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Paying Homage

Tip of the Day: Patchwork Denim


Break in your patchwork denim with a cool-girl staple, like a leather motorcycle jacket.

Show us how you style your patchwork denim by sharing a photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #WWWStyleDare! ​​

​Image via Vanessa Jackman

A little bit of love

Inbetween

Pink Lemonade

Jumpsuit Dreams

Habits of my heart

backup buttons

backup buttons
by Chashe

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Patience by Josef Hoflehner

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In a world of endless noise on the internet and outside I found myself lost in this calm photo series, Patience by Josef Hoflehner.

Silence, secluded and empty spaces are the main themes of the body of work which was shot from 2006-2013. He chose unique locations as examples of the dynamic between man-made and the natural world, as well as total absence of humanity.

I just love it. Don’t you? Keep getting lost in his work here and after the jump.

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Source and photos: Trendland & Josef Hoflehner

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Flame on, Motherfuckers!

Leather Blues

MÄRTA LARSSON

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Personal Style Evolution

It’s funny how much your style can change in just a few years.

I’m coming up on my four year anniversary with New York City. I moved here six months after I graduated from college in Minnesota. During a recent spring cleaning adventure, I came across some of the pieces I was wearing non-stop when I first arrived here: paisley print silk dresses, flouncy black skirts, things with bows. When I look at these things now, I can’t believe I ever wore them. My style is a lot more simplified now. I don’t wear many patterns, I rotate between white, grey, black and olive on top, I don’t often wear dresses and the only embellishments are the buttons on my jacket.

Every once in a while I see myself gravitating back towards one of those things from my past style life, like yesterday when I sent my best friend a link to a tie-dye dress from Isabel Marant and asked her if I should get it. Her response? “That thing is so unlike you, I’m having an identity crisis. Can you please tell me what your brain is doing?”

I’ve started to wonder what caused this change in my style. Is it New York? Working in fashion? Or just a change in taste? Have you had a style evolution?


By alex

5 Inspiring Quotes On True Beauty From People’s Most Beautiful Woman


Keep reading for Nyong’o’s thoughts on true beauty, being called gorgeous, and more.

Office

Orange Coolness

Hangin’ in Seongbuk

Hangin' in Seongbuk
by HenEvia

Sparkle and Sequins

Free

Ariana Grande Arrives at the White House with a Chanel Bag

Ariana Grande Arrives at the White House with a Chanel Bag

Here’s Disney starlet/pop singer Ariana Grande, arriving at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday in Washington D.C., carrying a teensy gold Chanel Flap Bag. As you can clearly see, Ariana has chosen to pair her Chanel with an oversized lavender sweater and white go-go boots. I might’ve chosen to wear a skirt (or a longer skirt, if there’s indeed one under there) if I was invited to the White House to sing in front of a group of small children, but you know, that’s probably just me.

Just like all the Disney starlets that came before her, Ariana’s bag preferences tend to gravitate towards the extremely high-end. For whatever reason, Disney vets all seem programmed to absolutely love Chanel with a ferocity that is frankly sometimes a little frightening. For heaping piles of proof, you can check out “The Many Bags of Miley Cyrus”, “The Many Bags of Miley Cyrus, Part 2″ or “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff” and “The Many Bags of Hilary Duff, Part 2.” And of course, there’s always “The Many Bags of Vanessa Hudgens.” Take your pick!

Reminder: Bottega Veneta Stitching Event

BV-initials-smallDon’t forget to visit the Bottega Veneta artisans who will be in NYC this week! For three days only, the brand’s artisans will be on hand to showcase the personalization service, Bottega Veneta Initials. The demonstration will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and April 26, from 10:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday, April 27, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm, in the New York City flagship store at 699 Fifth Avenue.

Click to see more details about the event!

midi skirt

pastels.

Want It Wednesday: Shine with Metallics

Want It Wednesday: Shine with Metallics

Metallics can be a little bit tricky; in their worst incarnations, the finish can look cheap and tacky, but when a metallic is good, it’s something you can wear no matter the season or time of day. Because we’re in one of those oh-so-delicate seasonal transition periods where a good metallic is worth its weight in literal gold, we’ve used this edition of Want It Wednesday to round up our favorites.

