920's fashion from their

    head down to their toes. Check out some of our favorite street style shots from

    this month's event and join us August 17th and 18th for the second event of the

    season! You can also look through our Gatsby post for fabulous inspiration and

    a few NewYorkDress choices!





    Summer Trend: Bold Fuchsia Lips
    Monday June 24, 2013 Post a comment
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    Summer Trend: Bold Fuchsia Lips



    Want to try something bold this summer? We recommend a passionate pink

    pucker to brighten your day. Of all the colorful hues of summer, fuchsia

    is one of our favorites. It's sugar and spice and everything nice all in

    one lipstick. Whether you go matte or go glossy, you're sure to be pretty

    in pink with this color. Make sure to keep it classy and minimal with the

    rest of your makeup to let the bold color shine through! 





    Red Carpet Trend: Soft Neutrals
    Thursday June 20, 2013 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Trend: Soft Neutrals




    This time of year, soft neutrals are the way to go. Celebrities love them and

    they are a unique color for your homecoming dresses. From soft pastel pinks

    to peaches and tans, neutrals are the new basic black!





    The Lovely Lace Trend
    Friday June 07, 2013 Post a comment
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    The Lovely Lace Trend



    One of the hottest trends of the season has to be the femininity of lace. It was

    all over the Spring/Summer 2013 runway from NewYorkDress designer Tadashi

    Shoji to Roberto Cavalli and Jason Wu. Lace is a breezy way to stay elegant and

    chic as the temperature start to rise. No wonder celebs love it! It's lightweight

    and lovely as can be. 





    The Season of Prints
    Thursday June 06, 2013 Post a comment
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    The Season of Prints

     

    It's officially summer and we're ready for garden parties and BBQs. If you have

    an event to attend, consider choosing a print. Prints can be casual or elegant,

    depending on the dress. Many of our print dresses have unique glittering

    accents, which elevate the glamour of the dress. Others are casual enough for

    a day of shopping or even to wear to work. Take a look at some of our favorites!




    Looking for low-key or work appropriate? These Terani prints above are short

    and sweet for a causual day out and these Boutique prints below are summery

    and fun with perfectly professional accents.





    Red Lace and Valentino
    Tuesday May 14, 2013 2 Comments
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    Red Lace and Valentino



    Red lace dominated the runway at Valentino Spring 2012 and now celebs have

    turned the lacy silhouette into the perfect red carpet trend! It's classic and

    covered up with a bit of mystery and colorful intrigue. Our Atria dress is the

    perfect matchmaker to the Valentinos these celebs are rocking. Everyone

    looks good in red and the lacy overlay is a great accent to any red carpet dress.





    The Great Gatsby!
    Friday May 10, 2013 Post a comment
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    The Great Gatsby!



    It's Great Gatsby Day! The most anticipated movie of the year is released in

    theaters today so go forth, dress up as your inner Daisy Buchanan, and watch

    the glittery opulence that is the 1920's. It's an inspiring decade for every

    event in your life. From weddings and red carpet to accessorizing your prom

    and homecoming dresses 2013, it's the perfect look sure to turn heads!





    Wedding Trend: Flower Crowns Galore!
    Tuesday May 07, 2013 Post a comment
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    Wedding Trend:


    Flower Crowns Galore!



    As the weather heats up, flower crowns become the perfect accessory for music

    festivals, outdoor picnics and, of course, weddings! More and more brides are

    donning a flower crown on their special day. It adds a bit of whimsy to all

    wedding dresses and is sure to make any bride stand out from the crowd. Our

    flower-crown royalty might have a few non-brides, but their crowns are too

    fantastically floral to pass up!





    Old Hollywood Glamour
    Thursday May 02, 2013 Post a comment
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    Old Hollywood Glamour



    Old Hollywood glamour is a classic go-to for red carpet dresses and all formal

    occasions. Legends, such as Marilyn Monroe and Veronica Lake, along with

    current celebrities such as Dita Von Teese and Jessica Alba, all contribute to

    our fabulous Hollywood inspiration. The perfect wave of their hair and a bright,

    red lip come together for a timeless look that is unequivocally glamorous.





    Gorgeous Geometrics
    Wednesday May 01, 2013 1 Comment
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    Gorgeous Geometrics



    Geometric bodices or triangular prints are the perfect accents for homecoming

    dresses 2013
    . They give a bit of edge to a modern, form-fitting look and add

    a glamorous, art-deco feel to the dress itself. Accessorize with a fabulous

    geometric clutch and you're ready to hit the dance floor!





    Color Trend: Bold Blue
    Tuesday April 30, 2013 Post a comment
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    Color Trend: Bold Blue



    One of our favorite runway and street style trends has to be the abundance of

    bold blues. Reemerging each season, this less than cheery color is given new

    life by the brightness of the hue and the sassy gals wearing it! Go head to toe

    blue for a bold look sure to turn heads or stay subtle with a basic blue trim or

    pretty print. Don't forget to follow our blue board on Pinterest!





    Red Carpet Trend: Heavenly Halter-Tops
    Monday April 29, 2013 1 Comment
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    Red Carpet Trend:


    Heavenly Halter-Tops




    A red carpet trend that easily transitions into your selection of prom or

    homecoming 2013 dresses has to be the halter. It's a universally known neckline

    that's perfect for the sultry glamour you crave and the support you need as you

    dance the night away. Here are some some of our red carpet favorites!





    Spring 2013's Fabulous Floral Trend
    Tuesday April 23, 2013 Post a comment
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    Spring 2013's


    Fabulous Floral Trend



    It's no surprise that florals are in this season, but spring 2013 is full of a

    different kind of floral, a floral made for the modern woman. The silhouettes

    feel fresh and modern, but still carry that classic spring joy to them. We

    thought we'd share a few of our favorites off the runway and at NewYorkDress.

    They're perfect for prom dresses, homecoming dresses 2013 or even graduation!






    Red Carpet Trend: Lovely Long-Sleeve Gowns
    Monday April 22, 2013 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Trend:


    Lovely Long-Sleeve Gowns





    Whether at premieres or award shows, more and more celebs are rocking long-

    sleeve red carpet dresses. Not only is it ultra sophisticated, but it's weather

    appropriate as we shed our coats and still need a bit of sleeve. The key to

    pulling off a long-sleeve gown? Keep it simple and show off a little something,

    somewhere else. Whether that means a slit, backless detail, or a little

    sheerness, you can't go wrong with this subtle, sexy silhouette.





    Gorgeous Eyebrow Icons
    Thursday April 18, 2013 Post a comment
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    Gorgeous Eyebrow Icons




    One of our favorite beauty trends that comes and goes each season has to be

    the resurgence of strong, feminine eyebrows. It takes a strong woman to rock

    strong brows and, if groomed correctly, can shape the face gorgeously. Here are

    a few of our eyebrow icons leading the way in strong, face shaping brows. .





    Red Carpet Trend: Asymmetrical Necklines
    Wednesday April 17, 2013 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Trend:


    Asymmetrical Necklines


    One of the biggest trends in formal-wear this season has to be the asymmetrical

    neckline
    . A hit on the red carpet, this versatile look works on embellished

    party-time looks, such Naomi Watts' glittering dress above or a simple cut dress

    such as Julianne Moore's chic, navy dress. Whether going to the Oscars, prom or

    a formal dinner, this neckline the fits the occasion.




    Under the Sea Mermaid Style
    Wednesday April 10, 2013 Post a comment
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    Under the Sea Mermaid Style




    One of our favorite silhouettes here at NewYorkDress has to be “the mermaid.”

    Sultry from the top and sophisticated at the bottom, this classic evening-wear

    silhouette steps any look up a notch or two. Our mermaid collage of glamour may

    be aquamarine but whether you're into pastels, glitter or lace, you can choose

    from a variety of these flattering gowns. Take a gander at our selection of

    mermaid dresses or follow our mermaid board on Pinterest!






    Spring 2013's Ruffle Runway Trend
    Tuesday April 09, 2013 Post a comment
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    Spring 2013's


    Ruffle Runway Trend




    This season, ruffles ruled the runway. From Gucci to Givenchy, each designer

    had their own take on this feminine trend. Some went full on girly girl, while

    others created ruffles with edge. Perfect for spring, ruffles are a trend with truly

    staying power. Whether in dark colors or pastels, they always add sass and

    sophistication to any look. No wonder we're such fans here at NewYorkDress!


    Here are few of our favorite celebs “rufflin' some feathers” on the red carpet.


    Looking good ladies!


     



    Black and White Street Style
    Thursday April 04, 2013 Post a comment
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    Black and White Street Style





    We previously brought one of our favorite trends to the forefront with a

    summary of the chicness that defines black and white. The colors, both dramatic

    and elegant, are not just popular on the runway, but with bloggers and editors

    alike. The lovely looks from these street style favorites are ever-changing

    and ever-influencing. Here are a few of our favorite ladies rocking this

    classic trend.



    Plus a few dresses we'd love to see them in!




    Spring Brings Pretty Pastels
    Monday April 01, 2013 Post a comment
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    Spring Bring Pretty Pastels


    We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Spring is in the air and

    pastels are more inspiring than ever. Take a look at our inspiration board for

    all your spring-time color needs. From bloggers and street style to deliciously

    fancy treats, the hues of spring are equally fun and fancy-free. Dress them up

    or down, these colors are here to stay!





    Birthday Style
    Friday March 22, 2013 Post a comment
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    Birthday Style


    It's time to think outside the birthday box, gals! We love it all-from the candles to the fashion, but we're ready to kick all birthdays into overdrive by adding some sparkle. Our stylist chose four birthday styles so glamorous, people won't be able to take their eyes off of you. Whether your birthday plans consist of a fun dinner or a night out with your friends, we think the first gift you need to give yourself is that special dress.


    Portrait Backs
    Thursday March 21, 2013 Post a comment
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    Portrait Backs


    We are loving the mystique of dresses with portrait backs. Why should the front of the dress have all the fun when the backs can channel elegance as well? In fact, portrait backs were seen all over the Spring runways and red carpets, leaving behind a trail of romance and whimsy. We turned to our designer collections to choose some of our favorite gowns with portrait backs. Which would you wear?



    Black and White
    Friday March 15, 2013 Post a comment
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    Black and White


    One of Spring's biggest trends is chic and minimalist, but by no means boring. We have to admit, nothing looks quite as sleek and stylish as the stark contrast of these two colors. This season's runways and red carpets were alive with the color trend. If there's one thing we love about black and white is its extreme wearability, spanning daytime casual to evening bombshell. Without further adieu, we present a very hearty helping of our stylists' favorite black and white pieces. Add in a matte red lip or a cat eye and you've sure to set off alarms.




    Prom Hair Trends
    Wednesday March 13, 2013 Post a comment
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    Prom Hair with Savannah Lathem

     

    1. Chic Side Bun: For the first hair style I chose a chic side bun. If you have layers or bangs, this look is perfect for you. I styled my layers in loose curls away from my face using a flat iron. All you have to do is twist your hair in a circular motion into a bun and secure it with a hair tie and a few bobby pins. It's best to place the bobby pins in position where they are not seen. This is a conservative and sophisticated look yet classy for Prom.

    2. Half Up Half Down For the fourth look I kept my hair wavy/curly and I pulled it half up half down. I got rid of my part but I still kept my bangs down. Feel free to add an accessorie or accessories in your hair with this look. For all of these looks all I used was a hair tie, bobby pins and hairspray. Make sure to use hair spray as a finishing touch so your hair stays secure throughout the night.

    3. Mermaid Waves I created loose waves using a Wand Curling Iron that was two inches at the top and one inch at the bottom. Wrap your hair in a circular motion around the wand for 10 seconds (for loose curls) or longer (for tighter curls) and release. I chose to part my hair on the side for this look, but you can also part your hair in the middle for a Bohemian vibe.

    4. Elegant Braid For this look, I parted my hair on the left side and started braiding using several strands and secured using bobby pins. I also took a little section of hair from the left side and braided all the way across to the other side of my head so it swept over my head to give it that final full braided touch. You can also use hair clips with embellishments to accent your hair style or beautiful flowers to enhance this style.

    Sincerely,
    Savannah Lathem



    Spring Bridal Trends
    Tuesday March 12, 2013 Post a comment
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    Spring Bridal Trends


    The changing of season brings us to some of our favorite bridal trends. We looked to the runways and celebrity nuptials and chose some of our favorite bridal trends. Not to worry, our favorites are feminine and fashion forward with a hint of tradition. Our first trend is the column wedding gown, which serves to elongate a bride's silhouette. Although it's more of a timeless gown, it is especially great for petite brides, but this silhouette is not to good at concealing problem areas. Our next trend is the peplum. This style is great for two reasons-it can add curves to brides who have a square or rectangular figure as well as conceal any problem areas at the midsection. If you have an hourglass figure, keep the peplum at the waist. If your figure is more on the petite, square side, you should opt for a peplum at the hip which will enhance your figure. Ruffled gowns are our third trend. These are perfect for any bride who has a pear shaped body. If you are a bit shorter, the ruffles might overpower you. Last, but definitely not least is the short bridal gown. A shorter gown can create balance for a bride who has an hourglass figure and is also a great way to frame your gorgeous legs!




    Romper
    Monday March 04, 2013 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Rompers


    If you're looking for a way to break away from traditional dresses and skirts, look to rompers to lead the way. Celebrities like Alexa Chung, Eva Longoria and Kate Hudson have jumped on the romper train, with good reason. This fashionable jumpsuit is versatile and practical. Our stylist chose two of our most popular romper styles, perfect for a night out on the town or for Prom 2013. Where would you wear a romper to?




    On Trend
    Friday March 01, 2013 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Brights


    If you're anything like us, the drab winter temperatures and dark winter colors have taken over our wardrobe and to be quite honest, we're ready for a change. Bring on the new year, warmer temperatures and bright pops of color! We can't wait to give our deep reds, browns and greys a rest and add some bright limes, pinks and tangerines! We're loving this bright color wave for Prom and evening dresses. Take a look at some our stylist's bright picks!




    Mix and Match
    Thursday February 28, 2013 Post a comment
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    Mix and Match: Feathers


    One trend that's had the fashion masses in a flutter these past two seasons doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Yes dears, feathers were all aflutter-down the runways, on red carpets and on the sidewalks. If you think feathers belong in a cage, think again. We've chosen some of our dreamiest red carpet dresses featuring silky soft feathers just in case you want to take flight. And if that's not enough, we added some accessories to sweeten the deal. You're welcome, dolls.


    Oscar Match Maker
    Thursday February 28, 2013 Post a comment
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    Oscars 2013


    The 85th annual Oscars came and went, but the stars' wardrobe choices have keep media outlets buzzing for days. From Anne Hathaway's last minute choice, (she opted for a Prada gown instead of her Valentino one) to Charlize Theron's chic and modern white peplum gown, viewers everywhere got their fashion fix. We were more than happy to be on board the Oscar frenzy and even matched two red carpet dresses of our favorite looks. The delightful Octavia Spencer, who looked elegant and well put together in a light pink Tadashi Shoji gown. We fell head over heels for the dramatic asymmetrical neckline and intricate pearl detailing on the bodice. We matched Kerry Washington's strapless sparkling coral Miu Miu gown with Jovani 1005. This elegant gown's vibrant color is fresh and is perfectly offset by the sparkling detail at the bodice.


    Gilded Glam
    Tuesday February 26, 2013 Post a comment
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    Gilded Glam


    Let gold take front and center this season-whether you decided to don a gold dress or gold accented accessories. We love burnt tones of gold, bronze, pewter-anything with a deliciously rich finish. Gold can look extremely streamlined and chic, if done right. Gold can add a youthful glow to one's overall appearance. We're crushing on Clarisse 2117-this evening gown features an asymmetrical neckline and allover gold sequins that make it absolutely Oscar-worthy!


    Pattern Sequins
    Monday February 25, 2013 Post a comment
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    Pattern Sequins


    What girl doesn't love sequins? How about fun and intricate patterns? Our stylist recently chose two  evening dresses featuring pattern sequins. We fell in love with the chevron and striped sequin designs in Jovani 111240. The fishtail skirt and sweetheart neckline make this sparkling evening gown an absolute showstopper. Terani 1318P features a fitted bodice, multicolored sequins. A high side slit and layered hem add to this gown's femininity and charm, making it a perfect option for Prom 2013.


    Pantone Color
    Friday February 22, 2013 Post a comment
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    Pantone Color of the Year


    If you haven't already heard, the Pantone Color for 2013 is emerald green. While you may not have the green to invest on the real thing, there are plenty of ways you can sport the rich hue. Not to worry, there are plenty of variations of the color so relax, you will not look like a leprechaun. You don't have to dress in emerald from head to toe, but we do have some beautiful dresses you'll happily wear. Forego the traditional little black dress for a rich emerald evening gown or a fun and cheery emerald cocktail dress. Color as vibrant and powerful as emerald demand attention and exude confidence, so go ahead and show your true colors. Will you be sporting the color trend this year?




    Statement Shoulders
    Monday February 18, 2013 Post a comment
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    Statement Shoulders


    Whether a smattering of rhinestones, fringe or a more structured shape, our stylist agrees that statement shoulders are a perfect way to revamp your style. This new breed of shoulders is all the buzz on runways and red carpets and the key to pulling off the look is to find a shoulder that suits you. If you prefer a little sparkle, perhaps an embellished shoulder is for you. On the other hand, if you are a little more of a fashion risk taker, you might want to opt for a structured shoulder. These stunning shoulders are so pretty, you might want to forego your jewelry! Here's are some of our stylist's favorite dresses with statement shoulders.




    Designer Spotlight
    Thursday February 14, 2013 Post a comment
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    Style Spotlight: Tarik Ediz


    Oh Tarik Ediz, how we love thee! This week, we're shining our style spotlight on this Turkish designer who delivers glamorous designs fit for the red carpet. This designer's glamorous designs are absolutely breathtaking and have left our staff "oohing" at the sight of their exquisite gowns. Intricate detailing and flattering fits take Tarik Ediz's gowns to a whole new level. Three of our favorite new Ediz styles have us seeing stars and we love it! Whether you're looking to wow at a wedding, drop jaws at a black tie event or stand out at Prom 2013, Tarik Ediz gowns are sure to take you there.




    Peplum Trend
    Monday February 11, 2013 Post a comment
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    Stylist's Pick: Peplum


    Hot on the heels of the Fall 2013 NYFW, our resident stylist is still in love with peplum and with good reason. This figure flattering trend has been spotted on celebrities and fashionistas everywhere. If you've been a little hesitant to try the trend on for size, here's a quick tip that might sway your skepticism. If you're a curvier gal with an hourglass shape, choose a waist peplum. Doing so with not emphasize your hips and instead define your lovely waist. If your body shape is a little more on the rectangular side, choose a peplum that falls at the hips. Doing so will add a little "pep" to your step and some flirty and feminine curves to your shape! Now that we've used the power of persuasion, make sure and take a peek at our stylist's peplum picks. Which fashion forward style would you rock?




    On Trend
    Wednesday January 23, 2013 Post a comment
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    Prom Ready with Jasz Couture


    It's about time to bring on the charm and leave the crowds swooning, dolls! This prom season, we're taking a look at some of this season's hottest trends. Two looks we are old world romance with soft layers of ruffles or opt for loads of shine in the form of sparkly embellishments and side cut outs. Jasz Couture 4817 delivers the thrill of romantic gown that'll make you feel as pretty as a red carpet princess. Jasz Couture 4109C will outshine prom goers with full on sparkle and sultry runway inspired cut outs. Our stylist matched these two gowns with some makeup looks from our very own New York Dress models. Jasz Couture 4817 looks great matched with a fresh pink lip, classic winged eyeliner and a loose side updo. For Jasz Couture 4109C, we like the idea of a soft brown smokey eye, a natural flush on the cheeks and lips and loose tousled hair. Which look are you feeling this Prom season?




    Jasz Couture
    Tuesday January 08, 2013 Post a comment
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    Prom 2015 Spotlight: Jasz Couture


    It's a new year and the start of an entirely new Prom season. If you're attending Prom this year, prepare to be floored with exquisite runway inspired prom dresses from Jasz Couture. Their 2015 Prom Dresses Collection includes some of the hottest trends, including cascading feminine ruffles and jewel embellishments. If you want full-on glamour, you might like Jasz Couture 4908. This sultry prom dress features embellished waist cut outs and a ruffled tiered skirt. If your prefer an red carpet elegance, think Jasz Couture 4805. This embellished A-line gown will flatter your figure with its ruched bodice and slightly billowing floor length skirt. This prom season let Jasz Couture lend the elegance and exquisite detail.





    The Voice
    Thursday December 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    The Voice


    The Voice announced winner Cassadee Pope on Tuesday night, causing a media frenzy. Style blogs and websites zeroed in on Pope's winning performance and four stellar outfits during the final episode. InStyle even mentioned Pope's fabulous LBD in its review of Pope's winning performance. Not to worry doll-you too can rock this body conscious cap sleeve mini dress. The leatherette piping in JS Collection 862970 flatters your body's natural curves so well, it's no wonder why this dress caused quite the stylish buzz online. How would you style this LBD?




    Karmin
    Wednesday December 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Karmin in Mac Duggal


    Karmin's Amy Heidemann was featured in YRB magazine earlier this year with dark romantic look. This editorial was absolutely fierce, complete with a crystal embellished eye mask, pomapadour and spiked rings. Karmin fans loved Heidemann's Mac Duggal 5582D. This sheath dress features a low cut neckline, lace bodice and crystal embellishments at the waist and neck. A side slit and large back cut out gives this dress a sultry feel to it.




    Seventeen Prom
    Tuesday December 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Seventeen Prom


    'Shake It Up' star and teen sensation Bella Thorne is Seventeen Prom's newest cover girl. The fiery haired actress, who recently celebrated her Quinceanera in a Sherri Hill gown, looked absolutely breathtaking in a Xcite 30395. This bright turquoise gown features a crossover styling wrap and cascading ruffles fall to the floor. A sweetheart neckline and crystal embellishments at the waist finish the enchanting look off. Our final verdict: If Bella Thorne can rock this look her own way, any girl with a love for fashion can rock it as well! How would you accessorize this fun gown?





    Winter Shoot
    Tuesday December 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Prom Forecast: Sparkle


    Our winter shoot was brilliant! Our newest model, Katy, came into our studios on a chilly morning and our team wasted no time in prepping her for our winter shoot. One of the recurring trends we saw in our selected pieces was embellishment via rhinestones and sequins. We fell in love with the allover sequined brilliance of Shail K SK3820 and the opulent rhinestones of Jovani 2664. Stand out while framing your long legs in multicolored Terani 1318. If you're in search of a true showstopper, consider iridescent rhinestones in curve hugging Jovani 4247. This prom season, think of fully sparkling silhouettes that'll outshine all others.




    Nicole Bakti
    Friday December 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Nicole Bakti


    One of this year's top rated red carpet looks came from English designer Stella McCartney. Hollywood A-listers, such as Kate Moss, Brooklyn Decker and Yasmin Le Bon stunned in McCartney's curve hugging two toned evening gowns. We love the retro air of the contrasting colors and the chic contouring of the dress,(which is very figure flattering). We love McCartney's collection just as much as the next fashionista, but we don't want to break the bank for them. Lucky for you, we matched two fabulous red carpet looks with two similar Nicole Bakti styles: Nicole Bakti 333 and Nicole Bakti 334. Both evening dresses are body conscious silhouettes which celebrate the natural curves of a woman's figure. Need we say more?



    Mac Duggal
    Thursday December 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Mac Duggal "It" Dress


    The "It" Mac Duggal dress is also a pageant contestant favorite. Mac Duggal 61041R has become a favorite with good reason. The sheer lace evening gown packs a glamorous punch. Floral lace patterns cover the fitted bodice, while a deep scooped back adds drama. Long sheer fabric falls to the floor in a sweeping motion and a high side slit takes it up a notch. This Hollywood inspired gown was one of our picks for our street style shoot this past Fall. On the runway, stage or with the city as its backdrop, Mac Duggal 61041R is absolutely fabulous.






    Theia
    Monday December 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    Marissa Quinn in Theia


    Actress Marissa Quinn of 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2' wore cocktail dress Theia 881338 to the Comic-Con Celebration in California. The Texas native who plays Huilen in the latest installment of the series, was a gilded vision in the body con dress. The fully sparkling slip style dress is covered in gold sequins, while contrasting silver sequins wrap around the bodice, enhancing one's natural curves. Quinn kept her accessories simple-donning gold and black peep toe heels and a sleek black manicure. What do you think of Quinn's red carpet look?



    Payton Rae
    Friday December 07, 2012 1 Comment
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    Payton Rae In Alyce


    Pint-sized country songstress Payton Rae loves her country music and she loves glamour. In a recent exclusive photoshoot for Alyce Paris, Payton rocked Alyce 2186. This one of a kind mini dress features a corset style bodice, covered in shimmery sequins. The dazzling skirt covered in paillettes adds contrast to the bodice. A body conscious silhouette will hug your curves in all the right places while a lace up back completes the look. Where would you wear this dress to?






    Baroque
    Thursday December 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Baroque


    This upcoming Spring is looking a bit richer with the Baroque trend. Think gilded patterns, Rococo inspired prints, lavish velvet details, pops of blues, plums and bronzes. We looked back at some of our favorite Spring 2013 runway looks for Baroque done right and then sorted through our own collections for ready to wear Baroque inspired dresses. Get in touch with this season's most opulent and ornate trend with pieces from New York Dress.


    Inspiration

    From left to right: Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabanna and Anna Dello Russo in Balmain

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    Our Collection

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    From left to right: Sherri Hill 2537, ($450)// Issue NY 2105067, ($686)//Boutique D102447C, ($155)//Alexia Ardmor D1403VC, ($264)



    Golden Match
    Thursday December 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    Fit For A Dancer


    Dancing with the Stars' dancer Karina Smirnoff looked every bit a golden goddess in La Femme 17139. This body conscious fit on this beaded strapless mini dress flattered Smirnoff's figure. Smirnoff accessorized the dress with nude pumps, berry colored nails, a deep side part with loose waves and a berry colored lip. This holiday season, drape yourself in the intricate beading and luxe feel of this mini dress.

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    Get the Look

    La Femme 17139, ($598)



    Red Carpet Ready
    Thursday December 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    Savannah's Second Look


    The second look we chose for Savannah for her movie premiere was Jasz Couture 4419 in Royal. This mini dress, which features an asymmetrical neckline and an embellished strap, is absolutely dreamy. A flared multi-layer skirt add movement to this dress, which Savannah worked perfectly at the photo shoot. We paired this bold and beautiful mini dress with Alisha Hill S1145. These strappy nude heels are embellished with rhinestones all over, adding the perfect amount of sparkle.


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    Shop Savannah's Look

    Dress: Jasz Couture 4419, ($198)

    Shoes: Alishe Hill S1145, ($190)


    Studio Fun
    Wednesday December 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Styling Savannah


    Styling Savannah Lathem was so much fun for our creative team. They worked closely with Savannah to chose styles and colors that would compliment her best. After various styles and colors, the first winning look was chosen. The dress, (Allure A408) was gorgeous, no doubt-it was Savannah's bubbly personality that made this dress come to life. What do you think of her first look?


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    Shop Savannah's Look

    Dress: Allure A408, ($318)

    Shoes: Allure SUNRISE, ($90)


    Contemporary Chic
    Wednesday December 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Print Is Not Dead


    Before your bones get too accustomed to the big city chill, take a minute to feast your eyes one of Spring 2013's trends. Contrary to popular belief, print is not dead, ladies. It's never too early to kick start your Spring wardrobe. Think fun geometric, Baroque and animal prints for the new year. Designers like Erdem, Vivienne Tam and Carlos Miele all had prints in their Spring 2013 runway collections. Printed dresses are also making a huge splash in the bridal and bridesmaids' wear. Take note ladies.

    Inspiration: Carlos Miele's bright animal prints


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    Our Collection

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    From left to right: Jovani 171255, ($500) / Tony Bowls TBE11312, ($500)/ Kathy Hilton H24077, ($395)


    Shimmery in Jovani
    Wednesday December 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    In Shimmery Fashion


    There's nothing quite as attention grabbing as a little iridescence and shimmer. A little bit of sequins and intricate beadwork can take you a long way. Jenna Dewan, wife of Channing Tatum, was recently spotted wearing Jovani 7749. This mini cocktail dress is an absolute showstopper-from its nude bodice covered completely in an ornate sequined pattern, three quarter sleeves and boat neckline. Where would you wear this dress to?

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    If you prefer a longer length with just enough shimmer, take a cue from actress Morgan Saylor, who was recently spotted on the red carpet at the Emmy Showtime Awards wearing Jovani 5162. Saylor looked glamorous in this halter style evening gown that hugged her curves in all the right places. Intricate beading and sequins add to this gown's luxe factor.

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    *Morgan Saylor is wearing Jovani 5162 in Champagne. Our photograph shows Jovani 5162 in Black



    Match
    Tuesday December 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Match


    Danielle Jonas, wife of Kevin Jonas, was spotted at the Annual Hope for Children Gala in New York City wearing Jovani 171924. This lace mini dress features a scooped back that reveals just enough skin and a flirty feathered skirt that catches the eye. Jonas paired the feathery mini dress with loose wavy hair and natural makeup. Where would you wear this dress to?

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    Shop The Look
    Jovani 171924, ($550)


    CMT Artists
    Tuesday December 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    CMT Artists of The Year


    Country crooners walked the red carpet in their finest at the CMT Artists of the Year yesterday. Miranda Lambert looked sleek in a long sleeve gold Jovani Couture dress, while Hayden Panettiere opted for an asymmetrical fuchsia Roberto Cavalli evening gown. Fan favorite Carrie Underwood wore a black pant suit with illusion panels by Catherine Kidd. Who has your vote for best dressed?


    From left to right: Cheryl Crowe, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Muusgraves and Carrie Underwood

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    Yellow Wedding
    Monday December 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Mellow Yellow


    If you're looking to plan a yellow themed wedding, we're right on board for this delightfully chipper affair. We love the idea of blending an array of yellows-pastels, whites and nudes for a wedding ceremony. Think creamy, pastel, neon and bright yellows for your nuptials. Yellow doesn't have to be shocking-it can be fresh, fabulous and romantic.

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    Shop The Nuptials

    1. Landa AE137, ($198)

    2. Colorifics HB445, ($35)

    3. Mori Lee 4908, ($899)

    4.Purple Collection 73332, ($160)

    5.Kathy Hilton H21067, ($520)

    6. Lela Rose LR125, ($310)

    7. Dyeables SARI, ($61)

    8. Alisha Hill S8004, ($74)



    Classic Glam
    Friday November 30, 2012 Post a comment
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    9 Ways To Glam


    Any woman knows the dance. Oohing and aahing at models and actresses' makeup on shiny magazine spreads. First truth: you must realize that it does indeed, take an entire village to make them look glamorous. Second Truth: You can glam it up as well-and you don't need an entire troop to get there. The trick is to combine that Hollywood inspiration with a biy of frugality to find your inner glam goddess. We're breaking down our model Katy's glam look into 9 simple ways to be classically beautiful, no matter how big your bank account is.

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    Clockwise: Neutrogena Face Highlighter Pen, ($9)/ Sephora Collection Falsies, ($8)/ Covergirl Lip Perfection in Hot, ($7)/ Essie Polish in Really Red, ($8)/ Covergirl Wet Slicks Gloss in Red Riot($8)/ Sephora Blush in Rose Glow, ($12)/ Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner, ($6)/ Loreal Smokey Eyeshadow Palette, ($9) and Maybelline Gerat Lash, ($5)


    Match
    Thursday November 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Corset


    One of this year's biggest trends is the corset. Think defined waists and sultry silhouettes. Bustier and corset dresses have been a popular A-list trend for quite some time. We love the way Rihanna rocked a cream and black Alexander Wang corset dress, so we were excited about this match. Our Boutique BQD280LEA features leather trimming at the bust and waist, giving it a chic edge.


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    Shop The Look
    Boutique BQD280LEA, ($145)



    Tony Bowls
    Thursday November 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Accessorize: Tony Bowls


    When country sweetheart Carrie Underwood walks the red carpet, she can do no wrong. From her ultra sparkly mini dresses to full length ball gowns, Underwood always nails it. At the 2012 Country Music Awards, she wore Tony Bowls LESLIE with her strapless evening gown.

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    Don't forget to accessorize like Coco Jones did with a perfect pair of sparkly heels. The Disney star chose Tony Bowls SASHA for her outfit to Bella Thorne's Quinceanera, (which our guest blogger Savannah Lathem also attended and blogged about). Check out these beautiful heels here.


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    Trend To Try
    Thursday November 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Slick Rider


    If you're looking for a do that'll impart instant glamour on all your holiday outings, weddings and cocktail events-think classic. We're referring to the classic slicked chingon. When you slick your hair down, away from your face, it adds an instant chic factor. Keep the look clean and simple like these four famous red carpet stars did. We're looking at four different versions of this classic look. Which one would you wear?

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    Instagram
    Thursday November 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Tadashi Behind The Scenes


    It's day two of our shoot and our model Katy has been an absolute trooper! It's been a busy week, but our shoots are a good way for us to get back to doing what we love most. Check out a few behind the scenes Instagram shots of our fashion shoot and stay tuned for the finished result! We're especially excited about the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013 collection!


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    ARIA Awards
    Thursday November 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 ARIA Awards


    Celebrities arrived on the red carpet for the 2012 ARIA Awards in Australia yesterday. The annual awards ceremony honors recording artists for their achievements. Among the famous attendees were Taylor Swift, Jesinta Campbell and Jessica Mauboy. Here's a round up of yesterday's red carpet fashion-whose look was your favorite?


    From left to right: Jesinta Campbell, Erin McNaught and Jessica Mauboy

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    Our Match


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    In this photo: La Femme 17435, ($450)

    British Fashion Awards
    Wednesday November 28, 2012 Post a comment
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    British Fashion Awards


    If there's any reason we wished were on the side of the pond last night, it would have been the British Fashion Awards. British trendsetters gathered to honor those who best represent the British fashion community. Among the honorees were designer Stella McCartney, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne. Which look was your favorite?


    From left to right: Alexa Chung, Rita Ora, Dita von Teese, Cara Delevingne, Salma Hayek and Amber Valletta

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    Bridal Trends
    Wednesday November 28, 2012 Post a comment
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    Bridal Trends for 2013

     

    Any bride-to-be who's planning her wedding can attest to the fact that it's never too early to start the mapping of the nuptials. From finding the perfect dress to the theme and venue, it can be a whirlwind of an experience. With 2013 just around the corner, we're looking at four of the biggest bridal trends for 2013. You might consider this entry, one thing you can scratch off your bridal 'to-do list.


