Meet the LWLD (Little White Lace Dress)

By  March 30, 2015


The anticipation of the warm weather season has us swooning, as does this hot little trend that goes with it. Valentino, Givenchy, and Chloe (pictured above), Michael Kors, Erin Fetherston, and Erdem–these are just some of the spring 2015 shows that brought the romantic allure of the floaty white lace dress to our attention. It’s a delicate and feminine style with an aesthetic that is truly classic. Depending on the silhouette, a lace embroidered or overlay type dress is never not appropriate for the time. It’s on the fashion forefront at the moment, though, with its contemporary recreation in the form of skin-baring cut-outs, sheer paneling, intricate designs, and unique necklines. Take a peek at these 8 smock selections to see what we mean!

Style Scoop: Gigi Hadid on Adweek, Cara Delvingne’s Lookalike, Net-A-Porter Gets Courted

By  March 30, 2015

StyleScoopMar30We’re used to seeing Gigi Hadid in all the major fashion magazines, but this is a new one. The 19-year-old model graces the cover of Adweek’s “Millenial Issue” because of her “social media clout.” Hadid’s social presence has definitely helped her land major contracts. To Leonardo Chavez, Maybelline’s global brand president, her social following was one of the reasons the brand hired her: “[Gigi] is extremely relevant for the millennial consumer, not only because of who she is externally—her beauty, her fashion, her style, her sexiness—but also because she is a girl that has amazing confidence, has amazing drive and is willing to share that with women through social channels.” [Adweek via Fashionista]

Cara Delevingne has a bushy-browed lookalike. Fourteen-year-old Olivia Herdt is attracting a lot of attention (she hasn’t caught Cara’s yet) on Instagram after posting a photo on her page that features half of her own face beside half of the supermodel’s face. The resemblance is pretty uncanny: see it for yourself. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

It was reported last week that Amazon was in talks to buy e-commerce giant Net-a-Porter, but now it looks like Yoox is swooping in. Compagnie Financiere Richemont confirmed that discussions are underway “regarding a potential business combination between Yoox and The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Rent the Runway will open its fourth retail store on April 30 in Chicago. Located at 710 North Wabash Avenue in the Gold Coast neighborhood, the boutique will feature more than 300 designers, and dressing rooms will be decked out with selfie mirrors and iPad minis to aid in the selection process. The store will rent everything from dresses, separates and outerwear to jewelry, handbags and sunglasses. Customers will be able to book individual styling sessions for $25 for a one-on-one experience.  [Women’s Wear Daily]

Nicole Richie will host the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Future of Fashion runway show on Thursday, April 30 in New York. The style icon and creative director will MC the highly-anticipated show that features standout designs from FIT’s most promising students. Other notables involved in this year’s show include Phillip Lim, Reem Acra and Bryan Boy. [Glam Inbox]

My Boyfriend's Closet: Shearling

By  March 27, 2015


When we think shearling, we think that dude hanging around outside the fashion shows in Milan with his turtleneck and teddy bear collared leather jacket. And just the thought of it is enough to make us all warm and fuzzy inside, despite the freezing temperatures that just won’t seem to go away. So instead of looking around for things to carry us on into spring, we went on a search for shearling sales worth writing about. This is what we came up with.

The best part about winter’s refusal to disappear? You can wear them immediately. Image via LoveCatMag.

  1. Michael Kors for Maximilian Shearling Lamb Jacket, $1,400
  2. Elie Tahari Denim Jacket with Faux Shearling Collar, $150
  3. Ellen Tracy Faux Shearling Walking Coat, $125

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: Kanye Saves Karmaloop, Kate Middleton’s Pink Coat Reappears, Stuart Weitzman’s Sandals Do Good

By  March 27, 2015

StyleScoopMar27Kanye West is here to save the day—or, well, Karmaloop’s day. The 15-year-old streetwear retailer was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, but West and entrepreneur Damon Dash stepped in at just the right time. The duo posted a series of Instagram videos on Dash’s account on Thursday announcing that the deal was done, and they had bought the site. Dash tagged publications including WWD, Vogue, The New York Times and Vanity Fair, indicating that they might have their sights set on transforming the retailer into more of a high-fashion player. [Fashionista]

