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Style Snaps: September 23, 2014

By  September 23, 2014

PostImgOPEvery 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.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Olivia Palermo go the grey route this fashion month–and we kind of love it. There’s something crisp and sophisticated about the way she layered so many different shades for this street-style look–plus a pop of color, no less. It’s hard to keep our minds from traveling to 50 Shades of Gray-land while assessing this outfit, and for all we know, it was at the top of Liv’s mind when she created it. We know, it’s only mildly clever…but it’s definitely chic.

Forever 21's The Outerwear Edit with Anja Rubik

By  September 23, 2014

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Now that fall has officially arrived, we’re diving into sweater weather, stocking our clothes with cozy scarves, and indulging in a new coat (or two.) To make the transition a little bit easier from bikinis to layers, Forever 21 is here with a wealth of overwear offerings, as modeled by the lovely Anja Rubik. Take a peek, and relish in the fact that your budget won’t be angry if you indulge in more than a few for the season.

Style Scoop: Pharrell Williams Designs Some More, Professor Kanye Hits The Classroom, Benjamin Moore and CFDA Launch Colorful Initiative

By  September 23, 2014

StyleScoopSept23Pharrell Williams is trying his hand at French leather goods. The singer (and general jack of all trades) teamed up with Moynat to create a capsule range of handbags shaped like vintage steam locomotives. Moynat, a trunk-maker revived three years ago by Bernard Arnault, previously focused mainly on ladylike bags in luxury leathers and exotic skin. This collaboration with Williams certainly marks unchoo-choo-ed territory. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Kanye West knows all when it comes to fashion, which is why he’s teaching a course at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Known for its courses in fashion design and technology, it makes sense that Kanye, of all people, would be teaching 250 hours there—right? Right. Perhaps Kim will make an appearance for show-and-tell? We’d love to be a fly on the wall in that classroom. [Vulture]

Paint, color and coatings brand Benjamin Moore teamed up with the CFDA to highlight the influences of color and design in America. The initiative aims to “bring together the architectural design and fashion communities to advance our trade and encourage entrepreneurship in America,” according to Carl Minchew, vice president at color innovation and design of Benjamin Moore. The initiative kicks off with the HUE Awards in New York, which will shine the spotlight on Trina Turk, who will receive the CFDA Trailblazer Award. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Some of her outfit choices might be questionable, but we love Lena Dunham for her red carpet gusto. Certainly, that translates to her work. The Girls writer/producer/director/actress is working on a documentary called Three Suits for HBO that’s based on Bindle & Keep, a bespoke-tailoring company in Brooklyn. It’s a favorite of members of the LGBTQ community, so the film will follow several of the store’s transgender clients as they go through the process of having custom suits made. [Vanity Fair]

Got a boo-boo? Might as well help it heal in style. Isaac Mizrahi teamed up with Band-Aid brand to create a collection of adhesive bandages inspired by the designer’s current collections. They come in a variety of designs including watercolors, hearts, stripes, camouflage and roses and are now available in drugstores and online. [Glam Inbox]

A Pet Is The Best Accessory—Especially When It’s Choupette

By  September 23, 2014

KarlLagerfeldChoupetteThe chicest pet around is soon to become our own personal fashion accessory. Karl Lagerfeld’s pampered cat Choupette assumes a more cartoonish form in the designer’s new capsule collection of accessories under his signature label. She looks a little angrier than usual, but we’re definitely not mad about this collection. You can snap up Choupette-inspired leather goods, shoes, scarves, t-shirts, sweatshirts and socks in November.

Emma Roberts Goes Behind the Bar

By  September 23, 2014

EmmaRobertsBaubleBarActress Emma Roberts is Bauble Bar’s latest celebrity Guest Bartender. Roberts’ 19-style collection launches on BaubleBar.com today and the pieces retails from $18 to $150. The Guest Bartender as Told by Emma Roberts is the e-tailer’s largest campaign yet, and will see multiple deliveries of baubles over the next three months. Additionally, a 10-piece holiday assortment is set to roll out in early November. The actress will star in a supporting campaign (behind the scenes shot in the photo on the right), and engage with her followers to promote the new collection using #AsToldByEmma on social media.