Want It Wednesday: Shine with Metallics

Want It Wednesday: Shine with Metallics

Metallics can be a little bit tricky; in their worst incarnations, the finish can look cheap and tacky, but when a metallic is good, it’s something you can wear no matter the season or time of day. Because we’re in one of those oh-so-delicate seasonal transition periods where a good metallic is worth its weight in literal gold, we’ve used this edition of Want It Wednesday to round up our favorites.

Cloudy. Sans Precipitation

The faults in our stars

Denim Coolness

Yellow

JUST THE BASICS

* Tigre en Relief *

* Tigre en Relief *
by alpa_r

Vintage Retro 90s Ladies blouse

rockitout baby. rockitout.

Going On Holiday

Trench Topper

1 spring-trench-weworewhat2 spring-trench-weworewhat3 spring-trench-weworewhat4 spring-trench-weworewhat5 spring-trench-weworewhatWearing: Zara Trench Coat | Acne Jeans | ASOS Sandals

With Spring weather, sort of in the air, I’m loosing layers and exposing my toes. A lightweight trench coat (preferably silk) is the perfect topper this time of year, and I definitely suggest everyone owns one! Shop below:

Shot by Jeff Thibodeau

Retro

Ok, I didn’t know who Sigmar Polke was before I saw his work on Instagram…

But please don’t judge! The point is, it piqued my interest. That image had such incredible colors that I had to have more.

He is known for giving pop art a sharp political edge. He was a painter, photographer, and printmaker and one of the founders of the Capitalist Realist movement in the 1960s.

Lucky for me, there is a Sigmar Polke retrospective happening at the MoMA! I know where I’ll be this Saturday: taking in some German art inspiration!

Sigmar Polke, April 19-August 3, 2014, MoMA 11 W 53rd Street, New York


By brie

Farfetch Free Global Shipping Code April 2014

farfetch free shipping coupon codeWhen you’re talking about sourcing a sold-out bag at a tiny Italian boutique or finding the pair of shoes you’ve been looking for at the coolest shop in Tokyo, even when you’re successful in your search, you still have one problem left: getting the bag across oceans and borders to you. farfetch.com solves a lot of those problems for you by aggregating the globe’s best boutique selections in one place, and now through April 24, you can get free global shipping on any order over $170. Time to start searching!

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All green everything

Real Talk with Megs: Sometimes I’m Scared to Carry My Nice Bags

Real Talk with Megs: Sometimes I’m Scared to Carry My Nice Bags

I feel like a hypocrite, because when anyone asks me about carrying something fragile or light-colored, I always tell them that bags are meant to be worn – and they are. But I have to be honest, when it comes to some of my favorite luxury bags, I’m afraid to carry them. It’s not every bag in my collection, but there are a few special ones that I tend to hold off on carrying for what I deem “special occasions.” They’re bags I’d never take on a plane or to run errands or for any form of everyday use. I tuck these bags into their dust bags and boxes after I use them and only turn to them when I think I can carry them and treat them nicely.

These bags include: my Hermes Birkins, my calfhair Celine bag, an exotic bag from The Row, my pristine Chanel 2.55 and more. These are bags I treasure, each has its own story, and I never want to treat them poorly. But carrying a bag shouldn’t equate with treating it poorly, so why do I end up feeling that way? Part of it is the price of these bags. The more a bag costs, the more likely I am to baby it. Another factor is the materials used; when it comes to my Celine Trapeze, I worry about ruining the calf hair as it rubs against my body. If you pair my trepidations with living in a busy city, where birds are flying around, rain seems to come without notice and millions of people are around you at all times, it sort of makes sense why I worry a bit.

In the past few months, I’ve forced myself to use my “nice bags” more frequently and with more ease. I’ve been doing a good job at it, though when a scuff ends up on my bag, I find myself cringing (which is an entirely different post). I think much of this reaction comes down to how I was taught to treat the things I own; my parents instilled a level of appreciation and respect for items that we had. Plus, I’m really anal about keeping my bags looking good.

I must not be alone in this, there must be plenty of you who buy certain items and save them for special occasions, or maybe you saved up for months to buy a certain bag, and now it rarely leaves the comfort of its dust bag. I can tell you that I sympathize with you, and I struggle with the same thing at times. I still end up putting my nice bags away and get a little skittish over the thought of anything happening to them, but like I always tell others (and myself), bags are meant to be carried and loved.

Do any of you have similar experiences? Share with me below!

How to Wash Your Face

Ever since I stopped using water on my face, my skin is doing much better. My routine is simple: I use nothing but micellar water — I’ve even stocked up on several different kinds to test out!
But most of the girls around me wash their faces with water. It’s usually because they feel like they need water on their skin to feel clean, and I can understand that. It took me months to get used to not feeling that splash on my face. Alex, for example washes her face with water everyday, so we thought it would be a good idea to talk a little bit about cleansing with water. To each her own, right?

- Garance

I love to wash my face (I’m proud to tell you that I’ve been sticking with my 2014 Beauty Resolution of washing my face and taking off my makeup at night! It feels pretty good not having mascara marks all over my pillowcases). I love that clean feeling and when I wash my face, I use water and sometimes I even use one of those cleansing gadgets (I know, it goes against everything Garance does… maybe it’s because I’m American?).

Anyway, I realize that despite loving to wash my face, I’m not a pro. For those of you that might need more of a helping hand in the face washing department, I went to facialist Joanna Vargas. She already gave you some tips for tips for in-flight skincare (which I follow, religiously) and here she breaks down everything you need to know about having a clean face…

Let’s start with the basics: what temperature should the water be for washing your face?

The temperature should really be tepid. You don’t want it to be too hot or too cold. Extreme water temperatures tend to dry out the skin or could cause an eczema type reaction, especially in the winter. You want to keep it mild.

Is there ever a time when washing your face with water should be avoided?

There are a lot of times when people travel and the water might be harder in other countries, that could make your skin breakout. In those situations skipping water on the face it totally appropriate.

Garance doesn’t wash her face with water. Her dermatologist said it would be better for her if she didn’t use water because it was breaking down her natural defenses and she was producing more sebum. What is your opinion of this? Can you get too clean, resulting in stripping your skin too much of oil?

You can definitely overstrip the skin in many ways. You can over wash your face by washing it too many times a day. If you use water that is too hot you can also strip the skin of its natural oils, but very few people have a water sensitivity, so I would first make sure you weren’t doing these things first.

When should you be exfoliating?

Exfoliation is the key to having great skin. Spring, summer and fall, you should be doing it twice a week. In winter, just once a week. Use a circular motion, when you are exfoliation you’re applying more pressure than when you just cleanse. I like it when people use an exfoliant that is both a physical exfoliant, so it has some sort of a scrub, plus something that has enzymes and lactic acid. The dual method of exfoliation is really amazing for skin. You can resurface the skin and also slough off the dead skin cells and really wash them away.

What’s the biggest difference between washing your face with dry skin versus breakout prone skin?

It depends on the type of skin that you have. If your skin breaks out, washing your face twice a day is really important. If your skin is very dry, you’re not really going to want to wash your face in the morning because it is just going to dry out your skin more. Splashing water on your face is perfectly fine for super dry skin. For dry skin, I would wash my face in an upward, circular motion because it will bring more nutrients and circulation to the skin. If you have skin that tends to break out, I would wash my face in a downward motion, with downward circles. It will help your skin take away all of the waste.

Lymphatic drainage is the process that brings nutrients and carries away waste. If you have blocked lymph nodes in the face or the neck, you’re going to have kind of chalky, dry skin or skin that breaks out. The chalky, dry skin means that the part of the system that is bringing nutrients is blocked. If you have skin that breaks out, the part that carries away waste isn’t working properly.

What do you think of cleansing gadgets? [Editor Note: This has been a big debate here on the blog-- remember this post?]

It depends on the gadget, but yes they will give a better cleans. It’s really a great way of keeping your pores cleaner, you get a little bit of exfoliation when you use the devices. I like it for everyday because it helps products penetrate better.

How do you know you’ve gotten everything off, that your face is really clean?

I always encourage clients to consider themselves the best judge of products and how they work. If your face doesn’t feel clean to you, it probably isn’t. For me, most clients prefer a foaming face wash because it does make the skin feel squeaky clean, it gets off makeup really easily. My foaming face wash contains an exfoliant in it as well. It doesn’t have granules or beads, but has an exfoliating agent to keep the pores nice and clean and to feel like you’re washing away fine lines.

What’s the best step to take after you are done cleansing, what should you apply first?

I love applying a serum. Serums are great because you can really customize them for your skin type and especially moving into warmer weather, you want something really concentrated that delivers great nutrients to the skin without it feeling like the skin is suffocating. I’m a big fan of serum and then a SPF.

