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March 31, 2014

What's New, What's Hot: Goodbye to Daily Candy, Finally a House of Harlow RTW Collection

Daily CandyWe were surprised and saddened by the news that Daily Candy, one of our favorite must-read websites for over a decade, is saying goodbye on April 4. Owned by NBC Universal, Daily Candy has long been the go-to resource for millions of subscribers seeking a daily dose of fashion and style, food, and entertainment all conveniently delivered to their inboxes. In an email to its readers on Friday, Daily Candy stated, "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write today to say goodbye. After 14 years delivering you the best in food, fashion, and fun, this train, as they say, is pulling into the station." While some have cited competition as the reason for Daily Candy's shutdown (namely Racked and the uber popular Refinery 29), others have said it comes down to dollars and cents, and despite its numbers, DC just wasn't pulling in enough readers to make money. Still others argue that losing the original senior management team is what did the website in. No matter the reason, we will certainly miss the morning sugar rush that Daily Candy provided.

 

House of Harlow House of Harlow has been one of our favorite accessories lines since it launched in 2009, so we're beyond thrilled that Nicole Richie has launched a full ready-to-wear collection (she gave us a little taste last summer with a limited capsule collection, and we've been hungry for more ever since). "It’s been so gratifying to see the fan base that has grown for our accessories over the years, so I’m thrilled to provide our loyal customers with fashion to complete their look," Richie said in a statement. The collection channels Richie's laid-back, bohemian vibe--think slouchy pants, geometric prints, and easy, casual dresses with pockets. The entire collection is available at House of Harlow now; prices range from $60 to $300. "It’s exciting that House of Harlow 1960 is now one step closer to being a complete lifestyle brand," added Richie. It certainly is!

March 28, 2014

FC Link Love -- March 28, 2014

Calm Clothing NYThese pics from the Calm Clothing NY lookbook are just to crazy to describe. See more on Fashion Goggled.

The Budget Babe found an exact look-a-like of the must have Club Monaco Pink Moto Jacket for way less. Way less!

Also, Target Addict compares a cute side table from Tar-jay to an identical albeit pricier one from Jayson Home.

Learn how to layer scents like a pro on Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Check out how Kimberly of Eat Sleep Wear styled a denim vest. This look is so fresh for spring, no?

Orange is a pretty tricky color to wear, so we're thankful to Second City Style for showing us how to pull it off.

Eye 4 Style has pictures from the DVF The Journey of a Dress exhibition at LACMA.

Emoji shoes, yes, emoji shoes! Stripes & Sequins found 'em.

Another fabulous 'Looks from Books' from College Fashion, this time it's Divergent.

We're loving this camo and citron look on My Style Pill. Such a fun combo!

March 24, 2014

Must-Have Monday: BFF Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans

BFF Slim Boyfriend JeansIf you ask us, a girl can never have too many pairs of jeans, and to be even more specific, a girl can never have enough boyfriend jeans. We've already got a couple pairs but when we spotted these BFF Slim Boyfriend Jeans from Cotton On for $4o ($40!!) we were left with no choice but to snatch them up. They're slouchy, as boyfriend jeans should be, but not sloppy and baggy (because there is a very distinct difference). And there's just enough distressing to make them cool and even a little edgy. They look perfect with our girliest, frilliest tops, which is our favorite look at the moment, and now that spring has sprung they're going to look so cute with sandals and tanks.

What's New, What's Hot: J. Crew and Fast Retailing End Talks, Topshop Collabs with Adidas, Shop Street Style with a New App

J. CrewSeems like we just reported that J. Crew was set to be sold to Fast Retailing, the Japanese company that owns Uniqlo, but it now seems those talks have ended as Fast Retailing was apparently unwilling to pay the $5 billion dollar price tag and therefore will not acquire J. Crew. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the fact that these discussions were in place is a clear indication that J. Crew is ready to go public, even without Fast Retailing. This "dual-track process" means the company is preparing for an IPO (initial public offering) on its own, while also talking to potential buyers about an acquisition. In other words, whether or not another company buys it, J. Crew is going public soon.

