Fall Couture 15

Couture fashion week allows designers to be infinitely creative: New fabrications paired with outrageous silhouettes results in some of the most stunning clothing around. Most important, couture is about fashion fantasy, and we are more than happy to dream!

Elie Saab

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Atelier Versace

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Vionette

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Zuhair Murad

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Rad Hourani

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Alexandre Vauthier

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Serkan Cura

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You’re a Fashion Fantasy!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall for These Dresses!

For your social-calendar musts, a throw-on dress is a polished look with minimal effort. Here are my favorite styles for every occasion — each under $100. These dresses will have you running out the door even more this season. Pick up one (or five!), and give yourself some time to indulge in all the activities that makes autumn uniquely glorious.

FallDresses-Pencey

Pencey Standard Long Dress, $77, available at Shopbop.

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LOFT Plaid Shirtdress, $79.50, available at LOFT.

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Mango Trim Dress, $69.98, available at Mango.

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Modern Citizen Flute Sleeve Dress, $64, available at Modern Citizen.

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Surplice Shark-Bite Hem Dress, $40.79, available at Kohl’s.

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Forever 21 Lace Print Midi Dress, $19.80, available at Forever 21.

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Silence + Noise High-Slit Midi Sweater Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Piperlime Collection Allover Lace Dress, $98, available at Piperlime.

FallDresses-Koshka

Koshka Kofta Metallic Tulip Dress, $89, available at Koshka.

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Joe Fresh Pintuck Dress, $69, available at Joe Fresh.

FallDresses-BananaRepublic

Banana Republic Ruched Gray Jersey Dress, $83, available at Banana Republic.

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Express Indigo Long Sleeve Slit Front Maxi Dress, $41.93, available at Express.

What are you Falling for?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Tropical Paradise

Can’t make it to the Islands this summer? That’s no problem when your wardrobe is full of Hawaiian prints and bright colors. Here are the boldest tropical picks guaranteed to make you feel like you’re on vacation!

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Fausto Puglisi Tropical Print Skirt, $776; farfetch.com

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Shield Denim Uma Hawaii Skinny Jean, $105; farfetch.com

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Cynthia Rowley Lei T-Shirt, $119; cynthiarowley.com

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Topshop Tall Hawaii Military Shirtdress, $84; topshop.com

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Sperry Top-Sider Hawaiian Underwire Bikini Top, $40; sperrytopsider.com

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Emma Cook Hawaii Jumpsuit, $219; coggles.com

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Topshop Mono Tropical Print Raglan Tee, $72; topshop.com

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New Look Lilac Tie Dye Palm Tree Print Midi Dress, $22; newlook.com

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Topshop Hibiscus Bardot Bandeau Top, $48; topshop.com

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Isabel Marant Mira Printed Silk-Poplin Dress, $296; theoutnet.com

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Wallis Fashion Black Tropical Swimsuit, $39; wallisfashion.com

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Boohoo Abigail Tropical Print Midi Bodycon Skirt, $16; boohoo.com

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Scotch & Soda Printed Boyfriend Shorts, $45; scotch-soda.com

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Cynthia Rowley Hawaiian Quilt Print V-Neck Dress, $279; cynthiarowley.com

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Monsoon Laguna Print Trouser, $30; monsoon.co.uk

You’re in Paradise!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Amazing Wedding Adornments

 The right add-ons are key to taking your bridal style from beautiful to amazing! Whether it’s a blinged-out belt or a statement necklace, accessories can help your style stand out with a look that is all your own.  Here are the most wedding-worthy adornments you’ll want to say “I do” to – Get ready to fall in love!

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Veil by Ariel Jennifer Taub

If you’re wearing a relatively unadorned gown, a statement veil covered in crystals is a gorgeous way to show off some bling. They are delicate, yet glamorous.

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Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace, $20, available at Blessing-Co

If you’re in the market for a unique necklace that’s a conversation starter, this piece should be your top pick.

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New Look Cream Crochet Ankle Strap Platform Heels, $42.49, available at New Look.

This cream colored crochet heel is fit for a princess.

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BHLDN Jupiter Sash, $250, available at BHLDN.

Belts are a great way to to make a dress look like a one of a kind!

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Headpiece by Elizabeth Bower

Just like gold wedding dresses are hot this season, gold headpieces and accessories are quite popular too.

