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Fall 2014 Trend Guide

It seems like this season, we are celebrating and at this party, the hors d’oeuvres include color, comfort and music.

Fall 2014 Trend Guide

1. Get Cozy in Color

Fur, baby, fur! In a world where leather isn’t so frowned upon, we need to move on past the whole fur is mean thing. As Karl Lagerfeld says, “stressing over fur as a topic of issue is just childish.” I almost think fur is a requirement for fall, I think the leaves change colors when they sense the cozy plush being pulled from winter closets (or in Carrie Bradshaw’s case- the oven) everywhere. Fur doesn’t have to be so classic- it could be modern and fun and colorful.

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2. Vibrating Edges

Two colors “vibrate” because they are opposite hues on the color wheel.  Both colors are equal in value, equal in intensity, but opposite in hue. This combination will result in this badass, ironically edgy. 

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3. Let’s Knit Together

Knit took over everything this season. Fall 2014 will forever be known as the season of knit. I mean, why not? There’s a certain sense of beauty and seemingly unattainable elegance when knit is styled perfectly. Whether it’s a daringly form-fitting dress from Lanvin to an androgynous head to toe knit ensemble from Haider Ackerman or something simple but pristine like a nice, whimsical sweater from Nina Ricci.

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4. Let our Ensemble Dance

Fashion takes over Electronic Dance Music. Or is it that EDM takes over fashion? Fashion and music have always been BFF’s. I mean have you heard of Lady Gaga and Kanye? But this season, it doesn’t seem like music is wearing fashion, it is that fashion is wearing music.

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Fashion is a celebration, so celebrate. 

4 Steps To Luminous Complexion Perfection

 I love the look of luminous skin in the summer.

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Your complexion doesn’t have to be perfect since the warm California sun is a flattering filter enough, but when the moon grows bright and the lights of the city begin to shine, nothing is more beautiful than luminous skin.  

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Mind you,I said luminous, not shiny. The line between the two isn’t as fine as you’d think. The trick to achieving luminosity is having radiance everywhere on your face except for your T-zone-  your forehead and your nose. Though we aim for the effortless, “this is my skin” look, it does take a few steps. 

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Here’s 4 step cheat sheet for that California chic glow that makes everyone look like the human equivalent of a nightingale!

 

Step 1: Moisturize

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After cleansing (preferably with cleanser and water—not wipes!)  make sure to prep the skin with a luscious application of a moisturizer. For those with normal to dry skin opt for a cream *1. For those with oily or combination skin, go with a hydrating gel*2.

1. Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer – luxury in a bottle. Features Alpha Lipoic Acid, which is supposed to be the world’s strongest antioxidant. You will also love the natural rose scent it has.s1159771-main-hero-300

2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel – absorbs to the skin beautifully without feeling like the product is on the surface. Hydrating but not uber-moisturizing- and yes, there is a difference.

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Step 2: Primer

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This often overlooked step could be the nudge that takes you from a housewife to a Real Housewife. A primer, well, primes the skin for foundation and the rest of the face color. Depending on which one you use, a primer could color correct any redness or jaundice (*3), fill in any noticeable pores (*4), or simply just smooth the surface out and mattify (*5)—all while keeping your makeup on longer.

                *3. Smashbox Color Correcting Primers – so much variety! Whether is a dark spot correcting one, an oil free one, a hydrating one or a green one that corrects redness!

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                *4. Benefit Porefessional – Does exactly what it states. Best in the market for softening (partly filling in) the look of pores..

benefit                *5. Lancome La Base – goes on clear and beautifully. A staple in every make-up artist’s kit.

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Step 3: Foundation

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For a summer night out, I love the look of a radiant skin—matte, over-powdered skin, to me, looks corpse-like. Glow, people, glow! This makeup look is the perfectly suited to those with dry skin (*6-7), but those with oily skin could still benefit! (*8-9)

                *6. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (Light – Medium Coverage) – best for dry to normal skin types.

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                *7. MAC Face and Body Foundation (Light, Buildable Coverage) – Water based, best for dry to normal skin types.

