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Caitlin McGauley Artwork

Caitlin McGauley Artwork

Taste the Rainbow

In your attempts at art, sunsets look like gateways to hell and dogs are confused for dinosaurs.

For something more aesthetically appealing, defer to Caitlin McGauley, an adorable NYC-based watercolor artist now taking commissions.

McGauley, profiled in today’s video, can paint anything, from you in your fave ensemble (or wedding dress, perhaps) to a special dinner party spread (food is a specialty) — in her bright, cheerful style.

Just send her a picture, and she’ll take it from there. In a few weeks, you’ll get your masterpiece.

And not another portrait of a flesh-eating zombie.


To purchase custom artwork, e-mail caitlinmcgauley@gmail.com. For more information, go to caitlinmcgauley.com.

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Fashion

Currently Coveting: Holiday Party Essentials

Currently Coveting: Holiday Party Essentials

Our editors pick four musts for the celebration

If New Year’s Eve hype matched the reality, we’d all be making out with Gosling front row at a Beyoncé concert as the ball dropped.

Alas. We can at least make the truth easier to bear with four holiday party staples picked by our team. In today’s video, fashion editor Jordan Blumberg shares her favorite sparkly dress, beauty editor Jennifer Jackson shows off which lipstick and nail polish she plans to wear, and senior editor Lauren Lumsden imbibes her champagne of choice.

All can be purchased online (or in person if you’re in NYC) in plenty of time for the big party.

If only they could be delivered by a Hemsworth.

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Fashion

Easy Does It: DIY Statement Scarf

Easy Does It: DIY Statement Scarf

Mr. Kate gives us a quick tutorial

Hard Rock. Absolut. Abercrombie. Life Is Good. G.R.I.T.S. [Insert Greek letters here.]

Jewelry designer/DIY phenom Kate Albrecht, a.k.a. Mr. Kate, knows exactly what to do with all those old T-shirts taking up drawer space: In today’s video, she shows senior editor Lauren Lumsden how to make a statement scarf (okay, it toes the necklace line).

We used red and white in the video for a candy cane look (also great for Valentine’s Day), but feel free to use any colors you want. Besides the tees, all you need are scissors and ten minutes.

Have No Fear.

For more craft ideas and to see her jewelry collection, go to mrkate.com.

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Fashion

Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

SuChin Pak and Chriselle Lim share their favorites

You can just look at some people and know they never had a scrunchie phase. Chriselle Lim is one of these rarities. (We want everything she’s ever put on.)

So when our chief correspondent SuChin Pak got the chance to sit down with the blogger/stylist in her downtown L.A. studio and talk accessories, it was a no-brainer. In today’s video, they discuss everything from sunglasses to leopard-print shoes.

While we had Lim on the line, we also asked her to show us her favorite outfit right now: a fuzzy sweater/miniskirt combo we can’t wait to emulate for holiday parties. The Lanvin boots are perfect.

We’re sure she’s never worn them with flared Mudd jeans.

For more information, go to thechrisellefactor.com or youtube.com.

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Fashion

My Favorite Outfit: Chriselle Lim

My Favorite Outfit: Chriselle Lim

The YouTube star shows us her holiday go-to

When what you wear and how you wear it are your livelihood, fancying one look above all others is like Sophie’s choice.

But that’s exactly what we asked of stylist/blogger Chriselle Lim in today’s video. She braved the question with a fuzzy sweater, textured miniskirt, and Lanvin boots from L.A.’s Satine.

We can’t decide which piece we like best.

For more information on Lim, go to thechrisellefactor.com or youtube.com.

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Fashion

Hotspots with Kate Wolfson

Hotspots with Kate Wolfson

Our editor shares her favorite things in L.A.

It’s a familiar tale: I came to Los Angeles for one love (a boy) and found another (a city).

Five years in, the city — and the boy — still makes my heart skip a beat.

In today’s video, I give you a tour of my beloved local spots that starts with a design-centric treasure hunt Downtown and ends at a Hollywood gallery/boutique in the storied Howard Hughes headquarters (hello, $55,000 backpacks).

I also stop for a twenty-layer crepe cake at a bakery which, like me, is a New York transplant that’s pretty sweet on the City of Angels.

Thanks for tagging along, and please wave hello if you see me around town.

I’m the girl in the Mini Cooper, desperately attempting to parallel park.

Want more? Check out our editor’s go-to spots around New York. And stay tuned for editor favorites in San Francisco and Chicago, coming soon.

Next Video: Blond Ambition
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Fashion

Blond Ambition

Blond Ambition

The Oscar winner on her process, her husband, and her favorite shoes

If we won an Academy Award, we’d put it on a chain and wear it as a necklace (back problems, be damned).

