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Lena Dunham’s edgy-chic turn for ELLE

One of our favorite “Girls“, Lena Dunham’s edgy-chic do on the cover of ELLE magazine’s annual Women in TV issue is poised to reaching for the bleach, vibrant color and scissors. Sporting a simple choppy coif, that amazing 90′s color job and a sharp cat-eye, Dunham looks equal parts glamorous and every gal — which is exactly her appeal. Take a peak at some of the editorial snaps inside, featuring goods by haute designers Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and you’ll see exactly how the cool kids do. And congrats on the cover, Lena!

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Get a jump on fall fashion trends

Marc Jacobs

We realize it’s still sweltering, but fashion waits for no one and it’s time to start talking about fall. From coats to boots  and back again, fall trends are about bundling up without losing your stylish summer edge. So let’s dive in a take a sneak peek at some of the latest and greatest in the world of of-the-moment cold weather chic.

Stella McCartney

The rule of thumb for fall is oversizing. Everything is big, big, big. Think The Row’s chunky sweaters, the big bold robe coats from Chloe, Stella McCartney, and Altuzarra, even oversized frocks from Sarah Burton. Summer’s less-is-more look will turn to bigger-is-better before a single leaf falls.

Cushnie et Ochs

A decidedly Western appeal and an all out 60′s mod vibe was seen on the most recent fall runways, from Cushni et Ochs and Tibi’s cowboy chic hats and jackets, to Valentino, Gucci and Saint Laurent’s 60′s-inspired colorful shift dresses paired with black tights and over-the-knee boots.

Gucci

And finally turtle necks are taken to the extreme on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang and Chanel, with the cuts covering half the models faces and some going right up over their heads like a cowl. Covering up was never taken so literally as this over-the-top fall trend.

Helmut Lang

The idea of rocking any of this might be unappealing right now, but you’ll likely want to get a jump on things before the leaves start a fallen’.

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Pucker Up: Must have lip-prints

I spy a trend amongst the current sea of popular prints that perfectly evokes the effervescent and flirty vibe of summer: the lip print. Seen on the S/S runways of Giles, Alice + Olivia, Gucci and Saint Laurent, and peppered across the shelves of nearly every fast fashion house in town, this smoochy print plays cheeky, retro like nobodies business and still manages to look entirely grown up.

It was likely also hard to miss in the puffed out sequin off-the-shoulder Saint Laurent top in Rihanna’s March Vogue editorial and Lily Collin’s Apring ’14 cover of Lucky magazine. So pucker up, buttercup. There’s no better time to sport this cheeky lip print than right now!

Giles S/S 14 runway

Alice + Olivia

Jimmy Choo

MSGM

 

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Trends: F/W 13 Takes It’s Florals To The Dark Side

Valentino F/W 13

Spring ’13′s romance with flirty florals has taken a turn to the dark side for fall, with equally feminine prints being set against contrasting grim backgrounds in a palette that includes navy, brown, and black.  Runway’s as haute as Givenchy, Saint Laurent, and Valentino all paid homage to the gothic floral look in their F/W 13 shows, while Giambattista Valli, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood and even fast-fashion’s Topshop offered up the ready-to-wear variations on the theme.

Zoe Saldana in Alexander McQueen

Where the runways go… the red-carpets will follow Rose Byrne, Zoe Saldana, and Emma Roberts all making recent appearances in the Wuthering Heights-ish trend.

So grab those tissues and get-set for a moody, broody fall of dark romantic florals.

Mulberry F/W 13

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Music As Muse: Saint Laurent Loves Sky Ferreira

Rock ‘n roll meets couture isn’t exactly a groundbreaker in the pairing department, but we are particularly excited to see Saint Laurent’s latest music-as-muse face-du-jour: crooner Sky Ferreira.

Tapping the singer was the brands latest move towards a much more edgy aesthetic under the guidance of Hedi Slimane, and stays right on cue with the designers penchant for the music world, including the recent appearance of rocker Gwen Stefani on the cover of Vogue sporting pieces from the Saint Laurent spring 2013 collection. The lookbook features a very pouty Ferreira and is all leather and lace, and monochromatic looks — not a stretch for the singer (or the brand) for that matter, but still one that continues to lead the charge for Saint Laurent to appeal to the cool girls.

 

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