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Editor’s Pick: Chloé Ballerina Flats

By  July 29, 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.

EditorsPickChloeEver since ballet flats became a thing, I’ve been wearing them. Maybe it has to do with my passion for dance, or perhaps it’s just my love of sartorial simplicity. Either way, ballet flats have always been a staple of mine.

Of course, with every flat shoe comes another set of complaints. But after endless amounts of blisters and plenty of scratched-up heels, I’ve finally found the ballet flat to end all ballet flats. My nude Chloé flats are seriously the perfect shoe: the dainty scalloped edges make them totally feminine, but the neutral hue and impossibly soft leather keep them practical. Needless to say, I wear them with anything, for any occasion—that being said, I protect them against all things dirty, wet or otherwise threatening. They are just too precious.

Certainly, my Chloé babies are one item in my closet that I know I’ll never get sick of, and they’re just about the most comfortable flats I’ve ever worn. Beyond that, they’re simple, chic and understated, which is how I tend to dress and accessorize—surely, it won’t surprise you to learn that they’re actually called the “Lauren.” Someone very wise said, “if the shoe fits…buy it in every color,” and I think I just might. -Lauren Kaplan

Chloé Lauren Ballerina Flats, $459

Style Snaps: July 29, 2014

By  July 29, 2014

GagaBennettposEvery 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 know what you’re thinking: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are the most unlikely pair. But with singing careers as strong as theirs, a joint performance means something epic. The two arrived at Lincoln Center on Monday evening for their live performance of “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live.” The pair will be releasing a collaborative jazz album, also called Cheek to Cheek, to be released this fall. Something tells us that this might, in fact, be an incredible musical match.

Style Scoop: BaubleBar Raises $10 Million, Blake Lively isn’t Preserving her Wedding Dress, Rue La La Goes Gilt?

By  July 29, 2014

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Baubles, baubles, baubles rockin’ everywhere–especially now that the online jewelry retailer has raised $10 million in their latest round of funding! The funding round was led mostly by Chris Burch and Burch Creative Capital, you know, Tory Burch’s ex-husband and brand co-founder. He’s had quite a bit of experience considering he’s the founder of C. Wonder, an investor in Bib + Tuck, Trendabl, and Vaunte. “He definitely brings something new to the table in terms of experience and expertise,” BaubleBar co-founder Daniella Yacobovsky said. “The folks he’s capable of connecting us to… we’re just starting to chat with his network.” [Fashionista]

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Blake Lively didn’t give us a peek at her wedding dress on her new lifestyle site, Preserve. In an introductory video on the site, the actress spliced together clips of people fulfilling their dreams. There was a woman featured in the video wearing a gown that resembled Lively’s  custom Marchesa wedding gown, leading viewers to speculate if it was the actress on her special day. Sorry, it’s not. “The video that Blake put up is not Blake and that’s not her wedding dress,” a rep said. “It is a beautiful dress though!” [US Weekly]

Rue La La has Gilt Groupe’s eye and apparently the latter is looking to acquire the former. Rue La La is priced around $400 million and JPMorgan Chase & Co is reportedly on tap to advise a potential sale. In 2008, e-commence and marketing services company GSI Commerce acquired Rue La La for $350 million and three years later eBay purchased the flash sale site. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Madewell denim is, well, made well. To prove it, J.Crew’s sister retailer is showing the proper way to wear their 47 new styles of denim they’re offering this fall with instructions like slip, zip, turn, and most importantly, prepare for compliments. [The Cut]

Meet Jen7, the Latest from 7 For All Mankind

By  July 29, 2014

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The denim experts at 7 For All Mankind are launching a new line, Jen7, developed to appeal to sophisticated, self-assured modern women.

According to the brand, the collection is for the new wave of fashion-conscious customers who want to merge luxury and casual attire. “This is a brand by women for women,” said Peggi Jewell, Vice President of Product. “Jen7 is the only jean this woman will ever need. She was our first customer and it’s about time that a pair of jeans is designed specifically for her. She’s worth it.”

The collection launches Fall 2014 and will be priced $175- $215. Click the image above to see the entire collection.

