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Circle up the bookworms; here’s this month’s trio of newly released and/or otherwise timely tomes.

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

The New York Times describes this brand-spanking-new release as “a kind of memoir disguised as an advice book, or a how-to book in the guise of a series of personal essays,” and while some might find it hard to stomach the aforementioned from a gal who has yet to hit her thirtieth birthday, well, maybe they of the raised eyebrows are the reason the word “learned” is in quotes on the cover. (Would the more accurate tagline “A young woman tells you what she’s learning” move as many units? Rhetorical.) Bottom line: we as a culture-watching unit seem rather unable to look away as Dunham bares all on her television show and then transforms herself into a sort of chic Everywoman for the red carpet, but all of that is largely due her wit and humor. Consider Girl the written equivalent of full frontal nudity.

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Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton

Yes, this editorial dream team hits several key modern and classic intellectual reference points from the New York Times (Shapton was an art director) to McSweeney’s (Julavits is a co-editor of The Believer), but it’s that “& 639 others” that really makes this a power squad of voice and perspective. Just about every page in this hefty 528-page crowd-sourced, globally inclusive essay collection/voyeurism vehicle reads like the best dinner party conversation you’ve never had—unless of course you’ve already chatted with Kim GordonRivka Galchen, ex-pats, octogenarians, and digital natives about clothing swaps, corsets, self identity, and the sex lives of ducks.

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1000 Football Shirts by Bernard Lions

Look, as far as we’re concerned, you can’t take the sport trend too seriously. In prep of the next big game day (football, soccer, ping pong?), fire up the buffalo wing sauce, grab a key spot on the sectional, and then open up this bad boy and get the visual score on 100 years of vividly iconic team looks from 100 countries—all while wearing our aesthetically “athletic” Marc by Marc Jacobs Motocross Uprising Dress perhaps?

I can’t get enough of the kitschy T-shirt trend, and this quirky top is amazing! Graphic tops are quite popular currently, especially when worked into a modern luxe look. Aksinia’s leather joggers and stilettos dress up her tee, while a unique clutch with an awesome fringed wrist strap adds even more flavor to her cool-girl style.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Graphic Tees | Leather Track Pants | Black Stilettos

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS Tee | St. John Collection Track Pants | Kenneth Cole New York Stiletto

We’ve got highlights from yesterday’s shows, including sultry sirens from Rodarte, lush floral elegance from Oscar de la Renta and the latest from Tory Burch, Naeem Khan, MARC BY MARC JACOBS and Narciso Rodriguez.

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Aquatic themes ruled the runway at Rodarte* with sequined mermaid dresses, earthy underwater palettes and skinny jeans paired with boho blouses and swashbuckling boots.

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heroOur Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Domo Biker’ Leather Backpack

“MBMJ had a lot of BMX biking references in the collection, and I love the tough-meets-sweetness of this mini backpack in quilted black leather.”

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Fall 2014Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier presented their debut collection as creative directors for MARC BY MARC JACOBS yesterday, and they’ve clearly succeeded in making a splash. The looks were motocross-meets-ninja with a girl-power theme, evident in sporty pieces stamped with faux sponsorship logos, in a palette of primary hues. It’ll be fun to see how these over-the-top runway looks end up translating into the clothing you’ll see in stores.

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Mary O’Regan
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This gorgeous Parisienne loves the energy and inspiration of Paris Fashion Week. Elisa says she’s a student of style, and I’d say she’s off to a great start! I love her tonal combinations and urban-chic outfit.

Everyone at PFW has a black leather moto, so Elisa’s textural cobalt jacket really stood out as unique. I hope we’ll run into Elisa again next season!

xo,
Crystal

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Blue Moto Jackets | Designer Button-Down Tops | Savvy Trends Necklaces

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS JacketCurrent/Elliott Shirt | Adia Kibur Necklace

These ladies are best buds and fashion twinsies, even though they swore they didn’t plan it that way! They’re both hitting several major fall trends: mirrored sunnies, full skirts, sweatshirts, chain strap bags and stylish slip-ons.

Usually when people pile on several trendy items, it can end up looking forced, but these two lovelies look cool, casual and perfectly natural.

xo,
Crystal

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A-Line Skirts | Link and Chain Jewelry | Slip-On Sneakers

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ASTR Faux Leather Skirt | Nordstrom Curb Link Collar Necklace | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Sneaker

Well, it’s official: We’re going to have to rename the blog The Hillman Thread. The impeccable Joanna Hillman is back for another round on our page, and she looks as cool as ever.

The sweatshirt cut was one of the season’s breakout hits, and I love the way Joanna shows us how to dress up the typically casual garment. She’s the master of chic urban simplicity!

xo,
Crystal

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Crewneck Sweaters | Shooties | Miniskirts

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS Sweater | Nine West Peep-Toe Bootie | Parker Stretch Miniskirt

This lovely lady can’t wait for cooler climes, and neither can I! The crisp temperatures of fall allow for so much more sartorial versatility.

The turtleneck is making a comeback this season, and I love this cropped number. A full skirt adds a feminine shape to the silhouette, but the cuts and textures are thoroughly modern.

xo,
Crystal

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Cropped Sweaters | Midi Skirts | Peep-Toe Booties

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS Sweater | Tildon Flared Midi Skirt | Schutz Caged Sandal

Who’s up for rollerskating? Add wheels to the the models’ feet at MARC BY MARC JACOBS’ show yesterday, and they’d be straight out of a Saturday night bowl & skate in 1995. Sparkles, stars, satin and sneakers were the key components on the MMJ runway, a fun, youthful look refreshing in its simplicity. The girls wore scarves around their necks, trapping their long, languid tresses into disheveled coifs, revealing a little of the grungy Marc Jacobs we know and love. Something tells us he’d kill it on the roller-rink.

Mary O’Regan