BTS: Everlane + Edible Schoolyard

by christiem on August 25, 2015 · 1 comment

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Just in time for Back to School, one of my favorite sustainable chic retailers Everlane has partnered with five esteemed chefs to create a brand-new line of chef-designed totes benefiting Edible Schoolyard NYC an organization that strives to educate the city’s public-school kids about healthy eating, cooking, the seed-to-table movement and more.

The gorgeous grey canvas totes each sport a slogan from one of the five chefs that puts a unique foodie spin on Everlane’s slogan, “Know your factories”.

Everlane’s slogan is all about knowing where your clothing is produced, the integrity of the workplace and real costs.

The Edible Schoolyard campaign expands this philosophy to knowing where the ingredients in your food come from.

The bags also include one of the renowned cook’s recipes so that customers will be inspired to march directly to their local farmers market.

The totes retail for $45 and are made of durable, nylon-lined coated canvas, Everlane is donating all profits ($20 per tote) in an effort to raise $50,000 for Edible Schoolyard NYC so the organization can continue teaching kids about healthy food, gardening, and cooking.

Chef April Bloomfield of Spotted Pig NYC- “Know Your Pig”

Chef Camille Becerra of Navy NYC- “Know Your Sole”

Chef Ignacio Mattos of Estella NYC- “Know Your Edibles”

Chef Nick Anderer of Marta NYC- “Know Your Dough”

Chef Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery San Francisco- “Know Your Grains”

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Steal the Style: Scream Queens

by christiem on August 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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Just 1 month to go until all hell breaks loose-the much anticipated premier of FOX’s new series Scream Queens on September 22.

For those of you living under a rock..lol..and haven’t heard about the new to-die-for series here is FOX’s brief:

“The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”). Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”).  But when anti-Kappa DEAN CATHY MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.    SCREAM QUEENS has an all-star cast, including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (“Glee”), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Zombieland,” “August: Osage County”), Nasim Pedrad (“Mulaney,” “Saturday Night Live”), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Skyler Samuels (“American Horror Story: Coven”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”), newcomer Billie Lourd (Carrie Fisher’s aka Princess Leia’s Daughter), Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages”), Glen Powell (“The Expendables 3”), Lucien Laviscount (“Episodes”), Niecy Nash (“Getting On,” “The Soul Man”), pop superstar and actor Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”) and Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande.”

Don’t expect it to be all mysterious murders and teen drama—this isn’t Pretty Little Liars- it’s just as funny as it is creepy. Oh, and to up the “something different” ante the characters actually die on this show in fact a character will be killed off in EVERY SINGLE EPISODE!

Costume designer Lou Eyrich (Emmy Award winner and the fashion guru behind American Horror Story) delivers costumes that pop with bubblegum color, play with Chanel-esc boucle-like texture and kill it with to-die-for on-trend fashions.

According to InStyle “The cast wears everything from FOREVER 21 to CHANEL.  Designer duds weren’t in the costume budget, but Eyrich did wrangle a few vintage Chanel pieces for none other than Chanel Oberlin. ‘Emma Roberts’s character gets to wear more Chanel because she’s the peacock of the group and has to really stand out,’ says Eyrich. ‘But we definitely mixed high and low pieces. Ariana Grande’s character wears a lot of Nasty Gal and House of CB London. Abigail Breslin wears Phillip Lim and Rag & Bone. I shopped a lot at Urban Outfitters, Madewell, and Forever 21 for Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer.”

If you have any doubt that this series will be at the top of the fashion trend game just take one look at Emma Robert’s character Chanel’s on screen closet!

SCREAM QUEENS: The Chanels closet on SCREAM QUEENS premiering September 2015 on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Steve Dietl/FOX

Drool.

A few preview images have been released and I have scoured the web to find out where you can steal the Scream Queens Style before it sells out.

Let’s Shop!

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Above Ariana Grande is wearing Kate Spade New York Sequin Tweed A Line Dress.  

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Above Lea Michelle wear A-Lab Cosmic Cat Scoop Neck T-shirt

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Above Emma Roberts wears Marciano Lula Faux Fur Jacket (the pink Furla sweetie bag and H&M skirt are already sold out)

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Scream Queens Premiers September 22 on FOX!

Images from the Scream Queens Courtesy of Fox.

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Fall Preview: TOPSHOP

by christiem on August 22, 2015 · 1 comment

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Yesterday I attended a Fall Preview party at TOPSHOP where I got a first hand look (and feel) of their Fall 2015 collection.

Known for on-trend affordable high-street fashions TOPSHOP’s Fall collection did not disappoint.

