Snap a Selfie & Win a Freebie from Marc Jacobs

Last February, Marc Jacobs created a pop-up shop, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, which allowed visitors to pay for merchandise with a social currency of sorts: a tweet or Instagram post with the hashtag #MJDaisyChain. Well, the promotion was such a success (who wouldn’t want free swag?) that the label has decided to launch another Twitter-based giveaway.

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This time around, however, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop is moving from a brick-and-mortar store to a mobile-only platform. And they’re doing it with the help of Chitter – an app that allows users to unlock deals from nearby businesses by performing small social-based tasks, such as tweeting a bar selfie in exchange for a free drink. Marc Jacobs’s new campaign will work similarly. Participants will have to first download Chitter on their iPhone® or Android device, then open up the Marc Jacobs giveaway. From there, they’ll post a selfie to Twitter in order to win a free bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy. The catch? Only the most creative posts will win.

BRB. Off to practice my selfie face.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 3, 2014

Au Revoir: Peter Copping to Leave Nina Ricci

As Nina Ricci’s artistic director, Peter Copping is known for his feminine dresses and ladylike silhouettes. But yesterday, WWD confirmed that after five years with the famed French fashion house, he’ll be stepping down from his post.

The talented designer, who previously held a position at Louis Vuitton, is rumored to be heading to Oscar de la Renta. And according to rumblings within the fashion world, Guillame Henry, former creative director at Carven, may be Peter’s replacement at Nina Ricci.

As of now, it appears there are no hard feelings. In fact, Ralph Toledo, the president of Ricci’s parent company, spoke very kindly of Peter in a statement thanking him for “his commitment to Nina Ricci and his contribution to the legacy of the house.”  Ralph added that “His vision has been a major factor in the re-launch of the brand. We wish him all the best for the continuation of his career.”

So, which rumors are true? We won’t know for awhile – and until then, you can bet all eyes will be on Peter. And I personally can’t wait to see what happens next.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 3, 2014

Stuart Weitzman’s Fall Campaign Is All About Boots

Poppy Delevingne (Cara’s equally stunning big sister) and Dylan Penn breathe fresh air into the term “biker babe” in Stuart Weitzman’s fall campaign. With fashion It girl Julia Restoin Roitfeld in the director’s seat, the video takes on a sepia-toned 60s vibe as the blondes ride on bikes and in vintage cars.

In a behind-the-scenes clip, Julia said she was inspired by vintage Playboy magazine layouts, piecing together different angles of the two models. But the main focus? Boots – including suede over-the-knee and buckled moto styles.

With a remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” playing in the background, I’m totally dreaming of tagging along in a matching pair of thigh-high boots.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 2, 2014

Fresh Palette: Pantone’s Spring 2015 Color Report

Sure, rich jewel tones and a tapestry of dark hues are dominating our fall wardrobes – but Pantone’s just-released Spring 2015 color report has me looking toward sunnier days. With fashion month wrapping up this week in Paris, the color authority has analyzed the runway shows and pulled ten swatches to sum up the season’s collections. Blues and sunset shades are the focus – led by the cool Aquamarine – with soft neutrals to support.

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In the report, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman describes the palette: “Soft cool hues blended with subtle warm tones create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”

In addition to Aquamarine, blues reminiscent of a dreamy pool were highlighted. Scuba Blue is tropical, Lucite Green has a soothing feel, and Classic Blue is a deep contrast to the lighter shades. Neutrals include Toasted Almond, not unlike a sandy beach, and Glacier Gray, a blank canvas for bright colors. Rounding off the list are Strawberry Ice and Tangerine on the vivid end of the spectrum, with Custard and Marsala serving as strong anchors.

Come spring, there will be a hue for every mood – and building off the unusual color combos trend, all these picks play well togehter.

Read more at pantone.com.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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September 30, 2014

First Look: Amal Alamuddin’s Many Bridal Outfits

This weekend, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding in Venice, Italy was one for the books. Not only did Amal manage to snap up one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, but she did it with pre- and post-ceremony outfits that rival the looks at fashion week.

We’re guessing it took a small army to carry her wardrobe bags. Amal wore a black and white Dolce & Gabanna dress for the first round of canal boating on Friday, an all-over lace Giambattista Valli couture dress for another casual boating trip, a stunning Alexander McQueen red gown for a Friday night dinner, and a simple and super-chic Stella McCartney trouser suit for the civil ceremony. Yep, that’s a lot of designer fashion.

