How to Add Serious Texture to Stick-Straight Hair


When the messy bedhead look, with its cool, undone texture, skyrocketed to the top of every must-try beauty trends list, we were all excited. Among the most excited? The girls who wake up with that natural texture on a daily basis—with just a spritz of texturizing spray, they were set. But those with fine, stick-straight tresses were decidedly absent from that wash-and-go group. However, super-straight hair can achieve roughed-up texture—it just takes a little more coaxing. We enlisted celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin to show us how it’s done.

Scroll through to see our step-by-step tutorial on how to add serious texture to even the straightest strands!

Beauty Lab: We Put 3 Pinterest DIYs to the Test


We thank Pinterest for a lot of things—our newly acquired taste for avocado pasta (surprisingly delicious), the way we organize our bookshelves (do not search “cute bookshelves” unless you’ve got a free hour), and most of all, our vast number of handy beauty DIYs. But here’s the truth—we may wax poetic about how raw honey can cure a breakout or strawberries can whiten your teeth, but (varying degrees of) scientific backing aside, we don’t really know how effective these concoctions are until we actually try them. So, we took three popular beauty Pinterest DIYs and put them to the test in our very own kitchens. The results? You’ll have to keep scrolling to find out.

Recreate This Street Style Look for Half the Price


You know when you spot an outfit you’re determined to recreate only to find out the original look costs more than your rent? We know it's a bummer, but don’t sweat it, because there are always more affordable alternatives on the market! We’ve had our eye on the below look since we spotted it on the streets during New York Fashion Week. Bad news: The exact look would total well over $1,200 (the gorgeous jacket alone sells for $995). Good news: We have all the essentials you need to recreate this look for half the price. 

Saint Laurent S/S 15: '70s Rock & Roll Personified


Inspired by the most stylish groupies of the '70s, Hedi Slimane's latest showing for Saint Laurent was nothing short of energetically eclectic. The leather and suede pieces that were present in almost every look lent a vintage feel to the collection, and the platform sandals seen on the models are sure to be a major footwear trend for spring.

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See Amal Alamuddin's Stunning Custom Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress


As we already saw, the new Mrs. George Clooney had quite the stylish wedding weekend. Wearing everything from Giambattista Valli Couture to Alexander McQueen while gallivanting around Venice with one of the world's most handsome men, London-based lawyer Amal Alamuddin already had us all heavy-sighing with a combination of envy and admiration. And now, she's done us in.

See Amal Alamuddin's Stunning Custom Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress


As we already saw, the new Mrs. George Clooney had quite the stylish wedding weekend. Wearing everything from Giambattista Valli Couture to Alexander McQueen while gallivanting around Venice with one of the world's most handsome men, London-based lawyer Amal Alamuddin already had us all heavy-sighing with a combination of envy and admiration. And now, she's done us in.

Kim Kardashian & Cara Delevingne: Working on a Secret Fashion Project


Talk about the perfect It-girl storm: According to images posted to Instagram today, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, and Love magazine editor Katie Grand are all collaborating on a top-secret project together. The image, which you can see above, depicts Delevingne and Kardashian in black outfits, with wet-yet-chic hair and brooding looks.

Chanel Stages Full-On Feminist March During S/S 15 Runway Show


1. For S/S 15, Chanel staged a full-on feminist rally on the runway, complete with protest signs, megaphones, and more. [Racked]

Take a Peek Inside Lauren Conrad's Chic Italian Honeymoon


We already knew Lauren Conrad had one of the most stylish wedding days ever, and of course she's continuing the tradition whilst on an ultra-romantic honeymoon with new husband William Tell on the coast of Italy. 

How to Master Hipster Style in 5 Easy Steps


Say what you will about hipster style, but the too-cool-for-school approach to dressing mastered and perpetuated by those who call themselves hipsters has had a pretty massive impact on street style, pop culture, and the world of fashion at large. Everything from purposely distressed clothing to statement sweatshirts and Birkenstocks—pieces once exclusively worn by hipsters—have made their way into the chicest of circles.

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Alexander Wang’s Sneaker Bags Seem to Have Found Their Audience

Alexander Wang’s Sneaker Bags Seem to Have Found Their Audience

Today in Things I Didn’t Expect: Alexander Wang offered a very limited pre-order of his very literal, sneaker-inspired Spring 2015 runway bags on his website yesterday, and the three bags, all priced in the mid-$1,000 range, were sold out and completely gone from the site within a matter of hours. As we mentioned earlier today, the fashion community’s thirst for novelty pieces seems almost insatiable right now.

