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Stella McCartney - - Fall Accessories Report 2012 - Fashion - InStyle.com

Stella McCartney -  - Fall Accessories Report 2012	 - Fashion - InStyle.com | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Scoop up the best boots, shoes, handbags and jewelry that fall 2012 fashion has to offer.

 

Runway trends are always beautiful to see as they are worn by beautiful models down a high fashion catwalk. But realistically, how would you ever wear those outfits down the street? Much of what we see on the catwalk is far too high fashion for an average night out in the city, and taking individual pieces from those outfits seems hard when considering how to wear them. That's where InStyle comes in-- they've taken the best accessories from the runways for Fall 2012 and shown how celebrities have paired them with normal outfits.

 

For example, take the funky rubber wedge and faux croc pumps from Stella McCartney's runway show. On the runway, they paired the heels with a colorblock dress in the Fall 2012 show. Anne Hathaway gave the shoes a much more toned down look, with skinny jeans and a cream tweed jacket. This is a great example of taking a seemingly too high fashion pair of heels, and styling them so they can fit any occasion!

 

Another great example is the Lanvin clutch. Lanvin's tiger-emblazones resin clutch was paired on the runway with a baroque-style outfit and costume jewelry. Blake Lively gave the bag a much sweeter, feminine look by pairing it with a lace and green dress. 

 

Overall, if you're ever wondering how best to tone down pieces from the runway to wear them on the street, this is a great resource to start!

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Shopping For: Festive Colours, Inspired by Keira Knightley - Coco's Tea Party

Shopping For: Festive Colours, Inspired by Keira Knightley - Coco's Tea Party | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it

I was particularly interested in this shopping guide because of the theme and inspiration. I have always been a big fan of Keira Knightley's style, not to mention the Christmas season. So when Coco's Tea Party posted about shopping for festive colors, inspired by Keira Knightley, how could I not scoop it?

 

The guide is centered around Knightley's recent visit to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and her outfit choice, which was a particularly beautiful and festive green Burberry Prorsum dress. In honor of that, the post finds six awesome pieces that would be perfect to add to any wardrobe for the holiday season.

 

Some personal favorite pieces of mine include the silly christmas sweater, holly flats, and heart clutch. I always love dressing up for an ugly sweater party, but the Meadham Kirchoff metallic sweater is almost too cute to be considered an ugly grandma sweater. Either way, I really love the red color and metallic ornaments. Even if you wouldn't wear it out, it's still a great sweater to throw on Christmas morning! 

 

The Charlotte Olympia holly flats are a really lovely idea for the holidays, as they bring a level of Christmas cheer without seeming over the top. Though Olympia shoes tend to run on the expensive side, I think these shoes would be a great investment for many Christmas seasons to come.

 

The New Look heart clutch is probably my favorite, because although it fits nicely with the holidays, it's also a great staple piece that you can wear year round. Every girl needs a nice clutch to take with her out on that first date or to that holiday party, so why not make it a sparkly red heart?

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Watch: How To Wear Metallics Everywhere This Season

Watch: How To Wear Metallics Everywhere This Season | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
We understand if you're a little weary of wary metallics 24/7 — in the past they've been reserved for New Year's Eve, your birthday, and Fosse numbers. But not anymore.

 

This article provides a really interesing video on how to wear metallics for any occassion this season, courtesy of Refinery29. Normally, you would consider metallics to be saved for only the shiniest of moments-- New Year's Eve, your birthday, Las Vegas, etc. However, bronze, silver, and gold have now become wardrobe staples for all occasions, and this video does a great job on showing you just how that's possible.

 

Instead of going for the usual basic neutrals like cream, beige, grey, or black, try for muted metallics instead! The video features three outfits that look great with metallic colors.

 

The first is an outfit with basic black skinny jeans, a white tee, and a gold necklace. Normally, the go to outerwear would be a navy/ black coat, but instead, they dress the outfit up with a bronze and black coat, which looks amazing!

 

Next, they show an outfit that can be worn day or night-- a muted silver and black striped romper, paired with a shrunken boyfriend blazer and black knee highs. This outfit would be easy to dress up, or dress down, depending on the occasion.

 

Finally, the last outfit is definitely more daytime, but extremely wearable for all body types. This outfit features a very comfortable metallic knit grey sweater, paired with a patterned dress and a brown belt. Regardless of how you feel about metallics, this is a great video demonstrating three very different ways to wear them!

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Rodarte's Gift Guide

Rodarte's Gift Guide | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
See their personal gifting picks, exclusively on ELLE...

