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You Go Gingham

Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra, Oscar de la Renta

Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra, Oscar de la Renta

Fall 2014 may be pushing plaid, but Spring 2015 will shout “tiny check please”! That’s right, gingham is not just for picnics, plucky orphan girls, or cheesy Italian restaurants.

Lela Rose, Altuzarra, and DVF

Lela Rose, Altuzarra, and DVF

The gingham of Spring has a sexy, swingy vibe, sans the faintest trace of that Little House on The Prairie meets Pollyanna pattern you were forced to read in Junior High.

Altuzarra, DVF, and Michael Kors

Altuzarra, DVF, and Michael Kors

Major designers such as Altuzarra and Diane Von Furstenberg exuded swinging 70’s with the cheeky geometric print splayed over dreamy dresses and posh twin sets. 

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Designers at Altuzarra told reporters that they were inspired by cult classics like Rosemary’s Baby to blend the sweetness of gingham with ultra sexy, half unbuttoned ensembles.

Here are 5 chic pieces to take gingham from the runway to the closet. 

1. Knitz by For Love & Lemons Hit the Slopes Mini Dress by Free People

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2. ‘Yoko’ Gingham Taffeta Bow Miniskirt by MARC BY MARC JACOBS

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3. Cut-out Gingham Shell Top from Topshop

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4. Timo Weiland Gingham-Front Crewneck Sweater from Barneys

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5. McQ Alexander Mcqueen Black Velvet Gingham T-Shirt from SSENSE

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Sophisticated Schoolgirl: How To Rock The Plaid Mini

Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 11.17.36 AM Plaid skirts can be chic, not childish. Inspired by Yves St Laurent Runway for Fall 2014 and the highly anticipated upcoming adaptation of ‘Outlander’ I’m teetering on the verge of tartan mania. Wear the sophisticated Scottish miniskirt with a wafting white box top or prim button up, Tall (but not too tall) boots, and a touch of androgyny for contrast. Your balancing details might include a chunky, menswear inspired timepiece or a sensible (if sensationally luxurious) structured handbag. When rocking the plaid mini, DO  mix and match plaid on plaid, and wear bold back glasses to hipster up your “school girl” vibe. DON’T wear over the knee socks- too Halloween- but below calf socks are preppy pretty.  I took 3 runway looks and created trendy yet timeless ready to wear ensembles guaranteed to score top marks in the school of life. 

INSPIRATION

1. Charles Anastase

Charles Anastase  

2. Balmain

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3. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

 

REALITY

1. School House Haute

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Bernadette Red Plaid Mini Skirt $29, MANGO Pebbled Bucket Bag $40, Otto New York Solid Gigi Top $282, Nine West May Jane Pumps $89

 

2. Academia Azure

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House of Holland Skirt $370, Topshop Crop Top $16, French Connection Blazer $69, Alexander McQueen Grey Loafers $645

3. Epic Emerald

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Jil Sanders Skirt $580, Gingham Plaid Crop Top $42, Cecilia Oxford Booties $259, Teen Vogue Glasses

     

Box On Top: Wearing The Boxy T Trend For Summer & Fall 2014

Boxy Tees are a flexible and surprisingly sophisticated top to try.

Joseph Quilted Cotton Jersey Top, Theory Striped Leather Top, Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt, rag & bone ODA top.

Joseph Quilted Cotton
Jersey Top, Theory Striped Leather Top, Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt, rag & bone ODA top.

Just last week, we discussed the 60’s mod trend taking high to low fashion by storm. But the mod mania isn’t limited to micro-minis and bold, eye-catching, retro inspired prints; shape and structure is also vital when incorporation mod into the modern wardrobe. Next Season’s silhouettes are saturated with irreverently geometric shapes from head to toe. One less discussed but ultra chic variation of 60’s structure is the humble yet universally flattering boxed top 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Peter Som, Tibi, and Calvin Klein sent models down the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways in square shaped tops. boxtop1 On the retail side, the affordable angels at Zara and Topshop are selling especially fantastic fast fashion renditions of the box top trend. Square, slouchy, and slightly off the shoulder tee shirts impeccably combine form with function. When searching for a box top of your own, veer towards a saturated solid or minimalist color blocking to compliment the unfussy square shape. The hem should be slightly cropped, not so much as to reveal belly button, but not so long that it reaches the top of your pants or skirt.

Zara Printed Shirt With Asymmetric Hem, Tibi Simona Jacquard Cropped Top, ASOS T-Shirt in Hawaiian Print

Zara Printed Shirt With Asymmetric Hem, Tibi Simona Jacquard Cropped Top, ASOS T-Shirt in Hawaiian Print

The best part of a square top is it allows you to play with proportions. Pair with polished trousers or a fully, swingy maxi skirt to elegantly contrast slouch with structure. Or, for a flirtier ensemble that shows off your waist, tuck the boxed top into a high waisted skirt or skinny jeans. Although a boxy top flourishes in the office because of it’s structured polish, it’s outrageous flexibility offers a myriad of casual options.

 Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

A perfect laid back weekend day to night ensemble might pair a pale, pastel cropped boxy top with those perfectly weathered boyfriend jeans in a light wash. Roll up the cuffs, add a low heeled leather bootie or printed flat, and throw on a panama hat and you’ve got your go to gear for Brunch, Farmer’s Markets, and sunny strolls down shop lined streets. 

Here are 3 commandments for rocking a box top

1. If you’re pairing a box top with slouchier, looser bottoms, make sure the top is cropped or at least on the shorter side.

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

A too long box top will drown your figure if paired with similarly wide garments!

2. When the temperature drops, try laying a crisp button up over your boxy top for that Serena Van Der Woodsen at Constance chic.

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Pair with a mini skirt or shorts with tights to keep it sexy and contrasting. 

3. A perfectly polished work ensemble is a boxy top paired with a pencil skirt and delicate accessories.

Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

Feminine, yet take charge! 

Stylehaüs has some superb boxy tops that are on point with this trend.

Check it: 

 1. Lauren Stucky

Short Sleeved Crop Top with an Open Back $273

Short Sleeved Crop Top with an Open Back
$273

2. AS by DF

Chantal Tee  $135

Chantal Tee
$135

3. Addison

Printed T-Shirt in Green $148

Printed T-Shirt in Green
$148

4. Kalmanovich

Striped Crop Top  $959

Striped Crop Top
$959

5. AS by Df

Safe and Sound Leather Top $395

Safe and Sound Leather Top
$395

It’s A Mad, Mod World

 

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Short cuts and retro rock are making a comeback in 2014.

Designers paired micro-minis with low-heeled boots for a feminine yet seriously sophisticated set of ensembles that flatter a myriad of body types. Runway references to the days of Beatlemania and Twiggy triumph included the rock n’ roll silhouettes at St. Laurent, embroidered bibs of Gucci, and ultra low waistlines at D-Squared.

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Italian Mod: Gucci Fall 2014

Let’s be honest: no decade comes back into vogue as frequently or with such enthusiasm as the swinging 60’s. We can’t quite quit those wild days of innovation in fashion, music, and culture. And why should we? It’s just too good to abandon for more than a couple Seasons.

Saint Laurent; Gucci; House of Holland

Saint Laurent; Gucci; House of Holland

An A-line or super square cut is vital the modern mod mini: loose enough to leave some room for imagination, structured enough to be daytime appropriate, and short enough to show off those long, tan Cali girl stems.

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 The stylehaüs stylists took mod 2014 Runway looks and created wearable, Street Style ready outfits for each ensemble.

1. The Boldest Blush

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Gucci at Milan Fall 2014

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Alexander McQueen $1355, Gianvito Rossi knee high boots $1936, Rebecca Minkoff bag $195, Ray Ban aviators $139

2. Flower Power

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Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2014 took the mod look to the floral side but kept the colors neutral.

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MARNI floral skirt $300, Contrast trim floral jacket $39, Nicholas Kirkwood loafers $890, The Row round sunglasses $445

3. White Outmod 3 viktor and rolf 2014In Viktor and Rolf 2014 runway, white and studs can do no wrong in the world of fashion.

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Topshop white sweater $20, Rag & Bone white skirt $557, Rebecca Minkoff spiked collar necklace $208, Tod Gommino leather loafers $425

4. Punch of Pink

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Straight from Valentino’s runway, this look can flip from a fun day at the market to a crazy night on the town due to it’s bright color yet conservative feel.

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Jane Norman pink dress $77, Burberry white boot heels $850, Michael Kors polka dot bag $441

5. Paradise Lostmod 5 jeremy scott spring 2014This matching two piece from Jeremy Scott Spring 2014 is the perfect resort wear for your summer vacations.

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Topshop green crop top $76, SEA tweed mini skirt $165, Hobbs sling back kitten heels $128, Armitage silver hand bag $49

Trends come and go, but the entertainment you get from playing with your look will never dwindle if properly embraced.

Remember: life is too short for a bad outfit.

Marina Recap: World Cup & Wedding Whirl

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Hopped off the plane from LAX with a dream and a leather jacket… and snatched a couple winks of sleep before waking up at the crack of dawn (9AM) before zooming straight to Stylehaüs! My business is my baby (sorry Ben) so no matter how much fun I’m having on a trip, returning home is a welcome relief. With all the exciting changes and projects looming in the upcoming months, there’s little time to loaf around. And I’m ok with that. Here are some highlights of last week’s whirlwind of friends and family!

Work Hard Play Hard Need Nap

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After landing in NYC late the night before, I worked a full but super productive day at stylehaüs, then made it to xiv for my good friend Dean May’s birthday.

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It was a classic Summer white party and I had an amazing time grooving in the DJ booth with Paul Oakenfold, a great artist and one of Ben’s good friends.

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The spot was packed with gorgeous Hollywood types and everyone got super into sets from Oakenfold and the EC Twins.

