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VICTORIAS SECRET x BALMAIN

We are still grinning huge smiles over this amazing collaboration. We could not wait to share it with you guys, can you believe it? What a dream come true. Victoria’s Secret x Balmain are here with some absolutely amazing designs.

It’s a match made in top-model heaven. Balmain and Victoria’s Secret have teamed up for a collaboration that unsurprisingly marries the glamour that both brands are known for. Designer and Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, has created an It-girl cult around the lauded house, with fans ranging from Kendall Jenner to Joan Smalls models who, as it happens, have also become icons on the Victoria’s Secret runways over years past.

This marks the first time Victoria’s Secret has worked with another brand to create an exclusive collaboration to be sold in stores. A number of styles will also be incorporated into the VS Fashion Show in Shanghai later this month. From crystal-encrused bras to underwear with fishnet details, the collection marries Balmain’s rockstar DNA with the flash we’ve come to expect from VS’s buzzy fashion shows.

Below, we’re sharing a sneak peek at the collection, which you can shop after the show airs on November 28.

What do you guys think of the selection?

We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Xx, B

Frankies Bikini’s Debute at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week is the biggest swimwear fashion event in the world. This huge event just took place last week in Miami, with many designers waiting to show their new swimwear pieces. The event started on Thursday, July 20th and it went until Wednesday. Miami Swim Week brings together the biggest and the most popular brands as well as not so popular ones, hoping to make a huge statement. “Swim Week is the biggest platform for the swimwear industry in the U.S. It could be a chance to find the hottest new brand, or the chance to find a new distributor, a new contact, a press opportunity — it can be anything,” – says Cece Feinberg. She is the owner of the PR agency Cece Feinberg, that has been a part of the Miami Swim Week since 2004.

Over the weekend, Frankies Bikinis debuted their 2018 Resort Collection at SWIMMIAMI. In Florida, the showcase displayed various California-inspired, sultry swimwear on Saturday, July 22.

The collection, Golden State of Mind, included various colors, textures, and prints influenced from the West Coast. The color palette included hues of the ocean and sunsets with soft pinks and dark blues. The swimwear varied from one pieces and bikinis with ultra-flattering fabrics and various, edgy cuts. The show included models such as Josie Canseco, Ashley Moore, Kyra Santoro, Sofia Jamora and more to further encompass a sun-kissed, California essence. The overall collection was created by designer Francesa Aiello for an overall sporty, but feminine aesthetic.

“Like everything else in the world, I’m evolving,” said Aiello. “I’d like to think that my designs for this collection are who I am as a 22 year old woman–different, new and more mature than my last. It’s an elevated aesthetic for the Frankies Girl–effortless, edgy and universally fitting.”

Frankies Bikinis continues to show at Miami Swim Week with new designs, inspiration, and creative style.The stage was set-up with an ethereal vibe, including a bed in order to create a “slumber party” environment. The models were also in custom silk robes backstage in order to further support this theme. With the newest collection, Frankies Bikinis shows its growth as a brand since its establishment in 2012. Created out of necessity for the “perfect bikini” by Aiello, the designer moved forward to high-profile shows including Miami Swim Week in 2014. Since then, the young designer has continued to participate in the fashion case as the youngest to have ever shown at swim week.

Now with a full e-commerce site running, the brand continues to build. After the release of the brand’s 2018 Resort collection, the premium swimwear will be through the brand’s website: frankiesbikinis.com. Prices range approximately from 75 to 225 dollars, according to the site.

What was your favorite designer from swim week?

Let us know in the comments below V

Xx, B

THE CFDA AWARDS

The CFDA Awards are arguably the biggest night in the fashion world. They rival events like the Met Gala and its counterpart across the pond, the British Awards, but tonight’s event certainly holds a special place for anyone who respects the work of so many domestic and international designers who’ve been honored over the past 30-plus years. All this is to say, naturally, the red carpet is impressive. Of course, since the event is so huge, and so stylish. We’ve narrowed down our favorite looks that lit up the Hammerstein Ballroom tonight. Trust us: These are the looks everyone will be talking about in the morning (probably until next year’s awards, too).

