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.

Oscars Best Dressed

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February 23, 2015

New York Fashion Week allows style lovers from all walks of life to showcase their wardrobe – and celebs are no exception. Check out a few of our front-row favorites from the past week.

Best Dressed

1. Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at Lincoln Center in a sleeveless plaid coat over a pale pink dress, adding olive-green accessories for an interesting twist.

2. Dianna Agron was picture-perfect in head-to-toe Carolina Herrera at the designer’s Fall 2015 show.

3. Beyoncé took her seat in the much-talked-about front row at the Kanye West x adidas Originals show in a bold look by HARBISON.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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February 20, 2015

As NYFW comes to a close, you’re likely itching to try every Fall 2015 trend (without breaking the bank). The key? Shopping your own closet. See how we’re styling four off-the-runway looks right now using pieces already in our wardrobes.

NYFW Turtlenecks

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February 19, 2015

Following Pantone’s lead, an eclectic color palette has paraded down the New York Fashion Week runways this past week. The main takeaway? Everyday neutrals have been punched up with soft brights and pastels. Yep, the hues you’re stocking up on for spring will transition right into next fall.

Fall 2015 Color Combos at NYFW

Classic Combos
Say hello to the usual suspects. Winter white, rich navy, and camel all took their turns anchoring looks on the runway. Midnight shades were spotted on timeless coats at Oscar de la Renta and Kendall Jenner opened Diane von Furstenberg in a white wrap dress, while camel suede further cemented the season’s 70s revival.

Lively Complements
Pastels and brights serve as ladylike partners for those tried-and-true neutrals. But come fall, they move beyond mint and lavender. Marigold and peach tones (perfectly paired at J.Crew) are your fast-pass to making a statement without going overboard.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 18, 2015

What do you get when you give a GoPro camera to a 6-foot-tall supermodel during New York Fashion Week? An inside look at the life of Karlie Kloss. From Good Morning America to Carolina Herrera, the clip shows us what it takes to be (literally) on top of the style world.

Karlie begins the day promoting her March Vogue cover (co-starring BFF Taylor Swift, no less), then walks the runway at Lincoln Center, all while donning perfect hair and makeup. After a glimpse of her reality, it’s decided: we’ll walk in her shoes anytime.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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February 18, 2015

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.

Lady Gaga Engaged

Image via PopSugar

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