The bags, which appeared on Wang’s Spring 2015 runway two weeks ago in New York, were a limited edition sneak peek of the full collection. When we first wrote about the bags, you guys didn’t seem too impressed, and I’d wager a guess that your views are unchanged now that you know they’re at the top end of the brand’s normal price range.

I’d give you more information on exact prices and model names, but save for this one photo I managed to capture, the bags have been scrubbed from the site after their apparent sell-through. The rest of the sneaker-bag-hungry masses will have to wait until the collection because available early next year.

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The Suspenders

Suspenders probably don’t pop into your head first when you think of things that are easy to pull off, right?

Yet somehow, Ji Hye Park has made them look like the easiest, coolest, most essential thing ever. When I get a pair (because now, I really feel like I have to) I’m styling them exactly like this: slouchy sweater, tailored pants and an easy pair of flats.

Photo by Sandra Semburg.

Fall Colors

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Amal Alamuddin Carries Stella McCartney During Her Wedding Festivities with George Clooney

Amal Alamuddin Carries Stella McCartney During Her Wedding Festivities with George Clooney

Here’s internationally renowned human rights lawyer (and accidental style maven) Amal Alamuddin, hand in hand with new husband George Clooney (some guy who’s acted in/produced/directed a few movies) in Venice, heading to their civil ceremony. Amal is carrying a tasteful Stella McCartney Beckett Envelope Clutch that perfectly matches her chic wedding pants suit (not something I thought I’d ever hear myself say). You can find Amal’s clutch in silver at Neiman Marcus for $835.

This definitely isn’t the first photo you’ve seen from Clooney’s wedding weekend, and it won’t be the last either. Will any event ever be more star-studded and glamorous? Probably not, so we should all just stop trying. George and Amal have won glamour. This celebrity wedding solidly trumps every other celebrity wedding of the last five years, and it doesn’t even look like it’s trying that hard.

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14 Fresh Fall Pieces for Downtown Girl Style


Time to send the summer unit of your closet straight to the back, because making room for a new fall wardrobe is next on the agenda and there’s no time to waste. For starters, the new Michael Stars Fall 14 collection is teeming with ultra-cozy cardigans, versatile jackets, and work-appropriate joggers that exude an unassuming downtown vibe we adore for this season. But fret not: The brand’s trusty (and always essential) tees are still in business, except now, there’s a range of other stellar options to complete your look. Let the layering games begin!

Exclusive: Meet the Designer & Blogger Everyone Is Talking About


Fresh off a nomination as Bloglovin’s “Newcomer of the Year,” Anine Bing is the latest designer name to know. The quadruple threat (no telling how she fits designer-blogger model-singer/songwriter onto her business card) started her namesake line in 2012 with absurdly well-fitting jeans, and has expanded to cool-girl basics including lived-in leather jackets, accessories, and lingerie. If you’re wondering how to wear the designs, look no further than Bing’s blog, Anine’s World, where the designer posts outfits, décor inspiration, and stunning editorials.

Tip of the Day: A Killer Way to Wear Blue Jeans


Tip of the Day: If you're in need of a quick and easy upgrade to your look, keep it simple and style a cropped black button-down with mom jeans and penny loafers.

Found! The Perfect Striped Shirt


A.P.C. Marieniere Simple Top ($180)

11 Fall Work Bags Truly Worth the Investment


Much like the perfect black blazer, a structured work bag is an office attire essential. Because of this, we culled eleven sleek carryalls for you to shop (fun!). Scroll down for these investment-worthy bags, and don't forget to share your favorite with us in the comments!

11 Fall Work Bags Truly Worth the Investment


Much like the perfect black blazer, a structured work bag is an office attire essential. Because of this, we culled eleven sleek carryalls for you to shop (fun!). Scroll down for these investment-worthy bags, and don't forget to share your favorite with us in the comments!

#TuesdayShoesday: 7 Black Boots for the College Girl on a Budget


Chances are if you’re a college student, you allot most of your budget for textbooks and your monthly supply of ramen, leaving you with little to spend on clothes and shoes. To help you stay fashionable and financially responsible, we rounded up the best black boots all under $150. Not only do these boots come with friendly price tags, each pair is completely versatile for all your on- and off-campus events.  

#TuesdayShoesday: 7 Black Boots for the College Girl on a Budget


Chances are if you’re a college student, you allot most of your budget for textbooks and your monthly supply of ramen, leaving you with little to spend on clothes and shoes. To help you stay fashionable and financially responsible, we rounded up the best black boots all under $150. Not only do these boots come with friendly price tags, each pair is completely versatile for all your on- and off-campus events.  

The Fashion Watch

This will make you really want an Apple Watch.

