If you haven't discovered this yet - creating a seating chart can be hellish. After vexing over seating arrangements for several hours (and possibly shedding a few tears), you'll definitely want to display your finished product with some finesse. We've scoured Pinterest and all of our favorite wedding blogs for inspired escort board ideas, and we've rounded them up for you right here! (more…)
Your escort board may be one of the last things you do before the wedding, so if you've already blown your budget -- here's a super-cheap way to make one: use clothespins! The natural wood clothespins work perfectly for a rustic-themed wedding (give them a refined look by using 90-100 lb Crane's paper for the cards themselves), or painted pins work for colorful spring and summer weddings. The best part is that you can buy them in bulk (up to 50!) for $5 or $6 per pack. Shop now: (more…)
Throughout Fashion Week, we saw a ton of socks with sandals. At first we were doubtful--it reminded us of being a little kid, wearing white lacy socks with saddle shoes. But when even the New York Times got behind the trend, we have to admit, done well--with grey knit tights or thin wool socks (i.e. not with white tube socks), it looks kind of cool, and admittedly fashion forward. If you're not ready to experiment, feel free to sit this trend out, but we've found this cute pair of rustic looking leather sandals below that remind us of the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection coming out this fall. Since we're sick of winter, we think we're going to try it. These chunky leather Lucky Brand Kisa sandals ($98) are a good way to get a head start on the trend without spending a ton. We suggest trying these with Banana Republic grey knit tights ($15) , and if you're really feeling gutsy, try a thin pair trouser socks pushed down ever so slightly. By fall, we're willing to bet there will be even more converts--and you'll have been the first gutsy one in your circle to try the trend. (more…)
It's Monday, we could all use some good news: Andre Leon Talley and Grace Coddington will celebrate the Tuesday release of The September Issue DVD among fashion mortals at New York City's Barnes and Noble in Union Square. On Thursday, these Vogue staffers will answer questions from attendees about the film, and their relationship with famed icy editirix Anna Wintour. See how you can get the high-end designers clothes in the pages of Vogue for less in our guide to online sample sales. [The Thread] J.Crew's going global. Come May, the brand we love will be sold on Net-A-Porter, which ships to 140 countries. Talk about a power couple. [WWD] (more…)
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Embellished Tights February can feel like a rut month fashion wise; it's too cold to dig out your favorite spring clothes, but your winter ensembles are starting to feel stale. One way to freshen up your wardrobe is with embellished tights a trend picked up by luxe designers and stylish celebs. Marchesa magically made a full leg tattoo look elegant, while Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton and Custo Barcelona added trippy textured prints to draw attentions to the legs. Here are four less expensive, but no less unique options for embellished tights. For a sultry nighttime look, try faux tattoo tights by Christina Audigier ($44). Let the surprise back flower detailing be the focus of the outfit and pair the tights with a simple one tone dress. (more…)
Lotion really does a body good--it makes skin feel softer and more supple instantly. But on days when maybe you've hit the snooze button a few extra times, lathering up your body with lotion after a shower isn't exactly feasible. Which is why I'm loving Olay's Total Effects body wash. (more…)
1. Alexander McQueen conducted his last interview with British boutique Matches six days before his death. The unabridged version of the interview will appear in Matches' Spring/Summer 2010 magazine. If you are fiending for more McQueen, go see our tribute to the inspiring designer. [Grazia] 2. Ebay is really getting in on the high fashion game. will become more fashion focused with the launch of their own online sample sales in March, and the creation of an online outlet mall in the U.S. The e-tailer also plans on doing more capsule collections with designers similar to their collaborations with Narciso Rodriguez and Norma Kamali. Check out Rodriguez's recently released capsule collection for eBay, which still has a few pieces for sale. [WWD] (more…)
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