Henri Bendel West 57th Train case

We've caught the travel bug! Spring break will be upon us soon, with summer vacay following just a couple of months later, and we are ready to pack our bags and get out of here! One of those bags has to be this Henri Bendel West 57th Train Case. It is simply fabulous, with that gorgeous pink color, the supple leather, and satin lining. Plus, plenty of pockets and elasticized bottle holders ensure we can take all the makeup and toiletries we can't live without. The only thing left to do is decide where to go.


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Tom Ford Fall 2015

While fashion heavy hitters such as Marc Jacobs, Gareth Pugh, Gucci, and FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier unveiled their Fall 2015 collections in one of the four fashion capitals, Tom Ford had his runway show for his A/W 2015 collection in the City of Angels. Ford held the star-studded event at Milk Studios, where famous faces such as Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Nicole Richie, and Miley Cyrus to name a few, sat front row to get a first look at the collection. So why exactly did Ford skip the excitement and bustle of Fashion Week in New York or London for a runway show on the west coast? Two words--the Oscars. "This year, my show in London would have fallen the day after the Oscars," the designer said in an interview with InStyle. "How much global press do you think you're going to get for a fashion show in London on the same day that the Oscar pictures come out?" In addition to the media coverage issue, Ford always dresses several stars for the Oscars and wanted to make sure he was available for fittings. No matter the reason, we're hoping Ford's presence will help to resurrect more fashion week activity in Los Angeles.

Juice Beauty

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand Goop have entered into a "long-term business venture" with organic skincare brand Juice Beauty. Paltrow will become a shareholder in the company and act as its creative director for makeup. The first product range under her direction will launch later this year. And while Paltrow has taken on a role at Juice Beauty, the beauty line will, in return, invest in Goop, a deal which was finalized in January. To round out the whole deal, Goop and Juice Beauty are working together to develop a skincare collection which is set to hit the market in March of next year. 


Karl Lagerfeld

If you thought that at age eighty-one designer Karl Lagerfeld would start to wind down his impressive career, you thought wrong. It's just been announced that Lagerfeld will present Italian fashion house Fendi's debut "Haute Fourrure" couture collection at the Paris shows this summer, and as the name suggests, it will be fur-centric. "Haute fourrure will set a differentiation between Fendi fur and the rest," stated Fendi CEO Pietro Beccari. But here's the thing, Lagerfeld isn't just the creative director for Fendi, he's also the creative director for French fashion house Chanel and will be showing the Chanel Haute Couture collection in Paris this summer as well. Are you following? That's two couture collections, plus the ready-to-wear collections, plus his eponymous line. We're seriously exhausted just typing about it.

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Lisa Perry x Schumacher

Fashion designer Lisa Perry collabs with furniture textile brand Schumacher and the results are pretty fabulous. (Architectural Digest)

51 ways to incorporate black and white into your space. (SMP Living)

This sweet floral dress has us dreaming of springtime picnics in the park. (Big Hair Loud Mouth)

Also, we're thinking these blue culottes are exactly what we need to add to our spring wardrobe. (Little J Style)

Are you putting on your lipstick the right way? (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Style blogger Alyson Haley shares lots of fun facts about herself, and we love her even more for it. (Sequins and Things)

20 fashion labels you're probably pronouncing wrong. (The Every Girl)

We can't wait to wear this adorable rain gear this spring. (Teen Vogue)

Proof that girls can and should shop the men's department every once in awhile. (Style Lust Pages)

13 must-haves for the perfect manicure. (The Beauty Department)


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Stila Cosmetics Nude Interlude Color Balm Lipstick

So much focus has been put on the ultimate nude eyeshadow palette that it can be easy to forget just how glamorous a nude lipstick can be (especially when paired with a dramatic eye and tons of eyelashes). We're so into this Stila Nude Interlude Color Balm Lipstick because not only is it the most gorgeous nude lip color we've ever seen, it's also the best we've ever felt--it's infused with peppermint oil to give our lips a refreshing tingle and feels luxuriously smooth and silky when applied. Plus, there's a super convenient mirror on the cap so the stuff is easy to put on even when we're on the go. In a word, perfect! 

Nike x Sacai

When you think of Nike you don't typically think about fashion--sneakers, yes, fashion no. Yoga pants or even a track suit, perhaps, but definitely not fashion. But in an effort to keep up with other athletic brands that are dabbling in fashion (Adidas and Athleta come to mind), Nike has recruited Japanese label Sacai, designed by Comme des Garçon's Chitose Abe, to help create a womenswear collection. "Our excitement to work with Chitose was really born from her unique understanding of form and silhouette,” Kurt Parker, vice president and creative director of Nike Sportswear said in an interview. “Many of her collections have inspired the design team at Nike, through her elegant and graceful application of materials." And Abe's designs for the Nike x Sacia collection are nothing if not inspiring. She's taken nylon from Nike's 30-year old Windrunner jacket and reimagined it into a skirt; a hoodie is given a playful peplum and side openings. Stay tuned--we have a feeling this 8-piece collection is going to be an unbelievably creative and exciting take on "athleisure."


H&M Loves Coachella

When it comes to music festivals, it's a little hard to top Coachella. The proof? Fast fashion retailer H&M has designed a collection of festival-appropriate apparel and it's called H&M Loves Coachella. H&M has been a sponsor of Coachella for the past six years, but this is the first time the Swedish-based retail giant has actually partnered with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on a project. "The H&M Loves Coachella Collection really brings to life the spirit of the festival, whether you’re there or somewhere else around the world," said Ann-Sofie Johannson, H&M's head of design and new development. Priced from $4.95 to $49.95, the H&M Loves Coachella collection debuts in 350 North American stores on March 19, then globally and online one week later on the 26th.

