#Fashion Watch: L’Wren Scott x Banana Republica, Harrods's Heavenly Handbags, Urban Outfitters to Open Lifestyle Center

Fashion Watch L’Wren Scott And Banana Republica Collab, Harrods Heavenly Handbag Displays, Urban Outfitters To Open A Lifestyle Center2

Harrods spotlights famous designer handbags with a larger than life window display (via WWD) [hr]

Fashion magic may possibly happen with a L’Wren Scott and Banana Republic fashion collab (via Fashionista)[hr]

Check out these 20 sunglasses to turn your grey skies blue (via NY Mag)[hr]

What will Urban Outfitters new lifestyle concept entail? (via Stylite)[hr]

Lingerie on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs exhibit “Behind the Seams” (via Daily Beast)


Fashion Watch: Carine Curates at Cannes, Piaggi Exhibit Postponed, Custom Kicks for NikeID x Liberty of London

Fashion Watch: Carine Curates At Cannes, Piaggi Exhibit Postponed, Custom Kicks For NikeID X Liberty Of London

Carine Roitfeld curates The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show at Cannes to benefit amfAR (via Hint)[hr]

How to save money without self-sacrificing (via Refinery29)[hr]

Piaggi Postponed: The late Vogue editor’s fashion collection exhibition has been put on hold (via WWD)[hr]

Customize it : NikeID x Liberty of London’s  grand collaboration makes each shoe unique to its owner (via High Snobette)[hr]

Creatures of the Wind speak about their mindful manufacturing approach (via Vogue)[hr]

Fashion Watch: Daft Punk Joins Saint Laurent Project, Kate Bosworth Designing for Topshop, House of Harlow’s Fall 13 Collection

Fashion Watch: Daft Punk Joins Saint Laurent Project, Kate Bosworth Designing for Topshop, House of Harlow’s Fall 13 Collection

Kate Bosworth takes part in creating a Topshop Festival collection (via Telegraph) [hr]

Rock on with House of Harlow’s latest Fall 2013 jewelry collection (via Nitrolicious) [hr]

Hedi Slimane taps the genius of Daft Punk for the Saint Laurent Music Project Pictures, and we think the results are stunning! (via Fashionologie) [hr]

Which piece will you fall in love with from the Kate Young for Target collection? (via Racked) [hr]

Despite his best efforts, Galliano's anti-Semitic comments have followed him, banning him from designing for Israeli Eurovision Song Contest (via Telegraph) [hr]


Fashion Watch: Formichetti Makes Moves to Diesel, Lilly Pulitzer Passes, Michael Kors and Halle Berry Team Up for Hunger

Fashion Watch: Formichetti Moves From Mugler To Diesel, Lily Pulitzer Passes, Michael Kors And Halle Berry Team Up For Hunger

Lilly Pulitzer passes, but her legacy lives on in colorful abundance (via Racked)[hr]

Moving on from Mugler, Nicola Formichetti is Diesel's new  Art Director (via NYT)[hr]

Halle Berry and Michael Kors join the fight against hunger (via Telegraph)[hr]

First look at Azzedine Alaia's grand designs for the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra (via Styleite)[hr]

Four-City Party + Four Celebrities celebrate H&M's new Conscious Collection release (via WWD)[hr]

Louis Vuitton's virtual 3-D display design for Hatsune Miku  (via Style)[hr]



Fashion Watch: Formichetti Leaves Mugler, Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson’s Prada Film, More on Angelina Jolie’s Jewelry Line

Fashion Watch: Nicola Formichetti Leaves Mugler, Roman Coppola And Wes Anderson’s Prada Film, More On Angelina Jolie’s Jewelry Line

Nicola Formichetti parts ways with Mugler (via Racked)[hr]

Want to find out where to get that look that Mindy Kaling is wearing on “The Mindy Kaling Project”? There’s an app for that (via HuffPo)[hr]

Fashionable creatures by Yago Partal (via Nylon)[hr]

A short film by Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson create a love triangle for Prada's new 'Candy' fragrance (via Fashionologie)[hr]

Angelina Jolie releases images from her “Style by Jolie” jewelry line, which will donate 100% of its proceeds to  help fund a girls school in Afghanistan (via E!)[hr]

Fashion Watch: Opening Ceremony X Adidas, Love Magazine’s Controversial LV Film, MAC Gets Sweet with Cupcake Inspired Collection

Fashion Watch Opening Ceremony X Adidas, Love Magazine’s Controversial LV Film, MAC Gets Sweet With Cupcake Inspired Collection

Part Deux: Opening Ceremony x Adidas (via Nylon)[hr]

MAC's newest collection is full of deliciously sweet goodies (via Racked)[hr]

