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I feel like many  fashion outlets  discount the Teen Choice Awards because, well, they’re potentially super junior.  Let’s do the math: If an X teen year old has M million dollars, what does she wear to an awards show?  I’m not going to show my work here, but the solution definitely includes edgy, fresh pre-season work from both established fashion houses and up-and-coming designers. Ergo, I’m going to pay attention to teen choice trends

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Lilly Collins and Bella Thorne donned Faustino Puglisi pieces that stay true to a palmy print while swapping background colors. Diamond would totally add another layer. If you really think about it, aren’t diamond prints tropically reminiscent of pineapples?

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What we saw on Sunday was a whole lot of dichotomy; from Miley’s sheer vs. sheen ensemble to Rebel’s two-toned wetsuit (don’t do the wetsuit unless you’re in the ocean).  Persephone totally knows how to recreate that duality.

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My favorite look was worn not by an X-teen-year-old but by Sandra Bullock. That dress is so sparkly, so well-segmented, and so well pattern-blocked. Her shoes look good, but I’m sure that the piecy, disconnected Cady would get a better grade.

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Trend Spotlight Preppy Meets Punk

 

 

Punk wear is swiftly reemerging as a trend that should be attempted at least once for the upcoming seasons. Although, it appears to be rough around the edges it can be tamed by adding preppy accessories. We suggest slipping into a pair of charming flats like the Kelsea for a soft approach. Tell us, do you intend to try the famous English style?

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Meet Jenny Wu, a stylish fashion lawyer and full time blogger at “Good, Bad, and Fab.” We’re quite obsessed with this style maven, and know you will be too!

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is very eclectic and reflects the diversity of LA’s neighborhoods and colorful subcultures. In just one outfit change, I can go from Venice boho to Beverly HIlls posh!

Who or where do you draw inspiration from?

I draw my inspiration from style blogs, magazines, pinterest, and the streets of LA.  I grew up in LA so  I can’t help but be influenced by its celebrity culture and count Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie as two of my style favs.

What trends do you have to try before the summer season ends?

I’m bummed it’s August already and am in a mad rush to try out the “skort” trend and am working up the courage to rock a pair of statement making gladiators sandals.

Blogging isn’t your only experience in the world of fashion. What’s life like for a fashion lawyer?

Quite tame compared to fashion blogging! I draft contracts, negotiate licensing deals, and am involved in the enforcement of copyrights and trademarks. Basically, I take care of the behind the scenes work that keep the fashion wheels spinning.

Do you have any advice for students who want to pursue fashion law?

Get an internship at a law firm that represents fashion clients to get an idea of the industry and the work involved. Start networking early by attending industry mixers and events. Knowledge is power!

When you shop, how do you balance choosing clothes for work and leisure?

I don’t. I make sure everything I buy is versatile enough to wear to work and to play.

If you were to spill one beauty secret with us, what would it be?

M.A.C. Russian Red lipstick. It will change the way you see red lipstick and maybe even change your life.

Your blog name is “Good, Bad, and Fab” what are some good and/or bad experiences you have had with fashion over the years?

Since I’ve started my blog,  I’ve had so many good, great and fabulous experiences. Going to New York and Milan fashion week definitely are on the top of the list. Being the official Saks Fifth Avenue blogger is also up there. As for bad experiences, I think I tend to take on more than I can chew because I get so excited when new opportunities come up. So I end up trying to juggle a hundred projects at once which results in sleep deprivation. So yeah, unable to experience the joy of sleeping eights hours a night is a bad experience.

Finish the sentence. My fashion mantra is work, play, dress, and live fabulously!

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Shark Week was cool, but Shark Weekend is about to get #Uncaged. Here are my favorite ways to dive into the party.

Most importantly, you should play drinking games with your chums while watching what’s left. Pick a word that triggers a sip. The word “expert,” for example, will throw you overboard in mere minutes of #Megaladon.

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Once you’re a few deep, feel free to make your own SharkNado-inspired Vines and Insta-Movies. It’s easy; vid a clip from YouTube and then cut to you screaming.

 

After that, dress your pets in sharky costumes (what the duck is going on there?) while eating sushi and drinking blue drinks. Did you know high-end restaurants use sharkskin to grate fresh wasabi? And did you know you can get a Shark Bite cocktail at Joe’s Crab Shack?

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Then, travel with your pet shark.

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You can’t shop any retailer who knows what’s up without seeing ikat zig across the shelves (or across the screen), but many shoppers zag when they’re unsure about getting pieces to match up. I conferred with our stylists and came up with a few suggestions that turn ikat into ‘I can’.

 

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I can’t tell you how much I love Lila paired with a predominately navy ikat print. Here’s a suggestion: blur your eyes when staring down a pattern to see its fundamental color. Lila is fundamentally red, and pieces that are fundamentally deep blue complement her undertones like diamonds.

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Can you see how Eye Full  towers over busy prints like iIkat without being simply solid? Articles of any single color from a print can solidify a look, but they don’t have to be basic about it.

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I can see you experimenting with Lenice; she keeps her ikat on the inside and lets you dabble in complementary colors like coral and rust. Oh wait– you left the house in a pairing you later decided you hate? NBD; Just fold her back up into a classic boot.

You can pair plenty with ikat, including more ikat. Just be sure the prints are color-coordinated and sized either super similarly or wildly different; no in-between.


Richy T. — fetching and ikatching. 

 

 

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We all know there are plenty of other fish in the dating app sea, but most are merely “okay” at playing Cupid. If only you could shop for dates like you shop for ShoeDazzle shoes.

Oh wait, you can on ‘Tinder’ and ‘Twine’.

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Both are pretty much spinoffs of one of my favorite games, Hot or Not, but on Tinder you get a a profile and “matches” that like the same things (on Facebook) that you do.

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Just like real life, there’s no gray area; wannabe dates get either “liked” or “noped” and only when two people ‘like’ each other are they able to communicate via IM.

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Twine adds to the fire Tinder started by giving users the ability to ask a question to their smartphone suitors. It’s a dating game that makes it easier to win.

A good friend of mine said these sites are ‘like ShoeDazzle; if you don’t like it, don’t buy it because there’s always other options.”

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While we’re on the subject of dating apps, how about we talk about How About We. This app lets you suggest random ideas for dates like: “how about we do cartwheels in a park?” and “how about we go drunk shopping?” Anyone interested in partaking can message you. If nothing else, you can get some really great date ideas; it’s like a dating look book, inspirational.

Richy T. — save the date.

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