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Spring 2014 Report: 3 trends, 24 must-have accessories


Spring 2014 Must Have Accessories

For those of you who ain’t the type to completely trend-ify your wardrobe, let your extras do the talking with this list of 24 accessories for the foolproof freshen up.

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From the April 2014 issue: Herieth Paul stars in our ultimate spring statement photo shoot


April 2014 Spring Statement Photo Shoot

Photographed by Gabor Jurina . Styled by George Antonopoulos. Hair by Justin German for Makeup by David Allan Jones for Cosmetics. Manicure by Melissa Forrest for Hansen. Body painting by Patrick Rahmé for Prop styling by Jason MacIsaac for Fashion assistant, Eliza Grossman

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Whether it’s a wordy print, an arty pattern or an accessory that will get them talking, make a heartfelt statement this spring. Nude male model: optional.
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Gucci’s spring fringe bag cements its It status on the backs of 6 ultra-cool DJs


Gucci Fringe DJ Pixie Geldof

Image courtesy of Gucci

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Gucci’s original bamboo handle is getting a major high fashion upgrade for Spring 2014. Hot on the heels of the release of the brand’s latest short film, “The Fringe”, the luxury Italian fashion house has commissioned fashion’s most sought after female DJs to give their spin on the coveted bag. Providing their It girl statuses to the campaign are Harley-Viera Newton, Leigh Lezark, Pixie Geldof, JaKissa Taylor-Semple (DJ Kiss), and Chelsea Leyland.
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Must-have backpacks: 17 of the best bets for this season’s throwback style



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No longer just for high schoolers, the backpack has undergone full fashion resurgence over the past few seasons. Its appeal is quite simple: it leaves you hands-free and perfectly in-line with fashion’s ongoing nineties fascination. Whether you need to schlep around your groceries or double fist two coffees, the backpack is a must-have for gals and guys on the go.

This season, everyone from Proenza Schouler to 3.1 Phillip Lim have created luxe versions of the style. And while the backpack has been making runway appearances since 2011 (lest we forget The Row’s alligator skin $34,000 take), some skeptics still deem it too junior. Haters would be directed to Chanel’s Spring 2014 collection, which featured a graffiti style canvas number already holding a waitlist demand.
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Spring 2014 Accessories: 15 splurges we totally support

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Though we’re already ahead of our wants, currently coveting into Fall 2014 by way of fashion week, there’s a bright new season ahead and our shopping brains are already thinking bare legs and bright hues. To get you in the Spring 2014 shopping mood, we swiped 15 amazing buys just-added to e-tailers around the web. And while they sure are pricey, they’ll pay off in #OOTD spades all season long. Just think of the Instagrams!
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Heroine Chic: Fashion fables take centre stage in this Winter issue photo shoot


Heroine Chic Winte Issue Photo Shoot

Photography by Chris Nicholls. Styled by Zeina Esmail. Hair by Justin German for Makeup by Sabrina Rinaldi foré/M.A.C. cosmetics. Manicure by Leeanne Colley for Prop styling by Suzanne Campos for Plutino Group. Fashion Assistant, Eliza Grossman. Animals provided by Phil Gaidy animals in action and Sundance Meadows petting zoo.

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The stars of our favourite childhood tales help tell the story of a season full of fashion character. In this photos shoot from our winter issue, we merged the Princess and the Pea with the likes of Chanel and recreated a fantasy version of the Paper Bag Princess complete with Givenchy logos. Take a high fashion trip back to the days of innocence.
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How to wear statement earrings: 4 Style Panel tricks for not looking overdone


Statement Earrings Style Panel

The statement earring has had a long and trendy lifespan and this season, it shows no signs of slowing down. The ultimate glitzy outfit cap made appearances on runways at Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta and Versace and come holiday season, the right pair of earrings can transform virtually any outfit from a LBD to jeans into a polished and sophisticated look.

The statement earring is a definitive party staple, yet can propose some outfit challenges for timid dresses. So, how do you wear ‘em without looking overdone? Style Panel to the rescue, as usual. Barbara Ann Solomon of Barbara Ann’s Style blog shows us how to rock large gold portrait earrings and leopard at the same time.  Becky Kung of Velvet and Vino shows us how to stay casual but polished in military green and bright crystal bauble earrings.  Amber Desilets of Canadian Fashionista braves the cold to show off an LBD and emerald statement earrings.

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Sole Mates: From metallic brogues to velvet slip-ons, we’re dazzled by fall’s friendliest footwear


Fall 2013 Flat trend

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When red carpet renegade Kristen Stewart wore a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors with her Yigal Azrouël dress at the MTV Movie Awards in 2009 (or the sneakers she wore on any number of subsequent red carpet walks), she was essentially flipping fashion the bird. In this industry, comfort has historically been a four-letter word: f-l-a-t.

This season, there’s a more sophisticated way to save your soles.

After years of sending models teetering down runways in sky-high strappy sandals and stilettos, designers have become the new flat-vocates, endorsing everything from clunky lug soles and creepers to trim, slim loafers and sleek skimmers especially suited to holiday dressing.

Like so many other recent trends that can be traced back to Lanvin, it’s arguable that the house’s ubiquitous stretchy, girlish ballerina flat of 2002 was fashion’s gateway drug to comfort. Once you go flat, you never go back. This season, Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz sent winter floral party dresses down the runway but grounded their feminine whimsy with more mannish oxfords in leather, velvet and glitter-encrusted versions. This new flat provides a balance to the proportions of fall’s revival of ’50s volume, from the new New Look of full dirndl skirts at Rochas to the boxy topcoats at Céline.


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