Category Archives: Trend Report

Beyond Bandeau

Tempting bandeaux bewitched audiences at Paris Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2015.

On the runways at Balmain, Dries Van Noten, and Balenciaga. Via Style.com

On the runways at Balmain, Dries Van Noten, and Balenciaga.
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Bandeaus moved from glorified bra into acceptable outerwear last year, when girls from coast to coast gleefully embraced sideboob and gaping tank tops.

 

Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2015 Photo- Yanni Vlamos via Style.com

Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2015 Photo- Yanni Vlamos via Style.com

I adore this trend- possibly because it’s flattering for many body types and insanely comfortable- but didn’t anticipate it weaseling into high fashion anytime soon.

Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2015 Photo- Kim Weston via Style.com

Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2015 Photo- Kim Weston via Style.com

So imagine my surprise and delight when, after perusing the photographs from Paris Fashion Week, I noticed several designers showing classy version of the simple style.

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Zadig & Voltaire Spring Summer 2015
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Balenciaga and Balmain both embraced the bandeau as a subtle accept on minimalist, flesh-flashing pieces.

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Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2015
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Bandeaus at Balenciaga proved to be chic yet discrete layering pieces, nestling subtly underneath sheer, mesh, and netted dresses.

Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 Photo: Monica Feudi via Style.com

Balmain Spring/Summer 2015
Photo: Monica Feudi via Style.com

 

Balmain went bolder, using bandeaus as tops in their own right, and pairing them with classic black slacks and impeccably tailored blazers.

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2015 Photo: Yannis Vlamos

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2015
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Yet no designer out-bold bandeaued Dries Van Noten, who layered long bandeaux over- yes that’s right, over, not under- patterned blazers and see-through button ups.

Rave On For Spring 2015

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We knew something was up with major blogger Bryan Boy attended Alexander Wang’s ultra hyped Spring 2015 show in EDM inspired attire: a neon-printed tee, stacked kandi bracelets, and a teddy bear pacifier.

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But that was just the start of this rollicking rave party! Cool kid label MBMJ sent out a collection inspired by ‘80’s ravers, with models strutting to flashing club lights and classic house tracks.

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Jeremy Scott teamed up with Miley Cyrus to create an over-the top spectacle, replete with mixed media decor and artwork made up of what might be found on the floor of any Skrillex show.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 via Marc By Marc Jacobs

 

The Cyrus-designed accessories that Jeremy Scott’s models walked in were strikingly similar to ‘Kandi’, the colorful beaded bracelets that ravers trade with each other at shows as a gesture of friendship.

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Sophie Webster Spring 2015, Photo: Imaxtree #rave #trend

So leave your minimalism in Summer and go forth, go neon, and go hard!

 

A New Hue: The Colors You’re Dyeing to Wear

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We’ve seen the many colors of the rainbow on celebrities like Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, but more and more hues of Crayola are hitting the streets and runway. A-listers and fashion bloggers a like, fashion has opened up to a world full of color that literally goes from head to toe. Purple, green, pink, blue, silver, yellow…you get the idea. There is no limit with this hair trend that has instantly blown up and we are feelin’ it.

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For the dark-haired ladies, the process is a little more involved. Maybe some bleach then color but for the blondies you have it easy. If permanent color is more your style we suggest going to the salon. Although some of us have the DIY down to a T, bleach is no joke for the hair. If you’re in the LA area, stop by Carlton Hair to see James, the stylist behind the ever-so-brave Eugénie Grey of Feral Creature. Instagram has served as an impressive portfolio for this guy and his ways with color.

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Like any other kind of hair coloring, damages are done and we put a beating on our locks. Thanks to all the healthy conscious folks, there are options to give our hair a break but make the changes we want so badly. Manic Panic gives you “guilt free glamour” and we are so all about that. LA girl Liz Cherkasova, from Late Afternoon, knows all about this vegan product and shows what it has to offer. Looking for a one-night look? Try soaking your hair in beet juice for a cool pink tone or using hair chalk. For some great tips and tricks on hair chalking, read this amazing tutorial from the beauty department.

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When it comes to dyed hair, pastel or not, aftercare is the most important step. Keeping your strands happy creates an environment for color to last and shine. Follow these simple steps to lock in your color.

1. Wash your hair with cold water as much as possible. This may sound uncomfortable and a little awkward but trust us on this one. Cold water closes your hair cuticles, holding in the color. Don’t be alarmed, your first few washes will rinse out some color but not enough to notice. Your royal blue will still be royal.

2. Don’t wash your hair as often. Not only are your natural oils great for your hair, but the less product you use, the better your color has a chance of lasting. Shampoos can strip away color which of course means a touch-up sooner than you expected.

3. Dry shampoo between washes is the best way to keep your hair looking fresh. No sense in spending a ton of money when Dove has one of the best dry shampoos. For around $5, this little gem will keep your colored do looking new.

4. If your hair doesn’t need it, don’t brush it. Use the “finger combing” technique or go for a bed head look as often as you can. Running a brush through your hair not only damages it, but irritates the hair and can dull your color quicker.

5. Between washes use a leave-in conditioner and an oil, like Moroccanoil, giving your hair much-needed protein for strength. Coloring your hair weakens the strands and we already know we don’t want to constantly wash it. These products are great for after washes as well.

With so many photos flooding our laptops with inspiration, we created a Pinterest board full of every color you can possible think of…just for you!

Black & White: The Trend That Never Dies

It’s no secret that black & white will always be a forever trend. Neutrals are easy go-to colors that keep us on our toes when last-minute changes are necessary. Whether your style is runway chic, hipster, preppy or grunge, we all have a B&W look that we love and can count on. Two colors, such as these, not only look great when colorblocked but have the ability to create an unlimited amount of opportunity when it comes to mixing prints.

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Spring 2014 was made for these gorgeous hues with looks from Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.

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A classic B&W menswear look never takes a back seat, even to the bold and over-the-top colorful style of Anna Dello Russo.

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Of course the Golden Globes knocks it out and gives us a preview of the glamorous side.

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We can always count on fashion bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, from The Blonde Salad, to bring a trend to street style life.

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At stylehaus, we are no stranger to this color combo. Looking to add new pieces to your closet to complete the look? Check out these pieces and more at here.

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Trend Report: Psychedelic Spring

In one of my favorite scenes of The Devil Wear Prada, Miranda aka Meryl shreds tired suggestions for the spring issue in one deliciously scathing swoop:

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As usual, Miranda’s insightful cruelty is on point. Flowers for spring time have been done up and down every which way since the beginning of fashion time. Yet, it’s undeniable that after months of deep winter hues, we’re ready to break out of the black cocoon and pop some brights in our look. So what’s a cool girl in the spring of 2014 to do? My solution: beachy psychedelics, chrome glow, and nouveau tribals to bring the bright without losing your edge.

Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection includes sophisticated psychedelic prints in shades of burgundy and sumatra that will blend flawlessly with your dark winter leathers for an immaculate transition from winter to spring.

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LazyOaf, an irreverent UK-based label popular amongst the hipster hordes, combined psychedelic prints with Shinjuku mania for their Spring 2014 Lookbook. You don’t have to be a 90’s kid to flip over the collection’s eye-catching patterns and crafted construction.

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UNIF’s Spring Collection blurs dreamy psychedelic, candy coated color, and DGAF attitude for an assortment that is just so, so good. So. damn. good. Let’s break my 3 favorite LSD trip looks piece by piece. Tie dye is far from my cup of tea, but the flattering yet outré dress design is perfect for walking along a Malibu beach, wind whipping in my hair, jasmine incense wafting through the sea breeze… Hey, it could happen! Look #2 is simple psychedelic with that chrome finish that’s all the rage amongst cool girls from Silverlake to Bed-Stuy. Finally, UNIF’s fringed kimono references Liza Minnelli and Lisa Frank for a new apex of loungewear ideal for informal outdoor brunches or glamorous lazy days.
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Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2014 is like a sprinkle of peyote to the eyeball. Her psychedelic patterns manage to be both crisp and complex, with heavily saturated colors accenting geometric patterns and lean, languid swirls. It’s a fashion world cliché to refer to clothes as art, but Mara Hoffman’s impeccably cut pieces are pops of post modern mecca to swath over our mere human form.

