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Style Scoop: Kristen Stewart Embodies Chanel, Zac Posen Might Help Revive Charles James, and Christophe Lemaire Partners With Uniqlo

By  March 03, 2015

StyleScoopMar3Kristen Stewart stars in the latest Chanel campaign, which also features Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal. Stewart embodies the 11.12 in her frame of the black-and-white photo shoot, while Paradis channels The Girl Chanel and Dellal The Boy Chanel. The Twilight actress said it best: “For me, the iconic handbag is just like the House of Chanel, fundamental and modern, two qualities not usually shared.” [Chanel]

With the revival of an historic fashion house comes the unavoidable question of who will lead it. Harvey Weinstein acquired rights to the house of Charles James last year with the intent of resurrecting the brand, and it seems like he’s entrusted Zac Posen, the modern day master of dramatic ball gowns, with spearheading the project. Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman and her Marchesa co-designer Keren Craig will remain “creative consultants” to the brand. As of now, neither the Weinstein Company nor Posen’s team has confirmed, but stay tuned for updates. [The Cut]

Designer Christophe Lemaire departed Hermès to focus on his eponymous line, which, of course, doesn’t exclude designing capsule collections with retailers like Uniqlo. The Japanese brand will partner with Lemaire on a capsule collection for men and women, debuting next fall. [Fashionista]

Karl Lagerfeld’s seasonal fashion mailer “The Karl Daily” is going digital for its second edition. Launching toward the end of March, the mailer for Lagerfeld’s signature brand will feature faux celebrity gossip, interviews with models Kendall Jenner and Ming Xi, and “catty advice” from guest columnist Choupette. [Women’s Wear Daily] 

Kelly Osbourne is officially leaving E!’s Fashion Police after co-host Giuliana Rancic‘s insensitive statements about Zendaya’s hair caused a bit of a firestorm. While Rancic issued an apology, the drama seemed too much for Osbourne to deal with. Sure enough, replacement rumors are swirling: supposedly Khloe Kardashian and Nene Leakes are in the running for the open spot. [Us Magazine]

The 3 Denim Trends You NEED This Season

By  March 03, 2015

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Denim is arguably one of the most important pieces in everyone’s wardrobe. I mean, who doesn’t wear (and love) denim? This season there are some new denim trends that should absolutely be added to your wardrobe.

Flares
After being shut out by skinny jeans for years, flares are finally back.  What I love about flares are they are figure flattering and they are totally on trend with the 70s style movement that was seen on the runways.

Culottes
Definitely not for everyone but culottes are attempting a comeback. Talk about a great way to show off your favorite shoes and to show that you are ahead of the curve.

Denim Skirts
It’s been quite a while since I’ve busted out a denim skirt but this upcoming season that will definitely change. A-line denim skirts are a nice nod to the 70s and the cut is universally flattering, so everyone can enjoy this trend.

Will you try out these denim trends or would you rather play it safe with the denim trends you already know and love?

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.

8 Not-So-Signature Spring Floral Frocks We Love

By  March 02, 2015

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“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” Excuse the sarcasm, but when it comes to warmer weather style, we can’t help but side with Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wear’s Prada” on this one. That is unless your little flower frock stands out amongst the rest. It’s possible, no doubt, and we’ve rounded up eight unique dresses that prove so. They’re classic styles with a twist, keeping your look fresh and modern for the start of the new season. Floral prints and patterns that go beyond the expected blooms are key, and bold color palettes help too. Find a frock that flaunts both and you’ll never rock basic blossoms again.

Style Scoop: VS Pink’s Sequined Varsity Crew, Kylie Jenner is The Face of Fault, Dolce & Gabbana Honors Moms

By  March 02, 2015

StyleScoopMar2EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s Secret PINK is getting ready to jet set for Spring Break. For the first time ever, VS Pink announced the Limited Release of a flashy Varsity Crew tee that will be available in stores on March 14 only. The multi-colored sequined VS Pink top will be on limited release in 12 select cities for $98.95. Because, what better way to enjoy spring break travels and tropical drinks than by sporting a super-sequined top? Join in on the social convo by Instagram-ing using @vspink and #PINKLimitedRelease. [Glam Inbox]

