Uniqlo ultra light down printed vest

Okay, so it's not quite cold enough for outerwear yet, and it probably won't be for awhile (in Los Angeles anyway), but that's not stopping us from getting this Ultra Light Down  Printed Vest from Uniqlo. It'll be our go-to when things finally cool down because it's warm enough to wear layered over our favorite long-sleeved tees and chambray shirts, as well as an inner layer underneath a coat (see how thin it is?). Plus, we're all about a good tartan print in the fall! 

Rebecca Minkoff notification bracelet

When it comes to wearable tech, we have, admittedly, turned our noses up at the thought (we simply couldn't get past the idea that it would be clunky, awkward, and clashing). But then we started seeing different designers put their spin on the trend and suddenly we realized that there are some pieces that deserve a second look. Most recently, Rebecca Minkoff, one of our favorite designers, has come on board with a wearable tech collection. Minkoff is starting with two bracelets--one with a lightning phone charger and another that will send an alert when something happens on the wearers phone (think Facebook alerts, low battery, new emails, ect.). The bracelets will retail for $60 for the charger bracelet and $120 for the notification braceslet, and in true Rebecca Minkoff form both will come in various colors,which we can't wait to see. 

 

Barbie

Fashion month is upon us, which means our Instagram feed will soon be flooded with images from models, fashion bloggers, and street style photogs. But this year, there's only one Instagram account that's on our radar: Barbie's. Yes, Barbie, as in the Mattel doll with the ridiculous measurements and covet-worthy style. No stranger to Fashion Week--she's collabed with heavy hitters like Karl Lagerfeld, Vera Wang, and Versace, held a runway show in the Big Apple to celebrate her 50th anniversary, and even co-hosted a party with the CFDA--Barbie will be taking Fashion Month by storm, hitting all four cities (New York, London, Milan, and Paris) and documenting her travels along the way. Follow her @BarbieStyle to see snaps of her outfits and some of her favorite places in each city, as well as meetings with industry insiders. 

FIDMFashionClub-Tweetup

FIDM Fashion Club is hosting a weekly Tweetup from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PST every Wednesday starting September 3, with Program Manager Talia Tonti and Fashion Editor Gigi Hooghkirk, answering your questions about fashion, beauty, careers, college life, and FIDM Fashion Club membership!

Follow us on Twitter @FashionClub, and send us your questions anytime with the hashtag #AskFIDMFC. Look for your answers on Twitter next Wednesday!

Wildfox Fall 2014

Allie NYC posted the Fall 2014 lookbook from Wildfox and it's kind of the coolest thing ever. 

Embroidery is so hot right now, just check out Design Crush for proof.

You'll never believe how Lovely Indeed transformed a Tic Tac mint case. HINT: It's a DIY every girl should do. 

Grace of Stripes & Sequins is sharing her fall wish list, and we counted at least twelve things we want for ourselves.

It's too hot to think about what to wear this holiday weekend. Luckily Refinery 29 has a few #OOTD for us to copy.

Back to school bag basics on Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Cupcakes and Cashmere shows you how to get the bare face/bold lip look. We're thinking it's for back to school.

Thanks to BellaSugar for rounding up twenty-one beauty apps that will make our lives easier. 

Why wait?--InStyle has eight of fall's hottest trends that you can work into your wardrobe now.  

Five clever ways to use a latte bowl (other than coffe, of course) on the Anthro Blog

201408_dressForLess_backpacks

It's a new school year and that means...time to get a new backpack! Check out Luxe List for backpacks to inspire the haute snob in all of us, then shop our list below for bags that make cents, I mean sense! Happy Friday! Three-day weekend ahead! Woot!

1. Purple Stripe Backpack, $15, oldnavy.com
2. Zombie Infected Area Backpack, $18.38, hottopic.com
3. Alpinestars Backpack, $22.95, karmaloop.com
4. Floral Canvas Backpack, $19.80, forever21.com
5. Mickey Backpack, $34.90, delias.com

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards were last night, and as per usual, we were more excited about the red carpet arrivals than the actual awards themselves. Here are our picks for the night's best dressed.

Kaley Cuoco 2014 Emmy Awards

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco looked amazing in a brightl red Monique Lhuillier confection with neon pink embroidered flowers. 

 

Kerry Washington 2014 Emmy Awards

Scandal star Kerry Washington was easily one of the night's best dressed in a sherbet-colored Prada column dress featuring peekaboo sparkles.

 

Taylor Schilling 2014 Emmy Awards

Taylor Schilling of Orange is the New Black opted to rock a pale Zuhair Murad Couture gown.

 

January Jones 2014 Emmy Awards

Mad Men's January Jones rocked the red carpet in a Prabal Gurung design.

 

Danielle Brooks 2014 Emmy Awards

Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks also chose to wear a pale color, a curve-hugging design from Nathaniel Paul.

 

Jessica Pare 2014 Emmy Awards

Mad Men star Jessica Pare dazzled in a strapless Lanvin number.

 

Samira Wiley 2014 Emmy Awards

Samira Wiley of Orange is the New Black brought the sunshine in a yellow design by Christian Siriano.

 

Allison Williams 2014 Emmy Awards

Girls actress Allison Williams presented in a beautiful Giambattista Valli Haute Couture design.

 

Zooey Deschanel 2014 Emmy Awards

New Girl's Zooey Deschanel brought the pretty with a bubble gum-colored frock from Oscar de la Renta

 

Aaron Paul 2014 Emmy Awards

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul looked especially dapper with slicked back hair and a perfectly tailored Prada tux.

