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Thu 04.28
Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com

Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com: A Stripe for All Seasons

Joseph Altuzarra is one of those uncommon designers who consistently and instinctively knows what women want to wear, whether it’s shearling bomber jackets, celeb-favorite fringed hobo Ghianda bags, crinkled linen dresses, or racy laced knee-high boots. Personally, I like to attribute it to the stylish Chinese women he’s surrounded by – his mother, cousin Lily Kwang, and grandmother, who hails from Shanghai like mine. In addition to being superbly talented, Joseph is the most well-mannered boy. He’s a Chinese mama’s dream!

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Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com
Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com
Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com
Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com
Thu 04.28
Getting Into Character

Getting Into Character: The Five Essentials for Melisandre

Calling all Game of Thrones fans. Also, spoiler alert! With the premiere of the show’s sure-to-be-epic sixth season, we learned quite a bit about the divisive Melisandre…

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Getting Into Character
Getting Into Character
Getting Into Character
Getting Into Character
Tue 04.26
Espadrille Season

Espadrille Season: Making the Braid

‘Tis the season of the espadrille! With acutely-modern metallic leather Guccis and pompom-accented Aquazzuras, it’s easy to forget just how long this shoe has been around. The style dates back 4,000 years. Some of its best iterations come from Pyrenean Catalonia (Spain – France) and the Occitania region, where the footwear has been made since the 14th century. While the term “espadrille” is French, it has roots in the Catalan language, deriving its meaning from espart, a tough Mediterranean grass used to make rope. Clearly, today’s designers have a rich history to draw upon, and they’ve immersed themselves in it to create some of the most gorgeous espadrilles yet. Whether you like yours embroidered or crafted from classic canvas, flat or towering, inexpensive or investment-worthy, there’s no shortage of shoes to pick up for summer!

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Espadrille Season
Espadrille Season
Espadrille Season
Espadrille Season
Mon 04.25
Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag from Designer Vault!

For a mom, the best gift on Mother’s Day is the love of her children. But since she hopefully already has that, the next best thing is a Chanel Classic Flap bag (in JUMBO)! In honor of the May 8th holiday, we’ve partnered up with Designer Vault to give away just that – a blue Caviar leather Jumbo in excellent condition (estimated retail value: $5,500). I have my fingers crossed that you’ll win, but if you don’t, you’ll want a back-up present; e-commerce luxury consignment boutique Designer Vault has everything from Chanel bags to jewelry to shoes, all of which are sure to delight the finest lady in your life. Besides, if you do win, you’ll get to keep the gift you bought her (or if you’re a really great son or daughter, she’ll have the most memorable Mother’s Day ever!).

Mon 04.25
Stella Loves Dallas

Stella McCartney Pop Falabella: Tasting the Rainbow

You know when you daydream your favorite designer is also your BFF and you get to hang out all day together? A champagne lunch followed by a great party for your kids? That kind of fantasy gets even better when your imaginary BFF, aka Stella McCartneyicon, turns out to be the warmest, friendliest, and most fun girl (not to mention the one with the best clothes) you can imagine. Yeah, that happened!

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Stella Loves Dallas
Stella Loves Dallas
Fri 04.22
Top 9 Purple Accessories

A Tribute to Prince: Purple Party

I couldn’t even begin to count the number of memories I made in junior high in the ’80s listening to Prince’s music. Not many know this, but aside from his own songs, he also wrote hits for the likes of Chaka Khan (“I Feel for You”), The Bangles (“Manic Monday” – Yup! That was him), and Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 You” – a personal favorite). Prince was one of the best musicians of our time, and his personal life was just as inspiring; he credits childhood bullies as the reason he turned to music (If they weren’t so mean to him, I would thank them!). So, yes, this is a sappy tribute to one of my all-time favorite artists, a man we lost much, much too soon.

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Fri 04.22
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend

The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend

It might sound crazy, but you can go on a long weekend trip with everything comfortably packed in a small 22” carryon and still look perfectly cute every day – with only 10 things. Packing smart is different from packing light. You can pack light by wearing the same things every day and looking like you badly need a shower as a result. But packing smart means looking amazing at every single moment and making it seem like you have your entire wardrobe with you.

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The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend
Thu 04.21
Top 5 Festival-Ready Pieces for Real Life

Top 5 Festival-Ready Pieces for Real Life

Off the grass and onto the sidewalk! Or into the office, for that matter. As we go into Weekend two of Coachella, where even more fringe-coated, cutoff-heavy, midriff-baring looks will be released upon us, I’ve been thinking about how to convert our festival favorites into real-life staples to wear again and again.

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Top 5 Festival-Ready Pieces for Real Life
Top 5 Festival-Ready Pieces for Real Life
Top 5 Festival-Ready Pieces for Real Life
Top 5 Festival-Ready Pieces for Real Life
Wed 04.20
Seven Pieces You Need to Update Your Wardrobe

Seven Pieces You Need to Update Your Wardrobe

Spring is the season when our sartorial insecurities come out to play. Everywhere you look, some chic young thing is sporting the freshest of florals and the softest of pastels, while you’re still wondering if you emptied too much of your closet during spring cleaning. Fortunately, a style rut (whether real or imagined!) is easily fixed with just a few new wardrobe additions…

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Seven Pieces You Need to Update Your Wardrobe
Seven Pieces You Need to Update Your Wardrobe
Seven Pieces You Need to Update Your Wardrobe
Seven Pieces You Need to Update Your Wardrobe