Happy 7th Birthday Lives of Style!


Broadcast TV show Lives of Style was launched 7 years ago, emanating from CEO,

Host & Co-Executive Producer Elisabeth Laurence’s journalistic coverage of “the best of the best” in the world in runway, fashion, beauty, style and lifestyle. Joined by Co-Executive Producer Erin Laurence Shapiro, Elisabeth and the Lives of Style team, created a new form of fashion television, admixing high style and New York and Paris  runway coverage with backstage behind-the-scenes and in-depth interviews of designers, celebrities, models and luminaries. The broadcast TV show airs in a fast-paced, exciting and music-driven format. Lives of Style became an insider’s guide–a must-see for everyone. Airing first on KRON TV San Francisco, then on KCAL Los Angeles–the show is now poised to expand to broadcast in more US markets and to expand it’s web segments as well. Check out www.livesofstyle.com and Twitter, Facebook Instagram.



Throwback Thursday…


The revival of the 80’s doesn’t stop at street clothing. The style is following fashion icons all the way to the beach! The infamous high-waisted and hip bone revealing bikinis and one-piece swimsuits are unapologetically back in a huge way. The high cut is flattering for those who want to lengthen their figure since it elongates the legs. Celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski are among the many style influencers sporting the trend all over social media, and other fashion bloggers have followed suit. Are you sporting the high cut 80’s swimsuit this summer?




Photos: Panjury, Instyle, Yahoo Style Canada

Met Gala


Last night fashion’s A-List held their “Fashion Academy Awards” as the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors to many of the world’s most famous celebrities in fashion, entertainment and the arts. The theme this year for the annual fundraiser was Japanese designer, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between.” Kawakubo–with her avant garde label, Comme des Garcons, has been on a quest throughout her career to defy norms in fashion –as seen in her 1997 collection, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body,” which features skin-tight dresses with unusual padded lumps. One of the standout looks of the night was worn by Rihanna –who was one of the few guests to follow the theme more literally — in a Comme des Garcons dress that featured layers of patterned fabric with a notorious lump on the side. As co-chair of the event, Katy Perry didn’t disappoint in an all-red ensemble by Maison Margiela, complete with a floor-length veil that covered her face. The color paid homage to the “Roses and Blood” collection by Kawakubo in 2014. What are your favorite avant garde looks from the Met Gala?



Source: New York Times, CNN
Photos: Popsugar, Fashion Magazine

Monday Madness…

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Sneakers are always a “must-have” for spring and summer–and even into fall. And for you “sneaker fans” out there, Gucci just released–now in stores–a customizable line of their infamous Ace sneakers! The new sneaker line has an option to affix patches that can be switched to fit your mood. The patches include playful images from animal faces to pineapples. The fashion house also launched a high-top version for a sportier look. How would you wear the customizable Gucci Ace sneaker?




Source: Who What Wear
Photos: Where To Get, High Snobiety, Hypebeast

Louis Vuitton ARTXFASH

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Louis Vuitton is admixing fine art and cool fashion in collaboration with artist Jeff Koons. The partnership–resulting in the new 51 piece Louis Vuitton “Masters” accessories line, reportedly was orchestrated by Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, and features iconic art–such as the Mona Lisa, or works by Titian and Fragonard, the handbags.
Vuitton claims the new line is “opening the museum to the world, and will promote followers to “experience the Old Masters in novel ways.” And since Koons is most famously known for his inflatable animal art installations, featured at The Broad–in Los Angeles, the line will also include bunny keychains, at his initials–in the Louis Vuitton monogram font–on the body of the bag, along with LV. Starting today, the collaboration will be featured in select Louis Vuitton stores, in addition to a pop-up in New York City.

Which item is your favorite from the Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton line?



Source: Refinery29
Photos: Tom and Lorenzo, Viva Glam Magazine

Hair Damage: Get it Fixed and Look Gorgeous!

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Relying on too many high-heat styling tools, over-bleaching strands, or not using the correct hair products can damage the health of your hair.

Michael Canalé, “Celebrity Hair Colourist to the Stars”—known for creating knock-out, natural hues that are celebrity-worthy, is also a maestro at bringing distressed hair back to health.

Our Lives of Style Hair Colouring Expert: Michael Canalé, answers some of your questions this week and you will want to follow his sage advice—which will ensure you shine this summer.

