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(Photo courtesy of Steven Klein for Vogue)

(Photo courtesy of Steven Klein for Vogue)

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McQueen’s Dragonfly
Alexander McQueen is swirling around dragonfly’s. It’s not wonder since they represent “the light” and thirst for life, which is something the designer embodied wholeheartedly. The dress is a mirrored feast of dragonflies on a body sculpted silhouette made of wool-silk. It can be found on MyTheresa, although we spotted more incredible Mcqueen fitted dresses on eBay.  
(Photo: MyTheresa. Text by Jauretsi)

McQueen’s Dragonfly

Alexander McQueen is swirling around dragonfly’s. It’s not wonder since they represent “the light” and thirst for life, which is something the designer embodied wholeheartedly. The dress is a mirrored feast of dragonflies on a body sculpted silhouette made of wool-silk. It can be found on MyTheresa, although we spotted more incredible Mcqueen fitted dresses on eBay.  

(Photo: MyTheresa. Text by Jauretsi)

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Belles of the Ball

There was a lot going on at the red carpet of last night’s 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, and a lot of it was good. Jennifer Lawrence was a nipped-in vision in her Dior Haute Couture, as was the absolutely gorgeous Marion Cotillard, also in Dior. Together, with Jessica Alba’s peachy gown by Oscar de la Renta, the three created a trifecta of our favorite shades of the night. Kristin Wig looked like the life of the party in her sexy cut-out dress by Michael Kors. Kerry Washington’s nude and metallic Miu Miu ensemble was refreshingly casual while still being very glamorous. And honorable mention goes to Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, wearing a gold and white gown fit for royalty by Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture, as well as Jennifer Garner, who dripped with elegance in her beaded Vivienne Westwood Couture gown. But the sartorial winner of last night’s affair was definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, Miss Kate Hudson, wearing the most heavenly and glamorous gown by Alexander McQueen.

(Photos courtesy of Style.com and Marie Claire. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Go Green
By Jenny Bahn
And the award goes to… emerald! Pantone, the global authority on color, just awarded this rich gemstone shade the honor of 2013’s Color of the Year, following last year’s deliciously bright choice, Tangerine Tango. Luxe and luscious, emerald is a color that can be easily incorporated into any wardrobe or home décor.  It’s notoriously flattering, complementary to most skin tones, a fact that has not slipped past the design house, Alexander McQueen, who is using emerald quite liberally as of late. In the home, emerald imbues spaces with the academic intelligence of a well-stocked library or the rich comfort of a smoking room. Wear it on your fingernails, dangle it from your ears, hang it from the dining room ceiling — whatever you decide to do with emerald this coming year, you won’t go wrong. And the next time you’re scouring eBay for some fashion finds, don’t forget to add the word “emerald” to your search query to go green in 2013.
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Green with Envy by jlbahn featuring sparitual nail polish 
Reiss / Michael Kors studded clutch purse / Emerald drop earrings / Elvira Sazesh bangle bracelet / SpaRitual nail polish / Mid-Century Mazzega Custom Emerald Green Chandelier at 1stdibs / Pratesi Wool Blanket with Leather Carrier / Coach Bina Rainboot / 32ct 3 Stone Natural Emerald Diamond Ring Size 7 Take A L K | eBay / Mimco Mesh 3 In 1, $42 / Fashion Jewelry Gift Heart Cut Green Emerald White Gold GP Pendant…

Go Green

By Jenny Bahn

And the award goes to… emerald! Pantone, the global authority on color, just awarded this rich gemstone shade the honor of 2013’s Color of the Year, following last year’s deliciously bright choice, Tangerine Tango. Luxe and luscious, emerald is a color that can be easily incorporated into any wardrobe or home décor.  It’s notoriously flattering, complementary to most skin tones, a fact that has not slipped past the design house, Alexander McQueen, who is using emerald quite liberally as of late. In the home, emerald imbues spaces with the academic intelligence of a well-stocked library or the rich comfort of a smoking room. Wear it on your fingernails, dangle it from your ears, hang it from the dining room ceiling — whatever you decide to do with emerald this coming year, you won’t go wrong. And the next time you’re scouring eBay for some fashion finds, don’t forget to add the word “emerald” to your search query to go green in 2013.