Tom's brings Haiti to the world (via Teen Vogue)[hr]

Kate Spade Saturday makes every day the weekend with playful watch styles that will put a spring in your step (via Teen Vogue)[hr]

Love magazine stirs the controversy pot with a new Louis Vuitton video that reportedly promotes prostitution (via Telegraph)[hr]

5 Under Fifty: Super-Glam, Shiny, Short Shorts

5 Under Fifty Super Glam, Shiny, Short Shorts
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]etallic shorts are back like never before. No longer just reserved for strippers and American Apparel ads, there’s a looser and more fashion-forward version in town that doesn’t just come in size tight, silver and shiny.  Designers are embracing the short shorts in luxe, rich materials and prints—like tweed, jacquard, and brocades— and we just can't get enough.

For today’s 5 Under Fifty, we’re getting our shiny on with metallic shorts, which we find to be super-versatile (not to mention super-glam) and perfect for the current temperatures. For a cool daytime, downtown look, try wearing the disco-inspired shorts with tights, a loose-fitting blouse and a blazer. For shoe options, go for a flat or an ankle boot.  You can also easily transition to evening glam by changing to a chunky heel and by adding bold statement jewelry.

And while mixing metals is perfectly fine, be careful, ladies, don’t try to go all match-matchy with your metallics.  There’s only enough room for one showstopper in your look.

Here are five amazing metallic shorts--all under $50--which make us  both shiny and happy, just like the REM song says.



ASTR  High Waist Floral Jacquard Shorts
River Island Silver metallic tweed shorts
Leopard Metallic Leopard Print Hot Pants
French Connection Galaxy Crepe Hot Pant
LC Lauren Conrad Brocade Shorts [hr]

Fashion Watch: Acne’s Latest Collection Goes to the Dogs, Anna Wintour’s New Role at Conde Nast, Karl Lagerfeld and Melissa Team up for Fantastic Plastic

Fashion Watch: Acne’s Latest Collection Goes to the Dogs, Anna Wintour’s New Role at Conde Nast, Karl Lagerfeld and Melissa Team up for Fantastic Plastic

Lucky Dog! We can’t get enough of these Acne pooch images by William Wegman (via Fashionologie)[hr]

American Retro and Alexander Terekhov create a capsule collection inspired by the film “Oz the Great and Powerful.” We’re guessing the collection was created before seeing the highly criticized film. (via Refinery29) [hr]

Although an Ambassador role never came to fruition for Wintour, the Vogue Editrix has just been named 'artistic director' of Conde Nast (via NYT)[hr]

Chanel's 'Camellia' sneaker makes us even more excited for the arrival of spring (via High Snobette) [hr]

Karl Lagerfeld + Melissa = a fantastic plastic range of quirky shoes (via Telegraph) [hr]

Fashion Watch: Marc Jacobs' Diet Coke Campaign, Charlize Theron May Be Launching Denim Line, David Bowie Style Retrospective to Open at V&A

Fashion Watch Marc Jacobs' Diet Coke Campaign, Charlize Theron May Be Launching Denim Line, David Bowie Style Retrospective To Open At V&A

Yay or neigh?  Will actress Charlize Theron launch a denim line? (via Hollywood Reporter)[hr]

Cathy Horyn chimes in on the controversial Saint Laurent fall 2013 collection saying that "the clothes held considerably less value than a box of Saint Laurent labels." Burn! (via NYT)[hr]

$9,400 per faux  Hermès Birkin bag is the estimate of a seized shipment of Hermès bags from China (via Telegraph)[hr]

Viva Glam: An exhibition dedicated to David Bowie's style will open at London’s Victoria & Albert museum (via Vogue)[hr]

See the latest Diet Coke campaign from Marc Jacobs, the soda giant's new creative director (via WWD)


Photo credits top left to bottom left: Saint Laurent F/W 2012 collection, Kansai Yamamoto striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973 (credit: Masayoshi Sukita), an ad from the campaign for Diet Coke featuring Marc Jacobs (credit:  Stéphane Sednaoui)

Giving Back One Gift At A Time

Giving Back One Gift At A Time

Over the next few months, our calendars will booked with birthdays and few other usual suspect girlfriend gatherings, all of which will require us to bring cool, fashion-forward gifts.

When the time comes, not only will we be buying great gifts that we’re sure our friends will love, but we also intend to give back.

By choosing gifts that have a bigger goal—like giving back to the community, the environment or by supporting humanitarian missions—we can also help transform the life of a child, woman or family. And really, what's not to love about that?

Here’s what we’ve got on our gift list this season.  What’s on yours?

