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One thing is for certain: Stella McCartney cuts a mean blazer. The brand’s attention to perfect tailoring and crisp lines make for some of the best blazers in the business, including this acid-print floral number from her Spring 2013 collection. You’d be wise to snap this up now and stuff it in your closet until next season. Click here to check it out.

If this statement is a little too bold for you, eBay has tons of more subtle Stella blazers. You can see them here.

(Photo courtesy of eBay seller simonesato. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Cabana Girls 
Strong, graphic stripes are huge for Spring 2013, which means we suspect it will be trickling into summer, as well. Get suited up early and grab yours now. Heidi Klein makes a nautical-themed bikini (available at MyTheresa). Head on over to La Garçonne to check out Phililp Lim’s sweet bandeau bikini top. Our favorite online right now, however, comes courtesy of Victoria Secret, as seen on model Behati Prinsloo here.
(Photo courtesy of Lingerie Addict via Pintrest. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Cabana Girls 

Strong, graphic stripes are huge for Spring 2013, which means we suspect it will be trickling into summer, as well. Get suited up early and grab yours now. Heidi Klein makes a nautical-themed bikini (available at MyTheresa). Head on over to La Garçonne to check out Phililp Lim’s sweet bandeau bikini top. Our favorite online right now, however, comes courtesy of Victoria Secret, as seen on model Behati Prinsloo here.

(Photo courtesy of Lingerie Addict via Pintrest. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Black and Cream 

H&M keeps it simple in their latest Spring 2013 look-book, working with interesting silhouettes using predominately black, cream, and splashes of red. The variety in shape and structure is refreshing (though not necessarily new). It’s nice to see a mass retailer willing to experiment with — or “borrow”, some might say — the oversized jackets and thick, embroidered sweaters we’ve seen designers whipping up over the last year or so. We’re excited to see these looks out in stores. One question: Will 2013 be the year we see the return of the bolo tie?

(Photos: Courtesy of H&M. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Jail Break 
This year is going to see the return of some very bold pattern choices. We’re not just talking about the previously seen maxed-out mashup of acid florals and cheetah prints (thank you, Stella McCartney, we really did love your Resort 2013 collection), but something more simplistic and statement worthy: The stripe. When Marc Jacobs sent Ruby Jean Wilson down the runway wearing only knickers and a striped graphic t-shirt for his Spring 2013 show, he unleashed a monster of pent-up desire for prison chic. Case in point: H&M is already hopping on the bandwagon. Above is one of their “Key Pieces” from the Spring / Summer 2013 lookbook.   
(Photo: Courtesy of what-do-i-wear. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Jail Break 

This year is going to see the return of some very bold pattern choices. We’re not just talking about the previously seen maxed-out mashup of acid florals and cheetah prints (thank you, Stella McCartney, we really did love your Resort 2013 collection), but something more simplistic and statement worthy: The stripe. When Marc Jacobs sent Ruby Jean Wilson down the runway wearing only knickers and a striped graphic t-shirt for his Spring 2013 show, he unleashed a monster of pent-up desire for prison chic. Case in point: H&M is already hopping on the bandwagon. Above is one of their “Key Pieces” from the Spring / Summer 2013 lookbook.   

(Photo: Courtesy of what-do-i-wear. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Braid Inspiration: Marchesa Show

By Jauretsi

This past Fashion Week in New York, Marchesa presented their Spring 2013 collection at the Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central. Pretty epic. We were feelin’ the braid strategy and unique makeup style on the graceful women. Here’s a few different angles on Jessica Stam and Hilary Rhoda to prove it.  

(Photo Credits: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com)

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Booth Rat: Anna Sui, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)
Anna Sui creates clothes from the soul. There was nothing phony about her punk influence throughout the Spring 2013 collection. You can attribute that to her own experience of living hard through the London and New York punk underworlds. I must admit, the clothes and the music were a symphony of senses. This boothrat felt the respect. Here’s the tracks that got us all there…
• “Angel Corpus Christi” - Blank Generation
• “Wanna Be Sedated” - Ramones (a stripped down, slightly acoustic version)
• “Poetry” - Patty Smith
• “Richard Hell / The Voidoids” - Blank Generation
• “Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer (De)” - Patti Smith
(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com)

Booth Rat: Anna Sui, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)

Anna Sui creates clothes from the soul. There was nothing phony about her punk influence throughout the Spring 2013 collection. You can attribute that to her own experience of living hard through the London and New York punk underworlds. I must admit, the clothes and the music were a symphony of senses. This boothrat felt the respect. Here’s the tracks that got us all there…

• “Angel Corpus Christi” - Blank Generation

• “Wanna Be Sedated” - Ramones (a stripped down, slightly acoustic version)

• “Poetry” - Patty Smith

• “Richard Hell / The Voidoids” - Blank Generation

• “Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer (De)” - Patti Smith

(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com)

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Strong colors and graphic lines at the Ostwald Helgason presentation held at MADE, Milk Studios, for New York Fashion Week Spring 2013. 
(Photo: Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com)

Strong colors and graphic lines at the Ostwald Helgason presentation held at MADE, Milk Studios, for New York Fashion Week Spring 2013. 

