SINGER22 NEWS – STYLE Update – Alexander Wang x H&M

Hello all!

My name is Jackie and I’m the new staff writer at SINGER22. I’m stoked to start sharing my thoughts and interacting with you guys as I myself am an active and avid reader with a high regard for pop culture and its intrinsic link to fashion. I’m not one for lengthy introductions so let’s get cracking, shall we?

Exciting news for H&M shoppers, myself included:

Alexander Wang is joining the long list of established designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, and Maison Martin Margiela who’ve collaborated with the Swedish merchandiser on collections. Wang’s collection will target both men & women and will be available starting November 6th, 2014; a rather convenient release date as it stands 2 weeks before my birthday. I guess I know what I’m wearing before I know where I’ll be celebrating. Sweet.

For those of you less familiar with Alexander Wang’s aesthetic, the American designer is known for his urban edge on a minimalistic foundation. He tends to work within a predominantly black, grey, and white color palette but sometimes surprises with shots of primary, pastel, or darker tinted hues. This collection certainly has everyone, celebrities and non-celebrities alike, salivating for a chance to refresh our fall wardrobes, and yet I was just getting excited for the long overdue warm weather here in NY…

In the meantime stock up on comparably modern looks from SINGER22 like this carved shoulder racerback tank and this sleek leather skort.

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We’re Stripping Down to Nude This Season

Fashion This season we’re all about nudes, neutrals and blush tones. One of the best things about nude tones is that you can wear them with virtually anything. Whether you wear neutral/blush tones alone, or together as a complete outfit you’ll be looking chic and timeless. You can certainly never go wrong when it comes to this color palette.

Dusty rose, powder pink and barely-there nudes are the way to go for the upcoming spring season. These colors are sure to bring out the girly, romantic side of you. Soft and warm, you will always feel at ease when wearing these versatile colors of the season. Continue reading

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Complete Your Valentine’s Day Look With This Hair & Makeup Tutorial

Yesterday, we shared our stylist’s picks for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit. Today we are here to complete your look with this flirty, simple and beautiful hair and makeup tutorial by Teni of MissMaven.com. Teni uses the Urban Decay Naked3 palette (our fave!) and a curling wand to create the perfect date night look.

Still in need of Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration? Click here for some of our go-to pieces.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

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Red Hot or Pretty in Pink. Which Will You Be?

Pretty in Pink Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day can be a very stressful holiday. For instance, if you’re single commuting to work on Valentine’s Day you’ll notice every couple holding hands, stealing a kiss or posing for a picture-perfect moment in front of Times Square. On an ordinary morning, you wouldn’t even recognize these moments because you’re too busy dodging these said couples on your way to work after the trainee barista at Starbucks just messed up your coffee order.

On the other hand, if you’re taken your desk will be flooded with roses and your office-mates will be throwing all the “Ooh’s” and “Ahh’s” at you…and eying that luxurious chocolate that has yet to be opened. You know your significant other has planned a romantic, candlelit dinner for the two of you at a restaurant you don’t often venture to.

There is, however, one thing in common on Valentine’s Day whether you are single or taken, and that’s looking like you just walked out of a photo shoot. We’re talking hair done, sultry makeup and an outfit that’s going to make you the center of attention. That’s where we come in! Continue reading

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And This Is Why We Love Lena Dunham…

VogueRemember when Jezebel called out Lena Dunham’s Vogue photos for not being real and offered up $10,000 for anyone who could produce the original photos? Yeah, we got annoyed too. At first Lena responded in typical Lena fashion with a subtle tweet, but now Vogue is backing her up with this amazing and adorable short video.

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Studio Sounds: Young the Giant – Crystallized

Band: Young the Giant

Genre: Alternative/indie rock

Origin: Irvine, California

You can preorder their newest album Mind Over Matter on iTunes, which comes out on January 21st. Click here for their upcoming tour dates.

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The 2014 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

“Rush” star Chris Hemsworth and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the 2014 Oscar nominations this morning. The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2 at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by the fabulous Ellen DeGeneres.

“American Hustle” and “Gravity” have both earned a total of ten nominations including the coveted award for Best Picture. “12 Years a Slave” follows with nine nominations. Continue reading

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Because it’s Wednesday & We All Need Hump Day Inspiration

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This morning as I was driving into work this song by Baz Luhrmann came on the radio. I haven’t heard it since high school and it instantly brought a smile to my tired face.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen, here’s a little background: In 1997, columnist Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune giving much-needed life advice to youths. The advice from this famous essay serve as the lyrics to Luhrmann’s song.

Take an extra five minutes out of your day to listen to this song. It’s some of the best life advice I’ve ever heard. Of course, never take anything for granted. I hope this gets you through the rest of your workweek.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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The Peter Pilotto for Target Collection is Here!

Start saving those paychecks, ladies! The Peter Pilotto for Target Collection lookbook has been unveiled exclusively on Fashionista.com. Back in September it was revealed that the brand’s designers, Christopher De Vos and Peter Pillotto, would be collaborating with Target but up until now no one has seen the collection. Continue reading

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Recap of Last Night’s Golden Globe Awards

Tina Fey & Amy PoehlerLast night marked the unofficial kickoff of the award season. Enter the 71st Annual Golden Globes. There were some shocking winners (ahem, Andy Samberg), bizarre and/or awkward speeches, interesting fashion choices and, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio. Continue reading

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Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced – OutKast, Muse & Arcade Fire Headlining!

Hey, music and festival lovers! The Coachella 2014 lineup has been announced! Headlining the first night of both weekends is OutKast who will be reuniting for the festival. Rounding out the headlining acts are Muse and Arcade Fire.

Coachella is holding their three-day music festival over the two weekends of April 11-13 and April 18-20. Tickets go on sale tomorrow January 10th at 10AM PST (buy them here). General admission tickets for the entire weekend starts at $375. As a head’s up, register for Weekend 2 as tickets for Weekend 1 are in limited supply. Continue reading

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Mindy Kaling Scores Her First Major Fashion Magazine Cover!

One of the funniest women on the small screen landed her first major fashion magazine cover! Fashionable star and creator of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling, is gracing ELLE’s annual Women in TV issue. Her best friend/ex-boyfriend BJ Novak says of Mindy, “She’s a gangster and guys respond to that. This is not a girl who waits by the phone. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants.” Continue reading

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Sparkling, Smokey & Easy New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

As everyone already knows, New Year’s Eve is all about the glitter and glamour. We wear dresses that we wouldn’t normally wear on a typical night out, and the same goes for makeup. Teni of MissMaven came up with this beautiful and flirty makeup look using only a few eyeshadow colors. She even creates this entire New Year’s Eve look in less than five minutes!

Learn how to create this look above and be sure to shop our New Years Looks section for the perfect outfit!

What are you wearing for New Year’s Eve?

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Ideas for the Perfect New Year’s Eve Dress!

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In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.

-Mean Girls

New Year’s Eve is much like Halloween. It’s that one time of year where certain over-the-top styles like glitter, sequins, mini dresses and sky high platforms are acceptable. Unless it’s your style to go out every night wearing shimmering makeup and glitzy dresses, try and save it for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve.

Shop a few of our favorite picks for New Year’s Eve below and check out the rest of our fabulous options, here! Continue reading

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Studio Sounds: John Newman – Losing Sleep

Band: John Newman

Genre: Pop

Origin: Settle, North Yorkshire, England

Pre-order his new album Tribute on iTunes!

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