Best of London Fashion Week Fall 2014

With everything from colorful feminine looks to bold military style, London Fashion Week had the world watching as over fifty top designers showcased their talents.

First Looks

This year was no exception to the amazing trends seen on the runway.  From head to toe, each look had us “oo-ing” and “ahh-ing.” and we’ve got some of the best and most unique styles to share with you.

Felder Felder took a chic, earthy approach to London Fashion Week. Including earthy greens, berry reds and their signature black leather, it was hard to blink an eye while the fabulous twin sisters’, Annette and Danielia Felder, collection walked the runway.

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J. JS Lee had heads turning at her impeccable looks during this week’s London Fashion Week. Known for her embossed details on solid fabric, she did not let us down this season. Not shying away from color this year, her looks had us swooning.

Haizhen Wang

Haizhen Wang kept his normal masculine femininity! His chic, show-stopping designs took an architectural reference while combing classical tailoring and classic colors.

Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn combination of detail, functionality and fun is perfect for the funk fashionista. Taking great fabrics and a fabulous color palette, Raeburn’s styles owned the runway.

Jasper Conran

Starting at the age of nineteen, Jasper Conran has been known for his timeless, contemporary British style and this year was just as impressive as the last. With a soft color palette and gorgeous shapes, Conran landed high on our list of amazing designs to hit the catwalk.

Holly Fulton

One of the most fabulous in prints this year, Holly Fulton let her creativity shine. Her graphic prints and luxurious materials were perfectly paired with unique accessories.

John Rocha

John Rocha’s use of fabric and texture was simply stunning – elegant and stylish with a modern twist!

Lucas Nascimento

Lucas Nascimento brought knitwear to life this year with his amazing silhouettes and captivating textures. The delicate detail found in his garments gave a classic and timeless feel.

Alice Temperley of Temperley London

Another master of the print was Alice Temperley of Temperley London. Designing for the sexy, strong, well-travelled woman, her impeccable use of colors and shapes landed her among our favorite of this year.

Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique

Designer Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique had models showing some serious leg this year. Fabulous boots along with hobo-chic layering had all the right embellishments, creating the perfect look for any contemporary professional stylista.

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi’s creates a sophisticated feel pairing his uniquely structured bodices with a sleek, modern shoe!

Burberry Prorsum

To no surprise, Burberry Prorsum blew everyone away with their stunning use of pattern and amazing styling!

Tom Ford

Tom Ford, designs for the uber fashionista, for the woman who knows what they like and is not afraid to show it!

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha took her strong yet romantic style and created yet another beautiful collection. Her modern use of unique construction and embellishments were pure genius!

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou’s collection was the perfect combination of bold graphics and industrial jewelry. With a gorgeous color palette of light blues, stunning greens and deep reds paired with its unique footwear, this collection was flawless!

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Dunnie B. Onasanya, Miss Dunnie O.

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Ms. Dunnie B. Onasanya has blossomed into what Maya Angelo has deemed a “Phenomenal Woman.” Born to Nigerian immigrants, Dunnie’s parents had high expectations for her future, a college degree being one of them. After a spending a summer in high school exploring the luxuries and unanimity of historically black colleges, Tuskegee University seemed to be the perfect fit.

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Exploring every opportunity available, Dunnie was an active student on campus. In 2008 she joined Delta Sigma Theta, a not-for profit Greek-letter sorority of college-educated women dedicated to public service. During her senior year she was elected President of the Student Government Association, a position that exposed her natural affinity for event planning.

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Following graduation, Dunnie relocated to the Golden State of California where she began her career in Corporate America. The looming dissatisfaction of working from a cubicle drove her to search for new inspiring opportunities. Volunteering on various productions with event planning extraordinaire, Diane Valentine and William P. Miller proved to be her life changing experience. Seeking advice from her mentors, Dunnie found that the only way to the next level was to “get up, do your own thing and figure it out,” step-by-step. The learning was in the doing.

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By fate Dunnie met the love of her life while standing in line at a local Trader Joe’s. Soon after the two found their dreams of entrepreneurship a commonality, leading them to relinquish their fears, and dive in head first. As a result, Dunnie launched her very own special event production company, Miss Dunnie O.!

Dunnie and Fiance

As Dunnie is an amazing woman, she pays tribute to her fiance, Ibrahim Hasan, for his support. Last year, Dunnie and her beau, put on their first ever Facet Fashion Show: Swimwear and Lingerie and the Facet Fashion Show: Fall edition, events that gave rising fashion designers and models a platform to showcase their talents.