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    Shop The Trends


    1. Tadashi 6T982M, ($388)

    2. Tadashi 8H90309L, ($808)

    3. Allure 8706, (price upon request)

    4. Mandalay U81591, ($1098)

    5. Colorifics HB181, ($44)

    6. DST E80014, ($85)

    7. NIKA 6055, ($678)

    8. Wtoo 394, ($196)

    9. Boutique 100064, ($45)

    10. Allure SUNRISE, ($90)



    Snowflake Ball
    Wednesday November 28, 2012 Post a comment
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    Snowflake Ball


    The stars braved chilly conditions to attend the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City last night. Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Selita Ebanks and Allison Williams were among the famous attendees who gathered for a good cause. Gomez, who has been involved in several UNICEF projects since the start of her career, tweeted that 2.5 million dollars was raised at last night's event. The overall red carpet look for last night's charity event were form fitting sparkly evening gowns. Who do you think had the best red carpet look?


    From left to right: Selena Gomez in Dolce and Gabanna, Katy Perry in Naeem Khan, Kate Mara in Jason Wu, Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace and Allison Williams in a mint green gown

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    Our Match

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    In this photo:
    Mikael Aghal 18628, ($700)



    Sparkle
    Tuesday November 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    Melissa Gorga in Jovani


    When we shot this dress on our previous street style shoot, we fell in love with it even more. Real Housewives' star Melissa Gorga wore this sparkling mini cocktail dress to a movie premiere and was the epitome of red carpet perfection. Whether you fall in love with body conscious fit, the all over rhinestone embellishment or sweetheart neckline-we know you'll absolutely stand out in Jovani S4247.

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    Get the Look

    Jovani S4247, ($600)



    New Dos
    Tuesday November 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    She Bangs


    This season, there's been an obvious shift to the classic fringe a la Brigitte Bardot. Some of Hollywood's biggest names have opted for eye grazing bangs and we're big fans. Apart from being stylish-an added benefit to opting for fringe is the warmth they provide during the cold winter months. Another reason to be a fan of the fringe is their youthful appearance and their ability to change your entire look without drastically cutting your hair. From Beyonce to Jessica Biel, we're taking a look at the famous ladies who've made the plunge. Let your bangs carry you perfectly through your day-change up your look with the addition of a clip, chignon for the evening or wear with loose waves.


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    Gotham Independent Awards
    Tuesday November 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    Gotham Independent Awards


    The Gotham Independent Awards were held last night in New York City to honor the achievements of several actors and actresses in independent films. Among the night's big winners were Marion Cotillard and Matt Damon for their work in the film industry. Here's a recap of last night's red carpet fashion.


    From left to right: Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Allison Williams and Patrizia Cavaliere

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    Fashion Face Off
    Monday November 26, 2012 Post a comment
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    Fashion Face Off


    One Tree Hill star Jana Kramer and Dancing with the Stars sensation Karina Smirnoff attended the Academy of Country Music Honors Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee wearing the same La Femme 16950. Kramer wore her hair in loose waves and paired her dress with peep toe nude platform heels while Smirnoff paired her dress with parted hair, a red pout and nude platform pumps. Who wore the dress better?

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    Get the look

    La Femme 16950, ($250)


    Bambi Awards
    Monday November 26, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 Bambi Awards



    The 2012 Bambi Awards were held in Germany last week, honoring several actors and musicians for their contribution to the entertainment industry. Among the night's winners were Salma Hayek and Celine Dion. On the red carpet, Hayek wowed with a long black curve hugging gown, while Dion rocked an off the shoulder draping grey gown. What was your favorite red carpet look?

    From left to right: Sylvie van der Vaart, Rosalie Thomass, Salma Hayek, Franziska Knuppe, Barbara Becker and Celine Dion

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    One Shoulder
    Wednesday November 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    One and Only


    If you're anxiously awaiting the return of Spring, you're certainly not the only one. The warmer weather will undoubtedly see our winter coats retire and the return of shorter hemlines and airy fabrics. Designers like Marchesa and Tadashi Shoji featured one shoulder gowns in their Spring 2013 collection. On the red carpet, celebrities have been wearing one shoulder gowns that put a new spin on goddess chic.


    The Inspiration

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    Our Collection

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    From left to right: 1. Kathy Hilton H24083, ($595) 2. Nika 6055, ($678), 3. Temptation 1004, ($238)



    Grecian Wedding
    Wednesday November 21, 2012 2 Comments
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    Grecian Inspired Wedding


    Every woman wants to feel like a goddess the day of her wedding. If you're in need of some wedding inspiration, we've created a Grecian inspired mood board to get you dreaming of the possibilities. We're thinking ethereal silhouettes, soft pastels, flecks of gold, soft cream and white washes and beautiful accessories. For added wedding inspiration, visit our Pinterest page often for daily updates.

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    In these nuptials

    1. Allure 8823AL, (price upon request)

    2. Saugus Evening LEXI, ($57)

    3. Benjamin Walk VICTORIA, ($36)

    4. Kathy Hilton H24042, ($495)

    5. Jovani 5900, ($460)

    6. Boutique OB4119, ($85)

    7. Sonny E4028, ($25)



    Twice as Nice
    Tuesday November 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    Sleek Chartreuse


    If you weren't familiar with the color chartreuse before, two recent red carpet events brought the color front and center. Julie Bowen wore the chartreuse Monique Lhuillier gown in September at the Emmy Awards, while Nicki Minaj wore the bright gown this past weekend at the American Music Awards. Our spin on this gorgeous designer gown is Jovani 71525. You'll definitely be noticed in this strapless mermaid gown with a swirling skirt. Who do you think pulled the look off better?


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    Get the Look

    Jovani 71525, $400

    Red Carpet Match
    Tuesday November 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Match


    Actress Nikki Reed looked stunning at the premiere of Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 last week. Her strapless light blue gown featured embellishments along the bust and midsection, flattering her figure. Our match for Reed's dress is Jovani 731. This form fitting gown features a sultry side slit and an intricate pattern along the bodice and ultra shimmery accents throughout. What accessories would you pair with this dress?

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    Jovani 731, ($2, 900)



    Gala
    Monday November 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    A Case of the Lace


    At this past week's Museum of Natural History Gala in New York City, lace was front and center. Funny lady and actress Tina Fey wore a black long sleeve lace Diane von Furstenberg dress, while Olivia Wilde wore a black fishtail Dolce and Gabbana dress. We agree that both actresses looked absolutely fabulous and feminine in lace dresses. We love lace because it can be used both as an accent and as the main attraction in a dress. This holiday season, take a cue from these famous femmes and look lavishing in lace.


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    Get the Look

    (From left to right)

    JS Collection 862420, ($138)

    Kathy Hilton H24087, ($730)


    Photoshoot Fun
    Friday November 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Tadashi Behind The Scenes


    We'd like to say that our photo shoots are all work and no play, but our bubbly models make it hard not to want to break out and dance in between takes. We love the entire process, from prepping the models' hair and makeup to getting them into their outfits and waiting for that first perfect pose. Check out some of the behind the scenes photos of our Prom 2013 photo shoot.

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    Latin Grammys
    Friday November 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 Latin Grammys


    The 13th annual Latin Grammys, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada last night, saw plenty of sparkle and embellishment on the red carpet. Newcomers joined the ranks of seasoned performers, such as Julieta Venegas and Nelly Furtado at the event. Here's last night's fashion round up.

    From left to right: Cristina Eustace, Julieta Venegas, model Alejandra Espinoza and TV host Lili Estefan

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    Singer Katia Nicole and our match Sherri Hill 2841, ($550)

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    Nelly Furtado in a long sleeve embroidered gown and our Mac Duggal 80171D, ($1,198)

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    Red Carpet Style Sherri Hill
    Thursday November 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    Sherri Hill


    We're counting down the celebrities who've rocked Sherri Hill dresses on the red carpet. There's no denying the presence of a Sherri Hill dress-whether you're attending a cocktail event, a wedding, Prom or Homecoming. Here are

    Bella Thorne attended the Imagen awards in Sherri Hill 2814, ($450)

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    Surfer Anastasia Ashley in Sherri Hill 8421, ($450)

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    Country superstar Miranda Lambert in Sherri Hill 1429, ($698)

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    Kardashian
    Thursday November 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    Kardashian's Dress the X-factor


    X-factor judge and reality TV star Khloe Kardashian wowed the crowd in Mac Duggal 3600T, ($458). The sparkling mini dress, which features a deep v neck and long dazzling dramatic sleeves flattered Kardashian's hourglass figure. Pair this mirrored dress with a fabulous pair of heels to make the most of your fabulous legs like Kardashian did.


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    Mac Duggal 3600T, ($458)


    CFDA 2012
    Thursday November 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards


    The ninth annual CFDAs took place this past week in New York City where some of the fashion world's elite mingled with some of Hollywood's finest starlets. On hand at the red carpet event was Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, Ashley Greene, Karlie Kloss and Dakota Fanning, to name a few. The event honored promising young designers with monetary and mentorship awards. The night's big winner was Greg Chait for his knitwear collection, Elder Statesman, while Tabitha Simmons was runner up. Here's the night's fashion round up


    From left to right: Allison Williams in Peter Som, Emma Stone in Burberry, Dakota Fanning in Jason Wu and Alexa Chung in Tabitha Simmons

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    Miranda Kerr in Guilietta and Karlie Kloss in Cushnie et Ochs

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    Chanel Iman in a gorgeous metallic gown and our Jovani 6543, ($400)

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    Red Carpet Evolutions
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Evolution


    Like most of us, our favorite Hollywood starlets experienced their own fashion evolution-filled with hits and misses, highs and lows. Unlike the rest of us, these starlets' fashion choices have been under the watchful eye of paparazzi. And while the headlines may not always be kind, we're here to recognize the fashion risks taken by these ladies. Here's our list of our favorite Hollywood red carpet evolutions!


    Drew Barrymore from floral to polished

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    Kristen Stewart from blue to pure Hollywood glamour

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    Kerry Washington from to shocking lime green to glamified in Gucci

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    Emma Stone from girl next door to A-list Hollywood dame

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    Women of the Year Awards
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Glamour Women of The Year


    The Glamour Women of the Year Awards took place at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 12, 2012. Actresses, directors, writers and athletes were honored for their contributions to the entertainment industry and for their advocacy work. Among the honorees at the 22nd annual event was Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez and olympian Gaby Douglas. Check out what the stars wore on the red carpet.


    From left to right: Selena Gomez, Mary J. Blige, Solange Knowles and Lena Dunham

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    Our Match

    Allyson Felix in a black mermaid evening gown and our match Alyce 5473, ($938)

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    Silver Wedding
    Tuesday November 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Silver Themed Wedding


    First comes the ring, then comes the vows-at least, that's what we'd like to think. While wedding bells may be merrily ringing in your head, we realize that choosing a wedding theme and executing it can be quite stressful. Take a peek at our daily updates on our Pinterest for wedding inspiration and ideas. Find out how one dress can inspire an entire wedding. Today, we're in love with sterling silver vows-no need to polish up on your skills doll-we've picked some of our favorite silver flecked dresses and accessories to make your vows stand out.

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    Shop The Vows

    1. Allure 8683, (price on request)

    2. Boutique OB7026, ($189)

    3. Jovani Mother of the Bride 17997 ($750)

    4. Sophie 21998E, ($29)

    5. SOPHIE 30494, ($25)

    6. Wtoo 372, ($198)

    7. Boutique 100427, ($89)

    8. Colorifics Broadway, ($65)

    9. Purple Collection 73219, ($265)

    10. Jason CZ100, ($69)

    11. DST B1126, ($39)


    Twilight Premiere
    Tuesday November 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Twilight Premiere


    The red carpet was rolled out and the young starlets were camera ready as they arrived at the premiere of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Los Angeles yesterday. On hand were the flicks' leading stars, Stewart and Pattinson, but last night saw some pretty impressive looks from some of the films' own supporting actresses. Who wore your favorite red carpet look?


    From left to right: Dakota Fanning, Julianna Hough, Ashley Greene and Ashley Tisdale

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    From left to right: Nikki Reed, Maggie Grace and Elizabeth Reaser

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    Desert Wedding
    Monday November 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Desert Inspired Wedding


    There's something special about the desert that can't be found in a major city. The vast landscape, the sunset and colors all make for a perfect backdrop for a desert wedding. We created a moodboard with desert brides in mind-those who prefer a natural palette and soft whispy accents that combine nature and elegance. As always, don't forget to peep our Pinterest page for more wedding ideas!


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    Get the Look

    1. Bari Jay 2031, ($260)

    2. Colorficis HB181, ($44)

    3. Allure APRIL, ($70)

    4. Jason J102, ($65)

    5. Jen and Kim SWAN, ($159)

    6. Nika 8026, ($418)

    7. Mori Lee 264, ($132)



    Joanna Krupa
    Monday November 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Joanna Krupa in Holt


    The glamorous Housewives Joanna Krupa was spotted wearing a beautiful Holt dress at a red carpet event, making these dresses a must have. Krupa made a grand entrance to a Samsung Galaxy event in Holt LIA. This hand painted mini dress features a high neckline and a body conscious fit. Take a cue from Krupa and pair this mini dress with a fabulous pair of platform heels for a perfectly sultry look that'll elongate your gorgeous gams!







    In this video: Holt LIA, ($378)



    MTV EMAs
    Monday November 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 MTV EMAs


    This past weekend, the 2012 MTV EMAa were held in Germany and were hosted by Heidi Klum. The German model caught the eye of the paparazzi in a sultry lace up Versace evening gown and matching lace up blue heels. Rita Ora stunned in a long sleeve red Marchesa gown while Alicia Keys showed off her curves in a green Stella McCartney dress. Who has your vote for best dressed?


    From left to right: Alicia Keys in Stella McCartney, Rita Ora in Marchesa, Lana del Rey in a blue satin dress and Taylor Swift in a J.Mendel dress

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    Carly Rae Jepsen in a silver strapless Johanna Johnson gown and our Nika 8020

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    Get the look

    Nika 8020, ($858)



    Red Wedding
    Friday November 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Wedding


    Forget what you've been told: weddings don't have to be an 'all-white' event. You can be 'traditional' and still incorporate color into your wedding. We're loving the idea of a red themed wedding-with wines, corals and reds to pack a colorful punch. We know you may not want to go all out and deck yourself in an entirely red bridal gown, so we created a moodboard showcasing some clever and fashionable ways to make your vows wow in red. Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more wedded bliss!

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    In these nuptials

    1.. Bari Jay 548, ($200)

    2.Colorifics RAVE, ($89)

    3. Allure 8912, (price upon request)

    4.Jason FE17296A, ($29)

    5. Boutique 92300, ($30)

    6.Sherri Hill 2417, ($378)



    Model Fashion
    Friday November 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Victoria Secret After Party


    The faces of Victoria Secret were at an after party this past week at one of New York's hot spots. The pint sized models wore beautiful cocktail dresses with plenty of embellishment. Model Allessandra Ambrosio wore a metallic Zuhair Murad mini dress with a sweetheart neckline while Miranda Kerr wore a deep v neck mini dress. Who has your vote for best dressed?


    Adriana Lima in an off the shoulder black dress

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    Karlie Kloss in a metallic high collared mini dress

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    Izabel Goulart in a one sleeve forest green mini

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    Alessandra Ambrosio in a sleeveless metallic dress

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    Get the look

    Sherri Hill 2796, ($500)


    Britannia Awards
    Thursday November 08, 2012 1 Comment
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    2012 Britannia Awards


    The 2012 Britannia Awards, presented by BBC America, were held in Los Angeles last night. The event was hosted by British comedian/actor Alan Cummings and actors and directors present included Olivia Munn, Berenice Marlohe, Daniel Craig, Quentin Tarantino and Naomie Harris. Our list of best dressed lies below-who has your vote for best red carpet style?


    Olivia Munn in a gold embellished Temperley London gown

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    Berenice Marlohe in a gold sequin cap sleeve gown

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    Allegra Riggio in Terani E1355

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    Kerry Washington stood out in a bright fuchsia Temperley London gown

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    Naomie Harris looked vampy and chic in a tiered black Miu Miu gown. Our match is Tadashi 6L799L

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    Makeup
    Thursday November 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    Lush Lower Lashes


    We're absolutely loving the super dramatic look of lush lower lashes. Applying mascara to your lower lashes can add oomph and drama to your look. If you've been told that lining your bottom lashes is a no no, think again. Defining your bottom lashes can actually open your eyes up. Check out the famous femmes who've perfected the look.


    How To

    1. To get the perfect look, apply eyeliner on the lash line to help extend it.

    2. Apply two coats of waterproof mascara on the top lashes.

    3. Apply a light concealer on the skn under your lashes to prevent smudging and smearing.

    4. For eye catching bottom lashes hold your mascara wand vertically and apply the pigment in downward strokes.




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    Jovani
    Thursday November 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    Country Stars in Jovani


    This year's Country Music Awards was a showcase of talent and style. Country crooners like Carrie Underwood, Katie Armiger and Miranda Lambert looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet in Jovani dresses. Underwood sparkled in an embellished Jovani mini dress, while Lambert, (who won Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year, wore a beautiful strapless sweetheart gown with an embellished belt. Katie Armiger channeled old Hollywood glamour with a green ombré jersey dress that was offset by her bold red hair.

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    ACE Awards
    Tuesday November 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    16th Annual ACE Awards


    Last night the 16th annual ACE Awards were held in New York City to pay homage to individuals leading the way in the accessories industry. Famous attendees included Olivia Wilde, Julianne Moore, Katie Bowden and Vince Camuto. While most attendees kept their looks quite polished, our favorite look from last night has to be Tika Sumpter, who stood out in an absolutely gorgeous black and white Alice and Olivia gown. Who has your vote for best dressed?


    Olivia Wilde in a sleek white belted Calvin Klein dress

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    Tika Sumpter stunned in a black and white Alice & Olivia gown

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    Katrina Bowden in a sleeveless lace cocktail dress

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    Lauren Alaina in a forest green strapless Theia gown

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    In this photo: Theia 881417, ($995)


    Prom 2013
    Tuesday November 06, 2012 1 Comment
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    Prom 2013


    At Newyorkdress.com, we'd like to think it's Prom all year, which is why we couldn't contain our excitement when it came time to actually shoot our campaign for Prom 2013. Think sweet as candy colors, dazzling embellishments and eye catching silhouettes. Our beautiful models were just as excited as we were for this one. Ask any girl and she'll tell you that part of the fun is in getting ready for the Prom-from the perfect shade of lipstick to slipping on a gown that fits like it was tailor made for you. What girl wouldn't feel like she owned the spotlight in these exquisite gowns? Take a peek at some of our Instagram shots and stay tuned for these Prom styles that'll soon be available.

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    Holiday Makeup
    Monday November 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Holiday Hair and Beauty

     

    The nearing holidays bring about the urge in all of us to revamp and polish our entire looks-from head to toe. When it comes to holiday festivities, think deep red and wine colored lips, smokey brown eyes and the sultry cat eye. This holiday, it's all about balancing out your look and reworking classics. So while you pick out your perfect holiday dress, take notes on what looks will make you a total goddess this holiday.



    Break all the rules: Do like our model Joanna and style muse Solange Knowles and opt for smokey dark eyes and a wine colored lip. The key to pulling off this look is balance-make sure that you incorporate shimmery colors into your smokey eye and a matte lip. You don't want to have too much shimmer on both your eyes and lips.

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    Vintage Appeal: Go back in time with chic finger waves and a stunning smokey cat eye like our model Joanna and Evan Rachel-Wood. This vintage chic look is perfectly suitable for the holidays, adding drama and depth to any beautiful cocktail gown. We love the sophistication of a slicked back do with finger waves.

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    Waves and Crimson Lips: Let your hair down with some soft, giant sweeping waves like our model Amanda and Ashley Greene. This look will take you from daytime to nighttime in a cinch. A bold and bright crimson lip finishes the look off-whether you opt for a stain or a gloss!

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    A polished top knot: Our love affair with the top knot is unending! The chic and hassle free do is a favorite among stars and women everywhere for a reason. Dress it up for the holidays by keeping it sleek and polished and add a deep wine lip.

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    Sleek Side Part and Nude Lips: Take a cue from our model Cassie and Kirsten Dunst and opt for a sleek side part and nude lips. Sometimes, less is more and this winning combo proves that small details really make a dramatic impact.

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    Holiday 2012
    Monday November 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Holiday 2012


    With festivities just around the corner, we've picked out some of our favorite holiday cocktail dresses. Not to worry babe, we understand how LBD may have been your safe choice all year round-we suggest embellishments and bold, striking colors. Drape yourself in an opulent berry, green, silver and gold cocktail dresses perfect for all your holiday gatherings. Let our dresses be this year's mistletoe.


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    In this set

    1. Clarisse 2035CLS, ($390)

    2. Shail K KK3162, ($430)

    3. Holt TERESA, ($649)

    4. Boutique BQD468, ($125)

    5. Nika 8087, ($558)

    6. Terani 11156C, ($598)



    Baby2Baby Gala
    Monday November 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Baby2Baby Gala


    The first ever Baby2Baby Gala was held in Los Angeles this past weekend. The organization, which is headed by Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie, helps provide families in need with the basic baby supplies. The gala drew dozens of famous celeb moms, such as Julie Bowen, Rachel Zoe, Molly Sims and Busy Phillips. These actresses proved to be both charitable and fashionable; who was your best dressed?


    Nicole Richie in a 1920s inspired gold accented column evening dress


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    Busy Phillips in a gold strapless empire waist gown

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    Julie Bowen in a purple sequin evening gown

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    Ali Larter in a raspberry colored V-neck dress with a leopard print belt

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    Jessica Alba in a sparkly floral Valentino gown

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    CMA Awards
    Friday November 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 County Music Awards


    Last night, the 2012 Country Music Awards were held in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee and Hollywood's biggest country stars came out dressed in their best. The hot trend of the night seemed to be embellishment as Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood stunned in intricately embellished evening gowns. Actress Hayden Panettiere broke away from the evening gowns in a mini mint green flapper dress and metallic green open toe heels. Among the other attendees were Kelly Pickler, Faith Hill and Lucy Hale. Who has your vote for best dressed country crooner?


    Taylor Swift, Hayden Panettiere and Faith Hill

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    Kellie Pickler in a baby blue strapless gown and our match

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    Janique 7002JNQ, ($458)



    Spikes
    Thursday November 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Spiked Sleeves


    Separate yourself from the fashion masses by taking a walk on the wild side. One trend we've been spotting are spikes-think edgy meets chic. Accessories and statement pieces have been revamped with trails and intricate spiked detail and we're loving it! Lindsay Lohan look fabulous in a sleek black Phillip Lim spiked sleeve shift dress. Our match for Lohan's dress is Boutique PDN41870. This mid length sleeve shift dress can be worn with heels and tights for an eye-catching evening look or paired with a pair of skinny jeans and boots for a casual daytime look.

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    In this photo: Boutique PDN41870, ($95)



    Holiday Sparkle
    Friday October 26, 2012 Post a comment
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    Green with Envy


    Actress Jennifer Connelly looked absolutely stunning in a sequin emerald mini dress by Balmain. The 41 year-old actress whose become synonymous for her bold and beautiful brows, accessorized her sparkling number with loose dark locks and natural makeup. You don't have to break the bank to look like Jennifer-we have a match! Dazzle in Boutique BQD468, ($125)-this sequin mini dress features a high neckline and open back.

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    Get the Look

    Boutique BQD468, ($125)



    Blushing Pink
    Thursday October 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Pink Bridal Gowns


    There's no denying that white wedding gowns seem to be taking a backseat for celebrity brides this year. In with the pink, out with the cremes and whites. We're loving the feminine fairy-tale aspect to blush, rose and powder pink colored wedding gowns. Would you don a pink gown?


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    Our Collection

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    Get Blushing

    1. Mignon VM765, ($518)
    2. Mori Lee 4902, ($899)
    3. Allure 8906AL, (price upon request)


    Beauty Secrets
    Thursday October 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Teen Beauty


    Girls, we know how tempting it can be to try every makeup trend on the market right now-but before you pack on the eye glitter, bright lipstick and mascara, we thought we'd let you know that sometimes, less is more.

    Definite Do
    We love Savannah Lathem's natural looking overall flush and Keke Palmer's light rosy lips and perfectly sunkissed complexion.

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    Don't
    Don't overdo the eyeliner-this will result in raccoon eyes like Taylor Momsen. Leighton Meester over powering red lips, pale and chalky foundation and purple eyeshadow left her looking anything but chic.

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    1. Skip The Foundation: Avoid the all too familiar and notorious 'cake face' by skipping on the foundation-especially if you have acne or acne prone skin. Remember that as a teenager, your body is undergoing lots of changes, your hormones are changing and your skin may break out as a result. Let your natural skin and beauty shine through.

    2. Pat, don't rub concealer: If you opt for some sort of coverage, concealer may be the answer. When applying, gently pat it in. This allows for equal coverage and protects your skin from irritation.

    3. Less is more: This is too true, ladies. Instead of layering on the makeup, find one asset you love about yourself and bring it out with a colored lip stain or light blush, maybe a light coat of mascara.

    4. Vaseline is a great, cheap find: It's a great makeup remover and lip moisturizer. Wet a clean toothbrush and massage a dab of vaseline across lips to remove dry skin.

    5. Don't over pluck your brows: Let go of that eyebrow pencil and learn to love your natural lashes. Remember natural brows are so in because they are meant to naturally frame your face. Over plucking can throw your face off balance and look too harsh.

    6. It's ok not to dye your hair: Take it from us dolls, dying your hair won't necessarily make you prettier. Learn to rock your natural color-apart from saving you time and money, your hair will also be healthier and stronger.

    7. Test cosmetics before buying: If you can, ask for a sample of a product you want to buy. This is always to make sure what products you really want and don't want.



    Bridal Matches
    Friday October 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Bride Wars


    Okay, so this really isn't a bride war at all, it's more of a match made in bridal heaven. We fell in love with Vera Wang's strapless sweetheart mermaid dress from her Spring 2011 collection, but as you may know, Wang's name also comes with a heavy price tag. Before you start sighing uncontrollably, we have a match! Allure 8705, is reminiscent of Wang's gorgeous and figure flattering silhouette, and at $838, who are we to argue with a great thing?

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    Allure 8705, (price upon request)



    Friday Quote
    Friday October 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Quote of the Day


    The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness.

    -Kahlil Gibran

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    Score These Accessories

    Jason B505A, ($69)
    Sophie 30494, ($25)
    Jason B508, ($69)




    Watercolor Wedding
    Thursday October 18, 2012 1 Comment
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    Watercolor Wedding


    A watercolor wedding is a perfect option for the artistic couple. You don't have to be an artist to appreciate good art and that's exactly how we feel about a watercolor wedding. Gather inspiration from nature, from works of art and different colors and create the art-inspired wedding you've always wanted. Think of your wedding as a blank canvas, and you get to decide how to use the space and what colors to use. Let us inspire you with our Pinterest mood boards.


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    On This Canvas

    1.Mignon VM728, ($398)
    2.Wtoo 339, ($196)
    3.Helens Heart FS279A1, ($118)
    4.Jason J31, ($65)
    5.Nika 8063, ($538)
    6.Inge Christopher EVE518, ($108)
    7.Allure SUNRISE, ($90)


    Women in Hollywood
    Wednesday October 17, 2012 Post a comment
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    Elle's Women in Hollywood Luncheon


    Starlets who attended the Elle Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Four Seasons in Hollywood certainly knew how to dress for the occasion. It was clearly a celebration of 'girl power' in Hollywood as some of the industry's most doted actresses came out to proudly represent. Elle's nineteenth annual Women In Hollywood issue features some of these sassy spotlight charmers and stealers. Here are some of our favorites.


    WOMENINHOLLYWOOD


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    Our Match
     
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    In this photo:
    Tadashi 3K918L, $388



    Weddings
    Tuesday October 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Think Outside The Altar


    If you're planning your nuptials and don't want to go down the 'white route,' don't feel guilty. Recent runway shows from designers such as Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Reem Acra have showcased colored wedding gowns from the palest of pinks, to bold prints and bright reds. You don't need us to tell you it's okay to think outside the altar, we're just here to provide some bride-spiration.



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    In these nuptials

    1.Allure April, $70

    2.Inge Christopher,$330

    3.Tadashi 9Q1008L, $688

    4.Purple Collection 74245, $210

    5.Mac Duggal 78532D, $578



    Tadashi Shoji
    Tuesday October 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Cover Girl: Octavia Spencer


    Octavia Spencer looks absolutely darling on the cover of next month's Elle. The 40 year old actress, best known for her role as the outspoken nanny in The Help, has a great sense of style and knows what works for her figure. How adorable does Spencer look in Tadashi 6L906M?


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    In this photo

    Tadashi 6L906M, ($338)


    Golden Heart Gala
    Tuesday October 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Michael Kors Golden Heart Gala


    Last night, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Brooklyn decker attended the Golden Heart Gala in honor of fashion designer, Michael Kors. Many of the event's attendees were decked out in some of the designers own creations. Here are some of the night's best dressed attendees. Who was your favorite?


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    In this photo: Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooklyn Decker, Chanel Iman, Leigh Lezark and Olivia Munn

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    In this photo: Anna Wintour, Alexandra Richards, Erin Heatherston, Karolina Kurkova and Constance Jablonski



    Alternative Wedding
    Monday October 15, 2012 2 Comments
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    Beach Wedding


    What could be more romantic than a casual and romantic wedding on the beach? If you want your nuptials to be a relaxed affair, look no further than the beach. While the traditional wedding can be more of a solemn and formal tone, beach side weddings are all about ease, flowing silhouettes and letting your hair down. Let our beach wedding mood board inspire you and follow us on Pinterest for more wedding ideas and inspiration!


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    In this collection

    1.Tadashi OC984LB, ($468)

    2.Theia 880643, ($895)

    3.La Regale 21583, ($44)

    4.Sophie EP2008, ($39)

    5.DST E58486, ($130)

    6.Saugus Evening SUZETTE, ($77)



    Hair
    Monday October 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    Perfect Part


    When it comes to parts, landing the perfect one for our precious head of hair is essential. We love a good side part as much as the next girl, but how do we every really know where to part our hair? We're taking a cue from the ever so glamorous Emma Stone and Jessica Stam who have both rocked parted dos on recent red carpet events. Here's the how to on landing your part. For a side part, a good trick is to match your part to the arch of your eyebrow. Don't ask us why, but this trick always seems to flatter most face shapes.


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    Match
    Monday October 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    Berry Red


    Halle Berry hardly misses. Who are we kidding? The 46 year-old actress knows how to dress her curvy physique perfectly and always manages to look glamorous. We think Berry is the epitome of effortless grace and style and this one shoulder red satin gown is no exception. Berry paired the elegant gown with her trademark pixie cut, neutral makeup, hoop earrings and a hard silver clutch. Our match for Ms. Berry's drop dead gorgeous gown is Kathy Hilton H24083. The best part about this gown? It requires very few accessories to pull the look together.

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    Kathy Hilton H24083, ($595)


    Match
    Friday October 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Perfectly Purple


    One of our all time favorite looks from Sandra Bullock is the purple strapless Bottega Veneta she wore to the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. Bullock looked flawless in this deep purple gown that had a beautiful sheen to it. Bullock complimented her look with a loose undone updo and drop crystal earrings. Our match for Bullock's sweeping purple gown is Crush 13763. This empire waist gown features a beautiful sweetheart neckline accented by crystal embellishments.


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    In this photo

    Crush 13763, ($318)
    DST EA19, ($65)


    Green Wedding
    Friday October 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Green Wedding


    One of this year's biggest wedding trends is green. If this color doesn't exactly elicit the best reaction in you, think again. Add bright and fresh pops of mint, jade, kelly and forest greens in your wedding for a clean and modern look. Be the green wedded muse in a light pistachio bridal gown or have your bridesmaids dressed in different shades of green. Follow us on Pinterest for more wedding bliss.


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    In These Green Nuptials

    1.JL Collection JL41880, ($55)

    2..Kathy Hilton H21006, ($400)

    3.Inge Christopher EVE518, ($108)

    4.Mac Duggal 78380, ($998)

    5.Jason/J905.html, ($75)

    6.Helens Heart FS279A1, ($118)



    Selena Gomez
    Thursday October 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    Style Star: Selena Gomez


    Selena Gomez went from Barney to absolute bombshell and while she's grown up in the public eye, she's pulled it off with style and ease. The 20 year old has definitely proved her acting, singing and style chops during her 11 year career. We're taking a look at Gomez's style evolution over the years. What's your favorite look? We start off her looks with the gray strapless Marchesa gown she wore in 2011 with our Tony Bowls TBE21272.

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    Gomez in a gold J.Mendel gown

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    Gomez in a black cut out gown by Dolce and Gabbana

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    Gomez in a cream Atelier Versace gown

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    Gomez in a two piece Dolce and Gabbana. This floral jacquard bustier top and two tone embellished skirt complimented Gomez's tiny waistline.

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    Manicure
    Wednesday October 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    Savannah's Picks


    You will look like a Queen at Homecoming wearing this beautiful designer by Allure A408, ($318) in Coral. These manicures serve as the perfect accessory for this dress without. You in the dress that you totally deserve for that special occasion. For the first look, I used a clear base coat, two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer It's A Girl (light pink), followed by a clear top coat. For the second look, I chose a French Manicure. Began with OPI Clear Top Coat (clear coat) & Rimmel London French White Tip Pro Nail Polish (white) on the nail tips. To get the shimmery star look, I added Nicole Scandal Secrets & Sparkle (silver sparkles) to the ring finger.

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    In this photo: Allure A408, ($318)



    Chanel Celebration
    Wednesday October 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    Chanel's Jewelry 80th Anniversary


    Last night, a bash was thrown in honor of Chanel's 80th Fine Jewelry Anniversary. Truth be told, when Chanel throws a bash, A-listers come dressed in some pretty impressive outfits. The celebration of the Bijoux de Diamants collection was held in New York City and we narrowed down some of the night's most talked about looks. Who was your best dressed?


    Leigh Lezark in a black net gown

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    Diane Kruger in a strapless blue embellished Chanel dress with a bold yellow clutch

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    Alexa Chung in a cream natural waist Chanel dress

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    Janurary Jones in a monochromatic ensemble

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    Blake Livel in a satin halter Chanel dress

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    Manicure
    Tuesday October 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Savannah's Manicure Tips


    The next dress I chose was the adorable Tarik Ediz 90282, ($354). It features a mini, ruffled A-line skirt with an elegant Satin bow that showcases the waist line . I chose to use a fall earth tone (taupe polish) OPI Over The Taupe as the base coat. I chose Milani Black Nail Art (black) to draw the outline of the Button and Bow designs on each finger nail. After designing each Bow outline using black nail art, I chose Rimmel London French White Tip Pro (white) as a filler to paint the inside color of each bow. Once dried, I topped each bow by using the pointed tip of the Milani Black Nail Polish Art brush (black) to draw dots as buttons for each. For a completely unique look, I drew a bow on my thumb nail that was different from my other nails. I chose Rimmel London French White Tip Pro (white) for the Thumb design. I think this dress is super adorable and the cute little bow nail art compliment the dress perfectly!