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Jules Smith Ascending Crystal Left Ear Crawler ($39)

When studs just won’t do, make an impact with a refined ear cuff.

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Paul Andrew Lucia Heel, $537, available at Editorialist.

Make a statement in this modern shoe!

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Justin & Taylor Starry Vine Necklace ($140)

Bohemian brides will adore the vine-like effect of this mixed-media necklace.

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Reece Hudson Bondage Minaudière, $1295, available at Barneys New York.

This luxe clutch is a great way to add some glitz to your wedding.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring, $12, available at Blessing-Co

Don’t let your other hand get jealous….adorn it with this starfish stunner.

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Headpiece by Ariel Jennifer Taub

Big, beautiful blossoms make for lovely headpieces. How ideal for a garden wedding!

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Forever 21 Night Moves T-Strap Heels, $39.79, available at Forever 21.

Your tootsies will sparkle in these gorgeous sandals.

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Jennifer Behr Petite Leaf Barrette, $62, available at J.Crew.

Your hair looks so great so don’t cover it up – accent it with a dainty piece like this.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Choker Necklace ($50)

For the bold bride, this on-trend choker is a standout choice.

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Charlotte Olympia Desirée Pumps, $900, available at Charlotte Olympia.

These poofy pumps are perfect for a Wedding!

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Jane Tran Dewed Vibes Hairpin ($140) in Gold/Pearl

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Banana Republic Tutti Frutti Baguette Necklace, $48.50, available at Banana Republic.

Add sparkle to your look with a stunning, statement necklace.

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Sash and shoulder strap by Ossai

Asymmetrical necklines are all the rage, and any strapless gown can be easily transformed to a one-shoulder look by adding a bejeweled shoulder strap. Another way to make your wedding day look completely your own!

Those Accessories are Amazing!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Here Comes The Bride

From light, sheer fabrics to experimenting with color, here are the currently coveted bridal trends on the most gorgeous gowns to instantly upgrade the pretty-factor of your Wedding!

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Blush

This dress is simple and stunning!

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Catherine Deane Jewel-Belted Silk Lace-Sleeve Gown ($3,130)

Play around with embellishments! A little touch of sparkle adds instant glam to any gown.

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Alvina Valenta

The intricately beaded bodice and mermaid cut make this dress very intriguing!

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Philosophy Ruffled Silk-Chiffon Gown ($848)

Barely-there pastels are a pretty and oh-so-subtle way to play with color and the off-the-shoulder asymmetry of this dress lends to its ultimate femininity.

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Carolina Herrera

Glitter glamorously in a gold flecked wedding gown.

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Shoshanna Scarlett Lace Sheath Dress ($385)

A great alternative to a more traditional dress is one that is short and sweet!

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Gemy Maalouf

This gown is gleaming and gorgeous!

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Jenny Packham Open Back Long-Sleeve Beaded Gown ($6,725)

If you’ve ever dreamed of walking down the aisle as a glittering gray goddess, this is the dress for you.

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Heidi Elnora

Wrap yourself in a bouquet of “not just white” flowers!

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Zac Posen Hand Painted Tulle Strapless Ruffle Skirt Gown ($5,995)

If there’s one day you’re allowed to wear something unabashedly dramatic, it’s your wedding day!

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Lazaro

The cream color, curve hugging silhouette and creative embellishments make this dress a stunner!

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Reem Acra Lace Inset Draped Silk Georgette Dress ($3,995)

An updated look on the strapless dress, an illusion neckline creates a look that’s on trend, yet classic.

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David’s Bridal

Adorn yourself with intricate details on your wedding day!

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Temperley London Long Strappy Cambon Dress ($3,248)

The pleated tulle, diamanté embellishments, and delicate embroidery all lend themselves to one ladylike gown.

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Hayley Paige

Look beautifully elegant with a perfectly placed bow.

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Marchesa Embellished Lace and Tulle Gown ($5,950)

Tiny beads add a subtle glimmer to this dramatic gown fit for a queen.

Your A Beautiful Bride!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best Dresses to Wear to a Wedding

Just because it’s not “your day” doesn’t mean you can’t still shine. Check out the many ways to look great at your friend’s wedding.

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ASOS Sleeveless Kimono Wrap Maxi Dress, $60.97, available at ASOS.

