Hot rollers

Tips for getting big, bouncy, beautiful hair with hot rollers. (Into the Gloss)

We're all about cozy sweaters like this one for fall. (Blonde Expeditions)

So, sheet masks--are you into them? Stephanie Sterjovski shares her favorites. (SS Life + Style)

The jewelry essentials you need in your collection now, and forever. (Refinery 29)

12 awesome iPhone wallpaper designs for fall. (The Sweetest Occasion)

Flared jeans, 4 different ways. (UO Blog)

All the black and white fashion and accessories you could possibly want to wear this fall. (The Stripe)

The '90s beauty trend that's making a comeback. (Hello Giggles)

2 braids, 3 ways. We love, love, love these hairstyles! (The Beauty Department)

Get inspired by the best street style from New York Fashion Week. (Racked)

Cat Deeley

Television personality Cat Deeley knows how to dress, and at Sunday night's Emmy Awards she proved she knows how to dress a baby bump when she hit the red carpet wearing a gown designed by FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier. The fully beaded gown came from the designer's Fall 2015 collection, which was inspired by the 1920's (look closely and you'll see an art deco pattern in the beading). The So You Think You Can Dance host, who's expecting her first child with hubby Patrick Kielty, vowed to never dress in "mumsy" fashion, and we think she succeeded. Deeley looks fantastic, and this dress just oozes with glamour! 


FIDM just announced that they're inviting DECA members to participate in their 6th Annual FIDM Challenge!

For a chance to be awarded a travel stipend to attend DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee, April 23-26, 2016, FIDM is calling for entrants to submit trend forecasting videos.

DECA members in teams of up to three are asked to make a presentation to FIDM executives and instructors via a video posted on YouTube, forecasting a fashion trend for Fall/Winter 2016/2017. 

The grand prize winning team will be awarded a travel stipend to attend DECA’s ICDC where the winning trend/look will be shown. The top three teams will be recognized on stage at a general session.

Last year's winning team included Kyley Lockwood, Erica Gorman and Rita Sorokina of Castro Valley High School. They conducted research at the FIDM Library on the San Francisco campus, referencing color reports, trend forecasting publications, and historical issues of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Watch their winning video here: .

Interested chapters must fully complete and submit the FIDM Challenge 2016 Registration Form and upload their YouTube videos no later than February 5, 2016 to be eligible for awards.

For complete details, download the official guidelines at

Good luck, everyone!

Pam&Gela Spring 2016 collection

FIDM Grad Pamela Skaist-Levy and her partner Gela Nash-Taylor know exactly how to design casuals for the modern girl, and the Spring 2016 collection of their Pam & Gela line was no exception. The design duo, who founded Juicy Couture in the '90s, showed a collection that was contemporary with nods to the 1970s in the form of patchwork pants, peasant blouses, and suede fringe jackets. And since it was the French terry track pant that helped to launch their impressive careers in the industry, they designed an updated jogger version made of suede. The entire collection was modern, cool, and easy--exactly what every 'It' girl will want to wear next spring.

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all images courtesy of Vogue Runway

FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier unveiled her Spring 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week, and it was clear the designer was seeing red (poppy red, to be exact, as well as emerald green, electric blue, and bright orange) when she put together this collection. The looks were vibrant and playful, with, of course, tons of wow factor that we're certain will show up on red carpets come spring. We were especially taken with the floral motif that gave the collection a fresh, youthful edge, and we can totally picture stars like Kiernan Shipka and Bella Thorne rocking these looks to a movie premiere or awards show. Have a look at a few of our favorites.

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Thakoon for DesigNation Iconic Graphic Crewneck Sweater

The Thakoon for DesigNation collection at Kohl's is pretty amazing, and as designer collaborations go, this one is definitely a top contender (you have seen it, right?). Picking our favorite pieces hasn't been easy--the playful prints, the textures, the colors...we want it all! Whatever we decide to add to our list of must haves, this Thakoon for DesigNation Iconic Graphic Crewneck Sweater is at the top. It's the perfect casual piece to throw on with jeans this fall, but could just as easily pair with a pencil skirt for the office (or the wrap mini skirt from the collection for that matter). Plus, how cute is that graphic? Our inner Anglophile is doing cartwheels!

Poppy delevingne x Aquazurra

British model and 'It' girl Poppy Delevingne has partnered with Italian luxury footwear label Aquazurra on an 8-piece capsule collection. Due to launch in December, Aquazzura x Poppy Delevingne is inspired by the model's globe-trotting, jetsetting lifestyle and will include a pair of Aquazzura’s signature laced flats. "I’ve always admired Poppy and I love her style — a very English mix of kooky and chic," said Aquazurra co-founder and creative director Edgardo Osorio. Delevingne mimicked Osorio's enthusiasm, saying, "Each time a new collection is released, I become more attached to the Aquazzura aesthetic. I love wearing [Osorio’s] shoes, they always have a sense of humor to them." Price tags for the collection will start at $595 and go up to $1,450, and the shoes will be sold on and, as well as  Colette in Paris, Level Shoe District in Dubai, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. 

Front row NYFW

From Bella Thorne to Gabrielle Union, check out all the front row action at New York Fashion Week. (InStyle)

The best drugstore beauty buys of the season. (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

3 ways to wear a moto vest. (College Fashion)

Bold and colorful outfits to rock this fall. (Studio DIY)

Here's a glimpse of the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Runway Collection. (The Budget Babe)

12 DIY projects to try this month. (Design Crush)

This Los Angeles home is full of design inspiration. (A Beautiful Mess)

We're all about wearing and decorating with earthy tones this fall. (The Vault Files)

Restoration Hardware just launched a teen brand, so your room can look even cooler. (Domain)

These colorful prints are total eye candy. (Fly Girls)

Embroidered Trim Ankle Socks

The plan is to wear more socks this fall, and not just gym socks with sneakers when we go for a run, but actually really cute socks that we can pair with sweet little frocks and T-strap Mary Janes or D'Orsay pumps; the kind of socks that add a dose of girlishness to crisp plaid shorts and skirts. And if they happen to have a lacy ruffle, then all the better. These Embroidered Trim Ankle Socks from Topshop totally fit the bill. 

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson's Spring 2016 runway show at New York Fashion Week last Friday was a celebration, as well as a goodbye of sorts--it marked the 50th anniversary of her eponymous label and the last show of it's kind. "This is the big bang. This is the last of this," the 73-year old designer said. "I can't do this again." Her big bang included over 50 outfits presented to an audience of more than 1,000. The show was divided into groups, each representing a decade in the business and named after Johnson's favorite haunts, including Palladium, Mud Club, Electric Circus, and her childhood dance studio, Ann K. Pimm Presents. The designer, who received the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award in June, has plans to live in Malibu and enjoy her family. Congratulations to Betsey Johnson on her incredible run!

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