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    In this photo
    Tarik Ediz 90282, ($354)



    NYFW
    Tuesday October 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    The Weird Fashion of NYFW


    One of the great things about living in New York is the close proximity to the latest fashions debuting at NYFW. Along with the celebrated fashions at last month's NYFW, were some fairly odd creations. Who are we kidding, we like them all, even if we'll never wear them. We applaud these designs that dance on the line between fantasy and reality. Here's our pick of the weirdest fashions. Do you have a favorite?

    Chanel's Hula Hoop Bag

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    A gown at Thomas Browne's Spring/Summer 2013

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    A model under a black veil at Jeremy Scott

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    A model in a purple creation at Threeasfour Spring 2013

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    Sightings
    Tuesday October 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Alert


    There's just something about a woman in red. It's virtually impossible to ignore the bold color and its vivid presence. Nina Dobrev's red sweetheart mermaid gown at the 2011 Emmy Awards is such a classic, we're still talking about it. This mermaid Donna Karan fit Dobrev beautifully, and while we're absolutely in love with the gown, we have two takes on this beautiful gown.


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    In this set

    Jovani 8310, ($400)
    Mac Duggal 61135R, ($698),



    Homecoming Picks
    Monday October 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    All That Glitters


    One trend we can't get enough of are sequins. Whether you choose a fully sequin dress or a sequin accented mini dress, you're sure to stand out in a sea of bland Homecoming dresses. We chose new styles that pack on the glitz and glamour with body conscious fits that are body flattering. Which would you wear to Homecoming?


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    In this set

    Allure 6748, ($370)
    Mac Duggal 6359N, ($318)
    Tony Bowls TS11387, ($650)



    Variety Power Luncheon
    Monday October 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    Variety Power of Women


    Celebrities were honored at the 4th Annual Variety Power of Women Luncheon for their philanthropic and charitable work. Some of this year's honorees include Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry. Here are some of the evening's best dressed celebrities. Who was your best dressed?


    Jessica Biel

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    Jennifer Garner

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    Paula Patton

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    Halle Berry

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    Ashley Greene

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    Fall Hair
    Monday October 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    Fall Hair Trends


    Fall is officially here and while that means colder weather and busier schedules, our hair should have an air of ease and class. Want to know what fall trends are in for your precious head of hair? Relax, they're filed under the 'no fuss, no muss' category. We can dig it.

    Color: It's time to bid farewell to the rainbow bright colors and ombre trends of last season. Fall is much more about being in tune with nature. Don't be afraid to don your natural color or a variation of it. A smattering of highlights will add depth without looking overdone. We love Jessica Biel's dark chocolate color.


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    Top Knot:The top knot is here to stay. This style always looks great and is super easy to wear. This style is perfect from daytime to evening, it can look as casual or dressed up as you want it to look. What's best? It's always a savior on bad hair days. We like Leah Michelle's version.

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    Braids: Once thought of as a grade school do, braids are one of the most popular hair trends this past year. With varying styles popping up on celebrities and lookbooks everywhere, you'll never run out of ideas. We love Jennifer Hudson's chunky side braid.

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    Texture: You may opt out of using that hair straightener so much this Fall. Natural, wavy, sort of easy hair is in this Fall. Learning to love the natural texture of your hair is really important. We love Lou Doillon's natural wave and Solange's natural hair.

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    Length: There was a definite shift towards longer locks on the Spring runways and red carpet. Longer hair doesn't mean extreme lengths, just longer, even layers that flatter the face. We love Lauren Conrad's long hair.

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    Savannah Lathem
    Monday October 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    Savannah's Manicure Picks


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    I chose Alexia Admor D1314FS, ($215)- a beautiful black slip dress that's perfect for any occasion. I love the flowing silhouette and the sparkly embellishment throughout. I chose a reverse black and white French Manicure for this dress. The reverse black and white French Manicure is very daring and pretty, yet unexpected. I used OPI Black Onyx as the base coat and Rimmel London French White Tip Pro for the white tips. I chose a bold color for my second manicure choice. This deep color is perfect for the holidays. I began with a clear top coat and two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer Bogata Blackberry (blackberry), followed by a clear top coat. The results are simply amazing!


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    In this photo

    Alexia Admor D1314FS, ($215)



    Hollywood Glamour
    Thursday October 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    Hollywood Glamour


    When we first saw Anne Hathaway and Taylor Swift in these two sweeping gowns at two different red carpet events, we fell head over heels. Taylor and Hathaway's gowns may have been different, but both embodied Hollywood glamour to a T. Luck for you, Tony Bowls channels the elegance of these two very famous gowns.

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    Our Collection

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    This set: Tony Bowls 113504, ($450) and Tony Bowls 113513, ($498)



    Runway Inspiration
    Wednesday October 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Runway Makeup Inspiration


    New York Fashion came and went and left a trail of inspirational, throw caution to the wind, makeup looks. If you find yourself drawing a blank for that upcoming Homecoming, we have looks that are sure to be a breath of fresh air. We chose the most intense and bold looks we'd like to rock from the runway.


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    The Looks

    1.A clean sweep of bright blue eyeshadow at Monique Lhuillier:
    MAC Eyeshadow in Blue Candy, $17
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    2.Purple and gold sparkly eyes at Christian Dior:
    NARS Daphe Eyeshadow, $24 and Sephora Gold Glitter Eyeliner, $12
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    3.Strong brows, a bit of shimmer and deep vampy lip at Burberry:
    Anastasia Brow Pencil, $22 and Sephora Cream Lipstain in Dark Berry, $12
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    4.Intense doey eyes with full lashes at Gucci:
    Sephora Eyelashes, $8 and Revlon ColorStay Smokey Eye Pencil, $9
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    Manicures
    Wednesday October 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Savannah Manicure Picks


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    Savannah Lathem, actress


    I absolutely love this dress. Blue is my favorite color and this strapless cocktail dress La Femme 17683, ($450) is so striking and beautiful.

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    Look 1: The nail polish I chose to match is a Tiffany blue color inspired by  Tiffany & Co nail polish. I used two base coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple (aqua)  & for the designs  I used Rimmel London French White Tip Pro (white).

    Look 2: I wanted to change up the first look for the second nail polish choice so I accentuated the sparkly details of the bodice and added Nicole by OPI Scandal Secrets & Sparkle, (silver sparkles) to give it that vibrant, youthful look.


    In this photo

    La Femme 17683, ($450)


    Nue
    Wednesday October 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Nue in Oprah Magazine


    NUE by Shani was recently featured in Oprah Magazine. An Oprah reader was featured wearing a figure flattering dress by NUE by Shani, proving that her designs are truly one of a kind. Shani's dresses are made with a special compression fabric that is woven with spun lycra and molds the body.

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    Image courtesy of NUE by Shani


    NUE by Shani S386 is a sleek empire waist cocktail dress featuring three quarter sleeves and a V-neck. The specially pleated band at the waist is very figure flattering. This dress is definitely a closet staple.

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    Short Hair
    Tuesday October 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    Faux Bob


    If you love the look of a shorter do, but don't want to commit to it, you're in luck! Enter the popular faux bob. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Rosario Dawson have been sporting the look on the red carpets. The key to a perfectly glamorous faux bob is making it look effortless.


    Inspiration

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    This hairstyle works best on wavy hair, medium-to-long length. You’ll need approximately 45 minutes to recreate the look and the recommended products and tools are:

    · Shine Serum
    · Blow Dryer
    · 2-inch Round Brush
    · 1-inch Barrel Curling Iron
    · Bobby Pins
    · Hair Elastic
    · Hair spray


    1. Dry your hair with a hair dryer and apply a dime size of serum.

    2. Once hair is completely dry, curl 1-inch sections of hair, starting from the back, using a 1 or 1 1/2-inch curling iron

    3. Apply a small amount of shine serum to your hands and run your fingers through your hair to break up curls.

    4. Tie a hair elastic at the very end of your hair. Roll the hair under the elastic and tuck toward the nape of the neck. Be sure to spread the hair evenly in a horizontal direction, thus creating a bob. Leave sides of hair out to further create the illusion of the bob.

    5. Secure with as many bobby pins as needed and spritz a bit of hairspray to keep secure!



    Match
    Tuesday October 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    Jennifer's Sweeping Gown


    Jennifer Hudson looked stunning in a blush colored Reem Acra gown to the 2012 Concert for the Rainforest in New York City. This sweeping gown featured a beautiful embellished bodice and natural waist. Our match for Hudson's gown is La Femme 14798, which features an rhinestone embellished bodice and a sweetheart neckline. A softly pleated full length skirt falls to the floor and adds length and movement.


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    In this photo

    La Femme 14798, ($498)


    Savannah Lathem
    Monday October 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Savannah Lathem



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    There are so many great things happening just around the corner like Homecoming, Halloween events, Thanksgiving and Christmas! New York Dress and I selected several beautiful dresses to discuss trendy, fashionable examples of nail polish styles and nail art designs for teens that give that daring, spectacular, stunning look for any occasion.

    You can have fun at home using different nail polishes and nail art to create one of a kind manicures that bring out the glamour in your New York Dress. Are you ready? Lets get started!


    This glowing, white Jovani 5406, ($340) is mesmerizing! I chose two different nail polish choices for this look. The first one I used was OPI Alpine Snow coat (white) applied evenly on nails except the ring finger. For the ring finger I chose to use OPI Gone Gonzo which has a baby blue color mix with glitter . I wanted to keep the look stunning. For the second choice I used two coats of Gone Gonzo (baby blue color mix with glitter) on all of my fingers nails. I feel like this look adds a pop of color giving the Jovani 5406 a totally daring, edgy look.


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    Vintage Wedding
    Friday September 28, 2012 Post a comment
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    Vintage Wedding


    One of our favorite wedding themes is the vintage wedding; perfect for old souls with a love of the old and new. Combine old, vintage accents with a vintage inspired wedding gown to get the perfect vintage look. We've created a moodboard to help you get inspired in creating your perfect wedding day.


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    In this set

    1. Allure JOY, ($50)
    2.Allure M476, (price upon request)
    3.Allure 8972, (price upon request)
    4.DST EZ5881, ($45)
    5.Nina MARIBO, ($75)
    6.DST Set001, ($59)


    Young Hollywood
    Friday September 28, 2012 Post a comment
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    Young Hollywood Party


    Last night, the whose who of young Hollywood were in Los Angeles for the 10th Annual Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party. These underage Hollywood favorites had style to spare on the red carpet. Who was your best dressed?


    Jessica Lowndes

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    Kiernan Shipka

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    Ariel Winter

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    Sarah Hyland

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    Lucy Hales

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    Match
    Friday September 28, 2012 1 Comment
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    Kristen's Sequins


    Kristen Cavallari stood out in a vintage strapless sequin mini dress at the MTV music awards. The 'Hills' star accessorized her look with black YSL pumps and a diamond bracelet. Our match for Cavallari's vintage look is La Femme 16955. This sequin mini dress features a sweetheart neckline and an intricate sequin pattern throughout, making it a perfect option for a night out or Homecoming!


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    In this photo

    La Femme 16955, ($318)



    Street Style
    Thursday September 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    Around The City



    We love hitting the streets for our street style shoot. There's so much of the city we've yet to discover with new neighborhoods and new faces around every corner. Whether we're walking past a construction site, stopping in for a treat at our favorite cafe or catching the sunset on top of a rooftop, we always make sure our model Casie leaves a lasting impression with her impeccable style.

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    In this photo:

    (From top to bottom)
    Basix D5738A, ($650)
    MacDuggal 61041R,($698)
    Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278)
    Boutique Charlotte, ($189)



    Hair
    Wednesday September 26, 2012 1 Comment
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    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow


    This past year has seen a lot of celebrity hair chameleons. Here's our top five celebrities who look almost unrecognizable in their new dos. Whether they went for a darker or lighter shade, these celebrities welcomed the summer and fall with new looks. Whose new hair do is your favorite?


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    Demi Lovato went from dark to straight blonde locks

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    Natalie Portman recently became a honey blonde

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    Jennifer Lawrence went signature gold locks to a fierce dark do

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    Olivia Wilde went from dark to a short blonde do

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    NYFW
    Tuesday September 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Katya L



    This was designer Katya Leoneivch's first season to be showing at New York Fashion Week. According to Leonevich, her inspiration for her collection was "the metamorphises of the human body." The collection started off with an array of grays and morphed into hues of blue, green, pinks and purples. The butterfly sleeves Leonovich used also played along with her theme of a metamorphisis. There were many different styles, textures and cuts in the show, from soft printed flowing satins to hard corsets paired with crinkled chiffon skirts. Then came the pieces that caught everyones attention: dresses with the faces of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney printed on either side.


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    Floral Do
    Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    Runway To The Altar


    Issa's Spring 2013 collection featured models with hair dos perfect from the runway to the altar. If you want to be think outside the traditional bridal box, we suggest this fresh and romantic hair do. We love this classy updo with a fresh orchid twist.


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    Instructions


    To recreate this look, prepare washed hair with flexible hold hairspray for volume and movement, then rough dry. Pull strands back into a neat, high ponytail and divide the hair into two sections. Tease each section of hair and proceed to curl with a large-barrel curling iron and gather into invisible hairnets while spraying hairspray for hold and shine. To finish, twist hair randomly to create twisted shape, pin into place and top with fresh orchids.




    Street Style
    Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    Sparkling Cocktail


    This cocktail dress was an absolute showstopper during our last street style shoot. Casie looked drop dead gorgeous in Jovani S4247 -a perfectly sultry cocktail dress completely covered in shiny rhinestones. You'll make a statement in this body conscious dress! We styled Casie with beautiful chandelier earrings and strappy rhinestone heels but left her hair naturally loose and with a slightly smokey eye and neutral lip.


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    In this set

    Dress: Jovani S4247, ($600) Size: O Color: Silver/Nude
    Earrings: Jason J31, ($65) Color: Multi
    Shoes:Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color:Nude



    Velvet Nails
    Friday September 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    DIY: Velvet Nails


    As if the manicure craze hasn't showered us with enough creative ideas-here's a truly unique DIY. With velvet as one of this fall's hottest trends, it's not just for your wardrobe anymore. It's safe to say that this velvet inspired manicure will transition perfectly into your fall looks. What's the best part of this fuzzy mani? You can get the look for about $7 at home. Your welcome!


    You'll Need

    colored flocking powder, (about $3 at a craft store)
    a nail polish of your choice
    materials


    Apply one coat of nail polish to each finger. Allow it to dry and apply a second coat of nail polish, wait a couple of seconds and sprinkle a little bit of flocking powder over your entire nail, making sure to press down so it sticks. It's best to do one nail at a time.

    Repeat this on each nail until both your hands are done. Allow your nails to dry for about 15 minutes!


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    Matchmaker
    Friday September 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    French Cut Lace


    Actress Sara Ramirez wore Tadashi 3K216L, ($388) to the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. This lace gown features an asymmetrical neckline and a beautiful slim slash that ties around your waistline. The floor length gown adds length to any figure.


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    In this photo: Tadashi 3K216L, ($388)


    Accessorize it with
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    In this set

    Johnathan Kayne by Benjamin Walk, ($100)
    Coloriffics HB181, ($44)


    Boho Bride
    Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Boho


    This week's wedding theme is Boho bride. We just love the look of free flowing silhouettes, hippie inspired hair and makeup for a Boho Bride. If you're planning a Boho wedding, remember to incorporate earthy tones, soft pinks, lavenders and neutrals. A very popular trend in Boho weddings is wearing a floral crown in lieu of a traditional wedding veil. So go on and show your true Boho nature shine through in Theia 880679, ($1095) and Kathy Hilton H24060, ($595).


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    In this set

    1. Theia 880679, ($1095)
    2.Kathy Hilton H24060, ($595).
    3.DST E77961, ($59)
    4.DST E91932,($69)
    5.Jen and Kim SWAN, ($150)
    6.La Regale 21606, ($45)



    Street Shoot
    Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Casie and the Sequins


    The day we shot this sequin mini dress, we kept bumping into street art and instead of looking the other way, we incorporated the city's artsy corners into our shoot. The final verdict, of course, was that we loved Casie's Boutique Ginger mini more than any piece of art we saw on the walls. We didn't have to do much for this shoot-Casie wore her blonde locks naturally, with natural makeup and a pair of crystal embellished ankle strap stilettos, (Tony Bowls Jenny). This dress features a sheer decolletage which follows in the footsteps of the illusion trend. The body conscious bodice is completely covered in multicolored sequins, making it one seriously sparkly mini party dress.


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    In this set

    Dress,
    Boutique Ginger, ($196)
    Shoes, Tony Bowls JENNY, ($170)
    Earrings, Jason J31, ($65)



    Finds
    Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Hairdo How To


    After seeing the taped middle parts at Alexander Wang's Spring 2013 runway show, we weren't sure there was really any hairstyle we could realistically wear out on the streets. Thankfully, we were wrong. Erin Fetherston's Spring 2013 runway collection made zippers a fashionable and almost whimsical commodity. The hair at Fetherston's show was absolutely romantic, almost a Brigitte Bardot from the future. We love the flirty side faux bang pinned underneath an open zipper headband. What we love even more is that the zipper headband is totally DIY.


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    This look works on wavy, straight and slightly curly hair. It works on just washed or second day hair. To get the romantic faux bang, start by creating a side part. Add a slight curl to your both sides of the front of your hair, sweeping your hair to the side so it grazes your forehead and securing it. Spray some flexible hold hairspray to keep it in place.

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    To create your own zipper headband, start with a 24- to 30-inch length of zipper (you can remove one from an old piece of clothing or buy one at a fabric store). Unzip half of the zipper and wrap around your head, leaving the front section of your hair loose, and secure in the back with bobby pins. Twist the loose hair and tuck the piece in between the zipper’s teeth, pinning in place underneath the headband.




    NYFW
    Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    NYFW: Tadashi


    Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji has an affinity for French lace and wasn't afraid to showcase it front and center of his Spring/Summer 2013 collection. This past year, we saw handfuls of Oscar-winning actresses dressed in Tadashi's gowns. Models donned cocktail dresses with Peter Pan collars, trapeze dresses, long-sleeve gowns, strapless gowns, and tiered tulle gowns. There was also colourful piecework and ikat-print dresses requiring a second look. Tadashi marries his beautiful craftsmanship with brilliant colour-playing with vibrant blues, reds, blacks and creams.


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    Lady In Red
    Tuesday September 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Lady In Red


    Our last shoot with Casie took us to pretty amazing rooftops with scenic views of the city skyline. No one's eyes were on the skyline as Casie floated in Mac Duggal 61041R, $698. This illusion gown features rich red lace layered on top of nude sheer fabric and long diaphanous fabric that floats to the floor. Casie accented her look with our favorite opalescent chandelier earrings, Jason J31, $65. Where would you go in this gown?


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    In this set

    Earrings, Jason J31, $65 Color: Multi
    Dress, Mac Duggal 61041R, $698 Size: 4 Color: Red/Nude



    Gold Mine
    Tuesday September 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    The Midas Touch


    Now that Fall is about to make its cool rounds, we're taking a look at Fall 2012 collections where gold was front and center. Designers, such as Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier and Michael Kors featured couture gowns and dresses that seemed to be the result of a fashionable Midas Touch. We're loving the decadent elegance of this season's bearings of sequins, delicate embroidery and gold flecked and draped pieces. Because of its iridescence, gold is absolutely flattering on all skin types-so if you're in search for that cocktail dress, Homecoming, party, Mother of the Bride or even bridal dress, indulge in gold.

    The Inspiration

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    Our Collection


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    In this set: (left to right)
    Sherri Hill 2771, $390, MNM Couture 6497, $580, MNM Couture 6739, $570 and Sherri Hill 1452, $498




    Alma Awards
    Tuesday September 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 Alma Awards


    The 2012 Alma Awards took place this past Sunday in Pasadena, California. The annual awards celebrate the Latino contribution in music, television and film. Stars battled the almost 100 degree weather and walked the red carpet in style. Some of the night's winners include Zoey Saldana, (best actress) Christina Aguilera, (lifetime achievement award) and Naya Rivera, (favorite music artist and TV comedy actress). Who was your best dressed Alma attendee?

    Christina Aguilera in Michael Kors

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    Nicole Richie in Mathieu Mirano

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    Eva Longoria in Monique Lhuillier and Alberta Ferretti

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    Bella Thorne in Bibhu Mohaptra

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    Zoe Saldana in Gucci

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    America Ferrera in Rachel Roy

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    NYFW
    Monday September 17, 2012 Post a comment
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    Herve Leger


    The fashion cognescenti showed up in all their stylish splendor to Lincoln Center on September 8th in high anticipation of the Herve Leger Spring 2013 collection. Known as the pioneer of the "bandage" dress, which is a body-con (body-consious) creation that molds and shapes the wearer's figure with signiture bandage-like strips, the sought after show unvailed a new take on the signiture bandage dress, with geometric shapes,smaller bandage strips, material manipulation and stunning waist cinching belts. With bandage dresses continually trending at NewYorkDress.com, naturally we were in the house to witness it all and bring you the happenings.


    Herve Leger Spring 2013


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    Our Collection
     

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    In this photo:
    Sherri Hill 2220, $260, Sherri Hill 2764, $378 and Sherri Hill 2467, $280


    Blues
    Friday September 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Homecoming Blues


    With Homecoming celebrations around the corner, we couldn't help but fall in love with one of this season's biggest colors: blue. The cool hue looks beautiful on different skin tones-but you may already have a favorite blue in mind. We're looking at three different dresses in this cool hue perfect for Homecoming.


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    Jovani 3645, ($440) is a strapless cocktail dress with a beautiful bejeweled bodice. The sweetheart neckline adds a nice finishing touch to this glitzy dress and the rhinestone embellishments have an ombre effect along the front of the dress.

    Clarisse 2027, ($298) is a strapless lace overlay cocktail dress with a romantic flair. A little 'Gone with the Wind,' feel to it, perhaps? Embellished with jewel accents throughout, this dress falls at the knee revealing flirty layers of fabric underneath.

    Stand out in Clarisse 2025, ($198). This asymmetrical hologram party dress has enough shimmer for that special night. A cascading chiffon sash is the perfect finishing touch to this dress.


    Accessorize with:
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    In this photo: (left to right)

    JL Collection JL07880, $45, Jason FE17296A, $29, Jason FC8281, $35 and Jason 1205, $45



    NYFW Report
    Friday September 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Runway Report



    The Erin Barr Spring 2013 Runway Collection was absolutely stunning. We loved the entire set up of the show-vintage records and books were scattered on the floor, models posed with aged books- there was a certain sense of modern nostalgia in the air. Chiffons and jerseys in red, back, white and soft greys were the uniform of the show. Cut outs and slits were constructed into every garment and some had leather and zippers to enhance the edginess of the piece.


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    Nailed It
    Thursday September 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    NYFW Nail Trends


    There couldn't have been a more perfect time for nail trends to showcased than during New York Fashion Week. Designers accessorized their Spring 2013 looks with over the top, embellished, printed, pointed, rounded and sparkly nails. This was, without a doubt, the year that manicures became more than just an afterthought in someone's outfit. What was your favorite nail trend of NYFW? Here are some of ours.


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    In this photo: (clockwise) Veronica Beard, Neon French Manicure at Jenni Kayne, Grey and Grape Geometric Nails at Veda, Shimmery Pink Nails at Erin Fetherston, Gingham Nails at Kate Spade and Tiered Pearl Nails at Diego Binetti



    Street Style
    Thursday September 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Street Style Shoot


    One reason we love New York is the ability to step out of the office and our of our studios to do a photo shoot. With the gorgeous city as the ultimate backdrop, we really did feel like the world was ours and our model Casie made this dress hers. It's about to be fall in the city and we wanted to catch the changing colors, moods and style during our stroll in the Lower East Side. With taxis buzzing along and sidewalk cafes filled with chatter, Casie took it all in dressed in Boutique Charlotte, ($189) in teal and Tony Bowls Jenny, ($170) heels.


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    In this set

    Boutique Charlotte Color: Teal Size: Small
    Tony Bowls Jenny Color: Black
    Earrings: Jason J31




    Rosy
    Wednesday September 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Coming Up Roses


    New York Fashion Week has brought us trunkfuls of ideas for wardrobe, hair and makeup. One look we took a liking to-in fact, it made us blush-is the all-over pink face flush. This look is perfectly wearable to party, the office, weddings and even Homecoming. The look can seem a bit extreme, but with the right products and hues, you'll be radiant. Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer runway show featured this look on some of its models and the look was adorable.


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    In the photo: 1. Sephora Eyeshadow in Tender Pink, 2.Tarte Clay Blush in Doll Face, 3. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush



    To get the look: Start with a light foundation all over your face. This look works better if you use a shade of foundation that is lighter than your skin color. Clean, matte skin is a perfect canvas to work from.

    Apply concealer underneath and around your eyes to create a wide eyed look. Sweep the eye shadow onto your lids, stopping at the crease.

    Apply lip balm to your lips to soften them and prepare them for the lipstick. Apply the lipstick onto your lips, using a lip brush. Sweep some blush onto your blush brush and work it along your cheek bones, dusting a little on the bridge of your nose and sweep across your forehead.

    Use a clear brow gel to naturally set your brows in place and define them. Feel free to forego any eyeliner or mascara.


    Fantasy Wedding
    Wednesday September 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    A Wash Of Color


    When you think of weddings-the first thing that comes to most people's mind is a white dress. One of the newest trends in weddings is the colored gown. Fans of the traditional white wedding dress, be ready to be blown away with color. Designers like Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier added bold and colorful wedding gowns to their latest wedding collections. Don't fret-you don't have to choose flashy colors for your dress. The color you choose for your wedding dress should be representative of who you are-perhaps your favorite color. If you need a little more inspiration before taking the leap into a colored gown, check out our Pinterest.


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    In this photo: Nika 6055, ($678), Angelo Bianca 01263, ($1,224) and Angelina Faccenda 1248, ($1,575)




    Spring Trend Report
    Wednesday September 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Spring Trend Report


    You might be able to breathe a little easier after reading this: it's time for New Yorkers to wind down. One look at the Spring 2013 runway collections and it feels like you're breathing fresher and lighter air. What we noticed on the runways was the light infusion of watercolor inspired wafty dresses, loose silhouettes, organic color patterns and a transition from red to orange as the 'power color'. We took a look at our collections and drew inspiration from the Spring 2013 runways.


    Fashion forecast: light and dreamy floppy hats, relaxed silhouettes, soft colors, loose blouse dresses, romantic lace, feminine details, nudes, pinks and oranges.

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    In this photo: Kathy Hilton H21067, ($520), Tadashi 3K216L, ($388) and Lara 32007 , ($398)



    Definition
    Wednesday September 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Defined Waist


    British TV star Layla Kayleigh was spotted at the VH1 Do Something awards in August wearing Sherri Hill 2915 -a beautiful corset style party dress. Kayleigh wore her hair in loose curls and accessorized her dress with strappy shimmery earth tone heels. This mini dress is perfect as a Homecoming dress.


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    In this photo: Sherri Hill 2915, ($898)


    Perfect Fit
    Monday August 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    Perfect Fit


    Mar Saura dropped jaws at the 2012 Global Gift Gala in an blush and metallic beaded gown by Oscar de la Renta. The gown was fitted throughout the bodice and featured intricate beading and a light and whimsical feathered skirt. We love the movement this dress provided and matched it with our Alyce 2158. This gown features a strapless sweetheart neckline, crystal beading along the bodice and a dropped waistline. The fully feathered skirts adds a dramatic flounce to your every stride! Pair this gorgeous gown with crystal drop earrings and a jeweled bracelet, retro waves and a dramatic lip.


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    In this photo: Alyce 2158, ($1,598)

    Pantone Pink
    Wednesday August 22, 2012 1 Comment
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    Fall Pantone Colors


    Want some insight on this Fall's color forecast? Pantone laid out a nice arrangement of warm and cool colors for us to choose from. Three of our favorite colors we can't wait to outfit ourselves in are Olympian Blue, Pink Flambe and Tangerine Tango. Don't be afraid to incorporate a little bit of these hues into your wardrobe-whether it be a statement piece, an entire outfit or smaller accessories. Which color will you make your own this Fall? These beautiful saturated colors aren't just for your wardrobe-they're also perfectly fabulous and wearable for your lips, eyes, nails and cheeks.


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    In this photo:Tadashi OM294MO, ($278) and Sherri Hill 2220, ($260)


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    In this photo:Jovani 159764, ($550) and Sherri Hill 1455, ($398)


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    In this photo: Faviana 6428, ($258) and Tadashi OM294MO, ($278


    Bohemian Hi Lo
    Wednesday August 22, 2012 3 Comments
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    Bohemia


    The Hi-Lo dress was the hottest thing to hit summer, and we aren't ready to send it to storage! Menswear inspired oxford heels and an oversized knit will give you an easy yet pulled together vibe. No time to tame your locks? A silky head scarf adds polish in a pinch. Swap your bulky bag and choose a neutral go-anywhere clutch. You'll be the best dressed at your next brunch!

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    In this photo: Mignon's VM748, ($458)


    Black and Blue
    Tuesday August 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    Black and Blue


    Two of this Fall's upcoming color trends are black and blue-think a mash up of royal blues, peacock, ocean and cerulean blues. This cool and mysterious color combination is perfect for day or night and was showcased by designers including Preen, DKNY and Carolina Herrera during NYFW 12'. We love the idea of a dark cat eye and red lip against these cool colors. Tadashi's latest collection includes many styles featuring these beautiful colors.


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    In this photo: 1. Tadashi 731201L, ($298) 2. Tadashi 8R1018L, ($808) 3. Tadashi 73940MD, ($328)



    Black and White
    Thursday August 16, 2012 1 Comment
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    Two Toned


    Look chic and sophisticated in a high collar mini dress that channels the best of both worlds. Elisha Cuthbert was seen wearing a beautiful high collared A-line black and white dress, which accentuated her tiny waist. Our Frenchy VM 1004 is fitted to the body and features a high collar neck, along with an eye catching belt. This mini dress is perfect for a night out on the town or a perfect option for bridesmaids or a Mother of the Bride.


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    In this photo: Frenchy VM 1004, ($188)


    Fall 2012
    Wednesday August 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    Making Waves


    Some of this Fall's trends have been referred to as 'grandma chic' by fashion critics around the world, meaning of course, a resurgence of pin curls and finger waves. If you're 'over' the slew of sleek updos, these romantic hair dos that took the world by storm in the 1920s and 1930s might be fun to try. In fact, your grandmothers or great aunts probably wore these wondrous and breathtaking dos. Do you dig the do on these celebs?


    Heidi Klum

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    Ginnifer Goodwin

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    January Jones

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    Tyra Banks

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    Rachel Wood

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    On Trend
    Tuesday August 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Light As A Feather


    It's ok to get your feathers ruffled this Fall because these princess like feathers are back in a big way. Feathers were front and center in runway shows like Marchesa, Alexander McQueen,(which featured a fully feathered froth), Zuhair Murad and Louis Vuitton. There was plenty of intricate embellishments laced with delicate feathers-something that seems straight up out of a dream. This Fall,  float in beautiful feather clad pieces and accessories.




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    In this photo: 1. Riva R9411, ($358) 2. Benjamin Walk STARLITE, ($174) 3. Jovani 2246, ($3,500) 4. Colorifics HB495 5. Jen and Kim SWAN, ($159) 6. Jovani 4437, ($590)


    Hair
    Monday August 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Miley's Choppy Do


    It's almost a right of passage these days in Hollywood; chopping your luscious locks off and sporting a shorter, choppier do. Newly engaged actress and singer Miley Cyrus sported a super light blonde pixie cut stating that on her Twitter that she'd never felt more herself.

    What do you think of Miley's new hair do?

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    The Blues
    Friday August 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    The Blues


    It's no secret that bandage dresses have been a hot item for a couple years-but something about the contrasting blue hues in this Herve Leger bandage dress has us falling in love with the bandage dress all over again. Stephanie Pratt wore a strapless version to an MTV event while Carmen Electra wore a one shoulder version to a red carpet event. Our Shailk Shail K KK3815 resembles this designer favorite-features sleeveless straps and a beautiful cut out back.


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    In this photo: Carmen Electra, our model in Shail K KK3815, ($220) and Stephanie Pratt


    Think Wedding
    Thursday August 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Think Pink



    Perhaps it all started with Kay Thompson's performance of Think Pink in the feature film, 'Funny Face' in which Audrey Hepburn stars. Thompson shouted about pink being the one and only color from then on and we borrowed her fascination for the hue for our pink wedding theme. To avoid your wedding from looking like a cotton candy explosion-pick and choose and include a variety of hues and tones in your decor and accessories. Add brighter tones for the decor and soft baby pinks in your dress and makeup.



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    In this photo: 1) Mignon VM728, $398, 2. Jessica McClintock V45097A, $35, 3. Helens Heart, $118, 4Benjamin Walk Bow, $82, 5. Alfred Sung 522, $180, 6. La Regale 27058, $38




    Gold Wedding
    Tuesday August 07, 2012 Post a comment
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    Stay Gold


    We dreamt in gold and it was brilliant, to say the least. To those who say there's a thin line between fantasy and reality-we say forget about it. When planning your wedding and researching wedding themes, it's best to stick to the 'anything goes' philosophy. So if you're dreaming of something different, something a little 'out there,' we dare you to think of a gold wedding. Whether you add speckled bits of gold, accents or drape your entire nuptials in it-stay gold.

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    In this photo: 2) Allure APRIL, $70 3)La Regale 21583, $44 4)Boutique A4956, $49 5)Mandalay U81591, $1098 6)Alfred Sung D446, $158


    Sheer
    Tuesday August 07, 2012 1 Comment
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    Sheer Panels


    We fell head over heels with Stella McCartney's side panel madness in her fall 2011 collection. Our jaws dropped when we spotted Gwen Stefani wearing a sultry body suit with side panels. Kim Kardashian also sported a similar creation by McCartney-except in the form of a polka dotted body conscious dress. We love the hint of skin that runs down the side of the body-and while this dress definitely isn't for the faint of heart, we say run with it! Our Allure 6685 has a slimming effect on any body type as it highlights the natural contours of a woman's body while minimizing any problem areas.


