Canale the Creator — a Maestro Haircolorist Shows How it’s Done in 2017

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“New Year– New You” has become trite in 2017.

We want the new new–and the breakthrough color techniques that celebrities on red-carpets represent.

And we want them NOW!

Colorist Michael Canale–known for keeping Jennifer Aniston’s “most-coveted” color front-and-center through decades–it the man to watch.

Canale’s techniques have always been based on creating color that looks natural, sun-kissed–and which enhances a woman’s iconic beauty. This is due to his incorporation of natural color, paper-thin highlights and glosses that create shine and provide hue enhancement.

It’s real–only better.

His new “Canale Shadow Technique,” which he uses on many clients, including famous model Carolyn Murphy, is achieved by hand painting the hairline to remove darkness from those baby hairs that the foils can’t pick up (it is only for professionals and the top of their field at that because it can damage your hair if not applied correctly). The shadows disappear and Canale uses a bleach wash over the hairline for an extra pop and to blend in all of the other highlights so there are no dark spots. It creates natural baby blonde baby hairs for a perfect hairline.

And perfect hair color is what Canale is after each and every time.

C’est magnifique!

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  

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Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

In the world of highlighters, you can never go wrong. But prepare yourselves for the biggest upgrade, liquid highlighters! Cover FX is known for their innovative liquid beauty products and now their highlighting Custom Enhancer Drops are getting three news shades! The first shade is Rose Gold, which is perfect for a warm golden glow. The second new shade is Blossom, which looks like a pearly pink. And the third shade is Halo, which looks like an iridescent lilac. The only bad news is that these three amazingly beautiful shades won’t be available until March, but we’ll be counting down the days!

 

Transformation Tuesday…

Need a cure for those cracked and chapped winter lips? Well Milani’s Keep It Sweet Sugar Lip Scrub has the answer. Though it’s fairly easy to DIY a lip scrub with basic ingredients like sugar and honey, this product might be worth buying, especially since it’s only $10! This vanilla tasting lip scrub is able to effectively exfoliate dead skin cells while also nourishing the lips for a soft and healthy look. And best of all, it can be found at almost any drugstore and the container is big enough to last you for months! How do you take charge of your winter lips?

 

Wear-It Wednesday…

During the gloomy and cold months, it’s nice to wear something cheerful like floral embroidered denim. Ever since it debuted on the runways by designers like Alexander McQueen, floral embroidery has appeared everywhere in the form of denim pants, denim jackets, or even shoes! Need ideas on how to wear it? Amal Clooney paired her bell bottom embroidered jeans with a vintage mustard striped top for a throwback 70’s vibe. Kanye West debuted a shearling lined floral embroidered jacket by Gucci over his usual athlesiure look. How would you wear floral embroidered denim?

 

Throwback Thursday…

The ongoing bodysuit trend from the late 80’s is still going strong since the summer! What makes this trend last throughout the different seasons is its versatility. A bodysuit essentially looks like a tucked in shirt that you don’t have to worry about fixing, and it comes in many different styles and sleeve lengths. Now that it’s winter, it’s very popular to layer the bodysuit with an on-trend jacket. Bella Hadid was spotted in a black sheer bodysuit with lace detailing and paired it with black denim pants and a black duster coat.  Rihanna wore a pale pink bodysuit with an oversized white faux fur jacket and white ankle strapped heels for a daring photo shoot look while in Germany. How would you update the bodysuit look for the winter?

 

Fun Friday…

Eunkyung Park is a nail artist who is known for her beautifully unique nail designs, but her latest creation, wire nail art, is truly something else! To create the look, Park uses a thin gold wire and bends it into an intricate design on the bare nail. She says her inspiration came from neon signs since the wire has to be bent to create each letter of the words using a single wire. Park’s only warning for anyone who would like to recreate her wire designs is to make sure that the end of the wire isn’t sharp so that it doesn’t get caught on clothes and other things. We must say, this could be the future of nail art!

