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Habit-Forming: Three Oscar-Nominated Fashion Trends

Posted by The admin@habitual on February 12, 2014

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While costumes help set tone, define characters and even motivate plots, our style-obsessed brains look to fashion in film primarily for inspiration. Based on that idea of a visual treat, we chose these three of the 2014 Oscar nominees in Costume Design for how they present a fantasy that doesn’t just help tell the story, but also feels relevant now.

No one anticipated Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” like the fashion world and the opulence and sequins didn’t disappoint. The glittery looks however seemed best on screen, with the exception of this boho scarf-and-headband combo that beautifully helped fuel the current rage for mismatched prints.

Wearing Amy Adams’ dramatically slit tops from “American Hustle” might be inappropriate in most workplaces, but the way costume designer Michael Wilkinson interpreted the characters’ take on a seductive, classy associate has all the hallmarks of how the late ’70s and early ’80s influenced professional fashion today.

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From the Hip: Beautiful Brains

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“A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, but a beautiful woman with a brain is an absolutely lethal combination.” We couldn’t agree more with these words from Prabal Gurung. Pictured: a particularly killer look from Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 collection, which was inspired by a photograph of Marilyn Monroe

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Habit-Forming: Chanel Sneakers

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Of the buzz at the couture shows this week, the pastel-hued kicks at Chanel were the clear highlights, with 30 hours of work going into each pair. Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to so expertly and audaciously meld high and low. J’adore!

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Made in the USA: Faribault Mills

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Made in Faribault, Minnesota—where they know a thing or two about cold—these 100% merino wool blankets look as cozy as they do cute. The Dot Throws are a result of Faribault Mill’s longstanding collaborations with U.S. businesses, in this case updating a 1950s design for an airline in olive, silver and charcoal for today’s palettes. We’ll take one of each please!

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Quote of the day

Posted by The admin@habitual on February 7, 2014

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