ArtHigh Contrast in Fashion Magazine’s May Issue

If you’re a devoted LuLu*s follower, you’ve probably noticed that we’re more than just a little bit obsessed with black and white at the moment… and it appears we are not alone. We’ve found a kindred spirit in Canada’s Fashion Magazine, as this eye-catching editorial spread can attest. Striking stripes of black and white mingle with bold pops of red for an absolutely mod-velous ode to our chromatic crush, shot by photographer Chris Nicholls. Add model Samantha Rayner’s bold, bowl-meets-bob cut by Greg Wencel, and we simply cannot look away. So take in the sights of this visually stunning spread, and once you’re through, why not indulge yourself in a little something striped?

 

 

 Styled by Zeina Esmail

(Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue)

ArtDavid Bowie Is… The Retrospective at the V & A Museum

If you didn’t get to live it the first time around, now’s your chance to rock out like you’ve been there all along! The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has delved into the depths of the David Bowie archives to put on an epic exhibition that showcases the music/fashion/cultural icon’s rise to superstar-dom, and all of the amazing things he’s done and worn since he reached the cosmos.

Hundreds of bona fide Bowie treasures are on display, including “handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and instruments.” (StyleBistro) But, in a blatant show of favoritism: let’s focus on those clothes!

If you find yourself on that side of the pond (you lucky devil!), be sure to check out all the magic in person. The best part: visitors receive headsets that automatically play the song/documentary/sound/etc. that’s triggered by your location. So cool! You’ve got until August 11th, so why not make a trip out of it!

In the meantime, look who’s back in the saddle! You can watch David Bowie’s NEW music video, and/or pick up his first new album in years!

(Images courtesy of The Victoria & Albert Museum and StyleBistro)

FashionIt Girl: Miroslava Duma

Don’t be fooled by her cute-as-a-button face and tiny stature, this street style superstar is a freelance writer and editor with a heavyweight resume that includes stints at Harper’s Bazaar Russia, OK, Tatler, and Glamour.

Style Tribe: Alongside several other street style darlings, Mira, as her friends call her, is a centerpiece of the fashion troupe often, and affectionately, referred to as “the Russian Mafia”.

Signature look: Statement-making necklaces and sky-high Louboutin platforms give this petite powerhouse a major boost.

Buro 24/7: You’ll want to learn Russian after you peek at her so-much-more-than-fashion site, which she describes as: “a source that keeps you posted on everything interesting that happens in the world—the kind of stuff you can talk about with people you don’t really know, after you’ve talked about the weather.” (Worry not, an English version is in the works!) (Style)

Relaxation Routine: “Some say yoga is the answer; as for me, I like to eat Toffifee caramel candies.” (Telegraph)

(Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar, Style, and Telegraph)

FashionLooks We Love: Kick Off Your Heels!

I’ve pulled enough barefoot-on-the-dance-floor moments in my lifetime to truly appreciate a great pair of sparkling sandals. Those 6″ stilettos look great in a picture, but after about five minutes, my dogs are a-barkin’! So I say, away with the pain! Let’s follow in the flip-flop’d footsteps of starlets like Uma Thurman and Elizabeth Olsen, who prove that flat is fabulous!

Bejeweled sandals are totally in right now, and our selection here at LuLu*s is fancier than ever. Short date? Problem solved. And unlike those black-tie-only evening gowns and poof-tastic bridesmaid dresses, this special occasion staple dresses down in a snap. Just add denim, and you really can wear them again and again and again…

FashionTrend Alert: J’Adore D’Orsay

As sexy as a bikini for your feet, these two-piece pumps and flats are equal parts classic and on-trend. This style has been around since the turn of the 19th century, but that doesn’t mean this arch-bearing archetype can’t have a major moment in the modern world. So air out those arches and make room for some delightful d’Orsay shoes!