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“Black Panther” Premiere: A Royal Flush

It’s Black History Month, a fitting time to release the first Marvel film to center around a black superhero! (Seriously, it’s about time…) Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa, the new king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda (played by Chadwick Boseman), who must defend his kingdom from multiple evil forces. He is assisted by his best friend (David Kaluuya of Get Out), a CIA agent (Martin Freeman of Sherlock), and his ex-girlfriend/warrior woman (Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave). The movie is set to release on February 16th and has already received rave reviews from critics. . Lupita …

Shopping Tips

Even Denim Does Embroidery

We’ve talked about patches and embroidery in the blog at least half a dozen times this fall shopping season. See our recent coat round-up, our fall trend post, and Lani’s own DIY patched coat. Well, the newest iteration of the trend includes jeans! Everyone from top designers to Gap is making embroidered denim look cool again. In my dream world, I’d be purchasing the Alexander McQueen unicorn jeans. What do you think of the trend? Too 90s for you? Let us know! . Alexander McQueen Icon Embroidered Boyfriend Ankle Jeans, $2,165 . . Stella McCartney Skinny Boyfriend Patch Jeans, $825 . …

Seasonal Trends

Fall 2016 Trend #5: Very Velvet

Dolce & Gabbana | Valentino | Prada Of course one can always wear classic velvet for evening, but when it is back in fashion as a trend, one can wear it anytime. That means the black velvet blazer Lani bought at Camden Market in London during college can come back out as a daytime look with a t-shirt, black jeans, and fabulous jewelry. (Oh my gosh, I just got so excited for the weather to turn so I can wear my new imaginary outfit! -Lani) Go ahead, buy a pair of velvet jeans to wear to the office. We dare you. …

Seasonal Trends

Fall 2016 Trend #1: Embellishment Element

 Dolce & Gabbana | Alexander McQueen | Gucci . For those of you out there that love beads, sequins, embroidery, and appliqué, this Fall is your time to shine! According to the runway, there’s no such thing as too much embellishment. It’s time to let those fashion fantasies run wild! Want a jumping-off point? Check out the sample outfits below to get those creative juices flowing. Happy Shopping! . Street Style Star J.Crew Linen Boyfriend T-Shirt in Metallic, $45 Topshop Moto Denim Badge Jacket, $100 J Brand Anja Cropped Stretch-Sateen Skinny Pants, $200 Coach Tea Rose Applique Dinky Crossbody, $595 Marc Jacobs …

Seasonal Trends

When the Clock Strikes Twelve

Once upon a time, on a far-away runway… …the great fashion kings, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, revealed their Fall/Winter 2016-17 collection to the world! And if you couldn’t guess the collection’s theme already, it’s fairytales! This stunning collection (which can be seen in full on Dolce & Gabbana’s website) had me gasping with every click. . Elle . A Snow White-inspired dress covered in (probably poisoned) apples? A houndstooth skirt decorated with appliqué clocks reading five minutes to midnight? A bedazzled illustration of The Frog Prince? This collection excites both my inner fashionista and my inner child (speaking of which, …