Pocket-Rocking Pieces From the Runway to Reality

By  January 14, 2015


Taking a tomboy approach to dressed-up style, the spring 2015 collections of Celine, Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, and Chloe featured utility-type silhouettes and detailing, namely oversized pockets. The trend is one to take in stride–try adding a pocket patterned pair of flares to your jean collection or a trench coat of the same style to your outerwear. Pick one piece donning the detail to wear at a time, allowing it to be the focus point of your look. Keep it sophisticated, though, with chic and ladylike accessories.


Style Scoop: It’s A Family Affair at Lanvin, MBMJ Reveals Second Social Media-Casted Campaign, Banana Republic Will Show at NYFW

By  January 14, 2015

StyleScoopJan14It’s a family affair at Lanvin this spring. The French house tapped into its historic mother-daughter logo by inviting model vets Violetta Sanchez, Pat Cleveland, and Kirsten Owen to pose with their daughters Luz Godin, Anna Cleveland, and Billie Rose Owen. The men’s campaign features siblings Callum and Haydn Rockall and DJ partners Joshua Quinton and Andy Bradin, among others. The campaign will be complemented by a video released mid-February on Lanvin.com. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Marc by Marc Jacobs’ second social media-casted campaign is here—and it’s no wonder the brand decided to do it a second time. After receiving over 70,000 submissions for the first #castmemarc contest, the brand took to Instagram and Twitter once again to find its spring campaign models. Designers Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley (along with casting director Anita Bitton) chose 11 newbies for their spring 2015 ad campaign. The result is a bunch of David Sims-shot, rave-inspired images…and, yes, they’re awesome. [Fashionista] 

Marissa Webb will debut her second collection for (Gap Inc.-owned) Banana Republic at New York Fashion Week in February. The show will take place on Saturday, February 14 at 6pm. Webb, who joined Banana Republic after serving as the head of J. Crew’s womenswear division, will also show the fall collection of her eponymous label the following Tuesday. [Fashionista]

The New York Times is starting a new section: “Men’s Style.” The addition comes with the observation that the paper has been doing a lot of men’s wear stories in the last few months. The section will debut on Friday, April 3, publish the first Friday of each month and run between 12 and 14 pages. Styles editor Stuart Emmrich will oversee the men’s section, with the paper’s fashion writers (Guy Trebay, Matthew Scheier and John Koblin) creating the content. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Costume National took a hands-on approach to sharing its pre-fall collection by showing it at the Art of Elysium gala in L.A. Guests including Johnny Depp, Usher, and James Franco put on their specially designed pajama robes and lay down on beds to watch the runway show while devouring a TV dinner. Fashion show-appropriate PJs—what could be better? [The Cut]

Oh, So Glam: Reiko Kaneko 'Lip Tease' Mug

By  January 13, 2015

reiko kaneko lip tease mug

The easiest way to make the every day a little bit more glam? This ‘Lip Tease’ mug from British designer Reiko Kaneko. Reiko’s line of modern, geometric and nature inspired ceramics has long been a design favorite, but her line of lip and drip tease pieces have recently become all the rage.

The Lip Tease series comes in both gold and platinum; if the mug isn’t your thing, check out the petite version, or even the cup and saucer edition.

The classic Lip Tease mug is currently only $25 at Shopbop, and makes for a perfect gift — for you OR a friend.

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.

Party Report: The Glam Golden Globes Viewing Party

By  January 13, 2015


The Party: Glam x Skinny Cow Golden Globes Viewing Party

The Place: The ultra-chic Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica

The Deets: Our So-Cal Glam girl bloggers, including Jenny of Good, Bad, and Fab, Kathleen of Carrie Bradshaw Lied, and Ashley of Pursuit of Shoes, arrived to The Viceroy in award-ready style Sunday afternoon. A variation of tailored jumpsuits, embellished cocktail dresses, and lace-cut maxis serving as the leading looks. Before making her way to the main room, where the Golden Globes would be projected for a theatre type viewing experience, each lady posed for her paparazzi shot on the red carpet at the entrance and then mingled pool-side while drinks and snacks were served. Soon, it was time for everyone to take their places on the couches to watch the show. As the party was made up of savvy Los Angeles-based style bloggers, the red carpet fashion was unsurprisingly the main event.  The most glamorous gowns were met with applause, while the iffier looks resulted in a room full of “oh-nos.” During commercial breaks, guests headed to the photo booth for some silly Instagram shots, visited the full premium bar, and munched on deliciously rich Skinny Cow chocolates.

