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


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


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


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


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.

Style Scoop: Cara Delevingne Revamps Tag Heuer, VS Pink's Date Bra, C. Wonder Files For Bankruptcy

By  January 23, 2015

StyleScoopJan23In a surprising move, Tag Heuer tapped Cara Delevingne for its latest campaign push. Following in the wakes of celebrity ambassadors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Lewis Hamilton, and Maria Sharapova, it’s clear that Delevingne is bringing something different to the brand, which has revived its “#DontCrackUnderPressure” tagline. “We needed someone disruptive yet elevant like Cara to open our minds to the brashness and boldness of today’s youth,” said CEO Jean-Claude Biver. “Tag Heuer has set its sights on ‘It-ness,’ and Cara is just the person to help us get there.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

In time for Valentine’s Day, Victoria’s Secret PINK has a brand-new bra dedicated to the best dates ever. The PINK Date Bra is a balconet push-up complete with lace and convertible double straps, making it perfect for whatever Valentine’s Day has in store for you. Offered in bright and neon colors (and a true red, obvs), the Date Bra is on sale in Victoria’s Secret stores now, so go find your perfect date bra! [Glam Inbox]

Just a few days into 2015, C. Wonder announced that it’d be closing all its stores—and on Thursday, the company filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey. According to a statement, a “combination of market pressures and mounting operating costs” led the brand to seek Chapter 11 protection. The e-commerce site has shut down, but the four NYC-area stores remain open in order to liquidate all inventory. [Fashionista]

Karl Lagerfeld revealed a striking ad campaign for his spring 2015 collection, featuring Kendall Jenner. The model of the moment poses in the “Karl is Kolor” campaign alongside Ming XiSasha Luss, and Baptiste Giabiconi in a series of all black-and-white photos. Appropriately, the brightly colored handbags and accessories remain in color, taking center stage in the ads. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Beyoncé does not appreciate cheesy plays on her name. Queen Bey caught wind of mugs featuring the word “Feyoncé,” which were being sold to recently-engaged couples on Etsy—and she was not happy. Her lawyers sent a letter to the crafting website telling them to back off. Needless to say, you can’t buy them anymore, but other “Feyoncé” items are still on sale. [TMZ]

Jean-Paul Goude has designed the set for Schiaparelli’s couture shows in Paris, which take place on Monday. The photographer (who most recently and notoriously captured Kim Kardashian’s #BreakTheInternet moment for Paper Magazine) has a personal connection to the house via his mother, who was always talking about it. [Women’s Wear Daily]

MAKE / WEAR / READ: January

By  January 22, 2015

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MAKE:  Spiralized veggie noodles! Have you tried this trend yet? Here’s a great place to start: zucchini noodles with fire roasted tomato and almond pesto.

WEAR: Everything from L.A.-based line J.O.A. Their new pieces for spring feel fresh and fun (I love this skirt and this romper), and their winter pieces are all currently on sale!

READ: This great essay on a teenager’s view of social media. Do you use it the same way? And do you feel old now?

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.

Style Scoop: Vince Camuto Passes Away, Andre Leon Talley’s ODLR Exhibit, Rihanna Beats Topshop

By  January 22, 2015


Vince Camuto passed away Wednesday at age 78 at his home in Greenwich, Conn. after a battle with cancer. Camuto was one of the founders of the Nine West footwear line, along with his former business partner, Jerome Fisher. His empire consisted of a number of brands across many categories under the Camuto Group. He told WWD in 2014, “Our motto is, ‘You can do whatever you want in this company and you can grow very quickly.’” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Andre Leon Talley will pay homage to legendary designer Oscar de la Renta in an exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art. The exhibit will include 70 de la Renta ensembles, including designs he made for Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Sarah Jessica Parker. For Talley, the project was “a work of joy and wonderful pleasure because Oscar was a very close friend of mine and also a mentor.” The exhibit opens February 5. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Remember when Topshop sold a T-shirt with Rihanna’s picture on it and she took them to court? Well, Britain’s Court of Appeal confirmed an earlier decision that the retailer did, in fact, infringe on the singer’s rights by selling a T-shirt with her photo on it. The reasoning was that that “the item was damaging to Rihanna’s ‘goodwill’ and represented a loss of control over her reputation in the ‘fashion sphere.’” [Women’s Wear Daily]

IfOnly is partnering with brands including Prabal Gurung, Marchesa, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Valentino to bring bespoke, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to fashion enthusiasts during Fashion Week. IfOnly is an experiential marketplace that donates a portion of its proceeds to charities. If you want to experience Fashion Week like never before, head over to the website to check out the incredible behind-the-scenes opportunities these designers are offering. [Glam Inbox]

Chanel is bringing its Metiers d’Art show stateside on March 31—after it was held in an 18th century palace in Austria last month—to present the collection to New York clients and press. Then, it’s off to Rome and Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza for cruise on May 4. [Women’s Wear Daily]

10 Not-So-Neutral Pieces to Add to Your Winter Wardrobe

By  January 21, 2015


Winter dressing might be all about piling on the basics in the interest of keeping warm, but sometimes it’s easy to get lost in all those boring layers. In the interest of spicing things up a bit this season (in more ways than one), consider picking up a few pieces that are simultaneously warm and eye-catching. Work these babies in with the rest of your already well-established winter wardrobe, and you won’t have to worry about blending into the background of city streets full of puffer jackets and snow boots.



Target Pumps Up Its Plus Size Section with Ava & Viv

By  January 21, 2015


The plus size set is seeing a big change from the Bullseye. After announcing an expanded range of sizes for the upcoming Lily Pulitzer for Target, the retailer has announced a new clothing line called Ava & Viv that’s sure to stand out.

Target listened to consumers who wanted chicer selections in expanded sizes, not only online but on shelves as well. The new line will offer a slew of bold basics and trendy must-try’s starting this February. Fresh selections will be served up every month with prices ranging from $10 to $79.99 – perfect for the babe on a budget.

Given the controversies the brand has faced with the fuller-figured fashionistas in the past, Target linked up with some of the best plus size bloggers, including Nicolette Mason, Chastity Garner, Gabi Gregg, to get their approval on the new looks. “It’s really wonderful as a consumer to know that a brand is listening,” Mason said. “I think the girl who will wear it is someone who wants to be seen and she wants to be noticed and have fun with her clothes.” 

As Gregg explained the styling the for the look book, “I asked [Target] if we could do a cool track pant and add a little blazers for some of the prints because the prints were so great; I wanted them in every piece.” We have a feeling we will too!

Go behind the scenes of the look book shoot by checking out the video below: