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Top 10 Vivienne Westwood Quotes

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Vivienne Westwood is the Grand Dame of punk, Duchess of ginger, Countess of rebel chic, and Empress of edge. Widely recognized as the fashion force who single handedly brought modern punk new wave into the fashion industry, Westwood has evolved into a passionate advocate and outspoken activist determined to keep wit and social awareness in the increasingly white washed industry. Her street cred is impeccable. Westwood got her start in fashion in the 1970s, when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren of the Sex Pistols at his infamous King’s Road SEX Boutique. Inspired by the political, musical, and aesthetic innovation of London’s new Punk scene, Westwood struck out on her own, opening one popular punk fashion shop after another. Eventually Westwood went global and became the one name Designer legend we know and revere today.

Even Carrie Bradshaw, SATC’s ultimate fashion icon, made a point of selecting Westwood when marrying Mr. Big in the SATC movie. When Westwood goes avant garde bridal, all other designers must bow down.

Over the years, Westwood has taken an increasingly active role in political activism, bridging the gap between fashion and policy with a varied collection of gorgeous pieces for the woman who has no fear.  The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and the civil rights group Liberty have all benefited from her tireless toil and innovative collaborations.

But don’t deify Vivienne Westwood yet; she’s still very much around and kicking. Here’s 10 of my favorite Vivienne Westwood quotes to inspire you to go bold or go home.

1. Vivienne Westwood on progress.

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2. Vivienne Westwood on mirrors.

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3. Vivienne Westwood on sex appeal.

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4.  Vivienne Westwood on what to buy next season.

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5. Vivienne Westwood on fashion magazines.

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6. Vivienne Westwood on investment.

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7. Vivienne Westwood on generosity.

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8. Vivienne Westwood on materialism.

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9. Vivienne Westwood on the importance of fashion.

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10. Vivienne Westwood on London.

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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.

 

1990s-fashion

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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!

 

It Factor Friday: Miley Cyrus and Marc Jacobs

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The newest Marc Jacobs ad campaign featuring Miley

Whatever your thoughts are on Miley Cyrus, you’ve got to admit that the girl’s got “It.”  People who hate her talk about her just as much as her hardcore Smilers, and her outrageous fashion choices are up for debate on a daily basis.   After establishing herself as a huge personality and style star, Miley reminded us that she’s actually got pipes with awesome acoustic performances on late night stages and award shows.  Is there anything she does that doesn’t make headlines?  Nope.

 

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Miley and Marc, at the beginning

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Miley wears a set by Marc

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At the Met Gala, in Marc

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More Marc for Miley

Miley’s designer of choice lately has been Marc Jacobs, who’s a bit of an “It” guy himself.  After leaving Louis Vuitton last year to focus on bringing his A-game to his eponymous line, Marc recognized that Miley could give Marc Jacobs the boost the collection needs.  Cue the collaborative ad campaign, featuring Miley Cyrus decked out in Jacobs’ post-apocalyptic-meets-1800s Spring 2014 clothing.  The result is nothing short of amazing.

 

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Modeling for Marc’s Protect The Skin You’re In campaign

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Love them!

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Marc matching set

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Fuzzy shorts from Marc Jacobs

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Marc Gown and a turban

We love that Marc is bringing a new muse into his rotation (his other muses include Sophia Coppola and Giselle Bundchen), and we think Miley’s young spirit is a perfect fit for the fashion house.  It’s clear that these two “It” industry insiders adore each other; we can’t wait to see what happens next!

 

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The Look For Less: J.Mendel vs. H&M

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While browsing the latest Pre Fall collections today on Style.com, we saw an outfit at J.Mendel that looked oddly familiar.  Where have we seen his luxe black/white leather crackle print before? Oh, that’s right- H&M!

 

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We LOVE J.Mendel’s version, but if we’re honest with ourselves, we will never spend the $5000+ that this look would cost us.  $100 for a matching set at H&M, though?  Totally doable.

Click here to get the look for less!

Throwback Thursday: The Oldest Jet-Setter in the Book!

Hats off to Louis Vuitton! The fashion house was founded in the year 1854 and hasn’t skipped a beat since!

Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses and  has been named the world’s most valuable luxury brand 6 consecutive years in a row, with its value at 25.9 billion dollars in 2012. Since the 19th century, the construction of Louis Vuitton goods haven’t changed one bit: Luggage is still made by hand, the wooden frames of each trunk are made of 30-year-old poplar that has been allowed to dry for at least four years. Each trunk has a serial number and can take up to 60 hours to make, while a single suitcase can take as many as 15 hours to complete.  

Without a doubt, the most stylish women in the world have Louis Vuitton in their closet.  The name not only speaks of quality and luxury, but also its ability to withstand the test of time after 159 years, and that quite a cause for celebration! 

 

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One Color, One Bold Statement!

‘When in doubt, wear black’

‘When in doubt, wear red’

We’ve heard these ‘go-to’ style tips somewhere before, but we’re here to set the record straight: when in doubt… It’s quite all right to go all-out in your favorite color.

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Lately, we’re seeing more and more appearances of men and women rocking one color from head to toe; it may be the opposite end of the style-spectrum from clashing your busy prints, but you’ll make just as bold of a statement by doing so. Whether you’re dressed to the nines in a powder blue suit for that springtime wedding, or going casual adorned in your smartest street style for the afternoon, monochroming your look is a unique, eye-catching way to switch up your usual presentation.

 

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Although dressing in one solid color is striking enough, it’s the accessories on an outfit like this that will do the talking just as loud as the color itself! Be sure to adorn yourself in pieces that state the vibe you’re going for, and don’t be afraid to try something bold and oversized since the solid color will make your accessories stand out. In an extraordinary and colorful ensemble like this, you’re maintaining the perfect balance by commanding attention without over dressing your outfit!

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These Boots Are Made for…Summertime!

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Can we all take a moment to stop and appreciate the cutout boot?  Honestly, this has to be fashion brilliance at its smartest in the shoe department, and it practically has its own season after winter and throughout summer. With the breezy feel of sandals and the structure of a boot, it’s the perfect transitional shoe for the transitioning seasons. We’ve found ourselves addicted to almost every attempted style from stilettos, to brogues and even combat boots. We’ve seen them dressed up in skirts of various lengths or going casual-chic paired with skinny pants. This sandal/boot fusion is the slickest way to pull off heavier footwear in these hot summer months ahead, so check out some of our favorite styles and tell us how you wear yours best!

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Summer Sunnies

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If you wear glasses then we’re considering you one lucky lady. ‘Why’ you might ask?  Think about it, my fashionista… you actually get the privilege of switching up the style and accessories that adorn those dreamy eyes everyday! You’ve probably already done the tedious experimenting on what’s ‘wild’ VS ‘tame’, what’s ‘professional’ VS ‘funky’, and your various favorites are ready to go no matter what your style is for the day.  If your frames only come out in the sunshine and you’re a little unfamiliar with which stylish direction to go venturing out into, allow us to introduce to you some of our favorite sunnies for the season!

We’ve already touched on the newly trending colored lenses for spring, which is a unique diversion from the classic black-out and semi-reflective lenses in previous years.  After investigating our favorite Coachella street-style looks from this years’ show, we fell in love with the big, round, retro-inspired sunnies that kept a steady appearance amongst bohemian beauties and wild-child cliques. We dig the classic Ray Bans for their notoriously smart edge, but if you’re trying to go the extra style-mile, try an equally classic pair with the upper corners peaked a bit. Those edgy cat-inspired frames will add a dash of sexy, femme-fatal to your summertime vibe!

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Trend Report: Sunglasses for Spring

 

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Fendi Spring’13

 

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Kate Spade Spring’13

 

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Miroslava Duma, Street Style NYC

 

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We love to accessorize: it’s one of the best aspects of styling an incredible outfit! This season, it is all about statement sunglasses, and they come in all kinds of styles, colors and shapes to fit your unique style. Fendi designed some very modern shaped shades that came in bold colors, while Kate Spade opted for a more classic, ’50s style sunglasses. We also spotted plenty of street style fashionistas rocking these colorful metallic shades with bright colored lenses. No matter which style you choose, be sure to find one that compliments your style and you will be more comfortable wearing them all season long!

 

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Blogger in stylehaüs Dress

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We have a major style crush on blogger Aimee Song, of “Song of Style,” which is why we were so excited to see her in this dress that we carry in our boutique! It’s the perfect piece for those days when you need to look polished and put together, but lack the time and energy to start mixing and matching separates. You just can’t go wrong with a dress that features leather (our fabric of choice) and gold metal accents!