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Solange and Beyonce Bring Their Sisterly Style to Coachella

By  April 15, 2014

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We didn’t think we could be any more obsessed with the Knowles sisters–but it happened. Beyonce crashed Solange‘s set at Coachella Saturday night, and between their genuine excitement to see one another and the sweet embrace that followed, this duo won our hearts again for the millionth time. Despite the drop-in being last minute, Beyonce and Solange’s impromptu duet to “Losing You” proved flawless. Would we expect anything less from these two? “Give it up for my favorite dance partner, my favorite person in the world, my sister Beyonce,” Solange exclaimed as her Queen Bey excited the stage.

As if the synchronized cameo complete with bodacious body rolls and hot hair shaking wasn’t enough, the sisters had us swooning over their savvy style choices as well. Beyonce rolled in wearing tropical print separates and a sassy black hat to accompany her sister Solange, who rocked a red-orange jumpsuit by Max Mara and white booties. While our own spontaneous sibling performances may be limited to family parties and karaoke bar nights, we can channel the Knowles sisters’ style. Check out our picks and get their looks for less!

1. Topshop palm jacquard crop top, available at Nordstrom for $68
2. Topshop palm jacquard skort, available at Nordstrom for $72
3. Felt roller bowler hat, available at Accessorize.com for $48.50
4. Steven Meter bootie, available at Revolveclothing.com for $101
5. ‘Mertica’ long sleeve playsuit, available at Ted Baker for $275
6. Engraved slim hinge bangle, available at Bauble Bar for $70
7. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Helga’ bootie, available at Nastygal.com for $185

Style Scoop Michael Kors has his Eye on the Prize, Nicolas Ghesquire Speaks for LV, Pursuing Style with the CFDA

By  April 15, 2014

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Fresh off of his initial public offering, Michael Kors just signed a deal with Luxottica Group for Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors Eyewear that will last 10 years beginning in 2015. “We have achieved great success in the new eyewear business and believe that our new partnership will further enhance our luxury image in the optical and sunglass marketplace,” John D. Idol, CEO of Michael Kors, said. [GLAM Inbox]

While Marc Jacobs cranked up the dial with a fresh take on Louis Vuitton, it’s up to Nicolas Ghesquière to create a balance between that newness and the brand’s storied heritage. That means “it’s up to Ghequière to write a language for Vuitton.” We’re sure he’s up to the challenge. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Speaking of writing a language, the Council of Fashion Designers of America have just released their latest tome, what CFDA CEO Steven Kolb describes, “the collective voice of American Fashion.” Oh, and there are illustrations. Pick up your copy of The Pursuit of Style: Advice and Musings from America’s Top Fashion Designers, a guide to making it in the fashion industry, straight from CFDA members. [Fashionista]

If you’re on the never-ending quest to build your dream wardrobe, here are five items that every stylish woman needs in her life according to Anna Sui, Jenna Lyons, Betsey Johnson, and Jennifer Fisher. [Glamour]

In case you were wondering, whenever Kate Middleton wears Jenny Packham, it’s always a collaboration. A great one, indeed. [Elle]

Nicole Miller Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

By  April 15, 2014

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DESIGNER: Nicole Miller

INSPIRATION: Fresh style for the modern bride.

TRENDS: Column gowns made of chiffon and crepe de chine focused on clean, modern lines and light and airy design. Lace and intricate beading were key details while silhouettes included strapless sweetheart bodices, fitted, sleeveless styles with low cut backs, and a goddess inspired draped dress.

PALETTE: Ivory

WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: Brides in search of a subtle but exquisitely detailed gown that perfectly interprets the traditional wedding dress aesthetic for contemporary times.

Marissa Webb Goes Bananas for Her New Job

By  April 15, 2014

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Marissa Webb has a new job!

The former head of design at J.Crew is the new creative director and executive vice president of design for Gap Inc.’s Banana Republic division.

When she takes over the role on April 28th, she will oversee the brand’s creative direction and lead global product design for Banana Republic women’s, men’s and accessories, Women’s Wear Daily is reporting.

This is a double win for Webb, as the retailer will take a minority stake in her contemporary label.

Congrats to the designer!

Dior Does Brooklyn

By  April 15, 2014

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Once again, we find Alexander Wang’s name on the tip of our tongue. Though, this time it isn’t because he has a new headphones collaboration, that he teamed up with H&M, or even is forcing the glitterati to migrate to Brooklyn.

Though, he inspired a French fashion house to do so—Christian Dior will show its spring/summer 2015 pre-collection at the Brooklyn Navy Yard—where Wang showed his Fall 2014 collection—in May.

