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With the highly anticipated release of The Great Gatsby right around the corner, we can’t help but drool over the intricately gorgeous costumes used through out this movie. From the beaded flapper dresses to the crystal head pieces, we can’t help but think that this will definitely be the most glamorous and elegant renditions of all. Here’s a look at some of the most outstanding fashion moments.

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And because we just couldn’t help ourselves, here’s the official trailer for The Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10!

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Naturally Beautiful Accessories for Earth Day

 

 

 

 

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One of the biggest statements these days is to make products that are natural and eco-friendly and the CFDA is making sure that the Fashion Industry is keeping up with the trends by putting together a sustainability committee headed by Scott Mackinlay Hahn of Rogan/Loomstate and Melissa Joy Manning with steering members Pamela Love, Maria Cornejo, Victoria Bartlett, and Tina Lutz.  The committee will be responsible for educating, collaborating with, and mentoring designers on ways to implement eco-friendly practices in to their designs and businesses.

Like the CFDA, handbag designer Jamie Lim of Kayu and jewelry designer Kevia Jeffrey-West of Kevia believe in creating accessories that are not only stunning, but are good for the Earth as well.

Kayu, meaning wood in Indonesian, creates elegant and bold clutches, handbags, and small accessories that show off the natural beauty of its materials like Straw, Satin, Jute, and Tinalak.  Her creative and exquisitely executed use of sustainable materials has earned Lim the prestigious Earth Award for Fashion in 2009 and was a finalist for the Eco Domani Fashion Award in 2010.  To further the brand’s mission, Kayu donates a portion of each sale to various healthcare and educational initiatives.

Kevia has long desired to create a completely eco-friendly collection since the brand’s inception and was recently able to do so by producing every piece from 100% recycled metal and wood as well as sustainably harvested and naturally treated wood, but she didn’t stop there.  Her entire business is green – from the factories where the jewelry is produced, the streamlined packaging system that reduces the amount of materials needed, to her offices which use only recyclable items, compost their food, power with renewable energy, and heat with natural gas while purchasing offsets to counter 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions.  Just in time for Earth Day, Kevia was inspired to create a collection inspired by 5 endangered species – the European Stag Beetle, American Burying Beetle, Spotted Owl, Swallowtail Butterfly, and Doloff Spider – which pays homage to their natural beauty and iconography.  15% of net proceeds from this collection will go towards Nature Restoration & Environmental Restoration Projects.

Going green never looked this good!

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Looking forward to: The Met’s “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” Exhibit

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May 9th can’t get here soon enough.  That’s the day when The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens it’s annual Costume Institue exhibit and this year’s theme is a unique one inspired by the punk movement in both New York and London.  Usually the exhibit shows off the amazing talents and creations of two specific designers, but this year they’re thinking out of the box and I couldn’t be more excited.

The exhibit features the works of Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, and John Paul Gaultier just to name a few and they’re interpretations of punk icons such as Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten.

The exhibit opens on May 9 and runs through August 11, so be sure to go and check it out!

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Celebrity Style: Ashley Greene in Matt Bernson Shoes

Ashley Greene is obsessed with her Matt Bernson ‘Gauloise‘ perforated flats! The actress was spotted in this versatile style three times already and it is no wonder why she loves them so much. Comfortable yet trendy and chic, these flats are definitely the perfect shoe for the season!

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From Mugler to Diesel – Nicola Formichetti Makes Moves

Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, left, gives a thumbs-up alongside the brand's newly appointed artistic director, Nicola Formichetti. (Diesel)

Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, left, gives a thumbs-up alongside the brand’s newly appointed artistic director, Nicola Formichetti. (Diesel)

Two days after news broke that Nicola Formichetti was out as creative director at the French fashion house founded by Thierry Mugler, Italy’s denim-based Diesel brand announced Thursday that it had tapped the social-media-savvy stylist and designer — the one who notoriously styled Lady Gaga in a Franc Fernandez dress made of raw meat — to serve as artistic director.

According to Diesel’s announcement, Formichetti will “oversee all creative activities of the Diesel main line, including the areas of product, communications and interior design,” as well as spearhead a project dubbed “Diesel Reboot,” for which he plans “to mobilize an emerging global creative community to collaborate with him” via a dedicated tumblr page.

Rumors of where Formichetti would go next had been swirling since reports surfaced Tuesday that he and Mugler had parted ways “by mutual agreement,” and several hours ago he fittingly took to his Twitter account to confirm where he’d landed, posting in part: “Buongiorno!! The rumors are true. I’m in at @Diesel …” with a hyperlink link to the official announcement.

Formichetti, who spent 2 1/2 years with the Thierry Mugler brand (one of the first things he did was shorten the label’s name to “Mugler”), has already assumed his new role, according to a Diesel representative. That means he will have a hand in the fall-winter 2013 advertising and branding campaign now underway, but his impact on actual product won’t be evident until the fall-winter 2014 collections.

Diesel’s representative also said Formichetti’s position as artistic director position is a newly created role, and emphasized that he will be working with Diesel’s existing creative team — including Norwegian designer Andreas Melbostad, hired in October 2012 to serve as creative director of the Diesel Black Gold label and who made his ready-to-wear runway debut during New York Fashion Week in February. – Adam Tschorn, LA Times

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March Madness Inspired Fashions

If you have or haven’t heard, NCAA March Madness has taken over every television and news paper front page out there.  With this weekend being the Final Four and the National Championship game on Monday, we found it only appropriate to share fashionable ways to go full court press with the sporty look without appearing like a hot mess and being called with a fashion foul.  Add any of these items to your outfit and you are sure to make a slam dunk at any of your viewing parties!

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1. Beverly Johnson bag

2. Ash wedge sneaker

3. March Jacobs jacket

4. Isabel Marant wedge sneaker

5. Kain mesh sweater

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelet

7. Elizabeth and James pants

8. Opening Ceremony varsity jacket

9. Oak NYC leather hat

10. Marc by Marc jacobs wedge sneakers

11. Goen J.for Opening Ceremony dress

12. Kain skirt

13. Giuseppe Zanotti wedge sneakers

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