On Saturday, May 19th at 12 PM GMT (7 AM EST), Prince Harry and former American actress, Rachel Meghan Markle, tied the knot.
First things first, the dress. Elegant. Gracious. Simple. Timeless. “The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller, who last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition,” reports Kensington Palace.
“The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, which epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance referencing codes of the iconic House of Givenchy,” the Kensington Palace shared on Instagram with the sketches of the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress.
However, as the philanthropic couple exchanged vows, they not only wed, but also made history. The confident and independent woman that Meghan has always been and the rebel that Prince Harry has been known to be, the two decided to break some royal traditions (with permission of the Queen) and start new ones.
The first tradition broken regarded the guest lists: no heads of state were invited to ensure the closest and most important people to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were allowed to attend the intimate ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Unlike most royal weddings, this guest list brought together American actors and actresses, influential people in charity and sport, and members of the royal family turning it into one of the most modern royal weddings for its time.
Secondly, amid all of the unpleasant scandal surrounding the Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, joined the Duchess halfway through her procession down the Nave in St. George’s Chapel, which shows the Monarchy’s warm welcome of Ms. Markle into the royal family.
The Duchess of Sussex said “I do” with a traditional yellow gold wedding band. It was made from Welsh gold gifted by the Queen, made by Cleave and Company, and carried to the wedding by Prince Harry’s best man, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The happy couple did decide to follow tradition regarding Meghan’s wedding ring as the tradition holds a long list of royals who wear wedding bands made of Welsh gold.
The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles all followed the tradition, which began in 1923. Although, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, decided to break tradition as he said “I do” with a platinum textured wedding band, according to US Weekly.
The Duchess of Sussex’s tiara was simply shining and glistening in the UK’s daylight as the couple stepped outside on to the steps of St. George’s Chapel.
The headpiece was identified as Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara by Kensington Palace. The traditional tiara was made in 1932, but the center brooch is from 1893. Made of diamonds and platinum, in eleven sections with interlaced ovals, the centerpiece is detachable, but the rest of the tiara was specifically made for that center brooch. It was lent to Ms. Markle by the Queen as she was given the tiara in 1953.
One of the sweetest traditions created by the Duke of Sussex had to be his hand-picking of the Forget-Me-Not flowers, Princess Diana’s favorite, from their garden to be included in the Duchess of Sussex’s bouquet in memory of his mother.
Another tradition is the first public kiss as a married couple, which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wasted no time on as they kissed on the steps of St. George’s Chapel right outside where their wedding ceremony took place as “This Little Light of Mine” played in the background. They then waved to the public, which Prince Harry wanted just outside the castle to make us feel like we were apart of their special day, and then hopped in their carriage, led by a traveling Escort of the Household Calvary Mounted Regiment, for their procession through Windsor Town before being taken back to Kensington Palace for their tea hosted by the Queen and night-time reception hosted by Prince Charles at the Frogmore House.
According to Kensington Palace, “The Household Cavalry are among several Armed Forces personnel with a special relationship with The Duke providing ceremonial support at the wedding and carriage procession.”
Once arriving at the Reception, Ms. Markle had quite a wardrobe change. The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning in a silk gown designed by Stella McCartney. The accessories included satin Aquazurra pumps featuring baby blue soles for a little “something blue.”
Yes, the Duchess of Sussex made sure to follow the traditional something old, something borrowed and something blue. However, she worked these all into one for the Reception at the Frogmore House with a stunning aquamarine cocktail ring by Asprey that belonged to Princess Diana. Ms. Markle’s extra-long train and veil were thought to be a reference to the legendary ones Princess Diana wore at her own wedding; as well as, her post-ceremony gown, which featured a sexy silhouette more daring than royal tradition, evoking her late mother-in-law’s daring styles.
According to Vanity Fair, there has been some speculation that the ring is not something borrowed as it may have been a gift from Prince Harry to his wife. Princess Diana left all of her jewelry to her sons in her will, but Ms. Markle clearly opted not to wear any of the pieces until the two were officially married.
The ring was spotted on the Duchess of Sussex’s hand as she and Prince Harry left Windsor Castle in a vintage silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. “The vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power,” reports Kensington Palace.
The sleeveless high-neck silhouette seemed to look a lot more comfortable for celebrating compared to the custom Givenchy gown worn for the ceremony and most importantly, the Royal Wedding family photos taken by photographer, Alexi Lubomirski, in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle.
