If you thought Lady Gaga’s red-carpet entrances were OMG-worthy, they’re nothing compared to her epic Valentine’s Day. The singer’s boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, popped the question on February 14, after he had already showered her with a truly enviable rose bouquet.

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The pop star said yes to Taylor and a heart-shaped diamond stunner, posting a photo of her new bling on Instagram yesterday. Post-proposal, the pair celebrated their good news at Joanne Trattoria, the NYC Italian restaurant owned by Gaga’s family.

With a history of head-turning ensembles, we can’t wait to see her over-the-top wedding gown. (And more importantly, which lucky designer gets to create it.) Now the only question is, how do we score an invite?

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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February 17, 2015

For sturdier tights: Three quick steps prep a new pair of tights for long-lasting wear. Run them under water and squeeze out the excess liquid. Put them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Let them warm to room temperature and slip them on.

For salt stains on clothing: Don’t despair if sidewalk salt covers the back of your pants. Soak a clean rag with one part white vinegar to two parts water. Treat each stain and then pat dry.

For too-long black skinnies: Need a shorter hemline but want to avoid a trip to the tailor? Take advantage of your knee crease, grabbing the fabric and pulling upward to fold over until you hit the desired length.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 17, 2015

Trendsetting probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Oval Office. But some surprising brands have become iconic thanks to their presidential ties. While Michelle Obama is committed to up-and-coming talent, we’re turning our attention to three style standbys made popular by America’s executive suite.

Presidential Style

Brooks Brothers
This men’s clothier has a deep-rooted American history. It gifted Abraham Lincoln a custom coat, outfitted World War I troops, and has supported stateside manufacturing. Not to mention, 39 out of 44 sitting Presidents have worn the label.

Jack Rogers
That signature whipstitched leather sandal? It was inspired by none other than Jackie Kennedy. Following an early-60s Italian vacation, the impeccably stylish First Lady asked a Palm Beach cobbler to recreate her favorite vacation-ready shoe.

Oscar de la Renta
This Dominican-born designer managed to dress an impressive roster of first ladies. His inauguration gowns for Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush made headlines, but his hue-happy skirt suits added a touch of whimsy to Capitol Hill–style throughout his fifty-year career.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 16, 2015

The most stylish room in the White House? The First Lady’s closet, of course. With an agenda that spans galas to press events, her wardrobe has to be ready for it all. Take a cue from every fashionable FLOTUS with three looks that work both on and beyond Pennsylvania Avenue.

FLOTUS Style

The On-the-Go Outfit
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n ensemble-making dress is essential for last-minute appearances and interviews. Mimic Michelle Obama’s polish with a fit-and-flare number that commands attention on any podium.

The Ball Gown
Dressing up is fun for everyone, including America’s leading lady. And no one does it better in the gala department than Laura Bush. Just channel her elegant style with a floor-sweeping gown in a rich jewel tone for your next black-tie event.

The Off-Duty Look
All work and no play? Negative – even FLOTUS gets a vacation. Take a cue from Jackie O. and rock your brightest dress with a pair of boardwalk-ready sandals. Palm Beach, here you come.

Now exercise your constitutional right to shop. Our Make It Your Own: Iconic First Lady Style Boutique opened Monday, February 16, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 16, 2015

Marissa Webb is having a nonstop week. Juggling her own label with a side gig as the creative drive behind Banana Republic, she’s showing two Fall 2015 collections. (No biggie, right?) And with all eyes on her menswear-inspired aesthetic, Marissa continues to churn out ultra-wearable looks. Yesterday, we spoke backstage at her Made Fashion Week show about runway prep, her influences, and key fall silhouettes.

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February 13, 2015

When it comes to matters of the heart, fashion ranks high on our list. So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are three romantic looks that tugged at our heartstrings this week.

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1. Natalie Portman defined elegance for the Knight of Cups premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. She walked the red carpet in a custom velvet and taffeta Lanvin creation.

2. Elizabeth Banks was dressed for a real-life fairy tale in a ruby Elie Saab gown at the Love & Mercy premiere, also at the Berlin International Film Festival.

3. Keira Knightley disguised her baby bump in a sweet Giambattista Valli floral and tulle dress at the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards in London.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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February 13, 2015

The Big Apple is buzzing every day of the year, but come February and September, that on-the-go crowd becomes an impeccably dressed one. You guessed it: New York Fashion Week is in town. And the magic isn’t limited to the catwalk and backstage bustle. Here we’ve mapped out 10 notable places to live the stylish life. Read up and print out.

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February 12, 2015

Are white ponytails and sunglasses the next big trend for kids? Karl Lagerfeld just announced that his eponymous label will debut a children’s line next year. The designer plans to outfit newborns through 16-year-olds, making schoolyards everywhere the new street-style destination.

Something tells us the fashion legend’s godson (and Chanel catwalk frequenter), Hudson Kroenig, may have been the inspiration behind this idea. All that’s left for Karl to do is break into the kitty couture market. Choupette-inspired collars, anyone?

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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February 12, 2015

Dried Herb. Reflecting Pond. Cashmere Rose. The vibe of Pantone’s top hues for Fall 2015? Overwhelmingly 70s. And this clashing mix is totally reminiscent of the psychedelic yet nature-focused decade.

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Dusty swatches like Stormy Weather, golden Oak Buff, and rich Marsala are paired with tropical Biscay Bay, striking Cadmium Orange, and jewel-toned Amethyst Orchid. But the reasoning behind the picks is not all disco balls and groovy hair.

Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman told WWD that the era’s societal climate mirrors our own. She notes emerging from a recession and an interest in the preservation of nature as links to the 70s. Of the varied hues, our own Fashion Director Jackie (one of Pantone’s Influencers) adds, “Without the classics, a wardrobe can’t be built. But without a little color chaos, a wardrobe can’t come to life.”

I can’t wait to see how designers interpret this palette into their collections. Pin-straight Marcia Brady locks coming down the runways? I’m all for it.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2015

For me, the upcoming live-action release of Cinderella is already a dream come true. So when I heard about Disney’s new shoe collaboration, I had to actually pinch myself.

The fairytale filmmaker recently asked nine designers to create their own versions of the iconic glass slipper. Meaning? You can call Stuart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, and Salvatore Ferragamo your new Prince Charmings.

In early March, you’ll find the official collaboration at fine retailers around the world. For now, peek at the shimmering sketches. (And give your fairy godmother a heads-up.)

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2015