Is Vera Wang’s New Bridal Collection Video Creepy?

Vera Wang is one of the world’s most celebrated designers and this week her company posted a video to their YouTube channel showcasing her Spring 2015 bridal collection… only it wasn’t made of the stuff you usually think about when you think about getting married. Take a watch for yourself:

So, is it creepy? Edgy? Weird? Wang told WWD that “lightness of being, delicate and discipline, sensual and seductive’ were her inspiration,” hoping that people see the dresses as more than just for one special day. So yeah, that’s why it’s titled “Chasing Alix | Vera Wang Bride Spring 2015.”

What do you think?

 

To TOMMY, From ZOOEY Comes to Macy’s

Earlier this year I told you that Zooey Deschanel was teaming up with Tommy Hilfiger to create a classic and nostalgic collection and now the collection has come to Macy’s stores and macys.com. Here are the 14 looks:

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(left to right) Tennis Dress ($129.50), Sleeveless Diamond-Print Dress ($149.50), Inverted Pleat Shift Dress ($149.50), Pleated Dress ($169.50)

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The 8th Type of Bikini Waxing Has Arrived

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Bush is back. Yes, the band is currently recording an album that Dave Grohl is producing but in this instance, I’m not talking about Gavin Rossdale and company. This is about your vagina.

And, when I wrote this article about 7 types of bikini waxing I didn’t think that I’d have to add to it so soon but now there’s a new trend being called the, “porn star below, hippie in the front,” “full bush Brazilian,” and the “Brazilian with Hollywood lips.”

As you can probably garner from the names, the new waxing trend leaves full growth on the mound while removing all the hair below.

All this in time for bikini season? I don’t know…

How to Transition Your Workout Wardrobe from Winter to Spring to Summer

Atlanta ActivewearSure, you can buy your activewear from Dick’s or Sports Authority but of you want fashionable, functional activewear for a comparable price point (and undoubtably better service), find an activewear boutique near you like I did.

Last week I visited Danielle and Donna at Atlanta Activewear to talk spring activewear trends, hot selling items, and how to transition my winter weather-friendly workout wardrobe to warmer weather appropriate.

What can’t they keep in stock? The hottest item at Atlanta Activewear is by SPANX and really, that’s not much a surprise. Known for making some of the best shape hugging garments in the clothing industry, SPANX branched into activewear claiming the end of camel toe and with the best-selling Skegging, you have the best of the tennis skirt meets the best of the 3/4 pants.

What are the hot colors for spring? Activewear in cool colors doesn’t sell as well as hot colors so you’ll see plenty of bright pinks and oranges this spring and summer.

What’s trending? Pants and skirts are going back to basics. Danielle told me that after a few years of bright and bold patterns, shoppers are requesting plain colors, especially black, for bottoms.

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15 Wedges to Add to Your Summer Wish List

Wedges 1

Skinny-Strap Wedges by GAP ($59.95), Habinaa by Jessica Simpson ($89.00), Sabrina by Sam Edelman ($110.00)

Wedges 5

Storm by Naughty Monkey ($84.99), Dillion by Ugg ($140.00), W Lucy by Ugg ($160.00)

Wedges 2

Sometimes by Seychelles ($90.00), Floriscine by Nine West ($99.00), Lickety Split by BC Footwear ($70.00)

 Wedges 3

Sabrine by Banana Republic ($120.00),  Angle-Wrap Wedge Sandals by GAP ($79.95), ‘Nilanti’ Sandal by Tsubo ($139.95)

Wedges 4 ‘Kyla’ Sandal by Halogen ($89.95), ‘jumper’ sandal by kate spade new york ($258.00), The Holidaypipe Wedge by Stewart Weitzman ($425)

Indulge in Free Events, Samples & Treatments at Sephora This Month

L'OcctaineWhether it’s your hands, face or hair, Sephora has a free way for you to indulge it on their schedule this month.

