- Tasty twists on traditional hummus recipes
- Gadgets and gear for the perfect Summer party
- Recipes for packing on a picnic
- Ways to save on wedding invitations and stationery
- Get Jessica Alba's bold Summer outfit
- Video: British inspired fashion tips
- Perfect pixie cuts and how to wear them
- Books by Olympians to inspire you
- The best foods to eat while pregnant
- Turn wedding mementos into tasteful decor
- Stylish must-visit London boutiques
- Mindy Kaling shares her celebrity crushes
- Matt Damon does Pilates with Luciana
Posts for July 24th 2012
Unlike any other fashion event, Miami Swim Week is in a league of its own with its bodacious models strutting the latest and sometimes raciest swimwear trends for the new season. For Swim '13, designers like Mara Hoffman and Suboo's Sue Di Chio showed a covetable mix of swimwear and cover-ups perfect for your next tropical vacation. Currently trending are mixed-print creations — we especially loved the ones from the cool-girl line Giejo — sexy cutout one-pieces, and throwback bikinis featuring corset details and high-waisted bottoms. Check out all of the top looks from Miami Swim Week now.
Last night, Jennifer Lopez went to an early birthday dinner with Casper Smart wearing slick black leather pants. Today, on her real birthday, the singer switched things up in a more ethereal A.L.C. nude and white pleated maxi dress ($898). A white Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo espadrilles, signature oversized hoop earrings, and rimless square sunglasses added further glamour to Jennifer's daytime chic. Score the singer's exclusive colorblock maxi dress now to frolic in during the day, then later, throw on a black leather jacket and high-heeled sandals for a nighttime version.
With the Olympic Games kicking off this Friday, we're pretty sure there are more than a few of you headed to London for the occasion. What better way to offset your days of watching the 100-meter freestyle swim and women's gymnastic floor exercises than with a fashion-minded shopping adventure to the city's must-visit boutiques? Try seven equally cool retail locales that capture London's iconic mix of avant-garde street style and dapper dandy sensibility to perfection. If there's one thing I learned while living in London, it's that the Brits know how to curate a sleek blend of shopping options every bit as dark and gritty, cutting edge, and enviable as you'd expect. There are always the big names Harrods, Browns, Liberty of London, and Selfridges that should not be missed, but this time around, I was also pulling from more off-the-beaten-path favorites. From Shoreditch's three-in-one Start boutique to Topshop's Newgen capsule located two floors below ground in its Oxford Circus flagship, these are the spots worth visiting. The best part, though? You can shop these collections online, too. So, don't fret if a London-bound Olympics venture isn't in the cards; you can get your UK fix right here.
While most celebrities love wearing triangle bikinis and strapless bandeaus when frolicking on the beach or lounging poolside, there are those who opt for the one-piece. Just check out Penelope Cruz, Kirsten Dunst, Rihanna, and Vanessa Hudgens all working various one-piece swimsuits in desirable ways. Details such as cutouts, plunging necklines, sassy prints, and bold colors all help make the one-piece just as fabulous as the bikini. See our favorite celebs who made one-piece swimsuits look fab, then shop similar pieces for yourself.
Jessica Alba strolled — and brightened up! — the streets of NYC wearing a bright-orange Loft maxi skirt with a hot-pink bra and blue printed Thierry Lasry sunglasses. While her exact skirt isn't available online, here is the tribal-print version ($80). She added pops of white via a sleeveless button-down Kymerah blouse, a Derek Lam crossbody bag, and strappy flat sandals. Other fun accessories in her Summer outfit included a pink beaded bracelet and a bevy of silver rings. Take a page out of Jessica's colorblocking look for your next city stroll by matching up your bright maxi skirt with an equally bold bra and sunglasses, then neutralizing them crisp white pieces.
AnnaLynne McCord and her castmates filmed scenes for 90210 on Malibu Beach and while they recited their lines we could not stop staring at AnnaLynne's black string bikini. After some digging around, we tracked down the sexy swimsuit: Agent Provocateur's Kristie ring bikini top ($270) and matching bottoms ($220). You can also get it at Net-A-Porter. It's a pretty price to pay for a bikini, but imagine all the fawning you'll get while wearing it around the beach! It's not the best style if you want to avoid tan lines, but it would turn quite a few heads at a pool party. Wear it with a cover-up à la AnnaLynne or on its own for a dip.
Like the great jeans they're born from, a good pair of cutoffs wields major styling potential. Our Summer is dotted with opportunities to pull out our favorite pairs and wear them with practically anything. We got cool Resin denim designer Chantel to show us how to make the best cutoff short from our own jeans, and now it's time to style them out. For inspiration, we gathered up some of our favorite celebrity cutoff moments to keep your '80s flashbacks at bay and inspire only the chicest and coolest cutoff looks. Click to see.
Nothing sucks more than spilling coffee, food, or even getting makeup transfer on your perfect white shirt. Believe us, we've all been there before and while your sticky situation may seem hopeless at the time — why does it always happen before a big meeting or even worse, a first date — there is a way to remedy your fashion blunder. All you need are a few household essentials like a white cloth, salt, hair spray, etc., and before you know it, your stain (and stress!) will disappear before your very eyes. Just read below for our no-fail tips on getting all kinds of tricky stains out of white blouses and shirts.
Red wine stains