Pantone has officially declared the color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid. This poppy, refreshing color is a mixture of various light pinks and purples created to make the hit color of the year, ruling both the runway and our nail polish color alike. Radiant Orchid can be found anywhere, from flowers at Lowe’s, to Sephora’s nail aisle, to Juicy Couture fashion. Who runs the world? Well move aside Beyonce, apparently Radiant Orchid does.
The new 2014 Color of the Year
Kelly Osbourne (left) and Krysten Ritter (right) wearing their favorite version of Radiant Orchid
Jonathan Adler Dunbar Road Bargello throw pillow with accents of Radiant Orchid
Sephora’s lipsitck in Radiant Orchid
Thomas Pink men’s button down shirt
Sephora’s nail polish in Radiant Orchid
Models during New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2014
Burberry leather tote
Keurig’s Mini Plus in Radiant Orchid (available beginning of February 2014!)
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Winter is here and we finally get to bring out our (California-ized) winter wardrobe. But what makes me excited is to pair these stylish outfits with equally stunning winter-style make up. This season we are seeing a lot of dark colors, deep reds, dark purples, and our personal favorite: black. Be daring this winter!
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The bigger-than-ever Black Friday sales aren’t over yet, so get your credit cards out and get ready to click away for Cyber Monday!
Here’s a list of our favorite 2013 Cyber Monday Sales you don’t want to miss!
30% off everything, free shipping on over $75
Extra 10%-40% off selected brands, $40 off $200 with free shipping. Use code CYBER40
40% off selected items, use code AWSALE13.
Take 30% off ALL items, use code GimmeMore, free shipping.
Receive 40% off entire purchase plus free shipping on purchases over $50. Take an extra 25% off on sale items.
30% off your entire purchase with the code MONDAY. Free shipping included!
30% off women’s and men’s apparel, shoes, home, kids, and 50% off of select handbags.
30% off of everything, use code W13COUPON, as well as free shipping for those who purchase over $150.
40% Off + $25 Gift Code for Orders Over $350 or 20% Off Orders Over $75 or $15% Off Orders Over $35 or 25% Off + $15 Gift Code on Orders Over $150
$50 off $150, $25 off $100, $15 off $75 plus free shipping.
Black Friday is right around the corner, but if you are not willing to wait for hours in lines or be willing to fight someone for an Xbox, Cyber Monday may be more your style. Online shopping is easy to do in a safer, and more comfortable environment and the deals are still as astonishing as those in stores.
Below are a few places with some hot sales going on…
40% off selected items, use code AWSALE13
Take 20% off select items on the website.
Up to 50% off of items, as well as buy one, get one deals.
Through December 1, take 40% off of sportswear, shoes, jewelry, boots, handbags. In addition, take an extra 50% off of outerwear and buy one get one free on pairs of jeans.
Prada, Carven, etc. is 30%, as well as select handbags at 50% off.
30% off of everything, use code W13COUPON, as well as free shipping for those who purchase over $150.
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Though not entirely online, Gap.com will reveal their discount code soon (so keep an eye out!) to be used in stores for 40% off of an entire purchase.
Get five free samples with any purchase.
Real Hunger Games fans are raving about looking just like Katniss. Starting from something as simple as manipulating her braid to now her workout gear.
Now, rather than buying an inspired collection, you can buy the real training gear that is worn in the latest film.
The collection is by a London-based designer, Lucas Hugh. The pieces are actually inspired by New York City. The pants, jackets, tank tops, sports bras and swimwear all feature a nocturnal skyline print of NYC, shot by aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. The fabrics are described as “lightweight and supportive,” and innovative features include strategically hidden pockets, body-contouring lines, ventilation panels and fused seams.
The collection is available now at Avenue 32.
When we asked designer John Varvatos, “What’s the most exciting thing currently happening in men’s fashion?” he simply replied, “men actually care.” The uproar of demand for men’s dashing wardrobes in recent years called for a new era in men’s fashion – and our prayers were answered. Meet Manny J: a North Carolina native who is the founder, stylist, designer, and style ambassador of Gent’s Closet, the “1 and only style haus” that caters to the modern gentleman. His client list boasts A-list hotties like Ryan Gosling, Nick Cannon, and One Direction – all in Manny J-styled custom gear. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Gent’s Closet acts as a “personal fashion concierge” that provides flawless custom ensembles “fit for a king.”
