How to Style Flares

By  January 29, 2015

image via Sandra Semburg

For those of you who begrudgingly adopted the skinny jean movement, you will be pleased to hear that flares are making a triumphant come back. That’s right, ladies, flared jeans are back.

I’ll admit it; I had fully embraced skinny jeans and never really considered breaking out my jeans from the past. All reservations aside, I purchased a pair of Current Elliot flared jeans and my denim life was forever changed. Flares are stylish, flattering, and with the right shoes can make you look taller and slimmer.

Wondering how to rock these jeans? I’ve got a few ideas for you …

Keep the Top Half Current
Because flares aren’t completely mainstream yet, you have to be extra careful with the styling. If you don’t play your cards right your look might come off dates. I love the ideas of pairing your flares with a white tee and a tough moto jacket.

Shoes Matter
When it comes to flares, the longer the better if you ask me. Take this opportunity to break out your tallest wedges – this will give the illusion that you are way taller than you actually are. Don’t into super-sizing your height? Go for a pair of pointy toe pumps instead, these will make you look slimmer.

Go Full On Retro
There is a difference between dated and retro – dated is bad and retro is good. Pull a Rachel Zoe and rock a full-on 70s inspired boho look. Flared jeans are the perfect piece to pull a look of this kind together. For more styling ideas take a look at this link.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.

Super Bowl XLIX Style

By  January 29, 2015


No matter where you decide to spend your Super Bowl Sunday, chances are it will be filled with plentiful food, lots of beer, and loud cheering. To get into the spirit of America’s favorite pastime, though, you don’t have to wear a football jersey or paint your face—all it takes is some coordinating team colors and a cute vintage-y t-shirt. So, whether you’re cozying up on the couch among family and friends, or attending an event that’s a bit rowdier, be sure to show some (fashion-minded) team spirit.

Style Scoop: Behind the Scenes with Kendall and Karl, Tommy Hilfiger Pens A Memoir, Kate Spade Saturday Shuts Its Doors

By  January 29, 2015


Being Karl Lagerfeld’s muse is certainly no cake-walk, but Kendall Jenner seems to be doing just fine at it. In a behind-the-scenes video from the “Karl Is Kolor” campaign shoot, both Jenner and Lagerfeld share their thoughts on one another, the designer dubbing the model “the girl of the moment.” Talk about high compliments. [Style.com]

Tommy Hilfiger is set to publish a memoir with Ballantine Books that will chronicle personal stories from his early childhood, through his origins in the fashion industry, and eventual triumph in building a multibillion-dollar brand. “Reflecting on my experiences in the fashion industry over the last 30-plus years has been a wild ride, filled with milestone moments that have defined both my career and personal life,” the designer said. The memoir will be published in the fall, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Say goodbye to Kate Spade Saturday—the brand will close all 16 of its stores in addition to its 12 Jack Spade stores due to weak sales forecasts for 2015. Kate Spade Saturday will become a sub-brand under Kate Spade, while Jack Spade will still be available to shop online. [Racked NY]

H&M is setting itself up to see huge growth in the next year by expanding its e-commerce business, growing the footprint of concept stores like & Other Stories, and expanding into new product categories. The retailer plans to open 400 brick and mortar stores this year and reach nine new markets online. Additionally, H&M will unveil H&M Beauty in 900 stores this fall, replacing its existing cosmetics lines with a new design concept. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Swarovski will host a champagne reception and private screening for Jupiter Ascending on Tuesday, February 3. The movie stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Eddie Redmayne, and officially hits theaters February 6. Swarovski collaborated with costume designer Kym Barrett to incorporate over a million crystals into the costumes worn by the cast. [Glam Inbox]

How to Wear Slouchy-Chic Styles

By  January 28, 2015


There’s nothing sloppy about being slouchy, according to the spring 2015 runway. Taut and tailored took a side seat as oversize ensembles and loose layering proved to be a reoccurring idea this season. The trend showed up at Tibi, Chanel, and Barbara Bui, to name a few, and now we’re ready to make this runway look a reality. Here are a few slouchy-style rules to keep in mind.

  1. Invest in easy-to-wear slouchy styles like oversize knit sweaters, grandfather cardigans, relaxed trousers, boyfriend tees, low-slung jeans, loose dusters and blazers, and roomy joggers. These are the key pieces that, when fashioned together, keep this aesthetic looking luxe rather than unrefined.
  2. Balancing different silhouettes is key. If you’re doing a lot of slouchy styles, then elongate the look with sleek heels and dainty jewelry. If you’re focusing on only one oversize piece, then pair it with slimmer styles for balance.
  3. Mix aesthetics. Get sporty and chic with joggers and pumps. Do downtown cool and polished prep with distressed boyfriend jeans and a classic trench. Get creative with seemingly contradictory styles pieced together for a flawless finish.