 

Here's a fun, interesting twist on the usual gift guides I've been scooping-- this one comes directly from noted designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. The designer sisters share their personal presents for their family and friends with Elle and their readers, with small descriptions of why they chose each gift.

 

The list starts with a beautiful wishbone bracelet from Jennifer Meyer. They are particular fans of the bracelets becuase "they are delicate and perfect to wear with anything." Another great gift option is the coffee table book "David Armstrong: 615 Jefferson Ave." Armstrong is a well known photographer, and coffee table books always make great gifts for friends!

 

For the man in your life, the sisters suggest a Mike Watt Flanner by Altamont, only $58 on altamontapparel.com. Flannel shirts are definitely in style this season, and conveniently also keep a guy pretty warm. 

 

Something that actually comes from Rodarte-- number 11 on the list, a Rohearte T-Shirt for $115 available through Opening Ceremony. I think the verbal play on their name is clever, and there's actually an entire series of shirts based on the idea of a heart from the designers. 

 

For one final, slightly sillier gift, check out number 14, John Baldessari's erasers. The "Wrong" eraser is rather funny, and a quick purchase. No matter who you need to buy for, this list has got a little bit of everything!

 

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Label to Love: TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Spring 2013 - Coco's Tea Party

Label to Love: TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Spring 2013 - Coco's Tea Party | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it

Here's a scoop related to an upcoming trend for Spring 2013! As you probably know by now, most designers have already showcased their Spring 2013 collections during Fashion Week a month ago. One of the most exciting debuts comes from a new denim collection from noted designers MaryKate and Ashley Olsen with their line Elizabeth & James. 

 

TEXTILE Elizabeth and James has released some great outfits from their 2013 collection, which you can catch in this scoop from Coco's Tea Party. From ripped black jeans to light cream jackets and light washed denim bellbottoms, this new line has something to offer anyone. The lightwash "Cooper" jeans are a personal favorite of mine, with the beautiful zip detailing and double buttom closure. The simple printed tees also add a really nice touch to the line as well.

 

If you want to check out more, she even provides links at the bottom of the post on where you can find these upcoming designs!

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Sea of Shoes: FACTORY GIRL

Sea of Shoes: FACTORY GIRL | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
1. By Malene Birger leopard Galatea coat 2. Phillip Lim muscle shirt 3. WGACA Vintage Chanel quilted belt 4. Topshop contour detailed hot pants 5. Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats 6. Agent Provacateur bra 7.

 

This is another really excellent collection of outfit pieces from Jane Aldridge on Sea of Shoes! Factory Girl refers to the beautiful, mysterious Edie Sedgwick. She died young, but lived a full, glamorous life nonetheless. She had a very unique sense of style that fashionistas worldwide have attemtped to recreate over the years-- which really was just comprised of a simple shift dress or black leotard with endless costume jewelry. Her iconic beauty and style is constantly envied, and Aldridge does an excellent job of paying homage to the socialite with her three outfit pairings.

 

The first is a very simple outfit set, complete with black hotpants, a lacy bra, fishnets, Rayban Wayfarers, and a leopard coat. I think this outfit is about as "classic Edie" as you can get, and would be a fabulous outfit for a lunch with friends or a night out in the city.

 

The next oufit is a bit more detailed, and for a women not afraid to show off her body a bit more. The main portion of the outfit is centered around a Michael Kors ribbed turtleneck body suit, with black tights as the bottoms. I really love her choice of costume jewelry, from the earrings to the 3 different necklaces that could be worn separately (or to be more Edie, together!). The shoes are also totally fabulous.

 

The final outfit is probably the most wearable in terms of coverage and simplicty. It looks similar to the first outfit, except that the shorts are leather quilted and longer than the hotpants, and the tank is a ribbed knit material. I also really ove the shoe choice, with the Alexander Wang strapped brogues. Overall, I think this outfit is the most practical, and also channels Edie in a very sexy, classy way. All in all, these three outfits are Edie-style options you can't go wrong with!

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The 2012 Christmas Gift Guide: £500 & Under - Coco's Tea Party

The 2012 Christmas Gift Guide: £500 & Under - Coco's Tea Party | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it

Here comes another Christmas Gift Guide scoop! When shopping for friends and family (and a little for myself) this year, I've really been using my favorite bloggers gift guides as my go-to resources. Coco's Tea Party offers a well priced, interesting list similar to yet different from what we saw last week from Sea of Shoes.

