InsiderStyle | A Blog by JBCStyle

Adele Strikes a Pose

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Posted on February 23, 2012 by

Walking away with an astonishing total of six music awards, Adele was among the most celebrated individuals at this year’s Grammy Awards Show. Equally victorious in her stroll down the red carpet, she successfully captured the essence of old Hollywood glamour donning a black, custom-made, sequined Armani gown.

The singer wore the stunning dress proudly, displaying to the world her new slimmer look. Even her manicure was spectacular, with the underside of her nails painted red to match the signature red soles of the sparkling silver Christian Louboutins she wore.

The occasion was nothing less than a truly triumphant night as the audience and viewers recognized and celebrated an artist’s raw talent and courageous recovery (prior to the event the singer underwent surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal cord).

And now, as if Adele’s passionate and sultry voice couldn’t possibly be more praised, Vogue Magazine enlists the inspirational songstress as their newest fashion icon.

Already out on shelves, Adele graces the coveted cover of the Vogue March Edition. The once shy and timid British beauty who has captured hearts and taken the entire music scene by storm is quite the fashion icon. Her individual style: the classic glamour of old Hollywood Noir.

Check out her six-page spread and interview in next month’s Vogue March edition- Nobody can negate the fact that she looks absolutely exquisite.

 

Raf Simons Leaving Jil Sander

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Posted on February 23, 2012 by

Raf Simons is leaving Jil Sander after almost seven years as Creative Director.  Clearly, reporting on fashion week entails more than just runway commentary as the latest announcement took place off the runway.

The news comes just two days before the Jil Sander show is scheduled to take place during Milan Fashion Week.  History is in the making as this will be the final collection presented by Simons for the label.

Rumor has it he may be filling the coveted spot at Christian Dior.  Also making its way through the rumor mill-Simons may replace Stefano Pilati at YSL (this departure has not been confirmed).

So who will replace Simons?  He is officially stepping down Monday, Feb 27th at which point he may be announcing his successor.

While we’re at it, we’ll just through one more itsy-bitsy rumor into the mill.  Will Jil Sander herself return to the label that bears her name?

We’ll keep you posted.  The Jil Sander show is set for Saturday Feb. 25.

 

Spring Shoe Obsession

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Posted on February 22, 2012 by

Let’s be honest … the best part about changing seasons is that we get to makeover our whole wardrobe. Head to toe, spring is a time for rejuvenation and reinvention. And where better to start than from the bottom up?

Nothing says spring like a fabulous pair of wedges. Vibrant colors add pop to just about any outfit and work well to update your look. Throw on a floral pair with a simple dress or keep it classic with muted and nude tones. Just about anything goes.

Little details can make a big impact, as can be seen with the ever so popular ankle strap that is making a comeback. It’s simple, sexy and helps keep those darn shoes on … we don’t hate it!

So head to the salon for a pedicure and whip those gorgeous legs of yours into shape because spring is in the air.

 

From left to right: Steve Madden, Aldo, Burberry, Vera WangGuiseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Pierre HardyDolce Vita

 

 

Meet Trish

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Posted on February 22, 2012 by

Name: Trish Lynch

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: All things RETAIL!

I became a recruiter because …  I realized that finding talent was more fun than running around a sales floor

Celebrity crush: Mark Teixeira … calling it a crush is putting it mildly

Favorite place in NYC: Eataly. More food, meat, and cheese than you could ever imagine. Just fabulous.

Best interview tip: Honesty gets you everywhere … lying and fumbling over your words to cover it up just makes you look stupid.

Dream vacation: Anywhere with a sunny beach and an ice cold beer

Sweet or salty: Both! Flipz chocolate covered pretzels … amazing

Fashion or Beauty Tip: L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil … it will change your life. I’m serious.

Favorite music artist/band: Anything classic rock. Skynyrd, CCR, Stones, Zeppelin … you get where I’m going with this.

