Transitional Season Fashion: How To Change Up Your Winter Favorites For Spring

WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Now that the weather is getting (slightly) warmer, it’s finally time to bust out those sundresses, flip flops and that teeny bikini that’s been stashed in your closet all winter long. In some areas of the country that funny season between winter and spring was skipped entirely and is already in the middle of an early summer, but for others it still feels like a chilly winter. 

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Monique Péan's Woolly Mammoth & Dinosaur Bone Necklace Is More Eco-Friendly Than You Might Think

Monique Péan
JEWELRY & WATCHES | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

We confess we have a weakness for all things gold, and feel much less guilty about stocking up on all those baubles when we splurge on eco-friendly and sustainable designs—so when we spotted this Monique Péan collared necklace we were basically in heaven. Made from fossilized woolly mammoth, fossilized woolly mammoth tooth root, gray fossilized dinosaur bone, 1.09 carats of white diamonds and 18 karat white gold, it sounds like an environmentalist’s nightmare; in actuality it’s probably one of the most eco-friendly, luxury jewelry pieces we’ve seen. Péan’s eponymous label is committed to social and environmental responsibility and uses 100 percent recycled gold as a base for all their jewelry. The fossilized bones are sourced from indigenous Alaskan Natives near the Arctic Circle using fair trade standards, while the diamonds are conflict and devastation free—only purchased in countries that are free from conflict and participate in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a cooperative that monitors the import and export of diamonds and uses environmentally responsible mines. Which means we're going to be snapping up this collar ASAP. Besides, if it’s good for Mother Nature, it’s good for our wardrobe.

$52,820

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ZZ Watches Are Taking The World By Storm With The Tornade and Cyclone Collections

ZZ Watches
JEWELRY & WATCHES | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

Trying to get through eight days of Baselworld without buying a watch is like trying to get through Fashion Week without buying a wardrobe—virtually impossible. And after the event, when we start to pick and choose which timepieces we’re going to need for the next year, we always prefer to look at some of the newer brands. Every man with money can buy a Rolex or Patek Philippe, but having an eye for emerging brands takes a horological connoisseur. ZZ Watches, a new Swiss brand, was launched only a few months ago, but is capturing our attention due to their very unique, new collections—the Tornade and Cyclone.

In both watch styles the dial is made up of two windows, one for hour and the other for minutes, set slightly off-kilter from each other, in a figure-eight pattern designed to give an “an allusion to the vortex of tornados and the whirlwind of cyclones.” With two bridges crossing the watch face and hours and minutes encircling each dial, the front makes for an impressive statement, while the inner mechanics can be seen through the navy blue tinted glass. Coming in a rose gold or steel casing with available diamond options, these watches are engraved with the brand’s double Z logo on the watch crown and are water resistant up to 100 meters. Each collection is available in limited numbered editions of 888 pieces and is available exclusively at the Colette shop in Paris.

$7,940-$34,029

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The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands To Celebrate Earth Day All Year

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WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

With Earth Day just around the corner you might be thinking about all the ways you can do your part to help out Mother Nature. Maybe volunteer at a local animal shelter? Pick up litter on the beach? Bike to work and leave the car at home? 

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Issey Miyake's New Prism Tote is a Kaleidoscope of Pastel Colors

Issey Miyake
WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

We’re big fans of totes in summer. For some reason cold weather lends itself easier to the chicness and uptown luxe of clutches and satchels, but when spring rolls around that relaxed feeling drifts into our closet and suddenly comfort and function reign supreme. So when we spotted this Issey Miyake Prism Rainbow Tote—in on-trend pastel hues no less—we knew we needed it. Multi-colored triangular tiles are randomly arranged to give the bag an individualized look, and change color with movement and light. The angular patterns give the bag a three-dimensional sculptural look, and can go from a flat tote to an architectural marvel depending on what you fill your new bag with. The handles are adjustable to carry either in hand or wear over the shoulder so everyone can see your new artistic fashion statement. Big enough for you iPad, beach towel, pet cat—whatever you like to carry around with you—it’s basically the perfect summer bag.

