Fall/Winter 2012 Inspiration:Calvin Klein

Fall/Winter 2012 Inspiration:Calvin Klein hill

Calvin Klein has been a staple in the Fashion World since his first line in 1968. Which consisted of men’s and women’s coats. Now fast forward to 2012 and he is still producing top of the line clothing. His fall/winter 2012 line pushes boundaries by mixing two elements, Sports and Fashion, but with a very futuristic touch. Seeing his line may make you think of the movie Blade Runner.




His collection consisted of Puffas, Oversized Coats, Vests and Suits made of either Tweed or Flannel. He also used alligator skin to make pants, sports coats and sleeves of sweatshirts. The color tone of his collection was Camel Brown, Navy, and Black, three beautiful colors that gives each piece a pop of life. Check out more of the collection: Calvin Klein Collection
This is a collection that every man should have in his wardrobe. It screams Masculinity, Boldness and Confidence. It gives  Calvin Klein’s latest collection may not be affordable for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can sport some similar looks. Topman offers similar pieces at affordable prices as well as Asos and  LL Bean  pictured below-IJ




Asos Mac
Navy Ultra Skinny Two Piece Suit
Graphite Colored Goose Down Vest by LL Bean 
Ascent Packaway Pullover by LL Bean 

Favorite Winter Item: Faux Fur

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Dressing for winter can sometimes be difficult especially here in places like California. Sometimes, the winter weather is crazy. It's 48 degrees and the morning and then in the afternoon it gets to be a scorching 95 degrees. That being said, getting dressed in the morning can be very difficult. You may want to bundle up with layers upon layers to stay warm only to realize that in a few short hours you'll be a sweaty mess. Some great options for such bipolar weather are fur coats and vests. These pieces are great at keeping in the warmth. Therefore, if you know it is going to be warmer later in the day you can just wear your fur over a thin t-shirt. Or if it's consistently cold where you live then you can use a fur coat or vest as your final later over a long sleeve blouse and pullover sweater.  And plus, there is nothing that screams winter more than a faux fur coat or vest. Check out these options from Forever 21, Target, ASOS, and Free People
<3 AG

My Favorite Winter Item: Socks

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My favorite winter item: Socks
 
Picking out an outfit that can go from morning to night is a challenge during this cold season. And it is even difficult to be creative and stay warm at the same time. During the fall/winter, I like to show my fun sense of style through... a pair of socks! They are perfect for layering over your tights or leggings while staying warm and comfortable.
 
As seen at Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 RTW, try channeling your socks with a pair of heels (you can take the socks off at night to dress up). You can also control how casual you want to look by the type of shoes and socks you wear. 
 
My favorite type of socks to layer over my tights are fun ankle socks and simple knee high socks. To channel your own fun socks for this cold season, check out Happy Socks, and if you are looking for something simple, American Apparel has lots of simple socks you can sport this fall/winter. 
Here are some "sock" inspiration:


What's your favorite winter item? Share with us on Get Stylin'!

My Favorite Winter Item: SCARVES

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As the seasons change, so do our closets….Out with the old and in with the new!
 
Favorite Winter Item? SCARVES
 
Why? Scarves have the ability to put a little sass into any outfit or play down for a casual night out. They can be your statement piece, a warm and comfy option for cold winter days, and can transition into all seasons.
 
Type? Infiniti Scarves like this Betsey Johnson ‘Bow Nanza’ Infinity Scarf
 
What’s your favorite winter item? Here are some of mine!
 

<3 JG

 

 

Fashion Design in Movies: Skyfall

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There's more to James Bond than doing lots of difficult stunts and hanging out with beautiful women. As an iconic figure, Bond isn't Bond without the clothes.
 
Although Bond’s stylish wardrobe in “Skyfall” do not really reflect Daniel Craig’s personal style, the actor said. “Bond’s style is very important to me, and I’m a huge believer that the look and feel, a lot of that has to do with the clothes people wear”. “Skyfall” Costume designer Jany Temime collaborated with the designer Tom Ford to create suits that moved with Craig to give a new look. The suits are indestructible and exceptionally well made. Tom Ford’s impeccable suit gave Bond a successful image with a touch of 2012.
 
Just like “Skyfall” collaborated with Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani for “The Dark Knight” and Rodarte for “Black Swan”, you can spot many fashion designers in movies. Who are your favorite designers in your favorite movies?

 

Favorite Beauty & Fashion Bloggers

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Fashion and beauty bloggers are literally EVERYWHERE. So-long searching through store catalogs to see what the latest trends and styles are. I find these two blogs a necessity for my upkeep in style & beauty.
 
Lara from The Glossarie and Christina from Oh So Glam are two fabulous bloggers out there in the blogosphere that I check daily. What I love about both of these girls is how they keep me coming back for more! They both update frequently and feature a wide range of products, outfit posts, sale alerts, and who doesn’t love an occasional giveaway?
 
For me, I have champagne taste with a beer budget so I love that both blogs feature a wide variety of items that don’t always break the budget I try and have!
 
