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Best curly hair on the red carpet: 67 photos to inspire your next style

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Curly and wavy hairstyles are, without a doubt, one of our favourite red carpet looks. From perfectly coiffed Old Hollywood ringlets to messy beach waves, there are endless ways to wear your hair down—while still giving it some style. Curly hair is easier to master than an updo, looks much more dramatic than a ponytail and definitely has an appeal that straight hair just can’t match. Need further proof? We’ve gathered some of the best curly hair and wavy hair looks from recent red carpets all in one place. (If you haven’t already logged into your Pinterest account, now’s the time!) Read more »


How to wear denim shorts: 15 Style Panel tips for braving this often-feared basic

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How to Wear Denim Shorts Style Panel

Much like the classic LBD and the plain white T, denim shorts rank high on the list of timeless trends. Feared by some, loved by many, the versatility of this wardrobe staple makes this classic style a must-have for summer.

On the streets, we’ve seen trendsetters brace the warmer temperatures in denim shorts of all shapes and colours. From music-goers at Coachella to Toronto’s stylish park devotees it seems there ain’t nothing like a pair of Daisy Dukes to stay cool and fashion-forward under the hot summer sun. The warm weather trend has long been a hit with fashion darling Alexa Chung, whose ability to dress her cutoffs up with heels and a structured jacket and down with a classic plaid shirt, shows us just how flexible these breezy blues can be.
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Inside Prada’s The Great Gatsby party: Carey Mulligan, Katy Perry, Alexa Chung and more

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Prada The Great Gatsby Party

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Only a few weeks ago, Tiffany & Co. threw a big New York bash for the exquisite costume jewellery it featured in The Great Gatsby. It was only a matter of time before Prada followed suit, celebrating its own affiliation with the film and the fabulous Gatsby costumes Miuccia Prada designed in collaboration with the film’s costume designer, Catherine Martin.

Last night, Prada’s New York flagship (that’s the Prada New York Epicenter to you!) fêted this connection with the star-studded opening of an exhibition of the costumes. On display for only a couple of weeks, the exhibition  showcases mannequins dressed in character’s costumes, dresses, hats, shoes, and jewellery side by side with sketches, production stills, and never before seen backstage footage. If that’s not enough of a reason to visit, also displayed is a 200 foot mural depicting a montage drawn from the spectacular scenes hosted by Jay Gastby (aka. Leonardo Dicaprio) at his Long Island mansion to really help the visitors capture the roaring ’20s experience.
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Brit Awards 2013: The top 4 looks on the red carpet

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With the Oscars just a few days away, the Brit Awards 2013 mark the last few red carpet moments before Sunday’s grand finale. The excitement is building to a fever pitch, to say the least. The annual music awards show included some of the world’s most famous musical artists. While we won’t be seeing them at the Oscars, they certainly used this moment to shine.

With a more relaxed dress code, many of the attendees experimented with new styles slightly outside of their comfort zone. Taylor Swift arrived in a sophisticated sleek black dress by Elie Saab with a double slit—a more mature look for the singer. Lana Del Rey also wore black, but with a casual vibe that is perhaps not as glamourous as usual. She opted for a simple Chanel shirtdress. Alexa Chung also defied convention, wearing a white Valentino jumpsuit with a pair of simple black stilettos. But leave it to Rita Ora to up the glamour of the Brits. She certainly didn’t play it safe in an Ulyana Sergeenko blush pink couture gown.

Who’s your pick for best dressed on the red carpet?
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Jennifer Lawrence vs. Alexa Chung: Who wore strapless best?

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Left: Photography by Michael Kovac/Moet. Right: Photography by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

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Two top trendsetters, Jennifer Lawrence and Alexa Chung, caught our eye this week with their unique red carpet looks.

At the Santa Barbara Film Festival where she was crowned best actress, Jennifer Lawrence switched up her style by sporting a black and blue striped Stella McCartney strapless jumpsuit from the designer’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. While the blogosphere reviews on the look have been mixed, we dig it from head—light ombré beachy hair—to toe—simple black Casedei heels. The look was cinched at the waist for a slender silhouette that gave off just a hint of Jennifer Lawrence’s ample sexiness.

On the more feminine end of the spectrum, Alexa Chung proved once again to be one of the world’s top style stars when she walked the red carpet at the amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off New York Fashion Week. She wore a black and white strapless Chanel tweed and pearl dress from the label’s Spring 2013 collection paired with two-tone Chanel PVC heels. Makeup was kept simple, and Chung wore her hair in a low ponytail to keep with her casual elegance that has become her signature.

Which look is your favourite? Vote in our poll!
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Gossip Girl’s top 15 fashion moments: We take a look back at six seasons of headbands, cleavage, Vera Wang and more

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Now that the one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite has been revealed, it’s time to mourn the loss of one of the most fashionable shows on television. Since 2007, Gossip Girl has been spreading rumours, sending out blasts, and hiding behind her his computer until the shocking finale yesterday.

Despite the social sabotage, twisting plotlines and the never-ending bad luck that was bestowed upon the Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl has become known for the fashion. From Blair Waldorf’s affinity for headpieces (headbands in high school, fascinators when dating a Prince) to Serena van der Woodsen’s love of not wearing pants and showing a lot of cleavage, there have been some seriously defining moments for the television show and the generation of its many fans. We’ve watched the characters ditch their uniforms and embrace wearing custom Vera Wang, Marchesa and Zuhair Murad as their lives spin out of control again, and again. And we can’t deny that we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. We’ve watched as the fashion industry embraced the show in return, with cameo roles throughout the seasons played by Rachel Zoe, Tory Burch, Alexa Chung and more.
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Blake Lively, Linda Evangelista, Elle Fanning and more! Who wore Chanel best on the Bijoux de Dimants red carpet?

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In the battle of who wears Chanel best, the victor is often not easy to spot. Last night in New York City Chanel celebrated the 80th anniversary of its Bijoux de Dimants collection and as a fashion house known to attract many celebrities, this event was no exception.

Blake Lively made her first public appearance since marrying Ryan Reynolds (he snuck in after her red carpet walk) and wore Chanel from the Fall 2012 Couture collection. It was paired with Christian Louboutin heels (she really doesn’t wear anything else), Chanel jewels and a newlywed glow—Blake Lively’s skin looked fantastic! Alexa Chung, who recently announced she will be writing a book, wore an embroidered piece from the brand’s pre-Spring 2013 collection. The voluminous dress makes her look like a young girl attending a birthday party, but we’re into it.

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Inside Topshop Queen Street: We tour the It Brit label’s latest shop-in-shop at the Bay

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Topshop Queen Street

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It Brit megabrand Topshop has finally gotten a space to call their own in downtown Toronto. After opening a two-floor shop-in-shop at Yorkdale Shopping Centre last year (and kicking it all off with a blowout party featuring Coco Rocha, The Kills and Harley Viera Newton, to boot), Topshop has one-upped its first Canadian location, by opening an expanded spot at The Bay Queen Street. What used to be a small selection of the brand’s wears has been transformed into a 19,000 square feet of mirrored mecca rivaled only by its predecessor.

Topshop is loved by the likes of Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, so you know the brand is top notch. The Bay’s new Queen Street shop-in-shop has been filled with fur hats, two-tone purses and graphic sweaters that all seem just perfect for an early shopping spree. While the clothing is fine and dandy and we’d be happy to carry armfuls of clothing out of there, upon spotting the shoe section, we almost fainted.
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