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Looks We Love: Work Wear Goes Uptown

By  August 19, 2014

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Ultra-cool street style from punk to prep have one thing in common: unconventional creativity. Any savvy fashion fiend will tell you that the foundation of a statement-making look is the ability to make the unexpected work, to combine carefully curated but offbeat pieces from your wardrobe together into a seamlessly styled ensemble.

One of the loveliest ways to explore this idea is through mixing classic work-wear pieces—flannel shirts, utility boots, comfortable denim—with more upscale, dressy styles. Here’s one of our favorites ways to do it.

Let the laid-back Americana aspect of the look shine through with the perfect pair of denim pants. Levi’s 501® jeans offer a worn-in appearance with a cut that’s straight through the hip with a slightly tapered leg and signature button fly. Turning heads from errands to cocktails, the results speak for themselves. Carefully crafted with precise attention to detail and timeless quality, they prove versatile enough to act as the ideal work-wear type of jean to dress up.

To bring in the uptown aesthetic of our desired look, add a pair of chic pumps and a tailored blazer. Feel free to get creative with the color and print of these always-sharp pieces. For your bag, a sleek tote or clutch is a fine finishing touch to bring that downtown denim to elevated elegance.

501® Jeans for women, available at Levi’s for $98

Pearl arc pendant, available at BaubleBar for $28

Vince silk-front T-shirt, available at Farfetch.com for $327.47

Gianvito Rossi 100MM leather pumps, available at Luisaviaroma.com for $968

Stella McCartney blazer, available at Yoox.com for $452

Medellin top-handle tote, available at Shopprimadonna.com for $46.99

Editor’s Pick: Pinnacle Vodka

By  August 19, 2014

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Discover your next obsession with our Editor’s Pick series, must-have products for your home, wardrobe, makeup bag, and office curated by Glam editors.

For me, August means sunny days on the beach, dance parties at (adult) summer camp, and nights overlooking city rooftops. But not one of these activities would be complete without a cold fruity beverage in hand.

While I’m a a girl who enjoys a beer on almost every other occasion, I’ve been totally won over by the flavored Pinnacle Vodkas. They’re perfect for when you (ahem, me) only have one other mixer in your fridge because the vodka already has a built in flavor–which also means less calories when mixing simple drinks. Here are two of my favorite combinations, so pour and enjoy, whether at camp, the beach or roof! –Michelle Kushner

Creamsicle Cocktail
1 Part Pinnacle Marshmallow or Whipped Vodka
1 Part Orange Juice
1 Part Sprite Zero

Summer Coconut Cake Cocktail
1 Part Pinnacle Cake Vodka
2 Parts Pineapple Coconut Skinnygirl Sparkler

Pinnacle Vodka, from $15.97

Style Snaps: August 19, 2014

By  August 19, 2014

ZosiaMametpostEvery day, we bring you celebrity sightings and stylings as seen everywhere from the streets to the red carpet. Whether they’re dolled up or dressed down, we can’t resist the need to know who wore what.

Gap’s fall campaign celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means to “Dress Normal.” It features images of notables like Zosia Mamet of Girls and Elizabeth Moss of Mad Men who are both known for their own art of dressing normal. More celebrity participants will be released on September 2 with the campaign’s full launch. The print ads challenge people to “dress like no one’s watching” and “let your actions speak louder than your clothes”– two mottos we can definitely get behind.

Style Scoop: Cathy Horyn Wants More From Fashion, Gisele Bundchen Made Many Millions, Jean Paul Gaultier and Karen Elson Pose for Lindex

By  August 19, 2014

StyleScoopAug19With every Fashion Week comes another discussion about what’s new, what’s hot and what’s cutting edge. However, Cathy Horyn believes that fashion seems to be at a loss for “newness,” recently. In a piece for T Magazine called “Sign of the Times,” Horyn uses Saint Laurent as a case study to illustrate how fashion’s focus has shifted from unique otherworldly creations to simply wearable garments. Her thesis: Straightforward, commercial clothes used to be the antithesis of high fashion. Now, they are the benchmark. Do you agree? [T Magazine]

