Your Last-Minute Holiday 2015 Gift Guide

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For those last-minute shoppers out there, I’ve got just the perfect thing for you. I’ve put together a gift guide to help you as Christmas approaches. Finding the perfect gift can be quite a task at times, so I tried my best to take the guesswork out of gift-giving so that you can give the perfect gift.

For the Techie Fashionista

Sonix iPhone Case

Whether it’s this wonderful floral or a leopard print one, Sonix cases has the most fashionable tech accessories out there.

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Kate Spade Hazy Floral Daveney Laptop Bag

It’s always better to carry your laptop in style. Gift your techie friend this Kate Spade bag, she’ll love you for it.

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Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock

Throwback to the vintage era with this impossibly Mad Men inspired smartphone dock. The old and the new combine together effortlessly in this design.

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For the Shoe Fanatic

TKees

Even the most die hard stiletto devotees need a break sometimes. TKees flip-flops are the perfect gift. It comes in different shades to match one’s skin tone so you can lounge in style.

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Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals

Any shoe lover worth their salt has a pair of this modern classic. If she already has one, I’m sure she’d love another pair in a different finish or color.

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Repetto Camille Ballerina

The low block heel is a trendy update to the classic ballerina flat. Trust me, your shoe fanatic friend will fall head over heels for this one.

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For the Beauty Obsessed

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

The newest palette from Urban Decay’s features base earthy tones combined with edgier vibrant colors, which are truly reminiscent of Gwen Stefani’s standout style.

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Any makeup maven needs a Beauty Blender in her arsenal. This tool is simply magical.

 

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Josie Maran Argan Oil

This multi-tasking beauty product is a must-have. It has amazing benefits for your skin and your hair too!

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Sephora Face Mask

This is such a great stocking stuffer! Especially for your girl friends. You have so many types of face masks to choose from, each with its own unique benefits.

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For the Organized Chick

Dagne Dover Bag

This is the answer to a messy purse. Dagne Dover creates bags with pockets and compartments to fit literally EVERYTHING you need.

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For the Fitness Junkie

Manduka Be Series Tote Bag

Stylish and functional, this tote bag is sleek and has hidden mat straps that can conveniently carry your yoga or exercise mat.

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Nike Tech Fleece Jacket

Everyone should look chic when leaving the gym. Your fitness loving friend will appreciate how easy to style this jacket is.

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Adidas Stella McCartney Leggings

Do you need more motivation to workout? These trendy yet comfy leggings will do the trick for sure.

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For the Trendsetter

Vogue Subscription

Is there a better gift than this? This is like giving a whole year of fashion inspiration and flawless styling tips. You can’t go wrong with Vogue.

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Bauble Bar Initial Necklace

For the fashionista who has everything, delicate personalized jewelry is the way to go. This incognito Y-shaped necklace is the perfect gift. It’s an update on the classic initial necklace and is trendy and eye-catching enough for your discerning fashion loving friend.

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Trend Report: Japanese-Inspired Fashion

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This 2015 a lot of designers looked to the East for inspiration, specifically Japan. The land of the rising sun definitely has no shortage of beautiful landscapes, unique art, and cultural heritage and history to draw from. Designer runways, from Alexander McQueen to Tibi, prominently featured design details directly drawn from Japanese culture and tradition.

I love how designers translated Japan’s heritage into wearable and fashion-forward pieces that every woman would love to wear. I, for one, would love to own something Japanese-inspired. The East meets West aesthetic is just so modern to me. Here is my take on Japanese style for Singaporean designer Silvia Teh. Click here for the full fashion spread that I previously blogged about. Here are some of my favorite looks from the shoot:

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There are 4 styles that characterize this trend: origami detailing, tied/obi belts, kimono silhouettes, and japanese print motifs.

Silvia Teh’s design certainly reflect all 4 of those trends. I mean, how amazing is that wave print on the jacket? I also loved that navy kimono vest tied with an obi belt as well as the piece with an origami ribbon detail around the chest.

Here’s a closer on look on the 4 key pieces that comprise this hot trend:

Origami Details

Architectural and sculptural folding details are being integrated into runway looks this season. Instead of dressing up your clothes with jewelry, why not be progressive and opt for origami detailing that lends your look a futuristic yet sophisticated appeal? Margiela’s approach interprets origami via silhouettes that emulate origami’s stark folds and calculated proportions.