The youngest member of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, makes an appearance on the latest issue of Fault magazine. The glossy’s “Faces Issue” features Jenner, aged 17, as one of the most widely followed personalities on social media and a bona fide tastemaker. The spread was shot by celeb photographer Lionel Deluy and styled by Monica Rose in a way that showcases a side of Jenner “…that people don’t see.”  [Glam Inbox]

Dolce & Gabbana’s women’s show took place in Milan on Sunday, and it was a total family affair. Eleven model moms appeared on stage with their children, while three walked with their babies. A very preggers Bianca Balti even graced the catwalk to hit the theme home. Aww-inducing as it was, the clothes were extraordinary, too. The styles showcased embroideries and prints, fur, and lots and lots of roses. Stefano Gabbana put it best, “She’s always there, she’s the person you can always call.” And that’s a good reason for a fashion show. [Style.com]

While we can all breathe a sigh of relief about the fact that Lupita Nyong’o’s missing Oscars dress was found over the weekend (after police were tipped off to its whereabouts by an anonymous caller), there’s a new detail about the red carpet stunner. The thieves apparently removed some of the Calvin Klein dress’ pearls, only to discover that they were worthless fakes. So much for being worth a million bucks—but at least she looked like it. [Racked]

Rachel Zoe is getting into the subscription box game with her “Box of Style.” Each season, Zoe and her team of editors at The Zoe Report will hand-curate more than $300 worth of their favorite items and deliver them to your doorstep for, yes, just $100. The first box features the Miansai modern screw cuff (so covetable!) and a few other chic picks. Sign up here. [The Zoe Report]

Style Scoop: Meryl Streep's Girls Get a Fashion Campaign and Fendi Does Haute 'Fourrure'

By  February 27, 2015

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Meryl Streep has some stylish daughters, don’t you think? Her grown-up girls, Mamie, Louisa, and Grace Gummer, are taking their effortlessly chic, laid-back look to professional places as the faces for the & Other Stories’s Co-Lab collection campaign. The line, which debuts March 5th, includes bags and accessories designed by Clare Vivier. [Huffington Post]

Fur seems to be on the agenda for Fendi’s Paris Haute Couture show on July 8th, according to Karl Lagerfeld’s revealed sketches of the collection. Reinforcing the tradition of animal skins in its couture line is fitting as Fendi has long had a fur atelier department.“It reinforces the tradition, magnifies our savoir faire, and it gives us a chance to experiment, as couture is a platform for experimentation,” Pietro Beccari, Fendi chairman and chief executive officer explained to WWD. “Haute ‘fourrure’ will set a differentiation between Fendi fur and the rest.” [Women's Wear Daily]

Even influencers as grand as Kanye West need a good mentor. For the  Yeezus x Adidas designer, guidance through the fashion world came from the late Central Saint Martins professor, Louise Wilson, whose former students include Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders, and Christopher Kane. During a BBC radio interview this week, West was moved to tears when discussing the role that the fashion design professor played in his life. [Vogue UK]

Looking for a princess-worthy prom dress? Formal wear brand, Ashdon, has partnered with Disney to create a line of gowns inspired by         “Cinderella“. The 2015 Disney Forever Enchanted Cinderella features frocks from $350-$800 and is now available on Promgirl.com and Simplydresses.com. [Glam Inbox]

Sue Stemp has unveiled the final result of her latest endeavor. The designer, whose worked at Alexander McQueen and Tocca as well as running her own namesake label, has launched the first fall collection from her new line, St. Roche. Stemp debuted St. Roche in September with a slew of lust-worthy spring and summer pieces. Looks like we’ll be turning to the brand for colder weather must-haves, too. [Style.com]

Trend to Try: Band Jacket

By  February 27, 2015

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I am a self-proclaimed jacket addict. I believe that adding a jacket to your outfit can instantly elevate your look. A blazer, a motorcycle jacket, or a denim jacket are all safe bets and should absolutely have a place in your closet.  If you want to step it up and be a real fashion risk-taker, then may I suggest the band jacket?

If you are looking to channel your inner Jimi Hendrix then you’ll definitely want to rock this fashion-forward trend. But how do you actually wear it? I’ve got a few ideas …

Keep it Simple
Let the jacket be the focal point of the outfit by pairing it with a classic white tee, blue jeans, and a pair of pumps. This is a no-fail look and the easiest way to try the trend.

