OUR EDITORIAL PICK: VICTORIA ANDERSON FOR SCHON, SHOT BY JUCO by Ceylan Kumbarji

Photographer JUCO steps behind the camera to capture these phenomenal, fierce shots for Schon Magazine's summer issue. This season there are a number of trends making a come back such as sheer tops and slogan tees, but the colorful attire in this editorial are classic and will remain ideal summer choices for any year!



























Set on a beach, Victoria Anderson steps in front of the camera and tries on a mix of vibrant outfits, each with a retro edge and eclectic feel. The outfits are all styled by Jimi Urquiaga, who opts for pieces by Kenzo, Thom Browne and Dolce & Gabbana to name a few. The seasonal backdrops are perfectly on trend, with prints and bold clashing patterns proving to be must haves in the coming months.






What is it about this editorial we love? It's including a lot of the great trends that have been set for Spring/Summer 2014. While it sticks to a traditional summer feel, the daring statement jewelry combined with elaborate hats and headpieces create a new level and add a tribal/retro element to the looks. The shoot is playful and lighthearted, while still including some darker and more daring outfit choices. No shot is boring or predictable, and each is unique with it's use of accessories and color. This season, don't be afraid of trying clashing prints and bold patterns. Victoria Anderson shows us how to do it!





MET GALA 2014 STUNNERS AND BUMMERS by Noel Jean

This years Met Gala theme of the night was a tribute to Charles James, America's First Couturier, and we expected to see bright colors and some over-the-top gowns. Though there were a few that stayed true to this years theme, I must admit the red carpet was a sadly underwhelming. The Met Gala is the Super Bowl of Fashion, and I love seeing the fashion "STUNNERS and BUMMERS" on the red carpet worn by your favorite Entertainers, Models, and Designers. This is definitely one carpet you should stay true to its  theme because if not it just looks like you were attending the wrong event. Check out some of last night's red carpet moments.


I love that these ladies brought the Old Hollywood Glamour to the carpet. Blush tones were popular, and sometimes paired with black and white accents (in Dita's case red) which really made for a feminine, sophisticated and polished look. Modern day Couturier's such as, Zac Posen and Prabal Gurung are definitely staples for fashionistas hitting this red carpet. Well done ladies!

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Always one to take fashion risks, Rihanna looked flawless is this gorgeously tailored white Stella McCartney creation. Baring her mid-drift and messy up-do this look is still sleek, statuesque, sexy and reinvents classic looks on this carpet. Who better to mix Rock n Roll and Fashion than Stella McCartney, right? This was definitely one of my FAVS of the night! 

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Sarah Silverman, is known as a corky, but cute comedian that literally STUNNED me when seeing her  Met Gala ensemble. She looks absolutely gorgeous in this Zac Posen gown. Nicely done Sarah!

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Kim K's Lanvin gown was most definitely an upgrade from her last year's tapestry disaster. It was a bit on the safe side, and it looks as though she decided to simplify her look from when she left her hotel to when she hit the red carpet. Seems like she took a note from Coco Chanel herself “before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry.” 
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This by far was the biggest bummer of the night. She's been WOWING us with all year with her red carpet fashion, but this is so unflattering for her. I'm surprised PRADA designed this for her. Sorry Lupita!



SARAH BARTHEL TOUR LIFE STYLE by Noel Jean

Four years ago, I met the talented music duo that was Phantogram. Not only was I a fan of their music, I knew the would go on to achieve great things, and I was not wrong. This year Phantogram has released their 2nd LP "VOICES" (click here to get the album), and it does not disappoint. 

Sarah Barthel is a powerhouse and her style is one that reflects her personal style with a Rock n Roll flare. We love mixing easy wearable pieces with fun accessories and jewelry to give it personality. Brands and Designers like ALLSAINTS, The Blonds, The Laundry Room, Hudson Jeans, and Deepa Gurnani are some of our "go to's" when it comes to fit and style when on tour. Check out some of Sarah's looks while on tour.





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OUR FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS by Ceylan Kumbarji

The Oscar's is undoubtedly the biggest night of the year in Hollywood. All around the world, people are excitedly watching to see who takes home the prestigious awards but another highly important part of the night is the outfits. The important questions are: Who's wearing who? Who wore the best dress? We had a look at all of the gorgeous stars and picked a few that really stood out on the red carpet this year.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Looking absolutely stunning, the Nominee for Best Supporting Actress was graceful and majestic in this fitted strapless dress. The red gown by Dior had peplum detail and she teamed it with a backwards necklace to complete the look.

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Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein
Naomi Watts opted for a simple white Calvin Klein Collection dress this year. She looked elegant in the floor-length, cap-sleeved sequin dress, which was complimented by Bulgari  jewelry, including a spider's web necklace and a beautiful bracelet.