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Kimono Style

Probably the most wearable out of all the Japanese-inspired fashion trends, kimono styles easily translate from one season to another. Keep an eye out for exaggerated sleeves, billowy fabrics, and wraparound silhouettes. What’s great about kimono styles is that it’s flattering to most figures and can be styled for either casual outings or fancier events.

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Herve Leger // Image from Lollipuff

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Tied/Obi Belt

To look more in the know, swap out your leather and metallic belts for fabric belts that you can easily tie around your waist. It adds an air of chic nonchalance to your look, and it feels so on trend. You can choose thicker or thinner bands depending on your figure. If you’re looking to make more of a bolder statement, look for the full-on wide obi belts.

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Japanese Print Motifs

Be on the lookout for vintage-looking Oriental flora print or ancient art inspired prints. It’s patterns like this that will make you stand out head and shoulders over the fashion pack. Consider this the more high fashion alternative to your typical prints.

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Runway Review: Versace Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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Whenever I think about Versace, I think about a sexy and powerful woman. Donatella Versace has mastered the art of dressing the modern woman in outfits designed to inspire confidence and provoke a visceral reaction. This season she has succeeded, yet again, in capturing the spirit of the woman we all want and aspire to be. Each look she sent down the runway was more alluring than the last, culminating in quintessentially Versace dresses. Who is the ultimate Versace woman you ask? Hmm, just ask Gigi Hadid. She definitely rocked some classically sexy Versace at the end of the show.

I personally fell head over heels in love with this Versace Spring 2016 collection. Read on for my favorite looks, I’m sure you’ll fall as hard as I did.

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Donatella’s bevy of miltary-inspired olive green clad beauties definitely started the show with a bang. How can you not love the leggy blazer worn as dresses? Tailored shorts with boxy blazers and mini dresses were accentuated with two accessories, which I predict will be must-haves next year–soft leather satchels in khaki tones and utilitarian waist-cinchers with that eponymous Versace lion. Another noteworthy styling moment? Check out the sheer ankle socks with the sky high olive green strappy platforms. School girl chic with an edge. 
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Now we can’t expect Donatella to show us typical camouflage do we? In true Versace fashion, she took the fashion army theme of her runway collection and expanded it into prints that fit perfectly into the glamorous and sexy Versace brand. Using leopard and zebra print in green and bold purple hues, Donatella created her own type of camouflage. Whether it’s the acid green leopard print dress that Behati Prinsloo rocked, or the edgy pastiche of animal prints, or even the sheer spiderweb frock with leopard green spots, I am 100% sure that this print is one that we’ll be seeing a lot of this upcoming season. Oh, and don’t forget that these trippy animal prints have matching structured backpacks too. Dibs on that!

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Donatella is known for slinky dresses and dangerously sexy garments, so it was a surprise when she showed pieces that appealed to the more tomboy chic crowd. Tailored shirt dresses with voluminous sleeves, a coordinating olive green suit with relaxed fit sleeves and drapey bottoms, and even some crew-neck sweaters and bomber jackets were done up in Versace style, that is with their signature glamazon aesthetic. Though the silhouettes were decidedly more laid-back, the prints and the styling were in sync with the rest of the collection.

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I love this part of the Versace show. The earthy tones with the pop of neon orange is a nod to the current dominance of the 70s. I especially love how Versace owns it super sexy aesthetic with incredibly high slits.
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Now, we know that Versace won’t end it’s show without some red carpet stunners. These 3 are my top picks for frocks that I’m sure tons of stylish celebrities will love to rock this upcoming season. The combination of different textures and prints keeps the mini dress silhouette current and edgy. I can totally see these dresses on the likes of Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Beyonce. Consider me smitten with Versace Spring 2016 dresses.

Photos from Vogue.com


Did you fall as hard as I did? Which looks did you absolutely love? Sound off in the comments section, and let me know!

Runway Review: Chanel Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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There was the Chanel supermarket then Brasserie Chanel, and now comes Chanel Airlines.

Airport Style has been buzzed about a lot. Fashion and street style websites and social media have all been obsessed with what celebrities and bloggers wear to the airport. Having style while in transit has never been as important as it is now. And Chanel has definitely picked up on the zeitgeist, just like it always does. With an impressive Chanel Airlines set and the creative genius that we’ve come to expect from Karl Lagerfeld each season, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Chanel is one of the most talked-about and highly praised shows this Spring 2016 Fashion Week season.

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There were a lot of impressive looks that went down the runway. Lagerfeld, time and time again, expertly combined modern trends with signature Chanel detailing to stellar results. Before we get into my favorite looks, let me show you the details that I fell in love with from the Chanel Spring 2016 RTW collection.

