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New York Fashion Week

Tamara (Glam and Glitter) is a regular on The Thread, thanks to her trendy, feminine style. She’s just one of those girls who looks amazing in anything. This biker-chic ensemble fits right in at London Fashion Week. The moto jacket is still everywhere, and graphic jumpers are kitschy cute. Her blue palette works well against the grey skies we’ve been having. Tamara is stylish and a total sweetheart: the best of both worlds!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Moto Jackets | Midi Skirts | Graphic Sweaters

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Armani Collezioni Moto Jacket | Jason Wu Skirt | Equipment Star Pattern Sweater

Pandora is one of my favorite Londoners. She has a unique individual style that fits her perfectly. Today’s retro look works so well with the ’60s and ’70s themes we’ve been watching on the runway. Cropped flares with the It boot of the season keep the vintage vibe alive.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Cropped Flares | Loafer Style Boots | Peter Pan Collars

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3.1 Phillip Lim Crop Pants | Gucci ‘Lillian’ Horsebit Boot | Sister Jane ‘Dark Dances’ Blouse

Parvin’s look is a mix of ’60s mod and ’70s chic. Tall boots continue to dominate the street style scene and these Givenchy boots are insanely gorgeous. Parvin’s colorblock vest, however, is the real scene-stealer. A simple white turtleneck dress and minimal accessories let her hero piece shine.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Long Vests | Black Knee-High Boots | Turtleneck Dresses

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Trouvé Colorblock Vest | Topshop ’70s Boot | KAMALIKULTURE Turtleneck Dress

I don’t know how Margaret Zhang does it. She can layer so many pieces and yet look perfectly balanced. Today’s belted ensemble is just another example of Margaret’s style skills. A quilted military-inspired jacket is an interesting counterbalance to her chic mixed pattern ensemble. Belts are a must for the season and Margaret keeps her layers from overwhelming her with a sleek leather cinch.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Striped Button-Downs | Utility Coats | Windowpane Print

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Topshop Oversize Stripe Shirt | Ellen Tracy Anorak | Vince Windowpane Pants

February 22, 2015

Street Style: Naomi at Sibling

Naomi is every ounce the gothic lady in this leather look. A turtleneck and tuxedo blazer is a chic, classic pairing, but Naomi’s leather dress is altogether unexpected. I love the feminine cut of the dress, and it adds great texture and shape to her look. Pointed-toe oxfords are a comfy but cool option to navigate the cobblestones of Somerset House.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Blazers | Oxfords | Leather Skirts

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James Jeans Ponte Blazer | Saint Laurent ‘Lulu’ Oxford | French Connection Faux Leather Skirt

Kerry Pieri is back on The Thread and looking as cool as ever, despite the jet lag-inducing time difference. Kerry’s preppy blazer and fringed suede skirt are a unique but harmonious pairing. Snakeskin shoes are an emerging theme and have been massively popular this season. Looks like I need to find myself yet another pair of boots!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Blazers | Snake-Pattern Shoes | Fringe Skirts

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Band of Outsiders Jacket | BP. Snake-Pattern Bootie | The Kooples Fringe Suede Skirt

Fashion Week Journal for Friday, February 20

Yesterday we talked with Fashion Week photographer Shawn Brackbill about the drama and poetry of the backstage setting and, not wanting to break the internet, we reserved half of the images he shared with us for today. Your all-access pass continues with Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Marc Jacobs, all courtesy the Brooklyn-based photographer.

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It’s Sunday morning and you’ve just woken up. You study last night’s lingering eye makeup in the mirror and think, “This looks good. I’m wearing this today!” That’s exactly the eye look seen at Blue Les Copains by Peter Som this morning. Chantel Miller with M•A•C Cosmetics described the makeup as “the girl who used to live downtown but moved uptown. This is her out-to-brunch face; she’s rocking the makeup she had on last night.”

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Of course, we don’t advocate sleeping in your makeup, so here’s how to re-create this cool eyeliner look on a clean face. Blacktrack Fluidline was used to line the top lash line, which Chantel then diffused with two shades of shadow: Copperplate and Coquette. She said it made the liner look dirty (in a good way, we promise) and a bit dusty. The lower liner was again Blacktrack, only smudged with the 239 brush. A blue-grey Technakohl eyeliner (new for fall) was applied along the waterline and outer lid only. The effect was made to look like kohl pencil that had worn down, which just somehow looked cooler than a perfect line.

Last, Dusk cream color base (a gorgeous brown) was pressed into the center of the lower lash line. This beautiful sheen was again meant to look like the kohl pencil had worn off a bit, which only gave the appearance of a slightly lived-in feel with a lot more character. We loved Chantel’s advice about why we should try layering and blending our eyeliner with eyeshadow this fall; she said it makes the liner look a bit dusty and less black. This is an especially great tip if you think that black liner is too much for you. We can’t wait to experiment!

We can always count on Linda Tol to liven up the day, style-wise. Even in jeans, Linda sparkles. Those glitter boots are pure Bowie, and I want them on my feet immediately! Linda said that she was going for casual disco ball with her look today, and I think she succeeded. A shearling moto and soft turtleneck balance out the bold metallic details.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shearling Coats | Glitter Shoes | Turtlenecks

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Leith Metallic Pullover | Topshop ‘Kind’ Glitter Shoe | Eileen Fisher Cowl Neck Sweater

Ays Yuva is back for another round on The Thread! Today’s look embodies normcore cool to a tee. Adidas sneakers have been everywhere this week and Ays says they’re a must have to run from show to show comfortably. In this weather, it’s all about comfort! Ays is effortlessly cool, but still totally approachable: a great combination!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Patterned Blazers | adidas Sneakers | Cropped Wide Leg Pants

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Topshop Windowpane Blazer | adidas ‘Superstar’ Sneaker | Elizabeth and James ‘Presli’ Pants