 

New Haute Hair Color Technique for 2017

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Ombre is out and natural sun-kissed color is in for 2017.

Michael Canale, celebrity hair colorist and creator of Jennifer Aniston’s beautiful blonde haircolor, recently re-worked Denise Richards color tones and created a perfect beach blonde hue that shines as if she has just returned from a Hawaiian vacation.

Canale moved her color from ombre–with dark roots and spotted highlights, to old school Canale — a natural blend of highlights with a pop in the front. It is seemless highlighting with a new peakaboo high-beam technique –under certain lighting conditions the color looks intensified and the highlights pop.

The technique brings freedom to Richards because there is more longevity to her color–due to the fact that the highlights are connected to her natural color–which ensures that her hair will look fabulous and won’t need a touch up for an easy eight weeks.

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Richards is back in front of the camera in her new series, “A Girl is A Gun,” which will be streaming on Blackpills and Canale has ensured that she will shine in front of the camera.

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  

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Chanel Spring 2017 Couture Show

Karl Lagerfeld does it again! As the master of fashion innovation, Lagerfeld has managed to reinvent fashion as Chanel’s creative director year after year. Soon it will be 34 years since he first joined Chanel – in 1983 – and we are grateful for his contribution to fashion. And Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity hasn’t slowed down. For the Chanel Spring 2017 Couture Show this year, Karl Lagerfeld chose an incredibly shiny mirrored runway as a play on rare self-reflection, and narcissism in the industry. The show was also a tribute to Coco Chanel who once had a mirrored stairway in her studio. Compared to past years, the show went back to basics and contained an original Chanel look that we haven’t seen in a long time. There was an emphasis on the tailoring of the Chanel suit and the evening gowns included feathers and glittery fitted silhouettes. As expected by Lagerfeld’s interest in Instagram girls, some of the most recognized models included Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Lily-Rose Depp, who is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp. Lily-Rose Depp was perhaps the most remembered model as she had the honor of closing the show in a voluminous ruffled soft pink bridal gown with Karl Lagerfeld on her arm as they walked down the runway together. Some of the attendees of the grand show included actress Laura Smet, Chinese model Lui Wen, actress Ellie Bamber, actress Anna Mouglalis, and Alma Jodorowsky the granddaughter of the infamous director Alejandro Jorowsky.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos

Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

You can never go wrong with the classic winged cat eyeliner, but 2017 is the year to break out of the same old makeup routine and to try something a little new! According to Refinery29, there’s a simple way to upgrade the cat eyeliner by leaving out a triangular section of the eyeliner right where the arch of your eyebrow is. And just like that, you have the edgier version of the cat eyeliner that hasn’t been done for ages! How would you change up your eyeliner?

 

Transformation Tuesday…

A hot new trend has emerged at some spas in Japan and a few in New York that involves a bottle of sake! The sake isn’t for drinking, but it’s used for your bath water! The Japanese skin experts have discovered that the popular rice wine has some surprising skin and health benefits. The kojic and amino acids that arise from the fermentation has the ability to brighten skin and fade dark spots and are often used as an ingredient for anti-aging products. Sake is also known to soften and moisturize the skin! Luckily this treatment is easy to do at home. Just pour two 75 milliliter bottles of sake in a tub of hot water. Another option is to buy the Rice Sake Bath at Sephora!

 

Wear-It Wednesday…

With the cold weather lately, it’s essential to have winter staples in your closet. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t stand out from the crowd. A popular winter trend amongst celebrities is a bold puffer jacket, specifically metallic puffer jackets! Recently, the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella, were both spotted in the same silver Tommy Hilfiger puffer jacket on different occasions. Bella wore her puffer over a black sports bra and a pair of black joggers for a chic athleisure look after the gym. Gigi wore her puffer with a thick white turtleneck sweater underneath it and a pair of light wash denim and light grey heel boots. Their fellow model friend, Kendall Jenner, also wore a metallic puffer but in gold. Kendall paired it with a plain gray tee, black leather pants, shiny black combat boots, and topped it off with a yellow and blue printed scarf around her neck. How would you wear the metallic puffer jacket?