Style Snaps: September 22, 2014

By  September 22, 2014

JloPostImgEvery 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.

We’re kind of paying more attention to Jennifer Lopez‘s butt right now with the release of the full video for “Booty,” but we’ll still muse about her perfect denim on denim outfit. Hair up, shades on, lips bright: she’s got this look down pat. For those of you nervous about taking on the Canadian tuxedo trend, take notes on this one. Now, back to that music video…

Editor’s Pick: Ryan Porter’s Custom Arm Party

By  September 22, 2014

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.

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We all need daily reminders. Positive messages and personal memos that keep us moving forward. One that can keep my arm party going, well, that’s a plus.

After stumbling upon Ryan Porter’s customizable bracelets, I knew I’d struck gold. Their designs update the beaded wonders of grammar school into wears that truly bear your signature. Each piece can be one-of-a-kind: you choose the band, pendants (if any), and, most importantly, the mantra. Sure, there are ready-to-wear pieces of beaded jewelry available to buy, but in a world where standing out is “in,” your personal touch is preferred.

My own gold-filled Ryan Porter bracelet reads OPTIMA, or the best, also known as my “Be like Bey” philosophy. Because she’s the best. And that’s the goal over here… but I digress.

Above all, my Ryan Porter creation is delicate enough to join my daily bling wears. The older I’ve grown, the more “less is more” rings true. Timeless studs and simple hoops trump dangly earrings, precious metal midi rings beat cocktail ones, and I’d stack several delicate chains over an over exaggerated bib any day. So when it comes to my bracelet bling, glamming it yourself might be your best bet. — Angel Lenise

Ryan Porter Gold-Filled Chain, available for $52 at ShopRyanPorter.com

Style Scoop: Coach’s Dreamy Fall Campaign (Round 2), Romeo Beckham Scores Burberry…Again, Fashion Police Will Live On

By  September 22, 2014

StyleScoopSept22Coach debuted its second marketing push for the fall collection—a campaign called “Coach Dreamers.” This leg of its fall campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson, features four up-and-coming talents: singers Banks and Zoe Kravitz, Odeya Rush and Christopher Abbott. To creative director Stuart Vevers, “The ‘Coach Dreamers’ talks to a different part of our audience and says something different with the clothes.” [Glam Inbox]

It turns out that being photogenic kind of runs in the Beckham family. Son of Victoria and David Beckham, Romeo, appears in his second campaign for Burberry. A spokesperson for the brand told Fashionista that the campaign will drop in November, but remained tight-lipped about who else will co-star. [Fashionista]

E!’s Fashion Police will live on, with Joan Rivers’ legacy as its driving force. The late Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, confirmed during Fashion Police: Remembering Joan special that the show will continue. “We’re going to hit pause for a little while, but Fashion Police will be back in January,” she said. There’s no word yet on who might try to fill the irreplaceable comedian’s shoes. [Vanity Fair]

As Nicky Hilton sets off to promote her book 365 Style, the 30-year-old is unveiling a capsule collection with Canada’s eLuxe. The e-tailer manufactures products for a variety of bloggers, influences and actresses. This collection will include baby-doll dresses and body-con sheaths with mesh detail. Hilton has been designing handbags, accessories and her own fashion brand for the past 15 years. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Business of Fashion has released its list of the 500 most influential people in fashion. The list is made of up figures from all countries and all sides of the industry. Anna Wintour and Cara Delevingne might be two of the most widely-recognized name on this list, but they’ve got exceptional company in the form of executives, designers, founders and directors. [Business of Fashion]

