FashionDolce and Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear

Dolce and Gabbana never disappoints, do they? Certainly not for me, and their spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection is living proof! There’s something so Italian about the retro ’60s shapes they’ve chosen for this collection, including sexy bustiers with wide straps, tea-length dresses with bateau necklines, and fitted waistlines across the board.

Throw in a few fabulous textures like woven wicker, broderie anglais, tassels, (and is that rattan?!), and you’ve got the rich summer-in-Italy vibe that continues on and on in this seriously extensive collection.

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CelebrityIt Girl: Behati Prinsloo!

Behati Prinsloo

Happy Birthday Behati Prinsloo!

Age: 24

Astrological Sign: Taurus

Boyfriend Material: Behati kept musician Adam Levine as her personal arm candy for a year, but they broke up last March.

Coachella: Spotted wearing an atypical Catwoman cap at Coachella, she even stopped to strike a few kitty-cat poses for the cameras!

What’s the Story?: Behati was scouted while vacationing in Cape Town, South Africa at age 16. She was soon whisked away to London and has been a Victoria’s Secret staple since 2007.

MusicListen Up! She & Him Volume 3

She & Him  = Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward

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Well aren’t we excited! After months of anticipation, our favorite lounge/folk duo, She & Him, releases their latest album entitled simply, “Volume 3″. Having tempted us with the single “Never Wanted Your Love” earlier this year, we found ourselves all wrapped up in the ripening sound of this airy, upbeat group. Fronted by our favorite “New Girl”, Zooey Deschanel, the album makes good on the retro, sixties sound we’ve come to know and cherish from She & Him, and you can almost imagine Zooey sitting along a sunny fence singing happily like a little bird.

I mean, how can you not melt a little over lyrics like “I know a girl from a lonely street, cold as ice cream but still as sweet” on the track Sunday Girl that dishes up a full verse in Zooey’s breathy French? If you’re a fan of dreamy, seventies-esque keyboard chords, then you’re going to love the track “Somebody Sweet to Talk To”, and the super catchy lyrics of “Together” are soon to be your next summer singalong.

Fans can catch She & Him on their short summer 2013 tour, or you can skip the crowds and catch this album. Released today!

FashionFilm to Fashion: Spring Breakers

Spring Break For-ehhh-ver!

Spring break might be over, but the electric style of Spring Breakers is more than perfect for the upcoming summer. Spicy-hot bathing suits, colorful cutoffs, and a few kick-ass accessories are all you’ll need in your arsenal for a summer full of fun!

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Spring Breakers Style (top to bottom): Lira Malibu Neon Coral Fringe MonokiniThe New Black Subculture Tabloid Sensations Nail Polish Set, Onwards and Upwards Neon Yellow Ear Cuffs, Gypsy Junkies Liberty Neon Sequin Shorts, Havaianas Slim Black Flip Flops, Billabong Sammy Black Fringe Bikini, BB Dakota by Jack Jilliane Neon Pink Shorts, Wild Diva Lounge Bubble 04A Taupe Wedge Sneakers (sold out!), The New Black Subculture Under the Radar Nail Polish Set, Volcom Flip Flower Neon Print Bandeau Bikini, Havaianas Slim Pool Green Flip Flops, Insight Dipper Blue Moon Cutoff Jean Shorts, Final Re-Vision Light Blue Sunglasses, Insight Midi Stripe Lavender Bustier Bikini, Huntingbird Cheeky Peach Jean Shorts, Money Lens-ers Lavender Sunglasses, Bow-dacious Gold Bow Necklace (sold out!), C Label Cabana 2A Tan and Orange Snake Thong Sandals.

ArtPattern and Peach Fuzz: French Illustrator Elodie

Our favorite illustrators? The ones who are obsessed with fashion like French illustrator Elodie Nadreau!

Known simply as Elodie, this “Parisienne” has rolled her love for fashion and talent for digitally-embellished drawings into one perfect little package of color, texture, and flirtatious line-work. Elodie’s work emits a soft and sensual ambiance with subtle layers of pattern often weaving in and out of the main subject. Favoring female portraiture Elodie is inspired by what’s happening on the runways and magazines, and I love how she imparts a stippled peach-fuzz effect over much of her work, giving the pieces a warm, almost buzzing quality.

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