Ultimate Fashion Bloggers Reveal Their Secret Tips

Fashion Union, a shopping destination for chic apparel and accessories, recently approached me with a couple questions about blogging.  With questions on topics from designing a website to finding inspiration, the answers bloggers gave are very helpful to fashion bloggers that are not only starting out, but also to many who have been at it for years.  Read on for answers, and be sure to check out the fantastic blogs featured!

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24 Things I’ve Learned About Fashion By Age 24

“Do not regret growing older; for it is a privilege denied to many…”.  

As my 24th birthday approached today, I wanted to take a look back on all the things I’ve learned over the years about style and fashion.  It was difficult, as my opinion is constantly changing with the trends, and as my style evolves, yet these 24 rules of dressing are timeless and true.  Enjoy!

1. Everything looks put together with the perfect black blazer.

2. Experiment with combining different textures to create an balanced and unique look.

3. Mix designer labels with street labels.  A simple white t-shirt with that asymmetrical Helmut Lang blazer and J Brand jeans is a fabulous look.

4. Always keep a go-to outfit handy for those days when you’ve ransacked your closet and you still have “nothing to wear”.

5. The higher the heel, the closer to heaven.

6. Know your body shape, and dress for it- not for the latest trends.

7. If your friend desperately wants to wear matching outfits, humor her.  But as a rule of a thumb, think more fraternal, less identical.

8. Shoes will make or break an outfit.

9. If you’re uncomfortable in what you are wearing, it will show.

10. Invest in a good handbag and quality shoes.  They’re the essential items you can wear even when you put on that horrid winter weight.

11. Wrap dresses are made for traveling.

12. There will never be another “new” black.

13. The only accessory you need to take off before leaving the house… is a fedora.

14. Highlight your legs, OR your stomach, OR your arms… but not all of it, all at once.  Less is more.

15. There is a huge difference between your outfit being “girl cute” and “guy hot”.  If you find that rare outfit which is a common ground, cherish it.

16. Everything will look and fit better when you have a great body.  Take care of it.

17. Pay the extra expense for dry cleaning your nicer items.  It will pay off.

18. Take risks and play with color.

19. Office wear can be chic if you make it.

20. Denim dresses will never be in style.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to buy a little denim number, and gave it to Goodwill after never wearing it because it’s just a little too… something.

21. Don’t wear those super-hot boots in warm weather.  Just don’t.

22. Replace any belt that comes with the dress/pants/skirt you buy.  It will make your outfit look much more expensive.

23. Nude heels will elongate your legs like no other.

24. Break all the “rules” of dressing, and wear what makes you happy.  Life’s short, and fashion is meant to be fun.

Hope you lovely readers have a wonderful weekend!

DVF Unveils Fashionable Google Glasses For Sale

The much-anticipated Google Glass went on sale last Monday, June 23.  Although they retail for $1,500 normally, the Diane Von Furstenberg costs $1,800 (although it costs only $152 to make).

DVF Made For Glass Teal Frames, $1,800

DVF Made For Glass Teal Frames, $1,800

The DVF | Made For Glass collection is on sale for a limited time, and is available in five colors: black, teal, plum, brown and white.  Each pair comes equipped with removable shades (remember flip frames, anyone?), a mono earbud, and case.

DVF Charcoal Frames

DVF Charcoal Frames

Considering DVF’s Spring 2013 collection show at NYFW in 2012, in which her and Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed Google Glass for the first time ever on models on the runway, it is not surprising that DVF would be the first designer to unveil Google Glass for sale.

The video above shows DVF & Isabelle Olsson as they chat about the evolution of the Made for Glass collaboration.

They are on sale at net-a-porter.com and Google.  Mr. Porter, Net-a-Porter’s male equivalent, also put t also put three models of Google Glass for men for sale on their website, priced at $1,650.

Men's Google Glass

Men’s Google Glass

Would you purchase a pair of these bad boys?  What do you think of the design?

