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Carefree Glam was the Motto for Rack Addik’s AW17 Runway Show

The self-taught designer, Kelly Dempsey, also known as the runner-up on Season 14 of Project Runway scores big with her autumn/winter 2017 “Glitter and Grunge” collection of Rack Addik. Dempsey’s runway show produced by AMCONYC for New York Fashion Week last month showcased vibrant styles, drenched with splashes of sparkle and edge. The collection brings meaning to the words “carefree glam.” The designer successfully transitions opposing prints and textures for male and female pieces. The collection allows us to have fun with color and fabric as we tie together our inner glam with our outer street experience. Dempsey was able to explore her creative side in fabric from a young age while growing up in western Massachusetts and visiting her mother’s craft store. She combines life experiences with her inner creativity to put together eccentric everyday street-wear—her motto for defying the rules of fashion. Rack Addik’s ‘Alecia’ dress is a feminine number with shimmery accents but follows up with edgy midriff links to bring about an extra element of cool. The ‘Courtney’ dress invites us …

Ivory Couture’s Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection Makes a Bold & Elegant Stance

Ivory Couture’s “The Women” Autumn/Winter 2017 collection was a breath of bold French Victorian fashion. Creative Director and owner Bella Ivory did an amazing job with her revolutionary line that sported a very classic chic design for the season. From bold black fabrics with hints of delicate light lacework to splashes of passionate color, Ivory’s fabric combination exposes female strength, while preserving her elegance. Her abstract designs draped beautifully across fresh-faced models that confidently strutted down the runway to performing artist Chris Porter. Performing his newest party vibe single ‘Catwalk Killer,’ Porter kept the audience moving in their seats as the models blew us away look after look. There was much excitement floating around the room as the audience realized that although Ivory Couture is elegant high-fashion, it’s designed for individuals of all sizes and backgrounds. With bold colors—white, black and red, and pink being the focal hues—for her line, Ivory makes strong statements, but it’s the way she is able to mix robust fabrics like leather with delicate lacing that truly tells the story. …

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Saturday Collection: Songs We Love, Michelle Obama Gives Hope, 2017 Beauty Trends, & More!

Happy New Year and welcome to another session of our pop culture buzz—possibly the only time we’ll talk about celebrity gossip. For those of you who are still in a bubbly mood from all that celebration our team got together and made a YouTube weekend playlist. When you have a moment to break from dancing check out Michelle Obama’s amazing words of hope as she wraps up her time as the First Lady of the United States. This week was full of surprises from Disney’s cancellation of Girl Meets World to Kim Kardashian-West’s return to social media. Let’s get into it. What to Watch Grab your best friends and get ready to celebrate #girlpower. Hidden Figures just hit theaters and there is already talk about sassy flair and comedic scenes. The film is a true story of three female African-American mathematicians who paved their way at NASA in the 1960s. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. 2017 Beauty Trends Last week we talked about New Year’s Eve beauty trends, but …

6 Last Minute Beauty Tips for New Year’s Eve

2016 can safely be deemed the year of the glow up where extreme highlighting, galaxy makeup, and more was never crossing the line. As the New Year quickly approaches, will we leave the glow up behind as a fad in 2016? Glowing was NEVER a trend to ditch, especially on the night of New Year’s Eve! In memory of the great trends that graced us in 2016, here are 5 ways you can continue to glow and sparkle into the New Year. Starting with our absolute favorite of the year. #1. THE HIGHLIGHT Jackie Aina, a YouTube beauty vlogger, listed highlighting as the trend to not keep in 2017 in her Trends We’re Ditching in 2017 video. We’d like to respectfully oppose as we admire the subtle highlight on Jasmine Tookes, a Victoria’s Secret model. #2. GLITTER ON THE EYES Whether you rock it on your entire lid, the inner corners, or on your wing, there are many ways to add glitter to your eyes to give it the right pop. Of course, if glitter on your eyes is too …

Kiss & Wear: An Accessory Secret Worth Sharing

Is it too early to start talking about holiday gifts? Maybe! A little birdie sent us the scoop on the delicate yet trendy jewels from Kiss & Wear. After launching in fall 2015 the brand caters to its name with a signature lip positioned across its necklaces, bracelets, and iPhone cases. We can’t help but reminisce to graffiti buildings and subway rides of the 80’s with the Brooklyn necklace. The 14k yellow gold-plated frame hugs the heavily printed pendant to give it a subtle feel. Pair this chain with your favorite denim getup for a pop of color and cool. While it might be too early for gift shopping, it’s not too late for us to look back on warmer days. The west coast brand indulges our summer calling with its palm tree La Jolla studs. The 18k yellow gold-plated minimalistic design is the perfect break from traditional circular and gem studs. And speaking of tropical inspiration, the Aloha iPhone case is a dead ringer—yes I said it—for summer getaways. So if you’re on the lookout …