Louboutin expands nude collection

Christian Louboutin expands its "nude" tones. (The Cut)

We're loving this oh-so-colorful look on Blair Eadie. (Atlantic-Pacific)

Tips for getting the perfect wing-tip eye liner. (All Day Chic)

A DIY version of our favorite GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask! (The Twisted Horn)

Whether you're on a budget or not, here's why you need to buy second-hand clothes. (All Women Stalk)

If you haven't picked up these surprisingly amazing beauty buys from Forever 21 you are so missing out. (Byrdie)

We're kind of obsessed with this beyond chic NYC apartment. (Refinery 29)

Tips for styling your bangs. (M Loves M)

Pop quiz: which celebrity has your dance style? (Teen Vogue)

Steal Vanessa Hudgen's style for less. (The Budget Fashionista)

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Rockwall Heath FIDM Fashion Club President Malika Pratt travelled with her club from Dallas to Los Angeles to attend the FIDM DEBUT Runway Show and Fashion Club Pre-Party. Read on to find out what Malika has to say about her experience.

Attending the FIDM DEBUT Runway show was a goal that our club set at the beginning of the school year. For some of us, it was our first time traveling to Los Angeles—and it made the trip even more rewarding that we were attending a fashion show for FIDM.

We not only got to experience FIDM, but it was amazing getting to visit the state of California—the reality of being in such innovative state with numerous opportunities made such an impact. I started the day off at the Obey headquarters where we learned about the process of constructing a t-shirt.

Also, we visited the TOMS headquarters and learned about some of the amazing projects and organizations that TOMS is part of.

We began the next day at FIDM. We were able to tour the campus and listen to FIDM Alumni offer advice about the fashion industry. After the tour and lunch, we headed to Santa Monica in party buses to attend Fashion Club's DEBUT Pre-Party at the Barker Hangar.

The Pre-Party was lots of fun and very entertaining. Then we headed into the fashion show.

It was so great to be able to attend such an inspiring show. To be able to see the hard work and dedication the students had to finish their collection was truly amazing. One of the DEBUT students, Samantha Sneed, was an alumna from my high school, Rockwall Rowlett in Dallas. To see her start at the same place as us and being able to represent herself and our school in such a positive way was amazing.

We hope to make this a tradition for our program and continue the FIDM Fashion Club. We want to encourage students to be creative and explore their talents.

Got a Fashion Club story you'd like to share? Send it to info@fashionclub.com. If you're interested in starting an official FIDM Fashion Club at your high school, click here.

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Keep It Pretty Please Tee

As we perused Reese Witherspoon's website (see our previous What's New, What's Hot post for details), we fell in love with a few pieces, including this Keep It Pretty Please Tee. It's the perfect T-shirt for when we want to wear a T-shirt but still look a little polished. And also, we really love pretty things, so the statement is right up our alley.

Kendall Jenner for Marc Jacobs

Model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner is one busy girl, walking runways and red carpets, covering magazines, and attending glamorous parties, and now the young star has landed a coveted role in the Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 campaign. Jenner starred alongside Harry and Peter Brant II, Jamie Bechert, and Mariacarla Boscono in the Fall 2014 campaign for Givenchy, but the Marc Jacobs ads mark the first time the model is featured by herself. The campaign, shot by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand, also features separate images of top models Joan Smalls, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, and Natasha Poly.

 

Reese Witherspoon

If you don't know who Draper James is, you're not alone. And actually, Draper James is not a who but a what. It's actress Reese Witherspoon's lifestyle brand, and it is, as she puts it, "unapologetically pretty." The Southern-inspired lifestyle brand, which includes everything from fashion and accessories--Reese often wears and is photographed in her own designs--to jewelry and gifts, is produced in-house, and Witherspoon even plans to open up a brick and mortar location this fall in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. We checked out the website, and we've got to say, were quite charmed by all the Southern influence, particularly a peach-printed notebook, shorts and trousers with the prettiest magnolia print (as seen above on Witherspoon), and the "Totes Y'all" Vanderbilt tote bag. And if you're wondering about the name, Witherspoon named her brand after her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon.

Bucket-bags

We have Mansur Gavriel to thank for the revival of the bucket bag. (Thank you, Mansur Gavriel!) Founded in 2012 by Floriana Gavriel and Rochel Mansur, the newish company is based out of New York City. Anywho, if you don't have $495 laying around to spend on a bucket bag, we found five under $50 that are really pretty amazing. Oh, and if you want to read a great history of the bucket bag, check out The Art of Dress. Totes fascinating! 

1. Cookie 'n Crime Bucket Bag, $48, nastygal.com
2. Distressed Faux Leather Crossbody Bucket Bag, $39, maurices.com
3. Double Tassel Bucket Bag, $18.99, charlotterusse.com
4. Weekend Wanderer Bag, $41.99, modcloth.com
5. Fringed Faux Leather Bucket Bag, $17.43, forever21.com

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Best handbags of Met Gala

The best handbags of the 2015 Met Gala red carpet. (The Purse Blog)

Swimsuits that'll make you feel like a Disney princess. (Popsugar)

Here's your ultimate summer shopping list. (The Stripe)

The Lucky FABB Conference was canceled, fueling the theory that the mag is kaput. (Racked)

Springtime shoes for less than $100--we'll take one of each pair, please! (Belle de Couture)

And gladiator sandals for every budget. (Venzedits)

Bad hair days be gone with these stylish summer hats. (The Beauty Department)

This DIY sprinkles manicure might be the best thing ever. (Studio DIY)

The best polishes and nail accessories to step up your at-home mani game. (Sincerely Jules)

Can we just talk about how perfect this Ann Taylor striped dress is. (Could I Have That?)