 

Throwback Thursday…

Nothing screams the 90’s quite like platform shoes. A possible reason for the comeback trend could be due to Stella McCartney’s line of chunky colorblock platforms, which has become a staple amongst the fashion forward crowd. In fact, Olivia Palermo was spotted in them and paired it with an all-white suit for a polished, yet easy going look as she strolled around New York City. Emily Ratajkowski also wore the same Stella McCartney platforms but with a mini black leather skirt and a black crop top for an extra 90’s look. During Paris Fashion Week, Karlie Kloss sat in the front row with black laced up platform boots and wore it with a color block dress layered on top of a turtleneck to tie together her vintage look. How would you wear platform shoes?

 

Fun Friday…

Move over rose gold hair, cause there’s a new color trend in town and it’s blorange! That’s right, blorange. It’s a blend of blonde and orange that looks kind of like a sunset or a tropical drink and it’s sweeping the Instagram world like crazy. If you’re afraid to do this look on your entire head, try asking your stylist to do a subtle ombre first to see how you like the bold look. Once the color is faded it’ll look more like a peach pastel color, but who wouldn’t want that? Nothing like a warm hairdo for the cold winter months!

Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

If you’re in touch with the makeup world, then more likely than not you have heard every other beauty blogger rave about the Artis palm brush. This makeup brush, which comes in many sizes and looks a lot like a toothbrush at first, is actually meant to apply foundation or any other form of makeup as smoothly as possible on the skin without leaving a single streak! And unlike a regular makeup brush, it’s designed to be held more comfortably, which explains the toothbrush-like handle.

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Transformation Tuesday…

Korean beauty products have had a great influence on the beauty market due to their superb face masks, serums, and other products, but they aren’t always easy to obtain. That is until now. Target just included a new Korean beauty brand called Peach & Lily, which is a popular Korean beauty site founded by Alicia Yoon. The official launch is on January 22nd and best of all, most of the products are under $30! One product that we’re excited about is the Pore Cleansing Blackhead Bubble Pack! This product is made with 100% natural charcoal powder, sparkling water, and small oxygen bubbles to permeate the skin and release clogged pores, and thus leaving you with a refreshing feel.

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Wear-It Wednesday…

If the fashion at the Golden Globes is an indicator of future trends, then we’re predicting that 2017 is the year to be pretty in pink! Many stars came out on the red carpet in stunning pale pink dresses that were elegant to say the least. One of the biggest standouts was Lily Collins in a delicately embroidered Zuhair Murad Couture dress. We love the illusion neckline and the small sequins and floral pattern throughout the beautiful pink tulle dress. Felicity Jones also opted for an elegant sheer pink dress complete with a black lined ruffle neckline and a bow belt to extenuate the waist. Carrie Underwood took a risk at the Golden Globes this year in a pink Iris Serban dress that also included ruffle detailing at the top but a simple sheath silhouette for the bottom.

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Throwback Thursday…

If you lived during the Kennedy years or if you’re inspired by Jackie Kennedy’s fashion, then you might be familiar with the 60’s box purse trend. And now they are back, but this time they tend to include a little flair like a pom pom keychain or studs! If you want a more classic look, take a note from Alicia Vikander who was spotted wearing a simple black box purse from Louis Vuitton and paired with a white button up dress and white strapped heels. If you want to stay more on the funky and modern side check out Fendi’s line of box purses, which include bold colors and even feathers!

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Fun Friday…

It’s official, Katy Perry is finally giving out sneak peeks for her new shoe line coming out this spring! And just as you would expect from the eccentric singer, it is full of fun colors and dream-like designs and screams Katy Perry all over it! Luckily enough, the shoes also won’t break the bank as the collection will be priced between $59 to $299. We can’t wait to see the rest of the fun and funky shoe line!

