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Style by lyric: 12 foolproof fashion lessons from your favourite songs


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We all know how much music influences fashion (otherwise, the semester I wore Dickies and ties to school like Avril Lavigne was a total wash). But even before the days of “Complicated” or begging our parents to let us wear sky-high Spice Girls sneakers, music was outlining style rules in a less visual, equally memorable way.

I mean, sure. Watching “Baby One More Time” may have inspired us to re-adjust our Catholic school uniforms or trade them in for a less monochromatic public school dress code, but songs by artists like Cake or Flo Rida instilled something even more important: clear verbal instructions on how to wear clothes.

And today is no different. Thanks to rules laid out by Jay-Z, Kanye, and even Lana Del Rey, artists continue to guide us through the murky waters of looking presentable. Through music, we’re learning what works, what doesn’t, how accessible fashion can be. After all, any of us could be the girl in the short shirt and long jacket, or the woman in the leopard print skin pillbox hat. So let’s get fancy with this list of some of music’s best fashion instructions.
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Perfume horoscopes: Your signature scent is already written in the stars


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If I were to add up all of the hours of my life I’ve spent searching for the perfect signature fragrance, the results would surely be alarming and disturbing. I know I’m not alone in this lifelong quest, and yet the answer has been right in front of me (and you! us!) the whole time. Well actually, it’s been right above us. More and more people these days are looking toward the stars to better understand their personal sense of style and their preferences when it comes to hair, makeup and, yes, fragrance. With that in mind, I turned to the zodiac to find out more about perfume horoscopes.
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Blake Lively, Beyoncé and Gucci: Chime for Change’s latest blockbuster event


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Blake Lively, Gucci designer Frida Gianni and Beyoncé shot by Kevin Mazur /Chime For Change/Getty Images for Gucci/Getty Images for Gucci

Last night, Blake Lively, acclaimed self-styler, fragrance face and our all time favorite Gossip girl joined co-founder Beyoncé in celebrating the first anniversary of Gucci’s Chime for Change. The campaign, which Beyoncé founded alongside Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini and actress Salma Hayek aims to benefit girls and women around the world in the areas of health, education and justice.

With Lively as the face of Gucci’s Premiere fragrance, she is helping to spread awareness of the campaign and is taking great pride in this new charitable endeavor—stylishly so, we might add in a mod-inspired Gucci mini dress she wore for last night’s event. The mustard yellow peek-a-boo dress turned the star into a sixties-studded dream, and was paired with sparkly gold Christian Louboutin stilettos. With a portion of the proceeds from the fragrance going toward Chime for Change and the opportunity for consumers to choose the cause they want to donate to, Blake notes that “[Gucci] is helping people understand where their money is going and giving them a real personal connection to it.”
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Cannes 2014: The best men’s fashion moments (and by that we mean eye candy)


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Images of beautiful women in couture gowns gracing the Cannes red carpet have dominated web buzz for the last several days and though we can’t get enough, we think it’s time for a valid chiffon pause in honour of Hollywood’s snappiest gentleman dressers. The Cannes 2014 red carpet has been good for men’s fashion, from Gucci lapels to laid back button downs.

Who are we kidding—roll out the eye candy!

A very grown-up Robert Pattinson emerged for the premiere of his new work, Maps to the Stars, looking festival apropos in all black and sporting a shorter, more mature (and therefore, more hot) haircut. And, whether Ryan Gosling was intentionally smoldering for the camera, or blinded by the Cannes sun, he seemed to gaze right through the lens and directly into our souls. The Canadian heartthrob looked handsome as ever in a light blue button up, brown trousers, and well-worn brown leather shoes. Blake Lively’s red carpet co-star Ryan Reynolds pulled his fashion weight wearing head-to-toe Gucci with a Bulgari watch (those two sure know how to work the red carpet)! With all the cinema excitement along the Riviera, one thing remains clear, no one can rock a light beige three-piece suit better than Adrien Brody.
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Met Gala 2014: The 54 best dressed on last night’s epic red carpet


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If reports about Anna Wintour wanting this year’s Met Gala to be more exclusive were true, they certainly did not apply to the A-list. Last night’s red carpet was stacked (and we mean stacked) with just about everyone from the recluse to rising star. Surely, it had something to do with the fact that last night was the inaugural Met Gala celebrating the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center. Maybe too, it was just like the rest of us have been trained to understand: The Met Gala is not to be missed.

