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Look of the Day~ Victoria Justice in Betsey Johnson

Victoria attended the premiere of Katy Perry's concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D in Hollywood wearing this edgy mixed separates ensemble.

The Disney star paired a flirty, floral print, Betsey Johnson corset top with a pair of sleek, black Rag & Bone jeans.

She completed her look with a black clutch and lace up, L.A.M.B. peep-toe booties.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: People

Looks We Love~ Plaid

Plaid is one look that seems to never go out of style. It is generally thought of when it comes to preppy school girl skirts (think Gossip Girl) or kilts baring the traditional tartan. The look became an instant must-have when fashion icon Ali McGraw was seen wearing matching plaid skirts and scarves in the 1970's hit movie Love Story.

Plaid was seen on the runways at Thankoon, Betsey Johnson and of course the masters of the tartan, Burberry. Celebrities like Emma Watson, Pippa Middleton and Olivia Wilde are all mad for plaid.

Emma Watson amped up her McQ tartan minidress with studded Louboutin's and a leather jacket. Pippa Middleton makes dressing down look so chic by wearing this perfect plaid top and black stovepipe jeans.  Olivia Wilde topped her navy shirt dress with a ladylike plaid Louis Vuitton coat.

 

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Looks We Love~ Plaid

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: People

Dressing Derby

In an eastside Indianapolis office, dozens of brightly-colored shorts and printed skirts are scattered across several sewing tables.

A girl nicknamed "Willa Hoeflinch" is letting designer Jennifer Moncel take her measurements for a pair of shorts.

This is no ordinary design firm. "Bullet Boutfits" is geared toward the fastest-growing amateur sport in the world: roller derby.

 

Moncel, a former skater under the name "Pistol Hips", decided to pursue designing for derby girls after realizing the potential market for the clothing.

"There wasn't a lot of places that offered flashy and fun clothing to take on a girl's derby persona," Moncel says.

Moncel has a degree in fashion, but hadn't put it to use until recently. She lists her influences as Betsey Johnson, John Galliano and the late Alexander McQueen.

Her work is about to gain some national exposure: the Indianapolis-based Naptown Roller Girls are going to the Women's Flat-Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships in suburban Denver this weekend. They will wear one of Moncel's designs as part of their official uniforms.

  "I put together a formal proposal and they went for it," she says. Moncel is working to finish the shorts for the 20 girls representing the league and will travel out west herself to show off her brand.

 

"When you don't pursue your passion, it's disappointing," she says, holding swatches of neon green leopard print fabric. "Fashion should be fun -- just like roller derby."

Moncel plans to expand the label next year to include "Bullet Black," a line of derby-inspired clothing all in black (many teams across the globe have uniform requirements).

 

 

 

 

 

~Devon Scott @DevonScottIndy

(photos courtesy Bullet Boutfits and Tom Klubens)

Shop for a Cure~

It's October and companies from coast to coast are getting pretty in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Here are a few pink products for purchase that were created to promote awareness of the disease and also raise funds for charity during Breast Cancer Awareness month. 


Hunter High Gloss Rain Boots

Wearing pink never looked so good! Our editors are loving the limited edition color and the cushioned foot bed is oh so comfy! Shop Nordstrom, $125.00. Proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer Research. 




Bobbi Brown 'Pink Ribbon' Lip Set 

Pink lip color and Bellini high shimmer lip gloss -- apply separately or combine the two for the perfect color! $10 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Shop Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, $44.00.



Christina Applegate for Tiny Prints Stationary 

The actress and breast cancer survivor teamed with Tiny Prints to design these beautiful limited edition personalized note cards. The proceeds from each sale will benefit Applegate's foundation Right Action for Women. Shop Tiny Prints, prices as low as $1.09 per card. 



Betsey Johnson Breast Cancer Awareness Bundle 

Fashion Designer and breast cancer survivor, Betsey Johnson handcrafted a fun and loud collection of fashionable items including socks, tanks and a tote bag. All proceeds from the sale of each item will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and The Weill Cornell Breast Center at Presbyterian Hospital. Shop Betsey Johnson, prices range from $20.00 (socks) - $75.00 (Tote). 





Donna Karan 'Cashmere Mist' Breast Cancer Awareness Candle

Designer Donna Karan's famous scent Cashmere Mist has been packaged in a frosted glass holder and features a pink ribbon accent in honor of breast cancer awareness month. $5 from the sale of each product will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Shop Donna Karan, $25.00. 




~Christy Pastore @christypastore

New York Fashion Week: Betsey Johnson

Rock and roll. Victorian-era shapes. White, pink, and black, mixed with flowery prints. Steampunk headpieces.

Those were just snippets of Betsey Johnson's Spring 2012 collection last night in New York.

Johnson infused her usual punk-rock edginess with softer lines. In some cases, the frocks and separates took a nod from the Victorian era, complete with intricate corsets.

Models wore side swept hair styles with finger-waves and hot pink lips. 

On the one side, the models sported a lightning bolt earring. Just dancing on the edge of historic and punk. 

The quirky designer ended her show with some gymnastics (she has done cartwheels down the runway in the past). 

~Devon Scott @DevonScottIndy

(photos courtesy style.com)
 

Color My World

By Devon Scott

This fall, what you wear to venture outdoors will be just as (if not more) important as what is underneath.

Jackets will be bolder, brighter and eye-popping in their shape and form. It was spotted on the runways of the fall ready-to-wear collections, ranging from Ann Demeulemeester's gothic-inspired feather-collared coats to House of Holland's bright printed trenches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the lighter jacket to kick off the cooler months, Jean-Paul Gaultier brings his trademark show-stopping style to this printed, fitted coat (available for pre-order at Saks Fifth Avenue- $1435.00).

 

The cropped coat look is definitely chic for the latter part of 2011. Combine with the biker look sticking around for another fall like this Andrew Marc Heritage jacket. Shop Bloomingdales - $795.00. 

The colder weather is eventually going to re-enter most parts of the world. For those days, you can make your outerwear look something to look at.

 

Giambatista Valli goes for the thrill with this white, flower-covered trench. Even if you feel a bit chilled, this jacket will surely put the "spring" in your step. Shop Neiman Marcus - $5700.00. 

 

Red is the color to watch this fall/winter. Freewheeling designer Betsey Johnson offers up a red wool number ( Shop bluefly - $160.99). This winter coat has a special surprise inside -- a floral sateen lining!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just because the warmth is disappearing doesn't mean your sense of style needs to go with it!

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