FQF: August 14th

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends”

—Kate Spade

 

 

 

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MMW: August 10th

ReeseWitherspoonMMWY’all heard of Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James? Well ” charm and grace” may be their motto but it’s also adorable and stylish. It’s about time the stylish actress launched a brand of her own, which debuted in the Spring, and about time I featured her as MMW. The southern sweetheart turned SoCal transplant always brings a whole new twist to LA style with her Tennessee roots. Whether she’s wearing gingham tops with boyfriend jeans, or pearls (a personal fave) and a boho hat, Reese makes laid-back lady-like. Southern charm never looked so effortless, take a tip from Reese and incorporate elegant details into your everyday look for a simple touch of polish.

 

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S4S: August 9th

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Janie Bryant’s mad genius work on Mad Men is finally available to stylish gals of the 21st century through her collaboration with Black Halo. The collection features eight amazing pieces and I’m desperately sighing for one of her elegantly edgy designs. Modest skirt lengths are paired with sexy slits and bold prints are balanced with soft silhouettes — it’s everything you could hope for and more from the Emmy-nominated costume designer. Check out the collection for your own Mad Men moment.

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MMW: August 3rd

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This comedienne’s got more than jokes, she’s got Style. Melissa McCarthy isn’t as well known for her fashion choices as she is for her acting, but that might change with the upcoming launch of her clothing line next month. The actress actually studied textiles before moving to NYC with friend Brian Atwood (yup, designer Brian Atwood), where she forewent finishing at FIT to pursue stand-up. Over 20 years later her designer dreams are coming true and we finally get to see a rather over-shadowed side to Melissa. To say her Style is bold is an understatement. She’s fond of trends and patterns, which she keeps sophisticated by opting for monochromatic palettes and muted colors. From sneaker wedges to pussy bows, her Style is a healthy mix of classic and edgy. Take a tip from Melissa and mix it up a bit– even if you end up laughing at yourself, fashion is all about having fun.

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MMW: July 27th

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The reality TV star turned fashion mogul has come a long way since her days on The Simple Life. Still as hilarious but a little more grown up, Nicole Richie’s personality is as spunky as her Style. I like to think of her style as bad-ass boho, a great mix of vintage silhouettes with rocker details, not unlike her line House of Harlow. She’s by far the only person I have ever seen rock the lavender hair trend if that’s any indication of her soft yet outspoken style — and that’s no easy feat. Also a mom, Nicole sets the bar high for effortless style while always looking comfy and confident in anything she wears. Maybe her life has never been simple, but take a tip from Nicole (who’s never liked jeans) and stick to simple items you know you can wear all day for lasting comfort and confidence.

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MMW: June 29th

GigiHadidS4SGigi Hadid is everywhere, which is partly why I hesitated to make her one of my MMWs. She may be an obvious choice, but her Style is noteworthy nonetheless. The half-Dutch, half-Palestinian, American-born beauty began modelling at the wee age of 2 with Guess, and has since moved on to Chanel and Marc Jacobs runways (to name a few), a couple international Vogue covers, an appearance in the renowned Pirelli calendar, and a contract as the new face of Maybelline– not too shabby for a 20-year-old. She may be an international It girl, but my favorite part about her is that she wears every outfit with a humble smile. Fashion can be fierce, but the lesson to be learned from Gigi is to always have fun with it and you’ll glow from the inside out.

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