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FASHION: JUICY COUTURE finally DRIES UP (in the U.S., that is)


The brand behind one of the most iconic looks in fashion history is throwing in the bejeweled towel.

Juicy Couture has closed it’s massive opulently-constructed doors in the U.S., making that about 120 brick-and-mortar stores set to shut down by the end of this month. It’s international stores will remain open, but for how long is unclear. Word has it that Kohl’s will carry the line beginning this Fall season. Couture and Kohl’s, two words Juicy fanatics never thought they would hear, until now.

The brand’s website is still up and running, but with a few snags (or should I say a full unraveling?)…no SALE section, negative on the store locator, and there’s absolutely no mention of the now well-known deterioration of the label; if you didn’t know any better, those generic statements of “JUICY’S NEW LOOK AND NEW ARRIVALS, COMING SOON!” on the website wouldn’t have you suspect anything…until you actually click on an item.

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you can “notify me” when you stop lying.

Mysteriously, (insert sarcasm here) nothing seems to be in stock. On their Facebook page, there seems to be a divide between die hard Juicy fanatics and others who heard the latest news and are asking the question “who still buys this overpriced s*%#?” And as FB Likers question the future of their beloved brand, the standard generic statements (again!) continue to ensue:

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Just in case you missed it, they are in the process of creating an exciting new Juicy retail program. Kids, can you say AUTOMATED?

The brand is synonymous with publicly perpetrating wealth without doing much work, thanks to early reality show celebutantes that donned their namesake’s tracksuit like it was their uniform or second skin…and for a while, it seemed like it was exactly that:


The undisputed triumvirate: Queens of Juicy.

So does this mean the end of “VIVA LA JUICY” forever? Or is this — like many fashion trends — going in the corner to die, only to resurrect and reinvent itself in a few years? I wouldn’t throw away those terrycloth threads just yet; everyone’s a sucker for a little nostalgia. Speaking of…

remember J.Lo and JaRule (the throwback duo!) and the feel-good song of summer 2001? This video single-handedly made me want to wear 5 skinny gold chains at a time, find out what made her skin so incredibly dewy without looking shiny (im still trying to master that one), and of course get my hands on a pink Juicy set. Or at least a modest look-alike.


FASHION JUNQUI: Ronnie Fieg x Dr. Martens Camo Wingtip Brogue

Ronnie Fieg will soon be unveiling his first collaborative capsule collection with shoe brand Dr. Martens. You can expect a tight line-up of camouflage infused shoes and boots as part of the team-up.

Today we can give you a look at one of the shoes from the collection – the Camo Wingtip Brogue. Hopefully we can soon preview all styles.

FASHION JUNQUI: House of Style Is Coming Back to MTV

MTV will resurrect its cult favorite fashion program House of Style, which hasn’t aired in almost a decade.

Rather than broadcasting as a full half-hour TV show as it did from 1989 to 2002, new House of Style programming will be integrated across MTV’s multiple media platforms. Highlights from the show’s past — including a video of Naomi Campbell’s acne removal methods, and another of Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze producing a guerilla fashion show — have been organized into a video archive hosted by the fashion news blog MTV Style. The blog also plans to publish three essays inspired by the show over the next few weeks.

On August 7, MTV will release a short documentary called House of Style: Music, Models and MTV. The film includes interviews with Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Romijn — both past hosts of the show — as well as Todd Oldham, Anna Sui, Coco Rocha, and vocalist Azealia Banks.

“The idea of the new House of Style is that it runs on all of our platforms,” said MTV executive Dave Sirulnick in an interview. “You’ll see it on television, on the web, on our aps. Not a lot of people are looking to consume 20-minute television shows on their phones. At least not yet.”

Nevertheless, Sirulnick is auditioning hosts for the show. MTV will announce who’s got the job on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.


Navy? Nah. Not the usual school boy blue that seems to pop-up every spring and summer as a“new” trend. There is a new breed of blue tailoring hitting stores now makes standard navy-blue suits and blazers look downright maudlin. We’re talking all kinds of blue here, from the deep ocean blue, powder blues, to the electric blues.

There is something about the color blue that looks great on every guy and there are plenty of cool choices for summer. If you’re into that causal rugged bad boy look, head to toe denim is your answer. A great way to add swag up your denim look is by mixing in a standout print for a stylish twist. The classic dark blue blazer is a menswear staple that every guy should own. Find the cut that’s right for you and try adding your own spin on it with a colorful pocket square. For the guy who’d rather stand out than blend in with the crowd, a blue plaid suit is definitely the way to go. From tailored and dapper to comfy and casual, there’s truly enough blues for everyone.


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eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN and Pendleton have come together to produce this range of logger shirts for this coming season. Junya Watanabe is a Japanese fashion designer who originally studied under Comme des Garcons designer, Rei Kawakubo. He started his own line under the label, called Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons, in 1993 and began showing in Paris. As is his mentor, Watanabe is renowned for his innovative and distinctly avant-garde, technically brilliant style in his experiments with cutting-edge fabrics, original tailoring and complex draping.

Junya Watanabe’s designs are wonderful I love his use of multiple colorways and styles utilized. Whilst the main body of the shirts has been created from wool, corduroy and suede have also been used for various elements of the shirt. Metal rivets and wooden buttons complete the piece which, all together, makes for a rather ostentatious looking piece that embodies Watanabe’s aesthetic. I would tell you where to get the shirt …but being that the Japanese retail price of ¥87,150 JPY which is roughly $1105 USD, I am pretty sure my readers won’t be purchasing this.