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Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

Your inner child dreams are about to come true. Clinique and Crayola just announced a collaboration for Chubby Lip Crayons that are here for a limited time! These thick tinted lip balms are color-matched with existing Clinique shades to classic Crayola colors to create a new Crayola name and logo for the packaging. For example, Clinique’s Pudgy Peony turned into the Crayola name Razzmatazz! According to Clinique’s product development director, the idea behind this exclusive line is to evoke the happiness that we used to feel as kids with a box of crayons and to now associate that connection with adulthood as you color your lips with these color sticks. But don’t wait to get your hands on the collection cause it will disappear in February!

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Transformation Tuesday…

Ever dreamed of having high-tech LED skin treatments like the celebs? Well Samsung hopes to soon make that a reality for everyone with a product called the S-Skin. Though a launch date hasn’t been announced yet, Samsung will introduce the S-Skin as well as another skincare product, the Lumini, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Showcase this month! The idea behind the S-Skin is that it will sensor redness, hydration levels, and melanin on the skin and deliver LED wavelengths to accommodate the irregularities that it detects. It is also designed to position nano tech “microneedles” to whiten, lift, and firm the skin. We’re excited to see how this will revolutionize at-home skincare!

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Wear-It Wednesday…

In 2017, it’s time to stay away from the ordinary and that starts with your tights. Instead of sticking to the classic opaque black tights, why not give your wardrobe a rough edge with fishnets? Now you’re probably thinking that fishnets are too grungy or hard to pull off, but in fact there are many ways to style it in a way that any fashion girl can wear it! For example, try pairing fishnets underneath your boyfriend jeans that include huge holes in them so that the fishnet can peek through. Or take a note from Lainy Hedaya and wear fishnet socks with a pair of black heels for an edgy lady-like look. Or forget the tights altogether and wear a fishnet top like model Aymeline Valade and pair it with a black blazer and trousers for a classy look. How would you wear fishnets?

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Throwback Thursday…

It’s time to relish in your inner Spice girl, cause the leather pants of the 90’s are officially back again! If you wanna look like a cool grunge girl, get inspired by Gigi Hadid who went for a full on 90’s look in black leather pants and a black vintage tee and paired it with a denim jacket covered in vintage logos and patches. To complete the throwback look, Gigi’s hair was tied up with a scrunchie and she wore blue colored sunglasses to top it off. Kate Upton went for a more low-key look in an all black ensemble and paired her black leather pants with a black leather moto jacket and black suede boots. Selena Gomez took the bolder route in nude colored leather pants and paired it with a white turtleneck sweater and black ankle strapped heels. How would you rock a pair of leather pants?

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Fun Friday…

We all know that Christian Louboutin is known for designing sexy stiletto heels, but have you heard about his dip into the beauty world? In addition to the existing line of lip lacquers and nail polishes, the brand is now releasing a new limited-edition line of Loubichrome Nail Colours that feature three beautiful shades: fuchsia, golden yellow, and violet. Like the other nail polishes from the brand, the cap of the bottle features the same iconic spiked stiletto look but feature a rainbow and holographic design on it this time. The colors themselves contain light-reflecting pigments that glisten in different lighting making your nails looks more luxurious than a piece of jewelry! Snag these mini bottles for just $30 each if you want to get a taste of the Louboutin life!
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Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

If you are a wine lover then you are in for a treat! The Korean beauty brand Memebox revealed functional yet adorable wine lip tints that are actually packaged in tubes that are shaped like a wine bottle! Not only are the different shades inspired by wine colors, but they actually contain a little bit of wine extract, although it’s not enough to have you feeling the effects of wine. The darker stains appear opaque on the lips while the lighter stains leave a sheer color. Prepare to break these babies out for that New Year’s kiss!

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Transformation Tuesday…

You may be popping champagne for the new year, but have you ever thought about having champagne for your face? The Leahlani Skincare brand has a skin balancing serum called the Champagne Serum that is designed to put your skin at equilibrium if you are experiencing unusual dryness, oiliness, or breakouts. If you’re wondering where the name comes from, it includes organic chardonnay seed and grape seed oil to help fight the dryness, while an assortment of teas reduce inflammation and strengthen elasticity. The mixture, or should I say cocktail, also includes lavender, rose, and chamomile to soothe the skin, which is good for those stress-related imbalances! Time to give your skin a much needed celebration!

