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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. 

Stephanie Sterjovski

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

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Lucky magazine

There's been a lot of talk about Lucky magazine of late, namely, how a lack of ad pages will affect the glossy's future. The magazine about shopping, once the darling of Conde Nast, has undergone a lot of changes recently and it was announced last week that the parent company is giving the mag the proverbial boot. While Vogue and other Conde Nast publications are packing up to move to their new headquarters at the World Trade Center, Lucky will not be joining them, but instead has been handed off to BeachMint, a social commerce company based in Santa Monica that sells inexpensive clothing. Lucky will now be part of a new company, the Lucky Group, which has its own multibrand shopping site (similar to Shopbop or ASOS), and former EIC Eva Chen will be the chief creative officer. There is still a ton of confusion wrapped around this new development, and readers want to know if there will still be a Lucky magazine in their mailbox each month. The answer is yes for now; Conde Nast will still print the glossy and Anna Wintour will retain an advisory role, but according to Eva Chen, "There will be a lot of new toys to play with." Stay tuned...

 

Spring mobile app

If you've ever shopped from your phone, you'll be happy to know that a new mobile app called Spring is making it tons easier. Spring is a multi-brand marketplace exclusively for smartphones, and it's a total mobile shopping game changer. Shoppers can follow their favorite designers and love products that they can then save for purchase later or buy directly. And with a list of designers including Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Warby Parker, Marchesa, Rag & Bone, and on and on, Spring is already the talk of the fashion sect. "No one wants to download 50 different sites, and nobody wants to download 50 different apps," says Ara Katz, Spring's co-founder and chief marketing officer. "That's a bad experience. On a browser, it's not so bad of an experience. But what was waiting on mobile was multi-brand experiences." We couldn't agree more! Spring is truly the future of shopping, and we can't wait to make our first purchase!

 

Drybar

Allure is dedicated to all things beauty, so it makes sense that now readers will be able to book their beauty appointments right from the magazine's website. A partnership with BeautyBooked, a beauty treatment booking service founded in 2012, allows readers to see what appointments are available, read Allure content about a particular spa, and purchase beauty treatments. Readers will also be able to book appointments straight from Allure's editorial content, such as salon reviews. All transactions take place on the Allure website, so there's no need to jump back and forth between the magazine and BeautyBooked's site. It's a genius concept that works for parties.

Ace & Jig Revel Dress

We can't help but be a little excited for fall this time of year, especially when we come across great fashion finds like this Revel Dress from Ace & Jig. Is it not completely perfect for fall? The colors, those stripes, the cowl neck---we're smitten! And as cool and unique as it looks, the backstory is even better: the fabric is handwoven on ancient looms by artisans in India, who in turn receive free child care and organic produce that's been grown with reclaimed water. Seriously, does it get any better?

Shiona Turini

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Whoa! Refinery 29 is publishing a street style book and it's coming in October!!

A Bit of Sass wants to talk about extreme nail art.

Marimekko's iconic Unikko print is turning 50 years old. See how the label is celebrating on InStyle.

The Style and Beauty Doctor has the entire Altuzarra for Target lookbook, and it's about as chic as it gets.

We love how Brooklyn Blonde mixed camo with stripes.

It's all things gold on Stripes & Sequins and we ain't mad.

Anna Wintour

An Anna Wintour book? Sure. A movie? Perhaps. But a musical inspired by the Vogue EIC? Brace yourselves--it's happening, people. Ryan Raftery, the creator of the show, titled Ryan Raftery Is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion, got the idea after seeing the famously icy Wintour on the street where, according to him, she grimaced in his direction. "She’s Darth Vader and Hilary Clinton in one little package," he explained. Having run out of material for his solo act Raftery decided to use the encounter with Wintour as inspiration for a new show. The controversial Kimye Vogue cover is the basis for the plot--Raftery paints the picture that Wintour believes she'll be fired for it, causing her to reflect on her life. And while we know the musical is meant to be funny (Raftery changed the lyrics of Chicago's "Class" to "Flats," as in the shoe style), we can't help but think it'll also be just a little bit glamorous. It is Anna Wintour, after all.

Rita Ora for Adidas

Rita Ora's collection for Adidas is set to launch on August 21, and fans of the singer will be happy to know a teaser video has been released. In it, Ora can be seen wearing pieces from the collection and narrating, "Goodbye, barriers and obstacles. So long to everything holding me back. Believe in yourself and you can become anything." And Ora may be living proof of that. The "How We Do" singer went from selling sneakers as a kid, to designing a collection for one of the biggest sneaker labels in the industry. "I grew up working at a sneaker store when I was 16 and am a huge sneaker head. It's so cool that I'm able to do this with a brand that I sold when I was younger," she said in an interview with WWD back in May. The 21st is just ten short days away, but if you can't wait until then, be sure to check out the video.

Rihanna

We realize we may cause a frenzy here, but we would be remiss if we didn't share this news with our readers. And we have to say, this is all just speculation at this point, as RiRi herself has not commented. But, the 26-year old singer purchased the trademark for Fenty, her last name, for several categories, including apparel, beauty, cosmetics, swimwear, and lingerie. She's already collaborated with River Island on three collections, and has a wildly fabulous collection with MAC Cosmetics, so an eponymous line may just be in the works. Stay tuned!

KAMALIKULTURE SQUARE CAT EYE

The hunt for cool specs is a never-ending one. Sure, there are tons of options, probably now more so than ever, but it's sort of similar to shopping for jeans--the more choices we have, the harder it is to make a decision. But these Kamalikulture Square Cat Eye specs in Gold Sparkle were pretty much a no-brainer. They're sparkly, they're as unique and unexpected as they are chic, and they're less than a hundred dollars. Plus, we think it's kind of cool that Norma Kamali wears the same square cat eye style every day!

DIY Jeweled Cap

We're totally into this DIY jeweled cap from P.S. I Made This.

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Design Darling is kind of obsessed with white fisherman sweaters, and so are we!

The sweetest mint-hued school supplies on Passports & Pearls.

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You simply must check out the confetti liner tutorial on The Beauty Department. We're definitely testing it out this weekend!

Lucy Hale + Hollister

Fans of Lucy Hale will soon get to see their favorite actress and singer in a whole new role--fashion designer. Hollister has tapped the Pretty Little Liars star, not to be the face of a new campaign, but to design a capsule collection in a two-part collaboration with the label. The collection is inspired by Hale's personal style (although we totally wouldn't mind if it was inspired by Aria Montgomery, her PTL alter-ego), and will include dresses, skirts, leggings and tops. Tapping Hale for its first-ever celebrity collaboration is part of Abercrombie & Fitch's plan to rebrand the Hollister label to compete with fast fashion retailers like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. Look for the first installment of the Hollister + Lucy Hale collection in very limited quantities starting this Friday, August 8.

  Drew Barrymore Flower Beauty Fragrances
We've wondered and waited, and now it's confirmed--Drew Barrymore is adding fragrances to her Flower Beauty line. The Flower Fragrance Collection features a trio of perfumes, called "Cherished," "Radiant," and "Sultry," and is described as "scents that capture the joy of life and love, in all of its meanings." Unlike other celebrity fragrances (think Paris Hilton and Britney Spears), Barrymore isn't going to be front and center of the ad campaigns for this collection, but instead, she's letting the Flower brand blossom on it's own. Look for the Flower fragrances in Wal-Mart stores starting in October.

Shark by Tara

And if you're into Sharknado, Tara Reid, the film's star, has created a fragrance just for you. Shark by Tara incorporates "a plethora of lavender colored flowers," according to the actress' website, and retails for about $25. If you're into it.


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