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Olcay Gulsen Crossed Back Maxi Dress ($600)

The low-cut back and strappy detailing on this full-length gown takes it from classic black dress to sexy number.

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Blessing-Co Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress ($28)

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Express Leopard Print Midi Sheath Dress, $59.90, available at Express.

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Aqua Updated Grecian Maxi, $88, available at Bloomingdale’s.

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Self Portrait Peony Dress ($388)

The schoolgirl-style collar and the lace fabric add up to a cheeky sex appeal.

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LOFT Strappy Maxi Dress, $98, available at LOFT.

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Blessing-Co Butterfly Maxi Dress ($48)

Glide on the dance-floor in this whimsical dress!

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H&M Lace Dress, $69.95, available at H&M.

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Rory Beca Fina Deep V Back Dress ($229)

The plunging neckline on this cocktail dress ramps up the sex appeal, without going over the top.

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Nasty Gal Flame Game Dress, $68, available at Nasty Gal.

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Yigal Azrouel Branch Border Print Gown ($638)

If you want a slit, but showing full-on thigh is a bit too ambitious for you, try one that hits just at the knee.

WearToAWedding-Mango

Mango Draped Dress, $79.98, available at Mango.

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Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36)

This pleated chiffon dress is classy and right on-trend.

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Pixie Market Tropical Vibe Maxi Dress, $79, available at Pixie Market.

Celebrate Her Day In Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beautiful Bikinis

Are you tired of your basic black suit, looking for something with a cool print, or shopping for something sporty? Fret not, because these trendy bikinis will make you feel beautiful!

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Forever 21 Zig Zag Triangle Bikini Top ($11) and String Bikini Bottom ($10) in Blue/Multi

Stand out on the beach in this multicolored zigzag bikini.

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Free People Emmi Solid Top ($60) and Bottoms ($58) in Pink

This simple pink swimsuit will complement your summer tan.

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Shoshanna Coral Reef Bandeau Bikini Top ($138) And Bottom ($92) in Coral Multi

The coral print on this bikini is perfect for the beach.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Matte Cat Racer Back Bikini Top ($72) and Bikini Bottoms ($72) in Black

This swimsuit has a sporty feel that is right on-trend.

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River Island Animal Print Texture Tennesse Strappy Bikini Top ($30) and Bottom ($23) in Animal Blue Print

You gotta love the animal-print detail on this adorable bikini.

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Asos Multi Strap Lattice Triangle Bikini Top ($31) and Side Bottom ($23) in Black

The straps on this bikini are perfectly placed to show just enough.

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O’Neill Seaside Band Top ($32) and High Swim Bottom ($33)

This high-waisted set has a great vintage vibe.

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Mikoh Swimwear Maui Crochet Back Bikini Top ($100) and Rockies Crochet Side Bikini Bottoms ($100) in Sandstorm

This trendy neutral looks great on everyone!

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Beach Riot Viva Printed Swim Top ($69) and Sandy Printed Swim Bottom($69) in Jungle

The cut and print on this bikini is intriguing and flattering.

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Victoria’s Secret Bralette ($29) and String Bottom ($19) in Black/White

What this bikini lacks in color, it more than makes up for in details.

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Wildfox Couture Tankini Top ($72) and Basic Brazilian ($62) in Florida Garden

This bikini top will work off the sand too; just pair it with high-waisted shorts!

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SKYE & staghorn All Overlay Bikini ($178) in Blush/Black

The layering effect gives this swimsuit a unique touch.

Feel Beautiful in your Bikini!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Sports Bras too Cute to Cover-Up

Since your such good sports, this is a roundup of the coolest, must-show-off Sports Bras that could just as easily double as Crop Tops. Plus, with temperatures starting to rise, we also need pretty options for hot yoga in the park! Here are the sweat-proof threads that are way more stylish than anything you ever saw in P.E. — and way too cute to confine to the gym. Game on.

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Hurley Beach Active Pivot Sports Bra, on sale $20, available at PacSun.

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Champion Sassy Cami, on sale $18, available at Champion.

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Nesh NYC Extreme Racer Bralette, $78, available at Urban Outfitters.

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JCPenney Flirtitude Microfiger Yoga Sports Bra, $17, available at JCPenney.

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Free People Tie Dye Sports Bra, on sale $30, available at Free People.

