Category: Trends

FashionLooks We ♥: Black and Gold

While there’s nothing groundbreaking about this perfect pairing, the classy coupling of basic black and opulent gold is having a major moment, and I am hooked! The simplicity of black has a way of grounding the flashiness of gold, even when we’re talking sequins and sparkle. So whether you’re going for casually cute or bold and baroque, we’ve got oodles of new treasure coming in every day, so come check out the collection!



1. On the Bright Side Black Sequin Peplum Top, 2. Act of Gold Black and Gold Sequin Dress, 3. Mink Pink Vanishing Point Black and Rose Gold Dress, 4. Linked Up Black and Gold Necklace, 5. Times Table Wraparound Black Leather Watch, 6. Baroque ‘n’ Roll Black and Gold Skinny Pants, 7. Glitterati Gold Sequin Top, 8. Covenants Studded Black Skinny Belt, 9. Luxor Charm Black Pyramid Earrings, 10. Shoe Republic LA Shiva Black and Gold Studded Platform Heels, 11. Merci 2 Black and Gold D’Orsay Platform Heels, 12. C Label Gaea 7 Black Satin and Gold Peep Toe D’Orsay Heels, 13. Foil Me Twice Gold Print Pencil Skirt

FashionTrend Alert: Burgundy!

Bring on the Burg!

This fall has brought jewel tones back into the spotlight, creating a perfect harmony with other favorite fall trends like Baroque and menswear styling. So next time you’re reaching for black, try your hand a little burgundy instead!

xoxo

CelebrityGwen Stefani, The No Doubt Years

I love Gwen Stefani. I always have and always will.
I remember stealing my sister’s Tragic Kingdom album (and later her Return of Saturn album) and doing my best to memorize every lyric, and I even tried to pay homage to her at school by wearing a bindi . . . but admittedly I can’t pull it off as well as Gwen.
So when news broke that the band No Doubt would be releasing their first album in over a decade, I got suuuuuper excited, to say the least! So excited, I decided to share my look back at 90′s (and early 2000s) Gwen and her amazing sense of style.
Love. Love. Love. I suddenly have the urge to dye my hair pink, and Gwen’s tiny shirts are still a classic! Of course, we can’t leave this post without No Doubt’s number one hit, Just a Girl.
Anyone else exicted for No Doubt’s return? Let us know in the comments!

CelebrityMaking the Cut: Vidal Sassoon Then and Now


For anyone that has ever sported a bob or a pixie cut, it’s time to pay your respects to the one and only Vidal Sassoon.
The legendary hairstylist passed recently, leaving behind a legacy. Most of us know his name from his many salons hair products, but Sassoon also created famous cuts that helped revolutionize hair into what it is today.
 
       

 

Sassoon made his rise in the 1960s with the “five-point cut” which liberated women from the tyranny of rollers and hairspray, while still looking absolutely chic. His work was inspired by architecture, which is easy to see through his angular styles that frame the face, and models Grace Coddington, Peggy Moffitt, and Nancy Kwan (pictured above) served as Sassoon’s muses and trendsetters.

 

He created the official Mod hairstyle that was worn by Mary Quant and others in Carnaby Street. He was also famously paid $5,000 dollars by Roman Polanski to chop Mia Farrow’s long locks (in front of cameras and reporters) into the pixie cut she sported in Rosemary’s Baby.  
 
Thankfully, the Sassoon effect is here to stay. Sassoon’s famous looks still make the cut with many of our favorite celebrities sporting them. All hail to Vidal Sassoon!
 
 
Model Agyness Deyn and Victoria Beckham looking gorgeous in their favorite Sassoon-inspired cuts.
 

Keira Knightley and Rihanna sporting their signature bobs.

Learn more about Vidal Sassoon from this article and be sure to check out this great documentary!
 

FashionScene Stealer: Mod Style of Carnaby Street, London

The 1960s is, by far, one of my favorite decades for fashion. From the structured dresses of the Mods, to the free-spirited Hippies, the times were a-changing and the clothing reflected that. What is so amazing about Carnaby Street, you ask? Well, let me just show you!
Carnaby Street became a hot spot for the hip and fabulous Swinging London scene, with independent fashion boutiques and designers who helped popularize the Mod style. One of those designers included fashion legend Mary Quant who practically invented the mini skirt and brought us one of our favorite fashion icons, Twiggy!
While we have no time machine (sorry guys), you can still get the Mod look with a little help from some A-line dresses, Peter Pan collars, and stylish flats!
Craving more Swinging London 1960s fashion? Check out this awesome Tumblr and get inspired!