DIANA KRUGER

Wearing: Monse Dress

EVA CHEN

Wearing: Versace Summer Collection 

ELSA HOSK

Wearing: Philopsphy dress and Valentino shoes.

Not only did we want to share our favorite looks of the night, we also wanted to share the winners of the night. And while it might technically seem impossible to compare Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Joseph Altuzarra, a few designers did come out on top this evening—in fact, one designer more so than anyone else. See the complete list of winners below.

Womenswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Menswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Accessory Designer of the Year

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse

Swarovski Award for Positive Change Recipient

  • Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Rick Owens

Founder’s Award Recipient

  • Pat McGrath

International Award Recipient

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors’ Tribute Recipients

  • Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Franca Sozzani

Receiving an honor from the Council of Fashion Designers of America is one of the highest recognition’s that someone within the fashion industry can claim. But choosing one per category for the 2017 awards had to have been a very, very difficult decision. Last month the CFDA announced its official list of nominated artists, filled with both industry vets like Marc Jacobs and newcomers but only to the United States such as Raf Simons, for his short but highly impressive work at Calvin Klein. Also among the nominations are the potential recipients of the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent that celebrates so many of the talented labels we can’t stop talking about, including Off-White, Monse, and Brock Collection.

Of course, along with the annual awards, the CFDA will also honor many of the women and men who make positive change and set the bar high for what they do. This year specially, three individuals will be recognized for their work in the Women’s March, each having used her voice and talents in a different way: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe. And in the most bittersweet moment tonight, the CFDA announced that Franca Sozzani, the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia who passed away in December, will posthumously receive the Fashion Icon Award.

Below is a list of the 2017 CFDA Aware Nominees and Honorees.

Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Robert Geller
  • Thom Browne
  • Tim Coppens
  • Todd Snyder

Accessory Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach
  • Irene Neuwirth
  • Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
  • Paul Andrew
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent Nominees

  • Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection
  • Gabriela Hearst
  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change Recipient

  • Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Rick Owens

Founder’s Award Recipient

  • Pat McGrath

International Award Recipient

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors’ Tribute Recipients

  • Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Franca Sozzani

We hope you enjoyed the CDFA Awards as much as we do! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Xx,B

The Met Gala is On Its Way! Lets Take a Look Back

Are you guys as excited as we are for the 2017 Met Gala tonight? Can you believe it’s already been a year since the 2016 Met Gala? As we prepare for yet another of the most anticipated fashion spectacles of the year, coming up tonight, let’s take some time to reminisce on the best celebrity red carpet looks from last year. While Lily-Rose Depp’s and Anna Wintour’s complementary Chanel gowns seem to be unbeatable, we have high hopes for the 2017 Met Gala. Keeping in mind the Comme des Garçons theme, we can expect to see some of the most avant-garde gowns of all time. We can not wait to see what the stars are going to bring out tonight, and we can’t wait to hear your feedback on the event, your favorite looks, and any other surprises that might take place on the red carpet. Stay tuned in with us as we will be checking back on the blog to give you our spectacular summary of the Met Gala and our favorite looks with this timeless theme.

Until the sun sets, we thought we would reminisce on our fav’s from last year.

Kendal Jenner, Atelier Versace Gown & Lorraine Schwartz Jewels.

Beyonce, Givenchy Gown & Lorraine Schwartz Jewels.

Kate Bosworth, Dolce & Gabbana Gown.

Lily-Rose Depp, Chanel Dress & Gianvito Rossi Heels.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Fred Leighton Jewels.

Emma Watson, Calvin Klein Collection Gown & Paige Novick Jewels.

Brie Larson, Proenza Schouler Dress.

