Opposites Attract: Jackie O Meets Sci-Fi

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It is a universal truth that opposites attract, and this is especially true when it comes to fashion. Sticking with one look or style can make for a simple, clean look, but it can also be incredibly boring. Mixing two opposite styles together can make for a look that is both interesting and unique. For this look we’re going to mix together two styles that most people think would probably never go together: Jackie O and Sci-Fi.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is probably the person that automatically comes to mind when the words ‘classic style’ are mentioned, she was known for her love of clean lines and impeccable fit when it came to style. Luckily, classic looks are a great foundation for the building blocks of style, and adding a bit of irony to an otherwise classic look can make for an original and conversation-starting ensemble. The irony in this particular look comes from the fantastical world of sci-fi. Sci-fi clothing is known for its ‘anything goes’ aesthetic, where it’s not abnormal to see sky-high hairdos, outrageous shoulder pads, and cage-wrapped dresses; sometimes all at once!

To achieve this look without it going too costume-y, try to keep the underlying layers clean and simple, with futuristic accents thrown in throughout. Start with a simple black sheath dress and pair it with a cool shrunken blazer, very Jackie! The blazer brings in a hint of sci-fi with its unusual proportions and strong shoulders. Nothing says Jackie O more than a pair of classic pumps, but for a twist try pumps with interesting details, such as this pair with its clear panels and silver capped toes.  Finally, throw in some cool accessories for that ultimate sci-fi look; this chain necklace and diamond studs are classic enough to channel Jackie O, but the unusual shapes and materials keeps them looking futuristic. Lastly, throw on a pair of Jackie’s signature oversized sunglasses and you’re ready to go.  Aren’t you a futuristic fashionista!

Written by: Audrey Bonfig who received her B.A. in English and French from The Ohio State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing her M.S. in journalism at Ohio University. Her dream job is to be a writer for a fashion magazine, eventually working her way up to editor. When not keeping up-do-date on the latest trends, she enjoys Victorian novels, Tudor history, and Asian horror films.  She describes her personal style as “classic,” but always with a little bit of irony thrown in to keep things interesting! You can follow Audrey’s blog, “The Renaissance Chick,” at renaissancechic89.blogspot.com.

Best of Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014

Let’s take a trip to Milan and indulge in their sweet taste of apparel, week shall we? The whole idea makes my heart jump and to be honest that’s exactly what my heart did when all the designers showed their RTW Fall/Winter collections in Milan for fashion week.

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For starters it was the Max Mara signature outerwear collection that captured my eyes. Showcasing luxury, textured fabric like tweeted coats, metallic gold skirts and gorgeous cardigans that will be key for this coming winter season. In alignment with it’s neutral brown/black palette the collection features relaxed shapes giving a almost grunge feel to the apparel.

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The Woolrich Jhon Rich & Bros really did it this season. Taking am outdoorsy approach fashion, they took things a step forward by adding touches of fur and shear lings to their iconic parkas, creating dazzling outerwear paired up with maxi skirts and pretty sweaters.

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Designers Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2, revived the 1960’s. They focused on sleek fitted silhouettes,with short hemlines. From  shift dresses to swing coats and more, they had it all.

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Anna Molinari is another designer that used the famed 60’s, for her Fall/Winter collection of the Blugirl. Chic and feminine, with a color palette that varied from pastels to bold animal print, appropriately portraying the good girl vs. the rebel of the 60’s.

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If I could have an entire collection hanging in my closet Emilio Pucci would be the name on the tag. Inspired by his roots, Peter Dundas designed it’s collection with rich leather fabrics, bold printed knits and eye catching embellishments.

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This season Giorgio Armani showed a variation of gray, black, and “LIME” green tones. In his words, “Lime green is a color that stands out, a stimulating color that represents something more… something avant-garde. ” Well hats off to Mr. Giorgio Armani, you have let us breathless once again!

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Alberta Ferretti, inspired by nature, said that she “Imagined animated woods, where nature embraced the body of a woman,” way to go! She managed to compose uniquely sophisticated  apparel, mixing sequins, feathers, flowers all of which were inexplicably beautiful.

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Alessandro Dell’Aqua, the man behind the No.21, brought to life a sparkling tone. Melting a variety of colors into every look, No. 21 featured a mixture of pants, dresses coats and tops with sequins embellishments giving a new spin to his trademark “Masculine” tailoring.

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Missoni presented a boyishly trendy collection with a touch of autumn silhouettes. The collection showcased multiple color blocking pieces that giving each model a futuristic look.

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Jeremy Scott held nothing back when it came to Moshino’s RTW Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Was this a play on pop culture? The show featured Inspired pieces from McDonald’s, Sponge Bob, Cows, Gotti Gold Chains, Candy and Food packaging!

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McQ Alexander McQueen by Sara Burton was inspired by the Japanese. A comic strip, created by the artist Yoshiyasu Tmura, was printed on a series of looks ranging from shirts to dresses, creating the unique items you see here. McQ is the perfect addition to the wardrobe of the Contemporary Professional Stylista.

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Chic, glamourous, elegant, what more can be said about Frida Giannini’s presentation of Gucci’s fall/winter collection this year!

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Anna Molinari, designer of Blumarine, romanced us with plush fur coats, starlet gowns and more. The use of satin fabrics, gold and floral motifs resembled a fantasy land, where all things sultry and haute reside!

So, Tell us Lovelies who was your Favorite Designer at Milan Fashion Week?

Written by: Christy Baez Ghandi said that “Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, however it is very important that you do it.” I enjoy long walks in the park on a windy day and the company of a good book every now and then. My only wish is to help those who are in need, even if it’s just putting a smile on a strangers face. I’m a lover of photography and fashion. I’m an undergraduate of the Art Institute of NYC majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I’m a dreamer roaming the streets of life in new york city but at the end of the day I’m a 20 year old girl who is trying to conquer the world one step at the time while writing her story in between the lines.

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.

The Best of London Fashion Week Spring 2014

London, the British Fashion Capital, showcased fun, chic and inventive collections. Check out our favorite looks from London Fashion Week!

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Untitled Temperley London

Peter Pilotto Peter Pilotto

Huishan Zhang Huishan Zhang

OSMAN OSMAN

Maria Grachvogel Maria Grachvogel

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Untitled Emilia Wickstead

Untitled Richard Nicoll

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UntitledUntitled2 David Koma

Untitled Julien Macdonald

Untitled Holly Fulton

Untitled Jasper Conran

Untitled                Jean-Pierre Braganza

Untitled Bora Aksu

Untitled Daks

Untitled13 Fyoder Golan

Untitled14 Ostwald Helgason

Untitled Pearce Fionda

Untitled Mulberry

Untitled Antonio Berardi

Untitled Vivienne Westwood Red Label

UntitledUntitled2 Mary Katrantzou

Untitled Matthew Williamson

Untitled Christopher Kane

Untitled2Untitled Burberry Prorsum

Untitled GILES

UntitledUntitled2 Tom Ford

Facet Fashion Show

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Facet Studios kicked off the BET Weekend as they presented their first ever Facet Fashion Show. Facet Studios is known for their high fashion studio photography. Hundreds of fashion seeking spectators showed up in their finest threads to see this seasons new up and coming couture swimwear and lingerie collections.

The guest list, included a mix of talented artist, writers, models, actors. To name a few: the Host of BET’s “The Mykie Report”, Miss Mykie sporting her two piece outfit designed by Kachi Designs, Stephanie Allen of “Shop NBC”, Writer of NBC “Crisis” Moronike Balogun styled in a summer gown by “ANGL”, and Mr. Sexy himself,  actor/model  Shemar Moore.  This All White affair was hosted by actor/model Rikki Dee and Terrence Terrell on the roof top of Hollywood hotspot Siren Studios.

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The show starred fashion collections from: Venao, Tamasia Sade, Classy yet Sassy, Just Be You, ONNY, Jaylene Crawley, Fame Forever, The Joi of Summer, Cherry on Top, and Pretty Posh Intimate Apparel. Needless to say every piece on the runway was one of a kind – each piece designed for the versatile woman. Whether you’re strolling down the Santa Monica boardwalk, or marking your footprint on the Caribbean seas, this fashion show had it all.  The models glazed the runway with confidence as they showed off the erotic pieces, and their sexy curves. Who was responsible for glamorizing these beauties glossy lips anf perfect eyelashes you might ask – none other than Toni and Guy and Showgirls Cosmetics.

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This amazing show full of entertainment, fashion, and luxury was produced by Miss Dunnie and Ms.JGray!

Be on the look out for more from Facet Studios in the near future!

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