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Swim 2013: Dive into this season’s trends with 30 runway-inspired bathing suits

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2013 Swim

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Finally, summer is just around the corner and surf, sand and sunscreen are words we’re thrilled to bring back into our vocabulary. We’ve got four glorious months of swimsuit potential just around the corner and to help you prep, we’ve got 30 must-have new styles for the swim 2013 season. While we can’t promise to make the changeroom experience any easier, we can take the guesswork out of choosing a suit that will make the biggest splash poolside.

Look to the runway for inspiration and test the waters in a brand-new bather. From bright shades to solid stripes, we are drawing inspiration from Rochas’ dainty outing to Burberry’s metallics.

On the runway, Michael Kors showed us a sporty take on stripes with a lake-ready colour-blocked style. At Moschino Cheap and Chic, the theme was floral, with hints of Hawaii. And if colour ain’t your thing, Jason Wu made us want to buy a one-way ticket to Saint Tropez when he sent a glammed up little-black-one-piece down the runway with an ultra-feminine cover up worn over top.
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It girl, Alyssa Lau: We profile the Edmonton-based Style Panelist’s sartorial choices and shopping picks for fall


It girl: Alyssa Lau

When it comes to crafting her own personal style, Edmonton’s Alyssa Lau is all about DIY. See her shopping picks »

Alyssa Lau’s one-of-a-kind shredded shorts, studded denim jackets and floral head wreaths are showcased on Ordinary Peoples, the blog she launched in 2011 with her cousin Kurtis. The 20-year-old chemistry student with a flair for all things sartorial also faces down outfit challenges on our Style Panel, which she says is “a great opportunity that has introduced me to so many inspirational bloggers.” This season, she has fallen for the slick leather jackets shown on the runways at Derek Lam, Givenchy and Proenza Schouler. “Leather is incredibly simple and versatile,” she says. “It can also add a rocker-chic aspect to an outfit that no other fabric can.” For this digital-age darling, inspiration and the tools to restock her wardrobe—which includes of-the-moment labels like Acne, Rich & Skinny and T by Alexander Wang—are just a click away. “I look at street style and fashion blogs and do most of my shopping online.”

Osheaga here we come! We style 3 looks that will keep you looking festival-approved from the folk shows to the dance parties


Photography by Farzin Ghayour

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Festival style has become such a sartorial staple that even mega retailers like H&M have jumped on the festival style wagon, creating entire collections inspired by the motley crew of Aztec print wielding, face-paint dabbing festival goers that make the trek to far-away locales every year.

Canada’s very own Osheaga is coming up this weekend and I’m making the pilgrimage (read: six hour drive) out to beautiful Montreal myself to see this year’s amazing lineup for the first time! I’ve rounded up three dream looks for each day of the weekend, outfits that will comfortably take me from catching The Walkmen earlier in the day to a Justice dance party late at night.

Azealia Banks is Alexander Wang’s new T girl, obviously


It comes as no surprise that rap-loving cool kid Alexander Wang has nabbed everyone’s favourite rapper du jour Azealia Banks as the face of his latest T campaign.
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Cost per wear: 10 fully styled affordable outfits that make a pricey PS1 a totally reasonable purchase!

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Cost per wear: PS1

Photography by Carlo Mendoza. Modeled by Marta/Ford Models. On-figure styling by Richard Autio. Hair and makeup by Margot Keith.

This one is for all you designer diehards out there—the ones who would risk their rent on the latest Riccardo Tisci masterpiece. You know what it’s like to go without the many, only to behold the fashionable few. But how do you justify that one outlandish designer purchase? We’re here to help. We’ve done the math, and come up with enough affordable outfits to justify that one gotta-have-it-now item.

Case in point: Proenza Schouler’s latest PS1. Despite the designers’ intention to create just the opposite, Jack and Laz created a beast of a must-have in the classic style back in ’08, and its Spring 2012 iteration has us seeing stars (or rather, tropical flowers). At a cool $1,125 for the Pochette model, we figure you’ve gotta wear this guy quite a few times to make it work, and being bright yellow, that ain’t an easy feat. Working out to just under $113 a wear, we’ve styled 10 full and unique looks on Marta that make the PS1 proud.

Have a peek. Foam at the mouth. And then be happy that no other single item in the gallery costs anywhere close to $1,125.


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FASHION plates: Four steps to essential summer wedding style


By Randi Bergman and Jordan Porter

This summer, who says the bride is the only one who can be labelled best-dressed? Pull a Pippa and have fellow guests clamouring at your feet. Whether it’s a city affair or a party in the countryside, we’ve put together foolproof outfits for each occasion. Floral prints, strappy heels and embellished handbags will have you looking like a million bucks—let’s hope the bride keeps her jealousy well hidden.

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Fashion news: Diplo is Alexander Wang’s latest muse, cartoon Birkins are still fakes and Vera Wang makes rings, too!


Vera Wang Spring Finale


By Meagan Wilson

Alexander Wang chose DJ and hip-hop producer Diplo as the new face of T. Watch the shoot video! [Style]

Last year’s CFDA Fashion Fund nominees designed some seriously amazing pieces for Ann Taylor that were never actually produced… until now! Only catch? You’ve got to be a size zero to wear em. [Latimes]

Ring-a-ding-ding! Vera Wang is adding engagement and wedding rings to her bridal empire. [Fashionista]

Hermès sues accessory brand Thursday Friday over… cartoon Birkins. Listen up, Canal Street! [Shefinds]

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