Of Monsters and Men's music in your stomach. The harmonies and the band yelling “Hey!” together and the eerie, high-pitched chords are gorgeous. Then Nanna’s Icelandic accent makes you fall in love with her. Her pronunciation of the word “crook” in “Love Love Love” sends you over the edge. Then – BAM! – this 23-year-old singer who looks a little like Björk and a little like a bunny is your new spirit animal.
At her concert in Philly, Nanna channeled a little Stevie Nicks action in a felt Panama hat and a fringed, crocheted shawl. She added modern touches like black plastic wayfarer sunglasses, a washed-silk tie-dye dress and graphic striped tights. Combined with her air-dried ombre hair, leather wrap bracelets, vampy manicure and sweet, natural lip gloss, she is just a personal style dream.
To channel Nanna, try teaming this fedora with this awesome dress, these sunglasses, and this crochet shawl. Don’t forget these tights.
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- Ariel Rivera, Style Editor | Hit List – Thu, Aug 2, 2012 3:36 PM EDT
Of Monsters and Men's music in your stomach. The harmonies and the band yelling “Hey!” together and the eerie, high-pitched chords are gorgeous. Then Nanna’s Icelandic accent makes you fall in love with her. Her pronunciation of the word “crook” in “Love Love Love” sends you over the edge. Then – BAM! – this 23-year-old singer who looks a little like Björk and a little like a bunny is your new spirit animal.First you feel the Read More »from Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir is my new spirit animal
- Ariel Rivera, Style Editor | How To – Wed, Aug 1, 2012 12:27 PM EDT
Let’s talk printed pants. Not to be confused with patterned denim (cousin of colored jeans, skinny jeans’ more outgoing sister), printed pants are a bit harder to pull off without looking like a retired hippie (not that there’s anything wrong with that). No, I’m talking about amorphous silks and cavernous cotton-blends. These are art teacher pants that I used to giggle over; but, like my feelings on most other trends I’ve prematurely added to my Do Not Wear list, I’m having change of heart. Here’s why.
With a little height, they flow surprisingly well.
Miranda Kerr floats on out of her chauffeured black SUV into LAX wearing Joie ikat-print pants. Potentially, these could be the ikat-print pants of a tea leaf-reading composter (again, not that there’s anything wrong with that) but when styled with a slim black blazer, Christian Louboutin platforms, a flimsy white tee, the cobalt YSL East West bag, chic Stella McCartney sunglasses and a sleek ponytail, they take on a decidedlyRead More »from How to wear printed pants without looking like a Deadhead
- Ariel Rivera, Style Editor | Hit List – Tue, Jul 3, 2012 3:27 PM EDT
video is styled by Nicola Formichetti whom you may know as one miss Lady Gaga's stylist. Between the all-black mercenary looks and the PVC outfit in the final campfire scene, you can very much see his stamp on this.Plus, the
Now, Banks is a total knockout in her American flag everything, but my advice would be to choose just one patriotic piece at a time. A crochet flag bikini top with coordinating shorts in front of a giant flag banner is one thing in a music video, and an entirely other thing in the real world. But do go ahead and accessorize with shiny gold accessories the way Banks did. It's so much more glam that way.
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On the day this photo was taken -- May 22 -- Paloma was visiting the BBC headquarters in London. Her strawberry and platinum blonde hair was swept into a 1940's rockabilly flip with a big floral clip as she balanced atop super-high platform red patent boots, wielding a boxy train case. Never mind the embroidered cardigan, for the part of this look we care most about is her ASOS gingham ensemble. The crop top and coordinating pants cost $20 and $25, respectively, and are still available on their site.Read More »from Paloma Faith's $45 ASOS outfit
- Ariel Rivera, Style Editor | How To – Tue, Jul 3, 2012 11:20 AM EDT
This flowy, airy, wisp of a thing can be paired with anything from cut-offs to a slip-dress to a swimsuit.Read More »from The kimono jacket: perfect topper for the dog days of summer
red lips or smoky eyes, but rarely does the Big Beauty World of Restrictive Rules advise pairing the two. It's a lot of face to give during the day, maybe, but it's a totally sexy nighttime-appropriate look for sure.There's really nothing sultrier, make-up-wise, than
If you've made it past the horrifying tarantula scenes and seen Sky Ferreira's "Red Lips" video, then you know that I'm referring to the look above and not the full face-mask of YSL Rouge Pur lipstick she maniacally applies to her face. It's so striking with her pale skin and platinum hair but this look can work on a variety of different skin tones and against different shades of hair, so listen up.
Assuming you've already got your skin-care/everyday make-up routine under control, get the above look in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Pick a shade of red that works best for you. I like orange-y reds with olive skin and blue-er reds with fair skin, but to each her own. Cover Girl's Blast Flipstick in "Tease" ($8) is my currentRead More »from Get Sky Ferreira's sultry "Red Lips"
While doing her thing around Toluca Lake, CA, she tucked a $9 Forever 21 slouchy neon slub tee into a pair of shredded, studded black Urban Outfitters cutoffs and accessorized with Chuck Taylors, a massive black leather Chanel tote, boxy shades, a printed headband, matte pink lips and her new engagement ring.
I know this look isn't worthy of the red carpet, nor is it likely to land her at the top of a best dressed list, but she's really nailing that off duty model/summer festival/cool girl style that we all love so much.
Do you agree? Do you hate her look? Are you a little skeptical of a marriage that begins at 19, but as a feminist feel that you want to support a woman's right to do anything she feels is best for her? Let me know.
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- Ariel Rivera, Style Editor | The Thread – Thu, Jun 14, 2012 1:43 PM EDT
Kate Bosworth, whose net worth is well into the millions and whom most likely is sent loads of beautiful clothes and accessories from designers, need not mix her high-end goods with more accessible pieces. But she's a little street style minx, you see, and from time to time she likes to throw a nod to the Real Girls. Her Tom Ford sunglasses may have set her back a cool $435, the Jason Wu "Daphne" satchel costs a whopping $1,875, and her Chloé scalloped shorts and sandals go for $500 and $290, respectively, but by golly, did sheRead More »from Kate Bosworth works a $40 top into her $3,100 outfit
I like to look at shoes like these and wonder about the lives of the women who wear them. Where is this bizarre and exorbitantly-priced footwear acceptable? One pair of the shoes below was born from the imagination of a famous rapper whose namesake sneakers just sold on eBay for over NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS. The most expensive pair costs over eighty-nine times the cost of the world's most expensive hot dog. They're all so bad, you can't even look away. Click through and let us know which of these are so horrible that you kind of love them!
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I'm not a miracle worker, you guys. If you're into looking sexy on the beach, you've got to watch what you're eating and you've got to log those hours at the gym. And if you're already content with the way you look in a swimsuit, well, good for you, girl. Furthermore, just as there are no two women cut from the exact same cloth, there is no magic, universally flattering swimsuit. There are, however, good guidelines to stick to when shopping for your seaside (or pool-friendly, for my landlocked sisters) essentials.
ONE-PIECE (1), choose one that 1. has a v-neck, 2. has some sort of ruching and/or draping and 3. is cut high on the leg, making your legs appear longer.If, like my pigment-challenged best friend who loves to cover up AND apply SPF 70, you prefer a saucy
If a BIKINI (2) is what you're after, choose a molded-cup, underwire top and pair it with a hipster bottom. This top gives shape to lesser-endowed women, and lift to those of us who were blessed with more.
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