Monday, December 31st 2012

Bop Com: Anything But Love

There are more fashion blogs out there than New Year's Resolutions. But today's links have nothing to do with Kanye, Kim, and their KFetus, and trust me, that's a blessing.

WINDY CITY: Club Monaco's new campaign is out, and it's (literally) breezy beautiful. []

GEEK CHIC:  According to a weird Facebook algorithm, girls with Apple computers are "pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed." OK--or they're really well dressed, and the dudes publishing this study just don't understand Margiela[]

PRINCESS DIARIES: Stella McCartney is getting honored by the Queen of England. Stella baby booties for Kate Middleton's imminent bundle of awesomeness are sure to follow.  [The Cut]

GWEN THE MOVIE: Here is No Doubt in a Vogue video.  Yes, you can keep pressing "repeat."  []

DOWNTON SNEAK PEEK: The first ten minutes from Season 3 are free, live, and amazing! [PBS]

Monday, December 31st 2012

The Year in Review, Shopbop Style

What occupied our time and our minds in 2012? Pinterest, shoes, product video, and a borderline unhealthy obsession with Diet Coke and Newbury Booties. We call that a pretty good year. Here’s to an equally exciting 2013!

Monday, December 31st 2012

The Daily Find: Faubourg du Temple Jacket

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Faubourg du Temple Twill Jacket
Why we love it: Sequin sleeves give the military-inspired silhouette a funky, feminine feel.
Wear it with: Distressed Current/Elliott jeans and lace-up Elizabeth and James boots.

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Friday, December 28th 2012

What the FK: Get Mistaken for a Famous Person

I am at a dive bar with my friends from drama class. (Yes, when not chasing after these Rag & Bone boots, I write plays and sometimes take drama classes. That's another post. Anyway…) We're gathered around a flat-backed piano, clutching bottles of Heineken and shouting songs from Cabaret at the top of our lungs. (This is either the best or worst night ever, depending on your feelings about "Don't Tell Mama.") We're just being Saturday night goofballs when suddenly, some movie stars arrive.

First through the door is Scarlett Johansson, the brainy bombshell currently starring in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Next up is Emily Blunt, a fashion goddess since her icy turn in The Devil Wears Prada. Finally, Mamie Gummer, known to theater geeks as "Meryl Streep's Daughter" and Gossip Girl fans as "The cute blonde on the funny hospital show that's on after Gossip Girl."

Living in New York, I see lots of celebrities. And here's one thing I can tell you about famous girls: US Weekly may give them the "just like us" treatment, but the fact is, you can always tell when someone's a star, even when they're crammed into a West Village dive bar belting Oklahoma. It's not because they're beautiful (which they are, sometimes), or super-thin (which they are, most times). It's because they've perfected something we'll call The Off Duty Starlet Look—and it's not that hard to copy.

The Off Duty Starlet Look (ODSL—not to be confused with ODLR, Oscar de la Renta!) relies on the principles of layering, casual luxury, and The Big/Small Theory. Learn how to combine them, and you too can look like Ryan Gosling's secret girlfriend. Here's what I mean:

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Friday, December 28th 2012

The Daily Find: Iosselliani Ring Set


Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Iosselliani Stacking Ring Set
Why we love it: The 4 unique rings stack together with imperfect, thrown-together cool.
Wear it with: A bright IRO moto jacket and distressed AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans.

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Thursday, December 27th 2012

Shopbop Beauty: New Year’s Eve Makeup

New Year’s Eve is set to wrap up 2012 with sparkle, champagne, resolutions, and hot party dresses. And since it’s just a few days away, we asked our in-house makeup expert for her top two looks for the year-ending night.

Hair and makeup by Kendra Gassner.

1. In a hue close to the color of your skin tone, pat a light foundation or shadow onto the eye area.
2. Line the lower rim with a peach liner to brighten the eyes even more.
3. Add two coats of mascara to the upper lashes, keeping most of the product close to the lash line. Keep the lower lashes bare.
4. Add a bit of blush and a hint of highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones for a subtle, healthy glow.
6. Finish with a bold lip color that accents your look.

Hair and makeup by Kendra Gassner.

1. Apply a light amount of brown or charcoal shadow on the eyelid and under the lower lashes.
2. Line the lashes with a black or brown liner and smudge to create a blended look.
3. Apply two coats of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
4. Brush a bit of highlighter over the tops of the cheekbones and a touch of color on the apples of the cheeks.
5. Pick a lip stain in a shade that enhances your natural lip color without overwhelming the bold eye.

Thursday, December 27th 2012

The Daily Find: Alice + Olivia Tank

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Alice + Olivia Gathered Tank
Why we love it: Flowing, delicate pleats lend a soft, feminine air.
Wear it with: Chunky See by Chloé bangles and cuffed Alice + Olivia shorts.

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Wednesday, December 26th 2012

Bop Com: Better Than Presents

There are more fashion blogs out there than thank-you notes. But consider today's links as consolation prizes: they're so delightful, they might make up for any lackluster Christmas gifts! (Also, you could just shop for yourself...)

THE LADY GAGA DOCUMENTARY: Terry Richardson shoots the bonkers fashion icon; we rejoice. [FASHIONISTA]

THE PINTEREST DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO GOSSIP GIRL FASHION: All Blair and Serena, all the time. [Pinterest]

THE WYNWOOD GRAFFITI TOUR: Proof that Miami's getting cool again: these walls. []

THE CATALOG OF SUPER-CUTE CATS, PANDAS, and BUNNIES: All of them in one place! [Buzzfeed]

AND THE JOHNNY DEPP LOOKBOOK: You're welcome. [NY Magazine]

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

Ask Shopbop: New Year’s Eve Dressing

Styled by Elise, Karina, and Loni.
Look 1: Equipment sweater, Kaelen pants, Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Look 2: For Love & Lemons dress, By Malene Birger clutch, Alice + Olivia pumps.

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and I don’t have anything to wear! Any tips?

While metallics are a tried-and-true New Year’s Eve uniform, I like to go for something unexpected. Black lace is a fresh, sexy fabric perfect for ringing in 2013.

If a casual night in is in the works, go for luxe materials in comfortable silhouettes. Exaggerated harem pants are quite a statement, but in matte black lace, they read chic and down to earth. Throw on a simple cashmere sweater in matching black for a soft and cozy, yet party-appropriate look. Finish it off with bright pink (and very sexy) heels to add a little extra NYE flair.

For a night out, you can’t go wrong with a body-con silhouette, but mix it up with an eye-catching pop of color. A black lace dress takes on a whole new personality when paired with bright, playful accessories. The neon pink bag injects a sense of humor, while cheeky striped shoes keep the look fun.


Wednesday, December 26th 2012

The Daily Find: Sea Moto Jacket

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Sea Moto Jacket
Why we love it: Leather and tweed come together for a classy-cool combination.
Wear it with: Bold red skinny jeans and a denim button-down from Blank Denim.

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