If her wedding dress is anything like the aforementioned looks, it’s going to be epic. The one thing we do know? It was designed by Oscar de la Renta. Cue the anticipation.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier Goes Out with a Bang

Known for his theatrical runways and bold styles, Jean Paul Gaultier finished his reign of ready-to-wear in true JPG fashion, with an over-the-top, pageant-inspired runway show.

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Two weeks ago, Jean Paul announced that he would be giving up his ready-to-wear line to focus solely on couture. His last show, dubbed “Miss Jean Paul Gaultier,” was held during Paris Fashion Week on Saturday. Models were decked out in dramatic makeup, glitter, and sky-high 80s hair. The catwalk – surrounded by popcorn, champagne, and confetti – featured some of the French designer’s most famous looks alongside those belonging to his newest and final Spring 2014 collection.

So who took the crown of Miss Jean Paul Gaultier? None other than model Coco Rocha, following her win with a staged tumble down the stairs. Would we expect anything less? Absolutely not. I mean, this is the guy that once opened his show with a full-fledged Irish step dance. And for that, we’ll miss him dearly.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Looks from September 21 to 27

EACH WEEK, OUR FASHION EDITOR DECIDES WHO DESERVES TOP HONORS

 

Trends like nautical accents, florals, and brights – typically associated with the warmer season – are becoming more prevalent year-round. Check out how these celebs created versatile looks that are just right for right now.

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1. Chloë Grace Moretz chose asymmetric stripes in warm hues and a sailor-inspired skirt, both from Kenzo, to craft the perfect fall nautical look at AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series for her new movie, The Equalizer. 

2. Reese Witherspoon wore a floral number from the Christian Dior Resort 2015 collection at the Nashville premiere of The Good Lie. To take the runway number from resort to fall, the actress wore a version with sleeves and a darker, moodier palette.

3. Kerry Washington paired a sunshine yellow Giles Deacon dress with perfect plum accessories, including the clutch she designed for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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September 26, 2014

Just Sold: The Second Most Expensive Birkin Ever

Some people spend $185,000 on a house. But one ambitious bidder shelled out the same amount for an Hermès Birkin.

Sold through Heritage Auction in Los Angeles, this particular bag puts ordinary $7,000 Birkins to shame. Made of matte Himalayan Nilo Crocodile – meant to evoke images of the Himalayan mountains – the bag features 18-karat white gold hardware and 245 diamonds (a whopping 9.84 carats total).

The only bag to top this one’s price on the auction block was a red crocodile Birkin that went for $203,150 in 2011.

Looks like I should start saving for that dream home – er, I mean bag.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 26, 2014

Essentially British: How to Get the Refined Look

You already adore tea time and English bulldogs. Now pull these L.K.Bennett pieces from across the pond for an ensemble that is classically British and undeniably elegant.

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1. We’d argue that this flattering sheath dress in an artsy bouquet print is royally approved.

2. A structured red bag? As iconic as a London telephone booth. Petite and polished, this one has enough room to stow away necessities (including cat eye shades and lipstick, of course).

3. Navy patent pumps quickly elevate any look and keep you comfortable on your feet.

Grab these and other ladylike essentials in our L.K.Bennett Boutique, which opens Friday, September 26, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor 

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September 25, 2014

Look Closely: This Suit Is Actually a Onesie

In the expansive world of men’s tailored clothing, it’s understandable that deciding what to wear can be quite daunting. So what’s a guy to do? Hire a personal shopper? Could be pricey. Locate a suit that slips on like a pair of kids’ footie pajamas? Yes, unfortunately, that could be a real option soon, and it’s called the Suitsy. DETAILS has the lowdown.

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It may look like a suit jacket and slacks with a white button-down, but really the Suitsy is a one-piece bodysuit – complete with concealed zipper. Supposedly it’s as comfortable as your pajamas.

Creator Jesse Herzog calls his new product a “revolution” in menswear. And on the Betabrand Think Tank website, over 1,200 people agree with him. Fortunately, DETAILS contributor Max Berlinger does not. “Novel? Yes, sure. Funny? Totally. But an actual alternative to, you know, just wearing a damn suit? I’m not so convinced,” he says. “I mean, is this actually that much more comfortable than just wearing your standard two-piece? And think of the possible embarrassment of being found out as a Suitsy-wearer. In the DETAILS office you’d be judged—and mocked—accordingly.”

We couldn’t agree more, Max. Men of the world: Either wear a suit or don’t. Leave the bodysuits to the ladies, please and thank you.

Read more at details.com.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 24, 2014