 

My personal favorite piece has got to be the Charlotte Oympia Kitty Flats. I actually saw these while shopping over Thanksgiving break, but sadly had to set them right back down after looking at the price. If only they came in a cheaper version! While I can appreciate a list that offers items for 500 Euros and under, I must also admit that 500 Euros is a lot more than $500 nowadays with the exchange rate. 

 

I'm also a really big fan of the Leather Briefcase she features from Ally Capellino. Though I probably wouldn't be able to use it much to lug books across campus, I can see how a briefcase could easily come in handy after graduation next year as I start my marketing career. I also really love the blue leather and brown leather detailing, which makes the bag simple yet very elegant and work appropriate.

 

My last favorite item would absolutely have to be the dog bed. Unfortunately, my dog passed away a few years ago and I would never think of getting one while I'm at school. However, considering how much of a dog lover I am (and the likelihood that I'll be getting a dog fairly soon after I move to Chicago), I find this to be a really adorable, practical gift for all animal lovers. The colors are great-- very fun and bright, which is a nice contrast to most dog beds you find at a pet store. Additionally, the shape is really nice, and would probably fit well in my bedroom in the future! 

 

Whether you're a fan of dogbeds, wine sets, or kitty-styled shoes, this is a great list full of eclectic gifts fit for anyone!

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NY’s Alexander Wang taking creative control at French fashion house Balenciaga

NY’s Alexander Wang taking creative control at French fashion house Balenciaga | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Young downtown designer Alexander Wang is taking over the creative direction of storied Paris fashion label Balenciaga, likely bringing his cool-girl, sporty look to a house made famous by its founder for graceful, fluid lines.

 

This scoop comes as a response to a previous scoop regarding Nicolas Ghesquiere's decision to leave fashion house Balenciaga after serving as creative director there for 15 years. A great deal of speculation has been made as to who would take his place, but it appears the guessing is over and the rumors are true-- his successor will be young, fresh designer Alexander Wang!

 

I have been a longtime fan of Wang's funky, slouchy chic Ts and urban-inspired clothing, so this new decision comes as quite an excited shock. The Washington Post article discusses how Wang's creative design style will bring a breathe of fresh air to the fashion house. Balenciaga's president and CEO, Isabelle Guichot, is quoted in the article in regard to the decision for Wang to join Balenciaga, and how he will become such a great asset.

 

Among his multiple successful fashion lines, Alexander Wang also joins Balenciaga with a few Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in both womenswear and accessory design (both of which Balenciaga are well known for). 

 

I am very excited to see the type of style Wang brings with him to Balenciaga, and how his vision will shape the overall new look of the fashion house. Wang carries great celebrity appeal and following much like Ghesquiere did, which I believe will help his new vision take hold. He will also plan to continue his own New York-based signature collection, which comes as a huge relief to avid fans and shoppers like me!

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Amazon To Launch Online Fashion Store | Maboot.com

Amazon To Launch Online Fashion Store | Maboot.com | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it

Here's a very interesting article discussing the movement of Amazon into the premium online retailer space. Planning to rival already popular online fashion retailers such as ASOS and Net-A-Porter, Amazon plans to launch the new site as a part of Mega Monday.

 

Most importantly, the site will be based in the UK, and so far I haven't seen word as to whether or not the shopping will be available to US users. It will be located at amazon.co.uk/premium, and the site has already signed contracts with premium brands like 7 For All Mankind jeans and Black Orchid. The article discusses how Amazon previously considered purchasing ASOS, but decided to create their own site to leverage their own brand equity instead. 

 

This new launch for Amazon UK has been a few years in the making, though currently the online store only plans to carry women's clothing. They also plan to make the visual aspect of the site more premium, to fit the type of site they will compete with. Very interesting to watch out for in the US!

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Stella McCartney Named Designer of the Year at British Fashion Awards

Stella McCartney Named Designer of the Year at British Fashion Awards | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Stella McCartney was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

 

This is a really interesting article from NBC New York reporting on the British Fashion Awards. This year, Stella McCartney was name Designer of the Year, a very prestigeous honor bestowed to McCartney thanks to an excellent year in designing for the industry.

 

The article mentions what a great year it has been for McCartney, with designing the Team Great Britain uniforms for the Olympics this summer only one on a list of many amazing accomplishments. The ceremony also bestowed famous awards such as the Red Carpet Award to a fan favorite of those in political power across both the US and GB, as well as Accessory Designer of the Year to an interesting shoe designer, Nicholas Kirkwood, famous for the sky-high sandal.

