In an ever changing evolution of style, it seems there is one constant that remains, denim. Everyone who is anyone has worked the denim movement – jeans have been taking over the streets and the carpets from the days of James Dean and Marlon Brando. Though the styles change slightly from season to season, the consistently vast assortment makes denim everyone’s go to. These days we’re seeing everything from classic bell-bottoms to soft wide-legs to tailored prints and everything in between. However, there is one form of this perfect fabric that divides many: the skinny jean. The name alone makes many wonder whether they can pull off the look. Sure teenagers can wear them, but as we all know, your body type changes as you get older, so you may not feel confident and comfortable in them once you’re past 21. Fear not! Whether you’re an hourglass or a pear shape or neither, you’ll be able to find the right fit for you. It’s all about how you rock them: the right shoes, a flowing kaftan, even a simple accessory can transform the way you feel. Just take a look at the stars wearing this most simple and stylish item of clothing to see that the trend is eternal and that your jeans can take you anywhere, day to night, roadway to runway! From the fabulous Rachel Roy rocking her boyfriend jeans on the red carpet, to Blake Lively’s classic choice to Rihanna taking chances in statement-making acid wash, these trousers suit all shapes and sizes. The trend has been popular for many decades and never seems to go out of fashion. So when you need to update your denim wardrobe, Very’s range of skinny jeans will make sure you are at the forefront of what’s hot in the style stakes and that you an always find the best way to rock the right jeans your way.
1. The 2 Bandits Open Paddle Canoe Ring
2. Karen London Trinity Ring
3. t+j Designs Rose Gold Pave Chain Ring
4. Alexandra Beth Antique Key I Ring-Silver
6. The 2 Bandits Peakin Ring Antique Silver
7. Kevia Round Chalcedony Cocktail Ring
8.Karen London Layla Ring
9. Kanupriya Mesh-merizing Ring
10. Alexandra Beth Lauren Ring
11. t+j Designs Love Ring
12. Margaret Elizabeth Emerald Cut Cocktail Ring Fuchsia Quartz
13. House of Gemmes Zig Zag Ring
The best fashion shows are the ones that make you forget about all the madness of NYFW like tweeting every look or being the first one out of your seat to avoid traffic. It’s mesmerizing when a designer’s months of hard work and long hours are translated through the garments, creating a unified feeling of appreciation and awe. Monique Lhuillier did just that last night at the Lincoln Center theatre for her Fall/Winter 2013 show.
Famous for her extravagant, celebrity-driven red carpet gowns, Monique Lhuillier dramatized her sophisticated feminine aesthetic. It was a bold, opulent collection full of rich jewel tones, abstract prints and intricate detailing.
She opened the show with heavy snow-white knits and separates before hitting it hard with saturated color. The runway backdrop was mimicked by a green malachite rock, which she said was the color inspiration of the entire collection. This green was consistently shown throughout the show along with other deep shades of oxblood, amethyst and a timeless black.
Details varied from lace sleeves and cutouts to flouncy ostrich feathers and sparkling beads. Every piece was embellished with something ornate giving eveningwear new lengths. Abstract embroidery prevailed while any thought of simplicity was absent.
She gave femininity a new edge by including a lace cigarette pant under a matching high-low dress and placing bold jeweled collars on peplums and romantic fabrics like silk and tulle. While beautifully adorned gowns swept the runway, Lhuillier varied hemlines by including above-the-knee cocktail length and a new cut, just above the ankle.
Monique Lhuillier’s hard work surely paid off as she received a standing ovation by many audience members. Her anything but ordinary pieces will soon be all over the red carpet like always. But until then, it’s back to work for the designer for next season’s collection because great things take time and last night’s show is going to be hard to top.
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Photos c/o Fab Sugar
The Grammy’s are always known to be one of the craziest nights in fashion, though awards season is typically about glamour, the Grammy’s carpet is all about exposing your inner artist and you just never know what the stars will show up in. However, according to CBS and Grammy Executives, this year they will control what is and is not worn by music’s hottest and most scantily-clad acts.
