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  • These are great Earth-friendly tips in commemoration of Earth Day from Recessionista.com. Start small, but let’s start somewhere!
    -Recessionista.com
  • Coachella is underway and always brings out the quirkiest in street style. Check out  some looks here. Vintage looks galore!
    -Fashionista.com
  • I don’t know about you, but I’ve started listening to all the talk about our toxic-laden beauty products and leaning towards going all-natural. Here is a list of some all-natural beauty products that don’t compromise on quality.
    -Refinery29.com
  • Looks like wedge sneakers are here to stay (at least for a while). See some stylish best-sellers here.
    -Shefinds.com
  • Great gift idea for upcoming Mother’s Day for the mamas-to-be in our lives- non-toxic pregnancy-safe nail polish
    -Refinery29.com
  • Nice slideshow of some beauty moments from past and present celebs that continue to inspire.
    -Stylelist.com
  • Levi’s is reviving their 1920′s and 1930′s style for their vintage-inspired Winter collection.
    -Glamour.com
  • Top ten list of most “Beauty-Obsessed” cities. Surprised?
    -Huffingtonpost.com
  • Huffinton Post’s celebrity pics and tidbits of the week.
    -Huffingtonpost.com

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Fashion News Wrap-Up

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  • Some new pics of Marilyn Monroe have been discovered and will be auctioned for sale. Just in case you have a few hundred thousand to blow.
    -huffingtonpost.com
  • Here are the top 9 viral Youtube videos of the week. Always entertaining.
    -huffingtonpost.com
  • Rihanna gets boo-ed for her exhibitionist style. Do you think her bear-it-all, sans bra style is over the top?
    -entertainment.gather.com
  • Here are some major Fall accessories trends. I’m super into the statement necklaces, headbands and hats.
    -wmagazine.com
  • Check out H&M‘s new Spring 2012 ad campaign. I’m not super impressed; it all seems pretty safe without much of a novelty factor. What do you think?
    - fashionologie.com
  • Paris fashion week was followed by (a not as buzzed about) Toronto Fashion Week. Here are some fun looks and trends spotted in Toronto’s colorful FW.
    -torontolife.com
  • The Olson twins’ The Row will be pairing up with Superga for the release of their premier sneaker collection. They will be a luxurious $250 sneaker made of cashmere, no less.
    -vogue.uk.co
  • Zara will be opening a retail record setting flagship store on 5th Ave in Manhattan (formerly the home of the NBA store).
    -drapersonline.com
  • This is a cute quirky celebrity baby names guide.
    -huffingtonpost.com
  • Looking to change up your ‘do for Spring? I am! Here are some new Spring hair trends and ideas.
    -vogue.co.uk

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Fashion News Wrap-up

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  • As seen on Chanel‘s Paris Fashion Week runway show, could embellished brows be the new fake lashes?
    -fashionista.com
  • This is a great slideshow of all the beauty trends from the 2012/2013 fashion shows.
    -vogue.co.uk
  • Alexander Wang is being sued for allegedly having a sweatshop in Chinatown.
    -nymag.com
  • Some people get away with murder, but this lady arrested for painting her nails on a plane!
    -refinery29.com
  • Thursday was International Women’s Day. In commemoration, Here is a fierce fashion video inspired by a woman’s strength and how to use it!
    -modelinia.com
  • Spring is a hop and a skip away. With eclectic nail color and designs being hot as ever on the fashion scene, check out these fun new nail Spring colors and click here for a list of hot Spring trends under $50.
    -stylespot.com
  • In case you haven’t seen it, one of the most talked about moments of this week in fashion was Marc Jacobs silly women’s outfit he wore to a post-Parish Fashion Week party.
    -fashionista.com
  • Soon to be mine: I’m loving these DVF cell phone cases in honor of International Woman’s Day (and the others). And they’re under $30!
    -dvf.com
  • Paris Fashion Week came to a close. Here is a slideshow of best and worst moments from PFW.
    -nymag.com
  • Tom Ford to start selling $3000 eye-glasses! Recession who?
    -fashionista.com
  •  They didn’t stop at the bejeweled eyebrows! Chanel’s PFW runway show set-up was no joke, as usual. Check out the crazy scenery here.
    -nymag.com

