Denim, Denim, Denim

Photo Courtesy of Raleigh Denim.

With Fall steadily approaching one fabric consistently overshadows all others in prepping for the season: Denim. Nothing acclimates you to the crisp Fall evenings, or better suites you for a stroll among the radiant Fall leaves than a new pair of jeans. Flared denim has made a much appreciated comeback this season, and its re-emergence has spawned numerous variations on the classic form from American designers. I have settled on my three favorite (American-made) flared-cuts as shown below, along with a pair of cutoffs to carry you through Fall – and I may have found the denim jacket to end all others.

 

1. 7 For All Mankind New Denim Jacket $325

2. JBrand Stretch Denim Cutoff Shorts $152

3. 7 For All Mankind Dojo Flare Leg Trouser in New York Dark $159

4. Imogene + Willie Elsie Rigid $250

5. JBrand 722 Love Story $200

Necking

Photo Courtesy of DANNIJO.

Dripping with colorful gems and outfitted in chunky gunmetal chains, few objects add more intrigue to your neckline than decadent statement necklaces. With the ability to transform and elevate any ensemble, statement necklaces provide a quick and effective way to revamp your wardrobe with one simple purchase. Recently, I have become enamored with bib necklaces and the elegance and edge they bring to whatever fabrics they are paired with (as evidenced below via necklaces 1, 2 and 8). American designers have showcased some truly awe-inspiring American-made necklaces as of late, and I have included some of my favorite showstoppers below.

1. DANNIJO Stella Necklace $495, Made in New York, New York.

2. DANNIJO Liat Necklace $965, Made in New York, New York.

3. Anthropologie Layers of the Sea Necklace $78, Made in USA.

4. Frieda & Nellie Sweet Kisses Necklace $300, Made in New York, New York.

5. TOMTOM Future in Retrograde Necklace $415, Made in Los Angeles, CA.

6. Anthropologie Quasar Necklace $199.95, Made in USA.

7. Anthropologie Buckthorn Berry Necklace $58, Made in USA.

8. DANNIJO Audrey Necklace $695, Made in New York, New York.

Kate Upton Is the New Face of Bobbi Brown

Upton on her Bobbi Brown shoot. Photo: Courtesy/Kate Upton's Instagram

Despite Kate Upton being arguably one of the world’s most recognizable and commercially viable models — even scoring an elusive American Vogue cover in a time when models on newsstands are few and far between — she hasn’t exactly been racking up the endorsements. But that could all be about to change.

Friday morning, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics announced Upton as its new “celebrity face,” replacing another Kate, Katie Holmes. According to a release, the first campaign images will appear on Bobbi Brown makeup counters in July, with ads debuting in the September issues of print mags.

“I know lots of people are happy I’ve found a blonde!” Brown told Vogue (the April issue of which will, probably not coincidentally, “celebrate the meteoric rise of Kate Upton.”) The beauty maven went on to praise 21-year-old Upton for being a “real girl” who’s happy, strong, smart, open, fantastic, versatile, eloquent, and a “great role model.” She should probably stop modeling already and just run for President.

The feeling seems to be mutual: Upton says she’s been a fan of Bobbi Brown since way before the Dougie. “My mom used it and my two older sisters used it; it’s been a part of my life ever since I was growing up,” she told Vogue. “Bobbi’s makeup is so light, and I’m such a Florida girl, that it just goes along with my lifestyle.”

As an annoyingly outspoken Kate Upton fan for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on other than us both possessing fairly full bust lines and eerily child-like faces… I personally approve of this union. Sorry, Holmesy. It’s been real.

Watch Upton and Brown chatting about beauty secrets, self esteem, feeling bloated etc. etc. below.

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L’Wren Scott Spokesperson Denies Company Was in Trouble

Designer L'Wren Scott. Photo: Fred Duval/Getty

Why did designer L’Wren Scott, the woman who seemingly had it all, commit suicide? That’s a question many people have been asking since Monday’s tragic event — and one the media has been seeking to answer. The most plausible reason for the act, if there was only one reason, came from former New York Times chief critic Cathy Horyn, who reported earlier this week that Scott had planned to announce the closing of her business on Wednesday.

Now, a spokesperson on behalf of Scott has released a statement denying the company was due to shutter. “Ms. Scott was considering a re-structure of her global business,” the statement reads. “Ms. Scott was very focused on doing what was right for her global business and for the support of her team.”

The statement explains that Scott’s business consisted of several components, including “a wholesale business of ready-to-wear women’s wear, a bespoke Couture business for private clients, a licensing business, Ms. Scott’s globally recognized work as a Fashion Consultant and stylist and her collaborations such as her recent collection for Banana Republic.”

Reports have also surfaced that Scott was as much as $7 million in debt. The statement calls these reports “not only highly misleading and inaccurate but also extremely hurtful and disrespectful to the memory of L’Wren Scott,” though it does not provide further details.

