The (Style) Guide

Puppy Love: Adorable Dogs Spoof Dawson’s Creek

Dawson’s Creek introduced us to the perfect storm of romance, adolescent angst, and emotional indie tunes. The giggle-inducing Dachshund’s Creek, on the other hand, gives us a crew of wigged dachshunds re-enacting infamous scenes from the teen drama.

The group of canines lives out our favorite moments – from double dates and sneaking into boys’ bedrooms – with the familiar banter of actors James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, and Michelle Williams as voiceovers.

Now who wants to make posters of these furry superstars? I’ll take one, please.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 23, 2014

Behold: Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s Epic Shoe Rack

Ever wondered if Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s home is full of quirky accents just like her shoe designs? Well, cue the shrieks of excitement. The Coveteur was just granted exclusive access into her North Kensington London flat.

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Her Charlotte Olympia label has graced the feet of shoe addicts since 2008 with all things whimsical – think coveted Kitty flats, ice cream cone heels, and sky-high gold platforms. After raiding her enviable shoe closet, The Coveteur dove into Charlotte’s newly launched Leading Lady handbag collection. Named after Old Hollywood icons like Dean, Bogart, Gable, and Astaire, the bags are geared toward the 9-to-5 set in sleek yet functional leather silhouettes.

Although the new totes and boxy top-handle bags are perfect for the office, Charlotte’s offbeat shoes are more my style. Hint, hint, Santa.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Her Notorious R.B.G. Tees

And the award for coolest Supreme Court justice goes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Or “The Notorious R.B.G.,” as the Internet likes to call her.

A popular Tumblr, home to LOL-worthy memes and funny tidbits about the Associate Justice, created the T-shirt in honor of Ruth. Its graphic-gone-viral is an image of her face, inspired by the late rapper Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. In an interview with NPR, Ruth confirmed she has indeed seen the tees and keeps a few of them around to give as gifts.

It’s comforting to know that in between sitting on the Supreme Court and advocating for women’s rights, R.B.G. still finds time for a sense of humor.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2014

Rue Remembers: Our Favorite Oscar de la Renta Moments

This afternoon, we remember the “guru of glamour,” designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away Monday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a heartfelt note on his website, he was surrounded by friends, family, and “more than a few dogs.”

From Jackie Kennedy to Amal Clooney, Oscar has outfitted first ladies, countless red carpet attendees, and many a lucky bride. Here we’ve assembled some of our faves from his stunning body of work.

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Thank you, Oscar, and may your legacy for glamour and femininity continue to live on. As the designer himself once said, “The greatest thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.”


October 21, 2014

5 Musts at Art Basel 2014 (Besides the Art)

Every year, Art Basel, a week-long international art show, overflows from its Miami Beach Convention Center home base and permeates every inch of the area. Outdoor artworks are displayed in nearby parks. Music acts flock to the area. Performances spring up in random spots. Below, we’ve highlighted every Miami Beach must-do during Art Basel Week 2014 (including where to grab a little R&R away from the excitement).

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October 21, 2014

Music Notes: Cara Delevingne & Pharrell to Release Single

For the past eight months, Cara Delevingne and music mogul Pharrell Williams have been quietly collaborating on the international model’s debut single. And just last week, they were spotted in Paris filming the mystery tune’s music video. So all that’s left for us Delevingners to do? Sit patiently until it drops. Word on the street is that the jam will be released without warning.

While we wait, you can bet that her duet with British soul singer Will Heard will be on repeat.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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October 21, 2014

Trash or Treasure? Artist Created Roses Using Shirts

Over the last several years, New York–based artist Carlton Scott Sturgill has built an unusual collection of discarded Ralph Lauren shirts. But rather than dropping them at the nearest thrift store, he turned the haul into an eco-friendly project, creating realistic rose bushes at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

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Designed in collaboration with Arts Gowanus and the NY Department of Transportation, Carlton’s “faux garden” features pinstriped and brightly colored roses. The floral sculpture is a bit of a contrast with its surroundings at the canalwhich is famously known as an illegal garbage dumping ground. 

Now, I thought I was crafty when I turned a pair of old jeans into “jorts” last summer. After seeing this talented artist turn castoffs into works of art, I found some serious inspiration for my next DIY project. Watch out, Pinterest.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 20, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

Investing in quality staples can mean long-term savings – but, contrary to popular belief, simple must-haves don’t have to be basic. Here, I’ve picked style-savvy updates on the most overworked items in your fall wardrobe. From edgy eyewear to a black bag with striking hardware, these trends are worth buying in to.

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  1. Mackage “Paulina” Merlot Wool Blend & Leather Coat. A traditional wool style is made current with an of-the-moment hue and leather trim.
  2. Catherine Malandrino “Karen” Leather Pant. Replace your go-to skinnies with this versatile pant for an instant dose of luxury.
  3. Chloé “Drew” Small Shoulder Bag. Minimalist hardware has maximum effect on this classically tailored shoulder bag.
  4. Super Unisex “Andrea” Sunglasses. For an approachable look, choose tortoiseshell when trying an edgy frame shape.
  5. Valentino “Rockstud” Patent Leather Ballet Flat. Swap out your basic black flat for this pointed-toe patent pair in a color combo that goes with everything. It’s a commuter’s best friend.

 

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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October 20, 2014

At-Home Know-How: 3 Things to Try, Stat

For breakfast on the go: Put mini mason jars to good use with a make-ahead frittata that travels safely to work. Bake a mixture of ground sausage, red pepper, kale, egg, and yogurt right in the glass jar.

For your 5K training: NYU researchers claim that focusing on a specific target – say, a tree or a lamp post – makes outdoor running easier. Since you can see yourself progressing toward that point, the fixed gaze motivates your body to keep moving.

For your pumpkin haul: Skip the carving mess and decorate your seasonal gourds instead. Try metallic or puff paint, glue on flowers and leaves, or press on pyramid studs.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 20, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: This Week’s Winning Looks

EACH WEEK, OUR FASHION EDITOR DECIDES WHO DESERVES TOP HONORS

 

Feminine looks ruled the red carpet this week. With rich florals, embellishments, and layered silhouettes, each of these looks offer an of-the-moment twist on classic beauty.

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  1. Michelle Monaghan donned a romantic floral Dolce & Gabbana dress at a gala in Beverly Hills, perfectly balancing a lavish color palette with timeless accessories and a neutral beauty look.
  2. Jessica Alba turned to a ladylike top and full skirt from Lela Rose, letting the pearls and embellishments shine with a simple and chic chignon hairstyle.
  3. Poppy Delevingne took a bohemian approach, wearing a flowy chiffon gown from Chanel’s Resort 2015 collection at the label’s dinner to celebrate N°5 The Film.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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October 17, 2014