1. Carry-all satchel
This bag from Coach's Legacy collection has me quite a bit obsessed and I don't care who knows it! My camera, current book, and beauty essentials all fit in this baby.
2. A versatile denim jacket
I always love a good denim jacket, but springtime is when I find myself especially appreciating this classic piece. It is perfect for those not-so-cold yet not-so-warm days.
3. Girly brunches at the weekend
It is a weekend tradition for me and my best friends to get together and catch up over some delicious coffee, mimosas and pancakes!
4. Boots made for more than walking
My go-to shoe is a nice city-stomping boot. Something comfortable that adds instant cool to any outfit.
5. My beloved cat
She is the apple of my eye and I am literally ecstatic to see her every time I get home.
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Fashion blogger and vintage lover Bonnie Barton chronicles her day-to-day life in New York City on her blog Flashes of Style, which she started in 2009. Since then she has shared her dreamy personal style and vintage finds with the world. “I'm constantly curious,” she told us. “I try to always find the beauty in everything, and to ensure that every day is an adventure.” Read on for her favourites below.
1. Carry-all satchel
In days gone by, they were the easiest way to pledge allegiance to your favourite band, but now the humble rock t-shirt has become an essential part of the wardrobes of many fashionistas, as we found out on the streets.
It can be so easy to get lost in the girly world of style trends, and what better way to kick it up a notch than to work your favourite rock ‘n’ roll tee into a fashionable look? A faded band logo on a soft black t-shirt has the ideal edge to toughen up a flirty tropical print or a cute miniskirt, like we spotted. It's also the stylish way to dress down a pretty outfit while still hanging on to your cool credentials. The best styling tip here? Mixing your rock tee with some jewellery, whether a big and bulky statement necklace or else a fine pendant and some delicate earrings.
Photos: Gianluca Senese, NOBODYKNOWSMARC
Sportswear meets prep with a healthy dose of whites and neutrals in our Ways To Wear It shoot.
1. Cropped cool
Cropped suit trousers go a long way when paired with a rough and ready white tee. Simple style made edgy.
2. Clean and fresh
The right accessories give this athletic look a masculine charm: box-fresh white sneakers make sure these tailored separates are ready to hit the street.
3. Breezy blazer
How to smarten up your trusty warm-up wear? Try a light blazer over a hoody and track shorts for a rugged take on minimal athletic style.
4. White out
All white is the way forward for a brighter version of masculine basics. Shorts that graze the top of the knee sit perfectly with a fresh, crisp shirt.
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East meets West in our Ways to Wear It shoot, inspired by both the soft feminine styles of Japan as well as rock ‘n’ roll and vintage chic from the archives, too. We asked our stylist Amanda Johansson about how these looks came together and how to get the look for yourself!
What was your inspiration for the shoot?
My inspiration for this shoot was both Asia, and also a touch of the rock ’n’ roll girl, like the Olsen twins and Courtney Love. Plus, the Dries Van Noten S/S 2013 show, with all those patterns and fluid fabrics!
Who is the woman who you see wearing this?
The woman I see in this kind of look is a woman with self-confidence. She is feminine and she loves music and travelling. She’ll mix high fashion with a lot of vintage, too.
What is your favourite piece here?
My favourite piece for this look is a thin shirt that feels as if it has been washed a lot. Also I loved all the pieces that look like old vintage lingerie, like the vest and the kimono with that wonderful lace.
What’s your best styling tip for getting this look?
Wear a thin vintage nightdress as a dress and mix it with a big wool cardigan and a feminine shoe. It’s super-sexy with that “I just got out of bed” look.
Contents 24 مايو 2013
- Bonnie Barton
- Style secrets of the eccentrics
- Ready to rock ‘n’ roll
- Miroslava Duma’s street flair
- A clean and sporty edit
- The soft touch
- A vintage look: mixing Asia and rock ’n’ roll
- Five of the best summer beauty trends
- Smart denim
- Hair inspiration blogs
- The beauty trend to go for this summer
- Miranda Kerr’s everyday twist
Summer weather can make us all a bit stir-crazy. During the longest, hottest days of the year, why not shake it up a little, and look to more eccentric style icons for inspiration? The first port of call: Baz Luhrmann’s summer blockbuster The Great Gatsby, for that all-important dose of 1920s flapper glamour. This is the season of drinks on the deck, and garden parties that last well into the evening, so take inspiration from summer weddings, with floral crowns and flowing skirts.
For a modern take on summer bohemia, consider Brooklyn jewellery designer Pamela Love’s wild locks, Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes and her pagan chic, as well as Erin Wasson’s Texan-meets-surfer girl style. These offbeat references are spot-on for bright days and warm nights: think loose, undone wavy hair, denim cut-offs, vintage silks and feather hair accessories. This is a look for the free spirit spending a hot summer in the city.
For wild male summer style, look no further than South Korean superstar G-Dragon, one of the members of K-Pop boy band Big Bang. His all-in assault on quiet clothes will rock any beach, festival or city, thanks to garish colours, spacey accessories and a fun attitude. What more could you wish for this season?