    Doutzen Kroes in Stella McCartney and our Allure 6685, ($398)

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    Red Velvet
    Monday August 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Velvet


    This upcoming fall is promising to be a very 'touchy-feely' kind of season-with all sorts of textures making the scene. Whispers of 'grandma chic' have been rustling about the streets and from the looks of it, fabrics, such as heavy tweeds and ultra rich velvet are on the horizon. We can't wait to get our hands on these inviting fabrics. A velvet revolution hit the fall 2012 runways, with designers like Gucci, Carven and Lanvin putting their own spin on this romantic fabric. We spotted L'Wren Scott's red velvet gown and were instantly charmed with it's deep red color and long and lean silhouette. Our Tadashi 3X1046Lis an uncanny match-with a longer, more dramatic hemline and beautiful deep lace inset at the back. We love the idea of a sleek ponytail, fresh skin and a deep red lip with this exquisite gown.


    L'Wren Scott Fall 2012 and our Tadashi 3X1046L ($608)

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    Embellish
    Friday August 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Embellishments


    A look at Balmain's Fall 2012 collection set our hearts fluttering. The ornate embellishments, structured silhouettes and the gold and silver dipped accents made us excited for fall to roll around. Our new arrivals from Aidan Mattox channel the beautiful and exotic embellishments that make fall a very exciting season. We fell in love with Aidan Mattox 446560's sleek silhouette and rich looking gold applique. Transition this sultry beautiful cocktail dress into fall with a pair of ankle boots and a loose cardigan. Aidan Mattox 445810 features exquisite geometric bead embellishments on the skirt and a sheer blouse. Pair this dress heels, or tights and ankle booties.


    Inspiration

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    Our Collection

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    Clockwise from right to left: Aidan Mattox 445810, ($365), La Regale 21583, ($44), Inge Christopher GIA880, ($330)and Aidan Mattox 446560, ($440)


    Lip Stickers
    Thursday August 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    Lip Stickers


    Call them lip stickers, temporary lip tattoos or the latest lip craze-truth is, we don't quite know what to think of them. These temporary lip stickers can last anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on your skin type. The lips are priced from $7-$10, (you get a pack of three) and already some famous faces have jumped on the trend. Allure even referred to them as 'the future of lipstick.' It seems the major attraction to these tattoos is the fact that you can actually wear prints, glitter and fun designs without worrying that it'll smudge or wear off.


    Kim Kardashian's checkered lips

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    Lady Gaga blue glitter lips

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    Hope Dworaczyk's polka dotted lips

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    Kelly Rowland's leopard print lips

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    Jessie J's London lips

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    Starry Sky
    Thursday August 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    One Sleeve Wonder


    We spotted Katie Cassidy wearing this sparkly one shoulder Brian Lichtenberg dress, silver clutch and black strappy heels and were instantly mesmerized. This body conscious dress features a slanted neckline, shimmering insets and a sheer sleeve imbue, which add to the dress' provocative elegance. Turn up the look with a vampy lip-just in time for fall.


    Katie Cassidy in Brian Lichtenberg and our Maggie Sottero PF4121, ($248)

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    NYC Nails
    Thursday August 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    And The Winner Is...


    A recent study conducted by Allure revealed the top nail colors by city. Where did New York come in? Apparently, we're all a bunch of softies inside because the city's color of choice was sweet as pie. The winner was Mademoiselle by Essie. This pastel pink looks good on every skin tone-and with a name like that, you know it has more attitude than your run of the mill neutral.



    Essie Mademoiselle, $8

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    Sequins
    Wednesday August 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    High Shine


    Ashley Tisdale was spotted wearing this Boutique Ginger mini sequined dress last month at the Rock Of Ages premiere in Los Angeles. Tisdale paired her mini dress with a pair of Christian Louboutin black booties. She complimented her look with middle parted straight hair and a bright pink lip. Boutique Ginger boasts a body conscious silhouette, sheer decolletage and a fully sequined bodice-what more would you want in a mini dress?


    Ashley Tisdale in Boutique Ginger, ($196)

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    Fall Makeup
    Wednesday August 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Fall Makeup


    Yes dears, summer came and went in the blink of an eye. While it's not officially fall yet, it's so close, we can feel it. So how will fall translate onto our makeup palette? Relax doll, these looks are more wearable than you think. It's time to take a peek inside this fall's makeup trends. Pick and choose what you will-make it your own.

    Deep berry colored lips: To pull this look off, keep the rest of your makeup rather simple. Fresh, clean skin and a coat of black mascara are perfect compliments to this bold lip.

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    Defined brows: It might be time to let go of the tweezers and let your brows grow a little thicker. Define them with a brush, brow gel and let your eyes do all the talking. Natural looking eyebrows are youthful.

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    Multi-toned eyes: Bring some color to those pretty peepers with bright, jewel toned shadows, (jades, emeralds, purples, yellows, blues) and liners. We love the look of fun and youthful multi-tonal colors on the eyes. Keep the rest of your makeup fresh and light, so that your eyes don't clash with the rest of your look.

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    Natural Palette: The 'imperfect' look is in. This means luminous skin and dewy natural looking lips. This is a perfect look for days when you can't be bothered to sift through your makeup bag.

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    Gold
    Tuesday July 31, 2012 1 Comment
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    Good As Gold


    We love the chic and sultry silhouette of Nerea Garmendia's gold embellished mini cocktail dress by Emilio Pucci. Garmendia kept the rest of her look quite simple-simple messy waves, fresh makeup and gold and silver peep toe heels. We absolutely love the rich beading in the dress, which gives the wearer a luxurious and glamorous appeal-similar to that of our Jovani 1283. Complete with elaborate floral embroidery and sheer cutout accents- this mini dress looks as if it were dipped in gold.

    Nerea Garmendia in Pucci and our Jovani 1283, ($900)

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    Fall Texture
    Monday July 30, 2012 Post a comment
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    Fall Texture



    The most beloved fashion season is fast approaching and we are ready. Givenchy's Fall/Winter Haute Couture 2012 collection inspired us with mixed textiles and embellishments in muted rich tones. From Tory Burch to Oscar De La Renta and Marchesa, we saw flashes of rich embellishments, such as sequins, lace and vintage inspired pieces. With varying necklines and lengths, our fall favorites can be easily paired with the seasons essentials: tights, boots and costume jewelry. Take a look at some of our picks for the fall.


    You'll love the lace accents and intricate embroidery in Mandalay C802102, ($846) and Mandalay C801952, ($798)

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    Boutique Heather, ($198) is a beautiful scooped back mini dress with a fully sequined bodice-perfect for all your fall outings.

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    Shail K
    Friday July 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    Flying Sparks


    One of the designers we shot during last week's wedding shoot, was Shail K. We couldn't help but fall in love with the sultry, beautiful collection. Slip a dress on and let the sparks fly. Her amazing sequined styles shine in unexpected colors that wrap around stunning silhouettes, reminiscent of Alice and Olivia's embellished sheaths. One of our favorite styles is Shail K KK3814-this red asymmetrical stunner is perfect for a night out no matter what season. Add a hot pair of heels, some multi-colored bangles, and prepare to be noticed!

    Shail K KK3814 and Shail K KK3810

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    Shail K KK3137 and Shail K KK3110

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    Long and Lean
    Thursday July 26, 2012 Post a comment
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    High Collared Chic


    One neckline we feel is way too often underestimated is the high collar. The high collar is perfect for showcasing the shoulders and neckline-lengthening the entire figure. Katie Holmes looks stunning in her blue Calvin Klein gown. The simple, yet classy silhouette flatters her figure. Holmes accented the dress with a skinny belt-but we think the dress would look equally stunning sans the belt. Our Mikael Aghal 18S360 is equally gorgeous. It features a unique yet stunning neckline that looks every bit like a necklace.


    Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein and our Mikael Aghal 18S360

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    DIY
    Thursday July 26, 2012 Post a comment
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    DIY: Ballet Flats



    We can't say we haven't thought of doing this before-we think it actually had something to do with the Christian Dior runway show which featured ballet inspired shoes. What woman doesn't want to be floating on shoes that are the epitome of grace and romance? Because most ballet flats are too thin for everyday wear-here's a DIY so you can fashion a pair of custom flats for yourself.
    You'll Need:

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    -a spool of thick black silk ribbon, (decide how thick you want your straps to be)

    -a glue gun and glue sticks

    -clear nail polish

    -a pair of flats of your choice

    The process is fairly simple. Cut four strips of ribbon-it's better that they're longer than too short. You will be securing the ribbon at around the point where your ankles are. While you're wearing the shoe, take note where your ankles are and attach the ribbon there. Making sure that the shiny side of the ribbon faces outward, take the end of one ribbon and hot glue it to the inside. Repeat this until all four sides are glued. Wait 10 minutes for the glue to dry. Wrap around your ankles and cut off excess ribbon. Apply a little bit of clear nail polish so that the ends don't become frayed or unravel.

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    Blue Nails
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    True Blue


    The coolest color for your nails this summer is blue. We're loving the icy blue tints-perfect for summer parties and outings. Blue nails are surprisingly refreshing and youthful looking. Celebrities have been sporting dark, light and bright shades of blue on the red carpet. We especially love a light blue color for summer brides and bridesmaids.


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    Lady In Red
    Wednesday July 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Lady In Red


    Kate Hudson's red Versace gown had us seeing red! The gown featured a beautiful sweetheart neckline with sheer netting at the neckline. The gown's skirt was complete with a fringe hemline which added movement to the dress. Our Tadashi E1366 is a perfect match, perfect for the woman who wants to stand out. This red strapless gown is all red carpet chic.

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    Star Designers
    Wednesday July 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Celebrity Designers


    It seems that the majority of these women rose to fame way before they ever stepped foot on a runway. It's no surprise that these women would choose to take on clothing lines of their own-whatever the reason may be behind their business ventures-these leading ladies have marketed themselves well to their female audience. We're looking back at some of the most successful celebs turned designers.

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the creators of Elizabeth and James and StyleMint

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    Nicole Richie is the brainchild behind House of Harlow and a new collection at Macys

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    Sarah Jessica Parker has worked with Halston and had her own clothing line

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    Gwen Stefani is the creator of L.A.M.B.

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    Jessica Simpson has her own line of shoes and accessories

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    Jennifer Lopez has her own line of perfume and clothing line

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    Look of the Day
    Wednesday July 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Jet Black


    Julianne Housh's black gothic inspired lace gown is absolutely stunning and beautiful. It reveals just enough skin and the sheer flowing skirt really makes this dress charming and an absolute find.

    Julianna Hough's beautiful lace gown and our Tadashi 736035L

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    Beauty Tip
    Wednesday July 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Beach Waves 101


    If you love the look of undone and breezy summer hair-think beach waves. This style is effortless and works great in between washes. Remember, it's okay to look undone-besides, it's a perfect contrast with your polished wardrobe. If you have minutes to spare, then you have beach waves.

    Begin the process by sectioning your hair into four different sections-(if you have a lot of hair, section it into 8).

    Brush your hair upwards and wrap around into a coil and pin securely.

    To make sure the coils stay, spray with a light mist of hairspray and tie on a head scarf to keep them secure.

    (Leave this on for two or three hours-great for overnight as well). Delicately loosen and unravel the pins each section and shake out your hair.

    This will result in natural looking waves that you can wear and enjoy all summer long.

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    Dress For Your Body
    Tuesday July 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    Make The Most Of Your Curves



    Own, don’t hide, your curves with the right wardrobe. No one knows your body quite like you do, so take note, doll and get ready to walk with a whole new confidence. Knowing a simple few tricks can help you make the most of your beautiful curves. First, find out whether your body is pear, rectangular, apple or hour glass.

    Longer legs: Every woman wants longer legs. To make your legs appear long and luscious, be sure to wear heels that showcase your legs and automatically give your body length. Heels also make you appear taller and give you better posture. Heels that match the color of your skin help make your legs appear longer.

    Longer Torso: An open neckline, such as a scoop or v-neck elongates your torso. Who doesn’t want a longer torso?

    Make the most of your curves: One sure fine ways to create definition in your body is by creating a waistline. To achieve this, add a belt to your waist. An empire waist dress or blouse also helps to accentuate your natural curves. Remember, it’s all about learning to dress your curves and making the most of your body.

    Note: America Ferrera is following two of these three tips: Her red dress has an open square neckline which opens elongates her torso. Her red heels are also lengthening her legs, making her appear taller and leaner.

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    Let Your Hair Down


    Remember what it felt like to wish your hair could instantly grow a couple of inches or so overnight? And though you grew to realize that human hair grows an estimated four to six inches a year, there are other ways to boast a healthy and voluminous head of hair:extensions. If you're afraid of them not looking real or not blending well with your natural hair color and texture, take these tips into consideration and you'll soon be on your way to rocking that long hair.


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    Always choose virgin hair: Virgin hair has never been processed in any way, so it's naturally healthier. It also means that the actual cuticle of the hair runs one way, which means it'll be smoother and shinier than hair that has been processed.

    Think of the texture: Here's where you have to be honest with yourself: what's your natural hair type? What does it feel like when it's dry? If you have naturally curly hair or wavy, stick with curly extensions because when and if you straighten your hair, it should match the texture of your natural hair. Remember, it's all about seeming as natural as possible.

    The color: Will you be drying your hair before or after your extensions are put in? Think of what color matches your color and realize that while extensions are dye-able, it's best to treat them as little as possible so they last longer.

    The type of extensions: Do you want extensions that you can occasionally remove? Would you rather have tracks sewn in? Think of how often you want to sport that long mane and choose whether clip ons, (which you can remove and add whenever you want) or tracks,(which are sewn on) are better for your lifestyle.


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    La Vie En Rose


    Whether their hair was entirely dyed or there was just a couple streaks, celebrities have always seemed to have a love affair with pink hair. Be it fucshia, cotton candy pink or powder pink-these ladies had it all-proving that their style was anything but mainstream. We're looking back at these rose haired celebrities who made every girl want a little pink in their do.

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    Teen Choice Awards
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    Teen Choice Awards


    You can always count on the Teen Choice Awards to be a fashion filled event-this year was no exception. A handful of A-listers attended the event dressed in bright colors and looks straight from the runway. Check out some of the highlights from this year's show. Who was your best dressed star?

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    Quote of the Day
    Monday July 23, 2012 Post a comment
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    Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

    — Yves Saint-Laurent

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    Glasses
    Friday July 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    Bespectacled Gals


    If the eyes are the window to the soul, than glasses must be the curtains. Long gone are the days of hiding your glasses for fear of looking 'geeky' or 'goofy'-these famous belles prove that glasses can be absolutely beautiful.


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    Style Icon
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    Style Icon: Michelle Williams


    Michelle Williams may have caught our eye when she began dating the late Heath Ledger, but since then, she's managed to capture our hearts with her retro style. Williams' pixie cut and fresh faced glamour is absolutely refreshing in this day and age. We're taking a look back at some of Williams' most memorable style moments.

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    On Trend
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    On Trend: Sunkist Lips


    Are you out of the loop with the red, pink and nude lipsticks? Why not try an orange lip? Before you make an argument of how the color won't look good-think again. A nice bright or subdued sunkist inspired lip is fun, fresh and summery. If you opt for an orange lip, make sure it's either matte or with a hint of shine. Keep the rest of the makeup simple since you want your lips to be the focal point. A simple coat of black mascara and an optional dusting of bronzer and voila! You'll look like the first day of summer!

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    Look of the Day
    Thursday July 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Look of the Day


    French actress Marion Cotillard was the picture of perfection at the London premiere of Batman, battling the rain in a tunning Christian Dior 2012 dress. Cotillard's beautiful strapless frock with an orange-textured top and printed skirt was accented with a gold metal waistband. Her accessories included a Dior red clutch and Dior red pumps that matched her bold lip colour. Sporting a silver bracelet, she completed her chic Parisian look with a faux bob.


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    On Trend
    Thursday July 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Camouflage


    It's one of the greatest dilemmas in a woman's life-translating a runway trend into a wearable wardrobe. But ask any woman-if there's a will, there's a way. One trend that's been around for decades is the structured camouflage. We love camo when it's a bit over sized and still true to its roots. Why not pair a camouflage piece with feminine pieces for a look that's military chic.


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    Style Mash Up
    Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Dresses and Booties


    We love the idea of a beautiful dress and booties-something about pairing frilly summery dresses with a hard edged boots. The contrast is so defined, it works perfectly. Mind you, we're not referring to long, high heeled boots, they're called booties. So take a cue from these leading ladies and get walkin'.


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    Nails
    Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Cele-Pretty Nails


    These pretty manicures have our minds racing with thoughts of the possibilities. Fresh colored manicures are having their moment-drawing the attention to the wearer's hand and even demanding second looks. Bland nail color is a thing of the past and vibrant, funky and youthful nails are really doing it for us at the moment.


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    Elle Fanning
    Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Flower Girl


    Fourteen year old Elle Fanning, younger sister to Dakota Fanning, is having a moment with florals at the moment-truth be told, we're loving it. Fanning's style is age appropriate, fun, flirty and young. We're loving her choice in hippie-inspired dresses, soft colors and floating florals. Fanning accessorizes her dresses perfectly and keeps her hair and makeup simple.

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    On Trend
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    Age Of The Bandage


    Body conscious dresses are making big waves on and off the red carpet-the dress that hugs your body in all the right places, giving you an enviable hourglass figure. Bandage dresses have been a favorite of celebrities for years now and with absolute good reason. It doesn't sit limp on your body-it seems to define our natural curves and what woman wouldn't love natural definition?

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    Stay Fresh
    Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Beauty Filled Summer


    Don't sweat the summer, seriously. While you're preparing your usual beauty routine for upcoming concerts, festivals or weekend getaways to the beach, we prepared a list of things to keep you beautiful. We'll admit- it is hard to feel beautiful when you're sticky and sweaty. Simply pack a couple items and you're on your way to being a fresh faced beauty under the sun.


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    In your bag:

    -A hat is a great way to keep your face and head/hair protected from the summer sun. An over sized floppy hat is not only protective but stylish as well.


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    -Face blotting wipes are essential! They are great at removing excess oil and dirt from your face, especially during the summer. You can also make your own wipes with small squares of wax paper-voila!

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    -Dry shampoo can be very helpful in keeping your mane super fresh. The sun, sweat and humidity can cause your hair to look dirty and limp. A couple sprays of dry shampoo and you're back in the game, muchacha.

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    -A lightweight sunscreen, (we love sprays) to keep your skin moisturized and protected from sunburns.

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    -Colored lip balm to add moisture to your lips and a bit of color.

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    -Eye refreshing pads (Napoleon Perdis) to keep your eyes fresh and moisturized. A pair of sunnies to keep your eyes protected!
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    -A small bottle of scented mist spray to stay smelling fresh!

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    Look of the Day
    Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Look of the Day


    We adore everything about Jessica Biel's outfit when she attended a press event in a sculpted Mugler pencil skirt. She complimented her look with a white Joe's tee, stacked bangles and neon Brian Atwood pumps. Her voluminous hair was piked up in a half ponytail and thick bangs.


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    Florals
    Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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    Flirting With Florals


    Florals were all over the fall runways from Valentino's blooming floral embroidered collection to Raf Simons' floral lined walls and showroom. We're loving this sudden flirtatious affair with florals. A little floral embroidery adds a hint of femininity and youthfulness.

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    Sporty Glam
    Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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    Sporty Glam


    We love sporty glam- think Spice Girls meets Carrie Bradshaw, (in a more wearable way, of course). As much as we love a head-to-toe glamazon look done up in a sparkly and sexy fit, there's something a little more modern  here. Oscar de la Renta's Resort '13 collection nailed luxe meets low key and we're taking cues from the signature runway looks. Practice makes perfect, so play around with some ideas and make up your own looks!

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    Proportion is key You won't get the relaxed vibe you're after with all body-con or all oversized silhouettes. See how Oscar de la Renta balanced his runway looks with a prim fit-and-flare skirt and a body-skimming baseball t-shirt? The proportions play off each other to give it some ease. Do the same with a fitted t-shirt and girlie flared skirt or a slouchy knit and curve-hugging pencil skirt.

    Don't fear contrasting footwear. We're looking right to Jenna Lyons, who finished a pair of slouchy camo pants with a polished pair of pointed-toe pumps. Yes, each piece hails from a different aesthetic, but together they make the look. It's easy to replicate with baggy, boyfriend-style jeans rolled up to reveal your favorite heels.

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    Deco Nails
    Monday July 16, 2012 1 Comment
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    Deco Nails


    Are your nails looking a bit bland? Are solid colors too dull for your liking? Don't fall into drab nails when you can have fab nails. Here are some creative ways to make your manicure stand out from the rest.


    Add a coat of glitter polish to enhance the look of a solid color

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    2. To create contrast, paint your tips a different color than the base

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    3. Customize a design with a skinny pen to add detail and oomph to your nails

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    4. Adding nail accessories like small jewels or sequins also creates texture and make your nails stand out

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    Nude Lip
    Monday July 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Dos and Don'ts: Nude Lip


    A nude lip can be beautiful, minimal and youthful looking. We love a nude lip because it works beautifully when paired with a strong and smokey eye and it also looks great when worn alone. Take heed of the chalky lip, ladies. A nude lip should never make you look super pale or unnatural. Make sure and apply a primer and lip balm before the lipstick so your lips are perfectly moisturized. Flaky lips are bad lips. Here's how to choose the perfect shade for your complexion:

    Fair: If you’re a fair skinned beauty, stick with a rosy, pink-tined nude lipstick like Smashbox’s Flawless.

    Golden: Those with golden undertones should opt for light, creamy beiges like Crème d’Nude by MAC.

    Olive: Girls with olive skin have got it good – they can pull off nearly any nude shade. For a neutral nude, try Revlon’s Nude Attitude.

    Dark: For dark skin, indulge in rich, gold-brown lipsticks like Bobbi Brown’s Cocoa.

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    Hair
    Monday July 16, 2012 1 Comment
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    Hair Bands


    Bad hair days; we all have one now and then. Bobby pins can't tame your wild mane and no hairstyle seems to work for you. Have no fear ladies, because the hottest new hair accessory is both stylish and effective- the hair band. Hair bands add boost to any hairstyle and any hair type. Whether you want to enhance your look or simply tame your tresses, a hair band is the perfect accessory is right for you!

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    High Low
    Monday July 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    The High Low Mix


    Maxi dresses and miniskirts have always been in style. Mixing each style is fun and creative, but what if you could get the best of both worlds? Good news ladies, because you can! High-low skirts and dresses are a big ‘yes’ in fashion right now. It combines the look of elegance and modesty with chic and sexy without the mess or hassle! It is also a great style for formal attire.


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    Look of the Day
    Monday July 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Look of the Day


    New pixie on the town, Anne Hathaway, stopped by the Today studios in an absolutely stunning floral sheath by Erdem. She complimented her look with a pair of red sunglasses and stilettos.

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    Layered
    Friday July 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    A Lesson On Layers


    Sometimes, more is better; at least when it comes to jewelry. Who can possibly resist the beautiful look of layered rings, bracelets and necklaces?When done properly, layering can look fun, youthful and wild. The key to layering is to not be afraid to mix it up; combining different textures


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    Lace
    Friday July 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Light In Lace


    As women, we're often conflicted between wearing a dress or nice dress pants when attending a black tie event. To be completely honest, sometimes those options just don't cut it anymore. A beautiful lace jumpsuit can be a perfect alternative. One look we're absolutely loving at the moment: jumpsuits with delicate finishes. Don't be fooled, there's nothing 'lounge' about this look.

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    Pin Straight
    Friday July 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Pin Straight


    What are hairstylists and fashion trendsetters predicting for the fall? Sleek, pin straight hair that's healthy and shiny. Straight hair seems to require more care and it appears to make the wearer appear more youthful. Who doesn't want that? We're loving straight and simple for this upcoming year. Don't worry, if you're like the rest of us, you have some sort of untamed mane, but be patient and always use styling serums to add shine and protection.

    Why the sudden move to sleek locks? According to hair stylist Ted Gibson, 'women aren't feeling romantic at the moment and designers aren't making frilly clothes.' Models wore their hair stick straight on various Fall runway shows; proving that sleek hair is always a good thing to go back to.

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    Sequins
    Thursday July 12, 2012 Post a comment
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    Shiny Sequins



    Celebrities sure know how to bring the glitz and glamour onto the red carpet. Sequins are a perfect way to bring a little sparkle and create a rich look. Add some shine to your wardrobe with a sequin dress.

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    Peplum
    Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    A Little Pep-lum In Your Step


    Why not put a little pep in your step with a peplum dress? The peplum trend is very figure flattering as it cinches the waist by creating a wider hip area. This trend helps to create an hourglass figure. If you are pear shaped, choose a shirt, instead of a skirt.


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    Close Shave
    Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    Close Shave


    When it comes to celebrities, having the perfect hairstyle is key. Some prefer their hair in curls, straight, cropped, dyed, messy and others prefer the half-shaved look. The look is a little rock 'n' roll, a little 'rebel without a cause.' Any way you look at it, this style is clearly not for the faint of heart.

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    Just An Idea
    Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    Just A Thought


    We know what we'll be doing this weekend; oh you know, just a little painting, with some red paint on the soles of our shoes. Because not all of us of working gals can afford the pricey Louboutins, we're absolutely thrilled to have stumbled upon this absolute gem of an idea. If you want something done red, you have to paint it yourself. (We promise, it'll be our little secret). The actual paint that's sold for this is by a UK company called SaveYourSole and it comes to about $46. Umm, sold!


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    Runway Inspired
    Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    In Print


    Have a penchant for fine couture from runways past? There's no need to keep dreaming hon; when it comes to fun, vintage inspired prints, much like those seen in Versace and Givenchy's collections, look to our collection of Eva Varro Boutique. We're taking a look at some fun vintage and modern prints that have us smiling from ear to ear.

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    Jelly Sandals
    Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    Ready For This Jelly


    Do you think you're ready for this jelly? Of course you are, dears! Chances are, you probably had a pair of jelly sandals as a little girl. There's news gals; jelly sandals have seemed to wash ashore. To be completely honest, we think they're perfectly cute. The kind of shoe you look at and instantly fall in love with again, realizing they are just as cute now as they were when you were a babe. Jelly sandals are meant to be bright and silly, so grab a pair and skip along now.


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    Statement Belts
    Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    Statement Belt


    What women doesn't want a smaller waist? When it comes to accessories, there's nothing quite like a statement belt. The statement belt can help define and accentuate the waist and spruce up an outfit. A statement belt looks best when paired with a simple outfit, because you want your belt to be the centerpiece. An outfit that is too noisy will detract from the belt. While the belt does work to define the waist, make sure it's not so tight that it restricts and cuts off your circulation.

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    In the Summertime
    Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Leather



    When you think of leather, you think polished, sophisticated, sleek and sexy, but do you think Summer? We know you may be raising your eyebrow at the thought of leather in the summertime, but we've recently spotted a handful of famous ladies wearing leather in bits and pieces, proving that leather can be carried off in the summer. How would you wear leather in the summer?

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    Take A Bow
    Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Take A Bow


    You were probably introduced to your first hair bow as a child; it firmly grasping onto your baby fine braid or ponytail. There comes an age where girls stop wearing bows and eventually graduate to headbands. It's safe to say that the bow has definitely matured and become wearable for women of all ages. It's known as the 'grown up' bow. There's no denying its understated charm. We took a look at ways in which the bow has been reintroduced to in the past year.

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    Mules
    Friday July 06, 2012 1 Comment
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    Too Cool For Mule


    Slip into this season's hottest shoe; the classic mule. This classic shoe was recently revamped in shows like Oscar De La Renta, Fendi and Rocha. We love these beautiful backless heels that give an air of carefree fashion.


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    False Eyelashes
    Friday July 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    In The Blink Of An Eye


    Long before the eyelash extensions and the slew of volumizing mascaras, were the first pair of false eyelashes. According to makeup and movie legend, false eyelashes were invented in 1916 on the set of the silent film, Intolerance. Director D.W. Griffith needed his leading lady, Seena Owen (above), to show some serious emotion and decided that the windows to her soul needed dramatic drapes. So, thanks to a bit of hair, gauze, and glue, false eyelashes were born. Available today in hundreds of varieties ranging from natural to downright alien, it appears that this beauty staple is sticking around for good.

    The Inspiration: Seena Owen and Twiggy



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    Printed
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    Bringing Down The Blouse


    We love a good blouse because it provides a light an airy feel, but also has the dressy flair that a summer dress has. Paired with the right denim or pants and shoes, a blouse can make you look and feel oh so chic. Choose a print, don't be shy to go for a bold print.


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    Play Time
    Friday July 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    Play Makeup


    Do you remember applying makeup as a child? Ahh, the careful application with a rough brush or q-tip, dipping into brightly colored eye shadows and sweeping on frosted lipsticks. Then there were the compacts which had tin foil paper in place of an actual mirror. Those were the days, right? To actually play with makeup. In recent years, makeup giants, such as MAC and Maybelline have tried to put the play back in makeup. There's been much debate whether products featuring iconic cartoon characters such as Hello Kitty, Wonder Woman and Miss Piggy are infantilizing women or not. The makeup companies claim that the reasoning behind such products is to add a hint of notalgia; taking the woman back to a time when makeup was more play and less a part of their routine. It seemed to have worked in Japan in 2009, when Maybelline launched a Hello Kitty Volume Express Mascara, which sold a record amount of units. What do you think? Are women who buy cartoon clad makeup products buying the emotional aspect more than the product itself?


    MAC's Cruella De Vil Makeup Line

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    Too Faced Smurfs Makeup Line

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    Hello Kitty for MAC

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    Wonder Woman Lipstick by MAC

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    Miss Piggy Lashes and Liner for MAC

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    Maybelline's Baby Lips Balm

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    Hoop Dreams
    Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Hoop Dreams



    A great pair of hoop earrings, whether gold, silver, smooth or ridged, will carry you perfectly through the seasons. Nothing quite compares to this iconic earring. Hoops are fresh, youthful and elegant; so it's no wonder celebrities of all ages are wearing them on and off red carpet events. A hoop earring is a must have for women of all ages.


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    Sheer 101
    Tuesday July 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Sheer 101



    It's here and it's sheer! We can't even deny the popularity of sheer clothing; it can be perfect for the hot summer days, but it also requires that you know how to wear it. You can wear a sheer blouse to the office, but you do need to layer up underneath. A little too much sheer can leave you looking over exposed.

    You can wear sheer pants, you just need the right materials. A pair of undershorts, like these Spanx can help provide coverage and flatter your shape As with any revealing look, play to your best features and keep it proportional. Going sheer on top? Balance out the look with something more covered-up on bottom, or vice versa for sheer pants and skirts. Sizing is key. Sheer pieces that fit too snugly are going to up the sexy factor infinitely (even when you may not want to).

    Sheer Dos: Perfect layering allows for hints of exposed skin

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    Sheer Don'ts: Showing a little too much and wearing the wrong undergarments

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    Oh Bobby
    Tuesday July 03, 2012 2 Comments
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    Oh Bobby!



    If you're like most of us, most of your bobby pins will either end up between the cracks of your floors or at the bottom of your purse. Well, we finally found a reason you'll want to start wearing those pins proudly! Think of Cacharel Fall 2012 show where these beautiful and bold pins came to play.

    If you can't find the shade you prefer or just have a bunch of stashed pins, give them a quick update with a coat or two of your favorite nail polish. Ta-daa! Not loving your outfit? Got super flat hair? The pins not only create a great focal point for the face, but they also moonlight as the perfect conversation starter. But their versatility doesn’t end there. They’re also the perfect solution to dealing with a fringe that’s slap bang in the middle of that awkward, annoying growing-out phase.


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    Catty Nails
    Tuesday July 03, 2012 Post a comment
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    Cat Manicure



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    Feline lovers, unite! Even if you don't have a cat or can't have one in real life, now you can. On your nails, at least. This look is so chic and fun, it's perfect for teens and or working gals. All you need is a little black and white polish and you're set to go!


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    Braidy Bunch
    Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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    Braidy Bunch


    Oh the sweet twists and turns of a braid. At the moment, we can't think of any other hairstyle that could be sweeter or softer. Whether you opt for a few messy braids or incorporate them into your top knot, we love the ease and youthful look of a braided do. Which braided style is your favorite?


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    A Year In Ombre
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    A Year In Ombre


    This past year was, without a doubt, the year of the ombre. It was virtually impossible to look anywhere without seeing some variation of ombre. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Bilson and Demi Lovato jumped on the ombre bandwagon.

    When done right it can look natural and sun-kissed, but it can also go very, very wrong if the lighter color at the bottom goes brassy. Take a look at the stars below and let us know whose ombre you would most like to copy.

    Rashida Jones

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Keke Palmer

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    Who To Follow
    Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Instagram Me


    Sounds like a funny concept, doesn’t it? Following somebody. While it’s a concept our parents and grandparents might not yet be hip to, the handful of social media we use has us following everyone, every which way. Whether you want to know what lipstick shade to buy next or take a peek inside what celebrity ate what for lunch, Instagram, is probably the most visually stimulating social media of them all. So what members of the fashion community should you be following?


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    NewYorkDress.com: NewYorkDress.com is the heart of New York City. We are what girls and women from all around the world dream about. We are NYC, through and through. Go behind the scenes to see our stylist, models and photographers hard at work to bring you dresses that'll make you feel like you're the Belle of The Big Apple.

    Oscar De La Renta: Jump head first inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses. Oscar de la Renta uses OscarPRgirl (her Instagram name) to give followers stunning photos behind the scenes. Followers see the runway shows, the new collection, and even what Ms PRgirl is wearing herself.


    Burberry: One of the first fashion houses to jump on the Instagram bandwagon, Burberry has amassed a huge following. This classic British designer is great at highlighting the filters on the Instagram app to take stunning photos from their runway shows, publicity campaigns or just around London.


    Kate Spade: Her katespadeny account has a quirky sensibility with not only shots of clothes, but events, NYC landmarks, food and more. It feels personal and intimate and was used effectively to document NY Fashion Week and establish Kate Spade as not only a designer but a trendsetter of what to do and see in NYC.


    Gucci: Gucci'spresence on Instagram tends to be less involved than other designers, but the soft, warm feel of Instagram photos definitely lends itself to Gucci’s designs. This app not only displays incredible fashion but also behind-the-scenes pics of celebrities.


    Rebecca Minkoff: Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, best known for her handbags, is relying on user-generated Instagram photos for her first ready-to-wear collection’s fall print ad campaign. Not only does this interactive platform give her followers a chance to get their ideas into print magazines, it bolsters Instagram’s cred as so much more than a silly photo app.



    Club Red
    Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Club Red


    You know that question that goes:"...if your house was on fire, what one thing would you bring?" Well if the question was solely directed toward your makeup bag, we have the answer. Red lipstick. Forget the blush, shadow and liner-sometimes a red lip, (and nothing else) is in order. We're looking at famous femmes who've made rouge colored lips a staple look. Their velvety and silken red lips are absolutely timeless.


    Lucille Ball: to get her look use Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Cherry.

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    Dita Von Teese: will never do glossy lips. She loves matte orange and bright reds.She loves silky and powdery vibrant lips.