Annex had a chance to interview Manny J, who paves the way for men’s fashion, one gentleman at a time.
Annex: You’re inspired by?
Manny J: Everything
A: Name 3 things people don’t know about you.
M: 1. My first commercial as a kid was with Charlotte Hornets for Burger King (LJ Larry Johnson)
2. My first job was baby-sitting
3. I first started selling clothes in NC at all the local barber shops
A: What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
M: Roll over and go back to sleep!
A: How would you describe your personal style?
M: Whatever I feel like that day or for that occasion. I dress according to my day and my feelings.
A: What’s exciting in men’s fashion right now?
M: Everything. The customer base, design aesthetic from various menswear designers. I love the mixture of tailored gentleman and dapperness with the mixture of high fashion and street style. I love that people are breaking down certain boundaries, classifications, and color lines with men’s fashion becoming more universal and equal. I love that bloggers, influencers, and tastemakers are coming together to help promote each other to give one another a platform.
Last night the 41st American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles and the big winners for the night were definitely tied between Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, with One Direction coming in close behind them. Though the music and performances were top notch, Ariana Grande received standing ovations for hers, the outfits are what we truly want to see. Here are a few looks of the night that caught our eye, for better or for worse.
T-Swift is rocking this Julien Macdonald mini, which had jaws dropping all night. A sexier dress for the AMA’s is a fun, good way to get attention. Wonder if Harry Styles was wishing they were still an item….
Christina Aguilera stunned in this tight-fitting Maria Lucia Hohan gown. In past years she’s been criticized for being a bit heavier during AMA season, but this year she’s looking fit and amazingly sexy.
Lady Gaga WOWed in this Versace gown and her white stallion paired quite nicely. Gaga always does know how to make an entrance.
Miley Cyrus wore a Versus Versace white suit, which is far more tame that we we’ve seen her wearing lately… Or not wearing, I should say. This suit was chic and sexy, though it could have been tailored better to her small frame.
Katy Perry looked gorgeous in this Oscar de la Renta gown. It was stylish and classy yet added a little bit fun with white spots dispersed throughout the dress.
Ke$ha was on the edge of the list. With a more tame look, we can appreciate her trying to find her classy side, but the two-toned hair makes it difficult to truly appreciate the Michael Costello masterpiece. If the hair was better styled (preferably in one color) and her make up made her look a bit more alive, it could have been one of the best looks of the night.
Heidi Klum is quite possibly one of the sexiest women alive, but this Marchesa fringe dress just didn’t do it for us. It was a bit overwhelming and not in a good way. The long earrings, fringe, the embellishment in black and gold, the seemingly random pieces hanging from the straps just makes it a bit much to take, lucky for Heidi, she could wear a trash bag and she’d still be hot.
Kelly Osborne was named one of the worst dressed of the night, despite her usual savvy fashion knowledge as a Fashion Police member . Somehow this dress just didn’t read on the carpet and on camera how she thought it would, Kelly even tweeted: “:( my dress did not photograph anywhere near as good as it looked in real life!” Adding gold spikes to her hairdo further confused whether she was going more for the classic Hollywood style or an edgier look. Next time Kelly, next time…
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Every female celebrity has her claim to fame in one way or another, but the ones that stand out the most are definitely those who dress well. Here are a few ladies worth keeping an eye on because their red carpet fashion is red hot!
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The iconic pink outfit worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis still remains one of the most well known outfits that helped pave the way for classic fashion trends. Yesterday marked the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which Jackie sported the infamous pink ensemble. That historic outfit now sits in the National Archives and rumor has it the late Mrs. Kennedy herself requested it not be shown for another hundred years in order for the dress to not become a spectacle. Though we’ll never get to see the dress that has so shaken the fashion industry, pictures will have to do.
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Jennifer Lawrence, America’s most recent sweetheart, had all eyes on her on the red carpet Monday afternoon at the Los Angeles premiere of Catching Fire in a Dior Haute Couture ensemble. The slimming bodysuit, complete with sweetheart neckline and sheer dress to layer was completed with a simple, yet perfectly paired black belt and clutch to match. Stunning is a severe understatement and her chic new pixie cut heightened the edginess of the overall look. Two thumbs up to the Hunger Games hottie on an outstanding outfit.
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Here’s a look at the other stars in attendance…
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