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You can’t really have a travel-centric collection without chic luggage. I mean, how adorable is this quilted Chanel luggage set? I’m in love with the pop of neon yellow, and I love how the luggage somehow resembles some detail of the classic Chanel jacket. 

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If you’re still in doubt that blue eyeshadow is making a comeback, look no further that Chanel’s beauty look this season.

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Airplane prints on knit separates somehow feel very 60s and oh-so-chic.

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Baseball caps were a popular runway accessory, and you can bet this hat trend will find its way to your closet soon.

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Airplane pins are another quirky accessory trend that is totally wearable. I think I’m going to get one.


There were a lot of noteworthy trends from Chanel this season. Aside from the accessory and print trends I mentioned above, Lagerfeld dazzled us with artsy oversized mirrored sunglasses, billowy and voluminous skirts worn over pants, silver and PVC low-heeled booties, studded flatforms, layered silver chokers, and metallic biker gloves. The silhouettes this season was decidedly more laid-back, with a double breasted and more casual incarnation of the tweed suit (as worn by Kendall Jenner below) and soft-to-the-touch coordinating knit sets. I especially love Chanel’s take on patchwork denim, which is less boho and more tailored and structured. There is also a more feminine flair to this collection with hem embellishments and ruffles bisecting pieces that have a more forgiving loose silhouettes. I am certainly loving the more playful direction Lagerfeld took Chanel this season. The whole show is just a visual feast, from the prints to the colors, there is so much inspiration for your eyes to take in!

Here are some of my favorite looks from the amazing Chanel runway show:

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Photos from Vogue.com and Glamour

Doesn’t this show just make you excited for what Karl has in store for Fall 2016? It seems so far away, but fashionistas always look ahead right? Bye for now, Chanel lovers. I will see you next season for another exciting Chanel runway for sure.

Style Icon: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is poised to take over Hollywood with her recent role in Mad Max: Fury Road. This supermodel and erstwhile actress has also been attracting attention largely due to her amazing style. From her off-duty airport looks, red-carpet glamour, and casual chic street style, Rosie H. has been consistently on the mark.

Her covetable closet and impeccable style aside (and her longtime relationship with Jason Statham), Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley has been one of the most successful models as of late. Starting her career with Victoria’s Secret and Burberry, this supermodel has been the darling of the fashion world.

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Rosie is a complete pro in conveying her signature sultry elegance.

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On the cover of Vogue Deutsch, she exudes the classy gait of the modern woman. I love this red trench she dons on the cover. Not to mention her enviable pout.

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Shooting an exclusive with more avant-garde Exit Magazine, Rosie shows off her bangin’ bod in this peek-a-boo one-piece number. I love the feel of the editorial, from the styling, setting, and art direction. It feels so very Mad Max: Fury Road, no?


Now onto the style… Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘ style has been well-documented and widely admired for good reason. She simply exudes an effortless sophistication with just the right hint of sexy. Her style is something to be inspired by, for sure.

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A green glitter column gown with strategic cut-outs looks amazing on Rosie. What makes this look even more stunning is her adorable shoulder length bob. s is how you dress up for a star-studded Vanity Fair party.

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This is such an adorable take on retro dressing. Vintage print, knee-high suede boots, and round sunnies spell instant mod style.

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A canary yellow draped dress makes her look every inch of the goddess she is.

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All white gets more exciting with a fuzzy white texture. It really all about texture, ladies.

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Rosie’s standout style really shines when she’s in transit. Want proof? Just look at this polished ensemble.

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Ladylike yet still sexy, that’s one of the ways you can describe Rosie’s style. A form-fitting mini with a blush pink blazer is classically feminine yet modern.

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Show off your gams and decolletage, but still keep it classy. Rosie shows you exactly how in this printed fashion forward mini.

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Green leather pants instead of the traditional black is a great way to separate yourself from the all black pack. Finish off with earthy complementary tones like this brown suede bootie, and keep it chic with a matching gray coat and fedora.

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Which Rosie look did you like best? Isn’t her style amazing? Sound off on your favorites below!

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Style Icon: Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss a.k.a “The Body” is one of the most popular, in-demand models at the moment. This Victoria’s Secret Angel doesn’t just have her killer, toned bod going for her. She also has contracts with brands like Juicy Couture, Joe Fresh, and Lacoste as well as with high fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, and Dior, to name a few. A quintessential part of Taylor Swift‘s girl gang (Karlie was in the recent Bad Blood video), Karlie’s star is at its pinnacle, and the way things are going, she’ll be one of the supermodels of our time.

