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Weekly Pull: Anything But Basic Black

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Black is by far the boldest neutral, and all black ensembles have long been a staple of fashion elite for a very real reason. No other hue holds such a sophistication cache as effortless ebony, with icons like Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld lauding it’s slimming, timeless, and fantastically flexible virtue.

California may be the most colorful Coast, but LA’s regal residents can be spotted in head to toe black during every Season and occasion. Here are two stylehaüs outfits that put a modern, breezy twist on all black. Playful, flirtatious, and impeccably suited for late Summer heat waves, these looks effortlessly combine timeless sophistication, lightweight luxury, and 2014′s biggest trends. 

Gone With The Tiers 
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Odylyne Black Lace Tiered Maxi Dress, $335. 

Jet Black Jet Set

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ASbyDF Quilted Top, $205, and ASbyDF Quilted Skort, $180, topped by Jared Jamin Headband, $200. 

Rogue Rubber

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Rubberized heels are all the rage.

Blame the inexplicable resurgence of blocky Birkenstocks and chunky Designer sandals that seem a dead ringer for your Mom’s Tevas: what was once categorized as the ultimate footwear faux pas is now the epitome of cool. Hipster alt-fashion has made a significant impact on high fashion, and the rad rubber worn by models at some of Fall 2014’s most fabulous shows are just a natural progression. The rubberized heels everyone you want to look like will be wearing next Season are a strangely appealing hybrid between the ‘ugly sandal’ trend and ‘cool kicks’ so popular amongst street style bloggers and the rappers they listen to.

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Like the sneaker wedge pioneered by Isabel Marant pioneered and subsequently copied by virtually everyone, rubberized shoes are a sportier way to wear heels while still saying “I’m not trying as hard as you”. Thick, sneaker-like soles with a matt, neoprene shellac stomped down the Runways at Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenzo, DKNY, and Coach. Styles at Prada and Tommy Hilfiger paired accentuated rubber bases with chunky straps and dramatic details such as colorblocking and jewels.

Move over, sneaker wedge; there’s a new shoe sheriff in town.

And it’s made of rubber.

Here’s five fantastic shoes guaranteed inspire your need to rock that rubba. 

1. Rubberized Prada 

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2. Dior Does Rubber 

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3. Kenzo Neoprene Rubber Wedges

kenzo neoprene wedges $185

4. Nasty Gal Rubber Glam Rock

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5. Preppy Rubber From Victor & Rolf

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Weekly Pull: Clover Cray For Fall 2014

cctop Stylehaus just received our first shipment of Clover Canyon’s Crazy Creative Fall 2014 Collection and we may faint in ecstasy. Check out these 3 Clover Canyon ensembles and prepare to get fabulously fresh for Fall 2014.

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Lana Del Rey isn’t the only fan of exotic embellishments! Brash and buoyant tiger lily embellishments and high contrast pop prints are pushing into Fall. Designers like Duro Olowu, Carven, Dior, and Dries Van Noten sent out models wearing patterns straight out of the Amazon. These natural accents are a far cry from your mother’s pastel floral. For Fall, it’s all about BIG and BOLD- with high contrast, meticulously jagged lines, and ultra saturated colors. You could just work one major pattern, but why not go for a full on head to toe homage to the soon to be dear departed rainforests?

We love this Clover Canyon James Joyce Neoprene Top & Skirt Set.

2. Haute Highlander

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90′s are back back and beyond back so obviously we’re brining back Clueless era plaid. Celebs like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry have been recently sited sporting the perfect plaid ensemble.

We paired these Clover Canyon tartan menswear pants with a black velvet Lauren Stucky tank top and Safi Miran handbag for an amazingly polished take on the haute highlander look.

3. The Psychedelic Girl Next Door

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The psychedelic patterns Clover Canyon is known for manage to be both crisp and complex, with heavily saturated colors accenting geometric patterns and lean, languid swirls.

Fall 2014′s Donegal Neoprene Top is an ideal example of innovation on another plane, particularly paired with Genetic Denim Lost Boy Shorts and Sparkly Ebony Supra Kicks. 

Top 10 Andy Warhol Quotes

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Andy Warhol would have been 86 yesterday, and the pop art savant waxed pithy wisdom and irreverent insight at every turn. Here’s Andy’s 10 best witticisms to inspire you through the most tedious Thursday.

1. Andy Warhol on Hollywood

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2. Andy Warhol on getting what you want

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3. Andy Warhol on the superficial

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4.  Andy Warhol on the benefits of boredomAndy4

5. Andy Warhol on fame and future

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6. Andy Warhol on good things

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7. Andy Warhol on going out

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8. Andy Warhol on falling apart

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9. Andy Warhol on changing things

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10. Andy Warhol on getting away with art

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NYC To LA: A Fashion Translation

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The Greatish Outdoors

From Cali’s Venice or NYC’s infamous Hampton scene, the great outdoors is a time for understated grace and under the radar good taste.

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Burberry Striped Tshirt Dress $117, Scala Fedora Hat $98, Striped Beach Tote $28

A crisp short rimmed hat and big sunglasses will give you the “I might be a celebrity” look you want while keeping the crazy, unwashed masses from approaching you and your blessed Balenciaga.