“Her business overall was only seven years old and although some areas of the business had not yet reached their potential other parts of her business were proving successful,” the statement says. “As a private business, details of income and turnover are not publicly disclosed, however it can be said that the long-term prospects for the business were encouraging. ”

L’Wren Scott’s in-house team also released the following:

“We have lost a great friend and an inspiring leader. We are grieving privately and whilst we appreciate the incredible tributes that have been paid in the media by those who knew L’Wren, we strongly object to some of the media’s intrusion into issues that are not only untrue and misleading but also distract from remembering and celebrating her life — the life of a successful, talented, kind, generous and extraordinary woman. We ask that our privacy and that of L’Wren’s family and close friends be respected at this difficult time.”

A spokesperson for L’Wren Scott said there are no further statements being issued at this time.

Update: A full copy of the statement:

The figures quoted in the media regarding the financial status of LS Fashion Limited are not only highly misleading and inaccurate but also extremely hurtful and disrespectful to the memory of L’Wren Scott.

Ms. Scott was considering a re-structure of her global business. The L’Wren Scott business consists of a wholesale business of ready-to-wear women’s wear, a bespoke Couture business for private clients, a licensing business, Ms. Scott’s globally recognized work as a Fashion Consultant and stylist and her collaborations such as her recent collection for Banana Republic. Her business overall was only seven years old and although some areas of the business had not yet reached their potential other parts of her business were proving successful. As a private business, details of income and turnover are not publicly disclosed, however it can be said that the long-term prospects for the business were encouraging. Ms. Scott was very focused on doing what was right for her global business and for the support of her team.

In terms of figures shown at Companies House in the UK. The parent company of LS Fashion Limited based in America had made a standard loan investment to the UK subsidiary. LS Fashion Limited is fully able to meet the company’s liabilities and pay all suppliers and customers.

The L’Wren Scott team today said:

“We have lost a great friend and an inspiring leader. We are grieving privately and whilst we appreciate the incredible tributes that have been paid in the media by those who knew L’Wren, we strongly object to some of the media’s intrusion into issues that are not only untrue and misleading but also distract from remembering and celebrating her life – the life of a successful, talented, kind, generous and extraordinary woman. We ask that our privacy and that of L’Wren’s family and close friends be respected at this difficult time.”

No further statement will be made for the time being.

Ali Larter Revisits the ’70s with Her Flared Pants

Ali Larter arrived at the West Hollywood set of her new film looking fresh and put-together. The 37-year-old actress channeled the ’70s in her easy and no-fuss casual outfit. She rocked a hip ’70s vibe, thanks to her flared jeans.

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Ali Larter arriving at a film set in West Hollywood, California, on February 11, 2014

The former Heroes star’s getup is a breath of fresh air from all the skinny jeans we’ve been seeing on celebrities as of late. It works perfectly with button-down shirts, as you can see from Ali’s outfit. What’s also interesting about this pair of jeans is its ripped detail, a modern-day jeans trademark. So, even though she was wearing one inspired by a bygone decade, she still looked current and stylish.

We do suggest adding flared jeans to your wardrobe. They’re a nice piece to wear when you are looking for something different from your usual casual ensembles. Here are some pairs you might be interested in:

True Religion Carrie Patchwork Flare Jeans

True Religion “Carrie” Patchwork Flare Jeans, $226.10

J Brand Love Story Flare Jeans

J Brand “Love Story” Flare Jeans, $218

Paige Denim Fiona Flare Jeans

Paige Denim “Fiona” Flare Jeans, $199

Current Elliott The Flip Flop Jeans

Current/Elliott The Flip Flop Jeans, $238

McGuire Denim Exposed Zip Voyage Trousers

McGuire Denim Exposed Zip Voyage Trousers, $238

Like Ali, you can also make these jeans look more polished by pairing them with button-down shirts. Don your ankle boots, and you are great to go!

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6 Tips from Celebrities on Finding the Right Jumpsuit for You

Have you ever tried a jumpsuit and felt like you were dwarfed by it? The perfect onesie can be difficult to find if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. But if you are not ready to give up on your quest for the right jumpsuit for you, here are some celebrities to look up to:

1. Look for a cropped pair of jumpsuit to show off your legs.

Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Coleman at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 12, 2014

Tall girls like Zendaya Coleman can pretty much wear any length of jumpsuit. But a cropped one should work for those lacking in curves to shift the attention to the legs.

2. Add more shape with a wide-legged pair of onesie.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 18, 2014

Wide-legged onesies look classier as they mimic the look of a long dress. If you are quite tall like Julia Roberts, it should give you a more feminine silhouette without compromising your comfort. This style of jumpsuit is perfect if you are attending more formal events.

3. Shin-length jumpsuits with a bustier top is universally flattering.

Amy Willerton

UK cutie Amy Willerton stopping by a friend’s house in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, on January 14, 2014

Even petite girls can wear a jumpsuit in this style and length. It’s also a great option for warmer days.

4. A jumpsuit with a loose bottom helps add more volume if you are more on the skinny side.

Heather Graham

Heather Graham appearing on Extra hosted by Mario Lopez in Los Angeles on January 7, 2014

The loose bottom adds more hips and gives your body a sexier silhouette. Take it from Heather Graham.