Source: SENSE

FASHION JUNQUI: Prada X Vahram Muratyan ‘Parellell Universes’ Tees

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Prada steps into the designer t-shirt category in a collaboration with artist Vahram Muraytan. Bright and whimsical, the tees illustrate a certain artsy intellectual chic that has become the Prada look. See the tees on the flip courtesy of Prada. (more…)



The color-block look is far from new, but after seeing some color blocking attempts that would only be described as “A Hot Mess”…I started thinking, is there a correct way to color block? I struggled with how to come up with a theory to correctly do this, then I remembered in college I took an elective in Color Theory. Then, BOOM…I remembered the color wheel.  Let’s start with the basic color wheel:

I think the first idea to follow would be to try to avoid colors on the exact opposite sides of the color wheel, red and green being a classic example of this. You don’t want to go take a spring stroll looking like a Christmas tree. Complimentary color combinations like these generally have too high of a contrast value and clash heavily against each other. If you change the hue of one of the colors it can be possible to pull it off though.

The most popular theory for combining colors is called the rule of two-thirds. How you achieve the rule of two-thirds starts by making an equilateral triangle (a triangle with 3 equal sides) on the color wheel. In it’s most basic form, the points at the ends of this triangle will be touching either red-blue-yellow or orange-green-purple. From there, you pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches. These colors will almost always harmonize together beautifully.

Now that we have that done, it’s onto the heart of the matter: color blocking. Since color blocking tends to have 3 colors, my recommendation is to use 2 colors from the triangle you made earlier and combine that with a 3rd color outside of it. For example, something like red-yellow-orange or yellow-green-blue works fine, you would just need to change the hue of one of the complimentary colors so you don’t end up with the clash I spoke of above. The final and perhaps most important piece to note about color blocking is that, when you’re putting a color blocking outfit together, it’s best to leave your accessories in neutral colors. Color blocking speaks volumes as it is, pairing this look with colored accessories will throw the entire look off.

The Looks

1. Pastel. Once you’ve got your neutral and bold hues covered, it’s time to add one more (yes, one more). Pair a deep turquoise or cobalt top with a pastel, or offset bright pants with a rich jacket. For a bright purple shirt.

2. Opposites attract. There are a few things to remember when it comes to color-blocking with the right colors. Make sure you only have one neon color. While it’s totally okay to rock three bold colors, only one of them should be super bright. We like this formula: one bright, one bold, one neutral.

3. Cheat. You’ll look like a fashion genius without putting any thought into it if you simply buy a color-blocked dress. Pick one that works for your skin tone and personal style and make sure all the colors flatter, not just one or two.


Remember Rembrandt Duran?  Rembrant was featured on theJUNQUI some time ago. ∆DEEN is an accessory brand, and the message of that brand’s credo is; its not about what you have on, but about how it makes you feel. Right now it consists of a few line of accessories of many different pieces. Inspired mostly by Cartoons and Roses. This season the animated accesory brand ADEEN premieres their “Black & White” series through a collection of short scripted videos. The series consists of four new snapback hats with catchprahses on the front spelled out in large acrylic letters that read, “CUNT”, “HOOD”, “CRE8″ and “LORD”.  The videos below are of models wearing and acting out what their hats read, the videos are all done in black in white, a pretty cool concept. The collection is avaialble online now.


A fun dose of nail inspiration for this Spring via the Giogo Girls Spotted on Misscrew.

FASHION JUNQUI: Kanye West Fall/Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection

YEEEEZZZZYYY!!!!!!! Man, I remember years ago listening to Kanye West during my cancer treatments, his music was such an inspiration. His music helped me stay bold and remember I got major swag and I couldn’t let Cancer or anyone else take it away.Kanye reminded me all over again on October 1, 2011 when he debuted his first womenswear line during Paris Fashion Week.

Today, Kanye presented his second collection, Fall/Winter 2012, which expanded upon many of his Spring 2012 concepts bringing them to a more refined, often darker, place. Overall the collection appears to be, dare we say,harder, better, faster, stronger.”

Continue reading to view Kanye’s full Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. (more…)


Hats are no longer for a “Bad Hair Day”. Judging by what we’ve seen on the runways, hats are most definitely the IT accessory for Fall-Winter 2011.From Wide brim and Fedora hats to school caps and men’s head wear inspired bowlers, the hats for this season are anything but boring. In order to help you make the right choice, we selected three different types of headwear that (by our opinion) will be the most popular this fall.

Wide brim hats

They are romantic, ultra feminine, and they will certainly catch everyone’s attention.  These large brim,floppy hats are probably the best complement to the free spirited Bohemian look that is soooo trendy this fall. Fashion JUNQUI’s suggested combinations:

Brim hat+ flowing maxi dress+ platforms

Brim hat+ denim flares+ vintage T-shirt+ vintage faux fur coat

– Photos to get you inspired:

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Fedora hats

If you prefer classic, boy-chic style, then you should definitely go for Fedora hat .They came in a variety of colors and designs, and this season they are usually decorated with feathers which makes them incredibly catchy. Fedora hats look amazing when paired with formal outfits, but they are just as good when used as a complement to the daytime casual look. Suggested combinations:

Fedora hat +dress+ blazer + oxfords

Fedora + denim shirt +wide leg trousers +oxfords

– Photos to get you inspired:

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20110922-071522.jpgFashion JUNQUIs meet this fall’s new accessory obsession…detachable collars!

The detachable collar is versatile, comes in a range of playful styles, and can be tied, buttoned or snapped. Hot!

They come in every occasion and can dress up a dull t-shirt, jacket or dress that can be transformed into the perfect camera ready outfit.