The usual Marc Jacobs girl packed her bags from New York City and set her sights on Portland, OR, the inspiration for the Marc by Marc Jacobs 2013 Resort Collection. Jacobs paid homage to decades past, featuring models with pastel hair in eye-catching stripes. We're especially loving the red, geometric patterns that nearly popped off the cloth — and did pop on our hands in the form of nail art. Manicure courtesy of Mars the Salon. On Kirbie: H&M.
Taylor Swift exuded retro chic while hanging out with boyfriend Conor Kennedy and his dad, Robert Kennedy Jr., at his family's house in Hyannis, MA. The singer sported a red halter polka-dot bikini top and navy-and-white striped Marc by Marc Jacobs shorts ($104, originally $148) on bottom. Taylor then completed her vintage look by tying a printed bandana around her head and painting her lips red. Before Summer comes to a close, be sure to mimic Taylor's vacation look by pairing a similar polka-dot bikini top with striped shorts. Don't forget to dress your head with a printed scarf for that signature Taylor Swift aesthetic. Shop similar pieces below to get started.
Lea Michele and her Glee castmates filmed scenes for an upcoming episode in NYC, and Lea's character Rachel looked impeccably chic in a black-and-white ensemble. Her onscreen style is normally less sexy and more geeky chic, so this polished nighttime ensemble is a fabulous change and one that is easy to re-create. Up top Lea wore a black tank topped with a crisp white Theyskens' Theory blazer ($675), while on bottom she donned short black shorts with black platform Marc by Marc Jacobs pumps ($295). A gold nameplate necklace and a black Marc by Marc Jacobs bag ($258) completed her TV style. Throw your white blazer over an all-black look to mimic Lea's onscreen style for your next night out. To get started, shop similar pieces below.
Bold, brilliant stripes graced the runways at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and J.Crew, which inspired us to create a fun DIY around this playful print! Today, we're showing you how to make a vibrant striped clutch that is easy to make and stylish to wear. All you need is a clutch, spray paint, and masking tape — simple, right?
Blake Lively reported to the NYC set of Gossip Girl wearing this blue Marc by Marc Jacobs tie-waist silk dress ($398). Pops of bright accessories included green and pink drop earrings, bright coral cutout Christian Dior sandals, and a floral-printed shoulder bag. To get Serena's onscreen look in your city, shop her exact dress, this New York & Co. sleeveless blue wrap dress ($50) or this Donna Morgan pleated blue halter dress ($158) if you prefer a longer hemline. Match your pick with bold accoutrements like Blake did on set, and you'll get the Gossip Girl look minus the drama.
Marc Jacobs cited Portland, OR, and Tokyo as reference points for his Resort 2013 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection — and both cities' respective influence was plenty present. It made for an intriguing fashion mashup, one that was heavily peppered with Jacobs's signature thrift-shop eclecticism. There were military anoraks in washed-out denim, crewneck sweatshirts in jumbo stripes, cargo pants in camo-floral prints, and — for those who really love nostalgia — Jacobs's grunge-era face emblazoned on limited-edition tees and sweatshirts. The dream of the '90s is alive, indeed.
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A scarf is the perfect statement piece to breathe life into even the most basic ensembles. So today, we've rounded up four lust-worthy scarves that will punch up your look year round. From lovely leopard, to playful polka dots, to signature McQueen skulls, make sure to pick up one of these bold accessories. On Allison: StyleMint top, Forever 21 blazer, House of Harlow 1960 necklace.
In true NYLON fashion, Ashley Madekwe showcased an edgy take on a ladylike look while celebrating the magazine's March issue in Beverly Hills. The Revenge star cinched a striped Marc by Marc Jacobs pencil skirt and sheer white tank with a riveted belt, then added a pair of suede ankle booties to complete her party style. Ashley's black-and-white ensemble was chic on its own, but her bold red lip, vermillion Coach bag, and mixed-metal accessories took the ensemble to new heights. Channel your inner fashionista by styling a striped pencil skirt with a white tank, black ankle booties, and an eye-catching bag or winterize the look with a leather jacket and wrap scarf.
Marc by Marc Jacobs is known for its clean-lined ensembles, playful color combinations, and in the case of the Fall 2012 collection: loose, textured pieces. So what better way to let the clothing shine through than by keeping the upcoming season's beauty look appropriately minimalistic? It's the epitome of cool-girl style, and most of all, surprisingly easy to re-create.
- Have the hair: Redken creative consultant Guido Palau opted for a "simple and masculine" ponytail that featured a deep side part and at-the-nape base. In creating the style, hair was blow-dried "dead-straight," Palau explained, and prepped with the brand's Satinwear lotion — for which Palau describes as his "go-to blow-dry product."
- Nail the nails: "Marc wanted to portray a look that was innocent but still perfectly groomed," said manicurist Elisa Ferri. To accomplish this feel, models' nails were painted with two coats of Zoya's Adel, a sheer off-white with a creamy finish.
- Capture the cosmetics: Shiseido artistic director Dick Page mixed up a custom rouge shade for the show, keeping the vibrant hue the focus of the look. Add a touch of mascara and foundation where needed; geek-chic glasses optional.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was all about the schoolgirl gone grunge. Loose trapeze-like dresses and combat boots melded with pleated skirts and pretty bouclé coats resulting in a mashup of feminine cool tinged with military touches. The main focus were full-skirted dresses made in floral prints, metallic finishes, plaid, velvet, and sheer mesh. Outerwear featured a standout fur collared anorak and plenty of ladylike coats. We were especially smitten with the polished textural coats, nipped in at the waist with leather belts. For accessories, Jacobs highlighted a range of structured satchels, military caps, and punkish lace-up boots. Read more highlights below, then see the complete collection in the slideshow.
- Trends: Full skirts, bouclé, plaid.
- Colors: Red, blue, black, gray, brown, gold.
- Key Piece: The fur-collared anorak coat and full-skirted dresses were key standouts.
- Accessories: Lace-up boots military boots, structured satchels, military caps.
- Who Would Wear It: We can easily see Lauren Conrad or Elle Fanning wearing the cute dresses and coats.