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Kate Spade Saturday

If you're a fan of Kate Spade Saturday, Kate Spade's younger, more casual offshoot, you may be disappointed to learn that the company is shuttering all nineteen of its stores, as well as all twelve Jack Spade brick and mortar locations. The news comes as a surprise, as Saturday is only two-years old and as of late last year was still opening new stores. Still, weak sales couldn't cover the costs of promoting the label, and that's bad for business. The stores will close gradually over the first half of 2015, but there is a bright side to all of this--neither label is disappearing completely. According to the company, Kate Spade Saturday will remain its own label and merchandise will be sold in Kate Spade stores. As for Jack Spade, Kate Spade & Company's twenty-two year old menswear label, a statement from the company said the label would "pursue a new business model" and "expand its e-commerce platform." 

 

Piperlime

We suspect a major liquidation sale is on the horizon because Gap is shutting down Piperlime, both the e-commerce site and its one brick and mortar located in New York. And the sale will be taking place fairly quickly as it's being reported that Piperlime will be finito by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Piperlime is the smallest of Gap Inc.'s brands, bringing in less than one percent of the sixteen billion dollar revenue across all six of the company's brands, which include Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athlete. The website sells designer labels such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, and Haute Hippie, as well as more moderately priced brands like Tinsley Road, Eight Sixty, and its own Piperlime Collection. We're sad to see this one go; the free shipping and returns (no minimums!) made this one of our favorite shopping sites.

 

  Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Kendall and Kylie Jenner sure know how to stay busy. The teen sisters have already designed collections for Madden Girl and PacSun, and now the girls could possibly be collaborating with British retailer Topshop. Apparently the duo are in talks with Topshop CEO Sir Philip Green, although neither side is confirming or denying a design collaboration. If the rumors are true, the Jenner sisters would be joining model Kate Moss and superstar Beyoncé as celebrity designers for the retailer. Stay tuned!

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Uniqlo long sleeve denim dress

On our radar lately--easy, versatile pieces that can be worn alone or layered. This Denim Long Sleeve Dress from Uniqlo definitely makes the cut. It may not look like much, but this sweet little frock can be worn in so many different ways. We love how it looks belted with chunky booties or layered under a printed sweater and worn with our favorite Chuck Taylor's. And when the weather warms up a little, we'll pair it with nothing but a pair of leather sandals and a topknot. We can already tell this is going to be one of our favorite pieces.

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Vanessa Hudgens

She's not only the face Bongo, Vanessa Hudgens helped design the spring collection. (People StyleWatch)

28 fashion essentials every girl should have in her wardrobe. (Made By Girl)

Check out former Gossip Girl Leighton Meester's chic pad. (Harper's Bazaar)

We're totally into this girly mixed print look. (A Lacey Perspective)

Cool clutches under $100; we're kind of in love with every one of them. (StyleList)

How to style a turtleneck sweater. (Glitter Guide)

Six fashion brands from the '90s that are having a major moment now. (HuffPost Style)

Could wearing super high heels actually make you age faster? (Marie Claire)

DIY glitter ombre heels--um, yes please! (Miss Kris Turner)

Bored with your look? Here are 35 new hair ideas to inspire you. (Allure)

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Classic Leather Stacking Jewelry Box

Finding a cool place to store our jewelry has proven to be more of a challenge than we ever could of expected; after all, there are plenty of jewelry boxes and cases to choose from. But we wanted something deeply cool, something really chic. Enter this Classic Leather Stacking Jewelry Box from PB Teen. The crisp white color is so clean and contemporary, but the dots inside add a dose of playfulness that we find utterly appealing. Plus, we've found that this isn't just a cool place to store earrings; placed on our desk, it's the perfect home for safety pins and paper clips. 

Target Ava & Viv Plus-Size Line
Curvy girls looking for fabulous fashion at a great price can rejoice because Target, yes Target, is launching an in-house plus-size line called Ava & Viv. "We are constantly scouting for new business opportunities and this market is growing," stated Target's senior vice president of merchandising Stacia Andersen. "We felt it was time to enter this market in a really strong way." The timing is really what's key here. After decades of offering a less than spectacular selection of plus-sized clothing, not to mention the recent complaints about selling the plus-sized pieces from the upcoming Lily Pulitzer collab exclusively online, a collection for curvy girls was long overdue. 

The first collection for Ava & Viv has 90 pieces, including everything from denim to work wear, and will be updated monthly. Ava & Viv will be sold in every Target store, with its own floor space, as well as Target.com, making it completely accessible. And since Target commissioned popular plus-size bloggers Nicolette Mason, Gabi Gregg, and Chastity Garner to consult on the line and model for the lookbook, the line will no doubt get plenty of promotion. Ava & Viv arrives in stores in mid-February and online on February 22. It's about time!

Sarah Jessica Parker

The iconic Fendi Baguette bag is getting a makeover, and some of the world's most famous stars are the ones giving it. To celebrate the opening of a new Fendi store in New York city, celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker (whose Carrie character on SATC helped push the bag to its covetable status), singer Rihanna, model Jordan Dunn, and The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine, are putting their own stylish spins on the Italian fashion house's most popular bag. The remixed bags will be on display at the new store, located at 598 Madison Avenue, from February 13 to March 13, and will be auctioned off for charity after that. 

 

The Daily Front Row FLA

The Daily Front Row hosted its first annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLAs) on January 22 to celebrate the fashion elite and their contributions to Hollywood style. "The Daily adores the glamour and influence of the awards season and we believe that the red carpet is the most powerful extension of the fashion runways. We are delighted to premiere the first-annual Fashion Los Angeles Award, complete with a special Hollywood edition of our oversize glossy, honoring the style stars who matter most right now. We plan to produce this event and this Hollywood issue every year from here on," said the mag's editor-in-chief Brandusa Niro. Among the honorees, Jeremy Scott for Womenswear Designer of the Year, Christian Louboutin for Shoe Designer of the Year, August Getty for Emerging Designer of the Year, and Gigi Hadid for Model of the Year. 

