Kristen Stewart, A Hip Girl’s Style Icon

Kristen Stewart, known for her ability to make casual cool again, is my style icon. It’s an unpopular opinion, I know, but there’s something about her that makes me want to defend her whenever someone makes the oh-so-familiar “she never smiles” comment. Perhaps I should give you some background before I dive in. Kristen started her career as a child actor, known for her starring role alongside Jodie Foster in Panic Room. She was a young tomboy, then, in a house full of brothers, both younger and older. With that being said, it shouldn’t be a surprise that her mannerisms, even today, are a bit boyish at times. Kristen’s unique sense of style and self-confidence has revolutionized the red carpet look, blurring the lines and sporting a perfect balance between masculinity and femininity whenever she can.

This actress has taken fashion by the horns, signing deals with large fashion houses like Balenciaga and, most recently, Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld was smart in his choice of Kristen Stewart as the face of his Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection. Her edgy, slim, androgynous look is the perfect recipe for where fashion is heading. Since their meeting two years ago last month, Karl’s infatuation with the actress was apparent, extending invitations to his Paris Fashion Week shows over the past couple of seasons. One of my favorite looks occurred at last year’s Fall collection showcase where Kristen wore black leather short shorts, paired with a classic cream-colored tweed Chanel blazer, accessorized with black, fingerless leather gloves. Oh, and did I mention the blinged-out chain link bracelets?

Actress Kristen Stewart poses during a photocall before the Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014 fashion show for French fashion house Chanel in Paris

Kristen’s red carpet style takes greater risks than her everyday, casual look. Photos of the actress hanging out with friends, walking her dogs, and filling up her tank all depict outfits that any one of us could wear. Kristen loves to pair her vintage T-shirts with skinny jeans, worn-in sneakers, and a ‘I’m too cool for you’ backwards-facing snapback hat. It’s incredible that she can go from one look to the next — red carpet glam to T-shirt and jeans — looking just as flawless and making you want to be her. You can find most of Kristen’s everyday outfits at UrbanOutfitters.com.

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Kristen is most recognized for her role as Bella Swan in Twilight. She toured all over the world, attending red carpet premieres in Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles to name a few, wearing dresses by designers ranging from Zuhair Murad to Elie Saab. Since then, Kristen has made a name for herself in the Indie movie world, most recently promoting On The Road at the 2012 AFI Fest and Camp X-Ray at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She’s beautiful, daring, and original. When something works, she’s not afraid to wear it again, in a modified way. These are all characteristics of a true fashionista on the rise.

Get the look:

In order to achieve the Kristen Stewart look, you must start with the basics. When running errands or hanging out with friends, Kristen wears a T-shirt, skinny jeans, and a pair of sneakers. The best (and cheapest) place you can find those vintage shirts is Goodwill (or any local vintage shops). Now, for the jeans, Kristen seems to splurge on this closet staple. Why, you may ask? Well, jeans last a lifetime and when you are Kristen Stewart and were on Forbes’ Top Earning Actresses List, spending a little more on some comfy jeans is worth it. Kristen typically wears skinny jeans from 7 For All Mankind, J Brand, and James Jean. Lace up a pair of Converse or old sneakers for the finishing touch.

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When it comes to Kristen’s glam look, pick a silhouette that you are comfortable in. Kristen always talks about choosing the dress that she feels the most confident in because if you feel good in it, you look good in it. All the drama, however, is saved for the make-up. Kristen is known for her flawless, porcelain skin, so a pale foundation is her go-to with light pink cheeks. Her eyes are highlighted by using the classic Smokey eye look in dramatic black coupled with voluminous lashes for days. Kristen prefers a nude lip, but is known to surprise us all with the traditional bright red every now and then. Lastly, the shoes. We all know Kristen hates heels, but she puts all hatred for them aside when walking the red carpet. Slip on a pair of black pumps and you’ve got yourself a Kristen Stewart-inspired red carpet look.

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Fashion Forecast:

With Kristen as the new face of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection and Paris Fashion Week only a month away, I predict Kristen to wear pieces from the Paris-Dallas line, keeping the accessories to a minimum but going dramatic on the hair. Kristen loves rings, so I could totally see her rocking Diamondere’s two-tone Fagen ring along with pieces by jewelry designer/make-up artist, Jillian Dempsey. Kristen sported partial dread locks at the premiere of Camp X-Ray at the Sundance Film Festival, so in terms of what her hairdresser will do, I know it will be simply stunning. Now if we are staying with the Paris-Dallas theme, I’d think it’d be funny and cute to give her that big Texas hair 😉

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Jamie Campbell Bower Stars in New Burberry Campaign

Jamie Campbell Bower stars in the new Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign alongside British models Malaika Firth and Matilda Lowther, as well as Leo Dobson, singer of the band Childhood. Jamie has been known to attend Burberry’s fashion shows and often wears their clothing on the red carpet, so it’s only fitting that he would be a part of the campaign. The ads were shot by the famous Mario Testino and will be launched worldwide starting this month.

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Cara Delevingne Stars in New Mulberry Campaign

British supermodel Cara Delevingne is the star of Mulberry’s new Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, as she was in their Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign, and she is featured at an indoor tea party alongside various animals and bits of nature. These stunning shots are described by brand director Anne-Marie Verdin as giving “a romantic, literary and very British feel to the Mulberry brand,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. Art director Ronnie Cooke Newhouse added, “The spring 2014 campaign was a beautiful but naughty tea party with Cara and her ark of animals — the perfect Mulberry moment. They didn’t have the best table manners, but Cara was very forgiving.”

