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27/04/2016

Charting the Street Style Influence of the Met Gala

Street style has changed a lot since it became a serious fascination of the fashion industry, but it’s hard to argue with its influence over our closets. And this season it wasn’t so much about getting your hands on a particular “must-have” item, likeDior’s So Real sunnies or Gucci’s fur loafers, as it was about embracing a vintage-y, East-meets-West vibe: Jenny Walton was snapped in a slew of richly embroidered Chinese silk jackets from New York’s Pearl River Mart; Susie Bubble mixed bird and floral prints right down to her painted Gucci bag; and editors from New York to Paris wore satin blouses, robes, and qipao marieprom over their jeans.

Like most trends, you could chalk it up to a feeling in the air. But it’s safe to assume those showgoers also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass,” where clips of Wong Kar-Wai’s popular film In the Mood for Love were interspersed with runway looks inspired by traditional Chinese art and dress. Consider John Galliano’s Spring ’93 collection, which featured dragon motifs inspired by iconic Chinese actress Anna May Wong’s ensembles, or Alexander McQueen’s corseted, blossom-covered gown from Fall 2006. Tom Ford’s Yves Saint Laurent gown from Fall 2004, which was decorated with densely sequined pagodas, actually stopped visitors in their tracks. And there was no shortage of centuries-old Chinese art to take in—how could a fashionable mind not be inspired? This reporter picked up a new pair of embroidered slides from Pearl River—only to find out another Vogue.com writer had the same idea. (PS: If you missed the exhibition, you can still get a behind-the-scenes look in Andrew Rossi’s new documentary, The First Monday in May.)

The Met’s latest exhibition, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology,” opens on May 2, and we’re betting it will have a similar effect on the way we dress for the rest of the year. Will high-shine metallics like silver, gold, and graphite replace banal sweatshirts and bombers? Will making a statement become more about techy embellishments than cut-up jeans and graphic tees? You’ll have to follow Vogue Runway’s street style coverage in June and September to find out.

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25/04/2016

When It Comes To Prom Dresses, Teen Blogger Knows What's In Style

It's officially prom season. And for girls especially, that means one thing in particular: dresses — lots of dresses.

Teen fashion blogger Justina Sharp goes vintage in this prom dress.

Because it's been, well, more than a few years since the Weekend Edition staff had been to a prom themselves, NPR's Rachel Martin reached out to the person who would know best what's trending this year: Justina Sharp, a teen fashion writer who's been blogging on the topic at A Bent Piece of Wire since she was 13 years old.

You may be as shocked as we were to find that tulle isn't exactly a thing anymore.

"What I'm seeing this year in terms of trends for prom and formal marieprom in general is a return to sort of a classic elegance," Sharp says. "A lot more structure, but also in order to kind of bring it to the age level of the girls wearing it, there's a lot of cutouts and bright colors. There's lace happening, embellishments, patterns, but ... they're long, they're ball dresses."

"Social media is almost driving this return to what I would say is a more sophisticated look," Justina Sharp says.

Courtesy of Justina Sharp

In fact, for her own senior prom, Sharp showcased a classic look, as well.

"I wore a vintage dress from the 1960s that I found in a thrift store. I saw it and I fell in love," she says. "It has [a] beautiful hand-beaded belt on it. and it's bright pink like that bubble gum, Mad Men 1960s pink. You don't find pink like that anymore, because I'm pretty sure the fabric it's made out of is pretty flammable."

As for what type of dresses are out of fashion this time around?

"The super short and super tight," Sharp says. "It's not happening this year. Prom is such a big, special, formal night for so many girls, it's something that they're going to remember for the rest of their lives, and they're starting to dress like that. "

Added to that, she says this is a generation "where we're always watching each other."

"Everything's going on Instagram, everything's going on Twitter, and everyone wants to look good for that, so social media is almost driving this return to what I would say is a more sophisticated look."

Sharp notes that indeed social media and celebrities such as Kylie Jenner are influencing the way teenagers dress and how they wear their makeup.

"I think teens right now and the youth in general are extremely aware of style and fashion and how to kind of take little pieces of different people's looks and really turn that into their own style. At least, that's what I do and I hope my readers are doing," she says.

These individual styles, however, don't come cheap.

"Prom is a big investment for a lot of young people," Sharp says.

Parents, you may want to close your eyes for this final part.

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14/04/2016

Kate Middleton Fashion Style: Duchess Of Cambridge Does Not Travel Light; Hairdresser And Stylist Trailing Behind With Huge Luggage

To make sure that Kate Middleton's fashion style is not out of date, the Duchess of Cambridge literally packed on a lot of luggage. Good thing Princess Kate's hairdresser and stylist dealt with her wardrobe. If she was the one who carried them, the world may not catch her smiling during their royal India tour.

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Visit India & Bhutan - Day 1

Arrival at Assam State

Prince William and Princess Kate arrived at Assam, an Indian state famous for its one-horn rhino park. Upon arrival, Assam state chief minister, Tarun Gogoi, along with his wife, greeted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge warmly. They also gave the British Royals "gamochas" or the traditional Indian hand-woven scarves.

While Kate Middleton was busy appreciating the gamochas and smiling at the cameras, her hairdresser and stylist were clearly having a hard time carrying her luggage. The two loyal assistants look somewhat disheveled and one of them no longer bothered to smile at the camera.

The photos on Daily Mail showed the Duchess of Cambridge's private secretary, Sophie Agnew, was already scowling as she was carrying a tote bag and most likely one of the princess' marieprom. On the other hand, Kate Middleton's personal assistant and stylist Natasha Archer tried her best to flash the paparazzi a smile.

Kate Middleton fashion styles in India

Many women look up to Kate Middleton when it comes to great-looking fashion styles. It is therefore understandable if Princess Kate would bring handpicked dresses that will match every event she and William will attend. The princess dear has no worries, after all, it is her hairdresser and stylist who sacrifice to make sure she looks graceful and fashionable.

Charlize Theron MTV Movie Awards Speech Raised The Bar In Giving The Most Adorable Speeches USA Today compiled the list of designers responsible for Kate Middleton's fashion style. Some of the designers include Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Anita Dongre, Emilia Wickstead and Alice Temperley. So far, Kate wore two Alice Temperley outfits during their royal India tour.

There are still several days to go before Prince William and Kate Middleton complete their royal India tour. Many people can just hope that the princess' hairdresser and stylist like Indian food as they need strength to carry the wardrobe essentials in tune with Kate Middleton's fashion style.

Would you be willing to trade places with Kate Middleton's hairdresser and stylist? Sound off in the comments below!

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