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Wear-It Wednesday…

In 2017, we’re predicting that uncomfortable heels will be left in the past. Meet the next big shoe trend, the kitten heels! These itsy-bitsy heels are sure to keep you going throughout your day at the office or while you’re out running errands without any pain and while still looking chic! These heels are so versatile since they can easily be dressed up or down for a casual setting or for a New Year’s party! The style icons, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were spotted in kitten heels and paired it with long full-length velvet embroidered coats for a dramatic look. How would you wear the kitten heels?

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Throwback Thursday…

Remember in the 90’s when Jennifer Aniston basically lived in a black satin slip dress? Well it’s time to rejoice in the slip dress trend again because it’s here to stay! A slip dress is classic and simple and yet it can be styled to be edgy or sexy very easily. Take an edgy note from Rihanna by pairing a copper slip dress with a long white floor length fur coat, ankle strap heels and a baseball cap. Or take a sexy note from Selena Gomez and wear a maxi red hot satin slip dress with extremely minimal jewelry and heels. How would you wear the slip dress?

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Fun Friday…

Everyone knows that dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend since it saves a lot of time, but lately beauty gurus are reaching towards something a little different: Lemonhead’s Space Dust glitter dry shampoo. This isn’t your regular dry shampoo either since it’s not a spray, but more like a glittery powder that just happens to soak up grease and texturizes your hair. To create a slight shimmer all over your hair, try putting a dime size amount in your hair and spreading the glitter all throughout your roots and ends. If you want a bolder look for your New Year’s Eve party then try rocking glittery roots by sporting a parted up-do and concentrating the glitter all along the parted roots!

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Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

Storybook Cosmetics are known for their unique movie and book themed makeup and recently they announced that they will bring amazing lightsaber makeup brushes in honor of the new Star Wars film, Rogue One! Though an official image of the product hasn’t been released yet, the concept image from their Instagram account looks great already! This brand is on a roll as they just released a Harry Potter makeup palette and magic wand makeup brushes just a few months ago. We’re excited to see the official lightsabers brushes and what products they will come out with next!

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Trendy Tuesday…

Ever feel like wearing your pajamas all day? Well now you can because pajama dressing is surprisingly a strong ongoing trend in street fashion and on the runways! Full-on pajama sets have been spotted by some of the hottest celebrities this year like Selena Gomez who sported a silky navy blue and white trimmed pajama set by Derek Rose with bright red lips and red sandals. Jessica Alba wore a bold black and red floral pajama set by Dolce and Gabbana and dressed it up with a lacy black bralette and a black studded clutch. Gigi Hadid went for a formal look in her black silky pajama set topped with a black full-length coat and a bejeweled full-neck choker and thin studded ankle strap heels. How would you style this comfy trend?

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Wear-It Wednesday…

The faux fur vests are back again! Want to look chic in a fur vest but don’t know how? Try pairing the fur vest with a turtleneck sweater and wear it with black distressed jeans and ankle boots like Victoria Secret model, Taylor Hill. If you want to look professional in the workplace, take a note from fashion icon Olivia Palermo and put a faux fur vest over a blazer and pair with skinny black pants and ballet flats. If you want to wear it for a night out on the town, try pairing the faux fur vest with a long sleeved dress and suede knee-high boots. The possibilities are endless!

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Throwback Thursday…

One trend that has revived from the 70’s is the bell sleeves and it is not going anywhere! Lately the bell sleeves have become bigger and bolder and come in a wide variety of styles. One way to wear the bell sleeves for a formal occasion is by wearing it in the form of a long over the knee dress and to pair it with pointed heels for a put together look. Another way to style bell sleeves is to pair a top with an angled skirt and pumps. For a casual look, try pairing a bell sleeve top with faded cuffed jeans and short block heels or mule shoes for a classy look to stroll around in! How would you wear the bell sleeves?