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Lupita Nyong'o in Prada 
The Academy Award winner wore a plunging Prada gown for undoubtedly the biggest night of her life so far. Lupita looked very regal in this light blue, pleated dress, and a crystal hairband was added, finishing off her Grecian look. It's no surprise that newcomer Lupita was one of the best dressed, as she has consistently looked beautiful at every event, successfully wearing bright colors and daring looks as she graces the red carpet.

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Amy Adams in Gucci
Wearing a navy Gucci gown, Amy Adams was a big hit as she stunned in this strapless number. The midnight blue dress was fitted with peplum detail, and the actress teamed it with colorful earrings and minimal accessories.

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Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
Someone who never disappoints on the red carpet, Kate Hudson opted for an old Hollywood style dress. This figure-hugging, low-cut gown was a big success and the beaded detail and cape made the look that much more alluring. Definitely one of the best looks of the night... very glamorous and classy.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani
Cate Blanchett wore a nude Armani Prive dress for the night. Always one to watch out for, the star made sure she made her way on to the Best Dressed lists with this strapless dress, embellished with Swarovski crystals. The flared skirt added some old Hollywood class to the night and Cate went for simple drop earrings to complete her look.

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Charlize Theron in Christian Dior
The blonde beauty looked flawless in this black mermaid style Haute Couture dress. With it's sheer straps and plunging neckline, there was no doubt that Charlize Theron completely owned this look. Choosing to let her dress remain the focus of attention, she opted for minimal jewelry, wearing a stunning 31-carat diamond Harry Winston necklace.

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SPRING COUTURE 2014 - BEST PICKS by Ceylan Kumbarji

Spring couture 2014 is full of some exciting, adventurous collections from the best designers out there. We've picked some of our favourites so far and first is Valentino's stunning collection. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierepaolo Piccioli have impressed people everywhere with these clothes, with ballerina dresses and more muted, simple designs. It looks like the duo has been inspired a lot by scenery painters, with Piccioli saying "The artisanal tradition strongly relates to the basis of what we do in couture." As the designers absorbed things from their trips to Rome, especially when visiting the opera, they drew inspiration from hand-painted canvases and production design, bringing a new level of sophistication and innovative ideas to the catwalk.

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Karl Lagerfeld surprises us all with his Chanel collection, with another stunning set capturing everyone's attention. This set is white and a lovely metaphor for lightness and elegance. Talking about his idea for the clothes, Karl explained he wanted it to be feminine but very boyish. He said "no stiletto, no platforms, no Louboutins!" The clothes were modern and there was a vibrant, playful feel to it as the models ran/skipped/hopped down the staircase. The theme of freedom and being liberated ran throughout the show, even in the darker evening dresses, which oozed elegance and divinity. Colours used were predominantly pales, with a sprinkle of pastels and some metallics incorporated in the outfits, ensuring each element of the show blends well to create a chic look and "a different attitude," in the words of Mr Lagerfeld.


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Versace... WOW. Never one to be afraid to try new things or experiment with bold colors and designs, Donatella used daring cuts and riveting hoods on some of her pieces. With singer Lady Gaga (also the star of Versace's advertising campaign) sitting front row as her song 'Donatella' playing, the models began to walk down the runway. Donatella is known for welcoming rock/pop stars into the brand and this season, Grace Jones was a huge inspiration, with the hoods and sensational corsets. Of course, this wouldn't be a Versace show without bright colours, glitter, glitz and furs, so expect to be dazzled when you see the full runway pictures.

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Jean Paul Gaultier is the next collection we felt needed to be one of our favourite picks. "Life is a butterfly! So all the collection is that!" are the words of Jean Paul Gaultier, who showcased his stunning line of couture pieces. The ideas were all innovative and brought a delightful touch of nature to the runway, as the chic ladies were then transformed into "showgirls", wearing burlesque style outfits and brilliant corsets. The idea of growth and transformation was prominent throughout and Gaultier never strayed from the theme of butterflies, ensuring there was an element of them in each of his outfits. Silk, mesh and leather were key materials used in this glittering, unique collection that is definitely going to be talked about and admired for years to come.

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The final collection is Armani Prive. While we were amazed by all of the Spring Couture 2014, this was another one that was beyond beautiful, with two clear themes running through every look: black and white movies, and his love for Asian culture. These are two themes we know Giorgio Armani is passionate about, as seen in some of his earlier collections. Now, he uses Indian shawls and sari fabrics in a variety of patterns and styles to bring a modern feel to classic looks. All the models had their heads wrapped in scarfs as they walked down the runway, which was a nice touch to each outfit. His evening selection was particularly jaw-dropping, and we can definitely see where he's drawn inspiration from old black and white movies, with no shortage of glitter and sparkles.

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