trends come and go, but some things are just here to stay. one of those being the iconic jersey wrap dress introduced by Diane von Furstenberg in 1974. the versatile, comfy yet sophisticated dress has proven it’s timeless success, since it is still worn today. just check out the exhibit, “The Journey of a Dress,” at the Wilshire May Company Building (right across from LACMA). it’s totally free and open to the public until May 1.
Diane’s contribution to the fashion world surpasses more than just the wrap dress. she has launched an impressive number of clothing, jewelry, and fragrance lines. as author, designer, mother and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Diane has earned my pick for this week’s timeless beauty.
“Journey of a Dress” features several wrap dresses coordinated by color, print and style. The abstract wallpaper designs also beg for an Instagram worthy moment.
while celebs like Beyoncé, Vanessa Hudgens , along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner were at Coachella lounging in hobo-chic music paradise, these stars got prim and proper for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. but this ain’t the Emmy’s. the popcorn trophy event called for casual, fun red carpet attire. it also set the mood and created some style inspo for the upcoming summer.
what better way to start off summer festivities with some color and prints?
(From left to right: Bella Thorne wearing a pastel blue Versace mini. Lupita Nyong’o(12 Years A Slave) in a confetti-decorated Chanel dress. Leslie Mann in a Juan Carlos Obando breezy maxi.)
black never goes out of fashion. and these stars styled the hue with just the right amount of accessories.
(From left to right: Rita Ora in a Barbara Casasola plunging neckline leather maxi. Desi Lydic (MTV’s Awkward) in a black bralette and pleated pants with pink minimalist heels. Nicki Minaj wearing Alexander McQueen.)
these celebs made a statement in various shades of green. it was kind of like a ‘90s throwback to Destiny’s Child. not quite matching, but plenty of synchronization.
(From left to right: Zendaya Coleman wearing a floral print Emanuel Ungaro dress. Shailene Woodley in a matching Balmain leather top and skirt. Jessica Alba in a color blocking white bandeau top and Kenzo skirt.)
But Rihanna hit a home run. the girl wore a freakin’ robe to the red carpet. the robe, by designer Ulyana Sergeenko, was styled with a satin bodysuit and a pair of nude Manolos. “The Rihanna Effect” is definitely in effect. APPLAUSE.
if you are one of the lucky ones who managed to score a ticket to Coachella, then you are probably already planning your wardrobe. don’t get me wrong, the lineup this year is pretty epic (especially with my girl Ellie Goulding as a headliner). definitely worth getting excited about. but how you look in those Instagram posts, filtered or not, is also pretty important.
festival fashion is fun and carefree. bring on the fringe, crop tops, oversized sun hats, those D.I.Y. flower child crowns. coachella is definitely the place to dress to impress. #coachella #festivalfashion
i am loving this rebellious rocker-chic hardware. these accessories require no needles and give that extra oomph to any outfit. you can go simple for a refined tailored look or if you’re daring, go balls to the wall with an intricate, heavy metal design. either way, these are must-have accessories to rock day or night.
segueing day-to-night looks are these ultra comfortable bottoms. i think they’re the perfect effortless look that can be dressed up for a casual date or dressed down for a shopping expenditure with girlfriends. what woman enjoys squeezing into a pair of skinnies? these pants are breezy, flowy and a step up from the hip-hop-esque harem pant.
these skirts are great for ALL body types. they are literally magic. they create the illusion of creating curves to your body, as well as camouflaging them. tea-length skirts are the definition of adorable. and ladylike. This ‘50s trend revival earns a thumbs up in my book. if you’re daring, pair it up with a pattern or color coordinating crop top. matching color separates are very Zooey Deschanel.
sad news. it’s time to part ways with the long locks you’ve grown out all winter. i know you ladies can get attached to your hair, but it’s time for something different. make a physical statement with a mid-length cut that accentuates your collarbone and lengthens your neck. style it up with some ombré highlights. or take use a hair wand to create natural, laid-back waves.
it’s getting hot. doesn’t mean pastels and lilac florals should own your spring wardrobe. combat boots, plaid prints, leather components are always go-to essentials. thanks to Kurt Cobain, who pretty much popularized flannels, and Dr. Martens, grunge fashion is everywhere.
at New York Fashion Week, designers like Brian Lichtenburg and Yves Saint Laurent incorporated an eclectic mix of plaids, leather, velvet and metallic fabrics. #grunge #fashion
ever show up to work or school, and someone totally hijacked the outfit you had on the day before? we’ve all had that “bitch stole my look” moment. but for these artists, it’s a matter of “bitch stole my song!”
in honor of April Fool’s Day–no actual fooling here–here is a playlist of cover songs that level up to or were better than the original.
April Fool’s Playlist
Swinging Party – Lorde (original by Replacements)
Satellite of Love – Morrisey (original by Lou)
Back to Black – Andre 3000 and Beyonce (original by Amy Winehouse)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Lorde (original by Tears for Fears)
Strong Enough – Haim and Lorde(original by Sheryl Crow)
Pure Imagination – Fiona Apple (original by Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
We Can’t Stop – Bastille (original by Miley Cyrus)
Hold On – Arctic Monkeys (original by Drake)
I Miss You – The xx (original by Beyonce)
Dirty Diana – The Weeknd (original by Michael Jackson)
Silver Springs – Lykke Li (original by Fleetwood Mac)
Heart Shaped Box – Lana Del Rey (original by Nirvana)