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The Relatable And Accessible TAYLOR SWIFT In Vogue May 2016 Edition

That Taylor Swift is beautiful, isn’t a matter of discussion. Period! But all the velvet in Venice won’t save a hapless unhappy soul. And, there’s an element in Taylor that naturally wants people around her to be happy. Even though everyone goes through their cloudy days, it’s hard to find an off-color moment that says Taylor Swift is not the joyous and amiable person she exudes.

Beauty starts from within, whether you’re a 5′ 10″ with a blonde bob and bangs, cute-as-button Taylor Swift, or a 5′ 0″ nun from Albania named Mother Teresa (Vogue never had the honor of Mother Teresa on their cover, but very few, credibly doubt her celestial beauty.)

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Part of what makes Taylor Swift special is she’s relatable and accessible. Whether, it’s in her music, or in her fashion style, which according to the Vogue May feature, remains little changed over the years. Describing it as “migrating from the early days of sundresses and ‘bedazzled cowboy boots’ to the vintage fifties vibe of a few years ago, to the sleeker, street-conscious look she favors now.”

And, Taylor Swift chimes in saying, “going through different phases is one of my favorite things about fashion. I love how it can mark the passage of time. It’s similar to my songs in that way—it all helps identify where I was at in different points of my life.

Vogue succinctly wraps up their observation of Taylor’s style, calling it effortlessly appropriate, and “never deliberately provocative or fad-chasing—on.”




Also in the Vogue May feature:

About going back to her childhood home in Reading, Pennsylvania for the first time since she left for Nashville at the age of 14, Taylor says,
It’s such a surreal, emotional thing.

About what she wants to do next?
I have no idea,” Taylor says, then adds “This is the first time in ten years that I haven’t known. With all of the unbelievable things that happened . . . I decided I was going to live my life a little bit without the pressure on myself to create something.”

But, she finishes, with,
I’m always going to be writing songs.”

To wrap it all up, Taylor Swift describes what a future fashion line of hers may look like,
“… I would want it to be something that was relatable and accessible and everyday. I would want it to be reflective of my style.


The Talented Fresh Faces At Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party

Zendaya Coleman, Hailey Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Kylie Jenner were honored by Marie Claire as “fresh faces” at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, on April 11, 2016. The event was held to celebrate the most exciting young talent who will grace the covers of Marie Claire’s May issue. Fashion director at the magazine Nina Garcia was also in attendance.






Other attendees were Lana Condor, Shaun Ross, Camilla Luddington and Cara Santana.




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The first weekend of Coachella is upon us! This year, the California music and art festival will be held on April 15-17 and 22-24.

Looking and feeling fab need not be a compromise, because clothing should be light, comfortable, loose and casual. So, here’s a few easy and breezy suggestions. But, remember it gets cold at night in the desert, so pack a long sleeve as well.

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To see these and more check out And, here are 25 great tips from Coachella on what to bring to the festival.

With A Wardrobe Fit For A Duchess, Kate Middleton Tours India In Grand Style

It’s the first official trip for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, to the former Crown Jewel of the British Empire, India. And, it’s going to be a memorable one for the future Queen of England, simply for her elegant fashion and sophisticated sense of style. The royal couple will also be visiting neighboring Bhutan on this trip.

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The grand tour began on April 10, and the royal couple will be staying for 7 days. So far, the Duchess has put on display her cosmopolitan wardrobe, when she wore an intricately embroidered nude and black skirt and top from Alice Temperley, an elegant cream Emilia Wickstead dress with a smart looking peter-pan collar with prominent flap-pockets, a breezy “Jaipur-inspired tunic dress from Indian designer Anita Dongre, and a stunning “beaded sapphire gown, designed by British designer Jenny Packham.”

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USA Today have more on Duchess Kate’s awe-inspiring wardrobe on her tour of India and Bhutan,


She was dazzling! She was stunning! And, she was chic! Zendaya chose an outfit for the premiere of an HBO movie, which put her at the top of the best dressed list at number 1 for the week of April 1 on Harpers Bazaar. Her “youthful and sophisticated” look was designed by Rani Zakhem.

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Rani Zakhem is a Lebanese designer who creates luxury collections for “fashion conscious women,” meshing “feminine, elegant and modern silhouettes” that “evoke a sense of glamour.”

Zendaya’s colorful outfit was made up of a maxi skirt from Rani Zakhem SS16 collection, and the top is a strapless bustier also from the Rani Zakhem SS16 collection. Both outfits were accentuated by their large pixelated technicolored motif, where it lined the visible inside lining of the skirt fold.

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Zendeya completed the look with elegant rose-pink colored pumps.


‘Public School’ And ‘Jordan’ Brand Launch “PSNYxJordan”

Public School, the uber-chic street wear designers founded by the Vogue/CDFA Award 2013 winners, is collaborating with Michael Jordan’s sneaker brand to create the PSNY x Jordan collection. The collaboration went live on December 12. The collaboration takes two models of the iconic brand, the Air Jordan XII Retro and the Jordan Horizon and “captures the energy of the city.” Especially, appealing is the sneaker with the knitted textured design with geometric patterns.

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The New York City based designers debuted their womenswear during their fall 2014 runway show. For more, check out

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Asian Pop Star CL is Stunning in W Magazine Photoshoot

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She’s called CL, but her name is Lee Chaerin. Chearin is her first name. She’s Korean, she’s the leader of a girl group called 2NE1 who sing kpop, but are known worldwide. The 24 year old recently signed with Scooter Braun, Justin Beiber’s manager, and is hard at work on a crossover album to the United States. CL is both a rapper and singer.

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Throughout the photoshoot, CL is wear various traditional Korean clothing called the hanbok.

Ladies hanbok consists of only two primary pieces, a full, high skirt called the chima, and a large petticoat called the mujigi. Over these can go an additional piece, a long and wide-sleeved top called the jeogori.

The main fabric used in hanboks is silk. However, summer hanboks are made with ramie, a flowering plant in the nettle family or hemp. And, winter hanboks are made with brocade or satin.

This Hanbok is the same Hanbok we blogged about, back in 2013. It’s designed by Kim Young-seok, who has also designed hanboks for the president of South Korea, Park Guem-Hye. The current president of Korea is a lady, who’s also the daughter of a former president. His name is Park Chung-hee, and he is credited with the developments that planted the seeds for South Korea’s rapid industrialization.

Kim Young-seok prefers a more modern interpretation of hanboks for his designs.

Embroidery in hanboks was reserved for royal wear. As CL and her fans style her as a queen, the hanbok she’s draped in is embroidered.

Aside from how incredibly stunning are these photos, their is an underlying sentiment CL wants to share. As she crosses the bridge to the future, she wants to be remembered as Korean. So maybe this is goodbye, to Korea, goodbye to Kpop.

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Color is the most important element in hanbok design. And, the stunning red Hanbok CL is wearing, below, could not express that sentiment any more. Red, Yellow and blue are traditional Korean colors.

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CL’s Instagram is a stack contrast to this luxurious spread’s modern day take on Korean royalty. CL’s Instagram which has her posing with producers and their friends, is as granola-American as it gets.

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A photo posted by Twitter:chaelinCL (@chaelincl) on Mar 27, 2015 at 3:38am PDT

Maybe that’s why she’s hiding behind the mask here.

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