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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

ERDEM x H&M

How’s your week going? Our is great, Friday is just around the corner and not to mention official images from the H&M and Erdem Collaboration are finally here and we had to show you guys what this collaboration is all about. This collaboration was first announced back in July 2017, London-Based designer Erdem Moralioglu brings his romantic silhouettes and beautiful prints to the fast-fashion retailer on November 2, 2017.

The collection includes both men’s, and women’s clothing as well as some amazing accessories. Erdem is officially the latest brand to team up with H&M. This London-based designer Erdem Moralıoğlu is bringing his romantic aesthetic to the fast-fashion retailer with new women’s apparel and his first-ever menswear collection. The capsule will “reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections,” according to a press release.

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale, including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,” the designer said in a release. Erdem is the newest addition to the slew of brands tapped by H&M, following Kenzo in 2016, Balmain in 2015, and Alexander Wang in 2014. The collaborations for this project aren’t only fashion-based. H&M also poached renowned filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) to direct the campaign. The brand has plucked similar talent in the past last year’s ads were photographed by Jean-Paul Goude.

“For me, fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression – a standalone art form,” Luhrmann said in a statement. Erdem x H&M will be premiere on November 2 at select H&M stores and online at hm.com.

We had to show you guys what this amazing collection is all about!

What do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Xx, B

 

 

Affordable and Fashionable

We all have that select group of fashion bloggers that we are unhealthily obsessed with, and we hope we are one of yours. But we must say here at Find Fashion, we too have our must-follow group of fashion bloggers as well, but no matter how much we love them, those head-to-toe Dior looks just aren’t in an average person’s price range. So, that being said, we have some great news for you! There are hundreds of budget-friendly fashion bloggers out there who shop at retailers just like you.

We’re talking Zara, H&M, Pixie Market, and all the other brands you might think bloggers were “too cool” to wear, but actually aren’t. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our go-tos for the best affordable fashion finds. If you aren’t already following the ladies ahead, we suggest you click that blue button ASAP.

@COURTNEERUTHIE

Courtnee is a great blogger to follow as she constantly surprises her followers with unique fast-fashion and vintage finds. Her styling hybrid of the two is even more impressive that her awesome finds.

On Courtnee: Mango Metal Pendants Earrings ($16), Medium Wash Denim Shorts ($16), Zara Flat Satin Lace-Up Sandals (16).

@COLLAGEVINTAGE

Sara represents designer brands along with the many, many fashion and style bloggers we all love so much, and therefore we can rest assured that her more affordable finds are top notch picks. One of our favorite blogger pics is above and was snapped right in front of Brandy Melville, one of our fav affordable spots.

On Sara: Brandy Melville Porter Glitter Top ($18), Swatch Skinmesh ($125), Maria Pascual Necklace, and Max & Co. Trousers and Bag.

@THEFASHIONAMBITIONIST

Marissa is queen of shocking her loyal followers with incredible finds from budget-friendly brands that might otherwise slip your mind, including Aldo, ASOS, and Zara. Her New York approved outfits combinations will have you thinking she’s wearing head-to-two designer.

On Marissa: Topshop Moto Gingham Pinafore Dress ($75), Tiffany & Co. Bracelets, Sam Edelman Lynda Bow Espadrille Mule ($60).

@ANDIGETDRESSED

Kellie is one of our favorite friendly fashion bloggers, she supports Who What Wear Collections, which is on of our favorite spots for fashion news and updates. We love her style because she constantly proves that anyone can rock any trend at any budget. In other words, women around the world can relate to her on all levels, and that is one of our main focuses here at Find Fashion.

On Kellie: Who What Wear Plus Size Layered Ruffled Blouse ($30), ASOS Skirt, Long Tall Sally Kendall Leather Mule ($118).

@DOUBLE3XPOSURE

Reese isn’t only underground with her sassy attitude, she is also underground with her style. Reese offers her followers under-the-radar brands that are more often that not, super affordable. From her favorite vintage spots to her unique take on brands such as Pixie Market and Reformation, she is definitely one fashion blogger to keep on your push notification list.

On Reese: Reformation Playa Dress ($198), Cult Gaia Mother of Pearl Acrylic Ark ($298).

@TAYLRANNE

Taylr is one of those downright cool people who you follow on Instagram and want to be friends with. The fact that she modernizes brands like Club Monaco and Pixie Market make us love her even more. Her style isn’t only spectacular but also affordable.

On Taylr: Leight Wilson Sunglasses ($365), Club Monaco Elisabet Top ($70), Bembien Marfa Bag ($195), By Far Shoes Dennitsa Black ($297).

We hope you add these fashionista’s to your go-to list of favorite bloggers along with us of course. What are your favorite fashion bloggers? We would love to hear what your go-to list in the comments below.

