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Old Navy Spring 2014: Nautical Style Inspiration

Each season we love Old Navy that much more. For spring 2014 Old Navy takes us on a nautically inspired trip!  OLD NAVY SPRING SHOWROOM  look05Not quite ready to set sail? No worries, you can just look the part.

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Stripes and anchors look fetching (available in plus sizes too).OLD NAVY SPRING SHOWROOM  look17

With colors inspired by the sea, sky and sun its easy to get in the spirit of spring.

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Dresses not your thing? Try cute cropped pants in bold colors and prints. The key to this look is to keep your top simple so your pants are the star of the fashion show!OLD NAVY SPRING SHOWROOM  look18

Don’t worry, kids get in on the trends too.OLD NAVY SPRING SHOWROOM  look07

Simply put, its fun fashion for the whole family.OLD NAVY SPRING SHOWROOM  look14

Next stop: SUMMER!

Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong'o At The 2014 MTV Movie Awards (Update En Espanol)

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At this point we’d create an event just to have Lupita strut her stuff on a red carpet…you know she would kill it.

Here is the Academy Award Winning actress slaying at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards…oh yes she's wearing Chanel Fall 2014 RTW. Yassss!

We’ll get back to that in a moment but let’s talk Lancôme first. Namely, the beauty inspiration for the event. 2014 MTV Movie AwardsWe love her hair style from celebrity stylist Larry Sims. Her makeup was fun and Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose gave the recently appointed Lancôme ambassadress “sparkly, disco-inspired eyes” for tonight’s red carpet. Barose wanted to complement Nyong’o’s colorful dress with a silver metallic eye.

We got the scoop on the colors she’s rocking.

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Eyes

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Here is the side by side of Lupita in Chanel and the same dress on the runway. I think we can a agree who wore it best! It’s Lupita, ICYDK. Lupita in Chanel

And finally, its not a proper fashion moment until theres a Lupita Nyong’o/Jared Leto moment. So here it is, enjoy.

2014 MTV Movie AwardsInspiración

El maquillista de celebridades, Nick Barose, le dio ojos brillantes, inspirados por la disco a la nueva embajadora de Lancôme, Lupita Nyong'o. Barose quería complementar el colorido vestido de Nyong'o con un look metálico de plata.

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Labios

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Rihanna Rocks Couture At The 2014 #MTVMovieAwards

Holy haute Hollywood glamour! Here is Rihanna at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre. We love this Ulyana Sergeenko beige satin corseted bodysuit worn under a pastel pink robe dress with voluminous sleeves from the Spring 2014 Couture collection.Riri

We love a simple retro look that looks just as appropriate on a red carpet as it would on a yacht or photo shoot. This is how Rihanna does a shirt dress…as a gown! Ok, ok maybe it’s a little more like a robe left open…but she pulls off this look as well as the model!


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The only question that remains is would you wear this look? And if so where? How would you accessorize? (Perhaps a henna hand tattoo?)
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COACHELLA Beauty Essentials #BeUnexpected

Music festivals call for out-of-the box fashion and some major SPF.  So listen up because we have your beauty essentials to have you looking your best in the blazing sun! 
#BeUnexpected and add a flash of radiant color to your locks with L’Oréal Professionnel HAIRCHALK, $14!  Choose from five bright shades of violet, blue, coral, green and pink for a playful and fun look.
IN-SALON SERVICE: $15 - $30 (varies per salon) www.LPSalons.com

Be camera ready for all of the street style shots and parties with statement nail art from KISS that will definitely stir up a conversation or two.
imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails ($7.99 / Walgreens)
KISS Nail Dress ($6.99 / Walgreens)
To get you through the weekend without burning to a crisp apply Brush On Block by Susan Posnick, $30 with ease and take it everywhere you go for an effortless on-the-go sun protection. 
This non-irritating, sweat and water resistant sunscreen contains a self-dispensing brush for easy brush-on application.  Brush On Block features natural minerals that sit on top of skin to reflect the sun’s rays away and won’t clog your pores!

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Model News: Marloes Horst Is The Newest Face Of Maybelline New York

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Maybelline New York announced today that model Marloes Horst is the newest face of the brand. Marloes joins a roster of prominent spokeswomen including Christy Turlington,Emily DiDonato and a host of others.

"Marloes embodies the Maybelline New York woman with her passion for makeup and her New York City energy and ambition," says Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President of Maybelline New York.

