Reining it in from past seasons of embellished brights and quirky colors, ready-to-wear is taking back black and white is tagging along for the ride. Jil Sander and Narciso Rodriguez class it up, while other top designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang move toward the edgier side of the contrasting colors.
Here’s something that’s sure to get a rise out of animal lovers everywhere. Marc Jacobs' faux fur coat line designed for the high-end bargain store Century 21, has been discovered to contain dog fur parts. The type of fur used in the coat line is from an animal named the Chinese Raccoon Dog. The scene went down when the Humane Society of the United States sent a hidden camera into the a Century 21 store. The stance of Jacobs seems to be fairly ambivalent. The irony is that Marc Jacobs is a vegan and animal lover himself. Jacobs has not responded to requests to speak on the matter. His label's hypocrisy lies in producing something real under the title “faux fur,” and selling it to the public, especially at such a well-known department store such as Century 21. Reactions have been volatile, particularly from young woman, who are his greatest fan base. “I think that’s horrible,” pronounced a 23 year old fashionista, “because I don’t believe in wearing real fur, I would be really upset if I purchased something that said it was fake and it was real.”
Joonbug is definitely feeling the style collaboration between Target and Neiman Marcus. Referred to as a "legendary partnership" featuring over 50 gorgeous gifts from over 24 exceptional designers, Neiman Marcus at the Paramus, NJ location is hosting a soiree to kick-off this fashion extravaganza. As many of you know, located in beautiful Bergen County, NJ -- the Neiman Marcus Paramus location is a premiere shopping experience. The area is known for their malls, and Neiman's certainly doesn't disappoint.
Just because the weather outside is hot and humid doesn't mean we aren't sitting here dreaming about sipping pumpkin spice lattes on a crisp fall day in the park. And part of that dream includes us sporting a great fall jacket to keep us looking cool while staying warm. From chunky knits, to chic wool jackets and furry parkas; the runways were full of trendy options to keep you from catching a chill as the weather turns. Here are our top five picks for fall outerwear from some of our favorite designers. Read on to get a jump start on your fall wardrobe shopping as we show you where you can shop similar pieces right now on the cheap!
Backpacks were everywhere during the '90s and with the recent revival of '90s fashion we've come full circle with this iconic accessory. Today's modern designers have put their own twist on this basic piece transforming it from playground essential to high fashion accessory. Check out these hot designer backpacks which are sure to be far better than the Spiderman one you carried in 3rd grade.
Luxurious Leather: Leather backpacks are the peak of high fashion backpacks. Shown this season by a variety of designers, the leather backpack is a perfect combination of high and low fashion and a great way to show off this trendy new accessory. Riccardo Tisci has always been a fashion innovator--he jumped on the backpack trend long before his fellow designers. He has elevated the basic backpack by using materials such as wool and leather. With his signature edgy style and street sensibility, Tisci's backpack designs are perfect for anyone from skaters to fashion editors. Other designers who make great leather backpacks are Ann Demeulemeester and Neil Barrett.
There are a few approaches you could take to your ensemble come 4th of July and depending on what styles you like, we think we have one that will fit your needs. Read on and get inspired by these looks for your day of dazzling out with American pride!
Classic + Clean
For those of you who appreciate preppy appeal, this one is a shout out specifically to you. There is never anything wrong with going for a simple, classic look on the 4th of July and if you’ll be out and about, or walking around, this is a great way to stay looking fashionable while feeling comfortable. We love the combination of these Marc by Marc Jacobs Slip on Loafers ($275), paired with this classic white button-down ($42.50), and these polka-dot organza shorts ($130) to jazz the look up a little!
Are your in a rut with your wardrobe? Try something new and mix some patterns together for a fresh new look. To make sure you're not going pattern crazy, keep one color repeating in every piece of your outfit, incorporate structured patterns (stripes) with loose patterns like circles or swirls, or blend small designs with larger ones. Take a peek at the patterns we loved so much, we couldn't pick just one!
For A Night Out
Red with Red: Keep the shade consistent throughout the outfit for a 'wow' effect! We love the bright red flowers on this blouse with the patterned leggings. Add some cool retro print shades for an added effect.
Aside from being able to tell the time instantly , a bold and trendy watch is a fantastic way to complete a summer ensemble. Bright colored watches are definitely in this season and we've picked out 10 watches in dazzling colors that are sure to stand out from the crowd!
Adidas has always designed their signature watches in vibrant colors. Check out this eye-catching Adidas watch that will have you telling time in style.
It’s unanimous; boldness dominated Resort 2013 collections in the form of extreme silhouettes, stripes, and florals—and we like what we see. The in-between season offerings give designers an opportunity to reach a broader range of consumers, incorporating wearable trends that appeal to those seeking the perfect vacation wardrobe as well as the rest of us those forgoing exotic destinations to afford said ready-to-wear. (We’ll have our Resort right here at home, thank you.) The trends abound from oversized ensemble to lively prints and among the looks we are dying to make our own, there were also a few encore appearances by styles that aren’t going anywhere.
We all love our smart phones, mp3 players, iPads, and all the other tech savvy instruments available today. We try to stay up to date with our tech accessories, so why not try to stay on trend too? We've found 10 must have tech accessories that we can’t wait to get our hands on and we think you’ll all enjoy them too! Take a look below to see some of the coolest ways to dress up your electronics.
1. The Retro iHome Docking System, $199
Check out this awesome oversized docking system for your iPad/iPhone. We love the bold and bright pink color and it’s sure to bring a little extra character to your living room. Bump your beats in style with this cool new accessory.