 

The article also mentions some less suprising awards won during the night, such as Alexa Chung's win of the British Style Vodafone for the third year in a row. Other notable style icons, celebrities, and designers were in attendance, making the event an all around spectacular event worth reading about!

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Sea of Shoes: OUTFIT FORMULAS

Sea of Shoes: OUTFIT FORMULAS | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Sweater: Maison Scotch Rib Knit Sweater with elbow patches Cut-offs: One Teaspoon Bonitas shorts in Fiasco Ankle boots: Marais USA ankle boots Bra: Eberjay India Lace Retro bralette Scarf: Haider Ackermann caped sheer scarf Bag: Alexander Wang...

 

As I've mentioned many times before, Jane Aldridge does an absolutely magnificent job of summarizing each season's most wearable trends into beautiful outfit formulas, which is excellently shown here in this post. Although in the past, many of her formulas have come in more of a mix and match form, I enjoy the way she laid out each outfit for different types of weather, though they are all beautifully on trend for Fall.

 

First up is her very warm-weather, Fall inspired outfit, with a nice knit grey sweater paired up with some nice and short cutoff jean shorts. While the choice of bottoms comes as slightly strange since we're trying for cold-weather types of clothing, I think Aldridge does a great job of offsetting them with the chunky sweater, blush-colored sheer scarf, and great peach leather ankle boots. The retro bra also adds a nice soft touch for under the sweater, and the outfit is perfectly topped off with a soft leather Alexander Wang bucket bag in Oyster. This outfit seems perfectly fit for a November day strolling around LA (or anywhere in the South or West that fits that 70 degree Fall weather), and each piece is easily accessible through links along the bottom of the photos.

 

Her second outfit seems perfectly fit for a day of work or a nice dinner out, and would be suitable for any type of weather this season (as long as you remember to throw on a warm coat). The cropped sweater fits effortlessly with the black leather skirt, since the outfit works perfectly in the neutrals category. The slight turtleneck is also a nice touch to offset the shorter skirt and strappy heels. I am absolutely in love with these Givenchy sandals by the way, though she warns that they are essentially sold out in black right now. The purse adds a great professional touch, though I would likely trade it out for a lighter clutch if I were wearing this to a nice dinner instead of a work lunch. 

 

Her final outfit is much more day (and cold weather) appropriate, with a nice androgenous touch I really enjoy. The outfit is entirely shades of black, save for the chambray button down with interesting pocket and shoulder detail. My favorites pieces would have to be the vest and the boots (which is unsurprising, considering my love for Theory). This tougher looking outfit could be rocked by virtually anyone, as long as it's styled with the right hair and jewelry. 

 

Overall, this has to be one of my favorite posts I've ever seen from Aldridge on her blog, and I hope to see more of these in the future. Only downside-- I'd really love to see photos of the entire outfit put together on her!

 

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A Monthly Subscription For Tights? Consider Our Interest Pique-d

A Monthly Subscription For Tights? Consider Our Interest Pique-d | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Despite what you've been told time and again, winter — not summer — is actually the perfect season for breaking out the shorts, skirts, and various other leg-baring getups.

 

Here's another new interesting business venture the fashion industry has dipped it's feet into-- netflix style subscription services! Although I have seen this before with runway styles and red-carpet dresses, they've been more like rental services, and less like subscription. And I certainly have yet to see another accessory company try their hand at this new business venture.

 

Pique is a new subscription company specifically for women's stockings, tights, socks, and leggings. Here's how it works: you pay a monthly fee of $25, complete a style quiz, and Pique creates a collection of tights, socks, and leggings that suit your personal tastes and the current trends. The site hosts some of the highest quality hosiery lines, such as Gerbe, Ilux, and Commando, which are all potentials of the many designers you could find in your mailbox every month. From patterned tights to sultry hosiery and silly socks, Pique has something to offer for every type of outfit and every woman's personal style. Each month, you'll receive a new type of stocking, which you can dictate more specifically on your personal site. I am not sure what I think about this venture, and would have to look more deeply into it before deciding whether or not to participate, but I will say that if Refinery29 is writing about it, they are more or less endorsing it, which gives me a good idea of how awesome Pique just might be!

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The 27 Best Haircuts to Try in November

The 27 Best Haircuts to Try in November | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Girls of all textures, rejoice! Whether you're curly, straight, or somewhere in between, we've got a fab new chop for you.