According to an email sent out February 5th from CBS that was obtained by Deadline.com, those running the show want to see every one covered up, meaning there will be no over-exposing of body parts.
“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure.” – Deadline
As crazy and obscene as their ensembles may be, it just happens to be one our favorite reasons to watch the Grammy’s. So, if the celebs are really going to adhere to these wardrobe rules (which I’m almost positive they will not), then it only seems fitting to remember some of our favorite over-the-top and rule breaking Grammy outfits, right?
Check out the most memorable outfits below and let us know which you think was the most over the top by leaving a comment! Continue reading
“If Sherlock Holmes were a woman, in an opium den, on the Bowery, at the turn of the century, what would she wear? This is precisely the question Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais will try to answer with their upcoming Fall ’13 collection, which takes to the runway on February 9. To help achieve this particular aesthetic fantasy, the duo has teamed up with Frye—who will celebrate its 150 anniversary this year—to create a range of runway shoes, all of which will be available on the brand’s Web site. “We love to work with other American companies, especially companies that manufacture here in the USA,” said Wolk, adding that Ruffian and Frye’s shared appreciation for craftsmanship made the partnership a natural choice. The shoes and boots will exhibit classic Ruffian-esque attention to detail, like hand embroidery, jet beads, snakeskin, custom tassels, and—wait for it—twenty-four-karat gold leaf cuffs. The designers gave Style.com an exclusive sneak peek at their collaborative kicks via two sketches (above). As for this week’s show, Wolk revealed that the collection is called “Revery.” “We like to take walks as part of our creative process, so we want the show to be a walk on the Bowery on a magical night—an exciting, smoky evening.”
Yesterday was an important day in American history as President Barack Obama was sworn in for the 2nd time on none of other than MLK Day. While all eyes were on him as he took his oath and strolled back to the White House during the parade, my eyes were of course on Michelle, Sasha, and Malia to see what sense of style they were going to bring to Inauguration Day. Luckily, they did not disappoint!
Staying true to their tradition of only wearing American designers, Mrs. Obama looked stunning in a navy-silk checked Thom Browne coat and dress that were inspired by men’s ties. She added her own flare to the ensemble by adding a J. Crew embellished belt, Reed Krakoff boots, and a Cathy Waterman necklace. When she went inside for the Inauguration Luncheon, she paired her Thom Browne dress with a Reed Krakoff navy cardigan that she had worn for the private Oath just the day before. Seems to me like she’s taking tips from Duchess Kate on recycling pieces, and I love it!
As for the always impeccably dressed first daughters, Sasha is showing just how grown up she is with her fashion choices. Sticking with one of her favorites, J. Crew, the eldest First Daughter chose a magenta coat and violet tights from the brand along with a sophisticated three-quarters sleeved navy blue dress. Continue reading
“Gap has acquired Intermix for $130 million in cash, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The two retailers had been in talks for at least a month as Intermix, a multi-store luxury boutique, looked to expand its reach. Now the small but highly fashionable store will have a mega retailer behind it, as Gap looks to up its own fashion cred.
It’s plain to see how the pairing is mutually beneficial. “We are the incubator with emerging brands, and we can help them out with collaborations,” Intermix founder and CEO Khajak Keledjian told the Wall Street Journal. Indeed, Intermix shelves the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Proenza Schouler plus lower-priced brands like Jeffrey Campbell and Vince. As Gap CEO Glenn Murphy told the Wall Street Journal, Gap could use Intermix’s keen sense of fashion trends.
Gap will also help Intermix on the e-commerce front, helping it expand its Internet reach and international name recognition. As for now, any additional projects are still in discussion. Keledjian told WWD that the short-term plan is simply to open more Intermix stores and grow sales, but that the creation of a “private label” brand is a possibility.
So no high-end collaboration between Gap and the likes of Proenza Schouler or Rag & Bone… yet. But a girl can dream, right? With Intermix’s amazing brands and Gap’s ubiquity (seriously, they’re like Starbucks), this could mean lots more fashion for lots more people.
Sounds good to us. Read more at WWD.com and sound off in the comments. Do you think this is a retail marriage made in heaven?” – Huffington Post