Want it Wednesday

Want it Wednesday – Romper Room

We see Jennifer and Maggie and Megan and Sara and all of you in short flowy rompers this summer! The best comback of the season, if you ask us. These one-piece wonders are awesome with a blazer for cooler nights and great as a cover-up for the beach, if you’re so inclined. Check out some of our favorites!

Joie Amara B romper – $358 RevolveClothing.com

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 Bohemian Bones Festival romper – $124 Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Dolce Vita Hazy Daisy Silk romper – $208 Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal

Crochet Back Printed romper – $109 Bebe

Bebe

Silky Romper – $44 American Apparel

American Apparel

 

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Style Recap

Kate Moss for Topshop – Our TOP 10 Picks

Kate Moss for Topshop

We interrupt our normally scheduled bloggramming for a peek into our favorite looks from Kate Moss’s new line for Topshop. The line launches tonight at the brand’s Oxford Circus store with online retailers launching tomorrow. Don’t worry, it’s STILL Tuesday Shoesday on Twitter and IG, but we want to get our 2 cents in on what is the supermodel’s FIFTEENTH line for Topshop. Although the line has had some mixed reviews, we think people are underestimating that these pieces are meant to be heavily styled. If you flip through the slides up on the Topshop site you can see how the pieces are meant to be worn and we think a lot of the looks are stunning. Here’s a quick peek at our 10 favorite pieces.

Embellished Star Cami – $150

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Jewel Bead Overlay dress – $790

Jewel Bead dress

Shadow Stripe Print jumpsuit – $180

Shadow Strip Print jumpsuit

Beaded Fringe Tiered dress – $500

Beaded Fringe Tiered dress

Long Fringe Tassel dress – $190

Long Fringe Tassel dress

Paisley Print wide leg trousers – $110

Paisley trousers

Draped Paisley Tie blouse – $150

Draped Paisley tie blouse

Embroidered Smock blouse – $120

Ebroidered Smock blouse

Embroidered Smock dress – $150

Embroidered Smock dress

Satin Playsuit – $150

Satin Playsuit

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Case of the Mondays – Sunscreen and Towels and Chairs, OH MY!

Summer’s going to get here eventually (that’s the rumor, at least) and when it does you’ll need the right tote to carry your necessities to the beach! Living so close to the Atlantic, we’re fortunate to spend lots of time with our toes in the sand but hauling all of our stuff requires the right carryall. Straw and other waterproof materials are usually best, but we’re not always that quick to sacrifice style for sense. These summer beauties are great for both and will have other beachgoers checking out more than your tan lines. Enjoy!

Scoop Canvas Stripe Tote with Rope Handle – $125 Scoop NYC

ScoopNYC

Astral Aura Confetti bag – $42 Roxy

Roxy

Napa Straw tote – $98 Free People

Free People

Coastal Tote bag – $98 Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

CatStudio Large Riviera Stripe bag – $60 Athleta

Athleta

Baja Babe Hobo bag – $19.80 Forever 21

Forever 21

Doug Johnston Hawla bag – $270 Need Supply Co.

Need Supply Co

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The Women of The Sopranos: Mobster Fashionistas

Even if you’re not a RHONJ, chances are you’ve watched The Sopranos and “oohed” or “aahed” over something Carmela, Meadow, or Adriana wore.  Whether Sopranos-chic is your bag or not, the ladies of the Soprano crime family are certainly fun to watch.

2014 marks the 15th anniversary of The Sopranos premiere on HBO.  On this day of rest, let’s kick back with some memories of the world’s most famous (and most beloved) family of modern day mobsters.  Today, we focus on the women of The Sopranos with their Jersey-liciousness and their killer looks both on and off-screen.

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Check out What Are You Lookin’ At?, our Sopranos-themed Pinterest board.   And don’t ask any questions.

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Would You Rather? San Diego or South Beach

Would you rather rock this Sperry Anchor bikini on the sandy beaches of San Diego OR sizzle in South Beach in Triangl’s mix-matched Tilly bikini?

Would You Rather? San Diego or South Beach
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Jewel Love It – The Lovely Lariat

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This summer’s hottest necklace is the lovely, lanky lariat. This retro style is making a comback this season with varying styles to appeal to every taste. The traditional lariat has no clasp and is meant to be knotted like the Henri Bendel Voyager lariat (seen on the far left above). Not to remain flat-footed, jewelry designers have put a spin on the classic lasso by attaching the chain and adding vertical pendants like the stunning Campbell Rectangle lariat (in our collection below). Whatever style you choose, these drapey darlings create amazing lines for any look. Check out some of our faves!

