Style Scoop: H&M’s Show Was Out of This World, Karl Lagerfeld Fetes Fur, Etsy's Enormous IPO

By  March 05, 2015

StyleScoopMar5H&M’s Paris show was out of this world—literally. Guests arriving at the Grand Palais were transported into a lunar landscape, which served as the backdrop to lots of photos in addition to, yes, a runway show. Models Caroline de Maigret, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid graced the catwalk as big names watched on. Solange Knowles, Noomi Rapace and “Uptown Funk” singer Mark Ronson were in the audience. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Karl Lagerfeld is a lot of things, but one thing he certainly is not is apologetic. The man (the myth, the legend) has accomplished a lot over the course of his career, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, he’s gearing up for a big Fendi haute fourreure event, and has something to say to the haters who are gonna hate (hate, hate, hate): “The problem with fur…For me, as long as people eat meat and wear leather, I don’t get the message. It’s very easy to say no fur, no fur, no fur, but it’s an industry. Who will pay for all the unemployment of the people if you suppress the industry of the fur?” And there’s more there that came from. [The New York Times]

Etsy—you know, that website where you can get literally anything from an Elsa costume to hand knitted socks—filed for an initial public offering that might end up being the largest for a New York-based tech company in 16 years. The company, which was founded in Brooklyn, disclosed its prospectus Wednesday morning with a $100 million placeholder. [Bloomberg]

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: Cara Delevingne’s big screen debut. The model-turned-actress demonstrates a little bit of what she’s got in the trailer for The Face of an Angel. Good or bad, you can bet we’ll be seeing this film when it hits US theaters in June. [YouTube]

Givenchy is the latest house to strike a deal with Safilo Group, effective January 1, 2016 and running through December 31, 2021. The Italian eyewear company will produce and distribute sunglasses and optical frames for the French couture and ready-to-wear house. Safilo Group produces eyewear for Dior, Fendi, Celine and Jimmy Choo. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Faces On The Newsstand: April 2015

By  March 05, 2015


As one issue closes, another one opens, and another still appears on the newsstand at the very same time: and so continues the cyclical production of fashion magazines. We can’t stop—won’t stop!—looking forward to the big reveal (whether it’s by way of Instagram, Twitter or otherwise leaked) of each publication’s cover girl. With every new month come a slew of awe-inspiring cover shots of fashion and entertainment’s most glamorous stars. Take a look at what this month’s glossies have in store.

Spring 2015, The Pantone Way

By  March 04, 2015


Spring is just barely around the corner, but while we’re waiting for the snow to just go away already, we’re shopping for the happiest of seasons. As pretty pastels and flirty florals make their comeback after an epic winter, we’re staying mindful of Pantone‘s forecasted spring shades. The inspiration behind the top 10 colors for women‘s wardrobes this spring was en plein air, yielding a collection of shades that are cool and soft for the most part, but is punctuated by a few subtle warm tones (come on, there’s no way you missed out on marsala madness). This season’s palette is pretty much a minimalist’s dream come true–but, truly, there’s something for everyone.


Style Scoop: Current & Elliot Are Back, Lauren Bacall: The Look, Farfetch Raises More Funds

By  March 04, 2015

StyleScoopMar4The designers behind Current/Elliot may have departed their namesake brand three years ago, but they’ve come back to denim with their new line, The Great Blue. It features half-a-dozen jean styles as well as denim jackets, shirts, dresses and overalls. Be on the lookout for cropped-to-the-ankle styles to show off shoes and work with swingy jackets and boxy blouses that are being shown for fall. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Before her death, Lauren Bacall donated 700 pieces from her collection of fine clothes to the Museum at FIT, some of which are now featured in the museum’s exhibit, “Lauren Bacall: The Look.” It focuses mainly on the actress’ 1960s and 1970s attire. This is the first exhibit devoted to Bacall’s style, complete with designs from YSL, Emmanuel Ungaro, Pierre Cardin, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior. [The Cut]

Ten months ago, Farfetch announced that it’s raised $66 million to finance its international expansion and extend a click-and-collect service, but the online marketplace just raised even more funds. Conde Nast International and Vitruvian Partners participated in Farfetch’s fifth round of funding, which garnered $86 million. The money will be used to launch new local language sites in German, Korean and Spanish, enter new markets and add suppliers from Japan and Australia to its roster of boutiques and brands. [Fashionista]

Uniqlo’s global “All-Product Recycling Initiative” is in full swing through March 15 across all stores. The retailer is accepting its own gently used products back from its customers to distribute them to organizations like St. Vincent De Paul in San Francisco and the New York Department of Homeless Services to help adults and children residing in shelters. [Glam Inbox]

