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Shearling Goes High Fashion

Its been so cold outside lately.The best accessories to have is shearling.The designers have embraced shearling into everything from bomber jackets to vest with a hefty price tag.But you can still get this warm and cozy look without breaking the bank.There’s a slew of hot shearling accessories with some unexpected takes ,like Loeffler Randalls  with shearling leather, shearling sneakers, and Birkenstock’s with shearling lined arizona sandal.Enjoy your cozy warm style!

Mother Faux Shearling Letterman Snap Jacket $245 shopbop.com

Birkenstock Shearling lined Arizona Sandal $140 zappos.com

Black Loeffler Irini slip on vachetta leather and natural shearling sneakers $275 loefflerandall.com

Chloe shearling-lined suede ankle-strap Devon pumps $895 barneys.com

Cole Haan raven high-top shearling sneakers suede and shearling $298 colehaan.com

Ugg Australia Quinn suede with sheepskin flap hobo  $296 uggaustralia.com

Diane Von Furstenberg mini lamb shearling crossbody handbag  $348 bloomingdales.com

FENDI Be Baguette shearling bag $3,383 www.matchesfashion.com

 


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No-Makeup MakeUp: the new beauty trend.

The new beauty trend that says to the world (or your couple hundred Instagram followers) ‘I woke up like this’, takes the bare face no-makeup make-up to a new level. It’s all about looking as natural as possible, yet using the right products to achieve it. It’s clear that big make-up companies would never loose the chance to sale, and if smoothie-lovers and runners are changing the way we feel about our bodies, the face would go along with it too. Brands like Marc Jacobs and Givenchy sent their models through the runway with a look that looked like there was no make-up whatsoever. Movie stars arrived at the Red Carpet looking like they had nothing to hide. It comes with an attitude of elf-awareness and confidence. For the movie Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallee made sure Reese Witherspoon had no makeup at all, giving away all vanity. So if you’re planning to go for it, make sure to have all the right equipment for it!

Marc Jacobs Spring 15 CampaignKate Hudson at the Golden Globes 2015

Kate Beckinsale at the Golden Globes 2015

Anthony Vaccarello SS15

Dakota Johnson in the cover of Vogue

Reese Witherspoon in Wild

 

 


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Man-Up Monday: Jason Brown Goes Gold

Highland Park’s Jason Brown took home the gold from Sunday’s Senior National Men’s Figure Skating Championship.  He is the youngest man to ever win this title, and is also the youngest US men’s olympic singles skater since 1976.  While Brown took the title, Adam Rippon received silver and Josh Farris received bronze, completing the US Men’s Championship roster.  In an interview with NBC Sports, Brown explains that this win is “overwhelming.”  He took home the silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jason is recognizable with his long brown locks, which can often be seen in the ever-so-trendy “man bun.” Congrats, Jason!


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SAG Awards Style 2015: Red Carpet

All I can say is: Wow! The fashion at this awards really stepped up from the Golden Globes, and it was simply amazing. The beauty of  the designs worn on this Red Carpet were just as gorgeous as the celebrities who wore them. I loved seeing so much color and cool styles on the ladies. Hope you enjoy some of our best dressed picks!

Julianne Moore nominated for: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for "Still Alice" in Givenchy Couture

 

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli Nominee for performance by a female actor in a drama series "The Good Wife"

 

 

 

Felicity Jones: Female Actor Nominee for Leading Role in "The Theory of Everything" wearing Balenciaga

Emma Stone:Outstanding Peformance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role “Birdman”

Designer of Dress:Dior Couture

 

 

Keira Knightley: Performance by a female actor in a supporting role "The Imitation Game" wearing Erdem

 

Sarah Hyland from Modern Family in a custom Vera Wang

 

Jennifer Aniston: Female Actor Nominee in a Leading Role “Cake”

Designer of dress:Vintage John Galliano

 

 

Claire Danes:Performance by a female actor in a drama series "Homeland" wearing Marc Jacobs


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“It Girl” Hair: The Wavy Bob Cut

Celebrities, fashion gurus and even a majority of the mainstream population have been trading their beloved long locks for 2015′s “It” hairstyle: The wavy bob cut.  Often seen with a cascading ombre color, a short wavy bob is a great way to accentuate your jaw-line and frame your face.  Accessorize your adorable new do with sparkly pins and headbands.  A great way to achieve the perfect waves is to let your hair air-dry in loose braids or twist hair around your fingers while blow drying.  If you’re looking for the perfect change for 2015, give your locks a generous cut… enjoy!

