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IT FACTOR FRIDAY: PERFORATION

One of Spring’s biggest trends is perforation.  Fishnet, jersey net, you name it- if it’s got little holes in it, it’s cool.  The look was seen practically everywhere on the Spring runways; most notably at Alexander Wang, Sister by Sibling, Elizabeth and James, and Jeremy Scott (you can read our first report on fishnet here).

At stylehaus, we made sure to place our orders for the best netted looks around, and the Spring merch has finally started to arrive!  Our lastest shipment was filled with perforation- on everything from a tee shirt to a leather skirt to a suede biker jacket.  Bethany shows you how to rock the look with the best stylehaus pieces:

 

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Bethany’s style is pretty minimal: leather pants, a white tee, and a great blazer does it for her every time.  With this perforated white tee, Bethany can ditch her usual blazer: the shirt is too cute to cover up!  The high neckline balances out the sometimes-risque look of fishnet, and a collar necklace brings all the attention up to Bethany’s glowing face.  This is such an easy, fresh way to wear this trend!

 

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Nothing’s cooler than perforated leather, so even though Bethany isn’t much of a skirt girl, she had to try this piece on.  The exposed zipper and hardcore leather lend this piece an edgy vibe, so Bethany softened it up with a gorgeous butterfly blouse.  Fierce & feminine all at once!

 

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Since the weather is warming up, a perforated jacket is the must-have piece of the moment.  This jacket ensures you’ll have all the look of a badass biker jacket, with the much-needed (in LA at least) ventilation of the netted material.  What makes the jacket even better?  Matching suede shorts!! We cannot get enough of this outfit.

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All of these pieces are available for purchase at stylehaus!  You can come in to our shop at The Grove to try them on (set up an appointment here), or call 323-655-5900 to order.

RUNWAY RECAP: SPRING 2014 COUTURE

We’re always more interested in Ready To Wear collections than Couture, but something about the latest Spring 2014 Couture collections has turned us into full-on fans.  In sharp contrast to the super-wearable Pre Fall collections that designers showed last, new Couture lines are pushing the limits, introducing new concepts, and making us drool.  We’ll probably never be able to wear any of these pieces, but a girl can dream, right?

 

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Chanel

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Chanel

Chanel’s show was crazy, as always.  Karl Lagerfeld chose to show every Spring Couture gown with sneakers (that reportedly took 40 hours to make per pair!!!) instead of heels, which is unheard of for Couture.  He even accessorized classic tweed looks with silver, gold, and pastel kneepads and fanny packs to up the sporty factor.  Aside from the cheekiness, there were some stunning pieces in the collection, like the faux crop top 2 piece sets that bared a sliver of sequins instead of skin.  Genius!  We also loved this pussy-bow detailed look: Alexa Chung, much?

 

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Versace

Versace’s Couture collection seemed very much inspired by the house’s current face, Lady Gaga.  Capes/hoods accented almost every over-the-top look, which were mostly made up of drapey/revealing dresses.  We preferred the simpler looks, though, like the black half-sequined suit and the cape-sleeved one piece.  We’re dying to see this glam tribal-looking gown on the Oscars red carpet!

 

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Armani Prive

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Armani Prive

Armani Prive wasn’t one of our favorite collections at first, but it’s growing on us.  The whole thing felt very bohemian, very Gypsy, with a dash of Princess Jasmine- and we think it works!  Some microtrends to emerge from the show were the over-one-arm coat (next season’s answer to over-the-shoulder?) and the one-button shirt (very Alexander Wang SS14).  Armani offered some beautiful gowns, too, that are sure to transition from runway to red carpet very soon.

 

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Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela was weird, for sure, but a good weird.  Masked faces stomped down the runway in glittery tribal wear, exaggerated florals, and beaded wigs.  Our favorite looks included the tattoo-inspired top and the fringed eye cuffs that ended the show.

 

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Valentino

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Valentino

Valentino offered the most eclectic collection of the season.  Starting out with music notes and ending up on African safari, these clothes were sophisticated and adventurous, if a little conservative.  3D butterfly appliqués, scenes of Adam and Eve surrounded by Nature, cartoon tigers, and silk sheet music stole the show.

 

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Viktor & Rolf

Viktor and Rolf was actually a stand-out show for us, although we’ve never really paid a ton of attention to this design duo.  Their Couture offerings were beautiful, romantic, dark, and a little sassy, all inspired by traditional ballet wear.  Long, frizzy hair and frosted-out lips accentuated the sparse ballerina outfits.  Void of bows or frills, the dresses featured graphics meant to look as if they were holding the dress in place- like swallows lifting material in their beaks.  If we could own one dress from Couture season, Viktor & Rolf’s draped swallow dress (shown 3rd here) would be our pick.

 

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Zuhair Murad

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Elie Saab

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Elie Saab

And finally, Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab presented their traditional “Princess” gowns that we’ve come to know and love.  Every dress was covetable, wearable (on the red carpet, of course) and brought to mind all the Disney Princesses.  How could you not love these collections?

What was your favorite moment from Couture?