Street style icon and editor Miroslava Duma dressed up a sporty grey sweatshirt with a tailored flared skirt at Paris Fashion Week.
We often hear about ways to dress up your athletic separates, but here's a real example on Russian style star Miroslava Duma. She has mixed an on-trend grey sweatshirt with an eye-catching flared skirt in a vibrant print for maximum impact. To ensure that a look like this is definitely more suited to a fashion show than a running track, Miroslava's gone for some towering black platform heels with that current street style favourite addition, the little white pop sock.
You don’t have to have a sweet tooth to enjoy a palette of alluring pastels and girly accessories. Just channel your inner softie and go all-in with slinky underpinnings with details such as ribbons.
From CC Creams to max out lashes, Alessandra Steinherr, beauty director at Glamour UK , lists her favourite beauty trends right now.
1. CC Creams
The new buzz is CC creams, as in colour correctors. They are beautifying, moisturising and glow-enhancing.
2. Hair goes casual
Think minimal, 1990s centre partings and loose lengths.
3. Power pouts
This season’s power pout is loud and matte. Check out Dries Van Noten and Missoni for the perfect powdery day-glo mouth.
4. Lashes galore
Max out your lashes, and team them with an otherwise clean face – check out the Gucci girls for inspiration.
5. Fab freckles
Freshen up your tan with a few painted-on freckles à la House of Holland. Use a dark-blonde eyebrow pencil for the most natural result.
Once upon a time, denim was the preserve of weekend wear and the occasional casual Friday. It was the sartorial symbol of the gentleman on his day off, relaxing in a pair of well-worn blue jeans. But now denim is getting a sharp makeover, starting with the old ‘Texas tuxedo’ cliché of a cowboy’s denim jacket and worn-out jeans.
This is double denim like you’ve never seen it before – think crisper, cleaner denim separates for an alternative to the tired suit and tie. Just look to Junya Watanabe and Versace, who both worked the fabric into smartly cut suits and tailoring this season.
Designers also worked the iconic American fabric into modern styles and patterns, giving it a new lease of life for summer. At Qasimi Homme, it was finished with a metallic sheen for a slick, urban feel, while Tommy Hilfiger gave it his usual preppy twist, pairing denim shirts with crested blazers.
Then there was denim with a youthful feel. While a stonewash can be synonymous with the grungy 1990s, in the form of a well-pressed button-up shirt (tucked into your jeans, if you like) it can be a fresh and striking look for the adventurous man in search of an update for his much-loved blue jeans. However you like your denim, dress it up and you will do no wrong.
For many of us, our hair is the first thing we change when we're stuck in a style rut. But before you pick up the scissors or reach for the bleach, we have found some online inspiration for your new look – from complete overhauls to at-home DIYs, read on for the best in ideas for your new 'do.
The destination salon for cool cuts and colours take the time to upload their best looks to their Tumblr for inspiration for those of us who can't make it to their east London location. Known for pioneering the colourful dip-dye and other nostalgic 1990s throwback styles, Bleach is the place to go for pictures and ideas for pastels, pinks and punchy colours.
Mainly Short Hair
This is a Tumblr that does exactly as the title says: an endless stream of possible hairstyles for those of you with shorter haircuts, proving that long locks aren’t the only versatile and fun options. Everything from close-cropped pixie cuts to grown-out long bobs are covered here, and the Tumblr-owner herself is happy to give out advice to commenters on which styles suit which face shapes, making the leap to short hair a lot less daunting than it might appear to be!
The Beauty Department
This blog's extensive Pinterest account is DIY hairstyle heaven. With dedicated boards of tutorials for curls and waves, ponytails, up-dos and short hair, the Beauty Department is the online equivalent of the cool older sister who taught you how to do a French braid as a youngster. Bookmark this one for all of your date-night hair dilemmas in future.
Specialising in retro and vintage hairstyles from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Shear Madness is a Tumblr run by Bristol hairdresser Esme. If you've ever wanted some inspiration for modern-day beehives, Marilyn Monroe waves or some cute victory rolls, this is the blog to follow. And there's something for the boys, too, in the form of sharply-parted slicked back styles for dapper gents. You'll want to ditch the ombré and do some hairstyle time-travel to a more sophisticated time.
Celia Burton, make-up artist: “A beautiful fresh face, barely anything on the eye and a fluoro lip. Take reference from Holly Fulton's S/S 2013 show or Dries Van Noten's. For colours – look at YSL's new Rouge Volupté Shine range. Bright and full of pigment, the lipstick itself is moisturising, super-easy to apply and leaves the lips smooth and plump. Yum!”
Miranda Kerr shows us how to do easy-going casual wear while still staying glam.
You can't beat a pair of well-fitted indigo jeans, and supermodel Miranda Kerr shows us how to give them a lift, too. Here she's gone for some excellent basics, in the form of a simple black scoop-neck top and some classic black flats, but has added a twist of glamour with her light leopard-print cardigan. The sleeves feature a fun panel of navy check, adding some extra interest to her simple basics.
And to finish off the everyday glam look? Miranda knows it's all in the accessories. She's carrying a covetable black leather handbag teamed with some statement sunglasses in a fetching shade for that hint of superstar style.