And let’s not forget the Royal Wedding cake. The wedding cake, which was served at the Reception, was designed by Claire Ptak and featured elderflower syrup made at the Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple.
Now until we all find someone who looks at us the way Prince Harry looked at Ms. Markle during the performance of “Stand By Me,” during their wedding ceremony… let’s cheers to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Royal Family, and the babies we can’t wait for!
The Kentucky Derby is where you’ll find some of the fastest horses and the most eccentric looks. Every girl, from all parts of the world, channels their inner “Southern Belle” for the races. The Derby is a time where attendees are expected to dress in the most creative fashion and are encouraged to include accents showing their individuality.
The Louisville event, which is known for it’s preppy, pastel-filled fashion, was also abundant in floral patterns amongst the Derby’s attendees.
And the women weren’t the only ones displaying their “flower power” this year.
And don’t forget, in the Churchill Downs Infield the hats are the most extravagant; featuring flowers, feathers, bows and ribbons of the brightest and deepest colors. According to Courtney Stinson, a PR Manager for the Kentucky Derby Museum, “We don’t have a lot of documented history on the hats, but speculation has it that when the derby was first brought here, they wanted it to be a social affair.”
In 1875, hats were regarded as an essential everyday accessory for women who could afford them. At special events, such as the horse races, women wore elaborate hats to display their social status.
Last but not least, roses are another common design feature in some of the attendees’ attire as the Kentucky Derby is referred to as the “Run for the Roses.” The horse who has been declared the winner of the Derby is also given a blanket made of more than five hundred blossomed roses.
Who’s ready to head to Kentucky next year?
Lana Del Ray was goddess-like in custom Gucci – she must’ve taken note from Dakota Johnson who lives for custom Gucci at any awards show this season.
Lady Gaga was lacy in Armani Privé on the red carpet. The black lace was the perfect amount of revealing paired with the floors-length black slit skirt.
The bad ass red carpet look was then traded for a fairy-tale inspired pink chiffon gown when Lady Gaga performed her two singles “Joanne” and “A Million Reasons.”
Miley Cyrus was jaw-droppingly conservative this Grammy weekend and I loved every minute of it. At the MusiCares pre-Grammy event where she performed as a tribute to Fleetwood Mac – who was honored as Person of the Year – Cyrus sparkled in a bejeweled jumpsuit that was very buttoned up.
On the red carpet, Cyrus then wore a sleeveless velour jumpsuit – although it covered her shoulders – with a military inspired neckline and crystal pumped heels. Her hair, however, brought the old Hollywood glam look that Miley very much adores.
She then looked beautiful and elegant as she performed with Elton John on the Grammys stage. The off-the-shoulder deep magenta ballgown, which seemed to be made of about a thousand layers of tulle was fit for royalty. Cyrus’ deeply side-parted, waved old Hollywood glam hair and minimal makeup was understated compared to the gown, and it all worked flawlessly together making Cyrus look like an old Hollywood glam queen.
Camila Cabello was lovely in a red deep cut Vivienne Westwood gown which was draped in Bulgari jewelry and a Judith Leiber bag.
Hailee Steinfeld is slowly transforming her wholesome princess-like style as she stuns in a pure white strapless gown with a high middle split and metallic purple knee high boots from Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection. A Hearts on Fire Lorelei Diamond Criss Cross Ring ($4,490.00) and a Djula Marquise V Pears Gold and Diamond Ring ($4,494.00) draped her hands while the Avenues Hinged Bracelet ($12,500.00) andChelsea Slip-On Bangle by Marli and a Mattia Cielo Rugiada Diamond Ring coated her wrists.
Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, who won a Grammy in 2002 for best rap/sung collaboration for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” featuring Gwen Stefani, was dazzling in Naeem Khan.
Katie Holmes expressed her rebellious side in Zac Posen.
And last, but certainly not least, Morgan Stewart hosted the E! Live After Party covered in sparkles from head to toe in Redemption from albright Fashion Library – Los Angeles’ most exclusive luxury designer rental house – and draped in Messika jewelry. Styled by Jenny Rodriguez with hair by KIYO Igarashi and makeup by Yumi Mori she looked divine and classy as always. Catch her on E!’s Daily Pop every weekday at 12pm EST.