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Floppy Hat $26, Peach Pu Skater Skirt $32, Armani Tshirt $90

Since the Hamptons are ancestral home to the rich and hoity toity, your laid back outdoor ready ensemble should look put together enough to catch the eye of the next Wall Street tycoon. Floppy hats are a must to keep that skin looking young and rich and pairing it with a flowy skirt and structured tank top pulls everything together beautifully. 

Ready For Romance

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Helmut Lang dress $167, David Yurman Necklace $950, Stella McCartney Heels $695

In LA, it’s all about showing off that body your trainer worked so hard on while making it very clear that he’s just one of many potential suitors.

Start by selecting a flowing, curve brushing garment that hints rather than scream at the glories beneath. Bonus points if it’s just short enough to show off those tanned, toned legs. Pair with your beach bottle sprayed hair and you’re off to a beautiful date night over looking Malibu.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 3.37.36 PMAlice & Olivia Black Jumpsuit $495, ASOS Gold Metal Belt $48, Jérôme Dreyfuss Bag $950, Giuseppe Zanotti Heels $963

In New York, black on black is the way to go. Black looks good on anyone and can take away the pooch that you got from eating way too many hot dogs. Wear tighter pieces on the bottom to show off the booty that ass that walks five miles to work everyday. Pairing your outfit with a metallic belt to offset the black is not only a fashion statement but an eye catcher for any guy to busy watching the Knicks game. 

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Current/ Elliott the Boyfriend Jeans $162, Rag & Bone Tank $255, Friendly Hunting Cardigan $698, Mod Cloth Flats $35

LA work life consists of labels, comfort, and heels. Mostly everyone works in the “industry” so we have the opportunity to dress less business like than most. Keep the color palette simple with denim, whites, and blacks. Throwing in a print never hurts either. Boyfriend ripped jeans with a printed cardigan allows you to be super comfy, stylish, but also conservative if you’re in a stuffy office.

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Miss Selfridge Leather Skirt $85, Marru Top $208, Nicoli Bag $143, Michael Antonio Heels $45

In NY, you’re outfit isn’t complete until you step inside the doors of your office. Tennis and flats all the way when you’re catching those hundreds of subways but don’t forget those skyscraper heels to impress your colleagues and to wear after work. Leathers and blouses are the perfect sets to go to because they can easily transform from business beautiful to a night out in Manhattan with the girls.  

Brunch

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Coast Andrica Maxi Dress $114, Michael Kors Bag $358, Tory Burch Sandals $195

In LA, brunch is a time to take a break from the hectic street traffic and parking and sit down with our freshly pressed juices and organic eggs and toast. This is also a time to reconnect with friends to tell them about how crazy our weekend was and which A list celebs we now are best friends with. Maxi dresses with brightly colored patterns are perfect for this occasion. Whether you want to go floral to match the crazy center piece on every table or even lemons like the ones you will have in your water to burn away all the fat that doesn’t exist, maxi dresses are the way to go when it comes to brunching.

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Basic Jersey Crop Top $12, Ted Baker Floral Skirt $248, Gianvito Rossi Pumps $635, Kitty Shades $40

In NY, it is a more formal attire since you will probably be brunching at the Plaza Hotel. Tea length skirts also with fun patterns are a way to brighten up your Sunday mornings but also stay the lady you think you are. The tea length skirt matches perfectly to the old timed style of the Plaza as well. It will go perfectly with your finger sandwiches and tea cakes. 

Clubbing

One things the same on both coasts…black. We all choose this color so that we can easily blend into crowds and not have to live up to the things we’ve done while out clubbing.

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Top Shop Lace Bralette $44, Vero Moda Pu Leather Skirt $37, Diane Von Furstenberg Leather Handbag $265, Christian Louboutin Studded Heels $1975

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J Brand Leather Trousers, ONLY Peplum Top $26, Vintage Chanel Bag, Saint Laurent Heels $795

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Andy Grammer Stops By stylehaüs

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Discovered on 3rd Street Promenade, Andy Grammer has come a long way from where he started. With his hot single Keep Your Head up featured in the smash Pitch Perfect, Andy’s fame has sky rocketed- but he still stays humble.

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Before performing a jam packed show at The Grove, Andy Grammer stopped by stylehaus to shoot an intimate interview and check out what our stylists suggest for stage wear.

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Afterwards, Andy Grammar won the hearts and eternal gratitude of two stylehaus stylists by hooking them up with free VIP passes to the concert this past Wednesday.

IMG_2103Andy’s newest album hits stores Tuesday, August 4th and if it’s as good as his concert was, we can guarantee a new heart throb is in the works. 

Free Spirits and Flower Children

Free Spirits and Flower Children: Runway Inspired Boho Chic

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The term “boho chic” has developed over the years in Southern California and has turned into somewhat of an obsession. Boho chic does not consist of just one item of clothing. It is an embodiment from your head, to your toes, to your soul. You can easily obtain the regular boho look by putting flowers in your hair that you just picked up from the side walk, and wearing an oversized lace dress and sandals, but to achieve boho chic, we turn to the runway. 

