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Top 10 Andy Warhol Quotes

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Andy Warhol would have been 86 yesterday, and the pop art savant waxed pithy wisdom and irreverent insight at every turn. Here’s Andy’s 10 best witticisms to inspire you through the most tedious Thursday.

1. Andy Warhol on Hollywood

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2. Andy Warhol on getting what you want

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3. Andy Warhol on the superficial

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4.  Andy Warhol on the benefits of boredomAndy4

5. Andy Warhol on fame and future

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6. Andy Warhol on good things

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7. Andy Warhol on going out

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8. Andy Warhol on falling apart

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9. Andy Warhol on changing things

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10. Andy Warhol on getting away with art

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Throwback Thursday: Weekend One of Coachella

If you’re like any other Instagrammer, you’ve seen every Vanessa Hudgens and Alessandra Ambrosio photo possible from last weekend’s Coachella festivities. The fashion and music and, well fashion, had some shocking moments like Vanessa’s new long blonde locks and Kendall Jenner’s giant nose ring. For us, the bull-like jewelry was a little too much but the ladies of Coachella rocked our socks off.

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Of course it wasn’t always like this and at the very beginning, Coachella 1999 was only a two-day event. Skipping 2000, the festival started back up in 2001 with just one day. The festival quickly grew and in 2002, the festival went back to a two-day format. Soon it would become a three-day event in 2007 and most recently, a second weekend was added in 2012.

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Woodstock ’99 riots caused a no on-site camping rule for Coachella till 2002. This, of course, did not stop the festival goers from enjoying the sounds of big artists like Beck, Moby, Tool and more. Thanks to Pearl Jams’ boycott against Ticketmaster in 1993 and 25,000 fans, their performance at Indio’s Empire Polo Club shined some much-needed light on the desert location and soon became Coachella’s birth place.

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With no real understanding of how Coachella fashion became Coachella fashion, we all can agree that it’s made a giant statement with its Woodstock inspired vibe and free spirit. If you walk down the Venice boardwalk, you’ll get a pretty good idea of just what to expect this upcoming weekend.

If you haven’t already, get 15 last minute tips and tricks for Coachella here.

Throwback Thursday: The Days of Woodstock

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Woodstock was not just a Music & Art Fair, it was a way of being in the world. The 1969 lineup kicked off the three day festival with a bang, including artists such as Blood, Sweat & Tears, Sha Na Na, and Jimi Hendrix. Much like Coachella, Woodstock was an escape into a land full of mingling, dreams, and endless opportunities. After approximately 80 lawsuits and thousands of dollars in debt, we’re sure it didn’t feel that way for the four men who started it all.

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With many issues popping up like a last minute location change and demanding refunds, Woodstock would see many issues before finally calling it a free concert. We all know free attracts many and for this first time around, an estimated 500,000 people attended.

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When comparing Coachella to Woodstock, we can definitely agree that the similarities are endless from an array of music and food to major fashion statements that are happening. The hippie fashion moment has never died and the California desert has allowed it to live on with too many crop tops, short shorts, and fringed crossbodies to count.

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Our Bec & Bridge Celestial knit tank is a perfect addition to a Coachella or Woodstock inspired look. Baring midriff is the festival way to go, so make sure to get yours here at stylehaus.com. Added bonus? It’s on sale!

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For more Coachella looks, tips and advice on how to survive the madness, get some good reads in here and here, just in time for the festival weekend.

Throwback Thursday: Katharine Hepburn’s Wide Leg Trousers

In an 1981 interview with Barbara Walters, an elderly but still fiercely independent Katharine Hepburn explained (for what must have felt like the millionth time) her choice to live a life free of matrimony and motherhood. Although Katharine Hepburn was indisputably one of the great beauties of Hollywood’s Golden Age, she raised eyebrows by wearing only pants and never holding her tongue. “I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man,” Hepburn said “I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to and I made enough money to support myself. And I ain’t afraid of being alone.” “Is that why also you wear pants?” asked an intrepid young Walters. “No, I wear pants because they’re comfortable.” Walters, apparently unsatisfied by Hepburn’s explanation, pushed on: Today it’s easy to forget that less than 100 years ago women who wore pants were considered daring and more than a little scandalous. For a beautiful starlet like Katharine Hepburn to refuse feminine dresses for manly trousers was utterly baffling to the American public. To be blunt, Katharine got a lot of shit for doing things her own way. Fortunately she never gave a damn. Katherine’s then-ridiculed outfit choices paved the way for modern women to wear we please and go about our lives in the relative comfort and freedom of pants.

Katherine’s uniform of wide-legged trousers were not only practical but wonderfully flattering on Hepburn’s long, lean, and athletic frame. Tall girls around the world can look to Katherine as an accidental fashion trailblazer who dressed for the body she had, regardless of current fads. Katharine Hepburn’s style has never been more relevant to fashionistas of modern-day. Wide legged trousers (once dismissed as manly and unstylish) are one of Spring 2014’s biggest runway trends. Androgynous womenswear has never been more popular amongst designers, models, celebrities, and stylish women on the street.