Dress it Up
Mix a rugged band jacket (extra points if its vintage) with something dressier like a maxi skirt or a sexy mini dress.  This unexpected pairing with yield fabulous results.

Get Crazy
Take a page out of Jimi Hendrix’s book and mix your band jacket with some mixed prints styling.  You’ll be super on-trend as well, as 70s style is making a huge comeback.

How would you rock a band jacket?

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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.

Style Scoop: Conde Nast Nixes Its Blogger Platform and Lupita Nyong'o's Gown Goes Missing

By  February 26, 2015

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NowManifest, the Condé Nast-owned blogging platform, is shutting down. Since it’s launch in 2009, and then its Condé Nast acquisition in 2012, NowManifest has been a hot-spot for some of the biggest fashion and style bloggers in the game, including Rumi Neeley of Fashion Toast (pictured above left), Susie Lau of Susie Bubble, Bryan Boy, Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat, Derek Blasberg, and Anna Dello Russo. The brand sites a shift in attention to in-hour digital properties as the force behind the closure. [Refinery 29]

In more bad news, Lupita Nyongo’o's show-stopping Calvin Klein Oscars gown is gone. Reportedly, the $150,000 custom-made dress, which features 6,000 hand-sewn pearls, was stolen out of the actress’s hotel room on the day after the 2015 Academy Awards. [Harper's Bazaar]

Here’s something sure to put a smile on your face. Jeremy Scott’s teddy-bear-printed collection for Moschino fall 2015 is available online early. Shop the special capsule on their website today. [Style.com]

Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci had some real-talk with Details Magazine regarding his role in styling Kim Kardashian over the last couple of years. ”[She was accepted] by nobody,” he explains. “And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now. I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care.” Alrighty then. [Marie Claire]

Karl Lagerfeld‘s special lady was nowhere to be found at this week’s Fendi fall 2015 show. Cara Delevingne skipped the show for the Brit Awards instead (fellow catwalk-er Karlie Kloss managed to make both) despite having opened the past three seasons for Fendi. [Style.com]

My Boyfriend's Closet: Trousers

By  February 26, 2015

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Menswear inspired trousers are our bread and butter.  Why wear lame gabardine tab front trousers, purchased in the same section of Bloomingdales as every other worker-bee in the office, when you could be wearing pants that would make Alexa Chung weak kneed?  Paired with a sweater and button-down for work or a t-shirt and heels when you’re not stuck behind a desk, these trousers are office appropriate but have a natural coolness to them that is neither trendy or obvious.

You’ll understand then when we grab us a pair and wear them until the wrinkles can’t be shaken out with Febreeze and the seams start to give.

  1. J. Crew Twill Stripe Tux Pant, $158.00
  2. Rag & Bone ‘Sport’ Trousers, $180.00
  3. Forever 21 Paper Bag Trousers, $24.90

tomboy kc bioTOMBOY KC is a fashion and lifestyle blog written by actress Katie Cassidy and pint-sized real-life friend, Lynsey Eaton. Focused on personal style that is, well, personal, TKC is a place for smart and opinionated (read: sarcastic) women to join together and accumulate stilettos while collectively wearing their sneakers…everywhere. Self proclaimed nomads, when the girls aren’t traveling for work or buying two of everything (one apiece, you see), you can find them sitting on Lynsey’s couch eating pizza and drinking champagne in men’s pajamas while waxing poetic about the present state of culottes. Feel free to come on over.

