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Forget blue blood, obscure nobility titles, and monikers like Muffy. The mark of a real lady is knowing how to wear a silk head scarf.
So for today’s video, the cuties at Ban.do in Los Angeles show our deputy editor, Crystal Meers, the best ways to do it: the Jackie O., urban turban, and topknot bow.
All are easy and quick (about 30 seconds each) and great for when you’re not in the mood to wash your hair.
Even after a particularly grueling tennis match against hubby No. 4.
The heart-adorned scarf we use is available online at shopbando.com, $95. Still not sure what do with your hair? Check out our videos on how to do a messy side bun, an around-the-head braid, or just-off-the-beach waves.
Yes, those are real women. With real bodies, real style, and real attitude. They walked (and rocked) Old Navy’s Bryant Park runway last Friday in complimentary pairs of The Rockstar skinny jeans. Watch this video to see how The Rockstar flatters women of every shape and size, from model to model-for-a-day.
To see more footage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, go to stylecandy.com.
When it comes to jeans, it’s not just about the blues anymore. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we saw denim in vibrant colors — orange, red, yellow, you name it — both inside and outside Lincoln Center. In today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway, we explore the trend’s staying power.
Today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway is so bright, you need to wear shades. The color-blocking trend continues to reign supreme, and Rachel Roy takes it up a notch by using prints. Watch the video for her tips and inspiration.
For more StyleCandy Fashion Week coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is so calm and relaxing.” — No one, ever
But despite the lack of sleep, we get a rush when the models start down the runway.
That’s why we teamed up with the Style Network to bring you StyleCandy’s Runway Takeaway videos. Each day, we showcase outstanding styles that we think will evolve into full-blown trends, from one of our favorite designers.
We spotted symmetrical prints at Lela Rose, menswear inspiration at Kaelen, and ’70s florals at Chris Benz (above, and yes, that is Susan Sarandon and her dogs). Plus, each designer gave us styling tips, from shoes you shouldn’t wear with flared pants (Rebecca Minkoff) to advice for wearing statement pieces (Erin Fetherston).
We hope you’ll be inspired to channel these looks now. Spring 2013 feels too long to wait.
You can quote us on that.
Watch all the Runway Takeaway videos at stylecandy.com.
You’ve put one too many birds on it (thanks, Portlandia). What’s next?
Flowers, as inspired by the micro florals on the fall 2012 runways at Suno, Paul & Joe, and Band of Outsiders, to name a few. In today’s Easy Does It video, we asked L.A.-based DIY expert Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. the beautiful Mr. Kate) to show us how.
All you’ll need is fabric paint (in four or five fall-ish colors), a fabric pen, tinfoil, and a surface in need of sprucing up. We did shirts in the video, but feel free to use totes, pillowcases, etc.
We’d never want you to feel pigeonholed.
For more DIY ideas or info on Mr. Kate, go to mrkate.com.
Today we’re starting with the man print in the mirror. The reason? Lela Rose’s spring 2013 show featured at least five pieces with symmetrical designs. Not sure what we mean? Watch the video, in which Rose explains the concept and why you should love it.
For more trends, go to stylecandy.com.
Will skinny jeans finally go the way of mom jeans? Who knows, but Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2013 collection showcased a flared leg enough to make us hope so. In this video, the designer gives tips for wearing the trend and shares how New York City influences her designs.
Generally speaking, miniskirts look good only on people with minihips. That’s why we were thrilled to see full skirts going up and down the runway at Honor. In this video, we interview designer Giovanna Randall about her feminine, flouncy looks.
For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
It’s all in the details. Especially if you’re talking about designer Kaelen Haworth’s most recent presentation, where she amplified simple shapes with shoulder pads and structural collars (buttoned all the way to the top, of course). In this video, she talks about the trends and provides tips for wearing them.
For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
Change is good. Especially when we’re talking about the ombre fabrics at Erin by Erin Fetherston. A luminous orange transforms into a light pink, and a pale yellow turns into sunshine. In this video, Fetherston explains her inspiration and gives styling tips for wearing ombre.
When two greats join forces, we can’t get enough. Brunch, Brangelina, and chugs (Chihuahua-pug hybrids, obviously) are living proof.
Which is why we’ve teamed up with the Style Network to form our own aptly named entity: StyleCandy. Each month, we’re combining DailyCandy’s knack for finding the latest and greatest with Style’s passion for all things stylish to bring you original video content.
First up is Runway Takeaway, in which we head to New York Fashion Week and highlight one standout look per day — one we feel will inspire a trend — from our favorite designers. Included in the lineup: Whit (above), Kaelen, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Minkoff, Chris Benz, Lela Rose, and others.
We can’t wait to get this relationship off the ground and into your computers.
Right next to all the Kimye coverage.
Get in on the action at stylecandy.com.
Darlene and Lizzy Okpo regularly respond to emails at 5:30 a.m.
The Bronx-born and -raised sisters behind clothing line William Okpo (named for their father) are readying their first-ever solo presentation for New York Fashion Week, and sleep is not in the cards.
In today’s Inside Story video, we catch up with the women during preparations. They show us around their Brooklyn apartment/studio (where the living room floor subs as a pattern-making table), let us peek at mood boards for the upcoming collection, and tell us how it all came to be.
As if they aren’t already inspiring enough, Darlene and Lizzy are just 25 and 22, respectively.
Which might further explain why their sleep habits resemble those of babies.
For more information, go to williamokpo.com. To place a custom order (before the line hits Opening Ceremony in October), email email@example.com.
If artisanal ice cream is the new cupcake, what to do with all those cute cupcake wrappers?
We’ve found six ways to turn the humble, pleated paper cup into your party’s main attraction. From ice cream bowls and name card holders to garlands and flowers — it’s a cupcake wrapper celebration you’ll eat up.
Without a smidge of frosting.
Cupcake wrappers available at bakeitpretty.com.
Los Angeles is full of secrets, from who’s gone under the knife (everyone) to what really happened that fateful night (which one? Exactly.).
Tinseltown designer Heidi Merrick has nothing to hide. For today’s Inside Story, she lets our cameras into her idyllic home, anchored deep in the Silver Lake hills.
What did we discover? Her cherublike daughter, Hiver, jumping on her canopy bed; an Ikea piece she transformed with bright blue paint; and enough light to make sunglasses an indoor necessity.
The place is as much outdoors as in, which is one reason people live in L.A. anyway.
That’s public knowledge.
Shop Merrick’s fall collection (and the pillows you see in her house) at heidimerrick.com. To ogle more homes, check out Lela Rose’s dog elevator, Rebecca Minkoff’s Zen den, and Kaelen Haworth’s DJ booth.
Forget sexting. We’re big on Mexting (i.e., sending your friends random shots of Mexican food).
For a picture worth a thousand characters, whip up the best guacamole this side of the border with help from Alex Stupak, mastermind chef behind Empellón Taqueria and Empellón Cocina.
In addition to divulging his easy recipe (hint: It calls for pistachios), Stupak dishes on what to look for when you cut into an avocado and how much to mash.
Pair the green goodness with chips, sliced veggies, or a spoon — and call it a Labor Day party.
Just Instagram us the invite.
Try it straight from the master at Empellón Cocina, 105 First Avenue, between East 6th and 7th Streets (212-780-0999 or empellon.com). For more foodie fun, learn to make Thiago Silva’s frozen peanut butter pops, Daniel Boulud’s stove-top burger, and Daniel Holzman’s squash salad.
A ponytail-related vocabulary list:
shark n. A finlike bump that refuses to stay down.
peach fuzz n. Tiny, persistent flyaways.
rattail n. Hair near the neck that escapes the elastic.
Get more meaningful definition at John Barrett Salon’s new Ponytail Bar, the go-to for sleek, effortless versions of the updo.
There’s a big difference between what we throw together pregym and Gwyneth Paltrow’s flawless coiffure. Stylist Halli Bivona proves it by showing us how to master the classic pony. Her steps are easy to follow and require few tools.
Words can’t express our happiness.
John Barrett Salon, at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, at 58th Street, ninth floor (212-872-2700 or johnbarrett.com). Want to keep watching? Learn to cut your own bangs, get just-out-of-the-ocean curls, or nail an easy updo for short hair.
For most of our New York-based staffers, a dishwasher is a source of pride.
For designer Lela Rose, it’s an elevator in the shape of a Monopoly house for her dog, Stitch.
The gracious Texan-turned-Tribeca resident shows us around her unlike-anything-we’ve-seen apartment for today’s Inside Story video.
Her home, which she’s lived in for three years with her two children and husband, has tables that come out of the floor and ceiling (to accommodate 66-person dinners she hosts for Edible Schoolyard NYC), a room lined entirely in gray felt, and a closet that, well, you have to see to believe.
Rose even has a cavernous space in her basement dedicated to tasting tequila (we hear Mario Batali’s gotten comfortable there a time or two). Alas, it was too dark for us to shoot.
Which is, perhaps, for the best. Because someone might’ve ended up in the dog elevator.
Channel Rose’s elegance at lelarose.com. To learn more about Edible Schoolyard NYC, go to esynyc.org. For more home porn, check out designer Kaelen Haworth’s downtown dream loft and designer Hillary Taymour’s DIY decor-flanked pad.
On days when nothing’s going right (food baby in the belly, hovering boss, ex posting a million pics of his new GF on Facebook), nail art still has an uncanny ability to make us smile.
We ventured to Wassaic, New York, a friendly hamlet two hours from NYC, where artist and certified nail technician Breanne Trammell churns out designs we love from her studio in an old barn.
In today’s Pretty Smart videos, she shows us a lowbrow/highbrow duo: donut sprinkles that’ll make you hungry (above) and geometric, summer-inspired shapes reminiscent of Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings.
Both tutorials are easy enough for amateurs, though Trammell did help our editor with her left hand.
She really nailed it.
Check out Trammell’s newly funded Kickstarter. For more information, go to breannetrammell.com. To watch more Pretty Smart videos, learn to shape eyebrows, style just-out-of-the-ocean hair, and conceal a blemish.
Nail art has come a long way since sparkles and daisies. In this video, artist and nail tech Breanne Trammell shows us how to paint designs inspired by the late California-based artist Richard Diebenkorn and his soothing Ocean Park series of abstract paintings.
Check out Trammell’s newly funded Kickstarter. For more information, go to breannetrammell.com.
Glitter and glue sticks go together like Lewis and Clark — it’s always an adventure.
But as much as we love a good art project, we’re also a bit crazy about an orderly play space. That’s why we’re building a case for the bookcase craft center.
It’s simple enough that even the most artistically challenged parent can pull it together, small enough that it fits into a kid-size bedroom, and organized enough that a 4-year-old can manage the cleanup.
Don’t believe us? Just watch.