I’m not the kind of person that has to have the latest and greatest tech accessory (I have an iPhone 5C, which I call my “Fisher-Price phone” and I have no plans of ditching it any time soon) but if these imagined Apple Watch designs were to ever become a reality, I would be the first person waiting in line (which means, I would need to get in line now, right?).

I’m torn between the Chanel and the Vuitton. Come on Apple, make these happen!

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Finz Lo was commissioned by High Snobiety to create these illustrations of high fashion versions of the Apple Watch.


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The Fashion Watch

This will make you really want an Apple Watch.

I’m not the kind of person that has to have the latest and greatest tech accessory (I have an iPhone 5C, which I call my “Fisher-Price phone” and I have no plans of ditching it any time soon) but if these imagined Apple Watch designs were to ever become a reality, I would be the first person waiting in line (which means, I would need to get in line now, right?).

I’m torn between the Chanel and the Vuitton. Come on Apple, make these happen!

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Finz Lo was commissioned by High Snobiety to create these illustrations of high fashion versions of the Apple Watch.


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17 Days of Outfits with Olivia Palermo

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Can I get a “girl crushhhhhhhh?”

Olivia Palermo is one of the ultimate’s when it comes to giving good outfit. Especially during fashion month. From NY to London, Milan and Paris, here are 17 days of her outfits.

Which are your fave?

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Photos: OlivaPalermo.com

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Céline’s Spring 2015 Runway Bags Struggle Following Upheaval in Accessories Department

Céline’s Spring 2015 Runway Bags Struggle Following Upheaval in Accessories Department

Last December, it was reported in the fashion press that Anouck Duranteau-Loeper, Céline’s accessories director for the entirety of Phoebe Philo’s handbag-happy tenure at the brand, would be leaving to take a position at the newly revitalized Paco Rabanne. Based on the publicly available information and Duranteau-Loeper’s LinkedIn profile, it looks as though she has stayed on at Céline in some capacity, but the new gig means that her involvement in the day-to-day creation of the brand’s accessories is likely now significantly limited, or at least significantly different. That might not be such a good thing for the brand’s handbags.

Céline showed its Spring 2015 collection in Paris over the weekend, and although the clothes were as impeccable and modern as we’ve long come to expect from one of the industry’s greatest minds, the handbags fell flat. They did last season, too. Philo has a penchant for generally keeping the line’s bestsellers off the runway, but because there’s currently no heir apparent to the brand’s wildly popular Luggage, Trapeze and Classic Box bags, fans were surely hoping to get a glimpse of the Next Big Thing.

The Tie Tote seemed positioned to take up the brand’s handbag momentum, but consumer response to it hasn’t rivaled what the brand has enjoyed in previous years and with previous bags. It would be silly to write off Céline’s accessories department at this point, but the Next Big Thing certainly isn’t any of the weird, round bags below.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

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5 Reasons You Should Make Your Own Lip Balms

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If there’s one thing I always carry in my purse, it’s a good lip balm. Especially when the weather cools down and the air is crisp, proper skin (and lip) hydration is so important. That being said, lip balm is another easy-to-make beauty DIY that I highly recommend. Here are 5 reasons why:

1. It’s Inexpensive!
Let’s be real, buying high-quality beauty products can get really expensive. Once you start to make these things yourself (with basically the same ingredients) you realize how much money you can actually save. Why? Because you can buy one jar of coconut oil, for example, and get more than 20 batches of skin and hair product from it… for the same price as one store-bought all-natural lip balm! #winning

2. Non-Toxic
This is a biggie. It feels so good to know what I’m putting in and on my body on a daily basis, no mystery ingredients here. Especially when we’re talking about our lips – which are extremely sensitive – if I can’t find it in my kitchen cabinets, it’s not going on my lips.

3. They’re Totally Customizable
There are so many different essential oils out there that can be used in a homemade lip balm recipe. It just depends what mood you’re in, or if they’re a gift, your friends favorite scent. Some of my personal faves? Rose, lavender, grapefruit, peppermint, cinnamon and eucalyptus.

4. They Double As Great Gifts
I already told you how inexpensive and customizable these little gems are, so it’s only appropriate to make a few batches as gifts. (The holidays are around the corner after all…!) You can find cute mini jars and decorate them accordingly, your friends will love you.

5. They Double As Impromptu Moisturizers
I’ve always been a big fan of Rosebud Salve because it doubles as a one-fix moisturizer for problematic dry areas, but at $8 a pop, why not DIY? All of the ingredients in these homemade lips balms also work to help hydrate dry skin. So if you’re in a pinch and have an irritating dry patch on your chin or elbow, voila, multi-functional!