Kate Middleton finished out her round of public engagements on Friday before she begins maternity leave. The Duchess, who is due to give birth to her second child in April, joined the Duke of Cambridge for a tour of Stephen Lawrence Center, a London facility that helps disadvantaged youths. For the occasion, Middleton wore the same fuchsia Mulberry coat she wore during her official tour of New York last year. [Women’s Wear Daily]

You’re buying spring sandals, right? Well, this year Stuart Weitzman is giving you an opportunity to benefit a good cause while you do just that. The brand released a capsule collection of shoes whose proceeds will go toward the Folkman Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital’s groundbreaking cancer research. The shoe is available, in four different colorways, on the brand’s website. [The Cut]

Cynthia Vincent is getting techy with the help of Best Buy. The designer’s will debut a line of tech accessories featuring cases for tables, smartphones and laptops designed with prints sourced from her archives. The hope for Best Buy is that the collection drives more female customers into Best Buy stores. The designs launch on BestBuy.com on Sunday and will roll out to stores on April 12. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Sarah Jessica Parker is headed to Vegas, baby! The actress-turned-shoe-designer will host Zappos Couture’s first pop-up at The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas on Friday, April 16th through Saturday, April 17th. SJP created an exclusive video for Zappos Couture that debuted when SJP Collection launched in January 2015. Incase you forgot what she’s is all about (shoes, duh), watch the video below for a little refresher. [Glam Inbox] 

Spring Into Fitness With Layers of Athleisure

By  March 26, 2015


The athleisure trend isn’t exactly new at this point, but that just proves that it’s here to stay. Whether you’re running errands and just need to be comfy in spandex and sneaks or you’re actually headed to the gym, there’s no shortage of cute workout attire that’ll take you anywhere you need to be. Of course, with breezy spring weather on the horizon (we hope!) it’s advisable to layer up with sweats and jackets galore. Pile on these pieces before you leave the house…and then easily peel them off when that sweat session actually commences.

First Look: The Entire Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection

By  March 26, 2015


We hope you’re ready to make some serious summer plans, #GlamFam, because Lilly Pulitzer and Target‘s springy collaboration screams fun in the sun. With over 250 resort-inspired items including everything from bikinis to beauty buys to beach accessories, the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection is every sun goddess’ dream come true. It’s about time that we get some spring weather, but even if Mother Nature doesn’t feel like giving us the good stuff, at least we can find it at Target stores soon. So, on April 19 grab your green juice, slip on some sunnies and head straight for the giant line that’s sure to have already started at your nearest Target–you’re not going to miss this collab, because it’s sure to make a giant splash.

Style Scoop: Kendall Jenner Is A #MyCalvins Girl, Tom Ford Does Film, Anya Hindmarch Goes Sticker Crazy

By  March 26, 2015

StyleScoopMar26Yes, the rumors were true: Kendall Jenner is the newest face of Calvin Klein. Because, at the end of the day, the only way to follow up that Justin Bieber campaign was to feature a Kardashian. Jenner’s campaign features Calvin Klein’s #mydenim Denim Series, a limited-edition, logo-driven offering inspired by athletic and urban streetwear. A campaign like this is certainly an achievement for the 19-year-old model, but it’s also quite a win for the brand, which is no doubt relying on Jenner’s social media prowess to help spread the word. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Tom Ford has teamed up with George Clooney to work on a screen adaptation of 1993 novel called “Tony and Susan.” Ford has written and will direct the film, titled “Nocturnal Animals,” and Clooney will produce the project with Grant Heslov, his partner at Smokehouse Pictures. This will be the designer’s second venture into film. [Women’s Wear Daily]

If you were a slave to sticker books back in the 90s, consider Anya Hindmarch’s latest launch your next sticker-y vice. Barneys New York hosted a cocktail party to fete the British designer’s “Sticker Shop,” a collection of high-end leather stickers meant to decorate bags, phone cases or other surfaces. The stickers, done in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion, are sure to make purse shopping even more fun that it already is. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Amazon is engaged in “ongoing talks” to buy e-commerce giant Net-a-porter. The site was purchased by Compagnie Financiere Ruchemont in 2010 but it’s possible that the luxury group will monetize the value of Net-a-porter and sell it to a company willing to invest in it long-term. Enter: Amazon, which is looking to make an impression on the fashion world, and might take the purchase of Net-a-porter as an opportunity to do just that. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Karl Lagerfeld tapped Tiffany Cooper to contribute her talents to a fun ready-to-wear accessories collection for Stylebop. The tongue-in-cheek collection captures Lagerfeld and his cat Choupette in doodle-form, offering a clever spin on Lagerfeld’s signature style. [Glam Inbox]

