The Highly Anticipated Gucci x Dapper Dan Collection Has Arrived

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The story of Dapper Dan and Gucci can be seen as love-hate. From ripping each other off to finally putting their differences aside, over the course of a year the legendary courtier and Gucci have been working together to bring you this collaborative collection.

Flying Dapper Dan to Italy, helping him with the launch of his Harlem atelier and even featuring him in its tailoring ad campaign, Gucci pounced on the opportunity to bring him on board. The highly coveted collection, previously available exclusively at the Gucci store on Wooster St. in NYC, has made its way online. Today marks the day fashionistas worldwide can now get their hands on pieces from this iconic collection.

Inspired by the streets of Harlem, the collection is full archival pieces with a Gucci twist. Ranging from a mix of 300+ pieces of leather goods, footwear, apparel and more, the collection is officially available to shop at Gucci.com

Capturing the perfect harmony of the Italian fashion house, and Dapper Dan’s Harlem roots,  photographer Ari Marcopulo tells a story that “explores the synergy between the magpie design philosophies of both Dan and Michele [Creative Director at Gucci].”

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Crayola Launches Beauty Line With Online Retailer ASOS

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2018 is chock full of nostalgic fashion trends and there is no sign of it slowing down. Imagine yourself back in elementary school, and your teacher says to take out your crayons. Number one, they better have been Crayola. Two, if you pulled out Rose Art *gives side eye* and three, if you didn’t have the 64 count WITH the sharpener in the back, who were you really?!

Fast forwarding about 20 years later, British fashion powerhouse, ASOS has teamed up with America’s favorite crayon brand, Crayola, to bring you a brand new makeup collection that allows your “self-expression and  personal creativity” to flow. The 58-piece collection includes face crayons, eye palettes, mascaras, color-changing lipsticks and highlighters!

crayola highlighters

Bold, bright, and vivid pigments set the tone of the fun, kitschy, Crayola Beauty collection. With the classic yellow and green packaging these products definitely have a retro feel to them. Staying true to brand identity, the line features cute product names such as “Fuzzy Wuzzy, Mango Tango, Dandelion” and much more.

crayon trio

We love it, but are we splurging or saving? The collection is super affordable with a price range from $14.50 to $40. Did I mention the line is vegan and cruelty-free too? Check out the entire collection on ASOS.com

Dirty Pop-Up: *NSYNC to Drop New Merch at Immersive LA Pop-Up

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Children of the 90’s, lend me your ears!

Did you grow up during the pop boy band era? Were there posters of the Backstreet Boys, LFO, and 98 Degrees on your bedroom wall? Well get ready because everyone’s favorite boy band is making a comeback.

This weekend, the heartthrobs of 90’s boy band, *NSYNC, are coming back together for “Dirty Pop-Up”, the ultimate fan experience in Los Angeles.  Celebrating 20 years of history, fans will be able to browse and interact with authentic props, wardrobe, photography and artwork on display that pays homage to their four year career. The pop-up will serve as the band’s launch of official merchandise; pieces include t-shirts, hoodies and jean jackets. For all the details visit the official website NSYNC.com

In addition to the “ Dirty Pop-Up” the group will also be receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30th . There’s no coincidence this is all happening at the end of April which means…

may meme

No word if all band mates will be present, but who wouldn’t love to see Justin, JC, Chris, Lance and Joey all back together?!

The Dirty Pop-Up will run from April 28th to May  1st. For those who can’t make it and still want to own a piece of the nostalgia, merchandise will be available online, in limited quantities, April 30th at NSYNC.com.

Making Dollars Out of Scents: Target Launches Fragrance Line, Good Chemistry

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Looking to make waves in a saturated, high-end dominated fragrance industry, Target launches new fragrance brand, called Good Chemistry. Projected to yield at least $5 million, the line is made up of four collections: Confident + Charming, Cool + Grounded, Vibrant + Playful, and Cool + Collected – all inspired by different moods, personalities, and vibes. Each formula is also created with essential oils in part of Target’s partnership with Illume.

