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Google Glass is about to get fashionable thanks to Diane Von Furstenberg


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Good news for Google Glass enthusiasts: Diane Von Furstenberg has added wearable computer frames to her list of accessories. After a noteworthy year for the designer, with the 40th anniversary of her legendary wrap dress, the announcement of her new E! reality show, and the 5th annual DVF awards, she’s turning her love for the Glass into a limited-edition eyewear line, unveiling five new frames and eight new shades for the wearable tech.

This collaboration marks the first fashion partnership for Google, in an attempt to make the hands free headset more stylish. The line includes three eyeglass frames in brown, black and purple, and two sunglass frames, each featuring the DVF logo on the top right corner of the lenses. If Ray-Ban is popping into your head right now, that’s probably due to Google’s recent partnership with Luxottica, the company behind the more-stylish sunglass huts, Ray-Ban and Oakley.

But even with all the fashionable upgrades, will wearable technology ever really catch on? While analysts estimate the wearable consumer market to be worth $30 billion by 2018, some consumers see these gadgets more as “novelty than utility”, while others, feel like it just hasn’t caught their fancy yet- and that mostly comes down to cost and style. Either way, it’s up to you to decide. Available for purchase June 23rd on and the DVF Google Glass collection will be unveiled today.

Kate Middleton puts DVF’s iconic wrap dress to good use in Australia


Kate Middleton Blue Mountains Australia DVF

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When Diane Von Furstenberg hit the scene back in the ’70s, her wrap dress was the most significant piece in any working woman’s wardrobe. “Feel like a woman, wear a dress,” she often said. What she really meant was “Feel like a woman, while calling the shots like a man.” How fitting it is to see history’s most “real world” Royal sporting one of those iconic dresses today. And digging earth at that!

Earlier today, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia’s Blue Mountains. The rugged natural region is a hotspot for adventure-seekers and brushfires alike, the latter of which damaged over 200 properties in the area last year. Arriving by helicopter (Kate’s hair was in a pony for the ride, just FYI), the ever-dutiful couple met with brushfire victims and first responders as well as some adorable Girl Guides who opted to say “princess” instead of “cheese” for their Kate Middleton photo op. The couple also partook in a tree planting ceremony where Kate put that DVF to good use, as she dug some space for the red eucalyptus planted to commemorate last year’s damage.
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Keep your eye on Shailene Woodley: Charting the style of this rising Divergent star


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Move over KStew, there’s a new franchise face in town. If box office predictions are right: Shailene Woodley is about to become one of the biggest starts in Hollywood. As star of the upcoming Divergent, the 22-year-old actress is transitioning from a teen drama actress into a full-fledged A-lister. Known for her laid-back vibe and newly chopped hair, Woodley has been racking up red carpet marks in looks by Calvin Klein, Valentino and Jonathan Saunders.

For the past few months, Woodley’s been making the promotional rounds alongside studly co-star Theo James (a.k.a. Kemal Pamuk from season one of Downton Abbey). And while she describes her personal style as plain Jane, she favours relaxed statement making on the red carpet. Standout looks have included the bell-sleeved white Alexander McQueen dress and shoes worn at the Atlanta Divergent screening as well as the head-to-toe bodycon Jeremy Laing worn to the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
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Green glitter at Altuzarra, helmet hair at Alexander Wang: 9 beauty statements from the Fall 2014 shows


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The eyes, hair and nails have been making most of the beauty statements so far on the Fall 2014 runways at New York Fashion Week. Here are our favourite looks and the top beauty trends so far:

Russet lipstick as eyeshadow at Helmut Lang
Helmut Lang’s textured, masculine collection was complemented with a simple, pared down face punctuated by a soft wash of lustrous burgundy on the eye. “It’s very minimal and clean but with a hint of punk,” said lead artist Hannah Murray, who painted Nars lipstick in “Deborah Audacious” (coming this fall) onto the eye and pressed “Heat” bronzing powder over it to set. She skipped eyeliner, mascara and brow colour, and kept the under-eye area clean to avoid a “pink-eye” effect. Read more »

Allison Williams vs. Scarlett Johansson: Who wore black and white best?