Style Scoop: Chanel and The Met Gala Conflict, Alexander Wang Pops Up At Bergdorf’s, The Apple Watch Will Ship in April

By  January 28, 2015


Say it isn’t so—two of the most formidable fashion powers that be are involved in a significant scheduling conflict. Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld are each planning mega fashion events on opposite sides of the world on the same day: The Costume Institute gala in New York and Chanel’s cruise show in Seoul. With Dior’s cruise show taking place May 9 in Los Angeles and Chanel’s desire to take its show to Korean clients, the French house only had a few dates to choose from. “Chanel is very much dedicated to supporting the Anna Wintour Costume Institute Benefit this year as we always have,” the house commented. [Women’s Wear Daily] 

Alexander Wang is taking over two of Bergdorf Goodman’s store windows to feature his sneaker-inspired spring collection. The designer will install an elaborate sneaker-themed pop-up on the contemporary floor 5F. Additionally when the pop-up opens on January 29 (and will be open through March), a projection of Wang’s barcode logo will be cast over the store’s Fifth Avenue façade. [Women’s Wear Daily]

The Apple is about to take a bite our of wearable tech. On Tuesday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company will start shipping Apple Watch in April. He added that the Apple team continues to work on the last stages of perfecting the apps and software that was designed specifically for the device. [Fashionista]

The New School will hold its 67th Annual Parsons School of Design Benefit on May 19, honoring designer Marc Jacobs and global luxury company LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Parsons will honor the company for its 25 years of collaboration with the school as well as its philanthropy, celebration of craft, and scholarship and support of innovation. Jacobs, a Parsons alum, will be recognized for his vision and singular aesthetic. [Glam Inbox]

Selfridges is taking cues from the runways by blurring gender lines in-store. Starting March 12, the store will launch its Agender project as “a fashion exploration of the masculine, the feminine and the interplay found in between.” The goal is to “take…customers on a journey where they can choose to shop and dress without limitations or stereotypes.” The project will span the ground, first, and second floors of Selfridges’ on Oxford Street, as well as stores in Manchester and Birmingham as well as online. The retailer will eliminate male and female mannequins and instead dress the store in a non gender-specific way using photography, film, music, and design pieces. [Women's Wear Daily]

Giles Deacon Unveils Washable Collection for Tide & Downy's Future of Fabrics

By  January 28, 2015


Giles Deacon has been a London Fashion Week fixture since his eponymous debut in 2004, but has always been a fan of fun collaborations, previously linking up with High Street retailer New Look. The British designer has also been the Global Fashion Consultant for P&G’s Future of Fabrics and Fabric Care, even creating the “Downy, Dress for Yes!” capsule collection of splashy graphic printed pieces inspired by the freshness of Downy. “It’s about a fun, fresh and varied collection of colorful and wearable designs that you can feel great in whether working during the day, or out with your friends for cocktails in the evening,” he said in a statement. “It’s about establishing a look that will make women always feel good enough about themselves to make the most of any opportunity!”

He also crafted airy confections with pretty pastels perfect inspired by Tide and aimed to create the best first impression for anyone looking to ignite their careers. “First impressions count,” Deacon explained. “This collection was all about making first impressions last in color, confidence and impact. These designs are suitable to be worn and washed again and again but still keep the same first impression impact they had on first wear.”

Best of all, every piece was washable! Glam recently got a first hand look at both collection as they took the runway during P&G’s Future of Fabrics Event and couldn’t get enough of the kaleidoscope of colors. Is spring here yet?

10 Pop-of-Color Pieces to Add To Your Wardrobe Now

By  January 27, 2015


Nothing beats the winder blues quite like a pop of color, and with designers putting out their spring collections now, it’s more tempting than ever to go bold and bright. Layer a bright sweater under your heavy jacket or carry a cute coral clutch to give your dark-on-dark outfit a little pick-me-up…while warm weather continues to be just a far away dream. Whether you’re getting a head start on spring shopping or just trying to add a touch of interest to your winter wardrobe, these pieces are ones to pick up.