Anna Wintour, Chanel Gown.

Alexa Chung, Thakoon Suit & Anita Ko Jewels.

Karolina Kurkova, Marches Gown.

 

Street Style Savvy

Lately, we have had our heads wrapped around a lot of designers, couture dresses, and astonishing fashion weeks from New York to Paris. So we wanted to take a step back and refocus our attention on what we love the most & inspired us to find fashion! Some serious street style. One person who inspires our street style attention is a huge influence in the industry. It doesn’t mater if she’s on the Balmain runway or simply running errands around town with her gorgeous family.

Alessandra Ambrosio will always catch your eye. The Brazilian model and well known Victoria’s Secret Angel who recently stunned on the red carpet in a on-of-a-kind J Mendel gown, continously brings her fashion A game, but her killer street style is one we had to shine the light on. From trendy 70’s flared out jeans, to spring-redy white pants, sunglasses, and bright colors. We wanted to show off and admire some of Alessandra’s best out-and-about looks this year!

JANUARY 2016

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FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2016

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APRIL 2016

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MAY 2016

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JUNE 2016

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JULY 2016

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AUGUST 2016

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SEPTEMBER 2016

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OCTOBER 2016

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Hope Alessandra’s amazing street style will be of inspiration to your awesome style! Which outfit is your favorite? We know which one is ours!

Xx, B

 

 

 

Highlights From NYFW

You know how much we love fashion, and not too mention how much we LOVE NYFW. This year has been amazing so far, so many great new looks from so many great designers. We also are so excited to see all of the social media bloggers, vloggers, and style watchers out at the show and loving their street style! The runway looked absolutely flawless with super models like Kendal Jenner. So though we have so much to share, we had to start with some highlights of some absoultely fabulous designers and their offerings on the runway this year!

RALPH LAUREN

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Ralph Lauren and his luxurious take on the American West. Ralph Lauren’s New York Fashion Week collection included fringed jackets, embroidered western-style shirts, southwestern ponchos, macrame and cowboy hats. He presented his collection in a runway show on the street outside his store, then invited guests inside to buy what they’d just seen. Lauren not only gave a show, but showed us his great marketing skills of his brand and got watchers excited about buying pieces from his line. “Today I am proud to share with you, for the first time ever, my new women’s collection right off the runway and into your lives,” the venerable designer wrote in a statement. “You are changing the way you live and the way you want to shop, and we are changing with you and for you.” The block of Madison Avenue fronting his store was closed off for the glamorous event, held in a temporary glass structure that resembled a greenhouse.

The show literally stopped traffic. “I have always been inspired by the rugged beauty and romance of the American West,” Lauren wrote. “The September Collection is imbued with that spirit, but reinterpreted in a modern glamorous way for the woman whose style is both personal and luxurious.” The show began with items in black, tan, white and brown. It was only toward the end that bright color suddenly popped up with shimmery, slinky dresses in purple, deep pink, red, yellow and bright blue. The real Ralph Lauren color palette we all love so much. At the end, the artist himself, Lauren came out in washed-out jeans, and a work shirt. He came out for his customary wave to the crowd, stopping to make a happy gesture that resembled a flamenco move. Then he retreated into his store, where champagne and caviar and the new clothing, of course awaited the invited guests.

MARCHESA, CHAPMAN & CRAIG

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Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig at Marchesa say they have no trouble thinking of ideas for each new season. “Georgina will call me in the morning and say, ‘I’ve had a dream, I’ve had a thought, we’re gonna do this,'” Craig said in a backstage interview. “The ideas just flow.” Added Chapman: “At the end of the day we have our DNA in the clothes, that we’re very true to, and we enjoy it and we laugh.” For their spring collection, the designers and red-carpet regulars focused on what they called the journey of a day, from sunrise to twilight to darkness. Don’t you just love that description? On the runway, light pinks were for sunrise and yielded to silvery blues and silvers, perhaps for dew. There was gold, to evoke sunlit wheat fields. There was black, too, of course, for the deep night. There were florals galore, some fringe as in a tiered fringe column gown in blue tulle and of course lots of lavish embroidery. Chapman and Craig established their brand more than a decade ago, but say they still haven’t tired of working together. Which we think is true destiny of design partners in crime. “In fact on Saturday night we had a girlie sleepover,” Craig said. “We did,” agreed Chapman. “We sent the kids and husbands away, since we had to work. We had some wine and a good giggle.”

