These sunglasses are PERFECT for literally everything. A touch on the pricier side (but super worth it), these Rag & Bone Monroe Sunglasses ($325) in Matte Tortoise are an exact representation of what's hot in sunglasses for spring and summer-circular with a slight cat eye with a print. Invest in these and have an accessory that goes with everything while being on trend too!
The Cannes Film Festival is just getting started and the first day of the 12 day long event was riddled with stunning gowns and accessories. From model Cara Delevingne to the perfectly pale actress Cary Mulligan, yesterday's Cannes fashion tease made it exciting to see what all our favorite celebrities will be wearing for the rest of the fest.
Traditionally speaking, if you're not wearing a white wedding gown you're "tainted," so to speak. But now that we live in modern times where silly ideas aren't as prevalent anymore, still so many white gowns are making their way down the aisle. Designers have been producing more and more wedding dresses in color, yet not many have taken advantage of it. If Jessica Biel can look pretty in pink during her wedding day, you can do it too! The dress pictured above, by Claire Pettibone, is not pink but is a sleek and chic way to break out of the traditional wedding mold. But the question still stands, would you rock it?
Spring and Summer have barely even graced us and Target is already thinking of what Fall lines they're going to carry. The company's latest designer collaboration is with New York based designer Phillip Lim, with his collection set to release in shops on September 15. The collection will include bright colors like kelly green along with autumn tone hues, floral prints, khaki and leather. The line will consist of apparel, travel bags and shoes for both men and women, with prices ranging from $19.99-$299.99.
As a hard working woman in today's society, wouldn't you want everyone to know how important you happen to be and how endlessly filled with work your days are? Designer Peter Bristol believes so. He's designed this binder clip bag, for the everyday office/cubicle occupying woman. Though it doesn't appear to have much space, it could definitely fill all the essentials-compact, keys, lipstick, two or three cellphones (depending on how "in demand" you are) and quite possibly a snack since you won't have time for lunch. Bristol is petitioning his obviously satirical creation to companies for mass production. So the question is, would you rock it, and proudly?
Are your necklaces all tangled up atop your vanity? Rings scattered about on the end table next to your bed? Save the quality of all your Grayling jewelry and your sanity by using a jewelry box! They're practical, organized and help make it easier to find which accessories you want to rock for the day. Try this jewelry box by Mele & Co ($79.99) from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It has picture slots all on the outside of it, so you can the smiling faces of your family and friends as your getting your outfit together. Cute and affordable, what more could you ask for?
High heels were originally meant for men (yes, men) while they rode horses. It helped them balance and shoot more accurately as they stood up in their stirrups. Eventually, designs evolved for the wealthy as a sign of their status.
During the 16th century, it became popular for women to wear masculine style shoes...which were heels. Over time, the development of thinner heels for women and chunkier heels for men were the fad until men switched to wearing flats. Women soon followed the trend. The creation of porn is what brought heels back into fashion. Men thought they complimented ladies' legs and butt, and pin ups were adapted wearing heels. Once again, women adopted the idea and here we are now.
Who knew, men were once the fashion forward ones?
inspired by Buzzfeed article
Last night's Met Gala in New York was a spectacle in style for a few confused gala-goers. The carpet was swarmed with some of the finest actors/actresses, fashion designers, models and musicians, but some took this year's theme slightly too literal. The theme was PUNK: Chaos to Couture, benefitting the Costume Institute of Metropolitan Museum of Art, was meant to be sort of a guideline for attendees outfit choices, not a strict code.
There were quite a few looks that honored the theme very elegantly. Donatella Versace donned a beautiful dress from her line with spiked shoulder and and wrist accents. Lily Cole chose a punky prom dress by Vivienne Westwood paired with chunky black platform sandals and a dark lip. Sarah Jessica Parker looked stunning and quite bird like in a giant mohawk headpiece by Phillip Treacy, Giles Deacon dress and Christian Louboutin boots.
Host of the ball, Anna Wintour, decided not to stylistically participate. Her floral Chanel Haute Couture dress was a bit 90's but still classic. Floral done the wrong way-Kim Kardashian's grandma's couch bodysuit by Givenchy. Her outlandish style choice since the beginning of her pregnancy has come to a head with her outfit last night. Someone definitely lit a fire under Beyonce, whose outfit wasn't that much better in a weird flame accented tube top gown with matching flame boots.
Punk goes bad when Madonna wears it. The ensemble was Givenchy, "complimented" by hot pink Casadei heels. But the tights, the chains, black bob and choker all just seemed too contrived, especially for her age. And then there's good ol' Miley Cyrus, who didn't look nearly as mall-punk as Madonna did, but her floor length fishnet overlaid nude dress by Marc Jacobs coupled with the almost liberty spiked hairdo made her look more like a 90's raver than anything else.
images via Elle UK, Buzzfeed and chedonna.it
Granted we all don't live on the East Coast and Burberry's real leather punk line may not be in all of our price range, Spring season is offering us a chic yet edgy alternative to real leather. Patent leather everything is hot in the streets again. All styles and colors, from all patent leather tops to baby blue patent leather purses. If it's patent, it's perfect for what's hot right now.
Even patent leather accents work if that is easier to work into your wardrobe. The blouse picture above from Pixie Market ($128) is classy, but still has enough of a kick to make a statement when you're out on the town.
photo courtesy of Pixie Market
The upcoming Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition in New York has even inspired the geniuses over at Burberry into creating their own punk capsule collection. Studs and leather galore for both men and women, the collection will only be available for purchase through the end of the month. What's even more depressing is that it's exclusive to New York and will only be sold at the Burberry stores in Soho and on 57th st. If you happen to be on the east coast, you are the luckiest ever. I'm dying for this collection.