 

I'm always really fascinated to see how different parts of a woman beyond her outfit really speak to her style. Hair, specifically, is one of the most important ways to make or break a great outfit or trend, and especially this fall season, there have been so many great inspirations for new do's. 

 

Glamour is a great source for women's beauty, and this post demonstrates that very well with this slideshow of the 27 best haircuts to try in November! Women are always looking for something different when they go to the salon, but sometimes it's hard to decide on a new cut based on trends for the season, but I think this post does an excellent job of showcasing different options for different cut lengths, depending on the type of style you are looking for. For example, for a haircut like a pixie, they show many different options, from Carey Mulligan to Evan Rachel Wood. Same goes for women thinking about long layers, with options ranging from Beyonce's mane to Selita's slick look. They also feature ways to style your hair, like pulled back with deep red lipstick. And last, they do an awesome job of describing different haircare options to give your hair a different look, without ever having to step into the salon! All in all, a great post for women considering a new hairstyle or cut this season.

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Fall's Standout Toppers - - Fall Fashion Trends 2012 - Fashion - InStyle.com

Fall's Standout Toppers -  - Fall Fashion Trends 2012	 - Fashion - InStyle.com | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
See how celebrities are wearing fall's best trends including the latest looks under $100!

 

There's no use in a great outfit if you're covering it in a less than killer coat! Solution: twelve ultra stylish designs in the season's top trends. From cool leather details to ladylike waist-cinchers, these toppers are so chic you may want to leave them on indoors! InStyle has created this great slideshow featuring some of the best coats from this season, all for you to peruse or purchase at your leisure.

 

A great feautre of InStyle is their ability to find beautiful, expensive coats-- and similar cheaper counterparts. We can't all afford that Burberry coat, so I appreciate that they have taken the time to find affordable and designer coats. 

 

A few of my favorites include the Oasis coat (which is unfortunately sold out, The River Island Tweet Jacket, and the Maje long coat. All of these are very different, from a sweater like style with Oasis to a cropped, very tailored Tweed Coat from River Island to a long, patterened striped coat from Maje. 

 

Another really cool feature of this slideshow of coats is the navigation bar underneath each coat. You have the option of choosing belted, cropped, striped, or leather accents, which then tailors which coat you see based on your selection. This definitely comes in handy when considering which type of coat you are looking for. 

 

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5 Ways To Wear Velvet This Holiday Season : Dressed

5 Ways To Wear Velvet This Holiday Season : Dressed | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Although velvet may remind of us of the gymnastics leotards and Halloween costumes of childhood, the comfy-chic fabric has made quite the comeback. Not only does it instantly pull together any outfit with a luxurious twist, but it gives winter...

 

Oftentimes there are fabrics that are difficult to style, especially if you don't have a stylist by your side telling you what to pair it with. Velvet is a great example-- the soft, plush material often brings with it flashbacks of halloween or bad figure skating costumes. But Glamour is here to dispell that notion-- and show us five awesome ways to wear velvet this holiday season!

 

The first example is a blazer. I really love the deep navy blue color of the blazer they chose, but I also like the sensibility and practicality of a piece like a blazer. As they put it, it "might be the easiest way to test-drive the velvet trend." You can wear it to the office or out to drinks, with anything from pants to skirts. 

 

The next option, velvet shorts, is slightly more difficult to pull off, but still awesome when done right. Though the photo of Nicole RIchie shows a lot of patterns mixed together, the velvet shorts and black tights combo is definitely doable.

 

Velvet pants are another stylish option, especially in that wine color Rosie Huntington-Whitely is rocking in the photo. When looking at velvet pants, they look best with a flare down the pant, and pair nicely with pumps or heeled booties.

 

One of the most difficult ways to pull off velvet is the suit. Though I really love the way Elizabeth Olsen wears hers, I have to admit this isn't as universally wearable as some of the other options. However, if you have (or find) a great velvet suit this season, don't be afraid to rock it!

 

The last option is a short velvet dress. This is always a nice go-to, since you can just throw it on and go. Velvet sweetens up a dress, while also adding a level of sophistication. The outfit they show is particularly adorable, though any velvet dress can look cute if paired with the right shoes and bag.

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12 Winter Gloves To Keep Your Mitts Cozy

12 Winter Gloves To Keep Your Mitts Cozy | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like us, you spend all year long dreaming of the first snowfall. Then it happens — and you spend the rest of the winter dreaming of a tropical getaway. Not so magical, after all.

 

Baby, it's starting to get COLD outside. So what should be your go-to accessory when temperatures drop below freezing? Well, Refinery29 has got your back on that one, with a slideshow of 12 of the most fashionable (and warm!) winter gloves to keep your mitts cozy.

