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10 Classic Pieces That Are Perfect for Labor Day

By  August 27, 2014

Labor-day-2014-collageIt’s this time of year when we start to get all the feels. The most fun BBQ of the season…that you’ll have to wait another year to replicate; the most glorious weather of the entire summer…just in time for your very last weekend at the beach; a long summer weekend…before the Fashion Week 10-day power surge. Labor Day can represent a ton of different emotions, but it’s always a celebration—and a fashionable one, where we’re concerned. To commemorate the holiday in the best way we know how, we picked out a few must-have pieces (from all-American brands, to boot) that harken back to the good old days of classic Americana.

1. J. Crew White Button-Down Shirt, $29.50

2. J. Crew Multistripe Convertible French Top and Bikini Bottom, $34.99-39.99

3. Ray Ban Outdoorsman II Rainbow Sunglasses, $160

4. GUESS Slim-Fit Denim Shirt, $55.65

5. Marc By Marc Jacobs Yili Cotton T-shirt Dress, $304

6. Levi’s Denim Shorts, $40

7. Converse x Maison Matrin Margiela High-Tops, $250

8. Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Bralette and Boyshort Set, $22-24

9. Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag, $2,500

10. Michael Kors Golden Oversized Runway Watch, $275

Style Scoop: DVF and Steven Kolb Ring In NYFW, Lady Gaga Will Perform at Harper’s Bazaar Party, Macy’s Introduces My Wallet

By  August 27, 2014

StyleScoopAug27With Fashion Week around the corner, Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb (president and CEO of the CFDA, respectively), reminded members of the industry that well-being should be a top priority. After all, “beauty is health and health is beauty,” they wrote in a Health Initiative letter to members of the fashion community. Also important this season: diversity on the runways and adherence to labor laws while working with models. [Glam Inbox]

Harper’s Bazaar is having a fashion week party, and Lady Gaga is the performer of choice. The bash will take place September 5 at The Plaza in honor of the glossy’s September issue, which features a portfolio by global fashion director Carine Roitfeld. Gaga, one of the magazine’s cover models, agreed to perform last week. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Instead of fumbling around in your purse for crumpled up coupons and lost gift cards, Macy’s has a better solution. The retailed is offering a digital wallet option to store and manage Macy’s offers as well as payment options online. My Wallet will store users’ credit card information, which allows the user to accumulate Star Passes promotions. It can be used on the retailer’s website via a mobile web browser as well as in-store with a credit card. [Women’s Wear Daily]

After a successful #Boxerina showcase last season, the Dannijo girls are hitting the road. Sisters Jodie Snyder Morel and Danielle Snyder will introduce their new collection, featuring jewelry, handbags and shoes as an interactive gallery exhibit at Manhattan’s Hosfelt Gallery. Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Samsung and Maybelline, the “Mongolian Road Trip” will be complete with Samsung tablets for an interactive element as well as a classic Mercedes-Benz convertible. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Donatella Versace just slayed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—in the best way possible, of course. The designer got in on the icy action, but definitely upped the ante a little bit. Dressed in all white, she took a seat in between two shirtless male models decked out in Versace gold chains and Versace buckets. Naturally. She nominated Pedro Almodóvar, Pharrell and Prince. [The Cut]

Join Ashley Torres of Pursuit of Shoes for our Twitter Chat about Fashion Week!

By  August 27, 2014

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Who’s ready for Fashion Week?! In just a matter of days, editors, models, designers, bloggers, and influencers will take over New York City for the Spring 2015 shows. But before the running in heels begins, packing and prepping must commence.

In anticipation for another fantastic season, Ashley Torres of Life, Love and the Pursuit of Shoes is set to host @Glam_com‘s 2nd Twitter Chat! She’ll be discussing all things Fashion Week related – from what to pack to how to cover, even if you aren’t heading to the Big Apple this season.  Make sure to tune in to Twitter on September 2 to join in the conversation, and share your advice and tips while learning a thing or two from seasoned gals!

Hope to see you at 8pm EST on Tuesday, September 2 with the #hashtag #GlamFamChat!

THE DETAILS:

  • When: Tuesday, September 2, 8 PM EST
  • Where: @glam_com & @pursuitofshoes
  • What: NYFW
  • Hashtag: #GlamFamChat

Louis Vuitton Taps Frank Gehry For Fall Window Display

By  August 27, 2014

LouisVuittonFallWindowsThe Louis Vuitton brand and Frank Gehry have officially become besties. The French luxury goods firm tapped the Pritzker Prize-winning architect to design windows to accompany its fall collection. This season marks designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s first womenswear collection, which will be displayed among curved metal panels resembling sails, which the architect calls “wind wings.”

