What can we say about Gucci’s new Cruise 2017 release? Just when we thought creative director, Alessandro Michele couldn’t possibly up the ante on the last successful collection, he just gave it to us and then some. This collection was a hybrid of crazy cat lady with a bit of old school punk Vivienne Westwood circa 1980s. Personal style according to Gucci is similar in the inexplicable extravagance it espouses, which seems to make no sense and so much of it all at once.
Enigmatic creative director Michele, put together a fashion show that was a juxtaposition of texture and color. The nerd-chic and vintage-vibes left attendees awestruck. When describing the Westminster Abby fashion show – a first for the industry, Mary Katrantzou said, “It embarrassingly was her first time ever visiting the Westminster Abby.” Michele had been inspired to hold the show there after having a conversation in the Gucci offices one evening. After achieving this vision, his colleague said he should do it at Buckingham palace, and at this point we wouldn’t be surprised if he is given the opportunity to make that happen in the future.
While the calendar notes that Spring has not quite yet arrived, it’s still not too early to start thinking about Spring Cleaning. Yes, it means that after months of trudging through gray winter days and mountains of filthy snow, we’re finally getting rewarded with longer days, blooming flowers, and brighter light streaming through our windows. But instead of making our homes feel refreshed, that sunshine turns a spotlight on something we’ve managed not to see until now: the layer of dirt and grime that accumulated all winter long. “In spring, the sun shines through and shows us all the dust!” says Bridget Bodoano, a London-based designer and author of A Spotless Home. And even for those of us who loathe cleaning, there’s just something about springtime that makes us more invigorated and inspired to give our homes a seasonal reboot. “I think we all suffer from low energy over the winter months and—just like in nature—our energy levels rise in spring, and we want a fresh start,” says Bodoano. Here, she shares her checklist for making the goal of a top-to-bottom clean home as thorough yet painless as possible.
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 30: Models walk the show finale during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Maybe it’s because we cover fashion or maybe it’s got to do with an over-saturation of internet think pieces but, we have a tendency to label whatever is at the forefront of the global conversation a “trend.” Things from the past do frequently make themselves anew, and no industry makes that more clear than fashion; perhaps that’s why when something that hints at feminism hits the catwalk, there’s a tendency to lump that conversation right into whatever fad may have just traipsed down the runway. But feminism isn’t just a craze or trend. The ultimate message of feminism in fashion isn’t about exclusion, but inclusion. Becca McCharen of Chromat constantly blends technology with a cast of models who encompass a variety of ethnicities, complexions, and body types — incredibly forward-thinking even in 2016. Calvin Klein made a point of sitting Adwoa Aboah, Zoe Kravitz, and Hari Nef front row for the fall 2016 season, all of whom are outspoken and bold on their feminist stance.
Christy Turlington in Chanel
In pursuit of hoarding more accessories into my collection and in keeping with highlighting more #throwback fashion this week— today we’re talking chokers. We’ve been seeing fashion celebrities to our favorite street style stars such as Rumi Neely with her new coveted line Are You Am I velvet choker that she’s been rocking as of late. When asked what inspired Rumi to accessorize her line with, not one, but, six different interpretations of them, she said, “I love chokers thick and thin. It takes outfits to a whole new level.” We couldn’t agree more with Rumi on this tight fitting accessory.
Asish SS16 Presentation
I took up skateboarding just recently about a few months ago. This recent uptaking of mine was based on my decision to start taking public transportation in conjunction with skateboarding to work, since moving our offices from Beverly Hills to DTLA. Avoiding paying a monthly $150 car garage fee was reason enough for me to think of a different cost efficient way to get to work, and avoid the dread that is LA traffic. I Also found out skateboarding can burn up to 150-500 calories/hour. Win, win on getting around town and working some major cardio!
