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How to Wear Slouchy-Chic Styles

By  January 28, 2015

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There’s nothing sloppy about being slouchy according to the spring 2015 runway. Taut and tailored took a side seat as oversized ensembles and loose layering proved to be a reoccurring idea this season. The trend showed up at Tibi, Chanel, and Barbara Bui, just 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 oversized 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 sized silhouettes is key. If you’re doing a lot of slouchy styles, than elongate the look with sleek heels and dainty jewelry. If you’re focusing on only one oversized piece, then pair it with slimmer styles for balance.

3. Mix up aesthetics as well. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, So Glam: J.Crew's New Jewelry Line

By  January 26, 2015

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Have you taken a peek at J.Crew’s latest jewelry collection? I have to admit, it had been a while since I browsed their selection, as historically, I’ve associated J.Crew with the showier, bright statement jewelry that’s not necessarily a fit for everyday. Recently though, they’ve been debuting many pieces that are a lot more toned down and could be worn to the office, on a date, and beyond. I was especially taken with their collection of simple, minimalistic shapes that had shape angles and a super geometric vibe. What do you think? Could you see yourself adding any of these to your collection?

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1. Shaped Choker, $98
2. Sliced Ring, $55
3. Shaped Dome Ring, $66
4. Sloped Cuff Bracelet
5. Sliced Cuff Bracelet, $78

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.

My Boyfriend's Closet: Tighty Whitey

By  January 23, 2015

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Let’s talk underwear. Men get shorts – loose, tight and all different versions of white cotton. And what do we get? Thongs. That’s right, thongs. Why is it that in all sartorial related realms, men have it easier? If you ask us, Calvin Klein has been doing it right all along. Women in boy shorts. Sexy and comfortable. We call that a win, win and the ultimate score from the male closet.

Just call us Kate Moss, because we’ll be spending our weekend lounging around the house in a pair of these:

1. Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Boy Shorts, $22
2. Splendid Essential Boy Shorts, $30
3. Gap Floral-trim Girlshorts, $13

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.

Sheer Perfection: Styling See-Through For Winter

By  January 23, 2015

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With chilly winds a winter staple, the mere thought of wearing sheer this season can make a girl shiver. Why would we invite the cold to touch our skin via see-through inserts and such? Isn’t that just plain foolishness?

Yes, and no, fierce-fashionista. Depends on how your don it. Elie Saab, Givenchy, Delpozo, Marc Jacobs, and Valentino all brought organza, mesh, and more gauzy garbs down the winter 2014 runway, so we’re following in their footsteps. We’re here with five examples of how you can actually make sheer styles work for winter, all thanks to a little layering, some unique pieces, and a creative style-eye.