From a casual t-shirt to a classic button-down, menswear has always looked more structured, while still looking more comfortable than traditional women’s styles. Finally, the menswear trend came crashing into female wardrobes & it’s bigger now than ever. Some of my favorite menswear inspired pieces include (all featured can be found at Nordstrom):
Menswear-inspired footwear doesn’t get much more chic than these Betsey Johnson booties (Nordstrom- $139.95). I absolutely adore a good suede shoe & these chunky booties definitely do it for me. Purchase It!
Rachel Roy made a lovechild by combining a traditional menswear piece, the blazer, with femininity. This structured blazer is all “business in the front, party in the back” with a flirty draped back (Nordstrom- $498.00). A fitted blazer should be a staple in all closets & won’t be headed out of style any time soon. Purchase It!
Over-sized button-downs or utility shirts add the perfect touch of masculine over leggings. This Alexander Wang design combines a girly silk fabric with the menswear design of a utility shirt (Nordstrom- $475.00). Add chunky jewelry & heels or boots to make this manly design feel fun & flirty. Purchase It!
MARC by MARC JACOBS
Chunky menswear-inspired jewelry doesn’t get much better than this MARC by MARC JACOBS rose-gold watch (Nordstrom- $275.00). The crystals & rose-gold color glam up the masculine face of the watch making it the perfect jewelry piece for the menswear trend. Purchase It!
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The famed designer’s entire Spring 2012 collection of sample sizes vanished on a train from Paris. Who would steal samples? The collection consisted of 46 looks and all have reportedly been stolen. The collection was on its way from Paris to London for a European press day. Marc’s PR team released this statement via e-mail: “The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is cancelled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris”.
Reports are saying the collection is being sent to a factory for mass production & distribution at knock-off prices. Hopefully Marc has a ton of patterns & sketches, in case the collection gets released or this “knock-off” scheme holds true.
Read more: Marc Jacobs’ Spring Collection Reportedly Stolen in Europe
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The UK is usually known (to us Americans, anyway) for their racy photo shoots & laid-back attitude surrounding sex. This clearly wasn’t the case for Marc Jacobs’ Oh Lola! perfume ad featuring Dakota Fanning, as it has been banned in the UK:
The new ad features Dakota “sitting provocatively with a perfume bottle between her legs”. Really? How many times have I seen Kate Moss’ nipples? Don’t get me wrong, I adore Kate & ALL her shots but this is more provocative than that? I don’t think so. One of the major issues the UK is having is how young Ms. Fanning looks (although they do recognize this was shot when she was 17 years old). I think the shot is racy but Dakota looks beautiful and I think it’s certainly not distasteful.
From the UK Ad’s Standards Authority: “…the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child”.
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Doesn’t the title just say it all? I have “girl crushes” on models, celebrities, socialites, etc. & Karlie Kloss is one of my newest! I adore her. As an American high-fashion model & runway queen, Karlie will be one of the newest Angels walking the runway tomorrow night in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Having been shot for Marc Jacobs, Dior, and Roberto Cavalli (just to name a few), the VS show will be a whole new level of gorgeous for Kloss.
Karlie Kloss for Dior
Wild hair, dark features & an over-sized pair of sunnies makes Karlie for Dior. I think this shot represents her talent as a high-fashion model but…
Karlie Kloss for Chloe
…this 2009 runway shot from Chloe’s RTW collection shows Kloss’ true beauty. With her high cheek-bones, flawless complexion & pale lip, Kloss is the essence of natural gorgeousness & I am so inspired!
Watch Kloss for the VS Fashion Show on November 29th airing on CBS.
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While Halloween costumes are the most popular fashion trend right now (it is only a week away), the costumes I’m interested in right now are in the form of jewelry. Costume jewelry is the perfect way to make a statement. While I’m a sucker for vintage costume jewelry, shopping for the ideal pieces can usually be hit-or-miss so here are some great vintage-inspired (but available) finds:
Marc by Marc Jacobs
I absolutely adore the currently trendy rose-gold finish for jewelry, especially for this chunky ring. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pave Katie Ring (shopbop.com- $68).
Pair with a classic LBD or simple t-shirt. This necklace is extremely versatile. Madewell Shadestone Necklace (Madewell- $88.00).
The Michael Kors Pave Link Bracelet (Michael Kors- $275.00) is bold enough to make a statement but sleek enough to pair with more dressier look or even to add an edgy feel to a 9-5 outfit.
Tory Burch Multi Jeweled Leaf Dangle Earrings ($150.00) are the perfect accessory to a sleek pony for day or night and their neutral shade makes them wearable with many outfits.
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