 

Vince Camuto

Footwear designer Vince Camuto passed away last week at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. The designer, who founded the Camuto Group, co-founded Nine West, and had licensing deals and partnerships with BCBG Max Azria, Lucky Brand shoes, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Tory Burch, and many more, once said, "We do shoes for just about everyone, I don't know if we're allowed to say, but any better shoe, we're making it." Camuto's eponymous footwear line has 30 U.S. stores and 62 international stores. "Retire isn't in my vocabulary," he said in 2013. Camuto was 78 years old. 

Men's jeggings

An ode to men's jeggings. (Man Repeller)

These Instagram accounts serve up major style on a budget. (The Everygirl)

So if you suck at painting your own nails, you'll want to try one or all of these nail polish hacks. (xoVain)

FIDM Grad Cortnie Elizabeth knows how to rock a vampy lip,  leopard heels, and a $6 thrifted Calvin Klein coat. (StyleLust Pages)

Go behind the scenes into the wardrobe department of The Mindy Project. (Popsugar)

Cute hat/scarf/glove combos to perk up your winter wardrobe. (Teen Vogue)

We're mildly obsessed with the gummy bear magnets (and everything else!) in this colorful roundup. (Little White Whale)

The Spring 2015 ad campaigns are out; see which ones make the grade. (Fashionista)

A conditioner for smoothing eyebrows--we're into it! (Into the Gloss)

Nicole Richie may just have the coolest hair ever. What do you think of her new cut and color? (People StyleWatch)

RavensCourt Apothecary Moroccan Rose Bath Salts

This bottle of RavensCourt Apothecary Moroccan Rose Bath Salts is everything we've ever wanted in a bath product: the packaging is simple yet so pretty, the pink and red contents are gorgeous, and they produce the most luxurious, wonderful-smelling bath we've ever experienced. Made with Himalayan pink salt (de rigueur of any good bath salt, if you ask us) and dried Iranian rose petals, and scented with essential oil of Moroccan Rose, this bath salt heals, restores, and detoxifies our skin (thanks to all the minerals in the pink salt) and makes us feel pampered and relaxed, like we've just left the spa.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is among a handful of young models who are destined for supermodeldom, so it makes sense that the nineteen-year old California beauty has just inked a contract with all-American beauty brand Maybelline. The news came as a surprise--literally, the contract was wrapped in a box and given to her as a present to open while at a meeting with her agent--and naturally Hadid is excited about the deal. "In middle school, I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup," she recalls. "I secretly bought Maybelline’s SuperStay 24HR concealer at CVS. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world." Hadid's first Maybelline ad campaign will launch this October. 

 

John Galliano Maison Margiela

The fashion world has been waiting for John Galliano's debut Maison Margiela collection since the announcement of his creative director appointment last October, especially since it's his first since his infamous dismissal from Dior four years ago. The big moment came last Monday in London, when Galliano unveiled his inaugural collection during London Collections: Men. The twenty-four piece collection was marked by the designer's signature over-the-top costumes, along with the crystal-encrusted masks that Maison Margiela is famous for. "It was brilliant," said Anna Wintour, who has always shown her support for the designer. "What I loved was the mix: There was so much that we know and we love about John, but then he took the Margiela vocabulary and translated it in such an appealing and innovative way. I loved seeing all the toiles at the end where you can see all the work and the new embroidery." It sounds like Galliano's avant garde aesthetic will fit right in at Maison Margiela.

 

Sophia Amoruso

Nasty Gal founder and #GirlBoss writer Sophia Amoruso is quitting while she's on top; the CEO of the online retailer announced in a personal statement that she was resigning from the company that she started back in 2006. Amoruso has selected Sheree Waterson to take the reigns, saying, "Sheree is someone who has the experience, ability, and drive to attack our future with a four-pronged approach with elements that have never been combined in all of Nasty Gal’s history – art, commerce, purpose, and leadership." But Amoruso isn't completely leaving her baby behind; creative and brand marketing will still be reporting to her. We bid farewell to Amoruso, and wish Sheree Waterson the best of luck in her new role. 

Organize vanity

Tips for organizing your vanity like a pro. (A Beautiful Mess)

Never leave the hairdresser unhappy again. (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Yes you can look fabulous in your driver's license photo. (Byrdie)

So we totally want to go out and buy a few pairs of high-rise jeans now. (Belle Vivir)

Cool and unique ways to display photos. (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

One of our favorite blogs just got a major makeover; even the name has changed! (The Stripe)

These Deborah Lippmann nail colors are making us anxious for spring. (Racked)

One H&M pencil skirt, six different but equally fabulous outfits. (Penny Pincher Fashion)

All the essentials for a post-holiday getaway to escape the cold. (Could I Have That)

Check out who we think ruled the red carpet at the Golden Globes. (Prom Advice)

Neon Mix Knit Tablet case

Between keeping up with work emails, shopping for new glasses (and jeans and shoes and...), and reading the latest Sophie Kinsella novel, our iPad has pretty much become another appendage--we have it with us all the time. And since it's always with us, we want something stylish to carry it in. Enter this Neon Mix Knit Tablet Case from Leif; it gets the job done, of course, but it's also super stylish. We love the contrast neon stitching and envelope style so much we hardly ever tuck it into a tote, opting instead to carry it like a fabulous clutch. 


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