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Trends: Choker Chic

Whether slim and sleek or a big chunky chain, choker necklaces are back from the 90′s, and for very good reason. Once spring/summer ’14′s runway like Chanel and L’Wren Scott started the charge, choker necklaces have been seen on everyone from the street style set, to off-duty models, to the red carpet and back again. Isn’t it time you jumped on this oh-so-stylish trend?

Try pairing a scoop neck tee with a bold beaded or metal collar, or a chunky gold chain choker with your must-have summer blazer — there are so many styles of choker heating up the fashion set, that’s it’s hard to go wrong. We’ve even seen a simple ribbon tied neatly around the neck add an ultra urban, yet feminine touch to even the simplest outfits.

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Must-have monograms for the stylish muse


“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare obviously hadn’t recognized the fashion merits of monikers before he started knocking the importance of a name. Once reserved for towel sets and napkins, embroidered monograms are popping up on a slew of very fashionable wears by the likes of Burberry Prorsum, Rag and Bone and Fendi.

This spring’s must-have is your very own name emblazoned across a tee, jacket, handbag or necklace, letting the world know exactly who you are in a fit of stylish whimsy. Celebs like Kate Bosworth, Georgia May Jagger and Cara Delevigne have all been spotted sporting their initials and names on accessories, jackets and capes, perfectly illustrating this chic prep-school craze. So what are you waiting for? Get thee to the stitchery!


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To Scrunchie Or Not To Scrunchie

We got a wee-might overzealous yesterday and neglected our weekly Must-Have… so let’s play re-do, with a re-do that many thought would never see the fashion light of day again: the scrunchie.

The butt of many jokes, the scrunchie, is all set to join it’s 90′s-fashion compatriots on all the trendiest gals — having been seen on the likes of Cara Delevingne and Prince Harry’s rumored BF Cressida Bonas.

And now, Rag & Bone is making it official, showing models with hair plied into scrunchies in their pre-fall lookbook.  Surely, a campaign placement makes the sporty looking scrunchie a look to try?

So the question is… will you join the scrunchie come-back team?  Or it the scrunchie better left in the 90′s?


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How To Create A Big Bold Brow

There’s no denying it — right now, brows are big.  Literally.  B.I.G.  No more pencil thin wisps or overly plucked ends.  Now is the time to leave your over-the-eye fringe go au naturale.

Those not new to the beauty game know that au naturale doesn’t necessarily come without some effort.  Even the poster gal for big brows, supermodel du jour Cara Delevingne puts a little effort into grooming her naturally dark, dense brows.  So let’s take a look at some of the important steps for getting that effortless, big brow look.

Grooming is the key to looking natural yet put together.  Start by plucking excess strays that aren’t within the natural shape of your brow, and then brush the hairs into position with a brow gel or disposable mascara wand misted with hairspray.  Delevigne‘s makeup artist Wendy Rowe suggests using L’Oreal’s Elnett Hairspray to avoid the flakiness caused by certain brow gels.  You can even extend the ends slightly to create a soft natural finish.

Fair haired gals blessed with dense hair growth can darken up their brows by brushing a little dark brown mascara into the area for a more dramatic, yet natural look too.

The most important thing to remember is that you have to work with what you’ve got.  If your brow hairs are less-than-luscious, penciling them in is NOT the way to a natural look.  In fact, it will only make your eyebrows appear awkward and unnatural.  You can create a slightly larger brow shape that still feels authentic by using a cream-textured brow sculptor applied in brush strokes in the same direction as your natural hair growth.  The creamy texture of these products is see-through, so it looks more natural, and avoids the harsh painted-on look of a powder or pencil.

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Love Magazine Pays An Homage to Minnie Mouse

Judging from the current Love cover, the illustrious magazine isn’t quite through 2011 & 2012′s  imaginary creatures as fashion icons thing.  For the tome’s 5th anniversary, the powers-that-be have taken their spin on the famous Herb Ritts’ Madonna in mouse ears shoot sans the pop diva.

The result is a series of six covers featuring models Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Edie Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Chiharu Okunugi all sporting Minnie Mouse ears, as well as the Disney icon herself.

To add another haute couture element, the mouse-ear headbands used in the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot snapped shoot were the offerings of such illustrious designers as Gucci, Miu Miu, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Love editor Katie Grand blamed Instagram for the inspiration. “As work began on this issue, that famous Herb Ritts shot of Madonna popped up on my Instagram feed, the one where she’s in bed wearing the Minnie Mouse ears,” Grand claimed. “So we set about getting my favorite models in Minnie Mouse ears. . . . But that wasn’t enough. We had to get Minnie Mouse herself in on the act too.”

Tag this one as “what’s old is new again” and… again.

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