 

The first gloves come from All Saints, and might actually be my favorite of the whole group. $95 isn't a bad price for black leather gloves with burgundy fur trim-- plus, that fur trim stuff is definitely on trend right now! 

 

Kate Spade's Pow Pow Mittens are also a big favorite, with their bright colors and cheeky call-outs. Though I usually don't go for the mitten, since it keeps my fingers from use, I actually think these are really adorable, and would be worth overlooking the finger factor. 

 

Madewell's dotted gloves are a little simpler, yet still go a long way for warmth-- plus they've got that convenient pointer finger hole when you need to slip the tip of your finger out to use your smartphone. The colors are nice too, with the soft gray creating a sweet contrast to the red polkadots. 

 

Finally, if you're looking for something more on the stylish side, Rag & Bone has you covered with their quilted leather driving gloves, complete with rose bush pattern. Though these gloves aren't my favorite, I can definitelty see how they would appeal to a more fashionable woman, who is more interested in completing her outfit than keeping her fingers warm. There's a pair of gloves in here for everyone, no matter what winter weather you live in!

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These are in! I have been seeing more and more of these styled gloves

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The Chic Sheet: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pre- Fall 2013

The Chic Sheet: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pre- Fall 2013 | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it

Here's a great preview for what's to come in Fall of 2013, courtsey of The Chic Sheet. I have always been a big fan of 3.1 Phillip Lim, from his quirky designs to his sleek shapes and flattering prints. This collection proves to be no different, which the Chic Sheet demonstrates through photos of the collection.

 

According to the article, Phillip Lim decided to capture a rebellious vibe in his collection and turn it into something more modern and appropriate for fall. The article quotes Lim, stating  “It was about journeying into a paradise that’s been lost," Lim told Vogue of his latest collection.“The whole fantasy of a biker is va va voom, tight, tight, tight, but this is about ease. At the end of the day, she has to roll up her sleeves and go to work!”

 

Lim manages to scrape the harsh edges off of the typical biker look to design a collection that has hints of the darkness, with a modernity yet to be seen from most contemporary designers. From zippered oversized blazers to funky patterened pants and lots and lots of leather, the entire collection is extremely wearable for any day or night of the week. 

 

My particular favorite pieces would have to be The chunky, oversized sweaters with zipper detailings and double-buckled scarves, as well as those amazing leopard pants. This bodes very well for what our expectations should be come Fall 2013!

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J. Crew Is Headed For Regent Street - The Fash Pack

J. Crew Is Headed For Regent Street - The Fash Pack | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
J.Crew is headed for regent street London store...

 

J.Crew has finally made the decision to open up shop in London after many years of anticipation from lovers of the store in the UK. Women's Wear Daily announced that the store will be at 165 Regent Street, a very popular location for shoppers in London. 

 

This store will mark the first time J.Crew has opened a shop outside of North America, so their chairman and CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler is very excited by the move. He discusses in the article how they are very comfortable with the idea of moving abroad to a city like London, because "we share the same languge. It's an incredibly important fashion city." He goes on to state that London was a very easy decision for the company, especially when considering the customers.

 

J.Crew has had a lot of visitors in North America who expressed their wishes for the store to move abroad to London. They are very lucky to have snagged such a great location for the store, and will no doubt have great success with their style and design in the fashion forward city.

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Sea of Shoes: TULLE FAIRY TALE

Sea of Shoes: TULLE FAIRY TALE | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
I have such a thing for tutus...my sister pointed this one out to me at Anthropologie and I had to get it! Its really nice for the holidays, I feel like a ballerina in the Nutcracker. Anthropologie skirt worn with...

 

It's always hard to nail the perfect holiday outfit. Especially when it's freezing outside, and a coat is likely to squash the effort and time you put into creating a great outfit. This is why I'm so enamored by Jane Aldridge's recent outfit creation on Sea of Shoes-- it's absolutely beautiful, perfect for the season, and even looks great with a coat!

 

Tulle is always a really difficult to wear, especially because tutu skirts often look like they belong on a ballerina, not a fashionista. However-- Aldridge somehow manages to seriously challenge that notion with this fabulous tulle knee-lenght Anthropologie skirt. Paired with an adorable red cable knit sweater and pink and red pumps, the outfit is absolutely perfect for the holiday season, and shows off a really on-point trend that is hard to master. What I also particularly like about this post is the fact that the staple piece-- the tulle skirt-- is from Anthrolpologie, a very affordable store for women of all ages. It is often very frustrating when style blogs will put together great outfits, featuring key pieces that costs thousands of dollars most of us don't have to spend on one skirt or top. That's one of the reasons I am such a fan of Aldridge-- she's mastered the art of fashionable and affordable. 