MICHAEL KORS

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Michael Kors put Rufus Wainwright on his runway to belt Judy Garland tunes as models walked in bringing florals and looks in classic navy and white. Kors said in an interview he was thinking about that old chestnut, “‘She’s a real dame,'” a la Barbara Stanwyck and Katharine Hepburn back in the ’40s and Kim Basinger in the ’80s.”These women were sly and feminine but they were definitely in control,” Kors said. He delivered that attitude in sharp tailoring of shoulders and cinched waists, mixed with things like a wide-belted trench coat with an asymmetrical hem, pleated palazzo pants and shoulder-to-wrist rows of ruffles on the sleeves of one collared, see-through button-down blouse. “Something that catches the breeze,” Kors said. Kors, bending to the “see now, buy now” trend, made some looks immediately available, but most of the collection he called timeless, the “opposite of fast fashion.” As we all know, Kors has struggled with critics of his fast fashion designs and couture designs. So this year he made sure everyone knew the difference! That was true of navy blue coats, day dresses and sparkly black evening wear. It might not be true of little bra top and romper sets in browns, or oversized sleeves flopping over hands.

Stay tuned for more updates on NYFW, and we hope your having as much fun at the show as we are!

Xx, B

Tommy x Gigi

We are taking a first look at Gigi Hadid’s collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger – Tommy X Gigi, the collection that the Vogue cover star has co-created with the designer. With signature nautical nods and all-American style, the capsule collection, which features womens’ apparel, footwear and accessories in cosy knits, sleek leather and cool denim will be shown on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week. Get a preview of Hadid’s first collaboration with the label, of which she was named global brand ambassador last year, below. The collection is set to hit the public on September 9 of this year.

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It was only a matter of time before Gigi Hadid tried her hand at designing, she’s already conquered the rest of the fashion world right? But what we really respect is that the supermodel is creating a line for a brand she truly loves: Tommy Hilfiger. Gigi wears pieces by the iconic American label both on the street and on the red carpet and she was the leader of the pack at the Spring 2016 show. It’s really no surprise, then, that she was also named the face of Tommy Hilfiger’s newest fragrance, The Girl, inspired by the supermodel’s free-spirited personality.

While you can browse behind-the-scenes shots of the campaign, we’re sure you’re more focused on Gigi’s clothing collection, which is shoppable on Sept. 9. We were so excited to see some of the standout pieces, like a military-style blazer and cozy cable knits, reminisce over some early sneak peek snaps, and gear up to shop everything in store and online. Affordable items include tops starting at $50 and outerwear for $295. But if you want something truly special, keep your eyes on Gigi’s $600 leather pants.

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Xx, B

The Best from Jacobs NYFW

To end New York Fashion Week, Jacobs took over the Ziegfeld Theater sidewalks included and put on a show stopping spectacle worthy of the days when the Ziegfeld was a hot ticket in the town during the 1930’s and 1940’s. If the red carpet and line up of real-life fans and step-and-repeat, by which models had to walk before entering the theater and stage-runway, were any hint, this was going to be big. The clothes were signature Jacobs. Messy, beautiful, punk, ladylike, shiny, grungy, grandpa, and glamorous all in one. A veritable soupcon of ideas pulled together.