Style Scoop: Georgia May Jagger Models for Mulberry, Paris Couture Week Kicks Off, Naomi Campbell Has Some Choice Words For The “Instagirls”

By  January 27, 2015

StyleScoopJan27Move over, Cara Delevingne! Georgia May Jagger makes her first appearance as the face of Mulberry in the brand’s spring 2015 campaign, shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Jagger poses with Mulberry’s Delphie bag and Mini Cara backpack in scenes that “[express] the relaxed charm of of English country living.” The campaign will break in the March issues of magazines like British Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Couture week has kicked off in Paris with houses like Dior, Chanel, Schiaparelli, and Atelier Versace making a splash on the runway. Karl Lagerfeld staged a magic garden, complete with floral-inspired wares and a male “gardener” who walked the runway with a watering can, while Raf Simons’ Dior collection was inspired by David Bowie and used plastic in the clothing’s construction. Unsurprisingly, Schiaparelli’s Jean-Paul Goude-designed set provided a shocking pink backdrop to a surrealism-laden runway show. At Atelier Versace, womanly curves took center stage with dresses featuring swirling insets of nude mesh. [Style.com]

Naomi Campbell shared her thoughts on the newest generation of supermodels, which Vogue dubbed “Instagirls”—and it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. On the Meredith Vieira Show, she said, “I mean, good luck to them. I just feel like my generation of women—like, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Claudia [Schiffer]—we had to earn our stripes and take our stepping stones to get to where we have to accomplish what we have achieved to this date. I kind of feel like, ‘My God, we’ve worked so hard, and we are still working at it.’ Then it just comes like that for them, but I sometimes believe easy come, easy go.”  [The Cut]

Gap-operated retailer Piperlime is set to shut down its online operation as well as its brick and mortar boutique come spring. The announcement follows the site’s relaunch, a redesigned logo, and the introduction of an in-house label. They even tapped influencers like Olivia Palermo, Chrissy Teigen, Poppy Delevingne, and Clare Vivier to offer style tips and curate merchandise. [Fashion Week Daily]

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte teamed up with Superga to launch a new sneaker collaboration called, simply, Rodarte x Superga. The sisters hosted a gathering of friends to celebrate the launch at the Chateau Marmont on Friday with guests including Langley Fox Hemingway, Gia Coppola, Johnny Wujek and George Kotsiopoulos. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Style Scoop: Cara Interviews Kim for Love Magazine, Victoria’s Secret Releases Super Bowl Ad, Alice In London-land

By  January 26, 2015

StyleScoopJan26So this is why we spotted Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne hanging out together not too long ago. The unlikely duo appears on the cover of Love’s 13th issue, out February 9. Love posted the photo on Instagram and also revealed that guest editor Delevingne had the opportunity to interview Kardashian. Hopefully she was fearless enough to delve deeply into butt territory. [Fashionista]

Victoria’s Secret released its official Super Bowl ad, and it’ll basically serve as a strong reminder for guys everywhere that Valentine’s Day is really just around the corner. Certainly, it’ll catch their attention during the big game—we just hope it’ll stick out in their minds long enough to actually go buy gifts for their lovely ladies. [Glam Inbox]

Alice in Wonderland takes center stage at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. The museum will feature Lewis Carroll’s heroine and her personal style in an exhibition called “The Alice Look,” in addition to items like images photographed by Annie Leibovitz and book covers designed by Vivienne Westwood. The exhibition will run from May 2 until November 1. [Women’s Wear Daily]

If you’re already getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit, you’re not alone. Urban Outfitters has launched the “Be Mine” shop featuring home décor that’s sure to invite love in. Whether you’re a fan of baking and want to make heart-shaped cookies for your beau, or just like prefer a touch of pink in the form of a picture frame, UrbanOutfitters.com has just the thing to help you make it a special day. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Iman Abdulmajid teamed up with Yahoo! Style editor in chief, Joe Zee to launch an online platform called Ageless Chic. With this new endeavor, the top model is setting out to highlight fashion and accessories for women of every age who are looking to lead a fashionable lifestyle. Guest editors including Rachel Zoe and Nina Garcia will join Iman in offering their advice on styling using Pinterest boards. The site is live now. [Glam Inbox]

Best Dressed at the 2015 SAG Awards

By  January 26, 2015


We love to see a little edge on the red carpet, and Emma Stone really turned it out at the 2015 SAG Awards on Sunday night (making us extremely excited to see what she has in store for the Oscars). Helping her out was Julia Roberts in a tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit that she pulled off flawlessly. As with any awards show, there were plenty of bombshells and beauties in attendance, but these are the handful that caught our eye.