Style Scoop: Mini Supermodels Pose for Withings, Lauren Conrad Fetes New Cinderella Collection, Kelly Osbourne Considers Leaving Fashion Police

By  February 25, 2015

StyleScoopFeb25Nope, that’s not Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss in Burberry trenches—they’re two mini models that just look exactly like them. Wearables company Withings released a photo series featuring preteen supermodel lookalikes with the intent of solidifying its products as fashion accessories. The Activité Pop is now available in the UK and will go on sale at Best Buy in the US this March. [Fashionista]

Lauren Conrad drew inspiration from the Disney Animated Classic to create a Cinderella-inspired collection, available exclusively at Kohl’s. To celebrate the launch of the collection, Conrad hosted an event at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The whimsical, fairytale setting aptly showcased the romantic skirts, embellished sweaters, and feminine bows.  [Glam Inbox]

After getting a lot of heat for making a racially insensitive comment about Zendaya’s Oscars hairstyle, Giuliana Rancic officially apologized for what she said. But that didn’t necessarily undo all the damage she’d already done. Rancic’s Fashion Police co-star, Kelly Osbourne, got dragged into the mix and responded by questioning whether she should leave her post on E!’s popular show. [Page Six]

As London Fashion Week came to a close, one last hoorah rounded out the week. Style stars including Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Taylor Swift attended the Elle Style Awards on Tuesday evening, all clad in their red carpet best. Swift gets an honorable mention for sporting a rockstar-worthy Julien Macdonald gown. [Fashionista]

Kylie Jenner joins sister Kendall Jenner for her latest modeling endeavor. The pair appears in a video for their PacSun spring collection, which will be available exclusively at the retailer beginning February 27. The clothes are pretty cute, but creepy music and doll-like gazes give the film an eerie edge. Watch it here. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

AmEx VIP Member Lounge Presents: A Chat with Jeremy Scott

By  February 24, 2015

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Amidst the chaos of backstage and the drama of the Fashion Week runways lies an oasis. This glam getaway from the masses that await outside includes personal hairstyling via Drybar, lounging locations thanks to a slew of chic couches, power-up necessities like hydrating drinks and yummy bites, and most spectacular of all, visits from the event’s celebrated designers themselves. What is this oasis we speak of? It’s all presented by American Express!

American Express returned to MADE Fashion Week this season by offering card members access to a select number of fall 2015 runway shows, the backstage perks mentioned above in the American Express VIP Card Member Lounges, and even meet-and-greets with designers, hosted by Micah Jesse. Glam escaped the thrilling yet exhausting backstage area and popped into one ourselves for a reboot after the Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 show. After a dry-shampoo refresh and a snack or two, we caught up with Mr. Scott himself and along with Micah and the American Express Card members.

Q: What was this collection all about?
A: This collection was a jumping off point from last season. I felt like I really expressed myself in a new way last season, so I wanted it to take one element and cary that through. Almost like a sequel, but mostly like a new chapter in the story. The theme was dolls, but not not fresh out of the box dolls, but a doll that’s been loved, played with, is falling apart, but is made new again.
Q: Your shows are so creative. When you get that idea for a show, what’s your process?
A: A little bit of everything, if I need a sketch, I sketch it. If it needs a reference image, like Humpty Dumpty, which was an image I was inspired by for this collection, then I’ll find that. It’s multi format, like a collage. I try and put it all together to explain the silhouette, use images of the dolls to explain the way the clothes hang on them. Anything that can help illustrate the story as I try and bring it to life.
Q: Can you talk a little bit about the choice of music?
A: I’ve been working with Michel Gaubert, who is one of the industry’s best showman maestros. I’ve been doing this for 18 years, and he and I have a shared common bond of knowledge and shorthand of what it takes to put a show together. I was able to explain to him my story and he was able to capture that. I love the track “Lemonade” that he chose. I called the show “Doll Patterns” because of three elements that were important to me: the fact that it was inspired by dollies, that there are lots of patterns in it, and Dolly Parton. Dolly has a famous song called “Coat of Many Colors”, about this coat she made that was actual patchwork. It was made of love because her mom couldn’t afford to buy store-bought items. I did these patchwork leathers and patchwork silks to capture that story which I love.
Q: Whose options do you trust most when you’re creating a collection?
A: Really my closest friends, I think they know me best, and they know my work best. I think it’s important to talk about (the collection), it’s like an exercise in a way, and it’s important to get it out there and see what comes and what sticks. So it’s a very intimate exercise.
Q: Can you speak a little about the creative process for this collection?
A: I really just wanted to take things I felt were diverse, although not as diverse as last season, because (this season) I really wanted to play into the nursery vibe. Wooden blocks for the invitation, all these nursery characters like sweet little lambs and bears, appearing in the prints and just have this kind of rosy, childlike, toddler-like feeling.