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Green with Envy by jlbahn featuring sparitual nail polish 

Reiss / Michael Kors studded clutch purse / Emerald drop earrings / Elvira Sazesh bangle bracelet / SpaRitual nail polish / Mid-Century Mazzega Custom Emerald Green Chandelier at 1stdibs / Pratesi Wool Blanket with Leather Carrier / Coach Bina Rainboot / 32ct 3 Stone Natural Emerald Diamond Ring Size 7 Take A L K | eBay / Mimco Mesh 3 In 1, $42 / Fashion Jewelry Gift Heart Cut Green Emerald White Gold GP Pendant…

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Inspiration Station: The Acne Showroom

By Jenny Bahn

Every designer has in their arsenal a few key tools: an inherent aesthetic, a unique point of view, and an openness to global inspiration. They travel, people-watch, scan archives, and read books… anything to inspire the next collection. The designer’s showroom is often a reflection of this, filled with knick-knacks, furniture, yes, even rugs that represent the brand. Last week, while checking out the new SS13 collection at Acne’s NY showroom, I thumbed through their impressive library of books. It may take a bit of time and cash to acquire, but here’s a shortlist of books that are as cool as the brand. I linked some of the these books to eBay so you can begin stocking your cool library sooner than later…

Bob Recine: Alchemy of Beauty by René Ricard, Bob Recine, Mario Sorrenti and Robbie Fimmano

In the American West by Laura Wilson and Richard Avedon

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Carine Roitfled: Irreverent by Carine Roitfled, Olivier Zahm, Alex Wiederin and Cathy Horyn

Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger by Bruce Hackney, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Patrik Schedler and Karlheinz Weinberger

Leigh Bowery by Martin Engler, Rene Zechlin and Leigh Bowery

Not A Toy: Radical Character Design in Fashion and Costume by Atopos and Vassilis Zidianakis

Punk’s Dead by Simon Barker, Michael Bracewell and Greil Marcus

Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Leonard Koren

Nick Haymes: GABEtm by Gus Van Sant and Nick Haymes

Diana Vreeland After Diana Vreeland by Maria Luisa

You and I by Ryan McGuinley

Lord Snowden Photographs by Koto Bolofo

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton

Lucian Freud Portraits by Sarah Howgate, Michael Auping and John Richardson

Raf Simons: Redux by Francesco Bonami, Peter De Potter, Collier Schorr and Raf Simons

The Lonely Life by Peter Weiermair

Cindy Sherman by Eva Respini, Johanna Burton, Cindy Sherman and John Waters

The Chop Suey Club by Bruce Webber

Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda


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Fall into Shawls
By Sade Lythcott 
The changing of the seasons can be a confusing time. As New York Fashion Week begins today, the day-to-night outfit is always a challenge during breezy evenings. One way to gracefully embrace Fall is by incorporating a light weight shawl or scarf into your repertoire. This season it’s all about the mixing and matching of bold prints & colors. I personally have had a decade long obsession with Hermes shawls. If you love the two prints seen above (available at eBay now), keep looking at other various Hermes shawls in the eBay closet. 
(Photo: Alexander mcqueen / Scarve / Scarve / Gucci  scarve / Hermès hermes scarve / Hermès hermes scarve) 

Fall into Shawls

By Sade Lythcott

The changing of the seasons can be a confusing time. As New York Fashion Week begins today, the day-to-night outfit is always a challenge during breezy evenings. One way to gracefully embrace Fall is by incorporating a light weight shawl or scarf into your repertoire. This season it’s all about the mixing and matching of bold prints & colors. I personally have had a decade long obsession with Hermes shawls. If you love the two prints seen above (available at eBay now), keep looking at other various Hermes shawls in the eBay closet. 

(Photo: Alexander mcqueen / Scarve / Scarve / Gucci scarve / Hermès hermes scarve / Hermès hermes scarve