1. Anna Sui

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The perfect way to work that flower crown. You don’t always have to wear flowers though on top of those perfectly messy waves. Basically anything that comes from the ground will work! Grass, wheat, leaves, etc. Get creative.

2. DSquared2 

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The madness of color that somehow all works together. an awesome leather jacket with crazy embellishment paired with that oversized dress you wanted to wear from the start is the best way to turn your boho look into boho chic.

3. Altuzarra

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The crazier the embellishments the better. Bells, sequins, coins, fringe, you name it, it can go on a dress.

4. Valentino

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5. Emilio Pucci

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It’s more than just “warm” in So Cal, it’s a scorcher! And you want to wear the least amount of clothing as possible. A lace bralette and tribal patterned skirt screams boho but by adding the essential jewels and intense eye liner, you’ve officially gone chic.

Our 5 Favorite Yves St. Laurent Quotes

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The legendary French fashion house may now be known as simply St. Laurent, but founder Yves was a fount of elegant wisdom.

Here are our five favorites phrases.

1. Yves St Laurent On Confidence

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2. Yves St Laurent On Importance

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3. Yves St Laurent On Elegance0f7a81fcba7b1db659b8991bebd94aa6

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5. Yves St. Laurent On The Power Of Makeup

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Weekly Pull: Long, Light & Lovely

Staying sleek, not sweaty, doesn’t require baring all your body. For this week’s pull, we were inspired to show off these breezy and beautiful floor length pieces: a royal blue jumpsuit, white lace maxi-dress, and printed silk one piece. 

 1. Spectacular Sapphire

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Donna Mizani blue jumpsuit  $246, Charleston Charm $880

2. Effortless Edge

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AS by DF $270, Rock Necklace $900

3. Queen of Coachella

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 Odylyne lace dress $335, Roman Coin Necklaces (price upon request), Gold metal bag (price upon request)

Some buy Vogue for the pretty pictures: Our Favorite Campaigns of Fall 2014

A great edition of Time has to have minimal advertising– I mean who wants to have to flip through endless advertisements for Activia? On the contrary, a  great edition of Vogue (or Elle or Harper’s or whatever) contains the best, most ravishing advertisements one can find- the season’s latest fashion campaigns. These campaigns can be so chic, so sexy, so sophisticated that sometimes, we can’t help but skip through the articles and “only look at the pretty pictures.” Middle school style. 

Here are our favorite campaigns (reading distractions) of the season. 

Moschino 


Jeremy Scott takes aver Moschino with a bang– or more appropriately, a burp. The young designer debuts as the new Moschino Creative Director with a McDonald’s inspired collection. The runway collection has been described by some critics as “trashy” and “over the top.” Other critics, on the other hand, enjoyed the playful collection by the young designer and described the collection as “delicious.” 

Because of how the collection was shown on the runway and the critics’ sometimes harsh reviews, we expected Moschino to put out an ad campaign just as “over the top” and “delicious” but instead, what we got was an elegant ad campaign with some of New York’s most sophisticated. 

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Celebrated photographer Steven Meisel captured models Karen Elson, Raquel Zimmerman, Saskia De Brauw and Caroline Murphy in what seems to be a formal, high brow get together. But if you look closely, you can see the cheese  on Saskia’s dress and the other playful, clever details inspired by the world’s most well-known fast food chain. 

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And what’s more Elegant than Queen Linda? The “M” on the quilted shoulder bag does not stand for “McDonalds” when the Chameleon Queen carries it.

It can stand for money, madame, magnificent or maybe even Moschino. 

 

Calvin Klein

There’s not much to say about the Fall 2014 Clavin Klein ad campaign promotion the hashtag #mycalvins. There’s little to say but lots to feel. Little words, lots of lust. Little speaking, lots of moans. hbz-best-ads-ck-01-lg

Photographer Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott reminds us why we pinned photos like these on out bedroom walls in the 90′s. (Kate Moss and Marky Mark, anyone?). Model Lara Stone is modernized in this ad mostly by the (strategically placed) hashtag. 

 

hbz-best-ads-ck-03-lgLara is joined by Anerican model Matt Terry. 

Of course the Calvin Klein girl has a boyfriend. Or maybe they’re just friends. With lots of benefits we all wanna partake in. 

 

Mulberry 

Party supergirl Cara Delevigne, turns her head away from the London party scene for just a little to enjoy all that the beautiful English countryside has to offer. 

 

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hbz-best-ads-MLBRY_AW14_CARA_KHAKI_DPS_300dpi-lgPhotographer Tim Walker captures Cara in traditional English staples like rainboots and plaid, all with the London cool nobody can take away from Cara. 

 

Honorable Mentions

Lanvin

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Models: Edie and Olympia Campbell

 

Alexander McQueen 

hbz-best-ads-mcqueen-lgPhotographer: Steven Klein

Model: Edie Campbell

 

Rag & Bone

hbz-rag-and-bone-winona-ryder-lgPhotographer: Glen Luchford

Model: Winona Ryder

 

Chanel

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Model: Cara Delevigne (yes, her again. She books a lot.)