Favorite quote: “I’m going to hell in a bucket, but at least I’m enjoying the ride.”  – Grateful Dead

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 RTW

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Posted on February 21, 2012 by

If you haven’t seen it, the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 RTW Collection is a must see, must have, must buy. Well-seasoned Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey, joined Burberry in 2001.  Prior to Burberry, he  designed womenswear for Gucci (1996-2001) and Donna Karan (1994-1996).

Bailey has a keen sense of street meets high-fashion and is able to indulge in his personal sources of inspiration – the less-glamorous streets of London or his fascination with the Gilded Youth all while holding true to the classic Burberry aesthetic.

Immediately, as the first look descended the runway, bellows pockets and peplum and cinched waists were the small details that grabbed our attention in a huge way.  The show was titled Town and Field – the words were used to define a collection in which Bailey made a successful attempt to combine opposites and form a connection between the two distinct ideologies.

The big finish - making it rain in true Burberry fashion.

Outerwear seemed to dominate the collection; but in no way did it become weighed down.  Jackets were shown in a variety of lengths and styles.  Bailey’s intent was to take the field jacket, the quilted jacket and the trench and modernize them.  He did so by cinching the waists with belts such as the elasticized bow belt that we saw in a variety of colors or the animal head belts.

         

Paired with ruffled pencil skirts, printed shift dresses and knits and blouses adorned with owls and dogs, each jacket or coat took on a distinct personality.

         

Rich tones of Autumn, luxurious fabrics and every detail from the small bows that served as epaulets to the eclectic assortment of gloves made for a completely satisfying Burberry experience.

         

As for accessories, bags and clutches were not to be overlooked.  Over-sized totes and duffel-shaped handle bags were seen in the beginning of the show and studded and zipped clutches accessorized the latter part of the show.

         

We would love to add every single image to this post because we adored all of it but we managed to pick out a few favorites.  To view the complete collection visit Style.com or watch the show here.

 

 

Marni for the Masses

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Posted on February 21, 2012 by

Marni speaks to the modern ‘vintage enthusiast’…which is ever-present these days.  Marni’s designs have been noted as being  ‘quirky, feminine, off-beat, and funky’…sounding like every friend we’ve ever had.  But for years, most of us ladies who gush over Consuelo Castiglioni’s designs haven’t been able to shell out the big bucks to purchase them.  Mark March 8th in your calendar, because the day is drawing near for this coveted Italian design house to join the affordable bandwagon.

On Friday night, a private LA party was held to reveal Marni’s new line for H&M.  Among the attendees – Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Jessica Chastain, Sofia Coppola, Milla Jovovich, and Rashida Jones.  All were decked out in Marni’s new looks for the event, to support the new venture with the Swedish retail clothing company.  Although Marni does appeal to women initially, they are also releasing a menswear line with H&M.  Both collections are set to be released to the public on March 8th…and rumor has it, online as well.

See a video from the party below, the Sofia Coppola directed lookbook and photos of the full collection:

http://youtu.be/9wK-CgE8mdI

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JBCStyle | Top Ten | Mixtape

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Posted on February 17, 2012 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach

 

1. Leeni: Video Games (Gameboy Lana Del Rey cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Gotye – Smoke and Mirrors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Poliça – Dark Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Kills – Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Pharoahs (What’s So Not’s ‘Club ReRub’) – SBTRKT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Wildcat! Wildcat! – End of the World Everyday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Charli XCX – Nuclear Seasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. White Rabbits – Heavy Metal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Shearwater – Breaking the Yearlings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Jackie F

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Posted on February 16, 2012 by

Name: Jackie Fischer

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive, Freelance

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: Freelance

I became a recruiter because … I love helping people and have a good eye for talent

Favorite designer: Alexander Wang

Celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling

Favorite place in NYC: Central Park (I live across the street)

Best interview tip: Always do research on the company before you go!