Project Runway Junior, revised flyer

The casting call deadline for Project Runway Junior has been extended to May 18. 

Project Runway Junior is looking for 14 to 17 year old designers. The winner will receive cash prizes and a college scholarship to FIDM.

Find out all the details about how to submit your application on mysticartpictures.com. If you have any questions, email projectrunwayjr@gmail.com.

Good luck!

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Congratulations to FIDM Fashion Club President Caldwell Harris of Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, for producing and promoting her school's fashion show this year! This Friday, May 8 at 7:00pm, 23 models will be styled in 32 looks throughout the show. Caldwell staged and planned a photo shoot for images to use in promotional materials. (Check them out on their Facebook page: Leon Fashion and Design Club.) She then placed posters at local businesses, university campuses, and locations frequented by the student body to advertise the event.

With Ms. Thelma Palmer as her Fashion Club Advisor, Caldwell started the club in August last year and already has 25 club members. Follow them on Instagram @leonfashionandesign and read on for our exclusive Q&A with this inspiring Fashion Club president.

Tell us about the fashion show: As the president and founder of Leon Fashion Club, I created the theme of our show. EQUINOX is the theme I choose because traditionally that means equal hours of daytime and nighttime. For the show, I planned equal numbers of daytime and nighttime looks, across four segments. The show segments include: vintage, school day, weekend, and special occasion. 

How are you promoting the fashion show? As a club, we are promoting the show through various social media platforms, posters, and word of mouth. Through our club and personal Instagram and Facebook accounts, we have been promoting the show for the past 3.5 weeks. About two weeks ago, we staged and planned a promotional photo shoot. The pictures taken at the historic Brokaw-McDougall House are currently being used in our marketing campaigns and posters. Because many students and faculty have been seeing the posters around school, the buzz for the show is growing faster than ever. Word of mouth has been another great way of promoting the show, as a club event “EQUINOX” fashion show is featured weekly on the school announcements. We have also reached out to own sponsors—who have assisted us in promoting the event by putting our posters up in their various retail establishments and selling tickets. Finally, posters were placed at local businesses, university campuses, and locations frequented by our student body.

What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? What I enjoy the most about putting on a show like this is the opportunity to use our creativity to organize and produce a high caliber fashion show.

What are the challenges? Some of the biggest challenges have been found in time management. Personally, trying to balance school work, extracurricular, and fashion show logistics have been difficult.

Anything else you’d like to share? I have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of support the EQUINOX fashion show has received. This has truly been a team effort, with the aid of models, clothing sponsors, a fashion consultant, graphic designer, printer, school administrator, and a strong committee structure. We are also deeply indebted to our school's theater department for lighting and AV support as well as Lively Tech Cosmetology School for their willingness to provide hair and makeup services for our models. As a whole, the show would not be possible without the dedication of these individuals and so many more.

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Angelica DeChavez

Angelica DeChavez is a Fashion Club member and a sophomore at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. She also makes fashion videos in her spare time. Follow her on Twitter @fashbyangelica, Instagram @fashionbyangelica, and YouTube.

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm 15 years old and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I go to a magnet school where I major in fashion design and take fashion merchandising classes. I have loved fashion ever since I was little. I remember dressing up when I was four years old with sunglasses, fake nails, a purse, and high heels. I even have a photo of it. I also used to go into my aunt's closet and try on every single pair of her high heels and walk down the catwalk (the hallway). They didn't even fit me back then. Lol! I love sketching, making garments, and going on my social media for fun. I have one older brother and one younger sister. When you first meet me I may be quiet and shy, but once you get to know me I'm talkative and nice.  

How did you get involved in Fashion Club at your high school? Well I actually heard about it and I thought it would be fun so I joined it!

What kinds of activities do you do at your Fashion Club meetings? The activities are all fashion related. We sketch, put outfits together, and even make our own garments. 

What is one of your proudest accomplishments? One of my proudest accomplishments was becoming a Top 20 Semi-Finalist in the 2012 National American Miss Nevada Preteen Pageant.

Tell us about your YouTube channel: I make fashion videos about hauls, what you can wear in different types of seasons. I also make videos about my life like vlogs, and I make videos just for fun like my sister does my makeup, the sister tag. I also want to combine my creativity so I did a video on how to make an inspiration board! I started making videos from watching Bethany Mota (macbarbie07) which inspired me. I love showing my personality and who I am through my videos. 

What’s a fashion trend you’re loving right now? Stripes is one of the trends I am loving right now. Very simple but cute! 

Who do you follow for fashion inspo? Bethany Mota for sure, because I love how she dresses. She has all kinds of styles—edgy, boho, girly, etc. 

Do you have plans to attend FIDM? Yes, FIDM is my dream college, because 1) I am going to be able to major in something I love—Fashion Design, and 2) live where I always wanted to live when I was little—Los Angeles, CA!

What are your career goals? My career goals are to travel the world promoting my clothing brand, participating in fashion shows, photo shoots, interviews, and so much more. I want people to know that I have a passion for fashion! My one most significant goal that I want to achieve is to leave with a legacy. 

Tassel bracelet trio

Now that it's tank top season, we're really stepping up our arm party game, and we're starting with this Tassel Bracelet Trio from Baublebar. Obviously we adore the cute tassels (because who doesn't love a good tassel) and the colors are absolutely perfect for summer, but we especially love how Baublebar paired these three pieces together to make the most playful, festive, and fun set we've ever seen. 


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