So next time you slip into a pair of wide legged trousers, take a moment to think of Katharine Hepburn, a woman who enjoyed great beauty but never let it define her, who lived, loved, and dressed only for herself, and an icon who adored a damn good pair of pants. Hepburn4

THROWBACK THURSDAY: LAUREN HUTTON’S WHITE BLOUSE

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There is literally nothing more classic than a white blouse.  A crisp white button down, a drape-y white silk top, a plain white tee- they go with anything and everything, and look great on anyone of any age.  No one has pushed the power of the white blouse more than ‘70s supermodel Lauren Hutton.

 

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Known for her All-American charm and classic, preppy style, Lauren Hutton made a name for herself in the 70s and hasn’t stopped making headlines since.  She’s one of the world’s most revered style icons, and could give us all a lesson in “less is more.”  Her outfits typically included a white blouse, typically worn in a super-simple way: with a denim skirt, a blazer, or blue jeans.  Classic & chic!

 

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Available at stylehaus!

Our newest white blouse reminds us of Lauren Hutton SO much!  The draped, v-neck fit is all Lauren, giving off a sexy-but-secretarial vibe.  The ¾ length sleeves, perfectly cuffed, absolutely make the shirt.  We’d wear this with everything:  a leather skirt, printed pants, cutoffs, you name it.

If you can’t get over the Lauren Hutton look, either, you can grab this blouse for $174 at stylehaus- just call 323-655-5900 to order!

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: GLOVES

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These days, you rarely see someone sporting gloves for fashion’s sake.  To keep warm, sure; for Halloween, absolutely.  But wearing gloves simply to enhance an outfit?  Pretty much unheard of!

 

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All that is about to change, though.  We credit Olivia Pope (and her costume designer, Lyn Paolo) for the major comeback moment that gloves are experiencing right now!  Paolo, admittedly “obsessed by” gloves, single-handedly brought the accessory back into style through the vehicle of Scandal’s Olivia Pope.  Designers are clearly watching: gloves popped up on an incredible number of runways this season!

 

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Gloves through the years

Gloves, worn for necessity up until the 20th century, became a symbol of wealth & class through the 1920s and 1930s.  Sunburned hands showed that you belonged to the working class; thus, gloves became an inadvertent status symbol.  Many shapes & sizes were fashionable over the years:  short gloves were seen in many a 1920s silent film, and the 1930s saw a rise in leather kid gloves.  Long, slouchy gloves dominated the 40s; while long, slim gloves were the peak of chic in the 50s (think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s).  Jackie O wore gloves like no one else in the 1960s, and after that gloves slowly lost their steam.  A few appearances in the 80s- Madonna and Michael Jackson- petered out to almost nothing until Scandal came around.

 

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AF Vandevorst, Acne, Chanel Fall 2014

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Dior Fall 2014

Fashion designers are embracing the new trend wholeheartedly, as evidenced by the strong showing of gloves for Fashion Month Fall 2014.  AF Vandevorst showed a modern pair, Acne was edgy with leather-on-leather, and Chanel put a sporty spin on long pink gloves.  Dior’s gloves were a total throwback to 50s/60s elegance, with pairs up-to-the-elbow and beyond worn with vests and short-sleeve coats.

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

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John Galliano Fall 2014

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Dolce & Gabbana threw it back a little farther with their chainmail-inspired gloves!  Galliano’s version was long, scrunched, and layered; Lanvin’s was long and slim.

 

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Rodarte Fall 2014

Rodarte showed gloved looks that were geek-chic, complete with berets, scarves, and horn-rimmed glasses.

 

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Rochas Fall 2014

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Our FAVORITE glove looks, though, were from Rochas.  Brightly colored gloves were the focal point of almost every Rochas runway look, ranging from pale yellow to neon orange to bright teal.  Worn with oversize coats in various pastel shades and floral prints, the vibe was vintage with a modern twist.  Rochas even threw in a few fringed gloves, a little reminiscent of a glamorous Edward Scissorhands.

One one question remains: which gloves will Olivia Pope wear first?

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DOLCE & GABBANA FALL 2014

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2014 presentation was our favorite of the season.  The designers merged fairytale influences with 13th-century sensibilities for a collection that transported us to a place where fantasy and reality meet.  The popularity of shows like Game of Thrones and Once Upon a Time were clear inspirations for the real-life-meets-fairytale vibe that Dolce & Gabbana captured with this collection.

Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, and Maid Marian made romanticized appearances, alongside influences from real-life knights in armor.  Dolce & Gabbana, always celebrating women and the womanly form, turned knighthood on its head, though, and used traditional headgear of high-ranking 13th century men as a means to elevate the women of today.  Beaded and sequined headpieces and gloves recalling chainmail armor accented some of the most gorgeous dresses of the season!

 

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Of the 70-something-look collection, many pieces stood out as future “It” looks.  The red fur hooded coats and capes were unbelievably cool, calling to mind a triumphant Red Riding Hood.  Cute fox appliqué detailing brought a sweet touch to an otherwise sexy statement!

 

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The fairytale theme stayed strong through a string of key-printed pieces, where short swing dresses and long gowns alike were covered in ancient lock-and-key prints.  The print gave off an air of romance- the key to our hearts.

