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The return of the choker necklace

On a whim I decided to tie a thin black ribbon around my neck the other night to compliment the deep red dress I was wearing and I’m realizing now that I’m not alone. Chokers are back and making a bold appearance on a number of the style set. From Emma Watson to Rihanna, chokers are turning up the form of wispy and open-ended gold bands, leather “belts” with metal clasps, layered in dazzling crystal, and simple black ribbons — all neatly wrapped around the neck. The look makes an equally bold statement to the many layered and length necklaces that are also trending for spring — with a decidedly more minimalistic effect. Here’s some choker-inspiration for you to draw from for the weekend!

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Emma Watson

Rihanna

Alexa Chung

 

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In praise of feathered frocks

From sequins to beading and back again, ’tis the season for your cocktail dress to be decked out in the finest “tinsel” the season has to offer. For me however, one oh-so-glamorous adornment tops the rest: feathers. There’s just something to the way feathers flutter that says elegance and edge all in one soft little holiday package. Whether your dress is trimmed with a row of thin wispy strands or tricked out entirely, feathers are… well… fabulous. So in the spirit of the holiday, we’ve assembled some of our favorite feathered frocks from 20 to a.) prove our point, and b.) provide just enough push to inspire you to pull our your finest feathered dresses to accompany you to all those holiday soirées on this season’s dance card.

Julianne Hough

Olivia Palermo

Kate Bosworth

Emma Watson

Alexa Chung

Dakota Fanning

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Emma Watson’s Stunning Star Turn For Elle


Today’s post is equal parts inspiration and admiration, offering up Emma Watson’s star turn on April’s cover of Elle magazine. The Harry Potter actress is clearly outgrowing her identification with the famed franchise, looking every inch the modern “it” girl in a spread that varies from casual to downright chic. The cover shows a fresh Watson draped in this spring’s trendiest “do,” double-denim, while inside there’s a decidedly grown-up and 60′s inspired vibe, with a fresh cat-eye/nude lip and nail combo, and a vintage-ish swimsuit/jacket pairing that is to die for.

 

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Springs Brightest Bauble: Pearls

Pearls are back, and their a far cry from your Grandmother’s clutching days.

From red carpets to runways, these bold, white baubles are making the comeback of the season, appearing on the earlobes of celebrities like Margot Robbie and Emma Watson at the Golden Globes, adorning the accessories at Chanel S/S 14, and laying in long, luxurious strands at Thakoon S/S 14. Pearls are trending and are the perfect compliment to the wardrobe transition from winter into spring. Here’s a little eye-candy inspiration on how best to rock these little numbers!

Rihanna

Emma Watson

Thakoon S/S 14

Margot Robbie

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2014 Target reveal’s Peter Pilotto collaboration

We can think of no better way to kick off the weekend then a preview of the long-awaited collaboration between Peter Pilotto and Target. After announced the pairing way back in September, the celeb-adored label left us all to speculate on what they might cook up for the superstores first 2014 reveal. Monday’s lookbook launch, featuring cocktail dresses, bikinis, bags, towels, and separates, did not disappoint.

The British brand is a long-time favorite of the actress/model set, counting fashion muses lil Kate Bosworth, Miranda Kerr, Kristen Stewart, and Emma Watson as fans of it’s bold, geometric prints and striking, bold colors and — judging from the preview (and the under $60 per piece price tag) — we think you will be too.

The Peter Pilotto for Target collection is set to hit store shelves on Feb. 9th, and will also be available internationally on Net-a-porter.com.

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Golden Globes 2014

Glitter and glamour, if last night’s Golden Globes are any evidence, 2014 is going to be a year of leading ladies killing it on the red carpet. From new faces like Lupita Nyong’o to fashion-muse favorites like Amy AdamsCate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence, television and film’s best and brightest dazzled at the annual kick of to awards-season, with a few themes that stood out from the rest. Our absolute favorite — the color red.

Worrying about blending into the red carpet background was so 2013, as the old and new guard, including Emma WatsonAmy AdamsLupita Nyong’oJulia Louis Dreyfus, Julie Delpy, all glowing in crimson, floor-length gowns.

Another big look was the monochromatic black/white theme seen on Jennifer Lawrence, Hayden Pantierre, Allison Williams, and Emilia Clarke.

And what would the Golden Globes be without a little (or a lot) of bling — metallics in silver and gold continued their reign on the red carpet on such luminous leading ladies as Michelle Dockery, Mila Kunis, Kate Mara, Naomi Watts, and Zoey Deschanel.

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Fall Trends: Off-The-Shoulder Smolder

Celine Fall 2013

Call it muscle-memory of the back-to-school season, there is no season that inspires a shopping spree like fall — and this autumn’s  to-die-for trends are certainly not helping the matter.  From double-breasted blazers to thigh-high boots, fall 2013 is rife with looks to L-O-V-E, but beyond everyday chic comes a cocktail trend that we can’t wait to try: the  off-the shoulder dresses.

Previewed by the typical It-girl indicators — Alexa Chung, Emma Watson, and Sienna Miller — the clavicle-exposing look makes for exposure that is more sophisticated and wearable than an exposed midriff or excessive cleavage.  And with heavy hitters like Miuccia Prada, J.Mendel, and Prabal Gurung offering up their takes on the trend, there is plenty to choose from.  We offer up proof in the from of off-the-shoulder red-carpet looks decorating the celebrity set of late.

Alexa Chung

Emma Watson

Sienna Miller

 

 

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