Each collection offers a variety of options catering to your preferred method of application; rollerballs, body sprays or scented bottle perfumes. Priced between $9.99 to $24.99, being vegan, non-toxic and paraben-free, Target has pretty much got all sectors covered when it comes to being socially responsible.

“The goal of the new line is to expand on Target’s philosophy that its beauty department should focus one allowing customers to discover products that work specifically for them. That why we are reinvigorating our fragrance collection by introducing Good Chemistry, and exclusive brand that is all about inspiring our guests to find unique scents that they love.”

-Christina Hennington, SVP of Beauty & Essentials

“Sounds good, but whats it look like?!” Take a peek of what Good Chemistry has to offer before you buy.

Cool + Collected : Cool Glacier,  Mineral Desert, Rustic Woods, Silver Coast

Vibrant + Playful: Brainiac, Daydreamer, Queen Bee, Wild Child

Good + Grounded: Sugar Berry, Water Lily, Blue Bell, Apricot Bloom

Confident + Charming: Gardenia Palm, Vanilla Orchid, Jasmine Rose, Magnolia Violet

Best and Worst Shoes of Paris Fashion Week

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Fashion month has come to a close and it’s time to recap some of the coolest and ehh not so cool shoes of Paris fashion week.

Aside from the amazing set design from the Chanel show, Karl unveiled transparency within his spring collection.

These clear, plastic rain boots were shown in a variety of sizes and styles from thigh high, to mid-calf length. Seems like last seasons perspex trend will still be in.

Another one of my favorites this season was the Balmain thigh high moto leather peep toe boot.

balmain boots

Image via Blogiism

Another popular one I’m sure all of you have seen is the Off-White x Jimmy Choo collaboration.

jimmy choo x off white

Image via Hypebae

Chloe and the Y/Project also debuted shoes that are sure to be a hit in Spring 18.

y project

Image via Vogue

Now on to the not so hot shoes.

A lot of people are anti Crocs…sooo…Balenciaga….whats happening here?

balenciaga

via Vogue

From bad to worse, behold Giambattista Valli sandals.

giambattista shoes

via Vogue

Paris Fashion Week never disappoints, the hottest and craziest trends come out and they spread like wildfire. Let’s see how many over the top shoes we’ll see in street photos next Spring.

My Spring/Summer 18 NYFW Weekend

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Fashion week is among us and you can feel it allll in the air. Whether you’re living vicariously through Instagram and Snapchat or you’re attending shows at the Skylight and other exclusive venues, there’s no doubt that the feeling this season is electric.

This season I attended the Mac Duggal show. Aside from the waiting forever outside then for the show to start, it was a beautiful show.

Duggal hit all my fav aesthetics in this collection, plunging necklines, blush tones, and war metals. Lots of fringe and beading as well. Models strutted down the runway in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities which I was glad to see.

I also attended the Lexus x Interview Magazine How Fashion Travels Exhibition. This was cool. Upon entering there was this duo who were super adamant about photographing attendees with style. Then there was “the cube” Great photo op, however I didn’t get the full experience due to another girl wanting to share the cube with me. ONE AT A TIME DAMMIT! -_-

Complimentary hair and makeup booths along with nail techs were scattered among the venue to give you the full treatment.

There was also an actual LexusLC model at the exhibit to take a photo with. Photographers gave direction and you struck a pose.

I didn’t get to hit all the spots on my list for the day but it was a great time overall. Hopefully I’ll be back in February with even more recaps for you all.

Fenty Beauty Giving Competitors A Run For Their Money?

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As many of you witnessed last week on Instagram, Rihanna teased followers about the the launch of her beauty line, Fenty Beauty, dropping on September 8th at Sephora.

The teaser video shows nothing but beautiful, diverse women, and the line is nothing short of that. The collection is said to have 40 shades within its release, so there is a shade for just about anyone of any complexion out there!

The line also includes highlighters “Ginger Binge” “Moscow Mule” and “Trophy Wife”

 This is looking to be the hottest beauty drop of the season and these other brands better watch out. With Nicki Minaj x M.A.C and Balmain x L’Oreal launching in the next few weeks I’m eager to see what these number are going to look like. Stay tuned for updates once the full collection drops.