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8 Easy Tees That Are Anything But Basic

By  April 03, 2015

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Basics are great, but they don’t always have to be, well, all that basic. While there’s nothing better than a plain white tee, there’s something to be said for t-shirts that express some sort of message. And, truly, what would you pair with an over-the-top tulle skirt other than a tee that says “J’Adore Dior”? Whether it’s a bold phrase or a bright graphic, nothing livens up an outfit better than a kitschy tee—especially one that says the obvious: “Sorry I’m Late.”

Style Scoop: Lena Dunham’s Short Film, Dior’s Cruise Show Move, Lyon + Post Eliminates The Online Shopping Cart

By  April 02, 2015

StyleScoopApr2Lena Dunham lent her expertise in film to bring Rachel Antonoff’s collaboration with & Other Stories to life. The short film, entitled Vote Audrey, features actress Zoe Kazan clad in Antonoff’s designs. “The story for the film was all Lena. She came up with the idea, and we all loved it immediately,” the designer said. “I feel films are such a good way to bring people into the world we see the clothes living in. It’s really the one opportunity to present the big picture.” [Style.com]

Originally, Dior planned to show its cruise collection in Los Angeles, but it’s switching gears and opting for a new country and date. The show will happen on May 11 on the French Riviera. Dior has not yet revealed the venue, but “is said to have seized on an opportunity it couldn’t resist,” according to WWD. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Lyon + Post is here to forever eliminate online shopping carts, check-outs and that pesky return process. The new startup (which launched March 27) is a membership-based site that allows users to essentially click “try” instead of “buy.” As a member, any item you put in your queue will show up at your door for you to try on, without any commitment to purchase. If you like it, just keep it and Lyon + Post will simply charge your account. If you’re not thrilled with the items, all you have to do is put them back in the return pouch and send it back. No. Shipping. Fees. Ever. [Glam Inbox]

Jennifer Zeuner has added fine jewelry to her repertoire. The line will feature 14-karat gold and pave diamond pieces that have a more refined and elegant style than her collection of gold-vermeil and silver pieces. The collection will retail for $300 to $2,000 and will be available late this month on JenniferZeuner.com. [Women’s Wear Daily]

How to Clean Jeans Without Water

By  April 02, 2015

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It seems like, for most garments, figuring out when/how to wash them is pretty straightforward. Except when it comes to jeans. No one is exactly sure how often they should wash them, if they should use hot or cold water, or if they should air dry or pop them in the dryer. Considering the majority of us wear denim everyday, it’s pretty lame that we haven’t mastered this washing business.

Well I have news for you; you technically don’t have to wash your jeans at all. In fact, washing your jeans is doing more harm than good. Frequent washing messes with the fit, breaks down the fibers, and fades the color.

So what’s a girl to do? A girl is to freeze her jeans. Yes, freeze. Placing your jeans in the freezer overnight will kill any bacteria and blast away odors. Pretty genius if you ask me. Would you ever consider freezing your jeans or do you plan on sticking to washing them the old fashioned way? Image via Street Style Seconds

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.

Get to Know It Now: The Dress With Four Sleeves

By  April 01, 2015

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It’s no April Fool’s joke–the clothing piece with extra sleeves is indeed real, and we need your opinion on it. Most recently, Kanye West designed his own version of the style for his Yeezy x Adidas collection: a bubblegum pink sweatshirt-smock with baggy extra sleeves tied around the waist. Previously, Celine had done a more sophisticated rendition of the look, and even Nina Ricci tried it out by putting the sleeves over the shoulders like a shawl. So is it on-point? Laugh-worthy? We just can’t decide. Browse these 7 pieces styled after the trend and decide for yourself. 

Style Scoop: Chanel Brings Salzburg to New York & Announces E-Commerce Initiative, Theresa Caputo Designs Jeweled Moments

By  April 01, 2015

StyleScoopApr1Karl Lagerfeld brought the Chanel Métiers d’Art show over to New York to share it with a slew of celebs and fashion notables. The Chanel designer brought Salzburg to Beyoncé, Pharrell, Julianne Moore, Dakota Johnson, Lily Collins and more at the Park Avenue Armory. Lagerfeld admitted to being more concerned with upcoming Chanel extravaganzas (cruise in Seoul in May and even the next Metiers in Rome), but gave us New Yorkers a chance to take in the European magnificence, too. [Women’s Wear Daily]

In other Chanel news, the French fashion house is going digital with e-commerce, to launch in 2016. Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion, said of the launch, “It’s a multichannel approach. It’s not so much a shift. It’s an evolution to better serve our customers. Some of the customers are able to come into the boutique. Sometimes they don’t want to because they want to go faster and they know exactly what they want, so it should be able to better respond to customers’ requests.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Theresa Caputo is known for her big personality and loud style—oh, and that whole “talking to dead people” thing—but she’s adding another venture to her repertoire: jewelry designer. Caputo created a jewelry line called Jeweled Moments that is meant to honor both the living and the departed. The affordable line offers the opportunity for people to create their own personalized charm, whether it’s the handwriting of someone who died or a picture of a beloved pet. The Long Island Medium also designed engraveable heart necklaces to keep the memories of loved ones close. The line is on sale now at JeweledMoments.com. [Glam Inbox]

Dylan Lauren teamed up with Havaianas to create a super sweet pair of sandals. The candy-colored limited-edition flip-flops will be available at Dylan’s Candy Bar, Bloomingdale’s, Lester’s, Havaianas and dylanscandybar.com on Friday and will retail for $30. [Women’s Wear Daily]