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    Taylor Swift: lines her lips with Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Passion and finishes with coat of Lip Perfection Lipstick in Flame.

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    Gwen Stefani: never goes out without a red lip. Use L'oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lip Color in Ravishing Red.

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    Megan Fox: Uses Giorgio Armani's Beauty's Rouge d'Armani in Rouge 400.

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    Pink Eye
    Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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    We Spy: Pink Eye


    Attention ladies, there's finally a pink eye we actually want to have. Following the 2012 Chanel Resort Collection, where the makeup color palette was light rose pink lips and lids, we looked to see how stars would translate the look. The result? An absolute flirty look we can't wait to try.


    The inspiration:

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    Emma Stone

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    1.Mark Luvstruck Eye shadow, $6, 2.Revlon Diamond Lust in Starry Pink, $5, 3. Sephora Pink Satin, $24


    Mad For Zara
    Wednesday June 27, 2012 Post a comment
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    Mad For Zara


    We can't deny the sheer excitement we feel whenever a celebrity wears a brand or an item we can actually afford! Drum roll, please! As New York gears up for Zara's big sale tomorrow, we look at some celebrities who have shown the brand some major lovin.' Who are we kidding, even if we were multi-millionaires like these celebs, we'd probably still be uber fans of Zara.


    Olivia Palermo

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    January Jones

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    Red Carpet Bridal Dos
    Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Dos For Those Summer 'I Dos'


    Now that wedding season is in full swing, we thought it'd be the perfect time to compile a list of red carpet inspired hair dos that are perfect for any 'I Dos.' Whether you're the bride or a wedding guest, these looks are sweet enough and fresh enough for summer weddings.


    Paula Patton's glamorous lose waves with an elegant barrette

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    Reese's voluminous updo showcases her neck and shoulders

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    Marion's voluminous bun with a middle part.

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    Jessica's sweet french milk braids showcases her face

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    Lea's braided boho bun is sweet and low key

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    Kate's center half ponytail is pure retro chic

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    Tie Dye
    Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    To Dye For


    The mention of anything 'tie-dye,' might conjure images of grade school summer camp, DIY tie dying with the neighborhood kids, or maybe even your hippie camp counselor or art teacher. While that might be true of old tie-dye, the new tie dye is anything but 'hippie.' The new tie-dye is all grown up and perfectly suitable for the office or a night out. A good tie-dye piece can be youthful and be dressed up or dressed now. Here are our favorite 'tie-dye' looks straight from the runway to the sidewalks.


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    Ankle Strap Shoes
    Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Ankle Strap Shoes


    Frame your legs with a pair of stylish ankle strap shoes. An ankle strap tends to elongate the leg and give a long and lean appearance. From the runways to red carpet and now the sidewalks, ankle strap shoes in all colors and shapes will give your style a leg up this summer.

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    Look Of The Day
    Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Look Of The Day


    Katie Holmes was spotted leaving her apartment in NYC wearing this beautiful ensemble. The look was effortless, weightless and very summer friendly. The saturated grape color of Holmes' maxi skirt contrasts wonderfully with the green sheer sleeveless top. Holmes topped her look off with nude colored espadrilles, (we love that the shoes didn't detract from the outfit). This, ladies, is what summer is made of.


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    Mad As A Hatter
    Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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    Mad As A Hatter


    The Royal Acot is an annual horse race that takes place in Ascot, Berkshire. The five day event began this past Wednesday and from the looks of it, female attendees were still in the Queen's Jubilee spirit. Queen Elizabeth's own horse, 'Estimate,' won the Queen's Vase. The Kentucky Derby has nothing on these hats.


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    Ear and Now
    Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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    Ear and Now


    It's time to turn the focus on the lobe again with a statement earring. If you've never worn anything like a stud or a simple hoop, now's the time to try, doll. Don't worry, it doesn't mean that your ear has to suffer a painfully heavy earring. Statement earrings were all over the runways this year and all over the streets. A good statement earring can be worn beautifully and casually during the day and can be worn at night for a dressed up look. You don't have to spend a fortune on a good statement earring, either. So get out there and make a statement!


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    Look Of The Day
    Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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    Look Of The Day


    Today's look of the day is a little low key, a little casual and all retro. We absolutely love everything about Kirsten Dunst's vintage flare on basics. A simple tied cotton button up and a vintage denim button up skirt, black strap sandals, pink and blue cat eye sunglasses and a red leather bag. Dunst's 50s look is complimented by her curled golden locks. Who knew a look so simple could be so chic?


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    Celebrity Piercings
    Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    Celebrity Piercings


    The once rebellious form of self-expression, has become anything but. Celebrities of all ages are going under the piercing gun for a little body bling. While some prefer subtle nose studs, other celebs prefer tongue piercings or cartilage piercings. Do you think piercings will replace tattoos as the big trend for young stars?


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    Chokers
    Wednesday June 20, 2012 1 Comment
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    Back Again: Chokers


    When we think of chokers, an image of plastic black barbed wire chokers come to mind. Sure, we loved chokers in the the 90s, but recently, celebrities like Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde and Emmy Rossum have been spotted wearing them. Gone are the days of ill fitting, teenage angst-y chokers and in with updated, chic and intricately stylish chokers. Would you 're-rock' the choker?


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    Pretty Sneakers
    Wednesday June 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    The Fairest Of Them All


    As women, we know what it feels like to wear a pair of shoes so tight, high and dare we say, painful, that you suddenly wish you were wearing anything but. We learn our lessons through blisters and foot pain, but the recent waves of pretty sneakers have us rethinking our shoe choices. Yes ladies, it's perfectly okay to wear a pair of cute sneakers with a summer dress or shorts. Don't think of dumpy, worn or overly athletic soles, think of light, comfortable and stylish sneakers that'll have your feet smiling on their days off. Here are our picks for sneakers we can't wait to strut, not run in.


    Alexa Chung in Superga sneakers

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    Big City Sneaker by B&D

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    Miu Miu glitter sneakers

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    Keds Silver Ballerina Sneaker

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    Tretorn Pastel Sneakers

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    A Pop Of Pink
    Wednesday June 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    Pop Of Pink


    When our very own customer service representative and style maven Melody wore these around our offices the other day, our eyes widened. These neon pink patent leather heels were a little bit of heaven, (not to mention her gold ankle bracelet she's had since she was a child). We officially have neon fever!


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    Look Of The Day
    Wednesday June 20, 2012 Post a comment
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    Look Of The Day


    Who says you can't wear leggings as jeans? Former model Elle Macpherson, (who by the way is 49!) rocked a pair of skinny leather legging and towering suede black and white pumps on her way to a couple of TV interviews for Britain's Next Top Model. Macpherson completed her look with square over sized glasses and a cropped black leather jacket. We think Macpherson is teaching all the hopefuls a lesson in modeling, incognito style. We dig it.


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    See through
    Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Clear As Day


    Transparent accessories have been popping up on the streets and runways, exposing a bit more of the wearer. We love the peek a boo hint of skin on transparent block shirts, glass heels, clear shoes and see through bags. See through bags expose a mix of secrets and needful things that make up a woman's purse while the clear heel of a shoe that would make any woman feel like Cinderella in her glass slipper.


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    Saugus Special, $76

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    Georgia Peach
    Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Georgia Peach


    Get the glowing look of a Georgia Peach with the help of a couple items. Peach is a perfectly complimentary color on most skin tones, from creamy porcelain tones to warmer richer tones. Whether you sweep a peach colored blush on or opt for a peach stain on your lips, you'll be looking as sweet and fresh as this succulent fruit.


    Inspiration: Saoirse Ronan

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    1. Lancome Peach nectar lip gloss, 2. Nars Barbarella lipstick, 3. Jouer Peach eyeshadow, 4. Bobbi Brown Nectar shimmer brick, 5. Essie's A Crewed Interest nail polish, 6. Bare Minerals Peach blush.



    Summer Scarves
    Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Scarves


    Before you roll your eyes at the thought of a scarf in the dead of summer, know that we're not referring to thick and wintery scarves but light as a feather scarves. Yes, summer calls for whimsical, silk-printed scarves that add a hint of pattern and color to any outfit. We love the look of a lightly undone scarf, whether it's wrapped around your neck or head. Even if you opt for a bold printed scarf, it's small enough that it won't overwhelm your outfit.Besides, if a scarf can lend an air of Jackie O's grace this summer, why not?


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    Manicure Finds
    Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Manicure Finds


    It seems virtually impossible this day and age to surf the internet without seeing a hundreds of manicure ideas. While women are still visiting their manicurists regularly, there's also a growing community of DIY manicurists out there who create their own nail looks. We narrowed the list down to our top six that we think are perfectly "recreatable." Who knows, maybe you'll put your spin on these ideas and start a new nail trend all on your own.


    Digitally enhanced nails

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    Kadinsky Cool Nails

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    Bubbling Over Nails

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    So Rhinestoned Nails

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    Polka Dot & Glitter Nails

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    Lilac Colored Lids
    Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Lilac Colored Lids


    With wedding season in full swing, we thought we'd feature a perfectly purple look for all lilac lovers out there. Don't worry, we don't want you to look like you have a black and blue eye; our goal is to provide you with inspiration from the runway looks, celebrities and everyday citizens that donned the fresh wash of lavender on their lids. Remember: because you want your eyes to be the focus of your look, keep the rest of your makeup rather subtle. Opt for a nude or soft pink lip, (matte lipsticks work beautifully; if you want some shine, add a clear coat of lip gloss). Sweep a soft blush across the apples of your cheeks and voila!


    Drew Barrymore's smokey lilac lids

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    Katy Perry's purple and green lids

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    Soft purple and matte purple colored lids

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    Perfectly purple eyes

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    Rihanna's grape colored lids

     
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    Emma Stone's Goddess Crown
    Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Golden Girl: Emma Stone


    Emma Stone is a true Golden Girl; what with her successful film career, her handful of endorsements and iconic style, (not to mention equally budding beau Andrew Garfield). The 23 year old was spotted wearing a necklacelike headband that inspired true jewel envy. The floral wreath chain was placed lightly on top of her tousled waves, which were swept into an updo. Our verdict: absolutely perfect!

    Get a similar look by spritzing damp strands with a sea salt-infused beach spray, such as Josie Maran Bohemian Waves. Then scrunch your hair with your hands as you blow-dry to create a carefree effect like Emma's. After loosely tossing hair back into a messy bun, top the style off with a golden headpiece to add glamour to an otherwise casual style.

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    Rhinestone Jewelry
    Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Just Like Liz


    Our inspiration for this post is the late and great Elizabeth Taylor. While we wait for Lohan to wrap on her E. Taylor movie, we'l look back at the queen of rhinestones. Diamonds may have been Marilyn Monroe's best friend, but when it came to Taylor, the jet black haired, blue eyed beauty always donned rhinestones of some sort. Decades later, classic rhinestones have turned up in brighter, neon colors. Play jewelry has never been more fun.


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    Chandelier Post Earrings, $69

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    Hair Clips
    Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Big Love: Hair Clips


    Whether you're growing your hair out or you just trimmed your hair, embellished hair clips are a perfect way to change up your look. We absolutely adore an embellished hair clip that can add a touch of femininity, regardless of your hair type, style or length. Our pick: the cosmic star clip straight from Rodarte's runway show.


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    Heavy Metal
    Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Heavy Metal Shoes


    Take on the summer heat with a little heavy metal on your soles. Metallic shoes took over the runways this past year and have been spotted on the streets of New York. From tots to teens to older women, metallic shoes add just enough shine and glam to take your outfit from fabulous to extraordinary. Tell us now, what women doesn't want to shine?


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    Saugus Evening GWEN

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    Maxi Dress
    Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Must-Have: Maxi Dress


    Let's face it, ladies. When the weather starts to climb toward the triple digits, we want nothing to do with jeans, pants or blouses. Anything that remotely sticks to our skin is not welcome. Enter the maxi dress; a stylish and cool way to make the most of your summer. There's nothing quite like the billow of a chic and romantic maxi dress. Worn alone, belted or with a light painter's blouse over, a maxi dress is a summer must have for every woman. We took the time to look at some of the celebrities who have rocked the trend in their own way.


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    Face Time
    Thursday June 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Face Time


    Face paint is no longer just for tots. Celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Natasha Khan, (Bat for Lashes) and Vanessa Hudgens have been spotted with sweet and flirty face paint designs. There's something about the hippie-inspired allure of face paint that makes it ideal for summer festivals and parties. Peace, love and face paint, babe. Our recommendation: Mac Acrylic Face Paints. They are safe and hypoallergenic and wash off with soap and water. Besides, the fact that MAC has a line of acrylic paints is pure awesome.


    Natasha Khan

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    Drop Waist
    Thursday June 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Drop Waist Dresses


    The twenties were all over the runways this past Spring and made making appearances in films such as The Artist and The Great Gatsby. We're here to say that drop waist dresses can absolutely be worn without fear of being a little too 'Downtown Abbey.' One thing we love about the drop waist dress is how flattering it is. The bodice is billowy and falls away from the torso and the lower waist elongates the body. Our entire Tadashi Collection features some of the most beautiful twenties inspired drop waist dresses. The fact that Jazz Age fashion is popping up amidst the neon minis, studded everything and high-low dresses, is quite refreshing. The twenties are clearly never going away.


    Drop waist dresses on the red carpet

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    Brooklyn Decker's pistachio colored drop waist dress

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    Sarah Jessica Parker's silvery colored dress

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    Katy Perry Goes Flapper
    Thursday June 14, 2012 Post a comment
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    Katy Perry Flapped Around



    On Tuesday, Katy Perry wore a vintage slip dress to a City of Hope event in honor of MTV founder Bob Pittman in Los Angeles. She accessorized her flapper look with a strand of pearls, a fur clutch, a flapper inspired headband, and Manolo Blahnik heels.

    Though twenties fashion is very of-the-moment,(i.e.The Great Gatsby) did Perry pull off the look or should she have opted for a less literal look?


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    Full Figured Fashion Week
    Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Go Figure



    We knew it wouldn’t be long before waif like models weren’t the only ones strutting down the catwalk. Now in its fourth year, the New York Full Figured Fashion Week, features plus size models donning the latest fashions. This is by no means an introduction to the plus size fashion. In fact, the 1.7 billion dollar a year empire is here to stay No mumus or shapeless caftans here; these curvaceous women will be modeling the latest trends including actual pieces from Micheal Kors, Eileen Fisher, Eli Tahari and Ralph Lauren’s runway shows. The events began last night and will run through Saturday. Most events are $40, but there is a free runway show happening today at Bloomingdales in the city. For more information, go here.


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    Summer Sweaters
    Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Sweaters


    We've all seen it done: the mixing of seasons. Whether the girl on the train wore a pair of UGG boots with a pair of shorts or a sweater layered on top of a romper, the mixing and not-so-matching of seasons happens every year. We say, it can be done if you keep a couple things in mind. Winter sweaters are different from lighter Spring and Summer friendly sweaters. Yes, we just used Summer and sweaters in the same sentence, but alas we assure you, there's no need to sweat. Choose a fabric that is light and cool such as cotton or a silk blend. Style it with a pair of cut off shorts or flowing skirts/dresses. The point is to provide plenty of ventilation in other areas of your body. Remember to also keep it light. Feel free to wear loose knit sweaters with nothing but a light bra underneath. The holes in the sweater will provide bits of fresh air during the summer.


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    Funny Girl Kristen Wiig
    Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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    Funny Girl: Kristen Wiig


    If you watched a single episode of Saturday Night Live between the years of 2005 to 2012, you might have come across bright eyed comedianne, Kristen Wiig. You might have even succumbed to her unique comedic style. Wiig's ability to be physical in her comedy set her apart from the rest of her SNL counterparts, both male and female. Her seven year stint on the SNL led to some of the show’s most memorable characters including Target Lady, Gilly, Judice, Suzie Orman, Kat, (Kat & Garth) and Bjork. During her career at SNL, Wiig also starred in movies such as Adventureland, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bridesmaids, which she also co-wrote. Despite Wiig’s retirement from SNL last month, the comedienne said she has more projects, including films lined up. Although Wiig was best known for her mischievous charm, her sense of style was undeniable. Cheers to one funny and stylish girl.


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    At the 2012 Time 100 Awards

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    In London at the 2011 Women of the Year Awards

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    Drop Crotch Pants
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    Blast From The Past: Drop Crotch Pants



    In the 1980s rapper MC Hammer rose to fame with the help of some very flashy, Aladdin-esque bottoms known as harem pants. The pants were hot for a while and then went into fashion hibernation for years. Circa 2009, they rose to fashion again and were on runways and celebrities everywhere. Is it safe to say that harem pants were a trend we never knew how we felt about? We loved to hate them and hated to love them, but somehow, we kind of just ended up with a pair in our closet, wore them out once and then just wore them at home as pajama pants. Jennifer Aniston was spotted out in with a pair of drop crotch denim in Austin and reactions were mixed. Will you be wearing this jeans in the next coming months?


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    Pretty Palazzos
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    Pretty Palazzos


    During our visit to a vintage store in the East Village last week, we spotted a pair of pretty palazzo pants and the nostalgia set in. Your mother may have even had a pair or two back in her day. This summer, invite the flirtatious and carefree sway of a pair of palazzo pants. Forget your restricting skinnies, it's all about the wide legged silk/crepe lovin' from a perfect pair of palazzos. Palazzo pants rose to popularity in the 1960s and 1970s by actresses such as Greta Garbo and Katharine Hepburn. While the prints on palazzos have changed throughout the decades, their liberating and free-flowing charm remains the same. Not sure how to wear them? We suggest pairing them with a simple sheer V-neck cotton shirt or white button down shirt. Slip on a pair of classic T-strap sandals or leather thong sandals and you're good to go. Take a cue from these lovely ladies.



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    Holy Huaraches
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    Holy Huaraches!


    We have a serious shoe crush on huaraches. These woven leather sandals, originated in Mexico in the 1930s and were originally made with a rubber tire sole. A few years later, huaraches became the popular sandal of choice and spread like wildfire. We love the look of huaraches with loose maxi skirts and dresses, cuffed boyfriend jeans and summer dresses. While the traditional huarache is flat, the sandal also looks great when it's revamped. Whether you opt for a traditional brown pair or a colorful pair of high heeled ones, you'll be sure to stand out.


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    Kim Kardashian in a one-sleeve dress
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    Style Inspiration: Kim Kardashian on the red carpet, in a white, one sleeve, long dress.

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    You're sure to feel utterly confident when you're ensconced in the graceful allure of this lovely evening gown!




    Cheeky Ladies
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    Cheeky Ladies


    If you want to forego the tanning salons and rooftops this summer, add a little rouge or bronzer to your cheeks. Nothing wakens up the complexion and gives a pop of freshness like flirty cheeks. We’re not saying to go overboard, just brush on some warmer tones and you’ll be set for the summer. Before you apply your blush/bronzer, make sure and blow off the excess before you apply it. Don’t be afraid to sweep a bit over the bridge of your nose, a little on your forehead and tip of your chin as well. Think of places the sun would naturally hit your face. Vibrant corals, bronzes and natural pinks complement a vast range of the season's key looks, like floral or tropical prints, pastels, and monochromatic or minimalist dressing. But best of all, everyone can try this trend and make it look effortless like Emma Stone, Alessandra Ambrosia and Drew Barrymore.


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    Alessandra Ambrosia's bronzed glow

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    Emma Stone's natural flush

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    Minka Kelly's light pink and sun kissed glow

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    On Trend Rompers
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    On Trend: Rompers


    Even if you don’t make it to the Hamptons this summer, you can’t still look as resort ready as ever with a cool romper. As New York women, we’ve all experienced the trials of 100-degree subway platforms—melting makeup, the makeshift magazine fans, and the embarrassingly ineffective deodorant. If a romper can provide style and a fresh escape from the sweltering summer, we are most definitely on it. Don’t worry, rompers aren't just for 19 year olds; different rompers call for different occasions. So whether your summer consists of music festivals, picnics, boating trips, (ooh la la) or just exploring the city, a romper is perfect for surviving those crowds. It's the perfect not-too-dressy go-to, transitioning easily from beach fun to beach cocktails. Don't forget the fact that it's super easy to pack.


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    They Nailed It
    Monday June 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    They Nailed It


    Long gone are the years of the classic french tips, ladies. The world of nail polish and manicures has really taken off in the past year, with hundreds of new color choices, tints and finishes. Celebrities are not sticking to traditional nail colors. In fact, we've picked six of our favorite nail looks from the past year. Which nail trend would you try?



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    Christina Milian's blue manicure

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    Katy Perry's floral gel nails

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    Zooey Deschanel's tuxedo nails

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    One-shoulder black dress
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    Inspiration: Kim Kardashian, in a one-shoulder black dress, with beading.

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    The trendy style of this gorgeous cocktail dress will blow your mind! Its single Dolman sleeve has a breezy style that you`ll adore.




    Less Chat More Hat
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    Less Chat, More Hat


    The summer rays are warming up and we couldn't think of a better and more stylish way to block them off. A little wide brim hat is perfect for days you don't have time to style your hair, beach visits where the sun is stronger and casual days out. Wearing a hat during the summer doesn't mean your head will be hot; make sure and choose hats that are made of cotton, hemp or straw. We're loving the way these celebrities are wearing them.


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    2012 Tony Awards
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    2012 Tony Awards


    The 2012 Tony Awards took place last night at the Beacon Theatre here in New York and the actors and actresses were respectively, dressed to a T. The night's big winner was 'Once,' a musical which debuted in 2011 based on the 2006 Irish film. Although not everyone went home a winner, we took the time to pick out some of the night's sharply dressed actresses.

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    Rimmed Eyeliner
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    Rimmed Eyeliner


    We still remember when our mothers told us not to line the inside of our eyes or the bottom lash line because it would cause us to get a stye. Well, big news; extreme bold lined eyes are making big waves on and off the runways. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Tia Mowry, and Kim Kardashian, have all been spotted wearing enviable liner looks on both top and bottom lash lines. Don’t fret, applied the right way and with the right tools, you can avoid that all too annoying stye and confidently give the eye to whoever tickles your fancy. Fully rimmed eyes are sure to pop, and here are three options for the bravest beauty to the demure damsel.

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    The standout way: If you're looking to attract attention for your daring makeup feats, then a heavy-handed cat-eye liner (like Anja) is your top choice. Be sure that the rest of your face has neutral tones, though, to prevent the look from being too heavy.

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    Something in between: Not that brazen? Try coordinating a colored eyeliner with your ensemble like Tia. Line the upper lashes and top off with a pigmented pencil or shadow on the lower lash lines.

    The more tame version: Finally, if you want a slightly more toned-down approach à la Katherine, try using a gold-flecked highlighter in the inner corners for a bright, open look. Then, pair it with a bright lip.



    Going Global
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    Going Global


    Think of Katy Perry's shirtdress as cartographic chic.Yes, the singer opted for maps when she was in London last week. Perry wore a mini shirtdress by Carven, black opaque tights and black leather creepers to promote her film, Katy Perry: A Part Of Me. We love everything about Perry's amazingly intricate and brightly colored map dress.


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    Lulu Guiness handbag, Anthropologie headband

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    Button Up
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    The White Button Up


    The white button up never went away. It was there when you were in grade school, cursing it as a school uniform and it was there when you had your 'Risky Business' moment. Rediscover this classic; think of it as a blank canvas. Dress it up or let it be the focus of your outfit. This time around, opt for a boyfriend fit white button up.


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    Caftans
    Thursday June 07, 2012 Post a comment
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    Cute Caftans

    The caftan was first introduced in Persia around 600 B.C. and was known for its beautifully sweeping and ethereal silhouette. The print and material in caftans may have changed throughout the ages, but the flow is still the same. Without further ado, we'd like to reintroduce the caftan. A little caftan goes a long way. These sheer overdresses are perfect on and off the beach. With their long sleeves and loose silhouette, caftans are boho chic to a T. The traditionally one size cover lets you flow freely and allows for air to billow any which way it pleases. The added ventilation that caftans produce during the hot and sticky summer months is much appreciated. Caftans are a no-brainer and an absolute summer must have.


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    On Trend Leather Dresses
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    Fall Trend: Leather Dresses


    Thought leather was just for jackets and pants? Think again. Leather was all over the Fall 2012 runways, but this time, with a new kind of appeal. Enter the sleek and sexy leather dress. We’re already seeing a handful of celebrities wearing fitted leather dresses in different colors. The verdict: any woman who wears a leather dress will get noticed.


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    Malina Akerman in a peach colored leather dress

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    Jennifer Lopez in a leather dress

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    Blake Lively in an orange leather dress

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    Jennifer Aniston in a black leather mini dress

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    The Big Bang
    Thursday June 07, 2012 Post a comment
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    The Big Bang



    The bang is back; and in a very big way. A handful of celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rachel McAdams, Ivanka Trump and Nicole Kidman, introduced their new fringe at the Cannes Film Festival last, pegging 2012 as the year of the bang.

    Mara Rooney, star of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, jumped into stardom with her gorgeous bold and thick fringe. In fact, a recent article in Vogue titled, ‘The Mara Rooney Effect,’ credited the actress with the widespread trend on runways in New York, London and Milan. Not bad for the heroine of the year.

    It would be impossible to have a conversation about bangs without mentioning fringe queen, Zooey Deschanel. The quirky actress and singer has become synonymous with bangs. In fact, she recently signed an endorsement deal with Pantene because of her thick, luscious bangs. Seeing Dechanel without bangs is kind of like seeing a Christmas tree without ornaments. Deschanel has said that her bangs have their own personality.

    Before you take the big plunge, consult with your hairstylist and see what bangs might go well with your hair type and length. Here are a few leading ladies that donned the face framing fringe this year.


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    Girls Paper Dolls
    Wednesday June 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    Find of the Week: Girls Paper Dolls



    Every girl in New York City is familiar with HBO’s ‘Girls.’ The show, which centers around four twenty something girls, (not women) in Brooklyn, has spawned subway conversations, office recaps and a slew of online fan pages and forums. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the show, it isn’t exactly Sex & The City part deux. One similarity we did find between both shows was the ability to relate to the characters through their personalities and fashion sense. We found these cut out paper dolls, issued by Vulture Magazine’s Kyle Hilton and we have to admit, they’re fit for girls of any age. Get them here.

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    Sneaker Wedges
    Wednesday June 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    Sneaker Wedges


    We don't quite know how true sneakerheads, (a person who owns multiple pairs of sneakers as a form of collection and fashion) would react to the sudden outburst of sneaker wedges. No Jordans or Dunks here; these wedge-tastic sneakers are the creation of French designer Isabel Marant. Regardless of the final verdict on this trend, the consensus, according to celebrities everywhere, seems to be clear. Sneaker wedges may just be this summer's shoe of choice. Would you sport the trend?


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    All Tied Up In Knots
    Wednesday June 06, 2012 Post a comment
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    All Tied Up In Knots



    Add a sweet and feminine touch to your outfits by adding a knot. We remember the trend back in the 90s with billowy pirate inspired blouses. We admit the look wasn’t all that cool back then, but as most things in fashion, all things old are new again. This past year knotted blouse and maxi skirts were seen everywhere. This trend works especially well on maxi skirts/dresses that are too long. A knotted button up or oversized shirt look well with boyfriend jeans or loose maxi skirts. Will you wear the trend this summer?


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    Sleek Parted Ponytails
    Wednesday June 06, 2012 1 Comment
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    Sleek Parted Ponytail



    We doubt there will be many days during the summer months in the city when you’ll actually want to leave your hair down. Chances are, you’ll probably opt for a ponytail or a bun. We’re thinking back to this past Spring’s runways and the sleek parted ponytails we saw plenty of. Apart from keeping your hair away from your face and neck, it’s fashionably sleek. Here’s how to get the look in under 5 minutes.

    1.Get your hair ready for styling by applying an anti-frizz product, such as Sebastian Laminates Rich Hair Spray Anti-Frizz Thermal Shine Styler, $29.99. Then, begin smoothing your hair using a blow dryer and round brush.

    2. Next, part hair in the middle, and use a large paddle brush to further smooth hair.

    3. Pull your hair snugly into a ponytail using a ponytail holder that matches your hair color if possible. Also, if you want to add volume and length, try attaching ponytail extensions.

    4. For a cleaner look, wrap your own hair around the ponytail holder, then secure it with bobby pins underneath.

    5. Finish the look with a light hairspray.


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    Timeless Classic: Stripes
    Tuesday June 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Timeless Classic: Stripes



    In the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn donned stripes, setting the classic design into stone. The petite actress was best known for her perfectly manicured look and tailored outfits. While anyone can agree that Hepburn looked great in everything she wore, the striped blouse she wore beautifully really help solidify a timeless classic. Over half a century later and stripes are still being worn by women on and off the runways.


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    Celebrity Sunglasses
    Tuesday June 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Sunnies



    One of the hottest trends this summer are sunnies. Protect your eyes from the sweltering sun and its harmful rays with a pair of cute sunnies. When it comes to sunglasses, 2012 saw a sea of sunnies sported by celebrities. Whether you prefer classic frames, glamorous, vintage inspired or bright shades, celebrities experimented with them all.


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    Bright, aviator and matte black shades

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    Red Carpet Looks from the CFDA Awards
    Tuesday June 05, 2012 Post a comment
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    Red Carpet Looks from the CFDA Awards


    The CFDA Awards took place last night at the Lincoln Center here in New York and there was no lack of style on the red carpet. Celebrities, models and designers attended the awards, where Johnny Depp, Rei Kawakubo and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, were just some of the honorees.Host Seth Myers made a joke at Marc Jacobs and wore the exact same Comme des Garcons dress he wore to the Met Gala last moth. Here are some of last night's winning looks.


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    Vivid Matte Lips
    Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    Vivid Matte Lips



    Match your healthy summer glow with a bright matte lip. We know wearing a full face of makeup isn't anyone's ideal of a summery look. We suggest a light tinted moisturizer with SPF and a bright matte lipstick. The saturated color will pop in the summer rays and will wear well throughout the day. A small dab of primer on your lips before applying the lip color will make it last longer and help it set.

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    Top Knot Trend
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    Summer Do: Top Knot


    There aren’t many looks from your childhood that you can still pull off in your adulthood. Fortunately, the chic top knot looks great at any age. So simple and so effortless; the top knot will keep the nape of your neck hair free and have you feeling fresh during the sweltering summer days. The great thing about the top knot. It looks stylish both when it's messy and sleek and can be worn from morning to evening. Top knots tend to work best with second day hair, so you can make the best of your blow out with a top knot on the second day.

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    Summer Must Have: Denim Vest
    Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Must Have: Denim Vest


    Happy Monday! We couldn’t think of a better way to introduce the week than by taking a trip back to the 90s. Well, not really, but kind of. A denim vest still gives the same attitude as your favorite jean jacket but without the sleeves. It’s a perfect item for the summer because you can throw it on any strapless summer dress or spaghetti strap blouse and get a little coverage. We’ve seen a definite trend in denim this past Spring going well into the Summer. We love vests that look a little undone, a little acid wash and all attitude. Whether you opt for a cropped denim vest or a slightly oversized one, remember to always keep feminine touched throughout the rest of your outfit.

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    Golden Eye
    Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    Golden Eye


    Add a bit of luxe to your look this summer with a shimmery gold eye shadow. Sweep on the gilded shadow like Emily Blunt, Amber Heard, Rihanna, and Kate Mara. This metallic hue warms up all skin tones, and can be worn a variety of ways. Wear it with a clear natural lip for a natural look or a red deep look for the evening. The gilded age of shadows isn’t limited to just one hue. Get flirty with a warm rose gold, or line your eyes with a sultry weathered shade.


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    Mordekai Jewelry In Stores
    Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    Mordekai Jewelry In Stores


    Ken Borochov, creator of Mordekai, a line of bold costume jewelry and headpieces, has literally let his work go to his head. That’s okay, because the jewelry designer has an extensive line of head pieces and funky statement necklaces and bracelets. Borochov said he gets his ideas from the hardware he uses. “I search online for the most random materials, and that’s where I start,” Mr. Borochov said. No studs or plain hoops here; Borochov constructs earrings that resemble blonde hair extensions from a horsetail. In fact, Borochov said he’ll never go mainstream in his designs. The crazier the design, the better.

    Need something to spruce up that plain black dress? If you’re in New York or Chicago, you can now choose from his eye-catching necklaces, rings and headdresses. His work has recently caught the eyes of buyers for Patricia Field in New York City and Ikram in Chicago, the first brick-and-mortar locations to sell Mordekai pieces. Don't be surprised when Mordekai's jewelry becomes a conversation starter.


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    MTV Movie Awards
    Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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    2012 MTV Movie Awards

    The annual MTV Awards took place last night and the three hottest trends were menswear inspired looks, peplums and sculptural cocktail dresses. Our style crush Emma Stone (right) wore a pale pink bubble skirt offset with a structured black top. Charlize Theron wore a bright red peplum dress, proving that the trend is definitely here to stay. There was plenty of leg on the red carpet, as hemlines were shorter, just in time for the summer. Here are some of last night’s winning looks.

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    Saddle Up
    Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Saddle Up



    Oh hello, throwback saddle shoes! We still remember the original saddle shoe from the 50s and while those were cool, these new updated saddle shoes are, dare we say, chicer. These shoes are perfect for days we don’t want to wear sandals. They’re light as a feather and look adorable with cute ankle socks. Something tells us, our ancestors would be proud.


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    Taylor Swift, Kelly Osbourne and Live Tyler sport saddle shoes

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    Sienna Miller, Rihanna and Selma Blair

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    Chloe Sevigny loves her pair

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    To a Tee
    Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Down To A Tee



    Sometimes, a girl just needs a cool t-shirt. Worried about looking drab or frumpy? Don’t be. We’re loving the vintage and graphic t-shirts being worn by celebrities. The low-key and casual staple can be dressed up with a skinny pair of printed pants, shorts or long and flowing skirts. Nothing says comfort quite like a t-shirt. Dress up the look à la Ashley Madekwe with pointed pumps and statement earrings, or add a blazer and studded loafers for a pulled-together everyday style that delivers more of a statement.


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    Homemade Lip Stain
    Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Homemade Lip Stain


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    We love a good DIY and this homemade lip stain has us jumping for joy. It's all natural and absolutely berry-licious. For that just bitten look that doesn’t rub off as quickly as a gloss or lipstick, follow these simple steps. There’s only one problem with this procedure. Try not to eat all the berries before you get to making the stain. Once you master the technique, you can make little pots of sunshine for your girlfriends as well.

    INGREDIENTS: 3 Blackberries (for their bright berry color), 1 Raspberry (for its feminine pink color), 3 Pomegranate Seeds (for their vibrant red color), 1/2 teaspoon edible oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil), a small Bowl + Spoon (or mortar + pestle if you have them), Fork or Sifter to drain, small 5-gram Pot/Jar with screw top from any craft store

    STEP 1: Mash the blackberries and raspberry in the bowl thoroughly with the back of your spoon.
    STEP 2: Add the pomegranate juice into the mixture by individually squeezing them between your thumb and index fingers over the bowl.

