Hey, flashy peeps. How about some metallic silver to start off your weekend?! 

F21-flats

1. Faux Patent Leather Silver Flats, $22.90, forever21.com

Hm-cushion

2. Metallic Cushion Cover, $9.95, hm.com

Topshop-bag

3. Quilted Silver Bumbag, $38, topshop.com

Uo-sneakers

4. Mosson Bricke Metallic Runner Sneaker, $39.99, urbanoutfitters.com

Asos-top

5. ASOS Silver Crop Top, $47.38, asos.com

 

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. 

Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson

Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson have both reached heights of fabulousness that most of us can only dream of, but they've somehow managed to to that fabulousness to the next level by starring side by side in the Alexis Bittar Spring 2015 campaign. The 93-year old fashion icon and 18-year old founder/editor of Rookie were shot by Terry Tsiolis and styled Arianne Phillips, and takes a rather palpable stand against the rampant ageism in the fashion industry. "In terms of the fashion industry, we’re selling to women who are predominantly over 35, but we’re showing them images of girls who are 19 and retouched," New York-based jeweler Bittar said in an interview with WWD. "For the campaign, we honed in on the essence of strong women who haven’t conformed." Even with the 75-year difference between them, the two ladies both look insanely cool, and we can't wait until the campaign debuts this February.

Coach menswear

As part of its massive brand refresh, American label Coach has launched a menswear line which debuted in London last week. The Fall 2015 collection featured bomber jackets, bulky shearling coats and hiker boots, as well as classic peacoats and parkas with updated details like leather accents, leopard lining, or pops of paint splatter. "New Yorkers are quite practical, and they don’t sacrifice function," said the brand's Creative Director Stuart Vevers, who added that the collection was inspired by Gus Van Zant's "My Own Private Idaho" and functional winter street style. "There are no tricks — the collection is straightforward with honest construction." 

 

Stuart Weitzman

And in other Coach news, the brand has just spent a fortune on shoes, buying shoe line Stuart Weitzman for a cool $574 million. The Stuart Weitzman footwear line is a favorite amongst bloggers, fashion insiders, and celebrities alike, so this acquisition is an important one for the label. Clearly Creative Director Stuart Vevers has a vision and for Coach and isn't stopping until the label is seen as a more legitimate luxury fashion brand. 

Gabrielle Union People's Choice Awards

Wondering who looked best on the red carpet at the People's Choice Awards? (Fashionista)

Here's a simple hack to make your tights last longer. (Who What Wear)

Blogger Julie Sarinana spills on the beauty products she'll be using in 2015. (Sincerely Jules)

Five ways to update your space this year. (So Haute Style)

If your resolution is to hit the gym more this year, you'll love this cute workout gear. (SMP Living)

Celebrities, they're just like us! Check out Diane Kruger's super cute Gap sweater. (The Budget Babe)

So Target is including plus sizes in its Lilly Pulitzer collab, but it'll be online only. What's up with that? (StyleIT Online)

One look at these glamorous warm weather essentials and we're ready for summer. (Stripes and Sequins)

We're loving these throwback snaps from vintage Golden Globe awards. (Glamour)

Because don't we all want strong, healthy hair? (Calla in Motion)

Awesome
I'm awesome. You're awesome. Mwuah! Happy Friday, pals.

1. Wake Up and Be Awesome T-Shirt, $8.50, charlotterusse.com
2. You're Awesome Greeting Card, $5.25, urbanoutfitters.com
3. Be Awesome T-Shirt, $14.40, billabong.com
4. I'm Awesome Mug, $14.90, forever21.com
5. Awesome Two-Piece Pajamas, $7, hm.com

DEBUT

Enter to win 2 tickets to our completely sold-out DEBUT Pre-Party on March 20! All you have to do is tell us (in 200 words or less) why you want to go to our biggest party of the year! 

Immediately following the party, you'll also attend the FIDM DEBUT Runway Show, where the top FIDM Fashion Design students debut their fashion collections in a spectacular runway show event. It's unlinke anything you've ever seen. Each year, it's held at the world famous Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Super swanky! Just sayin.

