GeneralBergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2013

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2013:
Every holiday season New Yorkers and travelers from afar can expect a mighty show from designer David Hoey and his team of assistants. The team works year-round to create the famed holiday window displays on Fifth Avenue. For 2013 they chose the unexpected theme “Holidays on Ice”.

In true “maximalist” style, this year’s materials included 1000 feet of shimmering icicles framing scenes like Arbor Day, Halloween, and even a frosty Fourth of July. Breathtaking couture from Alexander McQueen Resort, Oscar de la Renta, and Rodarte dresses the mannequins, including a custom onyx plumed gown designed by Naeem Khan for the nine foot tall mannequin featured in the Halloween-themed window!

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(photos courtesy of Ricky Zehavi)

ArtMeet Paper Artist Elsa Mora

Artist Elsa Mora: Follow this fantastic paper trail and you’ll find yourself admiring the work of artist Elsa Mora, lovingly known as Elsita. Originally from Cuba, now based in Los Angeles, Elsita often includes intricate vines and flowers that twist their way throughout her papercuts, framing fuzzy little characters, storybook girls, and the occasional family tree. The scenes are packed with detail, yet sweet, calming, and charming beyond belief! Elsa is also the mind behind several blogs, including Art is a Way, and All About Papercutting.

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FashionFor Love and Lemons Skivvies

For Love and Lemons Skivvies: These are not your ordinary underthings! For ladies who love their lingerie, LuLu*s is now carrying some of the sultry new Skivvies line from independent designers For Love & Lemons! From soft bondage-inspired straps to strategically placed butterflies, these sexy designs are intended for showing off under sheer fabrics, mesh, and all your other favs. Below is a peek from the brand’s own lookbook to inspire you into lingerie lust!For Love and Lemons SkivviesFor Love and Lemons SkivviesLingerie_2 Lingerie_3For Love and Lemons SkivviesLingerie_4

From Top: For Love & Lemons Love You Knot Black Velvet Bralette, For Love & Lemons Long Line Bondage Black Velvet Bralette, For Love & Lemons Very French Black and Blush Underwire Bra, For Love & Lemons Papillon Applique Black Bralette.

 

GeneralCutest Holiday Cards!

Sending out holiday cards may be a tradition in your household, and we all know how fun it can be to pick out the perfect print each year. With all sorts of independent printers and small scale presses out there, it’s easy to find your flavor, but so hard to pick a favorite! Whether you’re into funny cards, indie designs, or some good old boughs of holly and candy canes, we think you’ll enjoy our selection of season savvy cards below!

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1. Merry Christmas by Mozaiq 2. Sir Narwhal by Little Low Studio 3. Blue Bird on Skis by Quill and Feather Tales 4. Ginjas by Mudsplash Studios 5. You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid by Feb10 6. Happy Holidays by Katie Crawford.

FashionFashion Votebook: Button-Up Tops vs Crop Tops

Button-Up Tops vs. Crop Tops: Who Makes the Cut? While we all have our favorite and most flattering styles we go to, there are always new trends to try and new favorites to be made. With crop tops on the rise these days, we wanted to take a moment to see how they measure up to the classic button-up top. Sure, it would be hard to sport your crop at the office, but the lovely ladies below have put together some amazing ensembles that make the choice pretty irresistible. Be sure to weigh in on your favorite style in the comments!

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So which is YOUR  preferred look?
Button-Up Tops or Crop Tops?