Le Labo

Estée Lauder has already purchased a number of our favorite beauty brands, including MAC Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Tom Ford, and most recently, Smashbox. Now the industry behemoth is acquiring Le Labo, one of our favorite perfume companies (its inventive and utterly gorgeous fragrances are layerable, and it has the most lovely apothecary-inspired labels). Le Labo, which already has stores in New York, London, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, already has sales of up to $30 million annually, but backing from a well-known giant like Estée Lauder will certainly give the company an even more significant presence in international beauty. And as Estée Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda said in a statement, Le Labo is the "perfect complement" to its current line-up of beauty brands. The deal is likely to close next month.

 

& Other Stories

& Other Stories, H&M's younger sister, has finally hit the States! The women's lifestyle brand, which rolled out seven stores across Europe in just two months, has opened up a flagship store Soho, New York. The 6,400-square foot space is divided into four ateliers, each inspired by four different metropolitan cities--Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, and of course, New York. While the four collections aren't labeled shoppers will know which city is represented by the goods in each atelier: Paris has romantic, feminine pieces like beaded dresses and fringy chokers; the Stockholm collection is minimal and tailored; Berlin is full of tweeds; and New York is sophisticated with an edge. Animal prints tie each of the themed collections together. "It’s an interesting print to play with because you can do it in a really hipster-y kind of way, or you can do it in a crazy Italian way. You can do it in a French way, or you can do it in a New York way," said the store's ready-to-wear designer Behnaz Aram. But don't worry if you can't make it to New York to check out the store's cool layout or shop the city chic collections; & Other Stories also launched a US e-shop.

Cache Jet and Crystal Tassel Necklace

As far as we're concerned, one can never have enough jewelry (as evidenced by all the cool pieces we've featured on this site), so we're happily adding this Jet and Crystal Tassel Necklace from Cache to our collection. It's sleek and chic, with an art deco vibe that we simply adore. Best of all, it's incredibly versatile--we can wear it with anywhere and for any occasion. We're thinking it'll go great with an oversized sweater and pleated midi skirt for a date, then jeans and our favorite band tee for a movie with friends.

Homcoming dresses

Besides having a blast with your friends and dancing with your date, what’s the most important part of homecoming? The dress, of course! But homecoming isn’t the only occasion we’re looking forward to this season, and we know you’re already planning all of your outfits.Whether you’re going to homecoming with your beau or a holiday party with your best friends, you need to look fabulous. With so many choices (Cocktail dress or gown? Fitted or flowing? Lace or chiffon? LBD or a sensational print?) the possibilities can seem endless.  We already covered some tips on how to choose the perfect dress, but here are some styles we love for any end of the year occasion you have on your calendar.

The Essential LBD, Bedazzled
This LBD is seriously perfect for any occasion. Homecoming, cotillion, winter semi-formal, holiday RSVPs, you name it – this dress is your new go-to. The sequins are sure to catch the eye of that cutie you’ve been crushing on when you step onto the dance floor at homecoming, but the sleeves and high neckline keep it classy so you can wear it to a holiday party with Grandma.

The Drama
This stunning one-shoulder dress has just enough drama to be sophisticated and sexy. The cascading layer will draw attention to your sweet dance moves, while the crystals add a subtle sparkle. Already have a dress for homecoming? Wear it to a winter Semi-Formal or a holiday gift exchange party.

Luxe Lace
This dress would be the perfect New Year’s outfit to pop bottles (sparkling cider, of course), dance with your friends, and even move in for that midnight kiss. The delicate lace, metallic blue, and mesh detail give this dress a sexy, sassy edge. Can’t wait 'til New Year’s to debut this dress? Wear it to a Halloween party and go as your favorite female singer or celebrity.

Emerald Glamour
If you need a longer dress for a cotillion or family function (or just love how a side slit makes your legs look), this beaded emerald gown needs to find a home in your closet immediately. The jeweled neckline complements the deep emerald tone and adds a dash of glamour. Pair it with a shiny clutch and some chandelier drop earrings to complete the look.

So what are you waiting for? Make the dress of your dreams a reality! Grab your friends and head over to a Caché store, or hop on CACHE.COM and shop our entire dress collection. When you say yes to the dress (or dresses!), have a fashion show with the girls. Everyone can try out different jewelry and makeup to go with each outfit, and before you know it you’ll be all set, all season. Take a ton of pics and post them on Twitter or Instagram. And don’t forget to tag us @cachestyle or #cachestyle.

