Calvin Klein Collection designer Francisco Costa breathed a sigh of relief when Lupita Nyong’o’s now-famed Oscar gown was found over the weekend. The pearl-encrusted stunner, reportedly worth $150,000, was swiped from the 31-year-old actress’s West Hollywood hotel a week ago.

But the drama doesn’t end there – the dress is allegedly made from faux pearls. The brand’s reaction? “Once it’s returned to us, we will be able to have the dress restored and archived, as it now represents an important moment for the brand.” Smooth move, CK.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 3, 2015

Ulyana Sergeenko, the Russian street-style sensation and couture fashion designer, is known for dressing to the nines. Her signature look combines old-world luxe with uber-feminine details. And in this week’s picks, there’s no denying she’d catch a photographer’s eye.

Most Coveted

  1. Chanel Leather Kisses Tote. This bag? It’s one for the ages. Let the artsy pattern stand out against a neutral look.
  2. IPPOLITA Rock Candy Diamond and Amethyst Earrings. So maybe you’re not a regular at the ballet or in the front row at every fashion show. You’ll still sparkle with these translucent chandelier earrings.
  3. Jimmy Choo “Avril” Pump. Rethink the ladylike trend with a bold hue. Just stick to a pointy-toed pump.
  4. Albert Nipon Satin Dress Suit. A matching dress and coat has always been a calling card for royals. Satin makes the look even more regal.


By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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March 2, 2015

We’ve been patiently waiting to trade in clunky boots and parkas for ankle-baring wedges and breezy dresses. The good news? Warmer weather is oh-so-close. While it’s not exactly time for a full-blown closet swap yet – keep the bikinis and beach towels tucked away for now – you can start making subtle switches.

Spring Style Swaps

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March 2, 2015

What do House of CardsVeep, and The Good Wife have in common? Other than the fact that we all binge-watch them, each TV show pays homage to female empowerment in an utterly stylish wayNow that they have overtaken your DVR, it’s about time they found their way into your closet. Below, we break down the one key piece to each leading lady’s look.

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Images via Netflix, HBO/Paul Schiraldi, Getty

Claire Underwood, House of Cards
First Ladies are always in the spotlight, which means impeccable style is a must. An elegant-meets-minimalist sheath dress in a neutral hue commands attention – from campaigning to press interviews – like a true shot-caller.

Selina Meyer, Veep
This Vice President shakes up Capitol Hill with form-fitting shift dresses in a host of look-at-me colors. Always adding a pop of personality, she proves that professional panache doesn’t have to be so serious.

Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
A power suit with style? This tenacious lawyer nails it every time. Flawlessly tailored and just curve-hugging enough, her blazer and pencil skirt combos intimidate in all the right ways.

Suddenly craving a little wardrobe update? Our Power Dressing: Inspired by TV’s Leading Ladies Boutique opened Friday, February 27, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 27, 2015

Sunny skies. Clear waters. Luxury bags. What unites these three things? Aside from taking up real estate on our vision boards, they’re the subjects of the new Louis Vuitton “Spirit of Travel” campaign.

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Image via WWD

The French fashion house took to the hills of St. Barths for a photoshoot featuring its new Twist bag, the classic Alma, and the Epi leather in two hot hues. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, the campaign features supermodel Liya Kebede sporting the latest from Nicolas Ghesquière’s spring/summer runway.

For those of us without a Caribbean getaway planned (sigh), take heart. In just a few months, we’ll be back at the beach drawing “LV” in the sand.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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February 26, 2015

Diane von Furstenberg and her eponymous brand have been jet-set icons since 1972. Want proof? Just flip through her Instagram. Whether she’s shown in a #TBT to her younger years or a yacht-side snap (complete with oversized shades), Diane makes dressing for any zip code look effortless. Follow her lead and head to these top three destinations – just make sure you bring along the style essentials.

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February 26, 2015

It’s not every day that a fashion blogger has a Harvard Business School case study written about her. But Chiara Ferragni, founder of The Blonde Salad, gets the university’s stamp of approval.

HBS published an in-depth look at the 27-year-old mogul, who counts a shoe line, luxury-brand partnerships, and many magazine features under her well-appointed belt. And it is paying off. Her 16-person team is projected to pull in a whopping $9 million by the end of the year.

Aspiring bloggers – it’s time to hit the books. Grab the case study ($14) and start building your own online empire.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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February 26, 2015

With snow blanketing much of the continent this month, our sweatpants are in heavier rotation than we’d like to admit. Wondering how to walk out of the house with that oh-so-fleecy feeling intact? Read up on how to style them for work, play, and the weekend.

How to Style Sweatpants

Looks via Native Fox, Song of Style, and Northern Light 

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February 25, 2015

This spring, the LWD (little white dress) is poised to be much more than simply a wedding staple. Just look to this Diane von Furstenberg sheer black-and-white lace number that is anything but bridal. Then, channel the combo from head-to-toe with these four monochrome must-haves.

Most Coveted

  1. Cameo Dress. The open racer-style back combined with black stripes along the hemline give this LWD a modern silhouette.
  2. R.J. Graziano Charm Bracelets. Look to these sweet pearl beads and locket charms for a touch of white in your wrist stack.
  3. Chanel Vintage Flap Bag. Subtle cross-stitching and black leather trim are chic updates to this classic carryall.
  4. JOIE Leather Sandal. The always-flattering ankle-strap sandal kicks it up a notch with colorblocking and a snakeskin-embossed finish.


By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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February 23, 2015

Last night marked the 87th ceremony of the Academy Awards. And for fashion lovers, the fiercest competition was on the red carpet. While Birdman may have taken home the Best Picture title, these five starlets shared the crown for Best Dressed.

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February 23, 2015