Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wrapped up for summer

With fresh, vibrant colors and lightweight fabrics, scarves aren't just for your winter wardrobe anymore. You can drape a floral wrap over your sundress, use a linen scarf to dress up your simple tee or use a long thin scarf as a belt. Scarves are a fashionable and an inexpensive way to keep your summer style wrapped up in, well... style! 
Forever21Old Navy and Urban Outfitters carry colorful and inexpensive scarves.

Wear it loose and low as a tie
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Wear it as a head scarf. 
For more inspiration, you can read our post about head scarves
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How to Make a Scarf Shirt
Wear it as a shirt scarf as this blogger did. See her DIY here. 

Wear it with a simple tank top to dress it up.
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Wear it as an ascot. 
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Wear it as a cute bow.
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Wear it around your neck and belt it.
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Wear it on your bag as an added accessory.
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If you still need style inspiration, here are 15 chic ways to tie scarves!
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How do you feel about the summer scarf? Would you wear it in the summer or keep it for the colder months? How would you wear/style it? Let us know in the comments. Happy Saturday!
XO Wil Harris

Friday, April 27, 2012

Covered in Vogue

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As Anna Wintour, current editor-in-chief of American Vogue, says, “The best cover is always the next one, the one you haven’t seen yet.” Vogue magazine is probably the most influential fashion magazine in the world. This publication has given us 120 years of stunning and provocative images. Lets take a look back at 120 years of Vogue and a few of its iconic 
and memorable covers.

Diana, Princess of Wales, October 1997 cover.
 Princess Diana appeared on three 
Vogue covers during her life and on the October 1997 issue commemorating her death.
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Model Beverly Johnson, August 1974 cover.
Johnson was the first African American model to appear on the magazine's cover. 

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Leading British models of the time, January 2002 British Vogue cover.
Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Erin O'Connor, Naomi Campbell, Rosemary Ferguson, Cecilia Chancellor (and baby Lucas), Jacquetta Wheeler, Liberty Ross, Elizabeth Jagger and Jade Parfitt.

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Model Naomi Campbell, December 1987 British Vogue cover.
Campbell's first ever 
Vogue cover. She has since been on eight covers, including one with P Diddy. 
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The October 1944 British Vogue cover.Photographed by Irving Penn and was the first ever still-life cover. Inside, the magazine acknowledged the hardships suffered by members of the Vogue office in Paris during the German occupation. 
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January 1950 Vogue cover
Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld and modeled by Jean Patchett. It's one of the most famous Vogue covers ever and is used today as art work for the home. 

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Oprah Winfrey, October 1998 cover 
Winfrey is the first African-American celebrity to land on the cover. Allegedly, Anna Wintour told her s
he needed to lose 20 lbs before she could be on the cover.

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100th Anniversary Special edition, April 1992 cover.
Christy, Linda, Cindy, Karen, Elaine, Niki, Yasmeen, Claudia, Naomi, Tatjana photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
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Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep April 2012 cover.
Cruz was asked to be the guest editor of French 
Vogue, the Oscar-winning actress called upon some very famous friends to help her out. There are three cover choices featuring Cruz with other A-list stars.
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Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere, November 1992 American cover.

Gere was the first man to appear on the cover.
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Lady Gaga, September 2010 Vogue Hommes Japan cover.
Gaga dons meat for the cover.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

3 things we're loving right now!

Fashion and beauty are constantly changing and with that comes more things to love! So here are 3 things we're loving right now. 


1. Matte nails
We love us some shiny manicures and use top coats like it's going out of style. While we love the shiny look, sometimes we want something with a little more edge.The matte finish, without the shine, gives us just that. Zoya and NYX Cosmetics are a few brands that carry matte nail polishes. You can also use a matte top coat over your favorite color.  
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2. Sideways cross necklace
These are bold, sophisticated and modern necklaces that celebrate you and everything you believe in. This beautiful reminder of love and faith is an accessory that can be layered with other jewelry and be worn everyday with almost any outfit. You can find them at: EtsyEmitationsBoutique to You, or Ruby Lane.
3. Chambray top
Chambray and denim shirts are one of the easiest trends to wear and most versatile.They’re also the glue that ties many other spring and summer trends together! Running on Happiness has a cute DIY polka dot chambray shirt. 
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Bonus: Lucite heels
Lutice is a transparent plastic material and was used in war materials in the 1940s and soon caught the eye of the fashion industry. Lucite heels are often associated with strippers but worry no more because they have been given a huge upgrade and have made a fashionable mark on shoes.  


What are some of your favorite things right now? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Why knot?

Want a 90s flashback? Well look no further because the knotted shirt is back and we're not talking about Britney Spears "Hit me Baby One More Time." 
This time around the look is getting an upgrade and becoming more, dare we say it...chic. It's laid back and is the easiest way to turn a boring top into something more fun and playful. You can knot a button down shirt or a simple t-shirt and pair it with a pair of jeans, shorts, a skirt or dress. Be bold with your style and try the knotted look because we say why knot? 


Knotted looks you can try:

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What do you think about the knotted look? Would you wear this trend? Do you like any of the styles above? What would you wear with a knotted top? Let us know in the comments :)
XO Wil Harris

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

To each its nail

Painting each nail a different color is a bold look but how about taking it a step further and painting each nail with a different design?! 


You can go with simple designs (like we did) or have more intricate and random designs. Whatever your preference, experiment and have fun with it. It's safe to say that your non-dominant hand will be a little tricky, therefore, practice does make perfect! :)


Tools we used:
Sally Hansen Nail art pen in white for the stripes
DIY nail dotting tool for the dots
Sinful Colors Professional: Snow me White
Essie: Turquoise and Caicos

Here are other nail designs you can use for inspiration:
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Yay or nay to this look? Would you wear it? Is it too much? Let us know in the comments. We love to read your thoughts and opinions!
XO Wil Harris