It should come as no surprise that Gehry was chosen as this season’s windows mastermind—the designs relate directly to Paris’ new Fondation Louis Vuitton, which was designed by Gehry and is slated to open in October. Gehry even designed a handbag for Vuitton, which will go on sale in mid-October as part of Vuitton’s “Icon and the Iconoclasts” project. The only question on our minds is what might come next from this unstoppable duo.

A Day In the Life with Lawren Sample, Styling Christina Hendricks for The Emmys

By  August 27, 2014

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Lawren Sample is a stylist on a major mission! Her client list includes A-Listers such as Mariah Carey, Hayden Panettiere, Rosario Dawson, Emmy Rossum, and Kat Dennings, but Sample particularly loves to work with her pal Christina Hendricks. Glam caught up with Sample as she blings out the Mad Men star for the 2014 Emmy Awards red carpet:

6:00 AM Wake up in severe pain. Fell down a flight of stairs the day before the Emmys! Not a great start to the day. Watch news, email, wait for my 2 year-old daughter to wake up.
7:00 AM Up and out of bed, husband makes me breakfast every morning with decaf (or else I am a crazy woman). I call the tailor and secure finishing touches on Christina’s dress.
7:45 AM Call my assistant, grab a gallon jug of water, and head out.
8:30 AM FIRST STOP: a trusted urgent care clinic: a couple torn tendons in my foot result in needing a walking cast – not stopping me.
9:15 AM Fill in Samantha at Marchesa PR about last minute changes Christina’s red dress while leaving Urgent Care.
10:00 AM Arrive at Progressive Shoe Repair to pick up Stuart Weitzman heels – I selected a simple silhouette & had them dyed red to match.
11:00 AM I grab a salad to-go in Larchmont Village to eat in my “office/kitchen” car.
12:00 PM Arrive at Christina’s, and mingle with her supportive family and friends while enjoying a bite of her mother, Jackie’s, prized and unparalleled quiche before laying out the dress, jewels, bags, and shoes. This year we made it all about the jewelry! The moment I saw this dress on the runway, I fell in love. I knew exactly how I wanted to style it and it was all about Gold! We worked with Neil Lane and LoveGold to get the perfect look. Christina and I just got back from London, so we were both really feeling the idea of yellow gold with a royal feel to it. Neil had the perfect pieces to secure the look. My favorite piece is the Bird Bracelet – it’s so unique and exquisite. I haven’t chosen the bag yet, so I start going through the choices we’ve pulled. I fell in love with this designer, Lee Savage, at a showroom and feel that the modern edge really complements the jewelry and dress.
1:00 PM We share some laughs with the glam squad which consist of Gregory Russell (hair) and Vanessa Scali (makeup) while narrowing down the clutches and adding shoe grips to the bottom of her shoes. No one wants a client to take a face plant on the red carpet.
2:00 PM Christina is ready and hops in her car.
3:45 PM Phone starts blowing up, Christina has landed on the red carpet!article-2734210-20CB8F9900000578-782_470x705
5:00 PM Hit up sushi spot on my way home to see my daughter before she goes to bed.
6:30 PM I make it home just in time to lay in bed with my daughter for an episode of ‘Peppa Pig’, read her favorite books with her and my husband and hear about all the fun she had at her weekly Monday art class.
7:30 PM No parties for me tonight, my foot cancelled all of those so I put together all the returns for the following day, reply to press requests, catch some of the red carpet coverage.
10:00 PM Fall asleep with the lights and television on, zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Lauren Conrad Dishes Wedding Details

By  August 26, 2014

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Don’t call Lauren Conrad a Bridezilla! The lifestyle guru recently dished to Martha Stewart Weddings details on upcoming nuptials, and despite having designed the bridesmaids dresses herself, Conrad seems pretty laid back about the whole thing.

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First, the future Mrs. Tell had special necklaces made for her prospective bridal party and chose to keep the look simple and sweet. “My jewelry team at Kohl’s found this little diamond ring piece that looks just like my ring, so I did rose gold necklaces for everybody and then sent it with a will-you-be-my-bridesmaid’ card,” she told Martha Stewart Weddings.