“We wanted the show to feel very New York, and the Navy Yard’s view and space captures the city,” a Dior spokesperson told Women’s Wear Daily.

Showing a cruise collection at a shipyard? We like it!

Victoria’s Secret Heads Across the Pond

By  April 15, 2014

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Come December 2nd, Victoria’s Secret is trading New York City’s Lexington Armory for Earl’s Court in London.

Today, Adrianna Lima made the announcement at the company’s Bond Street store saying, “The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is the biggest fashion event in the world. We are very proud and honored to announce that we’re heading to London this year.”

Previously the show has taken place in Cannes, Miami, and Los Angeles, in addition to New York.

“We’ve wanted to come to London since 1998, and we’re just really excited to be here,” Victoria’s Secret’s chief marketing officer Ed Razek said during the announcement.

“We would love to invite Prince Harry,” Lima said. “He definitely has a front row seat.”

No doubt Prince Harry wouldn’t have any objections to that!

Style Scoop: Kendall Jenner is Nosy, Delphine Arnault Speaks Out, Kate Upton Envies Cameron Diaz

By  April 14, 2014

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We see your flower crown and raise you one nose ring courtesy of Kendall Jenner, who seriously upped the ante on body piercings over the weekend at Coachella when she showed up to Lacoste’s champagne party in a tube top, jean shorts, headscarf, and one large silver hoop earring connected to a chain. Hm. Chain reaction, anyone? [Fashionista]

Delphine Arnault has been working her way up the ranks at LVMH. Bernard Arnault’s oldest daughter is making a name for herself, heading up the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize and becoming more vocal than ever. “I firmly believe that success lies in the combination of both talent and business savvy, and that the magic comes through partnership between both,” she said. “It’s important to see both sides, the business and the creativity.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Here’s something you don’t hear everyday: swimsuit model Kate Upton wishes that she had smaller, ahem, assets. “I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life, as I would love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs,” Upton said. “In my eyes, Cameron Diaz has the perfect figure.” [Radar Online]

GLAM has your very first look at Meden’s Fall 2014 lookbook. Go on… treat yourself! [GLAMChic]

In the most obvious news ever, Alexander Wang joined Instagram over the weekend. Prior to Wang’s Coachella  announcement that he was teaming up with H&M, the designer wasn’t on the picture-sharing site. He sure knows how to make an entrance! [The Cut]

Celebrity Captures at Coachella 2014

By  April 14, 2014

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Coachella’s first weekend has come and gone, taking over headlines and our social media feeds with snapshots from the annual music and arts fête. There was OutKast’s first stage performance since their 2007 hiatus, Beyoncé’s surprise cameo during little sister Solange’s set, and spirited selfies from festival VIPs like Kendall and Kylie JennerRita Ora, and model Chanel Iman. Click through to see which celebs let us live vicariously through their #Coachella-clad Instagram snapshots.

Here's Your First Look at Meden's Fall 2014 Collection

By  April 14, 2014

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Meden, derived from the Middle English phrase “to reward one’s self,” is indeed a treat brought to us by three jocks and designer. We have the very first look at St. Louis Blues player Derek Roy, Boston Red Sox infielder’s Mike Napoli, former minor league hockey player turned CEO’s Michael Dombkiewicz, and creative director Walter’s Lee’s collaborative effort. Check out the Fall/Winter Lookbook here.

Go on. Treat yo’ self.

Faces on the Newsstand: Cameron Diaz on InStyle, Scarlett Johansson on Vanity & Glamour

By  April 14, 2014

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Nothing is off limits for 41-year-old and InStyle magazine’s May cover girl Cameron Diaz. She’s sharing all with the glossy, including her stance on marriage: “A lot of people chase after it because they’ve been told, ‘This equals happiness.’ They chase it, they get it and they find out, ‘Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I’m miserable!’” Hear that, ladies?

Scarlett Johnasson gave insight into her current relationship status as Vanity Fair’s May feature. She finds it easier to be a in relationship with French journalist Romain Dauriac because they are of different worlds. “We do different things,” she told the glossy: “He’s in the whole art-scene world. So it’s nice, because we can enjoy each other’s worlds, but we don’t have our crazy conflicting schedules and all that other stuff to contend with.”

ScarJo is pulling double duty appearing on Glamour’s May issue, too! The new mom let readers in on a little secret: “When you’re dancing your pants off, nobody’s looking at your shoes.” Hence why Johansson champions wearing sneakers when she’s out and about in New York: “Here [in New York City] you can still wear your Nikes. In Paris you suck it up. You hobble around. Although my girlfriends in Paris and I decided we’re adopting the trend of athletic streetwear ‘cause we got sick of it. I was like, ‘I am sick of not feeling my big toe after two hours of dancing!’”