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Balmain

Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing wanted to highlight the beauty and uniqueness of different ethnicities, so for his Fall 2014 campaign the designer traded his friend Rihanna, who was the face of the Spring 2014 campaign, for an ethnically-diverse group of supermodels. Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, Binx Walton, Ysaunny Brito, Issa Lish, and Kayla Scott star in the safari-themed campaign, which was shot by Mario Sorrenti and art directed and styled by Love magazine's Katie Grand. Love and American Vogue will be the first glossies to feature the ads.

 

Metail

Remember Cher Horowitz and her amazing outfit-selecting computer program from Clueless? Well if you are as big a fan of the movie as we are, you'll be happy to know that the computer program that dreams are made of is now a reality! Metail, a virtual retail company, has launched a virtual dressing room where customers create a MeModel that they can use to try on Cher's wardrobe and build different outfits, which can then be shared on Facebook. And of course that iconic yellow tartan blazer and skirt is available to try on.

Kit Harington for Jimmy Choo
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington is kind of the last person we'd expect to see holding a cobalt Jimmy Choo change purse, but that's not to see we minded seeing his brooding face in one of the label's new ads. The star of the hit HBO series is now the face of the Jimmy Choo Fall 2014 men's ad campaign, as well as the new fragrance, MAN, and the Carrer' by Jimmy Choo sunglass collection. "Kit was the perfect choice for the campaign – he has an innate confidence and projects a playfully rebellious nature. He has an overtly masculine style that feels effortlessly cool and a great sense of humour, and beneath that intensity he is a true gentleman," said Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi. Gotta say, we're pretty pleased with their choice for the campaign as well.

July Moodboard Coco + Kelley
We love, love, love this July moodboard inspired by the Pacific Northwest on Coco + Kelley.

The Glitter Guide is celebrating the season with cute summer dresses from Piperlime.

If you're going to wear basics, wear them with flair. Made by Girl shows you how.

Beauty High is sharing the all-natural beautifiers that are sitting right in your fridge.

A roundup of crazy good 4th of July sales on Apartment 34.

Need a playlist for your pool party? Anthro Blog has one just for you.

Sweet and summery wallpaper downloads to dress your tech from Design Love Fest.

Style Within Reach found three beauty products for beautiful, sunkissed skin.

DIY gladiator sandals on Kristi Murphy!

Atlantic-Pacific knows how to pull off a red, white, and blue look.

Wilfred Beaudry Blouse

We want to live in loose, breezy, effortless clothes this summer, starting with this Wilfred Beaudry Blouse. We love the A-line silhouette (how cute is that gonna look with cropped skinnies or a pencil skirt?!),  we adore the sweet floral print, and we think the rows of lace are just so darn pretty. But it's the specially-treated fabric that's designed to have that crinkly look that makes this blouse so special. We definitely plan to rock this little number all summer long, and come fall, we're gonna toss a blazer on over it and rock it some more.

The Limited Scandal Collection

The Fridays after ABC's hit show Scandal airs, our Twitter feed is buzzing with queries and comments about it, namely what the drama's heroine Olivia Pope wore. Not since Carrie Bradshaw has a television character's sartorial tastes ignited such a frenzy among fashion lovers--naturally, a capsule collection is in the works so fans of the series can dress just like its leading lady. Come September, fashion inspired by Olivia Pope's classic trousers, pretty blouses, and ridiculously chic outerwear will be sold at The Limited. Kerry Washington, the actress who portrays Olivia Pope had this to say about the collection, "People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible. It’s been really fun to have a voice at every stage of the production from picking buttons, choosing fabrics and weighing in on hair and makeup people." Washington, along with Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo, has been working with The Limited’s head of design Elliot Staples on the 42-piece collection, which will retail from $49 to $248. While this is not the first television show-inspired clothing collection (remember the Mad Men collection at Banana Republic), it is the first time a national retailer, a major TV show, its costume designer and its leading actor have linked up.

Prabal Gurung MAC Cosmetics

Sometimes fashion designers dabble in the beauty arena and we get really excited. But excitement is a bit of an understatement when it comes to the news that fashion darling Prabal Gurung is doing a color collection...with MAC Cosmetics...for the holidays! Gurung, who had a successful collaboration with Sally Hansen, is known for sending models down the runway in vivid makeup looks (just check out the must-have orange lips on the model above), so we can likely expect to see some very bold colors come November 26 when the deco-inspired collection hits MAC counters. "I think what you try to create is a moment and emotion that, when people look at the particular girl with the hair, makeup, and clothes, it’s a split second of emotion and they’ll walk away feeling something immediately, or when they see something else, they’ll remember that particular moment," the designer previously said to InStyle. Obviously we can't wait until the holiday season so we can make some memorable moments with our Prabal Gurung for MAC products.

Zac Posen

Zac Posen already has a pretty impressive resume, designing for his eponymous and diffusion lines, collaborating with David's Bridal, dressing countless Hollywood A-listers (including Amanda Seyfried, Claire Danes, and Beyonce to name a fabulous few), and judging Project Runway, but the New York-based designer is adding yet another title--Creative Director for Brooks Brothers woman's mainline and accessories lines. While Posen is known for his dramatic, red carpet gowns, he believes he will fare well with the classic, New England American aesthetic of Brooks Brothers, telling WWD, "[I'm] honored and excited to be embarking on this incredible opportunity to take the Brooks Brothers women’s brand into the future while respecting its deep, rich American heritage as an institutional company." Posen's first collection with the clothing chain is set to hit stores in the spring of 2016.

Byrdie how to care for oily skin

Ugh! Summer can absolutely wreck our skin! We're so glad that Byrdie shared tips for how to care for oily skin this season.