To watch my how-to LEAF videos on homemade lip balms (& more beauty products!) click right this way.|

Image via Style Me Pretty

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5 Reasons You Should Make Your Own Lip Balms

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If there’s one thing I always carry in my purse, it’s a good lip balm. Especially when the weather cools down and the air is crisp, proper skin (and lip) hydration is so important. That being said, lip balm is another easy-to-make beauty DIY that I highly recommend. Here are 5 reasons why:

1. It’s Inexpensive!
Let’s be real, buying high-quality beauty products can get really expensive. Once you start to make these things yourself (with basically the same ingredients) you realize how much money you can actually save. Why? Because you can buy one jar of coconut oil, for example, and get more than 20 batches of skin and hair product from it… for the same price as one store-bought all-natural lip balm! #winning

2. Non-Toxic
This is a biggie. It feels so good to know what I’m putting in and on my body on a daily basis, no mystery ingredients here. Especially when we’re talking about our lips – which are extremely sensitive – if I can’t find it in my kitchen cabinets, it’s not going on my lips.

3. They’re Totally Customizable
There are so many different essential oils out there that can be used in a homemade lip balm recipe. It just depends what mood you’re in, or if they’re a gift, your friends favorite scent. Some of my personal faves? Rose, lavender, grapefruit, peppermint, cinnamon and eucalyptus.

4. They Double As Great Gifts
I already told you how inexpensive and customizable these little gems are, so it’s only appropriate to make a few batches as gifts. (The holidays are around the corner after all…!) You can find cute mini jars and decorate them accordingly, your friends will love you.

5. They Double As Impromptu Moisturizers
I’ve always been a big fan of Rosebud Salve because it doubles as a one-fix moisturizer for problematic dry areas, but at $8 a pop, why not DIY? All of the ingredients in these homemade lips balms also work to help hydrate dry skin. So if you’re in a pinch and have an irritating dry patch on your chin or elbow, voila, multi-functional!

To watch my how-to LEAF videos on homemade lip balms (& more beauty products!) click right this way.|

Image via Style Me Pretty

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Contributor to Harper’s Bazaar


NEW YORK, 30th September

NEWS: Since this September, I have become an official monthly contributor to Harper's Bazaar in Spanish (Mexico and Latin America. 
Since this summer, apart from all the projects I've been working on through Chicmuse, I have also started documenting and capturing extra material for my personal page on the magazine. I was extremely excited to start this partnership with the Harper's Bazaar family for their September Issue, and even more during this exciting time since the magazine is celebrating its 35th Anniversary.

I am extremely glad to be able to contribute to the magazine wherever I go inside the fashion industry, and to represent and support my beautiful country. Go grab your Harper's Bazaar in Spanish and follow the Harper's Bazaar adventures with #BazaarInsider and #VidaBazaar .

Congratulations to Harper's Bazaar Mexico and Latin America on their 35th anniversary! 



NUEVA YORK, 30 Septiembre

Desde este Septiembre, me he convertido en una contribuidora oficial para Harper's Bazaar en Español (México y Latinoamérica).
A partir de este verano, aunado a los proyectos en los que normalmente trabajo por medio de Chicmuse, también comencé a capturar y documentar mi vida y proyectos en el mundo de la moda, para poderlos traducir en mi contribución a la revista. 

Ha sido una gran emoción el poder empezar esta asociación con la familia de Harper's Bazaar en el número de Septiembre, y aún más, por el hecho de que Harper's Bazaar México celebra su 35 aniversario.

Estoy muy feliz por esta contribución y de poder plasmar mi experiencia de todos los lugares y eventos que me lleve la industria de la moda, así como de representar y apoyar a mi querido país. No olviden de pasar por su Harper's Bazaar en Español y seguir las aventuras de Harper's Bazaar con los hashtags #BazaarInsider #VidaBazaar.

Felicidades a Harper's Bazaar México y Latinoamérica en su 35 aniversario!


xx
Denni

Contributor to Harper’s Bazaar


NEW YORK, 30th September

NEWS: Since this September, I have become an official monthly contributor to Harper's Bazaar in Spanish (Mexico and Latin America. 
Since this summer, apart from all the projects I've been working on through Chicmuse, I have also started documenting and capturing extra material for my personal page on the magazine. I was extremely excited to start this partnership with the Harper's Bazaar family for their September Issue, and even more during this exciting time since the magazine is celebrating its 35th Anniversary.

I am extremely glad to be able to contribute to the magazine wherever I go inside the fashion industry, and to represent and support my beautiful country. Go grab your Harper's Bazaar in Spanish and follow the Harper's Bazaar adventures with #BazaarInsider and #VidaBazaar .

