Fringe doesn't always have to remind you of Janis Joplin or make you want to run through the wild like Pocahontas. This Fall (and the best season of all), a small dose of sophisticated fringe has us falling in love. . . and thankfully sans the tie dye, peace signs and the Colors of the Wind humming in your head.
TULIP TASSEL DROPS, $32 at Baublebar.com
FRINGED DRAWSTRING BUCKET BAG, $50 at Express
GEOMETRIC FRINGE NECKLACE, $128 at J.Crew
SUEDE FRINGED RUNWAY BOOTIE, $148 at Express
B-LOW THE BELT TWIGGY FRINGE HANDBAG, $429 at Shopbop.com
This Fall, don't expect to see your typical jewel tones as softer shades of yellow and mauve have replaced the richness of ruby and emerald. The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eisemean, said it best: "This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall." So have fun this Fall and try something a little daring, something colorfully new. . .
image: Harper's Bazaar
image: Gucci Fall 2014 RTW
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image: Altuzarra Fall 2014 RTW
image: J.Crew Fall 2014 RTW
There is no doubt that fall is the best season of all. . . Cooler temps mean layering, luxe fabrics, fur, boots and more! So before you switch out your summer wardrobe here is a quick preview of what to expect and look forward to this season:
Dries Van Noten FW14 Ready-to-wear
Sacai FW14 Ready-to-wear
Michael Kors FW14 Ready-to-wear
Celine FW14 Ready-to-wear
Did you know that Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women? While it's not only important to educate yourself about the symptoms, it is important to reach out and help support those already affected. So shop for a cause!
Laura Mercier, known for creating "the flawless face", has furthered her reach touching lives of those affected by Ovarian Cancer. The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund aims to "raise awareness as well as fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer." And 100% of the profits from the sale of LMOCF products, will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.
Lip Glace in Peach Hope, $24
Bonne Mine Cheek Palette, $48
Mini bags from Balenciaga to Saint Laurent are micro versions of your ultimate dream bag and make cute cuddle-worthy companions. While they may not be great for your everyday necessities (high heels, lunch, etc.), they still pack a punch. . . of color that is. Take one along as a cocktail approved bag (dressed up yet hands free) or tote it around the town once the sun goes down. Credit cards, cash, lip gloss, phone. . . check.
Kate Spade Cecil Court Bobi, $268
Coach Bleeker Mini Duffle Bag, $198
The CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year, Joseph Altuzarra knows women. And since 2008, his precise tailoring and curve hugging silhouettes have made women worldwide feel sexy in a sophisticated sort of way. But his designs come with a price. . . a pretty expensive one too.
Partnering with Target, Altuzarra plans to launch a limited-edition fall collection on September 14th. The collection will include both women's ready-to-wear and accessories, but at a price tag ($19 - $90) that will make your tongue wag. . . and your closet shine. Get yours at at select Target stores and online at Target.com and Net-A-Porter.com.
"Altuzarra for Target reflects the brand’s sensual and sophisticated spirit, merging French seduction with American ease and intricate detailing. This collection presents a sexy, tailored wardrobe that modern, feminine and confident women can wear to express themselves."
Do it yourself nail art just got a whole lot easier. . . INNI is a Digitial Art to Nail Art website where you can design your own vinyl nail wraps. For $9.90 a pair, these stickers are cheaper than your average salon manicure and are comparable to what Sally Hansen has to offer. Plus they last up to 10 days and don't chip!
Choose from a variety of user designed looks in their gallery or use their online studio to get your creative juices flowing to create your own mani-masterpiece.