 

In terms of outerwear, the adorable outfit even features a great military-style winter coat from Zara. Though it doesn't seem like it would be the warmest coat, it is wool and therefore offers warmth as well as styles perfectly without detracting from the other pieces of the outfit.

 

All in all, if you've ever wondered how best to wear a tutu-style skirt, Aldridge is the one to ask!

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The Rolling Stones: The Difference in the Clothes They Wear

The Rolling Stones: The Difference in the Clothes They Wear | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Mick, Keith and the boys are celebrating their 50th year together — and an improbable half-century run as fashion avatars. Here, a look at their style through the ages.

 

Here's a really interesting slideshow from the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times. Celebrating 50 years of music together, The Rolling Stones takes a look back with Alex Williams at the styles they've each rocked (and become known for) over the last five decades.

 

The slideshow features nine of the band's most memorable looks, from Mick Jagger to Keith Richards and all the other boys in the band. The show starts out with a photo featuring the Stones looking very Beatle-esque, from their side-swept brown locks to their matching houndstooth suits. After realizing this type of teen idol style wasn't for them, they took to a new band persona of the more "badass" nature, and ditched the clean cut look for something different. Trying to figure out still where their style fit their music, the Stones then gave the school-boy look a try, as seen in the second photo. Ironically enough, these outfits were still considered to be "scruffy" despite the tweed jackets and skinny ties. 

 

By the fourth photo, the band really starts to get a feel for their iconic style, from the double-breasted suits to their fuzzy white coats. The fifth and sixth photos are pretty comical, with metallics and neons running wild through their closets in the height of the 70s. By the final photo, we really understand where the band has come from in terms of their fashion sense, and how it has influenced their music (and vice versa). It really is fascinating to see how much the band has changed over 50 years, and I still look forward to where they will go in the future.

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Sea of Shoes: TAKING A LOOK AT HERMES

Sea of Shoes: TAKING A LOOK AT HERMES | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
Photos from The Sartorialist, Style.com, Vogue.com, Stylebistro.com I am really inspired looking through the Hermès archives recently.

 

Considering my personal ties between the designer and myself (aka my name), this post comes with great excitement and inspiration for the coming seasons with Hermés. I scoop a lot of Aldridge's blog posts from Sea of Shoes because I am very inspired by her take on the fashion world and where trends are moving each season.

 

Aldridge does not provide a great deal of text on the work of Hermés; she simply discusses how she compiled the photos and what she thinks of Christophe Lemaire has done with Hermés since taking over creative control in Fall/Winter 2011. Most of the photos she features are actually from that collection, though I honestly see many of the trends featured in this show as still extremely relevant for the current Fall/Winter season. 

 

In terms of design, Hermés is absolutely flawless with leather craftsmanship. That is what the design house is known for best-- they actually started as a leather goods company for harnesses and other horseback riding equipment. Many of those original concepts are still featured in the designs today, from the riding-style hats worn on the models to the scarves and belts that are styled or printed so similarly to horse bridles. Their print work on silk is also incredible-- from silk dresses to scarves, Hermés has connected and developed some of the season's best Fall colors to bring about beautiful prints. Finally, the incorporation of fur (which is a huge trend this season) is fantastic, from shearling lined coats to full on fur apparel. Overall, I think this post showcases some of Hermés best staples, and could fit in with any great trends for this season.

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Sea of Shoes: GIFT SHOPPING!

Sea of Shoes: GIFT SHOPPING! | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it
My sister and my mom are in Wales this week, giving me a small window of time to sneak in some Christmas shopping. We are really terrible at keeping secrets from each other and I am pretty sure they both...

 

Here's another fabulous gift guide for the holiday season, brought to you by one of my favorites (in case you couldn't tell...) Jane Aldridge. She features some of the best options for the season, for gift giving to others or yourself!

 

A few of my favorite options include the fabulous Illesteva sunglasses  with the tortoise coloring and round shades. These are great piece to match any outfit any time of the year, and the tortoise color is flattering with any hair color. I also LOVE the Rebecca Minkoff embossed Kiss Kiss Bag (number 8), as they coloring and style are absolutely perfect for this winter. With the two tone burgundy and taupe snakeskin, the long-strapped shoulder bag seems perfect to me for a night out with girls or a romantic dinner.