 

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine 2014 Emmy Awards

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine, in Prada, may have been the hottest couple of the night.

 

Keke Palmer 2014 Emmy Awards

Keke Palmer chose a dramatic design in a gorgeous shade of blue by Rubin Singer. 

 

Lena Headey 2014 Emmy Awards

Also in a beautiful design by Rubin Singer, Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey. 

 

Julianne Hough 2014 Emmy Awards

Julianne Hough looked modern and fresh in a white gown from Dsquared.

 

Natalie Dormer 2014 Emmy Awards

Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones chose a colorblocked design by J. Mendel. (We love those colors!)

 

Sarah Hyland 2014 Emmy Awards

We love Modern Family star Sarah Hyland's  two-piece design from Christian Siriano.

 

Teyonah Parris 2014 Emmy Awards

Mad Men actress Teyonah Parris looked stunning in summery shades by Christian Siriano.

 

Gwen Stefani 2014 Emmy Awards

Gwen Stefani's Swarovski covered Atelier Versace design was one of the coolest (and sparkliest) red carpet looks we've seen in a long time. 

 

Lizzy Caplan 2014 Emmy Awards

Lizzy Caplan was a red carpet hit in Donna Karan Atelier.

 

Sarah Silverman 2014 Emmy Awards

Funny lady Sarah Silverman was the picture of Hollywood glamour in Marni.

 

all images via Style.com

Chrissy Teigen in Piperlime Collection

Piperlime has long been one of our favorite shopping sites; it's got everything from jeans to prom dresses from some of the labels that we love most. Never in a million years did we imagine that we could love it more, but since Piperlime just announced the launch of its first-ever in-house line, we realized this site just keeps getting better and better. The debut collection will have sixty-eight pieces priced from $34 to $174, with new, trendy pieces being added each season (we've got our eye on an insanely chic leopard print coat that costs just $159). But that's not all--Piperlime has commissioned some 25 über chic stars, including model Chrissy Teigen, Poppy Delevingne, and Clare Vivier to join Olivia Palermo as style authorities and guest editors for the site. Each day you'll find their curated picks from the Piperlime collection and other labels, and you can buy the things these stars love to wear themselves. And although the Piperlime Collection will be available starting in September, the site will of course continue to feature the hottest contemporary labels, as well as introduce the coolest up-and-coming labels. 

 

Pharell Vivienne Westwood hat

The Vivienne Westwood hat that Pharrell rocked at the 2014 Grammys is back in the news, ya'll...or maybe we should say Newseum. The now-famous topper launched a million tweets after its debut at the awards show, including a hilarious exchange between fast food chain Arby's and Pharrell himself (the restaurant insisted it was the rightful owner of the hat, which they said was its signature brown derby). "The post-Grammy’s Twitter exchange between Arby’s and Pharrell about his hat was completely unexpected and has just become this remarkable moment in pop-culture this year," said vice president of brand and corporate communications at Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., Chris Fuller. The restaurant has since purchased the iconic Buffalo Girls-inspired headgear for $40,000 (!!!) at a charity auction, and is lending the piece to Washington D.C.'s Newseum, a museum dedicated to all things news and journalism. The museum  will display the hat in a short-term exhibit, saying it represents the impact that social media has on a news story. 

 

  Sarah Jessica Parker

If you were a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker's debut shoe line, which launched last spring, you'll be happy to know that the fall collection is set to hit stores in September. The actress, who famously played a character whose shoe obsession could rival that of Marie Antoinette, has once again partnered with Nordstrom to sell the collection, which now includes handbags. Like the spring collection, all shoes and handbags feature the signature grosgrain ribbon detail, and there are a couple of styles that carried over from the spring collection, though this time in more autumn-appropriate colors like navy, burgandy, and grey. There are also several boot styles to choose from. And this time around, Parker named all the shoes after her famous friends, including costume designer Patricia Field. "Without her contributions, Carrie Bradshaw would have been incomplete," said Parker. The SJP shoes come with a price tag of $285 to $695, and handbags will sell for $220 to $495. 

Soma Beaded earrings

Neon isn't always so easy to pull off, but worn in small doses, fluorescent shades of pink, orange, and yellow can work for anyone, with any look. These Soma Beaded Earrings offer just the perfect pop of bright color to punctuate an outfit--in this case the punctuation is clearly an exclamation mark. And since summer is officially drawing to a close, they'll add a punch of summery hues to fall's neutrals. 

Bstrd-jewelry-summer-sale

Check it out. FIDM Grad Tosha Clemens launched a PR agency earlier this year, and one of her clients, bstrd, is having a 50% off sale on ALL of their jewelry. It's today only, so get shopping! #spreadingthelove

Stephanie Sterjovski

There is nothing about this look on Stephanie Sterjovski that we don't absolutely love.

The Beauty Snoop has the scoop on temporary hair color. 

Learn tips for styling a chambray shirt on Made by Girl.

Slashed Beauty shares her favorite makeup looks from current music videos. 

Check out what Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies is craving for fall. 

Who What Wear has nine tips for making an outfit look more expensive. 

We're all going crazy over this neon gem necklace on I Spy DIY.

Stop everything and head to People StyleWatch to see Anna Wintour, yes, Anna Wintour do the ice bucket challenge. 

Bright Bazaar has tips for making all your technology blend into your home.

We'd love to work at any one of the gorgeous and inspiring work spaces on The Ruche Blog


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