Glow in the Dark Tights

October is a really fun time of year, and one of the reasons is, of course, Halloween. We love dressing up in costumes, but realize it's not entirely practical to do so all month long. Since we can't run errands, go to school, or show up at the office in full Lady Gaga regalia, we're trying to find ways to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, but in a more subtle and subdued way. And also because pulling off Lady Gaga for 31 days straight would be really hard (how does she do it?). These Glow in the Dark Tights from Topshop are the perfect solution. The glow in the dark bats are super Halloween-y, but not at all costumey. 

Eddy Anemian for H&M

We're about a month out until the Alexander Wang x H&M hits stores, but fashionistas can still get their shop on with another, less anticipated but still pretty fabulous collaboration: Eddy Anemian x H&M. Not sure who Eddy Anemian is? Don't worry, you will. Anemian is the 24-year old student who won the 2014 H&M Design Award and, judging from the gorgeous skirt pictured above, soon-to-be fashion star. "Eddy's work was very beautiful,"  said H&M Creative Advisor Erdem Moralioglu. "The textile techniques used were interesting, as well as the elegant silhouettes he created. The future is very bright for him. I'm excited to see what he will do next." As are we! Look for Anemian's collection in select H&M stores and online starting October 23.

 

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Oils

CFDA winners Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen already have a good thing in their Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfume but that's not stopping these busy designers from taking the success of the fragrance further with the launch of two new perfume oils, Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and Nirvana White. "Ashley and I love how oils seep into the skin and how they wear with you throughout the day," said Mary-Kate. The formulas are a blend of eveningprimrose and safflower oils combined with the individual notes of the two Nirvana fragrances--peony, musk, and muguet for Nirvana White, and sandalwood, violet, and vanilla for Nirvana Black. Both are available now for $35 at Sephora.com.

 

Joanna Coles

Joanna Coles has a new job. The editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine is taking over as editorial director for Seventeen and she's already got big plans for the teen glossy. "I love the idea of girl power, and I want to make it feel really empowering," she said. "It's very important that we do a lot of stuff on body and nutrition and health, and how to stay healthy, a lot of stuff about mental health, a lot of stuff about your parents, your best friends, your relationship with social media." But it doesn't stop at nutrition and social media. Joanna added, "I want Seventeen to be this little playbook that you carry with you to get you to college."

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FIDM Fashion Club has partnered with Caché on our exclusive homecoming trends blog series. Today's topic? How to put together the ultimate homecoming fashion emergency kit! 

It’s your big night, and that means any little thing that might throw it off becomes a huge point of stress and anxiety. We’re here to bring you all the little tips and tricks to avoid disaster, and own the event with confidence.

Fashion Tape:
This one is an absolute must for stubborn dresses that just won’t stay in place. Tape loose, draped fabrics to your skin and avoid an embarrassing revelation.

Deodorant Removing Sponge:
Just imagine: you’re in a gorgeous, new, darkly colored dress, when out of nowhere appears an unsightly deodorant stain, out to punish you for smelling good. Fear not. These genius little sponges are an absolute godsend.

Sewing Kit:
The plan was to bust a move on the dance floor, but instead you bust a seam on your dress. Be sure to have a sewing kit, and a deft pair of hands for stitching up any unexpected wardrobe wounds.

Travel Size Wrinkle Releaser:
Fact: certain fabrics simply wrinkle more easily than others. We love this product for ensuring your dress stays smooth all night long.

Travel Size Static Guard:
Avoid shocking situations with this little savior.

Lint Removing Sheets:
The only thing clinging to you should be your date. You definitely need these if you’re wearing an LBD.

Foot Petals/Heel Savers:
Every girl has been there: you’re hours into the night, looking fabulous in brand new heels, but you simply can’t take the pain any longer, and end up dancing the night away barefoot. Nip this one in the bud with some comfortable insoles.

Hair Bands:
Yes, your hair looked amazing at the beginning of the night (hint: that’s when you should be taking all your pics!) but all that partying is guaranteed to wear down even the simplest coiffure. Have a hair band ready for a second act quick change.

Bandages:
The last thing you want is to get sidelined by a little cut. They also double as defense against sudden blisters.

Nail File:
This one’s probably obvious—who ever leaves the house without one—but a nail file is a girl’s best friend. Make sure your perfect manicure stays that way.

Caché is the only national specialty store offering prom & homecoming dresses and accessories. They've partnered with schools for over a decade, hosting fashion shows and special events. They're experts at "the event before the event," and take pride in styling high school students in the perfect look for their big night.

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We know it's still 90 degrees in LA, but soon and very soon it'll be fall weather, right? It will get chilly eventually, and when it does, you're going to need a new scarf! In the mean time, start shopping! We found five adorable plaid scarves we absolutely love. Happy Friday!

1. Felted Plaid Scarf, $17.95, hm.com
2. Rust Check Scarf, $15, topshop.com
3. Brushed Plaid Blanket Scarf, $39, urbanoutfitters.com
4. Frayed Plaid Scarf, $10.90, forever21.com
5. Green Oversized Plaid Scarf, $40, nastygal.com

Karl Lagerfeld

Here's a look at what the designers themselves wear to their runway shows. (Style.com)

Meet Kaelen Haworth, one of fashion's rising stars. (StyleCaster)

Street style pics from Paris Fashion Week--it doesn't get much more fabulous than this. (Fashionista)

And speaking of Paris Fashion Week, here are the fifty best moments from the front row at Chanel. (Vogue)

Style hacks every guy needs to know. (HuffPost Style)

In case you're wondering how to layer skirts over pants this season, here's how. (The Zoe Report)

We're all about rocking booties for fall; here are ten to choose from. (Glitter Guide)

How cute is this DIY monogrammed leather mousepad? (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

We can't get over these pretty powder pink picks. (Made By Girl)

Yes, it is possible to wear comfy pieces without looking sloppy. (Kendi Everyday)

Glitterati

You're invited to Glitterati Social Club's DIY party tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 1st) at Maker City LA in DTLA.