Photo: Kiani Harris
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Dress: Zara, Belt: Acne, Shoes: Converse, Hat: Vintage, Choker: Biko
There’s still one month until we’ll get a chance to catch the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show on TV, but we’ve got tons of photos from last night’s event to help us cope until then. While Rihanna won’t be repeating her iconic impromptu walk down the runway, we’re very keen to hear The Weekend seranade the models and dance with girlfriend Bella Hadid’s big sis Gigi. We’re guessing he kept it fun and flirty with his summer smash “Can’t Feel My Face”. There was also a musical performance by Selena Gomez, in a perfect send-off to her ex Justin Bieber, who performed at the show last year. Skeptics be damned because form the looks of it, Kendall Jenner rocked! She fit right in along with longtime Angels like Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel. Noticeably absent, in part because of her very public diss of the company, was three year veteran Jourdan Dunn, but we were impressed with the amount of diversity Victoria’s Secret had on the runway, with returning models Jasmine Tookes and Ming Xi; model Maria Borges even rocked her natural hair, beam a smile that shone just as brightly as her diamond encrusted bra. Check out some of our favorite looks after the jump!
The second baby in the Kardashian-West clan is due to be born in only a few weeks, which means little Charlotte won’t be the only royal baby born in 2015. We can’t wait to welcome the little Scorpio into the world, whose big sis, North, is sure to have amazing style as it’s going to be embedded in their genes (and jeans). Having just celebrated her baby shower at her Beverly Hills home, which was fittingly themed after her favorite movie–Troop Beverly Hills–Kim is steadily setting a new standard for #MomGoals. Our favorite celeb has come a long way from organizing the closets of Beverly Hills socialites and being the satellite friend to Paris and Nicole. Now, every one of her moves is closely followed, examined, and scrutinized — all of which culminated earlier this year into her book Selfish, which also gives of loads of Selfie inspo. Kardashian owns the fact that she is a commodity with brazen attitude. As seen with her pregnancy with little Norrie, she’s once again added her sexy and curvaceous spin on maternity clothing.
With Halloween looming menacingly on the calendar at only one day away, it’s a little late to plan anything elaborate for your Halloween look. If you are like me, you’ll probably shun the idea of dressing up as anything you can grab in the store. Aside from the overwhelmingly mind-numbing uniformity of a store bought look, there’s the unfortunate universal truth that costumes for women usually fall under two categories: Tacky or Tasteless. As famously summed up in my personal favorite movie of all time, Mean Girls–in the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy, in Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it. But what about us girls who don’t want to wear lingerie and animal ears? What about if you don’t want to be a “sexy” something or other (even though, I admit, dressing up as a sexy corn on the cob is very tempting)? There’s also the time constraint of putting together something cool and fun on budget in time for Saturday. Have no fear, I’ve got you covered! This special edition of last minute Halloween looks is centered around some very fun pop culture moments in 2015! Don’t fret though, this isn’t a post on how to dress up as a sexy pizza rat or how to bleach one side of your cobalt blue pinafore to look like the dress. No, this is all about throwing together looks with things you probably already have in your closet, with very minimal effort in buying anything from your go-to costume shop! Bonus: these costumes will also still look super chic on your post Halloween walk-of-no-shame. Read more about everything after the jump.
It’s been one week now since Apple released the new and highly coveted iPhone 6s. As with our favorite fashion brands, with each new release of a new product the old models are rendered last season and the new ones are all the rage. The iPhone 6s builds and improves upon its predecessor in just about every way. With improvements that include additions to the front-facing camera and a screen that flashes to improve your selfies, a new interactive touchscreen that helps you jump from app to app without having to–gasp–go the homescreen first, the iPhone 6s has amped up the aesthetics by adding a new color option to its ranks and it’s rose gold (or pink, take your pick). The phone may be new, but rose gold has been around for a while. When employed by jewelers, rather than by technology juggernauts, the term “rose gold” refers to an alloy of gold to which copper has been added. Rose gold is warm and flush and gives the impression that yellow gold just got a compliment and is blushing. There’s something unexpected about a flash of rose gold jewelry against the skin—which may explain fashion’s full-blown obsession with the metal this season. Blame it on Apple’s impact, but rose gold is everywhere.
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