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Style Scoop: Dolce & Gabbana’s Love Letter, & Other Stories Calls on Garance Dore, Club Monaco Launches “The Pieces”

By  September 18, 2014

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are far from strangers, and definitely have been more than pen pals in the 30 years since they started their eponymous label. But that didn’t stop Gabbana from penning an open love letter to Dolce because “I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between there has never been a need to many words.” The letter was published in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as a part of The Festival of Letters that is currently taking place in Milan. While you wait for their Milan show to debut, it’s worth a read. [Vogue]

As the sister brand to H&M, & Other Stories is soon to step on the New York fashion scene and make a major splash. While Swedish singer Lykke Li and stylist Ada Kokosar have already collaborated with the brand, we’re really excited about Garance Doré’s involvement with the brand. The photographer and illustrator photographed pieces from & Other Stories to celebrate the Soho shop’s grand opening on October 17. [Refinery 29]

Club Monaco introduces an accessories line today called The Pieces. Inspired by the jewelry and bags Club Monaco designers would wear, the collection is curated from new and innovative designers around the world. The designers’ collection approaches and aesthetics were influenced by their art, architecture, atmospherics, history, music and landscapes. It’s available in-store and online. [Glam Inbox]

British online and catalogue retailer Boden is making an editorial push with a new digital platform called The Great Boden Diaries. The site (boden.co.uk/diaries) will spotlight content written by Boden’s editor, touching on style and culture inspiration and interviews with creative. Lifestyle bloggers are also contributing to the site, which was driven by customers’ reaction to “real women” in its designs. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo will begin offering fellowships to Japanese students studying at Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The funds will come from Uniqlo and from a personal donation by Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing. According to Yanai, “innovation lies at the intersection of design and business management. I look forward to seeing talent young people from Japan transform their aspirations into reality on the global stage.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Editor’s Pick: Lane Bryant’s Embroidered Floral Chemise by Sophie Theallet

By  September 18, 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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“Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?” Though Jean Harlow said it first, it still applies today…and I’m not talking about sweatpants.

Everyone, regardless of size, deserves to look and feel sexy, and Sophie Theallet is here to help. The designer recently partnered with Lane Bryant to create a series of sultry essentials to spice up your undie drawer. While the bras and underwear add an extra boost of confidence under your everyday ensembles, the embroidered chemise serves as a little something to slip into at the end of the day. The empire waist and deep V-neck are sure to flatter any figure while the floral satin and flirty ruffle balance the sexy with a little sweetness.

Move over Victoria’s Secret, the plus-size set are ready to play! – Valis Vicenty

LaneBryant.com, $89.95

Katie Holmes To Direct Mother-Daughter Drama

By  September 18, 2014

KatieHolmesDirectorKatie Holmes and Suri make up one of our favorite Hollywood mother-daughter duos. And with the brand new role the actress is taking on, we have to imagine that she’s kept that special relationship in mind.

Holmes will direct (and also star in) her first film, based on the Annie Weatherwax book All We Had, about a poverty-stricken mother and daughter. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do,” Holmes said. “These characters are unique…Their dialogue is so honest and that’s not always seen on-screen between mother and daughter. I think it has the potential to feel like movies that inspired me when I was growing up, like Alice Doesn’t live Here Anymore and Terms of Endearment.”

We can’t wait to see what comes of her directorial debut!

6 Steps to Nailing the Perfect Layered Look

By  September 18, 2014

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As a stylist, I get a lot of questions on the topic of layering. It can sometimes be really difficult to figure out what looks good and what doesn’t. There is also that age old conundrum, how do I look cool, stylish, as opposed to bulky and overdone? Then there are the women who are afraid to layer their clothes for the fear of looking bigger than they actually are. The layering universe can be a scary place, I get it.

Here’s the good news, a perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a proportional silhouette. Rocking lots of layers also helps manage falls tricky temperatures (wake up and its 45 degrees, come lunch time its 70) because you can strip down or add to depending on the weather.