 

Topshop x AdidasAthletic brand Adidas is having quite an impression on the fashion world--last month every fashion editor, their assistant, and their assistant's assistant was rocking the recently reissued Adidas Stan Smith sneakers at Fashion Weeks around the world--so it makes sense that a collaboration with fashion retailer Topshop has just launched. The 20-piece collection features classic Adidas gear (think track suits, tees, and sneakers) but re-imagined with new fabrics and slimmer, more modern cuts. "We wanted to bring some femininity to the range and make the collection fit with all your fashion staples," stated Topshop Creative Director Kate Phelan. "whether you want to wear as a fashion garment or a performance garment the beauty is in how you combine it together." Prices for the collection range from $40 to $150. Look for Topshop for Adidas Originals in all Topshop stores, as well as Topshop.com and Nordstrom.com.

ASAP54 appStreet style and street style documentation (e.g. The Sartorialist) are an increasingly important cog in the fashion machine, so it was really just a matter of time before some genius developed an app that can allow fashion aficianados to shop the styles they encounter on the streets. ASAP54 is that application.  The shopping app, from Daniela Cecilio, former CEO of Farfetch.com, lets you take a pic of whatever fabulous must-have you spot on the street, in a cafe, on the train, wherever, then it uses image recognition technology to search its database for similar pieces. You can filter by brand (there are over 150 retailers), price, and color. Currently the London-based company has made an iPhone version only, but plans to roll out the Android version later this month.

March 21, 2014

FC Link Love -- March 21, 2014

Elle-chanel-00-hElle has the story behind Chanel's famous tweed.

Did you know that a discounted version of Zara exists?? Racked has the deets.

If you've got some free time this weekend, make these cool hair cuffs on Brit + Co.

And Design Crush has twelve more DIYs you'll love.

This That Beauty is sharing five ways you can channel spring, no matter what the weather situation.

We can't thank InStyle enough for putting together the perfect bag/shoe combos for spring.

If you're looking for the best blowdryer for your hair, The Beauty Department has a break down.

The Glamourai has the most gorgeous shots of model Selita Ebanks.

Ok, this is great: 8 awesome ways to spend $5 or less on Hello Giggles. And they really are awesome!

It's all about the scalloped details on Design Darling.

March 17, 2014

Must-Have Monday: Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick

Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte LipstickWe're a little obsessed with Radiant Orchid, Pantone's color of the year--it's vibrant and fresh and even a little bit playful--so it goes without saying that we're equally in love with the Sephora + Pantone collaboration, namely this Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick. Besides being pretty (because just look at it, it's gorgeous!), the geniuses at Sephora actually infused this lipstick with orchid essence, which is totally nourishing for your pout. Plus it's got collagen to make lips smooth and plump and just better. In a nutshell, this may be the most perfect lipstick ever.

What's New, What's Hot: A Pharrell Fragrance, Bebe to Launch Sunglass Line, Emilio Pucci Needs a CEO

PharrellPharrell is proving he's more than just a musical genius and hat trend starter; the "Happy" singer is partnering with Comme des Garçons to create a fragrance. The fragrance is called Girl with Comme des Garçons, but don't let the name deter you, fellows, because it's actually unisex. No word yet on the notes Pharrell used to create the scent, but given his affinity for mountain hats (you saw the Vivienne Westwood number he wore to the Grammy's, right?), we guessing it may have some woodsy notes. This will be Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo's first collaboration with a musician and we can't wait to see, or smell, what the two come up with when the fragrance launches in September.

 

Nina Agdal Bebe Sunglasses LaunchFashion brand Bebe will soon add sunglasses to its lineup, and just in time for spring. "Launching sunglasses was a natural next step in expanding our accessories collection and rounding out our girls’ lifestyle needs," said CEO Steve Birkhold. "We wanted to create a collection that revitalizes timeless shapes and offers new interpretations on the classics — something that our Bebe girl can have some fun with." We love Bebe and are excited for the sunglasses collection, but we have to ask--what took so long?

 

Alessandra CarraEmilio Pucci is hiring! Or at least they're going to be because Alessandra Carra, CEO of the Italian fashion house, will be stepping down at the end of the month.  For now Laudomia Pucci, daughter of the company’s late founder and current vice president and image director for the brand, will take over as CEO until a hire is made. The Milan-based company is owned by luxury behemoth LVMH, which has plans to beef up it's expansion this year. So we're left to wonder how Carra's departure will affect the company's growth initiative. Stay tuned.

March 14, 2014

FC Link Love -- March 14, 2014

Russian photographerStyle Pantry has the scoop on the coolest and most colorful photo series ever. 

A Miss Piggy lifestyle brand is in the works, according to Fab Sugar. We couldn't be happier.

Who What Wear knows how to actually look pulled together in ripped jeans.

We spotted the most clever candles on Little White Whale. Your inner bookworm will be overjoyed!

Sometimes we just like to look at pretty pictures, and Design Darling has plenty.

The Everygirl has tips for styling three of spring's hard-to-style (but must have) shoes.

We're kind of digging this tomboy situation happening on Love, Blair.

A cool, and super simple, magazine holder DIY on Design Sponge.

Cupcakes and Cashmere tried on a ton of boyfriend jeans and has reviews of them all.

Make sure you check out this perfect-for-your-next-road-trip playlist from Shop Talk.

March 10, 2014

What's New, What's Hot: Nicolas Guesquière Nails It, A Blake Lively Barbie, Sephora's One-Time Use Nail Polish

Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 collectionPretty much since the news first broke last November that he was stepping in as creative director, fashion critics, editors, bloggers, and fashion lovers have been anxious to see where Nicolas Guesquière would take the Louis Vuitton brand when Marc Jacobs stepped down. Last week the wait was finally over when the designer unveiled his vision during Paris Fashion Week--to glowing reviews.  This is what Vogue UK had to say: "Nothing about this collection was in homage to, or derived from, anything else: It was Nicolas Ghesquière's new vision for Vuitton—free from Jacobs' ghosts or his own Balenciaga baggage. New prints, new bag shapes, new fabrications, new models." But it wasn't the bags that were the star on this runway (Louis Vuitton is, after all, a leather goods label), but the clothes that stood out. "You couldn't have imagined that Ghesquière's debut Vuitton collection would have so much commercial clout," wrote Elle UK. We expect Guesquière will have a long and successful run with LV, and we can't wait to see what he delivers next.

Blake Lively Zuhair Murad Barbie

There's a new Barbie out there and she looks just like Blake Lively. Okay, so this Barbie doll doesn't look exactly like Blake Lively, but she is wearing a gorgeous black gown designed by red carpet fave Zuhair Murad--the exact same gown Blake Lively wore to the 2012 Los Angeles premiere of her film Savages. But while the actress donned Veronica Lake waves in a nod to Old Hollywood, Barbie's is rocking a slick updo and dazzling jewels. You can own the The Zuhair Murad Barbie for $75.

Sephora Formula XHere's a fantastic idea for the girl who has an exorbitant number of nail polish bottles strewn about her powder room: a one-time use nail polish! Sephora (of course!) has announced the launch of a collection of polishes that you use once, then toss. The collection will feature 24 shades from Sephora's 300-color Formula X brand, comes as a set for $39, and will be available in stores and online at the end of May. Each color comes in its own little pod--think nail polish pen--that you use just once; it's a great way to try out some of the brand's popular colors without committing to the purchase of a full bottle.

Must-Have Monday: Zara Wraparound Cardigan

Zara Wraparound CardiganFinding the perfect springtime sweater is a job (yes, a job) that we take pretty seriously. We're welcoming a new season and warmer weather so it has to be something lightweight, but we still want it to be substantial enough to keep us cozy in, say, a movie theater or restaurant. And of course it has to be stylish, but should look totally effortless--like that "I woke up like this" kind of effortless. The Zara Wraparound Cardigan is absolutely the perfect springtime sweater. It has a gauzy sort of look, but it actually really warm. Plus it comes in the palest of pale pinks, which is so super pretty for this time of year.