Friday, January 31st 2014

Break Time: Let’s Go to the Movies

Based on the number of hours we’ve spent together lately, it’s safe to say that Netflix and I are in a devoted, time-consuming relationship. We‘ll inevitably take a break come summer, but right now, we are in the throes of a serious commitment. Hiding from the cold while bingeing on movies is great, but after the credits roll, I’m always looking for something more. I decided to dig a bit further for some behind-the-scenes goodies—it’s like Googling your date, right?—and found these interesting articles. Action! I mean, enjoy!

Some movies still hold up years after they’ve been made, despite outdated special effects—I’m looking at you, Jurassic Park, The Philadelphia Story, and Goldfinger. The trailers however? Not so much. The Atlantic looks at the stunningly bad previews of classic films.
[The Atlantic]

Terrible or not, I love pre-movie entertainment. Lack of previews is really the only thing Netflix and I fight about. A great trailer builds anticipation and sets a buzz around the internet. Whether or not the movie lives up to the hype is another story. Wired did a deep dive into the history of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to “coming soon” features.
[Wired]

Watching a movie and being blown away by the story seems like a rare occurrence these days. It feels like it’s all sequels, prequels, and tired plots. But is it really? The Smithsonian breaks down a recent study that actually proves the recent lack of creativity in film.
[Smithsonian]

--Libby S.

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Friday, January 31st 2014

Style Steal: MINKPINK Dress

Don’t be mistaken, we’re willing to pay for our fashion, but when a find comes along that’s cool, forward, and under $200, it makes our style-loving hearts skip a beat. In this weekly feature, we’ll highlight some of the best style steals on the pages of Shopbop.com.

The Steal: A strapless MINKPINK dress.
The Price: $75 (USD)
Why it’s worth it: Glamour finds edge in this metallic mini dress with faux-leather panels.

Shop this MINKPINK Silver Fox Dress.

 

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Thursday, January 30th 2014

We Play Favorites: Molly and Alice + Olivia Clothing

Clockwise, from top right: Willa Top, Anders Trousers, Hilary d’Orsay Flats, Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop Top.

With as much time as our staffers spend living and breathing fashion, it shouldn’t be surprising that favorite brands start to rise to the top of our individual must-have lists. In this feature, we’re talking about those favorite designers and how they fit into our personal style. This month: Molly, who loves Alice + Olivia.

Name: Molly
Position: Graphic Designer
Brand: Alice + Olivia

Why you love the brand in 6 words or less.
Distinctive personality with a vintage feel.

What’s your favorite piece from the brand right now?
The Dixie Cutout Back Bustier Dress has me counting the days until spring!

How would you describe your personal style?
Casual meets chic. I love to accent dark neutrals with a bright scarf, and I look to my black combat boots to add edge to any outfit.

Do you have a style icon?
Rachel Bilson. Whether she’s in a gown on the red carpet or in casual pieces on the street, she always looks stylish and put together.

If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what pieces would it consist of?
Black skinny jeans, a slouchy black and white striped top, a red plaid scarf, and black boots.

What is your earliest fashion-related memory?
I used to marvel at my mom’s walk-in closet, hoping that one day I would have enough clothes to fill one myself.


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Thursday, January 30th 2014

Stylist vs. Stylist: Colorful Cold-Weather Looks

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the staffers here at Shopbop HQ possess some amazing personal style. So, we decided to challenge a few of them to create head-to-toe looks that fall under a specific price point. This month, we tasked stylists Elise and Rachel with injecting a pop of color into a cold weather outfit, all for less than $500.

RACHEL’S LOOK
Picks: YARNZ scarf, Bella Dahl shirt, BB Dakota skirt, Sam Edelman sneakers, Kate Spade New York earrings.

“The addition of an eye-catching accessory, such as a bright scarf, can pump up any look while staying within your fashion financial plan.”

ELISE’S LOOK
Picks: BB Dakota sweater, RES Denim jeans, Sam Edelman flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs belt, Samudra pouch.

“In an attempt to break my tendency to reach for black again and again once January shows its frigid face, I took a cue from the resort collections and pulled together pieces in pretty, muted pinks and creams. The colorful print on the Samudra clutch is a harbinger of warmer days.”

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Thursday, January 30th 2014

Wise Words: e.e. cummings

 

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Thursday, January 30th 2014

The Daily Find: Theia Gown

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

What it is: Theia Petal Cap Sleeve Gown
Why we love it: Metallic appliqués lend lustrous texture to a graceful silhouette.
Wear it with: Schutz sandals and Oscar de la Renta earrings.

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Shop Theia dresses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Ask Shopbop: Hats for Everyday


Eugenia Kim hat, Current/Elliott slouchy jeans and sweatshirt.

If you've never worked a hat into your wardrobe, now is the time to start. Fedoras, derbies, bowlers—they're all fair game these days. Rely on classic wardrobe building blocks to create a great foundation, and then top it all off with a chic hat. Solid, dark colors for clothes and hats are perfect for this time of year. Navy, black, grey, and dark olive are all great options and I love mixing them all together. Also, flats can be a fashionable choice when opting for a hat. Nothing's cuter than a girl wearing fitted grey jeans, a pair of monk-strap shoes, and a fedora.

--Loni

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Wednesday, January 29th 2014

The Daily Find: Feel The Piece Sweater

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

What it is: Feel The Piece Thea Stripe Sweater
Why we love it: A comfortable, draped fit is made chic with slim, ribbed sleeves and bold stripes.
Wear it with: Paige Denim jeans and Maison Martin Margiela booties.

Shop crew-neck sweaters.
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Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Seen @ Shopbop: Animal Print


Loni in leopard-print booties. Shop similar Diane von Furstenberg booties.

Animal print is a closet standard. Leopard, cheetah, snake, zebra—they all have a place in a well-stocked wardrobe, and they all make frequent appearances at Shopbop. We snapped some staffers in their favorite wild prints—no National Geographic subscription required.


Kate in a SMYTHE blazer with leopard-print cuffs.


Elise in an Equipment blouse.


Libby in Alice + Olivia zebra mittens.


Dokia in snakeskin Sam Edelman booties.


Lauren in vintage leopard print. Shop a similar Milly coat.


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Tuesday, January 28th 2014

The Daily Find: A.L.C. Skirt

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

What it is: A.L.C. Bruce Skirt
Why we love it: A brushstroke effect lends soft femininity to this polished two-tone skirt.
Wear it with: An A.L.C sweater and Alexander Wang oxfords.

Shop A-line/full skirts.
Shop A.L.C. skirts.


 

 

 

 

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