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Kate Spade Expands Into Activewear With L.A.’s Beyond Yoga

Kate Spade x Beyond Yoga

Kate Spade pretty much has a monopoly on all things cute. Where else can you find a novelty bag every season? If you need a bow on something, there’s no better label. And if you’re the kind of girl who channels Zooey Deschanel Anna Kendrick every morning, the brand is like a soul sister. Well, Kate Spade is coming for more than just your office-to-partywear, because earlier this year, it announced that more offerings would be on order: homegoods, even more accessories, fragrances and athletic wear. Today, Kate Spade announced that it’s found a partner for its athleisure collection, and it’s L.A.’s own Beyond Yoga.

Mary Beech, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kate Spade & Co., said, €œThis new ath-leisure collection is a thoughtful expansion of our lifestyle offerings, done in a way that is uniquely Kate Spade New York and true to our customer-centric brand promise.€

The collection, which includes 21 pieces and a.

lot. of. bows, will be available at Kate Spade’s website as well as Beyond Yoga’s as well as select specialty stores and boutique studios from coast to coast.

Kate Spade x Beyond Yoga

The collection includes everything from everyday essentials like sports bras and leggings (or, if you’re a real L.A. girl, crop tops and pants) as well as zip up outerwear and more, all embellished with signature Kate Spade patterns and colors. It all hits stores in January. And since it’s limited edition, we suggest you mark your calendars €” and schedule that yoga class €” ASAP. As for your other activewear? Well, let’s just say Lulu has some stiff competition.

For more information, visit www.katespade.com.

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Shine Bright: Our Holographic Picks Under $75

Milly Fall/Winter 2013

When Michelle Smith showed bright, holographic leathers in her collection for Milly during New York Fashion Week, the audience wasn’t prepared for something so flashy from a brand known for wear-to-work staples and cute, quirky dresses that are perfect for standing out at parties. While the audience caught its breath — nothing is more exciting than the unexpected, right? — they were able to take in the collection’s pencil skirts, clutches, handbags and more, each done up in bright, holographic-treated leathers and new, futuristic fabrics.

While we don’t recommend wearing head-to-toe disco-ready holo, we do love the way that the treatment stands out from the usual sequins, sparkle and sheen that flood New Year’s Eve parties. Stand out in a good way with these picks, which you can incorporate into the most basic outfits for a dash of flash. You won’t break the bank on this trend either, because we’ve gathered together our favorite bold belts, bags and more for under $75.

Nasty Gal Holo at Me Crossbody

Let all the other girls carry their clutches when the ball drops for 2014 — you’ll have your hands free for air kisses and champagne if you’ve got the Nasty Gal Holo at Me Crossbody ($60). The swingy bag has the same colorful flash as the leather pieces that Smith showed for Milly, but at a fraction of the size (and price) you’ll add just a touch of the trend instead of swimming in swaths of shimmer. Perfect for pairing with LBDs for after-dark occasions and with jeans and your favorite beat-up tee during the day, you’ll see just how easy it is to match when you see that it reflects back every color in the rainbow.

Available at Nasty Gal.

Rebecca Minkoff Cosmetic Case – Hologram Mila Glam Kit

If you don’t want to wear something holographic but you still want to get in on the festivities, then the Rebecca Minkoff Cosmetic Case – Hologram Mila Glam Kit ($75) will fit perfectly into whatever bag you’re already carrying. Use it to stay a little more organized — that is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, right? — and keep stray glosses, lipsticks and more from crowding up your bag. Made of Italian leather treated with a holographic finish, it’s big enough to store a lot of makeup (it even has “Glam Kit” embossed on it in case you’ve forgotten just what’s inside) and won’t get lost in your bag, no matter how much it resembles a black hole of receipts, sunglasses, your wallet and more.

Available at Bloomingdale’s.

Levi’s the Legging

For those who go bold, Levi’s the Legging ($54.90) takes the holographic trend and splashes it all over a daily staple.