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

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has a Sweet Surprise this Summer

We are so excited that the end of the semester is coming near, and that summer is right around the corner. So since summer has been on our mind, we obviously have been thinking about what to wear to our beach day activities, and late night bbq get together’s. As we were researching some of our favorite bloggers, stylists, and designers for some summer inspiration.. we came across an unexpected candidate who typically is not on our designer radar. Not a stylist, not a blogger, but supermodel Naomi Campbell. You will not believe the summer innovation she has brought to the table this season and designer by herself. So let’s get into it, as summer begins and the weather gets warmer, you might want to break out a pair of flip-flops. The shoe style is a popular and easygoing choice, but thanks to supermodel Naomi Campbell, it’s been given a major update. Campbell designed an insane pair of hybrid thong-style sandal heels, and we’re not 100% sure we could walk in them. The black shoes have a pencil-thin high heel and daunting platforms fit for a high-heel pro. While some might be intimidated by the shoes, they were made for a philanthropic cause worth supporting. Campbell designed the shoes with Havaianas for Women for Women International, an organization that helps female survivors of war rebuild their lives. Even if you won’t wear the pair yourself, you’ve got to give Campbell props for using her supermodel status for good. While there’s no word yet on where you can buy Naomi Campbell’s take on flip-flops, we provided an image of the extravagant sandal-heel hybrid for you below, or check out the supermodels Instagram page for deets.

So what do you guys think? We want to hear some serious feedback on these crazy shoes.

Let us hear your thoughts below.

Xx, B

 

The Perfect Millennial Brand & Trend Pair

When Joyce Azria created her new brand, Avec Les Filles, she knew exactly the type of customer she wanted to cater to: the millennial. Joyce stated in a recent interview, “As a millennial, I really felt like no brand understood the way I shop and no brand addressed who I was as a customer,” And I’m sure every millennial including myself can agree with this statement, as such an individualistic generation begins to beautifully maneuver its way into the fashion industry. Joyce wanted to take an opportunity and show what trends she really thinks millennials love.

So what exactly are we loving right now? When asked Azria about the generation’s current favorite trend, she pointed to a playful look that’s perfectly in keeping with the statement sleeve trend of 2017: ruffles. Joyce stated, “This spring, I would say ruffled tops are a huge trend,” and she hit the nail right on with ruffle long-sleeve blouses, woven tops, and button-down shirts. Of course, Avec Les Filles has the perfect piece to test-drive the trend: the Ruffled Sleeve Top, which rings in at a reasonable $58, and also perfect match for the millennial budget.

Speaking of perfect prices, Azria was very strategic when it came to setting price points for different parts of her brand, exceptionally well for the millennials. Joyce stated,  “The clothing items are all at an entry price point of under $100, but the line does stretch up to $595 in the apparel collection. So it’s a high-low mix that’s really in line with the millennial girl and how she dresses.” We are obsessed with Joyce’s specific attention to detail with her brand’s target market and strategic pricing, providing what a true millennial young adult wants, specification. Its what our generation is all about, and on top of the magnificent individualistic emphasis on Avec Les Filles , have you seen these ruffle pieces? They are perfect for any #ootd and #ootn. We are truly obsessed.

Avec Les Filles Ruffled Sleeve Top ($58) This top is one of our favorites and fits in perfectly with the statement sleeve trend.

Aves Les Filles Elbow Sleeve Lace Top ($68) This sheer lace top is the perfect for parties and those outfits of the night, its form fitting and completely in the budget.

Avec Les Filles Layering Tee ($38) You can never own too many striped shirts, and this tee is perfect for layering a cute outfit when you’re going a million places in the day.

Avec Les Filles Jersey Wrap Dress ($68) Wrap dresses are insanely flattering, and go flawlessly with a edgy cut leather jacket.

Avec les Filles Dropped Lapel Gilet ($98) You’ll want to wear this to work every single day, and it literally goes with anything.

We hope you will enjoy Joyce Artzia and Avec Les Filles as much as we do, I guess it’s a millennial thing! Let us know your favorite pieces in the comment below.

Xx, B

 

The Number One Stylist in Hollywood

We’ve been longtime fans of Karla Welch’s personal style and work. She’s one half of bi-coastal star styling team (and fellow Canadians) Kemal & Karla, dressing names like Michelle Williams, Lily Collins, Zooey Deschanel, Hailee Steinfeld, and Olivia Wilde.

For every amazing celebrity red carpet moment, there’s a genius stylist working diligently behind the scenes. Each year, The Hollywood Reporter recognizes their accomplishments with its “Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood” roundup, and the 2017 list is full of especially talented pros.

This year, one stellar stylist managed to stand out among the rest and nab the top spot: Karla Welch, who dresses Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, Karlie Kloss, Michelle Monaghan, Busy Phillips, and others. So why does she wield so much power in the industry right now? The Hollywood Reporter explained: “A year ago, the world had never heard of Ruth Negga, but between her subtle turn in Loving, for which she was Oscar-nominated, and her exquisitely standout red-carpet presence, courtesy of Welch, the actress is now a fashion force. That’s the power of a No. 1 stylist.” Who could possibly argue with that?