    STEP 3: Pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir everything together with your spoon.

    STEP 4: Finish by draining the liquid from the mixture into your small portable jar.

    For application, use your fingers, a lip brush or a Q-tip. It’ll only be good for a few days so refrigerate it for longevity. Have fun with it and even try different fruits (acai berries, cherries, etc)! You can play with the ratios of each fruit to customize your desired shade but you’ll get the most color payoff from the blackberries.


    Winged Beauties
    Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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    Winged Beauties



    There’s nothing quite as alluring as the cat eye, which made a huge splash on runways this Spring. These wings have seen the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Streisand, Amy Winehouse and Angelina Jolie; each of them rocked the look in their own way. The classic winged black cat eye may be a tried and true classic, but we spotted variations of this look we thought would be fun to try. A little color, an extra line, a slight curve and you’ve redefined this classic look.


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    Thick eyeliner ala Amy Winehouse

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    White cat eyeliner looks ethereal

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    Create bright eyes by lining your entire lid

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    Let's Hear It For The Tomboys
    Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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    Let's Hear It For The (Tom)boys


    Every woman should have a couple menswear inspired pieces in their wardrobe ala Diane Keaton and Patti Smith. Think leather oxfords, a silk tie, crisp white shirt, leather bombers and pleated pants. These basic pieces will make a world of a difference babe.


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    Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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    Matchmaker: Selena Gomez




    Selena Gomez's strapless sweetheart dress in her, "Love You Like A Love Song,' music video is similar to this beautiful embellished corset style party dress.

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    Style Star Ashlee Simpson
    Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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    Style Star: Ashlee Simpson


    Ashlee Simpson went sixties chic when she donned a cute lace dress to the Evening for Women event in Los Angeles this past weekend. We love everything about Simpson's crisp white dress and accessories.


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    Grade School Proof Summer Braids
    Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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    Grade School Proof Summer Braids


    Braids are definitely having their moment. We know the simple mention of braids conjure images of photo day in grade school. Scratch that, these braids are all grown up and so wearer friendly. Whether you opt for a fishtail braid, milk braids or single braids in a loose head of hair. The braid is a versatile look that can work for any woman of any age and a remedy for summertime frizz.

    An age neutral braid as recommended by Rossa involves a lightly textured side braid. Rossa suggest roughing up your hair with a mouse before styling, to keep the texture and hold throughout the day. Add volume at the crown by using a paddle brush or your fingers to create a tousled look. Gather hair to one side and start a braid at about ear length.

    If any pieces fall out don’t worry, this will add to the relaxed look. Once you have secured the braid at the bottom you can spray it lightly to give it extra hold, but be sure to leave it soft. This classic and simple style can be sported with any outfit throughout the summer, and you can dress it up or down depending on your mood. Make it your own by adding accessories into your hair like a clip, fresh flowers, or a headband.


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    Short and Sweet
    Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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    Short and Sweet


    Oh the thrill of a great frill! We are head over heels in love with shorts that are sweeter than cake and light as a daisy. Two new trends being donned by Hollywood belles and women either side of the pond are scalloped and lace shorts. Sure we love our tried and true denim cut offs and printed shorts, but there's something about the feminine accents in these two styles that make us feel so elegant. And if a pair of shorts can keep the heat at bay and makes us feel oh so pretty, we're definitely on board. For a quick and chic summer look, pair your lace/scalloped shorts with a loose denim button up or boyfriend v-neck, saddle shoes or ballerina slippers and layered bracelets.Sometimes, the sweetest things in life are indeed, the shortest.

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    Make it Work Overalls
    Tuesday May 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Make it Work: Overalls


    Sometimes, fashion can make us a tad bit nervous. That's perfectly fine. It challenges us to think outside our closet. What looks do you love that you're too afraid to try? This question lead us to our own fashion quandary: overalls. As children, the majority of us wore them to the bone. The cool kids always wore their overalls with one strap hanging in the back. Fast forward a decade or two and they've made their way back into the limelight. These sneaky farmers' staple aren't readily stocked in most stores, but we think it's worth grabbing a pair or full overalls or shorts next time they're spotted. Worn properly, overalls can actually be quite charming. Do: Cuff the bottoms of full length overalls and pair with a heels and plain boyfriend v-neck shirt and blazer. Don't: Pair your overalls with boots or belts. No, no, no! Balance out the loose overalls with feminine accents.

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    Katie Holmes in a pair of dungarees


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    Summer Bling Charm Bracelets
    Tuesday May 29, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Bling: Layered Bracelets


    You might have had your share of run-ins with layered charm bracelets. First there was the bracelet you may have donned as a tot, provided by your parents. Then there were the charm bracelets you crafted during arts and crafts hour at the YMCA. Whatever the case may be, we think it's time to take back the layered charm bracelet and make it your own. A dash of wrist candy will have you smiling all day.


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    Summer Skirts
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    Summer Skirts


    Skirts of all prints and cuts are making their way into our offices and the streets of New York letting us know that summer is officially here. There is nothing quite like the sway and movement a skirt brings to its wearer. Ladies, it’s time to stave off the impending summer heat with light as a feather, pleated, sheer, long ethereal and fun printed skirts. Since celebrities are always at the front end of a trend, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite skirt stars. One look we’re absolutely loving for the summer is the long sheer maxi skirt with a boyfriend button up. Take it up a notch by tying the bottom of the shirt into a bow.


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    Pamela Quinzi Fashion Show
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    Pamela Quinzi Fashion Show


    Italian shoe designer Pamela Quinzi will be having a launch party and fashion show this Thursday for her KILAME Spring/Summer 2012 collection. During a trip in 2009, Quinzi said she fell in love with New York City and decided to move to pursue her passion for designing shoes. Quinzi is best known for her fashionable platform heels; each with fashionable and unique embellishments. The cocktail event will be hosted by Hampton Daze Magazine at the Sky Room Rooftop . To attend, RSVP to degoffice@gmail.com.


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    Metallic Nails
    Friday May 25, 2012 2 Comments
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    Metallic Nails


    Amongst the nail trends hitting the streets of New York is the metallic nail trend. This look is clean, sleek and futuristic looking. Chrome clad nails are being sported by celebrities everywhere. We didn't even try to fight this one. The reflective quality in these nails is one of the things we love best about them.


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    Swimsuit Icons Then and Now
    Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Swimsuit Icons


    It's almost time to give sun to those arms and legs, to breathe in the crisp and warm summer air. Whether your summer plans entail sitting poolside or basking carelessly on a beach, we thought we'd provide you with some inspiration from Hollywood's Swimsuit Icons. These starlets prove that carrying off a bathing suit is more about confidence and attitude than size or shape. We couldn't agree more.

    Greta Garbo

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    Elizabeth Taylor

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    Dorothy Dandridge

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    Sophia Loren

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    Marilyn Monroe

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    Barbara Laage

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    Virginia Mayo

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    Ava Gardner

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    Yes they Cannes
    Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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    Yes They Cannes


    The Cannes International Film Festival is in full swing and the red carpet fashion is absolutely electrifying. We're taking a look back at some of the best looks from the past week. Those celebrities who maybe started off the festival with not so glamorous looks, definitely seemed to have nailed it.

    Barbara Palvin in a shimmery earth toned gown.

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    Model Natasha Poly stuns in an emerald colored gown and earrings.

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    Cheryl Cole opts for a sultry smokey eye.

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    Nicole Kidman goes for bright red.

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    Kristen Stewart in a black and white gown

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    Kirsten Dunst keeps it simple in a beautiful white dress and milk braids.

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    Kylie Minogue steps out in a fitted metallic dress

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    Less is More
    Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    In the Palm of Your Hand


    The "less is more" philosophy rings true in many aspects. The fashion world is no exception. Give your shoulders a rest and leave the tote at home once in a while. Get hip to these smaller, sleeker and fashionable wallets and clutches. They make downsizing a good thing.


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    Advanced Style
    Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    Advanced Style


    Blogger Ari Seth Cohen loves roaming the streets of New York and finding the most fashionably dressed citizens...over the age of 50. Cohen, who openly admits his fascination of elders and their impeccable taste, teamed up with photographer Maira Kalman in his new book, "Advanced Style." Cohen is also working on a film featuring the fashion of well dressed elders who 'use clothes as an exercise in creativity.' Orthopedic shoes and polyester threads have been replaced with rainbow colored hair, bright coral lips, color saturated get-ups and a trunk full of colored rings. Let the lessons begin, kids.



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    Spotted: Dainty Dots
    Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    Spotted: Dainty Dots


    Polka dots are one classic design you'll never see go out of style. The fun print has literally been spotted on celebrities everywhere. We're loving the twist on this super cute design. The new patterns and styles have shown that polka dots have definitely grown up.


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    Broaching the Brooch
    Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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    Broaching the Brooch



    If you’re looking for an escape from your usual necklace, ring and earring, it’s time to brooch the situation. If brooches give you visions of coffee table talks in an episode of Golden Girls, scratch that thought. A nice brooch, applied to the collar of your blouse, at the waist of your dress or even in your hair, can completely change your look. Take a cue from some of Hollywood’s A-listers.


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    Prints Charming
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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    Prints Charming


    Lighten your days with a fun printed pant. We love the light and airy feel of a fitted or billowy printed pant. Paired with a neutral blouse and loose blazer, you'll certainly show your impeccable sense of style. Keep in mind that the pants should be the focal point of your outfit so your accessories shouldn't compete with them. You'll make yourself blush every time you catch your reflection.



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    Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Collaboration
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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    Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama’s New Collaboration


    Oh my, we are seeing spots! Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama have teamed up for a dot covered collaboration that is sure to be an all-out psychedelic fashion party. The 82 year old Japanese artist, best known for her repetition and patterns in psychedelic colors, was part of the pop art movement and had a huge influence on Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Kusama has been known for putting dots on everything including sculptures to tree trunks to herself. Conveniently timed to coincide with Kusama's major retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York, their collection will be unveiled on July 10. The collection will feature dot-covered items like silk pajamas, dresses, trench coats, jewelry, bags, and shoes, all in vibrant primary colors. The products will be sold in Vuitton's 461 stores starting on July 11, with a second wave of goods arriving in October.

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    On Trend: Leather Sleeved Jackets
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Leather Sleeved Jackets



    In New York, spotting trends happens every minute of every day. Fashion comes in waves, from the scalloped hem of a woman’s skirt, to the spikes on a heel and now a spin on army jackets. We’ve been spotting light army inspired jackets with leather sleeves in every borough. These futuristic, sleek and almost pilot inspired jackets are perfect for May’s light chills and scattered rain in New York. Belted or worn alone, we love everything about the leather sleeve trend. Don’t blame us for wearing our heart on our sleeves, doll.


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    Obsessed with...Pastel Chalk Died Hair
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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    Obsessed with…Chalk Dyed Hair


    After weeks of seeing this trend on every magazine, blog, street corner and tweet, we came to the realization we were thoroughly (and healthily) obsessed with chalk dyed hair. Don’t want to take on the tedious task of a costly salon visit or commit to the trend for weeks? No problemo babe. There was a way and we found it and now we are sharing our delightful find with you. The good news? You’ll go back to your days in high school art class with the method and you can fearlessly wear a white blouse with your newly colored hair. It won’t smudge, so go on and shake that hair as much as you want.

    You'll need:
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    1) Pick your favorite chalk color and wet the tip of the chalk you have chosen. Rub the end of the chalk up and down the tips of your hair, re-wetting when necessary. (You can also wet your hair instead of the chalk, but I find it easier to just re-wet the chalk when needed. You don't want your waterlog your hair, since then it will become a mushy mess.

    2) Experiment. This type of hair is meant to be fun and carefree!

    3) Wait for your newly colored hair to dry a little before you get dressed. You don't want to get colored dye on your party outfit. After you've had your fun, simply wash your hair with shampoo and voila!

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    Lady Gaga's Monster Ponytail
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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    Lady Gaga’s Monster Ponytail


    Lady Gaga's been known for her outlandish fashion sense, i.e, the raw meat dress, silicone cone shaped bras, Kermit the Frog ensemble and now, a lopsided sky high ponytail with seemingly gravity defying properties. Fans in the Philippines were greeted by Gaga's monster platinum blonde ponytail and reactions, to say the least, were mixed. The larger than life ponytail was knotted at the top and flopped over the side of her head. While she kept the rest of her look rather simple, it appears as if Gaga's ponytail needed an entourage all on its own. Was her look a pony do or pony don't?


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    Tribal Necklaces
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 Post a comment
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    On Trend: Tribal Necklaces



    Tribal chic is big this summer. Celebrities everywhere are making a real statement with their colorful neck wear. Transform a simple white tee or jersey dress with a statement tribal necklace. This delightfully ethnic inspired neck candy has us smiling from ear to ear.

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    We Spy: Cap-Toe Shoes
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 Post a comment
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    We Spy: Cap-Toe Shoes



    We’ve been eyeing cap-toe shoes everywhere. This microtrend is a perfect way to add a little edge to your outfit. Whether on ballet flats, heels or boots, cap-toes have proved themselves a favorite amongst celebrities everywhere. We love the intensity of a bright neon, silver dipped or rich colored toe. Our favorite way to wear this trend: cuffed denim, loose shirt, and slouchy blazer. Let your tips do all the talking, ladies.


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    Fashion A-Z of the Museum at FIT
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 1 Comment
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    Fashion A-Z of the Museum at FIT


    New York– We found a new reason for you to peel yourself out of bed this weekend; a chance to peep FIT’s permanent collection, which encompasses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and 30,000 textiles dating from the 18th centure to present. Fashion A-Z, Highlights from the Collection of the Museum of FIT, Part Two is opening tomorrow and will run until November 10. If you didn’t get around to seeing the first part, don’t sweat. We hear Part Two is just as fashionably enticing. May 8. Some designers featured in the collection are Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Raf Simons, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein and Charles James. You’ll also get the chance to buy the companion book published this Fall by TASCHEN. Sounds like you have a very fashionable date this weekend, so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, mother or swing by solo.



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    K8 Hardy's Fashion Show at Whitney Museum
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 1 Comment
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    K8 Hardy’s Fashion Show at Whitney Museum



    The K8 Hardy Fashion Show at Whitney Museum this past weekend was a little art, a little fashion and all performance. As Hardy puts it, ‘more experimental theater than an actual fashion show.’ The self-described feminist with a rock ’n’ roll attitude took Whitney Museum by storm. Models in rainbow bright face paint strutted backwards and in slow motion down the runway. At the show’s closing, two models came to a dramatic collapse, acting injured. A collective “All in the name of fashion,” was uttered in the gallery. Hardy hit various thrift stores to collect pieces for her outfits. The repurposed clothing featured paint splatters and drips abd underwear as outerwear. Hardy says she chose these pieces as ‘cultural commentary.’ Her show’s aesthetic stems from her serious opposition to many of the fashion industry's practices. The Texas native’s recent series of photographs in the Whitney Biennial layered stills, props, and clothing in a playfully dark manner to demonstrate the expectations of fashion and advertising imagery.


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    Fashion Recap: Billboard Awards
    Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    Billboard Awards Fashion Recap


    Crooners and music fans gathered on Sunday for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The fashion that appeared on the red carpet ran from short cropped dresses that seemed to be missing parts to full length elegant dresses. Here's our recap of the stars' fashion.

    Zooey Deschanel in a 60s inspired dress

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    Katy Perry in a purple iridescent mermaid gown

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    Alicia Keys in a curve hugging Azzedine Alaia gown

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    Taylor Swift in a red Elie Saab dress

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    Miley Cyrus in a short white Jean Paul Gaultier blazer

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    Julianna Hough in a short Kaufman Franco dress

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    Florals Have It
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    Florals Have It


    Punchy florals are having their moment and we couldn't be happier about it. This season's collections have taken a cue from Mother Nature herself. Fresh orchid, rose, carnation and geranium prints, oh my! Celebs have been flocking to this soft and feminine trend, outfitting themselves in floral print skirts, dresses, pants, blouses and accessories. A little dash of whimsy in our wardrobes; why not?


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    Cynthia Rowley Floral Dress


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    H&M Sheer Floral Blouse

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    Floral Bag, Topshop

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    Floral Cuff, Primark

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    When Fashion and Music Collide
    Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    When Fashion and Music Collide



    What happens when you pair a rising musician with a must have accessory? You get a music/fashion collaboration that just works for everyone. Take ‘The Alexa Bag,’ for instance. It’s still being toted around by fashionistas everywhere even after two years after its release. The British label hopes to repeat its initial success with music’s dreamy muse, Lana del Rey. The Del Rey Bag, a sleek and polished carryall that takes into accountability the singer’s old-Hollywood sensibility, made its debut at Mulberry’s show during London Fashion Week in February and arrives in stores this month. Something tells us this fashion collaboration will be an absolute hit.

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    This month Rachel Roy adds to her roster of cocreators with a capsule collection with Brazilian singer Seu Jorge, for her lower-priced line, Rachel Rachel Roy. Roy's collection pops with Latin flavor: multicolored straw totes; bold, beach-ready sundresses; and glamorous gladiator sandals.We can't wait for this line!

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    Score your own Peter Pan Collar
    Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    Score your own Peter Pan Collar



    One trend we can’t seem to get enough of is the Peter Pan collar. Adored by women of all ages, the Peter Pan collar adds a hint of elegance and girlish innocence that is oh so chic. We’ll show you how to fashion your own Peter Pan collar using a couple materials. You’ll be able to tie it on and wear in no time.

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    You’ll need:
    2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel,
    a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch
    1 yard of white ribbon
    a needle and thread
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    Cut two rounded scalloped patterns for both sides of the collar. Overlap the two wider end pieces and push a button through the last two aligning holes. Sew the button in place from the backside.


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    o half-yard lengths. Thread the ribbon through the last hole on the tapered end, place a drop of glue at the tip, and fold it closed.

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    Wrap the collar round your neck and tie it into a bow.

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    Cannes Film Festival Recap
    Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    Cannes International Film Festival



    The Cannes Film Festival, which began last Wednesday and runs until May 27th was filled with great film premieres and star studded fashion. Long flowing gowns, plunging necklines and fresh colors top our favorites list. Who's on your best dressed list?

    Jessica Chastain in Gucci

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    Eva Longoria in Marchesa

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    Paz Vega in Stephane Rolland

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    Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

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    Frieda Pinto in Atelier Versace

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    Marion Cotilliard in Christian Dior

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    Summer Shoe Must Haves
    Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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    Summer Shoe Must-Haves

    One can never deny a girl’s penchant for shoes. There’s no better time to float beautifully on one’s sole than during the summertime. Here are some of our picks for celebrities who have hit the streets with fashionable summer friendly foot wear. Whether you’re into flats, sandals or something with a little heel, each of these shoes screams summer.


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    Actress Savannah Lathem in NYD style!
    Wednesday May 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    NewYorkDress gave actress Savannah Lathem a beautiful Sherri Hill dress to wear to the 33rd Annual Young Artists Awards. Congratulations on your success Savannah!
    The dress: Sherri Hill 8422 
     
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    The Annual Young Artist Awards ceremony, presented by the Young Artist Foundation, honored the excellence of young performers in the fields of film, television and theatre, on Sunday May 6, 2012. The event was held in the Empire Ballroom of the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California. 

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    Savannah was nominated for Young Artist Award Best Lead Performance.
     
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    Perfect Summer Bride Looks
    Wednesday May 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Perfect Summer Bride Looks



    Undone Bun and Glam Eyes:

    Work texture into your hair like Amber Heard by twisting it around a curling iron and then pulling it back into a tousled, wispy bun. Pair with smoky eyes done in copper shadows and a peach lip for a look that works at an afternoon or evening ceremony.

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    Center Part Sweep and Rosy Lips

    This look is so simple, yet stunningly gorgeous. Slick your hair half-back (trick: pat on serum for extra shine before flat-ironing) and swiping on a petal pink lipstick that’s just bright enough to draw attention without being too flashy.

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    Sleek Top Knot and Glamorous Lashes

    We're loving Kate Hudson's look here. To get her look: gather hair into a high ponytail and wrap the length around the base, minimizing any frizz with a shot of hairspray. For big, fluttery lashes that last all night, apply a lash primer to build volume before coating on super dark mascara.

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    Cascading Long Waves and Silvery Eyes

    If you want to wear your hair loose, take a cue from Freida Pinto and opt for a soft and feminine look. To get her look: mist on shine spray before blowing hair out with a large round brush, twisting back a section above your ear and pinning in place at the nape. Choose a mercury eye shadow with a hint of sparkle to catch the light. Apply a sheer pink lipstick to compliment your look.

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    Skittle Nails
    Wednesday May 16, 2012 Post a comment
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    Beauty: Skittle Nails

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    Nail the perfect look this Spring with Skittle nails. We love this trend because of its nostalgic undertone. If you’re not quite feeling the ombre trend, jump on the color train and paint each nail a different color or the combination of 2-3 colors making a pretty pattern.

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    We love how fun this looks — especially if you’re wearing dark colours, having the nail polish popping and being the center of attention. It’s fun and summery. This summer Essie has come out with a great colour palette that we think is great to try this with. There’s just something about perfectly manicured nails; you just want to wave at everyone and wiggle your fingers all the time.

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    The collection consists of 6 shades: Navigate Her (pale green), A Crewed Interest (peach), Olé Caliente (Scarlet), Orange, it’s obvious! (Orange), To Buy or Not to Buy (Lilac) and Tour de Finance (Fushcia).


    Go for Gold
    Tuesday May 15, 2012 Post a comment
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    Go For Gold



    It's almost time to put away that heavy eyeliner and bring out the lighter, brighter shadows that scream summer. With festivals, concerts, vacations or lazy sun bathing just around the corner, we thought it'd be best for you to go for gold.

    First, take a peachy bronze shimmer shadow and apply to lid with a soft wide bristled brush. Then use a taupe shadow to lightly define crease (matte shadows work best). Finish with a gold shimmer shadow, either powder or cream, applied to the inside corner of the eye.

    And as always curl lashes and apply mascara as desired. For this look, I like just a touch of black concentrated at the base of the lashes. That way the mascara doesn’t interfere with the ethereal lid.

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    Summer Must Have: Head Scarf
    Monday May 14, 2012 1 Comment
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    Summer Must Have: Head Scarf



    Give the backs of your ears a rest and opt for a softer, sweeter headband that's as fashionable as it is comfortable. The light head scarf is a summer essential. Wrap it around your top knot, wear it as a headband or tie it under your chin for a chic look. Either way you look at it, the lightweight summer scarf is a must have for every woman. We love printed scarves the best. Tie one on, add a bold lip color and you're camera ready!

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    Florence Welsh Loves Being a Girl
    Friday May 11, 2012 Post a comment
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    Florence Welsh Loves Being a Girl



    Move over Doris Day, Florence Welsh, ‘enjoys being a girl.’ The English singer opened up to Vogue in a recent interview about her love for being ladylike. Florence doll, we think you’re fabulous any which way you dress.

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    Her latest fashion obsession: “I saw these printed dresses in a magazine and became obsessed with them, then tracked down the label, Vilshenko, online. They make the most amazing dresses with vintage-inspired prints and a modern cut. I’m such an über-fan.”

    Florence Welsh in a Vilshenko dress

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    Welsh stashes her emergency items in a Dolce and Gabanna purse. A pack of mints, headphones and Advil are always kept close. “ I’ve recently gone into a lady phase, so I’m obsessed with having lady nails, and that means keeping a bottle of nail glue in here at all times. You can’t do anything with these on, so picking up my tour bags is impossible, but they are great for the stage.”

    Surprise Item: $2 lipstick she picked up at a gas station.


    Dramatic Celebrity Hair Makeovers
    Thursday May 10, 2012 Post a comment
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    Dramatic Celebrity Hair Makeovers



    We’re taking a look back at dramatic celebrity hair makeovers. From pixie cuts, to half shaven heads, these Hollywood dames did it all this past year. Some were absolute hits and others were cringe-worthy. Which one was your favorite?

    Anne Hathaway

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    Prada Real Fantasies S/S 2012 Lookbook
    Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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    Prada Real Fantasies S/S 2012 Lookbook



    If part of fashion's purpose is to bring fantasy into reality, then Prada’s retro fabulous lookbook for the S/S 2012 collection pinned the tail on our (fashion) donkey. Lindsey Wixson, Kasia Struss, Fei Fei Sun, Ginta Lapina and Daphne Groeneveld jump out of retro book covers, get tangled in highways and their fierce shoes go autonomous and pose in front of traffic lights. The geniuses behind the visuals are none other than Jereon Koolhaas and Lok Jansen who blended together graphics, photography and handicraft. Their artistic aesthetics was the perfect match to Miuccia’s vision. Want to experience it for yourself? Just shut your eyes and “see”.

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    Statement Piece of the Moment: Opal Jewelry
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    Statement Piece of the Moment: Opal Jewelry


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    Look radiant in opulent opal jewelry this summer. We’ve been spotting hazy opals on the streets and on celebrities. Our consensus: You can never go wrong with an opal piece of jewelry, as it can be dressed up or dressed down.
    Trippy translucent opals give a luminescent pop and glow to the wearer and looks amazing on all skin tone, (Busy Phillips rocked eerie earrings to the Oscars).
    The kaleidoscopic and cool stone looks extraterrestrial, but did you know that the majority of opals actually hail from Australia? They’ve also been known to provide good luck and supernatural powers to the wearer. One thing we are sure of, are their magnitude on and off the red carpet. Opals may not come cheap, but it’s looking like they’re what’s dropping next. Check out these pieces that have a bit of hologram chic to them.

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    Rihanna's Second Capsule Collection for Armani
    Tuesday May 08, 2012 Post a comment
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    Rihanna’s Second Capsule Collection for Armani



    You may remember Rihanna’s first capsule collection for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani underwear. Her collection was an absolute success, which may be why she’s heading a second collection.


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    The denim range will include a pair of jean shorts lined with a tartan print (to show off when you roll them up super short), a romper in distressed denim that looks adorable, (judging by the sketch alone), and some easy tanks and tees. The underwear is comfy and made of stretch cotton and includes a tanks and shorts set and some push-up bras with glitter.

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    Rihanna recently said that she’d like to design on her own line and she’s also set to star in a new fashion reality TV show in the UK. We agree that Rihanna is definitely heading in the right direction.


    Bijou's Eye-Openers
    Tuesday May 08, 2012 1 Comment
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    Bijou’s Eye-Openers



    Today’s eye-openers come to us from customer service representative, Bijou. He hails from California and has a penchant for antiques and music festivals.


    My home is New York City, but Paris has my heart.

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    Grey Gardens!

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    Isabella Blow is my everything!

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    Grizzly Bear!

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    Metronomy was one of my favorite Coachella performances.

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    Recap: Met Ball Costume Gala
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    Met Ball Costume Gala 2012


    Movie stars, models and a handful of athletes came out to last night’s Met Ball Costume Gala. The Prada-themed event celebrated the designs of two Italian women: Miuccia Prada, who wore a pantsuit to the event, and the late Elsa Schiaparelli. The exhibition Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations explores the affinities between two female designers from different eras. Here are some of last night’s best dressed celebrities, as discussed by some of our staff.

    Beyonce in Givenchy

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    January Jones in L'Wren Scott

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    Jessica Biel in Prada

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    Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

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    Lana Del Ray in Joseph Altuzarra

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    Jennifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

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    Soft and Sweet Side Braids
    Monday May 07, 2012 Post a comment
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    Soft and Sweet Side Braid



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    Seasons come and go, hair is cut and hair is grown. No matter what color or texture your hair is, one look we always love coming back to is the side braid. Popular for its simplicity and femininity ,the side braid can take you from morning to night. If you're starting from scratch, the key is to get the right texture before you start braiding. If you have fine or medium textured hair, use a texture spray to add body, not frizz. Make sure to keep a loose part; your braid should look a bit unkempt in a side-swept motion. If you want more body in your braid, curl your hair first, as this will add some bulk to your braid. Afterwards, rough it up a bit and add a dime size of grooming cream. Your hair should already be swept to one side, so merely braid it as you see fit and secure it with a clear elastic hair tie. And there you have it: a fuss-free hairstyle, inspired by the runways and red carpet, that's as easy as can be.

    Photos of Rashida Jones, Poppy Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Beyonce, and Lea Seydoux, courtesy of Getty.


    This Weekend's Finds
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    This Weekend's Finds



    This weekend was filled with an overcast sky and bits of sunshine. We didn’t let the weather get in our way; we went on walks, had picnics and art fairs. How did you spend your weekend?

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    Met Gala Invitations: Past and Present
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    Met Gala Invitations: Past and Present

    While the majority of us won’t be attending the Met Ball Costume Institute Gala, we can surely live the star studded event vicariously through its invitations, past and present.

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    Top to bottom: “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” 2012, “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” 2010, “The Model as Muse,” 2009, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” 2008


    Inside Our Office
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    Inside Our Office


    Get a sneak peek inside our office and get to know what we’re wearing. This week, we caught up with Bijou and Tiana and snapped some of their vintage pieces. Tiana wore her grandmother’s scarf and Bijou donned a vintage brass bracelet and his signature Jeffrey Campbell boots.

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    On Spot: Splash of Color
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    On Spot: Splash of Neon


    Neon isn’t just for highlighters anymore. The color trend is making a huge splash everywhere. Whether done in fluorescent yellow, green, pink, coral or green, t’s all about incorporating them with your wardrobe. Which look are you most likely to try?

    Neon Green Eyeliner


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    DIY Neon Tipped Shoes


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    Serpui Marie Clutch


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    Miu Miu Green Purse


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    Neon Colored Nails


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    Neon Lip Color


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    From left: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Neon Pink; Bourjois Sweet Kiss Shine in Juicy Tangerine; Mac Lipstick in Hot Pink; Lancome Rouge in Love in Rose Boudoir; NYC Ultra Last Lipstick in Blue Rose




    Saturday Do: Hester Street Fair
    Wednesday May 02, 2012 Post a comment


    Saturday Do: Hester Street Fair

    The Hester Street Fair, which was created by MTV’s Suchin Pak, is back in action from its very long winter break. Its third season began last Saturday and while we missed it, we’ll definitely be visiting this Saturday. The fair boasts a wide array of food and artisan vendors. Stay tuned for our photos of our visit to the fair. If time allows, visit the fair this Saturday and get a little taste of local New York goods.

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    Where: The corner of Hester and Essex, (F train to East Broadway)

    When: Every Saturday from 10 am-6 pm

    *Fair runs through October 27



    Stain in Touch
    Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


    Stain In Touch

    With summer peeking its head in, we’ve become quite fond of lip stains. We love them for their high pigment, intense color, light feel and buildable color. Worn alone or with a gloss, these are a few of our favorite stains. Most lip stains can also be worn as a blush, so you’re sure to be blushing in colors as fresh as fruit. Yum.

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    1. Posietint Benefit Lip & Cheek Stain, - Poppy Pink, Sephora, $29

    2. Tarte LipSurgence Lip tint - Lust, Sephora, $24

    3. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain - Fuschia, Target, $7.84

    4. Todoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain - Pink Martini, Sephora, $9

    5. Josie Maran Magic Marker - Tango, Sephora, $19

    6. Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain and Colour Seal Balm - Sangria, Sephora, $21

    7. Stilla Lip & Cheek Stain - Yumberry Crush, Sephora, $24

    8. Serge Lutens Water Lip Color - Indian Ink, Barney's, $65




    Summer Hair...While You Sleep
    Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


    Summer Hair…While You Sleep


    Lately, there’s been a lot of hair talk in our offices. Who uses what shampoo, treatment, conditioner, ombre this, ombre that, extensions; if there’s hair involved, we’re in the thick of it.

    Want perfect second-day bed head? Sleep in braided pig tales and wake up with that envious wavy, just-rolled-out-of-bed hair. Your old scrunchies have a hidden use: They can help you get big, bouncy waves. Right after blow-drying, while your hair is still warm, twirl the length around your finger, coil it into a bun, and secure with a soft, fabric-covered scrunchie. Once your hair is cool, take out the scrunchie and you’ll have full waves

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    To create texture and volume with a beautiful natural effect that is perfect for vacation, first shampoo and condition your hair, then, while damp, apply the appropriate styling product for your hair type, tie your hair in a loose knot on the top of your head and sleep on it. In the morning simply undo and you will have volume and a great texture in your hair.

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    Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray/ Goodie Scrunchie




    Signs that it's summertime in NYC
    Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


    Signs that it’s summer in NYC

    Winter has come and gone and your bones are slowly thawing from the winter’s chill. The first hints of summer are everywhere, from shoe choices, to outdoor dining and bike riding. Here are a couple ways you know summer has starting creeping in on us New Yorkers.

    Summery shoes


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    Picnics


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    Visits to the beach


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    Bikes coming out of hibernation


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    Ice Cream & Outdoor Dining


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    Mother's Day Gift Ideas
    Monday April 30, 2012 Post a comment


    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    It’s true, you know your mama better than anyone does. You know her dislikes, her extreme pet peeves and her soft spots. This Mother’s Day, think outside the flower shop. We scouted out some unique gifts we think your mama would absolutely be smitten with. You're welcome.

    We Are Owls Scarf

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    Silver Beaded Handbag


    Silver Beaded Handbag, Felicity


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    Crystal Teardrop Earrings, Sonny 3429


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    Lip Macaron


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    Arnuvo Camera Strap


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    Five Bridesmaids' Gifts you May Want to Keep
    Friday April 27, 2012 Post a comment


    Five Bridesmaids Gifts good enough to keep


    So your bridesmaids have been with you throughout your wedding planning-gracefully smiling at the worst of your ‘Bridezilla’ phase. How do you thank them? Unconditional love and any of these cute gift ideas. Only problem is, you might want to keep them for yourself. We do ask that you resist the urge to keep these gifts for yourself.

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    Hey Sugar
    Tuesday April 24, 2012 Post a comment


    Hey, Sugar!


    Break out that jar or industrial size sugar stash you’ve been stowing away in your cabinet. This granulated sweetener is good for more than just baking. A little bit can actually make your skin glow. Who says sugar isn’t good for you?!

    Smooth your kisser

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    Blend a little jojoba or olive oil with caster sugar (also called superfine sugar; you can also make this by putting regular granulated sugar in the food processor for a minute) and a touch of peppermint or vanilla extract, if you like. Place some of the paste on your lips, massage and lick off. Yum!

    Make a body scrub

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    Sugar makes for a splendid exfoliating agent for body scrubs. You can make a super simple one by mixing sugar with oil (canola, almond, jojoba, or olive all work well) to create a loose paste. Add some essential oil or vanilla extract if you like fragrance. Gently rub on your skin and then rinse off in the shower.

    Extend your lipstick

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    Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.



