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How I styled Kylie Jenner for Remix Magazine

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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 I was stoked to style Kylie Jenner for the April 2015 issue of Remix Magazine. The pouty-lipped reality starlet is the latest it girl to spring forth from the Kardashian dynasty. Kylie Jenner is notorious for her edgy, fearless personal style, impeccably penciled pout, and fabulous social calendar. 

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Veda jacket, Alexander McQueen dress, Elodie K hand bracelet and rings, Cartier bracelets

Remix Magazine and I decided early on that Kylie’s shoot should be fresh, light, and crisp. We settled on a sophisticated pastel palette that embodies Spring 2015’s biggest trends while showcasing Kylie’s natural beauty.

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House of CB jacket, Helen Cherry pants, Fendi shoes

Since Remix is New Zealand’s leading fashion magazine, we wanted to mix pieces from up and coming New Zealand designers with historic fashion houses, trendy LA labels, and a few of my favorite lines available at stylehaus. 

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Misha Collection top, Misha Collection pants, Aurora Bailey bracelets, Elodie K rings, Cartier bracelets 

Kylie’s dewy, natural makeup and full, textured hair subtly complemented the pieces’ pastel tones and clean lines without overpowering.  

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 As always, accessorizing was vital in pulling together each look. I layered delicate silver and diamond jewelry for a glamorous yet sophisticated effect. 

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MCGUIRE Jacket

Like all photo shoots, the Remix Magazine Kylie Jenner shoot was long, complicated, and fabulous. Collaborating with Remix Magazine’s team of talented creatives was inspiring and incredibly fun. I’m so proud of the resulting pictures and delighted to show Kylie Jenner in a new light.

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Here’s to Spring!

5 Trends from NYC Fashion Week: Fall 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

NYC Fashion Week just kicked off, but it’s never too early to start trend forecasting!

I scanned looks from the hottest designers to debut (thus far) and found five amazing pieces everyone will be wearing come Fall 2015.

Don’t wait for the herd to catch on; jump on these trends now!

1. Tome: Vinyl

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Plastic is about to be everything. Models sporting shiny, vinyl miniskirts dazzled onlookers at Tome’s Fall 2015 Fashion Show. Once reserved for cheap flooring and records (RIP), vinyl looks sleek and futuristic paired with leather or lightweight knitwear.

2. Alexander Wang: Silver Buttons

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Delicate, glittering silver accents made a striking contrast to Alexander Wang’s black-on-black Fall 2015 Collection. Silver is already making a massive comeback in jewelry, but the rows of silver buttons Wang added to tough biker chic jackets made is clear that silver is the new it embellishment.

3. Rag & Bone: Lacy Camisoles

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In the early 2000s, I had an entire drawer of lacy camisole tops that I paired with everything and anything. Rag & Bone brought that middle school staple back to life at Fall 2015 fashion week. Worn over lengthy, gauzy t-shirts and paired with pencil skirts, the silky lace camisoles felt simultaneously fresh and classic. If you’re not ready for the cami version, Rag & Bone also showed a delightful slip dress with similar lace accents.

4. Rodarte: Asymmetrical Leather Minis

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Leather + Asymmetry = Razor Sharp Edge. The dynamic duo at Rodarte dazzled the fashion world yet again at New York Fashion Week: 2015. Inspired by avian migration, or  “leaving the city to a more pastoral place,” as Laura Mulleavy put it, the collection conveyed whimsy and strength. Party girls and fashionistas across the globe will delight in the feisty sex appeal of an asymmetrical leather miniskirt.

5. Thom Browne: Netted Veils

thomThom Browne’s mafia-inspired Fall 2015 Collection was a magnificently melancholy triumph for the young designer. Each outfit demonstrated the power of mixing textures while remaining true to the show’s story arc. I was smitten with the ebony netted veils that subtly shielded the models faces. Bold? Yes. But trend setting means taking risks, and veils add nostalgic romance to any outfit.

Leather Leggings

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Leather leggings are a fabulous hybrid between the flexibility of leggings and firmness of leather. While leather pants tend to intimidate casual dresser because of their heavy wear and “heavy metal” stereotype, leather leggings are a softer way to wear leather bottoms without sacrificing comfort. Plus, leather leggings are incredibly flattering for a myriad of body types; the fabric skims and embraces curves while hiding flaws.

When selecting the correct pair of leather leggings, look for a skinny style that gathers ever so slightly at the ankle when worn without shoes. That way, you can pair leather leggings with a fierce set of stilettos and strike a hot, sophisticated silhouette. Leather leggings are particularly compatible with the Autumn and Winter Seasons, when the light yet warm material shields wearers from chilly winds without adding unflattering bulk. Depending on your body type, leather leggings can be cut with a high or low rise. Leather leggings look best paired with silk tank tops, long and cozy cardigans, and bright ankle booties. 

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Rule #1 of looking legit in leather leggings: you’ve got to leave the leather jacket at home. I know, it’s excruciating, but leather jacket + leather leggings + leather purse (is there any other kind?) + leather boots (ditto) is too much of a great thing. This ensemble is a fabulous example of taking one super strong piece- olive leather leggings- and adding dimension without overdoing it by mixing subtle variations of black & grey. 

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There’s a reason “Off duty model” has become a coveted aesthetic in its own right; professional clothes hangers are experts of tossing together a comfortable, elegant, and on trend ensemble at a moment’s notice. Poor things are bound to learn a trick or two from jet setting about and endless snapshots by street style stalkerazzi. Emulate this master angel by pairing black leggings with a loose T, classic quilted bag, and a nude heel. Black + Beige = Chanel 2015. 

 

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Oxblood is massive right now. The rich, deep reddish-brown is a delicious alternative to basic black or brown for investment pieces that mix well with virtually anything. Using the same technique as our first example, this fashionista pairs colorful leather leggings with a casual T and black leather accessories. 

 

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Lauren Conrad makes leather leggings red carpet ready with ladylike accessories, color blocking, and decadent shades of cream and grey. See how Lauren’s leggings are noticeably scrunched from lower thigh to ankle? Traditionally considered faux pas, scrunching is inevitable, even desirable, for leather leggings. Just make sure to push down your leggings so the scrunching starts no higher than mid-thigh. Conrad takes leather leggings from “off duty model” to “on camera ready” by pairing a crisp white blazer, close toed stilettos, and delicate accessories. 

 

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Blue on blue never looked so cool. Olivia Palermo shows off some epic color combining skills in this expertly textured outfit. Like olive and oxblood, navy is a rich neutral supremely suited for leather leggings. Admire how colorful an outfit composed entirely of neutrals can be! Olivia’s dove grey booties and buttoned up navy coat share a vaguely vintage military vibe, while her loose white T and oversized handbag keep the entire ensemble casual. No matter who you are, scrunched leather leggings, a plain T-shirt, and an oversized handbag are a recipe for success.