Coach is opening its first flagship in Paris at 372-374 Rue Saint-Honoré to coincide with its 57 year anniversary celebrations, which begins in September. The store is meant to aid in the development of Coach’s European business in countries like France, the UK, Italy, and Germany. It will showcase the brand’s new “modern luxury” concept designed by creative director Stuart Vevers and Studio Sofield designer and president William Sofield. [Women’s Wear Daily]

André Leon Talley is off to San Francisco to stage the first major retrospective of the late Oscar de la Renta’s work through May 30. Talley recently curated a smaller exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Museum of Art last month.  [Women’s Wear Daily]

The Purrfect Cat Eye Sunglasses, Styled by Celebs

By  March 03, 2015


It’s safe to say that cat eye sunglasses have always been a classic, but they appear to be having quite the resurgence in the style scene, popping up on famous faces from LA to NYC. The cat eye shape is a classic, you can invest in a pair and rest assured they’ll never go out of style. For a more timeless look, pick a ’50s style pair with sharper edges like this pair from the vintage cat eye queen herself, Dita Von Teese. If you’re after a more modern vibe, go dramatic with a wide pair like these from Kamali Kulture. No matter which type you choose, cat eye has the ability to flatter pretty much every face.

Style Scoop: Kristen Stewart Embodies Chanel, Zac Posen Might Help Revive Charles James, and Christophe Lemaire Partners With Uniqlo

By  March 03, 2015

StyleScoopMar3Kristen Stewart stars in the latest Chanel campaign, which also features Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal. Stewart embodies the 11.12 in her frame of the black-and-white photo shoot, while Paradis channels The Girl Chanel and Dellal The Boy Chanel. The Twilight actress said it best: “For me, the iconic handbag is just like the House of Chanel, fundamental and modern, two qualities not usually shared.” [Chanel]

With the revival of an historic fashion house comes the unavoidable question of who will lead it. Harvey Weinstein acquired rights to the house of Charles James last year with the intent of resurrecting the brand, and it seems like he’s entrusted Zac Posen, the modern day master of dramatic ball gowns, with spearheading the project. Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman and her Marchesa co-designer Keren Craig will remain “creative consultants” to the brand. As of now, neither the Weinstein Company nor Posen’s team has confirmed, but stay tuned for updates. [The Cut]

Designer Christophe Lemaire departed Hermès to focus on his eponymous line, which, of course, doesn’t exclude designing capsule collections with retailers like Uniqlo. The Japanese brand will partner with Lemaire on a capsule collection for men and women, debuting next fall. [Fashionista]

Karl Lagerfeld’s seasonal fashion mailer “The Karl Daily” is going digital for its second edition. Launching toward the end of March, the mailer for Lagerfeld’s signature brand will feature faux celebrity gossip, interviews with models Kendall Jenner and Ming Xi, and “catty advice” from guest columnist Choupette. [Women’s Wear Daily] 

Kelly Osbourne is officially leaving E!’s Fashion Police after co-host Giuliana Rancic‘s insensitive statements about Zendaya’s hair caused a bit of a firestorm. While Rancic issued an apology, the drama seemed too much for Osbourne to deal with. Sure enough, replacement rumors are swirling: supposedly Khloe Kardashian and Nene Leakes are in the running for the open spot. [Us Magazine]

The 3 Denim Trends You NEED This Season

By  March 03, 2015

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photo via http://ejstyle.co.uk/

Denim is arguably one of the most important pieces in everyone’s wardrobe. I mean, who doesn’t wear (and love) denim? This season there are some new denim trends that should absolutely be added to your wardrobe.

After being shut out by skinny jeans for years, flares are finally back.  What I love about flares are they are figure flattering and they are totally on trend with the 70s style movement that was seen on the runways.

Definitely not for everyone but culottes are attempting a comeback. Talk about a great way to show off your favorite shoes and to show that you are ahead of the curve.

Denim Skirts
It’s been quite a while since I’ve busted out a denim skirt but this upcoming season that will definitely change. A-line denim skirts are a nice nod to the 70s and the cut is universally flattering, so everyone can enjoy this trend.

Will you try out these denim trends or would you rather play it safe with the denim trends you already know and love?

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.

8 Not-So-Signature Spring Floral Frocks We Love

By  March 02, 2015


“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” Excuse the sarcasm, but when it comes to warmer weather style, we can’t help but side with Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wear’s Prada” on this one. That is unless your little flower frock stands out amongst the rest. It’s possible, no doubt, and we’ve rounded up eight unique dresses that prove so. They’re classic styles with a twist, keeping your look fresh and modern for the start of the new season. Floral prints and patterns that go beyond the expected blooms are key, and bold color palettes help too. Find a frock that flaunts both and you’ll never rock basic blossoms again.