Gisele Bundchen made how much this year? Forbes released a video showcasing the world’s highest-paid models in 2014. The top 10 are: Natalia Vodianova ($4M), Hilary Rhoda ($5M), Alessandra Ambrosio ($5M), Liu Wen ($7M), Miranda Kerr ($7M), Kate Upton ($7M), Kate Moss ($7M), Adriana Lima ($8M), Doutzen Kroes ($8M) and Bundchen ($47M). No, you didn’t just hallucinate—that’s $47 million. It seems that all those campaigns really paid off for her. [Forbes]

Jean Paul Gaultier joins Karen Elson in the campaign for his one-off collaboration with Scandinavian fashion chain Lindex. Described by the designer as a “small wardrobe by Gaultier, with my typical codes but interpreted in a new way,” the collection will go on sale in stores and online on October 8. A portion of the proceeds will go to breast cancer research. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Harper’s Bazaar has just provided another 40 answers for when you’re at a loss for words. Or for, you know, when you want to keep in touch with friends but are running around during Fashion Week and simply don’t have the time to type real words. For situations like that, there’s iced coffee, overalls, perfume bottle, Cara D, kale and low battery Emojis—if you’re anything like us, those will definitely your the message across. Download the free app on the Apple App Store. [Glam Inbox]

Keep A Child Alive, Alicia Keys’ nonprofit organization that provides life-long HIV treatment to families in Africa and India, will honor Riccardo Tisci with the Humanitarian Award. (Something to note: the singer is the face of Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin fragrance.) At this year’s 11th annual Black Ball in New York, the Givenchy designer will be recognized for inspiring new and compassionate ways of thinking through his bold and unapologetic voice in challenging discrimination, while breaking cultural barriers in the fashion industry. [Glam Inbox]

And last, but not least: Happy birthday Coco Chanel!

Boots to Heels: “Salute The Runway” To Kick Off NYFW

By  August 19, 2014

SalutetheRunwayThe models slated to kick off New York Fashion Week aren’t quite who you’d expect. On September 3, 15 female military servicewomen will participate in “Salute the Runway,” to raise awareness of the challenges facing military servicewomen as they transition back to civilian life. The show is sponsored by Little Black Dress Wines and Fatigues to Fabulous, a national campaign designed to support women serving in the US military and the issues they face.

The women participating in the show hail from the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and will model different variations of the iconic little black dress. Design houses lending their classic creations include DKNY, Calvin Klein, Carmen Marc Valvo, Norisol Ferrari, and Mara Hoffman. Each house will have the privilege of styling a model. From combat boots to heels, these women are in for quite a transformation—and one much deserved. Of the project, Valvo said, “We can empower them in a different way and help them rediscover who they were. They’re used to fatigues and combat boots and not carrying lipstick, to wearing a dress and killer heels. Their stories are so compelling and they’ve sacrificed so much for us. They’re the unsung heroes to a certain extent.”

Style Snaps: August 18, 2014

By  August 18, 2014

HeidiKlumpostEvery day, we bring you celebrity sightings and stylings as seen everywhere from the streets to the red carpet. Whether they’re dolled up or dressed down, we can’t resist the need to know who wore what.

Heidi Klum always knows how to make an entrance. The supermodel and Project Runway judge can pretty much wear anything (including nothing, as per Zac Posen‘s recent Instagram of her in the nude)—which brings us to this dress. The fringy frock made for an incredible red carpet walk that preceded the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 16. With a brilliant blue hue that popped against the vibrant carpet, Klum definitely stole the show. But, then again, doesn’t she always?

 

 

 

Style Scoop: Vogue’s September Cover Is Officially Here, Cara Delevingne’s Latest Film, Piperlime Gets a Star-Studded Facelift

By  August 18, 2014

StyleScoopAug18The official Vogue September cover is here. We caught wind of the monumental spread last week, but we didn’t get a glimpse of the whole shebang until now. To refresh your memory, the cover shot (by Mario Testino) boasts not one but nine of today’s hottest models: Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu. The September issue to end all September issues has arrived. [Vogue]

