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On Trend: Turtlenecks Return To Chic

It’s officially cold, and it’d be hard to deny that nothing weathers the chill quite like a… turtleneck.  Layered under a velvet blazer or embellishing a snug-fitting sweater dress, this high-necked wonder has definitely gone through its stylish ups-and-downs (Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O on the upside, most of the 70′s on the down,) the turtleneck is taking it’s turn at trendy again, so let’s take a look at some of the of-the-moment ways to don this darling sweater!

Marc by Marc Jacobs




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Derek Lam And Estee Lauder Pair For Cosmetics Collaboration

The latest designer to join the cosmetics collaboration crazy is… (drum roll)… Derek Lam.

WWD revealed that the designer will be joining the ranks of such illustrious fashion heavies as Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu in signing his name to a beauty line, partnering with cosmetics giant Estée Lauder.  The line will include five product: a navy eye crayon, gold eyeshadow, black mascara, blush lipstick and a “barely gold” gloss, all nested inside a bonus navy clutch.

The collection was used in Lam’s spring 2014 fashion show and was a collaborative effort between the designer and his longtime friend and creative makeup director of Estee Lauder, Tom Pecheux.  “I’ve been working with Tom since my very first show and Estée Lauder for the last eight seasons,” the designer told the fashion tome.  “That longtime involvement is invaluable — we’re really working hand in hand.”

“I’ve always tried to incorporate beauty and fragrance — I see that as very intrinsic to what I do, which is not about one particular look or way of dressing, but trying to express personal style,” Lam went on to explain. “This is another expression of style that is curated by me and Tom. We wanted it to be an elevated experience, but accessible.”

You can expect the Derek Lam + Estée Lauder collab to hit store shelves in January 2014, and retail for $85.

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Derek Lam’s Spring 2012 Inspiration

Oh, Mr. Lam. Architectural Digest is calling.

Richard Neutra's Kauffman House

We wonder if Derek Lam had any idea that his latest collection would make the luxe-architecture tome stand up and take notice. After stating that his 2012 spring collection had “an architectural influence”, Arch. Dig.‘s blog Daily AD, made note of the who, what, why and wheres. Apparently, the California-born designer found literal inspiration from architect Richard Neutra’s famed Palm Springs Kaufmann Desert House.

Neutra‘s Kaufmann Desert House was built in 1946 and is celebrated for integrating itself into the surrounding desert landscape. Lam explained the direct inspiration to A.D., “Neutra created such unique homes in the desert, demonstrating that modernism can be international in spirit but also very local in its inspiration. That, to me, is what is great and eternal about the Kaufmann House.” Which makes sense given the clean lines and delicate cuts, colors and textures of Lam‘s latest. International, modern and tres beautiful!

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