Spring 2015 :: Denim Delight

For Spring 2015, designers breathed new life into an old classic.

In New York, we spotted patchwork denim pieces at Tommy Hilfiger and dark denim at Michael Kors. On the London runways, models got cozy in shearling-trimmed indigo denim jackets from Burberry Prorsum. In Milan, rhinestone-studded boyfriend jeans sparkled at Dolce & Gabbana while denim joined the military at Gucci. And finally in the City of Light, denim overalls made an appearance at Sonia Rykiel and denim dresses and skirts went to great lengths at Chloe and Stella McCartney.

It’s safe to say that denim days are here to stay.

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But the denim love didn’t end there.

On the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris, show-goers remained true to their blues; dashing around in dark wash and light wash styles, destroyed boyfriend and skinny jeans, denim cut-offs, patchwork blues and jean jackets emblazoned with colourful patches, cuffed straight-leg jeans, denim overalls, and frayed chambray dresses and button-downs.

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Now I’ve got a serious case of the blues. What’s your favourite way to style denim?

(Runway photos from Style.com and street style photos from A Love Is Blind, Athens Streetstyle, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style du Monde, Style.com, The Urban Spotter, Tuula Vintage, Vogue, Vogue Espana, Vogue Mexico, W Magazine)

PFW Spring 2015 :: Models Off Duty

Fashion month is winding down and Paris gave us a finale for the books. For his final ready-to-wear runway show, legendary Parisian designer Jean Paul Gaultier said goodbye to ready-to-wear with a beauty pageant like no other. For Chanel’s Spring 2015 show, the models made a statement in Karl Lagerfeld’s mock feminist street protest. Off the runway, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Anna Ewers, Andreea Diaconu, Natalia Vodianova, Aymeline Valade and company turned up the Parisian chic.

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(Photos from A Love Is Blind, Athens Streetstyle, Collage Vintage, Elle, Harper’s BAZAAR, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style.com, The Urban Spotter, Vogue, Vogue Espana, W Magazine)

MFW Spring 2015 :: The Eye’s the Limit

For Spring 2015, the beauty looks spotted on the runways of New York and London were all about wet, slicked-back hair and minimal makeup. In Milan, designers shifted focus. From graphic baby blue liner fashioned from thin leather strips at Fendi to artful winged cat-eyes and skinny brows at Prada, the overarching view – beauty lies in the eyes.

Graphic Baby Blue Leather Liner at Fendi

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Makeup artist Peter Philips “sliced slim strips out of the house’s leather hair ties and adhered them to the models’ eyes with lash glue.” (Style.com)

Exaggerated Cat-Eye and Skinny Brows at Prada

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Pat McGrath “crafted super exaggerated eye wings” by mixing black, grey and brown liquid liner. “On brows, the dark liquid mix was worked in thin linear strokes above the natural hairs.” (WWD)

Warm Eyes and Full Brows at Giorgio Armani

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Backstage at Giorgio Armani, makeup artist Linda Cantello defined the eyes in shades of “taupe, silver, and beige with gold and pink reflection”. (WWD)

Super Clumpy Lashes at Emilio Pucci

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MAC makeup artist Lisa Butler “built up clumpy layers of Extended Play Lash mascara on curled lashes.” (WWD)

Fully-Loaded Lashes at DSquared2


“Top and bottom lashes were fanned and packed with more than 20 layers of MAC Cosmetics’ In Extreme Dimension Lash black mascara and combed out.” (WWD)

Bright Red Graphic Cat-Eye at Max Mara

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MAC makeup artist Tom Pecheux created a daring cat-eye with a swish of red eyeshadow.

(Images from Style.com, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily)

Fall in Love with Cozy Knits

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It’s official… the first day of Autumn has landed. My Google home page told me so and there’s no arguing with Google.

In anticipation of the cooler weather, I’ve rounded up some knitwear styling inspiration from the streets of Sweden, New York, London and Milan. Layer oversized knit sweaters over pleated midi skirts, pants, leather leggings and the season’s must-have staple – the classic shirt dress. In a rush? An easy sweater dress paired with your favourite kicks is the perfect outfit for running out the door.