If rompers aren’t taking up a decent amount of space in your spring/summer wardrobe, you need to reevaluate your closet.
Rompers are a go-to for every causal or even semi-formal event. They’re easy to wear, simple to style and usually comfortable.
Kendall & Kylie’s clothing line at Pacsun features several summer ready styles.
The Embroidered Ruffle Romper is a fun and flirty piece of the Spring season. It’s strapless, lined and features a ruffled hem. The details include a v-neckline, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a hidden zipper back. The fit is ideal as it appears tight and fitting, yet feels comfortable and light. The 100% cotton material is also machine washable so don’t stress about dropping food on the beautiful blue and white fabric.
Express is the place to go to seek out a romper for more formal occasions.
The romper is available in sharp black and a deep blue. The color tone of the colors allow for all-season wear. The black can be worn with white pumps and a white statement necklace to summer-fy the look; and the blue can we worn with metallic strappy heels to make the bright hues really pop.
Kendall & Kylie’s Floral Lace Hem Romper is available at Pacsun in two colors: blue and pink.
Also a fun and flirty piece of the Spring season, the sleeveless romper features adjustable spaghetti straps, a scoop neckline and an all over floral print. The embroidered lace detailing at the hem gives the romper a classy, yet formal look. The cinched elasticized waist does not take away from the flowy fit as the lightweight fabric is 100% cotton. Again, don’t stress about dropping food on your lace-hemmed love – it’s also machine washable 😉
So what are you waiting for? Rock a romper this weekend!
- St. Tropez Sunless Tanning
The lightweight classic self tan bronzing mousse is easy to apply and dries quickly with no self tan smell or fading. The natural and healthy-looking tan tailors to your individual skin tone in one easy application. The mousse isn’t sticky and ultra-hydrating with a new mood-boosting fragrance. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, the self tanner makes your skin glow without the unwanted toxins. This fast-acting luxurious formula will always deliver the rich and believable sunkissed glow you’re craving!
- Goyard passport holder
The luxurious passport holder is a celebrity must-have according to Shay Mitchell and Morgan Stewart. The high-end accessories will cost quite a bit of cash, but luckily Tradesy and TheRealReal keep the prices a lot lower for the stylish non-celebs out in the world. The passport cover is even more lovable after having it monogrammed with your initials – just like Shay Mitchell did!
- Adidas Originals Stan Smith
Never really having gone out of style, the white sneaker is continuing its reign as another summer fashion favorite. In 2010, Phoebe Philo took her bow at the Céline S/S 2011 show wearing classic white Stan Smiths with green detailing. In 2014, J. Crew debuted the sneaker in their style guide and it quickly sold out. As all long-lasting trends begin at the runway then make it to retail the classic Stan Smith sneaker eventually found its way to the real girl. Adidas Stan Smiths are subtle, yet oh-so-covetable. They’re only $75 which is nothing compared to most “fashion girl” sneakers and go with everything. Choose from black, red or green detailing, or buy them all, and begin styling your looks around these sneakers.
- MAHI Leather
The vintage style leather luggage is lovingly made to order with beautifully soft leather, sturdy brass fittings, and robust YKK zippers. The brand reduces waste by cutting out the middle men, which makes their luggage around 45% cheaper than high street equivalents. All bags can even be embroidered with your initials or a meaningful phrase.
MAHI Leather takes its name from the Mahi River in India. For many this is a sacred river and in a country where 103 million people lack safe water its significance is more than symbolic; that’s why MAHI Leather donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water, a UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005. To date, MAHI has raised over $7,000, providing clean water, for life, for over 100 families in India.
- JBD Boyfriend Jeans
The Los Angeles based brand is dedicated to their mission of local manufacturing – creating product in the USA, nourishing a local community of craftsmen & craftswomen of denim. JBD is solving women’s denim-dilemma one style at a time by creating the pair that forms to every curve and fits so damn well. Sold in boutiques across Europe & North America, each pair of jeans is created carefully by hand, resulting in years of labor and skill fueled by dedication to the craft.
It’s no secret that the Aussie girls’ trends always make it over to the States, and Triangl bikinis were one of the most popular as fashion girls are still obsessed with them today.