The Fashion 2.0 Awards honored innovators in fashion brand marketing and digital strategy on Tuesday evening. Rebecca Minkoff earned top honors in the Best Interactive Retail and Top Innovator categories. Other winners included Tory Burch for her line of accessories for Fitbit and Marc Jacobs for his “Cast Me Marc” campaign. [Fashionista]

Style Scoop: Models Cruised With Karl, Marc by Marc Jacobs Designers Launch Their Own Line, Yoox Merges With Net-a-Porter

By  March 31, 2015

StyleScoopMar31Chanel cruise happened ahead of schedule, it seems. In anticipation of the actual show, Karl Lagerfeld treated his favorite It-models and ladies to a cruise along the Hudson River on Monday night. Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Jamie Bochert, Lily Donaldson, Anna Ewers, Kris Jenner, Katy Perry, Alexa Chung and more boarded the boat for an incredible view of the city…and, obviously documented it on Instagram. Consult: #cruisewithkarl. [Fashionista]

Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley are known for their work on Marc by Marc Jacobs, but will soon come to be known for their own venture. As news swirled that the Marc by Marc Jacobs line would  be assimilated into the brand’s main collection, there remained the question of just what would be next for Hillier and Bartley. The duo will debut a women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand called Hillier Bartley in the fall; sources say the decision to work on their own line was made before it was decided that Marc by Marc Jacobs was going to fold. [Women’s Wear Daily]

It’s confirmed: Yoox and Net-a-Porter have inked a deal to merge. The new entity will be called Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, and it will be led by Yoox founder Federico Marchetti. According to Marchetti, “This is a game-changing merger between two pioneering companies that have already radically transformed the marketplace since 2000, and will now shift the industry paradigm once again.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Rebecca Taylor is getting into the swimwear game with Giejo. Taylor collaborated with Giejo’s creator, Gabby Sabharwal, on a swimwear capsule called Rebecca Taylor X Giejo Swim. The line will be available in May in Taylor’s stores and at rebeccataylor.com. The pieces will be “interchangeable and multifunctional swim pieces that you can customize to your body type,” according to Taylor. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Coachella 2015 Calling: Fresh Finds for Festival Style

By  March 31, 2015

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Coachella… is that you? We’re weeks away from the celebrated fest, and with it, a heavy dose of desert style. This time, I’m skipping the flower crowns and flash tattoos, and instead, opting for luxe, standout pieces that work in, and out, of the valley. Peace!

Back (Pack) It Up: 10 Styles We Love

By  March 31, 2015

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Whether you’re prepping for a music festival or are looking for a stylish alternative to the work-tote, backpacks are having a moment. Top designers are creating luxurious leather versions but keep in mind that they’re best suited for a night out, not Coachella. If Tom Ford is a little out of your price range (don’t worry, it’s out of ours too) then we’ve found some equally chic bags to throw over your shoulder this spring. Don’t rule out men’s styles when it comes to designer backpacks, some of the best designs we’ve found are meant for boys, but will look just as cool on the girls.

Meet the LWLD (Little White Lace Dress)

By  March 30, 2015

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The anticipation of the warm weather season has us swooning, as does this hot little trend that goes with it. Valentino, Givenchy, and Chloe (pictured above), Michael Kors, Erin Fetherston, and Erdem–these are just some of the spring 2015 shows that brought the romantic allure of the floaty white lace dress to our attention. It’s a delicate and feminine style with an aesthetic that is truly classic. Depending on the silhouette, a lace embroidered or overlay type dress is never not appropriate for the time. It’s on the fashion forefront at the moment, though, with its contemporary recreation in the form of skin-baring cut-outs, sheer paneling, intricate designs, and unique necklines. Take a peek at these 8 smock selections to see what we mean!

Style Scoop: Gigi Hadid on Adweek, Cara Delevingne's Look-alike, Net-A-Porter Gets Courted

By  March 30, 2015

StyleScoopMar30We’re used to seeing Gigi Hadid in all the major fashion magazines, but this is a new one. The 19-year-old model graces the cover of Adweek’s “Millenial Issue” because of her “social media clout.” Hadid’s social presence has definitely helped her land major contracts. To Leonardo Chavez, Maybelline’s global brand president, her social following was one of the reasons the brand hired her: “[Gigi] is extremely relevant for the millennial consumer, not only because of who she is externally—her beauty, her fashion, her style, her sexiness—but also because she is a girl that has amazing confidence, has amazing drive and is willing to share that with women through social channels.” [Adweek via Fashionista]

Cara Delevingne has a bushy-browed lookalike. Fourteen-year-old Olivia Herdt is attracting a lot of attention (she hasn’t caught Cara’s yet) on Instagram after posting a photo on her page that features half of her own face beside half of the supermodel’s face. The resemblance is pretty uncanny: see it for yourself. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

It was reported last week that Amazon was in talks to buy e-commerce giant Net-a-Porter, but now it looks like Yoox is swooping in. Compagnie Financiere Richemont confirmed that discussions are underway “regarding a potential business combination between Yoox and The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Rent the Runway will open its fourth retail store on April 30 in Chicago. Located at 710 North Wabash Avenue in the Gold Coast neighborhood, the boutique will feature more than 300 designers, and dressing rooms will be decked out with selfie mirrors and iPad minis to aid in the selection process. The store will rent everything from dresses, separates and outerwear to jewelry, handbags and sunglasses. Customers will be able to book individual styling sessions for $25 for a one-on-one experience.  [Women’s Wear Daily]

Nicole Richie will host the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Future of Fashion runway show on Thursday, April 30 in New York. The style icon and creative director will MC the highly-anticipated show that features standout designs from FIT’s most promising students. Other notables involved in this year’s show include Phillip Lim, Reem Acra and Bryan Boy. [Glam Inbox]