Editor's Pick: Lana Jewelry's Magic Gold Hoops

By  July 29, 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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I used to be a big fan of hoop earrings, but when statement necklaces and arm parties became the trend of the moment, I put away my hoops in favor of dainty studs. It’s all about balance, in jewelry and in life.

These days, my wrists are generally free of adornment, save for a black hair tie used for evenings at the gym, staying true to my #HealthyObsessions. As for my necklace of choice, I’ve opted for a simple initial chain from Maya Brenner for the past three years, gifted to me by a close friend. Given my minimal accessories, I figured it was time to dive back into the earring waters and find a new pair of hoops to love.

I quickly fell for a thin gold pair that easily made their way into my every day attire. I knew these gold hoops would quickly become a staple in my outfits in the city, but they surprised me even more on a recent trip to Montauk. Though I’m not usually one to opt for beach jewelry, unlike my counterpart, Nola, I wore my gold hoops to the beach for a lazy Sunday afternoon of lounging. I quickly found (thanks to this selfie) just how well they paired with my new Triangl bikini, bronze tan thanks to a summer of #Wanderlust, and that staple necklace. These new hoops officially brought back my old school accessory game, in a big way. - Bianca Posterli

Lana Jewelry’s Large Flat Magic Hoops, $430

Get Carried Away with Cynthia Rowley

By  July 29, 2014

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Cynthia Rowley is quickly becoming our go-to designer for all things chic and sporty.

So luckily for us, today Women’s Wear Daily reported that the designer signed a licensing agreement with Highline United for a collection of women’s contemporary handbags, making their debut Spring 2015.

Her initial offerings will boast a collection of minaudieres, satchels, totes, and backpacks priced $175 to $450.

“I’m thrilled to now be able to offer handbags that have the same pretty and sporty attributes as our apparel collection,” Rowley told WWD. This collection is a first for Highline United, too.

“We wanted Cynthia Rowley as our first handbag designer because of the exciting prints and innovative materials she uses in her women’s ready-to-wear collection,” said the company’s president Kenny Horowitz.

Cynthia, we can’t wait to get carried away with you!

Peace Out: Get Vanessa Hudgens’ Laid-Back Beachy Look

By  July 29, 2014

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It might be tough to decide which young music-loving starlet was the queen of Coachella this season, but one thing for sure: Vanessa Hudgens’ hair makes her a top contender. Between her tousled waves, flowing caftan, and piled-on jewels, Hudgens’ style is spot-on Coachella–and truly beachy. Not only is the ’70s-inspired look a favorite among celebrities like Hudgens–it ruled the runways during spring and fall fashion weeks. So you know what that means: The done-but-undone wavy style is here for summer, and here to stay.

And what’s the best part about this look? You’ll need to use only a couple of products—plus your hippie-centric outfit of choice. No matter your hair’s natural texture, you can achieve this easy look. A sea salt spray like Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray is a must for any type of hair: Spritz it on wet or dry hair and throw your hair into a bun to let it air-dry, or help it out with a blast from a blow dryer. Let your hair down and shake it out, using your fingers to break up the waves into loose, carefree waves. Then, throw on that caftan, slip on some sandals, and top it all off with a pair of sunglasses and you’ll be just about as beach-chic as it gets without actually setting foot on the sand.

1. BCBG Max Azria Izabel Maxi Caftan, $398
2. The Row Round Sunglasses, $413
3. Paul Andrew Persica T-Strap Ankle-Wrap Sandals, $389
4. De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray With Black Fig, $3.47
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Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Freestyle, $20
6. Reed Krakoff RDK Leather Hobo Bag, $1,590
7. Jennifer Meyer Gold and Diamond Hammered Ring, $825

What to Wear on a Cruise

By  July 28, 2014

Summer provides plenty of opportunities to get away, but there’s nothing quite as decadent as hitting the high seas on a cruise. From formal nights to on-shore excursions, there’s an endless list of activities and plenty of excuses to dress to impress. If the thought of what to pack is making you sea sick with worry, fear not! After spying a slew of chic ensembles on board the Celebrity Summit, I’ve found a few pieces to pack so you can step up your style before you set sail.

