That Fashion Thing: Monochromatic Spring

Designers at Paris Fashion Week proved that monochrome is anything but boring, as there was no shortage of dramatic looks on the Spring 2015 runways. Alexander Wang presented ladylike pastels with a sexy twist at Balenciaga, most notably a sheer peach fishnet dress paired with a matching trench. Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing presented tailored dresses and pantsuits featuring sexy cutouts along the midriff and bust. Rei Kawakubo took monochrome to a new level at Comme des Garçons with an all-red collection of sculptural dresses and coats complemented by equally dramatic hairstyles. Isabel Marant played with texture by incorporating fringe and pleat details into chic festival-ready dresses. Last, but not least, Alber Elbaz presented a wearable collection of flowing, elegant evening looks at Lanvin.

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Balenciaga Spring 2015 Monochromatic

Balmain

Balmain Spring 2015 Monochromatic

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garcons Spring 2015 Monochromatic

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Spring 2015 Monochromatic

Lanvin

Lanvin Spring 2015 Monochromatic

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That Fashion Thing: Military Game

Military-inspired looks were a hot trend on the Spring 2015 runways this fashion month, and we can’t wait to take our pick of the utilitarian styles that are sure to be a wardrobe staple next Spring. Gucci’s militant looks included boyfriend jeans paired with double-breasted jackets featuring brass buttons and gold embroidery. Marc Jacobs’ uniform-inspired collection included pant suits and dresses with cargo pockets and large oval buttons in both utilitarian canvas and luxe silk fabrics. Desert-ready looks in khaki, black and army green, complete with aviator goggles, made a statement at Nicholas K. Standouts at Rag & Bone included parkas in abstract camo prints and a variety of cross-body leather satchels that we couldn’t help but notice would be perfect for festival season. Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters proved that the sky’s the limit when it comes to reinventing the classic army jacket by adding mermaid-tastic sequined fishnet accents to the sleeves and pockets of neutral canvas jackets.

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Gucci Spring 2015

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 Military

Nicholas K

Nicholas K Spring 2015 Military

Rag & Bone

Rag and Bone Spring 2015 Military

Rodarte

Rodarte Spring 2015 Military

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WCW: Gemma Ward

If you weren’t shocked about seeing Gemma Ward open the Prada runway this past week, you are a flat-out-liar! However, we forgive you because we are so gosh darn excited about her making an appearance, we can’t stay mad at anyone!

In case you are unfamiliar, the Australian model, who made her debut in 2003 at Australian Fashion Week, left the fashion scene in 2008 after the death of her close friend, Heath Ledger.
Rest in peace Heath.
But, after an six year absence from the runways, we are so pleased to say that she is back and looking better than ever!

Now signed with IMG Models, Gemma appears to be making the comeback we have all been waiting for and there is nothing that could have made this Fashion Month any better.

During Gemma’s time away from fashion, she pursued and acting career and even played alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides but of course, we love her most gracing the pages of our glossies and strutting down the runways of fashion weeks all around the world.

We are so pleased to have her back and we hope you are too! She is this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday and for sure many more weeks to come.

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That Fashion Thing: Girly Gingham

We’re all familiar with the amusing internet sensation #thatjcrewginghamshirt, but gingham is no longer just a wardrobe staple for guys, as gingham with a feminine twist was a major trend on the Spring 2015 runways, where designers took the classic pattern beyond the basic button-down.

Altuzarra sent a variety of workplace-ready skirt suits and dresses in pastel blues and pinks down the runway, while Diane von Furstenberg took a flirtier approach to gingham by incorporating the pattern into everything from flowy floral-print dresses to satchels and sandals. Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta presented collections perfect for a Spring picnic: Kors with tailored dresses and separates, and de la Renta with oversized gingham coats, sweaters and crop top and skirt sets in pretty pastels.

Altuzarra

Altuzarra Gingham Spring 2015

Diane von Furstenberg

DVF Gingham Spring 2015

Michael Kors

Michael Kors Gingham Spring 2015

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Gingham Spring 2015

Images via Style.com

Obsessed: Elle Fanning Is A Chic Brunette Now

Elle Fanning Brunette

Elle Fanning recently swapped her signature long blonde locks for a sleek brunette bob, and debuted the sophisticated new look on Sunday night at the premiere of her new animated film The Boxtrolls. The sixteen-year-old actress paired her new ‘do with an all-black Oscar de la Renta ensemble, including a strapless top with bow embellishments, slim-fitting trousers and peep-toe platform heels. We are absolutely #obsessed with Elle’s elegant red carpet look, and can’t wait to see more fabulous fashion moments from the rising young star.

