The (Style) Guide

Find Your Fit: The lucy Workout-Pants Guide

Workout pants: Not all pairs are created equal. And at lucy, the brand lives and breathes its “this is for you” tagline. Its team is expert at breaking down the subtle variations that make you look your best – from the go-to pants for tucking in your tummy to the ones that take the title for butt-lifting champ. Here’s a look at four body-hugging styles and what we love about each one.

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August 14, 2014

NBA Giant Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion

As if being on one of the NBA’s top basketball teams wasn’t enough, Miami’s Chris Bosh has also emerged as one of its best-dressed athletes. And now? The 6′ 11″ power forward has taken his impeccable style and turned it into his next business venture. Enter Mr. Nice Ties, a collection of ties and bow ties he designed as part of a collaboration with Canadian accessories brand Armstrong & Wilson. The Daily Beast reports on the inspiration behind the line.

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“As a child, he remembers watching his father, ‘a very sharp dresser,’ add the final touches to his suits—a tie,” says Justin Jones of The Daily Beast. “The moment [Chris] was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man. His ability to translate that fleeting moment into a tangible design that others can wear has been a meaningful experience.”

Chris explains he’s never been much of a risk-taker and that simplicity is key, so the colors and patterns in his collection are muted, but the fabrics are high-end. “I was really trying to make something as an expression of myself,” he says. “I love ties and this is really something I wanted to get into.”

What’s next, Chris? World domination?

Read more on The Daily Beast.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Men’s Assistant Fashion Editor

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August 13, 2014

Wild Child: Rihanna Stuns in W Magazine

“Bad girl” RiRi is no stranger to the exotic. Covering the September issue of W magazine, the singer and fashion icon channels her wild side to the extreme. The result? Nothing short of stunning.

Rocking a pierced septum, the singer wears tribal war paint, leather, suede, and lots of skin in the artistic spread. At one point, she’s even surrounded by a pack of wolves while wearing a fierce fur getup, complete with dramatic makeup and jewelry.

Whether she’s showing off her party animal ways or portraying an actual animal, Rihanna never ceases to amaze us.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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August 13, 2014

Channel Off-Duty-Model Style with Cara for DKNY

Off-duty style is a genre usually best interpreted by those pretty faces walking the runway – but this fall, DKNY is taking a stab at it. With the help of fashion’s favorite It girl Cara Delevingne, the label has created a 15-piece capsule collection full of varsity and leather jackets, sporty separates, and loud tees. It’s set to launch this October.

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Spawned from an exchange of jumpsuit-related ideas, the line also (not-so-surprisingly) includes both hooded and mesh-detailed jumpsuit styles. According to the brand, the laid-back collaboration is “equal parts Cara’s individual quirk and DKNY’s urban edge.”

Part of that quirk is Cara’s humorous touch on the tees, with statements like “If you can read this, you’re too close” paired with a cross-eyed peek at her forehead. That said, I think it’s worth getting up close and personal with this collection (especially its outerwear).

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 12, 2014

Cover Girl: Meet Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter

You may not recognize the Harper’s BAZAAR September cover girl, though she is basically Hollywood royalty. Meet 20-year-old Emma Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter. But the cover’s A-list lineage doesn’t end there. The photographer just so happens to be Michael Avedon, the grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon.

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August 12, 2014

Branch Out: Willow, the Other New Dating App

Just a few days ago we talked about the debut of Glimpse, a social media–fueled dating app. But guess what? There’s yet another one on the scene. Willow, out this week, encourages you to do something kind of unique in the digital courting world: hold a conversation. Instead of swiping through profile pictures and interest pages, you’ll browse questions that other users have posted and send them replies.

Personally, I like the idea. And after trying out my fair share of these apps, I’m thinking Willow just might be “the one” (to finally find me a decent date).

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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August 12, 2014

Grab Your Phone & Take an Hermès Tie Break

To all of you out there who dream in orange boxes, whose hearts go thud-thud with the sight of that signature H, lend me your ear: There’s an app for that. For men and women alike, it’s deliciously fun to play with. Introducing Tie Break, Hermès’s recently launched smartphone app designed “to help you take a break from the harsh realities of office, airport, or public transport…or even a dull date” with “a random dose of Hermès.” Tie break

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In essence, it’s a quippy little exercise in Hermès tie knowledge-building, made fun through GIFs, games, and comics. Each time you open the app, a new one of these “surprises” will be waiting for you. Use it as a way to wean off of 2048 and CandyCrush, or to read up on the differences between Hermès’s collection of luxe silk neckties – so you can make an educated decision on your next purchase. Download the Tie Break app here. P.S. Be patient with the download. It’s far more turtle than hare. But we all know who wins that race. By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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August 11, 2014

Kids These Days: Teens Watch Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell saved my before-school mornings. The infamous 90s sitcom turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, The Fine Brothers invited a group of teens onto their YouTube series, filming reactions as the teen guests watched the Bayside High gang for the first time. Included in the bunch is outspoken Maisie Williams, who you may recognize as Arya Stark from Games of Thrones.

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August 11, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Tweed blazers, suede satchels, and classic denim are the modern schoolgirl’s essentials. Take note of the collegiate touches spotted on the fall runways (like that of Marissa Webb) and rule the office hallways with these tailored wardrobe updates.

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1. Hermès Watch. You won’t miss a beat with this pre-loved investment piece.
2. NARS Casablanca Satin Lipstick. Pick up this peachy hue for an understated pop of color.
3. Enzo Angiolini Leather Pump. Finish your outfit with black pumps – the extended heel gives this pair a modern twist.
4. Pippa Blazer. Team this blazer with a slouchy tank and dark denim for an effortless and polished look.
5. Jimmy Choo Satchel. Fashion or function? No need to sacrifice one for the other. This taupe number does it all.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 11, 2014

At-Home Know-How: 3 Things to Try, Stat

For your hair: Forks aren’t just for pasta anymore. Twirl one through your strands (à la Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and dry with a diffuser nozzle for the ideal wave.

For your tabletop: Want to inject a little industrial Zen into your home? Pour concrete into paper cups, stick in a tall tapered candle, peel away the cup, and voilà! New centerpieces.

For your ankles: Your Achilles’ heel? Stilettos. Strengthen your ankles for that new pair by tracing letters in the air with your foot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 11, 2014