It's going to be an amazing evening of crafting (splatter paint necklaces courtesy of JustFab), dancing, manis, and so much more.

Tickets are $22, available here. Psst! Enter discount code MissKris for $10 off!!

Kitten Keepy Ring Dish

We've got kind of a paper clip issue happening on our desk--they've sort of taken over, hiding under papers and Post-It notes or falling out of the drawer whenever we open it. And here's the thing: we don't mind the paper clips (we actually need them), we just don't want them all over the place. And if it's possible to get our paper clip situation under control and still have our desk look cute, all the better. This Kitten Keepy Ring Dish from Catbird NYC is clearly the answer to our problems.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is already a Hollywood A-lister and all around 'It' girl, so she really doesn't need to do much else to convince us of how cool she is. But if you need a reason to love her more, the Girls star is producing a fashion documentary, and her cool factor just went through the roof. The film is called Three Suits, and it's about a LGBTQ-friendly tailor in Brooklyn, New York called Bindle & Keep and its customers. Bindle & Keep's owner, Daniel Friedman specializes in custom suits for clients who can't find the right fit at more traditional tailors. With Lena behind the project, we're pretty sure this documentary will be a hit with the fashion sect and beyond.

 

Lanvin 1960

You already know how much we love fashion, but birthdays are also a big deal at Fashion Club headquarters (we're deeply into cupcakes and confetti around here). Naturally, we got pretty excited when we found out Lanvin, one of our (and the entire industry's) most loved fashion houses, is celebrating 125 years this year. Started by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889 with only a three hundred franc credit, the House of Lanvin has grown into what Sally Singer of Vogue calls "the fashion world’s most wanted label." In a 1934 interview with Vogue, Jeanne herself said, "I act on impulse and believe in instinct." Alber Elbaz, the house's current creative director, shares this sentiment. "I don't like formulas," he told Vogue. "I think the purpose of fashion is to cause happiness," he added. This approach, which started with a young woman designing gowns and costumes for her little girl, has clearly worked for the House of Lanvin, and we are happy to celebrate 125 years of beautiful clothing with the luxury label.

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015

If ever a designer knew how to go out with a bang, Jean Paul Gaultier is that designer. After recently announcing his plans to stop designing a ready-to-wear collection after some thirty-plus years to focus more on his haute couture label, the designer gave his final Prêt-à-Porter presentation at the Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 shows on Saturday. But a typical runway show this was not. Gaultier, who was the fashion industry darling from the mid-80s to the 90s with his avant garde aesthetic (think skirt-pants for men and coned corsets), presented a full-fledged beauty pageant--Miss Jean Paul Gaultier 2015 France et Outre Mer--where model Coco Rocha was ultimately "crowned" the winner. There was confetti, disco music, models in masks (hey, we told you he was avant garde), and at the end of it all, thunderous applause. It was indeed a grand finale and final farewell worthy of the great Gaultier.

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FIDM Fashion Club has partnered with Caché on our exclusive homecoming trends blog series. Today's topic? How to pick the perfect homecoming dress! 

Every fall, the question of how to choose the perfect homecoming dress must be addressed by even the most stylish of fashionistas. We’ve already covered how to dress for your body type, but that leaves, well, everything else! We’ve put together a list of some major considerations to help you narrow down your choices. But of course, in the end, you’re gonna go with the one that makes you look amazing!

Follow the trends, or keep it classic? This is a tough call. We love some of the latest trends in gown dressing—think lace, sheer, and beading—but homecoming is an event steeped in tradition, and not all of your favorite fall embellishments fit the profile. Know yourself. If you love pushing boundaries, and want to go with an oh-so-of-the-moment cocktail dress, you’ll wear it with confidence and look stunning.

How big a factor is price? Chances are you’re only wearing this dress once, so you’ll have to make some tough decisions on how much to spend. Set a budget for the entire look, and then as you go over budget—trust us, you will—figure out what pieces are essential (do you need those $200 pumps?). In the end, we suggest spending the bulk of your budget on your dress, but you never know when you’ll find a great deal, and then get to splurge on those shoes after all.

Choose depending on your body type! We already covered this, but in case you missed it, read the detailed breakdown here. Long story short: know your body type! If you’re petite, get something short and fitted, if you’re curvier, go for a gown with draped, flowing fabric.

Caché is the only national specialty store offering prom & homecoming dresses and accessories. They've partnered with schools for over a decade, hosting fashion shows and special events. They're experts at "the event before the event," and take pride in styling high school students in the perfect look for their big night.

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The puffer vest is the must-have fashion statement of fall!! We picked out five of our favorites, all under $50 each, that are going to rock your world. Keep warm, look super stylin', and save cash. Woot!

1. Joe Fresh Puffer Vest, $28.99, jcpenney.com
2. Ultra Light Down Vest, $49.90, uniqlo.com
3. Southwestern-Inspired Puffer Vest, $32.80, forever21.com
4. Padded Body Warmer, $34.97, hm.com
5. Puffer Vest with Faux Fur Collar, $39.99, target.com


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