Haute off the press and coming our way this January is Jason Wu’s newest collaboration with Nordstrom. Word on the street is that this contemporary line will be in the $195-$1,700 price range. The collection will be 40 pieces consisting of shift skirts, a-line dresses, striped tops with floral skirts, and lighthearted touches to trench coats. The collection was inspired by the Mod fashion of the '60s --think Jane Birkin and Marianne Faithfull.
The 29-year-old explains his inspiration behind this collection and its character as a whole clothing line, “Instead of just doing ‘Jason Wu-for-less,’ the idea is to explore the other side of myself, I always see Jason Wu [the collection] as my aesthetic, my design sensibility. Miss Wu is my personality. [I] explore that facet of who I am- slightly more downtown, and with a more relaxed attitude.” (WWD)
The latest exciting news in retail collaborations comes as an unconventional mash-up between the traditional and the trendy. Nordstrom, the classic and conservative Seattle-based department store plans to partner with freewheeling, fast-fashion chain Topshop to deliver trendy, mid-priced merchandise to select stores (and online) as soon as—wait for it—September 10th! (Now that’s what we call fast-fashion!)
Remember the days of sleepover parties? You would prep for weeks before, looking for the cutest, new pajama set to show off to all your friends. While the nights of clay masks and "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" may be over, that doesn't mean you need to stop shopping for cute PJs. Below are five trendy options that will make you the envy of the 7th grade...ahem, 7th Avenue.
The Glamour Girl
The Little Black Dress (LBD) is something that can be found in every woman's closet because it’s a timeless piece that always comes in handy at one point or another. Whether it’s at the office, or on the streets, the LBD definitely speaks volumes and is a crucial essential no matter what your style is. This summer however, we are switching out our LBD for the Little White Dress (LWD) and have come up with some fabulous options that are sure to make as much of a statement as your favorite LBD!
It’s clear that sparkles are an ever-present staple to a stylish wardrobe; as we’ve seen them take over dresses, handbags, shoes, and even cosmetics. Although they usually make their biggest debut during winter, and especially New Years Eve, they are now starting to take on more realms than one. Slowly showing up in summer accessories and numerous styles, the glittery ensemble is a definite yes for summer. However, as we saw over Fashion Week in February, they are taking all 4 seasons now as they made a very fashionable entrance in fall collections from Lanvin, to Badgley Mischka, and Blumarine as well. Instead of buying the sparkly styles for each season, we here at Glam Damn It have taken it upon ourselves to make your lives easier and your wallets a little fuller. Whether you’re a sparkle fanatic, or like it in small doses, we’ve got the sparkly goods that are perfect pieces to wear during summer, and transition into fall!
Summer is a great time to show off your one-of-a-kind style and purchase a few essentials for your wardrobe. We all have the plain white T, pair of ray-bans, cut-off shorts, beach bag and pair of loafers hiding somewhere in our closets, but this summer, its time to liven up those pieces up! Take a look at these trendy new ways to freshen up the basic pieces and help make a statement with your summer wardrobe.
The Not-So-Plain White T
Everyone has a basic white t-shirt, whether it's a plain V-neck or a scoop; it’s an essential piece in every woman's closet. Instead of grabbing for the simple white T, go for a cool neckline or an asymmetrical hem! We love the look of this White T by Diane Von Furstenberg as it takes a new, chic look to the stable wardrobe piece with its wide neck, thick, asymmetrical hem, and oversized sleeves.
Colorful lips are a huge trend right now. Whether it’s the bright red-lipped look, or the trendier orange and nude colors, bringing out a colorful smile is all the rage. However, sometimes lipsticks and glosses can be a pain through multiple applications, or worse, rubbing off on your clothes or your man’s cheeks. This is why the gods of cosmetics so brilliantly invented the lip stain! Similar to gloss or lipstick, but also different through its ability to last through whatever the day brings --without the mess! There are several to accommodate any budget and the color options are endless. Check out our list of the best lip stains on the market right now and choose your favorite!
Makeup that can last through the heat and humidity of summer is crucial. And sometimes the foundation we use during the winter to moisturize our skin, may not balance well with summer weather and can unfortunately leave us with blemishes or excess oil. Mother Nature isn’t always on our side and even those of us with the clearest complexions can face the negative effects of summer weather. So the last thing we need is for our makeup to fail us too, right? We here at Glam Damn It have found a few great foundations that are perfect for summer use and won’t leave your skin feeling heavy or looking cakey. Check them out and choose the best that suits your skin!
Graphic prints and patterns are always a great way to add some spunk to your style. They have been showing up on a multitude of frocks, from skater/snowboarder T’s, to denim, to chic dresses, and our current favorite, accessories. We are loving the look of the funky, graphic totes for summer and their ability to bring an outfit to life. With the bold statement that a bright, graphic bag makes, an otherwise plain outfit can really gain some great character. Mix them with other prints and patterns for a mad fad look, or go the simplistic route with black or white from head-to-toe, and they'll make a real pop on your ‘blank canvas’ ensemble.
On the streets this week, there have been sights of denim, studs, stripes and mint green everywhere and we love how these street chic fashionistas have incorporated the latest trends into their personal sense of style. Take a peek at some of the amazing bold looks we found and get inspiration to rock these styles in your summer wardrobe!
Mint Green Mania
The cool mint tone is everywhere this season, from accessories, to dresses to shoes and we love how one of our fav bloggers, Blair of Atlantic-Pacific incorporated an elegant mint green dress with some nude shoes and a light brown tote for her day at the Kentucky Derby. Like this look? Get a similar one by Sandro!