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Stylish swimwear: 41 shopping picks to effortlessly match your suit to your outfit

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Stylish swimwear has moved from a beach staple to full-on wardrobe inspiration. With many designers putting as much effort into swim trends as their clothing lines, there’s no surprise that this season’s bathing suits are influencing everything from watches to backpacks to printed pants. High on our radar are palm prints, geometric shapes, nautical stripes, and the oh-so-fresh fruit craze. Making your entire summer wardrobe flawlessly matchy-matchy, take some tips from these swim wear trends and you’re sure to make a splash both in the water and out.
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How to wear pleats: 3 outfits that bring the classic into this season

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We’re coveting the crease this season, with designers like Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, Chanel and Christian Dior making the pleated skirt a must-have for Spring 2014. Here, we break down 3 new ways to wear the style, from punching it up with tropical accents to adding metallic accents and more.
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Banana Republic’s Marimekko collection is a print-happy dream! See it in full here

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Banana Republic has collaborated with iconic textile and fashion designer Marimekko for a limited-edition summer capsule collection. Mixing Banana’s signature modern, American style with Marimekko’s unique and boisterous prints, this collection is a summertime dream.

Incorporating spring staples like the midi-skirt, matching separates, and shift dress, the silhouettes mixed with the bright cues and patterns of this collection are must-haves for your spring wardrobe! Bringing their inspirations to life through the prints, Marimekko’s designers Maiji Isola, Aino-Maiji Metsola, and Maiji Louekari have created a capsule that is far from bland. From polka-dots to abstract floral and vegetable prints, their designs scream ‘innovative’. In addition to the standout apparel pieces, the collection contains perfectly spring-appropriate accessories like clutches, sandals and ballet flats- this is one collabo that has got it all!
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New Year’s Eve dressing: 28 metallic shopping picks to help you shine past midnight

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New Years Eve 2013 Dressing

Photography: Runway by Peter Stigter; items by Carlo Mendoza (styling by Rei Briedis for judyinc.com)

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There’s no time like the holiday season to bring on the bling in shiny metallics. On the runway, Marc Jacobs did it best in a gown (pictured above) laden with silver sequins. And for those other precious metals, we’re looking to Dolce & Gabbana, where tone-on-tone texture and all over patterns add a new dimension to the gold standard.
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The glamorous life: L’Wren Scott shares holiday entertaining tips

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Glamour is a favourite subject of designer L’Wren Scott, and when she calls me from her London offices to discuss Christmas and collaborations, talk soon turns to sequins and sparkle—namely those within her holiday capsule collection for Banana Republic, in stores and online now. Inspired by “glamorous entertaining and holiday at home,” the collection has glitz aplenty (sequined sweaters, brocade shift dresses, juicy jewel tones), but one perfect outfit does not a holiday hostess make.

’Tis the season for festive merry-making, and, given Scott’s affinity for all things gilded (not to mention rock star Mick Jagger is her long-time boyfriend), we couldn’t think of anyone whose holiday entertaining style we’d want to steal more. From vintage ornaments and Christmas-y scents to gorgeous gifts and what to wear, we ask Scott to share some of her favourite things of the season, because during the holidays, all that glitters is definitely gold.
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L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic: Peep the full collection in all its glamorous glory

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Your holiday wish list is about to get its heavy dose of glam by way of the newly released L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic collection look book. Two weeks shy of its December 5 launch date, here we present the 72 look collection in its entirety.

The designer’s first-ever collaboration brings a palette of lipstick reds, deep violets, emerald green and holiday-appropriate metallics. Quirky lip prints appear on everything from skirts and jackets to jeans, while sequins incrust cardigans and clutches. After dancing the night away in Scott’s party-ready cocktail dresses, relax in a pajama set, socks and blanket as you settle in and think of what to wear to the next get-together.

The wallet friendly collection, which ranges from $20 to $240, will be ready for purchase at select Banana Republic stores and online in just over two weeks. For now, here’s a peek at some L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic looks to get you into the holiday spirit. Read more »


Christmas Gift Ideas For Women: 48 picks under $250 for the fashion minded females on your list

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The holiday season is here and the ladies in your life deserve a little spoiling. Whether you’re shopping for mom, a best pal or your partner in crime, we’ve pre-empted the pre-holiday panic with 45 carefully selected Christmas gift ideas for women under $250. This gift guide is not only versatile but also completely shoppable with just a few clicks!

For the vixen in training, The Lady Eve is a comedic Old Hollywood lesson in badassery courtesy of Barbara Stanwyck. And what’s a vixen without the perfect pout: Tarte’s LipSurgence collector set is sure to fit the bill for even the biggest lipstick queen. For the girl who loves a little sparkle, we’ve found a glittering gem-packed set of J.Crew earrings and a Eugenia Kim floral headband perfect for special events season. Is she fashion obsessed? Have no fear, this season’s trends are perfectly wrapped up with a bright red all Seeing Eye Kenzo wallet, an Aztec print MinkPink jacket and pink bow-tied Ted Baker gloves. What’s more, Fabien Baron’s Kate Moss photo book is the ideal for holiday ogling.
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L’Wren Scott and Banana Republic are collaborating on a very glam holiday collection

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“There’s a first time for everything,” as the saying goes. The same applies to high-low design collaborations, the newcomer here being the ever-glamorous L’Wren Scott. She’s taking her first foray into the world of fashion collaborations with a newly announced limited-edition holiday collection for Banana Republic.

A favourite of Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie, Scott is known for her love of all things glittering and gold (a recent collection featured 23-karat gold detailing), making her the perfect candidate for the glammed up, holiday fête-worthy line. The designer, whose brand embodies a much more red carpet-ready style (she is, after all, Mick Jagger’s girlfriend) than Banana Republic’s previous designer partner, Milly, commented on the announcement saying: “A partnership of this scale was a first for me, and I was very excited to find a true partner in Simon [Kneen, Banana Republic creative director and executive vice president of design].” Read more »


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