(Photo: Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com)

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Beavers, Badminton & Jellies: Rachel Antonoff, Spring 2013

By Jauretsi

This week somewhere in the Chelsea area of New York, Designer Rachel Antonoff presented her new collection in the only way she knows how — creating an entire universe  experience for her guests. I’ve been keeping an eye on this cool girl since my old Jane Magazine days for her incredible unique brain. Previous presentations include entering a teens bedroom ecosystem, or visiting an outdoor lemonade stand, or recreating a prom in a high school gym — this girl is special. Lena Dunham (of HBO’s girls) and Hailee Steinfeld must feel the same way since they fled their hectic A-list flash bulb shows to support their homegirl that counts. This year’s presentation, Rachel displayed preppy, sophisticated, and graphic linear content. Inside the maze of green shrubs we spotted a little faux beaver, badminton games, and clear visors. I’m already plotting how I can snag one of her Rachel’s collabos with Bass shoes… those jellies are a jam. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Stylecaster.com)

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Booth Rat: Mara Hoffman, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)
"I realized everyone isn’t necessarily looking to wear Alex Wang", says Mara Hoffman to Style.com, “so I decided to stay true to myself and bring my energy, pure and clean.” We loved all of it, including the island leaf on every ladies hair. Here are the tunes Mara played alongside her explosively colorful collection…
• “Far Nearer” - Jamie XX
• “Manhattan” - Cat Power
• “Without You” - Rainbow Arabia
• “Waves of Mutilation” - Pixies
• “Jump in the Line” - Harry Belafonte
(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com)

Booth Rat: Mara Hoffman, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)

"I realized everyone isn’t necessarily looking to wear Alex Wang", says Mara Hoffman to Style.com, “so I decided to stay true to myself and bring my energy, pure and clean.” We loved all of it, including the island leaf on every ladies hair. Here are the tunes Mara played alongside her explosively colorful collection…

• “Far Nearer” - Jamie XX

• “Manhattan” - Cat Power

• “Without You” - Rainbow Arabia

• “Waves of Mutilation” - Pixies

• “Jump in the Line” - Harry Belafonte

(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com)

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Booth Rat: Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)
By Jauretsi
This year’s show for Diane Furstenberg was probably one of the most unusual mixes of fashion and technology I’ve ever seen. Traditionally, at every finale, designers always greet and thank their audience with a small bow… only entering the runway a few feet. If you’re a heavyweight like Diane, you can flip the script and do whatever you want. So she did just that with the utmost grace. Just at the shows closing, Diane strolled out on stage with Google co-founder Sergey Brin and DVF’s Creative Director Yvan Mispelaere sporting the new Google goggles. As all three walked the entire runway and faced every top editor and celeb sitting front row, Rolling Stone’s joyous track “Burning Rainbow” scored the thunderous applause. Here’s the other songs Diane chose to present her collection this year. 
• “Burning Down the House” - Talking Heads
• “Elephant”- Tame Impala
• “To Our Disco Friends”- Smith N Hack
• “No Silver Bird” - The Hooterville Trolley
• “Breathe” - Pink Floyd
• “Burning Rainbow”- Rolling Stones

Booth Rat: Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)

By Jauretsi

This year’s show for Diane Furstenberg was probably one of the most unusual mixes of fashion and technology I’ve ever seen. Traditionally, at every finale, designers always greet and thank their audience with a small bow… only entering the runway a few feet. If you’re a heavyweight like Diane, you can flip the script and do whatever you want. So she did just that with the utmost grace. Just at the shows closing, Diane strolled out on stage with Google co-founder Sergey Brin and DVF’s Creative Director Yvan Mispelaere sporting the new Google goggles. As all three walked the entire runway and faced every top editor and celeb sitting front row, Rolling Stone’s joyous track “Burning Rainbow” scored the thunderous applause. Here’s the other songs Diane chose to present her collection this year. 

• “Burning Down the House” - Talking Heads

• “Elephant”- Tame Impala

• “To Our Disco Friends”- Smith N Hack

• “No Silver Bird” - The Hooterville Trolley

• “Breathe” - Pink Floyd

• “Burning Rainbow”- Rolling Stones