In terms of fashion, Conrad wanted her girls to look cohesive without compromising their individual aesthetic. The fall issue of the bridal bible features five of the looks from her upcoming Paper Crown Bridemaids line that she designed for them. “I sent them all the different shapes and let them pick from two colors. I don’t mind if there are a few girls in the same dress, or if people are all in different ones. It’s too difficult to take a group of girls and put them in the same color and silhouette; everyone has their own style.” 

Her care-free California attitude also translated to the beauty looks– Conrad wants her girls to get glammed up however they feel is best, save for the necessary neutral nail polish. “I’m letting the girls do whatever they want, “ she explained. “Again, I think that weddings are about celebrating, and you want everyone to feel comfortable, so I think it’s about whatever is going to make them feel pretty. Understated is always best, so I think trying to go more classic is always a nice choice because you don’t want anybody to stand out in a negative way.”

Lucky ladies; if only all brides could be so easy going!

Style Snaps: August 26, 2014

By  August 26, 2014

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Every 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.

…After the show is the after party. In last night’s case, Emmy attendees and other celebrities headed to various soirees where they showed off their trophies, schmoozed and probably drank a lot. And of course, many of them take the after parties as an opportunity to show off yet another outfit. Bring ‘em on ladies: the more looks, the better!

Style Scoop: Saint Laurent Moves to LA, Chloe Sevigny Has A Book In The Works, LVMH Might Be Trying To Acquire Proenza Schouler

By  August 26, 2014

StyleScoopAug26Operation: “Reform Project” commences at Saint Laurent as Hedi Slimane moves the brand’s flagship from Paris to Los Angeles. By focusing on the culture of Los Angeles, Slimane is zeroing in on what he believes Mr. Saint Laurent would do himself today. The Los Angeles store will have three stories and occupy 10,000 square feet of space right on Rodeo Drive, complete with a back entrance in an alley for celebrities. [WSJ]

Chloe Sevigny isn’t exactly as schooled in selfies as Kim Kardashian is, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a self-titled book. Chloe Book, a hardcover book by Rizzoli that costs $35, which celebrates a fashion icon “famous for looking cool without looking like she’s trying,” puts this cool girl’s history and evolving style at the center of attention. Deservedly. [Fashionista]

Is LVMH about to stake claims on Proenza Schouler? Details of the deal aren’t known, but talk is swirling about a 40% stake in the brand, established in 2002 by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The rumored acquisition would follow that of Nicholas Kirkwood, JW Anderson and Giuseppe Zanotti, all of which saw investments from LVMH over the last year. [Vogue UK]

In an interview with Racked, Vanessa Friedman defends fashion criticism and explains why, even in the age of blogging and new media, it’s still relevant. No doubt, it’s a tough job—as New York Magazine put it, “criticize a designer’s work, and you can forget about an invitation to the next show; gush about it, and lose your integrity.” Friedman talks about the fine line between criticizing and gushing, as well as her own personal experience in the fashion industry. The New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic will embark on her first NYFW analysis for the paper next week. [Racked]

The sun’ll come out…at Target. In honor of the upcoming contemporized film (which stars Jaime Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Cameron Diaz) Target is launching a limited edition Annie-themed girl’s collection. The 25-piece collection includes apparel and accessories under $30 and launches November 16. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Jeremy Scott and Miley Cyrus Have Something Up Their (Lack Of) Sleeves

By  August 26, 2014

MileyJeremyScottThis makes so much sense: Jeremy Scott is teaming up with Miley Cyrus. While we’re not exactly sure about the nature of the collaboration (we’re pretty certain it’ll involve cartoonish details, plenty of skin and eye-popping colors), Scott revealed at the MTV Music Awards that, “Miley and I have something very exciting we’re brewing up for the future.” Certainly, it’s not for the too-distant future either. The designer said that the project was for his eponymous New York Fashion Week show and would involve “a group of cool kids, rather than models.” Scott is letting Miley handle the announcement herself—and something tells us it’ll catch our eye when it happens, so stay tuned.

Tom Ford Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By  August 26, 2014


The latest member of the fashion set to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is none other than Tom Ford. The designer joins the ranks of industry notables including Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, Jean Paul Gaultier and Kate Moss in accepting the challenge and posting the video for all fans and followers to see. Victoria Beckham called on Ford, who carried out the challenge at his Texas ranch with the help of his husband Richard Buckley. Denim on denim and a chic leather bucket were involved, naturally. Next up are Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière and Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, per Ford’s nomination.