Parhelia lariat – $48 Anthropologie

Parhelia

Maison Martin Margiela Solitaire lariat – $295 Shopbop.com

Maison Martin

Henri Bendel Voyager Tassel lariat – $148 Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel

Fallon Liquid Tail lariat – $425 FallonJewelry.com

Fallon Liquid Tail

Lana Jewelry Luck N’ Love lariat – $830 LanaJewelry.com

Lana

Jennifer Zeuner Windsor Heart lariat – $220 JenniferZeuner.com

Jennifer Zeuner

Campbell Gold Plated Rectangle lariat – $185 CampbellJewelry.com

Campbell

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Fashion Photography Snapshot: Richard Avedon

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy

Fashion history has long been immortalized on film.   We all surely have certain fashion photos that are burned in our memories, capturing moments in time – moments that stay with us long after the pages have turned.   The photograph can show both motion and emotion.   It’s a still, yet it radiates energy.

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The dream for many designers and models alike is to have a fashion spread in a notable magazine, where their work is captured in the perfect lighting at the perfect moment, transforming it from snapshots into art.   As we browse Vogue and Cosmo, we shouldn’t forget who’s on the other side of the camera, making the magic come to life: the fashion photographer.   The fashion photographer offers us a window into another world – the world of fashion (whether ready-to-wear or couture) – with all of its passion, elegance and vulnerability.

One of our favorite fashion photographers is Richard Avedon.  After Avedon’s death in 2004, his New York Times obituary said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.”  In a career that spanned 60 years, Avedon is responsible for some of the most famous fashion advertising photos, including Brooke Shields’ first Calvin Klein campaign:

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Avedon was more than just a commercial photographer – he was also one of the most prolific Vogue photographers of all time.  In total, he shot 148 Vogue covers, including this one of Twiggy from 1967:

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Avedon also produced images that were considered high art, including this 1955 photo of Dovima wearing a Dior evening dress, with elephants from the Cirque D’Hiver in Paris.  In 2010, this photo sold for over $1.1 million at Christie’s:

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The fashion photographer is our tour guide into a world that many of us can only observe.  That is the beauty of photography: it takes us places and communicates immediately what can’t be described any other way.  In literally an instant, the photographer creates an impression worth well over a thousand words (or in this case, well over a million dollars).

Real people move, they bear with them the element of time. It is this fourth dimension of people that I try to capture in a photograph.  –  Richard Avedon

One of our favorite characteristics of many Avedon photographs is their sense of motion.   When looking at Avedon’s work, we can imagine the woman he’s representing.   We can almost feel her style.   Avedon’s work captures the element of time and yet is timeless:

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And while he was brilliant at capturing motion, Avedon was also a master of the still portrait:

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I have a white background. I have the person I’m interested in and the thing that happens between us. – Richard Avedon

Fashion is an inherently visual endeavor – the fashion photographer is in many ways a medium of sorts, coaxing out both an aesthetic and a mood from one single moment in time.  Brilliant fashion photography transports us, it sparks our imagination and allows us to take part in a kind of fantasy; it creates a world of presumed perfection.  But as we can see from Avedon’s photographs, the fashion portrait is in many ways also incredibly fragile – the image was there for a moment and now it’s gone, the hair that was then perfect is likely now out of place, the smoldering look is now a blank stare.   It gives us a taste and then leaves us wanting more.

Part of what draws many of us to fashion is our general nature to like beautiful things (however we choose to define “beautiful”); it is through brilliant fashion photography that we can connect to beauty; it is ultimately “the thing that happens between us.”

Interested in learning more about Richard Avedon?  Check out the Richard Avedon Foundation and check out this clip from the Avedon documentary, “Darkness and Light.”

 

 

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Want it Wednesday – Topshop’s Spicy Sports Tees

Today we want jersey tees! If you used to sport your own number back in the day or if you just liked cruising the halls in your boyfriend’s, then you understand the dressed down sexiness you feel in a jersey. This style has never been specific to tomboys and Topshop‘s proving that the same goes today. These jersey inspired tees would be perfect paired with any denim counterpart but don’t dismiss them with a black miniskirt and high-top Chucks or ankle booties.

Take a look at Topshop‘s selection and get your sport on!

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 83 Tee by Project Social – $46

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Geek Chic – Wearable Technology

Geek chic or Nerd alert? Check out this article about Wearable Technology on Mashable. Do you think that more designers will make the move toward wearable tech? Rebecca Minkoff has, with this gorgeous (and functional) Stelle’ Audio Clutch. Would you wear your technology on your sleeve, or is that a fashion fail?

 

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