5. If you’re pear-shaped, go for a jumpsuit with a belted waist and a V-neckline.

Camilla Luddington

Camilla Luddington at Entertainment Weekly‘s Screen Actors Guild party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on January 17, 2014

The V-neck will draw attention away from the fullness of your hips, and the cinched waist will help make your body look well-proportioned. Also, if you have a semi-full shape and on the petite side, stay away from onesies with large busy prints. A monochrome one would be a better choice.

6. Show off your ample bosom by going for a bustier top jumpsuit with a cinched-waist detail.

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon at Britain’s Got Talent auditions at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on January 18, 2014

Well-endowed women should show it off with a bustier top jumpsuit. It will give the bottom half of your body ample coverage so you won’t look trashy at all. The cinched-waist detail will also help create an hourglass silhouette, making you look sexier.

To get you started, here are some jumpsuits you might find perfect for your needs:

Balmain Denim Printed Silk Jumpsuit

Balmain Denim Printed Silk Jumpsuit, $6,985.38

Kenzo Tie Around Jumpsuit

Kenzo Tie Around Jumpsuit, $572.01

Max Mara Monochrome Jumpsuit

Max Mara Monochrome Jumpsuit, $548.42

LAgence Crossover Neck Jumpsuit

L’Agence Crossover Neck Jumpsuit, $395

Michael Michael Kors Drawstring Jumpsuit

Michael Michael Kors Drawstring Jumpsuit, $265.37

We hope these tips help you find the perfect jumpsuit that you can wear to impress. Happy hunting!

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Jennifer Lopez’s Mayan-Beaded Pink Fringe Booties — Gorgeous or Gaudy?

We have never met a Giuseppe Zanotti shoe we didn’t like, but this one we spotted on Jennifer Lopez yesterday just might change that. JLo wore her Zanotti pair when she stopped by the Power 106 studios in LA to promote her latest single, “I Luh Ya PaPi.” She was comfy-casual for her radio guesting in a pale beige chiffon zip jacket, a loose white tee, and white skinny jeans. She diva-ed it up with pink oversized sunglasses and the pink Giuseppe Zanotti heels in question.

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Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart leaving the Power 106 FM studios in Los Angeles, California, on March 5, 2014

Check out the heels up close in the pictures below. They’re rhinestone-beaded with a Mayan-inspired design, fringed at the sides, and in pink suede. Do you agree that there’s too much going on all at once?

Jennifer Lopez Giuseppe Zanotti fringe booties

Jennifer Lopez Giuseppe Zanotti inca fringe booties

Oh well, at least they still have that signature sexy Giuseppe Zanotti silhouette. We’re also not quite sure if it’s the shoes themselves or if it’s just the way they’re styled, so we need your honest opinion – do you think Jennifer Lopez’s Giuseppe Zanotti pink suede booties with beads and fringes are gorgeous or gaudy?

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Giuseppe Zanotti Beaded and Fringed Suede Peep-Toe Booties, $1,366.05

Also check out the pistachio green color of these booties at LuisaViaRoma.

Listen to Jennifer Lopez’s new song, “I Luh Ya PaPi”:

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Emmy Rossum Is Enchanting in Monique Lhuillier Nude Lace Booties

Emmy Rossum brought grace, charm, and Old Hollywood glamour at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. The 27-year-old stunner looked exquisite in head-to-toe Monique Lhuillier as she joined a bevy of beauties, including Diane Kruger, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Beckinsale, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts, Emma Roberts, Selena Gomez, and Elizabeth Banks.

She was the epitome of elegance in a beautiful nude gown that features a sweetheart neckline, a full skirt, sheer sleeves, a stepped hem, and gorgeous beaded embellishments. Her hair was styled in a chic updo to show off her stunning statement earrings and dramatic red lips. She finished off her look with a pair of nude lace booties from Monique Lhuillier, which complemented her gown perfectly.

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Emmy Rossum at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014

A few days after making a fairytale entrance at the star-studded bash, Emmy was spotted channeling Parisian chic in Beverly Hills. The Shameless actress wore a black-and-white striped shirt from H&M’s Conscious Collection, which was tucked into a black pleated skirt from Yoana Baraschi. The finishing touches to her look was an assortment of red accents, including a pair of sunglasses from Carolina Herrera, the “Berenson” shoulder bag from Carolina Herrera, and a pair of leather flats from Yosi Samra.

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Emmy Rossum out and about in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2014

Emmy wore the “Mirah Alsina” leather flats in chili red from Yosi Samra. These shoes are also available in other delicious colors, such as black, whiskey, misty rose, and seafoam.

Yosi Samra Mirah Alsina Leather Flats in Chili Red

Yosi Samra Mirah Alsina Leather Flats in Black

Yosi Samra Mirah Alsina Leather Flats in Whiskey

Yosi Samra Mirah Alsina Leather Flats in Misty Rose

Yosi Samra Mirah Alsina Leather Flats in Seafoam

Yosi Samra “Mirah Alsina” Leather Flats, $119

What do you think of Emmy’s latest looks? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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