FASHIONABLE
Get The London Look

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t left your apartment in the last few months, you should be aware that the London Olympic Games have officially begun. The Olympics are a great time to show off your national pride but they’re also an even better time for retailers to make some quick cash off of everyone’s newfound patriotism. We’ve rounded up the best Olympic themed items for men and women that will show off your Olympic spirit without sacrificing style or taste.

Butter London Nail Polish

FASHIONABLE
Drop the Flops: Sweet Flat Sandals for Summer

While flip flops are the ultimate summer staple, sometimes they just don’t cut it when you’re looking for the perfect summer footwear for your perfect summer wardrobe. You want to stay comfortable of course, whether you’re jet setting to exotic getaways, enjoying sunny summer weekends, or hoofing the city avenues of your daily grind. Sky-high wedges are just the ticket for party-filled nights, but keep them stowed away until after hours and enjoy these sweet flat sandals for day!

Opening Ceremony Heidi Polka Dot Sandal

KILLER DEAL
Steals + Deals: Upcoming Summer Sales

WHAT: Get amazing deals at this summer sample sale with items up to 60% off! Collections included in the sale will be holiday/resort and spring/summer 2012!

WHEN: Now through Tuesday, July 31st

Mondays-Saturdays 11 AM- 7 PM

Sundays Noon-6 PM

WHERE: 8408 Melrose Pl. (see map)

STYLIZER
Get the Look: Retro Rendezvous

The retro look continues to keep its haute spot on the fashion scene. From makeup to swimwear, to hairstyles and more, it’s a timeless look that flaunts femininity and an appreciation for curves. We just can’t get enough of it! Check out some of our favorite retro must-have dresses perfect for your summer parties and celebrations.

Get your look and fear not your curves! It’s time to flaunt the “flaws”!

Polka-Dotted Dress, $168

The polka dots on this dress alone scream retro chic, however, we love the cinched waist with a matching thin belt to accent your curves. The colors are simple enough to wear with any color accessories. We think it would look especially fantastic with some bright red shoes and lips!

SARTORIALLY YOURS
Trendspotting: These Guys Wear Camo and You Can Too

Over the past few seasons camo has been working its way from army fatigues to high fashion, popping up in many high-end designer collections. Although anyone can partake in this camouflage trend, not everyone knows how to wear this print properly. Unless you're actually in the army you should avoid wearing the print from head to toe and looking like you just walked off the barracks. To make sure you avoid insulting the armed forces and everyone else who has to look at you, check out this guide on how to incorporate the camo print into your outfit in a stylish and modern way.

TRENDTASTIC
The Look Without the Wait: Resort 2013 Inspired Pieces

Following our Part I and Part II trend reports on the Resort 2013 fashion shows, we have now hand selected a few pieces inspired by the trends that took place on the runways. For those of you who just can’t wait for the fashion-forward Resort ’13 collections to hit the shelves, we’ve got a few pieces that should help hold you over until they make their big debut to the public. Check out some of the resort-inspired looks, and give the upcoming trends a little test run before the real stuff is here!

FASHIONABLE
Look Fly + Stay Dry: Fashionable Rainy Day Essentials

April showers have suddenly evolved into May showers in NYC, and we can’t let the wet streets cramp our style, right? Like the saying goes, when given lemons, make lemonade! Maybe you can’t wear your most fashionable duds on the sidewalks while it’s rainy out, but you can wear your most fashionable rainwear. We have a few pieces picked out just for you to keep you looking stylish while getting through the rainy days! Check these pieces out and keep moving your fashionable foot forward!

Bubble Umbrella, $18

ALL MALE REVIEW
Spritz On: 5 Summer Friendly Colognes

In case you were unaware, you should know that there’s a world of difference between a fall/winter friendly fragrance and a spring/summer friendly fragrance. Your scent this season should be light and compelling rather than obnoxiously polluting the air in a five foot radius around you. To make sure you don’t become one of those sad individuals all alone at the club because of his poor cologne IQ, check out these 5 summer-friendly scents that were made to complement bikinis and margaritas.

Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport

TRENDTASTIC
Trending: Chunky + Funky Heels


Warm weather is finally coming our way, and with it, our warm weather clothes! Dresses, tanks, and most importantly, sandals and peep toe shoes are appearing slowly, but surely. As we have started to see, this spring’s trends encompass bright colors and crazy patterns, so it should come as no surprise that shoes have followed suit. The chunky, funky heels are definitely an interesting add to the mixture of chaos going on for spring ’12 styles. With wild colors, brilliant combos of fabrics and textures, and of course, the chunky heel or wedge, these funky shoes will be taking on the style scene by storm.

THE SCENE
FNO NY 2011 Recap: SJP, Miss Piggy, and Foster the People

Throngs of people, bubbly popped and flowing, plastic swiped left and right--sound familiar? It should if you witnessed last night’s beautiful madness, and judging by the sheer amount of style conscious consumers, we are betting you did. With so many exciting events to choose from and industry celebrities to spot, we cursed the laws of physics for limiting our corporeal forms to only one place at a time! Here were our picks for the hottest spots of the night.

A top priority on our list, Manolo Blahnik was our first stop, and we were not the only ones with the idea! Shoe lovers and Sex in the City fans alike (who are we kidding, they are one and the same) lined the block all the way to 6th avenue for a potential moment with Ms. Manolo herself, Sarah Jessica Parker. Fighting the paparazzi was not an easy feat to catch a glimpse of SJP as she arrived, looking as chic as ever (seriously, the woman drinks from the fountain of youth) in a leather, laser-cut frock by Prabal Gurung and white, pointed-toe Manolos, of course. Sarah Jessica sat in the back of the store graciously signing autographs and shoes from the collection she co-designed with Manolo Blahnik. We also spotted Andre Leon Talley at the event sporting his signature caftan. Inside the store, guests tried on as many Manolos as their hearts desired amidst offerings of hors d’oeuvres and champagne by Il Gattopardo.