Style Scoop: Giuseppe Zanotti Turns 20, Sam Smith Channels Frank Sinatra in Calvin Klein, Kendall Responds to Bullying Rumors

By  September 19, 2014

StyleScoopSept19It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll themed anniversary celebration for Giuseppe Zanotti. The shoe designer will unveil a second capsule collection celebrating his brand’s 20th anniversary at the same time that he presents his spring-summer 2015 collection in Milan. The range will be available in December, and consists of styles dedicated to the likes of Michael Jackson, Christophe Decarnin (former Balmain creative director) and, you guessed it, Kim Kardashian West. [Women’s Wear Daily]

British crooner Sam Smith kicked off his 2014 North American tour, throughout which he will be clad in custom Calvin Klein suits. The singer’s looks will be inspired by his style mantra: “Simple, classic and timeless.” If you’re planning on seeing him perform, don’t be surprised if he reminds you of a certain singer named Frank Sinatra—Smith cites him as his fashion icon. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Well, is it true? Kendall Jenner—we mean, Kendall posted a photo on Instagram accompanied by the caption “you can’t sit with us.” As any self-respecting female millennial knows, this quote is from Mean Girls, which Jenner cryptically referenced as a result of swirling rumors that she was bullied backstage during Fashion Week. True or not, she pretty much killed it this season. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Anja Rubik is the face of Forever 21′s The Outerwear Edit, a fall campaign featuring the retailer’s outerwear collection. The collection focuses on four key trends, including oversized, luxe boho, minimalist and textured incorporating trenches, faux furs and soft weaters in an array of lengths and color palette of camels, pale pinks and prints. The collection launches today globally in stores and online. [Glam Inbox]

Alibaba, essentially the Chinese version of eBay, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning after pricing shares at $68 a piece Thursday night. Shares in Alibaba opened almost 30% higher this morning. Its IPO of $21.8 billion makes it the highest-valued internet company at the time of its public debut, surpassing the $17.8 billion raised by Visa’s 2008 IPO and Facebook’s $16 billion in 2012, making it the biggest U.S. IPO in history. [Fortune]

Narciso Rodriguez Is Honored as Vanidades’ 2014 Iconic Man of Style

By  September 19, 2014

NarcisoRodriguezIconsAfter seeing his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week, there’s no doubt in our mind that Narciso Rodriguez is an “Icon of Style.” At Thursday evening’s Icons of Style Awards hosted by Vanidades magazine, Rodriguez was granted the highest honor for his outstanding contributions to the fashion landscape.

Notable guests including Rita Moreno (recipient of Iconic Woman of Style Lifetime Achievement Award), Thalía (recipient of Icon of Style Award for Music & Entertainment), Maria Cornejo, Catherine Malandrino and Selenis Leyva of Orange is the New Black helped celebrate the designer and other honorees over cocktails and seated dinner reception. We got a few words in with the (incredibly humble) man of the hour, whose take on fashion is refreshing and honest.

What do you do when New York Fashion Week is over? Uhh…collapse! We usually work for a month—six weeks—every day, night and day. It’s stressful hours, so when you’re finished you just need to sit down. I had a weekend and then we got right back on it. We launched a new fragrance yesterday, which was a huge event and preparing the next collection already. We never stop.

What sort of “goal” do you have in mind when you set out to design a collectionLately, the goals have changed for me. I want to create pieces that are incredibly desirable and covetable. I want to create things that every woman, no matter what age or body type says, “I want that, I love that, I need that.” I think those are the things that designers create that are the most influential because they’re the ones that create the most emotion.

Why is this this shift from aspirational to attainable fashion happening? Fashion and the beauty of fashion is that it’s always shifting. Sometimes it’s for the young, sometimes it’s more for an elegant, older woman. Sometimes it’s for the lady, sometimes it’s attainable, sometimes it’s aspirational—but it’s always exciting. And that is the part of fashion that we all love.

What’s the one thing that completes a woman’s outfitHer personality.