I’ve got a few tips that will help you layer like a champ come fall.

Step 1: Start with Basics

For the first layer, stick to the basics. I suggest a solid neutral, lightweight top that can go with anything! Keep it somewhat fitted to keep your shape looking slim.

Step 2: Add a Sweater

You’ve nailed step 1, now just throw on your favorite knit sweater or soft cardigan. Make sure its a fine knit, we still want to keep the silhouette nice and tight.

Step 3: Add Jacket … and belt it

Now toss on a jacket or a blazer and belt it.The belt is a key ingredient here. It locks in the layers and shows off your fabulous waist.

Step 4: Pants, please!

Pick your poison when it comes to your bottoms but make sure you they flatter your figure. My favorite for fall is a pair of great leather leggings. Why? Well they are warm and a perfect for step 5 …

Step 5: Boots 

Tall boots scream fall and act as a layer over your pants. Tall boots work best with skinny jeans or leather leggings.

Step 6: Accessorize 

Step 6 is where you can really have some fun. Fall will add some depth and visual interest to your look without making you too hot. Try cute beanie or a fedora, an interested scarf, or layered jewelry to give your look that always necessary finishing touch.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.

Style Snaps: September 17, 2014

By  September 17, 2014

BeyJayParisEvery 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.

Despite what rumors might be swirling about their relationship, we can’t get enough of Bey and Jay—especially since seeing their epic On The Run tour. Now that they’re gallivanting through Europe together following the end of the tour, we’ve got a close eye on them. We’re not necessarily saying that Beyoncé is or isn’t preggers; we’re not even going to go ahead and pick one side or the other on the divorce controversy. But we will say that this is one well-dressed couple.

 

 

 

 

Editor's Pick: Keep Collective Customizable Bracelet

By  September 17, 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. keep collective Amidst the Fashion Week madness, editors and other attendees find a bit of pampering and some much needed peace thanks to the slew of style stops set up around the city. I made sure to use a break between runway shows to visit the New York Fashion Week Lounge at the Empire Hotel where I got to recharge my struggling cell phone via the handful of Happy Plugs provided, create a Bite Beauty lipstick at the brand’s mobile lip station, and, being the bling obsessed glam girl I am, create my very own unique KEEP Collective bracelet–an accessory I’ll be sporting before anyone else!

It’s not an exclusive sort of thing or anything; KEEP Collective just hasn’t officially launched yet. As of January 2015, though, the line will be sold through independent KEEP Representatives at social trunk shows as well as online at www.keep-collective.com … you know, Stella & Dot style. That’s KEEP Collective’s mother brand, actually. Embracing the motto “Life Celebrated,” the KEEP Collective staff encouraged me to express my individuality and one of a kind story through the creation of my customized wrap bracelet. From the leather, metal, and mesh bands, I chose gold mesh and then added a square touchstone as the centerpiece, detailed with a series of different bars on both sides. Becca Tobin, Danielle Brooks, and Tinsley Mortimer stopped by too to design their own personalized bracelet. I wonder what details they each chose to decorate with?

Mesh bracelet in gold, $59
Charms/locks/keys/stones, prices vary

Style Scoop: Hollywood’s Top 25 Red Carpet Designers, The Full “Scandal” Collection Look Book, Nick Cannon Will Wear $2M Shoes

By  September 17, 2014

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Awards season is one of our favorite times of the year—but honestly, it’s not really because of the awards ceremonies. We all know that the clothes that make their way onto the red carpet at awards shows are just as important as the stars wearing them—a phenomenon that came to fruition in the 1990s. Ever wonder which designers fall into Hollywood’s top 25 faves? Check ‘em out. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Have you always wished that Olivia Pope’s wardrobe could be yours? Well, you’re in luck, because The Limited’s inspired-by-Scandal collection (designed in collaboration with Kerry Washington herself!) hits stores September 23—but the look book is here now. Filled with polished dresses and structured coats, there’s nothing you won’t want from this collection. [Glam Chic]