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How gorgeous does Karlie look in her new Versace campaign? Green with envy. Literally.

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This navy blue Jason Wu gown is pure royalty. I love it! It’s made for the red carpet.

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Karlie Kloss looks positively radiant in this Vogue shoot. That tortoiseshell belt is exquisite!Greg-Kadel-9

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Black and gold is a timelessly glamourous combination. It looks chic every single time.


Karlie’s supermodel status aside, she does have stellar off-duty style and red carpet style too! Here are some of my picks of her off-duty sartorial best.
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How do you elevate a basic pair of ballet flats? Throw on leather leggings and a blazer-cape hybrid. So fashion forward.

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Make your white frock feel more modern with structured heels. I love how minimalist this is. Sophisticated and chic!

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What I love about Karlie’s style is that she knows exactly what works for her. This silky scarf gown is a perfect example. The lace-up heels make it more edgy, and less typical lady.

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Perk up your black trousers and white button-down with a tote that’s anything but basic, just like Karlie does.

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Karlie makes a compelling case for winter whites. The cable knit sweater gives just the right amount of texture to this look.

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Blue tweed with an A-line silhouette is universally flattering, and Karlie knows it.

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Stripes with brown leather is a modern casual classic style pairing. The red lip knocks this look out of the park.

All Images from WhoWhatWear and Fashion Gone Rogue


Which Karlie look is your favorite? I love her simple yet effortlessly chic style!

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Style Icon: Madonna

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Madonna has long been noted for her ever-changing looks. A true fashion chameleon, she has gone from fashion rebel in the 80s, sultry leather clad vixen in the 90s, avant-garde style maven in the 00’s, and finally to sophisticated glamazon. Her fashion line, Material Girl, with her daughter, Lola has been hugely successful and a testament to her fashion prowess. She is a true quadruple threat, Madonna is a singer, dancer, actress, and designer. A true style icon.

Here are some of my favorite Madonna looks:


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Green fringe, Veronica Lake inspired waves, and a bold red lip spell Old Hollywood glam. But the armful of bangles on each arm say modern and edgy.

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Pictured with her gorgeous daughter, Lola, Madonna goes back to her 80s roots with sexy lace and fur.

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I am simply in love with this satin embellished gown! Such a departure from typical red carpet glam.

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Who can pull of this menswear inspired outfit better than Madonna? No one. Gotta love those diamond encrusted gloves.

Clad in Versace, Madonna shows off her yoga-toned bod while dripping in jewels.

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A frequent collaborator of famous photographer duo, Mert and Marcus, Madonna wows once again in this Marilyn Monroe inspired shoot.

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Another Mert and Marcus collaboration for Interview Magazine, this photo is an update of her style back in the 80s. I love those stacked chain arm candy!

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Mert and Marcus are incredible when capturing Madonna’s verve and unique energy. This shoot for her MDNA album is like a throwback to the time of Gaultier bustiers and Vogue-ing. I love it!

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And there you have it, Madonna’s awesomeness knows no age and knows no bounds. I love seeing ho her style evolves each time. What is your favourite Madonna fashion moment?  Share it with me!

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Top 10 Fashion Bloggers

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Blogging might have started out as a hobby for some of these girls, but now they have permanent seats in fashion week front rows.

When blogging started becoming big, the fashion industry questioned the credibility of this platform. But now there is no mistaking that fashion bloggers have major clout and major influence within the fashion industry and beyond. Far from following trends, these movers and shakers use their respective social media accounts and their personal blog, of course, to start trends. Each blogger has their own unique style and voice, which is why they attract a large and dedicated online following. Bloggers are such an important part of the fashion industry now, and it is amazing to see how one’s individuality can take off as a legitimate and thriving career in fashion.

I personally always look to these bloggers for inspiration. Here’s the list of my top 10 fashion bloggers:

Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast 

Rumi Neely’s style is a very interesting cross-section of maximalism and minimalism. Sounds like a paradox, but when you think about it, it really isn’t. Rumi doesn’t use too many accessories in her looks. However, each piece that she chooses packs a major pow and creates so much drama. Known for her love of short hemlines and chunky heeled footwear, Rumi also has enviable hair that seems perfectly beach tousled every single time.