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From prior trail and error Dunnie discovered that event planning is a hands on gig, requiring vast organizational skills, patience, and persuasiveness. “Events are all about consistency and not getting caught up in your last project. Consistency is a determining factor in your success.” With teamwork and communication as the cornerstone of her methodology, working with a small yet strong team has become Dunnie’s winning combination. Utilizing a tool as simple as “group-chat” adds an accountability factor, which has positively influenced team dynamics. Bonding with her team outside of the work environment is an additional factor. Her tight knit team has become more than a company but a sisterhood, whereby four of her six assistants will be in her bridal party.

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The embodiment of a U Blush Woman, Dunnie believes you can do anything you set your mind to and in the spirit of such gave us quick breakdown of “Event Planning 101”:

a. Creating timelines and a schedule with attainable goals are important for business to run smoothly.

b. Having a clear and organized communication system is necessary for a team to be on the same page.

c. Budget – have one!

d. Location is of the utmost importance, your event depends on it.

e. And lastly, flexibility. There are so many things you do not have control over, to thrive you must be able to adapt.

Curly Cartel Holiday

“When you are a visionary you are robbing society when you stay in a role that you are not passionate about.”  After experiening success with her own company, Miss Dunnie O decided to partner with Ms. JGray of Image Is Everything PR, to launch The Curly Cartel movement! The Curly Cartel was a simple concept turned movement for the everyday woman to empower and support her along this journey we call life.

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Described by friends as a passionate, driven visionary, while Dunnie enjoys watching a good romantic comedy and listening to neosoul funk, she maintains a focus on her future by continuing to do what she loves  while being open to exciting new opportunity!

How to Rock: The Bright Coat

The holidays are over and you’ve made it through the holiday season, all the office parties, and family shindigs. What to do now? Wait out the dull, winter days in anticipation of spring? If you’re trying to wait out winter, honey, you’ve got a couple of months to go. Why not try and make the cold, blustery days a bit more interesting with a fabulous, bright winter coat?

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It’s easy to wear black, brown, or navy during the winter months, and that’s fine, but before you decide to don the same old black sweater and black jeans, consider spicing up your outfit with a brightly colored coat! A bright coat is the perfect accessory to what may be a rather standard winter uniform. Winter fashion for 2014 dictates that outerwear must be as fabulous and head-turning as what’s inside the coat. And while we haven’t met a bright coat look we didn’t like, we’ve chosen the top 5 bright winter coat looks that are sure to help you beat the winter blues while you wait for spring to arrive.

Bright Coat+ Oversized Sweatshirt + Black Leggings

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Running around on your day off? Step out of the house looking casually cute in a mid-length bright coat, a sweatshirt, and black leggings. This is the perfect outfit for a quick trip to the grocery store or a simple short errand trip around town. Try it, you’ll like it.

Bright Coat + Little Black Dress

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I don’t know about you, but I like to make an entrance wherever I go. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the little black dress (ladies, it’s a classic), you can revive it and give it a little oomph with an eye popping cover that’s sure to shield you shield you from the cold and have you looking magnificent at the same time.

Bright Coat + Dress + Booties

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Yes, this article is about the bright coat, but what’s better than one winter trend? Two! Some may consider this dress “simple,” but style it with this coat and leather booties and you’ve got yourself a hot little number that you can wear to happy hour, dinner, or wherever your heart desires. Try this look with a sweater dress if it a bit chill outside!

Bright Coat + Flirty Top + Skinny Jeans

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This ensemble is perfect for brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. Not only is this look cute, but it’s comfortable and perfect for a weekend brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. If your workplace has casual Fridays, be ready to pack an extra pair of heels in your workbag and head off to the weekend when the work week is through!

Bright Coat + Work Wear

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One of many mottos: when you look good, you feel good. Why limit the motto to only dressing for non-work occasions? Regardless of your work environment, you can definitely rock a bright coat over your work attire. Walk into the office feeling like a million bucks and get that promotion!

Lindsey Bynum  is a born and bred California girl with a passion for fashion. With prior experience in social media and pr, she has returned to her first love: Writing! She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes, teaches, styles, and lusts after pretty things.

Pantone Color Of The Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid, ever since Pantone released its 2014 color of the year it’s all everyone has been talking about. The color is a beautiful purple and has me wanting to be in a field of flowers. Unfortunately, it’s still a little chilly for that but incorporating it into your wardrobe is not a problem! & This trend is here to stay as spring approaches us. Now, here are a few tips I have on working this color into your office attire and making a statement when grabbing drinks with the girls.