The swimwear line was started by a newly engaged couple – Erin Deering and Craig Ellis – in December of 2012 after their second date at the beach when Deering couldn’t find a bikini to wear. She was looking for fashionable and quality swimwear without overspending.
The Australian swimwear line caters to those seeking effortlessly cool swimwear that suits summer, sunshine, and the beach. It’s practical and fashionable as it can be worn all day long at the beach; to swim in, sunbath in, run around, etc.
“Simple, classic and cool,” said Deering. “We are influenced by anything that falls into those three categories.”
Triangl swimwear is unique for several reasons, but the comfort and fit are two of its main selling points – thanks to the use of neoprene in all of their pieces. “It’s an exciting fabric to work,” said Deering, “as it allows for the bikinis to hold their shape and look really structured and modern.”
By the way, the neoprene is responsible for giving us the perfect shape by smoothing out any little bumps 😉
The couple is influenced by the endless summer mindset which has encouraged them to design so many colors and shapes. The bikini tops and bottoms can all be mixed and matched to create a new look every time. The quality of the swimwear is definitely worth the price for those of us in the United States who pay about $100 per Triangl bikini set (including international shipping).
Two summers ago, the swimwear originally featured the classic Triangl bikini which became a staple in every American girl’s closet.
However, the brand eventually added more colorful designs that featured color blocked styles and stitching details.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to Tri a suit on!
Rouge Coco Gloss is a smooth, breathable formula leaving lips plump without the sticky feeling some moisturizing glosses leave behind. The product is enriched with coconut oil, peptides, vitamin E and an exclusive Hydraboost Complex to offer hours of comfort and moisture. An innovative, dual-sided applicator ensures optimal, even coverage and high precision. Use the curved side of the applicator tip on the bottom lip for even coverage and the rounded side on the top lip for precision. The product is available in 24 shades to collect, layer and love.
For a neutral look shades 712 Melted Honey, 716 Caramel and 722 Noce Moscata are the best to wear with a taupe sweater, olive green jeans, and matching taupe heeled booties.
For a princess look shade 726 Icing is best to wear with a pink chiffon gown to complete any sweet and innocent style.
For the classic red lip wear shade 754 Opulence or 106 Amarena.
For an edgy style shades 768 Décadent and 772 Épique will complete any daring look when worn with a black camisole and black leather pants.
For maximum satisfaction try Rouge Coco Gloss Top Coat and Gloss Volume Plumping Lip Gloss.
The Rouge Coco Gloss Top Coat is available in three shades: 778 Caviar, 776 Impulsion and 774 Excitation. The three shades provide custom effects to enhance any lip color worn underneath. A shimmering gold brightens, a neon-orange warms and enhances and a sheer black deepens and intensifies.
The Gloss Volume Plumping Lip Gloss provides a translucent shine that visibly plumps lips and enhances their natural color. The cooling formula features emollient oils to soften and hydrate, and vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection.
But hurry, the Rouge Coco Gloss Top Coats – 778 Caviar and 776 Impulsion – are limited edition.
The four pairs of shorts every fashion girl will need this season: embroidered, destroyed, lace and floral. Whether they’re flared, fitted or slouch, it’s not their style that matters, but how they’re embellished.
Gigi Hadid has no shame in her embroidered obsession as the supermodel has been spotted wearing embroidered clothing quite often over the past year. Embroidery adds a little something extra to the denim you already love and allows you to customize your otherwise classic denim style.
Many may say the destroyed denim look is a thing of the past but fashion editors and stylists like Zanna Rossi, Brad Goreski and Rachel Zoe would have to disagree; as long as you style the look properly.
Whether you’re gearing up for Spring or heading somewhere tropical, lace is a perfect way to fancy-up a casual look. These Hint of Summer Shorts from Tobi are currently sold out, but the Casanova Endless Rose Short in Nude Pink is still available on Revolve ( and on sale 😉 )
Floral is something that has stayed throughout the Winter pretty much so it will definitely appear in more on the runways this Spring! Floral shorts are the solution to adding some personality to your simple looks. Kendall & Kylie have tons of floral in their new Spring collection for Pacsun.
- Forever 21
- Nasty Gal
P.S. Work the system a little bit – If you see a pair of shorts you love and are indecisive to buy, check out the store’s return policy and if it’s reasonable, buy it! Your favorite shorts, or any clothing items, will sell out fast, so if you can return merchandise later on… play it safe and buy now, decide later.