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Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet 

Karla Deras has an undeniable penchant for vintage luxury wear. She is often photographed in her blog in something from her favorite vintage store in her hometown L.A., Shareen Vintage. Her style is always tailored to fit, or closely cut to her amazing body. Karla takes her natural elegance and mixes it with fashion risks that are just a little bit on the risque side. Her love for edgy jewelry has led to her own line of bling for online retailer, E-luxe.

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Aimee Song of Song of Style

Collaborations with industry big names like Piperlime and 7 for All Mankind, interior designer turned blogger extraodinaire Aimee Song has cemented her place in fashion. She takes such a democratic approach to dressing up, but still adds her own brand of eclecticism to her outfits that she simply fascinates the imagination of fashion fans worldwide. Her style is so effortless, yet each one of her looks read sartorial royalty.

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Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell

Ashley Madekwe is more commonly known as Ashley Davenport on Revenge or as Tituba on Salem. Both her TV shows are certified hits, and her fashion blog is a certified hit too. Ashley certainly takes fashion seriously. Her blog, Ring My Bell, is filled with ensembles that seamlessly combine her interpretation of current trends and her British roots since every single look has traces of the irreverence of British street style.

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Jamie Chung of What The Chung

Another actress/blogger on the list. It is simply hard to make a top blogger list without including Jamie Chung. She makes me fall in love with her feminine looks. It is hard not to want all the matching skirt and crop top sets she wears as well as her killer sunglasses too. Her bubbly personality can be glimpsed with her vibrant choice of colors and her preference for cheeky tropical prints.

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Elin Kling of The Wall

One of the originals, Elin Kling’s minimalist and predominantly monochromatic style is just so reflective of Swedish fashion. She has done collaborations with H&M and Guess, and is now a bona fide fashion powerhouse. Her original blog, Style by Kling, has now transformed into The Wall an online curated magazine /journal where she shares what she loves in fashion. She also has her own line of clothing as well.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad

The first blogger ever to be on the cover of Vogue (she was on the April 2015 of Vogue Espana), Chiara Ferragni is a permanent presence in street style blogs and fashion websites. Her style is unapologetically trendy, she’s always seen in the latest designer threads sporting the hottest “it” accessory of the moment. Her wildly successful footwear line is just as exuberant as her style. She basically can’t go wrong, every one of her #OOTD is golden.

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Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl

Nicole Warne simply loves vintage, and it shows. Whether she’s sporting a treasured find or a hot-off-the-runway frock, the effect is still the same. Her looks always have a dreamy and ladylike quality to them that has become her style signature. This creative soul started her blog as an extension of her online vintage store. She has certainly come a long way from that. Managed by the prestigious IMG agency, and counting Louise Vuitton and Vogue as her past collaborators, Nicole Warne is proof of the relevance and power of bloggers today.

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Leandra Medine of Man Repeller

One of the funniest and most playful bloggers out there, Leandra Medine, has made man repelling her brand. Man repelling in this case means wearing trends and styles that women simply love, but men hate. Don’t mistake her humorous take on fashion as a sign that she takes fashion lightly, Medine is a major player. Unique is not enough to describe the way she puts together her looks. It is man-repelling, and boy do we love it.

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Kelly Framel of The Glamourai

Creative director and editor of her online webzine called The Glamourai, Kelly Framel is an accomplished stylist that puts together her stylish inspirations, travel snapshots into this online part-blog part-magazine hybrid. Her style is sophisticated. With a definite love of details that pop, Kelly’s appeal lies in her uncanny ability to mix high and low, vintage and modern.

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There you have it fashion folks. Now, who’s on your list of blogger faves? Let the bookmarking begin!

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Style Icon: Kim Kardashian

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Love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Kim Kardashian’s style evolution is nothing short of amazing. From tabloid fodder and reality TV star, Kim Kardashian-West is now a bona fide fashion industry insider. Not only did she make the cover of Vogue this year, she is hobnobbing with the fashion industry’s best and brightest. Just check out her Instagram. Oliver Rousteing, Riccardo Tisci, and Carine Roitfeld are all her buddies.

Whether this style change is her hubby, Kanye West’s doing or not, Kim still pulls off every single ensemble with her own panache. Constantly draped in directional and chic couture, it is no doubt that Kim K. is cementing her place as a modern style icon. Here are my top picks of her 10 best looks:
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The combination of that mustard yellow coat and eggplant colored crop top is unexpectedly chic. This look is composed of two pieces which have now become Kim’s signature–the oversized robe coat and hip-hugging pencil skirt. You will do well to invest in these two trendy pieces as well, it’ll give you chic points almost instantly. main.original.585x0 (2)

Showing off her love for Kanye, she dresses up her Yeezus concert tee with a cropped leather motorcycle jacket and black distressed denim. Heeled sandals finish off this casual look that packs a lot of glam and edge. main.original.585x0 (3)

Doing her own twist on the blazer and jeans look, Kim sports a pair of matching gray tee and jeans. That leather blazer with brass buttons is a statement making piece that gives the denim and tee a high dose of haute fashion. The white pumps are also a great way to lighten up this look and make it more daytime appropriate.