 

Some other quirky, less fashionable options she threw in that I personally enjoyed are the Madewell camera bag and the Cactus tealight candle set. The camera bag comes from Madewell, a store I literally can't get enough of. Even if photography isn't your thing, this cute outfit staple could be used as a little purse with a neat twist. Plus the leather is goregous! The tealight set is really adorable, and would be a great gift choice for a girl or guy looking to spice up his or her room in a quirky way. I love how the catci look real, but are actually candles...no matter what you choose, this is a list you really can't go wrong with!

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The "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" Trailer is Here - Coco's Tea Party

The "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" Trailer is Here - Coco's Tea Party | Women's Fashion Trends | Scoop.it

This scoop comes with a particular level of excitement, since it revolves around the trailer for an upcoming HBO Documentary called "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye." As the blog post explains, this is more or less being seen as a sequel to "The September Issue," though it focuses on the role of the fashion stylists at Vogue, rather than it's Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour. 

 

The fashion world is constantly changing, and no other publication better exemplifies, follows, or controls those changes like Vogue. The fashion stylists are the individuals who make all of the creative decisions, from how the spreads will be photographed to what each model will be wearing, head to toe. The film focuses on "the visual and historical contribution Vogue editors past and present have made not only to the magazine, but also to the world of fashion itself." 

 

The film is due on December 6th on HBO, and comes after months of filming at the US Vogue offices. I am particularly interested to see not only the faces from "The September Issue" like Wintour and Grace Coddington, but also those I have yet to see or understand. Some of these new faces include Tonne Goodman, Polly Mellen, and Camilla Nickerson, to name a few. Though I know relatively nothing about these women, I am extremely eager to see how they have shaped the fashion world over the years and what their roles have looked like throughout their individual tenures at Vogue. The film is also being accompanied by a book, "Vogue: The Editor's Eye." I will also personally be fascinated to see how they have connected the work of the film to the book, and how the two pieces of media will differ. Overall, I think this will be a fascinating addition to the world of information already available surrounding the fashion industry, and hope you all will give the documentary a try!

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Famed Vogue Director Pens Memoir

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Vogue's Grace Coddington puts her favorite memories of making pictures onto paper...

 

This is a great scoop coming from a somewhat suprising source for women's fashion trends-- ABC News. Vogue creative director, Grace Coddington, has decided to write a memoir of her life working for the infamous magazine. 

 

Known for her wild red hair and relationship with long-time Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Coddington has made quite a name for herself as one of the biggest gurus (and decision-makers) for fashion trends each season. Her new autobiography "Grace: A Memoir" discusses a lot of these decisions, and her growth from the modeling world to the publishing industry as a fashion expert. Hailing from Wales, UK, a young Coddington moved to London to try her hand at modeling, and succeeding fairly well until a serious car accident put her on the other side of the fashion world. Becoming friends with some of the biggest celebrity names of the 60s, she landed a job with Calvin Klein-- until her good friend from London, Anna Wintour, became the leader of American Vogue, leading her to join ranks in 1988. Her memoir pens the stories behind these experiences, and so many more. I can only imagine the fantastic explanations behind some of her greatest moments at Vogue, and how she has worked to shape trends in the fashion industry over the years. This will definitely be a must-read for all fashionistas out there!

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Fashion News We're Reading Now

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What's we're reading now, from Marc Jacobs' new ad campaign to the latest counterfeit designer bag bust.

 

The NYTimes Fashion & Style section always does an excellent job of keeping up with current news in the fashion world, from changes in design houses to what's coming next season. This post discusses specifically the current fashion news the NYTimes is keeping up with, including links to more details on each story.

 

One important piece of news worth mentioning is the upcoming change in creative for Versace's Versus line, which will be moving towards collaborations with new designers and offering more limited edition series versus a traditional collection we have seen before. I think this marks a really great move for Versace, considering how many of the most recent collections have been seen as rather dull and aged for a typically fashion-forward design house. Considering head Versus designer Christopher Kane has recently announced his leaving Versace to focus on his own collections, it makes a lot of sense that Versace would decide to take a new creative direction.

 

Another important piece of fashion news mentioned that I found really interesting is the recent take down of a counterfeit designer bag operation from a collaboration between the United States and Chinese governments. Considering how much money goes into counterfeiting designer bags in China every year, I am impressed to hear their government worked well with ours to prevent these purses from continuing to sell. Read on for more interesting fashion news!

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