Want to know where costume/production designer Catherine Martin and her husband, director Baz Luhrmann, keep their awards? Watch today’s installment of 5 Questions with SuChin Pak.

Pak sat down with Martin (who does the costumes for Luhrmann’s films) at our Fashion in Film event in New York last week. She talked about her process, working with her husband, and her biggest indulgence.

In the background, you can see outfits that Martin (who’s wearing Prada, BTW) put together for Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan for The Great Gatsby.

Talk about something to show off.

To know more about your favorite stars, check out our 5 Questions with actors Miles Teller, Greta Gerwig, and Anna Chlumsky (who looked beautiful at the Emmys Sunday night).

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

Watch Sartorial Magic Happen

Watch Sartorial Magic Happen

“The Great Gatsby” costume setup in 45 seconds

Not to brag, but we touched clothing that Leonardo DiCaprio wore. How? For our recent Fashion in Film event, The Great Gatsby’s wardrobe/production designer Catherine Martin let us borrow and display three costumes from the film.

The setup, which took about eight hours, is condensed to less than a minute in this time-lapse video. The costumes, from left to right, were worn by Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and DiCaprio in the scene where Gatsby greets Daisy at Nick’s home.

If you look closely you can see our interview with the Oscar-winning designer (you can’t miss her blond hair) toward the end.

To see more of Martin, check out our retrospective of her work.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

Fashion Meets Dysfunction in “Ivy Holland: By My Selfie”

Fashion Meets Dysfunction in “Ivy Holland: By My Selfie”

A DailyCandy and Tribeca Enterprises special presentation

Where does top NYC stylist Ivy Holland see herself in ten years? Trick question: She doesn’t want to — and she’ll smash every mirror in her house if it comes to that.

Sound like someone you want to know (or pretend to know)? Watch our new short film Ivy Holland: By My Selfie, by writer/director Matt Lenski.

Sadly, or maybe happily, it’s a work of fiction. But we can guarantee actress Alex Butler (co-writer) gets the obsessive selfie-taking type just right.

But please don’t say it takes one to know one.

Don’t move a muscle. Okay, except for the finger you need to move your mouse to watch our short documentary Chasing Tommy Ton.

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Fashion

Meet the Man Who Inspired “Chasing Tommy Ton”

Meet the Man Who Inspired “Chasing Tommy Ton”

A DailyCandy and Tribeca Enterprises special presentation

If you don’t know Jak & Jil (the blog, not the nursery rhyme), you’ve probably been hiding under an unfashionable rock since 2005. Tommy Ton, the site’s founder, is one of the original street style photographers.

His taste and pictures are instantly recognizable. But here’s the weird thing: Until we partnered with Tribeca Enterprises to make this documentary, we couldn’t have picked him out of a lineup. That’s why we’re thrilled to present our first short documentary, Chasing Tommy Ton.

In the film, we turn the camera around on Ton to reveal his day-to-day life, from what he looks for in a subject to why he loves his job. The craziest part? Director Christina Voros and her team shot it entirely in the last month, mostly during Fashion Week.

Like Tommy Ton, we like gratification in a flash. 

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Fashion

My Favorite Outfit: Smith Sinrod

My Favorite Outfit: Smith Sinrod

The designer has a classically pretty look

With pearl earrings, a pencil skirt, her grandmother’s ring, and a Southern drawl that slips out every so often, Smith Sinrod is a girl you’d happily take home to your parents.

In this video, the creator of By Smith explains her tried-and-true look. For those of you in New York, we filmed in one of our favorite spots, the alley leading to Freemans.

For more information, go to bysmithcollection.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

My Favorite Outfit: Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato

My Favorite Outfit: Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato

The twins show us their most-loved looks

What would you wear every day if you could? (And you can’t say pajamas, because that’s a given.)

That’s the question we’re asking in our new series, My Favorite Outfit. In each video, the most stylish designers/boutique owners/cool people we know show us the clothing they currently dig head to toe.

In our first videos, we have three NYC-based heavy hitters: jewelry wunderkinds Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato (above), Owen boutique owner Phillip Salem, and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff. Tomorrow, we’ll have Smith Sinrod of By Smith clothing.

Since it’s Fashion Week, we asked them to show us what they’re wearing for the shows.

We didn’t even have to tell them no sleepwear.

To see what our own editors are wearing this week, plus show coverage and giveaways, check out our Fashion Week Dossier.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

My Favorite Outfit: Rachel Antonoff

My Favorite Outfit: Rachel Antonoff

The designer makes us want seersucker pants

We knew and loved Rachel Antonoff way back when she had brown hair. Now, nearly 50 years later, we feel the same.