Starting April 11 at various locations across the United States, you can celebrate the launch of L’Occitane’s Cherry Blossom body care collection with a complimentary shea butter hand massage and cuticle treatment. After your consultation, you can take home deluxe samples of bestselling products and a pair of hand ritual gloves (while supplies last). Appointments are preferred for this event but walk-ins are welcome. Click here to see locations.

Heading to Las Vegas next week? Book your appointment to get, “an exhilarating, complimentary eye metamorphosis with the new Butterfly Palettes,” from the Kat Von D artistry team. Book an appointment and receive an express service then document your new look in the photo booth. As an added bonus, you can take home a deluxe beauty sample, plus a special gift with any Kat Von D purchase while supplies last.

Sephora locations in Texas, Florida, and California will host “Take it Easy with Benefit” events where, “expert makeup artists will help you find your ideal color match in a one-on-one beauty consultation.” Appointments are preferred for the event where attendees will also receive an eye or lip touchup and take home an exclusive Benefit makeup bag while supplies last.      Continue reading

Drybar Launches Texas Tea Volumizing Styling Products

TexasTea_VolShampooThey may not do haircuts and they may not do color but they do blowouts and now, you can pamper your hair at home between blowouts with Drybar‘s new Texas Tea line of products.

Part of the company’s growing line of cocktail-inspired styling products, the Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner and Texas Tea Volumizing Hair Spray are, “formulated with cotton extract to amplify and plump hair from the inside out.”

How do the products volumize? “The shampoo gently cleanses as it creates density and fullness while the spray protects strands during heat styling for long lasting body,” Drybar tells me.

With a suggested retail price of $23-25 each the Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo, Texas Tea Volumizing Conditioner, and Texas Tea Volumizing Spray are now available online at thedrybar.com and sephora.com and in-store at all Drybar and Sephora locations.

How to Carry Like the Cambridges

CambridgesThe world’s favorite royals have made it to Australia for their three week tour of the Southern Hemisphere and as soon as they got off the plane they were making headlines.

Yes, because they brought George with them. Yes, because she was wearing a dress she’d worn before. And yes, because William was carrying his wife’s bag- and it’s one that you can buy on this side of the world for less than $100.

Kate’s Longchamp Le Pilage bag has been a favorite of hers for years and is currently available at Nordstrom locations across the United States and online on sale for only $92.

Classy and simple, it’s easy to see why the leather trimmed water resistant carry-all is a favorite of one of the world’s most stylish women.

Also carried by Prince William was a fantastic leather bag I’m working to find out more about and a kangaroo backpack (assuming that one’s for Prince George) from the Australian Koala Foundation’s gift shop that retails for $14.95 AU.

18 Hottest Looks from the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards

Long gone are the days when a country music awards show was something that was not known being a fashion forward event. Sure there are still plenty of sequins, big hairdos, and short hemlines but this year’s ACMs had some real fashion standouts. Here are 20 of my favorites:

  Sheryl Crow The Band Perry Dustin Lynch

Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, Dustin Lynch  

Sarah Davidson Jamie Lynn Spears Carrie Underwood

Sarah Davidson, Jamie Lynn Spears, Carrie Underwood

Shay Mooney Taylor Swift Thomas Rhett

Shay Mooney, Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett

Kellie Pickler Clay Walker Jessica Craig Kelleigh Brannon

Kellie Pickler, Jessica Craig and Clay Walker, Kelleigh Brannon

Dierks Bentley Cassidy Black Blake Shelton Miranda Lambert Cassadee Pope

Dierks Bentley and Cassidy Black, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope

5 Must-Have Shorts for Spring for Every Body Type

Taking Carrie’s advice to heart, I ventured to 310 Rosemont to try on some of their newest Spring shorts styles. Here are five of my favorites:

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Delano Short by Trina Turk

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Wide Waistband Scalloped Lace Short by Alice + Olivia

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Tersa Combo Shorts by Parker

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Butterfly Shorts with Leather Combo by Alice + Olivia

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Leather Trim Shorts by Milly