I styled Kesha for the Jem and the Holograms premier last week, and man did she look BABESVILLE. Since I've been feeling rainbow magic, and she's been channeling her inner Brigitte Bardot lately, this Cynthia Rowley runway jacket was the perfect combination of playful rainbow and sexy '60s. I accessorized the look with insane Le Silla thigh high suede boots in rich plum hue (um, GIMME), a darling lavender Benedetta Bruzziches clutch, and opal gems from Rock and Gems and Andi Alyse.
I mean is this girl FINE, or what?
Cynthia Rowley Fall/Winter 15 Runway
Le Silla Thigh High Boot
I'm all about publishing stories that can inspire you to work with your existing wardrobe to create fresh new combos. This, however, is not one of those stories. (Unless you're like, a fashion savvy lady leprechaun.)
This, my friends, is a case of holy petunias I gotta go shopping because wearing a full blown rainbow -what childhood dreams are made of- has become not only acceptable, but HiGh fA$i0n!
Although stripes have been a fashion staple since long before Waldo went missing, the Spring/ Summer 2016 trend takes stripes on a wild new journey- and not necessarily in straight lines or equal widths. And when it comes to colors... the more the merrier!
Check out the trends and styles below for what to look for and how to wear it, then check back later this week for where to shop!
From a foot wide, to half an inch thin, you can't go wrong with stripes if they check off all the boxes in ROY-G-BIV. Go ahead and taste that rainbow, y'all.
Narrow with Black
Slightly more tame, but no less powerful, a thin stripe alternating with black somehow walks the line (get it?) of preppy-sweet and edgy-cool.
A super fresh spin on the stripe mixes and matches a range of widths, as well as brights with pastels.
Don't stop at prints! Stripes were created with stitching, lace, ruffles, beading, raffia and faux fur for spirited yet sophisticated clothing.
Movement, Curves and Zig-Zags
This is your stripes. This is your stripes on drugs. WoooOohoOHoooOoOoOoOoOOOooOoOOOO!!
See the full story here!
Runway trends can be confusing to interpret, let alone incorporate into everyday life (hey visible nipples, I'm lookin' at you). Fortunately, there are just as many inspiring looks that can easily translate into a real life wardrobe, sometimes with pieces you might even already own! (Well, you likely already own a set of nipples, so I guess, really, that's always an option too).
This season, there have been endless runway looks reinterpreting one of the most classic combos known to (wo)mankind... Black and White. As simple as it may be, the Spring/Summer '16 runway renditions felt far from stale. Using them as inspiration, forget the tired outfit combos you've worn to death, and look at each peice anew, to reimagine them in fresh pairings. With so many ways to wear the trend, from clean lines and suiting, to romantic textures and sporty layers, there's sure to be a style to suit any girl or occasion. And hey, who's to say that girl or occasion might not just call for a visible nipple or two. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pair romantic, girly flourishes, like lace, embroidery, and ruffles, with more masculine touches like leather, crisp tailoring, and classic shapes.
Make the old combo young again with sporty details, masculine shapes, volume, and layers. Straps, loose ties, and hardware add an extra edge.
Not-So-Basic White Tee + Black Skirt
From your go-to black skirt to your fanciest black skirt: skip the button down or dressed-up blouse, and throw on a clean white tee instead.
Mix and Match. Skirt instead of pants; lace instead of button-down; layers, ruffles, pompoms, volume. Wear it any way at all, as long as it's not your daddy's standard suit.
The Updated White Button-Down
With pants or a skirt, sneakers or heels, the new take on the classic white button down shirt still goes with everything, but feels totally fresh.
The thigh high slit, a sexy statement I myself wuz feelin during New York Fashion Week, was all over runways for for Spring/Summer 2016. As silhouettes grew longer and more generously cut, the sliced-up-to-there slit was a saucy way to show some skin.
As with the super-prevalent poppy shade of red-orange, thigh high slits were so popular on the runways that there are an endless range of options for how to wear the trend, from wild party prints as seen above, to subdued, sultry, clean cut solids, below. Take a look through all the trends and see which suits you best!
As I mentioned in my poppy story, if you start figuring out how to incorporate the trend now, you'll be ahead of the curve come spring, and serve as style inspiration for all your friends! #ugogirl
From the first show I attended during NYFW (Erin Fetherston), up through the Fendi show that took place yesterday in Milan, a break out color has starred on many a runway. I'm calling it early, people: POPPY IS THE COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2016. Since you're an absolute genius and follow my blog, you get the heads up early and can start wearing the playful shade now, and then say "told ya so" to basic bitches everywhere come spring. You're welcome.
See below for the many (MANY) ways to wear the super-saturated hue as seen on runways in New York, London, Milan... and- I'm guessing- Paris too, starting next week.
Off the Shoulder
Not only is this another super fun job nail artist Steph Stone and I worked on together, but it also just happens to be the perfect lead in to this week's theme! Kesha performed her massive hit, 'Timber" with Pitbull at the 2013 AMAs in a custom outfit designed and made by me. I added denim patches, silver star studs, and beaded tassels to her One Teaspoon bandana print shirt. Then, I cut off a pair of high rise J Brand jeans, added plaid patches, silver star studs, and created a fringe trim using strips of bandanas with plastic beads. But if we're being honest, it's seriously Kesha's legs that are stealing the show!
Check out my interview with Steph here, and see more of our work together here and here!
As for the theme I'll be starting tomorrow, any guesses based this outfit? Get excited, cowgirls ♥
Kesha on the 2013 AMAs red carpet is easily one of my top five looks I have ever styled. She wore a Michael Costello gown with Karma El Khalil and Effy diamonds, which were complemented masterfully by Steph Stone's magical, blinged-out nails. I also love how Steph gave us major femme fatale vibes with their long, fierce, dagger-esque shape.
Check back tomorrow for my interview with this talented, darling, babygirl ♥
Hair and Make Up by the equally-prone-to-slay Vittorio Masecchia.
Would you wear these nails with a black tie gown? What about a slit this high?! Let me know in the comments below!
This week I'll be posting my interview with celeb nail artist Stephanie Stone, and to get y'all jazzed up for the occasion, I wanted to revisit some past shoots on which she and I have collaborated! For an editorial I styled for Supreme Mag, I created this modern glam whacky girl... super luxe but with strong street and boho influences. Quite the complex combo to create complementary nails for! But leave it to Steph to absolutely nail it with these nude, holographic, geometric works of art. Not only does she kill it professionally every time, but she is also the sweetest and smiliest person to work with, and brings a calming energy to a otherwise frantic, chaotic set. Wise far beyond her 26 years! I am such a big fan of this girl, and I can't wait to share my interview and photos later this week ♥
Just Add White Tee
Black and White
Black&White + Baby Blue
The New Tied Waist
Plaid + Polka Dot
Sequins + Stripes
The Mini Jumpsuit