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                *8. Nars Sheer Glow – (Medium Coverage) – Best for Normal to Oily Skin

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                *9. Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation (Full coverage) – All skin types

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Step 4: Tinted Moisturizers, BB’s and CC’s

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Though foundations are a staple- there is no better time to bring out Tinted Moisturizers, BB and CC Creams than summer. Tinted moisturizers are exactly what they sound like: Moisturizers with tint or pigments. BB stands for Beauty Balm, which incorporate skincare benefits to tinted moisturizers. CC stands for Color Correction, meaning that CC creams typically are BB creams focused on preventing and correcting dark spots and age spots. TM’s (*), BB’s (*) and CC’s (*) all can be worn without a moisturizer underneath!

                *10. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – provides more coverage than most other tinted moisturizers in the market and is beautifully blendable.

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                *11. Bobbi Brown Tinted Balm – This beautiful balm (luxuriously oil-based, not to be associated with Beauty Balms) is perfect for those with very dry skin. Provides the most beautiful sheen on the face. If you have oily or combo skin, try and avoid!

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                *12. Urban Decay Naked BB Cream – Undetectable on the skin, your skin just looks simply better- this is due to the Optical Blur than it features! 2256112

NYC Fashion Week 2014: A Packing Guide

To Pack or Not to Pack…

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Most packing advice articles would probably advise you to pack light, this one advises you to pack as much as you can. Other ones would advise you to pack neutrals, this one reminds you not to forget your statement pieces. Others would advise to bring comfortable walking shoes, this one would laugh.

Why?

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Fashion Week. Specifically New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and during this World Fair-esque gathering of the most fashionable people in the planet, you must dress for the occasion.

The uniform?

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Don’t look uniform to the people around you. In this week celebrating the best American designers, the objective is to stand out.

Aside from the essentials, the most important part of packing for Fashion Week is loud, unique pieces you can wear to shows. We’ve created a list of a few items you should consider packing an extra suitcase (or four) for. 

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1. Lucite

There is something super sexy about Lucite. Yes, it’s modern and sometimes reads childish but there’s a certain sense of maturity when it’s done right.

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Though not technically Lucite, there’s something so daringly brave about a Lucite-like, see through purse- like a badass vulnerability.

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It’s clear that Lucite is a fashion week must-have. (Pun Intended) I mean, check out these lace and lucite nails!

 

2. Leather

“With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.”  – Federico Lorca

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Leather “baddens” everything up. It doesn’t have to be a jacket or shoes- you could go with a skirt or even a jumpsuit.image1xl

 

3. Fur and Shearing

“In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.”   -Karl Lagerfeld

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Nothing says “I don’t care about Delta’s luggage policy, I would hire a Sherpa if need be it” than packing a luxurious fur coat for Fashion Week.

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4. Statement Bags

Sure they may need extra time to pack since you have to wrap them nicely for protection, and maybe even in a box to keep them from flattening, but who doesn’t love a statement bag?

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It is key that your bag doesn’t clash. Bringing statement pieces does not mean mindlessly throwing them on. I mean, it is still Fashion Week. Ask yourself, “what would Anna think?”

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5. Statement Sunnies

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“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.”                                                         -Jack Nicholson

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Personally, I think you should save sunnies for when you are outside. Unless you’re Anna Wintour, you’re a little tacky wearing them while watching a show, I mean do you really wanna compromise the beauty of the colors Diane Von Furstenberg is presenting you with?

X Stylehaüs Supra Society X

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Calling all shoe lovers! We’re drooling over these fresh and fabulous Fall Supras.

Our latest street-style inspired selection of stylehaus footwear includes fierce leather fringe, glam grunge (glunge) glitter high tops, gorgeous gold filigree.

Here’s the latest in stylehaus x supra and stylist created inspiration images to set your imagination aflame!

1. Side Zip Gold Kick Back Kicks

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2. Fierce Leather Fringe Frenzy 

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3. Glunge Girl 101

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Joan Rivers Forever: Our 10 Favorite Quotes From A Fashion Legend

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Joan Rivers has been a part of our lives in many ways. For some, she was simply a crude comedian. For others, like me, Joan Rivers was a fiercely outspoken and often outstandingly accurate fashion guru.

