Fringe Fest: Tassels Take Over Coachella

The only thing more fun about a trend making a comeback is when it is reinvented in a way that's so fresh, anyone can pull it off. Take fringe, for instance. The tasseled trim usually reserved for Western flair, Gatsby-esque flappers, and free-spirited hippies is reemerging with a chicer -- and, dare we say, almost classic -- aesthetic. Labels like Valentino and Celine gave the look staying power with the launch of their spring/summer collections, which featured patent leather wallets and boho bags with ornate fringe detailing. As predicted, the trickle-down tassel effect is flooding the music festival scene this year. "It" girls like Poppy Delevigne and Fergie showed off their version of fringe at Coachella -- making it the coolest revival since the cat-eye.   read more

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April 17, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  COMMENT
To the Point: Embroidery Is the Newest Spring Trend

Embroidery usually brings up thoughts of stuffy tapestry or grandma's hand-made knick-knacks, but spring's red carpet is shining a decidedly more stylish light on the stitching technique. Lately, celebs are taking a cue from the runway and swapping spring's expected floral prints for lavish embroidered patterns. Click ahead to see the many ways you can wear the embroidered trend.   read more

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April 16, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Outrageous Expenditure of the Day

$450 on a face cream. $850 for a pair of red-soled shoes. $4.50 for a cup of Joe. We in the western world sure seem to drop decidedly large amounts of dollars on some seemingly un-necessary items.   read more

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April 15, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Bindis Are The Cultural Appropriation Du Jour At Coachella

• Oh geez. First there was the ubiquitous Coachella native headdress. And now the cultural appropriation du jour is apparently the bindi. Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland, and a slew of other celebs were spotted wearing them at the music festival over the weekend. Why is the bindi bad (to wear to a music festival if you're not an Indian person)? "The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance. It is also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame, and it is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol ... It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed." Got it? [The Gloss]   read more

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April 15, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
What to Wear to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and More

1. Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++, $48
For a fresh and dewy festival face, I love a great CC cream with SPF to protect and hydrate my skin for all day wear. It's the perfect amount of coverage without being too heavy.   read more

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April 14, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
This Definitely Isn't Your Grandma's Prom Accessory

You only have to get a gander at the gowns in stores to know that Prom has changed a lot since you were a kid.   read more

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April 14, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Alexander Wang Announces Collaboration With H&M

• Set your Swatches: Alexander Wang is launching a collaboration with H&M. The Balenciaga designer's collection is set to drop November 6. We. Can't. Wait. [WWD]   read more

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April 14, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
These Boots Were Made for Puddle Jumping

Spring has sprung and we're oh so ready to toss our heavy winter boots in favor of open toe wedges. However, when the weather calls for gray skies and rain dripping down window panes, the last thing we want to do is throw on a pair of pricey leather sandals.   read more

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April 10, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
High-End Workout Clothes You'd Wear Anywhere (Except Maybe the Gym)

If you're anything like us, your yoga pants probably see the inside of Home Depot and the post office more often than they see the inside of a yoga studio. And we can't blame you (or ourselves), since they're just so darn comfortable. Lucky for us, designer workout clothes are on the rise, so we can look and feel amazing. No longer do you look the harried woman, rushing from errand to errand in stained sweats and scrunchied hair. Thanks to the rise in popularity of flattering workout clothes (activewear sales are up 9 percent, whereas traditional jeans actually fell 1 percent), we're seeing track pants and baseball caps on the runway. High-end designers are catching on to the fact that women want to be comfortable and look good, and as a result fashion is experiencing a trend in casual, activewear that won't look out of place on the street or in the gym. Want to know the track pants you can pair with your heels and the sweatshirt-pencil skirt combo you can pull off with sneakers? We curated a high-end, designer workout clothes lookbook so you can go the gym (or anywhere else) in comfort and style.   read more

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April 7, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
Booty Calls are So 2000; This Dress Shows Your Guy When You're 'In the Mood'

A few weeks ago the world (via the Internet) wished Gloria Steinem a happy 80th birthday. I wonder what Ms. Steinem, pioneer of women's lib, defender of women's rights, etc., etc., would make of the Intimacy 2.0 dress.   read more

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April 7, 2014  |   7:04 AM  |  COMMENT

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