Honouring oft-forgotten American couturier Charles James, last night’s event was all about 1950s glamour. Its “white tie” guest-list prompted gents like Johnny Depp and Kanye West to wear tails, Zoe Saldana to wear a recreated Michael Kors bustle and both Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker to take to the stairs with over-the-top Oscar de la Renta trains. Unlike the sometimes cookie cutter Oscars, the Met Gala is a time to break out some real steez and red carpet queen Lupita Nyong’o did just that in a flapper-inspired feathered Prada dress. Perhaps more Poiret than James, the dress made for some serious chatter from both the “for” and “against” camps. Fellow red carpet queen (and queen of life, truly) Rihanna went anti-theme in a sexy stomach-baring Stella McCartney dress which killed, as usual.
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Top Fall 2014 Trends: 226 runway and street style photos of fashion month’s 10 biggest moments


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Your first time at any international fashion week will teach you a valuable lesson: You need a fur. And not just any Margot Tenenbaum style granny hand-me-down. A fur so intricately patterned, multi-layered and artificially coloured, that it has to be designer. Given its place at the apex of the top Fall 2014 trends, you’d think recessionary times were long gone—it’s virtually everywhere, from a hyper colour mink at Altuzarra to a fluffy red dress at Prada. Wear it with caution or as Dior prescribes, dangle it over your arm like it’s no big d. Let the fur fly, scruples or otherwise.

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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

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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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Oscars 2014: 20 of the red carpet’s best dressed at this year’s Academy Awards

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Oscars 2014 Red Carpet

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Nothing brightens a blustery winter’s eve like some Hollywood glitz and glam. Like every good red carpet devotee, we were glued to the screen to catch all the glitz and glamour from the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. We scoured the Oscars 2014 red carpet for our best-dressed actresses of the night, and without further ado, your nominees for Best Dressed are…

Breakout movie and style star of the year Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner for 12 Years a Slave Lupita Nyong’o pulled out all the stops in a periwinkle Prada princess gown complete with Fred Leighton headband and jewels. She’s been on a roll this season with carefully chosen frocks and gowns so it came as no surprise that she made the cut—we’re officially #TeamLupita. Fellow Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee Jennifer Lawrence was next level in a red Dior peplum gown, which she yet again managed to trip on with cool girl ease.

Given her glamorous turn in American Hustle, it was only fitting that Best Actress nominee Amy Adams brought some retro glamour to the event. Keeping her best-dressed streak alive, Adams opted for a strapless Gucci Premiere gown, styling her signature red locks in a slick updo. Also sticking to the recent long blue dress trend was Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen. Always one to flawlessly flaunt her eccentric taste, Cate Blanchett maintained her ethereal style in a breathtaking appliqued gown by Armani Prive.

And of course, the Oscars 2014 red carpet wouldn’t have been complete without awards show mainstay Julia Roberts, marking 24 years since her first nomination, wearing Givenchy. Never one to be outdone, the legendary Meryl Streep celebrated her 18th nomination in 35 years, looking as good as ever in Lanvin.

With such a variety of looks and styles, it easy to see why the Oscars 2014 red carpet is arguably the year’s biggest bonanza of beauty and dazzling gowns. Closing out a season of terrific award shows styles with several Best Dressed nominee newcomers, it was tough to pick our favourite from the night. Who was your best dressed? Cast your vote now!
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