Hailey Baldwin, American model and daughter of Stephen Baldwin, collaborated with ModelCo for her cosmetics and beauty line. The line features facial and eye makeup, lip care, and body oil. The products are divided into three collections: Chapters 1, 2 and 3, but are also sold separately.
The Glow Beauty Balm works as a primer preparing the skin for perfect foundation application by diffusing lines and minimizing the appearance of pores while hydrating the skin. Keeps makeup fresh all day and leaves skin radiant and glowing.
It can also be used alone to create a flawless no-makeup look.
The Filter – Cream and The Filter – Powder work as bronzers that contour and glow by shading and highlighting the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. The bronze shade is designed for contouring and enhancing while the complementing light pearl shade highlights and illuminates for a soft-focus effect.
The On-The-Glow Cream Highlighters are available in three shades – Spotlight, Rose Glow, and Bronze – highlighting your best features. The product leaves a sheer glow without the sparkle. The silky formula blends over both creams, powders and bare skin allowing it to be worn alone, layered under or over any makeup base, or as an eye shadow
P.S. On-The-Glow Cream Highlighter in Spotlight is a Best-Seller!
The Volume Lash is best-selling extreme black mascara and is referred to as “the mascara game-changer.” The buildable and non-clumpy mascara provides instant volume and lash-extending heights as it separates, curls and coats each eyelash individually. Last but not least, it’s water resistant!
The Perfect Brows pencil and clear gel duo is available in two shades – light/medium and medium/dark – and is another best-selling product. The two-step brow enhancer is an effortless product that expertly defines brows leaving them in place all day long. The pencil allows for sculpting, shading and filling in arches while the glossy clear gel tames and grooms instantly resulting in full natural brows.
The best-selling Feline Kit liquid eyeliner and applicator tool make professional looking defined liquid eyeliner application easy and effortless. The eyeliner pen draws an ultra-fine dramatic line and the triple-edged liner tool provides a steady hand for perfect liner symmetry.
The Perfect Pout Semi-Matte Lipstick is available in five shades – best sellers Bendo (Dusty Pink), Bondi (Nude) and Bossa Nova (Deep Nude), and new arrivals Betty B (True Red) and Bae (Dark Red). The creamy, long-lasting product soothes lips while providing high-coverage pigments inspired by Hailey Baldwin’s favorite lip shades. The semi-matte quality delivers a visibly fuller, flawless finish without smudging, caking or flaking due to its rich, velvety formula.
Remember, less is more! One stroke of The Perfect Pout provides full coverage.
The Sugar Lips long-lasting lip lacquer is available in five shades – best sellers Beige (Nude), Baby (Iridescent Nude) and Biz (Nude Pink), and new arrivals Billow (Dusty Pink) and Bewitched (True Red). The rich and weightless high-shine lacquer delivers long-wear color as it plumps and hydrates, creating visibly fuller lips. The combination of the texture and finish of a lip gloss with the long-lasting quality and pigment of a lipstick, results in non-sticky, flawless application.
The best-selling Kiss Pot Rose Lip Balm is a rose scented lip balm with luxurious qualities providing soft, naturally nourished lips. The barely-there colored balm smoothes, hydrates and plumps the lips for pout perfection as it is enriched with Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Vitamin E.
“I am literally so addicted to lip balm so it was a focus for me to include one in my range that I felt was just perfect!” says Hailey Baldwin. “It has just the right balance of barely there color and moisture to hydrate and plump my lips.”
The Coconut Luxe is a best-selling 100% natural beauty oil, which nourishes and deeply hydrates skin and hair, as it’s formulated with 100% natural Coconut Oil, Marula Oil, Macadamia Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. The antioxidant properties work to target dryness, stretch marks and skin elasticity, resulting in smooth, supple and glowing skin. The beautifully scented oil is mess-free and non-sticky as it’s light and silky absorbing into skin instantly. The product was inspired by Hailey’s own favorite all-natural beauty hack with an additional boosting blend of nourishing botanical oils.
Hailey Baldwin’s collaboration with ModelCo is a gift to all fashion and beauty girls who desire to look and feel like a high-fashion model. As the products are all inspired by Hailey’s favorites, your makeup will be radiant and your skin will be glowing, like the girl on the face of Guess 2016 Fall campaign (hint: that’s Hailey 😉 )