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The collection has three layers:

1. Laid Back Sporty pieces such as bomber jackets, Gwen Stefani a la 1990s esc crop mock turtlenecks, flannel shirts, joggers, ultra soft sweaters and loose boyfriend tees.

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2. Full On Glamour such a leopard print and candy colored faux-furs,  trench coats, dusters, lux faux leather skirts and bring on the bling statement necklaces.

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3. 70s Babe.  A-line suede and denim skirts, suede vests and crop tops, chunky heels, blanket coats, shirt dresses and strategically placed fringe.

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My personal preference is to shake the trends up a bit and combine one with another!  A Fall Fashion Mash-up.

A little 70s Babe Glamour with a Suede Crop Top and Faux Leather Pencil Skirt

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or a little Laid Back 70s Babe with a denim A-line skirt and flannel shirt

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However you choose to pair them TOPSHOP has some must-have Fall pieces that are sure to become your go-to’s this season!

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Sneaky Ways to Hide your Roots

by christiem on August 21, 2015 · 0 comments

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It’s the week BEFORE your salon visit and those roots are making a statement- a statement you don’t want anyone to hear.

Noticeable roots can put a damper on your whole look and leave you feeling downright drab but there is no need to hide out under a hat.

I have devised four sneaky ways that I use to hide my roots until my next salon visit:

1. Hair Touch Up Pens and Gels.  It’s like a Sharpie for your hair and allows you to “color in” rogue grey hairs that appear and let you target the exact areas you want to hide. They  come in several shades, so you have the flexibility of choosing as close to your hair color as possible and it will stay put until your next wash.  I have tried powders, pens, root mascaras and temporary sprays but my favorite root touch up is from B the Product: B. Inked Touched Up Color Stick.  It’s mess free, easy to use and hides those roots like a boss!

2. Invest in headbands.  Wearing headbands is a great way to hide your roots. They’re inexpensive and they come in virtually every pattern, size and color PLUS there are a ton of creative ways to wear them.  Go bold with a single thick headband or try placing multiple skinny headbands together to create a layered look!  Either way bye bye roots!

3. Twist Scarves.  I love these.  Great for changing up your look and the perfect solution for pesky roots or hair that’s gone 1 day past when you should have washed it- you dirty girl.

4. Messy Waves- roughed-up messy waves help with keeping those roots on the down-low. The more you can get your hair off of your scalp, the better. More lift at the roots makes color irregularities harder to see. Since greasy and even second-day hair sometimes falls flat, use dry shampoo to build body and soak up oil. As an added bonus, dry shampoo is great for creating root-camouflaging texture!

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Melissa McCarthy Seven7

August 18, 2015

There has been a recent surge in celebrity clothing lines- Ellen DeGeneres’ ED Collection and GAP Kids Capsule collection, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James collection and now funny gal Melissa McCarthy has thrown her stylish hat into the fashion brand ring. This week Melissa McCarthy’s Seven7 collection made it’s debut at retailers across the country including Nordstrom, […]

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Fall Preview: SuitSupply Goes Full Gent

August 15, 2015

This week one of my favorite mens sartorial street retailers SuitSupply released a preview of their Fall Collection and it’s everything a mens collection should be. Taking inspiration from the late 60’s and early ‘70s it brings to mind visions of iconic Pirelli Calendar photos and the movies of Russ Meyer. “This cool yet sultry atmosphere sets […]

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May the Force be with Your Makeup

August 13, 2015

Attention beauty geeks and makeup nerds I have a collaboration that is going to send you into orbit! On September 4th CoverGirl is releasing a limited edition Star Wars-themed collection that features The Force Awakens logo and Jedi and Sith-inspired palettes in celebration of the new Star Wars Film The Force Awakens. “The collection, along with […]

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Show How you Feel

August 9, 2015

I have been on a hardcore, calorie counting, absolutely no fun, margarita-less mission to drop some weight. I hate it.  I hate dieting.  You always have to be “that” pain in the ass person when you go out to dinner.  The one that can’t find anything on the menu and that everyone rolls their eyes […]

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Fall Preview: Capes

August 3, 2015

Last Fall trendsetters and street-stylers around the globe avoided sleeves by draping jackets over their shoulders. For Fall 2015 designers have taken that trend one step further with the cape. Capes swept across the Fall 2015 runways.   It seems almost every designer had their own version.  From Burberry to Lanvin and Chloe designers proclaimed […]

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Kate Spade’s Purr-fect New Collection

July 30, 2015

Even though I’m a dog lover, I can’t help but think Kate’s Spade’s new FW15 Cat’s Meow Collection is absolutely Purr-fect. The collection features beautiful shades of lapis blue, glossy black and an anything but mousy grey with pops of powdery pink combined with the quirky wit we have come to expect from Kate Spade. With everything from ballerina […]

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