Who needs jewelry when you can wear diamonds on your shoes? Not Nick Cannon, apparently, who will be wearing diamond-and-white-gold-encrusted loafers worth $2M on America’s Got Talent on Wednesday night. The world’s “Most Valuable Pair of Shoes” was designed by Jason Arasheben, founder of Jason of Beverly Hills. The Tom Ford loafers have more than 14,000 full-cut white diamonds on them. How’s that for flashy? [Page Six]

Interior design pro Jonathan Adler is venturing into eyewear with a women’s collection due out in March 2015. The line will include sunglasses, readers and optical frames and retail for $58-195. Adler said, “I’m obsessed with eyewear. It fits my world perfectly.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Though the summer is over, Havaianas is extending it for as long as possible. The flip-flop brand is moving into its first New York City retail store in the heart of Times Square. The 350-square-foot store will feature a huge assortment of classic flip-flops in addition to an “Embellish Your Own Havaianas” section, where customers can customize their sandals with charms and pins. We can’t wait for vacation season! [Women’s Wear Daily]

Michelle Obama’s Fashion Education Workshop

By  September 17, 2014

MichelleObamaFashionWorkshopSince her first public appearance as First Lady years ago, Michelle Obama has always made a fashion statement. Whether she chose an evening gown by a young designer or an outfit from J. Crew, everyone always wanted to know what she was wearing. It’s this dedication to the fashion industry that prompted her to host a White House event that connects fashion students from Washington, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania with leading fashion professionals.

The Fashion Education Workshop is meant “to bring members of the fashion industry to the White House and enlighten, educate and mentor the next generation of fashion leaders,” according to an e-mail written by White House social secretary Jeremy Bernard. Though a handful of invited guests have politely declined, Maria Cornejo, Prabal Gurung, Reed Krakoff and Bibhu Mohapatra will be some of the designers in attendance. The five-hour event will include individual workshops, a luncheon featuring remarks by the First Lady and a panel discussion. Afterwards, Obama will host a Celebration of Design reception along with other designers and fashion executives likely including Naeem Khan, Jason Wu, Thom Browne, Diane von Furstenberg and Thakoon Panichgul and executives from Jimmy Choo and Talbots.

First Look: The Limited Collection Inspired by "Scandal"

By  September 17, 2014

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It’s finally here, Scandal fans! Feast your eyes on The Limited’s Olivia Pope-inspired collection, structured coats and all. With the season 4 premiere just around the corner (September 25, people!), it’s only appropriate that we start getting into the Scandal mentality–which starts with our wardrobe, of course.

Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Dress Unveiled!

By  September 17, 2014

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Lauren Conrad dished the dreamy details on her romantic wedding in the pages of Us Weekly mere days after saying “I do” to her beau William Tell.

The bride walked down the aisle in a custom Badgley Mischka ivory Chantilly lace gown with a 10-foot train, which she paired with a delicate veil and a bejeweled hairpin. the designers even shared the inspiring mood board and sketches they created for the dress below. Tell looked debonair in a Jonathan Behr tuxedo and bow tie. “I don’t know that I have ever been as happy as I was walking down that aisle,” the Paper Crown designer told the glossy. “It was amazing!”

Conrad worked closely with friend and wedding planner Cassandra Herschenfeld for the rustic and romantic affair, which was held at a boutique winery in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. The pair said their vows as the sun set surrounded by white blossoms and an intimate group of friends and family, including bridesmaid Lo Bosworth, Stephen Coletti, and Frankie Delgado. Guests received bottles of wine as welcome gifts and were invited to dine on gourmet food and snap pictures in a photobooth during the reception that went on well into the night, followed by a casual brunch the next morning. As she told Martha Stewart Weddings, “I think that weddings are about celebrating, and you want everyone to feel comfortable.” 

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