Stephanie Sterjovski

We love how Stephanie Sterjovski is rocking these leopard booties. (Stephanie Sterjovski)

Take a peek at what beauty products stars like Jamie Chung and Nikki Reed keep on their vanities. (People Stylewatch)

Not into boots? Check out sixteen pairs of fabulous fall shoes that aren't boots. (The Everygirl)

Plaid is a must for fall! Here are 50 plaid finds under $50. (Lucky)

Choupette speaks! (The Coveteur)

We can't wait to peruse the gorgeous photos in this Kate Spade book. (Luella & June)

 Fall outfit inspiration that can get anyone out of a style rut. (A Diary of Lovely)

Suddenly the humble spoon (yes, that thing you use to eat your cereal every morning) is an essential beauty tool. (Glam Radar)

We're beyond obsessed with this 'Paris Calling' sweater! (Bright Bazaar)

Feast your eyes--it's the Alexander Wang x H&M lookbook! (Fashionista)

Romwe Army Green Jacket

Fall weather is nonexistent in L.A.; we're still wearing sandals and short sleeves around here. And while we are hopeful that we'll be pulling out our coats and scarves soon, we're being realistic about things and picking up lightweight jackets and vests, like this Army Green Jacket. It's light enough to wear now, and thin enough to layer under a bigger coat when things finally start to cool off. And while the army green color is so on trend, we can flip it inside out and wear the printed side, which is just as fabulous.

Marques'Almeida

If you're at all into designer/retailer collaborations (and who isn't?) you'll be as thrilled as we were to learn that Topshop has just launched a cool new line by the design duo behind Marques’Almeida. Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida teamed up with Topshop to create the British multinational retailer's latest designer collab--a sixty-eight piece collection that's available in stores and online now. The inspiration behind the collection? Marta's kid sister, Sofia. "As a kid she couldn’t care a less about fashion but always looked so cool without trying. She’s our go-to inspiration.," Marta explained. The collection includes frayed denim (Marques and Almeida are considered denim gurus, by the way), monochrome basics, and colorful knits and accessories.

 

Tyra Banks Makeup

Go ahead and start cleaning out your makeup bag now because you're going to want to make room for this: a Tyra Banks makeup line. Tyra Beauty has three collections, and yes, one of them is called Smize; it's devoted to the eyes, natch, and includes a mascara and a liquid eye pen that has an eye makeup corrector to fix mistakes when trying to make the perfect wing tip. The other two collections are the It Factory and TYover, which  are all about bold colorful lips and contouring, respectively. But wait, there's more! Tyra isn't just launching a beauty line, she also dishing out expert tips via tutorial videos. Look for the collections on Tyra.com.

 

Nicolette Mason

There are two types of people in the world: those who see a problem and simply adjust, and those who take action to fix the problem. Fashion blogger and Marie Claire contributing editor Nicolette Mason is the latter. Since the fashion industry often overlooks the plus-size market, Mason took action and designed a line, an all sizes line, for  Modcloth. "My platform has never been just about talking to the plus-size woman," said Mason. "It’s always been about empowering all people — not just women either — to be able to approach style in a real and tangible way and feel like they have access to fashion."  And accessible it is. The eleven-piece collection, with sizes ranging from extra small to 4x, starts at $44.99 and goes up to $149.99, making it a must for all fashionistas, no matter what size they wear or the size of their budget.

Homecoming

The only thing better than the main event is the party that you have total creative control
of. Naturally,  we’re pumped for homecoming, but the pre-game and after-party is where it’s at for showing off your hostess skills and ensuring that all the attention is on you for the big
day. It take some time and effort, but we’re here to help. Check out our list of party
ideas, and start planning!

Bonfire
This is a great after-party option because it's inexpensive, nostalgic, and communal. All you need is some wood, lighter fluid, matches, and presto--instant fete! There are few constraints on your guest list, as the venue is, um, open. Just make sure that your chosen site legally allows for fires and you're good to go. Bonus tip: Bring plenty of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate, for you know what.

Movie Marathon
A movie marathon is a great way to wind down after a long night of partying. We’re especially fond of '80s flicks like Heathers, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and Risky Business. Gather a dozen of your best friends, a bevy of sleeping bags, and sprawl out on the floor of a basement or den. Want to take it over the top? Weather permitting, consider renting a projector and having everyone gather in the yard for a pseudo drive-in experience.