Image via Fashionista

That Fashion Thing: The Best Supporting Roles of LFW

It is easy to pass-by the small details when watching 6-foot somethings walk down the catwalk but we know better than to forget about the little things that make the apparel possible. London Fashion Week was a stunning few days that passed us by in a whirl and so we would like to take this time to look back and appreciate the supporting rolls of an outfit; the accessories. From the totally wearable jellies to watermelon backpacks, here are some of the most memorable accessories that you can look forward to sporting come spring 2015.

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Sophia Webster

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Mary Katrantzou

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Markus Lupfer

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Erdem

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Burberry Prorsum

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Obsessed: Fendi’s Leather Eyeliner and Hair Cips

Fendi Eyeliner Spring 2015

The models at Fendi’s Spring 2015 show this morning sported an inventive twist on the bold eyeliner trend in the form of baby blue leather eyeliner strips, which color coordinate perfectly with the leather flower hair accessories and floral print dresses and jackets spotted on the runway. According to Vogue.com, makeup artist Peter Philips created the look by first applying matte black liquid liner along the lashes, and then using pro makeup adhesive to apply the thin leather strips on top. Model Georgia May Jagger shared with Vogue that the three-dimensional eyeliner may be more pretty than practical, stating that “It feels a bit strange, but it really looks great.”

Fendi Hairclips Spring 2015

Images via Vogue

That Fashion Thing: Spotted On The Streets of London Fashion Week

Now that London Fashion Week has come to a close, it’s time to take a look at the top trends that were spotted on the streets, as well as the editors, bloggers and celebs who made a splash with their flawlessly executed outfits during the Spring 2015 shows:

 Fur Clutches

Fur Bags LFW Spring 2015

Black and White Stripes

Stripes LFW Spring 2015

Matching Handbags

Matching Bags:Outfits LFW Spring 2015

Plaid

Plaid LFW Spring 2015

Olivia Palermo@therealoliviap

Olivia Palermo LFW

Poppy Delevingne@poppydelevingne

Poppy Delevingne LFW

Susie Lau@susiebubble

Susie Bubble LFW Spring 2015

Eva Chen@evachen212

Eva Chen LFW Spring 2015

Leandra Medine@manrepeller

Leandra Medine LFW Spring 2015

Images via Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, New York Magazine, StyleCaster, Telegraph UK

Obsessed: Fauna For Spring? Ground Breaking.

The Miranda Priestly’s and Anna Wintour’s of the world might not think bold fauna prints are anything to rant and rave about, however, taking a look at what has come down the runway in London so far, we are rather excited about the prints to come!

Now, unlike floral, fauna, is not restricted to just flower types. Fauna can be anything from a flower to a leaf and anything in between that represents wondrous nature. Within the past few dats, London has given us more than enough prime examples of the fauna prints we will be wearing come spring 2015. From Erdem to Michael van der Ham, there have been variations of this beautiful spring-time staple and we can’t wait to get shopping this trend.

It is easy to say that we are officially obsessed with the interesting shapes, bold greens and blues and the designers that stirred up the amazingness you are about to see!

Erdem

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Matthew Williamson

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That Fashion Thing: Rodarte’s Cray-Brows Alert

Rodarte amped up their signature grunge at their Spring 15 collection shown at NYFW. Always having a bit of quirkiness and grunge-inspired looks from their collections, the sister designers took it up a notch, having the models sport faux eyebrow piercings. With a toned down beauty finish, this was the perfect way to pull together the collection and add that street meets high-fashion vibe that Rodarte does best.

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Model Mina Cvetkovic Backstage at Rodarte SS 2015 via Instagram @How_About_Mina

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Rodarte Details @OfficialRodarte

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Rodarte Details @OfficialRodarte

photographed by nina westervelt via refinery29.com

Models Behind the Scenes of at Rodarte SS 2015

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Watercolor Details of Rodarte SS 2015 by @ReginaYazdi

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Watercolor Details of Rodarte SS 2015 by @ReginaYazdi