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Day:
1. Parker Exclusive Kisa Cut Out Back Printed Maxi Dress, available at Intermix.com for $298
2. Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Cross Body Bag, available at Amazon.com for $296.25
3. Kate Spade New York Aurora Cross Strap Sandals, available at ShopBop.com for $138.60

Formal Night:

4. Tibi ColorBlock Paneled Jumpsuit in Biscotti, available at Tibi.com for $495
5. Olympia Le-Tan Multi-Cotton Boussole Clutch, available at Avenue32.com for $636
6. Midnight Bouquet Bib Necklace, available at BaubleBar.com for $56
7. L.A.M.B. Larson Sandals, available at Bluefly.com for $211

Swim:

8. Sun N Sand Striped Canvas Robe Tote, available at Kohls.com for $46
9. Mara Hoffan Cosmic Long-Line Top and Hipsters, available at Anthropologie.com for $132 and $102, respectively
10. Wildfox Catfarer Deluxe Sunglasses in Crystal, available at Wildfox.com for $179
11. Havaianas Slim Fresh Pop-Up Flip Flops in White, available at Havaianas.com for $28 

Style Snaps: July 28, 2014

By  July 28, 2014

JAlbaPostimgEvery 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.

It turns out that comics aren’t just for “nerds” anymore. In fact, the women that walked the red carpet at Comic-Con International 2014 proved that they’re for bona-fide fashionistas, too. Among the comic-book-worthy looks we’ve spotted thus far, Jessica Alba‘s patterned skirt and hairdo made her a standout this weekend. Oh, her superhero-status abs helped, too.

 

Style Scoop: Singers Are the New Supermodels, Surfboardt in Anna Sui, Step Into Harrods Shoe Heaven

By  July 28, 2014

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Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing is in the new wave of designers that embrace Zara and pop culture. “I’m really happy that Balmain is copied–when I did my Miami collection and we did the black and white checks, I knew they would be in Zara and H&M. But they did it in a clever way – they mixed a Céline shape with my Balmain print! Well done! I love that.”

Oh, and you heard it here first: singers are the new supermodels. “”When you look at an old Versace show, you loved the dress, but you loved Claudia Schiffer, you loved Cindy Crawford. Supermodels! With Rihanna you get that too. Today people are looking at Rihanna like they were looking at Naomi Campbell or Claudia… nobody wants to be a model, everybody wants to be a singer. That’s the new dream. I think having Rihanna in the campaign is like having Cindy Crawford of Christy Turlington, but for my generation.” [British Vogue]

Surfboardt, surfboardt. Anna Sui is teaming up with O’Neill to debut a 16-piece collection in April 2015, inspired by the Laurel Canyon from the 60s and 70s. “I have always been drawn toward the California free-spirited lifestyle, which is at the core of the O’Neill brand,” Sui said. “My Bohemian style translates into their surf culture and sportswear perfectly.” The collection will also feature Sui’s signature butterfly motif. [Fashion United]

Shoe lovers, welcome to mecca. Harrods will unveil at 42,square-foot suited dubbed, Harrods Shoe Heaven on August 1.  The area will sell shoes from fashion heavyweights like Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, and Valentino. “It’s the biggest project we have ever done at Harrods in terms of capital expenditure,” said Helen David, the store’s fashion director of women’s wear, accessories, fine jewelry and children’s wear. “Every department store worth its salt has a high-end department for [footwear], and this is how Harrods does a shoe hall.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Edie Campbell only agreed to walk in Marc Jacob’s final show for Louis Vuitton—nearly nude—because she had a few drinks. “I had quite a few mojitos by that point so I was just agreeing to anything,” the model said. “They said, ‘Perfect! Come to studio tomorrow so we can fit your jeweled thong’… I was exhausted—I’d had about six hours’ sleep in three days—and I couldn’t sit down while I was being painted. The guy painting the type just completely lost the plot and kept spelling words wrong, so would have to rub it out and start again. By the end I was being held up by two assistants. It was incredibly stressful.” [British Vogue]

Live in style in Miami courtesy of Fendi. The Italian fashion house is partnering with Château Group to develop Fendi Château Residences, a 12-story waterfront condo with 58 units at 9365 Collins Avenue that will open June 2016. “Fendi Château Residences further consolidate our ties in the luxury private property sector, in particular with a qualitative partner like Château Group,” said Fendi chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. “It fully expresses the codes, history and savoir-faire that characterize Fendi.” [Women’s Wear Daily]