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The Best Of NYFW: Mara Hoffman’s Soft, Flowy, Sun-Bursting California Girl Glam

Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2015

If I had a big ol’ budget for clothes and the power to snap my fingers and commission an entire wardrobe from one designer, I would immediately call up Mara Hoffman, hand her a briefcase full of dollar bills, and ask for her to just give me everything from her spring/summer 2015 collection. I’ve always loved her clothes, but her latest runway show at New York Fashion Week was the embodiment of breezy California cool, with a color scheme and mixture of prints that nod to the state’s hodgepodge of landscapes, from dusty desert hues to explosive sunburst bodices. This collection has the best vibes — check out some of my favorite pieces in the gallery below!

Bill Cunningham Thinks The Fashion World Is Out Of Touch

“I think the fashion world needs to come to grips with reality. The reality is you have the whole country electronically connected. They’re educating the insides of their heads, as they should, and not [dressing] the outside with a fancy hat or a dress. Simple clothes, that’s key, and I think that’s what the fashion world should really think about…Look at the lines waiting to get into that Apple store on 5th Avenue! Do you see a line waiting to get into Bergdorfs or Saks? The future belongs to this generation and the high-tech world is it!”

Bill Cunningham, the legendary fashion photographer for the New York Times, teared up Wednesday night at New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis’ “Fashion Icons” series. He sat down with Mallis at New York’s 92Y to talk all things style, and the normally very private Cunningham kept his heart on his sleeve the whole night. After describing in emotional detail the Battle of Versailles in 1973, which he considers the best fashion show he’s ever seen, he added:

“That’s what American fashion does best! Not imitate, but the simplicity, the honesty of clothes — that’s what we’ve got to get back! That’s what made America great, and what made the fashion world great.”

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Rock On, Grandma: Style Blog Of Elderly Fashionistas Is My New Guilty Pleasure

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I love old people. Aside from their I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude about life in general, their fashion choices never cease to amaze me. As my grandparents get older, I’ve noticed that my grandfather’s pants just keep getting higher and higher, but my grandma— well, she’s another story. For whatever reason, as she ages, she keeps piling on more and more accessories, I think in an effort to remind us all that underneath the wrinkles, she’s still fabulous. My ex-boyfriend used to say he liked visiting her because she had so many brooches, faux pearls and cocktail rings that she looked like she belonged on the Titanic, and that is precisely why “Advanced Style” is my new favorite thing. Keep reading »

This Mom Dressed Her Sons Like Celebrities And It’s Everything

This Mom Dressed Her Sons As Celebrities And It's Everything

Is your day feeling particularly slow and sleepy? Get ready for all that to change, with these adorable baby pictures that will have your ovaries squee-ing. What could be better than smoking hot male models posing for your pleasure? Well, these nuggets definitely compete. Their mom started photographing them after a friend showed her pictures of “fashion kids” on Instagram. When she (like the rest of us) realized how ridiculous it is for tiny humans to wear outfits that cost more than a college degree, she decided to show parents how to create high fashion looks without spending beaucoup bucks. Read more on College Candy…

 

This Lululemon Tank Puts An End To The ‘Where Do I Put My Stuff?’ Problem

Lululemon Tank

Lululemon sometimes designs some questionable things (example: see-through pants) but this idea is pure genius. They have come up with the solution to the second most asked workout related question: “Where do I put all of my stuff?” And their solution is not a fanny pack. According to Racked, Lululemon have designed the “Stuff Your Bra II Tank” which features three pockets to store all of your valuables while you workout. The product description on their website says:

“Whether we’re going on vacation, to the office or out for a long run, we know that packing the essentials is key. We designed this moisture-wicking tank with three quick-access pockets to hold our gels, keys, cash and anything else we need when we’re going the distance.” Read more on The Gloss…

 

One Pair Of Culottes, Three Ways To Wear Them

WAIT! I know what you’re thinking — that culottes are just baggy, long shorts that cannot possibly look good — but please hear me out. If you like full midi skirts, you should really consider trying culottes because they give you the same silhouette — dramatic volume with a tiny waist! — without the risk of exposing your ass should a gust of wind attack. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you should wear them with a tucked in or cropped top. Heels, of course, look great with culottes, but I totally think you can rock them with flats too. I immersed myself in the mindset of a culotte-wearing fashionista and came up with three ways to wear this pair from Topshop. Click on to see all three outfits and then tell me if I’ve managed to convince you to give culottes a shot.

One Denim Pencil Skirt...
One Denim Pencil Skirt, Three Ways To Wear It
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One Pair Of Shorteralls...
One Pair Of Short Overalls, Three Ways To Wear Them This Summer
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One Pair Of Leopard Booties, Three Ways To Wear Them
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