What’s the biggest mistake people make when it comes to washing their face?

I think that people don’t really get that it’s a very important step, so people don’t do it for long enough or they have nights when they skip it. Cleansing your skin before bed is absolutely, 100% necessary. If you don’t wash your face before you go to sleep, you’re not giving your body a fair chance to repair itself while you rest. Your skin is your defense system against sun damage, against pollution, you need to cleanse in order for your skin to do it’s job properly.

Spending a few extra seconds working cleanser into your eye area, so you get all your makeup off is important. You only really need to cleanse your skin for two minutes. I think most people average around 10 seconds. If you really spend a good two minutes, really working the cleanser into your skin and taking extra time rinsing at the end, you’d be surprised at how much healthier your skin would be.

What are some key ingredients to look for in a cleanser?

Across the board, I like a cleanser that includes some sort of exfoliating agent in it. I have an ingredient in my cleanser called Galactoarabinan which is a natural ingredient derived from the larch tree. Not only does it cause more cell turnover than a lactic or glycolic acid but is also an anti-inflammatory ingredient. You’re getting a lot of cell turnover without making the skin super red or sensitive, so it’s safe for all skin types. I like things that have anti-inflammatories because it becomes more universal. I think it’s a bit tedious to think of skincare in terms of this is for acne, this for dry. In general, everyone needs good exfoliation and good cell turnover on a daily basis.

How do you wash your face? Do you use water? A gadget?

Ready to wash? I tried (and love) these: Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash, Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse, One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash and ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser, Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Soap

How to Wash Your Face

Ever since I stopped using water on my face, my skin is doing much better. My routine is simple: I use nothing but micellar water — I’ve even stocked up on several different kinds to test out!
But most of the girls around me wash their faces with water. It’s usually because they feel like they need water on their skin to feel clean, and I can understand that. It took me months to get used to not feeling that splash on my face. Alex, for example washes her face with water everyday, so we thought it would be a good idea to talk a little bit about cleansing with water. To each her own, right?

- Garance

I love to wash my face (I’m proud to tell you that I’ve been sticking with my 2014 Beauty Resolution of washing my face and taking off my makeup at night! It feels pretty good not having mascara marks all over my pillowcases). I love that clean feeling and when I wash my face, I use water and sometimes I even use one of those cleansing gadgets (I know, it goes against everything Garance does… maybe it’s because I’m American?).

Anyway, I realize that despite loving to wash my face, I’m not a pro. For those of you that might need more of a helping hand in the face washing department, I went to facialist Joanna Vargas. She already gave you some tips for tips for in-flight skincare (which I follow, religiously) and here she breaks down everything you need to know about having a clean face…

Let’s start with the basics: what temperature should the water be for washing your face?

The temperature should really be tepid. You don’t want it to be too hot or too cold. Extreme water temperatures tend to dry out the skin or could cause an eczema type reaction, especially in the winter. You want to keep it mild.

Is there ever a time when washing your face with water should be avoided?

There are a lot of times when people travel and the water might be harder in other countries, that could make your skin breakout. In those situations skipping water on the face it totally appropriate.

Garance doesn’t wash her face with water. Her dermatologist said it would be better for her if she didn’t use water because it was breaking down her natural defenses and she was producing more sebum. What is your opinion of this? Can you get too clean, resulting in stripping your skin too much of oil?

You can definitely overstrip the skin in many ways. You can over wash your face by washing it too many times a day. If you use water that is too hot you can also strip the skin of its natural oils, but very few people have a water sensitivity, so I would first make sure you weren’t doing these things first.

When should you be exfoliating?

Exfoliation is the key to having great skin. Spring, summer and fall, you should be doing it twice a week. In winter, just once a week. Use a circular motion, when you are exfoliation you’re applying more pressure than when you just cleanse. I like it when people use an exfoliant that is both a physical exfoliant, so it has some sort of a scrub, plus something that has enzymes and lactic acid. The dual method of exfoliation is really amazing for skin. You can resurface the skin and also slough off the dead skin cells and really wash them away.

What’s the biggest difference between washing your face with dry skin versus breakout prone skin?

It depends on the type of skin that you have. If your skin breaks out, washing your face twice a day is really important. If your skin is very dry, you’re not really going to want to wash your face in the morning because it is just going to dry out your skin more. Splashing water on your face is perfectly fine for super dry skin. For dry skin, I would wash my face in an upward, circular motion because it will bring more nutrients and circulation to the skin. If you have skin that tends to break out, I would wash my face in a downward motion, with downward circles. It will help your skin take away all of the waste.

