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 April 21st, 2016 by Jennifer Beile 5 Films Every Fashion Lover Should Watch

As a style and fashion enthusiast, I have always been drawn to the real stories and behind-the-scenes look at how everything comes together. As a stylist I am truly in awe of how fashion empires, whether it be a publication, a design house, or a photographer, came to be, run their daily operations, and how they plan on expanding and innovating for the future. Check out my list below of 5 films every fashion lover should watch and let us know what your favorite is or what you are most excited to watch! Do you have any other must-watch fashion films on your list?  

The September Issue
The September Issue takes us behind the scenes of the American offices for the fashion magazine, Vogue, and right into Anna Wintour’s daily duties, for an up close and personal look at the making of, you guessed it: The September Issue. The 2007 issue was the largest in Vogue’s history at the time, with 820 pages.

“There is something about fashion that can make people very nervous.” – Anna Wintour.

See the trailer for The September Issue .

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Coco Before Chanel
Based on the early life of Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Chanel, Coco Before Chanel tells the true story of rags to riches, from an orphanage to the heights of the fashion world.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ― Coco Chanel

See the trailer for Coco Before Chanel .

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Iris
Iris gives us an intimate look into the life of fashion icon, Iris Apfel. From 1950 – 1992, Iris and her husband took part in interior design renovations for 9 Presidents; during this time of international travel and design is when Iris rose to fame in the fashion world as a true icon for her daring and carefree style, which she continues to this day at 94 years old.

“There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” – Iris Apfel.

See the trailer for Iris .

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Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham has been a fashion photographer for The New York Times since 1978 and has revolutionized what we now know as “street style”. Before bloggers or Instagram, Bill Cunningham was using his keen eye to discover and shed light on fashionistas, celebrities, socialites, and new designers. Bill is currently 87 years young and is still photographing in New York for The Times.

“The wider world perceives fashion as frivolity that should be done away with. The point is that fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you can do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.” – Bill Cunningham

See the trailer for Bill Cunningham New York .

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The True Cost
The True Cost explores the world of fashion and the impact it has on people and the planet, focusing on the effect of “fast fashion”. Fast fashion is a heavy note that we do not typically highlight in the world of fashion; more importantly the working and negative environmental conditions of factories. Go behind the scenes of the biggest fashion companies and learn more about how to support and be a part of the change for the better we are on the verge of.

“I believe these clothes are produced by our blood. I want the [factory owners] to be aware and look out for us, so that no more mothers lose their kids like that.” – Shima Akhter, a Bangladeshi factory worker in the film.

See the trailer for The True Cost .

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 April 20th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada Best Coachella Style: Weekend One

With gorgeous Coachella style everywhere, Indio, CA is looking great this time of the year. Ready for festival fashion at its finest? Here are my favorite looks from the first weekend of Coachella.

keno onlineLiên kết đăng nhậpSay hello to bell-bottoms! This festival-goer slayed in a pair embroidered with flowers.

keno onlineLiên kết đăng nhậpStay cool in a black lace dress, and add a dash of sparkle with a mini tiara. You’ll be shining like Chiara in no time. 

keno onlineLiên kết đăng nhậpA floral mini dress, sunny straw hat and gladiator sandals are always a win in Indio. 

keno onlineLiên kết đăng nhậpWhen in doubt, go for gorgeous white pieces in light, breezy fabrics. 

keno onlineLiên kết đăng nhậpA floral two-piece and a flower crown are festival perfection. 

keno onlineLiên kết đăng nhậpKeep your tan lines to a minimum—and your Coachella style on point—with a white off-the-shoulder maxi.

What were your favorite festival looks from the weekend?

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April 11th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada 4 Gorgeous Festival Hairstyles

Festival season is officially upon us, and whether you’re headed to Coachella or watching from home, you’ll want a hairstyle that’s both gorgeous and functional. Chances are, you’ll be dancing and sweating up a storm, so effortless beauty is a must when considering festival hairstyles! Here are my favorite ways to style your hair for the season’s music festivals.

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Throw together a traditional French braid and gently loosen up your strands before securing your ‘do with a clear elastic. For extra texture, spray a dry shampoo into your roots and massage it in with your fingers. This is one of my favorite styles to master for a long weekend!

2. The Half Updokeno onlineLiên kết đăng nhập
Feature full waves and tons of volume while keeping your hair out of your face by pulling the top half of your hair back.

3. The Milkmaid Braidkeno onlineLiên kết đăng nhập

Looking to keep your hair off your face and your neck? The milkmaid braid is perfect for sweaty weather.

4. The Topknotkeno onlineLiên kết đăng nhập
Go uber chic and sophisticated with a sleek bun at the very top of your head, or go relaxed and effortless with a loose and messy topknot. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

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April 8th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Vinyl: The Series Every Fashionista Should Be Watching

If you haven’t been watching the new HBO show Vinyl, block out your weekend for some serious bingeing. The music industry-based show is not only written well, its ’70s era fashion is downright enviable, especially in a time when the resurgence of these trends can’t ignored.

Vinyl has been a style inspiration since the series premiere in February, and it’s no wonder why. The show’s costume designer, John Dunn, who has previously worked on shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire (both with perfect vintage styling too), has recreated the era’s fashion with brilliant execution; the looks are gritty, glamorous, and rebelliously rock and roll. You can learn more about how Dunn has been able to revive the ’70s for HBO  and .

Check out my top 10 favorite looks from the series so far!

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April 8th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals: Cute & Comfy Canvas Slip Ons

A simple yet stylish slip-on constructed with canvas and finished with a comfortable rubber sole. What’s not to love?  Better yet, these are available at Crossroads this week for just $10.50.

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And they’re unisex! These canvas shoes look great on everyone. Jason is wearing the Camo Slip-On:

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Jessica wears the Mineral Wash Slip-On and our Powder Blue Backpack ($25), coming soon!

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I went for the pink pair because it’s spring!

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Naturally, Solana went for the Grey Slip-On.

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And Orion grabbed the Matte Black Slip-On.

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Assorted colors and sizes available in stores now!

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