Fall Prints Are Once Again On The Prowl With Fierce Leopard

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It has long been evident that leopard is the new black and the new neutral. So naturally for the Fall season, everyone is once again looking at the favorite fierce animal print to spice up the angles by playing up your outfit assets. Available in a wide variety of iterations, adding the cool factor of this attitude-laden feline pattern will have you always looking spot-on as the most glamorous of cat ladies out there.
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How To Elevate Your Eye Shadow: The Cool New Trick To Learn From NYFW

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Derek Lam's Spring 2015 collection consisted of a rather gentle lineup, with soft silhouettes and a subtle touch of glamour. Charming, to say the least. Naturally, in order to compliment the runway presence should be a makeup look to enhance the overall projection. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux worked the backstage for Derek Lam and created a soft violet eye where he used a pink-violet lipstick as the base for the lids, then brushed a metallic brown shade on top of the base. The overall achievement was a romantic opaque eyeshadow look that completed the entire Spring collection.

It is no foreign concept to utilize lipstick as a base or as an actual shadow for that matter. As a base, it will create the most gorgeous opaque finish. Not to mention, a custom shadow color. As an eye shadow, you will achieve shiny glossy lids that contain an element of shimmer. 

Tom Pecheux's look for Derek Lam was not the first time a makeup artist used lipstick for the eyes. Peter Som's neon eyeliner was also created using an orange lipstick, because in certain cases lipsticks can be slightly more vivid in pigmentation than a shadow can. 

While it's a rather unconventional way to use a lipstick, we find it a cool trick to store in our makeup bags in order to elevate the traditional eyeshadow look. What do you think about using lipstick as an eyeshadow substitute or base?

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Paris - Jean Paul Gaultier / Spring 2015

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The last hurrah. After 4 decades spent in the industry, Jean Paul Gaultier recently announced he will be making his departure from the RTW scene and solely focus on the Couture side instead. His showing in Paris only a mere few days ago was his final goodbye to a world that looks forward to his high-voltage, flamboyant, energetic collections. JPG being the man who put the fun in fashion, it's almost considered a true loss worth mourning of Paris Fashion Week. And what a show he put on. Concluding the last chapter, Gaultier pulled out all the stops with a main theme featuring Gaultier's beauty pageant girls, models taking selfies, madame fashion editor where models walked down as doppelgangers of Carine Roitfeld, Franca Sozzani, Grace Coddington, and more. Women considered as the "elderly" paraded on the arm of muscular men. A wrestling homage was paid. Needless to say, it was quite the animated spectacle.

But let's not perceive it was just all theatrics, the designer did include the actual fashion proportions by reinventing his very own classics that gained him the notoriety synonymous with the Gaultier name in the first place. Yes, we're talking the 80's corsets, the cone, the signature matelot stripes, tailored le smoking tuxedos, half and half creations that combined one half dress, one half coat - in the literal sense. 

It was bold, unparalleled, imagination, adventurous. It was Jean Paul Gaultier all the way, and it will be sorely missed the coming Paris Fashion Weeks.




































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Is The Bandana Becoming The Next It-Accessory?

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Looks like the bandana became the proper bad-ass choice of accessory and embellishment so far this fashion season. At least, transforming a scarf into a makeshift version. Revived first during NYFW, we spotted Shiona Turini, as well as other showgoers complimenting their urban-esque downtown looks with a wrapped do-rag/scarf around necks or heads. While bandanas are not closely associated to being a chic type of company to adorn one's look with, somehow it becomes entirely ones own when personal style is involved. Such is the magic of fashion. Summer may be the crowning season to master a heatwave look involving the street cool synonymous head gear, the strong and slightly subversive piece may be looking to become Fall's next it-accessory.
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10 Signs You're A Fashion Girl That Loves Football

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Do you check the NFL news feed as much as you do Vogue articles? Do you know players' numbers as good as you do designer names? If you're anything like us, you just answered the question if you're a fashion girl that loves football with already two telltale signs that targets a serious affinity towards both F-words. If you're still not sure whether you are or if you love one more than the other, keep reading for the 10 signs that will point you into the right direction. Or addiction?

Because you're a fashion girl that loves football when you ...
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Because we care as much about the latest injury reports as we do about who was wearing what;

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Rather spend a Saturday night watching all the college games than hear someone nagging about their latest failure of a relationship. It seems more productive;
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And not just on game days ...
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Let's get real: watch angry-looking women walk down a runway? Or watch buff dudes run around in tight pants? There's is NO contest here;
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Screw the latest trends;
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We bet you never saw this one coming;
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Both of which are very refined skills;
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Nordstrom, Saks, NFLShop, what's the difference really?
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Suck on that Fox Sports;
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Sorry Kerry, we'd rather watch Scott van Pelt;
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Kohl's Reveals Latest Designer In DesigNation Chapter

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Kohl's has had its fair share of successful collaborators take part in its DesigNation chapter, and in the wake of Target and H&M scoring some of the industry's massive names in past, present and future, Kohl's has announced it will be working with Milly by Michelle Smith for a Spring collection. Taking a different approach to the designer and retailer collaborating structure, DesigNation has a program that sends each designer it taps to an exotic location to inspire their respective collection. Michelle Smith choose Capri; "Capri's technicolor vistas, dynamic Mediterranean culture and signature Caprese style of effortlessly chic dressing were the perfect inspiration for this collection. As the Milly by Michelle Smith collection defines luxurious, bold, feminine style, I'm thrilled to partner with Kohl's to offer an exclusive taste of La Dolce Vita to women across the country".

The range will start at $38, but will not become available until Spring next year. In the meanwhile, how about you enjoy the Elie Tahari for DesigNation? Inspired by the city that never sleeps, you will not be disappointed!

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