Cara Delevingne: You Just Can’t Hate

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Have you ever known a girl who seems to have it all? Gorgeous, witty, funny, smart, big blue eyes and um… a british accent? Ugh!!! You’re hating a little aren’t you? Well stop right now, because this IT girl of the moment is all of the above and get this… She’s adorable!

The Great Gatsby premiere in Cannes
The Great Gatsby premiere in Cannes

Cara Delevingne seems to be every big celebrities best friend. If hanging out backstage

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Victoria Secret 2012
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with Rihanna, and having Rita Ora call her “wifey” isn’t enough, this girl is jetting around the globe for today’s biggest fashion houses such as Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Dolce and Gabana. She made her debut as an “angel” at the 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show which catapulted her star even more. Her older sister Poppy was already in the modeling business, and with that kind of bone structure, Cara had to follow. She’s often been referred to as the “next” Kate Moss. This girl has been the face of DKNY, H&M, Burberry and most recently Mulberry.

All of those amazing credentials aside, this model has crept steadily into social media, and is now followed millions. How can a model become such a mainstream success? It’s all in her personality. She’s not afraid to post pictures of herself in giant hot dog costumes and letting her ugly side show. She’s therefore a lot more relatable then all of those unattainable beauties, who seem to never EVER have a bad day. Cara we can’t wait to see where your very bright future takes you!

Do you have what it takes to be an “It” girl? 😉

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SUMMER NAIL POLISH 2013

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“Sound the bell, I’ve been naughty nautical.”

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Full Steam Ahead
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Sunday Funday
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The Girls Are Out
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The More The Merrier
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Rock The Boat
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Naughty Nautical
















Neons 2013:

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boom boom boom
Boom boom boom
bottle service
Bottle Service
bouncer its me
Bouncer its Me
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DJ play that song
saturday disco fever
Saturday disco fever
shake your $ maker
Shake your $ maker

FLASHBACK!! Throw Back Thursday: 1960’s Retro Swimwear

imageThis summer throw back to the summer of 1963 and try on a retro 1960 style swimsuit!

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Bathing suits from Southbeachswimsuits.com, Norma Kamali, Mara Hoffman and Nanette Lepore.
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Taylor Swift in a high waisted 1960’s style swimsuit. Source: US magazine

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The Great Gatsby and The Roaring 20’s Fashion

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If you love glitz and glamour, you are in for a treat with The Great Gatsby. Baz Luhrmann’s

Picture source: Vogue
Picture source: Vogue

adaptation of the American Classic is faithful to the book, and although it is often criticized for it’s lack of subtlety , we are not movie critics. The fashion however, is breathtakingly beautiful. The Great Gatsby is a love story, a journey of hope, the American dream and it’s criticism. The characters are all beautiful and seemingly naive, but as the story progresses the facades break and we glimpse into what truly motivate them, whether it be love, greed or obsession (all of the above?).

The movie in itself is visually stunning, and exuberant as is Baz Luhrmann’s style. So it comes as no shock that the clothing is era appropriate in all it’s glory. Daisy Buchanan, IMG_2412played by Carey Mulligan is the main fashion focus of the movie (although certainly not the only). Between the iconic flapper dresses and jeweled headbands, she is the picture perfect of a wealthy young woman in the 20’s. Mulligan gives the character depth behind the sequins and diamonds which could have engulfed another actress into a primarily vapid character.

The 1920’s, often under-appreciated in men’s fashion history, was an era of extravagance, luxury and indulgence.Nowhere in recent media has inspiration from this era been better portrayed than in Baz Luhrmann’s, The Great Gatsby.

In the movie, high-waisted slacks, double-breasted suits and waistcoats are staples that exude class,wealth and status. These garments were usually monochromatic and in shades such as creams, whites, light blues and pastels. Accessories such as pocket squares, pocket watches and boutonnieres were also very popular. For days on sea or by the beach, men opted for retro swimmers and IMG_2448straw boaters. Wide-legged trousers, known as “Oxford bags” at the time, were starting to gain popularity as well as shawl collard cardigans and cable knit jumpers.

As for the hair styles of the Roaring Twenties era in Gatsby, the popular choices were licked hair and smooth side and center parts, usually shorter on the sides and longer on top and held back with a greasy product to keep the hair out of the face. Trimmed mustaches and beards were also in style.

The recent release of The Great Gatsby has caught the eye of many designers and we can look forward to the style from the movie and other styles of the “Roaring Twenties” to influence the new trends and inspirations for menswear in the coming months.

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Written by Dane and Alessandro B.

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