Can your makeup actually change your mood? Beautylish discusses chakra-inspired beauty.

The Peak of Très Chic is making our interior design dreams come true with the most ridiculously beautiful doors. Yes, doors.

Also, we're really digging the mirrored screens we spotted on The Decorista.

Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere reveals her stylish new living room.

How cool is this DIY #hashtag tee on Miss Kris? We love!

Stylist Diva rounded up ten insanely stylish summer clutches.

From lipstick to sandals, Adri's World picked out some great nudes to rock this season.

BellaSugar has the scoop on the latest braid craze. Will you try it?

All the melt-proof summer makeup a girl could want on InStyle.

 

Elle Woods

Nylon is celebrating the 13th anniversary of Legally Blonde with tips on how to channel one's inner Elle Woods.

We spotted the most adorable crop top/midi skirt combo on Kendi Everyday.

For all the design buffs, type made out of sweet, little flowers on Wit + Delight. Really, you've got to see these images to appreciate the loveliness.

Harper's Bazaar has 9 ways to rock white denim this summer, because that's something you really do need to know.

Short on time? Style.com has a two-second beauty tip to try this summer.

Hot weather can often mean bad hair days, so Cupcakes and Cashmere has tips for braiding your tresses.

And HuffPost Style has a few more hairstyles for when it's hot, rainy, and gross.

Yay! Vmac & Cheese found an affordable It bag!

We're kind of digging the leather espadrilles A Bit of Sass rounded up. What do you think?

Love, love, love these retro glam photos on Meg Biram.

Oh My Bow Hair Ties

Here's the thing, we have a really hard time dealing with the weather when it heats up, namely what it does to our hair. Needless to say, the humble ponytail is our hairstyle of choice for summer, but admittedly, it can be a little boring. We want to make our hair look as cute as possible, so we're loving these Oh-My-Bow Hair Ties. Not only are they lifesavers when we need to keep from looking like a hot mess, the colors are super cute, and luckily, we can wear them with just about everything in our closet. And unlike other hair ties, these have an adorable little bow that makes them extra special. Bring on the heat and humidity!

Rita Ora My NY DKNY

First pop singer Rita Ora walked the DKNY Spring 2014 runway, closing the show, then she sang at the brand's 25th anniversary bash, and now she's the face of the newest fragrance from DKNY, My NY. "The fragrance celebrates New York City, which is unlike anyplace else in the world. I love the idea of being part of a campaign that captures the spirit of New York and the stories of women here, passionate about their dreams," said the singer/actress of My NY, which she also calls "energy in a bottle." The campaign, which includes both TV and print, was shot in New York's famed Times Square by Francesco Carrozzini, and is set to launch later this year, with print appearing in the August glossies and the TV ad popping up for the holidays. The fragrance blends notes of  raspberries, pink pepper, Egyptian jasmine, freesia , Patchouli Heart LMR,  and vanilla absolute, and will be available in three sizes--1 oz, 1.7 oz, and 3.4 oz--as well as shower gel, body lotion, and roller ball. The pale pink tinted juice comes in a heart-shaped bottle with a silver metallic skyline cap, and is sure to be a best-seller among the young, hip, and energetic. "If Rita can’t sell it, I don’t know who can," said Donna Karan of her fragrance muse. "I think Rita’s a great representative of DKNY. She’s full of life, she’s about what everyone wants to feel — energy. I love the girl as a person, too. She walks the talk."

Russell Westbrook
NBA star Russell Westbrook is a style icon in his own right, often showing up at post-game press conferences looking geek chic in bold prints or leaving the locker room sporting a very cool plaid blazer, and now his style sense is paying off--the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is teaming up with Barneys New York for an exclusive multi-designer collaboration. The basketball pro will work with several menswear designers, including Want Les Essentiels, Marcelo Burlon, Selima Optique, Nike Jordan, to design collections of denim, sportswear, leather goods, shoes, bespoke luggage, and eyewear. "We chose the designers because they were experts in their field and there was a natural fluidity with Russell’s style and taste. But everything was very collaborative," said Barneys executive VP for menswear, Tom Kalenderian, in a statement to WWD. "I’m kind of like a designer," said the print-loving baller. "My personal style changes every season." If his ever-changing personal style is an indication of what to expect from the collections, we can't wait to start shopping.

Fondue Slippers

Okay, so..fondue slippers? Fashion Salad has the scoop.

The Sephora Glossy has ten reasons to love Benefit's new liquid eyeliner.

How to wear a turban--a summer style must, if you ask us-- on The Zoe Report.

Penny Pincher Fashion rounded up six adorable and affordable ways to rock stripes this summer.

We're getting our Paris fix with these stunning pics on Vmac + Cheese.

Also, we're loving these images of street art interacting with its surroundings (you have to see them to know what we mean) on Style Pantry.

Blake Lively (aka The Girl With The Most Enviable Hair Ever) is spilling to Glam how she gets those beachy waves.

Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere is sharing her favorite jewelry finds from Etsy.

Get ready for shorts and sundresses with tips for having smooth legs on Made by Girl.

Luella & June is making us want to run out and get a new mani.

Aldo Tober sandal
We take sandal season very seriously--the right sandal can work with a number of outfits--so obviously we're in love with this Aldo Tober Sandal. Talk about perfect! It's simple, no fuss or frills, but this sandal works as well with sundresses and maxi skirts as it does with boyfriend jeans and cutoffs (all of which we will be rocking this summer). And while we are simply mad for a great pump, this flat can be worn any place to which we would typically wear high heels, plus the beach, the ball park, a garden party, and every other outdoor event we plan to attend this summer. See? Perfect.


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