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October 31, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

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Go be awesome.

October 29, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

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be careful who you pretend to be you might forget who you are.

October 28, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

Six tips for buying the perfect pair of jeans

  • Try high-rise jeans in a dark wash that are little bigger than you think you are. These give a sleek silhouette, a flattering line and will get you through your initial horror by avoiding an immediate sense of failure.
  • Always try on with a white T-shirt so you can see properly how they fit. None of that shambling into a pair under a long rugby shirt and thinking “they’ll do”.
  • “If it zips, it fits.” Getting into skinny jeans should always involve a little wriggling. If there’s more than an inch spare at the waist you need a smaller size. Boyfriend cut should be a loose fit (no wriggling), but not to the point of falling off.
  • Don’t just sling new jeans in the laundry with everything else: wear them for about 10 days before the first wash; use a cold-water cycle; do not use fabric conditioner and do not tumble dry.
  • Don’t worry about keeping up with fashion – with jeans it’s all about the shape that suits you. This is true of most clothing choices, but is more often ignored when it comes to jeans.
  • Invest in a great bag, good shoes, a terrific jacket to go with your new jeans.

October 24, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

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This is one of the reasons I found Glinda to be a bit of a "2-8-6-8." I mean... Betch could have let Dottie know this sooner. But instead, she plays all classic "mean girls" and withholds information.

October 24, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

Oscar De La Renta Dead: Legendary Fashion Designer Dies At 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on Monday at the age of 82, ABC News reported. The cause of death was complications from cancer, his wife confirmed to The New York Times.

De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932. He left home at the age of 18 to study painting in Madrid, Spain but decided instead to pursue fashion design. He eventually worked as an apprentice to Cristobal Balenciaga, Spain’s most celebrated couturier.

The young designer made a name for himself when he dressed former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1960s. After launching his own line, de la Renta became known for creating elaborate, feminine gowns that were often worn by first ladies including Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.

“Oscar’s remarkable eye was matched only by his generous heart. His legacy of philanthropy extended from children in his home country who now have access to education and healthcare, to some of New York’s finest artists whose creativity has been sustained through his support,” Bill and Hillary Clinton said in a statement. “We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives.”

De la Renta also dressed socialites in his couture creations, and his gowns were red carpet staples as celebrities including Oprah, Sarah Jessica Parker and more wore his designs year after year. Most recently, he collaborated with Amal Clooney on her wedding gown, which was accompanied by a spread in the November issue of Vogue.

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“Style begins by looking good naked,” he told The Telegraph in a 2013 interview. “It’s a discipline. And if you don’t dress well every day, you lose the habit. It’s not about what you wear, but about how you live your life.”

De la Renta was married twice. His first wife, Françoise de Langlade, was a former editor of French Vogue. She died of bone cancer in 1983. The couple had been married for 16 years. The designer adopted a son soon after his first wife’s death and married socialite Annette Engelhard Reed in 1989. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

De la Renta presented his Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week in September. When reviewing the show, New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman wrote of the designer and his collection, “He has a respect for the classic forms (lunching suits, tea dresses, straight trousers — even full-blown ball gowns) that is almost palpable, not to mention an appreciation of the power of decoration and the allure it can bestow.”

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Last week, the fashion house announced that it had named Peter Copping as creative director.

In a tribute film recorded by friends in 2013, de la Renta said, “I feel very privileged, lucky, that I have had a wonderful life. And that I have been always been allowed to do what I loved.”

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October 21, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

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Everyday you have to reinvent yourself. -Oscar de la Renta

October 21, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

Fall 2014: Color that Transcends Time and Place

Top 10 Women’s Colors

Whether it was a particular decade or a trip to a special place, designers are fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style this fall season. Design and color were inspired by everything from books, artisan crafts, photography and retro architecture, to exotic landscapes and the children of rock legends. The diverse color palette takes us on an adventure spanning 100 years—a season roused by various vantage points from past and present.

“This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint.”

Sangria, an exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations is enhanced by Aurora Red, a more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark.

The grown-up reds are followed by two extremes of the purple family that intrigue the eye and inspire the imagination. Mauve Mist, a romantic and elegant purple shade, reminds us of the deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment, while Radiant Orchid, a captivating and adaptable shade, enchants the complete spectrum. Pair either with Cypress, a majestic and powerful green; indicative of its name, this shade has a towering presence and serves as a stunning perennial.

With its slightly green undertone, Bright Cobalt offers a subtle twist on the traditional cobalt blue, which unifies this season’s blues. Likewise, Royal Blue, which is both evocative and dignified, provides more complexity and excitement than the average navy, while still remaining versatile. Pair Bright Cobalt with Sangria and Cypress, or Royal Blue with Mauve Mist and Aluminum, a futuristic stainless steel shade that serves as a complex neutral.

Similar to Sangria, Cognac’s name alone leads to glamorous illusions. This classy and cultured brown takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade unexpectedly ideal for evening wear. Adding a ray of sunlight and warmth, optimistic Misted Yellow alludes to the promise of spring to come. Both Cognac and Misted Yellow will also be prevalent in prints—a surprisingly popular trend this fall season.

October 20, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

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everyday.  it is who I am

October 20, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

Pharrell Channels Michael Jackson In Swarovski Crystal Cardigan On ‘Dear Girl’ Tour

While we’re busy trying to convince the men in our lives to step up their suit game and invest in a proper pair of fall boots, Pharrell Williams continues to stunt on all ladies and gents with his effortless style.

The 41-year-old rapper/producer/songwriter hit the stage recently during his “Dear Girl” tour rocking a bespoke Swarovski crystal mesh cardigan that reminded us of Michael Jackson’s dazzling performance outfits. Pharrell’s custom-made cardigan features white knit trims, giant silver popper closures and 5,000 Swarovski crystals.

He kept it cool by pairing it with a bright blue fedora, screen T-shirt, low-slung jeans and red Timberland boots with words like “equality” and “education” scribbled all over them. Plus, we detected a bit of guyliner on his baby face. But, of course he pulls it off.

Check out Pharrell’s shiny stage get-up below and see how it compares to The King of Pop’s iconic fashions.

Pharrell’s Swarovski Style:

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Michael Jackson’s Sequined Style:

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michael jackson style

October 17, 2014. October. Leave a comment.

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