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Fall 2014 Trends: Leather skirts for everyone

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

They’ve finally done it. Designers have discovered the perfect mix of feminine and urban for fall 2014 in the guise of a single statement wardrobe piece: the leather skirt. From midi-length and pleated, to perfectly pencil and back to mini- this season’s leather skirts are a wondrous variety of colors, cuts and detailing with a little something to flatter every body type. Pair your sleek, black mini with a chunky sweater, your lace-up boots with a wide-pleated feminine midi, or an oversized tee tucked into a form-fitting pencil style and you have the makings of some of our favorite “it” girl stylings. Here are a few of our favorite leather skirt celebrity pairings for you to tuck into (pun intended) for fall.

Diane Kruger

Amber Heard

Nicole Trunfio

Jessica Alba

Alexa Chung

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Pajama Party: getting dressed is officially over-rated

Olivia von Halle

As someone who often eschews getting dressed for the luxuries of working at home, today’s tip is a continued riff on the trend that’s had fashion muses like Nicole Richie, Tilda Swinton and Rihanna over the moon since the look first appeared on runways in 2012: sleepwear as daywear. You know… pajama style.

Day or night, the style set is taking their pajamas out for a spin, pairing satin skirts with bulky sweaters, camis with dressy sweatpants (yes, that’s now a thing,) jewel-toned slippers with dress pants, and slip dresses with a pair of heels and a blazer. From comfy to silky, sleepwear  is officially out of the bedroom for a perfectly undone and seriously chic daywear wardrobe redo. Here are some great celebrity all day pajama pieces to get the conversation started. And go.

Tilda Swinton


Nicole Richie

Jessica Alba





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Spring’s Best Separate: Pants

Marc by Marc Jacobs

By now you’ve certainly busted out your skirts and shorts, but there’s a new less leg-baring bottom in town that’s quickly becoming a spring style staple: Spring pants.

From slouchy trousers to flowy wide-bottomed pants, printed or plain, the season’s best separate comes in a vast variety of cuts and styles perfect for every body type and every occasion. Pair a skinny legged floral print with a button up and a blazer for a great office to cocktail hour combo, or dress up a casual harem style pant with heels and a well-cut crop for a weekend day to night look—pants are the style staple for spring. Here are a few perfect pant outfits to aspire to:

Cate Blanchett

Solange Knowles

Jennifer Lawrence

Zendaya Coleman

Jessica Alba

Kate Hudson

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Trends: A Prettily Polished Perforation

Collette Dinnigan SS '14

If your style eye is trained on spring fashion that’s both feminine and flirty, you may want to look further than traditional lace and a classic pink palette. Perforation is having a moment, with a spate of designers like Alexander McQueen, Clover Canyon and Milly offering up the modern gals answer to eyelet in everything from jackets, to dresses, to accessories.

Jessica Alba with Chloe Perforated Baylee Bag

Naturally, there’s a lot of leather. From Chloe’s newly dubbed “it” bag, the Perforated Baylee Bag to Topshop’s raspberry Perforated Foldover Clutch, there are plenty of handbags reflecting this trend, and let’s not forget the shoes—Matt Bernson, Brian Atwood, Aldo and the Blond Salad x Steve Madden are all offering up their take on the perforated sandal and flat. But let’s get to the less expected perforations on tees, skirts and tops, particularly on 3.1 Phillip Lim’s enviable camel crop, Zara’s mint green Guipure Lace Pencil Skirt and Isabel Marant’s chic Denim Grid Vest, there are plenty of perforated separates to prove our point.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Rebecca Taylor SS '14

Isabel Marant SS '14

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Must have Monday: Ear cuffs

The gowns are glamorous, the performances divine, but our favorite thing about award season is the front row seat to what is sure to be the next big “must have” in each of our wardrobes. This season’s tiniest detail to make the list is the ear cuff.

Now before you settle on visions of a bold punk, chain link statement, today’s ear cuff is down right ladylike in variations of crystals, diamonds — even pearls! — all tightly pinned to the ear. Perfect for the red carpet, or for a casual weekend brunch with the girls.

Jennifer Lawrence, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rashida Jones — check out the slew of celebs sporting a variation of the ear cuff and we bet you’ll be rushing off to snap up some ear-candy of your very own.


