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People’s Choice Awards 2015

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Last night's People's Choice Awards marked the beginning of award season, whetting our appetite for the forthcoming red carpet dances, so it's time to let the beaded embellishments, diaphanous silks, and swirling colors wash over us. Skim through the looks and click on the links to browse through & shop some celeb inspired looks!

WELL SUITED - Melissa McCarthy & Ariel Winter

WELL SUITED – Melissa McCarthy & Ariel Winter

Melissa McCarthy donned a navy suit of her own design accented with vertical black leather insets; colors which played up her creamy complexion and juicy red lip. Thick strap heels and a streamlined clutch finished her coordinated look.
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lovers + friends: Aaron Moto Skinny Jean

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lovers + friends: Aaron Moto Skinny Jean

lovers + friends: Aaron Moto Skinny Jean

Two undeniable It-Girls are loving lovers + friends' denim offering of a skinny jean with moto detailing; Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid!

With similar upbringings in the spotlight and identical aspirations to become successful models, these girls are navigating the waters of the fashion world like pros.

The value of denim lies in its versatility and who better to show you that than girls that get dressed up for a living? Kendall is serving up an easy, yet edgy look by pairing her jeans with a split-neck tee and sleek leather jacket. Minnie Mouse ears optional. Gigi walks the path less traveled by topping her pair off with a generously undone, contrasting denim button down, long gold chain necklace, and surprising gold glitter booties!
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2014 AMA Fashion

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The American Music Awards were in town and with the show came a slew of celebs in some head-turning fashion. Lots of solid colored pieces, bold cutouts, and geometric designs were among the red carpet offerings last night. Take a look and judge away!

Lucy Hale: This black Vera Wang mini dress with tonal black embroidery and other embellishments owned a dark modern aesthetic with a girlish lean. The actress and country singer injected more of her own personality into the style with her bordeaux lip, dark mani, smattering of silver & gunmetal jewels, and matching black accessories.

Lucy-Hale Jennifer Lopez: Her silky nude Reem Acra dress unsurprisingly left little to the imagination. Shamelessly sexy has been her go-to red carpet style for a long time and, while a bit tired at this point, the style certainly suits her. Anyone else getting a slight flashback to that navel-low cleavage bearing Versace dress from 2000?

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SEEING STARS

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Loved by everyone from teenage girls and young adults to models and actresses everywhere, Los Angeles based fashion brand Wildfox is known for its charming knitwear. One of their better known designs is their Seeing Stars Loose Knit Sweater and can be found keeping a ton of celebrities cozy & casual:

Celebs Are Seeing Stars

Celebs Are Seeing Stars

Covered in a charming celestial print, this coolly distressed sweater comes in two colors and can be worn throughout the year over cutoff shorts and sandals or skinny denim and booties. And while we're on the subject of Wildfox's singular style, browse through this brand's sunglasses which tend to have a retro feel full of feminine appeal and delightful details like dainty stars and heart shaped cases.
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Holiday Look Book 2014 – BEHIND THE SCENES

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With the changing of the leaves and the dropping of temperatures comes our anticipation for the holidays. A time of enchantment during which family and friends get together to partake in the joy of wining, dining, and getting decked out for a memorable photo op, all framed by twinkling lights, candles, and the colorful flotsam and jetsam of shredded wrapping paper.

We know that another hugely appealing part of this time of year is picking out the looks for every variety of holiday gathering that you'll be attending. Our creative team got just as excited preparing for the photo-shoot that morphed into our 2014 Holiday Look Book, so they wanted to share some of their personal behind-the-scenes shots with you!

One of our favorite S22 models, Nayara getting primped & polished for the shoot!

One of our favorite S22 models, Nayara getting primped & polished for the shoot!

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – ALEXIS

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ALEXIS brand clothing is the eponymous line of mother/daughter duo, Ana & Alexis Barbara. These local Miami designers did not study fashion and so derive their understanding of pattern making through the processes of design and production, both of which are carried out in the US, maximizing their artistic control of their vision for the ALEXIS aesthetic.

This covetable line came about after Alexis took a seminal family trip to the Mediterranean and designed 15 pieces just for the excursion during which she received endless compliments. After numerous inquiries regarding where to purchase more pieces, Alexis knew she was on to something and debuted her first collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in 2008. She and her mother have been expanding the brand ever since.
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Here Comes The Sun

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For a long time sunglasses have been a high impact accessory glamorized by every famous figure from timelessly chic Jackie O to wildly unpredictable Lady Gaga. The great thing about them is that you can easily add a fresh note to your look in a noticeable way. With an overwhelming variety of styles to choose from how can you possibly pick just one? Here are a couple of our favorites:

QUAY: This Australian brand is actually pronounced like “key” and offers up funky and colorful designs at a surprisingly affordable price. They've become a cult favorite brand among plenty of celebs stateside like Shay Mitchell and Alessandra Ambrosio.

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Rosie & Paige

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Ah Rosie – She's gorgeous, has an amazing modeling career, successfully broke into film, and is now the new face of Paige Premium Denim!

Rosie & Blue

Rosie & Blue

This new ambassador/brand matchup might not seem like the most obvious one but it should be known that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's first modeling gig was for Levi's jeans. You can't get any truer or bluer than Levi's, and so it was in a denim classic that the British beauty made her introduction to the fashion world. As she slowly gained notoriety she caught the attention of the big-wigs at Burberry and it was courtesy of them that she got her career-launching break as the new face of their fall line in 2008.

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Colored Mascara

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OOH LA LA - Lush Purple Lashes!

OOH LA LA – Lush Purple Lashes!

A lot of ladies claim that if stranded on a desert island and they had to pick but one cosmetic to have, mascara would be their beauty product of choice in order to maintain any semblance of looking cute upon their rescue.

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Maxed Out – The Art of Maxi Dressing

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While many of us enjoy the routine we have every morning of washing, brushing, coiffing, painting, and dressing, we can certainly agree that the less time we spend primping the better. Enter the maxi dress.

Once you pick your style – solid or print / strapless or racerback / fitted or loose / minimal or bohemian / casual or dressy – all you have left to do is accessorize. Take Ms. Alba for example; she determined that she felt like adding a bit of edge to her daytime stroll and decided to take her graphic black & white printed dress into rocker territory with a cropped leather vest replete with silver hardware, a detail echoed in her modern jewelry.

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