The Dutch model has lit up the runway for Prada, posed for the infamous Pirelli calendar and is a Victoria's Secret regular. Currently, Marloes is the face for the DKNY 'Be Delicious' fragrance and has also recently posed for the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary issue. Marloes has been featured on the covers of iconic magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, L'Officiel and Jalouse and has been seen in advertising campaigns forCalvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, H&M, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, and Kenzo.

In her spare time, Marloes is a boxing and Pilates fanatic, a dog lover, and a cinema enthusiast. Marloes will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in April 2014.

EXPRESS Opens It’s Biggest Store In New York’s Times Square

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EXPRESS, know for offering dual-gender fashion for going-out, casual and work. just their largest location in Times Square. The globally expanding retailer, known for its modern, sexy style, celebrated the store's grand opening on Tuesday, March 25  with a live performance by Robin Thicke.

"It's EXPRESS on steroids," said Michael Weiss, the chairman and chief executive officer of EXPRESS. "This is an elevated presentation where the homes for each category are much more defined. Our billboard, with 9,000 square feet of LED, is the biggest and highest-definition billboard in the whole of Times Square. You know nobody whispers in Times Square; they shout. And if you're going to shout, you'd better be the loudest."
The Times Square store is located in the landmark I. Miller building distinguished by its marbled frame and statues of iconic actresses including Marilyn Miller and Mary Pickford. With over 28,000 square feet, the impressive location embraces the fast-paced and tech-savvy mindset of New York City with imagery boxes, LED walls and screens, interactive iPads, mobile points of sale, and on-site charging stations to enhance the shopping experience.
Divided into three levels of women's and men's collections, the store marks the brand's grandest location to-date with a design concept that elevates the brand's current high-fashion runway layout. Design elements include French limestone floors, white brick walls, Carrera marble fixtures, crystal chandeliers, glass vitrines housing noteworthy trends and two expansive escalators to transport visitors among the three floors.
To complement the bright lights of Broadway, the high-profile store boasts three larger-than-life imagery light boxes, providing a visually fashion forward backdrop as visitors ride the escalator to the second floor.
Robin Thicke will kicked-off the retailer's grand opening event with a live performance on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
EXPRESS TIMES SQUARE STORE1552 & 1560 Broadway (Corner of Broadway & 46th Street)
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-448-8376




Outlet Shopping Upgrade: George Kotsiopoulos Named Style Editor For Gap Factory Store

We love celebrity stylist and television personality George Kotsiopoulos! He's a defender of risk taking fashionistas often going head to head with Joan Rivers on E!'s 'The Fashion Police.' Now, George will help budget conscious women how to hit the outlets, save money and look chic. 
The "Exclusively Styled" campaign will feature George Kotsiopoulos as a Style Editor for Gap Factory Store offering expert tips, product picks and styling insight via social media platforms, print advertisements and store-front displays. 
The campaign will come to life over four seasons in 2014, including Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday. Each season, George Kotsiopoulos will select must have looks modeled by top talent from the world of fashion, music and sports, starting with Dylan Penn, model and daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, this Spring.
"Everyone wants to dress like a star, but on a real girl budget," said George Kotsiopoulos. "I'm excited to partner with Gap Factory Stores to create the on-trend, head-to-toe looks that everyone can wear right now."
"We are excited to have George join Gap Factory Store as the Style Editor for the brand," said Andi Owen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Gap Global Outlet and Factory Store.  "Our customer relies on us to deliver casual trend-right styles at a value and we want to enhance her shopping experience with a trusted style editor. George's bright attitude and enduring style align perfectly with our vision."  

Fashion For Dogs: American Eagle Outfitters Presents American Beagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters, announces today its first-ever matching clothing line for dogs and their owners, American Beagle Outfitters, launching Spring 2014. Designed to perfectly match their owner's on-trend American Eagle wardrobe, the canine collection features must-haves such as slimming doggy jeggings, fur-friendly bikinis and statement accessories, creating head-to-tail looks that complement the unique style and personality of every pooch, big or small.

To share a first look at the premiere collection of American Beagle Outfitters, the brand unveiled a groundbreaking dogumentary that captures the inspiring journey of the doggy-human clothing line from ideation to creation. The talented canine cast brings to life their owners' #AEOStyle by putting their own pawprint on brand classics, from denim to statement tees to swim. To view the video and preview the collection, please visit www.ae.com/dogs.
"Your dog's style is another form of expressing your own, and we are thrilled to bring American Eagle fashionable looks to our pups with the debut of American Beagle Outfitters," said American Eagle Outfitters Style Director Preston Konrad. "The collection promises to embody the optimistic, all-American spirit of our brand."
While customers await the debut of American Beagle to hit retail stores later this spring, they are invited to sign up for the waitlist and receive 20% off American Eagle purchases, with $1.00 per order benefitting the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The brand aims to donate up to $100,000towards the cause. Customers can show off their dogs' personal style by sharing fashionable photos of them in the spring line tied to #AEOStyle for a chance to be featured on the site. For more information on ASCPA, please visit www.aspca.org.

