I’ve been trying to think of where my obsession with puffy shoulder pieces started and I’m pretty sure it’s from my mom. She was always very stylish, and …
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The flight of fancy we’re used to at couture week reached new heights for the fall 2017 shows. Rather than a collection of trends smattered throughout various catwalks, we reveled in looks that were modern, striking and works of art that stand alone, defying the typical. Whether you’re seeking to emulate any of these full-stop, or looking for a touch of inspiration that can be worn in everyday life, there’s no shortage of ideas from the major shows that left us wonderstruck.
Into the Gloss Makeup artist Val Garlin called her lips at Giambattista Valli #lollied, clearly inspired by a candy-slick surface the matte trend had us all but forgetting. Consider gloss again, girls. One of the top industry professionals just gave it the green light, in a red, mirrored-finish hue.
High Octane Highlighter: Matte highlighter helps us define our bone structure and produce a look of symmetry only a combination of bronzer and white powder can produce. But what better way to take the definition to artiste level than with a heavy hand and metallic finish? Check out Alexandre Vauthier’s show that introduced lavender iridescence on cheek bones. Margiela’s version was much more futuristic and ethereal with an opalescent finish that evoked the glow of other worldliness.
McGrath’s Glitter Parade For beauty devotees and aspiring makeup artists everywhere, the couture shows are worth studying if for no other reason than Pat McGrath’s handiwork, which can usually be seen at more than one show. Her work at Masion Margiela was a feat of creativity. We were swept away by the individual looks of each model. But the blue glitter applied liberally to the full crown was stunning. At miu miu, she chose a subtler approach to catching the light with layers of matte lipstick finished with a transparent glittered surface.
Eye of the Artist Chanel’s eye shadow looked like an artist’s palette, literally, with patches of bold, primary color abutting each other from the lower lid up, over the eye brow. Given France’s history with impressionist works that allow colors to seamlessly connect without hard lines, we couldn’t help but note how apropos the artistic iteration seemed to be.
Sleek and Slick For years now the undone look as been celebrated both at couture and ready-to-wear, from beachy waves to a Pariesenne style bed head, it’s been all about the mess. Proenza Schouler and Gaultier both had gelled and slicked back hair that suggested a much more controlled approach to fall style. Proenza offered a swept back version with no part while Gaultier inspired with an innovative V-center part painted metallic gold.
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On Saturday I hopped on the train and headed out to East Hampton for the Shopbop x The Daily party with a bunch of girlfriends and it was so much fun! I was only there for about 24 hours, but it was worth every second. I’m really happy I had a relaxing weekend because I’m going to be hitting the ground running tomorrow since I leave for Seattle on Sunday and am bringing Susan with me this time! I haven’t figured out if I am going to partially sedate her, but if you guys have any insight or experiences with that, please let me know! I feel a little bittersweet about leaving New York during the last month of summer because I love weekends away like the one I just had, but I keep reminding myself that summers in Seattle are just about perfect, with sunny days and no humidity. So I’m looking forward to slowing down a bit, spending time with friends and family and soaking up the ocean air with visits to my favorite beach. Hope you guys have a great week!
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Happy Monday guys! I’ve stocked up on so many closet staples recently and wanted to share a few different ways to style them. There are endless ways to mix and match good core pieces!
I bought this long sleeve tee in multiple colors. It has the perfect boyfriend fit but it still flattering, and has a loose neck that works as a v neck or an effortless off-the-shoulder. It’s the perfect one-and-one top with your favorite distressed denim, or style with a mini skirt (shown below). Best of all, this one is on sale under $20 – how could you not get one in every color??
A textured mini skirt is a wardrobe staple in my book. To make it work for more conservative occasions, pair it with long sleeves and over-the-knee boots – you can achieve that feminine look without showing much skin at all! Love this suede skirt under $100 (also comes in burgundy). Also obsessed with this faux leather mini under $50.
