Snowy Summer Polish

Whether you take your cues from the runway or the red carpet—this nail color (or lack of) goes with everything and makes your summer tan pop.

snowypolish-ZoeSaldanaZoe Saldana matched her manicure to her Dolce & Gabbana dress, kicking off summer’s biggest nail trend: opaque white. Manicurist Jenna Hipp used Nailing Hollywood x NCLA’s Nail Wraps ($16) in Orbit Ring.

snowypolish-DeborahLippmanModels wore Deborah Lippmann Nail Color ($17) in Amazing Grace at Honor’s S/S 13 show.

snowypolish-LeaMicheleLea Michele rocked snow white nails at the Beverly Hilton this month. Manicurist Nettie Davis used Essie’s Nail Polish ($8) in Marshmallow.

snowypolish-RevlonRevlon ambassador Jenny Longworth painted two coats of Revlon’s Nail Enamel ($6) in White on White on all of the models at rag & bone’s S/S 13 runway show. (The color’s been discontinued, so try Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel ($5) in Spirit.)

snowypolish-EmmyRossumEmmy Rossum used Orly’s French Manicure ($9) in White Tips White at Target’s celebration of Justin Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, in Los Angeles.

Have a Snowy Summer!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fine China Prints

They say inspiration can come from anywhere (films, books, music), but today’s trend is derived from an unlikely source: your dining table, and more specifically, your dishware! The striking cobalt blue and white prints spotted on the Valentino and Just Cavalli runways evoke classic Delft china from the Netherlands, featuring florals or farmhouse scenes that have been popular for centuries.

ChinaPrintsJust Cavalli S/S 13: Woven Printed Top ($435) and Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

Fine China Print Pieces

Ruffian: Toile de Jouy Blazer ($995) The toile print on this blazer adds an element of charm to a polished sleeveless shell and slim trousers. Diane von Furstenberg: Floral-Print Leather Wallet ($160) The fine china obsession hasn’t escaped accessories. This bold printed wallet is an easy way to work the trend into your repertoire. Keds: Champion Floral Sneakers ($45) in White/Blue. The classic canvas sneaker gets updated with a floral print. Slip on this pair to liven up a t-shirt and skinny blue jeans.

A few Printed Inspirations

chinaprints-valentinoValentino F/W 13: Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt ($3980)

chinaprints-SandraHagelstamOn Sandra Hagelstam:
Zara coat; Supermuse Queen of Hearts Blouse ($89); Alexander Wang shoes.

chinaprints-JessicaStein On Jessica Stein: Supermuse dress; Acne clutch; Topshop sandals.

Are you coveting china prints?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Hawaiian Punch

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A more sophisticated kind of island fever has recently won over the fashion world. Splashy tropical prints in a vibrant color palette–think: zippy tangerines, ocean blues, and punchy pinks–have flooded runways and red carpets alike. Selena Gomez wore the trend in a feminine way, wearing Dolce & Gabbana’s abbreviated Cotton Print Top (part of a two-piece set $1045) with a high-waisted Orange Cotton Stretch Pencil Skirt ($840) from the S/S 13 collection. Meanwhile, Mara Hoffman’s Beaded Flat Top ($216) and Gypsy Skirt ($264), also from S/S 13, featured a more literal interpretation of the Hawaiian trend. This look couldn’t be more perfect for warm spring and summer days. So say aloha to these fun styles!

Equipment Leandra Tropical Print Shirt ($218)
Leave it to Equipment to come up with a fresh and incredibly chic take on the Hawaiian shirt. Style it with crisp white jeans and brown wedge heels.

Ray-Ban Leather Trimmed Sunglasses ($268)
Ray-Ban’s tinted shades are a little bit sweet, thanks to flamingo pink lenses, while leather-trimmed frames give them a touch of edge.

Sandro Tiare Sweatshirt ($235)
Tell everyone where you wish you’d rather be in Sandro’s cute sweater. Pair it with denim cutoffs and gladiator sandals, and you’ll be ready for a day at the beach.

Twisty Parallel Universe Palm Print Skater Skirt ($472)
This girly skirt in a powerhouse print is a shortcut to paradise. Just balance its voluminous shape with a fitted, tucked-in top.

Juicy Couture Small Oval Drop Earrings ($42) in Yellow
Juicy Couture’s brightly colored baubles are the perfect accent for all these colorful pieces, but they’re understated enough for everyday wear too.

Kimchi Blue Palm Print Fold-Over Clutch ($29)
Take island-inspired prints beyond the beach with this bold clutch, which will instantly punch up your going-out ensembles.

Stubbs & Wootton for J.Crew Classic Linen Slippers ($400)
Whether you’re sipping mai-tais poolside or meeting friends for brunch, finish off your look with these playful slippers.

Joe’s Jeans Palm Beach High Water Jeans ($179)
A colorful palm print lends these cropped skinnies a hint of exotic appeal. Team them with a silky blouse and heels for your next GNO–or luau!

XOXO

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Paint the town: Watercolor Prints

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This season, it seems as if everything from silky button-downs to skinny jeans are drenched in the dreamy, pastel motifs, and the look couldn’t be more appropriate for spring. At turns the trend is chic and youthful, like Ashley Madekwe’s Etro Butterfly Print Dress ($1998, 310.248.2855) at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event in Beverly Hills last December. At other times, watercolors feel more romantic and feminine, particularly on Lela Rose’s Withering Floral Organza Draped Bodice Dress With Cowl Detail And Full Skirt ($1795) from the S/S 13 collection. Here are a few watercolor-inspired styles for you to try!

Marni Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($270)
Marni’s playful top displays a watercolor tiger print from Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo’s book Wild Animals. Add some polish to the tee with a fitted blazer and slim blue jeans.

CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255) in Orange/Yellow
This boxy Lucite clutch adds a refreshing splash of color to your look. Style it with a crisp button-down and white trousers for a decidedly fresh take.

Theyskens’ Theory Damara Printed Silk Mini Dress ($595)
For a watercolor look with downtown appeal, try Theyskens’ Theory silk dress. The of-the-moment marble print lends it a contemporary vibe, and the front ties echo the current shirt-tied-around-waist trend too.

Guess Brittney Skinny Ankle Jeans ($138, available May)
Upgrade your classic skinnies with Guess’ sophisticated pair rendered in a mix of hazy hues. Play up the pastel palette by teaming the jeans with a silk blouse in soft lilac or creamy yellow.

tarte Cheek Stain ($30) in Awakening
Make watercolors part of your beauty repertoire with this universally flattering cheek stain. Apply to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, sweet-looking flush.

Charles David Bliss Heels ($230)
The abstract print gets a polished twist in Charles David’s pointy-toe heels. Wear these with a slim pencil skirt for a soft, feminine take on office-appropriate attire.

Harlyn Blouse ($187, 213.614.9292)
If you favor bold, splashy prints, you’ll want to snag Harlyn’s button-down. Wear it with a pair of bright trousers for a statement-making ensemble.

BaubleBar Marquise Leaf Drops ($26)
Tap into the watercolor trend with pastel blue baubles. Slip them on with an equally elegant cocktail number at your next soiree.

XOXO

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