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Fashion News Wrap-Up

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  • Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been mourning the death of our beloved Whitney Houston. I highly recommend Oprah’s in depth interview with Whitney Houston (the BEST in my opinion) which will be re-aired on the OWN network tonight at 7:00PM.
  • Ms. Adele had quite the week with 6 Grammy wins and a Vogue cover! Here is her full spread. She looks phenomenal.
    -vogue.com
  • Some of the Best Dressed at last week-end’s Grammys.
    -examiner.com
  • We all know the feeling (and accompanying dip in self esteem) of being one size at one store and three sizes larger at another.There’s a cool new app for that! This app promises to tell you what size you are based on specific stores, labels, and different garment types.
    -Refinery29.com
  • Here are some top looks from newer designers at NY Fashion Week. Now on to London Fashion Week!
    - Refinery29.com
  • And here is my favorite slideshow of NY Fashion week’s best shoes, handbags, and accessories.
    -fashionologie.com
  • New York Fashionista Zelda Kaplan dies at age 95 in the front row of a Fashion Week show!
    -dailymail.co
  • This is a great blog of behind-the-scenes photos of all the best London Fashion Week shows going on as we speak!

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Louboutin Appearance in Miami

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Mr Christian Louboutin himself had quite the soiree last night at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops. The event was a celebration and shoe signing of his new “Capsule Collection” made especially for his 20 year anniversary in the biz. I loved how they incorporated a Miami touch to the event with complimentary Mojitos, Cuban sandwiches, Ceviche bites and live Latin music.  We got a sneak peek at the ‘Capsule Collection’ (available to all in March) which included signature shoes as well as handbags – in the shape of an actual capsule. It goes without saying that they were all stunning. My favorite shoes were the ones pictures below with the invisible straps and little dainty bows. It is his ingenuity that makes this man a fashion genius!

Dress: Rachel Pally | Top: Nanette Lepore |Hat: Vintage | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Hobo

 

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As you can imagine, PLENTY went into making Madonna’s ultra-intricate half-time show costumes. The headpiece is ridiculoso (as in amazing)! Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy designed her costumes and seems to be quite the go-to designer for on-stage costumes, also designing Kanye West’s outfits for his latest ‘Watch the Throne’ collabo tour. Here is a closer look at Madonna’s costumes.

Sources: vogue.co.uk & vmagazine.com

 

 

 

 

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I enjoyed my lazy Sunday evening watching the SAG Awards Red Carpet show last night. As usual, there were some beautiful gowns, accessories, hair, make-up, shoes, clutches etc. It made me want to dress up and go to a Black-Tie Event like NOW. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt closed off the show (fashionably late) and my curiosity was peeked by Angelina’s jewelry (as well as her beyond gorgeous everything else). She commented that she has always loved vintage jewelry, which inspired her to wear her House of Lavande vintage earrings and bracelet. I went online to check them out and it turns out the company originated in Palm Beach, FL. They search worldwide and curate vintage jewelry from the 1920’s and beyond. They have magnificent vintage jewelry. It’s a great place to go for inspiration (for those of us who can’t quite afford $2,000 vintage Lanvin necklaces and such). The magic about vintage is that there is such romanticism about it. Knowing that you are wearing something with a special history, something one-of-a-kind, and irreplaceable dramatically increases its appeal and value. And that, my friends, is why vintage will always be in style!

Gown: Jenny Packham | Jewely: vintage from House of Lavande

 

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Karl Lagerfeld’s New Line!

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Exciting news for my fellow budget conscious fashionistas! Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld released more looks for his upcoming new line Karl set to sell exclusively at Net-a-Porter.com starting January 25th, 2012. This line is Lagerfeld’s first attempt at making his signature luxurious looks more accessible to the everyday girl with price points starting at $50! Can’t wait to add some Karl to my life! Here’s a peek at what’s to come.

(source: catwalkqueen.com)

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Yay for ‘Ye

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I went to the Jay-Z/ Kanye West “Watch the Throne” concert last week and found myself curious about what and who Kanye was wearing. Along with most other people I know, Kanye West gets on my nerves with his self-centered. self- important self, but what other rapper has a website named after them called : dresslikekanyewest.com ? Never ceasing to surprise, Kanye wore leather pants and a leather kilt throughout the concert changing his over sized t-shirts a couple of times (designed specifically for the tour by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy). Being someone that thinks fashion isn’t just about following trends and trying to look like your favorite celebrity, I like that he went out on a limb and did something unexpected that felt right to him. Isn’t that what fashion is all about?! Especially coming from the macho-dominated rap scene, I say ‘yay’ to ‘Ye for his kilt-wearing fashion fearlessness!

 

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