The Bag: No Glam bash is complete without a very-Glam gift bag to take home after. Bloggers were stocked up with Skinny Cow goodies, as well as some of our beauty-bag favorites. Fans of any of the below? We sure are!

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray
ThirdLove Gift Cards and Underwear
Julep Countdown Collection Nail Polish
Too Faced Melted Lipsticks
Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops
L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil
Conair Assorted Hair Brushes
Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer
It Cosmetics Vitality Face Disks
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions
It Cosmetics Fully Flawless Blush Brush
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

Bundle Up: 5 Tips For Styling Your Cold-Weather Gear

By  January 13, 2015


Let’s face it: winter isn’t all snow bunnies and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Though the season gives us reason to indulge in such things as hot cider and fireplace s’mores and buy items like cable knit sweaters and leather gloves, the weather can sometimes make us downright miserable when it comes down to it. Miserable to the point where it’s a struggle to even think about putting together a cute outfit because all we want to do is wrap ourselves in layers of ugly sweats and blankets. But, it’s more fun to take on the cold weather with layers of cozy knits and neutrals and amazing standout accessories. Surely, the snow is no excuse to slack off on style—but rather, an opportunity to enhance it, and here’s how.


Style Scoop: Givenchy Releases Spring Campaign Video, Cressida Bonas Dances With Mulberry, Maison Martin Margiela Drops Its Middle Name

By  January 13, 2015

StyleScoopJan13Riccardo Tisci is “sure there’s going to be a lot of people talking about this one.” Givenchy released a Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-directed video as part of the house’s spring campaign (the print component of which stars Julia Roberts), and it’s, to quote Tisci again, “quite strong, quite erotic, with girls and boys in the woods at night.” Imaan Hammam, Mica Arganaraz, Alessio Possi and a second male model star in the video, which uses only trees and an old motorcycle as props. Sound interesting? See the provocative film for yourself. [Style.com]

We know her first and foremost for once being linked to Prince Harry, but Cressida Bonas has a new role to play now: the new ambassador of Mulberry. The 26-year-old was cast in the campaign after talent spotters saw her perform at the University of Leeds where she studied dance. She’ll appear in a short film for the brand that showcases her talents and will be released in March. [Telegraph UK]

John Galliano’s designs certainly made a splash on Monday at his first Maison Martin Margiela couture show—but there’s one detail the fashion world didn’t pay close attention to: the house’s name simplification. With the addition of Galliano, the house subtracted its middle name, Martin. The house played it off as NBD, resulting in a more seamless transition than other name changes we’ve seen recently—like, say, Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris. [Fashionista]

Harry Winston will become the main corporate sponsor of the amFAR gala for the next three years, garnering more international exposure and continued support from Hollywood. “Celebrity attendees allow our message a platform we would otherwise not be afforded. We need to constantly remind people that the epidemic is far from over,” said designer Kenneth Cole, amFAR’s current Chairman of the Board. amFAR and Harry Winston’s first event will be the annual New York gala to kick off New York Fashion Week in February. [Harper’s Bazaar]

Jason Wu will serve as the keynote speaker at the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards, taking place on January 27 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Award categories include: women’s ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, accessories, retail, men’s apparel, home/interiors, beauty entrepreneur and beauty corporate. [Women’s Wear Daily]

New Year, New Style

By  January 12, 2015


If you haven’t made a style resolution yet, here’s one to consider—take a chance on some of the statement-making trends taking over stores this season. From the spring 2015 runway to your very fashionable reality, check out six of our favorites to try now. We’ve done the shopping for you too—check out the corresponding catwalk styles that you can pick up now to get the looks you love.