Dance Off
Picture this: you and all your friends drive out to a woodsy clearing, open all the
car doors, blast the music, and finally settle who’s got the best moves. Don't forget to leave the headlights on so everyone can see your signature moves or. Bonus tip: Tiki torches are a great way to light up the night. Just make sure they're permitted.

Decorate
When it comes to decor, you’ve got two options: you can match the theme of your
homecoming—A Night in Paris, Bourbon Street Masquerade, Italian Serenade—or come up with your own fun theme, such as Tiki Disco (see above!) If you’re taking on the responsibility of organizing, your friends ought to be game to split the cost, so don’t worry about footing the bill. Just make sure everyone is aware of how much they owe beforehand.

Photo shoot
Take pictures early on in the night, when everyone looks their absolute best. Pick a scenic spot—think flowers, late afternoon light, greenery—and cozy up to your date. Trust us, you’ll want to capture this. And since every photo shoot deserves at least one hilarious group shot, gather some props for everyone and take a goofy pic that will make you giggle for years to come! Are you on Instagram? Of course you are! Tag your look #cachestyle.

 

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Sew a Song

This is one of the coolest jewelry lines we've seen in a long time. (Fly Girls)

We're all about thinking pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

Just in time for Halloween, the most stylish horror movie characters of all time. (Lucky)

Get to know these three rising style stars; their red carpet game is sick. (W Mag)

You might want to add a purple or lavendar lipgloss to your beauty arsenal. (Beautylish)

Some very pretty manicure ideas for Breast Cancer Awareness. (The Zoe Report)

A $6 dry body oil spray? We're all in! (The Style and Beauty Doctor)

This bold makeup look is perfect for a fancy nigh out. (Keiko Lynn)

A cute way to embellish a pair of comfy loafers. (Stripes & Sequins)

Now this is how you style a basic jeans and tee combo. Perfection! (This Time Tomorrow)

Glow in the Dark Tights

October is a really fun time of year, and one of the reasons is, of course, Halloween. We love dressing up in costumes, but realize it's not entirely practical to do so all month long. Since we can't run errands, go to school, or show up at the office in full Lady Gaga regalia, we're trying to find ways to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, but in a more subtle and subdued way. And also because pulling off Lady Gaga for 31 days straight would be really hard (how does she do it?). These Glow in the Dark Tights from Topshop are the perfect solution. The glow in the dark bats are super Halloween-y, but not at all costumey. 

Eddy Anemian for H&M

We're about a month out until the Alexander Wang x H&M hits stores, but fashionistas can still get their shop on with another, less anticipated but still pretty fabulous collaboration: Eddy Anemian x H&M. Not sure who Eddy Anemian is? Don't worry, you will. Anemian is the 24-year old student who won the 2014 H&M Design Award and, judging from the gorgeous skirt pictured above, soon-to-be fashion star. "Eddy's work was very beautiful,"  said H&M Creative Advisor Erdem Moralioglu. "The textile techniques used were interesting, as well as the elegant silhouettes he created. The future is very bright for him. I'm excited to see what he will do next." As are we! Look for Anemian's collection in select H&M stores and online starting October 23.

 

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Oils

CFDA winners Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen already have a good thing in their Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfume but that's not stopping these busy designers from taking the success of the fragrance further with the launch of two new perfume oils, Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and Nirvana White. "Ashley and I love how oils seep into the skin and how they wear with you throughout the day," said Mary-Kate. The formulas are a blend of eveningprimrose and safflower oils combined with the individual notes of the two Nirvana fragrances--peony, musk, and muguet for Nirvana White, and sandalwood, violet, and vanilla for Nirvana Black. Both are available now for $35 at Sephora.com.

 

Joanna Coles

Joanna Coles has a new job. The editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine is taking over as editorial director for Seventeen and she's already got big plans for the teen glossy. "I love the idea of girl power, and I want to make it feel really empowering," she said. "It's very important that we do a lot of stuff on body and nutrition and health, and how to stay healthy, a lot of stuff about mental health, a lot of stuff about your parents, your best friends, your relationship with social media." But it doesn't stop at nutrition and social media. Joanna added, "I want Seventeen to be this little playbook that you carry with you to get you to college."


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