Same Sky Earl Gray prosperity bracelet

Same Sky empowers HIV-positive women artisans in Rwanda. Join their mission of lifting these women out of poverty by bringing home one of their beautiful handmade pieces.
$65, Samesky.com

Buy One Give One Roma Rain Boot

"Selling boots to the fortunate. Giving boots to the less fortunate." - Roma Boots.  For every pair of boots purchased, a pair will be sent to a child in need.
$84, Romaboots.com

Olga Road Cypress Upcycled Leather Jacket

Toughen your look—and be good to the environment—with an upcycled leather jacket from Olga Road. Different from recycled, upcycled creates something new out of something old without the resource and energy-consuming process.
$197 - $229, Olgaroad.com

Raven + Lily Handmade Soap Gift Set

This fair trade soap, which is made in Northern India, uses all-natural and organic ingredients. The best part? Proceeds from the collection help fund literacy programs for the women artisans and children in the community.
$24, Ravenandlily.com

5 Under Fifty: Diamonds Are Forever, Darling

5 Under Fifty: Diamonds Are Forever, Darling

Like "James Bond," we're all about diamonds being forever. Really, who doesn't love diamonds?

Rocks aside, we especially love the geometric, criss-cross patterns, which are perfect for making bold, graphic statements on clothing. If you're feeling fashionably adventurous, try mixing patterns by taking a larger diamond print and pairing it with a tiny print, like stripes. The options are really endless.

For today's 5 Under Fifty, we're taking a cue from Marilyn Monroe and making diamonds our best (fashion) friend. See our favorite diamond-printed picks, all of which are super-affordable at under $50.

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River Island Black diamond print backless bodycon dress ($50)

Miss Hong Diamond-Pattern Knit Skirt ($42)

Betsey Johnson Two Tone Stretch Belt ($32)

White House Sequined Pencil Skirt ($29)

Black V Neck Diamond Lurex Party Jumper ($24)

DIY IT: Valentine’s Day Inspired Nail Edition

We seriously have a major obsession with nail art. And since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t think of a better way to show our holiday spirit than with a cool Valentine’s Day themed manicure.

Luckily, we found six quick, at-home tutorials that we absolutely adore, and we think you will, too.  Peep our super-easy tutorial picks below, all of which will have you rocking Valentine’s Day with some serious edge.

Fashion Watch: Chanel Taps Giselle, Barney’s NY Unveils Trippy Window Installations, Tisci Extends Stay at Givenchy

Fashion Watch: Chanel Taps Giselle, Barney’s NY Gets Trippy For Seasonal Window Installation, Tisci Extends Stay at Givenchy

Move over Brad. Gisele is taking the reins for Chanel (via Bella Sugar)[divider]

Uniqlo teams up with Celia Birtwell to create a collection using her vintage and contemporary prints (via Nitrolicious)[divider]

Vans x Curtis Kulig LOVE ME collection arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day (via Nitrolicious)[divider]

Ricardo Tisci extends his stay at Givenchy (via WWD)[divider]

Barney's NY works with Yuri Ancarani for its seasonal Madison Avenue window installation, which looks a lot like “Pan's Labyrinth’s” Pale Male, only much less frightening (via WWD)

Fashion Watch: Karl Lagerfeld Debuts a Fashion Film, H&M Goes to Paris Fashion Week, Alice + Olivia Gives Good Leg

Fashion Watch Karl Lagerfeld Debuts A Fashion Film, H&M Goes To Paris Fashion Week, Alice + Olivia Gives Good Leg


Get showered with compliments with a Celine My Phone mini-bag.  It’s adorable and budget friendly. (via High Snobette)[divider]

Alice + Olivia gives legwear a double-dose of pretty with a Pretty Polly collab (via WWD) [divider]

Karl Lagerfeld makes a silent film for Chanel that echoes of decades past (via Nylon) [divider]

See United Nude x Iris Van Herpen’s electrifying, high voltage shoe collaborative (via High Snobette) [divider]

It's been seven years since H&M's last fashion week. Next fashion week on the agenda? Paris. (via Nitrolicious) [divider]


Fashion Watch: Best Bets for Fashion Forward Workout Gear, Dsquared2 to Launch Kids Line, H&M Plans Tennis Collection

Fashion Watch: Best Bets For Fashion Forward Workout Gear, Dsquared2 To Launch Collection For Kids, H&M Plans Tennis Collection

Fuel to the rumor-fire: Photographers spot Kanye leaving a certain A.P.C. Paris office.  Is a collaboration in the works? (via Racked)[divider]
Dsquared for kids! (via WWD) [divider]
Fresh summer colors meet punched polka dots in Marni's Summer 2013 collection (via High Snobette) [divider]
Cute and inexpensive options to make fashion part of your workout (via Racked) [divider]
H&M partners with tennis star to design its first ever line of tennis wear (Telegraph) [divider]