Cara Delevingne’s latest video venture was made in partnership with Vogue UK and Mulberry. As the face of the brand, Delevingne sits for an interview of sorts while cradling a baby lamb. Things we learned from the model this time around: she “can’t live without tweezers,” her happiest place is “my bed…or a bed, for sure,” she is “weird, trustworthy and crazy” according to herself and her motto is “stay cool, hang loose, admit nothing.” Yep, sounds about right. [Vogue UK]

Piperlime just got a facelift. The new version of the shopping site will feature an elevated assortment inspired by the chic and covetable style of the Piperlime girl. In an evolved version of the site’s Guest Editor Program, the site will feature one influencer each day on-site for 25 days. First up is Chrissy Teigen, with appearances from Shoshanna Gruss, Poppy Delevingne, Claire Vivier, Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam, ZZ Ward and Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi. [Glam Inbox]

Gwen Stefani is no fashion newbie. She’s had a handle on her rocker-chic style for years now, and she’s even designed her own line. Now, she’s taking on affordable footwear with her new line Gx by Gwen Stefani. Previously exclusive to ShoeDazzle, the line will expand for spring. The collection of more than 40 styles will be introduced at select Nordstrom’s exclusively for one month. It will then roll out to Amazon.com, Shopbop.com, Belk and select independents. [Women’s Wear Daily]

The late Lauren Bacall and her extraordinary wardrobe will be the subject of a retrospective exhibit at the Museum at FIT. While plans for the show were in the works before her death, Bacall wanted to ensure that it would be “high-quality—Diana Vreeland style.” The show will feature five of Bacall’s favorite designers: Norman Norell, Marc Bohan for Dior, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro. [The Cut]

Madonna's Birthday Bash

By  August 18, 2014

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Madonna turned 56 over the weekend and, naturally, that called for an enormous, glittering party. The iconic singer celebrated her big day with her closest friends in luxurious villa in Cannes, complete with over-the-top décor and swanky twenties-themed costumes. Fashion photographer duo Mert and Marcus made an appearance, as well as Riccardo Tisci, Ceyda Balaban, Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared and supermodel Kate Moss. Attendees broke out their best flapper dresses and smoky makeup to help Madonna celebrate at the roaring twenties bash, which was well documented on Instagram. To put it simply, Riccardo may have just gotten one-upped.

Kelly Osborne Wants To Hear Your Stories

By  August 18, 2014

KellyOsborneStoriesKelly Osborne is ready to tell her story on September 25—or, rather, sell it. The E! Network fashion police will be selling 13 head-to-toe looks for her new line, Stories…By Kelly Osborne on HSN. On the same day, she’s launching a website where fans can go to share photos and anecdotes about their experiences while wearing the new collection.

“I believe that every time you wear something, you have a story of where you wore it, whether it be good or bad,” Osborne told WWD. Among the pieces that Osborne hopes will inspire great stories are a polka-dot jumpsuit (Osborne’s favorite), a knit sweater with sequins and a Union Jack drop-waist dress. All of the fabrics have a little bit of stretch, and shoulder pads and tummy-tightening panels serve as useful reinforcements. Taylor Swift, Ciara and mom Sharon Osborne are already clamoring for pieces of the new collection.

Osborne hopes that precise sizing in a large range (0-24) will be attractive to all women. “My mission is not to be the number-one fashion designer in the world,” the new designer said. “I’m not trying to change or come up with anything that people haven’t already done. I’m just trying to make fashion fair and make good quality basics available to all women.”

Lela Rose Links Up with Lane Bryant

By  August 18, 2014

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Lela Rose is partnering with Lane Bryant to make sure next summer is extra sweet for plus size fashionistas.

The designer is bringing her fun flair to a selection of easy dresses splashed with an adapted version of her signature watercolor prints in a rainbow of hues. “I really love the idea of the democratization of fashion and being able to dress different people and at different price points,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. “This is for certain an area that has been underserved for a while.”

The fresh styles will hit Lane Bryant’s site next year and select stores nationwide and will be available throughout 2015. Plus, Rose will make a few in-store appearances to spread the fuller-figure fashion love all to “to make it feel special,” said Linda Heasley, chief executive officer of Lane Bryant.

Rose is the latest designer to link up with the plus-size retailer, following in the footsteps of Sophie Theallet and Isabel Toledo. Consider the countdown clock started!