You’ve got your go-to denim leggings, but yours probably don’t shine as bright as these. From afar, they look like a metallic gold, but come a little closer and you’ll see that the stretch denim has been treated with a holographic sparkle. Wear them to make a statement on New Year’s Eve and keep them in your wardrobe all year if you’re not afraid to go for the gold. Basic blues? Make 2014 the year you go for bright, bold hues.

Available at Levi’s.

Nails Inc. Fibre Optic Lacquer in Chelsea Passage

Are you commitment phobic when it comes to trends? The easiest temporary way to integrate a color, texture or finish is to do it with a flashy new polish. Nails Inc. is England’s most forward-thinking brand of polish, which is why Sephora is always selling out of their newest collections — nail bloggers may be the most ravenous set of girls we’ve ever encountered — including the Fibre Optic Lacquers ($11). Filled with tiny particles of holographic bar glitter, the polish will have your tips gleaming just like any of these accessories, but you’ll be able to take them right off when you need to go a little more subtle. Choose from green (pictured), classic silver holographic or a deep blue shade — they’ll all make you look like a nail art master with just one coat.

Available at Sephora.

Nanette Lepore Plaque Buckle Belt with Hologram Crackle Leather

Do you like the idea of holographic but you don’t think you can handle a dose as big as a bag? The Nanette Lepore Plaque Buckle Belt with Hologram Crackle Leather ($62.72) brings together two great holographic treatments. The crackle leather has a little bit of the holographic finish while the buckle takes the trend on a darker turn thanks to a more oil spill-inspired color. We love that it’s from a designer known for being saccharine sweet, too, because if a designer can go out of her comfort zone, so can you.

Available at Bloomingdale’s.

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Candice Swanepoel Releases a Capsule Collection with Mother Denim

Candice Swanepoel for Mother Denim

Collaborations are one of fashion’s biggest things to come out of the ’00s, but with her collab with L.A.’s Mother Denim, Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel is channeling a whole different decade: the ’90s. Available now, the model-turned-designer’s capsule collection for the celeb-loved denim line takes design cues from the decade of grunge and decadence and updates them for today’s denim fans. Plus, she’s partnering with mothers2mothers, a charity that works with women infected with HIV and AIDS in her home country of South Africa.

I was looking for things that I have a personal connection to and so for years I€™ve been trying to get more involved in things in South Africa.,” Swanepoel told Vogue. “It is appropriate that it is mothers, and Mother for mothers2mothers.”

The jeans are inspired by Swanepoel’s own off-duty style — oft lauded for its casual, cool and not trying too hard vibes. Also giving off good vibes? A portion of the proceeds of this range will benefit mothers2mothers’ efforts in Africa.

Candice Swanepoel for Mother Denim

The six-piece capsule collection includes the requisite distressed skinny, but Swanepoel says that she put a lot of thought into each style, paying special attention to the ankle width (for easy on-and-off situations), rise — high but not too high — as well as how each jean looked in the rear view.

Blessed with model genes herself, the styles all look like just the thing to wear when you’re out grabbing a green juice or getting caught by the paparazzi at LAX — Mother denim is known for being some of the most comfortable jeans in the industry, after all, thanks to plenty of stretch.

The range also includes a pair of high-waisted cut off shorts inspired by Cindy Crawford’s iconic 1990s Diet Pepsi Super Bowl commercial.

€œI love that image, so that€™s where it all started,€ says Swanepoel. €œIt€™s not that dress-up denim€”it€™s more €˜girl off-duty.€™ That relaxed look that was still sexy. They just threw on a white shirt and the jeans kind of did it all.€

 

Each jean also has a little bit of Candice built in. Her family crest, which features a swan in a swimming pool, is on every pair, so you’ll always have a memento of just which angel graced your denim with her keen eye for style.

For more information and to shop the Candice Swanepoel x Mother Denim collection, visit www.motherdenim.com.