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Must Have: Loving The Luxe Sweatshirt

Let’s give a resounding “thank you” to the taste-makers for this one — the fashion sweatshirt is here.

No need to reserve this comfy, cozy, stay-at-home staple for lazy Sundays when heavy-hitters like Givenchy, Kenzo, Rebecca Minkoff, and Matthew Williamson are all offering up a decidedly haute take on the sweatshirt.  Peppered with flowers, pop art, and a variety of lithographs, the luxe sweatshirt is a great way to bring weekend casual directly to the week-long grind, by paired it with skinny pants, an envelope mini, or a full skirt.  This must-have winter 2013 trend is already a fave with it-girls Jessica Alba, Gisele Bundchen, and Cara Delevingne — here’s some inspiration on how to pull-off the sweatshirt pull-over.


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Trends: Pajama Dressing Is Oh So Posh

Some of you may have spent yesterday… um… overindulging in a cocktail or five, and thankfully today’s top trend is one that’s set to help nurse that holiday hangover.  Pajama dressing is dispelling those silly over-achievers who actually encourage getting dressed in the morning.  You saw sleepwear styles gracing the runways at both Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, and have watched in awe as celebrities like Rihanna, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, and Jessica Alba rock effortlessly rock the pj trend on the red carpet — and by, golly, it’s time you tried it too.

For the average gal, this “I just rolled out of bed” look leaves you in danger of looking sloppy and shapeless — neither of which was intended by the fashion heavies dolling out there version of the trend — so here’s how to get that relaxed look while still looking posh and polished.

1.  Make sure the fit of your separates is tailored.  The pants should be hemmed to graze the tops of the feet and the top should fit well at the shoulders and wrist — any overly bulky pieces will just look frumpy.

2.  Avoid busy patterns on top, a simple silk tank or tee will help keep your silhouette clean, while the following the fit of rule number 1 will keep you from looking too busy or boxy.

3.  Add a beautiful shoe, and we don’t necessarily mean a heel.  A simple metallic flat or sandal will add a little razzle-dazzle without countering your effortlessly chic style.

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Three Trends To Try Now Before They Expire

Summer is full of fun-loving, trend-setting looks that, come September, will have decidedly jumped the shark.  It seems every season there is a smattering of trends that, while decidedly of-the-moment in June, rapidly decline into late-summer don’ts.  So while the getting’s good, it’s best to try our top-three hot-now, but-soon-to-be-dismissed styles — before it’s simply to late.

People magazine’s top look to try now is the floral crown that wove it’s way into the locks of countless music-fest ladies and accompanied one Ms. Ashley Green down the red carpet.  A youthful and springy accessory to be sure… but dangerously teetering towards wood-nymph.

Miranda Kerr, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba

Palettes come and palettes go, but some are more apt to stand the test of time.  One hue that we suspect won’t make it’s way onto the multi-seasonal show-stopping list is this summer’s big-winner: mint green.  Reminiscent of mint chocolates and mint ice-cream, it’s not the most flattering hue on the bottom and can go geriatric-chic in .05.  Wear it now while you can.

Jessica Alba

Sunglasses are always a big winner in the warmer weather, keeping those delicate peepers safe while still making a statement — and the biggest statement to be made in 2013 is a pair with multicolored reflective lenses.  We don’t see this take on tie-dye lasting into Fall when the look goes from fun and flirty to sophisticated and urban.  So make that rainbow arrayed statement now.

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Jessica Alba Shines in Valentino At Mom & Baby Charity Event

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Actress Jessica Alba has one more title to add to her list of duties as mom, spokeswoman and business woman. She was recently honored at the Baby2Baby first annual charity gala held at The BookBindrey in Culver City that raised money for moms and children. The Hollywood starlet showed up in the above floor-length Valentino gown ready to impress.

The Baby2Baby gala is the brain child of the who’s who of Hollywood mommies including Rachel Zoe, Dana Settle, Sabina Nathanson, Jenni Ehrlich, Ali Froley, Norah Weinstein and Kelly Patricof.

Baby2Baby supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12. By distributing new and gently used items to over 40 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals, Baby2Baby serves over 50,000 children each year.



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