For those of you that may not have heard of Cara before, she’s quickly become a fashion icon at the young age of 21. She’s been the face of Burberry and has walked in countless high end runway shows. She’s been linked to One Direction’s Harry Styles and is close friends with celebs like Rihanna and Rita Ora, so you should get used to seeing a lot of her in the future! Check out some of the Mulberry shots below.

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21 Holiday Dresses for Under $35

 

With holiday parties just around the corner the rush to find that perfect outfit is upon us! One of my favorite places to find affordable, cute dresses is Forever 21. Whether you’ve got a work event, family gathering or just a night out with friends, I’ve chosen 21 dresses, each under $35, that will look great and won’t break your budget.

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Chic Side Peplum Dress – $24.80

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Sophisticated Lace Dress – $27.80
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Cold Shoulder Daisy Dress – $32.80
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Bombshell Midi Dress – $19.80
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Disco Doll Strapless Dress -$29.80
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Boho Floral Maxi Dress – $32.80
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Fit & Flare Dotted Dress – $29.80
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Night Goddess Maxi Dress – $27.80
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Sequined Fringe Dress – $29.80

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Bombshell Sequined Dress -$27.80
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Cocktail Hour Lace Dress w/ Sash – $27.80
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Basic Knit Dress – $9.80
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Luxe Brocade Sheath Dress – $29.80
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Essential Eyelash Lace Dress – $24.80
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Essential Cable Sweater Dress – $19.80
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Ombré Peasant Dress – $29.80
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Favorite Fit & Flare Dress – $22.80
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Bombshell Laser Cut Maxi Dress – $27.80
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Sweet Side Pleated Dress w/ Sash – $22.80
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Minimalist Maxi Dress – $15.80
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Festive Lace Dress – $27.80
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WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY LOOK?

I Want the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lingerie!

Check out the first official, movie tie-in lingerie collection for Fifty Shades of Grey by KappAhl available in Sweden. This collection features pieces inspired by the books in partnership with author EL James.

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Also, check out the sexy lingerie teaser trailer below:

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Click here to see if the collection is available near you!

Check Out The Victoria’s Secret Angels Singing Taylor Swift

The infamous (and our guilty pleasure) Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is right around the corner. Everyone gets together, guys and girls, to watch the models walk the runway. Girls wish they were strutting their stuff down the runway and the guys wish they could date the models. Either way you anticipate the fashion show and once it arrives you don’t take any calls and only Facebook to tell everyone how amazing it is. Taylor Swift is one of the performers this year along with Fall Out Boy, and the Angel’s have made another flawless lip syncing video to T. Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”, check it out below! And don’t forget to tune into the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on CBS December 10th at 10pm!

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MUST HAVE: The Katniss Cowl Scarf from CATCHING FIRE

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Many fans are flocking to the inter-webs to try and find a cowl neck scarf like the one Katniss wears in CATCHING FIRE. It’s totally stylish and unique – who wouldn’t want one? For those still searching I found a couple options for you.

First off, you can knit it yourself! For some this might sound awesome, others could be furiously scrolling down to see what the other option are already..

A girl named Lolly has the pattern for FREE in her Ravelry shop! (You need to create a free account with Ravelry to download pattern) Or you can purchase another pattern from AnaidDesigns on Etsy.

If you’re not in the crafty mood you can purchase one, though they aren’t cheap, from many places by searching “Katniss Cowl Scarf”. Here’s a couple I found:

For $77 JadeRoseBoutique on Etsy will make you a custom Katniss cowl in whatever color yarn and buttons you want!

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For $125 AnaidDesigns on Etsy will make you a custom Katniss cowl scarf!

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UPDATE 12/2:

Another Etsy seller – newenglandhandknits sent us the link to her Katniss cowl!

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All great options and depending on what style or price range you are looking for I’m sure you can find the perfect Katniss cowl for you!

Jennifer Lawrence Copies Kristen Stewart’s BREAKING DAWN PART 2 L.A. Premiere Look

At last night’s Los Angeles Premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, Jennifer Lawrence arrived wearing a jaw-dropping, see-through Dior gown. Instantly after seeing Jennifer step out of her limo, I thought of Kristen Stewart’s Zuhair Murad nude, see-through gown she wore to the Los Angeles Premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2. Check out the side-by-side similarities in the picture below:

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5 Must Haves This Fall

With the weather getting colder it’s made us think about our 5 must haves for fall!

1. Everyone needs an infinity scarf. They’re simple and they can add just that right ‘something’ to an outfit. We love this striped infinity scarf from Forever 21 and it’s only $12.80!

2. You can never go wrong with a pair of tall boots to wear with some leggings on a lazy day. These buckle boots, also from Forever 21, are so adorable and they’re only $39.80, what a deal!

3. On those cold winter nights, and sometimes days, all you want to do it stay in your apartment and watch movies and one thing we love on cold winter nights are slippers. These slipper booties from H&M are the cutest and they’re only $17.95!

4. A knit sweater is a must in cold weather and we love this one from H&M and it’s only $19.95!

5. A knitted hat for those cold days where your hair just doesn’t want to cooperate. This one from H&M is perfect and it’s only $9.95!

Those are our 5 must haves for fall! What are yours? Tell us in the comment box below!

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