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THROWBACK THURSDAY: GLOVES

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Gloves, 1920s

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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Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope

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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Lanvin Fall 2014

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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Rochas Fall 2014

 

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?

GET THE LOOK: STREET STYLE FASHION WEEK 2014

We have a little bit of an obsession with scouring street style sites, and during Fashion Month we absolutely overdosed on the good stuff.  Seeing so many images in a short time frame is (of course) inspiring, but also a little confusing: there’s a crazy amount of outfit ideas bouncing around in our heads and it’s hard to decide which inspirations to pull from sometimes!  To help sort out our favorite street style snaps, we’ve dedicated ourselves to pinpointing our favorite pics and nailing the look.  Luckily, with stylehaus’ merch at our disposal, it’s pretty easy!  Exhibit A: Joanna Hillman in a black, blue, and fringed look.

 

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Hillman was the epitome of effortless chic at Paris Fashion Week in a simple mix of black and blue.  Here, it’s the little details that make all the difference: the oversized fit of the blazer, the minimal gold chokers, the fringed purse.  Love!

 

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A look like this is easy to emulate with a few key pieces, like a great pair of black pants and a boyfriend blazer.   We immediately thought of our fave stretch skinny jeans and threw them on with a high-necked black blouse.  On top, we layered our “Ex-Boyfriend” blazer in blue- 50% off!

The finishing touches were our newest gold necklace- we LOVE the minimal shapes- and our trusty fringed bucket bag.  If you want to get this look too, all pieces are available at stylehaus.

 

GET THE LOOK: THE 3 BEST LOOKS OF PARIS FASHION WEEK

Paris Fashion Week is well underway, and we’re excited about the collections we’ve seen so far.  Most runway shows have nailed that effortlessly sexy vibe that the French are known for, whether it’s through tailored separates, oversized knits, or skin-tight leather.  Some of our favorite looks have more to do with proportions than pieces, which actually makes them super-easy to recreate right now!  Here are our top 3 looks from Paris Fashion Week and how to get them RIGHT NOW:

 

1.  Dior

 

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Dior’s show, which felt more Spring than Fall, was full of gorgeous colors, layered outerwear, and new proportions.  Our favorite look consisted of a long yellow vest worn over a plain white dress- so easy, yet totally fresh & exciting.  To get the look now, we’d wear this long white vest from Haute Hippie with a plain yellow tank dress from American Apparel.  Throw on some ankle-strap heels, like these from Forever 21, and you’re done!  Tres Dior.

 

2.  Jay Ahr

 

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This was the first time we’ve paid attention to designer Jay Ahr, and we’ve got to say that we loved his show!  The look that really struck us was this black and white number- the striped skirt, white fur jacket, and chic little booties are such a fierce combo.  Luckily, we were able to find some amazing pieces to recreate this vibe.  A Rachel Zoe striped skirt pairs perfectly with an affordable faux-fur jacket, and any black ankle booties will do.  See?  Easy!

 

3.  Isabel Marant

 

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Isabel Marant has made her name synonymous with “quintessential French style”, and her latest collection stayed true to that maxim.  The designer pairs overtly-sexy pieces with covered-up classics for a mix that’s understated and badass, and this look from Fall 2014 is our favorite.  Zara’s asymmetrically cut black leather skirt will help you nail the Paris vibe, and their oversized black sweater is a no-brainer.  We loved Isabel’s mesh “scarf” necklace, but this Allen Schwartz necklace is almost as cool.  Add some studded Steve Madden boots, and you’ve got a mix like Marant!

 

What’s your favorite look from Paris Fashion Week so far?

 

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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Fit for a Queen at Alexander McQueen PFW F/W'13

 

 

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Sarah Burton delivered a breathtaking, pearl-encrusted Alexander McQueen show that made us think of an incredibly stylish Elizabethan tale. With floor length gowns, gold embellishments, headpieces, feathers, and puffed sleeves, these looks truly resemble something out of a couture fairy tale and they took our breath away. The pearl embellished details from head-to-toe (including tights and boots) were absolutely stunning and feminine, and the feathered sandals were a fun and chic finish for the looks. With chunky silver belts and intricate details, this show was truly a stunning work of art.