Congratulations to Harper's Bazaar Mexico and Latin America on their 35th anniversary! 



NUEVA YORK, 30 Septiembre

Desde este Septiembre, me he convertido en una contribuidora oficial para Harper's Bazaar en Español (México y Latinoamérica).
A partir de este verano, aunado a los proyectos en los que normalmente trabajo por medio de Chicmuse, también comencé a capturar y documentar mi vida y proyectos en el mundo de la moda, para poderlos traducir en mi contribución a la revista. 

Ha sido una gran emoción el poder empezar esta asociación con la familia de Harper's Bazaar en el número de Septiembre, y aún más, por el hecho de que Harper's Bazaar México celebra su 35 aniversario.

Estoy muy feliz por esta contribución y de poder plasmar mi experiencia de todos los lugares y eventos que me lleve la industria de la moda, así como de representar y apoyar a mi querido país. No olviden de pasar por su Harper's Bazaar en Español y seguir las aventuras de Harper's Bazaar con los hashtags #BazaarInsider #VidaBazaar.

Felicidades a Harper's Bazaar México y Latinoamérica en su 35 aniversario!


xx
Denni

Chloé Debuts One Great New Bag for Spring 2015

Chloé Debuts One Great New Bag for Spring 2015

That Chloé Spring 2015 has almost convinced me to try out the luxe-bohemian look is as ardent an endorsement of a collection as you’ll ever hear. I’m a black-wearing, combat-boot-loving former punk, but when transformed through Clare Waight Keller’s lens, the haute hippie look seems like the most casually luxurious thing in the world. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the collection also included one very notable new handbag.

There’s no word quite yet on the name of this new bag line, but it’s a shoulder bag that will come in several sizes and probably also make the jump to satchels and totes if its front-flapped, ring-closured look proves popular. And there’s no reason it shouldn’t; the bag does an excellent job of putting a modern polish on the 70s boho aesthetic that’s been spotted throughout the season’s collections.

The collection also includes a new micro-mini bag that is certainly not big enough to hold any phones produced after 2011, but those seem to be having a bit of a moment right now for reasons I can’t fathom, so don’t let it distract you too much from the collection’s fine addition to the handbag market. Check out all the photos of both below.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

At Coperni

Coperni Femme was a brand I was really looking forward to see during Paris Fashion Week…

Customers Bought $200,000 of Karl Lagerfeld Barbies Yesterday Morning

Customers Bought $200,000 of Karl Lagerfeld Barbies Yesterday Morning

In case you were wondering how deep fashion people’s capacity for purchasing branded novelties is, yesterday morning’s quick sell-through of a thousand Karl Lagerfeld-designed and -branded Barbies at Net-a-Porter should tell you all you need to know, thanks to a little digging by Tyler McCall at Fashionista. The Barbies went for $200 a pop, and they were gone before I got to work in the morning.

McCall confirmed with Net-a-Porter that they originally had 999 of the dolls, which were an NAP exclusive, in stock, and the math from there is self-evident. Not only does Lagerfeld have a singular sway over fashion industry dollars, but special edition Barbies have a fervent collector’s market all their own, whether they’re fashion-related or not. Put the two together and you get a lot of sales, very quickly.

The collaboration also comes at a particularly opportune moment; novelty and irreverence in fashion are seriously trendy, and consumers are more willing than every to spend significant money on things that are funny or cool rather than traditionally luxurious. Would you spend $200 on a Barbie from your favorite brand?

Insta-agenda: NYC ss15


Just some instagram captions on how my NYC SS15 went this season.
Currently writing this post in my apartment in Chelsea where I just got back from Milano and Paris fashion weeks. 
 I will be sorting out all the photos from the fashion month throughout the week, so I can share them with you as soon as possible, many exciting memories to share!

Feeling happy to be back in NYC..
Big kiss!
Denni

Insta-agenda: NYC ss15


Just some instagram captions on how my NYC SS15 went this season.
Currently writing this post in my apartment in Chelsea where I just got back from Milano and Paris fashion weeks. 
 I will be sorting out all the photos from the fashion month throughout the week, so I can share them with you as soon as possible, many exciting memories to share!

Feeling happy to be back in NYC..
Big kiss!
Denni

Preppy Fall

Winged Eyeliner And Half-Moon Nails At Cushnie Et Ochs S/S 2015


We are smitten with the beauty look that went down the runway at Cushnie Et Ochs S/S 2015. The thick winged eyeliner is always a favorite, but what really caught our eye was the pink and gold half-moon manicure on the models.