We wanted to share some of the best red carpet moments that Welch’s styled this past year.

Ruth Negga, Oscars 2017 (Valentino gown, Irene Neuwirth for Gemfields headpiece, earrings, and ring) & Golden Globes 2017 (Louis Vuitton dress, Fred Leighton cuff designed with Gemfields Mozambican rubies)

 

Sarah Paulson, Golden Globes 2017 (Marc Jacobs gold lace-embellished long-sleeve open-back gown with rolling waves of sparkling gold and silver sequins) & Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 (Ronald van der Kemp S/S 17 dress)

Karlie Kloss, Oscars 2017 (Stella McCartney gown, Nirav Modi choker and earrings; Stuart Weitzman sandals; Roger Vivier bag) & Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 (Naeem Khan gown, Roger Vivier clutch and Stuart Weitzman shoes)

Michelle Monaghan, Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 (Brandon Maxwell dress) & Sundance Film Festival 2017 (Louis Vuitton top, pants, and boots)

Let us know what you think about Karla Welch and her dream true stellar style.

Xx, B

The Denim Trend Changing the Scene

Whether you love denim or have a love-hate relationship with it, one thing’s for sure: 2017 will be the year of the demi denim trend. Thanks to Ukrainian designer Ksenia Schnaider, the skinny-meets-baggy jean style is gaining popularity. And if you ask us, the unique silhouette, while daring, is the perfect solution for those days when you just can’t decide between a slim leg and an oversize fit.

The bold design is part Bermuda shorts, part skinny jeans, and there’s a lot of distressing involved. The jeans sit on the natural waistline, flare out slightly in the front from the back they look like a straight-leg style, and are torn at the knee, exposing some skin. From the knee down, the silhouette takes on a straight-leg cut and the hemline is frayed. This jean style has cool girl written all over it, and we’ve already seen Gigi Hadid embrace the two-in-one layered look, so it’s only a matter of time (aka next month at New York Fashion Week) before our favorite street style stars take the denim trend to new heights.

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Xx, B

Some Serious Trends, Guys are secretly loving!

The best thing about fashion is being able to dress completely for yourself, putting on what makes you feel your absolute best. However, getting an outsider’s perspective never hurt either and that’s exactly what the fashionistas at Who Wore What did. Who Wore What completed a survey of a handful of men and women on their perspective of what looks great to them on the female body. We were pretty surprised at the responses… the current trends they liked on women included ones like “statement sweatshirts” and “pantsuits.” Shocking, we know!

Perhaps, we’d underestimated the opposite sex’s ability to appreciate the finer points of fashion. Duly impressed, Who Wore What compiled the best responses and we thought we would share these trends with you. We think that you should not only applaud young ladies and men on the streets for their trend savvy suggestions but also you should invest in these trends ASAP. So get ready to see the shocking opinions of what guys & your fellow femme’s secretly are loving on you!

STATEMENT SWEATSHIRTS

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“At least they show a girl has a sense of humor, and confidence” -TJ, law student.

HIGH-WAISTED JEANS

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“They accentuate the figure and make your booty look awesome. They’re tight which is nice, and still jeans, so thats normal.” -Tom, Grad Student.

OVERSIZED SWEATERS

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“I find them to be sexy because they give off a very casual and approachable vibe.” -Joe, sales manager.

PANTSUITS

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“Any woman in a pantsuit feels inherently out of my league. The amount of time, tailoring, and confidence that went into the outfit? I love that.” -Emelie, editorial director.

WIDE-BRIMMED FEDORAS

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“My girlfriend recently bought one, and it looks retro cool. I’m a fan.” -Brennan, Bartender.

SWEATPANTS

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“Not the baggy university athlete ones, but the more sleek and utilitarian variety. It gives off this very sexy, sporty vibe that also looks cool and natural.” -David, marketing executive.

ACTIVE WEAR

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“Yoga pants (anything with lycra) and whoever invented these form-fitting apparatuses deserves a Noble Prize.” -Esteban, art curator.

BAND TEE’S

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“We often don’t understand women’s fashion, but an oversized, grungy rocker tee makes complete sense. Just make sure its small enough so that I don’t steal it.” -Theo, ad executive.

JUMPSUITS

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“It’s like the male version of a ‘sexy plumber’, but more fashionable.” -Josh, real estate agent.

MEN’S BUTTON-DOWNS

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“I mean who doesn’t love to see a sexy, mature women in a men’s button-down? Its just a perfect combination.” -Christian, polymer technician.

Of course fashion is about self representation and being able to dress for one’s self is the most important and influential part of the fashion industry, however we can not deny that hearing the perspectives of others helps determine some of our fashion statements. Maybe you weren’t too sure about wearing oversized sweaters or fitted sweatpants… but hearing that these trends are catching eyes might crack your shell to giving them a try. Either way its about what makes you comfortable, and what makes you feel good both inside and out. We hope you give these trends a go, and be careful not to break any necks on the way.

Xx, B

 

 

 

 

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