With Summer heating up, we've got all things beachy on the brain — especially bikinis. And did we mention that today is National Bikini Day? These teeny-tiny swimsuits have packed a lot of controversy in their history, and it's no wonder, with a name referencing the atomic bomb. Other notable moments since its inception have included beauty-queen scandals, beach volleyball cheerleaders, and a ban in Barcelona. To find out the origins of those swimsuit styles and more, we've got a look at the evolution of bathing suit culture. Check out the scandalous history of the bikini now!
So you've sorted through pictures of dad to see what he was like back in the day — how he dressed and wore his hair. Well, this Father's Day, there's another way to get a peek at his retro style: with throwback fashion ads. Trust us when we say we've gathered the good, the bad, and the cringeworthy that promote everything from colored jeans to old-school onesies. Click on to see what dad might've looked like, for better or for worse.
Animals make the best accessories — and we mean live ones! The fashion industry has taken notice of how photogenic and chic our four-legged friends can be, and the result are some wildly colorful — and adorable — editorials and ads. Check out everything from our fantasy Prada ad to some very well-accessorized pooches to an up-and-coming Pomeranian that could give Boo a run for his money and click on to see what happens when fashion and animals collide.
Photos courtesy of Tous, Avenue32, and AnOther Magazine
It's that time of year again: it's music festival season! Coachella's second weekend kicks off on Friday — with Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, and more to follow. So what's topping our packing list? A standout crossbody bag, tribal wooden necklaces, and a pair of patent boots, to name a few. Watch on as our reporters Matthew Rodrigues and Allison McNamara talk all things music-festival style. On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria jacket and top, Forever 21 skirt.
While stripes may be a perennial favorite, the classic print certainly got a seasonal makeover on the Spring '13 runways, courtesy of designers Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, and Michael Kors. And this time around, we're excited to wear it just by focusing on the accessories. From candy-striped sunglasses to low-key chambray-striped flats to one seriously gorgeous sequined clutch, there's more than one way to go the way of the stripe this season. Watch on for our must haves! On Allie: Zara blazer and top. On Marisa Tom: BCBG Max Azria top and blazer, Hysteric Co. rings.
Today we're showing you how to give your old t-shirt an eye-catching upgrade with a gemstone-encrusted collar. Don't be fooled; it's pretty simple and will take your tee from plain to bedazzled in just a few minutes. Watch on to see how it's done, and you'll have your own glitzy shirt in no time! On Allison McNamara: Bebe top, Missoni pants.
There's a reason why Kate Young is the first stylist Target has tapped for a designer collaboration. With star clients like Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz, Young is the go-to for cool, feminine looks on the red carpet. And now you can snag it for prices under $100, starting April 14 at select Target stores and Target.com. Find out Young's must-have pieces, what inspired the collection, and how a bodysuit can change your whole look (really!). On Melissa: Zara top.
Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Chloé featured colorblocked bags all over their Spring runways, and today, we're showing you our top five picks for the season. Whether you decide to go casual with a bold neoprene tote or opt for a more chic, work-appropriate silhouette, there's no shortage of styling possibilities for you to try out all season long. From Pierre Hardy's neon-injected shoulder bag to Rebecca Minkoff's hands-free fun, see our favorite colorblocked bags in the video, then shop exact and similar items below!
The big moment is here! In our final episode of One of a Kind: Milly, our winner Laura receives her one-of-a-kind Milly handbag that designer Michelle Smith created just for her. But what Laura doesn't know is that we have several other surprises in store for her. Let's just say she's getting a few other treats, including a dedicated photo shoot! Watch on to see the entire journey unfold.
Gwyneth Paltrow is promoting her new cookbook, and that means we've gotten a cool dose of the actress's signature style. At her book signing at Barnes & Noble in LA, Paltrow slipped into a black-and-white outfit by Isabel Marant. Watch on to hear our style breakdown. On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco jacket, J Brand jeans.