Lymphatic drainage is the process that brings nutrients and carries away waste. If you have blocked lymph nodes in the face or the neck, you’re going to have kind of chalky, dry skin or skin that breaks out. The chalky, dry skin means that the part of the system that is bringing nutrients is blocked. If you have skin that breaks out, the part that carries away waste isn’t working properly.

What do you think of cleansing gadgets? [Editor Note: This has been a big debate here on the blog-- remember this post?]

It depends on the gadget, but yes they will give a better cleans. It’s really a great way of keeping your pores cleaner, you get a little bit of exfoliation when you use the devices. I like it for everyday because it helps products penetrate better.

How do you know you’ve gotten everything off, that your face is really clean?

I always encourage clients to consider themselves the best judge of products and how they work. If your face doesn’t feel clean to you, it probably isn’t. For me, most clients prefer a foaming face wash because it does make the skin feel squeaky clean, it gets off makeup really easily. My foaming face wash contains an exfoliant in it as well. It doesn’t have granules or beads, but has an exfoliating agent to keep the pores nice and clean and to feel like you’re washing away fine lines.

What’s the best step to take after you are done cleansing, what should you apply first?

I love applying a serum. Serums are great because you can really customize them for your skin type and especially moving into warmer weather, you want something really concentrated that delivers great nutrients to the skin without it feeling like the skin is suffocating. I’m a big fan of serum and then a SPF.

What’s the biggest mistake people make when it comes to washing their face?

I think that people don’t really get that it’s a very important step, so people don’t do it for long enough or they have nights when they skip it. Cleansing your skin before bed is absolutely, 100% necessary. If you don’t wash your face before you go to sleep, you’re not giving your body a fair chance to repair itself while you rest. Your skin is your defense system against sun damage, against pollution, you need to cleanse in order for your skin to do it’s job properly.

Spending a few extra seconds working cleanser into your eye area, so you get all your makeup off is important. You only really need to cleanse your skin for two minutes. I think most people average around 10 seconds. If you really spend a good two minutes, really working the cleanser into your skin and taking extra time rinsing at the end, you’d be surprised at how much healthier your skin would be.

What are some key ingredients to look for in a cleanser?

Across the board, I like a cleanser that includes some sort of exfoliating agent in it. I have an ingredient in my cleanser called Galactoarabinan which is a natural ingredient derived from the larch tree. Not only does it cause more cell turnover than a lactic or glycolic acid but is also an anti-inflammatory ingredient. You’re getting a lot of cell turnover without making the skin super red or sensitive, so it’s safe for all skin types. I like things that have anti-inflammatories because it becomes more universal. I think it’s a bit tedious to think of skincare in terms of this is for acne, this for dry. In general, everyone needs good exfoliation and good cell turnover on a daily basis.

How do you wash your face? Do you use water? A gadget?

Ready to wash? I tried (and love) these: Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash, Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse, One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash and ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser

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Bag of the Week: Tory Burch Robinson Printed Triangle Tote

Bag of the Week: Tory Burch Robinson Printed Triangle Tote

Bag: Tory Burch Robinson Printed Triangle Tote

Price: $375 via Bloomingdale’s

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This Tory Burch purse is spring in bag form, and the combination of a sophisticated floral and a reasonable price means that you won’t feel guilty for buying something so seasonal.

Donut!

Spring 2014

Look of the Day.340: Shirt dressed!

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Here’s another wonderful look shot by CupOfCouple for Vogue Spain in Le Marais, Paris for a very special editorial with Maje, that is available now on Vogue.es! I’m wearing a total look by Make from their new s/s 14 collection to celebrate that their online shop is LIVE NOW ! So make sure you won’t miss all these incredible pieces and get your hands on some of them like my new booties that I cannot live without!

Aqui esta una nueva editorial que fotografiamos en el famoso barrio de Le Marais para Vogue España junto a Maje. Todas las fotos de la editorial para Vogue.es que ya esta disponible, fueron tomadas por los increíbles CupOfCouple y en las próximas semanas iré revelando nuevos looks. Recordaros que a partir de este mes estos looks ya se puede adquirir en la tienda online de Maje!

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