DIYDIY Friendship Bracelets

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Diy Friendship Bracelets: Make these simple beaded friendship bracelets by thrifting cute necklaces, or by cleaning out your jewelry box and re-purposing the beads. Make a new bestie at the fest? Offer them part of your arm party as a cute memento!

Materials: Beaded Necklaces, Scissors, Elastic Cord 0.5mm thick.

Step 1: Source cute beaded necklaces or strings of beads. Make sure they move freely along the strand. (Mardi Gras necklaces are often attached to the strand and won’t work for this project.)

Step 2: Cut a 10″ strand of elastic and triple knot one end.

Step 3: String your beads on the elastic, mixing and matching to your liking.

Step 4: Finish by tying the ends together with a triple knot and trimming the excess elastic.

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FashionTrend Alert: Caged Sandals

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Caged Sandals: Our newest lookbook, Wanderlust, takes on soft spring styles in white and blue. So what better to pair with them than a neutral caged sandal? The epitome of casual-yet-chic, caged sandals are an absolute staple this year. In shades of caramel, sable, and taupe, you can pick just the right color, heel height, and price range to fit your style AND your budget!

Under $50 (clockwise from top left): Bamboo Cope 26 Chestnut Gladiator Thong Sandals, Restricted Deity Camel Buckled Gladiator Sandals, Bamboo Kendria 03 Chestnut Cutout High Heels, Wanted Kingdom Tan Strappy Sandals.

Splurge-Worthy (clockwise from top left): Steve Madden Venis Natural Leather Strappy Wedge SandalsKelsi Dagger Arlington Almond Leather Gladiator SandalsSixtyseven 75935 Aiden Vachetta Caramelo Caged High Heel SandalsKelsi Dagger Katamandu Cognac Leather Sandals.

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FashionDenim Trends 2014

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Denim Trends 2014: Cool distressed details are still hot this year, but there are a few finer points that are making a presence in 2014.

Anything with straps: This includes overalls (long and short), plus overall skirts, and suspender shorts. This super-cute style will set you apart from the masses of shorty-shorts sure to be on every block this summer.

Light Wash: Nothing says summer sun like the bleached-out look of light wash denim, but don’t be afraid to rock this look well into fall and winter!

Super Seventies: Get your fix of 1976-inspired denim with bell-bottoms, but it doesn’t stop there. Combine trends by layering a cute retro crop top under those overalls, or reaching for those light-wash flares.

Pictured: Blank NYC Belles and Whistles Medium Wash Bell-Bottom Jeans, Billabong Ovah n Ovah Distressed Denim Overalls, Roxy Smeaton Light Wash Cutoff Jean Shorts.

ArtBubbly Personalities: Artist Amy Martino

Facial features are overrated. Capturing the essence of form and fashion, designer Amy Martino strips down the human figure into a series of curvy shapes and blocks of color. Bubbly details are a signature for this New York based art director, as well as astral elements, and watery outlines. My personal favorite is “The Breakfast Club” where Martino distills characters Claire and Allison into just a few fields of color, totally capturing their distinct personalities.

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“The Breakfast Club”

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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)