    Four lip trends to try this Spring
    Friday April 20, 2012 Post a comment


    Four lip trends to try this Spring


    Here at the office, there’s always plenty of lip talk. We’ve tried different shades of this season’s hottest colors, from matte, to shimmer, to glossy finishes. One thing we can tell you: don’t be afraid to jump into color. These are the four lip trends to try this Spring, regardless of your skin color. The key is finding your perfect shade.

    Nudes

    We love nudes because they give off a clean, natural look. It’s subtle and perfect for anyone.

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    Hot Pink
    What’s not to love about hot pink? It instantly adds oomph to a monochromatic look. Sweep on and forget about it, toots.

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    Fiery Reds

    Get into season’s hottest color by choosing a red with an orange undertone. We find it’s virtually impossible to have a hum drum day when your lips are fiery red. Why hello, energy booster.

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    Deep Purple


    Deep purple brings on the drama. Luscious grape colors are absolutely irresistible. When you do opt for a plum lip, make sure and keep all your other makeup simple.

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    Record Store Day
    Friday April 20, 2012 Post a comment


    Record Store Day


    This Saturday, we dare you to unglue yourself from Pandora and Spotify, for an hour or so and visit a record store. Although some have predicted a financial apocalypse on local music retailers due to online piracy, we say, ‘forget about it.’ Remember what it felt like to wander aimlessly through the aisles of a record store, flipping through records and reading all the song titles, then marching over to a music player to preview the songs? There’s a certain kind of magic that only record stores can bring. Rekindle that love this weekend and pick up a record or two.


    Our local suggestions:

    1-Bleecker Street Records
    239 Bleecker St
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 255-7899

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    2.The Thing
    1001 Manhattan Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
    (718) 349-8234


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    3. Gimme Gimme Records
    325 East 5th St
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 475-2955

    4. Other Music
    15 E 4th St
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 477-8150
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    MATCH MAKER: Transition into Summer!
    Thursday April 19, 2012 Post a comment
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    Transition into Summer!

    MATCH MAKER
    Inspiration: Gabrielle Union at premiere of "Think Like A Man"
    Answer: Jasz Couture 4552: $398.00





    Red Carpet Ready at the Olivier Awards
    Wednesday April 18, 2012 Post a comment


    Red Carpet Ready!

    MATCH MAKER


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    Match Maker: Red Carpet Ready! Inspiration: Olivier Awards 2012 
    Answer: Jasz Couture 4419: $538.00 




    Color Forecast
    Wednesday April 18, 2012 Post a comment


    Color Forecast



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    If you prefer to don the same hues of clothes as that of your surroundings or preferred fashion hotspots, then Pimkie Color Forecast is the perfect color tool for you. If Tangerine Tango already sounds like old news to you, let this revolutionary service map out your color future. Get in on the dominant color trends of Paris, Milan, and Antwerp in real-time based on the clothes of pedestrians, which are caught by cameras installed in each city and rendered into pixels through a software developed by interactive artist and developer Pedro Miguel Cruz. How cool is that?


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    Gorgeous Movie Brides
    Wednesday April 18, 2012 Post a comment


    Gorgeous Movie Brides


    Here’s our list of our favorite movie brides of all time. From Old Hollywood, to medieval and comedic brides, we love their bridal styles.

    Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl

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    Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City

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    Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antointette

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    Elizabeth Taylor in Father of the Bride

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    Rosemarie De Witt in Rachel Getting Married

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    Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars

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    Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face

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    Bold Reds and Sexy Cut Outs
    Monday April 16, 2012 Post a comment


    Bold Reds and Sexy Cut Outs

    Match Maker



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    Style Inspiration: Kyra Sedgwick is wearing two of the seasons hottest trends, bold red color and sexy side cut outs. She's trendy and looks great!

    Our Match: Jasz Couture 4309 Jasz Couture 3027: $318.00 




    Spring Purples and Column Dresses
    Friday April 13, 2012 Post a comment


    Spring Purples and Column Dresses

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    1: Jane Krakowski
    2: Rose Burn
    3 :Lisa Rinna
    4: Sandra Bullock
    5: Alfree Woodward 

    Our Match: Jasz Couture 4309: $318.00 

    A row of dazzling diamonds lights up the bust of this dress. We love the way the construction winds around the wearer, creating a truly captivating look




    Style Stalker: Over the knee socks
    Tuesday April 10, 2012 Post a comment


    Weekend Style: Over-the-knee Socks


    One trend we’ve been spotting everywhere are over-the-knee socks. We’re not talking about sports inspired colorful socks; we’re referring to the socks that skim the thighs with feminine accents like lace patterns and prints. How to wear them: Pair with a mini skirt, scalloped shorts or dress. Keep the socks a solid color so as not to compete with your clothing’s pattern. Wear with your favorite pair of ankle booties, saddle shoes or wedges to complete your look. Balance out the short hemline of your dress, skirt or shorts with a loose fitting painter’s blouse. Here are some photos we snapped of ladies who sported the trend this weekend.


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    Royally Fashionable
    Tuesday April 10, 2012 1 Comment


    Diana: Glimpse of modern princess


    Though Kate Middleton has been the apple of every magazine editor’s eye since joining the royal family, we thought it’d be fun to take a step back and explore Princess Diana’s fashion through a new exhibition at the Kensington Palace in London. The exhibition, “Diana: Glimpses of a modern princess,” was carefully curated for two years before opening to the public in late March. What can you expect? A little bit of fashion and a little bit of history. Twenty rooms have been refurnished with historical pieces and contemporary artwork. Visitors can walk around in rooms that have been covered with colorful wallpaper, designed by Julie Verhoeven, featuring Princess Diana in some of her signature looks. Get up close with beautiful gowns worn by Diana including pieces by Versace, David and Elizabeth Emanuel and Catherine Walker. Stay tuned for our photo diary of some of London’s most fashionable spots after our trip in May!


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    Art preparators fix two of Princess Diana's couture gowns for the exhibit.

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    Diana's wallpaper designed by Julie Verhoeven.

    Ombre, ombre everywhere
    Wednesday April 04, 2012 Post a comment


    Ombre, ombre everywhere


    In the late 90s, some of us here were in middle school and remember the punk inspired washed-out, multi-tonal blue, pink and purple hair look. Ombre was the last thing on any fashionista’s mind, to say the least. Circa 2012 and ombre is everywhere. When we started seeing teenage - middle-aged business women rocking variations of this trend, we were delighted.

    Whether you rock the trend on your hair, nails, outfit or makeup, ombre is fashionably rebellious and we love it. So before you rule out being the cool kid in ombre, think again. Sherri Hill 7201 is sheer ombre heaven.


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    The soft lilac ombre on the lid is dramatic, yet subtle for a day-look. Don't be afraid to choose a color and ask your manicurist to give you an ombre look like this one.

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    Spring Brights, Color Trend 2
    Tuesday April 03, 2012 Post a comment


    Spring Brights, Color Trend


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    Style Inspiration:
    Christophe Josse Couture, Spring Summer 2012, Paris Fashion Week

    Our Match:
    This is the perfect dress for your night out this Spring!
    Jovani LE5306. $506.00




    Spring Brights, Color Trend
    Monday April 02, 2012 Post a comment


    Spring Brights, Color Trend


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    Style Inspiration:
    Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection. Green Spring Dresses!!!

    Our Match:
    This is the perfect dress for your night out this Spring!
    La Femme 17264. $378.00




    Office Tool Kit
    Monday April 02, 2012 Post a comment


    Wardrobe Malfunction Kit


    Why is it that our wardrobe tends to go through crisis whenever we have an important work meeting? Stains, surprise holes and tears can put a serious damper in a girl’s day when she least expects it. Have a button that came undone? What remedy will come to your aid when your favorite lip color accidentally ends up on your blouse collar? Because a quick change of clothes isn’t always a luxury, we’ve compiled a quick list of tools and household items you should always have neatly tucked in your desk drawer for wardrobe malfunctions.

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    -A small sewing kit
    -Hem tape 
    -Clear nail polish
    -Small shoe kit 
    -Extra stockings/tights
    -Safety pins -Button pins
    -Band aids
    -Spotting wipes
    -Rubber bands
    -Seltzer and blotting cloth
    -Lint remover
    -Spare blouse 
    -Ballerina flats 
    Feel free to make any modifications to this kit with any items you prefer. 

    Tribal:Globe Trotter
    Monday April 02, 2012 Post a comment


    Tribal: Globe Trotter


    Here comes the sun, indeed. Be a globe trotter, a hot one, at that, without having stepped foot on a plane. Slip into a tribal inspired dress. We love Safari influenced dresses with earth tones laced with subtle jewel accents. Our obsession is in the smallest of details in the dresses that take us away to a warmer climate. Terani Y756.


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    Riva L806 is a strapless sheath which features intricate mutli-shaped beading throughout the bodice.


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    Creative Cocktail
    Monday April 02, 2012 Post a comment


    Creative Cocktail


    I remember watching a Diane Keaton in Manhattan as a child and hating everything she wore. I wasn’t a fan of Keaton’s long khaki skirt, embellished blouse and trademark blazer. And then something changed. I went to a cocktail event about a month ago and realized that Keaton might have had the right idea. While I was dressed in a plain black cocktail dress, everyone else had something else going on. I saw bits of burlap, knife pleats, sequins, nudes, earth tones, whites and loose fitting blazers. Keaton’s insouciant style was definitely present. Black tie, casual and business events are perfect for playing dress up and adding your own twist. I haven’t ruled out black dresses forever; they’ve just been spruced up. Well done, Keaton. For us, creative cocktail means whatever you want it to mean. It means being in your own lane and throwing caution to the wind. If you go with your instinct darling, you’ll never go wrong. Here are my picks for dresses perfect for festive black tie events. Don’t be afraid to play around with your accessories as they’re the meat and bones of the look. Throw a blazer on, a lace shawl, a sequin bolero, gold clutch and slouchy sweater.

    Issue NY EV1684 is a gem on its own and oh so perfect with a loose fitting cream blazer and a burlap or linen clutch. Dress it down with a taupe cropped slouch sweater, mesh ankle socks and a pair of vintage leather saddleshoes.


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    Niteline 441060 is also perfect on its own or with added accessories. Make it creative cocktail by adding a cream cardigan a geometric gold chain and suede grey pumps. Add a vintage inspired ring and a strand of pearls to complete the look.


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    Spring Time In the City
    Monday April 02, 2012 Post a comment


    Spring Time In the City


    Bill Cunningham is, for me, the godfather of New York fashion. I ran into him at a hole in the wall diner in Midtown earlier this year and almost had a heart attack. I’d been eagerly following Cunningham’s candid photo essays for years and suddenly here we were; facing each other eating breakfast at the same time, in the same diner in New York. I didn’t blog about, didn’t tweet or update any kind of status. I simply kept the experience to myself and kept it as one of my New York jewels. What I love most about Cunningham is his age and the fact that in an industry full of twenty something year old bloggers, Cunningham manages to make it look effortless as he quietly glides by on his bicycle and snaps photographs of fashionable New Yorkers and anything that catches his fancy. His latest, “On the Street,” installment inspired me to literally stop and smell the flowers. Snapshots of blooming magnolias and fruit trees were peppered in with photographs of stylish women. So as fresh florals bloomed on the runways, I took to the various New York spots to snap some of my favorite and most fashionable Spring flowers.

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    “There are always flowers for those who want to see them."-Henry Matisse



    Orange Code
    Friday March 30, 2012 Post a comment




    Spring Trend: Orange Code


    When we found out that orange was making a huge splash this Spring, we knew it’d leave a few of you out there, sweating. We know you might have had visions of elementary school traffic cones or crayon orange. Scratch that palette lady. This Spring’s oranges aren’t complicated at all. They’re ready to wear and ready to love. The color will have people turning their heads, of course, but the way you wear it will have people giving you second looks. As the famous phrase goes, “do one thing that scares you every day.” If d’orange is scary to you, we say take the plunge. What better way than a dress? Our Jovani 171174. is a beautiful strapless evening gown with a gorgeously embellished sweetheart neckline. Bright orange and faux diamond embellishments run down the front of the dress, leading to the mermaid cut skirt.

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    If you're not a fan of long dresses, slip into Jovani 4729. This short and sassy single sleeve cocktail dress comes in a bright and cheery orange and features a side starburst embellishment. Don't be nervous about orange, be cheerful. The key is for the shade of orange to be complimentary to your skin tone.


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    Everyone has orange fever as it’s shown up on runways from Rebecca Minkoff to Maxine Simoens, so jump on board. 

        





    Get the Look: Accesories Photo Shoot
    Friday March 30, 2012 Post a comment


    Get the look: Accessories photo shoot


    We hope our “Remixing the Stone” accessories photo shoot inspired you to step outside your style box and bring some sparkle into your life. Now, we’re bringing you the makeup looks that we used on the photo shoot. We’re breaking them down so you can recreate them.

    Skin
    For Casey, Jonah created a perfectly matte finish with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer. Using these products will provide light coverage for perfect normal skin.
    To highlight her skin, he used Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. To contour Casey’s skin and give her a sun kissed look, Jonah used Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer. Nars’ Orgasm blush adds a perfect natural flush.

    Eyes
    To bring out her eyes, Jonah swept Mac Eye Kohl in Powersurge, (a soft golden brown) as the base. Afterwards, he swept Mac Satin Eye Shadow in Brun through the crease’s outer corer, top and bottom. Mac Velvet Eye Shadow in Smut was applied to darken the top lash line, outer corner and bottom. Mac Fluid Line in Blacktrack was used to create a 50’s cat eye.
    To open up her eyes, Jonah applied a coat of DiorShow Iconic Mascara in Noir. Mac #6 lashes were added on for a full on glamorous look. To create a strong and structured brow, Jonah used Shu Eumura Hard Pencil in Seal Brown.

    Lips
    Jonah lined her lips with Mac Liner in Subculture and swept Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Baby.

    Skin
    For Nashlly, Jonah created an entirely different look. Jonah applied Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus and Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover. To highlight her skin, he applied Mac cream color base in Pearl. To create contour, Jonah applied Mac Powder Blush in Harmony and Dior Rosy Glow Blush in Petal to add a flush of color.

    Eyes
    To create a clean base, Jonah started off an iridescent copper with Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpious. Next, he applied Mac Satin Eyeshadow in Grain on the crease.
    Use Mac Satin Eyeshadow in Club to darken the crease and lower lash line. Mac Frost Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe was applied through the outer corner for and iridescence. Mac Power Kohl in Feline was smudged through the lashline. Apply a single coat of Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Noir on the lashes, let them dry and attach a pair of Mac #2 Lashes. Mac Cream colour base in Pearl is used to highlight the eye. For brows, use Makeup Forever Eyebrow Pencil in #5 Brown Black.

    Lips
    For the lips, Jonah applied Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in #41 Canotier. Mac Cremesheen Glass in Japanese Spring.






    Floral Trend: Match Maker
    Tuesday March 27, 2012 Post a comment


    Floral Trend

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    Our Match Maker is loving this feminine floral trend. The full skirt creates a romantic feel and the soft colors are a great choice for the upcoming warm months.

    Tony Bowls 2351202 $528.00




    Spring Trends Matchmaker
    Monday March 26, 2012 Post a comment


    Spring 2012 Matchmaker Picks


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    Pastels
    One of our obsessions for this Spring? Light washes of pastel colors. These pastels aren’t for the Easter bunny honey, we’re thinking yummy gelato colors like pistachio, lilac, creams and light pinks. Done right, pastels are youthful, fresh and oh so dewy looking. Our first matchmaker pick in this category was a beautiful blush colored V neck column gown with a fitted bodice and a flirty sheer overlay. Our version of the dress is as fresh and flowy. The skirt’s sheer overlay allows is whimsical, but never overdone.

    Our second matchmaker pick was a strapless lilac hi-low chiffon dress. The sheer fabrics offset the light wash of lilac beautifully and creating movement throughout the dress. Our version of this dress is the our empire waist Mignon VM538 . Its sheer flowing full skirt is reminiscent of our pick. The beaded waistband will highlight your waist and the plunging back drops jaws to boot.

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    Florals
    It’s Spring and we’re loving the rush of florals on and off the runway. Our picks are as fresh as the tulip filled hills and daffodil lined walkways of Central Park. Don’t fret, babe; there’s a floral pattern fit for every woman. So before you hyperventilate over visions of tacky rose printed pants or infant-like floral prints, take a breather and take a cue. Our runway floral pick was a Badgley Mischka empire waist tropical floral hi-lo dress. We instantly fell for the punch of corals and pink florals , which highlight the hi-low cut of the dress. Our version of the dress is the Jovani 3099 , which is a strapless empire waist floral dress. Intricate beading at the bodice adds just enough sparkle to contrast with the allover floral print. Why do we adore this dress? It’s ability to lengthen your body with its long and flowing skirt.

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    Brights: Darling, we know you’ve been hiding behind plum and greys all winter long. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone before it accumulates dust and you scare off children. Our suggestion? Highlight your wardrobe with fresh, citrusy brights like limes, bright yellows and oranges. Our runway pick for this trend was the belted neon lime colored V neck dress with a sexy front slit by Oscar de la Renta. This classy silhouette was made youthful by the juicy lime wash and we love it. Our version of the dress is our La Femme 17264 . Our slice of heaven is strapless and features an empire waist. A simple beaded waistband offsets the flowing skirt and adds length to the body.

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    Pixelation:
    Maximize your wardrobe with a pixelation print. A pixelation print is a print that is blown up, showing the smaller, digitized detail. We love the futuristic 3-D feel of pixelation prints. Our runway pick for this trend was the floor length Naeem Khan black and white dress. We’re loving the digitized bold print in this empire waist boho sleeve dress. Our version of this dress is our Niteline 443320. This form fitting gown features a similar black and white polka dot pixelation print and a sweetheart neckline. A black ribbon belt accentuates your waist.

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    Lace:
    There’s no denying the growing popularity of lace. It’s been a favorite on red carpets, runways and the sidewalks of New York. Once thought of as frilly and over-the-top, lace has proved itself as being subtly feminine, flirty and adds an air of innocence to the wearer. Now who can argue with a fabric that puts us in good graces in the fashion world? Our runway pick for this trend is the Valentino white long sleeved retro feminine lace cocktail dress. Our version of the dress is the Jovani 171924. This mini dress features a fitted lace bodice, cap sleeves, a cut-out back and feathered mini skirt. No need to thank us for this charming feature, doll.

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    Gold:
    Gold tone dresses are making their statement this Spring. Rich looking, bronzes, deep blondes and iridescent gold took front and center on the Spring runways. We love the added depth that the rich looking hue adds to your complexion. Our runway pick was the gold toned strapless metallic mini dress by Versace. We love the color’s ability to highlight and add a youthful glow to the skin. Our version of the dress is our La Femme 17517 . This strapless mini dress features a fitted bodice, sweetheart strapless neckline and a lavish allover print.

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    Whites:
    When you think of your Spring wardrobe, think of a clean slate. Color purists had their way this Spring with the presence of crisp whites on the runway. Don’t think you can pull it off? Think again! White is fresh, ethereal and oh so clean looking. Our runway pick for the color was the sheer vintage inspired V neck dress by Band of Outsiders. Our version of the dress was La Femme 14845 . This full length V-neck gown features a watercolor inspired floral print on the bottom which contrasts beautifully with the soft white bodice. Twisted white straps and light beading accentuate the waist.

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    Pastel Trend: Match Maker
    Sunday March 25, 2012 Post a comment


    Pastel Trend

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    One of our obsessions this Spring are pastel colors in light washes. Done right, pastels are youthful, fresh and perfect for the change in season.

    LM Collection HY0521 $258.00




    Mint Trend: Match Maker
    Friday March 23, 2012 Post a comment


    Mint Trend

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    One of our obsessions this Spring are pastel colors in light washes. Done right, pastels are youthful, fresh and perfect for the change in season.

    Mignon VM538 $478.00




    REMIXING THE STONE
    Tuesday March 20, 2012 Post a comment

    REMIXING THE STONE

    NYD Original Accessories Photo Shoot


    BROOCHING THE SUBJECT

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    9 brooches are better than 1

    Accessories for the faint of heart - leave them at the door. Take the plunge in bold accessories, re-imagined. The possibilities are limitless.

    The Dress: Crush 11694. $378
    Earrings: Jason EA0585, $39
    Bracelets: (left arm) WF Collection CT125, $69; (right arm) Boutique RHN1000, $29 per yard
    Collar: (broaches) Jason B505, $69; Jason B511, $75; Jason B510 (x2), $45; Sophie 30494 (x2), $25; Jason B508 (x2), $69; Sophie 30525, $29





    FRINGE BENEFITS

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    30 pairs 60 X the shine

    A great pair of earrings can really complete a look. But did you know that 30 pairs of earrings can be a complete look?

    Necklace: Boutique RHN1000, $29/yard
    Earrings: Jason KKE009A, $39
    Bracelets: WF Collection CT125, $69 (sets of 3)
    Bodice: (earrings) Sonny AE49R (x8), $25; Jason FE17296 (x10), $29; Jason FE17296A (x10), $29; Sonny E767945 (x2), $39





    A NIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR

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    800+ sparkling stones

    Classic style takes a fashion-forward turn when you pair a simple black dress with a shimmering shield of sparkling stones.

    The Dress: Jovani 4512. $750
    Necklace: Sonny 1420, $79; Purple Collection 70765, $315
    Earrings: Purple Collection 70142, $65
    Bracelets: Purple Collection 70142, $65; Jason XB0279, $45; Jason BG441A, $35
    Ring: Sophie R1090, $25
    Gloves: Jason, $20





    A'wristed' Development

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    8 Bracelets Lengthen Limbs

    Your wrists are symmetrical, but the bracelets on them don't have to be. Dare to mix your metals and gems. And remember, less can be more, but sometimes more is unforgettable.

    The Dress: Sherri Hill 1404. $550
    Earrings: Purple Collection 74397, $210
    Bracelets: (left) Sonny 81400SO, $39; Sonny 81401, $49; (right) Jason B2, $45
    Ring: Sophie R1090, $25
    Gloves: Jason R301, $29





    SEQUIN'tial ORDER

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    7 Textures Stacked to Perfection

    First impressions last a lifetime, so make yours memorable. Create a major impact by mixing textures and colors.

    The Dress: Sherri Hill 1458. $378
    Necklace: Jason EA0585
    Bracelets: (sets of 3) WF Collection CT125, CT125A, Ct125B, $69; (fuchsia/Ping, Turq/Brown, Clear/Multi)
    Ring: Sophie R1090, $25





    MOVING AHEAD

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    A Thousand Ideas for the Future

    Inspired by yesterday. Creating today. Imagine tomorrow.

    The Dress: Mignon VM766. $498
    Headband: (top and bottom) Sonny B1374 bracelet, $20; (middle) Jason B1334 bracelet, $29
    Choker: Jason J103 earrings, $60
    Bracelets: Purple Collection 70765
    Earring: Jason J544A, $29
    Ring: Jason J102








    Match Maker: Alice + Olive at Paris Fashion Week!
    Thursday March 08, 2012 Post a comment


    Our Match Maker continues to pay close attention to Paris' Fashion Week and this time he brings you styles from the Alice + Olivia show!  Tres chic!  

    Alice + Olivia

    Our Match: Tony Bowls 112746. $458.00

    Our Match: Tadashi DR260LX $478.00

    Our Match: Tadashi MK85851L. $518.00



    Our Match Maker Keeps Hunting for Hollywood Fashion Trends!
    Thursday January 26, 2012 1 Comment


    Designer Azzedine Alaia has created quite the buzz amongst Hollywood’s starlets with his fresh and chic fashion line. Celebrities like Mariah Carey, Megan Fox, Charlize Theron, Naomi Cambell and Katie Holmes all have been spotted wearing this designer.

     Our match maker has taken notice of the beauty in his collection and brought us new styles from Tadashi’s Spring 2012 collection which are delightfully similar to what the stars are wearing!

    Check them out below!

    Alaia Vs. Tadashi

    Tadashi 6L799M - $278.00

    Tadashi 6L799L - $358.00

    Tadashi 6L906M - $338.00

    Tadashi 6L801M - $298.00


    Make everyone Green with envy!
    Friday November 11, 2011 Post a comment


    'Tis the Season for GREEN!

    Make everyone Green with envy when you walk into the room wearing this fabulous holiday trend!  





    You will bask in the sensational glow of this unforgettable Alyce 6675 gown! (below) 



    This strapless gown by Jovani is the perfect holiday dress, with slanted folds of fabric across the bust line and a wrap of contrasting slanted folds of fabric around the waistline. Jovani 159353 (below) 



    A rich shade of green for the holiday season, this emerald satin dress by Jovani B7783 is sure to be a favorite for celebrations this year! (below) 



    Edgy and sleek, this shimmery soft a-line dress by  Tony Bowls TBE21034 keeps you in high-style grace all evening long. (below)



    Youll never be without a dance partner when you are wearing this sumptuous Alyce 6674 Its radiant, satiny style looks absolutely incredible beneath the lights. (below) 






    The Slit is on the Rise
    Wednesday November 09, 2011 Post a comment


    The slit is on the rise.

    Be the epitome of sexy with this hot off the runway trend.



    Runway trends (top)

    Kim Kardashian in a Kaufman Franco (bottom-left). Jovani 9613 (bottom-middle), Tony Bowls 112C27 (bottom-right)






    Prints are back!
    Friday November 04, 2011 Post a comment


    Take a cue off the hottest runways, Prints are back!!!!!!
    From bold flowers in Dolce and Gabbana, to broken glass in Stella McCartney, this season is all about PRINTS!!




    Miley Cyrus (top left) in a print dress by Sommer. Jovani 17257 (top right) printed minidress $400

    Dolce & Gabbana Flower print dress (bottom left). Mon Cheri 211916 (bottom right) sizzling printed gown $498






    White After Labor Day
    Wednesday October 19, 2011 1 Comment


    Color: Part 2
    What's the deal with no white after Labor Day?


    For centuries wearing white in the summer was simply a way to stay cool, — like changing a dinner menu or drinking white wine -- but today we have air conditioners and halter tops to beat the heat. We also have heaters and cabs to move us through the cold. With all that we can do, can't we wear any color while doing it?



    We've also heard that the origin of the no-white-after–Labor Day is symbolic. Many believe that in the early 20th century, white was a pleasing contrast to drabber urban life- think white linen suits, Panama hats, summer vacations and the "look of leisure." Perhaps once back in the city, many of the fashion elite simply felt they needed a new wardrobe and color scheme? This could be true, but honestly, why are we still following it? Check out how good these celebrity fashion icons look in white, after Labor Day.



    Whatever the reason is that this rule started, it is time to retire it. Let's pay homage to the rebel Coco Chanel who in 1920 brought out the white, year-round staple. Fashion rules are meant to be broken by those who can pull it off and we know that you can! Send us pictures of you in white after Labor Day or post them on Facebook





    What Dress Color Says About You
    Wednesday October 19, 2011 Post a comment


    Color: Part 1
    What Dress Color Says About You

    In a dress, color is everything. We love dramatic embellishments, daring silhouettes, and luscious fabrics as much as the next woman. But color is the first thing we notice, and it's the decisive factor when adding a dress to our wardrobe.

    We've broken dress color down to it's essence to tell you what each hue says about you. Our first focus is on the basics: black, white and red. Study up and you'll know exactly what message you're sending when wearing a LBD, LWD or LRD.


    Black


    There's a reason your on every guest list—elegance is always in. You're creating an air of mystery and reveling in power and prestige. And another bonus, you're looking thinner, too. Terani 6352J




    White


    Put on your halo because you're bringing purity and goodness everywhere you go. You're light and airy, creating a positive mood. The perfect color for your perfect self. Jovani Mother of the Bride 159230




    Red


    You've brought passion and everyone knows it. A perfect blend of sensuality and danger, you'll draw a crowd and raise more than a few pulses. Tonight, desire is your middle name. Faviana 6428





    Fergie Goes Gilded
    Sunday October 02, 2011 Post a comment
    Fergie Goes Glided

    Fergie's one of our many fashion obsessions. We've written about her before, and the truth is, she never fails to catch our eye. This past weekend she took the stage in Central Park for the Concert 4 NYC, wearing this structured masterpiece.

    Fergie on stage
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    What can we say, other than we love it. So bold, so fierce, and so Fergie. This is the dress every modern woman is wearing on the inside—tough, sexy, and gilded in shiny gold. If you're looking to discover your edge a la Fergie, check out our club dresses and go all in for something unexpected. 

    This dress also reminds us that Halloween is just around the corner. As usual, we're still considering our best looks: a super-sexy Cat Woman, a city-chic Jane of the Jungle, or your everyday princess. We'll keep you posted...and definitely tell us what you're wearing.

    So Long NYFW—See You In February
    Monday September 19, 2011 Post a comment
    As we say hello to one season (we’re talking to you A/W 11!) it’s time to say goodbye to another. The nonstop action of Spring ’12 at NYFW has wrapped, and what a fete it’s been! From the stunning collections (too many to name), to the way-beyond-after-parties (can you say Karaoke strip club?) to the unexpected cameos (Kirstie Alley’s modeling debut!) it’s been quite the week. If you weren’t able to keep up with all that went down, no worries, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top moments of Spring ‘12 NYFW.

    Anna Wintour & Kylie Minaj NYFW
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    Since the week was all about fashion, shall we start with the clothes? Spring ’12 is going to be comfortable. Form-fitting knit dresses that not only hug your curves, but provide a cozy finish were shown by Rebecca Taylor, Jen Kao and Rag & Bone. Slouchy pants meant to drape not confine were shown by Theyskens’ Theory, Jeremy Laing and Carolina Herrera. And sportswear has reached a new level of, well, sportiness. Mesh fabrications and streamlined hoodies were shown by Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders and Charlotte Ronson. There’s even athletic inspired dresses! Cynthia Rowley, Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang added touches of active wear to their elegant collections. Also coming this spring: midi lengths, bold prints and bright colors. Most of the shows featured one if not all of these trends. Thank you designers!

    But not all of the spectacle took place on the catwalks—there was a host of happenings on the sidelines. The front rows, filled with a bevy of celebs, created their own parade of hard-hitting fashion. Calvin Klein had Lara Stone, Ashley Greene, Chloe Moretz, Naomi Watts and Uma Thurman perched front and center. At Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour played BFF to Nikki Minaj, while real pals Rachel Zoe and Joe Zee shared a laugh. Of course Justin Timberlake was there to take it all in. Marchesa didn’t fall short of an A-list crew with Emma Roberts, Kelly Osbourne, Michelle Trachtenberg, Bar Refaeli, Naomi Campbell and Selita Banks at the helm. Winning the award for biggest FW attendees? LeAnn Rimes and Corinne Bailey-Rae. Both were ubiquitous throughout the week.

    And for the after parties? Let’s just say the fash-pack likes to play hard. Former French Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld sang karaoke to George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” while throwing back shots of  tequila with her daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. Blow up dolls were the prop du jour at Alexander Wang’s frat-party, and Lady Gaga, showing up a fashionable 2 hours late, performed “Just Dance” a cappella at Marc Jacobs. 


    Bright Times on the NYFW Runways
    Thursday September 15, 2011 Post a comment
    Bright Times on the NYFW Runways

    You’ve come a long way, J. Crew. From prepped out catalog company to modernized tastemakers—your mix and match styling has spawned a new aesthetic. And we are loving it!  Who can resist a bit of effortless chic? Clearly not Beyoncé who made a sparkly appearance at the J. Crew S/S ‘12 presentation held at Lincoln Center. While the story of J. Crew clearly stays on trend with bright colors and timeless classics, it’s the combinations that create the must-have looks. Here’s what we’ll be buying next spring. Be warned—it’s looking bright out there!

    J. Crew runway show
    Image source: style.com

    Though somewhat reminiscent of Prada S/S ‘11 (Hello Hailee Steinfeld at the SAGS), the boldly striped skirt feels remarkably fresh. Perhaps it’s the touch of metallic sheen, or maybe it’s in the pairing with the denim shirt, but J. Crew does here what it does best. They take an unlikely duo, and partner them with success. Whether it’s from the unexpected charm of a neon pop or the perfectly styled untuck of a shirt, J. Crew has mastered a look that’s so easy, so breezy, and so undeniably cool.

    And since we’re on the topic of all things cool, we must mention Marc by Marc Jacobs whose show at the New York Armory attracted all the cool girls including Elle and Dakota Fanning and Sophia Coppola. The S/S ‘12 collection was a vibrant burst of color in the form of peplum skirts, short suits and drop-waist dresses. MJ’s girl has gone mod wearing orange, navy and lots of stripes. And how about those shoes! Color blocked platform wedges? Yes please!  We’ve never been known to shy away from great accessories, and Marc Jacobs has always delivered in that department. We will gladly tote around the striped bags. He may even get us in the translucent visors (sporty chic anyone?). And for the next trip to St. Barts? We will definitely need the 40’s pin-up style swimsuits. So incredibly hot, yet undeniably cool.

    NYFW Midweek Update
    Monday September 12, 2011 Post a comment
    As we cruise through New York Fashion Week we can’t help but notice the star trends emerge. While there will always be room for florals in spring, this season designers have decided to focus on the body by going sporty with a feminine edge. We’re talking racer back ball gowns and aerodynamically fit parkas. Ready to get physical? Here’s what we saw on the runways thus far.

    sporty S/S 12 runways
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    On your mark, get set, go! Let’s hit the races with Alexander Wang. For his athletically chic S/S ‘12 show at Pier 94, famous face models Frankie Rayder, Liya Kebede and Hilary Rhoda let their tough-girl expressions accessorize the sports-driven collection. Race car stripes, perforated leather and miles of mesh were accentuated with both streamlined silhouettes and loose-fitting jersey. But it’s not all dark and dirty. Wang added a botanical print for a leisurely finish. Who will wear it? Alexa Chung, Rihanna and Zoe Kravitz.

    On the flip side Jason Wu brings us pretty and prim for his S/S 12 collection. Wu’s girl, elegantly classic with a playful twist will continue the ladylike trend in the form of peplum skirts, petal prints, and ballerina pink. To infuse his feminine collection with an unexpected spin, he collaborated with graffiti artist KAWS for the ubiquitous flower petal print splashed on his pieces. The overall look: ethereal yet grounded with modern girl charm. Who will wear it? Diane Kruger, Lea Michele and First Lady Obama.

    Back at The Theatre of Lincoln Center, Monique Lhuillier married the two themes of sporty and feminine in her S/S ‘12 collection. The red-carpet-friendly gown designer brought an edge to her dresses with punchy color blocking and touches of leather, lace and geometric prints. The models, fierce with slicked back pony tails and electric blue eye liner stretched to the temples were fully in charge as they pranced the runway in Manola Blahniks. Except for the moment when one nearly toppled over her canary yellow gown—not once, but three times!  Who will wear it? Mandy Moore, LeAnn Rhimes, Anne Hathaway.