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Fun Friday…

It’s official, chrome nails are predicted to be the top nail trend of 2017! And we believe it since this shiny trend screams futuristic and has been seen literally everywhere on Instagram! Not only does it come in a classic silver but chrome nails also come in almost every color imaginable. A hot color is of course the rose gold, which is declared to be the color of 2016. What kind of chrome nails would you rock?

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A Very Merry Christmas…

It’s time to break out the best possible outfit you have! Take notes from the Hollywood celebs and prepare to wow your guests in a full velvet suit! Velvet is the material of the season, so why not go out in velvet everything? Zendaya recently wore a black velvet suit from her own collection during the debut of her line and paired it with a bralette and a peeking lacy top. Cara Delevingne was spotted in a blue velvet suit and wore it with white sneakers for an offbeat look. Even men can sport this trend, as Eddie Redmayne proved also in a blue velvet suit. What’s your best holiday outfit?

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Happy holidays from all of us at Lives of Style!

Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

Kendall Jenner

Makeup Monday…

Though you can never go wrong with glittery and metallic makeup around the holidays, why not try a green makeup look instead? Lots of Youtubers have been putting out makeup tutorials that shake up the traditional holiday look. A Youtuber called Vivecatt, for example, does the traditional cat eyeliner but with a flick of green eyeshadow over the liner and with gold eyeshadow on the inner lids. Another Youtuber who goes by Madeyewlook Twice shows viewers how to do a smokey eye with a green eyeshadow palette. Check out how Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne rock their green eyeshadow look!

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Trendy Tuesday…

One trend that celebrities can’t get enough of is off-the-shoulder tops and dresses! Despite the fact that we are getting straight into the winter months, that hasn’t stopped the trend from continuing on since the summer. The best part about the off-the-shoulder trend is that it can be worn in a casual setting or in a formal setting depending on the design. Olivia Palermo sported a cotton off-the-shoulder top with puffed sleeves and cropped dark denim with pointed flats for a laid back look. Gigi Hadid on the other hand, wore a gorgeous white lace long sleeve off-the-shoulder dress for the American Music Awards for a more formal look. Emma Watson wore the trend in-between the two extremes in a white off-the-shoulder top with mesh sleeves paired with black trousers and short black heels. To rock this trend at holiday parties, try wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in velvet!

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Wear-It Wednesday….

This winter it’s all about the full length coats! And we don’t just mean a little long, but almost to the floor long! Full length coats have been seen all over the streets by celebrities and fashion bloggers alike. In 2016, everything has to be bigger, bolder, and better and that includes the coat that you wear. The great thing about a full-length coat is that it takes very little effort to bring a casual outfit like a t-shirt and jeans to a wow factor simply by throwing on a dramatic floor-length coat. Take it from Karlie Kloss and Victoria Beckham!

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Throwback Thursday…

A flashback that sends us right into the 1930’s and 40’s is the retro ruffled shirt! However unlike the traditional ruffled shirt in the heydays, modern ruffles now come in a great variety. Jaime King was spotted in a silky burgundy pajama set that had large vintage looking ruffles on the collar, the sleeves, and on the trim of the shirt. The shirt also included a navy blue neck tie detail. Nicki Minaj took the cover of Marie Claire magazine earlier this year in a suede powder blue turtle-neck top that had large ruffles as the centerpiece of the top. Another way that ruffles have been seen this year is on the sleeve from the elbow to the wrist for a flouncy look.

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Fun Friday…

Who says that cold weather accessories can’t be fun? Well Kate Spade would definitely disagree as they are known for being on the cute but daring side of fashion. Their accessories this winter are anything but boring! Their line this season includes classic bunny slippers with a Kate Spade twist, fuzzy earmuffs with a giant bow on top, and a winking beanie just to name a few. How will you accessorize this winter?

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