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Work: Just because its Monday doesn’t mean you should wear the same blazer you did last Monday. Nope –  it’s time to give your office style a boost. The key to this look is sticking to the basics while adding pops of color. I suggest wearing your favorite black slacks, a patterned blouse, and topping it off with a sand colored cape. Once you’ve got this classic look put together have some fun and brighten up your outfit with a bold pair of heels, oversized purse (for all of your must-haves) and a statement necklace.  If you are still craving more of this dazzling color, try adding a skinny belt and polish you nails.

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eLux – Equipment Slim Signature Polka Dot Blouse $294

Capes

Wolf & Badger – Tahir Sultan Explorers Cape $598

Trouser

House of Fraser – Pied A Terre Slim Trouser – $115

Necklace

White House Black Market – Imperial Cabochon Necklace $41.99

Purse

Hermes – Cabag PM Long $1,525

heels

ModCloth – Treasure Stroll Heel in Rodolite $49.99

Weekend: Radiant Orchid is going to be your new favorite staple for making the most of your weekends. This bright hue will have you making statements and keeping the energy high. I started this look with a classic structured blouse incorporating light rouging. Next, pair it with a Khaki colored circle skirt and a denim jacket. These neutral tones will help keep your outfit from being too overwhelming. I also chose to pair this look with a cheetah flat and bold dangling earrings to give it a little more spice. Keep your bag simple such as a black cross body or clutch and I always enjoy an arm party, so stack on those bangles!

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Old Navy – Women’s Pintuck Tunic $27.97

skirt

Kieu’s – Solid Color High-Waisted Skirt $25

jean jacket

Top Shop – Moto Vintage Oversized Jacket $90

jewelry

Harpers Bazaar – Bruno Magli Mawi Drop Earrings – $300

shoes

Kohl’s – Dana Buchman Smoking Flats – $64.99

shoulder bag

Aldo – Schammel Clutch – $21

bangles

J. Crew – Textured Bangle Set $39.50

Whatever the occasion, let 2014 be the year you have some fun with your wardrobe. Don’t shy away from Radiant Orchid and find ways that you can make this color work for whatever styles you choose. Share your outfit combo’s with us at below in the comment section or @UBlushMagazine on Twitter.  Enjoy!

Written by: Sydney Cologie dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. She enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. Inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters the world is her oyster. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of her favorite pastimes along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

SAG Awards 2014 Best Dressed

This year’s Sceen Action Guild Awards was filled with some of the hottest looks of the awards season. From stunning colors to classic ensembles we’ve put together some of our favorites from the night.

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It was no surprise that red carpet pro Sofia Vergara looked stunning at this year’s SAG Awards. Taking on an old Hollywood feel in her gorgeous Donna Karan gown. With her hair in timeless waves, she told E! that she felt like a “sassy Jessica Rabbit”. Add to her amazing outfit some great accessories and the perfect mauve lip color and Vergara found the recipe to red carpet success.

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Hannah Simone took a less colorful approach to this year’s SAG Awards. Looking fabulous in a flowing Marchesa gown, Simone seemed to effortlessly glide down the red carpet. The gown’s delicate flower neckline worked perfectly with her double bun and soft makeup, making this one of our favorite looks of the night.

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Sandra Bullock hit the red carpet in a stunning emerald green Lanvin gown. Hitting her in all the right places, Bullock looked strong and confident with her gold accessories. Add to her look an effortlessly chic bun and you have a SAG Awards look that represent the amazing year that Bullock has had.

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Making a statement and landing on our list of top looks was Amy Adams. Her navy blue Illusion dress from Antonio Berardi had us swooning. Also in a thigh-high slit, this dress hit her body in all the right places, making the dress seem as if it were made for her. Adams kept her hair classic and gave a pop of color to her lips, which made her look pop on the red carpet.

Lupita

New to awards season, Lupita Nyong’o made a definite statement this year on and off the big screen. Winning her first ever SAG Awards, she stunned in her electric blue Gucci gown. Landing on our list of best looks of the night, Nyong’o is definitely on our style radar.

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To no surprise, Jennifer Lawrence stunned on yet another red carpet. Looking fabulous in Dior, she sparkled as she confidently strutted through the SAG Awards. Adding to her look a gorgeous pair of earrings while leaving her neck bare, Lawrence nailed her look just as she’s done throughout the rest of awards season.

What do you like Lovelies, who’s your Best Dressed?

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

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