Style Scoop: VS Pink’s Sequined Varsity Crew, Kylie Jenner is The Face of Fault, Dolce & Gabbana Honors Moms

By  March 02, 2015

StyleScoopMar2EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s Secret PINK is getting ready to jet set for Spring Break. For the first time ever, VS Pink announced the Limited Release of a flashy Varsity Crew tee that will be available in stores on March 14 only. The multi-colored sequined VS Pink top will be on limited release in 12 select cities for $98.95. Because, what better way to enjoy spring break travels and tropical drinks than by sporting a super-sequined top? Join in on the social convo by Instagram-ing using @vspink and #PINKLimitedRelease. [Glam Inbox]

The youngest member of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, makes an appearance on the latest issue of Fault magazine. The glossy’s “Faces Issue” features Jenner, aged 17, as one of the most widely followed personalities on social media and a bona fide tastemaker. The spread was shot by celeb photographer Lionel Deluy and styled by Monica Rose in a way that showcases a side of Jenner “…that people don’t see.”  [Glam Inbox]

Dolce & Gabbana’s women’s show took place in Milan on Sunday, and it was a total family affair. Eleven model moms appeared on stage with their children, while three walked with their babies. A very preggers Bianca Balti even graced the catwalk to hit the theme home. Aww-inducing as it was, the clothes were extraordinary, too. The styles showcased embroideries and prints, fur, and lots and lots of roses. Stefano Gabbana put it best, “She’s always there, she’s the person you can always call.” And that’s a good reason for a fashion show. [Style.com]

While we can all breathe a sigh of relief about the fact that Lupita Nyong’o’s missing Oscars dress was found over the weekend (after police were tipped off to its whereabouts by an anonymous caller), there’s a new detail about the red carpet stunner. The thieves apparently removed some of the Calvin Klein dress’ pearls, only to discover that they were worthless fakes. So much for being worth a million bucks—but at least she looked like it. [Racked]

Rachel Zoe is getting into the subscription box game with her “Box of Style.” Each season, Zoe and her team of editors at The Zoe Report will hand-curate more than $300 worth of their favorite items and deliver them to your doorstep for, yes, just $100. The first box features the Miansai modern screw cuff (so covetable!) and a few other chic picks. Sign up here. [The Zoe Report]

Style Scoop: Meryl Streep's Girls Get a Fashion Campaign and Fendi Does Haute 'Fourrure'

By  February 27, 2015


Meryl Streep has some stylish daughters, don’t you think? Her grown-up girls, Mamie, Louisa, and Grace Gummer, are taking their effortlessly chic, laid-back look to professional places as the faces for the & Other Stories’s Co-Lab collection campaign. The line, which debuts March 5th, includes bags and accessories designed by Clare Vivier. [Huffington Post]

Fur seems to be on the agenda for Fendi’s Paris Haute Couture show on July 8th, according to Karl Lagerfeld’s revealed sketches of the collection. Reinforcing the tradition of animal skins in its couture line is fitting as Fendi has long had a fur atelier department.“It reinforces the tradition, magnifies our savoir faire, and it gives us a chance to experiment, as couture is a platform for experimentation,” Pietro Beccari, Fendi chairman and chief executive officer explained to WWD. “Haute ‘fourrure’ will set a differentiation between Fendi fur and the rest.” [Women's Wear Daily]

Even influencers as grand as Kanye West need a good mentor. For the  Yeezus x Adidas designer, guidance through the fashion world came from the late Central Saint Martins professor, Louise Wilson, whose former students include Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders, and Christopher Kane. During a BBC radio interview this week, West was moved to tears when discussing the role that the fashion design professor played in his life. [Vogue UK]

Looking for a princess-worthy prom dress? Formal wear brand, Ashdon, has partnered with Disney to create a line of gowns inspired by         “Cinderella“. The 2015 Disney Forever Enchanted Cinderella features frocks from $350-$800 and is now available on Promgirl.com and Simplydresses.com. [Glam Inbox]

Sue Stemp has unveiled the final result of her latest endeavor. The designer, whose worked at Alexander McQueen and Tocca as well as running her own namesake label, has launched the first fall collection from her new line, St. Roche. Stemp debuted St. Roche in September with a slew of lust-worthy spring and summer pieces. Looks like we’ll be turning to the brand for colder weather must-haves, too. [Style.com]