Do you know who that girl is? Well, if you didn’t before, you do now! That’s Taylor Swift. Country-pop music crossover superstar, blooming fashion icon, and most importantly, a performer who has continued to grow with her fans. I’m going to count down her top five songs (mixed in with a couple of great fashion moments). Ready? Here we go!
As I was browsing through my favorite fashion magazines, there was one particular trend that stood out for this upcoming fall. It may seem a little bit early to talk about trends for the next season, but fashion is always at least a season ahead. It can never hurt to be on top of the latest trends. This fall’s most prominent trend? Anarchic. Or in other words, the reinvention of punk.
Emma Watson looked phenomenal in her spread, “Breaking Bad,” featured in this month’s issue of Teen Vogue. Her look on this photoshoot was the epitome of the trend. Her stylists (seemingly effortlessly) coordinated bold punk prints, graphic tees and leather jackets.
When I saw the Saint Laurent collection for Fall 2013, I died and went to heaven. It is my absolute favorite rendition of punk. I made this board to represent my favorite take on ‘Anarchic.’
Here are some more pictures from the Saint Laurent collection:
Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m so excited to wear this trend.
Along with the Grammys and the Oscars, I love to watch the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. Of course, the award show itself is super-cool, but my favorite part is seeing what everyone is wearing. This year at the BET Awards, there was some pretty fabulous fashion:
Janelle Monaé rocked this all-white embellished Dolce&Gabbana pantsuit. This girl marches to the beat of her own drum, and she did it again with this stylish ensemble. (Janelle’s really working the all-white trend lately—remember her look from the last Friday Dance Party?)
Olympic superstar Gabby Douglas went for drama (and succeeded) with this ornate hi-low gown.
I love this royal blue color. It hasn’t quite caught on yet, but I’m thinking it will. Actress Meagan Good backed up my theory in this stunning blue gown.
Singer Brandy went for the all-white trend in this cool Michael Cinco dress.
On a fashion shoot, a ton of clothes need to be photographed as quickly as possible—time is money, after all. So having the super-power of quick changes is an essential skill for a model. How fast can Cara Delevigne change clothes? Light speed. (Maybe a little faster.) Shall we name her the Quick-Change Queen?
As I am sure most of you know, director Baz Luhrmann recently released his film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire (to name a few). However, I was most excited for the visual effects. Luhrmann’s movies are famous for being visual extravaganzas, and Gatsby is no exception.
I had high expectations for this film because I really love the book—and for the most part, I was not disappointed. Carey Mulligan made a great Daisy, and DiCaprio played the nostalgic, idealistic Gatsby well. Their chemistry was really evident. My only critique of the movie is that parts of it are so melodramatic that they feel a little like a farce of the book.
However, the movie definitely had its high points. Along with the fantastic music in the film, the costumes are spectacular. Miuccia Prada designed all of Daisy’s opulent flapper dresses. The movie and costumes might be set in the Roaring Twenties, but many of the creations could be worn today. Drop-waists are coming back into style, as are fringe and crystal embellishments.
I love flapper fashion. (I was even a flapper for Halloween this year!) I think the clothing is just so fun and feminine. I love the silhouettes and colors, and the Art Deco details that make each outfit so unique. While flappers might be a thing of the past, flapper fashion is still relevant in your modern wardrobe. You could take small Gatsby-inspired items and merge them into your closet. Look for drop-waists, Art Deco designs, beading and lace or netting.
With her deadpan delivery and shamelessly awkward antics, she brings the best kind of weird to every situation. And while we love her as evil genius April on Parks and Recreation, we’re stoked that she’s finally graduating to leading lady status. She transformed the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed from a painful, low-budget near-miss to an awesome, low-budget success in a blink of her uncomfortably intense eyes.
So it makes us extra-excited to hear that she’s starring in a boundary-pushing romantic comedy, The To-Do List, due out this August. (Perhaps you caught her Kanye moment with Will Ferrell at last week’s MTV movie awards.)
My spring break is almost here and in honor of the fun about to commence, I’d like to share this fab video. It features some of my favorite models—Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne and Rosie Tapner—putting their own fashion girl spin on the “Harlem Shake“ at the most recent Topshop show in London.
Ladies, I know we love our fashion, but let’s take a moment to give kudos to a guy who dresses his best, too! I love love love Diggy. He’s one of my favorite artists; I have all of his songs! I especially like the song, “Do It Like You.” (Swoon!) For a while, I heard it every time I went to BP. and it always made my day.
Okay, so I love his music already, but then on top of that, he has really cool style! Check it out:
When we asked the Special Occasion buying team to pick their favorite red-carpet looks for prom 2013, they were thrilled. They picked the hottest trends from the Oscars, the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, then picked paparazzi-ready prom dresses for your big night.
Go Metallic Naomi Watts in Dolce & Gabbana | La Femme
Feeling Blue Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton | Aiden Mattox
Illusion Lace Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab | Max & Cleo