Designer Spotlight: Live The Process

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The founder of Live The Process, Robyn Berkley, worked on the forefront of the luxury fashion and lifestyle industries for over 15 years before she began practicing yoga and incorporating clean eating and healing into her holistic lifestyle.  After thoroughly exploring the world of wellness, she created Live The Process, which is an online health and wellness resource for impossibly busy, but balance-seeking people, like herself.”

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Enter Live The Process: a guide to wellness and holistic health from a curated group of experts in Beauty, Fitness, Meditation, Nutrition, Energy Therapies and Quantum Physics, as seen through a modernist lens.

Live The Process offers succinct, sage and simple tips for people at every stage of a wellness journey to integrate daily.  It’s a destination for those who aspire to wholeness, but who — while navigating this lightning fast, complicated world — can’t dedicate every moment of everyday to that pursuit.

Inspired by the site’s innovative approach to wellness, Live The Process will offer a luxury active-wear brand presenting a modern interpretation of classic active-wear essentials.

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Their collection includes unitards, leotards, leggings, t-shirts, accessories, and more.  What I especially love about Live The Process is their blog posts and interviews with experts, under categories such as “Balance + Awaken”, dedicated to alternative healing, “Inspire + Share”, dedicated to nutrition, healing, and holistic beauty, “Primp + Shine”, dedicated to beauty, health, and style, “Roam + Discover”, dedicated to travel, and “Nourish + Build”, dedicated to health, fitness, and clean food.

What I love most about Live The Process is that it’s so much more than just an apparel brand.  The website is a great resource for learning about unique ways to live a more healthy life, and what could be better than that?

Check out Live The Process, and let me know what you think!

 

How To Do Everything Better: Shop Like A Parisian

Originally posted on The Vivant:

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New year, new you. With that in mind, follow along as we hit up experts in far-ranging fields from fashion to hospitality to travel for their thoughts on how to do everything better this year.

Fashion designer Catherine Malandrino knows a thing or two about shopping like a Parisian, after all she is French-born and now splits her time between Paris and New York City. Malandrino told us: “As a Parisian leaving in New York, I revel in poetry, style, and romance through my clothes. My work is an influential combination of both lifestyles.” We couldn’t agree more. Wanting just a touch of Malandrino’s Parisian cool for ourselves, we had to ask her advice on how to shop and build a wardrobe like a Parisian. Bottom line according to the designer, personal style is more important than following trends.

1. Don’t Overthink Your Style. According to Malandrino, French style is a…

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How to Make It As a Fashion Blogger: Insider Tips

Originally posted on StyleCaster:

If you’ve ever considered starting your own fashion blog, you’ve probably considered the following question: How can I make blogging my full-time job, and make money in the process? Plus, how to start a fashion blog and do it correctly is a challenging task all on its own.

It’s one thing to have a personal style blog—pretty much everybody and their mom (sometimes literally!) has one, since most platforms are free to start and easy to use—but it’s quite another to take that platform and make it something that nets you actual income.

“Honestly, it’s not easy to make money,” said Natalie Decleve of Natty Style. “And it’s not easy to maintain. If you want to make blogging your full-time job, you [really] have to make it your full-time job.”

That may sound a bit redundant, but what Decleve means is less straightforward than it sounds:…

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Yohji Yamamoto: Paris Menswear

Originally posted on Cameron Tewson:

Moving far away from the mostly-black ensembles we have come to expect from Yohji Yamamoto, this season the designer presented a collection of piled-on layers in an eccentric mix of prints and patterns. The silhouettes were relaxed, as usual, but awakened in a crazy quilt of camo, snakes, skulls, ropes, giant florals, and Navajo motifs.

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Fashion Popsicles: Lara Atkinson’s Portrayal of Kenzo, McQueen, & More

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Dubai-based graphic designer Lara Atkinson collaborated with a high-fashion store to create fashion pops from designers’ S/S ’13 lines.  Although the cold winds are coming through in the states, in Dubai, the hot weather beckons for these adorable frozen treats.  Check out some of the popsicles below.

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Gives an entirely new meaning to “too cute to eat”.