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IT FACTOR FRIDAY: BIRDS

We don’t know how it happens, but every season a handful of designers happen to magically think up the same ideas.  Realistically, we know that each design team’s “trend forecaster” analyzes what will be popular for the coming seasons, and helps designers push out those pieces on the runway- but we’re still amazed by it!  For Fall 2014, a bunch of trends emerged- neon accents, fur sleeves, faux croptops, gloves- but one of our favorites was bird embroidery, seen everywhere from Cavalli to Valentino.  The look is a little retro and a lot romantic, and we want in on it ASAP.

 

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Alberta Ferretti Fall 2014

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Giles Fall 2014

Alberta Ferretti’s bird embroidery accented a moody-toned wool dress while flying over a skirted scene of greenery.  The look at Giles was a pop-art take on the same concept, with birds of neon orange and teal blue popping against solid backgrounds.

 

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Just Cavalli Fall 2014

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Valentino Fall 2014

Just Cavalli made the trend more majestic with a jacket that featured two phoenixes as jacket lapels, while Valentino’s take had all the glamour and romance of Old Hollywood.  Can’t you just see that flocked frock on the red carpet?

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

Dolce & Gabbana’s creation not only featured birds, but cartoon flowers, branches, and bugs as well!

 

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No need to wait for Fall 2014 to get in on this It Factor trend- the look is accessible right now!  Pixie Market is the place to go for affordable, trendy pieces:  their orange skirt is totally Giles (and only $34), while their crop top and black dress are a tad more wearable.   French Connection’s maxi dress recalls the romance of the runway for only $80, and Equipment’s embellished blouse ensures you’ll sparkle in the look.

Which one will you get?  We’re eyeing up the orange skirt, for sure.

 

TREND REPORT: SKORTS

Skorts hold a special place in our hearts here at stylehaus.  While we are totally over the now-ubiquitous Zara miniskort (you know the one…the piece that every blogger and her mom wore last season), skorts in and of themselves aren’t off-limits.  We actually LOVE the versastility of the hybrid piece: the femininity of a skirt with a comfort that only comes from knowing we won’t be flashing our undies if a breeze comes along.

 

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In fact, a skort is one must-have piece for the Spring season.  If you want in on the look, stylehaus has got you covered!  Stylist Janelle put together two street-style worthy looks with the “It” piece of the moment, all pieces courtesy of stylehaus.

 

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Our yellow and black marble printed shorts have two free-flowing front panels, creating the illusion of a skirt.  The long length is so on-trend right now; remember our post on the popularity of Bermudas?  Janelle matched these edgy shorts with a distressed-looking sweater in black.  The result is an effortlessly cool outfit that Alexander Wang would be proud of.

 

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Looking for something a little less dramatic?  Our neoprene skort with gold zipper detailing might be the skort for you!  We love the asymmetrical hemline, and the light color goes with absolutely everything.  Janelle opted for a blue suede tee shirt, making this look perfect for a Spring night out on the town.

All items (except for Janelle’s gorgeous boots) are available at stylehaus!  Call 323-655-5900 for pricing and sizing details.

 

MARINA MONDAY: COBRA SOCIETY

In today’s Marina Monday post, Marina shares the best way to add fringe to a look: with a bag!

 

Fringe is absolutely everywhere lately!  We saw the trend pop up at the Spring 2014 shows, and every Fashion Week since- Pre Fall 2014, Spring Couture 2014, Fall 2014- has featured the trend in spades.  I’m loving this look, and lucky for me I have my pick of fringed pieces at stylehaus.

Fringed bags are the best way to add this look to your current closet.  Cobra Society, an NY based brand, has the best fringed bags ever.  We stock a few of them at stylehaus, and I can’t get enough.  They lend the perfect amount of boho beauty to any look!

 

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fringe-trend-2014For an over-the-top dose of fringe, I’m into their “Moses Pouchette”.  It’s a small bucket bag featuring long, studded leather strands and a cross-body strap.  This piece feels authentically bohemian, and super-luxurious.

