Monthly Archives: March 2013

Designer Spotlight: Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Elizabeth and James

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1.What is the inspiration behind Elizabeth and James?

Elizabeth and James brings together two dynamic personalities into exquisite balance. They perfectly complement one another in a beautiful contradiction. Elizabeth’s uptown sophistication and feminine detail is paired with James’ laid-back, downtown edge and masculine tailoring. Together, they are striking in perfection. For Elizabeth and James, the magic is in the mix.

2. How are Mary-Kate and Ashley involved in the creative process?

Mary-Kate and Ashley are involved in all aspects of the creative process. From design, and materials to brand imagery and marketing, they put their touch on everything, paying particular attention to the details.

3.What do you see for the future of Elizabeth and James?

Exciting things to come for Elizabeth and James! The label is debuting handbags for Fall 2013 and launching fragrance exclusively with Sephora in 2014.

4.What is one thing we don't know about Elizabeth and James?

Elizabeth and James is a complete lifestyle collection offering playfully polished ready-to-wear, shoes, jewelry and eyewear. The brand's denim offshoot, TEXTILE Elizabeth and James completes the Elizabeth and James girl's wardrobe with perfectly washed and worn denim and casual tees and tops.

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Street Style Update – Lucky Charms – Do you have one?

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I hope you all had a grand St. Patrick’s Day and are shuffling back to your daily schedules seamlessly. It was uplifting to see all of NYC come together this weekend to paint the town the same shade of Kelly green, and everyone adorning themselves in lucky shamrocks to celebrate. I, being the nonconformist that I am, wore my own special lucky charm – my lucky bullet, tucked neatly under my Confessions-of-a-Shopaholic-esque, festive green scarf.

Everyone who knows me, knows I wear my lucky bullet every day. Even if for some odd reason I don’t have it on, I still like to credit its existence for the good fortune that comes my way. People ask me “Why the bullet?” and I reply “Because it was there when I didn’t die.” It was one of those crazy NY movie moments that I’d have to explain to you over coffee. For a similar look to mine, try pairing a Donni Charm scarf with any one of Jennifer Zeuner lucky-charm-worthy necklaces.  (more…)

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Who Wore It Better? Kylie Jenner or Vanessa Hudgens

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Kylie JennerTwo celebrities, Vanessa Hudgens and Kylie Jenner, that have somewhat equal style were pictured out and about in Jen's Pirate Booty ruffle tube top. Who do you think wore it better? Vanessa looks a bit more bohemian whereas Kylie has a more casual outfit and not as many accessories. (more…)

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Complete Your St. Patrick’s Day Ensemble with Your Nails!

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I can't think of another holiday (besides Halloween) where people go all out dressing up for the occasion. Whenever I hear people talking about St. Patrick's Day, images of green, glitter, gold and beer enter my mind. I don't personally partake in the festivities that surround this holiday, but one person in my family does, and that would be my sister.

She goes on a hunt to find the perfect outfit weeks before St. Patrick's Day. Side-note: I find this funny because we don't have a drop of Irish blood in our family. I'm not sure why it's a holiday where people decide to dress up, but if it makes you happy then go for it! If you're going all out dressing up in a green-colored, cute and girly outfit then you can't forget to paint your nails accordingly. Nothing would ruin your outfit more (besides spilling beer all over yourself) if your nails were clashing with this festive day.

Get some nail inspiration from the pictures below and enjoy your St. Patrick's Day!

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Ides of March

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We're so excited that winter is disappearing and the spring sun will be warming our cheeks (and the snow!) We created a head-to-toe romantic and stylish look for March that can easily take you from winter to spring. (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Trends for Spring!

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Spring TrendsSpring 2013 is being referred to as a “balancing act” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. She says, “…we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season's color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”

Take a look at the four trends I'm most excited about for spring! (more…)

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Style Cravings of Unique New Yorkers

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I woke up this morning with the sun streaming in my window reviving my inner 70s bombshell wannabe (hello Brigitte Bardot) and a little of Carmen Sandiego’s catch-me-if-you-can mystery while trying to hide under the covers for some extra sleep. What better way to satisfy my style icon craving than with a floppy hat? The hat, might I add, is the ULTIMATE understated, attention grabbing accessory. Everyone always notices the girl in the hat before anyone else in the room. A Lovely Bird floppy hat is an excellent choice for a look similar to mine or a Civil Clothing snapback for those urban glamazon days.

Back to my icon cravings. (more…)

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Celebs Can’t Get Enough of Hudson Jeans!

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Hudson JeansA style of denim that can grab the attention of Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Palermo, Selena Gomez and more, is something every girl should consider looking into! Hudson Jeans have been pictured all over the streets lately, especially in two particular styles: LouLou Tux and LeeLoo. Tuxedo-inspired jeans are fairly new to the denim scene but it seems to be making its mark with the likes of stylish celebrities.

Pictured above on Olivia, Alessandra and Jessica is the LeeLoo super skinny cropped jean. They have a slimming silhouette with color-block detail on the waistband and side panel. Since they are cropped at the ankle, you'll be able to show off those gorgeous new shoes (and not feel guilty about spending your entire paycheck on them!) (more…)

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Studio Sounds: MS MR – Hurricane

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Band: MS MR

Genre: Alternative

Origins: New York, New York

MS MR Music

MS MR plans to release a full-length studio album on May 14th. Check out their EP Candy Bar Creep Show and follow them on Twitter!

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Meet Our Newest Contributor: Afaf! Learn More About Her Through Her Closet

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I’m Afaf, a 21 year old fashion designer living in New York City pursuing my goals and chasing my biggest dreams. The usual response I receive after an introduction is “what’s a ‘faf’?” Allow to me to explain this and how I ended up in such a glorious arrangement.

Imagine growing up in the deep-fried-donut-burger South, and briefly in Egypt, with a diva, goddess-of-gaudy mother; two older brothers who I swear must have secretly and unintentionally inspired the “geek chic” movement; and a father absorbed in the textile industry. (more…)

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