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Sarah Burton delivered a breathtaking, pearl-encrusted Alexander McQueen show that made us think of an incredibly stylish Elizabethan tale. With floor length gowns, gold embellishments, headpieces, feathers, and puffed sleeves, these looks truly resemble something out of a couture fairy tale and they took our breath away. The pearl embellished details from head-to-toe (including tights and boots) were absolutely stunning and feminine, and the feathered sandals were a fun and chic finish for the looks. With chunky silver belts and intricate details, this show was truly a stunning work of art.

PFW Valentino F/W'13

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Featuring lace collars, long floral dresses, and scalloped details, the Valentino F/W Fall ’13 show featured beautiful and intricate creations that highlighted a chic and playful spin on ultra-feminine clothing. There is no question that these clothes are exquisitely made, and just a couple of steps short of Haute Couture and Valentino went for a much more frilly look than in years past. With lace collars and cuffs, the collection will be sought after come fall, and the looks are very versatile for a multitude of occasions. Combining cashmere and lace gave off a delicate and lady-like image, while the leather dresses and unexpected pops of color jazzed things up. The oriental-inspired floral patterns on both the long and shorter dresses were an unexpected delight, and overall there were plenty of gowns that we expect to be gracing the red carpet in the fall!

PFW Valentino F/W’13

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Featuring lace collars, long floral dresses, and scalloped details, the Valentino F/W Fall ’13 show featured beautiful and intricate creations that highlighted a chic and playful spin on ultra-feminine clothing. There is no question that these clothes are exquisitely made, and just a couple of steps short of Haute Couture and Valentino went for a much more frilly look than in years past. With lace collars and cuffs, the collection will be sought after come fall, and the looks are very versatile for a multitude of occasions. Combining cashmere and lace gave off a delicate and lady-like image, while the leather dresses and unexpected pops of color jazzed things up. The oriental-inspired floral patterns on both the long and shorter dresses were an unexpected delight, and overall there were plenty of gowns that we expect to be gracing the red carpet in the fall!

It's All About Chanel PFW F/W'13

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The Grand Palais in Paris played host to Karl Lagerfeld’s latest vision for Chanel’s fall and winter collection, which featured a 50 ft. high revolving globe in the middle of the runway.

As Chanel was naturally our most highly anticipated show, Lagerfeld delivered with a stunning fall collection that emphasizes what couture and fashion are really all about. Staying true to the Chanel brand, a majority of the models wore the classic Chanel tweed looks with dresses, long coats, and jackets. As yarned wool is the key Chanel material, plenty of variations (mostly in black) were incorporated into the looks, followed by reddish, cream, and pink variations. One thing that stuck out most of all, were the thigh-high leather stockings that completed many of the models’ looks, paired with long coats, skirts, and jackets, giving off the ultimate schoolgirl-chic vibe. Accessories included little globe clutch bags on chains, furry aviator caps, and of course fabulous Chanel bags with notable colors such as yellow and burgundy. With fashion icons and European royalty filling up the Grand Palais, this was one show not to be missed in the fashion world. We are loving everything; from the chunky accessories to the floral jackets, shoes, and everything in between, Chanel truly is the ultimate in chic couture and the show has us dreaming for fall!

It’s All About Chanel PFW F/W’13

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Karl Lagerfield

 

Miroslava Duma

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Leigh Lezark

 

The Grand Palais in Paris played host to Karl Lagerfeld’s latest vision for Chanel’s fall and winter collection, which featured a 50 ft. high revolving globe in the middle of the runway.

As Chanel was naturally our most highly anticipated show, Lagerfeld delivered with a stunning fall collection that emphasizes what couture and fashion are really all about. Staying true to the Chanel brand, a majority of the models wore the classic Chanel tweed looks with dresses, long coats, and jackets. As yarned wool is the key Chanel material, plenty of variations (mostly in black) were incorporated into the looks, followed by reddish, cream, and pink variations. One thing that stuck out most of all, were the thigh-high leather stockings that completed many of the models’ looks, paired with long coats, skirts, and jackets, giving off the ultimate schoolgirl-chic vibe. Accessories included little globe clutch bags on chains, furry aviator caps, and of course fabulous Chanel bags with notable colors such as yellow and burgundy. With fashion icons and European royalty filling up the Grand Palais, this was one show not to be missed in the fashion world. We are loving everything; from the chunky accessories to the floral jackets, shoes, and everything in between, Chanel truly is the ultimate in chic couture and the show has us dreaming for fall!