We recently had the opportunity to meet Joan Rivers and were honored to pay tribute to the woman, legend, and pioneer.

Here are 10 of my favorite quotes from the legend herself. 

1.  Joan Rivers On STDs & Stylej5

2. Joan Rivers On Cleaning

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3.  Joan Rivers On Advice

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4. Joan Rivers On The Seriousness Of Fashion

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5. Joan Rivers On Forever

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6. Joan Rivers On The Joke Of The Century

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7. Joan Rivers On Saying What You Think

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8. Joan Rivers On Memories

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9. Joan Rivers On Calming Down

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10. Joan Rivers On Getting Better

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She will be greatly missed.

Weekly Pull: Dynamic Denim

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Denim is a classic staple piece that’s been a vital part of any American’s life since the gold rush send our forefathers en route to Manifest Destiny and ultimately La La Land.

While we’re always down to play with the cutting edge in denim trends, the classic silhouette, form fitting yet forgiving cut, and wonderfully comfortable combination of materials make SUPERFINE jeans our eternal go to favorite.

Trends, like men, come and go with the Season, but a fabulous pair of booty lifting jeans will love your body until the world ends. Or you just HAVE to get another pair.

 Here’s a couple classy yet comfy takes on designer denim to carry you into Fall’s brisk embrace with panache. 

1. Laid Back Lace

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 Single Cream Lace & Mesh Top & Superfine Black Leggings Jeans

A skinny legged dark denim makes any outfit look more sophisticated. Paired with a lacy top and you have a perfect outfit that could transform from lunch date to dinner date without even trying. 

2. Ravishing in Red

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 Single Dove Grey Flip Front Tank Top, Superfine Ruby Legging Jeans

Everything’s more fun with color. And the color of the upcoming holiday season is red! It reminds us of red mistletoe and warm nights at home by the fire. Pair these outgoing pants with a plain top and a statement necklace to complete your look.

 

 

Triple Tip Thursday

Haute hipster hats, royal blue hues, and neoprene prints are everything to us.

This week anyway. 

1. Hipster Haute Hat

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Panama Hats and Fedoras in dusky neutral hues are 2014’s must have headwear.

Panama Hats and Fedoras continue to dominate street style and editorial spreads for a reason: they’re modern, flexible, flattering, and add a juicy dose of boho rock and roll to any ensemble. While the traditional iterations of both style involve straw, this Season woven headwear is being eschewing for fierce fabrics in deep, almost somber tones such as chocolate and ebony. The best versions are made distinct by a touch of metal work or sophisticated applique, like a gunmetal buckle or grosgrain band.

Effortless is attitude is what these pieces are all about, with a structured base lending maturity and broad (but never floppy) edges whispering “I woke up cool”. If you’re just getting started on this trend, make your life easier by veering towards classic black. It’s not only the easiest, it’s the trendiest; Yang Li, Kenneth Cole Collection, Alexis Mabille, Tibi and Dion Lee sent models strutting in broad black hats for their Fall 2014 shows. You can scoop one up at many Grove boutiques and fantastic hat carts.

2. Royal Blue

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Royal blue is raging on.

When the colors of next season’s collections became clear, it was obvious that blue had a strong runway presence. From cerulean, cyan and cobalt to navy, sapphire and periwinkle, blue is undisputedly about to blow up and all over our collective wardrobes. Yet my favorite shade of blue for the upcoming months has a majestic effect: royal blue.

Bolder than navy but less flashy than sapphire, royal blue occupies the gorgeous territory between bright and neutral. In particular, my inspiration came from Tibi’s Fall Campaign in which deep but bright shades of royal blue popped from the page and into my imagination. Stand out and stand tall in royal blue coating on crepe dresses, button-down tops, pointed-toe pumps, and of course a fabulous coat.

 

3. Neoprene Dream

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Space Age Super Fabric is everywhere, praise the modern age.