Lauren Conrad

Vanessa Hudgens

Anne Hathaway

Beyonce

Karlie Kloss

 


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Alexa Chung for AG Jeans

It Girl Alexa Chung has created her imagined wish-list for the lifestyle brand AG Jeans. The 21 piece collection includes darkened denim dresses, mini skirts, flare pants, and every style Chung could not find going into the coolest thrift or vintage stores. Inspired by her childhood- we remember the90′s, right?- like the button-up skirt and overalls. This will be  an ongoing partnership with the brand, although she told Style.com, she hopes to start her own brand soon- whenever she figures out how to start a business. We can’t wait for that to happen. Here are some of the pieces and pics from the opening !

 

 


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New Accessories New favorite Trends To Look Out For: Pre fall 2015

Its  great to see new trends coming out in the  market to look forward for the fall season this coming year.I really love seeing the creative style trend that makes it unique and different.The trend that im enjoying the most and exicted to buy is a velvent heel with crystal  brooch pumps and also a satin and velvet ankle strap sandals with a assymmetrical bow atwood have been seen alot and are favored in pre fall collections.Another is Brain Atwood really changing up the boot with a chunkier heel and over the knee  style which is very chic to wear on a day to work or school.Another trend which is oh so wonderful is how the collection of  Alexandre Birman made shoes with a seventies inspired mood with rich colors.I found very cute that he paired his signature style of python with colorblocking suedes and chunky heels and a fridge detail.On the jewelry side Eddie Borgo made beautiful pieces that were inspired by the Bert Stern image of Marilyn Moore seductively playing with pearls which you see in  all of his pieces which are so cute love it.Another great trend on the band side is the designer Dee Ocleppo she  really went for it in this season with putting leathers featuring hand painting.Also how beautiful made the rose gold croc finish leather Another amazing purse created by Mark Cross it appeared in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”  that was seen for pre fall with this two styles as  a leather and  18 caret gold plated brass.Finally a cool trend was each season Charlotte Olympia that was made for the latest mid-century art made very creative Hope you enjoyed hearing about  these new styles that will be emerging soon xoxoxo!!

Charlotte Olympia Creations 

Pre- Fall Trend 

Dee Ocleppo

Brian Atwood

Alexandre Birman 

Mark Cross

Eddie Borgo


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2015′s “It” Bag: And the Nominees Are…

If you follow the word’s ever-so brilliant and reigning fashion magazine Vogue, then you must be familiar with the current election of 2015′s “It” bag.  There are ten “candidates” open for your vote starting January 27th.  Past winners include the Hermes Kelly bag and the Chanel 2.55 bag.  We can’t wait to see which of these must-haves makes it into the handbag hall of fame. Head to Vogue.com to cast your vote and share your opinion! Here are few of the contestants:

Fendi Micro Peekabo Purse

Louis Vuitton Besace Ronde Bag

 

Celine Curve Bag

Gucci Bucket Bag

 


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Man Up Monday: Best of Men’s Fashion Week FW15

This has been an amazing season for menswear along the runways of the fashion capitals. There seemed to be a great deal of courage in most collections, bringing a lot of accessories, prints and styles that have never been shown for menswear. There was a big influence of military-wear and a seventies comeback with flowers, texture and turtlenecks. Topman was ever so obviously inspired by Bowie, and Dolce & Gabbana presented like royalty. There was too much to see, but here are some of our favourites:

 

Burberry Prorsum

Alexander McQueen

Ferragamo

Dolce & Gabbana

Costume National

Costume National

Calvin Klein

Topman

Pringle of Scotland

Opening_Ceremony

Opening_Ceremony


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Uniqlo: On it’s Way to Chicago

The Japanese-based retailer Uniqlo will be opening it’s first midwest store on the Magnificent Mile. The casual men’s and women’s clothing brand will open it’s Chicago location this upcoming fall.  The brand sells casual and upscale denim, t-shirts and specializes in outerwear.  Uniqlo was founded in Hiroshima in 1984 and was previously named Unique Clothing Warehouse.  We can’t wait to welcome Uniqlo to Chicago!