The deadline to enter is January 14, so fill out on online entry form on FashionClub.com TODAY!

Dance It Out

We always feel especially motivated and positive at the beginning of a new year, and we want those positive vibes to last throughout the year. This "Dance It Out" print from Pearls and Pastries is so great because it'll encourage and uplift us when things seem to be going wrong--all we have to do is dance it out for a few minutes and the endorphins produced from our impromptu booty-shaking session will instantly help us feel better. We're getting one for home and the office!

Jourdan Dunn

Congratulations are in order, both to model-of-the-moment Jourdan Dunn for being the first black model to do a solo cover for Vogue UK since Naomi Campbell back in 2002 (that's twelve years, people!) and also to the magazine itself for finally getting it together after such a long pause. The British babe posted the above pic of her February 2015 cover on Instagram, saying, "I'm so Happy to finally say I'M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!!" The gorgeous cover was shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier and features a newly blonde Dunn in a sunny frock from the Prada Spring 2015 collection. We're hoping that praise for the cover will encourage British Vogue, as well as other fashion and beauty glossies, to feature a more diverse point of view when it comes to their covers. 

 

Lucky cover February 2015

We're used to bloggers sitting front row at Mercedes Benz fashion week or getting free swag from It designers, but we never considered the possibility that bloggers would start gracing the covers of fashion magazines. But leave it to Lucky EIC Eva Chen to shake things up--she put three top fashion bloggers on the February 2015 cover! Instead of a model or mainstream celeb, The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper, and Aussie blogger Zanita Whittington are featured, marking the first time personal style bloggers have covered a magazine. The trio, dubbed "Fashion's Digital Superstars," were flown to Paris for the shoot (so fabulous!). The fashion glossy recognizes that bloggers are tastemakers, saying, "It's no longer uncommon at shows to see editors seated alongside bloggers who just a few years ago saw fashion as a mere hobby rather than a full-fledged career."  We hope this trend catches on. 

Botkier Bracelets

Botkier is behind some of our most favorite bags, and now the accessories label has launched a line of jewelry that will undoubtedly become our favorites as well. The collection, which includes bracelets, rings, and necklaces, features Botkier's signature no-fuss style and zipper detailing. "Zippers are one of the most functional pieces to add to any item," said designer Monica Botkier. "They inherently have a biker feel or punk-rock vibe, but they can also be very sleek. It’s the rocker-chic girl in all of us that can relate to that sensibility." Prices range from $58 to $188, so we suspect these pieces will quickly become the go-to jewelry of fashion girls everywhere. Look for the entire Botkier jewelry line on Botkier.com.

 

Nicole Warne Gary Pepper

Nicole Warne, founder of Gary Pepper, shares some of her favorite beauty buys and how she gets ready in seven minutes. (Into the Gloss)

The style resolutions you must make for a more fashionable 2015. (Who What Wear)

And if you're curious, a few fashion resolutions from Sarah Hyland, Bella Thorne, and Peyton List. (Teen Vogue)

Confidence is contagious! Check out these quotes from curvy girl du jour Ashley Graham. (Racked)

Three ways to get the season's must-have lip. (The Beauty Department)

Are bootcut jeans making a comeback? (Millennielle)

We're so making this faceted crystal clutch! (P.S., I Made This)

Three seriously fabulous looks inspired by the book The Phantom Tollbooth. (College Fashion)

Get great-looking nails, even when you miss an appointment or two at the salon. (What I Wore)

Wanna get crafty in 2015? Here are sixteen stylish DIYs to get you started. (Design Sponge)

FC-tweetup

FIDM Fashion Club's next monthly Tweetup is Wednesday, January 7th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PST. Program Manager Talia Tonti and Fashion Editor Gigi Hooghkirk will be answering your questions about fashion, beauty, careers, college life, and FIDM Fashion Club membership. They'll also cover best practices on how to run your Fashion Club, activities, and fundraising ideas.

Follow us on Twitter @FashionClub, and send us your questions anytime with the hashtag #AskFIDMFC. Look for your answers on Twitter next Wednesday!


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