Featured post: Oh So Glam

Featured post: The Glossarie

Be sure to stop by and give these hard-working bloggers some love!
Xox-JG

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

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After the Marni collection, H&M is bringing us another designer collaboration for the fans, MMM. Maison Martin Margiela’s collection for H&M has been slowly leaking to the customers since August to prepare for November 15th, the official release date. As some people might be overwhelmed by the price of Margiela’s original pieces, this collaboration with H&M will be around $13-$399.
With over 100 pieces to offer, the lookbook consists of season-appropriate pieces such as oversized silhouettes, candy wrapper clutches, invisible pumps, painted jeans, deconstructed styling, disco-ball leggings and more! Whether it is for women or men, clothing to accessories or casual to avant-garde, this MMM collection is for everyone. Christmas might here a month earlier for most Fashionistas/os this year.
They say it’s calm before the storm, so study the collection here and prepare to grab your favorite MMM pieces in stores or online on November 15.

Atlantic-Pacific for BaubleBar

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Fashion collaborations to me is more exciting than most news-worthy stories that circle the twitter-world. One of my favorite recent collaborations is BaubleBar & fashionista, Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. 
Atlantic-Pacific's exclusive Bauble Bar Collection features chevron stripes, bold bright colors, and gorgeous statement pieces to make any outfit stand out. Her collection features the perfect blend of edgy pieces mixed with classy feminine options. Her prices will range from $20-$70 for reasonably-chic jewelry. Below are some of my must-have statement necklaces from the collection. Thanks Blair, for helping my statement jewelry obsession grow stronger.
Blair's exclusive collection can be found here. So what are you waiting for? Don't worry, you can think me later for your fabulous finds!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Style: Alexa Chung

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Alexa Chung is a well known British trendsetter who frequently appears on the “best-dressed” list in the fashion world. Her effortlessly chic and modern street style has become a muse for many fashionistas from all over the world. Her signature collared top with a girly skirt paired with a preppy coat/jacket screams Alexa Chung! Alexa, the fresh “face” of Madewell shows many of us how to mix a preppy style with a bit of a tomboy spirit.
Share with us how you channel your inner Alexa Chung on Get Stylin'!
-GK

Celebrity Style: Lauren Conrad

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When it comes to celebrity fashion, it’s everywhere. You can’t go to the store without some magazine showing the fashion “do’s and don’ts” or “which celebrity looked better” polls. Celebrities are under the spotlight always and for some it’s a good thing.
Lauren Conrad has the perfect fun, girly, chic style of a California girl who loves top-knots and beautiful floral mini-dresses. Her style is classy, but she never forgets to add a statement piece to her look. Her fun personality shows through her style always. 
Lauren Conrad was the first celebrity I saw work the popular braided bang, fishtail braid, and the topknot perfectly. Lauren is making herself and her style known to the fashion obsessed through many social media outlets where she often shares her beauty and fashion secrets.


-xo- JG

Online shopping: The Good and the Bad

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I don’t know about you guys, but going shopping is becoming more and more a chore rather than a recreation. The long lines, the lack of selections, and digging through the messy, unorganized clothing racks has drawn many to the World Wide Web to shop.
There are great benefits to shopping online such as:
• NO LINES (THE.BEST.)
• NO MESSY CLOTHING RACKS, FITTING ROOMS, ETC. (ALSO.THE.BEST.)
• More sizes • Variety in styles and/or selections
• Discount codes, coupons and offers
• Customer reviews/comments on products There are also, however, some downsides to shopping online such as:
• Not being able to try-on items
• “The wait” for merchandise to arrive
• Not being able to “last minute shop” (unless you want to bear paying those dreadful over-night fees)
• Shipping back wrong sizes/fits
Here are (3) of my favorite places to shop virtually:
1. http://www.modcloth.com - I chose this site simply because they have THE cutest variety of apparel, accessories, shoes and even things for your apartment or office! They are also very social media friendly and interact daily on all of their handles, which is very cool and important.
2. http://www.forever21.com - I know many of you may be either thinking; A, why did she choose Forever 21 as one of her favorite places to shop online there is a Forever 21 EVERYWHERE; or B, I’m so over Forever 21 (because, I feel that way 87% of the time too). BUT, I chose this site simply because of checkmarks 1 – 6! No shade to F21, but the lines can be ridiculous…along with the racks and fitting rooms, and it seems like every time I go in to find something to wear, I leave mad, frustrated and confused. Their online shopping though, the complete opposite! Way more variety and selections to choose from (a lot of things I’ve never seen in the store). And even if something doesn’t quite fit or work out you can simply take it up to an F21 store near you, since, you know, they’re EVERYWHERE ;).
3. http://www.gojane.com - This is short and sweet, good clothing, GREAT shoes, OMG prices! Affordable cute shoes = winner. Fin.
That’s my top three places to shop online, hope you give them a try (if you haven’t already) and let me know what you think!
Keep it Haute, Amberly “Haute Lady” Moore

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