DETAILS: GREY COLD SHOULDER SWEATER (ON SALE UNDER $50 – WEARING SIZE S – SIMILAR HERE) | CHARCOAL CARDIGAN (ON SALE UNDER $50 – WEARING SIZE S) | SUEDE MINI SKIRT (ON SALE UNDER $100 – WEARING SIZE 25) | GREY ANKLE BOOTS (ON SALE UNDER $100)
For a date night ready look, add a heel to your mini skirt. In summer, you can add a lace-up sandal or classic pump and a pretty lace camisole for dinner. To transition it to fall, add a heeled bootie. (Loooove these – I know I’m a broken record but I got them in two colors and they are both already in constant rotation. So good and under $100!) Also love this cold-shoulder pullover (under $50) for a casual vibe and bought this cardigan (under $50) in multiple colors. Love the charcoal!
DETAILS: GREY MOTO JACKET (ON SALE $150 OFF – WEARING SIZE 4) | GREY COLD SHOULDER SWEATER (ON SALE UNDER $50 – WEARING SIZE S – SIMILAR HERE) | DENIM (ON SALE 35% OFF – SIMILAR HERE UNDER $100) | OVER THE KNEE BOOTS | BLACK SATCHEL
I’ve noticed I’ve been accumulating greys this season and I can’t stop! This grey pullover is such a good classic, and the cold-shoulder detail adds a fresh update for this season. It’s one you’ll wear non-stop and can pair with everything.
Moto jackets! I have such a weakness for them, I feel like I collect them in every material and color. But they really are so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways – dressed up for date night for an edgy look or just to add some interest to your fall staples. Love this dark grey one that’s $150 off right now! These boots are another buy that you can style in endless ways. I love my over-the-knee boots and can’t believe this one is under $150 – they read a lot higher end!
They’ve restocked more pieces for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale so if you’re on the hunt for something specific, be sure to check back! Below are more of my favorites:
*In collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle.
SOURCE: Hello Fashion – Read entire story here.
Getting dressed should never be an ordeal, said almost every guy, ever. No one wants to agonise in front of a mirror for hours, or be the unfortunate soul that cops a hard time for taking longer than his better half to get ready.
That’s why a solid understanding of the basics is important. And it works in our favour, gents – our wardrobe doesn’t change much year to year (fashion shows don’t count). The staples have been the staples for a bloody long time. Best of all, they’re not go…
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WhatIWore: Hello friends! Here’s what I wore over the weekend to the farmer’s market. I wish I could say I kept it on all day, but it was hot AF and we were sweating bullets by 10 am, so after photos, we worked inside for the rest of the day and I changed into shorts and a tee shirt! No complaints by me… I finished painting my master bedroom, which I hope to photograph today and blog about this week. It’s amazing what a coat (or three) of paint can do!
I wear this dress often (five more ways here) and I still love it as much as the day I bought it. It’s still available at Free People and in a variety of colors. I also have it in blue, which I over dyed a few weeks ago in this post.
When: July 22, 2017
Where: Farmer’s Market
But let’s be real, the dress is far from the star of these photos. Look at my darling Bea Bea girl! She’s getting so big! Already 6.5 months old! She’s crawling and sitting up and starting some solid foods. We are so in love with our charming and beautiful baby girl. Beatrix – you’re wonderful!
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I’m calling it now – this is the summer of statement earrings. (Although I once said that about statement necklaces and they are still going strong 10 years later!) I’m certainly having fun with them this summer, and what better way to showcase a stunning work of art on your ear lobe than with a yellow ruffle one- shoulder top? Yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear, and this particular orange-y shade is new to my closet, and I love the dramatic shape. If you’re looking for a more casual version, I recommend this top from J.Crew Factory – it’s the same shade of yellow and really cute on!
