For fall and holiday, Lucky Brand is turning to its artisan roots. We just received a press release for Lucky Brand's fall and holiday ad campaign and, as often as we dismiss these efforts because we know the news will turn up in a million places on the same day, we felt like this endeavor was something pretty neat for the brand. Lucky Brand has found an eclectic group of interesting artists and creative people, with the help of Gen Art, to feature in their upcoming campaign. They said of the campaign, "Lucky Brand has always been inspired by the idea of serendipity and possibility. The possibility that you can pursue your passions, and, with a little luck thrown in, live your dream. The artisans we feature in our campaign inspire us because they are following their passions, often times despite hardship. We find, in general, the people who wear our brand are a soulful bunch. The company itself is an eclectic, soulful, group who doubles as employees by day and musicians or artists by night." Which we think is really sweet and should, no doubt, give the brand some special attention this season. The handful of other companies who have employed similar tactics, like Uniqlo or Nike, have, as far as we can tell, been successful with their campaigns. Showing models who are attractive for their moral fiber and extracurricular efforts always, as we know, strikes a chord with the consumer. The first glance at the campaign, shown left, and below, our roundup of some current Lucky Brand duds we'd put our stamp on.
Cutie patootie Rachel Bilson spent an afternoon running errands in LA, but she didn't let a little to-do list stop her from dressing in style. Still, she maintained a level of comfort in Mayle's floral embroidered dress and flat sandals. I love that instead of Wayfarers, she threw on retro Ray Ban Clubmaster sunnies to help her go incognito.
Nicky Hilton is all about funky printed dresses lately and why not because they look so darn good on her. In general, prints are hard to pull off, but Nicky's eye is impeccable; she chooses ones that are exotic and mature. This Fab silk Nu Collective dress she wore while out to dinner with her boyfriend is no exception. And her accessories — Jeffrey Campbell studded sandals and purple Valentino bag — do a fine job of accentuating the look.
We all have our special quirks. Some of us are self-conscious about having broad shoulders or maybe still working on that tummy. Don't fret, there are a lot of options to choose from to camouflage the areas you feel funny about and compliment the parts you love. Fab's here to help you find that perfect swimsuit.
To learn what kind of suits are best for broad shoulders, wide hips, the tummy conscious, and more, read more
Being petite can make finding the perfect swimsuit quite a challenge. Don't get me wrong, having a petite figure can be lots of fun! Smaller bodies can get away with loud prints and fun cuts. Avoid wearing solid colors and stay away from too much fabric.
To learn what kind of suits are best for a small bust, waist, or short legs, and to see my swimsuits picks for petites, read more
Wearing form-fitting jeans in the heat can cause sticky, icky situations but Gisele Bundchen took care of the problem by opting for Paige Premium Denim's Roxbury crop jeans. This is the ideal way to keep cool and show off your shoes. The model continued her streak of effortlessness by throwing on a casual but cute ivory crochet top, an airy pink scarf, and comfy white flats.
Traffic school classes aren't going to stop Nicole Richie from busting out all her cutest outfits. This time around she opted for a loose-fitting M Missoni dress and gold gladiator sandals. On her arm is a gorgeous black Chanel bag (as of late, she's been ditching Balenciaga for Chanel, but I'm sure she'll be back to her signature in no time). Considering it's scorching in LA and she's attending traffic school, it's perfection.
I love shopping for clothes, especially when I can make a game of it. While purchasing outfits for my wee one, I try to buy pieces that will mix and match for multiple combinations. This red and blue plaid short–sleeve shirt from Lucky Brand will go with just about anything — khakis, jeans, camouflage print, and shorts. Keep the kid buttoned up with a light jacket that can add some flair to a plaid oxford or a basic tee. Throw on a pair of super bad sneakers to complete the darling look.
Do you mix and match to maximize your tot's wardrobe? What are your shopping secrets?
Can you smell them? The sweet, Spring-is-here smell of fresh flowers? Florals abound this season and they've also been quite literally translated onto vintage-inspired jewelry. I suggest you hit up your local vintage stores to score a one-of-a-kind fresh flower, but here are some pretties worth inspiring.
Team Fab was just chatting about how jewelry can really make an outfit. And with today's costume jewelry designers and yesterday's vintage jewelry, there are so many options. Julianne Moore's grey YSL dress is pretty awesome, but all I see here is that amazing colorful Boucheron necklace. I wouldn't even call it a necklace — it is jeweled art. Here are some more standout jewels, ready to inspire . . .