$885

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Givenchy's Robot Pouch Is The Coolest Man Bag We've Seen This Season

Givenchy
MENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Some guys are of the extraordinarily fashionable set and have no problem carrying a bag with the best of them—others need a little coaxing. If you’re one of the latter, prepare to be converted. From the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Givenchy just released a sleek pouch with a digital robot print—doesn’t get much cooler, right? The leather clutch embossed with the Givenchy name and styled with a super adorable manly print, is right up there among our favorite men’s luxury fashion buys. With bags being such a huge trend all over men’s fashion week runways, a new murse is a must-have this season. Plus it’s big enough to carry your iPad, so it’s totally work appropriate. If the pouch feels too much like a clutch or is impossible to carry without feeling like your toting around your wife’s purse, there is a matching robot print backpack that’s way more “urban bro” than “fashion maven.” But if you can pull off the pouch then do it, because we’ve never seen a man bag more awesome and fashion forward than this little digitized automaton.

£450 (approx. $756)

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Italian Ski Brand Vist Blends Fashion and Function for Chic Outerwear

Vist
WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Yes, skiwear. Just as the weather is warming up it seems almost crazy to want to try to catch the last bit of snow-capped mountaintops, but when your snowsuits look this good you’re more than willing to brace that freezing weather.

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Mary Katrantzou & Adidas Team Up for the First Women-Focused Collaboration Since Stella McCartney

Mary Katrantzou
WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Apparently fashion and athletics are new BFFs. Riccardo Tisci x Nike, Raf Simons x Adidas, Puma Black Label with Alexander McQueen—there seems to be an ongoing obsession between sports and style. Well, get ready for another collaboration. 

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Death Defying Runways: The Most Unique, Terrifying and Crazy Catwalks in Fashion

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CHATTER | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

We love watching runway shows during fashion week, we do, but sometimes a collection calls for something a little more extravagant, a little more unique, a little more—death-defying. Some of the most shocking fashion runway shows in the world have been held thousands of feet in the sky, underwater or set models on fire—seriously. 

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How To Dress In Spring Pastels Without Looking Like an Easter Egg

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WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

That’s really the question isn’t it? Pastels were all over the runway during the month of Spring/Summer 2014 fashion week—models were dressed from head to toe in the light shades and were still able to stay away from looking too—well, Eastery.

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The Best Vegan, Organic and Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys for Earth Day

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HEALTH & BEAUTY | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Personally I’ve never been a fan of beauty that’s organic, natural or eco-friendly—I attribute this to my hippie parents where anything “natural” is immediately associated with the scent of patchouli oil. But now that it’s no longer the ‘60s, and women are looking to find beauty products that are better for them than their paraben-filled counterparts, there’s a decent selection of products that are good for you, good for the earth and don’t smell like hemp. 

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Baselworld 2014: News, Trends and Statistics From The World's Largest Horology Event

Breguet Baselworld
JEWELRY & WATCHES | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

The close of 2014 Baselworld ended on a positive note last week with eight days of 1,500 exhibitors unveiling timepieces, jewelry and related products to over 150,000 attendees including journalists, buyers and visitors. The annual event held each year in the city of Basel, Switzerland, is the leading tradeshow in international luxury watches and jewelry. 

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Bobbi Brown Lands Major Role as Beauty Editor in Chief at—Yahoo?

Bobbi Brown
HEALTH & BEAUTY | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Becoming an editor at an online magazine or print glossy seems fairly easy for most celebs. Slap them with the label “contributing editor” and suddenly your publication is selling like hotcakes—never mind that they don’t have the knowledge or skill sets to actually make any sort of real contribution (Emma Watson for Wonderland  and Kate Moss at British Vogue excluded). 

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One of Kate Middleton's Favorite Jewelers Creates Gems Fit For A Princess

Kiki McDonough
JEWELRY & WATCHES | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has a certain je ne sais quoi about her, something that we all wish we had but no one seems to be able to emulate. Maybe it’s the hair or those perfect (Queen-approved) below-the-knee, midi-dresses she’s been wearing on her current tour of Australia and New Zealand—whatever her magic is she’s undeniably a style icon. 

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Michelle Williams' Second Ad For Louis Vuitton Is All About A Bright, Bold Summer

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton
WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Michelle Williams is looking totally gorgeous in her second campaign with Louis Vuitton. Snatched up by the French label for last year’s Fall/Winter 2013 season, the actress will reprise her role for Spring/Summer 2014. 