Le Marc Lip Cremes

Marc Jacobs Beauty has launched a new lipstick, Le Marc Lip Crèmes , and we hear they're amazing. (Racked)

ANTM's Jay Manuel debuts his new beauty line and we're already obsessed. (The Style and Beauty Doctor)

Six reasons to wear and love moto jackets. (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

Tips from a pro on the proper way to care of your shoes. (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Leandra Medine shares a day in her life and it's all-at-once hilarious and fabulous. (Man Repeller)

Jewelry as wall art--this is absolutely genius. And gorgeous! (P.S. I Made This)

Want shiny hair? Top stylists spill their secrets for giving models mirror-like shiny strands. (The Cut)

The pearls, the shoes, the glasses...there's nothing about this spring outfit idea we don't love. (Pink Peonies)

Have you seen stylist Stacy London's Brooklyn apartment? Swoon! (Refinery 29)

Check out this piece on Betsey Johnson. The fashion designer is 73 and just as awesome as ever. (The New York Times)


We're so ready for sandal season! Also, shorts, mini dresses, and bikinis, but more than anything we are so ready for sandals! And if we're being specific, we want these Topshop Unique Patent Leather Skinny Strap Sandals (and in every color, if you please). We love everything about this sandal, from the chunky heel to the strappy ankle wrap, and we're thinking it might just become our go-to shoe very soon. 

Lucky CCO Eva Chen

We've been a little confused by everything we reported about Lucky magazine over the past year (first Conde Nast was dumping the mag, then it was partnering with BeachMint, then there was something called The Lucky Group...???) but the latest news involving the glossy (can we still call it a glossy?) is pretty clear, and pretty fabulous--the launch of Lucky Shops. Lucky Shops is an editorial site with a content-meets-commerce concept, meaning you can actually buy the pieces in each article without ever having to leave the site. Or if you want, you can just shop, without reading anything. And if you're looking for style advice, there's plenty of that as well. The site just launched a week ago, so there are only 1,000 products and about 200 brands to start, but we've no doubt Lucky Shops is going to grow into something incredible. Oh, and if you're looking for it doesn't exist anymore; type it in and you'll be redirected to


Mayor Bill de Blasio

Designer Oscar de la Renta is an industry icon who will never be forgotten, certainly not by anyone who loves fashion. But the designer will also be remembered by an entire city because New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is honoring the late designer by naming a street after him. "No one is more deserving than him of that," said de Blasio. "He will forever be ingrained in the fabric of the city." Mayor de Blasio, pictured above, signed the bill, which renames 56 thoroughfares and public places in the city, on February 5. What isn't specified in the bill is the exact location of the renamed street, but we're pretty sure that info will be popping up on social media soon.


Miss Kris DIY no sew blanket cape

We're just a little obsessed with this DIY no sew blanket cape. (Miss Kris)

The best lip balms for kissable lips. (The Shine and Sparkle Report).

Six totally swoon-worthy hairstyles for Valentine's Day. (Byrdie)

Super cute printable Valentines. (Studio DIY)

Prom beauty tips from supermodels? Yes, please! (Teen Vogue)

Navy blue might just be our new favorite color. (The Peak of Tres Chic)

Lauren Conrad partnered with Rifle Paper Co. and the collection is available starting today. (InStyle)

How fabulous are these colorful accent walls? (Coco + Kelley)

Celebrity-inspired Valentine's Day outfit ideas. (People StyleWatch)

We're digging this tied-up flats shoe trend. (Habitually Chic)

Derek Lam x Athleta sketch

Athleta, Gap Inc.'s fitness apparel brand, is partnering with Derek Lam 10 Crosby to create a lifestyle collection., a match made in athletic wear heaven. Lam, whose own 10 Crosby line is geared toward an active lifestyle, said in a statement, "Our customer leads a very active lifestyle. Fitness is very much a part of it and we always strive to create clothing which works in her life. Athleta's expertise in performance fabrics and fibers has offered us a really exciting opportunity to create a collection which complements perfectly what we do for Derek Lam 10 Crosby." The collection will include everything from leggings to jackets to dresses, and will be available on the Athleta website and select stores, and starting in September 2015 at the NYC 10 Crosby boutique. This is the first collaboration of its kind for Athleta, and judging from the above sketch, it's going to be a good one. 



Washington D.C.-based boutique beauty chain Bluemercury has just been scooped up by Macy's Inc. for a cool $210 million. Bluemercury, a luxury beauty product retailer that calls Sephora its number one competitor, has 60 stores in 18 states, including California and New York. Bluemercury carries top beauty brands like Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, and Oribe, as well as its own proprietary skincare line called M-61, which founders Mary Malcolm Beck and Barry Beck developed. The boutique chain is growing at a rapid pace, almost doubling the number of stores in the last seven years. "We are excited to continue our aggressive expansion of Bluemercury while simultaneously leveraging Macy’s leadership in omnichannel technology, supply chain and retail operations," said Mary Malcolm Beck of the acquisition. With any luck, you might just find a Bluemercury popping up in your town.


Andy Warhol Converse

If you're at all into Andy Warhol you'll love this collaboration between the Andy Warhol Foundation and Converse (yes, as in the sneakers). The all-star sneaker capsule collection includes both high and low tops featuring the artist's most famous works, like his Campbell soup print. "With this collection, we aim to celebrate and foster the innovative artistic expression that’s intrinsic to both Converse and Andy Warhol," said Converse All Star Design Director Damion Silver. "Andy Warhol famously created art inspired by American pop culture icons, and was a pioneer in utilizing the Chuck Taylor All Star as a blank canvas for his work. From this shared creative history grew our collaboration with Warhol." The 14-piece Converse x Andy Warhol collection, available in stores and online now, ranges from $35 to $90 and includes three T-shirts as well as the sneakers. 

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