Top: J.Crew, $39 (same)
Jeans: Levi’s c/o Kohl’s, $40 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: H&M, $20 (similar, similar, similar)
Hat: Mud Pie c/o, $19 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Stella & Dot (similar, similar)
Earrings: J.Crew, $43
Bracelets: Macy’s, $13 (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Shoes and jeans are 1 year ago. Hat is recent. Earrings and top are new.
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There are certain outfits that need a nice lacey black bra to peek out from underneath it. Black camisoles, under a semi sheer top, and tops like this one, where you need just a little bit of self assurance!
Getting personal now: For me, these are my favourite types of bra, period. I absolutely hate anything underwire, and would even rather choose a sports bra if given the A/B option. I already know what you’re thinking and I completely understand that depending on what your mumma gave you you don’t get as many choices. For me comfort is number one, and luckily I can can get comfort and looks all under the one with a supportive lacey bralette.
My main issue is keeping my dog away from them! Lacey bras are now in the same delicious category for him next to suede shoes and leather gloves… its a disaster!
Photos by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
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Every once in a rare while it feels right to wear all black in summer.
Don’t ask me why, it’s probably because black is still the universally approved default to wear when all else fails, regardless of the temperature. As long as the fabric is breathable in a seasonally appropriate style, then it’ll work.
This might be my fave dress find this season and it’s from &Otherstories and my easiest take on how to wear black in summer.
I teamed it with simple H&M espadrilles and a basket bag that I bought from St.Lucia. I am giving away the same bag on my current YouTube video. The giveaway ends this Friday when I announce the winner!
It’s a piece of St. Lucia from me to you.
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A Story of Love and Friendship by Britt Kanja
Intuition is an exact science and your energy introduces you –
before you even speak !
From the moment I eyed Günther, it was clear:
Since Eons we have been coupled and trusting one another …
We felt drawn towards each other,
moved by the inner and outer beauty of the other …
I immediately sensed, here is someone in harmony with his temper and his awareness.
A spirit that emanates lightness and love.
A little later Günther said: wonderful that we met each other. It feels like a miracle that you appeared in my life!
The door was widely open and
I was expecting you!
Our love for life, our light-heartedness, solidarity, trust, thoughtfulness, our love to dance and people-connecting attitude led us into this enchanting friendship.
Mutual Inspiration is a gift for everyone, for all of those who are involved …
if the genius of the One fosters the genius of the other …
From heart to heart develops a powerful magnet …
Anything is possible, when the heart, mind and soul go on a journey together …
Remaining two, our mind becomes one …
A state of mind of happiness, contentment, and enthusiasm.
Every new day presents unexpectedly beautiful moments
if one becomes discouraged, whispers the other „you can do it”!
We rejoice in the happiness of the other –
In the consciousness of having friends and of being a friend’s friend …
Like two telepaths, we send a smile of the mind to the world …
Like every tree dresses itself with joy in blossoms —
we are drinking from the source of sounds and colors
and celebrating life inside out …
!!! WE MAKE LOVE GREAT AGAIN !!!- Britt Kanja
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An all white home has always been my dream, and now that we’re settled in our new place, complete with white painted floorboards and bright, light walls, it’s time to dig a little deeper. This breathtaking home in Amsterdam is an amazing example of all white as a canvas, paired back with interesting textures, decor and pops of colour. I love how ahead of the curve they were in using pink (those bathroom tiles!) both in the daughter’s room and as an accent in the living room. The navy kitchen and timber beams are also favourites when it comes to adding in extra depth and elements to the design. Since arriving in Paris, I’m committed to finding some eclectic and unique antique pieces to layer back with our modern decor at home. It’s those special, one off pieces that often make a space (like this!) all tie together.
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When it’s 90 degrees outside with humidity, it can be hard to find anything to wear that doesn’t feel completely suffocating. So I’ve been turning to off the shoulder tops and denim shorts as my go-to pieces to combat this crazy heat. Add sandals, a hat and sunglasses and you have the perfect summer outfit! xo
Photos by Lydia Hudgens
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