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 Essentials

It’s time to turn to the more playful, fun aspect of dressing! Trends and Accessorizing! So without further ado here are my favorite essentials for fall that will guarantee you style star status!

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JOA Two Toned Sweater, $88, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler Long Sleeve Cropped Crewneck, $595, available at Proenza Schouler.

A new version of the traditional nubby sweater makes its way back into our closets each season. For fall, we’ve been feeling the speckled, marled pullover that has a made-by-hand vibe!

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River Island Grey Fedora Hat ($50)
You’ll wear this hat well into winter, promise.

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ASOS Oversized Scarf ($34)
An animal-print wrap feels luxe.

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ili Leather Crossbody Bag ($69)
An oxblood bag is timeless!

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Forever 21 Life In Progress Jacket, $34.79, available at Forever 21; Burberry Oversize Parka With Check Wool Warmer, $1395, available at Burberry.

The great thing about a fall parka is that it can easily become your winter parka with the addition of a lining. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up and easy dresses for the beginning of fall, and with thick trousers and knits when the temps really start to drop.

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Fred Perry Knitted Jersey Bucket Hat ($76)
Ever since you saw Rihanna wearing a bucket hat, you knew you needed one.

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Chic Nova Pure Color Sleeveless Business Suit Vest, $31, available at Chic Nova; Public School For J.Crew Earliblaze Vest, $178, available at J. Crew.

Everyone needs that one layering piece that instantly makes anything they’re wearing appear more legit. For fall, it’s the formal waistcoat, which can dress up a simple tee or dress, or dressdown a more formal frock.

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Ted Baker Ayef Opulent Bloom Printed Scarf ($65)
Give your look a fresh finishing touch with this printed scarf.

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Front Row Shop Linen Trousers, $62, available at Front Row Shop; Avelon Progressing Pants, $400, available at The Dreslyn.

If you don’t already own one of these roomy, baggy trousers, now’s the time to get some! Roll up the cuffs yourself or get them tailored to hit right above your ankles. Then, pair them with anything. Seriously — party tops, sneakers, booties, blazers, crop tops — it all works!

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Ted Baker Karah Faux Fur Hat ($90)
Never say no to a (faux) fur hat!

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ASOS Wide Waist Cincher Buckle Belt ($29)
This belt is chic and sexy!

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ASOS Faux Fur Multi Stripe Scarf, $67.70, available at ASOS; Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Pablo Clutch, $295, available at Avenue 32.

British brand Shrimps started a phenomenon with its Seussian “fur” pieces straight out of a storybook. This season, don’t even pretend that your fuzzy isn’t faux, and go for pieces in unnatural colors, like pastel pink, lime green, and electric blue.

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Cheap Monday Clip Hair Clip ($29)
Too lazy to do your hair? Got you covered!

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Express Mid Rise Slim Flare Jeans, $39.90, available at Express; Acne Studios Pop Trash Jean, $350, available at Steven Alan.

Opt for denim that looks worn-in, not worn-out. A rip or two is totally believable — anything in double digits just seems like a frivolity!

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United by Blue Braddock Backpack ($88)
There are so many ways to wear a backpack this fall.

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Silence + Noise Button-Down Shirt, $69, available at Urban Outfitters; Secai Pleated-Back Poplin Shirt, $520, available at NET-A-PORTER.

It’s time to bring the “business in the front, party in the back” philosophy to our blouses. We’re seeing loads of button-ups deliver a surprise hit of skin in the back, whether through sheer panels, a deep slit, or clever cut-outs. Wear them with high-waisted trousers and skirts, and never tuck ’em in.

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River Island Red Plaid Hair Bow ($10)
Voila! An unexpected way to wear plaid this season.

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ASOS Felt Fedora Hat ($38)
If you still haven’t invested in a fedora for fall, try this one.

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Erin Templeton Double Wrap Obi Belt ($30)
Kimono belts are the next big thing, you heard it here first.

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ASOS Denim Jacket in Vintage Wash, $63.85, available at ASOS; Golden Goose Black Shearling Jacket, $1995, available at SSENSE.

This ’70s staple is making a comeback as this season’s version of the wear-with-everything layer. Paired with denim, a leather moto, or just by itself in a fleecy zip-up, shearling injects a bit of insouciant cool!

What are your essentials for Fall?

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.

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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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Coachella’s Best Dressed

Festival fashion is definitely an aesthetic that’s come to define our era. So scope out all the fashionable duds of the best dressed festival-goers from Coachella who are setting the tone for the rest of the Season.

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To tie-dye for.

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Model Maria Margarita maxes things out in a lawn grazing skirt.

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Who knew Chanel went so well with Hello Kitty?

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Farrah Shah shows off the festival uniform of a vintage kimono, cropped top, and high-waisted shorts.

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Grooving on the move.

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The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni goes highbrow in a beaded, white shirtdress from No. 21, cutout booties, and a braided Chanel backpack.

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Kicking back in style.

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Hannah Martin and Lee Krynski are totally Coachella-ble in their crop-tops, shorts and boots.

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A studded leather jacket for chillier evenings.

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Harley Viera Newton dons a tropical-print tunic and chain crossbody.

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That early-’90s, SoCal-sweetheart look is making a comeback.

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Mixing plant life.

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The caftan done right!

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Cotton-candy strands — so sweet.

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Watch out, Britney. Denim-on-denim and baby buns make a fun comeback.

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Gladiator-sandal parade!

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Thania Peck and Andi Elloway showing off some abs.

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Lemon yellow and lime green make a refreshing combination.

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Daring to go purse-less!

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Keeping things free and flowy.

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Song of Style’s Aimee Song is the vision of easy-breezy in lace, and pull-on boots.

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Some lovely lawn lounging.

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Sonia Dushey rocks Coachella’s version of camouflage.

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The Hiltons in florals and braids.

Stay Fabulous!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Retail Therapy: Maxi Dresses

We are in need of some relaxing retail therapy this Memorial Day! Check out these floor-sweeping favorites and shop your way to bliss with these lovely Maxi Dresses!

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Zara Printed Dress: This kimono-style maxi can easily take you from day to night, plus the slit will show off your sun-kissed gams. $99; zara.com

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A Wear Crochet trim Maxi dress: Don this flowy white frock and add an ethereal touch to your upcoming date night. $76.36; asos.com

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Gap striped roll-sleeve Maxi dress: Loungewear at its chicest! Sport this striped t-shirt dress at home, to the store, or to a movie. $69.95; gap.com

maxi-dress-blessing-coBlessing-Co Ribbon Detail Maxi Dress: Wear this elegant cobalt blue Maxi Dress to that Summer wedding you’re invited to. $20; blessing-co.myshopify.com

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Nasty Gal Paradise Maxi dress: Add a little whimsy to your day with this long-sleeve floral pick. $112; nastygal.com

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Need Supply Goddess Dress: Slip into this peachy lightweight maxi for a comfy yet stylish poolside look. $92; needsupply.com

maxi-dress-a-threadA-Thread open-back Flutter Maxi dress: Throw this jersey dress over your bathing suit for a beach day or pair it with a cropped moto jacket for a night on the town. $45; a-thread.com

XOXO

-D-Anna

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