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The Black Tux—No Need to Fear the Rental (Anymore)

The Black Tux
MENS STYLE | by: DONALD HERRERA-FAIRBAIRN

When discussing wedding parties and dress codes, we usually hear horror stories about dresses—incorrect tailoring, wrong colors, someone else snagging that couture dream gown—but it's rare when the atrocities men go through to rent a tux are ever discussed.

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Prada Outperforms Industry Average Growth in 2013 and Plans for Expansion at Miu Miu

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CHATTER | by: DONALD HERRERA-FAIRBAIRN

2013 proved to be a good year of growth for the Prada Group as reported in the company's year-end report. Fueled heavily by the Asian Pacific region, which accounted for 37 percent of sales, Prada saw a nine percent growth in sales for the year, which beats the annual industry average growth of six percent.

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Japan's Top Beauty Secret: Slim Cera's Luxurious 24 Karat Gold Facial Roller

Slim Cera
HEALTH & BEAUTY | by: ELIZABETH NICHOLAS

As any good beauty devotée knows, the Japanese know their skincare from the inside out. The country that gave us Shiseido and SK-II is sending another life-changing (or at least skin-changing) export outside their borders in the form of the Slim Cera facial roller. 

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The Best Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Looks to Scoop Up Before They Sell Out

Burberry Prorsum, Versace, Marc by Marc Jacobs
WOMENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Now that spring is finally here all those pieces we were coveting from the runway last September are becoming available. It’s like a dream come true. It was a spectacular fashion week season and there were plenty of favorites to pick from, some that we could see Anna Wintour herself wearing and others that some of the more, eccentric fashion lovers would undoubtedly sport throughout the summer. 

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Can Allure's New Digital Channel Compete With Established Beauty Blogs?

Allure hair tyrannt
HEALTH & BEAUTY | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

We live in a world of Google, YouTube and Tumblr, where all of our beauty fixes, questions and how-to’s are literally a click away. Can’t seem to pull off a cat eye? Having trouble keeping that bold red lip in place? Still confused about how to French braid? There are literally millions of bloggers, vlogers and beauty gurus that can help you whip your makeup routine into shape.

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The Best Looks From British Socialite, Model and Fashion Icon Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof
CHATTER | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

It’s always a bit of a blow when we lose someone in the industry—especially at such a young age. Found this afternoon in her house in Kent, England, Peaches Geldof passed away at the age of 25. British socialite, model, writer and television personality, Geldof is survived by her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, and two sons Astala, one, and Phaedra, 11 months. 

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Men's Style Guide: How To Dress Dapper and Always Look Snazzy

men suits
MENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Gentlemanly, refined, dapper—all words used to describe the kind of man most guys want to be. While being a true gentleman takes more than throwing on a suit and tie, a little style and a touch of class never hurt. 

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Could David Beckham Be Starting His Own Line of Ready-To-Wear for Men?

David Beckham
MENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

The Beckhams are one talented family—between David Beckham’s soccer and modeling career, Victoria Beckham’s Spice Girl background and designer line and Brooklyn and Romeo’s budding modeling careers, they seem to be one fashionable group. 

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Stylish Kicks: The Snazziest Sneakers To Sport Through Spring

sneakers
MENS STYLE | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Thursday New Yorkers incited a riot while waiting in line for the launch of the Supreme x Nike collaboration. Let me repeat that. A bunch of full grown men got into a fight–over shoes. Sure, women are big fans of shoes, you’ll see our closets filled to the brim with stilettos, flats, sandals and boots in every shape, style and color but we aren’t starting street fights over them. 

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Luxurious Game of Thrones Jewelry Lets You Support Lannisters, Starks or Targaryens

Pyrrha x Game of Thrones
JEWELRY & WATCHES | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Winter is coming—finally. How long have we waited for the new season of Game of Thrones? Binge-watching each season, trying to remember each character’s name, avoiding people who’ve read the books and know what happens next—being a fan can be so exhausting. 

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Lupita Nyong’o Announces Ambassadorship with Beauty Brand Lancôme

Lancôme Lupita Nyong’o
HEALTH & BEAUTY | by: MARISSA STEMPIEN

Lupita Nyong’o has been having quite the year. It’s only April and she’s nabbed herself an Oscar, a SAG award, countless nominations and a campaign with Miu Miu—needless to say she’s doing pretty well. But the world can’t seem to get enough of the 31-year-old actress and this morning she announced via Instagram that she landed a gig with Lancôme.

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