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Gifted Giver: Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of Herve Leger and BCBGMAXAZRIA

For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.

Lubov Azria, CCO of BCBG Max Azria and Herve Leger

Understandably, the designer, wife, mother of five and chief creative officer Lubov Azria is busy every time of year. Aiding the vision of multiple fashion houses (BCBGMAXAZRIA and Herve Leger), running the Bon Chic Blog and managing several impressively active social-media accounts while preparing a bustling household for the holiday is an extraordinary charge. But, as with every opportunity, Azria approaches it with elegance. (On that note, have you seen her outfits of the day on Facebook?)

So, can you blame us for asking Azria for a few tips on graceful giving?

Fornasetti 'Flora' large candleWhat’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

I think the gift of experience is the best gift I have ever received. My best friends once gave me ten things that they knew were on my bucket list. I will always cherish that.

What is “the perfect gift” anyway?

To me, the perfect gift is something versatile, something they can wear and use all the time. I like to really sit down and ask myself, “What do they love? What do they need?” When you pick out a gift based on your knowledge of the person, it makes it all the more special.

What’s your go-to host or hostess gift, either for a party or for a weekend or extended stay?

I typically do the hosting, especially around the holidays, but my go-to gift would be a nice candle. For a holiday party, maybe a bottle of champagne or a dessert. You can never have too many desserts.

Pictured at right, the Fornasseti Flora candle.

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Street Style | Get The Look

We’re bringing Fashion Week street style to the mix all year long. Get inspired by the industry’s best dressed, and then … make their look your own!

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Graphic Print & Pinafore Dresses | Fashion Sneakers | Statement Sunglasses

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Cutout Shift Dress | Adidas Superstar Sneaker | Wildfox Sunglasses

photo: gorunway.com

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Street Style: Maria at Cédric Charlier

It’s practically mandatory to be late during Fashion Week, so sometimes you have to make do with a quick running snapshot. I don’t know how all these women manage to run in heels, but they make it look easy! Maria has such a lovely, classically feminine style. Her bold box clutch and red-hot boots add some modern twists.

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Cropped Sweaters | Black & White Print Skirts | Red Booties

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Topshop Crop Funnel Neck Top | Haute Hippie Maxi Skirt | BCBGMAXAZRIA Bootie

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What to Get the Ones You Love for Valentine’s Day

Sure, that’s easy. Just follow the link to: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone

(Or, take our LA crew’s lead and go for something short and sweetly sexy like the romper shown here from BCBGMAXAZRIA.)

GIF image by Andrew McLeod for Nordstrom | Styled by Alexandra Hartle | Hair & Makeup by Jessica Later | Art Direction by Rosemary Cassidy

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Street Report: Shadi Outside Rebecca Minkoff

While it may seem quite simple at first glance, Shadi’s outfit was one of my favorites of the day. As a stylist, Shadi understands how to balance cut, palette and proportion in a creative way. I love this oversized crop blouse, especially when paired with a sleek midi skirt. Her low-heeled sandals and patterned clutch add just enough leather to the modern minimalist look. And her fantastic haircut is most definitely going into my inspo file!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Midi Skirts | Low Black Ankle-Strap Sandals | Patterned Clutches

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Jill Stuart Black Midi Skirt | BCBGMAXAZRIA Sandal | Opening Ceremony Patterned Clutch

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New York Fashion Week: September 4

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including BCBGMAXAZRIA’s California-dreamy vibe and Tadashi Shoji’s Venetian vision.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA: Creative Director Lubov Azria used the Color Reform dyeing process to add an element of faded charm to languid forms.

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Street Report: Alex at Margaret Howell

I think Alex brought the sunshine to London with her bright yellow dress. While the drop-waist dress can be a tough style to pull off, it also has the potential to be a stunning statement look.

I love how Alex paired her vibrant, textural number with a sleek moto jacket and dark accessories. It really balances out the sweetness of the dress. Cross your fingers for more sun, so we get to see more awesome frocks!

xo,
Crystal

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Yellow Dresses | Black Strappy Booties | Moto Jackets

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Jacquard Dress | Jeffrey Campbell Bootie | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Jacket

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Street Report: Chriselle Lim at BCBGMAXAZRIA

The stunning Chriselle Lim (The Chriselle Factor) is no stranger to The Thread. She doesn’t let a little (or a lot!) of snow get in the way of style. I am so in love with Chriselle’s tough girl look. The moto jacket, the tall boots, the leather detailing…it all adds up to some serious attitude, but with class to spare. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this blog superstar!

xo,
Crystal

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Collarless Jackets | Moto Jackets | Leather Skirts

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Sam Edelman Moto Jacket | BCBGMAXAZRIA Moto Jacket | Yigal Azrouël Skirt

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Runway Rundown: BCBGMAXAZRIA

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A sea of graphic stripes, oversized silhouettes and furry details sailed down the runway at the decadent BCBGMAXAZRIA fall show this morning. The mixed-media coats were especially striking, combining leather, fur and wool. With freezing temperatures in much of the country right now, warm outerwear is certainly a welcome sight.

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Mary O’Regan
Photos: GoRunway.com

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2014

As BCBGMAXAZRIA approaches its 25th anniversary next year, husband-and-wife design duo Max and Lubov Azria celebrate the carefully crafted DNA of the brand for spring ’14, presenting a collection of functional fabrications, classic tailoring and style with an urban edge.

BCBG backstage at the Lincoln Center Theater.

Are you looking at me?

Max Azria caught on camera.

Supermodel Heidi Klum is always camera-ready!

Reserved for Bryanboy.

Walking on the runway is a lot like driving a car: there’s a ton of rules, and if you’re not careful, you just might crash and burn.

Don’t you just want to slip these on?

Watercolor prints will add an artistic flair to your spring ’14 style.

Ultra femme according to BCBG.

The juxtaposition of boy-meets-girl brings a fresh POV to tailored everyday wear.

And that’s a wrap!

Qianna Smith
Photos by Fernando Colon 

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