1. The Trend: Long vest
Seen at: Opening Ceremony (pictured), Reed Krakoff, Rag & Bone
Get It Here: Women’s Tailored Vest Black, $28

2. The Trend: Bucket bag
Seen at: 3.1 Philip Lim (pictured), Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch
Get It Here: Merona® Perforated Bucket Handbag, $20

3. The Trend: Platform sandals
Seen at: Calvin Klein (pictured), Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo
Get It Here: omen’s Stilettos in Nude, $73

4. The Trend:Collar necklace
Seen at: Balmain (pictured), Coach, Dior
Get It Here: Women’s Collar Necklace with Curved Cutout Bar Frontal, $13

5. The Trend: Athletic crop top
Seen at: Gucci (pictured), Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger
Get It Here: Lily Star Textured Knit Crop Top, $7.50

6. The Trend: Relaxed denim
Seen at: Custo Barcelona (pictured), MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Karen Walker
Get It Here: Mossimo® Low-Rise Destructed Skinny Boyfriend Jeans, $30

Style Scoop: #MargielaMonday Is A Huge Success, Frida Giannini Departs Gucci Early, Cathy Horyn Will Cover Fashion Week for The Cut

By  January 12, 2015

StyleScoopJan12John Galliano’s fashion re-introduction took place Monday morning with the Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal 2015 show, and the fashion world rejoiced. #MargielaMonday marks not only Galliano’s return to the runway, but also the first spotlighted creative director Margiela has candidly appointed in years. In a no-frills, all-white space, Galliano presented a bold couture collection that celebrated the established Margiela aesthetic at the same time that it showcased Galliano’s ability to innovate and lend attention to detail. And everyone was impressed. [Women’s Wear Daily]

We learned in December that Gucci creative director Frida Giannini would be leaving her position at the company at the end of February, after the fall 2015 womenswear collection was shown in Milan. Apparently, though, Giannini left the company last week. Cue: frantic search for a new creative director. Potential replacements include Riccardo Tisci, Joseph Altuzarra, Hedi Slimane, Christopher Kane, Peter Dunas, Christophe Lemaire, and Gucci’s current head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele. [Fashionista]

After departing from her position as chief fashion critic for The New York Times, Cathy Horyn has found new home in fashion (at least for Fashion Week): The Cut. According to the website, the fashion journalist will join the site to cover the fall 2015 collections this February by writing daily dispatches on the shows and the scene. Welcome back, Cathy! [The Cut]

Sophia Amoruso is stepping down as the CEO of Nasty Gal, and Nasty Gal president Sheree Waterson (who joined Nasty Gal last February after departing from Lululemon) will replace her immediately. Though the #Girlboss author will no longer serve as CEO, she’ll remain with the company as executive chairman and will oversee the creative and brand marketing teams. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Golden Globe Awards took place in Los Angeles last night, and as per usual when it comes to red carpet events, the evening’s “winners” aren’t all about who takes home trophies. For the most part, Sunday evening’s red carpet fashion game was on point, and it was admittedly difficult to choose winners—but alas, we did. And while we were at it, we pinpointed some recurring trends that may or may not persist throughout awards season. [Glam Chic]

The Biggest Trends at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

By  January 12, 2015


You better bet that as soon as stars hit the red carpet at the Golden Globes, we were keeping a keen eye out for consistent trends — a few of which we might see throughout awards season. We were inundated by 50+ shades of red and nearly blinded by the amount of silver sparkle that materialized on the carpet, but that’s not to say we didn’t enjoy it. There was also a ton of cleavage, thanks to the deep-v trend, which we’ll never get tired of seeing J. Lo completely slay. Cheers to there always being more where that came from!






Best Dressed at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

By  January 11, 2015


The 2015 Golden Globes red carpet was buzzing with serious sparkle, incredible color and plenty of million dollar smiles. Per usual, there were several standouts (and a few flops) from the evening, coming from some of the most consistent style stars. Emma Stone pulled out a surprise jumpsuit and Lorde rocked a tuxedo look like it was no one’s business, while Naomi Watts radiated in yellow and Julianne Moore shone in head-to-toe sequins. There are winners, and then there are the red carpet winners—and these are the ones who took home “sartorial statues.”