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Here are a few cozy knit options to get the fall rolling:

+ Nasty Gal You’re Getting Warmer Sweater

+ Nasty Gal Zip It Up Sweater

+ Somedays Lovin Whiskey Spider Knit Dress

+ UNIF Reverb Sweater

+ Urban Outfitters Ecote Cozy Popcorn Sweater

+ Urban Outfitters BDG Cuddle Up Sweater

+ Free People Dylan Tweedy Pullover

+ Forever 21 Chunky Open-Knit Sweater

+ Forever 21 Knit Turtle Neck Sweater

Happy fall shopping!

MFW Spring 2015 :: Models Off Duty

The models have packed their bags and jetted off to Paris, but we’re still swooning over their incredible off-duty style in Milan. Coco Rocha, Alessandra Ambrosia, Anna Ewers, Larissa Hofmann, Joan Smalls, Mijo Mihaljcic, and Daria Strokous all gave us their best Italian chic both on and off the runway.

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(Photos from A Love Is Blind, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Le-21 eme, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style.com, The Urban Spotter, Vogue, Vogue Espana, W Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015

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For Spring 2015, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by Spain’s influence on Sicilian culture. Models marched out in exquisitely embroidered matador jackets paired with high-waisted bloomer shorts, crisp white bullfighter shirts, polka dot flamenco-style dresses, and fringed ponchos.

Dolce’s signature embellishments – jewels, lace and embroidery were front and centre. The sacred heart, the main symbol of the collection was embroidered onto Spanish lace dresses, cummerbunds and an opulent gold bustier. Boyfriend jeans received the royal touch with rhinestones while embroidered roses climbed up the front of black stockings. Hair was slicked back into severe, centre-parted chignons and adorned with fresh red roses and carnations.

True to form, the show ended on a high note with an army of models wearing crisp white shirts tucked into high-waisted scarlet shorts.

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 (Photos from Style.com, Vogue)

MFW Spring 2015 :: Bold Street Style

It’s day 4 of Milan Fashion Week and the fashion crowd show no signs of slowing down. Playing it safe has no place in Milan. The city’s street style is all about having fun and adopting a playful attitude – glamorous sequins, bold prints and colours, embellishments and accessories galore.

Bloggers Chiara Ferragni and Helena Bordon channeled their inner Barbie girl in head-to-toe hot pink Moschino (adorable accessories included) while Anna Dello Russo wowed us in a larger than life gown. Here’s a roundup of standout looks from the streets of Milan.

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(Photos from A Love is Blind, Athens Streetstyle, Collage Vintage, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style.com, Vogue Espana, Vogue Mexico, W Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily)

LFW Spring 2015 :: Ladylike in London

For Spring 2015, London showgoers got in touch with their ultra-feminine side. Pleated and full skirts, statement coats, light and airy fabrics with a healthy dose of fur, lace and embellishments mixed in ruled the streets. Here’s a roundup of lovely, ladylike looks from London Town.

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(Photos from A Love is Blind, Harper’s Bazaar, Olivia Palermo, Style du Monde, The Cut, The Urban Spotter, Vogue, Vogue Mexico, W Mag, Women’s Wear Daily)

Style Inspiration :: Olivia Palermo at Spring 2015

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No matter the occasion, Olivia Palermo always manages to be camera-ready. For the Spring 2015 shows in New York, Olivia doubled up on pleats at Tibi, channeled the western look in a leather fringe skirt and suede blouse at Rachel Zoe, and got all wrapped up at DVF.

On the streets of London, the street style star was snapped wearing a multi-coloured Matthew Williamson coat which she styled as a dress, a lady-like lace Burberry dress with a twist, and a knotted camo shirt with a peplum hem mini skirt.

She’s not afraid to mix things up and still manages to look impeccably polished. Elegant, effortless, edgy.

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(Photos from A Love is Blind, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Olivia Palermo, The Urban Spotter)

LFW Spring 2015 :: Scene-Stealing Street Style

The London Fashion Week Spring 2015 shows have ended and it’s time to take stock of all the off-runway action. The fashion crowd paraded around in luscious leather, ripped and frayed denim, wild and crazy prints, and a bit of sparkle and shine. Here’s a roundup of scene-stealing looks from the London pavements…

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(Photos from A Love is Blind, Style.com, Vogue, Vogue Mexico, W Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily)