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Trends: Power Pink Hair

Sienna Miller

Not new to fashions stratosphere, pink hair is hitting a sartorial and red carpet high note of late, with muses like Sienna Miller and Abbey Lee Kershaw appearing au’ pink, and runways such as Thakoon and Oscar de la Renta tricking their model’s out in variations on the shade.  Now that the look has hit the street, with street style bloggers and photographers celebrating the trend — we can officially say pink hair is “in.”

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013

Thakoon Spring 2014

Traced back to Kate Moss’ 1998 pink haired portrait for Juergen Teller, the hair hue is showing up in streaks, tints and full dye jobs and is somehow not conjuring up clown wigs — instead, it’s looking modern, femininely punk, and downright appealing. So the question is, will you jump on this pink haired fashion train?

January Jones

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Trends: Mad for metallics

Wallflowers will have a heck of a time getting any attention this season, as metallics march their way into the wardrobes of tres chic “it” girls like Kate Bosworth, Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung, and Kate Moss — and then steadily make their way into everyone else’s closets.

Alexa Chung

The holiday’s are a great time to pull-on a little extra gilding, and with the S/S 14 collections of such fashion darlings as Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Lanvin, and Givenchy featuring silver, bronze, and gold gilt jackets, skirts, and looks from designers are dominating F/W looks — and metallics seem to be leading the pack!

Cara Delevingne

 

 

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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: Keep Your Head And Your Wardrobe In The Clouds

Summer’s lazy days are a prime time to keep your head in the clouds, but why stop there?  Floating in from nearly everywhere, a cloudy sky print trend is on the rise, popping up on everything — tees, makeup cases, dresses, pants, even jewelry — everything. From high-end to street style, designers and “it” girls alike are walking on air with this warm-weather look.  And we can’t think of any reason not to join them.  So here are a few of our favorite cloud-style picks.

Michael Kors

Cold Water Creek

Sukie

Emily and Fin

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Trends: Summer’s Delicious Pistachio Mani-Pedis

Remember when greige (grey-meets-beige), nude, and black stormed the mani-pedis of the runways and red-carpets?  Well there’s a new hue in town, and if we can judge from the flurry of lacquer labels offering up their take, pistachio is the way to go for spring/summer 2013.

Less obvious than spring’s bright neon polishes, pistachio’s softer green hue is still an eye-catcher.  Here are a few of our favorite variations of spring/summer’s pistachio offerings:

Mac Baking Beauties 2013 Collection "Pistachio Crème"

Essie's Naughty Nautical 2013 Summer Collection "The More The Merrier"

L'Oreal 2013 Versailles Romance Collection "Pistachio Dream"

Crabtree and Evelyn Spring 2013 Nail Polish "Pistachio"

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Add A Pop Of Color To Make Summer’s Workwear Shine

A closet full of office-friendly neutrals is hardly the thing for spring/summer.  So what’s a gal to do when looking 9-5 professional is putting a kink in summer’s fun?  Add some color.  Yes, ladies, it is indeed possible to add a burst of 2013′s hot hues while still maintaining your ready-for-work visage.  So give those tired black blazers, white shirts and sensible shoes a break and adhere to our top summer tips for spicing up your workday wear with the season’s bright and bold palette.  Here are a few easy-to-add pieces to give your day-to-day look a little more sizzle.

1.  Summer is a perfect time to rock a bold-hued pair of work pants or skirt without looking like Bozo the Clown.  And with designers parsing out a variety of takes on the dress slacks — all dolled up in summer’s brightest blues, yellows and reds — it’s easy to snap up a pair pronto.

2.  If your not quite ready to go full-bore in the bold trouser/skirt department, toting a hard-candy-colored arm piece — in the shape of a brightly hued handbag — is a great way to incorporate the season’s happier palette.

3.  Summer sandals and flats are afoot, and full of color.  Why not pair a brightly hued pair with a fitted office pant and short sleeve tee combo (add a crisp summer blazer if you must) and make an appropo office-chic statement?

4.  A bright pink lip, or orange red mani-pedi are also perfectly appropriate office looks that add just a hint of pop to that drab work-wear.

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Rebel Yell: 4 Tips To Trick Out Your Inner Punk-Rocker

Madonna in Givenchy Haute Couture's tartan and studs

If we learned anything from the recent MET gala, “punk” is seriously on trend for 2013, and the A-lister’s in attendance weren’t shy about their enthusiasm for dressing the part. From Madonna’s tartan and ripped-fishnet stocking look, to Sarah Jessica Parker’s mohawk headpiece, the stars came out in punk-attired droves to honor this year’s exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture. But if you’ve been lamenting a full Sid-n-Nancy re-do, you needn’t. “Punk is not so much about the look, it’s about the personality,” said Met ball chair Riccardo Tisci, which means a simple smattering of punk-inspired embellishments and accessories will do wonders towards embracing the punk trend. Here are a few tips to tastefully trick yourself out in punk-ish appeal.

 

Rachel Roy

1. Safety chic: Old-school punk-rockers rebelled against the establishment by piercing their bodies with safety pins, but you needn’t go quite so hard-core. Safety pin jewelry and accessories, embellished with crystals and made of silver and gold covers the posh and punk bases, and are a great way to dismiss the “establishment” without loosing your elegant appeal.

2. Sexy Studs and Spikes: An unlikely smattering of studs and spikes across your summer sandal or adorning your cocktail clutch is a simple but oh-so-effective nod to your anarchy side.

 

River Island Mesh Tank

3. Amazing Mesh: Miley made a serious statement in a floor-length mesh gown, but you needn’t go that far. A simple mesh tee (you know that one that nearly every designer has tried their hand at) is a perfect punk statement piece to keep you on-trend.

 

Tripp NYC

4. Moto Madness: You needn’t straddle a bike to rock the motorcycle jacket trend. Slip on your own version of the rebellious spirit with a moto-adorned in the feminine pastel hues that are so hot for spring, or a punk-inspired tartan.

 

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A Case For The Crop Top

It may be time to rethink that cringe-inducing aversion to the crop top because when those “in the know”surmised that the belly-baring look would be a big one for 2013, they were most definitely onto something. Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Costume National and a whole slew of other designers have taken a shine to the look, offering up their own takes on the trend—but if you’re looking for further proof of the crop tops wearability, here’s what finally sealed the deal for us:

Zoe Saldana’s weekend appearance at the Berlin red carpet premiere of the film “Star Trek Into Darkness,” where the oft-admired actress sealed the trend-setting deal pairing a Calvin Klein crop top and skirt combo with a pair of sexy Jimmy Choo sandals. It seems the once ultra-casual trend has reached a new level of legitimacy and it’s a far cry from our 90′s television high school heroes (we’re talking about you Kelly Bundy and Donna Martin.) Now before you get all squeamish at the thought of exposing your midsection, here are a few tips on rocking the crop top trend regardless of how toned your tummy is!

1. Remember, how much you expose is up to you. If you’re proud of all that time you put in at the gym, then go on and try a crop top that hits above your belly button. If you’re less than confident about your midsection, a simple sliver peeking out just below your midriff is equally fashionable.

2. Wearing your crop top with a high-waisted bottom (skirt, shorts and/or pants) will ensure that your crop top looks more 2013 and less 1980′s video vixen. Add an outer layer like a fitted blazer, a pretty cardigan, or an urban cool leather jacket—to add even more up to date appeal. Look for ways to undo the undeniable flirtatiousness of a bare midsection and you’ll be on the right track.

3. Own it. This look is a head-turner, so wall-flowers need not apply. Confidence is key—so get out there and rock that crop top!

 

 

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