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Naked Sports Gear Red Naked Sports Bra, $42, available at Naked Sports Gear.

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Move By Alternative Stretch It Out Sports Bra, $38, available at Without Walls.

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Zobha Anya Bra, $58, available at Zobha.

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H&M Sports Bra Medium Support, $9.94, available at H&M.

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Roxy Sprint Bra, $40, available at Roxy.

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Forever 21 Low Impact Hidden Pocket Sports Bra, $13.80, available at Forever 21.

Stay Sporty!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Resort 15’s Dreamy Dresses

Resort is colorful and creative and yields some of our favorite collections of the year. Here are the dreamiest dresses you need to see!

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Ralph Lauren

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Prabal Gurung

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Lela Rose

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Christian Dior

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Gucci

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Chloé

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Tomas Maier

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Christian Siriano

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Michael Kors

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Erdem

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10 Crosby

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Carolina Herrera

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Clover Canyon

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Michael Kors

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Matthew Williamson

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J. Mendel

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Issa

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Nanette Lepore

Have A Dreamy Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Makeup looks that Last

It’s raining, it’s pouring, your eyeliner’s running. 

Wait, scratch that. Your eyeliner isn’t going anywhere! After all, what’s the point of mastering a reverse cat-eye if it’s just going to smear into a raccoon eye? 

Makeup artist Janessa Paré created these ultra-gorgeous beauty looks that’ll keep you looking beautiful and on trend … come rain or shine!

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Spring Metallics

To take the metallic trend into the warmer months, look for bronzed hues reminiscent of fading sunlight. The key to this eye makeup is layering. Paré used a taupe metallic shade as a base, put a darker more golden shadow over it then dabbed a lighter metallic yellow shadow right in the center of the lids . “Use a black liner on the outer corners of your eyes in a ‘V’ shape. “This will make your eyes look lighter and brighter.” The shape created is reminiscent of an exaggerated cat-eye, giving a nod to the eyeshadow shape of the season.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Tough As Taupe, $6.56, available at Drugstore.comSonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Creme, $8.99, available at TargetBuxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Poodle, $18, available at Sephora.

Terra New York Lafayette 2 Cape, $345, available at Terra New York

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True Blue

The currently trending blue-eyeshadow look is a solid, graphic shape of pure, even color. To create it Paré used a cream eyeliner and painted the shape with an angled eyeshadow brush. Follow along the natural contour of your eye to create the petal shape of color. If you like this eyeshadow shape but are worried about such a dense pop of color, Paré says you can swap it out for a neutral hue. However, I recommend you go for the maximum impact!

Sephora Collection Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in Electric Teal, $5, available at Sephora

Vera Jane Jacket, $220.80, available at Joie and Old Navy raincoat.

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Reverse Cat-Eye 

Lower-lid makeup is particularly vulnerable to smudging, but this reverse cat-eye isn’t going anywhere. To create a smoldering, edgy look, Paré used an eggplant-colored pencil, drawing elongated shape along the lower lashes, then used black pencil on the lower waterline to create depth. She finished the look by piling a ton of mascara on the top lashes. “Since there’s no liner on top, the mascara balances the look out,” she says. “For a more playful feel, you can add some colorful eyeshadow to the upper lid.”

Tarte Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Fig, $22; Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow, $23, available at Sephora; bareMinerals Flawless  Waterproof Mascara in Black $18, available at Ulta.

ASOS Clear Rain Trench $56.44, available at ASOS.

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Lips on Fire

The orange lipstick trend is going strong. For a bold look that’s not too severe, go for soft edges. “After you apply the lipstick, wipe the edge of you lips with a tissue to blur it out,” she says. Dab on cheek stain to continue the soft-focus vibe – you can even mix a little with concealer to sheer it out. To complement the orange lip, Paré smudged a white eyeliner on the whole lid, just past the crease, and drew a line on the lower lid as well. She topped off the eye with an espresso mascara, noting, “This will tie the lip in with the eye. The white is a cool tone, but the lipstick is warm, so the warm-toned mascara connects the whole look.”

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 17 Bright Orange, $24, available at Sephora; Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain in Liquid Kiss, $22.50, available at DermStoreNyx Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Liner in White MPE01, $4.49, available at CVSL’Oréal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown, $7.29.

Check Trench Coat, 170.oo, available at Topshop.

Which look is your Fave?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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