ArtBold School: Meet Illustrator Bing Liu

Illustrator Bing Liu lives and works in New York City where fashion and art collide on a daily basis. Liu is attracted to color and prints, and designs fabric patterns on top of drawing fashion celebs like Anna Della Russo and Miroslava Dumas, as well as runway sketches from the likes of Acne, Christian Dior, Diesel, and more.

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FashionInsider’s Guide: Swimwear 2014

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Swimwear 2014: It’s that time of year again… swim season! If you’re in the market for a hot new bathing suit, you’re in luck, because this year we have more gorgeous styles to choose from than ever. But which one to pick? Check out this insider’s guide to some of our faves for the year, or shop the swimwear category for even more options including plenty of one-pieces, and monokinis too!

DIYDIY Beaded Headpiece

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DIY Beaded Headpiece: Tired of your tiara? Try an elegant beaded crown instead for your upcoming prom or wedding. Nothing could be more feminine and Bohemian all at once!

Materials:

Soft tape measure

18 gauge wire

24 gauge wire

Freshwater pearls

Rhinestone beads

Pliers

Fresh flowers of your choice

Step 1: Using the soft tape measure, measure the circumference of your head where you would like the headpiece to lay. (Ours is based on a 24″ measurement.)

Step 2: Using the 18 gauge wire, measure three times your head measurement (ours was 72″ long) and clip from spool. Wrap this length of wire around itself to create an oval (three wires thick) the size of your head. To secure the ends, twist the last 1/2″ tightly around the loop twice, and clip off any excess.

Step 3: Decide your bead pattern in advance and lay them out. Measure a piece of the 24 gauge wire twice as long as your head measurement (ours was 48″ long). To get started, twist one end of the 24 gauge wire 2-3 times around your wire oval.

Step 4: Twine the thin wire around the oval until you get to where you want to place your first bead. Thread the bead on the wire and secure it by looping the thin wire tightly against the side of the bead. Continue beading, leaving as much or as little space between beads as you’d like.

Step 5: When you get to the end, wrap the wire tightly three times, and clip off the excess.

Step 6: Add fresh flowers of your choice by pinning them in your hair, or wiring them to the headpiece.

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FashionShoes to Dance All Night In!

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FashionBlank NYC Lookbook 2014

Blank NYC knows how to do denim, selecting the right places for slashes, what’s hot for washes, and coming up with the coolest cuts to bring today’s trends to life. Their spring 2014 Lookbook rarely strays from a blue, black, and white color palette, letting the denim speak for itself. From overalls to cutoffs (and even a little casual chambray), these looks will go far for 2014! See the whole lookbook here.blank nycblank nyc Blank_SP14Lookbook08 Blank_SP14Lookbook14blank nyc

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