What a Stud: Ear Bling Under $20

By  March 25, 2015


Stuck in an earring rut? The same basic pair stays on your lobes all week, it’s easy to keep reaching for plain gold studs or your go-to diamonds . It’s time to step up your earring game and we’re gonna make it easy (and cheap!) for you. When it comes to studs, there’s no reason to choose a basic pair. Mix it up and give your ears a break from long dangly jewels or try these studs on your second (or third!) ear piercing. Flashy studs are great when your neckline doesn’t allow for a necklace – consider them your new statement jewelry piece. Feeling bold? Try mixing and matching your pairs. With so many cute options under $20, you’ll never be basic again. Image via Factice Magazine

Style Scoop: DVF Signs With Brown Shoe Co., Zoolander and Hansel Strike A Pose, Stella McCartney Covers BOF’s Print Issue

By  March 25, 2015

StyleScoopMar25“I love my legs, but I count on my feet,” said Diane von Furstenberg. “Nothing is more important than shoes for the confident, sexy woman on-the-go.” Perhaps that’s why DVF has signed a deal with Brown Shoe Co. to product a women’s footwear collection that will launch in time for resort 2016. Always looking out for the practical working woman, DVF’s shoe collection will have a little bit of everything, ranging in price from $150 for sandals to $595 for boots. [Women’s Wear Daily]

It’s not possible that you’ve already forgotten about that time when Zoolander and Hansel brought Blue Steel back to the runway at Valentino. But incase you have, the fashion house has released four images shot in Paris right after that runway moment. We’re hoping there’s more where these came from. [Fashionista]

Stella McCartney fronts the fourth print issue of The Business of Fashion, which comes out on March 30th. The issue focuses on sustainability and other issues facing the luxury fashion industry. According to BOF founder and editor Imran Amed, “The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil. As the BOF team thought about pioneering individuals in the industry who have developed businesses that address the issue head-on, Stella McCartney was the first person to come to mind.” [The Cut]

Looks like Kendall isn’t the only Jenner brushing up on her modeling skills. Little sis Kylie Jenner shared photos on Instagram from a photoshoot, for which she sported a cut-out bikini and flaunted a whole lot of skin. Neave Bozorgi captured the reality star in a series of black and whites that show off Jenner’s extra long hair, extra lush eyelashes and (duh) extra bold lips. [Fashion Gone Rogue 

Mary Katrantzou is the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Prize, which was awarded in London. The designer beat out competitors Osman, Holly Fulton, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, Sophia Webster and Emilia Wickstead, who were all in the running to win high-level mentoring for a year and 200,000 pounds to put towards developing their business. Already quite an accomplished designer, we can’t see what’s next for the innovative Katrantzou. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Currently Craving: Mules

By  March 25, 2015

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I had a pair of high heeled, platform leather mules in high school that I was pretty much obsessed with. The day I gave them away — for, at that point, they were definitely no longer in fashion — I wondered, slash wished, that the style would eventually come back into fashion, because the bulk and height did wonders for my petite frame (and went with everything from shorts, to skirts, dresses, and cropped pants). Hallelujah, my wish has been granted! Mules are back and better than ever this spring — sometimes with a platform, sometimes without — and in lots of bright colors and textures. Both my 17 year old self and the present day me are rejoicing. Are you going to splurge on a pair?

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Victoria McGinley is the editor of vmac+cheese, a San Francisco based daily lifestyle blog that covers plenty of topics to delight and inspire, including style, design, art, culture, beauty, and original recipes. A native of Austin, TX, she’s blogged since 2008, and in early 2012, launched Vivaleur, a graphic design and blog consulting company. When she’s not blogging or working with clients, you can find her enjoying the San Francisco fog with her husband Joe, and their French bulldog puppy, Lucy.