Lives of Style: What can you do if a styling tool burns your hair and ends of your hair are fried?

Michael: First, you have to trim the length to match it up at the ends. You can also use my conditioner—Canalé SOFTEN, and also use Canalé NOURISH—my Vitamin Thickening Foam.

SOFTEN—the conditioner, contains a blend of natural oils and protective anti-oxidants—that is specially formulated to restore hair shine and luster, reducing breakage and bringing your best color to life.

NOURISH—the topical vitamin thickening foam, contains a high-levels of essential vitamins and nutrients that help to improve fullness, cuticle integrity and strength and works from the cuticle layer as promotes vibrant, natural hair growth. So you are really addressing the inside and outside of the hair.

One important thing to remember when using the vitamin thickening foam is that it is important to place it at your roots and not on the outer hair shaft, so that it can work at the cuticle layer.

I also recommend using my shampoo–CLEANSE, by Canalé, as it allows the foam to get to the follicle layer. The shampoo restores hair with natural cleansing agents, formulated to bring out color while extending the longevity of the pigment.

Lives of Style: For people who have over bleached how do you bring them back to normal? How do you protect the hair from getting over-processed?

Michael: You have to build the hair back up layer by layer as if you are creating a painting. You are essentially “creating a color.” For an example, I might use a warm golden color and then to build it up I might layer a golden brown over that—and then I might do another lighter golden highlight over that.

We have to put a foundation of color into the hair. I apply it to the root area of the hair—and then I can make it work beautifully. To create a natural, radiant hair color, I need to blend the color I’m creating with the original root color—and then it looks amazing.

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Throwback Thursday…

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Though denim on denim sounds like a tacky flashback from the early 2000’s, there is a chic way to still wear it in 2017. Thanks to Maje’s denim capsule collection, the double denim look doesn’t have to include a jean shirt with jean pants. Instead the collection includes versatile pieces that uses color blocking and patchwork of different denim shades on skirts, culottes, dresses, and jumpsuits! We are loving style blogger Chriselle Lim’s take on the trend with the Maje collection in the Valda two-tone denim jacket and the Jabla denim flared skirt. She also rocked the Patim sleeveless jumpsuit! How would you take on the denim on denim trend?




(Photos: Chriselle Factor, Instagram)

Wear-It Wednesday…

Chaos Magazine

Tired of wearing neutrals all the time? Well according to street style icons, wearing bold colors for every piece of your outfit can still be pulled off, as long as they are all part of the same color scheme. Something that has been trending lately is the mixing of colorful pieces that are in similar shades. This trend has often been referred to as tonal dressing or monochromatic dressing, and we are about to see it everywhere this spring and summer. So for example, if you are wearing a mint green dress, then pair it with a mint blue purse and white shoes to coordinate with the pale and cool color scheme. If you need ideas, just take a look at Solange Knowles’ fierce, red outfit from Paris fashion week that is giving us major inspiration! Are you ready to take on the monochromatic trend?



Source: Who What Wear
Photos: Chaos Magazine, Jssirite, Her Campus



Trendy Tuesday…

Wendy's Lookbook

Ruffles have undeniably been going strong as one of the top trends of the year. However, not only has it appeared as detailing on off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, but it has also appeared on shoes! Which likely means that it will be one of the top shoe trends of the summer. Something that we love about the ruffle accent on sandals, slides, and mules is that it adds a very feminine touch in an unusual way. If you ‘re looking to add some ruffles on your feet, check out brands like Loeffler Randall, or even major retailers like Zara and Urban Outfitters.


(Photos: Wendy’s Lookbook, Style Blueprint, Jemerced)




Monday Madness…

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Forget the florals for spring. Try something unique and fresh like bold geometric prints, watercolor prints, animal prints, or even patterned graphic art! The key to staying away from the classic florals and stripes is to ease into it by incorporating one piece of bold prints with a muted piece, like a zebra print blouse with a black pencil skirt. One designer that is fully onboard with the bold and colorful patterns is Ellen Van Dusen who is known for her Dusen Dusen line, which of course includes a wide range of interesting abstract prints. And best part is, none of the pieces from her line will make you look like a crazy pattern lady since they are all chic and wearable.




Source: Who What Wear
Photos: Calivintage, Pinterest



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