Style Math: How To Wear Print (with help from Peter Pilotto for Target collection)

LeAura SpringAs you may already know I am a big fan of bold colors! I also have an affinity for prints.
I am huge admirer of Peter Pilotto. I have admired the otherworldly prints juxtaposed with soft sculptural shapes that are created by the design duo behind, Peter Pilotto. I found myself gravitating towards their pieces at Saks, but not quite able to drop that much cash on a silk scarf, sculptural organza skirt or printed sweater.

When I heard about the Target collab...I was excited but not sure what to expect, sometimes these collections simply miss the mark. Not this time! The pieces shown at the editors preview were amazing and captured the essence of the brand. Prince points, were on point!
Then I saw the commercial spot on TV, this is in the midst of the glitz an glamour of fashion week. Ask anyone covering fashion week, how unimpressive anything fashion realted becomes this time of year...Well my frozen heart melted when I saw this:

That's the party we all want to be at! Gorgeous ladies in fun dresses (and pants) unabashedly celebrating the new season and dancing to the music stylings of Sylvester (here's the video for the song: Sylvester 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)')

Sidenote: On September 20, 2004, Sylvester's anthem record, "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. A year later, on September 19, 2005, Sylvester himself was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievement as an artist.

Back to the clothes! Target has these tremendous launch parties for theses designer collaborations. This time I was on assignment (covering something fabulous at New York Fashion Week) I went to Target to shop for a few looks and scored big time. Everything was under $45...I went a little crazy...but I have since worn everything at least twice and have the photos to prove it!

Most of the photos are with celebs including Dr. Mayim Bialik. I've been a fan of her acting since 'Blossom' and now she's all grown up and wrote a fantastic vegan cookbook. Let's not forget this actress, author and mom is also a neuroscientist!


I interviewed Rosie Perez in this Peter Pilotto for Target dress and Rosie gave me a compliment I quickly returned one! P.S. Shes so fabulous! Long story short, I plan to wear the crap out of everything!

About The Designers
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are the designers behind the PETER PILOTTO label. Pilotto is half-Austrian, half-Italian and De Vos is half-Belgian, half-Peruvian. They met whilst studying at Antwerp’s prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the year 2000. The design duo’s vision of womenswear embraces both new and classic perspectives on elegance. Otherworldly prints combine with soft sculptural shapes to form the handwriting of the design duo, something which evolves and is explored each season as opposed to being reactionary. Pilotto is focused toward textiles and print whereas De Vos concentrates more on silhouette and drape. However, the duo work beyond their individual perimeters to create something new, their process being very organic and beyond an integration of the two fields. PETER PILOTTO prefer to guard a little magic around their creations for the wearer’s own input. This is reinforced by the idea of the curiosity cabinet, which is something that holds stimulus for the duo. The curiosity cabinet is a metaphor for journey, their cultural mix and a collection of recurring things that enamour them, such as natural phenomena. The duo are particularly fascinated with a scientific view of nature, as reflected in the microscopic, encrusted, hyper-real prints of the collections.

Fashion News: Project Runway's Mondo Guerra Launches Line for Crocs

Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra celebrated the launch of Mondo Guerra for Crocs while hosting a viewing party for Under the Gunn at the brand new Crocs 34th Street store last night in NYC.
The limited edition Mondo Guerra for Crocs line will be sold exclusively at the Crocs 34th street store while supplies last, and it will be released nationally in early September. The line features Mondo's signature bold patterns on some of Crocs most popular flats, and is perfect for the woman who wants comfort, while still making a fashion statement.
The collection consists of three styles that retail for $39.99-$49.99.
Seeing my first line of shoes with Crocs come to life was incredible!  Crocs and I share a love of color and fun, so our collaboration was a perfect fit,” says Mondo.
 
Cast members from Under the Gunn and Project Runway sipped on croctails and tried on shoes including Under the Gunn designers Rey Ortiz, Blake Smith, and Isabelle Donola as well as Project Runway Season 8 & Project Runway All Stars¹ Ivy Higa.