Favorite accessory: iPad – can’t live without it

If I could be an animal I would be … Giraffe (I would be a bird because I want to fly but I hate birds)

Dream vacation: Fiji or anywhere in Italy

Sweet or salty: Sweet

In my spare time I … Play pranks on Malicia with Catie and decorate desks for birthdays

Fashion or Beauty Tip: All black is always flattering

Favorite item in my closet: Alexander Wang studded bag

Restaurant I would recommend: L & B Spumoni in Brooklyn – best pizza ever

Favorite music artist/band: Adele, Maroon 5 … hard to narrow it down

Favorite quote: “90 percent of us don’t have good voices, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t sing.” (I made that up myself when I was told I can’t sing by the freelance desk)

JBCStyle – NYFW Top Pick – Day 8

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Posted on February 16, 2012 by

The final day of New York Fashion Week came with some unfortunate news as the previous night we heard of the passing of fashion icon and socialite, Zelda Kaplan.  Her unique style and grace will be missed.

She told The Post in 2010, “I wish more people would have [clothes] made for them. But so many Americans want to look like everybody else . . . I hate to wear what everybody else is wearing . . . I don’t think people should be happy to be a clone.”

As in all aspects of life, the show must go on.  Especially in the world of fashion.  We decided to feature the Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 RTW Collection today as our favorite pick.  The collection shows his legendary range so well, it’s capable of standing alone.

For starters, the boyish looks that kicked off the show set to the soundtrack of Downtown Abbey offered an updated, Ralph Lauren touch to what could have been a dated look.  Animal prints, fur collars, spot-on tailoring, pops of color and mixed-prints co-mingled to create well-suited pairings.

 

    

 

To continue the the suiting theme, silk-velvet combinations were shown in black as well as red and deep violet jewel tones.  Top hats, black gloves and canes served as accessories.  A bold touch of fuchsia towards the end of the show added some spark in the form of two gowns, shown in strapless and one-shouldered designs.

         

Towards the end, gold shimmered with black as an anchor.  This portion of the show had a modern appeal though inspiration seemed to stem from the twenties through the usage of beading and embroidery in flapper and column dresses.

        

 

And there it is, New York Fashion Week in a series of highlights from the beginning to the end.  Until next season New York, we’re off to London!

 

Conquering the Blog

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Posted on February 15, 2012 by

Feb 12, 2011 – Amidst the hubbub and bustle of New York Fashion Week, bloggers aplenty have been capturing the stylish scene in the way only a blogger could.  Blogging has made a permanent name for itself in the world of everything…namely, fashion.  So shouldn’t they deserve their own recognition?  Cue the MyHabit.com Bloglovin’ Awards of 2012. And the award goes to…

Newcomer of the Year:  Olivia Palermo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Palermo is just the cutest thing.  She is one of the most photographed fashion ingenues and always looks flawless and current.

Best Personal Style Blog:  ManRepeller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leandra Medine, or the ‘ManRepeller’ as she’s coined herself (which is funny since she just recently got engaged to a man)…makes an acceptable mockery out of the fashion industry.  She’s hilarious, witty, and knows all the good digs.

Blogger Business of the Year:  Werelse

 

 

 

Werelse is a trio of international fashion blogging collaboration goodness.  This superblog is comprised of Chiara Ferragni (of The Blonde Salad), Andy Torres (Style Scrapbook) and Carolina Engman (Fashion Squad).  With three, you can’t miss a beat.

Most Original Blog:  FromMeToYou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Beck is a vintage queen, hailing from NYC.  She is also a damn good photographer.  She melds a perfect world of old and new on her photography blog, FromMeToYou.

Best Fashion News Blog:  Fashionista

 

 

 

Everyone needs a hub of fashion news to cling to at every moment of the day.  Fashionista won because they deserve it.  Covering every rumor, fact, show, new release, and trend…it’s no wonder they took home the award.

Best Street Style Blog:  JakandJilBlog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Ton is worldly.  Originally from Toronto, this successful photography decided to start his own street style blog in 2005 without looking back, and it’s paying off.  His lens captures the intricacy of a costume and the beauty of the whole spectrum of style.

Best International Blog:  Kenza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Swede/Moroccan knockout won because she looks ridiculously gorgeous in everything and wears it well.  Kenza is an entrepreneur, what with the blog and her own shoe and clothing collections (Wildflower and Jofama).

Inspiration of the Year:  lefashionimage