 

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Colorful gowns featuring ribbon corseting and full sleeves made peasant dresses luxurious.  The cut was old-school, but sheer fabrics brought these looks into the modern world.

 

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Hooded capes and gowns represented the womanly nobility of the 13-15th-centuries, where hooded hats were de rigueur.  Bright, printed silks and voluminous skirts paired with fur-trimmed hoods would be at home in a historical fiction piece- we can’t wait to see how the street style set of today wears these pieces!

 

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Our favorite looks, however, were the ones that included chainmail-esque accessories- so  badass, a la Joan of Arc.  Repurposing a cornerstone of knighthood to be worn by a woman would have been such a scandal during the 14th/15thcentury; seeing a Dolce & Gabbana’s voluptuous women rocking the look today is empowering and exciting!

We loved that the romanticism of fairytale influences mingled with hardcore trappings of knighthood, making it clear that today’s woman is romantic & tough, sweet but dangerous (when she needs to be); a force to be reckoned with.  Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014 proves that women are running the show nowadays :)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: VIVA LAS VEGAS

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When you the of the 1960s, a few icons come to mind:  The Beatles, Twiggy, Edie Segwick, Elvis.  But what about Ann-Margret?  Although Ann’s fashion influence hasn’t extended as widely as some other 60s icons’, Ann-Margret was one of the most fashionable and sexy starlets of the time.  Nothing proves this more than the movie Viva Las Vegas!

 

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Ann-Margret was an actress who starred in tons of musical movies (go watch Bye Bye Birdie, right now.) and her most famous role was opposite Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas.  She played Rusty to his Lucky, engaging in a push-and-pull romance both on- and off-screen.  The chemistry between Ann-Margret and Elvis was palpable, helping VLV to become a box-office hit and prompting jealousy from Elvis’ girlfriend (and future wife) Priscilla.  Of course Elvis couldn’t keep his hands off of Ann-Margret in her iconic yellow dress!  She was on fire in that dress, the golden hue complimenting her flaming red hair perfectly.  The way it hugged her curves—ugh.  So good.

 

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When we received this yellow wiggle dress in stylehaus last week, Ann-Margret was the first thing we thought of!  Finally, her sexy style is achievable with a few styling tricks.   Since this dress is so look-at-me bright, we recommend that you skimp on accessories.  A simple pair of pumps and maybe a pair of stud earrings are all you need!

 

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If you’re drooling over this Ann-Margret look as much as we are, stop in to stylehaus and try it on!  $345.

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: 80s AND 90s

Did you know that stylehaus is home to quite a few vintage pieces?  In addition to our extensive archives of designer goodies- discontinued pieces from Balenciaga, Etro, Dolce and Gabanna, and more- we stock some expertly curated vintage pieces dating back to the 1960s.  Our favorite vintage items, though, are from the 80s and 90s.  Luckily, both these decades are back style this season!

 

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This Escada tee shirt is classic 80s.  The oversized fit, the outfit on the screened model- everything about it reeks of the decade.   To make it more modern, pair it with skinny jeans like Bethany does! $199 at stylehaus.

 

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Of course, if you want to go all-out 80s, then add a little more flair.  This beaded jacket ($109) that Bethany is wearing is such a versatile piece: when wore over this tee, it dresses up a casual look; but it’d be equally at home over a classic black dress for a cocktail event.

 

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More of a 90s girl?  Don’t worry about- stylehaus has the BEST 90s piece you’ve ever seen.  This floral number ($80) looks like a minidress- but it’s actually long shorts.  So cool, right??  Wear this classic 90s piece with little black boots for a full-on throwback look.

If you’re not into the 80s or 90s, you can still enjoy our vintage collection.  We have little mod 60s swing dresses, printed tops from the 70s, and some early aughties archive pieces that you can sift through.  Call 323-655-5900 to set up an appointment!

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: AUDREY HEPBURN IN “HOW TO STEAL A MILLION”

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Is there any fashionista more iconic than Audrey Hepburn?  We think not.  High-fashion ladies love her for her elegance and simplicity, and those who aren’t fashion-minded are Audrey fans for the same reason!  Her “little black dress” style is universal;  we’re constantly inspired by her.

 

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In one of our favorite Audrey movies, How To Steal A Million, she plays the daughter of a renowned art collector who’s been forging famous art works and selling them off as originals.  After discovering her father’s criminal activity, Audrey’s character Nicole becomes part of an elaborate scheme to protect her father’s name, and falls in love along the way.  Her best look is undoubtedly her fancy LBD- a lacy number paired with lace tights and a lace mask.  So gorge!

 

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After watching How To Steal A Million for the millionth time, stylist Jessica discovered how similar our lace tiered dress is to Audrey’s!  The long sleeves and poufy skirt are spot-on, although the lace pattern on stylehaus’ version is a bit more modern.

 

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If you want to get in on Audrey’s iconic style, this dress is perfect piece!  Not only is it gorgeous, it’s also half-off.  Originally $1300, this baby has been discounted to $650!  We’re considering it for Valentine’s Day…what about you?  E-mail Jessica@stylehaus.com for purchasing details!