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Simple and demure was the name of the game for two of Hollywood’s style mavens.  This past week, Allison Williams and Scarlett Johansson ditched the glitz and opted for a softer approach to dressing, sporting similarly casual black and white looks.

At the opening party for Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress retrospective exhibition at the Wilshire May Building in Los Angeles (on through April 1, 2014), Williams went apropos in a signature DVF wrap. The dress featured a simple black top and contrasting flared black and white polka dot skirt, which she paired with white Jimmy Choo ankle-strap heels and ‘40s glamour girl curls.
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Top Spring 2014 Trends: 200 fashion week photos


Spring 2014 Trends

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With the end of fashion week in Toronto marking the close of Spring 2014 show season, it’s time we looked back at all the trends that emerged. As much as the runway sets the pace for what’s to come for the top Spring 2014 trends, the streets play a major role as show-going trendsetters give us the relatable breakdown of how to wear what’s hot next season. Prints take two spots on our top Spring 2014 trends list through those with a painterly quality and those influenced by international cultures. At Hérmes, Rousseau-inspired water lily florals were printed on luxurious fabrics while at Diane Von Furstenberg, dresses and skirts depicting an African wilderness roared. As for fashionable time travel, prepare to keep reminiscing about the youthful 1990s, which haven’t ceased to get reincarnated season after season. Designers like Rodarte, Balmain and Jason Wu have reinvented the decade’s essentials yet again. To help with your daydreaming of long sunny spring days we’ve compiled the ultimate gallery of top Spring 2014 trends as dictated by the runways and our favourite street style stars in New York, London, Milan, Paris and Toronto! Feel free to let this be your guide to budgeting and creating closet space for next season’s must have pieces.

View by trend: 1. 1990s | 2. Art-Inspired | 3. Athletic | 4. Blue | 5. Crop Tops | 6. Embellishment | 7. Metallic | 8. Pleats | 9. Sheer | 10. Worldly
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Think pink! 10 on-trend shopping picks that add a perfectly feminine twist to any fall wardrobe


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A welcome change for girly girls everywhere, fall’s pink trend has has ushered femininity back into the trendsphere with gusto. At collections including Carven, Simone Rocha and 3.1 Phillip Lim, the shade was made modern with the use of sport fabrics like neoprene and on oversized fluffy overcoats. Last week, our Style Panel proved pink could work with a multitude of wardrobes and now we’re sharing 10 favourite picks from that will make it happen in yours.

How to wear pink: 11 Style Panel tips for co-opting spring’s typically girlish hue for fashionable Fall 2013 wear


Pink Style Panel

If you haven’t yet embraced that pink is a big part of Fall 2013′s colour palette, we don’t blame you. Though pink has been there for us when we bid adieu to the winter’s cold and reclaimed our femininity from dark heavy coats it’s time to embrace it as a burst of girlishness to a different season.

Last Sunday at the Emmys, we were a little more convinced of pink’s fall arrival by Rose Byrne and January Jones in pink petal and dusty rose toned gowns respectively. On the Fall 2013 runways we saw a plaid belted coatdress from Prada and mix and matched shades of pink from Diane Von Furstenberg and Jeremy Laing proving that the hue can adapt to all seasons.


Since you’ve probably packed away all your femme hued frocks and coats, our Style Panel will sway you to dust them off and give them a whirl this fall. The Style Mogul’s Christine Cravero and Amber Desilets of Canadian Fashionista show you just how to wear make your powder pink coat fall ready by layering it with denim and grey pieces. Dainty Girl’s Nicole Wilson and Zoe Smythe of Zoe’s Fashion Feed wear floral print dresses with varying shades of the hue from a soft blush to a deep salmon showing you variable and workable shades of pink.

The Style Panel definitely did not shy away from the girly hue and neither should you. Still not convinced? Read on to see our girls’ pink looks for this season.

Question 70: Think pink! How are you wearing the girlish hue this season? Read the answers now! »


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