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FASHION: CHROMAT Will Make You Read Between The Lines

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Who knew getting caged in was the best way to stand out?

CHROMAT is a brand that is clearly not for the faint of heart. The marriage of Victorian-era boning and avant-garde patterns are a combo that reminds me of The Fifth Element. LeeLoo would rock these in an End-of-the-World minute. (with or without Korben Dallas!)

Creator Becca McCharen uses her architectural background to draw up some sleek futuristic styles that have been worn on tour by Nicki Minaj, Madonna, and Queen Bey, just to name a few.

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For her Mathletes collection, you can see the influence of all things sports-related, but I also get a big dose of “rocker-grunge girl lead vocalist that lives in New York and Tokyo” vibe permeating through those straps. (or maybe that’s just me?)

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If you’re looking for some bold and edgy looks that you just KNOW you aren’t going to see on everyone else? All lines lead to CHROMAT.

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FASHION: HAUTE COUTURE HELMETS

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clockwise: bespoke helmets from Rag and Bone; Diane Von Furstenberg; Pamela Love; Marchesa

I just love it when Sports and Fashion collide!

The NFL, in conjunction with mega-retailer Bloomingdales and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) have teamed up to create one-of-a-kind helmets to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII. The bedazzled, feathered and studded pieces from 48 design houses are up for auction, and it’s for a great cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports team charities and provides youth assistance in multiple communities. Sounds like a win-win!

Here’s a few of my favorites!

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Cynthia Vincent

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Kenneth Cole

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Rachel Zoe

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Richard Chai

Richard Chai

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Cynthia Rowley

Catherine Malandrino

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Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto

To see all 48 helmets and bid on your winning piece before the auction ends on Feb 4, go to NFL.COM/SUPERBOWLHELMETS!


FASHION: Outfit Of The Day – Easy Fall Style

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Mother Nature has made it clear: we’ve been spoiled with beautiful spring-like weather for far too long.The reality is, Fall is here people! Even though some of us might miss being able to venture out the door without a jacket, I, for one, do not. I’m one of those weird people who basks in the perfect medium that is Autumn. Sure, it may be a little brisk, but the sheer joy I get from seeing the leaves change colors, feeling the crispness in the air, and smelling the holiday scents (Pumpkin! Cinnamon! Pinecone! Did I say pumpkin??) makes my smile. And of course, my absolute favorite part of all: Fall Style! Here is an example of an outfit that I put together that you can definitely mix and match with other pieces in your closet.

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You can’t go wrong with a quilted jacket…but did you check the zipper details along the arms? This one is especially cool, because you can make it into a 3/4 sleeve, for those times you want to wear your extra-long gloves, or you want your second layer sleeves to show a little more.

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This cool cardigan combines my faves – heather grey color, long sleeves, and unexpected details like the off center zipper and the asymmetrical front hem.  A perfect layering piece underneath a short jacket, or wear it alone with a metallic belt for a quick dash out the door for a night out. (and SURPRISE! it’s a men’s cardi!)

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When you think of an animal print, usually leopard comes to mind…but zebras need love too! Represent with this sweatshirt-style top that you can wear with leggings, jeans, or denim shorts with thick tights. You can leave it out, or do a Parisian-style half-tuck. And since the palette is black and white, there are no limits to the color you can wear on the bottom.

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If you want to keep the look focused on the printed top, nothing is more sleek (but not at all BORING) like a pair of black pants with a bit of sheen. A versatile go-to, you can pair it with a dressy top and pumps…or let our your inner rocker with a distressed band tee and embellished ankle booties.

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An ensemble isn’t complete without haute accessories! I think everyone looks good in gold, and you can’t go wrong with a pair of classic hoops and multi-finger rings. If you are going to be out-and-about, you CAN look cute and not sacrifice comfort…a pair of motorcycle jacket-inspired low boots add visual interest, but won’t distract from your overall look. (you know how you can look at a girl and KNOW she isn’t comfortable and OBVIOUSLY can’t walk in her enormously high shoes? Yeah, that won’t be you.) Top it all off with a knit hat that’s anything but blah thanks to gold studs, and a bold burgundy lip to counter the all the monochrome.

Embrace the start of Fall Fashion…and may the STYLE be with you!


FASHION JUNQUI: NIKE WEDGES…HAUTE OR NOT?

 “Look what fell off the truck into our in box this morning, and no this is no fake-hijack, the genuine Nike is getting in on the sneaker wedge trend and what you’re see here is a sneak peek of a style that should hit stores sometime in Autumn 2012.” Image and article via Highsnobette

I’m so tired of getting tagged in “Nike Heels” spam photos on Facebook. Those Nike Heels are hideous and country. However, I’m not sure how I feel about with these Nike Wedges. What I want to know is what do my fellow fashion JUNQUIs think. Do you think these are Haute or Not? Nike has triedand tried to come up with a sneaker heel for years. Please comment and let us know what you think of these Nike Wedges.