    FNO Highlights
    Friday September 09, 2011 Post a comment
    Holy Fashionista, the season has arrived! Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is on. While the tents at Lincoln Center are home to most of the action, yesterday’s festivities were opened up to the whole world for Fashion’s Night Out. From New York to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, the party was a mix and mingling force to be reckoned with. And what about those celebs? Justin Bieber was in the house! Dolce & Gabbana threw a grand fete which included the Bieb himself along with a golden list of others (congratulations Mama Beyonce and Papa Jay Z!). 

    The department stores created their own theatrics with alluring window displays (yes, those were Playboy bunnies serving cupcakes at Bloomingdale’s) and celebs galore. The high end boutiques kept the parties hopping with Drake on the turntables at Versace and Nikki Minaj tweeting her way around town. The list goes on with grade A superstars, but the biggest headliner of the night—Miss Piggy who caused a stampede at New York’s Ace Hotel! Now that’s bringing the FUN back into fashion! Here’s the scoop on FNO.

    Miss Piggy at FNO
    Image source: styleite.com

    Anna Wintour, who organized the entire event for the past 3 years kicked off this year with Fashion’s Night Out, The Show. A hundred and fifty models (including Gisele) traipsed around the water fountain at Lincoln Center wearing the now seminal FNO logo tee with designer skirts and heels. It was all very anthemic with Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” blasting out of the speakers. And because of the round-the-fountain seating, everyone got first or second row—how’s that for equal opportunity fashion?

    Dance-offs seemed to be a theme for the night, and there was some serious competition. At Lanvin Joe Zee and Iman were judging. Tracy Reese offered free manis for those in attendance. And Stella McCartney brought in Alexa Chung to get the groove going as DJ. The wildest dance party of the night may have been at Macy’s where Coco Rocha brought down the house busting out moves for all to enjoy.

    Downtown, holding court at her flagship store, Diane Von Furstenberg remained true to her elegant self. She tied scented ribbon around people’s wrists then let it all go to throw her own hands up in the air dancing to “Single Ladies.” DVF does diva better than most.

    And the party wasn’t limited to people. The third floor of Bergdorf Goodman featured dogs on the catwalk! BG’s Best in Show spotlighted swanky canines decked out by fashion’s finest. Dogs, feathers and champagne. Glamour has literally gone wild.

    Catherine the Great: Kate Middleton’s Style
    Thursday September 08, 2011 1 Comment
    The royal wedding may be history but the fashion legend-in-the-making is just getting started. Kate Middleton has graduated from stylish upper middle class college coed into a sophisticated, jet-setting Duchess who is primed to become the next Queen of England. But even before she tied the knot with her prince, she was already making headlines for years for her fashion savvy—even sans stylist as a student. After all, she first caught her Prince’s eye while walking a runway show back in school (in lingerie, no less).

    Kate Middleton Reiss dress
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    Middleton has helped put some niche and not-extraordinarily-expensive designers on the map, notably Issa, the brainchild of Brazilian designer Daniella Helayel, whose form-fitting and modern draped dresses were high on Middleton’s list before she got the rock, then her dress of choice for the official engagement announcement, that much-coveted royal blue gown that matched her regal sapphire ring, still selling at a markup on eBay. This royal blue Mori Lee gown is perfect for your own royal wedding—bridesmaids and guests alike. This La Femme style is a more casual take on the look. While Issa frocks can be a bit pricey ranging from about $400 to $1200, Kate the Great does have an arsenal of the best designers as well as a vast budget at her disposal now (her wedding dress alone, on display now in London, is said to have cost about $400,000). Especially since royal fashion has long been associated with dowdy cuts and bizarre hats (still is, and Middleton has increased interested in small fascinators) except for the likes of Princess Diana, Kate’s clean-cut, body conscious style is a breath of fresh air.
     
    So, aside from buying a replica sapphire engagement ring, how can your own style take a page from Middleton’s? Focus on simple lines in bold but flattering colors that highlight your figure in a way that is feminine and even sexy, but always classy. Middleton sticks to bold colors including blue and hot pink as well as neutrals such as the elegant cream dress from specialty chain Reiss that she wore for the official engagement photos. She sticks with moderately expensive investment pieces that she has been known to (gasp) wear more than once. The Duchess has also been seen to favor some plunging necklines that work with her trim figure. This Jovani gown in elegant black or white is definitely a Middleton-worthy style, featuring both a deep V plunging neckline as well as the draping and slim silhouette she is usually seen in. 

    Here Now, The Fall Essentials
    Friday September 02, 2011 1 Comment
    Confession. We’ve hit the moment when high summer has fogged up the brain. Our minds relentlessly fast forward to cooler days—when the leaves start to drop, and our jackets button up. Boy, are we ready to settle into some new fashion!

    fall '11 fashion trends

    Thankfully, New York Fashion Week is just around the bend. We can hardly wait to see what’s hot come Spring/Summer 2012 (don’t worry, we’ll bring you all the juicy details!).  But as autumn’s crisp days are calling our names, we need to get on par with fall fashion. So let us rewind back to the A/W 11 – 12 catwalks, and tally up the seasons biggest trends. Here’s a cheat sheet on what’s essential come fall.

    If last spring was stunningly 70s then this fall is marvelously mod—straight up 60s style! This season look for drop-waists, boxy silhouettes and collars galore. Going to a go-go? We adore this cocktail dress by Alexia Admor. Finish off with a wide headband and knee-high boots to become a swinging sensation.

    Prints will continue to make an appearance this fall, particularly the spotted variation. Add some zest to your evening attire with polka dots, but don’t get too caught up with the expected black and white. Think pink in this one-shoulder polka dot column dress by Riva Prom. Bonus points for sporting the thigh-high slit, which is another fall essential.

    Patchwork, a lively cousin to the print family, is showing up big for fall. Pass on your granny classics for a stronger dose of modern cool. You don’t need to be a creative genius to pull off patchwork. Keep it simple. Your accessories should be understated so the patchwork is your statement.

    While the maxi dress is definitely sticking around for fall, the midi dress is treading quickly into trend territory. The below-the-knee hemline popped up allover the A/W 11 – 12 runways. Whether it’s a pencil silhouette, with pleats, or A-line to boot, you must don heels for spot-on perfection. Sashay as if you own the runway in this gorgeous frock by Niteline.

    Both buttoned-up and downright sexy, chokers are making a huge comeback. When Chanel, Pucci and Valentino bauble up to the neck,  you know it’s time to pay attention! Try this choker-style floor sweeper by Alyce to stand out for fall.  

    Fall '11 Trends: Pastel Power
    Wednesday August 24, 2011 1 Comment
    Think pastels and spring looks typically come to mind. But rethinking a pastel look for fall can help you look chic at a September wedding, or capture the look of a dreamy ‘50s ingénue for a homecoming dance next back-to-school season.
     
    Pastels, like no other color palette, give an impressionist touch to your look, softening silhouettes and adding a dreamy, ethereal feel to designs. Look at the difference between this ultra-feminine Mon Cheri dress in peach versus a stronger royal blue: the pastel peach gives it a look worthy of an aristocrat in a 17th century portrait. The flesh tone is surprisingly sexy given the style as well; pair it with some nude pumps and smoky bronzed eye makeup for a smoldering look. 

    fall pastels 

    Few colors say ‘50s like mint green. This pastel has a cool, icy look that can take in into looks for the fall and winter months. This Mac Duggal formal design has an updated mermaid shape and elegant platinum beading.  This shorter, flirtier version is perfect for a first dance in shades of pastel green, aqua, or lilac.
     
    Pastels can compliment fair skinned blondes or brunettes as well as those with darker skin tones. They pop at night like white, when it’s too late in the season or not the right occasion—like a wedding—to don a dress in white.
     
    Pastel pink is a beautiful look for night, with an innocent look for a formal 15th birthday party or sweet 16. This retro and ultra-girly mermaid gown is fit for anyone’s inner princess with layers of tulle under a corset bodice.  Or, bring out your baby blues in a Cinderella-worthy style in powder puff blue.
     
    Yellow has been a huge trend, and pastel yellow is a softer, more demure approach to the look. Take this gown into the cooler months for a formal occasion with brown or pewter pumps and a matching beaded clutch. 

    Color-Popping in Style
    Monday July 25, 2011 1 Comment
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    By now you should have gotten the memo—the  S/S 11 and A/W 11 runways said it loud and clear: You’ve got to get your color on! We understand not everyone is ready to go bold in head to toe color. So we’re going to start small, with baby steps if you will. Because we know the power of a simple pop of color. It brings your outfit onto the fast track from unnoticeably cute to eye-catching goodness. If you happen to only be comfortable in neutrals or black, then get ready to step into the hue. Bright accents sit perfectly on neutral tones, and we’re going to show you how it’s done. 

    color popping on the red carpet
    Pink and blue aren’t just for babies. A soft pink gets a huge lift when accented by bright blue. Diane Kruger showed up at the premiere of Pieds Nus Sur Des Limaces in Germany wearing a blush lace dress with turquoise pumps. It was the perfect blend of sweet and sassy. Break out your femininity in this dress by Tony Bowls then pair with a hotly hued shoe. Simply charming on the top, downright rocking on the bottom.

    An LBD sets the stage for show stopping color. Take your favorite LBD, and add a vibrantly shaded clutch. Keep your shoes and jewelry minimal to let the clutch steal the show. Don’t own an LBD? Click here for our always updated selection.

    A bright cinch does double duty during the day or at night. Not only does a bold belt accentuate your waist, it can also make an outfit pop. The beauty with white is you can choose any color for your accent. We are loving the bright red belt that anchors this LWD by Interlude

    Don’t forget your lipstick and nail polish! Nothing color pops your face better than lipstick, and nothing is sexier than a boldly colored lip. Red, coral and hot pink smothered the runways this season, so feel free to pucker up in bold tones. Same goes for nail polish. A simple, yet incredibly effective way to add color into your ensemble. Don’t hold back—neon pink toes are fierce!


    Cool Out with Fall Fashion
    Wednesday July 20, 2011 Post a comment
    Best way to beat this summer heat wave? Coolin' out with some haute fall fashion. Take a look at the Calvin Klein women's collection for fall 2011 and find some inspiration for the upcoming season. What do you think of the chunky heels fall has in store? Will you be wearing them? And how about those clean, streamlined silhouettes? Must have or movin' on?


    Stay Cool and Look Hot in a Little White Dress
    Thursday July 14, 2011 Post a comment
    Tis the season of the white dress. For some, that means bringing out the big guns for your wedding day, (hello Kate Moss, we loved you in that Galliano gorgeousness!).
    And for others, the little white dress (LWD) is more of an every day affair, something to be relied upon for cooling off in style. 

    Chloe Seigny in a LWD
                       Image source: yerevanmagazine.com

    We love our LWD! We consider it a summer time staple as we continually count on its versatility for every occasion—it’s our blank canvas waiting to be styled. But it does require some know-how. Which is why we’re going to divulge our favorite tips and tricks.

    The LWD provides the perfect relief for the hot-hot heat of summer. White acts as a repellant to the burning rays. If you’re blessed with dark skin, or have tanned to the max (either from the sun or the bottle) then you and the LWD are an ideal match. On your next date night, step out in this true white lovely, and turn every head that crosses your path. If you fare on the paler side of complexions then opt for a sweet ivory such as this lacy accented frock that will both flatter and forgive as you stroll around town.

    Once again we mention the steamy weather which means fabric choice for your LWD is key. Keep it cute and comfortable. A lightweight cotton or naturally cool linen will feel fresh during the day. At night a silk chiffon will flow with the breeze, and a soft jersey will cling in all the right places.
     
    With white it’s best for your dress to have lining. Nobody needs an unwanted peep show. But if yours comes without, then don’t forget the proper undergarments. You’ll want them to be skin toned, not white. And you’re best off with a full slip and camisole for maximum coverage. 

    The best feature of the LWD is it goes almost everywhere. While we were huge fans of Pippa Middleton at the Royal Wedding, we’re going to say no to wearing white on someone else’s big day. But that’s the only rule. Accessory-wise, white can be worn with everything. It’s your chance to have fun! Add metallics for extra sheen, let black bring in the elegance, and use red or fuchsia to say ta-da. 

    Here are a few more styling tips to work wonders with your LWD:
    -Wear sky high heels 
    -Add an armful of bracelets 
    -Tie it on with a flowy scarf
    -Finish it off with a bright clutch

    Run don’t walk, get your LWD on now!

    Spend Summer in Coral
    Friday June 24, 2011 Post a comment
    coral dress?
    Image source: marieclaire.co.uk


    Coral is such a gorgeous color, especially for the summer months. Just look how amazing Amanda Bynes looks in that bandage dress. That's the power of coral in summertime. It matches the warmth of the season and brings a feminine and girly grace. That’s why this summer, when you’re searching for that perfect dress (no matter what the occasion), try something in coral—it’s fashionable, seasonable, and fun. 

    Keep in mind that coral is a versatile hue. It flirts around in the orange spectrum and blushes deep into the pinks, so you can work with your skin tone to find the perfect shade. If you have pink undertones, match them with a coral that is pinker. And for the ladies with golden undertones, veer to the peach-orange side of coral.

    Landa MB406 - This dress is not too formal, making it an excellent outfit to wear as a guest to a summertime wedding, or a fancy date. It’s tea-length, plus, the feel of this ensemble overall is simple and sweet. Pair it with some stilettos and a cute clutch—and you’ve got one hot outfit. 

    Tiffany 26629 - Is your Quinceanera or Sweet 16 party soon? Or are you having a formal birthday bash? Wear this coral ball gown by Tiffany, and you’ll look like an absolute princess on your special day. Beautiful embellishments adorn the dress for overall glamour. No guy will be able to take his eyes off you, and all the girls might just will wish they were you, too;) 

    Alfred Angelo 7074 - Are you planning a summer outdoor wedding? Then this gorgeous coral cocktail dress is perfect for bridesmaids. The coral hue suits just about anyone, and this style of gown can be worn again and again. So your girls won’t have to suffer another lame bridesmaid dress. Plus, it’s a great dress to accessorize with all different kinds of jewelry. Change the entire look of the dress depending on where you’re going with just a different set of necklaces. And since it is a cocktail dress, the shoes you wear will be a key element. You can dramatically change the mood with the shoes—dancy, girly, flirty, fierce, or bold! It’s easy to show off your amazing fashion sense and personal style with this dress. 



    The Big Statement & How It’s Done
    Friday June 03, 2011 Post a comment
    Finally! The weather sings to the tune of Spring. Off come the layers —let’s bask in the sun and let the warm season shine through our style. Remember Carrie Bradshaw when she blossomed into Spring with a big ole flower pin? Who knew that would set the tone for accessories in 1998?  Now the “it” pieces are bags, scarves, shoes, sunglasses, and of course jewelry. They sit front and center as fashion statements- bringing all eyes to a single item.

    Carrie Bradshaw statement piece
    Image source: MTV.com?

    Any thing can become a statement piece as long as it completes the task of elevating an entire look. Think LBD with drop-dead gorgeous earrings, or simple tee with punchy scarf. There are so many reasons to bring on a statement piece. Let’s strip down to the basics, and show you how to style yourself with a star accessory.

    When shopping for your next statement piece make sure you’re current with the trends. In other words, don’t let the focal point of your outfit look or feel dated. The good news is that accessories can be an inexpensive way to update your look. The better news is they can also become a timeless classic, an investment piece that becomes the gift that keeps giving. For this spring, choose bright colors, bold prints, and 70s styling. Animal prints and gemstone necklaces are huge now, but will always have a place in our wardrobes. Feel free to open your wallet on these nuggets.

    When planning your ensemble, you’ll want to revolve the whole look around your statement piece. Keep the rest of the outfit understated as not to compete. You can have more than one bold piece, but know that it is possible to have too much of a good thing—don’t over accessorize. Try a neutral sweater set then add pizzazz with a chunky necklace. 

    Sometimes a favorite item is brought out on a regular basis—worn with love and devotion. This is a statement piece at its best, and may become somewhat of a declaration on personal style. Lets face it, there are certain accessories we rely on because they always make us look amazing. Celebrities go nowhere without their sunglasses. According to Nicole Richie they’re the one item she can’t live without. Since she makes them for her brand House of Harlow, she “research-shops” every style that’s out there- resulting in a collection of hundreds. She's become quite known for her oversized sunnies adorning that tiny face. What’s your go-to accessory that gets you noticed? Own it and wear with confidence. Your signature statement?  Try bold, beautiful and fabulous!

    Animal Prints, Down the Runway & Into Your Closet
    Friday May 27, 2011 Post a comment
    Looking to get wild with your wardrobe this season? Then animal prints are a must-do. The always exotic and glamorous statement lends a bit of va va voom to all ensembles. From sexy starlets to fiery fashionistas, leopard, cheetah, zebra and snakeskin prints have prowled their way front and center of the fash-pack. 

    animal print dress

    The leopard and cheetah have declared a feline moment in fashion. Causing quite a stir on the S/S 11 catwalks of Blumarine, Cavalli and Givenchy, the spotted print unleashes sex appeal like no other. Nicky Hilton and Jaime King played their wild card at a French Connection party where the two were spotted in the same purr-fectly printed mini dress. We’re rooting for Team Hilton on this one with her smart cinch of a black leather belt and pointy heels. She shows the power of select styling to bump up a look from wow to the cat's meow.

    If the leopard and cheetah are kings of the fashion jungle, then the zebra reins queen. The classic black and white is injected with a dose of playful color this season by Louis Vuitton. When choosing zebra print make sure it’s a modern design, or vintage done right. If the stripes are stretched in spandex, it’s a no-go. Eighties head-bangers we are not. Keep it flowy like Mr. Vuitton and choose this gown by La Femme. Can you say fierce and fabulous?

    Snakeskin prints are also slithering their way onto the scene. While we see the lure of a floor sweeping gown, we are rattled with joy to see snakeskin as an accent. Think belts, shoes and scarves to rock an outfit to success. These pumps by Jovani will get you started.  

    Welcoming animal prints into your closet should be a no-brainer. Treat them as the new neutral by sliding them right next to your basic blacks and browns. A black blazer and black wide-leg trousers effortlessly anchor an animal print blouse.

    Here are a few more tips:

    Don’t be afraid to mix your prints. Stripes, florals or even plaid work wonders with animal prints as shown by Cupcakes And Cashmere’s Emily Schuman

    Leopard and safari green are a match made in heaven. Add red hot heels for extra temptation.

    Gold chains and long pendants dangle delightfully with the wild patterns.

    Lastly, animal prints aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they are everywhere. The runway trend stays relevant through the times – meaning your animal print purchase is a timeless classic, well worth the investment.


    Bring on the Minis
    Wednesday May 18, 2011 Post a comment
    Summer will be here once again, and when it comes to style, it’s all about wearing gorgeous mini dresses. They are perfect for the warm weather, and with the right accessories, they can be worn just about anywhere. 



    Memorial Day is right around the corner, and this gorgeous dress by La Femme would be perfect to wear to any outing to kick off the start of summer! It’s a great dress to jazz up. Add a sparkly necklace, along with some dangling earrings, and a bracelet for a glamorous effect. You can even add an anklet for even more pizzazz. 
    Just picture yourself going to a beach party with this outfit, pretty makeup, your hair down, sunglasses on, and a cute clutch.

    This dress is absolutely chic and amazing because anyone would look good in it, especially a girl who’s shorter because it shows more leg, making her look taller. Pair the whole ensemble with some low or high heels, and you’ll be set to go.



    This dress is great for a bbq, a weekend in the Hamptons, or when you’re on a romantic summer date. Like the model, pair it with a few big bracelets and some dangling earrings. She kept it simple for a sweet and fun look, which is an excellent look to have in the summer time. The dress sizzles because it’s a mini, has a beautiful pattern, and is just, well, glitzy!

    For shoes, you can pretty much do anything. Jeweled flip-flops, low heels, or high heels will all look good with this dress. Change shoes depending on where you’re going, and you’ll be able to dress the outfit up or down, making it a dress for many summer occasions. 



    Here is another cute mini dress that’s an excellent choice for any summer event—whether it’s going to a party, hanging out at the beach house, or touring on vacation. Wear it with some flirty bracelets and matching earrings. Once again, you can pair the dress with a wide array of shoe options, depending on where you’re going. 

    Some cute hair options include a side ponytail with curls, half up/half down style, or loose, flowing waves. 

    70s Styling Done Easy
    Friday April 22, 2011 Post a comment
    We know you know that this spring is all about the 70s. You read it here along with every other fashion source. We’re basking in the liberated glory of the “free to be me” decade. It was such a momentous time when women’s closets housed the gamut: from maxi dresses to micro minis to hot pants and goddess gowns. Can you say options? Plenty of options! 

    Image credits: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

    After saying bye-bye to the no frills sweater sets of the 60s with the bouffant hair, and expected make up, the girls from the 70s maximized their looks for full expression. They were vibrant, sexy and fun.  With so many options to choose from, what’s a modern girl to do? No need to despair, we’re here to break it down to the basics of hair, make up and shoes. Here’s what you need to get that 70s thing on.

    Let’s start at the top. Just like the times, 70s hair was loose and flowing. A center part was essential. For a haute hippie look, get out your flat iron and straighten away. If your mane goes curly keep it soft with a little flip. Remember “The Farrah”? The perfect hair for a flirty halter dress. If you’re curly, but keeping the curls relaxed isn’t do-able, then let your frizz go free with a bohemian scarf wrapped on. Overall, your hair should either be long, big, or wild.

    The make up of the 70s was both natural and glamorous. 

    Dewy skin 
    Rosy cheeks   
    Glossy lips  
    Don’t let your lips lose their gloss! 

    For a true 70s match, coordinate your eye shadow with your outfit. If it’s turquoise on the dress, then it’s turquoise on the eyes! Don’t forget the glitter when dancing the night away.

    The must-have shoe for all things 70s is the platform. Whether it’s a clog, a wedge or a sandal, you’ll soar to new heights in these heels. When going casual with wide-leg jeans- we love the vintage chic appeal of these wedges. When taking on the night- grab your hot pants, and bring on the shine with these party-favorites. Lucite bangles, gold necklaces, and a care-not attitude will finish off the ensemble in pure 70s fashion.

    Spring Makeup Trends
    Friday April 01, 2011 Post a comment
    The beauty of this spring’s makeup trends is that there is a look to suit everyone. Universally flattering for every eye color, purple shadow continues making a comeback, with gorgeous new shades from prestige brands including Nars down to Revlon at your local drugstore. Purple shades of liner, shadow, or mascara (or all three) can add drama or rocker edge to little black dresses at night, or give a white gown an exotic, orchid-like tropical flair. 

    Image source: marieclaire.com

    Eyeliner, especially black and colored liquid liners, have been upstaging false lashes and loads of mascara as the dramatic eye statement of choice. For day, a thin line in dark brown or black is classic, but for night, anything goes, with dramatic cat eye shapes that go beyond the natural outline of the eye. For lips, bright shades of vermillion, orange-red, and bright coral make a statement against a natural fresh face with a light dusting of bronzer. 

    Orange tones are definitely the new red for spring 2011. Shove the baby pink lipgloss aside for a dramatic fuschia or bright pink lipstick; a womanly statement with full-on lipstick versus a light gloss is the way to go, especially for evening. 


    Imagesource: eyeshadowlipstick.com

    Stars like tattoo artist and reality star Kat Von D, who has a line at Sephora, are making loads of dramatic makeup, pin-up style, in style, even in sunny Los Angeles. 

    In addition to bronzers, which are big for spring as well as summer, blush is ranging from natural creamy tones in rosy shades that compliment bolder lips to peachy colors that work well with orange-toned lip shades. 

    So how do these looks match up to your wardrobe? An orange or orange-red lipstick shade would look fresh and fashion-forward with this white Jovani column dress at a formal event versus a dark or red lip, or a gloss that might look washed out. Meanwhile, imagine how a swipe of bold purple liquid liner would liven up this sequined minidress from Issue NY

    While these are fantastic looks for night, for day, try one of the taupe or green metallic shadows seen on the runways with a khaki shirtwaist or ecru shift dress. And remember: if all this color overwhelms you, or you are wearing one of spring’s vivid print dresses, you can always rely on basic black liner, mascara, and clear lip balm or gloss.



    Spring Fashion Looks Stunningly Seventies
    Wednesday March 16, 2011 Post a comment
    The S/S 11 runways said it loud and clear; the 70s are back! A slew of designers including Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam and Tory Burch repurposed the “me” decade’s fashion with glammed-out stylings, bold prints, and vibrant color. Starting with easy-breezy flower power and then moving towards the power packages of Charlie’s Angels, 70s fashion went from hippie to hottie as it settled into its Studio 54 groove. We are happy to report that instead of bringing back the same old styles, the spring shows marked a fashion evolution that pleases both haute hippie chick and modern disco queen. So dig out your carefree attitude, and tie it up in a fun-loving bow--we’re going 70s this spring.

    Image source: Refinery29.com

    It wouldn’t be a 70s moment without the wide-leg trouser. When opting for this style of jeans choose a high waist version that accentuates your feminine curves. To maximize the look, tuck in a billowy blouse, and stretch a skinny belt through the loops. Platform shoes are essential for those without super-sized gams. For extra flare, top it off with a big brimmed hat and oversized sunglasses. 

    Along with loose silhouettes, designers were thinking with slink this season. Clingy fabrics like stretch knit jersey have found their way onto jumpsuits, below-the-knee dresses, and bow blouses. These form fitting shinies give a shout-out to Halston’s hey-day when a satiny finish spelled good times for all. To conjure up your best bit of glitz, bring on the gold! Hoop earrings and a cuff bracelet are sure to spike the disco fever.

    While some choose to play it slinky, others choose to go with the flow. Bohemian style dresses are in with a win this spring. Get one that’s printed in a maxi silhouette for optimal 70s styling. Flowy fabrics, like silk georgette are not only brilliantly chic, but they’re also super comfy. Donning a maxi dress is one of the few ways to embody comfort without sacrificing fashion. Pair with gladiator sandals and beaded necklaces to start feeling groovy.

    Ready to bring it home a la 70s? Then you’re going to need some color. Bright hues in prints, stripes or straight up solids are big this spring. Street photog Nam caught pops of color on everything from jackets to handbags to jewelry to shoes at Paris Fashion Week.  If you’re just beginning to play with color, start with a neutral palette for your clothing, and let your accessories glow like the rainbow.

    Runway Trends: Spring '11 Silhouettes
    Wednesday March 02, 2011 Post a comment
    Spring fashion is shaping up in terms of key fashion silhouettes across a variety of women’s wear categories. For daytime dresses, shifts continue to take center stage. Cuts are boxier than in the past few seasons, with mod influences in woven fabrics, however hemlines have gotten a bit more modest this year than the minis that were dominating the runways of late.

    In terms of tops, loose fitting blouses in flowing materials like silk georgette are in style on the high end, often paired with a fitted skirt. There are dresses that mirror the trend that make coordinating head-to-toe a snap.

    Image credits: funzip.com

    The sky’s the limit when it comes to shape in terms of eveningwear silhouettes. Whether it is structured shoulders or a striking, still trend-right one-shoulder dress, eye-catching shapes are definitely gaining notice. Long gowns with sheer panels are also a hit. Rihanna rocked the red carpet at this year’s Grammys in a Jean Paul Gaultier gown made of white frills contrasted with sheer stripes of fabric that attracted a lot of notice. For a similar but less scandalous take on this look, try this dress in white.

    Long and lean gowns are still center stage with Pilates and yoga-loving celebrities that decide to flaunt their size 0 figures. While those in the single-figure sizes, especially with some height, may like this look, other stars known for their curves including Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, and Sophia Vergara are also choosing plunging necklines that flaunt their cleavage, and fit-and-flare dress silhouettes that help balance out their hourglass shapes.

    When looking at the key silhouette trends for 2011, keep in mind to pick looks that work for your body type. An A-line silhouette flatters almost every figure type, especially a pear-shaped figure that is smaller on top than on the bottom. Those with a straight-up-and-down silhouette can go for sheaths that play up their slimness, or go for a ballgown or belted silhouette to help add some curves—for instance, with ruffles up top along the bustline. 

    Top-heavy types may choose a top with sleeves with a straight skirt with a deep slit or a miniskirt to bring attention to those great legs. And hourglass types should steer clear of ruffles or anything that adds bulk, sticking to simple, figure-skimming cuts that flatter their curves.

    Runway Trends: Spring '11 Colors
    Monday February 21, 2011 Post a comment
    Neutral dresses should be a staple of your wardrobe, but true fashionistas always make sure to make a statement in the high-fashion colors of the season. And even though the temperatures are still quite cool across much of the country, spring color trends are already heating up. The mod, 60s inspired palette includes a broad range of brights punctuated with neutrals, cream, and black. Shades of orange and orange-red, including persimmon and vermillion, are colors du jour that will definitely gain you notice. 

    Image source: becomegorgeous.com

    Designers including J.Mendel, Marc Jacobs, and traditionalist Oscar De included orange in their spring 2011 collections, in looks ranging from casual to dressed-up. If you personally believe that orange should be reserved for prison jumpsuits, think again. It’s a fresher take on red for spring, especially when picking up on other trends like the one-shoulder look as in this design by Faviana. If an entire dress in orange is too much for your taste, try an orange-toned red lipstick; it’s primed to be the hottest makeup look of the season, whether it’s from a drug or a department store. Mod fuschia is also being featured heavily in spring fashions.

    All of these colors will pop against shades of cream and white—spring’s new black. Stylist Rachel Zoe coined the phrase “white moment” last year for the leading ladies she dresses, and the white-at-night trend continues into 2011, with actresses including Amy Adams and Black Swan star Winona Ryder choosing the shade at the Screen Actor’s Guild awards

    Shades of linen and tan are also being combined with cream and white, continuing a safari-style look that started last year. While shades of dove gray and pewter were popular last spring season and continue to be classic choices, white dresses are no longer reserved just for brides; stars including Eva Mendes, Sandra Bullock, and Cameron, Diaz who have all had all-white red-carpet moments. Just don’t wear a white dress to a wedding other than your own, even if it’s short—it will garner the wrong kind of attention.

    When planning your dress purchase, keep in mind that the best colors of the season are the ones that work for you. A fair-skinned redhead or blonde with pink undertones may look fantastic in one of the royal blue or emerald dresses seen on the runways, but should stay away from the orange trend, or be careful of the exact shade so that it compliments her looks rather than clashes with them.


    New Year's Dressolutions
    Tuesday January 04, 2011 1 Comment
    It’s officially a new year, and never being the type to fall out of fashion, we decided to hop on the 2011 resolutions train. But we’re not exactly interested in resolving every aspect of our lives. What can we say, other than we’re wardrobe focused? So we’re making New Year’s Dressolutions for, you guessed it, our dress up and party style in this bold new day.



    #1 Bring glamour to every occasion. There’s no reason to save up the shine just for special occasions. Every day is special, and it’s those little days, last-minute dates, nights out with your girls, that you really remember. So we’re striving to reach new heights of style and fun with fancy dresses, new lipstick, and flashy shoes. If it’s worth going out for, it’s worth the effort to look amazing, too.

    #2  Follow only flattering trends. Let’s face it, what’s hot at any given time isn’t for everyone. It’s that uniqueness that makes a fleeting style desirable at all. But trends aren’t worth looking bad for, and if they aren’t made for your shape, you can end up looking frumpy. So forget about ‘em, and find the right silhouettes for you. Looking good is always in style.

    #3  Dress in full color. Every season brings a fresh new palate of colors to liven up your outfits. And we plan to indulge fully into every bold new hue. We’ll find purples for all four seasons and seek out the perfect teal for summer, and would it, could it, be spring without a delicate pink? We think not. 

    #4  Plan out the perfect accessories. Two days before your party you realize your purse and shoes don’t really match your dress. So you scramble to find the time to shop for a worthy match and end up settling on something that’ll simply have to do. Sound familiar? Yeah, us too, but not this year. We’re resolving to plan out our important outfits well in advance, paying special attention to those intricate details (shoes, purses, and jewelry).

    #5  Try something new. Everyone has a comfort zone. Some of us live in black, others wear out neutrals, and many have a floral print for every day of the week. 2011 is the perfect year to break out and break free of those patterns. Explore the possibilities of new cuts, prints, fabrics, and more. Take a close, stylish friend shopping with you and let her help you find your new niche. 

    There you have it: our top five dressolutions for the new year. Let us know what you think. We wish you the best most glamorous year in 2011.

    Tibi Spring 2011
    Saturday September 18, 2010 Post a comment

    Bright lights, fluttery frocks, and a laid-back vibe.  Amy Smilovic, Tibi designer, says, “spring is about beauty and classics with a thoroughly modern twist and styles that are simple with ease.”  The Tibi spring 2011 show was pure delight with an unmistakably poppy-chic vibe.  Feminine silhouettes bounced down the runway in swingy circle skirts, short rompers, flowing maxi dresses, and graceful tunics.  

    Solids dominated the collection in delicate whites and off-whites, bold gold and yellow, classic black, and not-to-be-missed purple.  Basketweave wedges stood out among the footwear complimenting the carefree, ready-wear feel of the pantsuits and dresses.  A little bit of cashmere added a touch of grace, while herringbone linen brought it all together with structured jackets, pants, and shells.  And leather trim was a fashion-forward detail worthy of admiration.  Oh Tibi, we can’t wait till spring!

    To learn more about this fun label, visit www.Tibi.com, and check out our photos from the runway!






    How to Wear Fall Colors
    Tuesday September 07, 2010 Post a comment
    Fall is afoot. Time to pack up those wispy chiffon slip dresses and sandals (sigh) and switch to knee-high boots, pencil skirts, and cashmere sweaters. The autumn weather brings necessary wardrobe changes and a dramatic shift in color palate that requires you to abandon summery blues, pinks, and greens and opt for autumnal hues instead. Don't worry, though, this isn't a bad thing.  The fall color palate is distinct and dramatic in its own right with luscious earthy browns, greens, purples, and reds.

    It's the transition that can be a little bit difficult. How do you know which fall colors are for you and which ones you should leave out of your wardrobe?  This cool video gives you a crash course in wearing fall colors, so you can make the seasonal transition in style.


    Fall Fashion Trend: 1950s Glamour
    Tuesday August 17, 2010 Post a comment
    This year’s fall fashion trends are paying homage to one of the most glamorous decades in fashion, the 1950s.  Rewind to a time when French haute couture was experiencing a stateside revival and Hollywood glamour captivated everyone’s attention.

    Fall 2010 brings back swingy full skirts, tiny sweaters, and flashy tortoise-shell glasses that will have you be-bopping through your day and stunning hourglass cocktail dresses to keep you looking chic in the evening.  Study up for your fall look by watching this fun video that showcases some of the hottest looks of the day set to a jazzy overture that’ll put that sassy 50s swing in your step. 

     
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