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I wore: a Cosabella bra, David Lerner white cotton tank top, white Superfine jeans, and Nike wedges.

I’ve got the blues… The leather jacket blues.

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All #summer really means for us at @stylehausla is lighter colored leather

I wore: Topshop jeans, Rag & Bone booties, and two jackets from stylehaus. The blue and white floral print on the left is VEDA, and blue knitted leather jacket on the right is by Price Upon Request.

Blue Hat At Bar Marmont

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Ben and I grabbed dinner and drinks at the ever-glam Bar Marmont for some much needed mushy couple time.

Hot Dog Before Julio

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Ben and I watched the World Cup in style at our friend’s new place in the Hills. As much as I love tequila, I was loving those hot dogs more.

I wore: Benjamin J beige tank top, Topshop black jeans, and trusty Converse. 

USA USA USA YAY

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Not to be superstitious, but I swear my photos are lucky. The shot was taken literally seconds before USA scored a crucial goal. How cute are Ben and his friend in their matching pink button ups? I was calling them the Pink Gents all day.

View From The Top

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When I say a house is amazing, that house is freakin phenomenal. Here I am accompanied by Sarah making the most of a beautiful view before Sunset. Her white crochet dress is to die for.

PhotoBooth For Life

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Photobooths are like amazing toys for adults. Like grown up legos. If we’re hanging out and I see a photobooth available, you know we’ll be taking some weird and wonderful pictures.

Stanford Stadium

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After a wonderful week, Ben and I took a quick trip to Stanford for his sister’s wedding. In a stroke of brilliance that my bridezilla self may or may not slightly envy, his sister held her rehearsal dinner at Stanford Stadium, where she met her husband. I can’t even compete. But I’ll try.

I wore: Balenciaga suspender harem pants, Christian Dior Jazz shoes, Pierre Hardy purse, and vintage striped top. 

The Family Stone/Kusin

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My future in-laws are a damn good-looking crowd. How dapper is Ben? The only one not thrilled is that baby, who looks ready for a nap .

10 Trendiest Tea Length Skirt Ensembles

This Season’s Tea Length Skirt trend is the most interesting thing to happen to tea since our rowdy American forefathers incited a war by chucking it overboard.

Tracy Reese, Christian Dior and Roksanda Ilincic

Tracy Reese, Christian Dior and Roksanda Ilincic

The proper but never prissy cut lends sophistication to petite women and gamine charm to lengthy ladies while cleverly disguising anything remotely resembling cellulite. Luminaries such as Prabal Gurung, Christian Dior, and Tracy Reese debuted darling tea length ensembles during Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion week. Adapting a tea length skirt to your wardrobe is simple! During sweltering Summer months, pair with a crop top and sandals. When Autumn rolls through, just toss some tights and boots underneath the tea length skirt and you’re good to go.

10 Trendiest Tea Length Skirt Ensembles

1. The Classy Carrie Bradshaw

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This Georges Hobeika Couture Spring 2014 crystal encrusted crop top and pale pink tea length skirt gives a more girly approach. The soft feel to it allows it to become versatile. You could wear this to a Sunday afternoon tea party or the next Hollywood gathering.

2. The Perfectionist Pin Up

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Red screams retro! This three quarter sleeved cream sweater top with a  flowy red skirt and nude pumps paired with your favorite red lipstick will really help you embrace 60’s glam.

3. The Regal Rebel

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This white blouse with cut outs on the sleeves and a black tea length skirt with clear panels on the bottom paired with black lace heels totally breaks the rules of the tea length skirt but in an awesome and daring way! It still gives that “lady like” look with a little more sex appeal.

4. The Immaculate It Girl

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A black off the shoulder top paired with a full, blue, floral tea length skirt with black stripy heels is a way to catch the eye of any fashionista. Having fun with patterns in these skirts is what makes them so unique.

5. The Wondrous Waif

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This is the perfect way to show off a tea-length skirt out on the street. The casual striped crop top and boot heels make it seem effortless yet staying chic. Add in a Chanel bag and you’re set.

6. The Princess In Waiting

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Cream on cream may not sound like the best combination, but by wearing two slightly different shades of the color helps it come together perfectly. The lace in the skirt gives it the romantic look that everyone craves.

7. She’s With The Band

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The leather skirt is a really cool way to show off this style. It has the rocker feel and can transfer from a day of shopping to a night out at the club. Adding the lace crop top and nude heels softens this look too.

8. The Demure Debutante

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For a business casual look, pairing a pastel colored tea length skirt with a nice blouse creates the perfect look to wear to your next meeting. Adding a chunky necklace also adds to this professional look.

9. The Jaunty Jetsetter

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This Céline Paris Top with a more fitted plaid tea length skirt gives the mature/ well traveled look. It’s perfect to wear on your next trip to France.

10. The Sweetest Starlet

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This look comes straight from TopShop. Being one of the trendiest places to shop, it’s no wonder tea length skirts are sold here in all colors, patterns and textures! This classic black crop top and white skirt is just the right look for shopping till you drop.