Neoprene is a spongy and slimming material made from synthetic rubber and seen more and more in fashion from high street to side streets. The wonderfully useful fabric is used on everything from T-shirts to wedding dresses because of it’s utterly unique qualities, particularly the way it holds a solid, structured shape without suffocating or strangling. In fact, for all it’s form fitting abilities, neoprene manages to feel both breezy and light.

Oh, and did I mention that neoprene doesn’t wrinkle? And washes easily? If neoprene sounds too good to be true, pinch yourself, and then go shopping because neoprene wondrous abilities are very true and very here. Neoprene looks good on everybody and wears as an ideal reflect of today’s tech-forward, androgynous, casual American culture.

 

 

Weekly Pull: Wet Hot American Summer

Last week of August a.k.a the hottest month of summer. Time to try to stay as cool as possible while not giving up on our note worthy style sense.

Here are 3 stylehaus looks to work this week. 

1. Sophisticated Summer

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Clover Canyon two piece set; Top $195, Skirt $230

2. Boho Babe

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Camelle dress $275, Jared Jamin Head Piece 

3. Nightlife Stunner

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Clover Canyon top $260, AS by DF skirt $180

Fierce 14: Fashion’s Best & Worst From The 2014 VMAs

On Sunday night, we witnessed the typically extravagant spectacle of today’s (although probably not tomorrow’s) hottest music and most debatable trends. Awards Shows, in particular ones aimed at the youngest possible demographic, are notorious for their bizarre mishmash of youthful elegance and youthful folly. We’ll let the pictures speak (mostly) for themselves in this send up the the best and worst red carpet ensembles from 2014’s MTV Video Music Awards.

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1.  Iggy Izalea in Versace Atelier

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2.  Demi Lovato in Lanvin

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3.  Solange in H&M

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4.  Nicki Minaj in Saint Laurent

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5. Kim Kardashian in Balmain

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6. Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vaulthier

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7. Beyonce Nicolas Jebran Couture

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1. Amber Rose in what happens when you let your man pick out an elegant gown. 

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2. Katy Perry in what happens when you think you’re funny but you’re really not. 

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3. Taylor Swift in what happens when you try wearing an embellished gymnastics uniform

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4. This is what happens when you are a breathing bratz doll. 

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5. This is what happens when you design your own hot pink and black corseted jumpsuit

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6. This is what happens when you think dressing like Anna Nicole Smith is edgy. 

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7. This is what happens when you think rainbow brite hair makes you cool.

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Wedding Attire Do’s and Don’ts

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With Marina’s Wedding rapidly approaching, we’ve been stressing about looking perfect for the stylehaüs founder’s big day. You have to somehow pull off a chic, comfortable, and family friendly ensemble without sacrificing youthful charm and on trend details.  Here are our tips of what to wear and what not to wear when attending an ultra stylish wedding. 

1. Something Blue

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Isshō dress $395, Jared Jamin Necklace

Do: 

It’s always fun to play off of the bridal superstitions of what you must wear on you’re wedding to have a decent marriage. Clean cuts and simple details is the way to go when picking out a wedding ensemble and this Isshō dress from Stylehaüs is a perfect option.

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go crazy on the blue. This is not a blast from the past dress. Ruffles, glitter and strange hues of blue are a big no. You want to gracefully blend into the fashionable crowd. Not stick out and have everyone, including me, give the “what were you thinking” look.

2. Spring Fling

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Lauren Stucky dress $569, Diamond Cuff (contact for pricing)

Do:

Outdoor wedding can get hot, sweaty, and bugs will be flying everywhere. Not my style, but, if you are the chosen one to attend such a wedding, here’s what i would choose to wear. The cut outs in this stylish dress will give you the chance to stay cool but it’s also covering up enough that you’re not going to be stealing the eyes of all the creepy single men.

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3. New York Wedding

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RVN dress on sale for $330, Jared Jamin Necklace $600

Do:

Put fashion on the most important list. Dresses that mimic art deco styles from 1920’s New York are usually chic and spectacular.. 

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Don’t:

take the 20’s appreciation literally. It’s not Halloween just yet.