 

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fringe-trend-2014The Reide Crossbody bag is another Cobra Society must-have, and it comes in blue or yellow.  I’m feeling the blue, since cobalt is my fave color and this purse will match everything I have!  I’m totally going to bring this guy to Coachella with me this year.  The long fringe detailing fits the festival vibe, and the “brass knuckle” strap means no one will mess with me :)

 

fringe-trend-2014For traveling, the Cobra Society’s Tangier tote is a must.  It’s big enough to fit everything you need for a weekend away, and the handwoven Moroccan Kilim detailing on the sides is so gorgeous.  My favorite part is the tiniest tassel on the front lock- a baby dose of the season’s biggest trend!

If you’re as obsessed with fringe as I am, you have to come check these pieces out at stylehaus.

 

xxMarina

 

TREND REPORT: BAGS OF FALL 2014

Fashion Month is officially over.  After scoping the offerings from New York, London, Milan, and Paris designers, we see a few big bag trends on the horizon for Fall 2014.  The size of your bag (mostly smaller), the shape of your bag (structured) and even the way you hold your bag (forget about the strap!) is about to change!  Here are the biggest bag trends of Fall 2014:

 

Small trunk bags

 

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Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

Louis Vuitton’s Petit Malle, or small trunk, is perfection.  We love how Nicolas Ghesquiere updated the standby LV logo bags by resizing the most enduring icon of Louis Vuitton’s legacy: the steam trunck.  The result is super cute, ladylike, and modern, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one (in our dreams- can you image the waitlist?).  Dolce & Gabanna showed similarly shaped bags with their collection, including one case embellished with bugs and sparkly flowers.  We’ll take one of each, please.

 

Quirk

 

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Moschino Fall 2014

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Chanel Fall 2014

Quirky, “ironic” bags were big this season, with Moschino and Chanel showing some of the best options.  Jeremy Scott’s inaugural collection for Moschino was polarizing to say the least (did you love it or hate it?), but we’re totally on board.  His “Happy Meal” bag is high on our Fall wishlist, and we can’t get over the “Soda” bag, either.  Karl Lagerfeld took things up a notch at Chanel with his “Chanel Shopping Center” concept.  A classic quilted Chanel 2.55 wrapped up like a slab of ground beef is particularly amusing, but we’re really feel the “Lait de Coco” milk purse- amazing!!

 

Utilitarian

 

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Alexander Wang Fall 2014

Alexader Wang was one of the first shows of Fashion Month, and he really set the bar high.  His utilitarian, multi-purpose purses were perhaps some of the best pieces in the collection, and we can see them being among the next crop of “It” bags.  Carabineers attached water bottles and utility carry-alls to one main shoulder strap- the perfect bag to carry through the Zombie Apocolypse.

 

Scrap the Strap

 

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Celine, Gucci, and Chloe Fall 2014

Designers decided to scrap the straps on their bags this season!  Celine’s version fits nicely on your arm, but requires a firm grip on bottom.  Gucci’s models scooped up tophandle bags and wore them up to the elbow.  Chloe’s extra-large clutch was hoisted up under the models’ armpits, and looks big enough to fit everything you’d ever need.

 

What were your favorite bags of the season?

IT FACTOR FRIDAY: BUTTERFLIES

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Valentino Spring 2014 Couture

If the designers at Valentino have anything to do with it, butterflies will be a huge trend for Spring and Fall.  Valentino’s runways were positively fluttering with butterfly wings for Spring 2014 Couture and Fall 2014!  However they involved the winged creatures- prints, 3D appliqués, or embroidered patches- the design duo behind Valentino made sure that there was no mistaking what would be the next big trend.  Here at stylehaus, our hears are aflutter for this look!

 

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Valentino Fall 2014

While, of course, Valentino’s runway creations are a little too precious for real life, there is a way to incorporate the pretty little things into an outfit without coming off princess-y.  Our butterfly printed tank is just the thing!  In a classic palate of black and white, butterflies actually look pretty badass.

 

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We love this tank worn with our white leather jacket, which is actually lined with butterfly-printed fabric!  If you want to try the trend, either of these pieces will satisfy your craving. Get them at stylehaus- 323-655-5900 to order.

Are you into this look?  How will you wear it?