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Matching sets are queen this year. Kim does her own take on the trend with a cowl neck crop top and pencil skirt combination. What makes this look stand out is her smart styling choices, the blush color is totally fashion forward and the high ponytail and embellished minaudiere adds to that effect.

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Kim’s super cute Chanel Parfum acrylic purse goes to show that she has fun with fashion. This playful piece makes the rest of her tailored look more powerful and interesting. I also love the softness and slight drape of her blazer.

main.original.585x0You can’t really expect a less than stellar airport look from Kim K. She jazzes up her all black winter outfit with a mini snakeskin Hermes bag. The animal print and rich texture stands out even more against her chic all black look.

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Kim could teach a master class in donning a pencil skirt. She simply looks stunning in this red knit pencil skirt and dove gray mock turtleneck sweater. This look is proof that it’s all about the silhouette, you can wear two skin tight pieces together without looking trashy. This is a certainly classy look, punctuated by an amazing pair of red ankle strap PVC stiletto heels. elle-50-kim-05-05-v

This midnight blue creation is perfection to say the least. From the surprising color choice, the thigh high slit,down to the vintage inspired T-strap heels, Kim totally ruled the red carpet in this frock. The simple yet sophisticated beauty look and accessory styling adds to the Old Hollywood vibe.

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Can we please look this good walking through the airport? Kim dresses up a comfy denim button down with a tuxedo blazer and peach hued leather pants. All these 3 pieces work so harmoniously to make her look every bit the superstar.

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Kim can officially be called the reigning queen of oversized coats. She makes a play once again for this dramatic outerwear silhouette, and marries it with the winter white trend. Mixing different neutral hues of cream and beige, this look is the very definition of modern elegance.

Photos from WhoWhatWear and Elle

 Which look are you loving?

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Style Icon: Lupita Nyong’o

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2014 has brought us a new fashion icon: Lupita Nyong’o. Her breakout role in 12 Years A Slave had her gracing award shows and red carpets worldwide. Not only is she naturally stunning, but it is quite hard to miss her regal presence on the red carpet.

Fashion magazines, editors, and industry insiders have been taking notice and constantly praising her impeccable style choices. Named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person of the year and the face of Prada’s S/S 2014 campaign, Lupita Nyong’o is redefining glamour and upping the ante of celebrity style with every ensemble.

Take a note and get inspired, here are 8 of Lupita’s best looks:

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Photo credits: Vogue.co.uk

This uber chic jumpsuit reaffirms the timeless albeit underrated elegance of the color navy. 

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Photo credits: Elleuk.com

One of the best looks during the 2014 Oscars, this pretty much cemented Lupita’s new style icon status. The delicate pleats on her powder blue Prada gown is the very picture of understated sophistication. A true style coup.

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Photo credits: Vanityfair.com

Pulling off one of spring’s most daring trends, culottes, in a daring print is not a feat to be sniffed at. This SUNO outfit is proof that fashion risks do pay off.

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Lupita is telling you two things here. One: do not be afraid of bold colors. Two: sometimes the less accessories you wear, the better off you are.

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Take a cue from Lupita, and try a bold lip with a bright colored dress. Just make sure that your lip color is a contrasting and complementary hue.

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Photo credits: Elle UK

Rich jewel tones, like this luscious emerald green strapless gown, are best when paired with metallic accessories. Remember to keep your metals minimal and sleek like Lupita does, since the color is already a strong statement.

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Conventional fashion wisdom says do not wear the same color (unless it’s neutrals) from top to bottom. Lupita breaks that rule and comes away with an unforgettable fashion moment. You can wear a bright red orange dress, pumps, and earrings–so long as you keep your makeup natural and dewy.

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Perfect summer dress? Check. Perfect summer sandals? Check. Perfect summer accessories? Check. This is how you do black-and-white for a summer afternoon.

A new style icon to add to your fashion watch list. We all really have a lot to learn from Lupita’s bold and feminine panache. 

Have a great week!

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