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There were tons of red-white-and blues done in jazzy sequins dresses cut with the seam peaked-shoulder, nipped waist silhouette from Hollywood’s golden age, or a sweet tomboy sailor pant worth with lace-up boots from the turn of the last century. But then he spun his time machine to the glamrock 70’s, with platform boots holding up a hungover-looking girl in red hot shiny leather pants a bow blouse and a varsity jacket with patches including the playboy bunny. Elsewhere, Old Glory herself was redone was a shiny leather jacket over a perforated leather skirt and red cowboy boots, Hello Texas! Each look was a visual treat, like unwrapping a gift and finding a surprise. Crochet lace dresses with outrageous feather details and debutante-pretty gauze gowns covered in flowers looked beautifully oddball. But more fun was the face of a model blown up and screaming -in fear? delight? Lets say both- that he printed over an opera cape (worn over a denim dress printed with tickets), a trim day suit and the skirt of Bette Davis -worthy looking.

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Jacob’s is a student of history and fashion. Like the ringleaders he referenced in the shiny embroidered jackets he showed on the runway, he knows how to entertain- while still delivery some solid clothing. He loves humor and irreverence, and is really good at poking fun at fashion and celebrity… perhaps because he knows a thing or two about both. So yes, the night is pretty awesome- especially when the models were broadcast on a giant screen.

 

Xx, B

 

 

 

Seven Winter Coat Trends to Try Under $300

It’s obvious that autumn is finally here, even though this So Cal weather might not project the crisp fall atmosphere. The autumn reveals one important element for the stylish, … layers! We took a look at the most popular jacket trends from the Fall 2015 runways, like graphic coats & fur -trimmed leather to create some budget-friendly options that give you the designer look. Of course, after looking stylish for the season, you will also have some extra money to spend on those dreamy fall boots you love.

HITCHOCK HERIONE

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Zara cape, $189,

SHEAR GENIUS

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Mango coat, $120, mango.com

THE CAT’S MEOW

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Topshop coat, $170, topshop.com

BIKER BABE

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Joe Fresh Jacket, $129, joefresh.com

DONE AND DUSTED

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The Fifth New Moon Coat, $142, pixiemarket.com

GRAPHIC IMPACT

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H&M Coat, $89, hm.com

MAD FOR PLAID

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Gap Coat, $158, gap.com

 

 

 

 

Our Fav’s from Marc Jacobs NYFW

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For showing the audience what a Fashion Show is truly about, the inspiring Marc Jacobs stood out with his plush pink shag carpet that took up the entire runway. If this pop of pink wasn’t enough for an entrance, Jacobs also had Beats by Dre Headphones plugged into the seats. As each model walked down the runway, each guest heard random everyday sounds as well as the models walking on different textures, with a thoroughly explanation of what was going on during the catwalks. The clothes were noted for their fun and theatrical styles with louche military. A complete opposite of the 50 & 60’s pink shag to make a perfect balance on the runway.

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Marc Jacobs also displayed some amazing color palettes at this year’s NYFW. Jacobs showed diversity from dove gray, nudes, camel tones, rich blues, and dark forest military greens. He showed over 50 ways to wear a field jacket though a number of different combinations such as: swing dresses, cinched satin minis, ball-beaded shirt dresses, day-time party dresses, pajama pants, tank dresses, and evening columns with peek-a-boo slits as well as cropped tops with long, silk skirts.

Not to mention just how AMAZING these field jackets actual looked. The jackets were designed in extra extra large proportions and with silk pockets. Jacobs carried the silk pocket inspiration to cute little sleeveless mini-dresses worn with cross-body bags, and magenta backpacks in silk nylon.

Marc Jacobs displayed modern, feminine utility, and while the stage and the models ‘ spare, homogenous beauty look. Every model had black, shaggy, and edgy bobs as well as ZERO make up! These beauty look’s suggest something severe, the clothes were very wearable. And that’s a pretty great way to end the New York season.

What was your favorite designer from NYFW?

Xx, B