Kidding. It’s been only seven years, and her artificially gray/blue locks are — how do the kids say it? — mad dope. That’s why we turned to her for the second video in our new series, My Favorite Outfit, in which our fashionable friends and idols show us their preferred getups.

For more information on Antonoff, go to rachelantonoff.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

My Favorite Outfit: Phillip Salem

My Favorite Outfit: Phillip Salem

The Owen owner shows his true colors

Spend one minute in Phillip Salem’s Meatpacking store, Owen, and your wallet will happily surrender (every item blurs the line between want and need, especially a certain Wayne leather tank).

Salem, who does all the buying, has impeccable taste. That’s why we chose him to kick off our latest video series, My Favorite Outfit. From Acne leather pants to Super sunglasses, he presents the ensemble he’d like to wear every day of Fashion Week.

For more information on Owen, go to owennyc.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Summer Accessories

SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Summer Accessories

Our chief correspondent’s obsessions right now

We’re at that point in summer when we don’t want to buy new clothes, because fall isn’t far off. But we’re sick of everything we’ve worn the past four months. Here’s a solution: accessories. In today’s Currently Coveting, SuChin Pak has kanga-inspired brooches, statement necklaces, and dainty headbands that make the rest of your outfit feel new.

This week’s picks are available at winkandflip.com, camcicamca.com, and etsy.com.

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Fashion

SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Summer Fashion Must-Haves

SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Summer Fashion Must-Haves

Our chief correspondent’s obsessions right now

The joie de vivre associated with summer’s beginning is gone, and the dog days are in full swing. Give yourself a pick-me-up in the form of bright bracelets, a heart-shaped clutch with a rebellious side, and structured shorts, all from under-the-radar designers.

This week’s picks are available at melodyehsani.com, visantinecollective.com, and shopholbrooke.com.

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An Interview with Our Street Style Idol

An Interview with Our Street Style Idol

Lina Plioplyte shows us her three favorite outfits

Most people reserve head-to-toe leopard print (socks included) for Halloween.

Lina Plioplyte is an exception.

When the Lithuania-born filmmaker dresses in full-body spots, she gets photographed by The Sartorialist.

In today’s video, we head to the street style superstar’s Brooklyn neighborhood to get the lowdown on her three favorite outfits — and attempt to uncover how she makes her Clarissa Explains It All-meets-Iris Apfel look work.

We’ve watched Plioplyte turn heads while behind the camera at multiple DailyCandy videos in the past, so when a group of high school boys asked for her digits during this shoot, we were hardly fazed.

She’s the cat’s meow.

To see Plioplyte’s work, go to teenagepeanut.com. Want more street style? Cast your vote in our contest to find the most stylish city in the country.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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SuChin Pak's 5 Questions: Face Hunter's Yvan Rodic

SuChin Pak's 5 Questions: Face Hunter's Yvan Rodic

The street style photographer tells all

Travel the world. Photograph well-heeled, beautiful people. Chronicle adventures. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.

That someone is Yvan Rodic, the brains behind go-to street style blog Face Hunter. In this 5 Questions with SuChin Pak video, we go behind the lens, learning everything from how Rodic chooses his subjects to his opinion on the most stylish city in the world (you’ll be surprised).

Rodic also fills us in on his latest book, Travels with Face Hunter, a picture diary of a year in his fabulous, jet-setting life.

He really took one for the team.

Travels with Face Hunter is available at amazon.com, $17. To read his blog, go to facehunter.blogspot.com. Want to keep watching? Check out our interviews with actress Anna Chlumsky, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé, and supermodel Coco Rocha.

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Fashion

SuChin Pak's Currently Coveting v. 17

SuChin Pak's Currently Coveting v. 17

Our chief correspondent's obsessions right now

Don’t dread swimsuit season. Embrace it with two new suits and a cover-up (that also works as a dress), picked by our woman about town.

This week’s finds are available at marahoffman.com, geronimocollection.com, and opheliaswimwear.com.

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SuChin Pak's Currently Coveting v. 16

SuChin Pak's Currently Coveting v. 16

Our chief correspondent's obsessions right now

What’s the new little black dress? The little black bag that goes with everything. In this video, SuChin shares three that you’ll want to buy right now.

This week’s picks are available at cloudcloudny.com, gargyle.com, and nastygal.com. (The Nasty Gal bag is restocking in July; sadly, it was so popular it sold out right before this video went up.) For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel.

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Behind the Scenes with Warby Parker

Behind the Scenes with Warby Parker

Co-founder Neil Blumenthal shows off our collaboration

Warby Parker is the Cara Delevingne of eyewear brands. In this video, co-founder Neil Blumenthal shows our editor Lauren Lumsden the new sunglasses created just for DailyCandy Collaborations.

To buy the sunglasses, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy