WOW – Bar Refaeli

Photo Courtesy of Bar Refaeli’s Twitter

Bar Refaeli tweeted this picture of her stunning self at a photo shoot in London.  Worthy of an Olympic gold medal? I think so. What do you think?

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ELIZABETH OLSEN & DAKOTA FANNING WHILE SHOOTING ‘VERY GOOD GIRLS’

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ELizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning are still hard at work shooting ‘Very Good Girls.’ Hopefully Elizabeth and Dakota are getting along well, given how much time they’re spending workingtogether! I wouldn’t have thought to put these two together, but it’s a great casting choice. I’m SO curious about this movie. I’m definitely keeping an eye out for the trailer.

And I love Elizabeth’s scarf. Can’t imagine wearing it in this hot weather. I’d wear it in a second in the fall!

 
 

Marc New York’s Fall Campaign: Fifty Shades of Grey

 

Andrew Marc‘s new ad campaign is based on the popular book of the moment, Fifty Shades of Grey.  It’s inevitable that this erotic novel is influencing the fashion world!  Photographed by Marc’s creative director, Chris Gbur, the ad consists of 2008 Miss Universe winner Dayana Mendoza as Anatasia Steele and former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans as Christian Grey.  For the campaign, Evans has a low hanging towel while Mendoza wears a zipped down dress.  The ads will run in the September and October issues of Glamour and People Style Watch.  Clever marketing!

 

What do you think of Marc New York’s “Fifty Shades Of Grey” inspired campaign?

 

 

 

 
 

Miroslava Duma: Fly or ‘Bye

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Miroslava Duma got creative. Looks like she took a coat and turned it into a top. What do you think of it? Fly or ‘bye?

 

[text by danchiz]

 
 

Fall 2012 Trend: Checkered Plaid

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A roundup of fall trends just isn’t complete without some checkered plaid, and designers agree. Runways were filled with the classic print, whether it was on tailored suit pieces, such as Cynthia Rowley, Tory Burch, and Ralph Lauren, or more feminine apparel, including skirts by Anna Sui or dresses by Roccobarocco. As far as fabrics and materials go, the thicker, the better, as you’ll be seeing checkered plaid on wool coats, heavy-knit sweaters, and even boucle-like bags and heels. If you’re hoping to try this trend without breaking a sweat, opt for a silk-printed scarf, fitted trousers, or a shopper tote. Whatever the garment may be, this popular pattern is a must-have. Shop our slideshow above to channel your inner Cher Horowitz—you’ll be a total betty in no time.

 

SHOP FALL’S CHECKERED PLAID TREND NOW

 

 

Shop more fall trends: lacewhitedigital printsburgundygraphic sweaterslurex, and cap toe shoes.

 

[Originally posted on SHEfinds]

 
 

Kate Beckinsale Looks Stylish for her Birthday

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Total Recall‘ star Kate Beckinsale also celebrated her birthday Thursday. Happy Belated Birthday! Kate turned 39. She had what looks like a quiet birthday dinner at Little Door restaurant with her husband, Len Wiseman.

 

Is that Kate’s teenage daughter, Lily, with the purple hair? She’s not identified in the pictures, but they’re holding hands (you can see in the gallery). If that is Lily, it looks like she’s going through an “experimental” phase- LOL. Kate looks FAB in those black leather pants. Go Kate!

 
 

Fall 2012 Trend: Lurex

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When the holidays come around, be sure to stock up on lurex, the lush fabric that twinkles just a hint of metallic, instead of blast-from-the-past sequins. The hunt for this look will be easy, as designers decided to take advantage of this festive material by updating classic and simple silhouettes for fall and winter. Prabal Gurung knitted the shiny thread into his macabre-like graphic sweaters (another fall trend!) while Marc Jacobs and Tibi dressed their models in head-to-toe lurex, from boxy sweatshirt tops, double-breasted coats, and short skirts, to cropped trousers. But for those that want to try this trend without the glittery pizzaz, check out Bottega Veneta and Rue de Mail, who adorned their long dresses and gowns in a demure black-and-gold lurex.

 

SHOP FALL’S LUREX TREND NOW

 

 

Shop more fall trends: lacewhitedigital printsburgundy, and cap toe shoes.

 

[Originally posted on SHEfinds]

 
 

Loopy for Stripes

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Stripes can be super fun and playful. They can be colorful. They can be whatever you want them to be–even nautical. Anya Ziourova Fashion Director, Tatler Russia and Freelance Stylist definitely went the bold, vibrant direction with her choosing.

 

Would you wear either look?

 

[Text by danchiz]

 
 

Olympian Sarah Robles Loves to Wear Jill Alexander

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Olympic weightlifter Sarah Robles was determined to find something to fit her 275-lb frame.  She was disappointed that she could not find the right clothes to fit her body type and sense of style.

 

Jill Alexander, who specializes in clothing for plus-size women, was able to help.  Alexander and Robles got together and created a collection for Robles for interviews and press events.  “She’s the perfect role model,” says Alexander.  “She’s one of the top athletes in the world. She’s not unhealthy, she’s not lazy, but she has trouble finding clothes that fit well. She’s empowering women to speak out and say, ‘I deserve better from the fashion industry.’”

 

Robles loves the clothing. “I packed one of her yellow wrap [dresses] with fun dots and squares on it, along with a taupe lacey top,” says Robles. “They make me feel gorgeous, confident and flirty.”  Sarah is on a mission to change the way plus sized women and girls view themselves. GO SARAH!

 

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WIN TICKETS TO SEE BIRDY IN LA OR NYC

 

 

If you have not heard the music of this 16 year-old British songstress, you need to. Birdy has a powerful voice that somehow extends from her tiny frame. More than ten million people have clicked on YouTube to see her perform.

 

How did she get her start? From YouTube! Birdy recorded a demo of her own arrangement of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love, it ended up on Radio One and became her debut single. The song instantly became top 20 and allowed for her to appear on the TV show, ‘The Vampire Diaries’. She then followed this success with an original interpretation of The xx’s Shelter. Her debut album, Birdy, she takes songs by artists such as Cherry Ghost, The National, Phoenix, The Postal Service and James Taylor and makes them her own. Plus, she has original music featured in the film “The Hunger Games” and “Brave.”

 

 

Now, you have a chance to see Birdy in concert! You can either enter to see her on Monday, August 13, at The Roxy, Los Angeles or Wednesday, August 15, at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Plus, 5 second prize winners will receive a signed copy of Birdy.

 

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